Performers who have competed for both a tony and an emmy award...

by jaydf60 | created - 18 Apr 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

No oscar nominees - that's a separate list for oscar, tony & emmy nominated performers. Performance categories only here. No writing or directing or anything but performance including on air talent. Totals include daytime, international & news and documentary emmys as well as the theatrical event Tony category.

1. Edie Adams

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting '60s ads and commercials with her Mae Westian come-on line "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 3 nominations

2. Tom Aldredge

Actor | Intolerable Cruelty

Tom Aldredge was born on February 28, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. First appearing off-Broadway in 1957 in "Electra" and on Broadway in 1959 in "The Nervous Set," Aldredge has appeared in over 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Others include "On Golden Pond," "The Litte Foxes" (opposite Elizabeth...

Tonys: 5 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

3. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 8 nominations

4. Mary Alice

Actress | The Matrix Revolutions

Mary Alice was born on December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA as Mary Alice Smith. She is an actress, known for The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Awakenings (1990) and I'll Fly Away (1991).

Tonys: 1 award out of 2 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

5. Debbie Allen

Actress | Fame

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 6 nominations

6. Philip Anglim

Actor | The Thorn Birds

Philip Anglim was born on February 11, 1952 in Alameda County, California, USA as Philip Charles Anglim. He is an actor, known for The Thorn Birds (1983), The Elephant Man (1982) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

7. Christina Applegate

Actress | Bad Moms

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 4 nominations

8. Adam Arkin

Actor | Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Adam Arkin was born on August 19, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Chicago Hope (1994) and Northern Exposure (1990). He has been married to Michelle Dunker since September 2, 2017. He was previously married ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 3 nominations

9. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 2 nominations Emmys: 2 awards out of 11 nominations

10. Elizabeth Ashley

Actress | Stagecoach

Love her or not, award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley can always be counted on to give her all. Grand in style, exotic in looks, divinely outgoing in personality and an engaging interpreter of Tennessee Williams' florid Southern-belles on stage, she was born Elizabeth Ann Cole on August 30, 1939,...

Tonys: 1 award out of 3 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

11. Eileen Atkins

Actress | Gosford Park

Eileen Atkins was born in a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in north London. Her father was a gas meter reader; her mother, a seamstress and barmaid. A drama teacher taught her how to drop her Cockney accent, and she studied Shakespeare and Greek tragedies. Her breakthrough role in "The Killing of ...

Tonys: 4 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

12. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Boston Legal

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René...

Tonys: 1 award out of 4 nominations Emmys: 3 nominations

13. Hank Azaria

Actor | The Simpsons

Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Albert Azaria. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Free Agents (2011) and The Birdcage (1996). He was previously married to Helen Hunt.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 6 awards out of 13 nominations

14. Obba Babatundé

Actor | How High

Obba Babatundé is an American actor of stage and screen.

Obba Babatundé's performing ethics reach back into the storied days of entertainment when performers' careers were dependent on their ability to deliver anything the audience wanted to see and hear! Obba has appeared in more than seventeen ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

15. Dylan Baker

Actor | Happiness

Dylan Baker was born on October 7, 1959 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Happiness (1998), Revolutionary Road (2008) and Trick 'r Treat (2007). He has been married to Becky Ann Baker since 1990. They have one child.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 3 nominations

16. Scott Bakula

Actor | Quantum Leap

Scott Stewart Bakula was born on October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sally (Zumwinkel) and J. Stewart Bakula, a lawyer. He is of German, as well as Czech, Austrian, Scottish, and English ancestry. He comes from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 5 nominations

17. Bob Balaban

Actor | Gosford Park

Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Gosford Park (2001), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Capote (2005). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

18. Christine Baranski

Actress | Chicago

Christine Baranski was born on May 2, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Christine Jane Baranski. She is an actress, known for Chicago (2002), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Into the Woods (2014). She was previously married to Matthew Cowles.

