Hot California Actors

by filmlvr1 | created - 04 Sep 2012 | updated - 03 Apr 2013 | Public

Working list. Feel free to suggest others

1. Chris Pine

Actor | Star Trek

Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from ...

2. Trevor Donovan

Actor | Texas Rising

Trevor Donovan was born in Mammoth Lakes, California. Trevor grew up skiing and snowboarding and, during his teens, was on the US teen ski team. Trevor is a true renaissance man, aside from being proficient at most sports, he can play guitar, sing, and has a bachelors degree in graphic design. ...

3. Armie Hammer

Actor | The Social Network

Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's ancestry includes ...

4. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

5. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

6. Rachel Bilson

Actress | Jumper

Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out ...

7. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant ...

8. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens...

9. Katie Cassidy

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Katie Cassidy was born Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy on November 25, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a pop star in the 1970s. Her mother, Sherry Williams, was a high fashion model in the early 1970s. Sherry left her career to concentrate on raising her 3 daughters,...

10. Sophia Bush

Actress | John Tucker Must Die

Sophia Bush has captured film and television audiences, alike, with her range of roles and diverse characters She was born on July 8, 1982, in Pasadena, California. She is an only child. Her father, Charles William Bush, is a renowned advertising and celebrity photographer, and her mother, Maureen ...

11. Tiffani Thiessen

Actress | Saved by the Bell

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (born August 1, 1968) and Schyler (born May 10, 1977). When ...

12. Odette Annable

Actress | Cloverfield

Odette Annable was born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia Yustman née Nodarse, is Cuban, and her father, Victor Oscar Yustman, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, of French and Italian descent. Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie ...

13. Jesse Metcalfe

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He ...

14. Josh Holloway

Actor | Lost

Josh Holloway was born on July 20, 1969 in San Jose, California, USA as Josh Lee Holloway. He is an actor and producer, known for Lost (2004), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and Paranoia (2013). He has been married to Yessica Kumala since October 1, 2004. They have two children.

15. Adam Brody

Actor | The O.C.

Adam Jared Brody was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Valerie Jill (Siefman), a graphic artist, and Mark Alan Brody, a lawyer. His parents, both originally from Michigan, are both from Jewish families (from Russia and Poland). Adam spent a lot of his teen years hanging out with ...

16. Eric Dane

Actor | X-Men: The Last Stand

Eric Dane 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, Leah (Cohn), was a homemaker. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish, ...

17. Len Wiseman

Writer | Underworld

Filmmaker Len Wiseman's career began through his work in the art department on the blockbuster hits like Godzilla (1998), Men in Black (1997), and Independence Day (1996). His design talents soon got him behind the camera directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel, and ...

18. Cody Horn

Actress | Magic Mike

Cody was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is a former model and actress. Her father is the chairman of Walt Disney Studios and was, formerly, the president of Warner Bros..

Following in her mother's footsteps, she began as a model appearing in the Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans Give ...

19. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Actor | NYPD Blue

Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father, Hans Gosselaar, who is from the Netherlands, is of Dutch Jewish and German descent, and was a plant supervisor at Anheuser-Busch. His mother, Paula (van den Brink), was born in Indonesia, of Dutch and Indonesian ...

20. Brian Austin Green

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Brian Green was born on July 15th 1973 in Van Nuys, California to parents Joyce and George L. Green. He has a brother Keith and sister Lorelei. Brian's father was a Country & Western artist and used to frequently take him along to gigs and soon got him interested in the world of music. His first ...

21. Kristy Swanson

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kristy Swanson was born on December 19, 1969 in Mission Viejo, California, USA as Kristen Noel Swanson. She is an actress and producer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Flowers in the Attic (1987). She has been married to Lloyd Eisler since February 7, ...

22. Eion Bailey

Actor | Band of Brothers

Eion is known for his performances in the Emmy and Golden Globe winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, character roles in "Fight Club" , "Almost Famous", "Center Stage" and leading man opposite Antonio Banderas in HBOs "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself". Eion was nominated for a Golden ...

