Massholes Gone Hollywood: Actors/Actresses

by Carl Harding | created - 24 Mar 2011 | updated - 05 Apr 2011 | Public

This is my attempt to create an unofficial listing of all the surly actors and actresses who call the Bay State home. My resources were general knowledge, Wikipedia, and IMDb itself. Feel free to bring any omissions to my attention.

1. Mark Wahlberg

Actor | The Departed

American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (...

Boston, Massachusetts Actor/director/producer megastar, former Calvin Klein model

2. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

Boston, Massachusetts Actor/director, broke into showbiz with childhood pal Matt Damon

3. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

Boston, Massachusetts Movie star and co-writer of Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck

4. Casey Affleck

Actor | Gone Baby Gone

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school ...

Boston, Massachusetts Star of Gone Baby Gone, film director, brother of Ben Affleck

5. Donnie Wahlberg

Actor | Saw II

Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969 in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and more distant French-Canadian, English, and Scottish, descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk,...

Boston, Massachusetts Former 'New Kid On The Block', actor, brother of Mark Wahlberg

6. Uma Thurman

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman),...

Amherst, Massachusetts Quentin Tarantino's go-to leading lady in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill

7. Geena Davis

Actress | Thelma & Louise

As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...

Wareham, Massachusetts Star of such films as Beetle Juice and Thelma & Louise

8. Marcia Cross

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Marcia Anne Cross was born on March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. As a child, Marcia always wanted to be an actress, so she set out to have a career in acting. Cross graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, a naturally gifted girl. Her career began in 1984, when she joined the ...

Marlborough, Massachusetts Plays 'Bree Van De Kamp' on TV's Desperate Housewives

9. Steve Carell

Actor | The Office

Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father, of Italian and...

Acton, Massachusetts Star of TV's The Office and the film The 40 Year Old Virgin

10. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Star of films including Zack and Miri Make a Porno and W.

11. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

Burlington, Massachusetts Saturday Night Live cast member, and star of Baby Mama

12. Rachel Dratch

Actress | Just Go with It

Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic. She was on the house team, "Victim's Family", with Adam McKay. Rachel went on to tour with ...

Lexington, Massachusetts Cast member on Saturday Night Live

13. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

Lowell, Massachusetts Film superstar and cultural icon. 1908 - 1989

14. Chris Evans

Actor | The Avengers

Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theatre.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theatre, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike ...

Sudbury, Massachusetts Star of films including Not Another Teen Movie and Push

15. Matt LeBlanc

Actor | Friends

Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model ...

Newton, Massachusetts Portrayed 'Joey' on the smash hit 90s TV series, Friends

16. Denis Leary

Writer | Rescue Me

Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his ...

Worcester, Massachusetts Comedy writer, producer, and star of TV's Rescue Me

17. Ellen Pompeo

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Kathleen B. (O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and some English, ancestry.

Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile (2002), starring ...

Everett, Massachusetts Plays the titular 'Dr. Meredith Grey' on TV's Grey's Anatomy

18. Lisa Edelstein

Actress | Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

From her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit Fox series "House" to her starring role as Abby McCarthy in Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," Lisa Edelstein's range of roles are as diverse as her talent. Set for a Summer 2018 Season 5 premiere, "Girlfriends' Guide" is a ...

Boston, Massachusetts Plays 'Dr. Lisa Cuddy' on TV's House M.D.

19. Eliza Dushku

Actress | Bring It On

Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month ...

Boston, Massachusetts Portrayed bad girl 'Faith' on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer

20. Chloë Sevigny

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny ...

Springfield, Massachusetts Star of HBO's Big Love, fashion designer, and socialite

21. Olympia Dukakis

Actress | Moonstruck

Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987). Since then movie (and ...

Lowell, Massachusetts Iconic TV/film veteran and one of 'the great leading ladies'

22. Michael Chiklis

Actor | The Shield

Educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Michael has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Lowell, Massachusetts Star of TV's The SHIELD and No Ordinary Family

23. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...

