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1. Ellen Burstyn Ellen Burstyn Actress, Requiem for a Dream Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School...
2. Judy Greer Judy Greer Actress, 13 Going on 30 Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, the daughter of a mechanical engineer and a hospital administrator. After training for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet, Greer shifted her interest to acting and was accepted into Chicago's prestigious Theater School at DePaul University. After a variety of odd jobs during college...
3. Sherilyn Fenn Sherilyn Fenn Actress, Of Mice and Men Her childhood was filled with change. Sheryl Ann (later "Sherilyn") was the youngest of 3 kids. She and her two older brothers were raised by their musician mom, Arlene Quatro, who moved the family around Michigan. She and her mom went to L.A. when Sherilyn was 17. Within a couple of years, Sherilyn was working in TV and film...
4. Tom Selleck Tom Selleck Actor, 3 Men and a Baby Thomas William Selleck is an American actor and film producer, known for his starring role as Hawaii-based private investigator "Thomas Magnum" on the 1980s television series, Magnum, P.I.. Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Martha S. (Jagger), a homemaker, and Robert Dean Selleck, a real estate investor and executive...
5. Lin Shaye Lin Shaye Actress, There's Something About Mary Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting...
6. J.K. Simmons J.K. Simmons Actor, Spider-Man
7. Kim Hunter Kim Hunter Actress, Planet of the Apes Her father, Donald Cole, was a consulting engineer, and died in 1926 when Kim was only 3 years old. Her mother, Grace Lind, once performed as a concert pianist. She had one brother who was eight years older than she, and she was educated at Miami Beach High. According to an in-depth article on Kim Hunter by Joseph Collura in the October 2009 issue of "Classic Images"...
8. Mary Lynn Rajskub Mary Lynn Rajskub Actress, Safety Not Guaranteed Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress, comedienne and singer who is best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24. She was born Mary Lynn Rajskub on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton...
9. Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola Producer, The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
10. Elisabeth Harnois Elisabeth Harnois Actress, All My Children Elisabeth was born in Detroit in 1979 and grew up in Los Angeles. An actress since the age of 3, she co-starred at the age of 5 in two movies (One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children?). She did numerous TV commercials until being chosen by Disney Productions to star as Alice in the Adventures in Wonderland series...
11. Crystal Reed Crystal Reed Actress, Crazy, Stupid, Love. Crystal Reed was born in Detroit, Michigan and began to study dance at an early age. She attended Dort Elementary School in Roseville, Michigan, Roseville Junior High and Roseville High School, where she was president of the school's drama club was the dance captain. She also took part in a local community theater and performed in musicals such as Annie and Grease...
12. David Ramsey David Ramsey Actor, Pay It Forward David was born in Detroit, Michigan to Jeraldine and Nathaniel Ramsey. He has 5 siblings. He graduated from Mumford High school and turned down a scholarship to attend the University of South Carolina. David is part of the cast of TV-series Arrow and has also stared in the TV-series Dexter.
13. Gail O'Grady Gail O'Grady Actress, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
14. Jana Kramer Jana Kramer Actress, Click
15. Tom Sizemore Tom Sizemore Actor, Saving Private Ryan Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business. Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore...
16. Marlo Thomas Marlo Thomas Actress, Nobody's Child Many well-known and highly identifiable actresses have tried and failed to make the arduous crossover from fizzy TV sitcom star to mature, dramatic artist. Usually, it was their hardcore fans who refused to accept them in any other light. Sally Field and Elizabeth Montgomery come to mind first as two actresses who somehow managed to make the none-too-easy adjustment...
17. Ken Jeong Ken Jeong Actor, The Hangover Ken Jeong has been blending comedy & medicine all of his life. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Korean immigrants Young and Dong-Kuen Jeong, a professor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. After graduating from Duke University & attaining his MD at the University of North Carolina...
18. Richard Kiel Richard Kiel Actor, Tangled Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the late 1950s / early 1960s...
19. Robert Wagner Robert Wagner Actor, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Robert John Wagner was born in Detroit, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor, he held a variety of jobs while pursuing his goal, but it was while dining with his parents at a restaurant in Beverly Hills that he was "discovered" by a talent scout. After making his uncredited screen debut in The Happy Years...
20. Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong Actor, Ray
21. Tom Skerritt Tom Skerritt Actor, Alien Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA, and was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in War Hunt. However, he spent most of the next decade in television...
22. Brandon T. Jackson Brandon T. Jackson Actor, Tropic Thunder Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Beverly Yvonne (Bozeman) and Wayne Timothy Jackson. His parents are both pastors, and his maternal grandfather was a Pentecostal child preacher. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city...
