Birth Name: Mark Thomas Valley
Place of Birth: Ogdensburg, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 24, 1964
Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Irish, possibly other
Mark Valley is an American film and television actor.
Mark is the son of Martha and Michael Valley. His father is mostly of French-Canadian and Irish descent.
Mark’s paternal grandfather was Lionel H. “Leo” Valley (the son of Leo Adolph Valley and Bernadette Gamache). Lionel was born in New York. Mark’s great-grandfather Leo was born in New York, the son of French-Canadian parents from Québec, Alexander A. Vallee and Eleanor Coyette/Guyette. Bernadette was born in New York, the daughter of Israel Gamache and Sophie Sebolette.
Mark’s paternal grandmother was Margaret S. Mallette (the daughter of Nelson Frances Mallette and Helen Sears). Margaret was born in New York. Nelson was born in New York, the son of Henry Mallette, Sr., who was from Québec, and of Mary O’Malley, who was Irish. Helen was born in New York, the daughter of James J. Sears, whose parents were from Québec, and of Sarah E. Cavanough/Cavanaugh, whose father was Irish.
Sources: Genealogy of Mark Valley (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.thevalleyfamily.org
Obituary of Mark’s paternal grandmother, Margaret S. (Mallette) Valley – http://www.memorialsolutions.com