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1. 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...
2. Lynn Collins Lynn Collins Actress, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 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...
3. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Melora Hardin Melora Hardin Actress, The Hot Chick
11. Brent Spiner Brent Spiner Actor, Independence Day 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...
12. 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...
13. 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.
14. 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...
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. Leven Rambin Leven Rambin Actress, The Hunger Games
17. 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...
18. Candice King Candice King Actress, Juno
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak Actress, The Patriot
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington Actor, Romeo Must Die
26. Debbie Allen Debbie Allen Actress, The Old Settler Deborah Kaye Allen 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, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to escape US racism...
27. 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...
28. Whitney Able Whitney Able Actress, Monsters Able's acting career started with a role in the low-budget film Age of Kali in 2005. Able then portrayed Eve in the film Dead Lenny, which was released direct-to-DVD in 2006. Able then gained a role in pilot episode of the TV show Secrets of a Small Town; however the show was not picked up by American Broadcasting Company...
29. Haylie Duff Haylie Duff Actress, Napoleon Dynamite
30. Dallas Roberts Dallas Roberts Actor, Dallas Buyers Club 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.
31. Phylicia Rashad Phylicia Rashad Actress, Creed 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...
32. Randy Quaid Randy Quaid Actor, Brokeback Mountain Randy 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, along with his brother, actor Dennis Quaid. Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973)...
33. 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...
34. Davis Cleveland Davis Cleveland Actor, The Fight Davis Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas. He began his acting career by doing commercial work in Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, he began appearing in national commercials for big name companies. Davis has guest-starred in many shows, and co-stars as Flynn Jones in Disney's hit show "Shake It Up".
35. 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...
36. Greg Germann Greg Germann Actor, Bolt 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...
37. 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...
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. 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...
40. Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Self, Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed
41. 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...
42. 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...
43. Cierra Ramirez Cierra Ramirez Actress, Girl in Progress
44. Josh Brener Josh Brener Actor, The Internship
45. Cassandra Jean Cassandra Jean Actress, Kill Katie Malone
46. Todd Lowe Todd Lowe Actor, The Princess Diaries
47. Brett Cullen Brett Cullen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
48. 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...
49. 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...
50. Michael Bowen Michael Bowen Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
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