Matthew Lawrence

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Birth Name: Matthew William Lawrence

Place of Birth: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1980

*Italian (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Matthew Lawrence is an American actor and singer.

Matthew is the son of Donna (Shaw) and Joseph Mignogna. He is the brother of actors Joey Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence.

Matthew is married to dancer, model, and television personality Cheryl Burke.

Matthew’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Lawrence Mignogna (the son of Nicolas/Nickolas Mignogna). Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Nicolas was born in Riccia, Molise.

Matthew’s paternal grandmother was named Josephine R. Pinto. Josephine was born in Pennsylvania.

Matthew’s maternal grandfather was named Harry William Shaw.

Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Edna G. Hallam (the daughter of Thomas Henry Hallam and Edna G. Hartley). Matthew’s grandmother Edna was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was born in Pennsylvania, to English parents, James Hallam and Louisa Taylor. Matthew’s great-grandmother Edna was born in England, the daughter of John Hartley and Emily Jane Taylor.

Sources: Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Lawrence Mignogna –

Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandmother, Josephine (Pinto) Mignogna –

Matthew’s maternal grandmother, Edna G. Hallam, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. needles1987 says:

    His maternal grandfather’s name, Shaw, is often Scottish.

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