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1. James Spader James Spader Actor, Stargate James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles...
2. Chris Evans Chris Evans Actor, The Avengers Chris Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano. Chris's mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent...
3. Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Actor, Boogie Nights American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
4. Matt Damon Matt Damon Actor, The Bourne Identity Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
5. Taylor Schilling Taylor Schilling Actress, The Lucky One Taylor Schilling was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert, is a former prosecutor, and her mother, Patricia "Tish" (Miller), works in administration at MIT. Taylor attended Wayland High School, but graduated from West Roxbury High School in 2002, and made her film debut in Dark Matter...
6. Maura Tierney Maura Tierney Actress, Liar Liar On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upperscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district. Born February 3...
7. Edward Norton Edward Norton Actor, Fight Club Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse, who developed Columbia, MD; she passed away of brain cancer on March 6...
8. Eliza Dushku Eliza Dushku Actress, Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month search...
9. Uma Thurman Uma Thurman Actress, Pulp Fiction Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
10. Connie Britton Connie Britton Actress, A Nightmare on Elm Street Connie Britton began playing country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights -the movie- directed by Peter Berg and also starring Billy Bob Thornton; and Edward Burns' independent feature Looking for Kitty...
11. David Walton David Walton Actor, Fired Up! David Walton was born in Boston, MA. His father is John Hunter Walton Jr and his mother is Carolyn K Walton. He has four sisters (Francie Karlen, Jennifer Burke, Hilary Lehman, and Amanda Walton) and two brothers (Will Hovey and Burr Hovey). He began his acting career playing Petruchio in a 9th grade production of "The Taming of the Shrew" and acted in many productions at St...
12. Ben Foster Ben Foster Actor, Lone Survivor Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian (Sterling) and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. During his childhood, he was moved by his parents to be raised in Fairfield, Iowa, along with his younger brother, actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were both from...
13. Daniela Ruah Daniela Ruah Actress, Red Tails Daniela was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Portuguese-born parents, Katharina Lia Azancot Korn and Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, a doctor. She lived in the US until she was five. Her father's family is Sephardi Jewish, while her mother is of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, along with Spanish and Sephardi Jewish...
14. Jonathan Tucker Jonathan Tucker Actor, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jonathan is a film and television actor born in Boston May 31, 1982. While still in third grade, he was a part of a ballet production of The Nutcracker. After High School he got into Columbia University but went on to pursue his acting career. His first accredited appearances were in Night before Christmas (1994) as Moses Junior and Troublemakers (1994).
15. Dane Cook Dane Cook Actor, Mr. Brooks
16. Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Actor, The Avengers
17. Eli Roth Eli Roth Producer, Grindhouse Eli Roth began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien and vomiting, and deciding he wanted to be a producer/director. With his brothers and friends, ketchup for blood and his father's power tools, he made over fifty short films before attending film school at N.Y.U....
18. Donnie Wahlberg Donnie Wahlberg Actor, The Sixth Sense He was born Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. on August 17, 1969, in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish, Irish, French-Canadian, and English descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Donald Sr. and Alma Wahlberg. His parents eventually divorced and Donnie, finding himself already in trouble...
19. Jennifer Coolidge Jennifer Coolidge Actress, American Pie Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie. She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
20. Lisa Edelstein Lisa Edelstein Actress, What Women Want Lisa Edelstein began her professional acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. After performing in a wide range of productions off and on Broadway, authored and performed the AIDS-related musical "Positive Me" at Ellen Stuart's La Mama, in Manhattan. It was one one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions...
21. G. Hannelius G. Hannelius Actress, Den Brother Hannelius is an actress, singer, and budding fashionista. She can be seen starring on The Disney Channel's hit original series, "Dog with a Blog." The show premiered in October 2012, and was watched by 4.5 million viewers. In February 2013, it was picked up for a second season. Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Maine...
22. James Remar James Remar Actor, Crocodile James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors. That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent". In a career spanning nearly four decades...
23. Ari Graynor Ari Graynor Actress, Mystic River
24. Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy Actor, Star Trek Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb...
25. John Slattery John Slattery Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover...
26. Jasmine Guy Jasmine Guy Actress, Cats Don't Dance Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease...
27. Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn Actress, Young Frankenstein Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions...