Springfield, Massachusetts Iconic movie star and veteran leading man

24. Tobin Bell

Actor | Saw

Tobin Bell is an American actor with a career in film, television and theater spanning three decades. He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the British actress Eileen Bell. He is perhaps best known for his role as the iconic villain "Jigsaw" in the Saw film ...

Weymouth, Massachusetts Currently best known for playing 'Jigsaw' in the Saw films

25. Mario Cantone

Actor | Sex and the City 2

Mario Cantone is probably best known at home in the US as a comedian, impressionist and singer but he has also made a name for himself as a very successful Broadway actor, appearing in "Love! Valor! Compassion!" in 1995 as well as a number of off-Broadway Shakespeare productions including "The ...

Stoneham, Massachusetts Portrayed the flamboyant 'Anthony' on HBO's Sex and the City

26. Ant

Actor | The Underground Comedy Movie

Celebrity comedian ANT was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, comedian , host, producer and writer. In July 1993, he legally changed his name to ANT from Anthony Steven Kalloniatis. The correct orthography is ANT, spelled in all caps.

Born to Greek immigrant parents (Lee and Maria -...

Boston, Massachusetts Actor, gay comic, host of VH1's reality series Celebrity Fit Club

27. Jennifer Coolidge

Actress | A Cinderella Story

Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie (1999).

She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was ...

Boston, Massachusetts Comic actress best known as 'Stiffler's Mom' from American Pie

28. Eli Roth

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

Newton, Massachusetts Actor (Inglourious Basterds), director of Hostel: Part I & II

29. John Krasinski

Actor | A Quiet Place

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

Newton, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's The Office

30. B.J. Novak

Actor | The Office

B.J. Novak was born on July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. He is an actor and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

Newton, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's The Office

31. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's The Office

32. Maura Tierney

Actress | ER

On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district.

Born ...

Hyde Park, Massachusetts Co-star on TV shows including ER and Rescue Me

33. Jonathan Tucker

Actor | The Virgin Suicides

Jonathan is a film and television actor born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 1982. While still in third grade, he was a part of a ballet production of "The Nutcracker." After High School he earned admittance to Columbia University in New York City, but instead elected to pursue his acting career....

Boston, Massachusetts Actor best known for horror films including The Ruins and Pulse

34. Jay Harrington

Actor | Better Off Ted

Jay Harrington was born on November 15, 1971 in Massachusetts, USA as James H. Harrington III. He is an actor, known for Better Off Ted (2009), Benched (2014) and American Reunion (2012).

Boston, Massachusetts Played the titular 'Ted' on TV's Better Off Ted

35. Leonard Nimoy

Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...

Boston, Massachusetts Portrayed 'Spock' in the original Star Trek TV series and films

36. John Slattery

Actor | Spotlight

John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series (1988) and has worked steadily since then. His television career...

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star of AMC's Mad Men and the film Iron Man 2

37. Anthony Michael Hall

Actor | War Machine

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents are Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. ...

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star of The Breakfast Club and The Dark Knight

38. James Spader

Actor | The Blacklist

James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga ...

Boston, Massachusetts Star of TV's quirky dramedy Boston Legal

39. Erik Per Sullivan

Actor | Unfaithful

Erik Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do, loves to ski, boogie board, build obstacle courses, play games of paintball, and travel. His debut was an uncredited role in Armageddon (1998). His breakthrough, however, was the role of ...

Worcester, Massachusetts Child actor and former co-star on TV's Malcolm in the Middle

40. Anne Dudek

Actress | White Chicks

Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the ...

Newton, Massachusetts Played 'Amber Volakis' aka 'Cutthroat Bitch' on TV's House M.D.

41. Paget Brewster

Actress | Another Period

Paget Brewster was born on March 10, 1969 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA as Paget Valerie Brewster. She is an actress, known for Another Period (2013), Criminal Minds (2005) and Community (2009). She has been married to Steve Damstra II since November 28, 2014.

Concord, Massachusetts Star of TV's Criminal Minds, voice actress on American Dad!

42. Sam Waterston

Actor | Law & Order

Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Great Gatsby (1974). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They ...

