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1. Lyndsy Fonseca Lyndsy Fonseca Actress, Kick-Ass Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, 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"...
2. Shemar Moore Shemar Moore Actor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
3. Zendaya Zendaya Actress, Frenemies 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...
4. 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...
5. Mahershala Ali Mahershala Ali Actor, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Born in Oakland, California, Mahershala Ali was raised in the neighboring city of Hayward by his parents and extended family. Ali played basketball for St. Mary's College in Moraga, California (just east of Berkeley), where he received his bachelor of arts degree in mass communications. He began taking acting classes in his junior year...
6. Cary Fukunaga Cary Fukunaga Director, Sin Nombre
7. Christa Campbell Christa Campbell Actress, Drive Angry 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...
8. Jill Whelan Jill Whelan Actress, Airplane!
9. Khamani Griffin Khamani Griffin Actor, Rise of the Guardians
10. Lance Gross Lance Gross Actor, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
11. 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...
12. Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Soundtrack, 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, as the youngest of six children to Andrew "Andy" Armstrong and Ollie Jackson. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. to support his family...
13. 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...
14. Max Baer Jr. Max Baer Jr. Actor, The Wild McCullochs 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...
15. Scotty Beckett Scotty Beckett Actor, My Favorite Wife 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 September 30, 1929 in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to Los Angeles when Scotty was 3 years old...
16. Daniella Pineda Daniella Pineda Actress, Always and Forever
17. Russ Meyer Russ Meyer Director, Up! The son of a policeman and a nurse, Russ Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman. After the war, he became a professional photographer, shooting some of the earliest Playboy centerfolds. He made his film directorial debut with The Immoral Mr. Teas...
18. Mark Curry Mark Curry Actor, Armageddon 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...
19. 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...
20. Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler Director, Fruitvale Station
21. Ted Lange Ted Lange Actor, Last of the Romantics
22. Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 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)...
23. 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.
24. Kenneth Tobey Kenneth Tobey Actor, The Thing from Another World 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...
25. Dina Platias Dina Platias Actress, Billy Madison
26. Sterling Sulieman Sterling Sulieman Actor, In Time 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.
27. 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...
28. Mills Watson Mills Watson Actor, Papillon
29. Jack Soo Jack Soo Actor, Thoroughly Modern Millie 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...
30. M.C. Hammer M.C. Hammer Soundtrack, The Proposal
31. 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...
32. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Actor, Gone with the Wind 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...
33. J.H. Wyman J.H. Wyman Producer, The Mexican
34. Herbert Anderson Herbert Anderson Actor, Battleground
35. Peter Hansen Peter Hansen Actor, General Hospital
36. Donna Hanover Donna Hanover Actress, One Life to Live
37. William Sylvester William Sylvester Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
38. Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole Soundtrack, Coach Carter
39. Aaron McPherson Aaron McPherson Actor, A Million Ways to Die in the West
40. Susan Seaforth Hayes Susan Seaforth Hayes Actress, Wrestling with God 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...
41. Datari Turner Datari Turner Producer, Video Girl With over 15 years of experience, Datari Turner has worked along side some of the biggest names in entertainment including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay-Z, Bruce Webber, and the late Herb Ritts to name a few. In 2011 and 2012, as a feature film producer, Datari produced a total of eleven films. Turner produced...
42. Stephan Jenkins Stephan Jenkins Soundtrack, American Pie
43. Sway Sway Self, Ghostride the Whip An icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway Calloway has been a staple within music-news for more than a decade. Already a vanguard radio personality, record producer and hip-hop artist, Sway joined the MTV News team in 2000 and has been front and center for some of music's biggest moments...
44. Salim Akil Salim Akil Director, Jumping the Broom Salim is a native of Oakland, California. After working in a mortuary for 5 years and an out patient clinic for bi-polars, schitzophrenics and manic depressives for another 5, he decided to pursue a career in writing and directing. He wrote and co-produced the film _Drylongso (1999)_ which was featured in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and the 1999 Berlin Film Festival...
45. Laraine Stephens Laraine Stephens Actress, The Screaming Woman
46. Patricia Bosworth Patricia Bosworth Actress, The Nun's Story
47. John Pappas John Pappas Actor, Tremors
48. Deborah Driggs Deborah Driggs Self, Playboy Video Centerfold: Deborah Driggs - Karen Foster Lovely, shapely, and sultry brunette stunner Deborah Driggs was born on December 13, 1963 in Oakland, California. Deborah was a junior figure skater who performed at ice palaces throughout the Los Angeles Basin as a little girl, but eventually quit figure skating because she couldn't handle all the pressure...
49. Karim Prince Karim Prince Actor, How to Make a Monster
50. Gary Payton Gary Payton Self, After the Sunset Gary Payton played his high school basketball at Skyline High School in Oakland, California before attending Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Throughout his four-year career at OSU, he became one of the most decorated basketball players in OSU history. During his senior year, Payton was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine as the nation's best player in 1990...
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