People who have ties to Oklahoma

Born in, Reside(d), family, Died or attended College. Does not include actors who performed in "Oklahoma" unless they have ties to the land.

I am a massage therapist and author who currently resides in Tulsa and originally moved to the area in 2002. I find it impressive to see how many talented people hail from Tulsa and Oklahoma at large.

This is a link to part of my personal story: http://www.divinecaroline.com/life-etc/culture-causes/my-so-called-life-so-far-part-1
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1.
Reba McEntire
Actress, Tremors
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the footsteps of her rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing...
“ I understand her parents live near String Town, OK. Not much there other than a couple businesses and a small casino. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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Toby Keith
Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel was the second child of Joan and Hubert Keith (HK) Covel. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, and grew up with his sister (Tonnie) and his youngest sibling (a brother, Tracy) in Moore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Moore High School; Toby did not go on to college...
“ Before the family moved to Moore, he visited his grandmother in Fort Smith during the summers. His grandmother owned Billie Garner's Supper Club in Fort Smith, where Keith became interested in the musicians who came there to play. He did odd jobs around the supper club and started getting up on the bandstand to play with the band. He got his first guitar at the age of eight. After the family moved to Moore, Keith attended Highland West Junior High and Moore High School, where he played defensive end on the football team. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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“ Worked for the City of Tulsa. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
4.
“ Married three times. She married her first husband, musician Chris Latham, in 1987; they divorced in 1991. On May 21, 1994 she married Robert "Bobby" Reynolds, a bass player for the country music group The Mavericks; they divorced in 1999. Yearwood and her current husband Garth Brooks had been close friends since before they both became nationally known in the 1990s; in 2000, after Brooks filed for divorce from estranged wife Sandy Mahl, they began dating and Yearwood took a four-year hiatus from music.

In April 2008, Yearwood released her first cookbook co-written with her mother, Gwen and sister, Beth entitled, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
5.
Gailard Sartain
Graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BFA. A successful illustrator, Sartain's artistic credits range from record cover designs such as Leon Russell's "Will O' the Wisp" to illustrations for nationally published magazines. Sartain created and hosted Tulsa's first late night off-the-wall comedy program...
 
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“ "Outsiders" Author ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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Armie Hammer
Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's recent ancestry includes Russian...
“ His paternal grandparents live In Tulsa. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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“ Special Latte ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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“ Gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records.

In 2011, Lambert married fellow country singer Blake Shelton. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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“ Baby Likes to Rock It ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
11.
Hanson
Hailing from Tulsa OK, Hanson the band arrived on the radio in 1997 with a #1 hit - "MMMBop" - which helped them sell more than 12 million copies of their debut album. Energizing a new wave of bubblegum pop, by virtue of their youth at the time (Isaac was 16, Taylor 14 & Zac 11), they were blamed for...
“ I worked with the person they learned to harmonize with. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
12.
Alan Berg
Alan Berg was born in Chicago in January of 1934, the son of Dr. Joseph Berg and Ruth Berg. Alan had one older sister, Norma. At 17, he attended college at the University of Colorado in Denver. After two years, he transferred to the University of Denver. He graduated in 1957, and became one of the youngest people to pass the bar exam in the history of Illinois (at 22)...
“ I remember when he was murdered on front of his home in the Denver area in 1984. He was an outspoken radio personality. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
13.
Brad Pitt
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club. However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
 
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Drew Matthews
Growing up in Cushing, Oklahoma, Drew watched his mother and sister perform on stage numerous times. Following their footsteps, he performed in as many theatre productions that he could. After his family moved to North Carolina, Drew began to study music classically as a singer and pianist. Living in several small towns in the South...
 
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Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ One of the few movies I saw in the theater as a child was one of my favorites, "American Graffiti" George Lucas' second film. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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“ Father to Director Ron Howard and Actor Clint Howard ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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“ Mother to Director Ron Howard and Actor Clint Howard

Died on my birthday. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
18.
Pam Dougherty
Pam has been acclaimed for her work as Violet Weston in the Pulitzer Prize winner August: Osage County at Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and Water Tower Theatre (winning the 2013 Column Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role). She also received critical praise for her work as bawdy lounge singer Jeannette in The Full Monty and as Big Edie in Grey Gardens...
 
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Monique prestridge
Monique Prestridge was born Monique La Fuente and was raised by her father Henry La Fuente a Maxillo facial and ocular prosthetist in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has an older brother Brandon La Fuente, three younger brothers Bryan, Andre, and Henry Jr. She also has three younger sisters: Alexsis, Ariel, and Angelina...
 