Boston, Massachusetts Longtime star of Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU

43. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

Boston, Massachusetts TV actor/writer/director/stand-up comedian

44. Traci Bingham

Actress | East of Hollywood

Traci Bingham was born on January 13, 1968 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Julie Anne Smith. She is an actress, known for East of Hollywood (2015), Baywatch (1989) and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995). She was previously married to Robb Vallier.

Boston, Massachusetts Former co-star on TV's Baywatch

45. Jessica Chaffin

Actress | The Heat

Jessica Chaffin is an actress and writer, known for The Heat (2013), Spy (2015) and Good Will Hunting (1997).

Newton, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Zoey 101 and Showtime's United States of Tara

46. Dane Cook

Actor | Good Luck Chuck

Dane Cook was born on March 18, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Dane Jeffrey Cook. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Luck Chuck (2007), My Best Friend's Girl (2008) and Employee of the Month (2006).

Boston, Massachusetts Actor/comedian

47. Rob Corddry

Actor | Warm Bodies

Rob Corddry was born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Corddry. He is an actor and writer, known for Warm Bodies (2013), Childrens Hospital (2008) and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015). He has been married to Sandra Beth Leftowits since 2002. They have two children.

Weymouth, Massachusetts Co-star of Hot Tub Time Machine and TV's Children's Hospital

48. Nate Corddry

Actor | The Circle

Nate Corddry was born on September 8, 1977 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Circle (2017), The Ugly Truth (2009) and St. Vincent (2014).

Weymouth, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's United States of Tara, brother of Rob Corddry

49. Jane Curtin

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live (1975). Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also ...

Boston, Massachusetts Portrayed 'Dr. Mary Albright' on TV's 3rd Rock from the Sun

50. Jeffrey Donovan

Actor | Burn Notice

Jeffrey Donovan was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, son to single mother Nancy Matthews. Nancy raised him and two of his brothers, while having trouble financially supporting herself and her family. They were reportedly living on welfare, had trouble paying electric bills, and often moved to a new...

Amesbury, Massachusetts Rising film actor and star of TV's Burn Notice

51. Illeana Douglas

Actress | Ghost World

Born with show business in her blood, Illeana is the granddaughter of screen legend Melvyn Douglas. Illeana began studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In 1987 working for a publicist in New York led to her first movie role. Illeana appeared in several Martin Scorsese films.

Quincy, Massachusetts Cult indie film and TV actress

52. Liza Snyder

Actress | Yes, Dear

Liza Snyder was born on March 20, 1968 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Yes, Dear (2000), Pay It Forward (2000) and Man with a Plan (2016).

Northampton, Massachusetts TV actress, co-star on Yes, Dear and Jesse

53. Amy Jo Johnson

Actress | Felicity

Amy Jo Johnson grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). She gave up competing when she was 17, and ...

Cape Cod, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Flashpoint, and the original 'Pink Power Ranger'

54. Bridget Moynahan

Actress | I, Robot

Bridget Moynahan was born on April 28, 1971 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Kathryn Bridget Moynahan. She is an actress, known for I, Robot (2004), Lord of War (2005) and Battle Los Angeles (2011). She has been married to Andrew Frankel since October 17, 2015.

Longmeadow, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Blue Bloods, and in Battle: Los Angeles

55. James Remar

Self | Sex and the City: A Farewell

James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors (1979). That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent".

In a career spanning nearly four...

Boston, Massachusetts Veteran actor best known for co-starring on Showtime's Dexter

56. Elizabeth Perkins

Actress | Sharp Objects

Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent....

Colrain, Massachusetts Co-star on Showtime's Weeds

57. Mike O'Malley

Actor | Meet Dave

Mike O'Malley was born on October 31, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Michael Edward O'Malley. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet Dave (2008), Glee (2009) and Sully (2016). He has been married to Lisa since 2000. They have three children.

Boston, Massachusetts Comic film actor and co-star on TV's Glee

58. Jack Noseworthy

Actor | Killing Kennedy

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack received his BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Currently staring in the Toronto production of COME FROM AWAY. He began his career on stage in the national tour of the musical CATS. He made his Broadway debut in the original company of JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, ...