Tonys: 2 awards out of 2 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 15 nominations

19. Ellen Barkin

Actress | The Fan

Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area,...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

20. Harry Belafonte

Actor | Bobby

Harold George Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927 in New York City. He was educated at the New York Dramatic Workshop. He grew up in Jamaica, British West Indies, and did folk-singing in nightclubs and theaters, and on television and records. His debut was at the Village Vanguard in New York. Also,...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 5 nominations

21. Gertrude Berg

Actress | The Goldbergs

Gertrude was born in New York City and her father owned a summer resort hotel. While in her teens, she wrote dialogues about her father and grandfather and recited them to guests at the hotel. This was the beginning of her writing which eventually led her to write "The Goldbergs". She married ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

22. Polly Bergen

Actress | Cry-Baby

In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 4 nominations

23. Herschel Bernardi

Actor | Peter Gunn

The character actor Herschel Bernadi was born into a theatrical family on October 30, 1923 in New York, New York. The Yiddish-language theater in the United States was centered in New York City's Lower East Side, on Second Avenue, and the Bernardi family were stage people who plied their craft in ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

24. Tammy Blanchard

Actress | Into the Woods

Tammy Blanchard was born on December 14, 1976 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Into the Woods (2014), The Invitation (2015) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

25. Claire Bloom

Actress | Limelight

Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as a septuagenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Bloom on February 15...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

26. Ray Bolger

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Ray Bolger was born Raymond Wallace Bolger on January 10, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Anne C. (Wallace) and James Edward Bolger, both Irish-Americans. Ray began his career in vaudeville. He was half of a team called "Sanford and Bolger" and also did numerous Broadway shows on his own. ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

27. Philip Bosco

Actor | The Savages

Philip Michael Bosco was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Margaret Remunde Thek, a policewoman, and Philip Lupo Bosco, a carnival worker. He is of Italian and German descent. Bosco graduated from Saint Peter's Prep School, 1948, and from the Catholic University of America, A.B. 1957. He served ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 6 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

28. Tom Bosley

Actor | The Back-up Plan

Tom Bosley was born on October 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Edward Bosley. He was an actor, known for The Back-up Plan (2010), Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Patricia Carr and Jean Eliot. He died on October 19, 2010 in Palm Springs, California, ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

29. Matthew Broderick

Actor | The Producers

A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from...

Tonys: 2 awards out of 3 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

30. Geraldine Brooks

Actress | Possessed

A resolute, blue-eyed brunette with attractive, slightly pinched features, Geraldine Brooks was born to a Dutch couple on October 29, 1925, in New York City. Her parents had a theater-based background -- father, James Stroock, owned a top costume company and mother, Bianca, was a costume designer ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

31. Blair Brown

Actress | The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Blair Brown was born on April 23, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Bonnie Blair Brown. She is an actress, known for The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987), Altered States (1980) and Space Cowboys (2000).

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 5 nominations

32. Georgia Brown

Actress | Cheers

Georgia Brown (then Lillian Klot) was sent to Wales with other youngsters to escape the German Blitzkrieg.

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

33. Roscoe Lee Browne

Actor | The Cowboys

He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.

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Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 3 nominations

34. Susan Browning

Actress | The Wild Wild West

Susan Browning was born on February 25, 1941 in Baldwin, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), Sister Act (1992) and Sabrina (1995). She died on April 23, 2006 in New York City, New York.

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

35. Larry Bryggman

Actor | Die Hard with a Vengeance

Larry Bryggman was born on December 21, 1938 in Concord, California, USA as Arvid Laurence Bryggman. He is an actor, known for Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Spy Game (2001) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Tracey Hanley Bryggman since 1999. They have two children. He was ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 2 awards out of 8 nominations

36. Betty Buckley

Actress | Split

Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 2 nominations Emmys: 2 nominations

37. Carol Burnett

Actress | Annie

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 6 awards out of 20 nominations

38. David Burns

Actor | Let's Make Love

David Burns was born on June 22, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Let's Make Love (1960), The Saint in London (1939) and ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969). He was married to Mildred Todd. He died on March 12, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tonys: 2 awards out of 3 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

39. Kate Burton

Actress | Big Trouble in Little China

Kate Burton earned her bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she was also on the board of Production Workshop, one of the university's student theater groups. She furthered her education by studying at Yale University School of Drama, ...

