Massholes Gone Hollywood: Actors/Actresses

This is my attempt to create an unofficial listing of all the surly actors and actresses who call the Bay State home. My resources were general knowledge, Wikipedia, and IMDb itself. Feel free to bring any omissions to my attention.
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1.
Mark Wahlberg
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor/director/producer megastar, former Calvin Klein model ” - Carl Harding
 
2.
Ben Affleck
Actor, Argo
Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a child actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor/director, broke into showbiz with childhood pal Matt Damon ” - Carl Harding
 
3.
Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Movie star and co-writer of Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck ” - Carl Harding
 
4.
Casey Affleck
American actor Casey Affleck has an onscreen career dating back to 1988, but his Academy Award nominated work in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford gained him wider acclaim in recent years. Affleck, the younger brother of Ben Affleck, was born Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt on 12 August 1975 in Falmouth, Massachusetts to middle-class parents; his mother...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Star of Gone Baby Gone, film director, brother of Ben Affleck ” - Carl Harding
 
5.
Donnie Wahlberg
Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969, in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, French-Canadian, and English descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk, and Donald Edward Wahlberg...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Former 'New Kid On The Block', actor, brother of Mark Wahlberg ” - Carl Harding
 
6.
Uma Thurman
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
“ Amherst, Massachusetts
Quentin Tarantino's go-to leading lady in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill ” - Carl Harding
 
7.
Geena Davis
Actress, Beetlejuice
Geena Davis was born January 21, 1956 in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Lucille (née Cook; 1919-2001), a teacher's assistant, and William F. Davis (1913-2009), a church deacon and civil engineer. Her parents, originally from small towns in Vermont, were both from families with deep roots in New England. Her brother, Danforth, is a geotechnical engineer in Las Vegas...
“ Wareham, Massachusetts
Star of such films as Beetle Juice and Thelma & Louise ” - Carl Harding
 
8.
Marcia Cross
Marcia Anne Cross was born on March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. As a child, Marcia always wanted to be an actress, so she set out to have a career in acting. Cross graduated from the Julliard School in New York, a naturally gifted girl. Her career began in 1984, when she joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Edge of Night...
“ Marlborough, Massachusetts
Plays 'Bree Van De Kamp' on TV's Desperate Housewives ” - Carl Harding
 
9.
Steve Carell
Actor, The Office
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
“ Acton, Massachusetts
Star of TV's The Office and the film The 40 Year Old Virgin ” - Carl Harding
 
10.
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth who was nominated for the local Harvest Queen...
“ Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Star of films including Zack and Miri Make a Porno and W. ” - Carl Harding
 
11.
Amy Poehler
Actress, Inside Out
Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother's Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College...
“ Burlington, Massachusetts
Saturday Night Live cast member, and star of Baby Mama ” - Carl Harding
 
12.
Rachel Dratch
Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic. She was on the house team, "Victim's Family", with Adam McKay. Rachel went on to tour with the Second City Touring Company and eventually advanced to the Second City Mainstage...
“ Lexington, Massachusetts
Cast member on Saturday Night Live ” - Carl Harding
 
13.
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ Lowell, Massachusetts
Film superstar and cultural icon. 1908 - 1989 ” - Carl Harding
 
14.
Chris Evans
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano...
“ Sudbury, Massachusetts
Star of films including Not Another Teen Movie and Push ” - Carl Harding
 
15.
Matt LeBlanc
Actor, Friends
Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model in Florida before moving to New York where he took drama classes...
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Portrayed 'Joey' on the smash hit 90s TV series, Friends ” - Carl Harding
 
16.
Denis Leary
Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing...
“ Worcester, Massachusetts
Comedy writer, producer, and star of TV's Rescue Me ” - Carl Harding
 
17.
Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Kathleen B. (O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and some English, ancestry. Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile, starring alongside Susan Sarandon...
“ Everett, Massachusetts
Plays the titular 'Dr. Meredith Grey' on TV's Grey's Anatomy ” - Carl Harding
 