Lynn, Massachusetts Cult film actor best known for co-starring in Event Horizon

59. Aaron Stanford

Actor | 12 Monkeys

An actor who consistently brings intensity and intelligence to his work, Aaron Stanford is poised to become one of the foremost talents of his generation.

Aaron received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in _Tadpole_ opposite Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth. Since that breakout ...

Westford, Massachusetts Played the villainous 'Pyro' in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand

60. Guinevere Turner

Actress | American Psycho

Guinevere Turner was born on May 23, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Guinevere Jane Turner. She is an actress and writer, known for American Psycho (2000), BloodRayne (2005) and Dogma (1999).

Boston, Massachusetts Portrayed 'Gabby Deveaux' on Showtime's The L Word

61. Paige Turco

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Theatre Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company, but her dreams were shattered when ...

Springfield, Massachusetts Played 'April O'Neil' in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II & III

62. Julie McNiven

Actress | Mad Men

Julie McNiven was born on October 11, 1980 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Mad Men (2007), Supernatural (2005) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009). She has been married to Michael Blackman Beck since July 31, 2010.

Amherst, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Supernatural and AMC's Mad Men

63. Paul Guilfoyle

Actor | L.A. Confidential

Paul Guilfoyle, the actor best known for playing Capt. Jim Brass on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), was born on April 28, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Boston College High School in 1968, he attended Lehigh University.

He studied acting as a member of the Actor's Studio...

Canton, Massachusetts Star of TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

64. Neal McDonough

Actor | Minority Report

Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma ...

Dorchester, Massachusetts Longtime film veteran and co-star on HBO's Band of Brothers

65. David Morse

Actor | The Green Mile

David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, became established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead.

He was born the first of four children of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on October...

Hamilton, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's House M.D. and HBO's Treme

66. Hamish Linklater

Actor | The Big Short

Hamish Linklater was born on July 7, 1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Battleship (2012) and Fantastic Four (2005). He was previously married to Jessica Goldberg.

Great Barrington, Massachusetts Plays 'Matthew Kimble' on TV's New Adventures of Old Christine

67. Alessandro Nivola

Actor | Face/Off

Alessandro Nivola was born on June 28, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Alessandro Antine Nivola. He is an actor and producer, known for Face/Off (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001) and American Hustle (2013). He has been married to Emily Mortimer since January 3, 2003. They have two children.

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star in films such as Face/Off and Jurassic Park III

68. Erica McDermott

Actress | The Fighter

Erica McDermott was born on April 26, 1973 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Fighter (2010), Black Mass (2015) and Manchester by the Sea (2016).

Boston, Massachusetts Breakout role as 'Cindy (Tar) Eklund' in The Fighter

69. Frank Vincent

Actor | Goodfellas

"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas (1990). However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in...

North Adams, Massachusetts Co-star in Goodfellas, Casino, and on HBO's The Sopranos

70. Griff Kohout

Actor | Some Guy Who Kills People

Griff Kohout was born on December 30, 1983 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA as Griffin Gardner Kohout. He is an actor and producer, known for Some Guy Who Kills People (2011), The Diner (2011) and Surviving Disaster (2009).

Northampton, Massachusetts Actor with appearances in Some Guy Who Kills People and on TV's Chuck

71. David Lyman

Actor | Brand New Old Love

David Lyman was born on April 20, 1983 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Brand New Old Love (2018), The Diner (2011) and (Greetings from) Sunny Beaches (2011).

Northampton, Massachusetts Actor with appearances in Funny Books and on TV's Friday Night Lights

72. Jo Newman

Actress | Love & Other Drugs

Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Jo Newman moved to New York City at age seventeen determined to pursue an acting career. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Jo found inspiration in Sanford Meisner's technique as a primary studio, then immersed herself in the Stonestreet School ...

Northampton, Massachusetts Actress with appearances in Love & Other Drugs and on TV's Gossip Girl

73. Kim Allen

Actress | LBJ

Kim Allen was born and raised in a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated with a B.F.A in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with minors in Biology and Anthropology. She is best known for playing Kim Delaney's daughter Amanda on the hit Lifetime series "Army Wives". She lives ...

