Wisconsin Birthplace

by emt1994 | created - 05 Feb 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Famous celebrities born in Wisconsin

1. Kurtwood Smith

Actor | RoboCop

Kurtwood Smith was born on July 3, 1943 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA as Kurtwood Larson Smith. He is an actor, known for RoboCop (1987), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Deep Impact (1998). He has been married to Joan Pirkle since November 5, 1988. He was previously married to ...

2. Jane Kaczmarek

Actress | Malcolm in the Middle

Jane grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother, Evelyn, was a school teacher. Her father, Edward, is a former Defense Department employee. She is the oldest of four children. Her brothers, Jim & Bill, are a teacher and an entrepreneur respectively. Her sister, Mary, works for an Internet company....

3. Bradley Whitford

Actor | Get Out

Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least...

4. Tyne Daly

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tyne Daly was born on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Ellen Tyne Daly. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Judging Amy (1999) and Cagney & Lacey (1981). She was previously married to Georg Stanford Brown.

5. Barbara Collentine

Actress | Hunter

Barbara Collentine was born on June 17, 1924 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Barbara Ann Collentine. She is an actress, known for Hunter (1984), Everglades (1961) and The Streets of San Francisco (1972). She was previously married to Richard Bull.

6. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

7. Andrew Napier

Producer | Mad As Hell

Andrew Napier is a renowned metal sculpture artist and painter who, on the side, dabbles as an aspiring filmmaker. Errr, we may have that backwards, but who really knows? What we do know is the ever-elusive Andrew (who is on instagram, twitter and facebook) was born and raised in Wisconsin and ...

8. Mark Tauscher

Self | The NFL on CBS

Mark Tauscher was born on June 17, 1977 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA as Mark Gerald Tauscher.

9. Kathryn Givney

Actress | A Place in the Sun

Kathryn Givney was born on October 27, 1896 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA as Kathryn Givney Connolly. She was an actress, known for A Place in the Sun (1951), My Friend Irma (1949) and Daddy Long Legs (1955). She was married to Francis A Connolly. She died on March 16, 1978 in Hollywood, ...

10. Bonnie Bartlett

Actress | Twins

Bonnie Bartlett grew up in Moline, Illinois. Her father E.E. was a failed Shakespearean actor who became an insurance salesman. Her mother Carrie was a homemaker. At an early age, Bonnie became determined to fulfill her father's failed acting career. She went to Northwestern University to study ...

11. Chris Noth

Actor | Sex and the City

Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant (2014) and has two independent films coming out this year.

On Tyrant (2014), Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell,...

12. James Daly

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Distinguished character player James Firman Daly first appeared on stage in his home town of Wisconsin Rapids in 1928. He was set on acting from an early age. Though strongly encouraged by his parents, neither were in the profession -- his father was in the fuel business and his mother at one time ...

13. Chris Farley

Actor | Tommy Boy

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...

14. Gena Rowlands

Actress | The Notebook

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes ...

15. Willard Waterman

Actor | Auntie Mame

Willard Waterman was born on August 29, 1914 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Willard Lewis Waterman. He was an actor, known for Auntie Mame (1958), The Apartment (1960) and Mystery Street (1950). He was married to Mary Anna Theleen. He died on February 2, 1995 in Burlingame, California, USA.

16. Tom Hulce

Actor | Amadeus

Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. He is the son of Joanna (Winkleman), who had sung professionally, and Raymond Albert Hulce, who worked for Ford. He has English, German, and Irish ancestry. ...

17. Joel Goodness

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Joel Goodness was born on January 22, 1962 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

18. Leigh Zimmerman

Actress | Proof

Leigh Zimmerman was born on March 28, 1969 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She is known for her work on Proof (2005), United 93 (2006) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). She is married to Domenick Allen. They have one child.

19. Chris Tallman

Actor | Time Belt

Chris Tallman was born on September 22, 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Time Belt (2003), Computerman (2003) and Rescue Dawn (2006). He has been married to Sarah Stanard since October 28, 2006.

20. Bruce Wagner

Writer | Maps to the Stars

Bruce Wagner was born on March 20, 1954 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Bruce Alan Wagner. He is a writer and producer, known for Maps to the Stars (2014), Wild Palms (1993) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987).

21. Ann Risley

Actress | Honky Tonk Freeway

Ann Risley was born on September 30, 1949 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress, known for Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Stardust Memories (1980).

