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1. Brendan Fraser Brendan Fraser Actor, The Mummy Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and travel executive. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. As his parents frequently moved, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa...
2. Jenna Fischer Jenna Fischer Actress, Blades of Glory Emmy-nominated actress Jenna Fischer, best known for playing the character of receptionist Pam Beesley in The Office, was born Regina Marie Fischer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on March 7, 1974. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, after graduating from high school, she studied theater arts at Truman State University. She made her debut as a professional actress in the 1998 film Born Champion...
3. Dean Norris Dean Norris Actor, Little Miss Sunshine
4. Embeth Davidtz Embeth Davidtz Actress, Schindler's List Embeth Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana. She is best known for her role as Miss Honey in the film, Matilda. She studied at Rhodes University. Her acting started with the National Theatre Company's "Romeo & Juliet" for which she received good reviews. She got a small role in South African-filmed American horror...
5. Vivica A. Fox Vivica A. Fox Actress, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis...
6. Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Actor, The Great Escape He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture...
7. Ashley Hinshaw Ashley Hinshaw Actress, Chronicle
8. Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Soundtrack, This Is It Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together...
9. Greg Kinnear Greg Kinnear Actor, Little Miss Sunshine Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve, a business manager with the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina who was born in 1959...
10. Shelley Long Shelley Long Actress, The Brady Bunch Movie Shelley Long was born at 7:15 am on Tuesday August 23, 1949 in Indian Village, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. She is the daughter and only child to Evandine and Leland Long. Her mother was a school teacher and her father worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher. Shelley Long attended school at Kekionga Junior High for grades 6-9 and at South Side High School for grades 10-12...
11. James Dean James Dean Actor, Rebel Without a Cause James Dean was born in 1931 and raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received rave reviews for his work as the blackmailing Arab boy in the New York production of Gide's "The Immoralist", good enough to earn him a trip to Hollywood...
12. James Stewart James Stewart Actor, Rear Window James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Scots-Irish, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track)...
13. Doug Jones Doug Jones Actor, Pan's Labyrinth The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre...
14. Anne Baxter Anne Baxter Actress, All About Eve Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was still the hub of the entertainment industry even though the film colony was moving west...
15. Claudia Lee Claudia Lee Actress, Kick-Ass 2 Claudia Lee was born Claudia Lee Mirkowski June 20, 1996 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the second child of a Polish-American immigrant father and an American-born mother. As a little girl watching TV, she dreamed of being an actress, and loved performing around the house. She began studying dance before her 3rd birthday...
16. Robert Rusler Robert Rusler Actor, Weird Science Robert Rusler - actor, athlete, writer, and natural performer - was born on September 20, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He soon moved to Hawaii, where he lived on Waikiki Beach and started surfing and skateboarding on a semi-professional level. At a young age his family moved to Los Angeles, where he began his martial arts career and entered many competitions...
17. Abraham Benrubi Abraham Benrubi Actor, U Turn
18. Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Soundtrack, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers and father lived an extravagant life in Los Angeles...
19. Carly Schroeder Carly Schroeder Actress, Firewall Carly Brook Schroeder was born on October 18, 1990, in Valparaiso, Indiana. Schroeder's tag-along trip to her cousin's audition in 1993 turned out to be her lucky day and the start of her career as an actress. The cute three-year-old was spotted by the casting director and asked if she would consider working for them...
20. Steve Talley Steve Talley Actor, American Pie Presents Beta House
21. Dee Bradley Baker Dee Bradley Baker Actor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
22. Phil Harris Phil Harris Actor, The Jungle Book A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice Faye, co-starred.
23. Mike Epps Mike Epps Actor, The Hangover
24. Ron Glass Ron Glass Actor, Serenity
25. Jake Short Jake Short Actor, Shorts
26. Carole Lombard Carole Lombard Actress, To Be or Not to Be Born in Indiana, she was eight years old when her parents divorced, and her mother took her and her two older brothers to L.A. to start a new life. At age twelve she was spotted playing baseball in the street by director Allan Dwan who cast her as a tom-boy in "A Perfect Crime". Bitten by the movie bug...
27. Logan Huffman Logan Huffman Actor, Lymelife
28. Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack Director, Tootsie Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants. His mother, Rebecca Miller, was a homemaker. His father, David Pollack...
29. Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy Writer, Eat Pray Love
30. Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Self, VH1 Divas 2012
31. Dick York Dick York Actor, Inherit the Wind The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched. He left the series in 1969 due to a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless, which he managed from his home where he was bedridden with a degenerative spine injury.
32. Betsy Palmer Betsy Palmer Actress, Friday the 13th Betsy Palmer was born Pamela Betsy Hrunek on November 1, 1926 in East Chicago, Indiana. She is probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th, but her career as an actress began many years before. Palmer was encouraged to play a young female officer co-starring with Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts and in another war film the same year...
