Philly's Famous

by PaulieGia | created - 07 Jan 2012 | updated - 07 Jan 2012 | Public

1. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

2. Bradley Cooper

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

3. Bill Cosby

Actor | The Cosby Show

Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high...

4. Richard Gere

Actor | Chicago

Humanitarian and actor Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, the second of five children of Doris Ann (Tiffany), a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman, both Mayflower descendants. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high ...

5. Kevin Bacon

Actor | Footloose

Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964.

Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. ...

6. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He was previously married to Sherri Kramer Saget.

7. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's ...

8. Jamie Kennedy

Actor | Son of the Mask

James Harvey Kennedy was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970. He became interested in acting at the age of 15, and appeared in a movie for the first time at age 19, as an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989). His first role in a movie was as Brad in the film Road to Flin Flon (2000), ...

9. Eve

Actress | Barbershop

Eve was born on November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Eve Jihan Jeffers. She is an actress, known for Barbershop (2002), xXx (2002) and Whip It (2009). She has been married to Maximillion Cooper since June 14, 2014.

10. Lauren Cohan

Actress | The Boy

Lauren Cohan was born in 1982, in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom. Lauren graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a ...

11. Joey Lawrence

Actor | Blossom

Joey Lawrence was born on April 20, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. He is known for his work on Blossom (1990), Oliver & Company (1988) and Brotherly Love (1995). He has been married to Chandie Yawn-Nelson since July 3, 2005. They have two children. He ...

12. Kat Dennings

Actress | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly ...

13. Mike Vogel

Actor | The Help

Mike Vogel was born on July 17, 1979 in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael James Vogel. He is an actor and producer, known for The Help (2011), Cloverfield (2008) and She's Out of My League (2010). He has been married to Courtney Vogel since January 4, 2003. They have three children.

14. Rebecca Creskoff

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Rebecca Creskoff was born on February 1, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Rebecca Anne Creskoff. She is an actress, known for NCIS (2003), Justified (2010) and Knucklehead (2010). She has been married to Michael Glassner since April 28, 2012. They have one child.

15. Rob McElhenney

Writer | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Rob McElhenney was born on April 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Dale McElhenney. He is a writer and actor, known for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), Latter Days (2003) and The Devil's Own (1997). He has been married to Kaitlin Olson since September 27, 2008. They ...

16. Eugene Byrd

Actor | Dead Man

Eugene Byrd was born on August 28, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Dead Man (1995), Sleepers (1996) and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004).

17. Michael Kelly

Actor | Dawn of the Dead

Michael was born in Philadelphia but raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia by parents Michael and Maureen Kelly. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. He went to college at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with the original intention to study law, but changed his ...

18. Cheri Oteri

Actress | Scary Movie

Cheri Oteri was born on 19th September 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, graduating from Archbishop Prendergast High School, then moved to Los Angeles when she was 25, where she worked in Promotions for A&M records for 4 years, and joined up with the ...

19. Gary Dourdan

Actor | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Gary Dourdan was born on December 11, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Gary Robert Durdin. He is an actor, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Alien: Resurrection (1997) and Thursday (1998). He was previously married to Roshumba Williams.

20. Holly Robinson Peete

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Holly Robinson Peete was born on September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Holly Elizabeth Robinson. She is known for her work on 21 Jump Street (1987), 21 Jump Street (2012) and For Your Love (1998). She has been married to Rodney Peete since June 10, 1995. They have four children.

21. Kim Delaney

Actress | NYPD Blue

Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Roxborough. She is the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney, who retired from Delphi Automotive, where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She has four brothers: Ed Delaney and John Delaney...

22. Jill Scott

Actress | Why Did I Get Married?

Born in 1972 in North Philadelphia, Jill Scott grew up in the ghetto with her mother, Joyce, and grandmother. A deeply loved and gifted child, she learned to talk at only eight months and was reading by age four. Always the center of attention, her principal in elementary school described her as a ...

23. Kelly Monaco

Actress | General Hospital

An active athlete, Kelly Marie Monaco grew up on the East Coast, where she participated in soccer, swimming, track and softball, among other sports. After the last of five girls was born, her family decided to move from the bustling city of Philadelphia to the more peaceful environment of the ...

24. Monica Calhoun

Actress | The Best Man

Monica Calhoun was born on July 29, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Best Man (1999), The Best Man Holiday (2013) and The Players Club (1998).

25. Frankie Avalon

Soundtrack | Grease

One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a ...

26. Robert Picardo

Actor | Star Trek: Voyager

Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent his whole childhood. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. At Yale, he landed a role in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and at age 19, he played a leading role in the ...

27. Tony Devon

Actor | 25th Hour

Focused, dedicated, seasoned and versatile actor Tony Devon whose character leading man persona had off-Broadway, cabaret (nightclubs) under his belt before venturing into a successful film career. A lead in "The Fantasticks" and a two year stint as a singing opening act for comedian Rodney ...

28. Linda Fiorentino

Actress | Men in Black

Linda Fiorentino born March 9, 1958 or 1960 is an American actress. She has starred in the films Vision Quest (1985), Gotcha! (1985), After Hours (1985), Jade (1995), Men in Black (1997), and Dogma (1999). For her performance in the 1994 film The Last Seduction, she won the New York Film Critics ...

29. Katherine Moennig

Actress | The Lincoln Lawyer

Katherine Moennig was born on December 29, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katherine Sian Moennig. She is an actress, known for The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Gone (2012) and Everybody's Fine (2009).

30. Kate Flannery

Actress | The Office

KATE FLANNERY is best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith the drunk on NBC's THE OFFICE. She toured the country as Jane Lynch's sidekick in her anti cabaret act, SEE JANE SING in over 30 cities including Joe's Pub in NYC. Her original cult comedy lounge act, the Lampshades plays all over the ...

31. Vincent Young

Actor | JAG

Vincent Young, an American actor, was born and raised in Philadelphia and South Jersey. He is known by millions for portraying colorful characters, most notably his breakthrough role, as the troubled Noah Hunter from the original TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) (1997-2000). Vincent went on to...

32. Brooke Lewis

Actress | iMurders

Brooke Lewis is an award-winning actress who has appeared in many different genres, but is most known for the mystery, thriller "iMurders" (2008), mobster movie "Sinatra Club" (2010) and her comedic mobster Vampire "alter-ego" character and passion project "Ms. Vampy". After growing up and beginning...

33. Andrew Bryniarski

Actor | Street Fighter

Andrew Bryniarski was born on February 13, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 6' 5" is a former bodybuilder. He came to Hollywood for a short summer vacation to visit a friend, was spotted by a talent scout, who set up a screen test for Joel Silver, and all of a sudden he was acting alongside ...

34. Michael Rady

Actor | The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Michael Rady was born on August 20, 1981 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Guardian (2006) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008).

35. Mathew St. Patrick

Actor | Six Feet Under

Mathew St. Patrick was born on March 17, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Six Feet Under (2001), War (2007) and All My Children (1970).

36. Shari Albert

Actress | The Brothers McMullen

Shari Albert was born & raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School of Performing Arts and then New York University, studying at the renowned Circle In The Square Theatre's conservatory program. She has been described in the business as a "comedic actress ...

37. Danny Bonaduce

Actor | The Partridge Family

Danny Bonaduce was born on August 13, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Dante Daniel Bonaduce. He is an actor and producer, known for The Partridge Family (1970), Charlotte's Web (1973) and That '70s Show (1998). He has been married to Amy Railsback since November 22, 2010. He was ...