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1. John Cusack John Cusack Actor, Being John Malkovich John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American family...
2. Jake Johnson Jake Johnson Actor, 21 Jump Street
3. Elizabeth McGovern Elizabeth McGovern Actress, Once Upon a Time in America Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage training...
4. Zach Gilford Zach Gilford Actor, The Purge: Anarchy
5. Carlos Bernard Carlos Bernard Actor, Alien Raiders
6. William Petersen William Petersen Actor, Manhunter
7. Daniel Sunjata Daniel Sunjata Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
8. Alicia Goranson Alicia Goranson Actress, Boys Don't Cry
9. Josh Meyers Josh Meyers Actor, Brüno Josh Meyers is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at the famed Boom Chicago Theater, which for twenty years has been a thriving European outpost for American improv comedy...
10. Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Soundtrack, Into the Wild
11. Frank Collison Frank Collison Actor, The Village Frank's first "role" was a six month old "theatre mascot" at a tent theatre in Granville, Ohio. His father, John, was an actor and playwright and his mother, Peg, directed him in a number of plays while he was growing up in Virginia and Ohio. As a young boy, Frank assisted his father when he toured with his one man Abraham Lincoln show...
12. William Christopher William Christopher Actor, The Fortune Cookie
13. Ajay Naidu Ajay Naidu Actor, Office Space Naidu's first professional acting job was the film Touch and Go (released in 1986) which he won from an open call. He starred in the TV movie, Lady Blue (1985) as Paquito. This was followed by an ABC Afterschool Special episode, "No Greater Gift" (1985), where he played Nick Santana, a 12-year-old boy with a terminal illness...
14. Barbara Harris Barbara Harris Actress, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in America...
15. James Olson James Olson Actor, Commando He was a Chicago-based stage actor by the time he began his film career in the forgettable action drama The Sharkfighters (1956). A reedy, sensitive-looking blond, James Olson showed an understated power in his performances that often received critical applause, but also a taciturn personality that kept audiences at bay...
16. Nancy Lee Grahn Nancy Lee Grahn Actress, One Life to Live
17. Anisha Nagarajan Anisha Nagarajan Actress, Pilot Nagarajan's parents are immigrants from India. Her mother, Geetha Nagarajan, is a former developmental specialist at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic. Her father, Nandu Nagarajan, is a professor and academic at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She has one brother, Arjun...
18. Tamara Braun Tamara Braun Actress, Little Chenier
19. Grant Shaud Grant Shaud Actor, Antz
20. Bill Cusack Bill Cusack Actor, Ed Wood
21. Debra Stipe Debra Stipe Actress, Tough Guys Don't Dance
22. Susie Cusack Susie Cusack Actress, High Fidelity
23. Jon Wellner Jon Wellner Actor, Ocean's Thirteen
24. Richard Fancy Richard Fancy Actor, General Hospital
25. Pat Finn Pat Finn Actor, Dude, Where's My Car?
26. Ruby Wax Ruby Wax Self, Ruby's American Pie
27. Cathy Podewell Cathy Podewell Actress, Night of the Demons
28. Ronnie Burns Ronnie Burns Actor, Anatomy of a Psycho
29. Skye Aubrey Skye Aubrey Actress, Vanished
30. William Bassett William Bassett Actor, House of 1000 Corpses
31. Tom Neal Tom Neal Actor, Detour Tom Neal is best remembered for his off-screen exploits, which involved scandal, mayhem and a charge of murder. Before his 1938 screen debut in MGM's Out West with the Hardys, Neal had been a member of the boxing team at Northwestern University, had debuted on the Broadway stage in 1935 and had received a law degree from Harvard...
32. Claudia Jennings Claudia Jennings Actress, 'Gator Bait Born Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton (nicknamed Mimi by her friends and family) in St. Paul, Minnesota, titian beauty Claudia Jennings was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1966, she moved to Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago just south of the Wisconsin state line, where she graduated high school in 1968...
33. Blake Snyder Blake Snyder Writer, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Named "Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriter", Blake Snyder began his Hollywood career early in life. His father, Kenneth C.T. Snyder, was an Emmy-winning TV producer of many children's shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Among them were The Funny Company, Hot Wheels, animated segments on Sesame Street, Big Blue Marble and the cult classic Roger Ramjet...
34. Kate Baldwin Kate Baldwin Actress, Stranger
35. Laird Macintosh Laird Macintosh Actor, Saving Private Ryan Laird Macintosh, born in Evanston Illinois, moved with his family to Los Angeles and started a career in the Entertainment Industry at an early age. By twenty-five, Laird had worked behind the camera and was credited in the production of several Feature Films. Laird moved in front of the camera as an actor...
36. Jeffrey Nicholas Brown Jeffrey Nicholas Brown Actor, Danika Jeffrey Nicholas Brown was born in Evanston, Illinois to Mary and Thomas Brown (both music teachers) and started acting young. He started at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston and made his professional debut at age 12 in the world premiere of "The Grapes of Wrath" at The Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago...
37. Graham Sibley Graham Sibley Actor, Zombie Honeymoon
38. Whitney Allen Whitney Allen Actress, The Grand Design
39. Brenda Denaut Brenda Denaut Actress, Olga's House of Shame
40. Teddi Siddall Teddi Siddall Actress, Prizzi's Honor
41. Janet Julian Janet Julian Actress, King of New York Janet Louise Johnson grew up in North Hollywood, California. After attending UCLA for a year, she moved to New York to become a model. She appeared in television commercials and made a guest appearance on The Mike Douglas Show modeling clothes. She got her big acting break when she auditioned and won the part of Nancy Drew, replacing Pamela Sue Martin. She has two older sisters and a younger sister.
42. Kris Kamm Kris Kamm Actor, Wyatt Earp
43. Jim Staahl Jim Staahl Writer, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Jim Staahl began his professional career as a resident member of Chicago's Second City Theater and wrote for SCTV. Staahl performed and wrote for an array of Variety shows starring Steve Allen, Sid Caesar, Martin Mull, Steve Martin, and Marty Short. Jim was also a co-head writer for shows that starred John Candy...
44. Alice L. Walker Alice L. Walker Actress, Le Grand Jete
45. Bruce Jarchow Bruce Jarchow Actor, Outbreak
46. Charles Schneider Charles Schneider Actor, Zodiac
47. D.A. Pennebaker D.A. Pennebaker Director, Dont Look Back
48. Lisa Datz Lisa Datz Actress, Ghost Town Made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Titanic as Madeleine Astor. From there, she played Yitzak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch Off-Broadway opposite Michael Cerveris and John Cameron-Mitchell. She also originated the role of Pam Lukowski in The Full Monty opposite Patrick Wilson. Lisa was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for her performance as Violet in Violet.
49. Eric Gerber Eric Gerber Camera and Electrical Department, Billy Club
50. Deborah Wittenberg Deborah Wittenberg Actress, Rudy Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her SAG card in the movie 'Rudy' portraying the role of 'Young Sherry', the older version played by 'Lili Taylor'. She performed in the Equity production of 'Annie Warbucks' at the Marriot, Lincolnshire and Drury Lane theaters, starring 'Harve Presnell' as 'Daddy Warbucks'...
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