22. Jeanne Parr

Self | What's My Line?

Jeanne Parr was born on March 30, 1924 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Jeanne L. Parr. She was married to James F. Simons and Charles James Noth, Jr. She died on May 20, 2016 in Maui, Hawaii, USA.

23. Greta Van Susteren

Actress | Notorious

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren was awarded a Bachelor's degree with Distinction in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. In 1979, she was awarded a law degree and, in 1982, a master of laws in trial advocacy from Georgetown Law Center, serving as a civil and criminal ...

24. Jeff Olm

Visual_effects | Spider-Man

Jeff Olm was born on May 16, 1963 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Spider-Man (2002), Armageddon (1998) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

25. Michael Patrick McGill

Actor | Dark Skies

Michael Patrick McGill is the first of two sons born to Anne McGill and the late Gerald F. McGill, Jr. His brother Patrick was born in 1976. Mike grew up in the Fox River Valley and graduated from Appleton East High School in 1991. He attended The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point from 1991 ...

26. Kathryn Meisle

Actress | The Greatest Showman

Kathryn Meisle was born on June 7, 1960 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA as Kathryn Hunt Meisle. She is an actress, known for The Greatest Showman (2017), You've Got Mail (1998) and Rosewood (1997).

27. Lois Kibbee

Actress | Caddyshack

Lois Kibbee was born on July 13, 1922 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Caddyshack (1980), The Edge of Night (1956) and Search for Tomorrow (1951). She died on October 18, 1993 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. Michael Laurino

Actor | I Am Frankie

Michael Laurino was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and is the youngest of six children. At the age of 13 he moved to Massachusetts. He graduated with honors from The George Washington University. From there Michael was a fellow at The Shakespeare Theatre Company under the direction of Michael Kahn. ...

29. Al Molinaro

Actor | Get Smart

Albert was born on June 24, 1919 to Raffaele Molinaro and Teresa Marrone. His father was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to the US when he was 15 years old and worked as a water boy with a railroad crew going west from New York. He ended up in Kenosha Wisconsin where he met and married ...

30. Charlotte Rae

Actress | The Facts of Life

Charlotte Rae was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was raised on a farm, the middle daughter of three sisters, between Beverly and Mimi. Her parents, Esther (Ottenstein) and Meyer Lubotsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Rae wanted to be a dramatic actress, ...

31. Mark Ruffalo

Actor | The Kids Are All Right

Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, ...

32. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr....

33. Gene Wilder

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.

Wilder caught his first big break ...

34. Bob Uecker

Actor | Major League

Bob Uecker's first career was professional baseball. He played six seasons in the majors (1962-1967), playing catcher for three different National League teams: Braves (Milwaukee, WI, and Atlanta, GA), Cardinals (St. Louis, MO), and Phillies (Philadelphia, PA). His batting, never stellar, declined ...

35. Nancy Olson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

She cast such a sunny, positive glow in 1950s and 1960s films that you wonder how her promising career might have turned out had it not taken a sudden family detour. Lovely Milwaukee-born Nancy (Ann) Olson was the daughter of Henry, a physician, and Evelyn Olson, and educated at the University of ...

36. Deidre Hall

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives (1965). Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a...

37. David Zucker

Writer | Airplane!

David Zucker was born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Danielle Zucker since May 1997. They have two children.

38. Jerry Zucker

Producer | Airplane!

Jerry Zucker was born on March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Airplane! (1980), Ghost (1990) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Janet Zucker since May 1987. They have two children.

39. Don Ameche

Actor | Cocoon

Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...

40. Charles Siebert

Actor | ...and justice for all.

One of acting's more reliable performers from the 1970s through the early 1990s, Charles Siebert alternated between the live theater and film/television as both an actor and director. Born the eldest of four children in 1938 in Wisconsin, he started his career following journalism school at ...

41. Robert Easton

Actor | Working Girl

Robert Easton was born on November 23, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Easton Burke. He is known for his work on Working Girl (1988), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Red Heat (1988). He was married to June Bettine Grimstead. He died on December 16, 2011 in Toluca Lake,...

42. Dennis Morgan

Actor | My Wild Irish Rose

Dennis Morgan was born Stanley Morner in the small town of Prentice, Wisconsin. His first jobs in Hollywood were mostly bit parts, but he scored big after playing opposite Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940). He starred in films like My Wild Irish Rose (1947), God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) and The Very...