20.
Natasha Laws Mick
Natasha Laws Mick was born in Belleville, IL on April 06, 1981. A small town girl with an enjoyment for city life as well, she spent her youth and early 20s growing up in various small towns in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. She is the only daughter of her parents, but has four older brothers.Natasha was raised by her Mother and Step-Father...
 
21.
The Gap Band
Soundtrack, La Haine
The Gap Band are a funk, soul and rhythm and blues group from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band is fronted by the three Wilson brothers: Charlie, Robert, and Ronnie. The Wilson brothers are the sons of a Pentecostal minister and began their music careers singing in their father's church. The Wilson brothers...
“ You Dropped a Bomb on Me ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
22.
Pretty Boy Floyd
One of seven children of dirt-poor Georgia farmers, Charles Arthur Floyd was born on February 3, 1904. His family moved to Oklahoma shortly after his birth, where they bought a small farm. Their luck was no better in Oklahoma than it was in Georgia, and drought, plagues of insects and devastating dust storms combined to keep them just barely out of the poorhouse...
“ Outlaw ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
23.
Mary Stuart
She reigned on Search for Tomorrow for nearly four decades and became one of TV's most popular daytime ladies. As the ever-noble Joanne Gardner Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur, she remained on board for its entire run, and when that four-times-married role was in the can, she was ready for more. Born Mary Houchins on Independence Day...
 
24.
Rene Finkenkeller
Actress, Game Change
Born in Merced, California while her father was stationed at Castle A.F.B., Rene Marye Finkenkeller spent her entire childhood moving to various remote locations across the USA and Europe. She graduated from Incirlik American High School in Turkey and spent a semester at Pensacola Christian College as a vocal performance major with dreams of entering the contemporary Christian music industry...
 
25.
Johnathan Robert Hart
Producer, The Eden Theory
Johnathan Hart is a Michigan native, although he was born in Midwest City Oklahoma. Johnathan served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer for over 8 years and is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After struggling through a few semesters of community college, Johnathan discovered his passion...
 
26.
Christopher Rob Bowen
Actor, Marauders
Born Christopher Robert Bowen in the small town of Shawnee, OK, Christopher was the second child of mother Lorna Mae Rosamond and father Robert Larry Bowen. He grew up in the country suburbs of Shawnee with his parents and elder sister Kimberly Dawn Warren. Raised in the country he learned to ride motorcycles at the age of 9...
 
27.
Brian Shoop
Actor, The Rookie
Brian was third of four children born to Willard and Alice Shoop near the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie. His two older brothers followed their father into the oil business, but Brian wandered off into construction. He married his childhood sweetheart and moved her and two boys west to find work in Tulsa...
 
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Janet Prescott
Producer, The Fall Guy
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her family moved to California when she was 10 years old. Was a Contract Player at Universal Studios from 1977- 1980 working on various television shows before becoming a series regular on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. She worked at 20th Century Fox Studios as an Associate Producer on The Fall Guy. Produced various television shows while at Fox.
 
29.
Amber Duke
Amber Lee Duke was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and reared just outside of Wichita Falls, Texas, in the little country town of Holliday. The youngest of 4 children of traveling Christian ministers, gospel music was an important part of her life. Amber feels her musical talent comes from her father who is an accomplished pianist and drummer of 50 years...
 
30.
Brenda Whitehead
Actress, Accused
Brenda-Marie Whitehead was born Brenda-Marie Cantrell in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While growing up she was always told she was a descendant of the infamous William Clarke Quantrill. She lived in Arkansas during her early teens, and then moved to Oklahoma with family. She co-owned a business that was started in Oklahoma back in the mid 90's called "Celebrity Meet & Greet"...
 
31.
Jett Anderson
Actor, Our Own
Jett was born in Tulsa, OK August 13th. His parents are of Cherokee descent. His Grandfather is the first of his family to be born in Oklahoma. His Great-Grand Father was the first to be born in "Indian Territory", and the rest of his descendants are from Cherokee, NC. Because his parents are of mixed ethnicity...
 
32.
Cassie Ramoska
Actress, June, Adrift
Cassie was born in Manhattan, Kansas, where she lived until she was 8 years old. Her family then relocated to the town of Claremore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Claremore High School, she went on to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Cassie graduated OSU in 2004 with a degree in Business Pre-Law. It was at this time she and her younger sister moved to Los Angeles.
 
