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1. Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks Actress, The Lego Movie 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 is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth who was nominated for the local Harvest Queen...
2. Chris Evans Chris Evans Actor, The Avengers Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano...
3. James Spader James Spader Actor, Stargate James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" 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...
4. Ellen Pompeo Ellen Pompeo Actress, Didn't We Almost Have It All? Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Kathleen B. (O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and some English, ancestry. Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile, starring alongside Susan Sarandon...
5. 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...
6. Paget Brewster Paget Brewster Actress, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
7. 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...
8. Matt Damon Matt Damon Actor, The Bourne Identity Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
9. 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, Patricia "Tish" (Miller), 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...
10. 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...
11. Uma Thurman Uma Thurman Actress, Pulp Fiction Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
12. Edward Norton Edward Norton Actor, Fight Club Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse, who developed Columbia, MD; she passed away of brain cancer on March 6...
13. Anthony Michael Hall Anthony Michael Hall Actor, The Dark Knight Anthony Michael Hall was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the son of Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. Hall's given name was Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall...
14. Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Actor, The Thing Kurt Russell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. 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...
15. 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...
16. John Slattery John Slattery Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John 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...
17. Amy Poehler Amy Poehler Actress, Mean Girls Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. She is of Irish, English, German, and Portuguese descent. Amy was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother's Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College...
18. Eliza Dushku Eliza Dushku Actress, True Lies Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month search...
19. Connie Britton Connie Britton Actress, This Is Where I Leave You Connie Britton began playing 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 also starring Billy Bob Thornton; and Edward Burns' independent feature Looking for Kitty...
20. Steve Carell Steve Carell Actor, Stress Relief Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
21. Maura Tierney Maura Tierney Actress, Liar Liar On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upperscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district. Born February 3...
22. Sam Waterston Sam Waterston Actor, The Killing Fields
23. 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...
24. Matthew Perry Matthew Perry Actor, The Whole Nine Yards Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian. Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada...
25. Ben Foster Ben Foster Actor, 3:10 to Yuma Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. During his childhood, he was moved by his parents to be raised in Fairfield, Iowa, along with his younger brother, actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were both from Russian...
26. Robert Morse Robert Morse Actor, All My Children With that impish, gap-toothed grin, nervous bundle of energy, Robert Morse could never be contained long enough to become a film star. The live stage would be his calling. He made his debut with the musical, "On the Town", in 1949, and trained with Lee Strasberg, before making his inauspicious film debut in The Proud and Profane...
27. 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, to Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
28. Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling Actress, Wreck-It Ralph
29. Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Actor, The Avengers
30. Daniela Ruah Daniela Ruah Actress, Tu & Eu Daniela was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Portuguese-born parents, Katharina Lia Azancot Korn and Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, a doctor. She lived in the US until she was five. Her father's family is Sephardi Jewish, while her mother is of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, along with Spanish and Sephardi Jewish...
31. Lisa Edelstein Lisa Edelstein Actress, What Women Want 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...
32. H. Jon Benjamin H. Jon Benjamin Actor, Git to Gitten'
33. Sarah Drew Sarah Drew Actress, Radio
34. 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'. Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer and science teacher. Her ancestry includes Irish, Italian, French-Canadian, Polish, and English...
35. Geena Davis Geena Davis Actress, Beetlejuice Geena Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Lucille (Cook), a teacher's assistant, and William F. Davis, a church deacon and civil engineer. Her parents, originally from small towns in Vermont, were both from families with deep roots in New England. As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress...
36. Kara Hayward Kara Hayward Actress, Moonrise Kingdom Kara Hayward was born to John and Karen Hayward on November 17, 1998 in Massachusetts. She is the oldest out of two children. When she was young she acted in her first play during summer camp, and it was there that she discovered a passion for acting. Later she was subsequently discovered at an open call...
37. Donnie Wahlberg Donnie Wahlberg Actor, The Sixth Sense Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969, in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, French-Canadian, and English descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk, and Donald Edward Wahlberg...
38. Ari Graynor Ari Graynor Actress, Mystic River
39. 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...
40. 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...
41. John Michael Higgins John Michael Higgins Actor, Yes Man
42. Eli Roth Eli Roth Producer, Grindhouse Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora, a painter, and Sheldon Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien and vomiting...
43. Neal McDonough Neal McDonough Actor, Minority Report Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. 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...
44. Dane Cook Dane Cook Actor, Mr. Brooks
45. Jean Louisa Kelly Jean Louisa Kelly Actress, Uncle Buck
46. Anne Dudek Anne Dudek Actress, White Chicks Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the Joseph E...
47. 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...
48. James Remar James Remar Actor, Crocodile James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors. That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent". In a career spanning nearly four decades...
49. Jonathan Tucker Jonathan Tucker Actor, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jonathan is a film and television actor born in Boston May 31, 1982. While still in third grade, he was a part of a ballet production of The Nutcracker. After High School he got into Columbia University but went on to pursue his acting career. His first accredited appearances were in Night before Christmas (1994) as Moses Junior and Troublemakers (1994).
50. 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. She is the daughter of Kate (Gilday) and James O. Nicholson, Jr., and is of Irish heritage. Nicholson moved to New York which led to a modeling career in Paris. She attended Hunter College as a General Studies Major...
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