43. Hildegarde

Actress | NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press

Born Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, Wisconsin, but for 70 years she was known simply as "The Incomparable Hildegarde," a title bestowed on her by columnist Walter Winchell. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s and 40s, she was booked in cabarets and supper clubs at least 45 weeks a ...

44. Pat O'Brien

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman ...

45. Kato Kaelin

Actor | BASEketball

Kato Kaelin was born on March 9, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Brian Kaelin. He is known for his work on BASEketball (1998), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) and Winners (2014). He was previously married to Cynthia Coulter.

46. Pamela Britton

Actress | D.O.A.

Pamela Britton was born Armilda Jane Owen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was Ethel Owen, a prominent stage, radio and early television actress. Pam first used Gloria Jane Owen as her stage name, but not wanting to trade on her mother's reputation, chose Pamela from a British book, and then ...

47. Tony Shalhoub

Actor | Monk

Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joseph Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at age ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...

48. Sharon Hinnendael

Actress | Rites of Passage

Sharon Hinnendael was born on May 22, 1986 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Rites of Passage (2012), Kissing Strangers (2010) and Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014).

49. Heather Graham

Actress | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's ...

50. Andrea Anders

Actress | Sex Drive

1993 graduate of DeForest Area High School, in DeForest, Wisconsin. Attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, earning a bachelor degree of fine arts in 1997. From there, attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, earning a master of fine arts in 2001. After leaving Rutgers, headed to ...

51. David Lee McInnis

Actor | Tae-yang-eui hoo-ye

David is an international film and television actor known for his work in the hit South Korean dramas, Descendants of the Sun and Mr. Sunshine. He will play the lead antagonist in the upcoming feature films, Mr Zoo and The Rookies, to be released in the fall of 2019. Now he goes behind the camera ...

52. John Fiedler

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show (1972); others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple (1968), and spin-off TV show, The Odd ...

53. Allen Ludden

Self | Password

Allen Ludden was born on October 5, 1917 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA as Allen Packard Ellsworth. He was an actor, known for Password (1961), It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) and Futureworld (1976). He was married to Betty White and Margaret Frances McGloin. He died on June ...

54. Brandon Ratcliff

Actor | Me and You and Everyone We Know

Brandon Makenzie-Lee Ratcliff was born April 14, 1998 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to James and Tonni Ratcliff. At the young age of just 2 1/2 he watched, studied and memorized word for word everything he saw on television or at the movies and proclaimed that he wanted to be in "TV, Movies and Pictures"....

55. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

56. Daniel Mandehr

Actor | Casting

Daniel Mandehr was born on February 4, 1956 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for Casting (2017), Ellen Bond Secret Agent (2018) and Wolfenstein (2009).

57. Marian Nixon

Actress | Captain Calamity

Marian Nixon was born on October 20, 1904, in Superior, Wisconsin. Her career started in 1923 when she played Agnes Evans in Cupid's Fireman (1923). She was nineteen. Marian always gave a good account for herself when she appeared in films and was much in demand throughout the 1920s. Marian was one...

58. Bess Ehrhardt

Actress | The Ice Follies of 1939

Bess Ehrhardt was born on January 21, 1916 in Superior, Wisconsin, USA. She was an actress, known for The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939). She was married to Roy Shipstad. She died on September 8, 1975 in Cathedral City, California, USA.

59. Noah Abrams

Actor | Roommates

Noah Abrams was born on September 9, 1978 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Roommates (1995), Extreme Marksmen (2008) and What We Do Is Secret (2007).

60. Jeff Nystrom

Criminal

Jeff Nystrom was born on December 1, 1959 in Superior, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Criminal (2004) and The Debt Collector (2018).

61. Jarrod Washburn

Self | 2002 American League Championship Series

Jarrod Washburn was born on August 13, 1974 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as Jarrod Michael Washburn. He has been married to Kerrie Main since October 24, 1998. They have three children.

62. Derek Burton Morris

Actor | The Mentalist

Derek Burton Morris was born on September 21, 1988 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for The Mentalist (2008), The Smart Ones (2012) and Strange Misery (2017).

63. Ford Sterling

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

Ford Sterling was born on November 3, 1883 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as George Ford Stich. He was an actor and director, known for Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919), The Show-Off (1926) and Wild Oranges (1924). He was married to Teddy Sampson. He died on October 13, 1939 in Los Angeles, California,...

