Birth Place Matching "Palo Alto, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

3. Alessandra Torresani

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! ...

8. Ahna O'Reilly

Actress | The Help

Ahna O'Reilly was born on September 21, 1984 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The Help (2011), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Fruitvale Station (2013).

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

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

13. Haley Pullos

Actress | General Hospital

Haley Pullos was born on July 10, 1998 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Haley Alexis Pullos. She is an actress, known for General Hospital (1963), Instant Mom (2013) and House M.D. (2004).

14. Julie Lake

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Julie Lake was born in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Mental (2016) and Boomtown (2016).

15. Kenny Ortega

Director | Hull High

Kenny Ortega was born on April 18, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Kenneth John Ortega. He is known for his work on Hull High (1990), High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) and XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002).

16. Clayton Rohner

Actor | Ozark

Clayton Rohner was born on August 5, 1957 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Clayton Montague Rohner. He is an actor and director, known for Ozark (2017), Good vs Evil (1999) and Just One of the Guys (1985).

17. Michelle Pierce

Actress | Transformers

Michelle Pierce was born on August 27, 1987 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Transformers (2007), NCIS (2003) and Casting Couch (2013).

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, ...

19. Nicole Wolf

Actress | La La Land

Nicole Wolf was born in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for La La Land (2016), Runaways (2017) and The Here and Now (2016).

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 ...

21. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and Oliver & Company (1988). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.

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

Air Force One

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 ...

25. Perry Lang

Director | Men of War

Perry Lang was born on December 24, 1959 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Men of War (1994), Alias (2001) and Jennifer 8 (1992). He has been married to Sage Parker since June 15, 1996. They have two children.

26. Jordan Lage

Actor | The Looming Tower

Jordan Lage was born on February 17, 1963 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Looming Tower (2018), Madam Secretary (2014) and Salt (2010).

27. Tom Stern

Cinematographer | Changeling

Tom Stern was born on December 16, 1946 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Thomas Evans Stern. He is known for his work on Changeling (2008), Mystic River (2003) and Flags of our Fathers (2006). He was previously married to Françoise Combadière.

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 ...

29. Alexandra Smothers

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 ...

31. Brandis Kemp

Actress | Clifford

Brandis Kemp was born on February 1, 1951 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Clifford (1994), After MASH (1983) and Remington Steele (1982). She was previously married to Mark Blankfield.

32. Robert L. Manahan

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...

33. Lindsey Buckingham

Soundtrack | Back to the Future

Lindsey Buckingham was born on October 3, 1949 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Lindsey Adams Buckingham. He has been married to Kristin Messner since February 15, 2000. They have three children.

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 ...

37. Gillian Hearst-Shaw

Self | E! True Hollywood Story

Gillian Hearst-Shaw was born on May 3, 1981 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Gillian Catherine Hearst-Shaw. She has been married to Christian Simonds since October 13, 2007. They have one child.

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.

39. Radhaa Nilia

Actress | Hope Cafe

Radhaa Nilia was born on March 11, 1980 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Radha Krsna Verzonilla Freese. She is an actress and producer, known for Hope Cafe (2013), A Day in the Life (2009) and Miss B's Hair Salon (2008).

40. David Kelsey

Actor | Cheaper by the Dozen

David Kelsey was born on August 4, 1966 in Palo Alto, California, USA as David W. Oliver. He is an actor and producer, known for Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Cape (1996) and People Like Us (2012).

41. Timothy Landfield

Actor | The Cooler

Timothy Landfield was born on August 22, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Cooler (2003), The Last Ship (2014) and The Young and the Restless (1973). He has been married to Breon Gorman since 1990. They have two children.

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 ...

44. Sean Smith

Actor | The Bourne Supremacy

Sean Smith was born on October 5, 1967 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Not Another Teen Movie (2001) and Cellular (2004).

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...

46. Ursula Buschhorn

Actress | Turbo

Ursula Buschhorn was born on May 16, 1969 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Turbo (2000), Wilder Kaiser (1999) and Alle meine Töchter (1995).

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 ...

48. Alec Cohen-Schisler

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 ...

49. Cheryl Richardson

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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.

50. Cameron Fife

Producer | Killing Diaz

Cameron Fife was born on January 8, 1983 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Cameron Drew Fife. He is a producer and director, known for Killing Diaz (2017), A True Story (2013) and The Bigfoot Project (2017).


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