Tonys: 3 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 4 nominations

40. Gabriel Byrne

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 2 nominations

41. Sid Caesar

Actor | Grease

Comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician, he performed within the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Claude Thornhill as saxophonist. Later, as super-hip jazz musician "Cool Cees" in television skits, he played tenor saxophone, and sang with the satirical trio "The Hair Cuts" ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 2 awards out of 11 nominations

42. Bill Camp

Actor | The Night Of

Bill Camp is an actor, known for The Night Of (2016), Loving (2016) and Midnight Special (2016). He has been married to Elizabeth Marvel since September 4, 2004. They have one child.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

43. Joseph Campanella

Actor | Mannix

Joseph Campanella was born on November 21, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Anthony Campanella. He is an actor, known for Mannix (1967), Hangar 18 (1980) and One Day at a Time (1975). He has been married to Kathryn Jill Bartholomew since May 30, 1964. They have seven children.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 2 nominations

44. Bobby Cannavale

Actor | The Station Agent

In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 2 awards out of 4 nominations

45. Len Cariou

Actor | Spotlight

Len Cariou was born on September 30, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Leonard Joseph Cariou. He is an actor, known for Spotlight (2015), Thirteen Days (2000) and Prisoners (2013). He has been married to Heather Summerhayes since October 25, 1986. He was previously married to Susan Kapilow and ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 3 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

46. Keith Carradine

Actor | Nashville

It seems the second generation of acting Carradines -- David, Keith and Robert -- are proudly continuing the family tradition and begetting a third generation of talent. The dynasty began with veteran Hollywood patriarch John Carradine, the son of a surgeon and a correspondent for the Associated ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

47. Pat Carroll

Actress | The Little Mermaid

She has played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. At age 80 plus, the plucky comedienne shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1927, the daughter of...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 3 nominations

48. Nell Carter

Actress | Gimme a Break!

Her trademark sass complimented by a distinctively adenoidal voice that could out-snarl Eartha Kitt and Fran Drescher put together, short (4'11"), round, and robust Nell Carter was one indomitable, in-your-face firecracker...and it made her a star. She was born Nell Ruth Hardy in 1948 in Birmingham...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 3 nominations

49. Brent Carver

Actor | Millennium

Brent Carver was born on November 17, 1951 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Millennium (1989), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Lilies - Les feluettes (1996).

Tonys: 1 award out of 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

50. Jack Cassidy

Actor | The Eiger Sanction

Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 4 nominations Emmys: 2 nominations

51. Kristin Chenoweth

Actress | Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 3 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 5 nominations

52. Gordon Clapp

Actor | NYPD Blue

Gordon Clapp is best known as the Emmy-winning, Tony-nominated actor who charmed audiences as Det. Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue (1993) and as loudmouth instigator Dave Moss in the 2005 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

He will appear in the upcoming ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

53. Imogene Coca

Actress | National Lampoon's Vacation

Imogene Coca is best remembered for playing opposite Sid Caesar in the live 90-minute Your Show of Shows (1950), which ran every Saturday night in regular season on NBC from February 1950 to June 1954. Their repertoire of comedy acts included the very memorable, hilarious, timeless and ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 6 nominations

54. Harry Connick Jr.

Actor | The Iron Giant

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Anita Frances (Levy), a lawyer and judge, and Harry Connick, Sr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick), who served as District Attorney of New Orleans from 1973 to 2003. His father is of Irish, English, and German ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 2 nominations

55. Frances Conroy

Actress | Six Feet Under

Veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born in 1953 in Monroe, Georgia, she attended high school in Long Island and experienced classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a teenager. The pale, blue-eyed redhead also ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 6 nominations

56. Carrie Coon

Actress | Gone Girl

Originally from Copley, OH, Carrie Coon is a Chicago-based theater, television and film actress. She received a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Mount Union, followed by her MFA in Acting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Coon was nominated for a Tony Award in the Best ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

57. Robert Coote

Actor | The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Robert Coote (1909-1982) was an English actor who had a thriving career for 50 years. He is best remembered for originating the role of Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady (1964), Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe's musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1938), for which he was ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

58. James Corden

Actor | Into the Woods

Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Kimberley Corden was born in Hillingdon, London and raised in Buckinghamshire, the son of Margaret (Collins), a social worker, and Malcolm Corden, a musician. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 4 awards out of 7 nominations

59. Michael Crawford

Actor | The Knack ...and How to Get It

Michael Crawford was born on January 19, 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith. He is an actor, known for The Knack... and How to Get It (1965), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). He was previously married to Gabrielle Lewis.

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

60. Billy Crystal

Actor | Forget Paris

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 3 awards out of 16 nominations

61. John Cullum

Actor | Northern Exposure

John Cullum was born on March 2, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for Northern Exposure (1990), 1776 (1972) and Before We Go (2014). He has been married to Emily Frankel since May 5, 1959. They have one child.

