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1. Chris Pratt Chris Pratt Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He was born in Virginia, Minnesota, to Kathleen Louise (Indahl), who worked at a supermarket, and Daniel C. Pratt, who remodeled houses. His mother is of Norwegian descent and his father had English, Swiss-German, French, and Norwegian ancestry...
2. Jessica Lange Jessica Lange Actress, Big Fish Jessica Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA on April 20, 1949, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama...
3. Jessica Biel Jessica Biel Actress, The Illusionist Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Her ancestry includes Austrian Jewish (from her paternal great-grandfather, the origin of her surname), Danish, English, German, and Swiss-German...
4. Garrett Hedlund Garrett Hedlund Actor, TRON: Legacy Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry. Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm in a small town...
5. Analeigh Tipton Analeigh Tipton Actress, Crazy, Stupid, Love. Analeigh was born in Minnesota, USA, and grew up in Sacramento, California. When she was a child, she was a competitive ice skater. She gave up competing at age 16, but has taken part in charity skating events. In 2008, Analeigh appeared on cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model. She finished third in the competition. In her modeling career, she was signed with Ford Models...
6. Winona Ryder Winona Ryder Actress, Edward Scissorhands Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish...
7. Vince Vaughn Vince Vaughn Actor, The Internship Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
8. Rachael Leigh Cook Rachael Leigh Cook Actress, She's All That Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to show the disastrous effects of heroin...
9. Lea Thompson Lea Thompson Actress, Back to the Future Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
10. Judy Garland Judy Garland Soundtrack, The Wizard of Oz One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota...
11. Sheree J. Wilson Sheree J. Wilson Actress, Crimewave Sheree J. Wilson has gained worldwide recognition starring in two enormously popular long running television series. Appearing in the hit series Dallas for five seasons playing opposite Patrick Duffy, and then for the entire eight year run of Walker, Texas Ranger opposite Chuck Norris. Currently, Ms...
12. Mark Webber Mark Webber Actor, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World The subject of a major TV network news magazine story, actor Mark Webber was raised by his single mother, Cheri Lynn Honkala, in the slums of North Philadelphia, where they spent a great deal of time homeless - living in cars and abandoned buildings, and struggling to survive during the harsh winters...
13. Sofia Vassilieva Sofia Vassilieva Actress, My Sister's Keeper
14. Kelly Lynch Kelly Lynch Actress, Charlie's Angels Kelly Lynch was born in 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She started her acting career with a small job at the Guthrie Theater. She studied under acting teacher Sanford Meisner and became a model for the famous Elite Modeling Agency. She first gained acclaim for acting in the Gus Van Sant film Drugstore Cowboy...
15. Patrick John Flueger Patrick John Flueger Actor, Brothers
16. Seann William Scott Seann William Scott Actor, Role Models Seann William Scott was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, to Patricia Anne (Simons) and William Frank Scott, a factory worker. He was discovered at a talent competition in Los Angeles, and almost immediately was flown to New York by ABC to test for All My Children. His face has also been seen from his...
17. Steve Zahn Steve Zahn Actor, Dallas Buyers Club Steve Zahn was born in Marshall, Minnesota, to Zelda, who worked at a YMCA, and Carleton Edward Zahn, a Lutheran pastor. His father is of German and Swedish descent and his mother is of German ancestry. Zahn's career kicked off in his native Minnesota when he crashed the audition of a local stage production of "Biloxi Blues" and won the lead role...
18. T.R. Knight T.R. Knight Actor, 42 T.R. Knight was a member of the acting company of Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Roles there included Richard Miller in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" and Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus". On the New York stage, he portrayed Tim Allgood in "Noises Off", Damis in "Tartuffe", Joe in "This Lime Tree Bower" and Brendan Hilliard in "Anto Scattergood"...
19. Vincent Kartheiser Vincent Kartheiser Actor, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Known to audiences worldwide as spitfire advertising executive Pete Campbell on Mat Weiner's Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award-winning drama series Mad Men, Vincent Kartheiser has actually been acting since a teen. Starting with Untamed Heart alongside Marisa Tomei, Kartheiser accumulated an impressive number of credits during his youth inclusive of Little Big League...
20. Joel Coen Joel Coen Producer, No Country for Old Men
21. Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam Writer, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertisement...
22. Kevin Sorbo Kevin Sorbo Actor, Meet the Spartans Kevin spent 3 years traveling around the world, modeling for print ads and appearing in over 150 commercials, before landing in his breakout series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin David Sorbo was born in Mound, Minnesota, on September 24, 1958, to Ardis (Thompson), a nurse, and Lynn Nain Sorbo, a high school teacher...
23. Kelly Carlson Kelly Carlson Actress, The Marine Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, Kelly attended school in Richfield, Minnesota at the Academy of Holy Angels. She is the daughter of a hair dresser mother and a late father who was a high school football coach. Kelly went on to start acting in theater before making the step into screen performances...
