Baltimore Bred Starzby imanidon111 | created - 03 Jul 2011 | updated - 23 Nov 2015 | Public
All Celebrities From Charm City Baltimore Maryland
Self | Unfiltered
Michael Fred Phelps II was born in Towson, Maryland, to Deborah Sue (Davisson), a middle school principal, and Michael Fred Phelps, a state trooper. Before the 2004 Olympics started, rumor had it that 19 year-old Phelps was thinking of trying to match or even surpass Mark Spitz's legendary seven ...
Actor | Ragtime
Howard E. Rollins Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. He was the youngest of four children born to Howard E. Rollins Sr. (steelworker) and Ruth R. Rollins (domestic worker). Rollins graduated from Towson State College, where he studied theater. His first break into acting came when a ...
3. Babe Ruth
Actor | Speedy
Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61* (2001), but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher 'Whitey Ford' broke The Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in...
Actress | The Matrix Reloaded
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and ...
7. Thomas Jane
Actor | Deep Blue Sea
Thomas Jane was born on February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thomas Elliott. He is an actor and producer, known for Deep Blue Sea (1999), The Thin Red Line (1998) and Boogie Nights (1997). He was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Ayesha Hauer.
8. Anna Faris
Actress | The House Bunny
Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She was raised in Edmonds, Washington. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.
Anna started acting very young but ...
11. Montel Williams
Actor | JAG
Montel Williams was born on July 3, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Montel Brian Hank Williams. He is an actor and producer, known for JAG (1995), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) and The Montel Williams Show (1991). He has been married to Tara Fowler since October 6, 2007. He was previously married ...
Actress | Boogie Nights
Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Boogie Nights (1997), Remember the Titans (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). She has been married to Boris Kodjoe since May 21, 2005. They have two children. She was previously married ...
13. Josh Charles
Actor | Dead Poets Society
Josh Charles was born on September 15, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joshua Aaron Charles. He is an actor, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), Four Brothers (2005) and S.W.A.T. (2003). He has been married to Sophie Flack since September 6, 2013. They have one child.
14. Karin Konoval
Actress | War for the Planet of the Apes
Karin Konoval has appeared in guest starring roles in numerous TV series and supporting lead roles in many feature films, including the role of "Maurice" (the orangutan) in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes. She received a Philip ...
15. Kevin Clash
Actor | Sesame Street
Kevin Clash was born on September 17, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Kevin Jeffrey Clash. He is an actor and producer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). He was previously married to Genia ...
16. Penn Badgley
Actor | Margin Call
Penn Badgley was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Lynne Murphy Badgley and Duff Badgley, who worked as a newspaper reporter and carpenter. Badgley split his childhood years between Richmond, Virginia. and Seattle, Washington. In Seattle, he was involved in the Seattle Children's Theater and did ...
Actress | Precious
Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (1999)...
18. Parker Posey
Actress | Superman Returns
Parker Posey was born 2 months premature in Baltimore, Maryland, to Lynda (Patton) and Chris Posey. The family moved to Monroe, La. and then Laurel, Mississippi, where Chris became owner of Laurel's own Posey Chevrolet. Parker attended high school at R. H. Watkins High School in Laurel, Mississippi...
20. Robin Quivers
Actress | Private Parts
Robin Quivers is best-known for having acted as the straight-woman and co-host for nearly two decades on the popular, controversial The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998) morning radio broadcast. As a result, Quivers has been hailed the most popular female radio personality in the U.S. She made her ...
21. Christi Shake
Self | My Antonio
Buxom, gorgeous, and exquisitely full-figured blonde bombshell Christi Shake was born on August 22, 1980 in Baltimore, Maryland. She's of mixed Czech, Dutch, German, Polish, and Swedish descent. Shake attended Chesapeake High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her mother encouraged her to start ...
22. Peyton List
Actress | The Tomorrow People
Peyton List was born on August 8, 1986, in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up with her older sister Brittany, who works as a model in Germany, and her parents Sherri Anderson and Douglas "Doug" List. Peyton studied at the School of American Ballet in New York City and also played there on stage.
23. David Hasselhoff
Actor | Baywatch
David Hasselhoff has become one of the most recognizable faces on television and throughout the world. Aside from starring in Knight Rider (1982) and Baywatch (1989), he is also an accomplished singer and popular recording artist.
David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, ...
Actor | Freedom Writers
Mario is an American R&B singer who since his mid-teens has developed a convincingly strong career. Born and raised in Baltimore and now living in New Jersey, he was signed to the New York label 3rd Street/J Records, working with producer Clive Davis. After contributing to the soundtrack of Dr. ...