23. Brian Krause

Actor | Charmed

A native of Orange County, California, Brian Krause is best known for his portrayal of Whitelighter Leo Wyatt on Aaron Spelling's popular program Charmed (1998) [1998-2006/The WB] opposite Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty. He starred on the popular program for ...

24. Alison Eastwood

Actress | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Alison Eastwood was born on May 22, 1972 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Absolute Power (1997) and Space Cowboys (2000). She has been married to Stacy Poitras since March 15, 2013. She was previously married...

25. Michael Trucco

Actor | Next

Born and raised in San Mateo, California, he graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Theatre Arts and was quickly headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in Film and Television. He didn't have to wait long. A recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) brought Michael the...

26. Ryan Hansen

Actor | Veronica Mars

Ryan Hansen is an American actor. He was born in Fountain Valley, California, and raised in El Cajon, California, but has since moved with his wife, Amy Hansen, to Los Angeles. His wife is a former roommate of Kristen Bell (star of Veronica Mars (2004)). Hansen is involved in the campaign, "...

27. Jason Lewis

Actor | Sex and the City

A top fashion model turned actor, Jason Lewis is from Southern California. As a teenager, he was determined to get out and see the world. He had to work hard in order to do so, working for a plumbing contractor, and 55 hours a week as a waiter in a restaurant. In June of 1993, when finally he had ...

28. Blake Lively

Actress | Gossip Girl

Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown in Tarzana, California, to a show business family. Her mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and her father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and ...

29. Jordan Ladd

Actress | Cabin Fever

Jordan Ladd was born on January 14, 1975 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Jordan Elizabeth Ladd. She is an actress, known for Cabin Fever (2002), Never Been Kissed (1999) and Death Proof (2007). She was previously married to Conor O'Neill.

30. Jeff Bryan Davis

Actor | Laser Fart

Raised in southern California, Jeff started in commercials when he was 4 years old, and at 11 was cast as Louis in the Broadway production of 'The King and I' with Yul Brynner. A national tour followed, and after 750 performances, he returned home to attend school. Jeff began performing with ...

31. Aaron Hill

Actor | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Aaron Hill was born on April 23, 1983 in Santa Clara, California, USA as Aaron J. Hill. He is an actor, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), The Night Before (2015) and A Warrior's Heart (2011).

32. Ed Quinn

Actor | One Day at a Time

Ed Quinn originally pursued a path in music before considering a career in acting. He was born on February 26, 1968 in Berkeley, California and attended the St. Mary's College High School. After high school, Ed attended the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of...

33. A.J. Lamas

Actor | American Family

A.J. Lamas was born on December 19, 1983 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Alvaro Joshua Lamas. He is an actor, known for American Family (2002), As the World Turns (1956) and DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse (2016).

34. Bart Johnson

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Bart Johnson was born on December 13, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Barton Robert Johnson. He is an actor and director, known for High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), High School Musical (2006) and JAG (1995). He has been married to Robyn Lively since September 25, 1999. ...

35. Katharine McPhee

Actress | Smash

Katharine McPhee was born on March 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Katharine Hope McPhee. She is an actress, known for Smash (2012), The House Bunny (2008) and Shark Night 3D (2011). She was previously married to Nick Cokas.

36. Shayne Anderson

Actor | The Bandit Hound

Shayne Anderson was born on December 22, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Bandit Hound (2016), Hello Herman (2012) and Friends (1994).

37. Mark Gantt

Actor | The Bannen Way

Mark Gantt is best known for co-creating, co-writing and starring in The Bannen Way for Crackle and Sony Pictures. The Streamy Award winning Bannen Way included Academy Award nominees Robert Forster and Michael Lerner.

Mark, a twenty-year veteran, is a multi-hyphenate who learned the business from ...

38. Jesse Warren

Producer | The Bannen Way

Born in Huntington Beach, California, Jesse's directorial debut was The Bannen Way, a web-series/feature, that quickly became Sony's most successful online venture to date. The project, which he also wrote and executive produced, was nominated for 2 Webby Awards, and won 4 Streamy Awards, including...

39. Tyler Hilton

Actor | Walk the Line

Tyler Hilton is both an actor and an accomplished singer/songwriter. He began his professional career in music in 2000. In 2004, Hilton released his first major-label album, The Tracks of Tyler Hilton, while making his acting debut as the musically talented, but arrogant 'Chris Keller' on the hit ...

