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1. Robin Williams Robin Williams Actor, Good Will Hunting Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana. Williams had English, German, French, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish ancestry...
2. Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison Actress, Warrior Jennifer Marie Morrison is the oldest child of teachers David and Judy Morrison. She was raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois with a younger sister and brother. She attended the same school her parents taught at, Prospect High School. As a child, she did some work as a model. After graduating from high school...
3. Kiele Sanchez Kiele Sanchez Actress, The Purge: Anarchy
4. Chloe Bennet Chloe Bennet Actress, A Hen in the Wolfhouse Chloe Wang was born to a Chinese father and American mother in Chicago, USA. She moved to Beijing to pursue a singing career. While she was there, she studied Mandarin, learned the demands of international pop stardom and released her debut single, "Uh Oh", in both English and Mandarin. She then moved to Los Angeles where...
5. Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson Actress, The X Files Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Irish ancestry. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987...
6. Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Actor, Star Wars Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father had Irish and German ancestry, and his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire...
7. Patricia Arquette Patricia Arquette Actress, True Romance With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage...
8. Michael Peña Michael Peña Actor, Shooter Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico, his mother from Charcas in San Luis Potosí and his father from Villa Purificación in Jalisco. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II...
9. Mandy Patinkin Mandy Patinkin Actor, Pilot Mandy Patinkin was born "Mandel Bruce Patinkin" to Lester, a scrap metal dealer and Doris "Doralee". His first name was a tribute to his grandfather. Growing up he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age of 13-14 and still continues to use his fantastic voice in musicals and in recordings. Attending...
10. Anna Chlumsky Anna Chlumsky Actress, My Girl
11. Robin Tunney Robin Tunney Actress, The Craft Robin Tunney studied acting at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, spending her summer performing in such plays as "Bus Stop" and "Agnes of God". She moved to Los Angeles at the age of eighteen and shortly landed roles in such television shows as Life Goes On, Class of '96 (recurring), Law & Order...
12. Billy Zane Billy Zane Actor, Titanic William George Zane, Jr., better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to parents William George Zane, Sr. and Thalia Zane, both of Greek descent. His parents ran a medical technical school. Billy also has a sister named Lisa Zane, an actress born in 1961. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on...
13. Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah Actress, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Over a 30 year film career, Daryl Hannah has starred in over 40 feature films, and has created numerous iconic roles in successful, critically acclaimed and enduring films. Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer...
14. Ike Barinholtz Ike Barinholtz Actor, Neighbors
15. Michael Clarke Duncan Michael Clarke Duncan Actor, The Green Mile Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
16. Jason Gedrick Jason Gedrick Actor, Backdraft
17. Morgan Saylor Morgan Saylor Actress, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Morgan Saylor was born in Chicago and raised in Georgia, attending Montessori schools through grade 8. At a young age, Morgan began performing at community theatre summer camps. In the third grade, Morgan's family moved within Georgia to an in-town Atlanta neighborhood, filled with even more theatre opportunities...
18. Virginia Madsen Virginia Madsen Actress, Sideways One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most talented actresses. Voted as one of the most beautiful actresses in 1986, Virginia has had several excellent performances in her career thus far. Audiences first caught a glimpse of her as "Princess Irulan" in the 1984 science fiction epic Dune...
19. Lauren Lapkus Lauren Lapkus Actress, Blended
20. Kiernan Shipka Kiernan Shipka Actress, Carriers Kiernan Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and his wife, Erin Ann, a one-time queen of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade. The family relocated to Los Angeles when she was six to support her acting career. Kiernan got her black belt in taekwondo in June...
21. Nadine Velazquez Nadine Velazquez Actress, Flight
22. Jami Gertz Jami Gertz Actress, Twister
23. Brit Marling Brit Marling Actress, Another Earth Brit Marling graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist. She moved to Los Angeles to act and, after spending a couple of years exploring the movie industry and being offered roles as "the cute blonde in horror movies"...
24. Jenny McCarthy Jenny McCarthy Self, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy Jenny McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, the second oldest daughter of Linda (Loheit), a courtroom custodian, and Daniel McCarthy, a steel mill foreman. She has Irish, German, and Polish ancestry. McCarthy has three sisters. She was educated at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School...
