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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. 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...
3. Jake Johnson Jake Johnson Actor, New Girl Jake Johnson (born Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger; May 28, 1978) is an American actor, comedian and director, most commonly known for playing Nick Miller in the Fox comedy series New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, for which he has received a Teen Choice Award nomination among others. Johnson also co-starred in the 2009 film Paper Heart and the 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed...
4. Zach Gilford Zach Gilford Actor, The Purge: Anarchy
5. Daniel Sunjata Daniel Sunjata Actor, The Dark Knight Rises Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon,December 30, 1971 is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX television series Rescue Me. Sunjata also starred as Paul Briggs in USA Network's series Graceland. Sunjata was born and grew up in Chicago...
6. Alicia Goranson Alicia Goranson Actress, Roseanne
7. William Petersen William Petersen Producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
8. Josh Meyers Josh Meyers Actor, Red Oaks 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, 24
10. Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Composer, Into the Wild Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left, Bad Radio opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie jumped off stage to talk to a pal of his...
11. 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...
12. William Christopher William Christopher Actor, M*A*S*H
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Nancy Lee Grahn Nancy Lee Grahn Actress, Santa Barbara
17. Debra Stipe Debra Stipe Actress, Tough Guys Don't Dance
18. Tamara Braun Tamara Braun Actress, General Hospital
19. Grant Shaud Grant Shaud Actor, Murphy Brown
20. Cathy Podewell Cathy Podewell Actress, Dallas
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Susie Cusack Susie Cusack Actress, High Fidelity
24. Bill Cusack Bill Cusack Actor, Ed Wood
25. Richard Fancy Richard Fancy Actor, General Hospital
26. Geeta Patel Geeta Patel Director, Meet the Patels Sundance writer/director Geeta V. Patel is known for her raw, form-pushing style in both drama and comedy genres. Geeta and brother Ravi directed the 2015 romantic comedy Meet the Patels, which led to a writing/directing deal with Fox Searchlight in 2016. Geeta is also writer/director of the upcoming political/action feature film entitled Mouse...
27. Pat Finn Pat Finn Actor, The Middle
28. Anisha Nagarajan Anisha Nagarajan Actress, Outsourced 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...
29. William Bassett William Bassett Actor, House of 1000 Corpses
30. 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...
31. Jon Wellner Jon Wellner Actor, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
32. Kate Baldwin Kate Baldwin Actress, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb
33. 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'...
34. Ruby Wax Ruby Wax Self, Ruby
35. Laird Macintosh Laird Macintosh Actor, Scorpion 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. Whitney Allen Whitney Allen Actress, The Grand Design
37. Teddi Siddall Teddi Siddall Actress, Prizzi's Honor
38. 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.
39. Jim Staahl Jim Staahl Writer, Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 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...
40. Bruce Jarchow Bruce Jarchow Actor, Outbreak
41. David A. Hoffman David A. Hoffman Camera and Electrical Department, Video Game High School David A. Hoffman is a native of Chicago. He moved to Los Angeles in 1999 after graduating from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies. Hoffman's beginnings in the industry happened in the world of low-budget filmmaking, training him to be efficient on the set and forcing him to find creative solutions for big-budget effects and locations...
42. 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...
43. Jessie Mueller Jessie Mueller Self, The 66th Annual Tony Awards
44. Willie Geist Willie Geist Self, Today
45. 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...
46. Jamie Martz Jamie Martz Actor, Major Crimes 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...
47. Martin Sherman Martin Sherman Actor, Captain America: The First Avenger
48. Ronnie Burns Ronnie Burns Actor, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
49. Greg Chun Greg Chun Actor, Overwatch Greg is a Los Angeles-based voice actor best known for his work in video games. As a composer, he has created music for numerous national advertising campaigns, hundreds of mobile games, and his long-standing collaboration with The Lonely Island has allowed his music to be featured on Saturday Night Live and the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards...
50. D.A. Pennebaker D.A. Pennebaker Director, Dont Look Back
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