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1. Clare Grant Clare Grant Actress, Walk the Line Clare Grant first appeared on film, opposite Joaquin Phoenix, in a small, but pivotal role in the Academy-winning film, Walk the Line, while still earning her theater degree in Memphis, TN, where she grew up. While in college, she met Craig Brewer, who cast her in her several indy films, before casting her in Black Snake Moan...
2. Ginnifer Goodwin Ginnifer Goodwin Actress, Walk the Line Ginnifer Michelle Goodwin was born on 22nd May 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Linda (Kantor), who worked at FedEx and Apple, and Tim Goodwin, who had a recording studio. Bright and talented, Ginnifer carried her love for theater and acting through her high school years. She graduated from Lausanne...
3. Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Actor, The Shawshank Redemption With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman attended...
4. Lucy Hale Lucy Hale Actress, Scream 4 Lucy Hale is an American actress and singer. She was born Karen Lucille Hale in Memphis, Tennessee, to Julia (Caperton) Knight and John Preston Hale. She started out as a singer, appearing on American Juniors in a search for band members. She successfully won her place in the band. The group disbanded in 2005...
5. Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Soundtrack, Love Actually Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
6. Kathy Bates Kathy Bates Actress, Titanic Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest of three girls, her father was Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer, and her mother, Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker. Kathy has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry...
7. Shannen Doherty Shannen Doherty Actress, Mallrats Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender age of seven...
8. Chris Parnell Chris Parnell Actor, 21 Jump Street Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Chris Parnell enrolled at Germantown High School where he took drama and auditioned for every play. In 1985, when he was a senior at Germantown, he was voted "Most Talented" by his classmates. Right after graduating high school, Chris attended North Carolina School of Arts in Winston-Salem...
9. Cybill Shepherd Cybill Shepherd Actress, Taxi Driver Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "Model of the Year" contest in 1968...
10. George Hamilton George Hamilton Actor, The Godfather: Part III Noted these days for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, film spoofs and reality shows, George Hamilton was, at the onset, a serious contender for dramatic film stardom. Born George Stevens Hamilton IV in Memphis, TN, on August 12, 1939, the son of gregarious Southern belle beauty Ann Potter Hamilton Hunt Spaulding...
11. Virginia Williams Virginia Williams Actress, One Life to Live Actress, singer, and humanitarian, Virginia Williams, may best be known for her starring role as 'Lauren Reed' in the hit USA Network "dramedy" Fairly Legal. Williams has appeared in over 35 television series including the starring role of 'Bianca' on the Lifetime original series Monarch Cove in addition...
12. Ben Browder Ben Browder Actor, Stargate: Continuum Ben Browder was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, earned a BS in psychology at Furman University, and then went on to study drama at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, where he met his wife, Francesca Buller. As of 2002, he resides in Australia...
13. Michael Beck Michael Beck Actor, The Warriors
14. Elise Neal Elise Neal Actress, Scream 2 Elise Neal was born in Memphis, Tennessee and began dancing at age six. She contributes her success to her mother, Arletha Neal, who always supported her and drove her to numerous talent shows and recitals. After moving to New York and quickly booking many Off Broadway shows and musical revivals, she thought Broadway would be her winning ticket...
15. Kali Rocha Kali Rocha Actress, Meet the Parents
16. William Sanderson William Sanderson Actor, Blade Runner Prolific and versatile character actor William Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was a landscape designer. William served two years in the US Army. Following his military service he attended Southern Methodist University...
17. Ashley Jones Ashley Jones Actress, Old School
18. Sarah Jane Morris Sarah Jane Morris Actress, Seven Pounds
19. Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley Self, Elvis by the Presleys
20. Dan Schneider Dan Schneider Writer, Big Fat Liar Daniel J. Schneider was born into a family with three older sisters in Memphis, Tennessee on January 14th, 1966. He became his Senior class president at White Station High School. After high school, he went to his father's alma mater, Harvard, for one semester. He decided to come back home to Memphis and get a job at a computer store...
21. Leslie Jones Leslie Jones Actress, Wrongfully Accused
22. Linda Thompson Linda Thompson Soundtrack, Pretty Woman
23. Steven Williams Steven Williams Actor, The Blues Brothers
24. Leslie Jordan Leslie Jordan Actor, The Help For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant Colonel with the Army...