25. Frances McDormand Frances McDormand Actress, Fargo Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Vernon McDormand, a minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in 1982...
26. Raquel Welch Raquel Welch Actress, The Three Musketeers A new reigning 1960s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B.C., if nothing else, captured the hearts...
27. Jesse Williams Jesse Williams Actor, The Cabin in the Woods
28. Jennifer Beals Jennifer Beals Actress, Flashdance Jennifer Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in the city. She is the daughter of Jeanne (Anderson), an elementary school teacher, and Alfred Leroy Beals, who owned grocery stores. Her father was African-American and her mother, who was caucasian, had Irish ancestry...
29. Fred Savage Fred Savage Actor, The Princess Bride Fred Savage was born July 9, 1976. he began acting at age 9 with Jay Underwood in The Boy Who Could Fly. At the age of twelve, he was cast the lead role of the series The Wonder Years. It became a good show, and on the pilot, he got his first kiss. He was later in the movie Vice Versa with Judge Reinhold and then in Little Monsters...
30. Thomas Lennon Thomas Lennon Writer, Night at the Museum
31. Harold Ramis Harold Ramis Writer, Groundhog Day Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
32. Amy Landecker Amy Landecker Actress, A Serious Man
33. Kellita Smith Kellita Smith Actress, Hair Show
34. Ben Savage Ben Savage Actor, Little Monsters Bennett "Ben" Joseph Savage was born on September 13th, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. He's the younger brother of Fred Savage, the star of The Wonder Years, whom he credits for inspiring him to become an actor. Ben got his start in acting when he appeared in his first commercial at the tender age of 5...
35. Alex Borstein Alex Borstein Actress, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
36. John Franklin John Franklin Actor, The Addams Family
37. Ryan McPartlin Ryan McPartlin Actor, J. Edgar
38. Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes Writer, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
39. John C. Reilly John C. Reilly Actor, Chicago Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played a eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps. The fifth of six children...
40. Tom Berenger Tom Berenger Actor, Inception Born in Chicago, Illinois, as Thomas Michael Moore, was raised along with his sister, in a working class home headed by a father who worked as a printer for The Chicago Sun-Times. After graduating Rich East High School in 1967, he attended the University of Missouri to study journalism, but tried his hand at acting on a whim because of a bet he lost...
41. Wood Harris Wood Harris Actor, Remember the Titans Born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, Wood. Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by 'August Wilson', William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams...
42. Kim Novak Kim Novak Actress, Vertigo Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers...
43. Michael Madsen Michael Madsen Actor, Reservoir Dogs Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill, Sin City, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, The Doors, Thelma & Louise, and Free Willy. Michael Madsen is notably recognized for his role as Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs...
44. Terrence Howard Terrence Howard Actor, Iron Man Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by a casting director...
45. Lana Wachowski Lana Wachowski Writer, The Matrix Lana Wachowski - previously Laurence (Larry) Wachowski - is a sibling of Andy Wachowski, of the creative 'Watchowskis' duo behind ground-breaking movies like The Matrix and Cloud Atlas. Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, she grew up in Chicago, in a tight...
46. Bonnie Hunt Bonnie Hunt Writer, Cars
47. Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna Actor, The Godfather: Part III Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III, in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia. Joseph Anthony Mantegna...
48. Stefanie Scott Stefanie Scott Actress, Wreck-It Ralph Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film, television and music, Stefanie Scott is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents as her career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. Most recently, Stefanie signed on to star in Insidious 3: Into The Further by Focus Features and Blumhouse Productions...
49. Walt Disney Walt Disney Producer, Peter Pan At age 16, during World War I, he lied about his age to join the American Red Cross. He soon returned home, where he won a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. There, he met a fellow animator, Ub Iwerks. The two soon set up their own company. In the early 20s, they made a series of animated shorts for the Newman theater chain...
50. Aimee Garcia Aimee Garcia Actress, A Lot Like Love A Chicago native of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, she made her professional stage debut at the age of seven in Paul Mejia's "Cinderella" at The Auditorium Theatre. By the age of twelve, she was dancing 20 shows a month as "Clara" in "The Nutcracker". She joined the Young People's Company, whose alumni include John Cusack,Joan Cusack...
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