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1. Tanya Roberts Tanya Roberts Actress, A View to a Kill Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman (Irish) and a mother (Jewish) who were divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school at age 15, got married and hitchhiked around the country until her mother-in-law had the marriage annulled...
2. Lea Michele Lea Michele Actress, New Year's Eve Lea Michele Sarfati was born in The Bronx, New York to parents Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic while her father is of Turkish Sephardi Jewish ancestry, and Lea was raised Catholic. Even though she was born in New York, Lea was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey where she eventually attended and graduated from Tenafly High School...
3. Gabriel Macht Gabriel Macht Actor, Behind Enemy Lines Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to Suzanne, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. Gabriel has three siblings, and moved with his parents to California when he was young. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on both sides of his family. Gabriel had his first success on screen when he was 8-years-old...
4. Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Actress, Out of Sight Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of the South Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Linda López (aka Lynda Lopez), a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11...
5. Kerry Washington Kerry Washington Actress, Django Unchained
6. Maggie Siff Maggie Siff Actress, Push
7. Penny Marshall Penny Marshall Actress, The Hard Way Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2" with brown hair and green eyes. Born to parents Marjorie Ward and Anthony "Tony" Marshall (he changed his last name from Masciarelli after his family moved to the states), she is the younger sister of Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin. Penny was known in her family as "the bad one"...
8. Stacey Dash Stacey Dash Actress, Clueless Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and also St. Elsewhere. At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy Territory, which was quickly followed by Moving...
9. Daryl Mitchell Daryl Mitchell Actor, Galaxy Quest
10. James Caan James Caan Actor, The Godfather A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan...
11. Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Actor, This Is Spinal Tap Robert Reiner was born to Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner, and mother, Estelle Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in. Estelle Reiner was the inspiration for Rob Reiner to become a director...
12. Cuba Gooding Jr. Cuba Gooding Jr. Actor, Jerry Maguire Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His paternal grandfather was from Barbados...
13. Joy Bryant Joy Bryant Actress, Bobby Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called "A Better Chance," designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her high school years. As a result, she was awarded a full academic scholarship to Yale University...
14. Quinton Aaron Quinton Aaron Actor, The Blind Side Quinton Aaron was born in the Bronx, New York City. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia, by his mother, the late Laura Aaron, who wrote the book "Leave Me Alone" under the name L. A. Aaron. From an early age, Quinton has been singing. When he was nine years old, he was baptized and joined the church choir where he was a mute singer...
15. Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch Actor, Independence Day
16. Scott Cohen Scott Cohen Actor, One Life to Live Scott Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York, on December 19th. The son of a jazz musician (Jack Cohen), Scott's original aspirations were toward music - and to this day he remains an accomplished and talented pianist. Scott attended the State University of New York at New Paltz where a course in clowning led to the start of his acting career...
17. Tony Curtis Tony Curtis Actor, Some Like It Hot Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks", and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself...
18. Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft Actress, The Graduate Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Italian-American parents Michael Italiano (1906-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress (like...
19. Tyson Beckford Tyson Beckford Self, Menage a Models
20. Judy Reyes Judy Reyes Actress, Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story
21. Cara Buono Cara Buono Actress, Let Me In Born in The Bronx, New York, Buono was raised in a blue-collar family and decided at an early age to make acting her life's ambition. At 11, she showed her connection to her family's work ethic by answering a casting call ad for Harvey Fierstein's "Spookhouse" and landing the role, without any assistance from her family or other adults...
22. Cathy Moriarty Cathy Moriarty Actress, Raging Bull Cathy Moriarty was born November 29, 1960 in the Bronx, New York, to Irish immigrants, Catherine and John Moriarty, a warehouse worker. She was raised in Westchester County, New York and began acting in local dinner theaters while still in high school. At 17, she auditioned for what would be her most memorable role to film aficionados...
23. Tracy Morgan Tracy Morgan Actor, Cop Out
24. Kevin Michael Richardson Kevin Michael Richardson Actor, Lilo & Stitch Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program...
