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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, Let's Be Cops
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. Daniel Sunjata Daniel Sunjata Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
6. William Petersen William Petersen Actor, Manhunter
7. Alicia Goranson Alicia Goranson Actress, Boys Don't Cry
8. 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...
9. Carlos Bernard Carlos Bernard Actor, Alien Raiders
10. 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...
11. William Christopher William Christopher Actor, The Fortune Cookie
12. 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...
13. Susie Cusack Susie Cusack Actress, High Fidelity
14. Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Soundtrack, Into the Wild
15. Pat Finn Pat Finn Actor, Dude, Where's My Car?
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Nancy Lee Grahn Nancy Lee Grahn Actress, One Life to Live
20. Tamara Braun Tamara Braun Actress, Little Chenier
21. Bill Cusack Bill Cusack Actor, Ed Wood
22. Debra Stipe Debra Stipe Actress, Tough Guys Don't Dance
23. Grant Shaud Grant Shaud Actor, Antz
24. Willie Geist Willie Geist Self, NYP New Year's Eve Gershwin Celebration
25. Richard Fancy Richard Fancy Actor, General Hospital
26. Skye Aubrey Skye Aubrey Actress, Vanished
27. Jon Wellner Jon Wellner Actor, Ocean's Thirteen
28. 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.
29. William Bassett William Bassett Actor, House of 1000 Corpses
30. 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...
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. 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.
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. Shulie Cowen Shulie Cowen Actress, Just Like Heaven
35. 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...
36. Ruby Wax Ruby Wax Self, Ruby's American Pie
37. Claudia Jennings Claudia Jennings Actress, Fast Company 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...
38. 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...
39. Cathy Podewell Cathy Podewell Actress, Night of the Demons
40. Brenda Denaut Brenda Denaut Actress, Olga's House of Shame
41. Jamie Martz Jamie Martz Actor, Cloverfield This Ohio native recently graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television where he appeared in numerous stage productions including an adaptation of Anton Chekov's short story "A Poor, Defenseless Creature" and a main stage production of William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well." Since graduating...
42. Richard B. Shull Richard B. Shull Actor, Splash Veteran character actor Richard B. Shull was born on February 24, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Midwest. He attended the University of Iowa, then served with the U.S. Army in 1953. Finding work as a stage manager following his release, he finally made his Broadway debut in the Marx Brothers musical bio "Minnie's Boys" starring Shelley Winters on Broadway in 1970...
43. Whitney Allen Whitney Allen Actress, The Grand Design
44. Kris Kamm Kris Kamm Actor, Wyatt Earp
45. D.A. Pennebaker D.A. Pennebaker Director, Dont Look Back
46. Graham Sibley Graham Sibley Actor, Zombie Honeymoon
47. Betsy Zajko Betsy Zajko Actress, The Mothman Prophecies Guest Star, Masters of Sex; Staged Reading, Darkroom by George Brant. (see videos) Betsy studied theater, voice and dance at Columbia College, Chicago in a program lead by Sheldon Patinkin where she trained with incomparable teachers like Martin deMaat of Second City Chicago. Her early years as an actress were spent in Cleveland...
48. Bruce Jarchow Bruce Jarchow Actor, Outbreak
49. Ronnie Burns Ronnie Burns Actor, Anatomy of a Psycho
50. Charles Schneider Charles Schneider Actor, Zodiac
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