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1. Evan Peters Evan Peters Actor, Kick-Ass Evan Peters was born in the winter of 1987 to Phil and Julie Peters in St. Louis, Missouri. When his father's job was transferred and the family moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan, Evan began taking acting classes and at age 15, he moved with his mother to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry...
2. Matt Bomer Matt Bomer Actor, Winter's Tale Texan actor Matt Bomer is the son of Sissi and John Bomer, a former Dallas Cowboys football player. He was educated at Klein High School near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Bomer then relocated to New York to forge a career in acting...
3. Taylor Momsen Taylor Momsen Actress, How the Grinch Stole Christmas Taylor Mikel Momsen was born on July 26th, 1993 in St Louis, Missouri to parents Michael and Colette Momsen. Her Mom took her to NYC because she was so bubbly, outgoing and so talented for her young age! She began her acting career at age 3 with a national commercial for "Shake-N-Bake". She also appeared in commercials for "Snuggle" fabric softener...
4. Ellie Kemper Ellie Kemper Actress, 21 Jump Street
5. Annie Wersching Annie Wersching Actress, The Last of Us
6. Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers Actress, Top Hat Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court...
7. Kevin Kline Kevin Kline Actor, A Fish Called Wanda After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, Kline joined the Acting Company in New York which was run by John Houseman. With this company, Kline performed Shakespeare across the country. On the stage, Kline has won two Tony Awards for his work in the musicals "On the Twentieth Century" (1978) and "The Pirates of Penzance" (1981)...
8. Jon Hamm Jon Hamm Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
9. John Goodman John Goodman Actor, Monsters, Inc. John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997)...
10. Kathleen Turner Kathleen Turner Actress, The Virgin Suicides Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri to Patsy and Allen Richard Turner. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later enrolled at Missouri State University for two years...
11. Timothy Omundson Timothy Omundson Actor, Starship Troopers Timothy Omundson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on July 29, 1969, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his family moved when he was one. His father is a former railroad man and his mother was a teacher. Tim started to study theatre at the age of 12 at The Seattle Children's Theater...
12. James Gunn James Gunn Writer, Scooby-Doo James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies...
13. Dick Van Dyke Dick Van Dyke Actor, Mary Poppins Although he'd had small roles beforehand, Dick Van Dyke was launched to stardom in the 1960 musical "Bye-Bye Birdie", for which he won a Tony Award, and, then, later in the movie based on that play, Bye Bye Birdie. He has starred in a number of films throughout the years including Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fitzwilly...
14. Don Johnson Don Johnson Actor, Django Unchained Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice, Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked cops on a weekly basis from 1984 to 1989...
15. Eminem Eminem Soundtrack, 8 Mile Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in Missouri. Spent childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro Detroit. Attended Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89. Hustled self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in Roseville. His girlfriend (later, his wife) Kimberly gave birth to daughter Hailie Jade on Dec...
16. Don Cheadle Don Cheadle Actor, Crash Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City but moved throughout his childhood. He attended CalArts and earned his BA in Fine Arts. He auditioned for many roles, and won a part on the television series Fame. He was then cast in the John Irvin film Hamburger Hill. He first became recognized in Devil in a Blue Dress...
17. Mircea Monroe Mircea Monroe Actress, The Change-Up Born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father, who worked for the United Nations, was stationed in the Solomon Islands and Fiji, so Monroe spent most of her early childhood in the South Pacific. After spending time in various other countries, she moved back to the United States. She lived in Michigan and Virginia before finding herself in Los Angeles, pursuing a career in acting and writing...
18. Scott Bakula Scott Bakula Actor, American Beauty Born on October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, Scott Stewart Bakula came from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them, he later sang with the St. Louis Symphony. He studied Law at the University of Kansas until his sophomore year when he left to pursue acting...
19. Jessica Capshaw Jessica Capshaw Actress, Minority Report Jessica is the daughter of actress Kate Capshaw and salesman Bob Capshaw. She is also the stepdaughter of Steven Spielberg. She was born in Columbia, Missouri where both parents were students at the University of Missouri. The family moved to New York then to pursue Kate's modeling career. Her parents divorced when she was 3 and Jessica got drawn along in her mother's new world...