25. Dwight Schultz
Actor | Star Trek: First Contact
Dwight Schultz was born on November 24, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as William Dwight Schultz. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) and The A-Team (2010). He has been married to Wendy Fulton since June 12, 1983. They have one child.
26. Brendan Hines
Brendan Hines is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to a former nun and a former priest who became Philosophy professors. He began playing the trombone when he was 11 but gave it up for the guitar seven years later. Brendan attended Loyola High School where ...
27. Jerome Ro Brooks
Actor | The New Edition Story
Actor, Author, Ro Brooks, born Jerome Curtis Brooks Jr. grew up in West Baltimore. Ro's natural acting ability was cultivated by his Grandmother and Great Aunt, who would encourage Ro and his three older sisters to perform dance and musical routines for them by throwing change at their feet. During...
29. Julie Bowen
Actress | Modern Family
Julie Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School in Baltimore, and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St. George's School, Rhode Island and then attended ...
Actor | Redbelt
Rico Chiapparelli is a producer and actor, known for Redbelt (2008), X-Training with Randy Couture Volume 2: Kick Boxing & Submission (2006) and X-Training with Randy Couture Volume 1: Boxing & Wrestling Takedowns (2006).
31. Stacy Keibler
Actress | Bubble Boy
Although her career spans over two decades, Stacy Keibler continues to be the fresh-faced beauty that both film and television audiences adore. Stacy was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She began dancing when she was three-years-old and has a background in ballet, tap and jazz. Stacy went to school in...
32. Barry Levinson
Director | Rain Man
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...
33. Sarah Jones
Actress | Bamboozled
Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer. Known for the critically acclaimed multi-character, one-person Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and her most recent piece Sell/...
34. Tom Clancy
Writer | The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, starting with the publication of his 1984 thriller, The Hunt for Red October (1990). Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield,...
35. Steven Fischer
Director | Freedom Dance
Steven Fischer's two strongest passions in life are cartoons and live action filmmaking. His Steve & Bluey cartoons have been amusing audiences since 1989 in books such as There's a Blue Dog Under My Bed; on TV with Steve & Bluey: In a Minute (TCI-TV, 1996-1999); and in radio comedies for the ...
Actor | Dear White People
John Patrick's first gift was for music and his first ambition was to become a lead guitarist in his own band. He credits the band Nirvana for his musical inspiration, but it was his cameo in "Almost Famous" that set him on the road to acting. He also graduated high school at 15. John has a younger...
37. John Waters
Actor | Seed of Chucky
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore ...
39. John Astin
Actor | The Frighteners
Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...
42. Geoffrey Blake
Actor | Contact
Geoffrey Blake is an EMMY nominated, two-time SAG AWARD winning actor best known for his role as 'Wesley' (the abusive radical boyfriend) opposite Robin Wright's 'Jennie' in the iconic Academy Award Best Picture FORREST GUMP. In addition to FORREST GUMP, Blake has appeared alongside Academy Award ...
Soundtrack | Get Over It
This distinctive silver-haired singer established his performing credentials as a founding member of highly successful urban R&B quartet Dru Hill, who enjoyed transatlantic hits in the late 90s with singles such as 'How Deep Is Your Love' and 'These Are The Times'. The four members of Dru Hill set ...
47. Philip Glass
Composer | The Hours
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics ...
49. Joe Warfield
Actor | Hard Target
Joe is a veteran of stage, film and television working as an actor, director and teacher. He is a former full-time Professor and Head of Acting Study in the NYU Grad Film Department teaching Directing Actors. Previously, he taught at Loyola University, New Orleans as well as the Maine Media ...
50. Cass Elliot
Soundtrack | Repo Men
Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the Washington D.C. environs and in her senior year of high school, performed in a summer stock production of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse, where she played the French nurse who ...
59. Conrad Brooks
Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space
Conrad Brooks was born as Conrad Biedrzycki on January 3, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Polish immigrants, with a baker father, and had seven brothers and sisters. At seventeen, along with his brothers Henry and Ted, he went to Hollywood, California. Brooks first encountered ...
66. Al Kaline
15-time All-Star Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers was one of the premier baseball players of his generation, slugging 399 home-runs and amassing 3,007 hits in those less-statistics crazy times. (In this era, Kaline -- who announced his retirement before his final season of 1974 and stuck to it -- ...
