People who have ties to Coloradoby I-Authored-Mitch | created - 05 Jun 2014 | updated - 10 Jun 2015 | Public
Here is a list of people who are part of popular culture who were born, spent some of their childhood there, attended college, had a social tie in, or currently reside there.
I was born in Longmont CO and spent most of my childhood there. I went to head start and kindergarten in Boulder, CO then attended school in Berthoud, CO until I graduated. Twice when I was very young we lived in Kansas. At 19 I got married and moved to Quinter, KS.I also lived in several Kansas towns as an adult. I finally moved because KS Social Services abuses men and fathers. I hope to move back to Colorado to live out my life. My favorite team is still the Broncos.
Here is a link to part of my story related to living in KS http://www.divinecaroline.com/life-etc/culture-causes/my-so-called-life-so-far-part-1
1. Joan Van Ark
Actress | Knots Landing
Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing (1979). Van Ark began...
Grew up in Boulder. Her younger brother Mark was in school with my mother.
2. Amy Adams
Actress | Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...
Actor | The Dark Knight
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different ...
Most recently, Bale capped his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012); in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, Bale made a quiet pilgrimage to the state to visit with survivors of the attack that left theatergoers dead and injured.
Actress | Bridge to Terabithia
AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry.
Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home ...
5. Jared Leto
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
In the vein of musicians-turned-actors, Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto is an accomplished actor merited by the numerous, challenging projects he has ...
6. Julia Stiles
Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You
Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to ...
an updated version of Hamlet (2000) which paired her Ophelia with Ethan Hawke; and another updated version of "Othello" entitled O (2001), which had her high school character of Desi (Desdemona) involved in a mixed romantic relationship with African-American Mekhi Phifer. The violent-edged film was made in 1998 but not released until three years later due to the tragic Colorado student shootings at Columbine High School.
7. Val Kilmer
Actor | The Doors
Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's ...
His professional acting career began on stage, and he still participates in theater; he played Hamlet at the 1988 Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
8. T.J. Miller
Actor | Silicon Valley
A comedian. Improvisation, Sketch and Stand-up comedy are his forte.
Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years, ...
Actor | All Is Lost
Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955,...
Charles Robert Redford Jr. was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in high school and lost his college baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado because of drunkenness.
Actor | Man of Steel
Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his ...
Developing an interest in acting rather early in life, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder following high school graduation.
11. David Fincher
Director | Se7en
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...
12. Don Cheadle
Actor | Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...
13. Steve Howey
Actor | Bride Wars
From nuanced and honest portrayals of fatherhood-gone-wild across the eighth season of Showtime's EMMY® Award-nominated series Shameless to palpable intensity on the likes of Sons of Anarchy, Steve Howey reflects a classic masculinity on-screen equally steeped in humor and heart. That timeless ...
After moving to Denver to complete his senior year, he earned a basketball scholarship to a junior college in Colorado.
14. Kristin Davis
Actress | Sex and the City 2
Kristin Lee Davis was born on February 23, 1965 in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, psychology professor Keith Davis, after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. Early in her childhood, ...
15. Diane Neal
Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Diane Neal was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She moved to Littleton, Colorado, when her father was promoted to the position of federal attorney in Denver. She is the youngest of three daughters. Diane was a pre-med major in University, before leaving to pursue modeling, thus allowing her to travel ...
16. Jack Reynor
Actor | Glassland
Jack Reynor was born on 23 January, 1992, in Longmont, Colorado, to an Irish mother. He moved to County Wicklow, Ireland, when he was two, and was raised there. In early 2010, Jack was cast in Kirsten Sheridan's Dollhouse (2012) which debuted at Berlinale 2012. In late 2011 he played the title role...
17. 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 ...
Keith studied theater arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, but dropped out after only one semester to pursue his career.
18. Tim Allen
Actor | Toy Story
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
19. Madhuri Dixit
Actress | Devdas
Born in a Marathi-speaking Koknastha Hindu Brahmin family consisting of dad, Shankar, mom, Snehlata, sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and brother, Ajit.