33. Denny Miller Denny Miller Actor, The Party Denny Miller was born in Bloomington, Indiana, where his father, Ben Miller, was a physical education instructor at Indiana University. He and his brother, Kent, began playing basketball almost from the day they were born. The Miller family left Bloomington when Denny was in the fourth grade. He and his brother played basketball in Silver Spring...
34. Jim Gaffigan Jim Gaffigan Actor, It's Kind of a Funny Story Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually realize through hard work and ample talent...
35. Scatman Crothers Scatman Crothers Actor, The Shining Scatman Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers on May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He made many records, including his own compositions...
36. Michael Michele Michael Michele Actress, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Michael is the eldest of two daughters. Her white father, Jerry, is an entrepreneur. Her African American mother, Thersa, is a corporate manager. In high school she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. After high school, she moved to New York and quickly got commercial work. This led to a role in Eddie Murphy's 1989 film Harlem Nights...
37. Steve Burton Steve Burton Actor, The Last Castle
38. Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael Soundtrack, Goodfellas Award-winning songwriter ("Stardust", "Ole Buttermilk Sky", "Georgia on My Mind"), composer, pianist, actor and singer, educated at Indiana University (LL.B). He played piano in the college bands, and later gave up a law practise for a career in songwriting. He joined ASCAP in 1931, and his chief musical collaborators included Mitchell Parish...
39. Jeremy Jordan Jeremy Jordan Actor, Never Been Kissed Born in Indiana and educated at a Chicago arts school, Jordan first attracted attention and launched a thousand pin-ups when his video for "The Right Kind of Love" aired on Fox's popular teen series Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1992. Though the TV exposure powered his 1993 CD Try My Love to gold status, Jordan opted mainly for non-musical performing instead...
40. Fred Williamson Fred Williamson Actor, Starsky & Hutch Former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who rose to prominence as one of the first African-American male action stars of the "blaxploitation" genre of the early 1970s, who has since gone on to a long and illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and producer! Burly, yet handsome 6' 3" Williamson first came to attention in the TV series Julia playing love interest...
41. Strother Martin Strother Martin Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Strother Martin Jr. was the youngest of three children of Strother Douglas Martin, a machinist, and Ethel Dunlap Martin. His family moved soon after his birth to San Antonio, Texas, but quickly returned to Indiana...
42. Avery Brooks Avery Brooks Actor, American History X Avery Franklin Brooks was born on October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana to a musically talented family. His maternal grandfather, Samuel Travis Crawford, was a tenor who graduated from Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1901. Crawford toured the country singing with the Delta Rhythm Boys in the 1930s...
43. Stephen Sommers Stephen Sommers Writer, The Mummy Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout Europe...
44. Forrest Landis Forrest Landis Actor, Cheaper by the Dozen Forrest Landis was born in Palm Beach, Florida in August of 1994 and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was discovered at the age of 4 in Chicago by a talent scout. By age 5 he was already modeling in New York City for clients such as Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Target. By age six he was doing commercials for McDonalds...
45. Michael Warren Michael Warren Actor, Butterflies Are Free Smart, talented African-American actor Michael Warren could have followed in the star shoes of Sidney Poitier but Denzel Washington beat him to it. Best remembered for his Emmy-nominated role as police officer Bobby Hill in the Steven Bochco crime series Hill Street Blues, Mike's respected turn on this quality show should have led to much bigger things...
46. Chad Everett Chad Everett Actor, Mulholland Dr. Both a leading and a supporting actor in movies and on television, name a role - lawyer, airline pilot, rig foreman, doctor, gunslinger, real-life person, good guy, bad guy - and Chad Everett has probably played it. He was born Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1936, in South Bend, Indiana. In high school, he did stage plays and wanted to become an actor...
47. Howard Hawks Howard Hawks Director, The Big Sleep What do the classic and near-classic films I Was a Male War Bride, Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, Ball of Fire, Air Force, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River and Rio Bravo have in common with such first-rate entertainments as I Was a Male War Bride...
48. Florence Henderson Florence Henderson Self, Holy Man
49. Jama Williamson Jama Williamson Actress, Mergers & Acquisitions Jama Williamson was born in Evansville, IN and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Communications and Theater. After graduation, she moved to New York City and attended Circle in the Square acting conservatory. After several stints Off-Broadway including the world premieres of Avery Crozier's "Eat the Runt," "Spanish Girl," and the cult hit musical...
50. Polly Draper Polly Draper Actress, Side Effects Polly Draper, an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and director, was born on June 15, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, USA. She is most known for her work on thirtysomething, The Tic Code, Getting Into Heaven (2003), and The Naked Brothers Band. Draper married jazz pianist Michael Wolff in 1992. They have two children together, actor and musicians Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff.
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