18.
Lisa Edelstein
Actress, House M.D.
Lisa Edelstein began her professional acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. After performing in a wide range of productions off and on Broadway, authored and performed the AIDS-related musical "Positive Me" at Ellen Stuart's La Mama, in Manhattan. It was one one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Plays 'Dr. Lisa Cuddy' on TV's House M.D. ” - Carl Harding
 
19.
Eliza Dushku
Actress, True Lies
Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month search...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Portrayed bad girl 'Faith' on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer ” - Carl Harding
 
20.
Chloë Sevigny
Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloe Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes...
“ Springfield, Massachusetts
Star of HBO's Big Love, fashion designer, and socialite ” - Carl Harding
 
21.
Olympia Dukakis
Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck. Since then movie...
“ Lowell, Massachusetts
Iconic TV/film veteran and one of 'the great leading ladies' ” - Carl Harding
 
22.
Michael Chiklis
Actor, The Shield
Educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Michael has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
“ Lowell, Massachusetts
Star of TV's The SHIELD and No Ordinary Family ” - Carl Harding
 
23.
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell is an American actor. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s...
“ Springfield, Massachusetts
Iconic movie star and veteran leading man ” - Carl Harding
 
24.
Tobin Bell
Actor, Saw II
Tobin Bell is an American actor with a career in film, television and theater spanning three decades. He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the British actress Eileen Bell. He is perhaps best known for his role as the iconic villain "Jigsaw" in the Saw film series...
“ Weymouth, Massachusetts
Currently best known for playing 'Jigsaw' in the Saw films ” - Carl Harding
 
25.
Mario Cantone
Mario Cantone is probably best known at home in the US as a comedian, impressionist and singer but he has also made a name for himself as a very successful Broadway actor, appearing in "Love! Valor! Compassion!" in 1995 as well as a number of off-Broadway Shakespeare productions including "The Tempest" and "The Taming of the Shrew"...
“ Stoneham, Massachusetts
Portrayed the flamboyant 'Anthony' on HBO's Sex and the City ” - Carl Harding
 
26.
Ant
Celebrity comedian ANT was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, comedian , host, producer and writer. In July 1993, he legally changed his name to ANT from Anthony Steven Kalloniatis. The correct orthography is ANT, spelled in all caps. Born to Greek immigrant parents (Lee and Maria - whom he talks about frequently in his stand-up routines)...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor, gay comic, host of VH1's reality series Celebrity Fit Club ” - Carl Harding
 
27.
Jennifer Coolidge
Actress, American Pie
Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie. She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Comic actress best known as 'Stiffler's Mom' from American Pie ” - Carl Harding
 
28.
Eli Roth
Producer, Grindhouse
Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien and vomiting...
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Actor (Inglourious Basterds), director of Hostel: Part I & II ” - Carl Harding
 
29.
John Krasinski
Actor, The Office
Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is probably best known for his role as sardonic nice guy "Jim Halpert" on NBC's popular TV series, The Office, for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series...
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's The Office ” - Carl Harding
 
30.
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's The Office ” - Carl Harding
 
31.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's The Office ” - Carl Harding
 
32.
Maura Tierney
Actress, ER
On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upperscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district. Born February 3...
“ Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV shows including ER and Rescue Me ” - Carl Harding
 
33.
Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan is a film and television actor born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 1982. While still in third grade, he was a part of a ballet production of "The Nutcracker." After High School he earned admittance to Columbia University in New York City, but instead elected to pursue his acting career. His first credited appearances were in The Night Before Christmas (original title "Botte di Natale" and a.k.a...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor best known for horror films including The Ruins and Pulse ” - Carl Harding
 
34.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Played the titular 'Ted' on TV's Better Off Ted ” - Carl Harding
 
35.
Leonard Nimoy
Actor, Star Trek
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Portrayed 'Spock' in the original Star Trek TV series and films ” - Carl Harding
 
36.
John Slattery
Actor, Mad Men
John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star of AMC's Mad Men and the film Iron Man 2 ” - Carl Harding
 
