All Celebrities From Charm City Baltimore Maryland
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 gold medals record...
Howard E. Rollins Jr.
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 friend convinced him to try out for a role in "Of Mice and Men" at a local Baltimore theater...
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*
, but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher 'Whitey Ford' broke The Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in a World Series when the Yankees dispatched the Reds that year in the post-season...
Jada Pinkett Smith
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 Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts...
was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, November 29th, 1976, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh. Anna started acting very young but not professionally. She loved...
Karin Konoval has appeared in guest starring roles in numerous TV series and supporting lead roles in many feature films. Her extensive screen credits include "Maurice the Orangutan" in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, "Mrs. Peacock" in the infamous X-Files episode Home...
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 voice-overs for a children's radio station...
Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in the 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
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...
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
morning radio broadcast. As a result, Quivers has been hailed the most popular female radio personality in the U.S. She made her feature film debut in Howard Stern
's autobiographical comedy, Private Parts
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 modeling at age thirteen...
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. She began her career as a model and actress at the age of eight...
David Hasselhoff has become one of the most recognizable faces on television and throughout the world. Aside from starring in Knight Rider
, he is also an accomplished singer and popular recording artist. David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland...
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. Dolittle 2
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 he...
Jerome Ro Brooks
American Actor, Jerome "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 sisters to perform dance and musical routines by throwing change at their feet. During his younger years...
Julie Bowen is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School in Baltimore, MD, and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St. George's School, Rhode Island and then attended Brown University, graduating with a BA in Renaissance Studies...
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 Baltimore and was also one of Baltimore's first "Raven Cheerleaders"...
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 wanted to go to Los Angeles...
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
. Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield, a Catholic private high school...
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 Holiday Broadcasting Company...
John Patrick Amedori
At the age of 9, John was already a budding Director when the film, "Washington Square" came to his home town of Baltimore. He joined the period piece as the leader of a Gang of Street Urchins. He knew nothing about acting, but whatever it was, he now knew he had to do more of it. Soon after, John began taking a six hour...
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 church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of mouth and street leafleting campaigns...
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
, John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics...
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 Winner Tom Hanks in multiple films...
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 up...
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 and philosophy...
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 Workshops in Rockport...
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 sings "It's Nicer...
One of the fastest and hardest working players in the NBA ( not to mention the shortest) plays for the Charlotte Hornets and attended Wake Forest University
Conrad Brooks was born as Conrad Biedrzycki on January 3, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland. He's the son of a Polish immigrant baker and has seven brothers and sisters. At age 17, along with his brothers Henry and Ted, he went to Hollywood, California. Brooks first encountered legendary Grade-Z filmmaker Ed Wood in a donut shop...
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 -- would have come back for another season to hit homer #400...
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 Waters
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. Margaret Cooper raised Miriam and her siblings Nelson...
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 vaudeville and theatres...
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 Lochary to Waters in the mid-1960s...
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 business...
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...
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...
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...
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
, a film based on the Second World War...
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 work staging such shows at the World's Fair...
Benjamin and Pearl Warner were both born in the Polish town of Krasnashiltz, Poland in 1857. Being Jewish meant suffering at the hands of an oppressive government that denied them both a chance at a formal education and guaranteed second-class status. Benjamin, a cobbler by trade, sought out a better life and left his wife and 2 children...
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
, the tall, rangy, silver-haired player was born Nicholas Probst in 1935 and is a native of Baltimore, with early training received from his many productions with the local Drummond Players...