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1. Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel Actress, Gilmore Girls Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry includes Danish, German, English, Scottish, Irish, and French...
2. Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Actress, Juno Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
3. Shannon Elizabeth Shannon Elizabeth Actress, American Pie 2 Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother who is English, Irish and German. When Shannon was in 3rd grade, her family moved to Waco, Texas, where most of her relatives already lived. As a girl, Shannon took dance lessons, including tap, ballet...
4. Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze Actor, Ghost Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982...
5. Missi Pyle Missi Pyle Actress, Gone Girl Missi Pyle was born on November 16, 1972 as Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, Texas and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1995...
6. Mireille Enos Mireille Enos Actress, World War Z Mireille Enos was born in Houston, Texas, to Monique, a teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her Texas-born American father, and French mother, met while her father was serving on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is the fourth of five children and grew up in Houston, Texas...
7. Lynn Collins Lynn Collins Actress, John Carter Viola Lynn Collins was born in Houston, Texas, to Patricia Lynn (Campbell) and Phillip Dean Collins. She attended the Juilliard School for Drama and had a great deal of Shakespearean training before being cast as "Portia" in "The Merchant of Venice". She also played "Ophelia" in a production of "Hamlet" in New York...
8. Wes Anderson Wes Anderson Director, The Grand Budapest Hotel Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
9. Brent Spiner Brent Spiner Actor, Star Trek: The Next Generation Brent Spiner, whose primary claim to fame is his portrayal of the beloved android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, was born and raised in Houston, Texas. His parents, Sylvia (Schwartz) and Jack Spiner, owned and operated a furniture store, and were both from Jewish immigrant families (from Austria...
10. Sean Faris Sean Faris Actor, Never Back Down Sean Hardy Faris was born in Houston, Texas, to Katherine (Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. His ancestry is English, along with some German, Scottish, and Irish. Faris moved to Ohio at age 12 and has been honing his craft in Los Angeles since moving four years upon his high school graduation. He received an MTV Movie Award for his lead role in Summit Entertainment's hit Never Back Down...
11. Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Actress, A Cinderella Story Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of acting...
12. Richard Linklater Richard Linklater Director, Before Sunset Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
13. Melora Hardin Melora Hardin Actress, The Office
14. Jim Parsons Jim Parsons Actor, The Big Bang Theory Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
15. Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid Actor, The Day After Tomorrow Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston...
16. Mayra Leal Mayra Leal Actress, Machete Mayra Leal is a Latina cinema artist of Mexican and El Salvadorian descent, born in Houston, Texas. The University of Houston Communications and Mathematics graduate has discovered a passion for film, TV and digital media and is garnering the attention of veteran producers, directors, business leaders, marketing agencies, fashion designers, and a growing loyal fan-base...
17. Randy Quaid Randy Quaid Actor, Brokeback Mountain Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, Midnight Exspress...
18. Dylan Sprayberry Dylan Sprayberry Actor, Man of Steel Dylan Sprayberry is an American actor and musician known for Man of Steel (2013), Teen Wolf (2011), Shuffle (2011) and Old Dogs (2009). Dylan attended West University Elementary until 2005 when his family moved to California. He has a younger sister, Ellery Sprayberry, who is also an actress. His most recent work (January 2015) has been starring in the fourth and fifth season of Teen Wolf.
19. Annette O'Toole Annette O'Toole Actress, Smallville Beautiful red-haired and beloved actress Annette was born in Houston, Texas on April 1, 1952 to William West Toole Jr. and Dorothy Geraldine Toole née Niland. She is a film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater and television...
20. Leven Rambin Leven Rambin Actress, The Hunger Games
21. Cierra Ramirez Cierra Ramirez Actress, The Fosters
22. Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Knowles Actress, Austin Powers in Goldmember Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles (née Celestine Ann Beyincé), designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of African-American and Creole descent...
23. Todd Lowe Todd Lowe Actor, True Blood
24. Renee Olstead Renee Olstead Actress, Still Standing Born in Houston Texas, Renee Olstead has amassed over 9 seasons of television appearances as a regular on the hit CBS sitcom, Still Standing and ABC Family's The Secret Life of The American Teenager. Her latest starring role in the 2015 Universal Pictures / Blumhouse feature Unfriended, took the box office by storm and garnered her much attention both domestically and internationally...
25. Sterling Knight Sterling Knight Actor, 17 Again Sterling Knight was born and raised in Houston, Texas, who discovered his passion for acting at an early age of 10. He appeared on various plays through out his school years and had his big film break as a supporting role on 17 Again as Alex O'Donnell. In his first leading television role, Knight starred as Chad Dylan Cooper...