Actor | Pink Flamingos
Originally born Harris Glen Milstead just after the end of WWII, Baltimore's most outrageous resident eventually became the international icon of bad taste cinema, as the always shocking and highly entertaining transvestite performer, Divine.
Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John ...
72. Miriam Cooper
Actress | Serenade
Miriam Cooper was born to Julian Cooper and Margaret Stewart in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1891. The family was Roman Catholic, and the Coopers were fairly well-to-do. After the birth of five children in five years (one of whom died in infancy), Julian Cooper deserted his family and fled to Europe. ...
74. Eubie Blake
Soundtrack | My Girl
Songwriter ("I'm Just Wild About Harry", "You Were Meant For Me", "Memories of You"), pianist and arranger, Eubie Blake was educated at New York University. He studied the Schillinger System, and studied with Margaret Marshall and Llewellyn Wilson. He was a pianist and organist in cafés and in ...
76. David Lochary
Actor | Pink Flamingos
Divine's former best friend, with dyed silver hair, met the future Waters star in beauty school in Baltimore, Maryland. Divine later claimed that he had "never even heard the word 'drag' before David," and that Lochary did his makeup and wigs at parties (prior to Van Smith). Divine introduced ...
77. Dorothy Phillips
Actress | A Doll's House
A former stage actress, Dorothy Phillips was married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen's most prominent players--her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the ...
79. Tamara Dobson
Actress | Cleopatra Jones
Tamara Dobson was born on May 14, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tamara Janice Dobson. She is known for her work on Cleopatra Jones (1973), Chained Heat (1983) and Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975). She died on October 2, 2006 in Baltimore.
81. Mildred Dunnock
Actress | The Trouble with Harry
Petite American character actress who was celebrated for her definitive portrayal of long-suffering Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", a part she played opposite Lee J. Cobb at the Morosco Theatre for 742 consecutive performances between 1949 and 1950. Mildred recreated her role ...
83. Leon Uris
Writer | Topaz
He wrote first-draft screenplays for the movie versions of both "Exodus" and "Topaz", based on his novels; it was part of his agreements with the film companies that he should. However, the directors of the two films, respectively Otto Preminger and Alfred Hitchcock, both rejected his efforts out ...
85. Mink Stole
Actress | Serial Mom
Part of the original motley crew of cast players in underground shock master John Waters' bare-bones 8mm, 16mm and 35mm cult perversions during the late 60s and early 70s, Mink Stole was born Nancy Stoll in the late 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. Waters took her under his wing in 1966 wherein she ...
86. Charley Chase
Actor | Sons of the Desert
While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he's highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of silent comedy.
Chase (real name Charles Parrott) was born in Maryland, USA, in 1893. After a brief career in vaudeville,...
87. Robert Pirosh
Writer | Battleground
Robert Pirosh enjoyed a lengthy Hollywood career, which began when he was signed by MGM, along with fellow newcomer George Seaton , as a contributing writer in 1934. His most notable success was garnering the Academy Award for his screenplay of Battleground (1949), a film based on the Second World ...
88. Paul Ford
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
If any man ever had a character face absolutely made for TV and film, it was Paul Ford. Small-eyed, lugubrious, pot-bellied, balding and with a plum nose to rival Karl Malden, Ford was a rather wanderlust family man who decided to give acting a try in his early 40. He excelled at puppetry and found...
89. Slappy White
Actor | Sanford and Son
Slappy White was born on September 20, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Melvin White. He was an actor, known for Sanford and Son (1972), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) and Mr. Saturday Night (1992). He was married to La Vern Baker. He died on November 7, 1995 in Brigantine, New Jersey, USA.
90. Sam Warner
Director | A Dangerous Adventure
Sam Warner could rightly be called "The Father of Talking Pictures". Of the four Warner brothers, Sam was the most in favor of using synchronized sound with movies. He was the driving force behind the studio's partnership with Western Electric to create Vitaphone. At first, he only wanted to use ...
91. Upton Sinclair
Writer | There Will Be Blood
Upton Sinclair was born on September 20, 1878 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Upton Beall Sinclair. He was a writer and producer, known for There Will Be Blood (2007), The Wet Parade (1932) and The Money Changers (1920). He was married to Mary Elizabeth Hard Willis, Mary Craig Sinclair and Meta ...
93. Nicholas Pryor
Actor | Risky Business
Name a soap opera and invariably character actor Nicholas Pryor has appeared on it. Playing the quirky professor Victor Collins on the daytime drama Port Charles (1997), the tall, rangy, silver-haired player was born Nicholas Probst in 1935 and is a native of Baltimore, with early training received...