Tonys: 2 awards out of 5 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

62. Alan Cumming

Actor | The Anniversary Party

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 5 nominations

63. Tim Curry

Actor | Congo

Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with ...

Tonys: 3 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 3 nominations

64. Tyne Daly

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tyne Daly was born on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Ellen Tyne Daly. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Judging Amy (1999) and Cagney & Lacey (1981). She was previously married to Georg Stanford Brown.

Tonys: 1 award out of 3 nominations Emmys: 6 awards out of 16 nominations

65. Jeff Daniels

Actor | The Squid and the Whale

Actor Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, but was raised in Chelsea, Michigan. He is the son of Marjorie J. (Ferguson) and Robert Lee Daniels, who owned The Chelsea Lumber Company and was also mayor of Chelsea. Jeff attended Central Michigan University, but became involved in acting and ...

Tony: 2 nominations Emmy: 1 award out of 3 nominations

66. William Daniels

Actor | St. Elsewhere

William Daniels was born on March 31, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), 1776 (1972) and The Graduate (1967). He has been married to Bonnie Bartlett since June 30, 1951. They have two children.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 2 awards out of 5 nominations

67. Blythe Danner

Actress | Meet the Parents

Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Katharine (Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has German, as well as English and Irish, ancestry. Danner studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 4 nominations Emmys: 2 awards out of 6 nominations

68. Howard Da Silva

Actor | 1776

Howard da Silva was one of 324 actors, writers and directors who fell victim to the Hollywood blacklisting of the early 1950s, and had his career halted in the blink of an eye. Originally was a steelworker before making his stage debut at age 20 in New York. He made a name for himself on Broadway ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

69. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 3 awards out of 6 nominations

70. Hope Davis

Actress | American Splendor

Davis, second of three children, was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan, a librarian (at one time, for the elementary section of Elisabeth Morrow School), and William Davis, an engineer. Davis has described her mother as a "great storyteller" who would take Davis and her siblings ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 2 nominations

71. Ossie Davis

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia, USA as Raiford Chatman Davis. He was an actor and writer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) and Grumpy Old Men (1993). He was married to Ruby Dee. He died on February 4, 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 5 nominations

72. Sammy Davis Jr.

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".

He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Davis Jr. was known as ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 3 nominations

73. Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor | The Green Mile

Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

74. Brian Dennehy

Actor | First Blood

Imposing, barrel-chested and now silver-haired Brian Dennehy is a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. He majored in history,...

Tonys: 2 awards out of 2 nominations Emmys: 6 nominations

75. André De Shields

Actor | Extreme Measures

André De Shields was born on January 12, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for Extreme Measures (1996), Prison (1987) and The Wiz (1978).

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

76. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 5 nominations

77. Colleen Dewhurst

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the ...

Tonys: 2 awards out of 8 nominations Emmys: 4 awards out of 13 nominations

78. Stephen Dillane

Actor | The Hours

Stephen Dillane was born on March 27, 1957 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Hours (2002), Game of Thrones (2011) and Spy Game (2001).

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

79. David Dukes

Actor | Gods and Monsters

David Dukes was born on June 6, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA as David Coleman Dukes. He was an actor, known for Gods and Monsters (1998), A Little Romance (1979) and The Winds of War (1983). He was married to Carol Muske-Dukes and Carolyn L McKenzie. He died on October 9, 2000 in Lakewood...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

80. Sandy Duncan

Actress | The Swan Princess

This wholesome "Chatty Cathy" delight had all the earmarkings of becoming a dithery TV star in the early 70s and a couple of sitcom vehicles were handed to her with silver platter-like enthusiasm. Neither, however, made the best use of her elfin charm and both series died a quick death. Nonetheless...

Tonys: 3 nominations Emmys: 2 nominations

81. Charles S. Dutton

Actor | Alien³

Charles S. Dutton was born on January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Charles Stanley Dutton. He is an actor and producer, known for Alien³ (1992), Gothika (2003) and A Time to Kill (1996). He was previously married to Debbi Morgan.

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 2 awards out of 4 nominations

82. Christine Ebersole

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Christine Ebersole was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Marian Esther (Goodley) and Robert Amos Ebersole, a steel company president. She won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in "Grey Gardens". Previously, she was awarded the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle ...

