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1. Zendaya Zendaya Actress, Spider-Man: Homecoming Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
2. Mark Hamill Mark Hamill Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - a role he would reprise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hamill also starred and co-starred in the films Corvette Summer, The Big Red One, and Kingsman: The Secret Service...
3. Lyndsy Fonseca Lyndsy Fonseca Actress, Kick-Ass Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for "Miss Barbizon Young Miss Talent of the Year"...
4. Shemar Moore Shemar Moore Actor, Criminal Minds Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.
5. Mahershala Ali Mahershala Ali Actor, House of Cards MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater. This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight...
6. Brandon Lee Brandon Lee Actor, The Crow Born in Oakland, California, USA, Brandon Lee spent the first eight years of his life in Hong Kong. By the time he was able to walk, he was already involved in learning about martial arts from his father, martial arts expert and famed actor Bruce Lee. After Bruce Lee's untimely death, Brandon...
7. Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler Director, Creed
8. Daveed Diggs Daveed Diggs Actor, Tour de Pharmacy
9. Cary Fukunaga Cary Fukunaga Producer, Beasts of No Nation
10. Daniella Pineda Daniella Pineda Actress, The Detour
11. Lance Gross Lance Gross Actor, House of Payne
12. Robert Culp Robert Culp Actor, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy...
13. Jo Van Fleet Jo Van Fleet Actress, Cool Hand Luke Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint...
14. Khamani Griffin Khamani Griffin Actor, Rise of the Guardians
15. Jill Whelan Jill Whelan Actress, The Love Boat
16. Max Baer Jr. Max Baer Jr. Actor, The Beverly Hillbillies The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air...
17. Michael A. Goorjian Michael A. Goorjian Actor, SLC Punk! Michael made his first real foray into directing with the mock-documentary Oakland Underground, a comedy about an underground occult music scene in Oakland, CA. From there, Michael made Illusion with Kirk Douglas, which was released theatrically in 2006 after racking up over a dozen festival awards...
18. David Lim David Lim Actor, Quantico
19. Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Actor, The Simpsons Movie Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. to support his family...
20. Dakin Matthews Dakin Matthews Actor, True Grit From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination for his achievement.
21. Mark Curry Mark Curry Actor, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper A class clown since his earliest years, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. It was these customers, as well as his family and friends, who finally encouraged Mark to try his stand-up routine at area comedy clubs...
22. Christa Campbell Christa Campbell Producer, Hellboy Christa Campbell made her mark as portraying a young Bettie Page in E! True Hollywood Story. Christa's far-ranging roles in include the movie Day of the Dead and the action-thriller Hero Wanted with Cuba Gooding Jr. also Lonely Hearts, co-starring with John Travolta, James Gandolfini and Salma Hayek, and shares the screen with Nicolas Cage in The Wicker Man...
23. Susan Seaforth Hayes Susan Seaforth Hayes Actress, Days of Our Lives Susan Seaforth Hayes, the American actress best known for her six-decade-long stint on the Days of Our Lives, was born Susan Seabold on July 11, 1943 in Oakland, California. She was the daughter of the actress and writer, Elizabeth Harrower. She made her debut on the Cavalcade of America omnibus TV series in 1954 and...
24. Scotty Beckett Scotty Beckett Actor, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories. Born Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4, 1929 in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to Los Angeles when Scotty was 3 years old...
25. Malaak Compton Malaak Compton Self, CNN Presents: Black in America 2
26. Laraine Stephens Laraine Stephens Actress, Bracken's World
27. Herbert Anderson Herbert Anderson Actor, Dennis the Menace
28. Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe Actor, Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but clearly a copy of the Tarzan stories)...
29. Kenneth Tobey Kenneth Tobey Actor, Whirlybirds Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and Tony Randall...
30. Mills Watson Mills Watson Actor, Papillon
31. Russ Meyer Russ Meyer Director, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman...
32. Ted Lange Ted Lange Actor, The Love Boat
33. Jack Soo Jack Soo Actor, Barney Miller A genial, laid back, slumber-eyed character player especially adept at the relaxed wisecrack or dry comment, Japanese-American actor Jack Soo was born in Oakland, California, in 1917, his real name being Goro Suzuki. In the post-WWII years, he entertained as a stand-up performer in nightclubs and had...
34. Alvin Sanders Alvin Sanders Actor, Cats & Dogs Alvin Sanders was born March 16, 1952, in Oakland, California. He was a performer from an early age - church choirs, talent shows, school plays - and in 1968 became a devotee of The Seattle Repertory Theater. "Devotee" was a fancy name the Seattle Rep (and the Actor's Equity Association) created for unpaid actors...
35. George Stevens George Stevens Director, Giant George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen mytho-poetic worlds that were also mass entertainment...
36. Ben Chapman Ben Chapman Self, Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man Ben Chapman was born in Oakland, California, while his Tahitian parents were on a trip to the United States. He was raised in Tahiti, relocated to the U.S. in 1940 and went to school in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Working as a Tahitian dancer in nightclubs led to his first movie job, a bit in MGM's...
37. Alicia Urizar Alicia Urizar Actress, NCIS Alicia Urizar is known for Longmire (2015), Code Black (2016) and NCIS (2017). In July, Alicia made her Directorial debut in the short film, "Too Late", which she also wrote. Urizar studied at San Jose State University receiving a BA in Musical Theater and Communication Studies. She resides in Los Angeles, CA.
38. Stephen Falk Stephen Falk Writer, You're the Worst
39. Sheila E. Sheila E. Self, Krush Groove Daughter of musician Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. became one of the top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce drumming style and her Latin rhythms. A former protégé of Prince, Sheila became a drummer in his band before branching off into solo musical projects. In addition to being considered the best female drummer alive...
40. William Sylvester William Sylvester Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
41. Benjamin Patterson Benjamin Patterson Actor, Greenleaf
42. Sterling Sulieman Sterling Sulieman Actor, Still Star-Crossed Sterling Sulieman is an American actor from Oahu, Hawaii. While he may have attended Punahou High School like Barack Obama, he has no aspirations of becoming the President of the United States. Unless its in a Motion Picture or Television Show. Or if this whole acting career thing doesn't work out. Then, maybe a presidency. But lets not bet on that.
43. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Actor, The Jack Benny Program The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He eventually moved his way up to the Roxy and Apollo theaters in New York...
44. Peter Hansen Peter Hansen Actor, When Worlds Collide
45. Aaron McPherson Aaron McPherson Actor, A Million Ways to Die in the West
46. Jennifer Tung Jennifer Tung Actress, What Lies Beneath Jennifer K. Tung was born on May 3, 1973 in Oakland, CA., and raised in the small town of Rodeo, CA. Her father, Henry Tung is a businessman but was a writer and played the lead on a very popular situation comedy show (similar to 'I Love Lucy') in Hong Kong, back in the day. Her mother, Grace Tung was a dedicated homemaker and businesswoman....
47. Stephan Jenkins Stephan Jenkins Soundtrack, American Pie
48. John Larkin John Larkin Actor, 12 O'Clock High
49. Arabelle Raphael Arabelle Raphael Actress, Band Sluts
50. J.H. Wyman J.H. Wyman Producer, Fringe
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