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1. Adrianne Palicki Adrianne Palicki Actress, G.I. Joe: Retaliation Adrianne Palicki was born on May 6, 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, to Nancy (French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, and her mother is of English and German ancestry. Adrianne graduated from Whitmer High School. She did not take the stage in her first play until she was a sophomore at Whitmer High School...
2. Jonathan Bennett Jonathan Bennett Actor, Mean Girls Jonathan is from Toledo, Ohio. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on to the iconic soap opera "All My Children," playing J.R. Chandler. Since then Jonathan's career has been on fire...
3. Maggie Grace Maggie Grace Actress, Taken Maggie Grace was born on September 21, 1983, in Columbus, Ohio, to Valinn (Everett) and Rick Denig, who ran a jewelry business. She has German and English ancestry. Grace got her start in films in 2002 with Murder in Greenwich and Shop Club. In 2003, at the age of 20, she played a creepy, Goth-influenced estranged daughter of Wendy Crewson and Tom Selleck in the drama Twelve Mile Road...
4. Katie Holmes Katie Holmes Actress, Batman Begins Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen (Stothers), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. Her parents have said that her strong-willed personality is probably from being born premature...
5. Halle Berry Halle Berry Actress, X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry...
6. Alyson Stoner Alyson Stoner Actress, Cheaper by the Dozen Alyson Stoner was born in Toledo, Ohio. While growing up, she studied ballet, tap, and jazz dancing at the O'Connell's Dance Studio in her hometown. She also modeled and trained at the Margaret O'Brien Modeling Studio there. She even attended the IMTA Convention in New York City with Ms.O'Brien's studio in 2000...
7. Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Producer, Saving Private Ryan Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
8. Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Soundtrack, The Matrix Marilyn Manson was originally a music journalist before he got into music. He moved to Florida when he was 18 and began to write stories & poems. He tried to get his poems and stories published by various magazines, but continued to be turned down. It was when covering "Nine Inch Nails" for his magazine that Brian Warner was given an opportunity to meet Trent Reznor...
9. Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker Actress, Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah now had 3 full siblings and 4 half siblings...
10. Paul Newman Paul Newman Actor, The Sting Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born in January 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store...
11. Brooklyn Decker Brooklyn Decker Actress, Battleship Actress and former model Brooklyn Decker is the oldest child of Tessa, a nurse and Stephen, a pacemaker salesman. She has a younger brother called Jordan. When Decker was a teenager, she was discovered by a talent spotter in a shopping mall in Charlotte, North Carolina and embarked on a modeling career. Her first modeling engagement was for a prom dress maker...
12. Allison Janney Allison Janney Actress, American Beauty Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing. Entertainment Weekly magazine describes Janney's screen presence as "uncommonly beautiful and infinitely expressive"...
13. Monica Potter Monica Potter Actress, Patch Adams Monica Potter was born on June 30, 1971 in Euclid, Ohio, to an Irish American Catholic family. Her father, Paul Brokaw, was the inventor of the first flame-resistant car wax, and her mother, Nancy, was a secretary. During her childhood, she was part of the St. Jerome Parish in Cleveland, and attended the local elementary school...
14. Josh Radnor Josh Radnor Actor, Liberal Arts
15. Chris Zylka Chris Zylka Actor, The Amazing Spider-Man Chris was born under the surname "Settlemire", and later took his mother's maiden name, "Zylka". He attended Howland High School and graduated in 2003. His hobbies have included guitar, painting, association football, basketball, baseball and reading. He attended The University of Toledo in Ohio. Zylka began his career with a guest appearance on 90210 in 2008...
16. Jason Dohring Jason Dohring Actor, Veronica Mars
17. Robert Knepper Robert Knepper Actor, Hitman Robert Knepper, the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Knepper spent many years working in community theater and high school productions...
18. Clancy Brown Clancy Brown Actor, The Shawshank Redemption A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation. Born in Urbana, Ohio, he is the son of former US representative Clarence J. Brown, which meant Clancy spent much of his youth in close proximity to Washington...
19. Patricia Heaton Patricia Heaton Actress, Moms' Night Out While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown Vindicator"...
20. Amy Yasbeck Amy Yasbeck Actress, The Mask
21. Beverly D'Angelo Beverly D'Angelo Actress, American History X Intriguing, inspiring, and never less than interesting -- key adjectives in describing the career of Beverly D'Angelo, which has well passed the three-decade mark. Perhaps deserving better movies than she generally found herself in, she nevertheless was always an object of fascination and the one to watch...
22. Ted Levine Ted Levine Actor, Shutter Island Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in May, 1957, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble...
23. Doris Day Doris Day Actress, The Man Who Knew Too Much Doris Day was born in Cincinnati to German Catholic parents. She had two brothers, Richard, who died before she was born and Paul, a few years older. Her father and mother divorced when she was about ten. At fourteen, she formed a dance act with a boy, Jerry Doherty, and they won $500 in a local talent contest...