Springfield, Massachusetts Actress with an appearance on TV's Army Wives

74. Sprague Grayden

Actress | Paranormal Activity 2

The daughter of two school teachers, Grayden was born and raised in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, and began performing at age five. After graduating cum laude from Barnard College where she majored in American Studies, she worked as a performing member of the 'Drama Department' in New York ...

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's 24 and the star of Paranormal Activity 2

75. Callie Thorne

Actress | Necessary Roughness

Callie Thorne was born on November 20, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Calliope Silver Thorne. She is an actress and producer, known for Necessary Roughness (2011), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Whipped (2000).

Sudbury, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Rescue Me and The Wire

76. Meghann Fahy

Actress | Miss Sloane

Meghann Fahy is an actress, known for Miss Sloane (2016), The Lost Valentine (2011) and The Bold Type (2017).

Longmeadow, Massachusetts Co-star on the daytime soap One Life to Live

77. Amy Spanger

Actress | Chicago Med

Amy Spanger was born on August 21, 1971 in Newbury, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for Chicago Med (2015), The Blacklist (2013) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She has been married to Brian Shepard since September 4, 2011. She was previously married to Michael C. Hall...

Byfield, Massachusetts Actress with an appearance in Reefer Madness

78. Alicia Witt

Actress | 88 Minutes

Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune (1984).

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer ...

Worcester, Massachusetts Co-star of Urban Legend and TV's Friday Night Lights

79. Jean Louisa Kelly

Actress | Uncle Buck

Jean Louisa Kelly was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is an actress, known for Yes, Dear (2000), Uncle Buck(as John Candy's mean spirited, rebellious niece) (1989), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) and Ant-Man (2015). She has been married to James Pitaro since May 24, 1997. They have two children ...

Worcester, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Yes, Dear

80. Ashley C. Williams

Actress | Julia

Ashley C. Williams is best known for playing "Lindsay" in the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009). She grew up in Charlottesville, VA, and began acting on stage at the age of ten in the role of Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan". Her father is a sales manager and consultant in the ...

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star of the grotesque horror film The Human Centipede

81. Scott Grimes

Actor | Critters

Scott Grimes was born on July 9, 1971 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA as Scott Richard Grimes. He is an actor, known for Critters (1986), Robin Hood (2010) and American Dad! (2005). He has been married to Megan Moore since December 2011. He was previously married to Dawn Bailey.

Lowell, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's ER and HBO's Band of Brothers

82. John Fiore

Actor | Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits

John Fiore is an actor and producer, known for Meet the Mobsters (2005), Meet the Parents (2000) and 13 (2010).

Somerville, Massachusetts Longtime co-star on TV's Law & Order and HBO's The Sopranos

83. Penn Jillette

Writer | Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Penn Jillette was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA as Penn Fraser Jillette. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003), Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). He has been married to Emily Zolten Jillette ...

Greenfield, Massachusetts Actor and one half of the comedy duo 'Penn & Teller'

84. Van Hansis

Actor | As the World Turns

Van Hansis was born on September 25, 1981 in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA as Evan Vanfossen Hansis. He is an actor and producer, known for As the World Turns (1956), Eastsiders (2012) and Kiss Me, Kill Me (2015).

North Adams, Massachusetts Co-star on the daytime soap As the World Turns

85. Rebecca Field

Actress | American Reunion

Rebecca Field is an actress and director, known for American Reunion (2012), Kittens in a Cage (2015) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).

Lenox Dale, Massachusetts Actress with appearances on TV's Criminal Minds and Dollhouse

86. Scott Evans

Actor | The Lovely Bones

Scott Evans was born on September 21, 1983 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA as Scott Andrew Evans. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lovely Bones (2009), Before We Go (2014) and Go-Go Boy Interrupted (2014).

Sudbury, Massachusetts Actor and younger brother of Chris Evans

87. Kathryn Erbe

Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Kathryn Erbe was born on July 5, 1965 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe. She is known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Stir of Echoes (1999) and D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994). She was previously married to Terry Kinney.