Tonys: 2 awards out of 4 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

83. Mireille Enos

Actress | World War Z

Mireille Enos was born in Houston, Texas, to Monique, a teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her Texas-born American father, and French mother, met while her father was serving on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is the fourth of five children and grew up in Houston, Texas...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

84. Cynthia Erivo

Actress | Harriet

Cynthia Erivo is an actress, known for Harriet, Chaos Walking (2019) and Widows (2018).

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nomination

85. Maurice Evans

Actor | Planet of the Apes

A grand, robust, highly theatrical British classical actor, Maurice Evans was the son of a justice of the peace who enjoyed amateur playwriting on the side. In fact, his father adapted several adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels and Evans would often appear in them. Early interest also came in ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 1 nominations

86. Tom Ewell

Actor | The Seven Year Itch

Beleaguered character actor Tom Ewell, the unlikely film and TV star with the trademark lumpy figure and droopy, lugubrious mug, was born Samuel Yewell Tompkins on April 29, 1909, in Kentucky. His family tried to steer him towards a law career but he chose the path of acting instead after becoming ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

87. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Fabares in San Diego) was once billed as "Baby Nanette" and working with the top headliners of the era, notably Ben Turpin, in the ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 2 nominations Emmys: 3 awards out of 3 nominations

88. Edie Falco

Actress | The Sopranos

Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, English, and Cornish (mother) descent. Edie grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 4 awards out of 13 nominations

89. Tovah Feldshuh

Actress | Lady in the Water

Tovah Feldshuh was born on December 27, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Terri Sue Feldshuh. She is an actress, known for Lady in the Water (2006), Just My Luck (2006) and Happy Accidents (2000). She has been married to Andrew Levy since March 20, 1977. They have two children.

Tonys: 4 nominations Emmys: 2 nominations

90. Will Ferrell

Actor | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 2 nominations

91. Mary Fickett

Actress | All My Children

Mary Fickett was born on May 23, 1928 in Bronxville, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for All My Children (1970), The Nurses (1965) and The Edge of Night (1956). She was married to Allen Fristoe, Jay Leonard Scheer and James Congdon. She died on September 8, 2011 in Callao, Virginia, USA.

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 3 nominations

92. Harvey Fierstein

Actor | Torch Song Trilogy

Harvey Fierstein was born on June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Independence Day (1996).

Tonys: 2 awards out of 2 nominations Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

93. Fionnula Flanagan

Actress | The Others

Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 award out of 2 nominations

94. Ed Flanders

Actor | St. Elsewhere

Ed Flanders was born on December 29, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Edward Paul Flanders. He was an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and The Exorcist III (1990). He was married to Cody Lambert, Ellen Geer and Bennye Kelly. He died on February 22, 1995 in...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 3 awards out of 7 nominations

95. 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...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 4 nominations

96. Henderson Forsythe

Actor | As the World Turns

Misouri-born (Macon) Henderson Forsythe was a respected stage actor on Broadway, and was also known for his 30-year run as "Dr. David Stewart" on the iconic soap opera As the World Turns (1956). He won a Tony Award in 1979 for his work in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and later played the ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

97. Bonnie Franklin

Actress | One Day at a Time

Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV ...

Tonys: 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination

98. Elizabeth Franz

Actress | The Secret of My Succe$s

Elizabeth Franz was born on June 18, 1941 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Elizabeth Frankovich. She is an actress, known for The Secret of My Succe$s (1987), Christmas with the Kranks (2004) and Sabrina (1995). She was previously married to Edward Binns.

Tonys: 1 award out of 3 nominations Emmys: 2 nominations

99. Peter Frechette

Actor | Inside Man

Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island, Peter Frechette earned a B.F.A. in Theater from the University of Rhode Island before moving to New York City to pursue acting there on stage. He earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in the play Eastern Standard which played on Broadway, and ...

Tonys: 2 nominations Emmys: 1 nomination

100. Phyllis Frelich

Actress | ER

Phyllis was born on Feburary 29, 1944, the oldest of 9 children. She attended North Dakota School for the Deaf, graduating in 1962. She went on to Gallaudet College (renamed Gallaudet University), actively participating in theater there. She finally made her debut on April 2, 1967, on the NBC ...

Tonys: 1 award out of 1 nomination Emmys: 1 nomination