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1. Katherine Heigl Katherine Heigl Actress, Knocked Up Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the family moved to New Canaan...
2. Jon Bernthal Jon Bernthal Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional baseball federation...
3. Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Actor, Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction (1994)...
4. Justin Theroux Justin Theroux Actor, American Psycho Justin was born and raised in Washington, D.C, the son of Phyllis (Grissim), a writer for The Washington Post, and Eugene Theroux, a corporate lawyer. He is a nephew of writer Paul Theroux and a cousin of journalists Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux. His father is of French-Canadian and Italian descent...
5. Emily Swallow Emily Swallow Actress, The Lucky Ones Emily Swallow was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Sterling, VA and Jacksonville, FL. Intending to pursue a career as a Foreign Service Officer, she earned a BA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Virginia. An audition for NYU's Graduate Acting Program caused her to change course, and she moved to New York to work towards her MFA...
6. Dave Bautista Dave Bautista Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry. When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar...
7. Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson Actress, Person of Interest
8. Alyson Hannigan Alyson Hannigan Actress, How I Met Your Mother Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress veteran...
9. Goldie Hawn Goldie Hawn Actress, Death Becomes Her Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born in Washington D.C., to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn (Edward Rutledge Hawn), a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died before she was born. She was raised in the Jewish religion...
10. Teddy Sears Teddy Sears Actor, A Single Man When Steven Bochco cast Teddy Sears in the role of Richard Patrick Woolsley IV in TNT's hit series Raising the Bar, he had no way of knowing the parallels between the actor's life and the character's. Of course with his training, talent and experience, Sears didn't need to be at all like his character...
11. William Hurt William Hurt Actor, Into the Wild William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence...
12. Isabelle Fuhrman Isabelle Fuhrman Actress, Orphan Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
13. Jonathan Banks Jonathan Banks Actor, Wiseguy Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. He can be seen in Better Call Saul as Mike Ehrmantraut.
14. Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni Actor, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his sexually...
15. Ben Feldman Ben Feldman Actor, Cloverfield A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of 6 when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical "Annie." In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. He also hosted the school's yearly production of "Blast from the Past." Feldman then attended Ithaca College and majored in acting...
16. Henry Rollins Henry Rollins Actor, Heat In 1980 Henry Rollins was a teenager living in Arlington, Virginia, just over the river from Washington, DC. He worked as the shift manager for a Haagen-Dazs ice cream shop near Georgetown University, and was a huge fan of a Southern California punk rock band called Black Flag. One day he and his...
17. Louis C.K. Louis C.K. Writer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien
18. Robin Weigert Robin Weigert Actress, The Sessions
19. Kristen Johnston Kristen Johnston Actress, 3rd Rock from the Sun Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City. She won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock from the Sun. She has appeared on many other television shows, including Ugly Betty, ER, Bored to Death and, perhaps most memorably, as the party girl whose famous final words were "I'm so bored I could die" on Sex and the City...
20. Matt Frewer Matt Frewer Actor, Max Headroom Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Canada, Frewer attended the same Peterborough, Ontario area high school as his PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal co-star Barclay Hope. He trained for the stage in England, spending several years in such varied UK productions as "The Glass Menagerie", "Bent" and "A Comedy of Errors"...
21. Nicholas Hammond Nicholas Hammond Actor, The Sound of Music Nicholas Hammond was born on 15th May, 1950, in Washington DC. His parents, Col. Thomas W. Hammond and actress Eileen Bennett, married since 1945, already had one son, David (born in Paris in 1946). When Nicholas was 6 years old, the family moved to Europe. In 1959, his mother took him to see the musical "My Fair Lady" (with Julie Andrews) on stage in London...
22. Matt McCoy Matt McCoy Actor, L.A. Confidential
23. Regina Hall Regina Hall Actress, Scary Movie 4 Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. In college, she earned a degree in journalism from N.Y.U. before starting a film career. In 1997, she began appearing in commercials at age 26, and then made the giant leap into movies. Her fame came with her role in the comedy-horror spoof Scary Movie...
24. Sean Whalen Sean Whalen Actor, Men in Black Sean was born in Washington D.C. The youngest of four, he was raised in Silver Spring/Olney Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School. He moved west and graduated from UCLA four years later. Like most actors, he worked as a waiter while studying and performing at the famed Groundling Theater...
25. Sean Patrick Thomas Sean Patrick Thomas Actor, Save the Last Dance
26. Bridgit Mendler Bridgit Mendler Actress, The Secret World of Arrietty Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in the animated film...