33.
Corey Allen Jackson
Composer, Chuck
Corey Allen Jackson is a renowned composer for film and television. Originally discovering music through a passion for rock and roll, Corey developed his craft through classical training as a composer at Paris' distinguished La Schola Cantorum. Since then, he has gone on to work in some of the most unique and inventive projects in the realms of Hollywood...
 
34.
Annette Colbert-Latham
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After high school, she attended DeVry University in Dallas, Texas. Worked as a Freelance Model at the Dallas Apparel Mart while obtaining Bachelors in Electronics Engineering. As a whiz kid, she studied Electronics throughout junior and...
 
35.
Tobe Sexton
Producer, Money Fight
Tobe Sexton (born September 6, 1968) is an American actor, singer, dancer, producer, director. Sexton was born in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, he studied acting and directing for theatre as well as film at The California Institute of the Arts from which he earned a BFA...
 
36.
Stacia Roybal
Actress, Breathe Easy
Stacia began performing at an early age as a singer. She learned the ropes as a child performer when she was cast in a regional touring company. Her training has been in tap, ballet, jazz, voice, and acting. She appeared in several commercials, industrials, musicals and plays. She landed her first leading...
 
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“ American country music singer who was the first winner on the USA Network talent show Nashville Star. Signed to Columbia Records in 2003, Jewell made his debut on the American country music scene with the release of his self-titled album, which produced the singles "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)" and "Sweet Southern Comfort". ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
38.
James Garner
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
“ Stunt driver/actor. Too cool. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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James Marsden
Actor, X-Men
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
 
40.
Ed Harris
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally...
 
41.
Jason London
Jason London and his twin brother, Jeremy London, were born in San Diego, California, and were raised in Oklahoma and DeSoto, Texas. Jeremy was the first of the two to start auditioning, but it was Jason who nabbed the first role, in the movie The Man in the Moon. Jason also got a role in the dramatic series...
“ I was very shook up by "Man in the Moon", one of his early movies with Reece Witherspoon. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
42.
Gary Busey
A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has English...
“ was reported to visit a friend of his youth at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. This friend is a professor of Special Education. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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Kristin Chenoweth
Actress, Rio 2
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 shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen...
“ In Tulsa, the name Chenoweth is connected to Real Estate. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
44.
Alfre Woodard
Actress, Primal Fear
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star...
 
45.
Vera Miles
Actress, Psycho
Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she attracted the attention of two master directors...
“ Born in Boise City, Oklahoma. She had three elder siblings. She grew up first in Pratt, Kansas, and later lived in Wichita, Kansas, where she worked nights as a Western Union operator-typist and graduated from Wichita North High School in 1947. She was crowned Miss Kansas in 1948 and was the third runner-up in the Miss America contest. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
46.
Wes Studi
Actor, Avatar
From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves...
“ Award-winning full-blood Cherokee actor and film producer from Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma near Tahlequah, who has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. "Dances with Wolves", "The Last of the Mohicans", "Geronimo: An American Legend" and "The New World" More recently Abner in the NBC series "Kings", and Eytukan in "Avatar" ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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Jeremy London
Actor, Mallrats
Jeremy Michael London and his twin brother Jason London were born in San Diego, California, and were raised in Oklahoma and DeSoto, Texas. Jeremy was the first of the two to start auditioning, but it was Jason who nabbed the first role in the movie The Man in the Moon. Jason also got a role in the dramatic series I'll Fly Away...
 
48.
Denver Pyle
A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out he drifted from job to job...
“ He was a distant cousin of mine on my paternal grandmothers side. ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
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Alice Ghostley
Actress, The Graduate
Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning Broadway stage...
“ Aunt Stephanie on "To Kill a Mockingbird" ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
50.
Steve Parrish
Steve Parrish was born in 1962, and was raised in Oklahoma. In the early 80s, he moved to Hawaii to play college football and then on to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Steve starred in several feature films, including the classic sequel, Scanners III: The Takeover. In the early 2000s, he took some time off to raise his son and...
 
51.
Robert Dutton
Robert J. Dutton was born in the Philippines. Soon after, his family moved to the U.S. and he spent the remainder of his childhood in Oklahoma with two younger siblings. With a yearning to see the world, he joined the U.S. Navy after high school where he committed the next 7 years experiencing life in many different countries...
 