23. Billy West Billy West Actor, Futurama: Bender's Big Score
24. Kevin Nash Kevin Nash Actor, The Longest Yard Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well. Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...
25. Geoff Stults 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, in which he played Ben...
26. Piper Laurie Piper Laurie Actress, Carrie Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, to Charlotte Sadie (Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a furniture dealer. Her father was a Polish Jewish immigrant and her mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Her father moved the family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old...
27. George Peppard George Peppard Actor, Breakfast at Tiffany's Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One. He started getting noticed when he played Robert Mitchum's illegitimate son in the popular melodrama Home from the Hill...
28. David Patrick Kelly David Patrick Kelly Actor, K-PAX Compact, feisty and slightly crazy-looking character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the homicidal but cowardly leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's controversial New York City gang film The Warriors...
29. Pam Dawber Pam Dawber Actress, Stay Tuned Actress Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit where she was attending Oakland Community College...
30. Martin Milner Martin Milner Actor, Sweet Smell of Success Martin Milner was born December 28, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan. His father, Sam, was a film distributor. His mother, Jerre Martin, was a dancer with the Paramount Theater circuit. The Milners moved to Seattle when Martin was a baby and to Los Angeles soon after. At age 15 Martin's father got him an agent and he was chosen to play the role of "John Day" in Life with Father...
31. James Duval James Duval Actor, Donnie Darko Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974 where his sister Terry Duval (his only sibling) was born. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. Although he was trained as a classical pianist as a child he eventually moved to the guitar...
32. Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley Self, Episode #1.1
33. Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin Actress, I Heart Huckabees Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Deroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University...
34. Elaine Stritch Elaine Stritch Actress, One Life to Live A brash, incorrigible scene-stealer now entering her sixth decade in a career that has had many highs and lows, veteran Elaine Stritch certainly lives up to the Stephen Sondheim song "I'm Still Here". Having stolen so many moments on stage that she could be convicted of grand larceny, this tough old broad broaching 80 with the still-shapely legs...
35. Harry Morgan Harry Morgan Actor, High Noon Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H. Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no other actor would do it...
36. Joe Swanberg Joe Swanberg Actor, Drinking Buddies Joe Swanberg was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. He moved around quite a bit growing up, even spending two years on an island in the Pacific Ocean named Kwajalein. He studied film production at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and the creative possibilities of the Internet...
37. Diana Ross Diana Ross Soundtrack, Bridget Jones's Diary Best known as the the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, the second of six children born to Fred and Ernestine. She is of African American and Native American descent. After being raised in housing projects for most of the late 1940s and early 1950s...
38. Rob Paulsen Rob Paulsen Actor, A Goofy Movie
39. Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Self, Wayne's World Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today. At age 17, he formed a rock band called the Earwigs, who changed their name to The Spiders and then The Nazz, before finally settling on Alice Cooper...
40. Gilda Radner Gilda Radner Actress, Haunted Honeymoon Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked up with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, the younger of two children. Her parents were Herman and Henrietta Radner, and she had an older brother named Michael...
41. Della Reese Della Reese Actress, Dinosaur Della began singing in her hometown of Detroit when she was 6 years old. As a teenager, she toured with gospel great Mahalia Jackson and, at the age of 18, she formed the Meditation Singers and became the first performer to take gospel music to the casinos of Las Vegas. She was a vocalist with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra and began making her own records...
42. Jessica Cauffiel Jessica Cauffiel Actress, Legally Blonde
43. Kenya Moore Kenya Moore Actress, Waiting to Exhale
44. Jerry Bruckheimer Jerry Bruckheimer Producer, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
45. Page Kennedy Page Kennedy Actor, S.W.A.T. Page Kennedy's road to Hollywood spans across the country beginning in the Midwest where his remarkable talent was discovered at Western Michigan University. Before attending the best school in Michigan for theatre, however, Page's career was nowhere near focused on acting as his father, a doctor, encouraged him to pursue a career in medicine...
46. John Witherspoon John Witherspoon Actor, Friday
47. Jack White Jack White Soundtrack, Quantum of Solace Jack played guitar and sang in the band The White Stripes. They released six albums: their self-titled debut -- "The White Stripes", "De Stijl", "White Blood Cells", "Elephant", "Get Behind Me Satan", and "Icky Thump", before breaking up in 2011. White also sings and plays guitar in the band The Raconteurs (alternatively known as "the Saboteurs" in Australia)...
48. Roger Corman Roger Corman Producer, Death Race Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University, but while in school he began to lose interest in the profession, and developed a growing interest in filmmaking. Upon graduation, he worked a total of three days as an engineer (at US Electrical Motors)...
49. Courtney B. Vance Courtney B. Vance Actor, The Hunt for Red October
50. Casey Kasem Casey Kasem Actor, Ghostbusters
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