An acclaimed Kathak dancer, acting was not her goal, for she wanted to be a Micro-biologist, and did study in that course in Bombay's Parle College, in ...
In 1999 she got married to Dr. Sriram Madhav Nene, a Cardiovascular Surgeon, belonging to the same Caste as the Dixit family, and relocated to Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., where she subsequently gave birth to two sons, Arin and Ryan in March, 2003 and March 8, 2005 respectively.
20. Griffin Dunne
Actor | After Hours
Griffin Dunne was born on June 8, 1955 in New York City, the oldest child of Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer, and Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne, an activist. His sister was actress Dominique Dunne. He grew up mainly in Los Angeles, California and attended school in Colorado before ...
He grew up mainly in Los Angeles, California and attended school in Colorado before moving back to New York in the late 1970s.
21. Grey Damon
Actor | Aquarius
Grey Damon stars as "Brian Shafe" in the NBC series "Aquarius." Damon hails from Bloomington, Indiana, and was also raised in Boulder Colorado. He caught the acting bug early, and worked his first professional job in the production of "The Christmas Carol" at the Denver Theatre Center in Colorado.
Damon hails from Bloomington, Indiana, and was also raised in Boulder, Colorado. He caught the acting bug early, and worked his first professional job at a young age: a production of "The Christmas Carol" at the Denver a Theatre Center in Colorado.
22. Trey Parker
Music_department | South Park
Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...
23. Ross Lynch
Actor | Austin & Ally
Ross Lynch debuted his acting career as 'Austin Moon' in the Disney Channel original comedy series "Austin & Ally." This role has earned him 4 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favorite TV Actor' (2013-2016) and 3 Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice TV Actor: Comedy' (2014-2016). In summer 2013, Lynch starred as ...
24. Derek Theler
Actor | Baby Daddy
Derek Theler is an American actor and model. He was born Alaska on October 29, 1986. He grew up playing sports, loved riding motorcycles and graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Pre medicine. He appeared as a model in commercials for Nike, Coke Zero, Kayak, Arby's, State Farm and Verizon ...
25. Zachery Ty Bryan
Actor | Home Improvement
Zach was born in Colorado on October 9th 1981 to Jenny and Dwight Bryan. Beginning his acting career at an early age, he has appeared on television and major motion pictures. He is probably best-known for his role as "Brad Taylor" on Home Improvement (1991). Movie roles included First Kid (1996), ...
26. Alice Greczyn
Actress | The Lying Game
Born in Walnut Creek, California, (USA) Alice Greczyn grew up mainly in the mid-west until finally landing in Colorado. She had no idea that she would stumble into life as an actress. Starring in television shows and films had not even crossed her mind. Instead, her childhood goal was to compete as...
27. Kyle Howard
Actor | Orange County
Kyle grew up in the small town of Warren, Michigan. Kyle's first job was in a dinner theater in his hometown; where he worked during the ages of 13-14 years old. During the summer, Kyle acted in many plays at the Rialto. He has appeared in "The Sound of Music", "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", "...
28. Denver Pyle
Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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 ...
Died: December 25, 1997 (age 77) in Burbank, California, USA
He is a distant cousin on my paternal grandmother's side.
29. Brian Thompson
Actor | Joe Dirt
Brian Earl Thompson was born on August 28, 1959 in Ellensburg, Washington. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high ...
Supplemented his education through work with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
30. Geoff Stults
Actor | Wedding Crashers
Geoff Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. Attended Whittier College from 1994-1998, where he performed in some theatrical productions and played division III football. Played professional Football in Europe as a wide receiver. He acted in the long running show, 7th Heaven (1996), in ...
31. Scott Elrod
Actor | The Switch
Scott Elrod was born in Germany to a military family. After moving around a lot he was raised in Parker, Colorado for the most part. His father was an F-16 pilot and Scott had dreams of becoming a pilot himself. He earned his pilot license after graduation and became an air traffic controller.