37.
Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall is an American actor, film producer, and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation and the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star of The Breakfast Club and The Dark Knight ” - Carl Harding
 
38.
James Spader
James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Star of TV's quirky dramedy Boston Legal ” - Carl Harding
 
39.
Erik Per Sullivan
Erik Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do, loves to ski, boogie board, build obstacle courses, play games of paintball, and travel. His debut was an uncredited role in Armageddon. His breakthrough, however, was the role of Fuzzy in The Cider House Rules and Dewey in Malcolm in the Middle...
“ Worcester, Massachusetts
Child actor and former co-star on TV's Malcolm in the Middle ” - Carl Harding
 
40.
Anne Dudek
Actress, White Chicks
Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the Joseph E...
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Played 'Amber Volakis' aka 'Cutthroat Bitch' on TV's House M.D. ” - Carl Harding
 
41.
“ Concord, Massachusetts
Star of TV's Criminal Minds, voice actress on American Dad! ” - Carl Harding
 
42.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Longtime star of Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU ” - Carl Harding
 
43.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
TV actor/writer/director/stand-up comedian ” - Carl Harding
 
44.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Former co-star on TV's Baywatch ” - Carl Harding
 
45.
Jessica Chaffin
Actress, Spy
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Zoey 101 and Showtime's United States of Tara ” - Carl Harding
 
46.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor/comedian ” - Carl Harding
 
47.
“ Weymouth, Massachusetts
Co-star of Hot Tub Time Machine and TV's Children's Hospital ” - Carl Harding
 
48.
“ Weymouth, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's United States of Tara, brother of Rob Corddry ” - Carl Harding
 
49.
Jane Curtin
Actress, Kate & Allie
Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live. Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also in the same year (1975), she married Patrick Lynch...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Portrayed 'Dr. Mary Albright' on TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun ” - Carl Harding
 
50.
“ Amesbury, Massachusetts
Rising film actor and star of TV's Burn Notice ” - Carl Harding
 
51.
Illeana Douglas
Actress, Ghost World
Illeana Douglas is an actress, writer, and producer. She studied at "The Neighborhood Playhouse". While working in New York as a stand-up comedian and sketch comedy artist, she got a job "screaming" for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. This led to a long working relationship in the films, New York Stories...
“ Quincy, Massachusetts
Cult indie film and TV actress ” - Carl Harding
 
52.
“ Northampton, Massachusetts
TV actress, co-star on Yes, Dear and Jesse ” - Carl Harding
 
53.
Amy Jo Johnson
Amy Jo Johnson grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests...
“ Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Flashpoint, and the original 'Pink Power Ranger' ” - Carl Harding
 
54.
“ Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Blue Bloods, and in Battle: Los Angeles ” - Carl Harding
 
55.
James Remar
Actor, Dexter
James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors. That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent". In a career spanning nearly four decades...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Veteran actor best known for co-starring on Showtime's Dexter ” - Carl Harding
 
56.
Elizabeth Perkins
Actress, Weeds
Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent. Perkins studied acting at Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University for three years...
“ Colrain, Massachusetts
Co-star on Showtime's Weeds ” - Carl Harding
 
57.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Comic film actor and co-star on TV's Glee ” - Carl Harding
 
58.
Jack Noseworthy
Jack Noseworthy was born on December 21, 1969. He grew up in Massuchusetts, and began acting there. In his late teens, he joined the national tour of the musical "Cats." He then went straight to New York where many other productions followed. Jack also graduated and received his BFA from the Boston Conservatory...
“ Lynn, Massachusetts
Cult film actor best known for co-starring in Event Horizon ” - Carl Harding
 
59.
Aaron Stanford
An actor who consistently brings intensity and intelligence to his work, Aaron Stanford is poised to become one of the foremost talents of his generation. Aaron received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in _Tadpole_ opposite Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth. Since that breakout performance...
“ Westford, Massachusetts
Played the villainous 'Pyro' in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand ” - Carl Harding
 
60.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Portrayed 'Gabby Deveaux' on Showtime's The L Word ” - Carl Harding
 