52.
Peter Jones
Producer, Biography
Emmy award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones began his career as a broadcast journalist. A graduate of Stanford University (BA in American Studies, 1978) with a Master's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University (1981), Jones served as Washington correspondent for KOTV (CBS) in Tulsa, Oklahoma; a news and feature reporter for KVUE (ABC) in Austin...
 
53.
Ed White
Artist and actor Edward Gilbert White was born on March 17, 1947 in Bell Air, Maryland. At age ten he was sent by his parents to a special art school; he was told by his teacher after six months that he knew more about art and was a better artist than she was. White received a degree in engineering and technical drawing...
 
54.
Jacob Browne
Jacob Browne is an American stage, television, and film actor. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma to a Liberian father and an American mother. Jacob received his BFA in theatre from The California Institute of the Arts. Jacob is known for Better Call Saul (2015) Fort Bliss (2014) and The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
 
55.
Nick Berg
Nicholas Evan "Nick" Berg was born on April 2nd, 1978 to Michael and Suzanne Berg. He lived in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, and attended West Chester Henderson High School. While at Henderson, he achieved a reputation as a likable and energetic individual who was fascinated by inventions and engineering...
 
56.
Lee Pace
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
 
57.
Tommy Morrison
Actor, Rocky V
He's a heavyweight professional boxer from Jay, Oklahoma, who made national news Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, when he announced that he is HIV positive. He was suspended from worldwide boxing when he tested positive prior to a boxing match against Arthur Weathers in Las Vegas. He said he plans to pursue AIDS awareness activities.
 
58.
Christian Kane
Actor, Leverage
Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. However, Christian wanted to try out acting, so he took his truck and his life savings of a few hundred dollars and headed to Hollywood...
 
59.
Ryan Merriman
Ryan Earl Merriman was born in Choctaw, Oklahoma, to Nonalyn and Earl Merriman. He began his acting career doing commercials, print work, vocal performances, and local theater in Oklahoma when he was 8 years old, moving into film and television work at the age of 10. Most recently Ryan wrapped production on the film "42" alongside Harrison Ford and Lucas Black...
 
60.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
 
61.
Tyson Ritter
Tyson Ritter is the lead vocalist and bass guitarist of The All American Rejects, a model and an actor. Growing up, Ritter lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His early love for the stage took him to the local Town And Gown theatre where he played everything from Conrad Birdie to The Cowardly Lion. It was...
 
62.
Jim Beaver
Actor, Deadwood
Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood and Supernatural. Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the Marines and served as a radioman with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam...
 
63.
Nicki Aycox
Nicki Aycox has lived a full artistic life since the age of nine, when she fell in love with the family piano and began playing music. By the time she had reached her preteens Nicki was performing Beethoven for audiences all around Oklahoma, until her family had a huge financial setback and was forced to sell her piano...
 
64.
Christopher Cousins
Christopher Cousins has carved a career by portraying outstanding, diverse characters. This talented, theatrically trained actor has an intriguing, dark and captivating screen presence. The depth and soul that Christopher brings to his characters may have its roots in his birthplace, New York City, or perhaps in the secrets of Oklahoma...
 
65.
Suzy Amis
Born on January 5, 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Susan Elizabeth "Suzy" Amis first worked as a Ford model before she began acting in the 1980s. She made her film debut in the comedy film Fandango, opposite Kevin Costner. After that, Amis next had roles in Rocket Gibraltar, Where the Heart Is...
 
66.
Kevin Grevioux
Actor, Underworld
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending graduate school and this time working towards a Masters in Genetic Engineering...
 
67.
Saginaw Grant
Saginaw is the Hereditary Chief and a respected member of the Sac and Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations. In 1936, Saginaw Morgan Grant was born to Sarah and Austin Grant Sr. at Pawnee Indian Hospital in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was raised on a farm in Cushing, Oklahoma with two brothers and one sister...
 
68.
Ashlynn Brooke
Actress, Piranha 3D
Adorable and petite 5'2" blonde bombshell Ashlynn Brooke was born on August 14, 1985 in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Brooke was a cheerleader for nine years throughout grade school (she first started cheerleading in third grade). Following graduation from high school, Ashlynn worked at a used car dealership near Oklahoma City for three and a half years...
 
