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1. Chris Evans Chris Evans Actor, The Avengers Chris Evans - not to be confused with the British DJ and wild man of the same name - began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. But it was his rapid rise to stardom that was unusual. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade because his older sister...
2. Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Actor, Boogie Nights Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born June 5th, 1971 in the poor working class district of Boston known as Dorchester, the youngest of nine children. His parents were Alma & Donald Wahlberg. The large Wahlberg brood didn't have a lot growing up, especially after his parents divorced when he was eleven...
3. 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, Tish, 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. She starred in the movies Atlas Shrugged: Part I and The Lucky One...
4. Uma Thurman Uma Thurman Actress, Pulp Fiction Uma Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970 into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family -- her mother is a European socialite and former model, her father one of the nation's foremost Buddhist scholars. As a result, hers was a household in which the The Dalai Lama was an occasional guest;...
5. 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...
6. 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. The family lived in Newton until his parents divorced...
7. James Spader James Spader Actor, Stargate James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Stoddard Greenwood and Jean 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...
8. Edward Norton Edward Norton Actor, Fight Club Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969 to parents Edward, an attorney who works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Robin Norton, a former foundation executive and teacher who passed away of brain cancer on March 6, 1997. Edward also has two younger siblings named James and Molly...
9. Eliza Dushku Eliza Dushku Actress, True Lies Eliza Dushku was discovered at the end of a five-month search throughout the United States for the perfect girl to play the lead role of Alice opposite Juliette Lewis in the film That Night. Since then, she has been in several films and has worked with actors such as Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin...
10. Ben Foster Ben Foster Actor, 3:10 to Yuma Ben Foster, born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, was swiftly moved by his parents to be raised in Fairfield, Iowa - a town that had four community theaters. His passion for acting was discovered early on, and after starring in the title role in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", put on by one of the community theaters...
11. Ari Graynor Ari Graynor Actress, Mystic River
12. 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....
13. Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Actor, The Avengers
14. Daniela Ruah Daniela Ruah Actress, Red Tails Descending from a family of Portuguese doctors, Daniela was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lived in the US until she was 5. She attended St. Julian's School in Portugal, where she grew up, landing her first acting role at the age of 16. She kept working on diverse projects and finished high school...
15. 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...
16. 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. Her father, Paul Coolidge, was a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
17. 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...
18. John Slattery John Slattery Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes John Slattery was born in 1962 and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He 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, Homefront, Maggie and Feds; and the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means with Sally Field and From the Earth to the Moon...
19. Connie Britton Connie Britton Actress, A Nightmare on Elm Street Connie Britton has portrayed the 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 starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton; and Edward Burns' independent feature Looking for Kitty...
20. David Walton David Walton Actor, Burlesque 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...
21. Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien Writer, Conan 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...
22. 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...
23. 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).
24. Dane Cook Dane Cook Actor, Mr. Brooks
25. 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...
26. Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy Actor, Star Trek Raised in a Boston tenement, acting in community theaters since age eight, Leonard Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, a bit part in Queen for a Day and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb. After two years in the United States Army, he was still getting small...
27. 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...
28. 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...
29. Alessandro Nivola Alessandro Nivola Actor, Face/Off
30. Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn Actress, Young Frankenstein Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She 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, ultimately earning a doctorate in her chosen field. Her finest years came in Paper Moon with Ryan O'Neal...
31. 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...
32. 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"...
33. 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.
34. Colm Feore Colm Feore Actor, The Chronicles of Riddick
35. Callie Thorne Callie Thorne Actress, Next Stop Wonderland
36. John Pinette John Pinette Actor, The Punisher
37. 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...
38. John Michael Higgins John Michael Higgins Actor, Yes Man
39. Christine Elise Christine Elise Actress, Child's Play 2
40. 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...
41. Scott Wolf Scott Wolf Actor, Go
42. Mike O'Malley Mike O'Malley Actor, Eat Pray Love
43. 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...
44. 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...
45. Brian White Brian White Actor, The Cabin in the Woods
46. 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...
47. Sam Jones III Sam Jones III Actor, Glory Road
48. Susie Abromeit Susie Abromeit Actress, Battle Los Angeles
49. Jane Alexander Jane Alexander Actress, Kramer vs. Kramer Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander's has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in films following a towering Broadway success...
50. Meshach Taylor Meshach Taylor Actor, Mannequin Surrounded by four dazzling Southern-styled ladies on the hit sitcom Designing Women, genial African-American Meshach Taylor made a name for himself as the beleaguered male foil consistently at the mercy of the ladies' antics during its seven-season run. The Boston-born actor who was raised in New Orleans...
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