25. Red West Red West Actor, Safe Haven Robert "Red" Gene West was a close friend of Elvis Presley and a member of Presley's inner circle, known as "The Memphis Mafia". He first met Elvis in high school, where he was a year behind him. West played football for the Memphis Tigers high school football team, boxed in the Golden Gloves and played football for Jones Junior College playing center...
26. Benjamin Flores Jr. Benjamin Flores Jr. Actor, Ride Along
27. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Actor, The A-Team
28. Lane Smith Lane Smith Actor, My Cousin Vinny
29. Anne Haney Anne Haney Actress, Liar Liar Anne Haney held prominent roles acting on stage, on the screen, and on TV. All these achievements came in her mid 40s, after she had raised a daughter and buried a husband. It wasn't until after she had packed her daughter off to college and "the maid quit", as she said, that she decided to try her hand at acting...
30. Frank McRae Frank McRae Actor, Last Action Hero African-American former NFL player, with plenty of height and built like an ox, has scored over 40 film appearances predominantly as tough thugs, authority figures or even successful comedy roles. McRae first came to attention playing a grinning jail inmate, "Reed Youngblood", helping Warren Oates escape in Dillinger...
31. Andrew Stevens Andrew Stevens Producer, The Boondock Saints Andrew Stevens, President/CEO of Andrew Stevens Entertainment and Stevens Entertainment Group, has produced and/or financed over one hundred and seventy films through his various production and distribution companies. Unique in the motion picture industry, Stevens has functioned in almost every capacity in the entertainment business...
32. Robert Baker Robert Baker Actor, Out of Time
33. Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Soundtrack, The Blues Brothers Several Grammy award wins, the first women to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and dubbed as the Queen Of Soul. Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha was born to parents, Barbra Singers homemaker, and Clarence Franklin a baptist minster. Aretha Franklin started to sing due to her father being a minister...
34. Hal Needham Hal Needham Stunts, Little Big Man As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director. He wrote and directed some of the most financially successful action comedy films...
35. John Laughlin John Laughlin Actor, Footloose Actor John Laughlin has had a remarkable career spanning several decades. At 19, John felt compelled to pursue his passion and moved to Los Angeles to learn his craft and become a serious actor. He initially went about it by taking two years at the Film Industry Workshop and then went on to study with some of the best in the business...
36. Vicellous Reon Shannon Vicellous Reon Shannon Actor, The Hurricane
37. Clementine Ford Clementine Ford Actress, American Pie Clementine Ford was born to actress Cybill Shepherd and her first husband David Ford in Memphis, Tennessee in 1979. Her parents divorced when she was still a baby, and Cybill went back to California to restart her acting career, becoming a celebrated television star on "Moonlighting" (1985). She also had a brief second marriage to Bruce Oppenheim...
38. Adriane Lenox Adriane Lenox Actress, The Blind Side
39. Jerry Minor Jerry Minor Actor, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
40. Ric Flair Ric Flair Self, WrestleMania VIII Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional wrestling debut on December 10...
41. Katherine Kendall Katherine Kendall Actress, Swingers Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Katherine "Kate" Kendall spent most of her early life in the South. When she was in the second grade, she and her family moved to Washington D.C., where her parents, Syd and Kay, worked for the Carter Administration. Katherine has three siblings - one brother, Syd, the bassist of Les Savy Fav and "French Kiss" Record Label Director...
42. Ira Sachs Ira Sachs Director, Love Is Strange
43. Jeannie Wilson Jeannie Wilson Actress, Jackals
44. Donald Dunn Donald Dunn Soundtrack, Argo
45. Jodie Markell Jodie Markell Actress, Mystery Train
46. Jerry Lawler Jerry Lawler Actor, Man on the Moon
47. Dominic Dierkes Dominic Dierkes Writer, Mystery Team
48. Olivia Cole Olivia Cole Actress, Coming Home
49. Wendy Worthington Wendy Worthington Actress, Cast Away Born in Memphis and raised in Philadelphia, Wendy started making student films in the summer of 1969 and began acting because she wanted to be able to write for and direct other actors. She discovered a love of acting that became a lifetime commitment, but only turned into a full-time pursuit when Jonathan...
50. Shane Salerno Shane Salerno Writer, Armageddon Shane Salerno has been a professional screenwriter since the age of 19. In the years that have followed Detour Magazine has named Salerno as "one of Hollywood's true shapers of popular culture" and Fade In magazine selected him as one of the "100 people you need to know in Hollywood". His diverse screenwriting...
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