61.
Paige Turco
Actress, The 100
Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Theatre Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company, but her dreams were shattered when an ankle injury terminated her career as a dancer at the age of 14...
“ Springfield, Massachusetts
Played 'April O'Neil' in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II & III ” - Carl Harding
 
62.
“ Amherst, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Supernatural and AMC's Mad Men ” - Carl Harding
 
63.
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyle, the actor best known for playing Capt. Jim Brass on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, was born in Boston Massachusetts on April 28, 1949. After graduating from Boston College High School in 1968, he attended Lehigh University. He studied acting as a member of the Actor's Studio in New York, and then for 12 years was a member of the Theatre Company of Boston...
“ Canton, Massachusetts
Star of TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ” - Carl Harding
 
64.
Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1988...
“ Dorchester, Massachusetts
Longtime film veteran and co-star on HBO's Band of Brothers ” - Carl Harding
 
65.
David Morse
David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, became established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead. He was born the first of four children of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on October 11...
“ Hamilton, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's House M.D. and HBO's Treme ” - Carl Harding
 
66.
“ Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Plays 'Matthew Kimble' on TV's New Adventures of Old Christine ” - Carl Harding
 
67.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star in films such as Face/Off and Jurassic Park III ” - Carl Harding
 
68.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Breakout role as 'Cindy (Tar) Eklund' in The Fighter ” - Carl Harding
 
69.
Frank Vincent
Actor, Goodfellas
"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas. However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in the Greenville section of Jersey City...
“ North Adams, Massachusetts
Co-star in Goodfellas, Casino, and on HBO's The Sopranos ” - Carl Harding
 
70.
“ Northampton, Massachusetts
Actor with appearances in Some Guy Who Kills People and on TV's Chuck ” - Carl Harding
 
71.
“ Northampton, Massachusetts
Actor with appearances in Funny Books and on TV's Friday Night Lights ” - Carl Harding
 
72.
Jo Newman
Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Jo Newman moved to New York City at age seventeen determined to pursue an acting career. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Jo found inspiration in Sanford Meisner's technique as a primary studio, then immersed herself in the Stonestreet School of Film and Television...
“ Northampton, Massachusetts
Actress with appearances in Love & Other Drugs and on TV's Gossip Girl ” - Carl Harding
 
73.
Kim Allen
Actress, Curfew
Kim Allen was born and raised in a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated with a B.F.A in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with minors in Biology and Anthropology. She is best known for playing Kim Delaney's daughter Amanda on the hit Lifetime series "Army Wives". She lives in New York City.
“ Springfield, Massachusetts
Actress with an appearance on TV's Army Wives ” - Carl Harding
 
74.
Sprague Grayden
The daughter of two school teachers, Grayden was born and raised in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, and began performing at age five. After graduating cum laude from Barnard College where she majored in American Studies, she worked as a performing member of the 'Drama Department' in New York City...
“ Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's 24 and the star of Paranormal Activity 2 ” - Carl Harding
 
75.
“ Sudbury, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Rescue Me and The Wire ” - Carl Harding
 
76.
“ Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Co-star on the daytime soap One Life to Live ” - Carl Harding
 
77.
“ Byfield, Massachusetts
Actress with an appearance in Reefer Madness ” - Carl Harding
 
78.
Alicia Witt
Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune. Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer and science teacher...
“ Worcester, Massachusetts
Co-star of Urban Legend and TV's Friday Night Lights ” - Carl Harding
 
79.
“ Worcester, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Yes, Dear ” - Carl Harding
 
80.
Ashley C. Williams
Ashley C. Williams is best known for playing "Lindsay" in the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence). She grew up in Charlottesville, VA, and began acting on stage at the age of ten in the role of Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan". Her father is a sales manager and consultant in the natural/organic foods industry and her mother is a poet, spiritual healer and full-time mother...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star of the grotesque horror film The Human Centipede ” - Carl Harding
 
81.
“ Lowell, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's ER and HBO's Band of Brothers ” - Carl Harding
 
