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1. Katherine McNamara Katherine McNamara Actress, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Katherine McNamara is an accomplished actress, singer, dancer, songwriter, and an avid student. Although now more focused on film and television, McNamara began her career on Broadway, at the age of 13, as "Fredrika Armfeldt" in "A Little Night Music", starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury...
2. Ellie Kemper Ellie Kemper Actress, 21 Jump Street Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2, 1980, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best-known for her role as "Erin Hannon" in the NBC series, The Office, as well as her supporting roles in the films, Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street). She plays the title role in the Netflix comedy series...
3. Denis O'Hare Denis O'Hare Actor, Dallas Buyers Club
4. Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Actor, Crash Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver...
5. Stephen Henderson Stephen Henderson Actor, Fences
6. Chris Cooper Chris Cooper Actor, American Beauty Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama...
7. Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest Actress, Edward Scissorhands One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Croatian descent...
8. Edward Asner Edward Asner Actor, Up Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award...
9. Michael Massee Michael Massee Actor, Se7en
10. Nathan Darrow Nathan Darrow Actor, House of Cards Nathan Darrow's training and experience in the theater department at New York University has made him into a rapidly ascending star in the Kansas City theater circuit. In the past few years, he has built tremendous audience support and momentum as each of his stage performances have generated critical acclaim and positive word-of-mouth...
11. Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Actress, The Public Enemy The dentist's daughter eloped at age 16 with a young businessman and wound up in Los Angeles where she found work as an extra and bit player (examples: Moran of the Marines and Liberty) and somewhat more prominently in Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy shorts (Double Whoopee, Bacon Grabbers)...
12. Edie McClurg Edie McClurg Actress, Frozen Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminated with a back-bend where Edie drank a soda upside down (of course)...
13. Johnny Yong Bosch Johnny Yong Bosch Actor, Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu
14. Robert Altman Robert Altman Director, Gosford Park Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
15. Columbus Short Columbus Short Actor, Accepted Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 19, 1982, Columbus Keith Short, Jr., started entertaining at the age of three, by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. Fortunately, his family later relocated to Los Angeles where...
16. Bobb'e J. Thompson Bobb'e J. Thompson Actor, Role Models Kicking off an impressive career in front of the camera at the tender age of five, Bobb'e J. Thompson rose to fame as a child actor well before his teens, initially with a small but colorful and energetic supporting role as the pint-sized Tupac in My Baby's Daddy (2003). He subsequently appeared in television and film efforts such as "The Tracy Morgan Show" (2004)...
17. Wendy Moniz Wendy Moniz Actress, Guiding Light
18. Eddie Griffin Eddie Griffin Actor, Malcolm & Eddie
19. Betty Lynn Betty Lynn Actress, The Andy Griffith Show Missouri born-and-bred Betty Ann Lynn was born in Kansas City. Her name is as light, breezy and innocent as the characters she played on film and TV. She is pleasantly remembered for playing TV's sweet-as-apple-pie "Thelma Lou" who had the tough end of the bargain as the ever-patient girlfriend of Don Knotts' neurotic "Barney Fife" character on The Andy Griffith Show...
20. Jason Wiles Jason Wiles Actor, Third Watch Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Wiles grew up in Lenexa, Kansas. Undecided after high school and having passed up the opportunity to play college football, he began to work for the local Parks and Recreation Department. A year later the movie Mr. & Mrs. Bridge came to Kansas City. It was then that Wiles began pursuing his interest in filmmaking by working on the set...
21. Lynn Cohen Lynn Cohen Actress, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
22. Wallace Beery Wallace Beery Actor, Grand Hotel In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies...
23. Tuc Watkins Tuc Watkins Actor, The Mummy
24. Mary Linda Rapelye Mary Linda Rapelye Actress, One Life to Live Ever since this beauty was five years old she knew she wanted to act. It's the story of this adventurous pioneer girl who in a Frontier Pageant, at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City jumped off the stage, and into her Daddy's arms in front of a crowd of 10,000 people. When she was young her grandfather was a lawyer for MGM...
25. Rudy Reyes Rudy Reyes Actor, Generation Kill At the age of 17, Rudy Reyes emancipated himself, left an orphanage with his two brothers and raised them in Kansas City, MO. He excelled at Martial Arts and MMA, and as a champion he was able to provide for his family. At the age of 26, he was seeking a higher calling and joined the United States Marine Corp....
26. Sandahl Bergman Sandahl Bergman Actress, Conan the Barbarian Sandahl Bergman was born November 14, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. She later graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. She moved to New York City while she was in her 20's, and appeared in a number of Bob Fosse productions. Her film debut was in his film All That Jazz. Sandahl went on to appear in Xanadu, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja.
27. Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn Writer, Gone Girl
28. Craig Kilborn Craig Kilborn Writer, The Daily Show
29. Joe Egender Joe Egender Actor, The Night Of
30. Diane Brewster Diane Brewster Actress, The Young Philadelphians Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne and Zane Grey Theater. Her first motion picture roles was as Sylvia Quentin in Pharaoh's Curse in 1956...
31. Julia Montgomery Julia Montgomery Actress, One Life to Live
32. Lindsay Clubine Lindsay Clubine Self, Deal or No Deal
33. Lori Saunders Lori Saunders Actress, Petticoat Junction Striking brunette Lori Saunders managed to capitalize on her sunny, daisy-fresh beauty during CBS-TV's famous 1960s "rural age", an era in which the network churned out a connected trio of bucolic hit shows -- The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. As the studious, slightly ditzy middle daughter...
34. Vanessa Merrell Vanessa Merrell Actress, Jane the Virgin Vanessa Merrell, an actress, musician, singer, and song writer, was born on August 6, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 16 years old. She has an identical twin sister, Veronica Merrell, who is also an actress, musician, singer, and song writer. They are also known as the Merrell Twins...
35. Keili Lefkovitz Keili Lefkovitz Actress, Pain & Gain While known mostly for her film and TV work, Keili signed her first production deal in Summer '06 with SVP at Fremantle Media to develop a documentary sitcom she created with her two partners in Very Busy Productions. In Winter of '07, Very Busy partnered with Beacon Films on a scripted drama that she is producing as well...
36. Allan Melvin Allan Melvin Actor, The Phil Silvers Show
37. Fabianne Therese Fabianne Therese Actress, Teenage Cocktail
38. Elaine Joyce Elaine Joyce Self, Match Game 73 Elaine Joyce was the lead in the Broadway musical "Sugar" from 1972 to closing with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse. A mainstay on TV game shows in the early 1970s, often appearing with her first husband, Bobby Van. In 1999, she married playwright Neil Simon and now goes by the name of Elaine Joyce-Simon...
39. Robert Lowery Robert Lowery Actor, Circus Boy Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record as an accomplished athlete...
40. Monique Gabrielle Monique Gabrielle Actress, Amazon Women on the Moon Beautiful, buxom and shapely knockout Monique Gabrielle added an ample, alluring and invigorating dose of smoldering sex appeal to a bunch of enjoyably down'n'dirty horror and exploitation pictures made throughout the 80s and 90s. The 5' 6" natural brunette was born as Katherine Gonzalez on July 30th...
41. Tommy Rall Tommy Rall Actor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Tommy Rall, dynamic actor/dancer of many 1950s musicals, was born in 1929 and began his dancing career at age 14 with American Ballet Theater. He appeared on Broadway in "Miss Liberty" (1949) and "Milk and Honey" (1960), as well as in several less successful shows. After a series of great dancing roles on screen (Kiss Me Kate...
42. Ellen Drew Ellen Drew Actress, Isle of the Dead Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood...
43. Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach Actor, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
44. Holmes Osborne Holmes Osborne Actor, That Thing You Do!
45. X Brands X Brands Actor, Yancy Derringer
46. Nora Denney Nora Denney Actress, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
47. Edward Kerr Edward Kerr Actor, Pretty Little Liars Edward Kerr was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Los Angeles in 1990 after graduating from Vanderbilt University. His first starring role in a film came in 1994 playing Christopher Reeve's brother in the crime thriller "Above Suspicion" (also starring Joe Mantegna, Kim Cattrall and William H...
48. Kip Niven Kip Niven Actor, Magnum Force Kip Niven was raised in Prairie Village, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City in affluent Johnson County), and graduated in 1963 from Shawnee Mission East High School. After spending a year at Baylor University, he changed his mind and entered the theater program at The University of Kansas, where he performed in dozens of plays...
49. John Ashley John Ashley Producer, Apocalypse Now Oklahoma-bred John Ashley got his start in the movie business while on a vacation in California. A friend from Oklahoma State University got him onto the set of the John Wayne movie The Conqueror, and Wayne in turn steered him toward a job in television in the William Castle series Men of Annapolis...
50. Veronica Merrell Veronica Merrell Actress, Jane the Virgin Veronica Merrell, an actress, musician, singer, and song writer, was born on August 6, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 16 years old. She has an identical twin sister, Vanessa Merrell, who is also an actress, musician, singer, and song writer. They are also known as the Merrell Twins...
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