Actress | Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, she traveled to ...
33. Sheryl Lee
Actress | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
"Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990).
Lee was born April 27, 1967 in Germany. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her...
Actor | Bite the Bullet
Virile, handsome and square-jawed youthful star of the 1970s and 1980s whose early potential at super-stardom fizzled out. Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system, as in Tribes (1970), White Line Fever (1975) and Baby Blue Marine (...
35. Kristen Renton
Actress | Sons of Anarchy
Kristen has been following her passion as an actress from the early age of 17 when she was cast in The Sausage Factory, a wonderfully quirky series for MTV. Kristen most recently had a recurring role as "Ima" on the critically acclaimed FX series, Sons Of Anarchy; a hard-edged drama that revolves ...
36. Lydia Cornell
Actress | Curb Your Enthusiasm
With 20-34 million viewers Tuesday nights on ABC prime time, and more in worldwide syndication, Best Actress nominee for AFI at Method Fest and People's Choice Award winner Lydia Cornell is best known as the star of the hit ABC series "Too Close for Comfort" as Emmy legend Ted Knight's daughter '...
Lydia appeared in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's "Midsummer Night's Dream", "Othello", "As You Like It", "Ibsen", "Enemy of the People", "Of Mice and Men", "The Seagull", "Uncle Vanya", "Bus Stop", "Butterflies Are Free", "Night of January 16" and "Les Arboles Mueren de Pie", which she performed in Spanish.
Actress | Fingerprints
Lived with her parents in Colorado, until her parents divorced. Her dad moved to Laguna Beach, California with her brother, and she moved to Illinois with her mother. She also has a stepfather and stepbrother there. She acted out while there to get attention and, after her mother couldn't handle it...
38. Linden Ashby
Actor | Mortal Kombat
After graduating from Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Ashby took a degree in psychology and business administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango in the state of Colorado, and then moved to New York where he took drama classes in the Neighborhood Playhouse. Early in his career he ...
Ashby took a degree in psychology and business administration at Fort Lewis College in Durango in the state of Colorado.
39. Bryce Johnson
Actor | Darkness Rising
Bryce Johnson was born on April 18, 1977, and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, where he lived with his mother and two brothers. For a short time his family lived in Denver, Colorado, during his high school years, which is where his dream to become an actor came to life. Similar to his character on ...
Actor | The Founder
John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. ...
41. Richard Schiff
Actor | Man of Steel
Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New ...
He tried studying at the City College of New York (CCNY) in 1973, but had no interest. After not bothering to show up for finals, he headed to Colorado where he cut firewood and lived a hippie life.
42. Cassidy Lehrman
Actress | Murdered: Soul Suspect
Cassidy Sage Lehrman was born in Seattle, Washington and lived a bit of the gypsy life, traveling the country with her family in a 20 foot RV before settling in Paonia, Colorado, a town of 1500 people on the western slope of the Rockies. Blessed with no traffic lights and no fast food chains, the ...
43. Derek Cianfrance
Director | Blue Valentine
Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied (1998), won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best...
44. Chase Masterson
Actress | Yesterday Was a Lie
Chase Masterson (born February 26, 1963 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is perhaps best known as sexy casino girl "Leeta" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and "Ivy Lief" on General Hospital (1963), as well as being the featured guest star in the first Emmy Award-winning episode of ER (1994).
45. Drew Goddard
Producer | The Martian
Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under (2001) ...
46. Mike C. Manning
Actor | Teen Wolf
After participating in local theater in his home state of Colorado, Mike C. Manning fell in love with performing and has been an actor and producer of film and television content ever since. On screen, Manning is most known for his role in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9," on MTV's "Teen...
47. Sue Lyon
Actress | Lolita
Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children to Sue Karr Lyon. Her mother was forty-two when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Her mother had to work as a hospital house mother to take care of her children and money was tight. Around this time, the Lyon family moved out...