82.
“ Somerville, Massachusetts
Longtime co-star on TV's Law & Order and HBO's The Sopranos ” - Carl Harding
 
83.
“ Greenfield, Massachusetts
Actor and one half of the comedy duo 'Penn & Teller' ” - Carl Harding
 
84.
“ North Adams, Massachusetts
Co-star on the daytime soap As the World Turns ” - Carl Harding
 
85.
“ Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
Actress with appearances on TV's Criminal Minds and Dollhouse ” - Carl Harding
 
86.
“ Sudbury, Massachusetts
Actor and younger brother of Chris Evans ” - Carl Harding
 
87.
“ Newton, Massachusetts
Star of TV's Law & Order: CI and HBO's Oz ” - Carl Harding
 
88.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor and younger brother of Eliza Dushku ” - Carl Harding
 
89.
Brittany Curran
Brittany Curran was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 2nd 1990. After living in Avon for her first three years, her family moved to Mockingbird Lane in Marston's Mills, Cape Cod. Brittany spent several of her elementary school years living on Cape Cod and attended Marston's Mills East Elementary School...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Men of a Certain Age ” - Carl Harding
 
90.
Michaela Watkins
Michaela is currently a main company member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles, Michaela pursued a life in regional theater. She received her BFA from Boston University School For the Arts. Her father is a math professor at Syracuse University, and her mother teaches Latin in the Boston area.
“ Wellesley, Massachusetts
Saturday Night Live cast member ” - Carl Harding
 
91.
Misha Collins
Misha Collins is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a film called "Karla" about a real life serial killer named Paul Bernardo...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Supernatural and 24 ” - Carl Harding
 
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“ Boston, Massachusetts
Actor and brother of Mark & Donnie Wahlberg ” - Carl Harding
 
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Finn Wittrock
Actor, Unbroken
Finn Wittrock was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, to Kate Claire Crowley, a professor of occupational therapy, and Peter Wittrock, an actor and voice teacher. Finn grew up near the stage of Shakespeare and Company, where his father worked. He made his Broadway debut as Happy in Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols...
“ Lenox, Massachusetts
Co-star on the daytime soap All My Children ” - Carl Harding
 
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“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's The SHIELD and Men of a Certain Age ” - Carl Harding
 
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T.J. Thyne
Actor, Bones
TJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended high school in Plano, Texas, graduated high school in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. He attended the University of Southern California's theatre program, graduating in 1997. Through college, he worked as an extra in films (including "Forrest Gump", which filmed at USC) and in student produced plays.
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Best known for playing 'Dr. Jack Hodgins' on TV's Bones ” - Carl Harding
 
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Dave Baez
Actor, 9/Tenths
With a dedication to his craft, and consummate appetite for the world and people around him, Dave Baez has built a career on character study, and cultivated a passion to share his experience with a new generation of theater and film actors. Dave can next be seen in the feature Mothers and Daughters...
“ New Bedford, Massachusetts
Best known for playing 'Gabriel' on Showtime's Dexter ” - Carl Harding
 
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Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert, is a former prosecutor, and her mother, Patricia "Tish" (Miller), works in administration at MIT. Taylor attended Wayland High School, but graduated from West Roxbury High School in 2002, and made her film debut in Dark Matter...
“ Boston, Massachusetts
Co-star on TV's Mercy and the upcoming Atlas Shrugged: Part I ” - Carl Harding
 
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“ Brookline, Massachusetts
Co-star on daytime soaps One Life to Live and All My Children ” - Carl Harding
 
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Blanchard Ryan
Actress, Open Water
Born Susan Blanchard Ryan, she uses her middle name because Susan Ryan was already taken in SAG. Graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Political Philosophy. After graduating from college, she worked at MTV in the special effects department, and took acting and improv classes. Eventually, she left MTV to pursue her career, supporting herself doing commercials.
“ Andover, Massachusetts
Actress best known for Open Water and Super Troopers ” - Carl Harding
 
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“ Salem, Massachusetts
Veteran TV actor ” - Carl Harding