25. Trina McGee Trina McGee Actress, Daylight Born in the Bronx, New York, Trina McGee is the eldest child to her classical pianist mother and her Haitian photographer/revolutionist father. Although her father was absent from the family unit, his political legacy continued to shape Trina's life. Exiled from Haiti in the 1960s for publishing pamphlets denouncing Papa Doc...
26. Kevin Corrigan Kevin Corrigan Actor, The Departed A native of the Bronx, New York, Kevin Corrigan has been acting and writing since the age of 15. He made his film debut in Lost Angels and around that time, when he was just 17, his original play "The Boiler Room" was produced by the Young Playwrights Festival of New York. He has gone on to star in countless independent films and has made quite an impression...
27. Alimi Ballard Alimi Ballard Actor, Fast Five
28. Domenick Lombardozzi Domenick Lombardozzi Actor, S.W.A.T.
29. Rachel Ticotin Rachel Ticotin Actress, Total Recall One tough cookie who can definitely hold her own next to the boys on film and TV, lovely, dark-haired Rachel Ticotin has stepped up to the plate many times in strong-armed femme roles, playing everything from cops and bodyguards to military corporals. Born and raised in the Bronx, she learned the fine art of discipline at a young age with ballet training at age 8...
30. Carl Reiner Carl Reiner Writer, The Dick Van Dyke Show Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "10,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his comedy routine with Mel Brooks...
31. Andre Royo Andre Royo Actor, The Spectacular Now
32. Adam Pascal Adam Pascal Actor, School of Rock
33. Dominic Chianese Dominic Chianese Actor, The Godfather: Part II A multi-talented performer--as well as being an actor, he is an accomplished singer. He released a new music CD in late 2000 on which he sings American and Italian standards.
34. Aleisha Allen Aleisha Allen Actress, School of Rock Allen was born Aleisha LaNaé Allen in New York City on April 28, 1991, and has been modeling for print and TV ads since the age of 4. As a 6-year-old she appeared on ''Blue's Clues'', and later she became a series regular on ''Out of the Box''. A singer and ballerina (as well as an actress), Allen most recently starred in ''School of Rock'' with 'Jack Black'...
35. Connie Sellecca Connie Sellecca Actress, Miracle Landing
36. Diahann Carroll Diahann Carroll Actress, Claudine One of television's premiere African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child...
37. Jordan Belfort Jordan Belfort Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street
38. Michael Landes Michael Landes Actor, Final Destination 2
39. Sal Mineo Sal Mineo Actor, Rebel Without a Cause Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother enrolled him in dancing school and...
40. Linda Lovelace Linda Lovelace Self, Linda Lovelace Linda Lovelace, the most famous porn star of all time, was born Linda Boreman in 1949. In the late 1960s, she began a relationship with Chuck Traynor. She appeared in eight 8mm hard-core fetish loops. She is most well known for the feature Deep Throat. The film became a runaway hit, playing to...
41. Sylvia Sidney Sylvia Sidney Actress, Sabotage Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, Sigmund Sidney...
42. Vic Morrow Vic Morrow Actor, Twilight Zone: The Movie Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While Morrow was working on his degree in Law...
43. James Madio James Madio Actor, The Basketball Diaries Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, James made his first appearance on November 22, 1975 for parents Gerard and Nancee. He is one of seven children. At the age of thirteen with his very first audition, James landed a role in the Steven Spielberg family adventure, Hook and never looked back...
44. Martin Balsam Martin Balsam Actor, 12 Angry Men Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Martin caught the acting bug in high school where he participated in the drama club...
45. Malik Yoba Malik Yoba Actor, Cool Runnings
46. Christopher Reid Christopher Reid Actor, House Party
47. Darrin Dewitt Henson Darrin Dewitt Henson Actor, The Express
48. Harry Carey Harry Carey Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York University, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J...
49. Abel Ferrara Abel Ferrara Director, Bad Lieutenant Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (Christopher Walken...
50. Charles Malik Whitfield Charles Malik Whitfield Actor, Behind Enemy Lines Whitfield has starred in dozens of prime-time shows and feature films, but one of his proudest professional moments so far is his leading role in the Emmy-winning mini-series, "The Temptations." Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of Otis Williams, Whitfield says people still applaud his performance, years later...
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