People who have ties to Oklahomaby I-Authored-Mitch | created - 13 Jan 2014 | updated - 12 Jun 2015 | Public
Born in, Reside(d), family, Died or attended College. Does not include actors who performed in "Oklahoma" unless they have ties to the land.
I am a massage therapist and author who currently resides in Tulsa and originally moved to the area in 2002. I find it impressive to see how many talented people hail from Tulsa and Oklahoma at large.
This is a link to part of my personal story: http://www.divinecaroline.com/life-etc/culture-causes/my-so-called-life-so-far-part-1
Actress | Reba
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...
I understand her parents live near String Town, OK. Not much there other than a couple businesses and a small casino.
2. Toby Keith
Soundtrack | Beer for My Horses
Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel was the second child of Joan and Hubert Keith (HK) Covel. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, and grew up with his sister (Tonnie) and his youngest sibling (a brother, Tracy) in Moore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Moore High School; Toby did not go on to college...
Before the family moved to Moore, he visited his grandmother in Fort Smith during the summers. His grandmother owned Billie Garner's Supper Club in Fort Smith, where Keith became interested in the musicians who came there to play. He did odd jobs around the supper club and started getting up on the bandstand to play with the band. He got his first guitar at the age of eight. After the family moved to Moore, Keith attended Highland West Junior High and Moore High School, where he played defensive end on the football team.
3. Garth Brooks
Soundtrack | Frequency
Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Troyal Garth Brooks. He is an actor and producer, known for Frequency (2000), For Love of the Game (1999) and Hope Floats (1998). He has been married to Trisha Yearwood since December 10, 2005. He was previously married to Sandy ...
Worked for the City of Tulsa.
Soundtrack | Con Air
Trisha Yearwood was born on September 19, 1964 in Monticello, Georgia, USA as Patricia Lynn Yearwood. She is a producer and actress, known for Con Air (1997), For Love of the Game (1999) and JAG (1995). She has been married to Garth Brooks since December 10, 2005. She was previously married to ...
Married three times. She married her first husband, musician Chris Latham, in 1987; they divorced in 1991. On May 21, 1994 she married Robert "Bobby" Reynolds, a bass player for the country music group The Mavericks; they divorced in 1999. Yearwood and her current husband Garth Brooks had been close friends since before they both became nationally known in the 1990s; in 2000, after Brooks filed for divorce from estranged wife Sandy Mahl, they began dating and Yearwood took a four-year hiatus from music.
In April 2008, Yearwood released her first cookbook co-written with her mother, Gwen and sister, Beth entitled, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen.
Actor | The Outsiders
Graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BFA. A successful illustrator, Sartain's artistic credits range from record cover designs such as Leon Russell's "Will O' the Wisp" to illustrations for nationally published magazines. Sartain created and hosted Tulsa's first late night off-the-wall ...
6. S.E. Hinton
Writer | The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton was born on July 22, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Susan Eloise Hinton. She is a writer and actress, known for The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983) and Tex (1982). She has been married to David E. Inhofe since September 26, 1970. They have one child.
7. 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 ...
His paternal grandparents live In Tulsa.
Actor | The Ridiculous 6
Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as Blake Tollison Shelton. He is an actor and producer, known for The Ridiculous 6 (2015), The Do-Over (2016) and Footloose (2011). He has been married to Gwen Stefani since July 3, 2021. He was previously married to Miranda Lambert and ...
Soundtrack | The Ice Road
Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas, USA as Miranda Leigh Lambert. She is an actress and producer, known for The Ice Road (2021), Hot Pursuit (2015) and Burlesque (2010). She has been married to Brendan McLoughlin since January 26, 2019. She was previously married to ...
Gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records.
In 2011, Lambert married fellow country singer Blake Shelton.
Soundtrack | Trust
Hailing from Tulsa OK, Hanson the band arrived on the radio in 1997 with a #1 hit - "MMMBop" - which helped them sell more than 12 million copies of their debut album. Energizing a new wave of bubblegum pop, by virtue of their youth at the time (Isaac was 16, Taylor 14 & Zac 11), they were blamed ...
