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1. Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon Actress, Walk the Line Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
2. Tristin Mays Tristin Mays Actress, The Wedding Ringer Growing up in New York City, Tristin was with the Ford Modeling Agency where she quickly became one of the top child models in the country. She would later land several national commercials such as Kraft Cheese, Play Skool Kool- Aid, Sunkist, ROSS, McDonald's and Hershey's. Tristin was also in several Broadway productions to include Disney's...
3. Carl Weathers Carl Weathers Actor, Predator Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts in two blaxploitation flicks...
4. Pauley Perrette Pauley Perrette Actress, NCIS Pauley Perrette is known to millions around the world as "Abby Sciuto", the brilliant but offbeat forensic scientist on CBS' NCIS, the #1-rated drama in the world. Her additional credits include appearances on such shows as Almost Famous, The Ring, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation...
5. Dorothy Lamour Dorothy Lamour Actress, Road to Bali In addition to being Miss New Orleans in 1931, Dorothy Lamour worked as a Chicago elevator operator; band vocalist for her first husband, band leader Herbie Kaye; and radio performer. In 1936 she donned her soon-to-be-famous sarong for her debut at Paramount, The Jungle Princess, and continued to play female Tarzan-Crusoe-Gauguin-girl-with make-up parts through the war years and beyond...
6. Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie Actor, The Hurt Locker Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow...
7. Patricia Clarkson Patricia Clarkson Actress, Shutter Island This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of money-making mainstream filming while reaping kudos and acting awards in out-of-the-way projects...
8. Tyler Perry Tyler Perry Writer, Madea's Family Reunion Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager...
9. Mark Duplass Mark Duplass Actor, The League
10. Harry Connick Jr. Harry Connick Jr. Music Department, American Idol Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of Anita Frances (Levy), a lawyer and judge, and Harry Connick, Sr. (Joseph Harry Fowler Connick), who served as District Attorney of New Orleans from 1973 to 2003. His father is of Irish, English, and German ancestry...
11. Katherine LaNasa Katherine LaNasa Actress, The Campaign Actress, former ballet dancer and choreographer Katherine LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and originally trained as a ballet dancer, but had attended the North Carolina School of Arts, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York. In 1989, she married Dennis Hopper...
12. John Larroquette John Larroquette Actor, Night Court
13. Eddie Jemison Eddie Jemison Actor, Ocean's Eleven
14. Sam Trammell Sam Trammell Actor, True Blood An intelligent, highly-capable actor, Sam Trammell made inroads on the New York stage while building an intriguing career in mostly independent features. He attended Brown University where he gravitated to acting in his senior year. Trammell made his film debut as an intern at a tabloid TV talk show...
15. Grace Zabriskie Grace Zabriskie Actress, The Grudge "Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae. She went on to appear in over 80 movies...
16. Jay Duplass Jay Duplass Actor, Transparent Jay Duplass, along with his brother, Mark Duplass, first made a name for himself writing and directing several award-winning short films. His first feature film was the Sundance 2005 breakout hit "The Puffy Chair," which went on to win the Audience Award at SXSW and receive two Independent Spirit Award nominations...
17. Wendell Pierce Wendell Pierce Actor, The Wire
18. Jeffrey Hunter Jeffrey Hunter Actor, The Searchers Jeffrey Hunter (born in Louisiana as Henry Herman McKinnies Jr.) was an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's Theater, and from 1942 to 1944 performed in summer stock with the local Port Players...
19. Frederick Weller Frederick Weller Actor, In Plain Sight
20. Ray Walston Ray Walston Actor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Ray Walston was born on December 2, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and began his acting career in 1939, receiving his first big break when cast as the reporter in the Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur classic "The Front Page". Later, he came to the New York critics' attention with the play "The Alchemist"...
21. Stassi Schroeder Stassi Schroeder Self, Vanderpump Rules
22. Nic Pizzolatto Nic Pizzolatto Writer, True Detective An award-winning novelist and short-story writer, he is the author of the collection 'Between Here and the Yellow Sea' and the novel 'Galveston.' He is originally from Southwest Louisiana, and taught literature at several universities, including the University of Chicago, before going into screenwriting in 2010. His fiction has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Italian.
23. Romeo Miller Romeo Miller Actor, Honey
24. Garrett Morris Garrett Morris Actor, 2 Broke Girls
25. Bryan Batt Bryan Batt Actor, 12 Years a Slave
26. Kim McGuire Kim McGuire Actress, Cry-Baby Born in 1956 in New Orleans, LA, Kim McGuire was an actress, best known for playing Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski in John Waters' Cry-Baby (1990). Her other films include Disturbed (1990) and Acting on Impulse (1993). In 1997, after passing the State Bar exam, she began working as an attorney in Los Angeles, CA. She passed away on September 14th, 2016 of an undisclosed illness.
