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1. Michelle Rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez Actress, Avatar Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Born in Bexar County, Texas on July 12, 1978, Michelle always knew she was destined to become a star, she just didn't know how to get there. Michelle lived in Texas until the age of 8 when her family moved to the Dominican Republic where she lived for two years before moving to Puerto Rico...
2. Amber Heard Amber Heard Actress, Zombieland Amber Heard starred in Paranoia, opposite Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman. The film was released by "Relativity Media" on August 16, 2013. She also starred in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, which was released by "Open Road Films" on September 13, 2013 and McG's 3 Days to Kill...
3. Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Actress, Spring Breakers Selena Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother, Amanda [Commonly known as Mandy] Cornett, is from Dallas, Texas, and is of part Italian descent. Her father, Ricardo Gomez, is from New Mexico, and is of Mexican descent. Mandy gave birth to Selena at 16, and her parents divorced in 1997...
4. Robin Wright Robin Wright Actress, The Princess Bride Robin Virginia Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan. After finishing high school she decided to become an actress. She got a role on the soap opera Santa Barbara...
5. Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Actor, Dallas Buyers Club The youngest son of a gas station owner, who ran an oil pipe supply business and mother - substitute school teacher, Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, but grew up in Longview, Texas where he graduated from the local High School (1988). Showing little interest in his father's oil business...
6. Jessica Simpson Jessica Simpson Self, The Master of Disguise Jessica Ann Simpson was born July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas to Joe and Tina Simpson. She grew up in Richardson, Texas, living a normal childhood as the daughter of a youth minister. In church, she was able to shine, using her gifted voice to attract an independent record producer. This producer was the first of many to see the potential for greatness in Jessica...
7. Mireille Enos Mireille Enos Actress, World War Z Mireille Enos was born to an American father and French mother who met while her father was serving on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is the fourth of five children and grew up in Houston, Texas, where, following in her older siblings footsteps, she attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts...
8. Dakota Johnson Dakota Johnson Actress, 21 Jump Street Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American fashion model and actress. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren. In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama, where she and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, played the daughters to their real-life mother...
9. Wes Anderson Wes Anderson Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson is the son of Melver, an advertising and PR executive, and Anne, an archaeologist turned real estate agent. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of my brothers and my growing up. During childhood...
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Love Hewitt Actress, I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked the name after a little blonde girl he then had a crush on. Her mother selected her middle name, Love, which she goes by offstage from her best friend at college. Her mother, Pat, is a speech pathologist and her father...
11. Jesse Jane Jesse Jane Actress, Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge A superstar in her own right, Jesse Jane is an all-American blonde, green eyed, sultry girl originally from Ft. Worth, Texas. In three short years she ascended from Hooters manager to Hawaiian Tropic pageant winner to international fame with a Digital Playground contract. Digital Playground launched Jesse Jane into superstardom with global exposure on hundreds of magazine covers including: FHM...
12. Jim Parsons Jim Parsons Actor, Garden State Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
13. Leighton Meester Leighton Meester Actress, That's My Boy Although born in Texas when her mother was serving a jail sentence for her part in a marijuana-smuggling ring, Leighton Meester spent her early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents where she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a production of "The Wizard of Oz"...
14. Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles Actor, My Bloody Valentine Jensen Ross Ackles, or better known as just Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to actor Alan Ackles and Donna Shaffer. He grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister, Mackenzie. Jensen graduated from Dartmouth Elementary School in 1990...
15. Ellar Coltrane Ellar Coltrane Actor, Boyhood
16. Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel Actress, Sin City Houston, Texas native Alexis Bledel made her television debut in Gilmore Girls, after spending years in front of the camera as a model. Bledel's parents encouraged her to try community theater in Houston when she was 8 years old, hoping it would help their daughter overcome her shyness. She went on to perform in productions of Our Town...
17. Lynn Collins Lynn Collins Actress, John Carter Lynn Collins is a Texas native. She attended the Juilliard School for Drama and had a great deal of Shakespearean training before being cast as "Portia" in "The Merchant of Venice". She also played "Ophelia" in a production of "Hamlet" in New York, and was "Juliet" in Peter Hall's "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ahmanson theatre in Los Angeles...
18. Piper Perabo Piper Perabo Actress, The Prestige After graduating college, Piper Perabo moved to New York and was later cast in a short film called Single Spaced. Her first big role came after that, where she played the girlfriend of a wannabe rapper in Whiteboyz. In 2000 she was cast in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. However...
19. Summer Glau Summer Glau Actress, Serenity Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly and is now in the movie Serenity.
20. Missi Pyle Missi Pyle Actress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Missi Pyle was born on November 16, 1972 as Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, Texas and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1995...
21. Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Actress, A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff was born on September 28, 1987, to Susan Duff and Bob Duff. She loved to perform ever since she was a little girl. She got her big break as "Wendy" in the real life movie Casper Meets Wendy, and went on to star in Disney's hit TV show Lizzie McGuire, where she played Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brooke McGuire...
22. Gina Carano Gina Carano Actress, Haywire Gina Joy Carano was born under a tornado warning in Dallas, Texas, to parents Dana (Cason) and Glenn Carano. Her father played for the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback for Roger Staubach and Danny White from 1977-1983. In 1984, he was the starting quarterback for the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers...
23. Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke Actor, Gattaca Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin Texas. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years, moving around the country, until she remarried in 1981 and the family settled in Princeton Junction, New Jersey...