20. Amy Paffrath Amy Paffrath Actress, The Purge: Anarchy Amy Paffrath has a reputation for running full speed ahead with every project she works on. In fact, her mother Mary gave birth to her just nine minutes after arriving at the hospital. Not one to sit around and wait for opportunities, the young actress is quickly making a name for herself in the entertainment business...
21. Kelly Stables Kelly Stables Actress, The Ring Two
22. Lucas Grabeel Lucas Grabeel Actor, Milk
23. Linda Blair Linda Blair Actress, The Exorcist From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist. Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role...
24. 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...
25. Sarah Clarke Sarah Clarke Actress, Twilight Actress Sarah Clarke was born and raised in Missouri, the middle child of Carolyn and Ernest Clarke, an engineer. She has an older and younger brother. She was educated at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri, and went on to Indiana University to study Fine Arts and Italian. During Clarke's senior year at university she studied in Bologna...
26. Chris Cooper Chris Cooper Actor, American Beauty Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper has appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields Lately (1980)", off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1983)" and "A Different Moon (1983)". He debuted in films in the John Sayles movie Matewan. Although his performance was well received...
27. Eddie Griffin Eddie Griffin Actor, Undercover Brother
28. David Koechner David Koechner Actor, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Actor, writer and producer David Koechner, an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theater, got his first break as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 120 films and television shows. He is best known for his roles as Todd Packer...
29. Denis O'Hare Denis O'Hare Actor, Dallas Buyers Club
30. Doris Roberts Doris Roberts Actress, Christmas Vacation Doris Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A versatile player with an inescapably "mom-like" presence, she was adept at playing sympathetic roles but made her most memorable mark as hard-boiled dames...
31. Vincent Price Vincent Price Actor, House of Usher Actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was born in St Louis, Missouri. He traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after many minor roles, he began to perform in low-budget horror movies such as House of Wax, achieving his first major success with House of Usher...
32. Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest Actress, Edward Scissorhands One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born on March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Austrian descent, and her mother was Scottish, from Auchtermuchty in Scotland. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina...
33. James Franciscus James Franciscus Actor, Beneath the Planet of the Apes James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is best known for his work in television...
34. 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)...
35. 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.
36. Edward Asner Edward Asner Actor, Up Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts ties him 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...
37. Robert Cummings Robert Cummings Actor, Dial M for Murder Effective light comedian of '30s and '40s films and '50s and '60s TV series, Robert Cummings was renowned for his eternally youthful looks (which he attributed to a strict vitamin and health-food diet). He was educated at Carnegie Tech and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Deciding that Broadway producers would be more interested in an upper-crust Englishman than a kid from Joplin...
38. Annalise Basso Annalise Basso Actress, Oculus Annalise Basso (born December 2, 1998) is an American film and television actress and model. Her older siblings, Alexandria and Gabriel Basso, are also actors. Basso is the youngest child of Marcia and Louis J. Basso, and has an older brother and sister; Gabriel and Alexandria. Most of her initial roles have been on television commercials or small one time roles on different shows...
39. 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)...
40. Mykelti Williamson Mykelti Williamson Actor, Con Air Perhaps best remembered for his touching performance as "Bubba" opposite Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump, Mykelti Williamson is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, who has been steadily honing his craft since he first began acting professionally at the age of 18...
41. Carlos PenaVega Carlos PenaVega Actor, Big Time Movie Born as Carlos Roberto Pena Jr. in Columbia, Missouri. U.S. He was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. Carlos moved to Hollywood in August 2009. Carlos studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory. He is a member of the band, Big Time Rush, and plays piano and sings...
42. Shelley Winters Shelley Winters Actress, Lolita Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose (Winter), was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when she was still young so that he...
43. Kevin Nealon Kevin Nealon Actor, Good Shit Lollipop
44. 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)...
45. Johnny Yong Bosch Johnny Yong Bosch Actor, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
46. Gabriel Basso Gabriel Basso Actor, Super 8
47. Erin Daniels Erin Daniels Actress, One Hour Photo
48. Brent Sexton Brent Sexton Actor, El Diablo
49. John Huston John Huston Actor, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry included English...
50. Nathan Darrow Nathan Darrow Actor, Chapter 14 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...
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