She met Gary "Cotton" Adamson at the Colorado State Penitentiary, where he was currently serving time for murder and robbery. She worked as a cocktail waitress and lived in an hotel in Denver nearby. She married him in 1973 and began working for prison reform and conjugal rights.
Actress | ER
Sherry Stringfield was born in Colorado Springs as the oldest of three children, but mainly raised in Spring, Texas. In high school, she did both athletics and acting. Later, she attended the Acting Conservatory of the State New York at Purchase, from which she graduated in 1989 with a B.F.A. While...
49. Kyra Zagorsky
Actress | Helix
Kyra Zagorsky was born in New York and raised in Colorado. She grew up an outdoors enthusiast, an athlete and a dancer. She received a BFA in theatre from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of California. Kyra played leading roles in...
50. Patrick Sabongui
Actor | Homeland
Patrick was born in Montreal on January 9, 1975, to a psychologist and a French teacher/librarian. Patrick has three older brothers and a younger sister and grew up in a trilingual household, speaking French, English and Arabic. On television, you've seen him regularly as Captain David Singh on ...
Patrick earned a BFA in Drama for Human Development from Concordia University, a Certificate from the National Theatre Conservatory in Colorado and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of California.
51. Chris Sanders
Writer | Lilo & Stitch
Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in ...
52. Greg Germann
Actor | Ally McBeal
A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Greg Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award-winning children's playwright and theater professor. As a Theater major at the University of Northern Colorado, a ...
53. Amanda Peterson
Actress | Can't Buy Me Love
Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie (1982), directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston...
54. Jeffrey Pierce
Actor | Bosch
Jeffrey was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Arlington, Virginia. Before moving west to pursue television and film work he toured the United States for two years with the first professional cast of the American Shakespeare Company. From there he spent two years working out of New York, ...
55. Brian Dietzen
Actor | From Justin to Kelly
Hailing from Colorado, Brian Dietzen made his big-screen debut alongside Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in From Justin to Kelly (2003) . He graduated with a BFA, majoring in acting, the University of Colorado at Boulder. He performed with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for two years and spent...
56. Hayden Byerly
Actor | The Fosters
Hayden Byerly is an American actor. Born in Lakewood, Colorado and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Byerly moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue a professional career after winning first prize in an acting competition. He is perhaps best known for his role as youngest sibling Jude Jacob on the ABC ...
Actress | GirlHouse
Nicole Fox is an artist. She grew up in Louisville, Colorado, with her parents and two sisters. She received honors and multiple scholarships in academics and the arts, including national recognition and multiple awards in the Scholastic Art Competition. She was a contestant on the CW's America's ...
58. Barbara Rush
Actress | It Came from Outer Space
The epitome of poise, charm, style and grace, beautiful brunette Barbara Rush was born in Denver, Colorado in 1927 and enrolled at the University of California before working with the University Players and taking acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse. It didn't take long for talent scouts to ...
59. Ken Curtis
Actor | The Searchers
Considering the kind of scruffy, backwoods, uneducated, Deep-South hillbilly types he played, many people would be surprised to hear that Ken Curtis wasn't actually born in the south but in the small town of Las Animas, Colorado, the son of the town sheriff. They would probably be even more ...
Died: April 28, 1991 (age 74) in Fresno, California, USA
60. Ward Bond
Actor | The Quiet Man
Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...
Died: November 5, 1960 (age 57) in Dallas, Texas, USA
61. Dominique Dunne
Actress | Poltergeist
Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...
Died: November 4, 1982 (age 22) in Los Angeles, California, USA (homicide)
Murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, just nineteen days before her 23rd birthday.
Sister of Griffin Dunne. Their father is novelist Dominick Dunne.
62. Michael Boatman
Actor | Spin City
Michael Patrick Boatman was born on October 25, 1964, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. While growing up in the area of Chicago, Illinois, Boatman developed an interest in acting that led him to enroll in Western Illinois University's theater program. After performing in a variety of plays that ...