24. Shelley Duvall Shelley Duvall Actress, The Shining Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother and father were Bobbie and Robert Duvall. According to an interview of Shelley by MonoFilms VideoGuide, as a young child, Shelley's mother Bobbie humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse" because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture...
25. Woody Harrelson Woody Harrelson Actor, No Country for Old Men Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas and spent his teen years in Lebanon, Ohio. He attended Hanover College in Indiana, majoring in theater arts and English. He never graduated but was later given honorary degrees. After dropping out he moved to New York to pursue an acting career. His first job was as an understudy in "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway...
26. Richard Linklater Richard Linklater Director, Before Sunset Self-taught writer-director Richard Linklater was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period, Linklater's work explored what he dubbed "the youth rebellion continuum,"...
27. Sean Faris Sean Faris Actor, Never Back Down A Texas native, Faris moved to Ohio at age 12 and has been honing his craft in Los Angeles since moving four years upon his high school graduation. He received an MTV Movie Award for his lead role in Summit Entertainment's hit Never Back Down, and starred as Betty White's grandson and Jennifer Love Hewitt's love interest in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm The Lost Valentine...
28. Molly C. Quinn Molly C. Quinn Actress, We're the Millers
29. Sarah Shahi Sarah Shahi Actress, Old School Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a teenager...
30. Madison Davenport Madison Davenport Actress, The Possession
31. Jared Padalecki Jared Padalecki Actor, Friday the 13th Jared Padalecki was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Sherri (Kammer), a teacher of English, and Gerald Padalecki, a tax accountant. He started to take acting lessons when he was 12. Then, he won the "Claim to Fame" Contest in 1999 and got to appear on the Teen Choice awards. Jared lived in San Antonio...
32. Alan Tudyk Alan Tudyk Actor, I, Robot Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
33. Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Actress, Juno Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother Pat, a retired English teacher, and her father, Bill, a former chemical engineer, Jennifer was the middle sibling of three girls...
34. Angie Harmon Angie Harmon Actress, Fun with Dick and Jane
35. Renée Zellweger Renée Zellweger Actress, Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA to parents Emil Erich Zellweger, a Swiss-born engineer who married Renée's mother Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen, a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife in 1963. Renée also has a brother named Drew Zellweger, a marketing executive born on February 15...
36. Michelle Forbes Michelle Forbes Actress, Super 8
37. Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze Actor, Ghost Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. His mother is choreographer Patsy Swayze, owner of a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father was Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer who passed away in 1982. He graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston...
38. Chace Crawford Chace Crawford Actor, What to Expect When You're Expecting Christopher Chace Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Dana (Plott), a teacher, and Chris Wayne Crawford, a dermatologist. He grew up in Plano, Texas, and has a younger sister, Candice Crawford, who studied broadcast journalism and won the Miss Missouri USA title in 2008. Chace played football and golf in high school...
39. Scoot McNairy Scoot McNairy Actor, Argo
40. Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid Actor, The Day After Tomorrow Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, and grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. The son of an electrician father and a real estate agent mother, and raised a Baptist, he studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston...
41. Leven Rambin Leven Rambin Actress, The Hunger Games
42. Liana Liberato Liana Liberato Actress, Trust
43. Mitchel Musso Mitchel Musso Actor, Monster House Born in Rockwall, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, Musso began his professional acting career at the age of 8, following in the footsteps of many family members who are actors and musicians. He currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time he loves to hang out with his friends, go to the beach, write songs with his brothers Mason & Marc, and perform his music live for his fans around the world...
44. Owen Wilson Owen Wilson Actor, Midnight in Paris Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura, a photographer; his father, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest). Expelled from St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas, TX) in the tenth grade, Wilson finished his sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson School and then headed to a military academy in New Mexico...
45. Allison Tolman Allison Tolman Actress, The Crocodile's Dilemma Born in Sugarland, Texas, Allison Tolman earned a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble based non-profit Second Thought Theatre while also learning that the whole being an adult thing is like...
46. Renee Olstead Renee Olstead Actress, The Insider Renee was born in Houston, Texas, on Father's Day (1989). She is a complete entertainer that has pleased crowds of all ages with her unique style for over six years. Her emotional energy and four octave range produces an extraordinary entertainment experience. Renee is a SAG/AFTRA member. Past. Renee has completed numerous projects in California...
47. Bill Paxton Bill Paxton Actor, Titanic Bill Paxton was born William Paxton on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles, California at age 18, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film Crazy Mama, directed by Jonathan Demme...
48. Madison Pettis Madison Pettis Actress, The Game Plan From playing daddy's little girl as the daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Disney's hit film "The Game Plan", to playing a boy-obsessed high school cheerleader in Teen Nick's series, "Life With Boys", Madison Pettis has grown up in front of America's eyes. Madison began making her mark in both television and film at the age of 6...
49. Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx Actor, Django Unchained Jamie's mother, Louise, was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted him too. He says he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers...
50. Jenna Boyd Jenna Boyd Actress, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Born in Bedford, Texas, on March 4, 1993, the multi-talented Jenna Boyd has been "on the go" in her life since the age of 2. Her mother, Debbie, entered Jenna into a modeling search when she was two years old. Her enthusiasm and sweet nature captured the hearts of agents who informed her mother to send Jenna to agencies...
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