27. Chris Carmack Chris Carmack Actor, Nashville
28. Tony Todd Tony Todd Actor, The Man from Earth Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk. Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut...
29. Edward Herrmann Edward Herrmann Actor, Gilmore Girls
30. Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright Actor, Casino Royale Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst college in 1987...
31. John Heard John Heard Actor, Home Alone John Heard is a very talented actor who established himself in the late 1970s and early '80s with roles in the movies Between the Lines, Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) (a.k.a. "Head Over Heels"), and Heart Beat (1981) (in which he played Jack Kerouac to Nick Nolte's Neal Cassady and Sissy Spacek's...
32. Max Casella Max Casella Actor, Doogie Howser, M.D.
33. Nick Lashaway Nick Lashaway Actor, In Time
34. Charles Baker Charles Baker Actor, Splinter Born February 27, 1971 in Washington, DC and raised in Hawaii, Charles has lived a life most people write books about. The son of an army colonel, whose father was written up in the Los Angeles Times in 1994 by Robin Wright, Charles traveled the world by the time he was 17. He's lived in England, Israel...
35. Michael Nouri Michael Nouri Actor, Flashdance
36. Jane Adams Jane Adams Actress, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Jane Adams has performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The plays include "Love Diatribe", "The Nice and the Nasty", and "Greetings From Elsewhere Cabaret". She also performed in "Careless Love" at the Empty Space Theatre, "Candide/Len Jenkin" at the Pioneer Square Theatre", "Talking With" at the Group Theatre and "Camino Real" at the Juilliard School...
37. Brian Hallisay Brian Hallisay Actor, American Sniper Born on October 31, 1978 in Washington, D.C. Brian graduated, at the age of 18, from Gonzaga College High School in 1996 and went on to pursue a degree in Economics and History from Cornell, graduating in 2000. Brian Hallisay began his career in show business by appearing in The Inside episode...
38. Whit Stillman Whit Stillman Director, Metropolitan Whit Stillman was born in 1952 and raised in Cornwall in upstate New York, the son of a impoverished débutante from Philadelphia and a Democratic politician from Washington D.C. Stillman graduated from Harvard in 1973 and started out as a journalist in Manhattan, New York City. In 1980 he met and married his Spanish wife while on an assignment in Barcelona...
39. Melissa Sagemiller Melissa Sagemiller Actress, The Guardian Born into a political family, Melissa Sagemiller started her path to the performing arts at a very young age. At age three, she began to study dance - tap, ballet, jazz and modern. After responding to an ad in the Washington Post, she made her stage debut at 9 as "Dill" in "To Kill a Mockingbird". Soon she became a regular on local DC stages...
40. Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle Writer, Block Party Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent...
41. Ana Gasteyer Ana Gasteyer Actress, Mean Girls Ana Gasteyer is best-known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live. During her six-year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters, including middle school music teacher "Bobbie Moughan-Culp", NPR radio host "Margaret Jo", Lilith Fair poetess "Cinder Calhoun", as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Céline Dion and Hillary Clinton...
42. Joanna Going Joanna Going Actress, The Tree of Life Joanna Going was born in Washington, D.C. in 1963 and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the oldest of six children and graduated from Rogers High School in 1981. She attended Emerson College in Boston for two years and then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. A year later...
43. Rick Yune Rick Yune Actor, The Fast and the Furious
44. Alexandra Wentworth Alexandra Wentworth Actress, Office Space
45. Kevin Durant Kevin Durant Actor, Thunderstruck
46. Brooke Lyons Brooke Lyons Actress, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
47. Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert Writer, The Daily Show Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the youngest of eleven children, and is of Irish Catholic background...
48. Nona Gaye Nona Gaye Actress, The Polar Express It was inevitable that Nona Gaye would become a singer - she is the granddaughter of Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard, the niece of R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Gaye and the daughter of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Signed to Third/Stone Atlantic at 14, Nona released "Love for the Future" in 1992...
49. Demetrius Grosse Demetrius Grosse Actor, Saving Mr. Banks
50. Kellie Shanygne Williams Kellie Shanygne Williams Actress, Family Matters Kellie Shanygne Williams was born on March 22, 1976, in Washington, D.C. She started her career as a children's fashion model. She made many appearances on stage (e.g., "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "The Colored Museum," "Butterfingers Angel," and "Goin' Home") as well as in TV commercials. She is best known as Laura Lee Winslow on Family Matters...
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