Birth Place Matching "Palo Alto, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. James Franco
Actor | 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father is of ...
2. Dave Franco
Actor | Neighbors
David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. His father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and his mother is Jewish. Dave made ...
Actress | The Big Bang Theory
Alessandra Torresani was born Alessandra Olivia Toreson in Palo Alto, California. Before becoming an actress, Alessandra studied dancing and singing from the age of two and achieved a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do by the age of nine. Torresani's television debut was at age nine when she hosted the WB ...
4. Tom Franco
Actor | The Disaster Artist
Tom Franco was born on April 14, 1980 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Thomas Andrew Franco. He is an actor and producer, known for The Disaster Artist (2017), Basket Case 2 (1990) and Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017). He was previously married to Julia Lazar Franco.
5. Teri Hatcher
Actress | Tomorrow Never Dies
Teri Lynn Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California, the only child of Esther (Beshur), a computer programmer, and Owen Walker Hatcher, Jr., a nuclear physicist and electrical engineer. She has Syrian (from her immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Czech ancestry. Teri grew up in ...
6. Bree Turner
Actress | The Ugly Truth
As a child, Bree spent her time traveling the country with her family and her pro-football player father. During her teens, Turner's parents settled in Northern California where Bree first discovered a love for dance. In high school, she honed her talents in everything from ballet to jazz. When she...
7. Markie Post
Actress | There's Something About Mary
Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks (1978) and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare (1976) and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die (2003), E! ...
9. Amy Irving
Actress | Traffic
Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her ...
10. Jamie Luner
Actress | Murder in the First
Jamie Michelle Luner was born on Thursday, May 12, 1971 to Stuart and Susan Luner in Palo Alto, California. She grew up with her older brother, David Luner, and her mom Susan in California. Before landing her roles on Just the Ten of Us (1988) as dizzy "Cindy Lubbock", Jamie began her career in ...
11. Rick Rossovich
Actor | Top Gun
Rick Rossovich, considered one of the nicest people to work with, is also a devoted family man. He and his wife Eva have two kids, Roy and Isabel. For three months each year, the family lives at their home in Sweden, where Eva is from, so that the kids can have both sides of their parents' ...
12. Lee Arenberg
Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning ...
18. Jon M. Chu
Director | G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Jon is an alumni of the USC School of Cinema-Television. There, he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation league, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program Project: Involve.
After making his student short, ...
20. Susan Damante
Actress | The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
Born in the San Francisco Bay area to Vincent and Marjorie Damante, Susan Damante attended Woodside High School and Canada College. Following high school and college, she entered the Miss America Pageant and was first runner-up to Miss California. She used the scholarship money to study classical ...
22. Tim Rossovich
Stunts | The Ninth Configuration
Tom Selleck was his college roommate at the University of Southern Califonia. Also played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles, the San Diego Chargers, and the Houston Oilers.
Tom Selleck was his college roommate at the University of Southern Califonia. Also played professional football...
23. Amin El Gamal
Actor | Prison Break
Amin El Gamal was born during an earthquake in Palo Alto, California. His parents are both Egyptian immigrants - his mother came to the United States with her family at 13 to escape political persecution and his father immigrated to study electrical engineering at Stanford University. He attended ...
24. Robb Derringer
Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, Robb trained at the Foothill Theatre Conservatory in Los Altos California before attending UCLA's highly competitive school of Theater, Film and Television acting program. Upon graduation from UCLA, Robb was invited to join the award winning dance troupe ...
28. Eric Scott Woods
Actor | Jonah Hex
In 1994, Eric Woods began his acting career by landing the coveted role of Evan Frame on Another World. His acting coach at the time, Howard Fine, had a lot to do with it. Upon his return from the NY soap, Eric landed a recurring role on Charmed, playing the show's very first evil Warlock, Jeremy ...
Actress | Pizza with Bullets
Alexandra Smothers was born at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. Her father was a third generation Cardinal at Stanford. She jokes that she must have been a "smart baby" to be born at such a prestigious school. Her Dad became a well-respected attorney and her mom was a waitress at their family ...
30. Amy Stewart
Actress | Monkey Love
Amy Stewart got her start as a child in regional theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area, and did several national television commercials throughout her teen years. When a Los Angeles based talent agent took notice of her, she started flying to LA for auditions and work, and soon began independent ...
Sound Department | Beakman's World
Robert L. Manahan was born on August 23, 1956 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Lawrence Manahan Jr. He is known for his work on Beakman's World (1992), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He was married to Karen M. Chicoine. He died on June...
34. Deena Freeman
Actress | Khali the Killer
Actress Deena Freeman was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of an industrial engineer father, and a funny housewife mother. Deena began acting in high school and performed in a professional acting company called, "The Theatreworks". She was best known for her characterization of a duck, ...
35. Newt Arnold
Assistant Director | The Godfather: Part II
Newt Arnold was born on February 22, 1922 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He was an assistant director and actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Blade Runner (1982) and The Abyss (1989). He died on February 12, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.
36. Tanya Danielle
Actress | Euphoria
Buxom, leggy, and shapely 5'5" blonde bombshell Tanya Danielle was born Helen Elizabeth Cooper on December 3, 1976 in Palo Alto, California. Tanya was raised in Atherton, California. Her father was a civil engineer. At age 17 Danielle began studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Art History at the ...
38. Ollie Johnston
Actor | The Iron Giant
Ollie Johnston was born on October 31, 1912 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Oliver Martin Johnston Jr. He is known for his work on The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Marie E. Johnston. He died on April 14, 2008 in Sequim, Washington, USA.
42. Michelle Moretti
Actress | Almost Famous
Michelle Moretti was born on November 25, 1977 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Michelle Lenore Moretti. She is an actress, known for Almost Famous (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and Roswell (1999). She has been married to Derek Seaman since June 25, 2006.
43. Evan Joelle
Actor | The Broken Rose
Born in 1993 to Carla and Ernest Dayce, Evan was exposed to music at a young age. Though singing in choirs and learning how to read sheet music provided invaluable experience, it wasn't until the age of 16 that Evan realized performing on stage was his real aspiration. From touring with comedian ...
45. Jordan Cibinski
Actress | Stopping for Lunch
Jordan Cibinski was born in Palo Alto, California, to Greg Cibinski and Tara Cibinski. She is of Polish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Cibinski began acting as a child as a member of the Stage Door Fine Arts theatre company in Chicago, Illinois, where...
47. Aaron Mendelsohn
Writer | Air Bud
Aaron grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and Chevy Chase, Maryland and graduated from UCLA with a Screenwriting Degree. He produced special edition laser discs for the Criterion Collection before working full-time as a screen and television writer in Los Angeles.
In 2015 Aaron was elected ...
Director | Metamorphosis: Junior Year
Alec Cohen-Schisler was born in Palo Alto, CA. He received a flip camera at the age of nine and created his initial YouTube channel, TheAlecman123. After retiring the channel and choosing to focus on serious filmmaking in 2013, he began on his current channel, Alecman123. He made several short ...
Cheryl Richardson was born on May 8, 1964 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), General Hospital (1963) and The Whole Truth (2009). She has been married to Forry Smith since 1994. They have two children.