40. Patrick Muldoon

Actor | Starship Troopers

William Patrick Muldoon III was born and raised in the Los Angeles waterfront town of San Pedro, California, the son of Deanna and William Patrick Muldoon II, a personal injury and maritime attorney. He has Irish and Croatian ancestry. His parents' artistic backgrounds, in painting, writing, and ...

41. Ryan Alosio

Actor | I'm Dying Up Here

Ryan Alosio is an actor and visual artist who holds dual citizenship in both Ireland and the U.S. The son of an Irish mother and an Italian father, Alosio spent 9 years in various boarding schools, including 3 in military academy. He graduated with honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Alosio ...

42. Greg Sestero

Actor | The Room

Greg Sestero was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. With European parental influence, Greg speaks both French and English. He traveled extensively early on, and holds dual citizenship between France and the United States.

At 17 years old, Greg signed with a prominent San Francisco talent ...

43. Jeremy Sisto

Actor | Wrong Turn

Jeremy Sisto was born in Northern California, in a small town called Grass Valley. He is the son of actress Reedy Gibbs and jazz musician Dick Sisto. His film debut was in the movie Grand Canyon (1991). He studied at UCLA for a while and then started acting full time. Jeremy likes to play Bocce (...

44. Ethan Peck

Actor | In Time

Ethan Peck was born on March 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ethan Gregory Peck. He is an actor, known for In Time (2011), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) and 10 Things I Hate About You (2009).

45. Geoff Stirling Jr.

Actor | The Vanquisher

Geoff Stirling is the quintessential California dude. Since childhood, Stirling dreamed of becoming a movie star. To manifest his dream, he started studying at at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. He attributes the skills that he has picked up at the BHP to his continued success in the entertainment ...

46. Sara Paxton

Actress | The Innkeepers

Sara Paxton was born in Woodland Hills, California. At a young age she began acting in television commercials.

She was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar (1997). Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings from Tucson (2002)....

47. Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | One Fine Day

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...

48. Cameron Diaz

Actress | There's Something About Mary

A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied...

49. 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 (1994)....

50. Kate Bosworth

Actress | Superman Returns

Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia (Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, who was an executive for Talbots. Unlike the characters Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film, which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and...

51. Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...

52. Amy Smart

Actress | Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road

Amy Smart was born in Topanga Canyon, California, to Judy, who worked at a museum, and John Boden Smart, a salesman. She has German, English, and Irish ancestry.

Smart was a relatively new arrival when she first gained notice for her supporting roles in the 1999 hit teen films Varsity Blues (1999) ...

53. 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 ...

54. Rebecca Romijn

Actress | X-Men

Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "...

55. Erika Eleniak

Actress | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Erika Maya Eleniak was born on September 29, 1969 in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California. She is the eldest daughter in a family of four girls and one boy. Erika began her acting career at the age of 10, starring in numerous productions for television, film, commercials and theater. Her ...

56. Heather Locklear

Actress | Melrose Place

Heather Locklear was born on September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California, USA as Heather Deen Locklear. She is an actress and producer, known for Melrose Place (1992), The Perfect Man (2005) and Money Talks (1997). She was previously married to Richie Sambora and Tommy Lee.

57. Lindsay Ellingson

Actress | Love Advent

American Fashion Model Lindsay Ellingson was born in San Diego, California. Ellingson was discovered at a ProScout event that she attended in Orange County, California. She is currently (2011) a Victoria's Secret Angel and walked the VS runway in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She has modeled for ...

58. Chéri Ballinger

Actress | Everlasting

Chéri Ballinger was born on December 13, 1983 in California, USA. She is known for her work on Everlasting (2016), Silver Case (2012) and Dreamkiller (2010).

59. Marisa Miller

Actress | R.I.P.D.

Marisa Miller is a supermodel best known for her work in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in three Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2007 through 2009 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2007. Miller appeared in seven straight ...

60. Kaley Cuoco

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape ...

61. Alex McKenna

Actress | What Women Want

Alex McKenna was born on October 15, 1984 in Hollywood, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for What Women Want (2000), Code Black (2015) and Bear with Us (2016).

