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1. 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...
2. Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel Actress, Sin City 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 is Danish, German, English, Scottish, and French. Alexis made her television debut in Gilmore Girls...
3. Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Actress, Dallas Buyers Club 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 (English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
4. Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze Actor, Ghost Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Yvonne Helen (Karnes) and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother, choreographer Patsy Swayze, owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982...
5. Jim Parsons Jim Parsons Actor, Home 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...
6. 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...
7. Bree Olson Bree Olson Actress, Bree Does Comedy Extremely cute and petite blonde bombshell Bree Olson was born Rachel Marie Oberlin to a single mother on October 7, 1986, in Houston, Texas. Bree was an only child until she was nine (she has a younger sister). Her maternal grandmother was a Holocaust survivor from Ukraine. Bree grew up in Indiana and graduated from Woodlan High School in Woodburn in 2005...
8. Mireille Enos Mireille Enos Actress, World War Z Mireille Enos was born in Kansas City, Missouri, 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Leven Rambin Leven Rambin Actress, The Hunger Games
12. Haylie Duff Haylie Duff Actress, Napoleon Dynamite
13. Melora Hardin Melora Hardin Actress, The Hot Chick
14. JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams Actress, Poltergeist The product of a musical family, 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Joshua Leonard Joshua Leonard Actor, The Blair Witch Project Joshua Leonard is a Los Angeles-based actor and filmmaker, who first garnered attention for his memorable role in 1999's lo-fi thriller, The Blair Witch Project. Leonard has continued to work in projects that push the envelope, including 2009's Independent Spirit Award-winning Humpday, HBO's acclaimed series, Hung and Showtime's United States of Tara...
19. Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Knowles Soundtrack, 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...
20. 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...
21. Candice Accola Candice Accola Actress, Juno
22. Lisa Niemi Lisa Niemi Actress, Steel Dawn
23. Mark Ballas Mark Ballas Self, Mark Ballas/Tami Roman/Judah Friedlander
24. Randy Quaid Randy Quaid Actor, Brokeback Mountain Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. His younger brother is actor Dennis Quaid. Randy, who earned a Golden Globe portraying Lyndon Johnson, received a nomination in this years race for incarnating another memorable real life character...
25. 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.
26. Brent Spiner Brent Spiner Actor, Star Trek: First Contact 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...
27. Matt Stone Matt Stone Writer, South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
28. Meredith Monroe Meredith Monroe Actress, Minority Report Meredith Monroe was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Hinsdale, Illinois. Having appeared in many advertising campaigns (such as the book covers in the 'Hardy Boys' series), she made her first appearance on an advertisement for Tylenol Sinus in 1996. This minor role was followed by more significant appearances...
29. 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...
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. Renee Olstead Renee Olstead Actress, The Insider 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...
32. Annette O'Toole Annette O'Toole Actress, 48 Hrs. 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...
33. Jaclyn Smith Jaclyn Smith Actress, The Bourne Identity 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...
34. Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak Actress, The Patriot
35. 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.
36. Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington Actor, Romeo Must Die
37. Chandra Wilson Chandra Wilson Actress, Philadelphia 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. Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Self, Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed
39. Cassandra Jean Cassandra Jean Actress, Kill Katie Malone
40. Cierra Ramirez Cierra Ramirez Actress, Girl in Progress
41. Brett Cullen Brett Cullen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
42. Allison Tolman Allison Tolman Actress, The Crocodile's Dilemma 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...
43. 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...
44. 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...
45. Carlos Pratts Carlos Pratts Actor, McFarland, USA
46. Michael Nesmith Michael Nesmith Soundtrack, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Singer, composer, heartthrob, pioneer - all are accurate descriptions of Robert Michael Nesmith. Most easily identified by his trademark bluish wool hat with pompom, Nesmith fashioned a diversified career within music and also in film. Born in Saint Joseph's Hospital in downtown Houston, Nesmith was a self-described "failure" growing up...
47. Brady Smith Brady Smith Actor, Young Adult Brady Smith, a Texas native, moved to Los Angeles, without knowing a single person there. He eventually landed a series regular role on the pilot, According to Bex (aka "Everything I Know About Men"), directed by James Burrows. He has appeared in numerous television shows, including White Collar...
48. Gil McKinney Gil McKinney Actor, L.A. Noire
49. Eric Ladin Eric Ladin Actor, American Sniper Eric Ladin burst into the acting world with his breakout role in HBO's hard hitting, topical miniseries "Generation Kill." However, Eric is probably best known for his recurring role as January Jones's brother in AMC's award-winning series Mad Men; his recurring role as Chloë Sevigny's diabolical doctor-brother in HBO's Big Love; and as Ellis...
50. Todd Lowe Todd Lowe Actor, The Princess Diaries
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