Birth Place Matching "Jackson, Mississippi, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The Flash
Raised in Plano, Texas, Candice continued her childhood dream of becoming an actress by attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A in Theatre. It was here that she was scouted by The Young and the Restless for a CBS Soap Star Contest and flew ...
3. Geneva Carr
Actress | It's Complicated
Theater, film and television actress, Geneva Carr, was born in Jackson, Mississippi and lived in Michigan and the Carolinas before moving to Atlanta, where she graduated high school. Following graduation from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in French, she moved to Paris. There, she earned an ...
4. Tig Notaro
Actress | One Mississippi
Tig Notaro was born on March 24, 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Mathilde Notaro. She is an actress and writer, known for One Mississippi (2015), Walk of Shame (2014) and In a World... (2013). She has been married to Stephanie Allynne since October 24, 2015. They have two children.
7. LeAnn Rimes
Soundtrack | Coyote Ugly
LeAnn started singing at age 3, and has sold over 20 million records since. She was born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi. By age 7, LeAnn made her stage debut in a Dallas musical production of "A Christmas Carol". Later, she would sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to open Dallas Cowboys ...
Actor | Mad Men
Kit Williamson began his career on Broadway, appearing in the Tony-nominated revival of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio" while he was still an undergraduate acting student at Fordham University. He has since branched out to film and television, and is currently pursuing his masters of fine arts in ...
Actor | Zeke and Luther
Piggy-backing off his brother Nathaniel Lee Jr., Daniel Curtis Lee, also known as Dan Curtis Lee, started his acting career at the age of seven in his hometown of Clinton, Mississippi. However, it was not until three years later in Long Beach, California, that he got his first principal role in a ...
12. Tom Lester
Actor | Benji
Born in Jackson, Mississippi. He was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to Hollywood. Lester ...
13. Byron Thames
Byron Thames moved to Los Angeles from New Orleans with his mother when he was 8 years old. At age 11, he began acting classes and was hired to do his first television series, Father Murphy (1981). He worked with Michael Landon on this show for 2 seasons and then went on to do other films and TV ...
14. Thomas Harris
Writer | The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris was born in 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He was raised in the town of Rich where his father worked as a farmer. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Baylor University in Texas in 1964. While attending school, he also worked for the local newspaper.
After graduating, ...
19. Cat Cora
Actress | Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine
Cat Cora was raised in a small Greek community in Jackson, Mississippi, by a family who held strongly to their Greek and Southern heritage. Both her grandfather, father, and godfather were restaurateurs and, by the time she was fifteen, she had already presented a business plan to them for her very...
20. John Fortenberry
Director | A Night at the Roxbury
John Fortenberry was born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is a director and producer, known for A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Arrested Development (2003) and Rhett and Link's Buddy System (2016). He has been married to Danelle Black since January 5, 1999.
21. Jamaa Fanaka
Director | Welcome Home Brother Charles
Jamaa Fanaka was born on September 6, 1942 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Walter Gordon. He was a director and writer, known for Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975), Street Wars (1992) and Penitentiary (1979). He died on April 1, 2012 in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Ernestine Wade
Actress | The Amos 'n Andy Show
Ernestine Wade was born on August 7, 1906 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957) and Playhouse 90 (1956). She died on April 15, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Kelly Brown
Actor | Daddy Long Legs
Kelly Brown was born on September 24, 1928 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Daddy Long Legs (1955), Oklahoma! (1955) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). He was married to Isabel Mirrow Brown. He died on March 13, 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
25. Jimmy Hart
Actor | Thunder in Paradise
American professional wrestling manager, booker, composer and promoter from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the 1960s band The Gentrys, best known for their hit "Keep On Dancing." He started his career in 1974 after being brought into the business by Jerry Lawler, Memphis' top star. He ...
26. Julie Ann Doan
Actress | Get Out
Julie Ann Doan was born on November 19, 1958 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Julie Ann Jones. She is an actress, known for Get Out (2017), Barefoot (2014) and A Madea Christmas (2013). She has been married to Cannon Doan since April 20, 1985. They have two children.
30. Missy Cleveland
Actress | Blow Out
Luscious petite blonde knockout Missy Cleveland was born Amanda Hodges Cleveland on December 25, 1959 in Jackson, Mississippi. Cleveland was the daughter of Becky and Sam Hodges and had two sisters and three brothers. Missy was a contestant in the Little Miss Mississippi Pageant at age 10. She ...
32. Angie Thomas
Writer | The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an ...
34. Jack Cheatham
Actor | Men of San Quentin
Jack Cheatham was born on December 28, 1894 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as John Preston Cheatham. He was an actor, known for Men of San Quentin (1942), Skybound (1935) and The Fighting Pilot (1935). He died on March 30, 1971 in La Mirada, California, USA.
35. Biff Warren
Actor | Where the Buffalo Roam
Biff Warren was born on December 9, 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as William Wayne Warren. He was an actor, known for Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and As the World Turns (1956). He was married to Phyllis. He died on September 26, 1993.
41. Ash Taylor
Actor | The Inspectors
Ash started acting as a child in school plays and was always interested in working as an actor in some way or another. His mother was an extremely talented painter and poet and his father was a photographer and worked as a Wine salesman most of his life. His father appeared in an Episode of HBO's ...
47. Willie Morris
Writer | My Dog Skip
Willie Morris was a versatile writer of both fiction and nonfiction, who often drew upon his experiences in the South to reflect on the controversial issues of his time. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, but raised in Yazoo City, about an hour's drive north, Willie Morris was born into a family of ...
Actor | My Dog Skip
In 1998, Nathaniel made his screen acting debut in the feature film My Dog Skip as the character, Sammy, alongside Frankie Muniz (Fox's Malcolm in the Middle), Luke Wilson(Legally Blonde 2001) , & Kevin Bacon (Tremors 1990). Soon after, he appeared in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a blockbuster hit ...