24. Laila Robins Laila Robins Actress, Planes, Trains & Automobiles
25. Shantel VanSanten Shantel VanSanten Actress, The Final Destination
26. Ethan Coen Ethan Coen Producer, No Country for Old Men
27. Richard Dean Anderson Richard Dean Anderson Actor, General Hospital The future MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his two younger brothers, Thomas John and James Stuart...
28. Peter Krause Peter Krause Actor, The Truman Show
29. Alexandra Holden Alexandra Holden Actress, In a World...
30. Brianna Brown Brianna Brown Actress, Knocked Up Minnesota-born Brianna Brown began acting in elementary school and local community productions. After high school she journeyed to Hollywood to pursue an acting career full-time. She snagged a part in the pilot show for Judd Apatow's quirky, fondly remembered series Freaks and Geeks. From there she got parts in several theatrical features...
31. Tippi Hedren Tippi Hedren Actress, The Birds Tippi Hedren, the Minnesota girl of Swedish, German, and Norwegian descent, was working as a New York fashion model when she married her first husband, Peter Griffith, in 1952. They had a daughter, Melanie Griffith, on August 9, 1957. After the marriage ended in 1961, Tippi moved to California and was discovered by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock...
32. John Hawkes John Hawkes Actor, American Gangster Born and raised in rural Minnesota, John Hawkes moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West", at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. John starred in the critically-acclaimed...
33. Breckin Meyer Breckin Meyer Actor, Road Trip Breckin Meyer was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Dorothy Ann (Vial), a travel agent, and Christopher William Meyer, a management consultant. His ancestry includes German, English, and Irish. He went to grade school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills High School with Joshua John Miller and Branden Williams...
34. Loni Anderson Loni Anderson Actress, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain A buxom, be-dimpled, pert-nosed knockout, Loni Anderson took an assured place on one of the television sex symbol pedestals during the late 1970s and early 1980s. A breakout hit in her Emmy-nominated role as Jennifer Marlowe on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, she later became a soap-styled fixture in mini-movies...
35. Jason Behr Jason Behr Actor, The Grudge Jason Nathaniel Behr was born on December 30, 1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Patricia Ann Steiner and David Paul Behr. Jason began acting at the age of five, appearing in a number of theatrical productions, commercials, voice overs and modeling. Jason continued to perform throughout his school years...
36. E.G. Marshall E.G. Marshall Actor, 12 Angry Men With over 150 Film and TV appearances to his credit, E.G. Marshall was arguably most well known as the imperturbable Juror No. 4 in the Sidney Lumet mystery 12 Angry Men. Some of his stand-out performances are in Creepshow, Christmas Vacation, and Nixon. Marshall married three times and had seven children.
37. Marisa Coughlan Marisa Coughlan Actress, Freddy Got Fingered Born and raised in Minnesota, Marisa Coughlan grew up in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, as her father lived in one place and her mother the other. After graduating from high school in 1992, she moved west to attend the University of Southern California where in 1996 she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and studied in Paris during her junior year...
38. Pete Docter Pete Docter Writer, Up
39. Nick Swardson Nick Swardson Actor, Just Go with It
40. Melissa Peterman Melissa Peterman Actress, Fargo Peterman is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. After graduating from Minnesota State University with theater as one of her majors, she was cast as "Madeline Monroe" in Hey City Theater's production of "Tony & Tina's Wedding". After more than 600 performances, she went on to work as a writer and performer at the improvisational comedy theater...
41. Prince Prince Soundtrack, Batman Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to jazz singer Mattie Della Shaw and lyricist/pianist John L. Nelson. His parents are both from African-American families from the U.S. south. Prince's parents separated during his youth, which lead him to move back and forth. Prince had a troubled relationship with his step-father which lead him to run away from home...
42. Kimberly Elise Kimberly Elise Actress, John Q
43. James Hong James Hong Actor, Blade Runner James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los Angeles...
44. James Le Gros James Le Gros Actor, Point Break It isn't hard to make James LeGros bust a gut laughing. Just call him Brad Pitt. Okay, so he doesn't get $6 million a film or have his photo air-kissed by legions of swooning schoolgirls during recess. But if you've caught LeGros' quirky personality, you may wonder why he's still toiling away...
45. Chris Massoglia Chris Massoglia Actor, The Hole Christopher Paul Massoglia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father is a chiropractor and his mother is a housewife. He still lives in Minneapolis with his parents, two brothers and a sister. His parents are devout Christians and Republicans, and Massoglia grew up a fan of Christian pop music...
46. Marion Ross Marion Ross Actress, Superhero Movie The lovely, continuously upbeat and iconic All-American mom from the classic Happy Days TV sitcom had fervent desires of becoming an actress while growing up in her obscure Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an "a") in 1928, she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a teenage au pair in order to earn money for drama lessons at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis...
47. Joel Gretsch Joel Gretsch Actor, Push
48. Jane Russell Jane Russell Actress, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in Canada...
49. Cheryl Tiegs Cheryl Tiegs Self, Cheryl Tiegs
50. Nate Richert Nate Richert Actor, Game Box 1.0
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