69.
Miko Hughes
Actor, Apollo 13
Miko started his acting career in a public service announcement when he was 22 months old and followed that up by appearing in his first feature film at 27 months old. Since that early start Miko has consistently been one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. Miko is best known on film for his dramatic portrayal of an autistic boy opposite Bruce Willis in the blockbuster hit Mercury Rising...
 
70.
Josh Henderson
Actor, Dallas
Josh Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. Josh grew up with his mother (Sharon) in Oklahoma & Texas. Graduating from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School in May 2000, he returned to Texas after graduation to auditioned for (2001) Popstars in Dallas. Remembered for "singing like Justin Timberlake" Josh was chosen as one of the six winners...
 
71.
Larry Clark
Director, Kids
Was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1943). Son of Frances Clark (baby photographer) and Lewis Clark. Graduated from Central High school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Studied under Walter Sheffer and Gerard Bakker. Film debut was the movie Kids. He was already well known for his revolutionary photographic body of work...
 
72.
Alan Ladd
Actor, Shane
Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his apartment playing with matches...
 
73.
Robert Walker
He possessed the same special brand of rebel/misfit sensitivity and charm that made superstars out of John Garfield and (later) James Dean and Montgomery Clift. In the war-torn 1940s, Robert Walker represented MGM's fresh, instinctive breed of up-and-coming talent. His boyish good looks combined with an attractive vulnerability came across the screen with such beauty...
 
74.
Jay Ellis
Actor, Insecure
Jay Ellis is a television and film actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Born in Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Ellis spent the majority of his childhood traveling with his military family. His father completed over 15 years of service in the Air Force while his mother was an accomplished finance executive and former board member of the Consumer Advisory Council for the Federal...
 
75.
Renee Props
Actress, Get Shorty
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Arizona. Attended both Northern Arizona University and New York University.Studied with Stella Adler and Harold Guskin.She Has a daughter, Charlee, from her first marriage. She has two grand daughters, Calypso and Helen. She was the Original character of "Erica" in Eric Bogosian's play, SubUrbia.
 
76.
Marshall Bell
A tall, imposing character actor with a penetrating stare, Marshall Bell has provided excellent support in a variety of roles and genres. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 28, 1942, and had been working as a consultant, teaching senior executives how to improve their speaking skills, prior to starting an acting career relatively late in life...
 
77.
Regina Taylor
Actress, The Unit
While TV audiences best remember Regina Taylor for her empathic portrayal of housekeeper Lilly Harper in the critically lauded series I'll Fly Away, which rewarded her with a Golden Globe for best actress, an NAACP Image Award, and two Emmy nominations, this Dallas-born talent has made even greater strides in recent years as a playwright...
 
78.
Paula Trickey
Actress, The O.C.
Born in Amarillo Texas, raised in Tulsa Oklahoma, and the youngest of 3 girls, Paula Trickey attended East Central High School in Tulsa. Paula found her love for acting at the tender age of 8. At a time of grief in her family home, Paula performed and wrote plays in hopes to entertain and cheer up her family...
 
79.
Chaske Spencer
Chaske (pronounced Chess-Kay) Spencer was born in Oklahoma. He lived through his childhood in Montana, Kooskia (pronounced Kooskie), Idaho, Lapwai and Lewiston Idaho. (Lapwai and Lewiston are 20 min apart) He has two younger sisters. His mom is a teacher at a local Alternative High School, and his father is a Counselor at another High School...
 
80.
Tara Platt
Actress, Shelf Life
Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Tara grew up all over the country, from Arizona to Oklahoma to Michigan to New York City, finally ending up in LA. Following high school, she studied at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. While studying in London at the London Academy of Theatre, she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland before moving to New York City...
 
81.
Iqbal Theba
Actor, Glee
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Iqbal Theba came to the US as a college Freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. While in college in Oklahoma, Iqbal studied Civil Engineering and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering Management. After realizing his true passion was acting...
 
82.
Olivia Jordan
Olivia Jordan was born on September 28, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she spent most of her youth. She attended Bishop Kelley High School where she was active on campus, delegating her time away from the books to Student Council, the tennis team, and her position as varsity cheer captain. After high school graduation...
 
83.
Ray William Johnson
Producer, Equals Three
Ray was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He later attended Columbia University. He started out making YouTube videos and eventually moved on to become an actor/producer/performer.
 
84.
Wesam Keesh
Wesam was raised most of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Union High School and followed up the rest of acting, theater, and film study at the University of Tulsa. He spent a summer in London at Imperial College focusing on theatre and the arts. Wesam moved to Los Angeles immediately after college to begin his professional film and television career.
 