I worked with the person they learned to harmonize with.
12. Alan Berg
Alan Berg was born in Chicago in January of 1934, the son of Dr. Joseph Berg and Ruth Berg. Alan had one older sister, Norma. At 17, he attended college at the University of Colorado in Denver. After two years, he transferred to the University of Denver. He graduated in 1957, and became one of the ...
I remember when he was murdered on front of his home in the Denver area in 1984. He was an outspoken radio personality.
13. Brad Pitt
Producer | Ad Astra
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...
14. Drew Matthews
Actor | Respect
Born in Greenville, N.C., Drew followed in his sister and mother's footsteps, performing in as many musicals as possible. As he grew older and entered high school, he fell in love with tennis. Attending college on a tennis scholarship, Drew put a hold on performing. After graduating from North ...
15. Ron Howard
Actor | Arrested Development
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.
One of the few movies I saw in the theater as a child was one of my favorites, "American Graffiti" George Lucas' second film.
16. Rance Howard
Actor | Nebraska
Rance Howard was born on November 17, 1928 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Harold Engle Beckenholdt. He was an actor and writer, known for Nebraska (2013), Universal Soldier (1992) and Small Soldiers (1998). He was married to Judy Howard and Jean Speegle Howard. He died on November 25, 2017 in Los ...
Father to Director Ron Howard and Actor Clint Howard
Actress | Apollo 13
Jean Speegle Howard was born on January 31, 1927 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Jean Frances Speegle. She was an actress, known for Apollo 13 (1995), Scrooged (1988) and Cocoon (1985). She was married to Rance Howard. She died on September 2, 2000 in Burbank, California, USA.
Mother to Director Ron Howard and Actor Clint Howard
Died on my birthday.
18. Pam Dougherty
Actress | The Old Man & the Gun
Pam has been acclaimed for her work on the professional stage as Violet Weston in August: Osage County at Oklahoma City Rep and Addison's Water Tower Theatre (winning the 2013 Column Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role). She also received critical praise for her work as bawdy lounge singer ...
Actress | The Designated Hitters
Monique Prestridge was born Monique La Fuente and was raised by her father Henry La Fuente a Maxillo facial and ocular prosthetist in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has an older brother Brandon La Fuente, three younger brothers Bryan, Andre, and Henry Jr. She also has three younger sisters: Alexsis, Ariel, ...
Actress | The Political Affair
Natasha Laws Mick was born in Belleville, IL on April 06, 1981. A small town girl with an enjoyment for city life as well, she spent her youth and early 20s growing up in various small towns in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. She is the only daughter of her parents, but has four older ...
21. The Gap Band
Soundtrack | Sleepers
The Gap Band are a funk, soul and rhythm and blues group from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band is fronted by the three Wilson brothers: Charlie, Robert, and Ronnie. The Wilson brothers are the sons of a Pentecostal minister and began their music careers singing in their father's church. The Wilson ...
You Dropped a Bomb on Me
22. Pretty Boy Floyd
One of seven children of dirt-poor Georgia farmers, Charles Arthur Floyd was born on February 3, 1904. His family moved to Oklahoma shortly after his birth, where they bought a small farm. Their luck was no better in Oklahoma than it was in Georgia, and drought, plagues of insects and devastating ...
23. Mary Stuart
Actress | Search for Tomorrow
She reigned on Search for Tomorrow (1951) for nearly four decades and became one of TV's most popular daytime ladies. As the ever-noble Joanne Gardner Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur, Mary Stuart remained on board for its entire run, and when that four-times-married role was in the can, she was ready...
Actress | A Haunting
Born in Merced, California while her father was stationed at Castle A.F.B., Rene Marye Finkenkeller spent her entire childhood moving to various remote locations across the USA and Europe. She graduated from Incirlik American High School in Turkey and spent a semester at Pensacola Christian College...