24. Alana De La Garza Alana De La Garza Actress, All My Children Alana De La Garza was born in Columbus, Ohio and later relocated to Texas, ultimately attending the University of Texas. After college, she moved to Orlando, Florida, landing roles in a number of independent films as well as commercials. Her work took her to New York, where she studied extensively under renowned acting instructor JoAnna Beckson...
25. Alan Ruck Alan Ruck Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. During the 1980s he appeared...
26. Ed O'Neill Ed O'Neill Actor, The Bone Collector Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married with Children, the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Ed, Jr. Both his father Ed, Sr., a steelworker and truck driver, and his social worker mother, the former Ruth Ann Quinlan, were Irish Americans...
27. Molly Shannon Molly Shannon Actress, Never Been Kissed Molly Shannon has successfully become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents on television and the silver screen. Shannon was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Mary Margaret (Keating), a teacher, and James Francis Shannon, a sales manager. Her parents were both of Irish descent. She earned a BFA in drama from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts...
28. Carmen Electra Carmen Electra Actress, Scary Movie Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, to Patricia Rose (Kincade), a singer, and Harry Stanley Patrick, an entertainer and guitarist. She is of mostly English, German, and Irish descent. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first boost when a scout for Prince spotted her fronting for a rap group in Los Angeles...
29. Matt Lanter Matt Lanter Actor, Disaster Movie Matt Lanter was born in northeastern Ohio in 1983, but later moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was eight years old. He spent much of his time playing sports including baseball, football, and golf. His love for baseball led him to a position as a bat boy with the Atlanta Braves. After high school, his interest in the film and television industry created a strong desire to pursue acting...
30. Martin Sheen Martin Sheen Actor, Apocalypse Now Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is breathtaking. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish immigrant (from Borrisokane...
31. Traci Lords Traci Lords Actress, Blade Traci Lords is a study of a determined and complex woman with a very controversial background. Born and raised in Ohio as Nora Louise Kuzma, she moved with her divorced mother and three sisters to Los Angeles at age 12. While staying at the house of her mother's boyfriend, Roger, she began nude modeling at age 15, then adult films a year later...
32. Anne Heche Anne Heche Actress, Donnie Brasco Anne Heche's tumultuous childhood began on May 25, 1969, when she was born in Aurora, Ohio, into the fundamentalist Christian family of Nancy Abigail (Prickett) and Donald Joseph Heche. She has Swiss, German, Norwegian, and British Isles ancestry. Her father was an itinerant Baptist minister and choir director who relocated his family yearly in search of work...
33. Luke Perry Luke Perry Actor, The Fifth Element
34. Mark Boone Junior Mark Boone Junior Actor, Memento
35. Luke Grimes Luke Grimes Actor, Taken 2
36. Debra Winger Debra Winger Actress, Terms of Endearment Mary Debra Winger was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955, to a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra (her father named her Debra after his favorite actress, Debra Paget). She is the daughter of Ruth (Felder)...
37. Justin Chambers Justin Chambers Actor, The Wedding Planner Justin Chambers, a former male fashion model who was discovered by a modeling scout in a Paris Metro station and went on a campaign to represent Calvin Klein's fragrance, is now starring as "Dr. Alex Karev" on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He was born on July 11, 1970, in Springfield, Ohio, USA. His is one of five children of John Chambers and Pam Chambers...
38. Teri Garr Teri Garr Actress, Close Encounters of the Third Kind Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was the daughter of Eddie Garr, a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr, a dancer. While she still an infant her family moved from Hollywood to New Jersey but, after the death of her father when she was 11, the family returned to Hollywood...
39. Jim Cummings Jim Cummings Actor, Shrek Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand. Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his career playing Lionel from the program Dumbo's Circus.
40. Rachael Harris Rachael Harris Actress, The Hangover
41. Clark Gable Clark Gable Actor, It Happened One Night William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio. Later that year his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania, where he stayed until he was two. His father then returned to take him back to Cadiz. When Clark was 16 he dropped out of school and worked at many odd jobs before joining a traveling theater company...
42. Jake Abel Jake Abel Actor, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
43. Kathryn Morris Kathryn Morris Actress, Minority Report
44. Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch Director, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
45. Fred Willard Fred Willard Actor, WALL·E Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight. A master of sketch comedy...
46. Scott Mescudi Scott Mescudi Soundtrack, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
47. Catherine Bach Catherine Bach Actress, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
48. Laura Bell Bundy Laura Bell Bundy Actress, Jumanji
49. Andrea Bowen Andrea Bowen Actress, Girl, Positive Andrea Lauren Bowen began acting at age 6 as "Young Cosette" in the Broadway production of "Les Miserables". She went on to star in the original Broadway casts of "Jane Eyre" (Adele) and "The Sound of Music" (Marta). Other New York stage credits include the role of "Young Dorothy" in a Lincoln Center Workshop production called "WAS" and Alison in Disney's new production...
50. Dean Martin Dean Martin Soundtrack, Goodfellas Though best known for the 51 films he made, Dean Martin was a prizefighter, steel mill laborer, gas station attendant and card shark before seeing the first glimmer of fame. It came when he teamed up with comedian Jerry Lewis in 1946. Films such as At War with the Army sent the team toward superstardom...
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