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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. 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...
3. 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...
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. 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...
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. Mark Duplass Mark Duplass Actor, Safety Not Guaranteed
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
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. Wendell Pierce Wendell Pierce Actor, Parker
14. 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.
15. John Larroquette John Larroquette Actor, Ri¢hie Ri¢h
16. Azure Parsons Azure Parsons Actress, 2 Guns
17. Corey Johnson Corey Johnson Actor, The Bourne Ultimatum
18. Ray Walston Ray Walston Actor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High 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). He went on to associate with Margo Jones at the Houston Civic Theater for six years...
19. 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...
20. Stacey Asaro Stacey Asaro Actress, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
21. 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...
22. Garrett Morris Garrett Morris Actor, General Hospital
23. Brock Kelly Brock Kelly Actor, Pitch Perfect
24. Romeo Miller Romeo Miller Actor, Honey
25. 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.
26. Frederick Weller Frederick Weller Actor, Armageddon
27. Truman Capote Truman Capote Writer, Breakfast at Tiffany's
28. 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)...
29. Lil' Wayne Lil' Wayne Soundtrack, The Interview
30. Eddie Jemison Eddie Jemison Actor, Ocean's Eleven
31. 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...
32. Philip Bolden Philip Bolden Actor, Are We There Yet?
33. Taryn Terrell Taryn Terrell Stunts, Now You See Me
34. Steve Zissis Steve Zissis Actor, Her Steve Zissis was born and raised in the culturally rich city of New Orleans, Louisiana, to a family of Greek descent. He attended Jesuit High School where he first began to act in musicals at the age of sixteen, and went on to New York University where he studied acting and performed in plays. At NYU...
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. Barry Shabaka Henley Barry Shabaka Henley Actor, Collateral
41. Cameron Dye Cameron Dye Actor, Valley Girl Cameron Dye was born in New Orleans, but criss-crossed the U.S. while growing up, as his family never stayed in one place for longer than four years. His high-school years were divided between Ohio and Northern California. He applied and was accepted into the theater arts department of UCLA, where he met Tim Robbins...
42. Penelope Spheeris Penelope Spheeris Director, The Little Rascals
43. Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard Writer, Jackie Brown
44. Lara Grice Lara Grice Actress, The Mechanic
45. Caroline Keenan Caroline Keenan Actress, I Am Sam
46. 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...
47. Cynthia Lea Clark Cynthia Lea Clark Actress, Episode #1.6204 A former Miss Chicago (Miss USA), Cynthia Lea Clark continued school, graduating from Northwestern University (multiple degreed), attended nursing school and became a firefighter/paramedic. After working as an actress in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked on many television shows, such as Days of Our Lives and Stat...
48. Harold Sylvester Harold Sylvester Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman
49. Don Yesso Don Yesso Actor, Focus
50. 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...
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