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1. Michelle Monaghan Michelle Monaghan Actress, Source Code Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon (Hamel), who ran a day care center, and Robert L. Monaghan, a factory worker and farmer. She is of mostly Irish and German descent. After graduating from high school in Iowa...
2. Lara Flynn Boyle Lara Flynn Boyle Actress, Men in Black II Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 24, 1970 to 21-year old Sally Boyle. For Sally and young Lara, money was not plentiful so Sally was required to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself. Since Lara was mostly around Sally, they developed a bond that still binds Lara and Sally today...
3. Paul Rust Paul Rust Writer, Love
4. David Yost David Yost Actor, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
5. Adam Devine Adam Devine Actor, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
6. Danai Gurira Danai Gurira Actress, The Walking Dead Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa to parents from Zimbabwe, when her father was teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was 5, the family moved back to Zimbabwe. Gurira studied social psychology at Macalaster College, and received an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is the co-author of the play, "In the Continuum", with Nikkole Salter.
7. Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Actor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
8. Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher Actor, The Butterfly Effect Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother) descent...
9. John Wayne John Wayne Actor, The Searchers John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert...
10. Terry Farrell Terry Farrell Actress, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Terry Farrell was born on November 19, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At age 15, she became a foreign exchange student to Mexico, and, from that experience, she decided she would like to live a more adventurous life in the big city. She sent several photos to a modeling agency and then, at age 17, dropped out of high school and became a model in New York...
11. Kate Mulgrew Kate Mulgrew Actress, Star Trek: Voyager Katherine Kiernan Mulgrew, or Kate Mulgrew, was born on April 29, 1955. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, being the oldest girl in an Irish Catholic family of 8. When Kate, as a 12-year-old, expressed an interest in acting, her mother, Joan, brought home biographies of great actresses and sent Kate to summer acting schools...
12. Brandon Routh Brandon Routh Actor, Superman Returns Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts...
13. Cloris Leachman Cloris Leachman Actress, The Croods The record-breaking actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She is of Czech (from her maternal grandmother) and English descent...
14. Ron Livingston Ron Livingston Actor, Office Space Ronald Joseph Livingston was born on June 5, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Linda (Rinas), a Lutheran pastor, and Kurt Livingston, an aerospace engineer. His younger brother, John Livingston, is also an actor, his sister, Jennifer Livingston, is a TV news personality at CBS/WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin...
15. Robin Lord Taylor Robin Lord Taylor Actor, Gotham A native of Shueyville, Iowa, Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech. Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as "The Walking Dead," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Good Wife" and "Person of Interest." He also has had a recurring role as "Darrell...
16. Richard Beymer Richard Beymer Actor, West Side Story Iowa-born Richard Beymer's most famous role may have been Tony in West Side Story , but he has given good performances both before and since that film in his more than 50-year career. His debut was in Indiscretion of an American Wife (US title: "The Indiscretion of an American Wife) by famed Italian director Vittorio De Sica and he worked steadily...
17. Julie Adams Julie Adams Actress, General Hospital Born in Iowa, Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel". When she grew up and decided to become an actress, she moved to California, where she worked three days a week as a secretary (to support herself) and spent the remainder of her time taking speech lessons and making the rounds at the various studios' casting departments...
18. Riley Smith Riley Smith Actor, Radio Riley Smith is an immensely talented actor whose body of work comes to life in diverse roles across television and film. With a promising new series, Riley's star is quickly on the rise. Smith is currently in production on CW's new fall drama Frequency, which will premiere on October 5, 2016. In this reimagining of the 2000 New Line film...
19. Michael Emerson Michael Emerson Actor, Person of Interest
20. Toby Huss Toby Huss Actor, King of the Hill
21. Sue Lyon Sue Lyon Actress, Lolita Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children to Sue Karr Lyon. Her mother was forty-two when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Her mother had to work as a hospital house mother to take care of her children and money was tight. Around this time, the Lyon family moved out to Los Angeles...
22. Christian Clemenson Christian Clemenson Actor, The Big Lebowski
23. Michael Mosley Michael Mosley Actor, Sirens Michael Mosley has been bringing characters to life in film, television, and on stage for the past decade. Mosley can currently be seen starring on the USA series "Sirens," created by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher. The comedy based on the BBC show of the same name, follows three fast, ball-busting Chicago EMT's whose chief talents are saving lives and self-sabotage...
24. Stephen Collins Stephen Collins Actor, 7th Heaven
25. Tom Arnold Tom Arnold Actor, True Lies Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over the next several years until 1988...
26. Kian Lawley Kian Lawley Actor, Before I Fall Kian Robert Lawley is an up-and-coming actor. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, he moved to San Clemente, California when he was five, and started a YouTube channel with his best friend Sam Pottorff in 2010. Two years later he joined a collab channel called Our2ndLife (O2L) which ended 2014. In 2015 he started...
