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1. 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...
2. Brendan Fraser Brendan Fraser Actor, The Mummy The son of a Canadian travel executive who frequently moved his family, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, particularly in London, led him to Seattle's Cornish Institute. After graduation he found a minor role as Sailor #1 in River Phoenix's Dogfight...
3. Dean Norris Dean Norris Actor, Little Miss Sunshine
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Soundtrack, This Is It Jackson was born Michael Joseph Jackson 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 (Scruse). Together, they prodded their growing family's musical interests at home...
7. 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 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
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, where his father owned a hardware store. He was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor. In 1929 he won a place at Princeton...
13. 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...
14. Abraham Benrubi Abraham Benrubi Actor, U Turn
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Ashley Hinshaw Ashley Hinshaw Actress, Chronicle
18. Ron Glass Ron Glass Actor, Serenity
19. Jake Short Jake Short Actor, Shorts
20. Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Self, VH1 Divas 2012
21. 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.
22. Mike Epps Mike Epps Actor, The Hangover
23. Steve Talley Steve Talley Actor, American Pie Presents Beta House
24. Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Soundtrack, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, living in a lower class home with several brothers and sisters. Janet was the youngest. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers, and dad, Joe Jackson...
25. 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...
26. Dee Bradley Baker Dee Bradley Baker Actor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
27. Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy Writer, Eat Pray Love
28. 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...
29. Eric Bruskotter Eric Bruskotter Actor, Starship Troopers Big, brawny, blond-haired Eric Bruskotter owns an equally sizable and extensive acting career that transcends well over 20 years. Bruskotter, who was born on March 22, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, originally appeared most commonly in television. His first acting gig came in the form of an episode of Amazing Stories...
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. Arija Bareikis Arija Bareikis Actress, One Life to Live Arija Bareikis was born on 21 July 1966 in Bloomington, Indiana. She attended Bloomington High School South from 1980-1984. After graduating from Stanford University in 1988, she moved to Southern California to take care of horses for a brief period of time. Next, Arija moved to New York City first working as a paralegal while contemplating which direction to take her life in...
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. Chris Warren Jr. Chris Warren Jr. Actor, High School Musical
36. Peyton Clark Peyton Clark Actor, The Pilot
37. 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.
38. Brook Kerr Brook Kerr Actress, Flower Girl
39. 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.
40. 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...
41. 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...
42. Florence Henderson Florence Henderson Self, Holy Man
43. Robert Rusler Robert Rusler Actor, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 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...
44. 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...
45. 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...
46. John Rezig John Rezig Actor, Man in the Chair Son of Joe and Barb Resig, John was born Fort Wayne Indiana where he attended Bishop Dwenger High School. A Theatre/English Major at Hanover College, John was also a Beta Theta Pi, where he partied harder than you. John lives a warped Peter Pan existence on theCHIVE Campus in Venice Beach, CA. John Resig is the Co-Founder of theCHIVE...
47. Vincent Ventresca Vincent Ventresca Actor, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
48. Clifton Webb Clifton Webb Actor, Laura Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By 19 he was a professional ballroom dancer in New York, and by his mid-twenties he was performing in musicals, dramas on Broadway and in London, and in silent movies. His first real success in film came in middle age as the classy villain Waldo Lydecker in Laura...
49. Logan Huffman Logan Huffman Actor, Lymelife
50. David Letterman David Letterman Self, Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special Television would never be the same after David Letterman made his second attempt at a television show in 1982. But his career before becoming host of the show was quite an interesting and long one. Letterman was born in Broad Ripple, a neighborhood in Indianapolis. His childhood was relatively unremarkable...
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