Actress | Wonder Woman
Rileah Vanderbilt moved from her home state of Colorado to Los Angeles to pursue acting after graduating high school. She is no stranger to being in front of the camera and has many credits under her belt. She has been cast in various scripted TV shows, short films, web and feature films alongside ...
64. Devon Gummersall
Director | Nashville
An actor since the age of 14, Devon Gummersall is best known for his work on My So-Called Life (1994) Devon grew up in a creative household that supported his interest in acting. Born in Durango, Colorado, he spent part of his developing years in Northern California before settling in the Los ...
65. Terry Kiser
Actor | Weekend at Bernie's
Excellent, prolific and dependable character actor Terry Kiser was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Terry attended the University of Kansas on both football and dramatic scholarships. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked for three years in this profession in his hometown of Omaha...
Kiser currently lives in Ouray, Colorado with his wife and daughter.
66. Mary Jo Catlett
Actress | Serial Mom
An unmistakeably happy and hearty veteran character actress and comedienne who has found success in all three mediums (stage, film and television) with her trademark flowery voice, giddy demeanor and ever-cheery disposition, the endearing Mary Jo Catlett is now broaching five decades in the ...
We share a birthdate.
Actress | Rachel Getting Married
Annaleigh Amanda Swanson was born in Denver, Colorado to mother Holli Swanson. Since her mom was a gym teacher, Annaleigh was enrolled into various gym activities - activities that she didn't enjoy. When Annaleigh was 7 years old she told her mom it was time. Holli knew what Annaleigh meant.
68. Sascha Radetsky
Actor | Center Stage
Tall, built, handsome and striking, but as graceful as a man his size can possibly be, Sascha Radetsky has had a traditional dance history up until the new millennium. Radetsky is not only a skilled and gifted dancer, but also a heart-throb and sex symbol in his own right.
Born in Santa Cruz, ...
He studied on scholarship at the summer programs of the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre's School of Classical Ballet with Mikhail Baryshnikov, the San Francisco Ballet School and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Vail, Colorado.
Actress | The Hunger Games
Sandra Ellis Lafferty is known for her roles in Walk the Line(2005), Hunger Games(2012),Prisoners(2013) Self/Less(2015), and A Walk in the Woods(2015) . Sandra began her career as a stage actor and was named best actress for a season by the Denver drama critics, when she was a member of The Denver ...
Actor | Mulholland Dr.
Michael Anderson was born in Huron, South Dakota, at 10:30 P.M., on Halloween night. Subject to a genetic anomaly known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, he grew up in a wheelchair. After graduating high school, he traveled America, singing for tips and living in his car. For six years, he attended the ...
71. Cody Longo
Actor | Nashville
Cody A. Longo is an American Film/TV Actor. The early stages of Cody's career began on stage before eventually making the move to Los Angeles, CA to pursue film and television. He studied psychology and film at UCLA. Cody has lead various films and TV shows since the start of his professional ...
72. Sierra Boggess
Sierra Marjory Boggess was born May 20, 1982. She is best known for her roles as Ariel in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid" and Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera". Her career started when she was cast in the Ensemble and as the understudy of Cosette in the US Tour of Les ...
73. Wendle Josepher
Actress | Twister
Wendle was born in Los Angeles at UCLA Hospital, her mother is an artist and art educator and her father is a pediatrician. She grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she was a theatre major. She then attended the 3 yr. Professional Actor Training ...
Soundtrack | Tyler, the Creator: Yonkers
Tyler, The Creator is an American musician in all aspects, including producing, directing music videos as well as writing and performing as an artist. He was born in Boulder, Colorado as Tyler Okonma to a single mother. In 2008 Tyler, The Creator founded the hip-hop collective Odd Future, a ...