28. Alessandro Nivola Alessandro Nivola Actor, Face/Off
29. Anne Dudek Anne Dudek Actress, White Chicks Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the Joseph E...
30. T.J. Thyne T.J. Thyne Actor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas TJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended high school in Plano, Texas, graduated high school in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. He attended the University of Southern California's theatre program, graduating in 1997. Through college, he worked as an extra in films (including "Forrest Gump", which filmed at USC) and in student produced plays.
31. Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien Self, Now You See Me Conan O'Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he began a love of comedy and goofing off, this carried on when he entered the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as become the president of the Harvard humor magazine...
32. Kenny Wormald Kenny Wormald Actor, Footloose Kenny Wormald grew up in Stoughton, Massachusetts, and began taking dancing lessons at the age of six. He won a string of dance contests throughout the Northeast in his teens and took to dancing professionally. He worked as a dancer and choreographer, appearing in a number of music videos and touring with Justin Timberlake...
33. Julie Goldman Julie Goldman Actress, Happy Birthday
34. John Cazale John Cazale Actor, The Godfather: Part II John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way, he won numerous Obie Awards for his stage performances in "The Indian Wants the Bronx" and "The Line"...
35. Callie Thorne Callie Thorne Actress, Next Stop Wonderland
36. Susie Abromeit Susie Abromeit Actress, Battle Los Angeles
37. Brian White Brian White Actor, The Cabin in the Woods
38. Brittany Curran Brittany Curran Actress, 13 Going on 30 Brittany Curran was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 2nd 1990. After living in Avon for her first three years, her family moved to Mockingbird Lane in Marston's Mills, Cape Cod. Brittany spent several of her elementary school years living on Cape Cod and attended Marston's Mills East Elementary School...
39. John Michael Higgins John Michael Higgins Actor, Yes Man
40. Colm Feore Colm Feore Actor, The Chronicles of Riddick
41. Scott Wolf Scott Wolf Actor, Go
42. Christine Elise Christine Elise Actress, Child's Play 2
43. Patrick Renna Patrick Renna Actor, The Sandlot Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts Patrick began acting at an early age in school plays. He started his film career as Hamilton 'Ham' Porter in the popular movie, The Sandlot with James Earl Jones and Denis Leary and went on to star in The Big Green and Son in Law. Since then, he has kept busy working in such feature films as_Very Mean Men (2000)_ starring Martin Landau...
44. Jack Nance Jack Nance Actor, Eraserhead Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the early 1970s in Philadelphia while he was performing in a local theater...
45. Mike O'Malley Mike O'Malley Actor, Eat Pray Love
46. Paris Themmen Paris Themmen Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory The former child actor Paris Themmen was born on June 25th, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, the self-proclaimed "Hub" of the Universe, to classical musicians. Young Paris first appeared on stage in 1965, while his parents were performing in summer stock in Michigan. After the family returned to New York...
47. Alex Rocco Alex Rocco Actor, The Godfather Tough and volatile-looking Italianate character actor Alex Rocco was born in Boston and spent time training with such notable teachers as Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey to curb his thick Boston accent. In Hollywood from 1963, he worked as a bartender during the lean years and began his TV career in the late 60s...
48. Michelle Thomas Michelle Thomas Actress, Hangin' with the Homeboys Michelle Thomas was born in Boston but raised in New York and New Jersey. She attended the Montclair School of Arts and the Broadway Dance Center. She is survived by her parents, Phynjuar Thomas (a stage actress and acting coach) and Dennis J.T. Thomas (a founder and current member of the 1970s funk band Kool & the Gang); her brother...
49. Hettienne Park Hettienne Park Actress, Young Adult Hettienne Park was born in Boston, MA. She studied classical flute and piano at the Longy School of Music and continued training at the New England Conservatory before acquiring BA's in both Economics and Religion at the University of Rochester. After graduation, she moved to New York City and completed the two-year acting program at the William Esper Studio...
50. Andrew Stanton Andrew Stanton Writer, Finding Nemo Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures. In 1990, he became only the second animator and ninth employee to join Pixar Animation Studios...
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