64. Lottie Alter

Actress | The Eternal City

Lottie Alter was born on January 16, 1879 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. She was an actress, known for The Eternal City (1915), The Lottery Man (1916) and An Arizona Romance (1910). She died on December 25, 1924 in Beechurst, New York, USA.

65. Dorothy Johnson

Actress | The Littlest Hobo

Dorothy Johnson was born on October 14, 1936 in Superior, Wisconsin, USA as Dorothy Mae Johnson. She is an actress, known for The Littlest Hobo (1958), The Flying Fontaines (1959) and Life Begins at 17 (1958).

66. Charles Dierkop

Actor | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Charles Dierkop was born on September 11, 1936 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as Charles Richard Dierkop. He is an actor, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973) and Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). He was previously married to Joan F. Addis.

67. Joseph Losey

Director | The Servant

Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming ...

68. Val Bettin

Actor | The Great Mouse Detective

Val Bettin was born on August 1, 1923 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as Valentine Bettin. He is an actor, known for The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Shrek (2001) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996).

69. Corey Sorenson

Actor | Chicago Fire

Corey Sorenson was born on June 23, 1980 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as Corey A. Sorenson. He is known for his work on Chicago Fire (2012), The Help (2011) and Get on Up (2014).

70. Kimberly Huston

Editorial_department | John Wick: Chapter 2

Kimberly Huston was born on August 14, 1983 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. She is known for her work on John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), The Big Short (2015) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

71. Max Helm

Actor | The Wild Cats

Max Austin Gabriel-Helm was born and raised in La Crosse, WI. He is of Norwegian, German, and English descent. Max relocated to Palatine, Illinois at the age of 14 with his father where Max attended William Fremd High School in Palatine. Max was an electrical engineering student at Northern ...

72. Daniel J. Travanti

Actor | Hill Street Blues

The highly regarded actor Daniel J. Travanti was born Danielo Giovanni Travanty in the southeastern part of Wisconsin on March 7, 1940, but raised for a time in Iowa before returning to his native state. The youngest son of an American Motors auto worker, he showed both athletic and academic ...

73. Ellen Corby

Actress | The Waltons

Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911, in Racine, Wisconsin. She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited (1935) in 1940. Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered (1945). In 1946, she appeared in 14 films, although mostly in small, minor ...

74. Kathy Kinney

Actress | The Drew Carey Show

Despite her role as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show (1995), Kathy Kinney's first memorable television role is generally considered to be the regularly-appearing Ms. Goddard, the town librarian on Newhart (1982). Over the years, she has worked hard as a character actress making appearances on several ...

75. Fredric March

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of ...

76. Gene Morgan

Actor | Tangled Destinies

Gene Morgan was born on March 12, 1892 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA as Eugene Joseph Emery Kenney. He was an actor, known for Tangled Destinies (1932), You May Be Next! (1936) and Roaming Lady (1936). He was married to Rachel Laretta Hart. He died on August 15, 1940 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

77. Edward Peil Sr.

Actor | Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

Edward Peil Sr. was born on January 18, 1883 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA as Edward John Peil. He was an actor, known for Broken Blossoms (1919), The Big Cage (1933) and Blue Steel (1934). He was married to Henrietta 'Etta' Raynor. He died on December 29, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

78. Edward Peil Jr.

Actor | The College Coquette

Edward Peil Jr. was born on November 18, 1907 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA as Charles Edward Peil Jr. He was an actor, known for The College Coquette (1929), The Little Yellow House (1928) and Rose of the World (1925). He died on November 7, 1962 in San Andreas, California, USA.

79. Concetta Tomei

Actress | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Character actress Concetta Tomei was born on December 30, 1945, and raised in her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the only child of a policeman who was a talented artist on the sly. She came from a long line of educators and was likely drawn to that career at an influential age. She attended the ...

80. Susan Vreeland

Writer | What Love Sees

Susan Vreeland was born on January 20, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. She was a writer, known for What Love Sees (1996), Brush with Fate (2003) and Stolen (2005). She was married to Joseph Gray. She died on August 23, 2017 in San Diego, California, USA.

81. Kristin Bauer van Straten

Actress | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to Los Angeles and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She ...

82. Peter Weller

Actor | RoboCop

Peter Frederick Weller was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Dorothy Jean (Davidson) and Frederick Bradford Weller, a federal judge and career helicopter pilot for the United States Army. He traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he ...