75. John Farley
Actor | Get Smart
John is the youngest brother of Chris Farley. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. His older brother, Kevin, also acts. Tom, the eldest of the boys, works in Madison as the head of the Chris Farley Foundation. His sister, Barb, is a pre-school teacher in Madison. John attended Portsmouth Abbey School ...
76. Sylvia Sidney
Actress | Beetlejuice
Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, ...
Died: July 1, 1999 , New York City, New York, USA (throat cancer)
With the plays drying up, Sylvia moved to Colorado to tour with a stock company.
Actor | Robin Hood
Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother was from an Anglo family from the South. He was raised by his mother, who had ...
Died: December 12, 1939 (age 56) in Santa Monica, California, USA (heart attack)
78. Erica Duke
Actress | Super Shark
Erica Duke grew up in Boulder County, Colorado. She originally started as a dancer as a child where she discovered her love for being on stage through Ballet, tap and jazz. Which led her into discovering theatre in school. Once Erica landed her first theatrical role on stage she knew she found her ...
79. Paul Soter
Writer | Super Troopers
Abandoned as an infant, and then raised by wolves in the Mojave Desert, is certainly not an accurate description of Paul's upbringing. Rather, he was the son of an Air Force Major and a hospital administrator. Paul and his three sisters moved from Sacramento, California to Anchorage, Alaska to ...
80. Spring Byington
Actress | You Can't Take It with You
The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although ...
Died: September 7, 1971 (age 84) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
81. Tracey McCall
Actress | Look
Tracey got her first taste of stardom when she won a modeling contest for "No Excuses Jeans". She beat out 5,000 girls across the United States. "No Excuses" flew her to New York City for a photo shoot, rewarded her with $10,000, and she appeared in magazines and advertisements.
After that, she ...
82. Daniel Sobieray
Actor | Days of Our Lives
Daniel Sobieray is a California native, born in Newport Beach, California. Daniel is now based in Los Angeles. Daniel grew up in Colorado and was very active in sports from an early age. After accepting a scholarship to Michigan for Ice Hockey, Daniel graduated with a B.A in Finance and Economics. ...
83. Brad Johnson
Actor | Always
When someone tells Brad Johnson he's come a long way, his usual response is, "Well, I had a long way to come." Born on a small ranch in Tucson, Johnson, the son of a horse trainer/used car salesman, has done everything from shoeing horses to repossessing cars to serving as a hunting and fishing ...
84. David Sherrill
Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210
Benjamin David Sherrill was born in North Carolina to Ben Sherrill, a business owner and and Alice Bost, a school teacher. Sherrill's father was of English/German descent and his mother is of German/Dutch lineage.
Sherrill originally attended Colorado State University as a Wildlife Biology Major but...
85. Allison Holker
Actress | Make Your Move
Specializing in contemporary, ballet, jazz and tap dancing, a nine-year-old Allison Holker began her training at "The Dance Club" in Orem, UT. She then began entering dance competitions, including her wins in Colorado - "Company Dance" (2004) and New York - "New York City Dance Alliance" (2005). ...
86. Ellen Woglom
Actress | Californication
Ellen grew up all over the place. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee. However her parent's business allowed for a lot of traveling so she later she moved to Vermont, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and now Los Angeles. She grew up on a farm and competitively rode horses until an injury ...
87. Marc Vann
Actor | Spider-Man 3
Marc Vann grew up in Virginia, on the water. Fishing, crabbing, buzzing around in small motorboats. Never had any interest in theater or acting until, while working on his MBA, was drawn to a mime workshop. (Always has been a big fan of silence.) That led to studying dance and movement, and his ...
His very first theater job doing West Side Story at Boulder's Dinner Theatre in Colorado. (which was in the street leading from where we lived in Boulder to my maternal grandparents house.)
88. Jesse Johnson
Actor | Twin Peaks
A native of Aspen, Colorado, Jesse Johnson currently lives in Los Angeles. The son of actors Don Johnson and Patti D'Arbanville, Jesse combines his athleticism and love of the outdoors with his creativity, balancing weight training, snowboarding and ice hockey with song writing - the ...
