Birth Name: Matthew William Lawrence
Place of Birth: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 11, 1980
*father – Italian
*mother – English, Northern Irish
Matthew Lawrence is an American actor and singer. His films include Pulse (1988), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Mrs. Doubtfire, Angels in the Endzone, Rusty: A Dog’s Tale, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Cheats, The Hot Chick, and The Comebacks. He also starred on the series Boy Meets World and Brotherly Love.
Matthew is the son of Donna and Joseph Mignogna. He is the brother of actors Joey Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence.
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 Josephine R. Pinto (the daughter of Domenic/Domenico Pinto and Mary Inverso). Josephine was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. Domenico was from Casal Velino, Campania.
Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Harry William Shaw (the son of Albert Henry Shaw and Violet Knox Thompson). Harry was born in Pennsylvania. Albert was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Northern Ireland, John Becket Shaw and Lucinda Martha “Lucy” Doherty. Violet was the daughter of Harry Roger Thompson and Amelia C. Knox.
Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Edna Grace 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 – https://www.loganfuneralhomes.com
Obituary of Matthew’s paternal grandmother, Josephine R. (Pinto) Mignogna – http://www.legacy.com
Matthew’s maternal grandmother, Edna Grace Hallam, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org