83. Corinna Everson

Actress | Double Impact

Six-time Ms. Olympia winner Corinna "Cory" Everson (née Kneuer) was born on January 4, 1959 in Racine, Wisconsin. Bodybuilder, writer, show host, trainer and writer, Cory has done it all. She lived in Deerfield, Illinois where she went to high school before later attending University of ...

84. Christopher Crowe

Writer | The Last of the Mohicans

Christopher Crowe was born on August 1, 1948 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Fear (1996) and The Untouchables (1993). He has been married to Cristina Raines since July 26, 1986. They have two children.

85. Tom Wopat

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

He'll forever be remembered as strapping, good ol' boy Luke Duke, the virile, blue-eyed, dark-haired, plaid-shirted rascal (equally good-looking John Schneider was the strapping, plaid-shirted blond cousin) on the rough-and-tumble bucolic 80s series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). Where others may ...

86. Rob Marshall

Director | Chicago

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Mary Poppins Returns (2018) and Into the Woods (2014).

87. Laura Ramsey

Actress | The Ruins

Laura Jill Ramsey was born in Brandon, Wisconsin. After arriving in LA at the age of 19 and a stint of gypsy living, Laura was "discovered" while waiting tables and was sent out the next day on her first audition. She booked the job and her career has been dotted by strong and consistent work, ever...

88. Edward S. Curtis

Director | In the Land of the Head Hunters

Edward S. Curtis was born on February 19, 1868 in Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA as Edward Sheriff Curtis. He was a director and writer, known for In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914), The Alaskan Indians (1916) and Seeing America (1916). He was married to Clara Phillips. He died on October 19, 1952 ...

89. Rachel Brosnahan

Actress | House of Cards

Rachel Brosnahan was born in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990 and is an American actress. She is best known for her role as 'Midge' Maisel in the Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) for which she has won two Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television ...

90. Jessica Szohr

Actress | Two Night Stand

Szohr was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. She is of Hungarian and black ancestry. Szohr played soccer, served on the student council, and was part of the cheerleading squad while in school. She started a cleaning company with a friend, cleaning their teachers' houses. Szohr started modeling at ...

91. Jane Wiedlin

Actress | Clue

Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin was born on May 20, 1958 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was raised in Southern California, where she met Belinda Carlisle. They later joined up with three other girls to form the 1980s rock band The Go-Go's. Jane played rhythm guitar, wrote many of its hit songs, and ...

92. Troy Brenna

Stunts | X-Men

Troy Brenna was born on May 8, 1970 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA as Troy Richard Brenna. He is known for his work on X-Men (2000), Star Trek (2009) and Thor (2011).

93. James MacDonald

Actor | Volcano

James was born in Columbus, Ohio. Since his father was a salesman, the family spent much of James' youth in different cities throughout the Midwest and finally settled down in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It was there that James' love of theater was born. Encouraged by his high school drama teacher, Vic ...

94. Tom Laughlin

Actor | Billy Jack

Tom Laughlin was born on August 10, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Thomas Robert Laughlin. He was an actor and director, known for Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) and The Born Losers (1967). He was married to Delores Taylor. He died on December 12, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, ...

95. Liberace

Soundtrack | Misery

Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...

96. David Koepp

Writer | Jurassic Park

David Koepp was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Stir of Echoes (1999) and Spider-Man (2002).

97. Michael Nehs

Editorial_department | The Chi

Michael Nehs was born on March 11, 1971 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on The Chi (2018) and Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016). He has been married to Dana Cygan since October 30, 2004.

98. Carole Landis

Actress | I Wake Up Screaming

Carole Landis was born on New Year's Day in 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste. Her father, a railroad mechanic, was of Norwegian descent and her mother was Polish. Her father walked out, leaving Carole, her mother and an older brother and sister to fend for themselves.

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99. Danica Patrick

Actress | CSI: NY

Danica Patrick is the Rookie sensation of the Indy Racing League, driving for Rahal-Letterman racing, which is co-owned by racing legend Bobby Rahal, and Late Show with David Letterman (1993)'s David Letterman. Born in Wisconsin, she currently resides in Arizona. When she isn't racing around the ...

100. Michael Cole

Actor | It

Michael Cole was born on July 3, 1945 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for It (1990), Mr. Brooks (2007) and Police Story (1973). He has been married to Shelley Funes since 1996. He was previously married to Paula Kelly Jr.



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