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1. Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Actor, Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music and mechanics...
2. Colin Trevorrow Colin Trevorrow Writer, Jurassic World Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Colin Trevorrow started making short films when he was 12 years old. He studied film and dramatic writing at New York University. After graduation, he wrote and directed "Home Base" a digital short that became one of the early viral successes on the internet...
3. Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper. His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and Russia...
4. Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone Actress, Clueless Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children. She is the daughter of Didi (Radford), a former flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, a real-estate investor. Her English-born father is from a Jewish family, while her Scottish-born mother converted to Judaism...
5. Aya Cash Aya Cash Actress, You're the Worst
6. Jamie Chung Jamie Chung Actress, Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for Real World there, she tried out, and was successful, appearing in the San Diego based fourteenth season...
7. Lisa Bonet Lisa Bonet Actress, Enemy of the State Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles, where she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Poland and Russia)...
8. Eric Dane Eric Dane Actor, Grey's Anatomy Eric Dane is an American actor known as "Dr. Mark Sloan" on Grey's Anatomy and as a co-star in Marley & Me and Valentine's Day. He was born on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother...
9. Courtney Thorne-Smith Courtney Thorne-Smith Actress, According to Jim
10. Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler Actress, Archer Aisha Tyler born September 18, 1970 is an American talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer, and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa Clause film series, as well as recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup.
11. Leslie Mann Leslie Mann Actress, Knocked Up Leslie Jean Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised in Newport Beach, California by her mother, Janet Ann Ayres. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland...
12. Jazmyn Simon Jazmyn Simon Actress, Ballers
13. Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Actress, West Side Story Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens...
14. Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Actor, Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and European cinema and audiences the way it has over the past four decades...
15. BD Wong BD Wong Actor, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl...
16. Erinn Hayes Erinn Hayes Actress, Childrens Hospital
17. Daphne Zuniga Daphne Zuniga Actress, Spaceballs Zuniga was born in San Francisco, California to Agnes A. Zuniga (née Janawicz) and Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos. Her mother is a Unitarian minister, of Polish and Finnish descent, and her father, originally from Guatemala, was an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University, East Bay. Zuniga has two sisters: Jennifer Zuniga, and Rosario Zuniga...
18. Tim Kang Tim Kang Actor, The Mentalist
19. Jeffrey Tambor Jeffrey Tambor Actor, Transparent An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. Tambor was born and raised in San Francisco, to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Hungary and Ukraine)...
20. Colleen Camp Colleen Camp Actress, Die Hard with a Vengeance Colleen Camp was born in San Francisco, California. She began working as a juvenile actress at the age of 3 and was eventually 'discovered' while working as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens. She appeared on The Dean Martin Show and made her film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes. She has since gone on to appear in over 100 major motion pictures and television productions.
21. Benjamin Bratt Benjamin Bratt Actor, Despicable Me 2 The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic, Miss Congeniality, and Despicable Me 2. He is married to actress Talisa Soto.
22. Marla Sokoloff Marla Sokoloff Actress, Dude, Where's My Car? Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the Oakland A's baseball games and for the USO...
23. Danny Glover Danny Glover Actor, Lethal Weapon Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
24. Rob Schneider Rob Schneider Actor, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, and Grown Ups.
25. Darren Criss Darren Criss Actor, Glee
26. Claire Coffee Claire Coffee Actress, Grimm Claire graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater. Her career began on stage at age 5 with The Mountain Play theater company in Marin County, California. She worked extensively with regional theaters in the Bay Area and Central Coast of California before attending Northwestern and then moving to Los Angeles.
27. Genevieve Padalecki Genevieve Padalecki Actress, Wildfire Making her television debut as Kris Furillo, Genevieve is an experienced stage actress. She has performed in regional productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Genevieve holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in drama and a bachelor of arts in English from the Tisch School of the Arts...
28. Laird John Hamilton Laird John Hamilton Self, Waiting for Lightning
29. David Strathairn David Strathairn Actor, Good Night, and Good Luck. David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother)...
30. Irene Ryan Irene Ryan Actress, The Beverly Hillbillies Before becoming known to millions as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies, Irene Ryan was already an established vaudeville, radio and movie actress, though not as famous prior to her television stint. She accompanied Bob Hope on his famous military tours and she was known as "the gal who makes Bob Hope laugh." After being cast as Granny...
31. Courtenay Taylor Courtenay Taylor Actress, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
32. Leland Orser Leland Orser Actor, Taken
33. Brigid Brannagh Brigid Brannagh Actress, Army Wives
34. Kevin Pollak Kevin Pollak Producer, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Kevin Pollak was born in San Francisco in 1957, to Elaine (Klein) and Robert Pollak. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he turned professional comedian a decade later and was puttering around from city to city when film roles beckoned. Pollak refocused thereafter on acting in what would be a wise and profitable career move...
35. Jacqueline Toboni Jacqueline Toboni Actress, Grimm Jacqueline Toboni was born the youngest of five children. She is a native San Franciscan. Before graduating from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, Jacqueline performed in the Young Conservatory at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.). Jacqueline graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA Theatre class...
36. Justin Whalin Justin Whalin Actor, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Justin has been a working actor since the ripe old age of 11, when he first captured audiences in the title role of "The Little Prince." Today, he is a 19-year veteran of Hollywood, with an Emmy under his belt. Preferring to stay out of the limelight when he isn't working, he has many other interests...
37. Sunrise Coigney Sunrise Coigney Actress, In the Cut
38. Bill Bixby Bill Bixby Actor, The Incredible Hulk The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons, before attending Lowell High School...
39. Courtney Love Courtney Love Actress, The People vs. Larry Flynt The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, under the care of her mother and other family members...
40. Rider Strong Rider Strong Actor, Boy Meets World
41. Charlie Carver Charlie Carver Actor, The Leftovers Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California. At a young age, Charlie moved up to a small town in the Napa Valley. It was there in school that Charlie had his first exposure to acting. He went on to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, ACT San Francisco, and the University of Southern California, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Art History...
42. Aunjanue Ellis Aunjanue Ellis Actress, Men of Honor Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known for her roles in "Men of Honor" (2000)...
43. Margaret Cho Margaret Cho Actress, 30 Rock Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margaret's father who writes joke books - in Korean...
44. Max Carver Max Carver Actor, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Max Carver was born in San Francisco, CA to parents Robert Martensen, a doctor and writer, and Anne Carver, a philanthropist and community organizer. After graduating from St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in Concord, NH, Max moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California...
45. J.T. Walsh J.T. Walsh Actor, A Few Good Men
46. Rawson Marshall Thurber Rawson Marshall Thurber Director, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
47. O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson Actor, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
48. Taran Noah Smith Taran Noah Smith Actor, Home Improvement
49. Meghan Rienks Meghan Rienks Actress, Freakish Meghan Rienks was born and raised in Northern California. She has acted in the Blumhouse horror series, 12 Deadly Days of Christmas, which premiered on YouTube Red in 2016. She stars in Freakish, a Hulu thriller series that premiered in October 2016. She also co-starred in the Go90 series, Mr. Student Body President where she plays a high school beauty queen...
50. Mala Powers Mala Powers Actress, Cyrano de Bergerac The daughter of a United Press executive, Mala Powers attended the Max Reinhardt Junior Workshop as a kid and fell in love with acting the first time she set foot on a stage. She made her film debut in Universal's 1942 Tough As They Come before actress Helene Thimig (Max Reinhardt's wife) convinced her to continue studying rather than become a child actress...
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