62. Marley Shelton

Actress | Planet Terror

Marley Eve Shelton was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Eagle Rock, CA. She is the daughter of Carol (Stromme), a teacher and singer, and Christopher Shelton, who worked as a director and producer. She has three sisters: Koren Shelton, Erin Shelton and Samantha Shelton. Both of her ...

63. Arianne Zucker

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Arianne was born in Northridge, California, but was raised in Chatsworth. She has modeled before in Japan and Australia. She has appeared in several TV commercials. She is also into theater and singing.

64. Courtney Thorne-Smith

Actress | Ally McBeal

Courtney Thorne-Smith was born on November 8, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA as Courtney Thorne Smith. She is an actress, known for Ally McBeal (1997), According to Jim (2001) and Summer School (1987). She has been married to Roger Fishman since January 1, 2007. They have one child. She was...

65. Alison Brie

Actress | The Lego Movie

Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in ...

66. Josie Davis

Actress | Charles in Charge

This Hollywood, California native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of 3, starring in numerous television commercials. She was cast as a series regular on the hit television show Charles in Charge (1984) (Davis played the adorable, intelligent poet "Sarah ...

67. Christina Applegate

Actress | The Sweetest Thing

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...

68. Nicole Eggert

Actress | Charles in Charge

Nicole Eggert was born on January 13, 1972 in Glendale, California, USA as Nicole Elizabeth Eggert. She is known for her work on Charles in Charge (1984), Baywatch (1989) and Blown Away (1993).

69. Christie Brinkley

Actress | National Lampoon's Vacation

Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Christie Lee Hudson. She is an actress, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Jack and Jill (2011) and Vegas Vacation (1997). She was previously married to Peter Cook, Richard Taubman, Billy Joel and Jean-François ...

70. Kelly Packard

Self | Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Kelly Packard was born on January 29, 1975 in Glendale, California, USA as Kelly Chemane Packard. She is an actress, known for Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1999), Baywatch (1989) and California Dreams (1992). She has been married to Darrin Privett since August 17, 1996. They have four children.

71. Carrie Keagan

Self | Bravo After Hours with Carrie Keagan

Carrie Keagan was born on July 4, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carrie Nile. She is a producer and writer, known for Bravo After Hours with Carrie Keagan (2016), Big Morning Buzz Live (2011) and The Apprentice (2004).

72. Cherie Currie

Soundtrack | The Runaways

Cherie Ann Currie was born on November 30, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. She rose to major rock stardom as the teenage lead vocalist for the now-legendary all female rock band, The Runaways, which also included Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox. After three albums with The Runaways...

73. Sarah Roemer

Actress | Disturbia

American actress and model Sarah Roemer starred as the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character in the thriller Disturbia (2007). She was born in San Diego, California, and began modeling at the age of 15 after she was discovered buying coffee at a local 7-Eleven while attending Horizon Jr/Sr High...

74. Kaitlin Doubleday

Actress | Catch Me If You Can

Kaitlin Doubleday was born on July 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jan Kaitlin Len Doubleday. She is an actress, known for Catch Me If You Can (2002), Waiting... (2005) and Empire (2015). She has been married to Devin Lucien since May 6, 2016.

75. Jessica Chastain

Actress | Zero Dark Thirty

Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and ...

76. Zac Efron

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, to Starla Baskett, a secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", which is Hebrew, is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac's Polish Jewish ...

77. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

78. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...

79. Lizzy Caplan

Actress | Cloverfield

Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was ...

80. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...

81. Ashley Benson

Actress | Spring Breakers

Ashley Victoria Benson was born on December 18, 1989 in Anaheim Hills, California, to Shannon (Harte) and Jeff Benson. She has Irish, English, and German ancestry. She has been dancing competitively since she was 2 with hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and lyrical. She has been singing since she was ...

82. Camilla Belle

Actress | Practical Magic

Belle was born as Camilla Belle Routh in Los Angeles, California, to Deborah, a fashion designer, and Jack Wesley Routh, who composed country music and owns a construction company. Her mother is Brazilian and her father, who is from Kingman, Kansas, has English, German, and French ancestry. Camilla...