Newton, Massachusetts Star of TV's Law & Order: CI and HBO's Oz

88. Nate Dushku

Actor | Antitrust

Nate Dushku was born on June 8, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Nathaniel Mark Dushku. He is an actor and producer, known for Antitrust (2001), The Alphabet Killer (2008) and Dollhouse (2009).

Boston, Massachusetts Actor and younger brother of Eliza Dushku

89. Brittany Curran

Actress | Dear White People

Brittany Elizabeth Curran was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 2nd 1990. After living in Avon for her first three years, her family moved to Mockingbird Lane in Marston's Mills, Cape Cod. Brittany spent several of her elementary school years living on Cape Cod and attended Marston's Mills ...

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Men of a Certain Age

90. Michaela Watkins

Actress | The Back-up Plan

Michaela is currently a main company member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Michaela pursued a life in regional theater.

She received her BFA from Boston University School For the Arts.

Her father is a math professor at Syracuse University, and her mother teaches Latin...

Wellesley, Massachusetts Saturday Night Live cast member

91. Misha Collins

Actor | Supernatural

Misha Collins is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a ...

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Supernatural and 24

92. Robert Wahlberg

Actor | The Departed

Robert Wahlberg was born on December 18, 1967 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert G. Wahlberg. He is a producer and actor, known for The Departed (2006), The Equalizer (2014) and Mystic River (2003).

Boston, Massachusetts Actor and brother of Mark & Donnie Wahlberg

93. Finn Wittrock

Actor | American Horror Story

Finn Wittrock was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, to Kate Claire Crowley, a professor of occupational therapy, and Peter Wittrock, an actor and voice teacher. Finn grew up near the stage of Shakespeare and Company, where his father worked. He made his Broadway debut as Happy in "Death of a Salesman", ...

Lenox, Massachusetts Co-star on the daytime soap All My Children

94. Brian White

Actor | The Family Stone

Brian White was born on April 21, 1975 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Brian Joseph White. He is an actor and producer, known for The Family Stone (2005), Brick (2005) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). He has been married to Paula Da Silva since August 28, 2010. They have one child.

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's The SHIELD and Men of a Certain Age

95. T.J. Thyne

Actor | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

TJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended high school in Plano, Texas, graduated high school in 1993, and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. He attended the University of Southern California's theatre program, graduating in 1997. Through college, he worked as an extra in films (including ...

Boston, Massachusetts Best known for playing 'Dr. Jack Hodgins' on TV's Bones

96. Dave Baez

Actor | The Crow: Wicked Prayer

With a dedication to his craft, and consummate appetite for the world and people around him, Dave Baez has built a career on character study, and cultivated a passion to share his experience with a new generation of theater and film actors.

Dave can next be seen in the feature Mothers and Daughters,...

New Bedford, Massachusetts Best known for playing 'Gabriel' on Showtime's Dexter

97. Taylor Schilling

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Taylor Schilling (born July 27, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her role as "Piper Chapman" on the Netflix original comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black (2013) (2013-present), for which she won the 2013 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or ...

Boston, Massachusetts Co-star on TV's Mercy and the upcoming Atlas Shrugged: Part I

98. Laura Koffman

Actress | All My Children

Laura Koffman was born on October 29, 1964 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for All My Children (1970), One Life to Live (1968) and Concerto (2009). She has been married to Marty Koffman since December 1995. They have two children.

Brookline, Massachusetts Co-star on daytime soaps One Life to Live and All My Children

99. Blanchard Ryan

Actress | Open Water

Born Susan Blanchard Ryan, she uses her middle name because Susan Ryan was already taken in SAG. Graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Political Philosophy. After graduating from college, she worked at MTV in the special effects department, and took acting and improv classes. ...

Andover, Massachusetts Actress best known for Open Water and Super Troopers

100. Al Ruscio

Actor | Showgirls

Al Ruscio was born on June 2, 1924 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Showgirls (1995), The Phantom (1996) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). He was married to Kate Williamson. He died on November 12, 2013 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Salem, Massachusetts Veteran TV actor