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1. Wes Anderson Wes Anderson Writer, Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson is the son of Melver, an advertising and PR executive, and Anne, an archaeologist turned real estate agent. 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 my brothers and my growing up. During childhood...
2. Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Actress, Juno Jennifer Garner, who has 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 Pat, a retired English teacher, and her father, Bill, a former chemical engineer...
3. Jim Parsons Jim Parsons Actor, Garden State 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...
4. Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel Actress, Sin City Houston, Texas native Alexis Bledel made her television debut in Gilmore Girls, after spending years in front of the camera as a model. Bledel's parents encouraged her to try community theater in Houston when she was 8 years old, hoping it would help their daughter overcome her shyness. She went on to perform in productions of Our Town...
5. Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Actress, A Cinderella Story Hilary Erhard Duff was born to Bob and Susan Duff on September 28th, 1987, in Houston, Texas. She decided to become an actress while touring with the Cechetti Ballet and began heading to auditions. She won a considerable role in The Soul Collector, for which she received rave reviews and recognition...
6. Mireille Enos Mireille Enos Actress, World War Z Mireille Enos was born to an American father and French mother who 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, where, following in her older siblings footsteps, she attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts...
7. Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze Actor, Dirty Dancing Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. His mother is choreographer Patsy Swayze, owner of a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father was Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer who passed away in 1982. He graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston...
8. Missi Pyle Missi Pyle Actress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 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...
9. Lynn Collins Lynn Collins Actress, John Carter Lynn Collins is a Texas native. 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, and was "Juliet" in Peter Hall's "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ahmanson theatre in Los Angeles...
10. Leven Rambin Leven Rambin Actress, The Hunger Games
11. Sean Faris Sean Faris Actor, Never Back Down A Texas native, 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, and starred as Betty White's grandson and Jennifer Love Hewitt's love interest in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm The Lost Valentine...
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. Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Knowles Soundtrack, Austin Powers in Goldmember Beyoncé's father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles, 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. She and her group were discovered by Whitney Houston...
14. Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid Actor, The Day After Tomorrow Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, and grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. The son of an electrician father and a real estate agent mother, and raised a Baptist, he studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston...
15. Skye McCole Bartusiak Skye McCole Bartusiak Actress, The Patriot
16. 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.
17. Renee Olstead Renee Olstead Actress, The Insider Renee was born in Houston, Texas, on Father's Day (1989). She is a complete entertainer that has pleased crowds of all ages with her unique style for over six years. Her emotional energy and four octave range produces an extraordinary entertainment experience. Renee is a SAG/AFTRA member. Past. Renee has completed numerous projects in California...
18. Candice Accola Candice Accola Actress, Juno
19. Tony Oller Tony Oller Actor, The Purge Tony Oller has been acting and singing since age 9. He has numerous commercial, film and voice over credits prior to his more prominent series regular roles on TeenNick ("Gigantic") and The Disney Channel ("As The Bell Rings"). He began his career in Houston, Texas where he resided until his move to Los Angeles at age 18...
20. Melora Hardin Melora Hardin Actress, The Hot Chick
21. Haylie Duff Haylie Duff Actress, Napoleon Dynamite
22. Mark Calaway Mark Calaway Actor, King of the Ring Mark William Calaway is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Undertaker. He is signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), currently wrestling on the SmackDown brand. Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling in 1984. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989...
23. 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...
24. Shelley Duvall Shelley Duvall Actress, The Shining Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother and father were Bobbie and Robert Duvall. According to an interview of Shelley by MonoFilms VideoGuide, as a young child, Shelley's mother Bobbie humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse" because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture...
25. 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, Jack and Sylvia Spiner, owned and operated a furniture store. Jack died of kidney failure at age 29, when Brent was 10 months old...
26. 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...
27. Randy Quaid Randy Quaid Actor, Brokeback Mountain Hollywood's most extreme character star.... Randy Quaid has never been timelier. Randy, a man who took a bus to Hollywood with nothing but raw talent, is now a proven and current vast and varied star with that one other sustaining asset - he is a great and much admired actor on the world's stage and...
28. Jackson Hurst Jackson Hurst Actor, The Mist
29. Meredith Monroe Meredith Monroe Actress, Minority Report 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...
30. Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Self, Be Cool
31. Richard Linklater Richard Linklater Director, Before Sunset Self-taught writer-director Richard Linklater 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, Linklater's work explored what he dubbed "the youth rebellion continuum,"...
32. Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington Actor, Romeo Must Die
33. 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. 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. Some of the TV shows that she acted in were My Three Sons...
34. Michael Bowen Michael Bowen Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. Cierra Ramirez Cierra Ramirez Actress, Girl in Progress
38. JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams Actress, Poltergeist The product of a musical family, Houston-born Jobeth Williams was the daughter of an opera-singing father who encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional debut at age 18 in a Houston-based musical production, then studied at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island...
39. Phylicia Rashad Phylicia Rashad Actress, One Life to Live Born to dentist Andrew Arthur Allen and poet Vivian Ayers in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina). Their mother...
40. Matt Stone Matt Stone Writer, South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
41. Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett Actor, Enchanted
42. Chandler Canterbury Chandler Canterbury Actor, Knowing Chandler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. Chandler has always resided full time in Houston and attends public school despite steadily working in the film industry. Chandler began his film career playing a young version of Seann William Scott in Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach...
43. Cassandra Jean Cassandra Jean Actress, Kill Katie Malone
44. Brett Cullen Brett Cullen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
45. Loretta Devine Loretta Devine Actress, Crash Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Eunice O'Neal and James Devine. 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, and later Brandeis University where she earned a MFA in Theater...
46. Don Swayze Don Swayze Actor, The Appearing
47. Michael Strahan Michael Strahan Self, Episode dated 5 August 2013
48. Bree Olson Bree Olson Actress, Rawhide II: Dirty Deeds 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...
49. 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...
50. Billy Gibbons Billy Gibbons Soundtrack, Armageddon
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