85.
Greyson Chance
Greyson Michael Chance is an American singer, songwriter and pianist whose April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth-grade music festival became a hit on YouTube, gaining over 36 million views. Two of his original compositions, "Stars" and "Broken Hearts", gained over 4 and 6 million views respectively on his YouTube channel...
 
86.
Steve Monroe
Steve Monroe is a veteran actor, known from over 150 film, television, and commercial roles. Additionally, Monroe is a practicing psychotherapist and has treated clients of all ages, exhibiting a wide spectrum of diagnoses. Monroe specializes in treating entertainment professionals and others in recovery from addictions...
 
87.
Margaret Avery
Slender, attractive actress Margaret Avery, spellbinding in her role of Shug in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, is certainly no "one-hit wonder". Although filmgoers may be able to trace her back only to that once-in-a-lifetime part, Margaret has been a talented player on the large and small screens for well over three decades...
“ Color Purple ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
88.
Tom Lester
Born in Jackson, Mississippi. He was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to Hollywood. Lester spends his time between Laurel...
“ Green Acres and Petticoat Juction ” - I-Authored-Mitch
 
90.
Gene Autry
Orvon Gene Autry is considered by many to be the greatest western star of all time. He earned the designation of "America's Favorite Cowboy". He was "discovered" by Will Rogers while working as a telegrapher. One of his stars on the Walk of fame is for Live Performance (including rodeo), not live theater...
 
91.
Sam Douglas
Actor, Snatch
Sam Douglas was a member of the Actors Space in New York City under Alan Langdon (Circle in the Square). He has a BFA in Acting / Directing from Simpson College, Iowa and the University of Oklahoma Drama School, USA. His Theatre credits in the USA include The Rimers of Eldritch, Lion in Winter, A Doll's House...
 
92.
Cathy O'Donnell
Actress, Ben-Hur
She was in Alabama until age 12, Ann Steely attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where fortune favored her with a contract at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under Samuel Goldwyn. Recognizing her talent and appeal through a thick Southern accent...
 
93.
Sara Rae Foster
Actress, Within
Sara Rae Foster is an American stage and screen actress. She recently starred in the LA Times Critics' Choice production of Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries" at the Hudson Theatre, Hollywood. Film/TV credits include "Doubt", Showtime's "Masters of Sex" (as Rae Foster), TNT's event series "Mob City", and national ad campaigns for Honda, Verizon Wireless, and Call of Duty.
 
94.
John Ashley
Producer, Apocalypse Now
Oklahoma-bred John Ashley got his start in the movie business while on a vacation in California. A friend from Oklahoma State University got him onto the set of the John Wayne movie The Conqueror, and Wayne in turn steered him toward a job in television in the William Castle series Men of Annapolis...
 
95.
Gore Vidal
Writer, Caligula
Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind grandfather...
 
96.
Cody Deal
Cody Deal made his Hollywood debut by starring in the the Syfy Original Movie, Almighty Thor, opposite Richard Grieco and Patricia Velasquez. Cody grew up in Sedan, Kansas (pop. 1,000) and worked on a local ranch every summer bucking hay to help support his family starting in the 6th-grade through his senior year in high school...
 
97.
Matt Lasky
Matt was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he found himself getting in trouble frequently throughout his early years. After dozens of fights, multiple arrests, one stint in state prison, a high speed chase that led to his friend being shot and the subsequent murder trial...
 
98.
Rachael Markarian
Actress, Legion
Originally from Boston, Rachael attended a Performing Arts High School. She fine tuned her skills as an Actress & Dancer while also on Scholarships in New York City. She was a Theatre & Dance Performance Major before making her way to LA. Upon moving to Los Angeles she gained great respect and success as a Professional Dancer...
 
99.
Robert Hayes
Robert Terrell Hayes, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Arlington, Texas, is one of the nation's top growing young actors. Growing up, Robert's mother knew her son was destined to become a star, given that the meaning of his name means "bright fame". Robert signed with his first talent agency in 2003 and became a prominent model for fashion brands such as Levi's Jeans...
 
100.
William Boyd
The son of a day laborer, William Boyd moved with his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was seven. His parents died while he was in his early teens, forcing him to quit school and take such jobs as a grocery clerk, surveyor and oil field worker. He went to Hollywood in 1919, already gray-haired. His first role was as an extra in Cecil B. DeMille's Why Change Your Wife?...