27. Azure Parsons Azure Parsons Actress, True Detective
28. Eugenie Bondurant Eugenie Bondurant Actress, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Eugenie Bondurant's long and slightly strange career has taken her from the runways of New York and Paris to a featured role as "Tigris" in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. At 6'-1", with knife-blade cheekbones, Bondurant, was "discovered" after a bout with cancer left her looking especially exotic and androgynous...
29. Yvonne Suhor Yvonne Suhor Actress, The Young Riders Yvonne Suhor, visiting assistant professor of theatre, received her MFA from the University of California and has been a professional actress, director and teacher for several years. She was a regular on ABC's The Young Riders, played Cicely in an Emmy award-winning episode of Northern Exposure, played...
30. Corey Johnson Corey Johnson Actor, Captain Phillips
31. Rhonda Shear Rhonda Shear Actress, Spaceballs Having spent 25 years in the Hollywood spotlight as an actress, comedienne and host, Rhonda Shear knows a thing or two about making the most of her assets! Star of the popular late night series Up All Night, Shear learned the art of illusion and camouflage from Hollywood's top costume designers. Now...
32. Penelope Spheeris Penelope Spheeris Director, Wayne's World Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'. In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the 1979 documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene...
33. Truman Capote Truman Capote Writer, Breakfast at Tiffany's
34. Douglas M. Griffin Douglas M. Griffin Actor, Deepwater Horizon
35. Ed Nelson Ed Nelson Actor, Peyton Place Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as an...
36. Caroline Keenan Caroline Keenan Actress, I Am Sam
37. James Landry Hébert James Landry Hébert Actor, Gangster Squad
38. Kitty Carlisle Kitty Carlisle Self, To Tell the Truth Kitty Carlisle Hart wore a cloak of many professional and elegant colors. Actress, opera singer, Broadway performer, TV celebrity, game show panelist, patron of the arts, and, at age 95, this vital woman continued her six-decade musical odyssey with songs and reminisces in her one-woman show: "Kitty Carlisle Hart: An American Icon," which toured from her beloved New York to Los Angeles...
39. Philip Bolden Philip Bolden Actor, Are We There Yet?
40. Brock Kelly Brock Kelly Actor, Pitch Perfect
41. Phil Fondacaro Phil Fondacaro Actor, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Phil Fondacaro started his career in 1981 when a casting call went out for "little people" for the feature film Under the Rainbow. This was the beginning of a career that is still going strong to this day. From that time he has worked in every genre. including drama, comedy, horror and animation. Phil has worked in films with directors such as Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express)...
42. Bob Clark Bob Clark Director, A Christmas Story
43. Paul Burke Paul Burke Actor, Naked City Tall, dark, and handsome is how Hollywood liked their leading men back in the 1950s and 1960s, and actor Paul Burke certainly fit the bill. While his career fell short of outright stardom, he managed to stand out in a couple of acclaimed TV cop series series in the 1960s and "enjoyed" semi-cult notice by co-starring in one of the screen's most celebrated turkeys of all time...
44. Sabrina Le Beauf Sabrina Le Beauf Actress, The Cosby Show Sabrina LeBeauf was born in New Orleans, grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives on Maui, HI. She was a cast member in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora and Delia Ephron at the Westside Theatre in New York, the Delaware Theatre Center and the Scottsdale Centre for the Arts. She has done numerous roles at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington...
45. Barry Shabaka Henley Barry Shabaka Henley Actor, The Terminal
46. Billy Slaughter Billy Slaughter Actor, The Magnificent Seven A New Orleans native, Billy Slaughter is considered one of the top actors to come out of "Hollywood South" and was brought to Los Angeles at the invite of Dustin Hoffman. Since he began acting, Billy was recognized for being an outstanding young talent. He was the youngest lead actor recipient of The Marquee Award for his role in "Equus," the youngest acting instructor in New Orleans...
47. Louis Prima Louis Prima Soundtrack, Casino Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. When he was a child, he studied the violin. His older brother Leon took up trumpet while Louis was still quite young, and he soon followed in his brother's footsteps. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by the time the 1940s rolled around...
48. Harold Sylvester Harold Sylvester Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman
49. Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band...
50. Master P Master P Actor, Hollywood Homicide Percy Miller also known as "Master P" was born on April 29, 1967 in New Orleans, LA. Although he was raised in the poverty of Calliope Housing Projects, he was motivated and determined to reach his goals and dreams, which led him to become a successful entrepreneur. As a student-athlete at the University of Houston...
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