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1. Monica Potter Monica Potter Actress, Patch Adams From Cleveland to Hollywood, actress, producer, entrepreneur, funny woman, tear-jerker, designer, decorator, builder, creator, fixer, cook, cleaner, host, wife, Browns fan, homemaker, (very) amateur bowler and -her favorite title- mom, Monica Potter has achieved success in several different ways....save having a concise bio intro...
2. Halle Berry Halle Berry Actress, X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry...
3. Alan Ruck Alan Ruck Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. During the 1980s he appeared...
4. Debra Winger Debra Winger Actress, Terms of Endearment Debra Lynn Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra (her father named her Debra after his favorite actress...
5. Carol Kane Carol Kane Actress, Annie Hall Carol Kane was born Carolyn Laurie Kane on June 18, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Elaine Joy (Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due to her parents' divorce, Carol spent most of her childhood in boarding schools...
6. Wes Craven Wes Craven Writer, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
7. Vanessa Bayer Vanessa Bayer Actress, Despicable Me 2 Vanessa Bayer was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Orange High School. She is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. During her college career, she worked as an intern for Sesame Street and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
8. Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly Self, MGK and Kat Graham Richard Colson Baker is better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly. His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. MGK is from Cleveland, Ohio and is signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes...
9. Burgess Meredith Burgess Meredith Actor, Rocky One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 and educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson...
10. Margaret Hamilton Margaret Hamilton Actress, The Wizard of Oz Margaret Hamilton was Born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several performances in film before she came to her most memorable and astronomically successful role...
11. Imani Hakim Imani Hakim Actress, Reign Over Me Famed actress Imani Hakim was born on August 12th, in Cleveland, Ohio. Although most people decide what occupation path they want to take once out of high school, Imani Hakim already had developed a strong passion for acting by age seven. She began studying acting at Cleveland's historic Karamu House Theater and appeared in many of its stage productions...
12. Yvette Nicole Brown Yvette Nicole Brown Actress, (500) Days of Summer
13. Hal Holbrook Hal Holbrook Actor, Into the Wild Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
14. Paula Jai Parker Paula Jai Parker Actress, Phone Booth Paula Jai Parker is from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The Apollo Comedy Hour," filmed live at the legendary Apollo Theater...
15. Drew Carey Drew Carey Self, The Aristocrats
16. Bill Cobbs Bill Cobbs Actor, Night at the Museum Bill Cobbs was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where his parents were hard-working people, who instilled in him a sense of self-reliance and humility. As an amateur actor in the city's Karamu House Theater, he starred in the Ossie Davis play "Purlie Victorious". Cobbs was an Air Force radar technician for eight years; he also worked in office products at IBM and sold cars in Cleveland...
17. Keir Dullea Keir Dullea Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey Tall, slim, remote and boyishly handsome, one of Keir Dullea's most arresting features are his pale blue eyes and, at one time, they were featured all over the screen in a number of watershed films of the 1960s. A major, up-and-coming film star from the "Camelot" years straight through the turbulent era of the U.S.-Viet Nam War...
18. James Pickens Jr. James Pickens Jr. Actor, Another World James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City...
19. Jim Backus Jim Backus Actor, Rebel Without a Cause Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade...
20. Isabela Moner Isabela Moner Actress, Work with Me
21. Mary Carey Mary Carey Actress, Sapphire Girls Cleveland native Mary Carey was born into what could be charitably called a dysfunctional family. Both of her parents were mentally handicapped (her mother had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic) and she was taken away from her parents by her grandparents when she was three months old. After her parents divorced...
22. Brian Stepanek Brian Stepanek Actor, The Island
23. Joel Grey Joel Grey Actor, Dancer in the Dark
24. Arsenio Hall Arsenio Hall Actor, Coming to America
25. Jack Weston Jack Weston Actor, Dirty Dancing Born in Cleveland, he was a Machine Gunner and USO performer in World War II before arriving in New York to start his theater career.
26. Vanessa Bell Calloway Vanessa Bell Calloway Actress, Coming to America
27. Ruby Dee Ruby Dee Actress, American Gangster
28. Max Perlich Max Perlich Actor, Blow
29. Jonathan Freeman Jonathan Freeman Actor, Aladdin
30. Bumper Robinson Bumper Robinson Actor, Enemy Mine
31. Stephen Gyllenhaal Stephen Gyllenhaal Director, Homegrown
32. Howard Da Silva Howard Da Silva Actor, The Lost Weekend Howard da Silva was one of 324 actors, writers and directors who fell victim to the Hollywood blacklisting of the early 1950s, and had his career halted in the blink of an eye. Originally was a steelworker before making his stage debut at age 20 in New York. He made a name for himself on Broadway before going to Hollywood...
33. Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge Actress, Carmen Jones Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in black Baptist churches throughout the country...
34. James Wilder James Wilder Actor, 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun Neil Young wrote that it's better to burn out than fade away. But for actor/architect/designer James Wilder neither option is acceptable. Juggling artistic mediums like the three running chainsaws that earned him notoriety on the streets of New York and Los Angeles -- and later on stages throughout Europe...
35. Richard Brooks Richard Brooks Actor, The Crow: City of Angels Commanding actor Richard Brooks was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an actor, director and singer. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brooks studied acting, dance, and voice work at Interlochen Academy of Arts in Michigan. Later, he moved to New York City and was a student of the Circle in the Square Professional...
36. Jodi Harris Jodi Harris Actress, Legally Blonde A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Harris spent her post-graduate days as a theater actress in Chicago. After several successful productions, Jodi moved to the West Coast to focus on acting in Motion Pictures and Television. Harris got her got her break in film with back to back roles in Universal Studio's hits "Bring It On" and "Legally Blonde"...
37. Sean Kanan Sean Kanan Actor, General Hospital Sean Kanan stars on The Bold and the Beautiful, the number one syndicated show in daytime in 120 countries. He plays the deviously sexy Deacon Sharpe, a role that he made famous on both B and B and Y and R. Kanan is starring in a feature film, Limelight, directed by James Cullen Bressacks. Recently he starred in My Trip to the Darkside and subsequent sequel...
38. Lee Unkrich Lee Unkrich Editorial Department, Finding Nemo Lee Unkrich attended Chagrin Falls High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He was born in 1967 and graduated in 1985. He was a great French student and created a character in his movie, Toy Story 2 after his high school French teacher. He was featured in the local paper twice for Monsters, Inc. and for Finding Nemo.
39. LaWanda Page LaWanda Page Actress, Friday Best known for her role as Aunt Esther Anderson on "Sanford And Son", she appeared in many films including "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood" (1996), "Friday" (1995), "The Legend of Dolemite" (1994), "West From North Goes South" (1993), "The Meteor Man" (1993)...
40. Clea Lewis Clea Lewis Actress, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
41. Greg Morris Greg Morris Actor, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms Born in Cleveland, Morris came to Hollywood in the early 1960s. His acting experience at that time consisted of a few minor roles on the Seattle stage. He found work appearing on Television series such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and Twilight Zone before being cast in Mission: Impossible. Morris played quiet, efficient electronics expert Barney Collier from 1966-1973...
42. Quinton Flynn Quinton Flynn Actor, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
43. Miriam Flynn Miriam Flynn Actress, Babe
44. Martha Smith Martha Smith Actress, Animal House Out of her hundreds of TV appearances, Martha Smith is perhaps best known as "Francine Desmond", intelligence agent (and nemesis of star Kate Jackson) on the CBS series Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Raised in Farmington, MI, Martha--an honor student with a mention in "Who's Who of American Students"--enrolled in Michigan State University at 17 to study psychology...
45. Diana Hyland Diana Hyland Actress, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School. Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced,...
46. Jack Riley Jack Riley Actor, Boogie Nights Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in the Army in 1958. Following his discharge...
47. T.C. Stallings T.C. Stallings Actor, God's Compass T.C. Stallings was born in Cleveland, Ohio with an early interest in becoming and actor. At the age of 9, performance opportunities began for him via school plays and local church productions. But at age 12, his passions shifted to becoming a professional football player. After graduating from Bedford High School...
48. Mark L. Lester Mark L. Lester Director, Commando Director, writer and producer Mark L. Lester has created high-action films throughout his career, including some of the world's biggest box office draws. His directorial expertise has garnered praise for such films as Arnold Schwarzenegger's box-office mega-hit Commando, Stephen King's supernatural thriller Firestarter with Drew Barrymore and Martin Sheen...
49. Joe Seneca Joe Seneca Actor, Crossroads Prior to his illustrious Hollywood and television careers, Joe Seneca (nee Joel McGhee) belonged to a top flight singing group - The Three Riffs - that worked the better supper clubs in New York City. He was also a fine songwriter and had a big hit with "Talk to Me" sung by Little Willie John.
50. Jazsmin Lewis Jazsmin Lewis Actress, Barbershop
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