83. Kayla Ewell

Actress | The Creatress

Kayla Ewell was born on August 27, 1985 in Long Beach, California, USA as Kayla Noelle Ewell. She is an actress and producer, known for The Creatress (2018), The Vampire Diaries (2009) and Freaks and Geeks (1999). She has been married to Tanner Novlan since September 12, 2015.

84. Kirk Cameron

Actor | Growing Pains

Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that ...

85. Katharine Towne

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Katharine Towne was born on July 17, 1978 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Katharine Payne Towne. She is an actress, known for Mulholland Dr. (2001), Evolution (2001) and What Lies Beneath (2000). She was previously married to Charlie Hunnam.

86. David Denman

Actor | 13 Hours

Film, TV and stage actor David Denman was born in the Orange County, California suburb of Newport Beach. Denman grew up all over Southern California and spent some time in Sequim, Washington attending 8 different schools along the way. After becoming involved in high school theatrics at Fountain ...

87. Ted McGinley

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Theodore Martin 'Ted' McGinley was born on May 30, 1958 in Newport Beach, California. He is perhaps best known for his long-running roles in the television series Happy Days (1974), The Love Boat (1977), Dynasty (1981), Married with Children (1986) and The West Wing (1999). Formerly a male model, ...

88. Tracey Birdsall

Actress | Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter

Tracey Birdsall was born in Van Nuys, California, the youngest of three daughters born to Ronald Birdsall and Carol Birdsall (born Carol Stone). She was raised in Southern California and is primarily of British and European descent. Bert Lewis, the famous Walt Disney composer, was her ...

89. Josie Maran

Actress | Van Helsing

Born and raised in northern California, Josie Maran aspired to become a model at a young age. Her father is of Russian Jewish descent, and her mother has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. At the age of 12, while attending a barbecue, a woman asked her to be in a San Francisco fashion show. A ...

90. Eli Marienthal

Actor | The Iron Giant

Eli Marienthal was born on March 6, 1986, in Santa Monica, California, though he has lived most of his life in Berkeley. His career started in Bay Area theatres, where he has performed in "Missing Persons," "The Cryptogram," "Hecuba," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Every 17 Minutes the Crowd Goes ...

91. Samantha Lockwood

Actress | Hawaii Five-0

Samantha Lockwood began absorbing the craft of acting, by going on sets with her father, veteran sci-fi icon Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)), and her mother, successful actress and entrepreneur, Denise DuBarry.

Recently, she played bad girl "Cindy Patterson" in Hawaii Five-0 (2010)'s ...

92. Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

93. Lyndsy Fonseca

Actress | Kick-Ass

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for...

94. Allison Williams

Actress | Girls

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News ...

95. Emma Roberts

Actress | We're the Millers

Emma Roberts is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, and the niece of Oscar-winner Julia Roberts. She was born in Rhinebeck, New York. Emma was a baby when her parents separated, and she grew up living with her mother, Kelly Cunningham. She was educated at Archer School for Girls in ...

96. Laurie Holden

Actress | Dragged Across Concrete

LAURIE HOLDEN is best known to audiences as Andrea in the hit AMC drama series The Walking Dead. However, Laurie's big acting break came much earlier in her career, starring with Vanessa Redgrave in the critically acclaimed TNT mini-series Young Catherine. Since that auspicious beginning, she has ...

97. Miranda Cosgrove

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's ...

98. Vanessa Marano

Actress | Switched at Birth

Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater when she was seven years old, performing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California. She began her professional career with several national commercials.

Marano is most recognized for her roles as "April Nardini", the daughter of "Luke", in ...

99. Golden Brooks

Actress | Girlfriends

Golden Brooks was born on December 1, 1970 in Fresno, California, USA as Golden Ameda Brooks. She is an actress and writer, known for Girlfriends (2000), Beauty Shop (2005) and The Inheritance (2011).

100. Rena Sofer

Actress | Keeping the Faith

Rena was born in Arcadia, California, to Susan (Franzblau), a psychology professor, and Martin Sofer, who was a Conservative Jewish Rabbi. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when her parents divorced. She was discovered at age 15 by a New York talent agent and started modeling before turning to ...