1-50 of 859 names.

Sort by: STARmeter▲ | A-Z | Height | Birth Date | Death Date
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 was the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat...
2. 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...
3. Harry Connick Jr. Harry Connick Jr. Actor, The Iron Giant 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Mark Duplass Mark Duplass Actor, Safety Not Guaranteed
7. Tyler Perry Tyler Perry Director, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. John Larroquette John Larroquette Actor, Ri¢hie Ri¢h
13. Bryan Batt Bryan Batt Actor, 12 Years a Slave
14. Wendell Pierce Wendell Pierce Actor, Parker
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. 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"...
17. 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...
18. Caroline Keenan Caroline Keenan Actress, I Am Sam
19. Jeffrey Hunter Jeffrey Hunter Actor, The Searchers He made his Hollywood debut in Fourteen Hours (1950). Hunter and fellow actor Dale Robertson were partners in an organization called World Wide Adventures, Inc. The company specialized in documentary travel such as The Living Swamp filmed in Georgia. He died in 1969 after brain surgery following a stroke and accidental fall.
20. Romeo Miller Romeo Miller Actor, Honey
21. Azure Parsons Azure Parsons Actress, 2 Guns
22. 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...
23. Lil' Wayne Lil' Wayne Soundtrack, The Wrestler
24. Ed Nelson Ed Nelson Actor, Who Am I? 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...
25. Garrett Morris Garrett Morris Actor, General Hospital
26. Philip Bolden Philip Bolden Actor, Are We There Yet?
27. Corey Johnson Corey Johnson Actor, The Bourne Ultimatum
28. Truman Capote Truman Capote Writer, Breakfast at Tiffany's
29. Eddie Jemison Eddie Jemison Actor, Ocean's Eleven
30. 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...
31. Frederick Weller Frederick Weller Actor, Armageddon
32. Brock Kelly Brock Kelly Actor, Pitch Perfect
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard Writer, Jackie Brown
36. 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...
37. Taryn Terrell Taryn Terrell Actress, The Campaign
38. Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Self, Peyton Manning: All Access
39. 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...
40. Phil Fondacaro Phil Fondacaro Actor, Star Wars: Episode VI - The 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)...
41. Penelope Spheeris Penelope Spheeris Director, The Little Rascals
42. Paul Rae Paul Rae Actor, True Grit
43. Harold Sylvester Harold Sylvester Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman
44. 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...
45. Paul Carr Paul Carr Actor, General Hospital
46. 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...
47. Faith Domergue Faith Domergue Actress, This Island Earth Sultry, brunette Faith Domergue was born in New Orleans, part Creole, but primarily of Irish and English extraction. She was adopted when she was six weeks old. In 1927 her adoptive parents took her to live in California, where she was educated at Catholic schools in Santa Monica. She had her first flirt with the acting profession while still at school...
48. Barry Shabaka Henley Barry Shabaka Henley Actor, Collateral
49. Kevin Porter Kevin Porter Actor, The Chronicles of Curtis Tucker: There Was a Girl
50. Bob Clark Bob Clark Director, A Christmas Story
1-50 of 859 names.