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1. Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie Actor, The Hurt Locker Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, A Soldier's Play, and Talk, by Carl Hancock Rux, for which he won an Obie Award in 2002. In 2002, he was featured in Eminem's debut film...
2. 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 was the second child born to Dr. John Witherspoon and Betty Reese. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse who later became a Ph.D in pediatric nursing...
3. Pauley Perrette Pauley Perrette Actress, Kill Ari: Part 1 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...
4. Harry Connick Jr. Harry Connick Jr. Actor, The Iron Giant Harry's parents were both lawyers (his father Harry became New Orleans District Attorney, his mother Anita, a judge, died of ovarian cancer when Harry Jr. was 13). They owned a record store and encouraged their son's interest in music - piano at age three, with a New Orleans jazz band aged ten. He won...
5. Tyler Perry Tyler Perry Director, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Perry was born and raised in New Orleans. 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. In 1991, he was working an office job, when he saw an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show discussing the therapeutic nature of writing...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Mark Duplass Mark Duplass Actor, The Puffy Chair
10. Tristin Mays Tristin Mays Actress, Gullah, Gullah Island 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...
11. Bryan Batt Bryan Batt Actor, 12 Years a Slave
12. Sam Trammell Sam Trammell Actor, Strange Love 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...
13. John Larroquette John Larroquette Actor, Ri¢hie Ri¢h
14. Azure Parsons Azure Parsons Actress, 2 Guns
15. Garrett Morris Garrett Morris Actor, General Hospital
16. Wendell Pierce Wendell Pierce Actor, Ray
17. Romeo Miller Romeo Miller Actor, Honey
18. Ray Walston Ray Walston Actor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High Born in New Orleans Louisiana, Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting)...
19. Truman Capote Truman Capote Writer, Breakfast at Tiffany's
20. 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...
21. Lil' Wayne Lil' Wayne Soundtrack, The Wrestler
22. Philip Bolden Philip Bolden Actor, Are We There Yet?
23. 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...
24. Frederick Weller Frederick Weller Actor, Armageddon
25. Brock Kelly Brock Kelly Actor, Pitch Perfect
26. Sabrina Le Beauf Sabrina Le Beauf Actress, Happy Anniversary Sabrina LeBeauf was born in New Orleans, grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been a cast member in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" at the Westside Theatre in New York, at the Delaware Theatre Center and will soon be joining the Scottsdale cast in June of 2013...
27. Jay Duplass Jay Duplass Writer, Jeff, Who Lives at Home 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...
28. Corey Johnson Corey Johnson Actor, The Bourne Ultimatum
29. 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...
30. Eddie Jemison Eddie Jemison Actor, Ocean's Eleven
31. James Landry Hébert James Landry Hébert Actor, Gangster Squad
32. 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...
33. Ciera Payton Ciera Payton Actress, Oldboy Ciera Payton is a New Orleans native with an authentic "Southern belle" charm. She was raised in various neighborhoods in New Orleans but she most identifies with the city's Third Ward. There she lived with her drug addict father and her "Nanaw" (grandmother). It was under these tough circumstances that lead Ciera on a path to discover her voice as a performer and a woman...
34. 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)...
35. Taryn Terrell Taryn Terrell Actress, The Campaign
36. Arturo Gil Arturo Gil Actor, Role Models Arturo Gil has a rare form of dwarfism and only stands three and half feet tall. His height hasn't stopped him from doing anything unless it's a vertical issue. A step stool or a ladder comes in handy. Gil was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is bilingual English/Spanish...
37. Vance DeGeneres Vance DeGeneres Producer, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
38. Dorothy Lamour Dorothy Lamour Actress, Road to Bali Dorothy Lamour was born with the birth name of Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton on December 10, 1914, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a beautiful child who turned heads as a teenager with her long dark hair. However, her dream was to become a professional singer not actress. After she won a beauty contest as Miss New Orleans in 1931...
39. Barry Shabaka Henley Barry Shabaka Henley Actor, Collateral
40. Master P Master P Soundtrack, Scooby-Doo Percy Miller also known as "Master P" was born on April 29, 1970 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...
41. Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard Writer, Jackie Brown
42. Yvonne Suhor Yvonne Suhor Actress, Babe Ruth 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...
43. Penelope Spheeris Penelope Spheeris Director, Wayne's World
44. Deborah Abbott Deborah Abbott Actress, Heavenly Beauties
45. Paul Burke Paul Burke Actor, The Thomas Crown Affair 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...
46. Paul Rae Paul Rae Actor, True Grit
47. Richard Simmons Richard Simmons Self, General Hospital
48. Merry Clayton Merry Clayton Soundtrack, Dirty Dancing Gospel singer best known for singing backing vocals on the Rolling Stones classic "Gimme Shelter" and for her performance as the Acid Queen on the 1972 recording of The Who's "Tommy" with the London Symphony Orchestra.
49. Harold Sylvester Harold Sylvester Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman
50. Bob Clark Bob Clark Director, A Christmas Story
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