89. Wyatt Smith
Actor | Never Back Down
Wyatt Smith was born in Lake Arrowhead, California and is in his fourth year at University of Colorado, Boulder. Wyatt was five when he booked his first national commercial for Disney Cruise Line. He has since appeared in 77 national commercials and has also starred in several Films and TV shows.
90. Michele Specht
Actress | Star Trek Continues
Michele grew up in Colorado - and got up on every stage she could manage singing, acting, and unfortunately dancing from the time she could say: "jazz hands".
She earned degrees in Theater and Classical Vocal Music Performance, completed a prestigious theater internship with "Theatre de la Juene ...
91. James Jordan
Actor | Wind River
James was born James Jordan on the 14th of March 1979, in Texas, and experienced most of his childhood in the wild west wastelands of Midland Texas,the mountains of Evergreen Colorado, and the textbook suburbs of Austin Texas. In the early 90s, James moved to the small town of Webb City Missouri ...
92. Marjean Holden
Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Actress, stunt woman, dancer and martial artist Marjean Holden was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Vail, Colorado. She started acting from the age of 9, well being from the family of entertainers, she already knew her profession. As a youngster, she showed multiple skills in her school...
93. Alison Armitage
Actress | Jerry Maguire
Ravishing brunette beauty Alison Armitage was born on February 26, 1965 in High Wycombe, London, England. She's of mixed French, English, and German descent. Alison has two brothers and grew up in Hong Kong, where she lived for twenty years. Armitage became a competitive swimmer at age four and ...
94. Ace Young
Producer | The Barracks
Ace Young is from Colorado and is an American Idol Season 5 finalist. He has just released his new single, "I Wanna Fall In Love Again", which he wrote and produced along with dear friend and Top Swedish Producer, Harry Sommerdahl, that is digitally distributed through Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat ...
Didn't know his real name was Brett until he was about six. He was looking at his birth certificate that read "Brett Ace Young" and asked his mom who it was.
95. Tygh Runyan
Actor | Versailles
Tygh Runyan is an award-winning actor, best known for his work in feature films such as 15 Minutes with Robert DeNiro, K-19 The Widowmaker with Harrison Ford & Liam Neesen, Antitrust with Tim Robbins, and Snakes On A Plane with Samuel L. Jackson. With a passion for independent film, Tygh has ...
96. Robin Sydney
Actress | The Gingerdead Man
Lovely, radiant, and charming brunette stunner Robin Sydney Heymsfield was born on January 4, 1984 in Boulder, Colorado. Robin first began acting at age 8 as a member of the professional children's group The Peanut Butter Players; she acted in over 20 stage productions with this group and portrayed...
Actor | Sleepaway Camp
Jonathan Tiersten, born in Queens and raised in New York City and Northern New Jersey, Tiersten has been involved in both music and acting since his teens. Tiersten, who studied French horn and guitar when he was growing up, was still a teenager when, in 1983, he played Ricky Thomas in Robert ...
In 1991, Tiersten surprised his admirers by leaving the Big Apple and moving to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he opened a beer bar/live music venue called The Mountain Tap Tavern.
98. John August
Writer | The Nines
John August's screenwriting credits include Go (1999), Big Fish (2003), Titan A.E. (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter ...
99. Miki Ishikawa
Actress | Yours, Mine & Ours
Miki Ishikawa was born on July 29th, 1991 in Denver, Colorado. After living there for 4 years, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii and lived there for 5 more years. Her mother had been a model before Miki was born, so the whole "show business" thing brushed off onto Miki. She started modeling and doing ...
100. Cristi Harris
Actress | Night of the Demons 2
Cristi Harris is a Georgia-born girl. As a child, she lived in many states across the U.S. with her family, including Illinois, Colorado, Hawaii, New York and California. Cristi decided to become an actress after she met Sammy Davis Jr. on the set of The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990). Her brother ...