26. Allison Tolman Allison Tolman Actress, The Gift Born in Sugarland, Texas, Allison Tolman earned a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble based non-profit Second Thought Theatre while also learning that the whole being an adult thing is like...
27. Josh Brener Josh Brener Actor, The Internship
28. Candice King Candice King Actress, The Vampire Diaries Candice Rene King (née Accola) (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's The Vampire Diaries. Candice King was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (Clark), who was an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker...
29. Haylie Duff Haylie Duff Actress, Napoleon Dynamite
30. Shelley Duvall Shelley Duvall Actress, The Shining Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture. Shelley however was more than a mouse...
31. Jaclyn Smith Jaclyn Smith Actress, Charlie's Angels Jaclyn Smith was born Jaclyn Ellen Smith on October 26, 1945 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school and originally aspired to be a famous ballerina. In 1973, she landed a job as a Breck shampoo model. In 1976, she was offered a chance to star in a new pilot for a planned television series...
32. Meredith Monroe Meredith Monroe Actress, Dawson's Creek Meredith Leigh Monroe was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in Hinsdale, Illinois. Before acting, Meredith appeared on packaging for such products like a Conair hair crimper and was on five book covers in the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys series. She made her TV debut in 1996 with a commercial for Tylenol...
33. Dallas Roberts Dallas Roberts Actor, 3:10 to Yuma A native of Houston, Texas, Roberts, who attended Juilliard, has lived in New York City for 14 years. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Off-Broadway play, "Nocturne," by Adam Rapp. He is married to Christine Jones, who is the Set Designer for Spring Awakening and a professor at NYU. They have two sons, one of whom is named Ever Reverend Jones.
34. Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak Actress, The Patriot
35. Lois Chiles Lois Chiles Actress, Moonraker Lois Chiles was born April 15, 1947 in Houston Texas to Barbara Wayne Kirkland and Marion Clay Chiles. She was raised in Alice, Texas, and received higher education at the University of Texas at Austin, and Finch College in New York City. While modeling, she made her film debut appearance as Robert Redford's on-screen college sweetheart in The Way We Were...
36. Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington Actor, Romeo Must Die
37. Chandra Wilson Chandra Wilson Actress, Grey's Anatomy Houston, Texas native Chandra Wilson began performing in musicals at the age of five with Theatre Under the Stars. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later went on to acquire her BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts through which she spent four years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute...
38. JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams Actress, Poltergeist The product of a musical family, Margaret JoBeth Williams was born in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional debut at age 18 in a Houston-based musical production...
39. Ashley Fink Ashley Fink Actress, You Again Ashley Fink was born in Houston, Texas and began acting at a very early age. By the time she reached the age of 2, she was putting on full productions for her parents: she was no dummy, though - she charged them admission. As luck would have it, her family ended up moving to Los Angeles where Ashley began attending a performing arts high school...
40. Joan Severance Joan Severance Actress, See No Evil, Hear No Evil Joan Severance was born and raised in Houston, Texas. At the age of 18 and at the sole urging of John Casablancas of Elite models, she went to Paris, France to begin a modeling career that would turn out to be well worth the price of the ticket Casablancas sent her. Within months she graced the covers of all the international magazines and was doing shows for all the top designers...
41. Lisa Niemi Lisa Niemi Actress, Steel Dawn
42. Greg Germann Greg Germann Actor, Ally McBeal A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Greg Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award-winning children's playwright and theater professor. As a Theater major at the University of Northern Colorado, a constant...
43. Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Miscellaneous Crew, The Anna Nicole Show
44. Phylicia Rashad Phylicia Rashad Actress, The Cosby Show Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She has another brother...
45. Brett Cullen Brett Cullen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
46. Peter Cambor Peter Cambor Actor, Roadies Peter was born in Houston, Texas. He attended college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he received a B.A. in English. Peter then moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. After two years in New York, he was accepted by the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre...
47. Cassandra Jean Cassandra Jean Actress, Mad Men
48. Michael Bowen Michael Bowen Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
49. Jonathan Breck Jonathan Breck Actor, Jeepers Creepers
50. Loretta Devine Loretta Devine Actress, Crash Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), a beautician, and James Devine, who worked as a laborer. Loretta grew up in the Acres Home area of Houston and later enrolled at the University of Houston, where she earned a a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama...
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