27. Jean Seberg Jean Seberg Actress, Breathless Jean Dorothy Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Dorothy Arline (Benson), a substitute teacher, and Edward Waldemar Seberg, a pharmacist. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of English and German ancestry. One month before her eighteenth birthday, Jean landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan after a much-publicized contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls...
28. Hill Harper Hill Harper Actor, CSI: NY Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY. He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO movie...
29. Donna Reed Donna Reed Actress, The Donna Reed Show Donna Reed was born in the midwestern town of Denison, Iowa, on January 27, 1921, as Donna Belle Mullenger. A small town - a population of less than 3,000 people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young girls in western Iowa...
30. Kiersten Warren Kiersten Warren Actress, Independence Day Kiersten Nicolla Dale Warren was born on November 4, 1965 in Iowa. The daughter of Southern Baptist missionaries, Kiersten performed in churches everywhere from Mexico to Manila. Though signing Bibles like a rock star was exhilarating, she eventually sought the spotlight of a secular stage. After modeling for four years in Tokyo for the likes of Kanebo Cosmetics...
31. India Summer India Summer Actress, Erotic Karma Slim, leggy, and sexy 5'5" brunette stunner India Summer was born Jody Jean Olson on April 26, 1976 in Des Moines, Iowa. She's of mixed Irish, German, English, and Native American descent. An only child growing up, Summer ran track and cross country in high school. She lost her virginity at age 17. Moreover...
32. Laura Leighton Laura Leighton Actress, Pretty Little Liars
33. Mary Beth Hurt Mary Beth Hurt Actress, Interiors
34. Gregory Alan Williams Gregory Alan Williams Actor, Baywatch
35. John Getz John Getz Actor, Blood Simple.
36. Hynden Walch Hynden Walch Actress, Adventure Time Hynden Walch was born on February 1, 1971 in Davenport, Iowa. She is an actress and writer known primarily for her work in Adventure Time, Teen Titans, Groundhog Day, and Batman Assault on Arkham. She started her professional acting career on stage at age 11. At 16 she attended the North Carolina School of the Arts...
37. Jon Foster Jon Foster Actor, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Jon Foster has practiced his craft for many years. He started off in a local Iowa theatre and eventually furthered his career in Los Angeles with lead roles on television and on the big screen. He has very diverse interests and talents that include, extreme sports, music production, songwriting and touring with his musical project...
38. Ron Clements Ron Clements Writer, Aladdin
39. Neville Brand Neville Brand Actor, Laredo Neville Brand joined the US Army in 1939, bent on a career in the military. It was while he was in the army that he made his acting debut, in Army training films, and this experience apparently changed the direction of his life. Once a civilian again, he used his GI Bill education assistance to study drama with the American Theater Wing and then appeared in several Broadway plays...
40. Johnny Carson Johnny Carson Self, The Johnny Carson Show Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in 1943...
41. Hank Worden Hank Worden Actor, The Searchers Raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. Educated at Stanford and the University of Nevada as an engineer. Washed out as an Army pilot. Toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. Broke his neck in a horsefall in his 20s, but didn't know it until his 40s. Chosen along with Tex Ritter from a rodeo at Madison Square Garden in New York to appear in the Broadway play "Green Grow the Lilacs"...
42. Joseph Kosinski Joseph Kosinski Director, Oblivion
43. Linnea Quigley Linnea Quigley Actress, The Return of the Living Dead Barbara Linnea Quigley was born in Davenport, Iowa, on May 27, 1958 to Heath and Dorothy Quigley. Her Mother was a housewife and her Father a noted Chiropractor and psychologist. After moving with her family to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, the short, petite Linnea began working at a Jack Lalanne Spa...
44. George Reeves George Reeves Actor, Adventures of Superman George Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, to Helen Roberta (Lescher) and Donald C. Brewer. He was of German, English, and Scottish descent. Reeves was raised in Pasadena, California, and educated at Pasadena Junior College. He was a skilled amateur boxer and musician. He interned as an actor at the famed Pasadena Playhouse...
45. Bobby Driscoll Bobby Driscoll Actor, Peter Pan Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie screen appearances as The Sullivans...
46. Mary Beth Peil Mary Beth Peil Actress, Dawson's Creek
47. William Frawley William Frawley Actor, My Three Sons William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910...
48. Phil Morris Phil Morris Actor, Atlantis: The Lost Empire
49. Danielle Colby-Cushman Danielle Colby-Cushman Self, American Pickers
50. Jerry Mathers Jerry Mathers Actor, Leave It to Beaver
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