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1. Chris Evans Chris Evans Actor, The Avengers Chris Evans - not to be confused with the British DJ and wild man of the same name - began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. But it was his rapid rise to stardom that was unusual. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade because his older sister...
2. Taylor Schilling Taylor Schilling Actress, The Lucky One Taylor Schilling was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert, is a former prosecutor, and her mother, Tish, works in administration at MIT. Taylor attended Wayland High School, but graduated from West Roxbury High School in 2002, and made her film debut in Dark Matter. She starred in the movies Atlas Shrugged: Part I and The Lucky One...
3. Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Actor, Boogie Nights American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
4. Matt Damon Matt Damon Actor, The Bourne Identity Matt Damon was born in 1970. His father, Kent Damon, a tax preparer, and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, a college professor, are now divorced. His older brother, Kyle (b. 1967), is a sculptor. Matt's first film role was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza. Hollywood's power brokers realized his potential...
5. Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks Actress, The Hunger Games Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth who was nominated for the local Harvest Queen. Banks left...
6. Casey Affleck Casey Affleck Actor, Gone Baby Gone American actor Casey Affleck has an onscreen career dating back to 1988, but his Academy Award nominated work in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford gained him wider acclaim in recent years. Affleck, the younger brother of Ben Affleck, was born Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt on 12 August 1975 in Falmouth, Massachusetts to middle-class parents; his mother was a school district employee and teacher...
7. Edward Norton Edward Norton Actor, Fight Club Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969 to parents Edward, an attorney who works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Robin Norton, a former foundation executive and teacher who passed away of brain cancer on March 6, 1997. Edward also has two younger siblings named James and Molly...
8. Uma Thurman Uma Thurman Actress, Pulp Fiction Uma Karuna Thurman, daughter of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 1970. Uma grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, where her father worked at Amherst College. She left boarding school at just 15, already determined to become an actress. She moved to New York to follow her dream...
9. Eliza Dushku Eliza Dushku Actress, Bring It On Eliza Dushku was discovered at the end of a five-month search throughout the United States for the perfect girl to play the lead role of Alice opposite Juliette Lewis in the film That Night. Since then, she has been in several films and has worked with actors such as Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin...
10. James Spader James Spader Actor, Stargate James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Stoddard Greenwood and Jean Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles...
11. Anthony Michael Hall Anthony Michael Hall Actor, The Dark Knight Anthony Michael Hall was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His stepfather is a show-business manager and his mother, Mercedes Hall, is an actress-singer. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He started doing TV commercials, and his first major break came when he was cast as the young Steve Allen...
12. Judith Hoag Judith Hoag Actress, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
13. Steve Carell Steve Carell Actor, Stress Relief Steve Carell is one of America's most versatile comics and has been celebrated as the funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine. He was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, to a mother of Polish descent and a father of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
14. Ben Foster Ben Foster Actor, Lone Survivor Ben Foster, born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, was swiftly moved by his parents to be raised in Fairfield, Iowa - a town that had four community theaters. His passion for acting was discovered early on, and after starring in the title role in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", put on by one of the community theaters...
15. Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Actor, The Thing Kurt Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair, when he was 10 years old. In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a 10-year contract. Once his stint as a child actor ended, he spent the early 1970s playing minor league baseball. In 1979, he gave a classic performance as Elvis Presley in John Carpenter's A.B.C...
16. Danny Murphy Danny Murphy Actor, There's Something About Mary Originally from Boston, Massachushetts, Danny was injured in a diving accident in Oaks Bluff, Martha's Vineyard on August 8, 1974 leaving him a quadriplegic at age 19. He graduated from Stonehill College in 1979 majoring in Criminal Justice and then enjoyed a successful corporate career in Boston working...
17. Paige Turco Paige Turco Actress, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Theatre Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company, but her dreams were shattered when an ankle injury terminated her career as a dancer at the age of 14...
18. Jean Louisa Kelly Jean Louisa Kelly Actress, Uncle Buck
19. John Krasinski John Krasinski Actor, Away We Go Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is probably best known for his role as sardonic nice guy "Jim Halpert" on NBC's popular TV series, The Office, for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series...
20. Geena Davis Geena Davis Actress, Beetlejuice As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston University...
21. Julianne Nicholson Julianne Nicholson Actress, August: Osage County Nicholson was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts (outside Boston), and is the eldest of four siblings. Nicholson moved to New York which led to a modeling career in Paris. She attended Hunter College as a General Studies Major. She is married to British actor Jonathan Cake. The couple met playing a couple in an HBO pilot "Marriage" directed by Michael Apted...
22. Donnie Wahlberg Donnie Wahlberg Actor, The Sixth Sense He was born Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. on August 17, 1969, in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish, Irish, French-Canadian, and English descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Donald Sr. and Alma Wahlberg. His parents eventually divorced and Donnie, finding himself already in trouble...
23. Amy Poehler Amy Poehler Actress, Mean Girls After the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch show came and went, cast member Amy Poehler joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2001. Her star was the brightest during that time and, by the end of Christmas break of that year, she became a regularly featured performer. She has brought a slew of great performances on every show...
24. Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc Actor, Charlie's Angels Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model in Florida before moving to New York where he took drama classes...
25. Paget Brewster Paget Brewster Actress, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
26. Alicia Witt Alicia Witt Actress, Two Weeks Notice Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut in 1984 as Alia in David Lynch's science fiction classic, 'Dune'. Alicia is on Season 5 of the Emmy-award winning FX series 'Justified' with Timothy Olyphant, in which she is heavily recurring as Wendy Crowe...
27. John Slattery John Slattery Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes John Slattery was born in 1962 and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover, Homefront, Maggie and Feds; and the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means with Sally Field and From the Earth to the Moon...
28. Sarah Drew Sarah Drew Actress, Moms' Night Out
29. Amy Jo Johnson Amy Jo Johnson Actress, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Amy Jo Johnson grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests...
30. Matthew Perry Matthew Perry Actor, The Whole Nine Yards Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Matthew Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada. However, after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 15 to live with his father (actor John Bennett Perry), he became more interested in acting. In addition to performing in several high school stage productions...
31. Chloë Sevigny Chloë Sevigny Actress, American Psycho Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloe Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes...
32. Ellen Pompeo Ellen Pompeo Actress, Didn't We Almost Have It All? Ellen Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile, starring alongside Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of an outspoken young woman carrying a silent burden that's breaking her heart. A native of Boston...
33. G. Hannelius G. Hannelius Actress, Den Brother Hannelius is an actress, singer, and budding fashionista. She can be seen starring on The Disney Channel's hit original series, "Dog with a Blog." The show premiered in October 2012, and was watched by 4.5 million viewers. In February 2013, it was picked up for a second season. Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Maine...
34. Jennifer Coolidge Jennifer Coolidge Actress, American Pie Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie. She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Her father, Paul Coolidge, was a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
35. Neal McDonough Neal McDonough Actor, Minority Report Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Frank and Catherine McDonough. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1988...
36. John Cazale John Cazale Actor, The Godfather: Part II John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way, he won numerous Obie Awards for his stage performances in "The Indian Wants the Bronx" and "The Line"...
37. Misha Collins Misha Collins Actor, Girl, Interrupted Misha Collins is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a film called "Karla" about a real life serial killer named Paul Bernardo...
38. Jack Haley Jack Haley Actor, The Wizard of Oz Jack Haley was a movie and vaudeville actor who is always remembered as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. The Tin Man role was originally was going to Buddy Ebsen, but due to allergic reaction from the aluminum powder makeup, Ebsen was taken out of the casting and Haley replaced him. To avoid the same problem arising...
39. Ari Graynor Ari Graynor Actress, Mystic River
40. Eli Roth Eli Roth Producer, Grindhouse Eli Roth began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien and vomiting, and deciding he wanted to be a producer/director. With his brothers and friends, ketchup for blood and his father's power tools, he made over fifty short films before attending film school at N.Y.U....
41. Lisa Edelstein Lisa Edelstein Actress, As Good as It Gets Lisa Edelstein began her professional acting career while studying theater at N.Y.U.'s Tisch School of the Arts. After performing in a wide range of productions off and on Broadway, authored and performed the AIDS-related musical "Positive Me" at Ellen Stuart's La Mama, in Manhattan. It was one one of the earliest AIDS-related theater productions...
42. Erik Per Sullivan Erik Per Sullivan Actor, Unfaithful Erik Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do, loves to ski, boogie board, build obstacle courses, play games of paintball, and travel. His debut was an uncredited role in Armageddon. His breakthrough, however, was the role of Fuzzy in The Cider House Rules and Dewey in Malcolm in the Middle...
43. Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling Actress, Wreck-It Ralph
44. Shawn Andrews Shawn Andrews Actor, Dazed and Confused Shawn Andrews recently starred as "Leo" opposite Olivia Wilde in Tao Ruspoli's award-winning film _Fix (2008/I)' which won Andrews a Best Actor Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. He can also be seen in Ben Rodkin's critically acclaimed Big Heart City opposite Oscar nominee Seymour Cassel...
45. Connie Britton Connie Britton Actress, A Nightmare on Elm Street Connie Britton has portrayed the country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights -the movie- directed by Peter Berg and starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton; and Edward Burns' independent feature Looking for Kitty...
46. Kara Hayward Kara Hayward Actress, Moonrise Kingdom Kara Hayward was born November 17, 1998 and raised in Massachusetts. She acted in her first play in summer camp. She went to an open casting call for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and was chosen for the role of Suzy Bishop. It was her first movie audition. Hayward has been a member of Mensa since the age of nine.
47. Rob Zombie Rob Zombie Soundtrack, The Matrix
48. Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Actor, The Avengers
49. H. Jon Benjamin H. Jon Benjamin Actor, Git to Gitten'
50. Mindy Robinson Mindy Robinson Actress, V/H/S/2 Mindy Robinson is a Los Angeles based actress and reality star from Fall River, MA. As a TV personality she's had over thirty reoccurring appearances on network reality shows like Take Me Out, King of the Nerds, TMZ, Millionaire Matchmaker and the Soup. She has also had roles in over 100 scripted TV shows like CSI: Las Vegas...
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