Producer | Fawn River
Johnathan Hart is a Michigan native, although he was born in Midwest City Oklahoma. Johnathan served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer for over 8 years and is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After struggling through a few semesters of community college, Johnathan discovered his ...
Actor | Marauders
Christopher Robert (Rob) Bowen is an American actor and producer. Bowen was born in the small town of Shawnee, Oklahoma to Lorna Mae Rosamond, an order controller, and Robert Larry Bowen, a construction worker. Bowen grew up in Bethel, a remote part of town, on 10 acres of land with his parents and...
27. Brian Shoop
Actor | The Rookie
Brian was third of four children born to Willard and Alice Shoop near the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie. His two older brothers followed their father into the oil business, but Brian wandered off into construction. He married his childhood sweetheart and moved her and two boys west to find work in ...
28. Janet Prescott
Actress | The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her family moved to California when she was 10 years old. Was a Contract Player at Universal Studios from 1977- 1980 working on various television shows before becoming a series regular on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979). She worked at 20th Century Fox Studios as ...
29. Amber Duke
Actress | Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
Amber Lee Duke was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and reared just outside of Wichita Falls, Texas, in the little country town of Holliday. The youngest of 4 children of traveling Christian ministers, gospel music was an important part of her life. Amber feels her musical talent comes from her ...
30. Brenda Whitehead
Actress | Hay Days
Brenda-Marie Whitehead was born Brenda-Marie Cantrell in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While growing up she was always told she was a descendant of the infamous William Clarke Quantrill.
She went to Hollywood in 2000 to be in a couple of episodes on MADtv. She was featured in a comedy sketch as an Opening ...
31. Jett Anderson
Actor | No One Knows
Jett was born in Tulsa, OK August 13th. His parents are of Cherokee descent. His Grandfather is the first of his family to be born in Oklahoma. His Great-Grand Father was the first to be born in "Indian Territory", and the rest of his descendants are from Cherokee, NC. Because his parents are of ...
32. Cassie Ramoska
Actress | June, Adrift
Cassie was born in Manhattan, Kansas, where she lived until she was 8 years old. Her family then relocated to the town of Claremore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Claremore High School, she went on to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Cassie graduated OSU in 2004 with a ...
Music_department | Spider-Man 2
Corey Allen Jackson is a renowned composer for film and television. Originally discovering music through a passion for Hard Rock, Metal, Goth and 80's Synth-wave. Corey continued to develop his craft through classical training as a composer at Paris' distinguished La Schola Cantorum and earning a ...
Producer | Lillie
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After high school, she attended DeVry University in Dallas, Texas. Worked as a Freelance Model at the Dallas Apparel Mart while obtaining Bachelors in Electronics Engineering. As a whiz kid, she studied Electronics throughout junior and...
35. Tobe Sexton
Producer | Art of Submission
Tobe Sexton (born September 6, 1968) is an American actor, singer, dancer, producer, director.
Sexton was born in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, he studied acting and directing for theatre as well as film at The California Institute of the Arts from...
36. Stacia Roybal
Actress | Breathe Easy
Stacia began performing at an early age as a singer. She learned the ropes as a child performer when she was cast in a regional touring company. Her training has been in tap, ballet, jazz, voice, and acting. She appeared in several commercials, industrials, musicals and plays. She landed her first ...
37. Buddy Jewell
Actor | Saving Faith
Buddy Jewell was born on April 2, 1961 in Osceola, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for Saving Faith (2017), Music City USA (2015) and Inside Music Row (2007). He is married to Tene. They have three children.
American country music singer who was the first winner on the USA Network talent show Nashville Star. Signed to Columbia Records in 2003, Jewell made his debut on the American country music scene with the release of his self-titled album, which produced the singles "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)" and "Sweet Southern Comfort".
38. James Garner
Actor | The Notebook
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.
James Garner was born James Scott ...
Stunt driver/actor. Too cool.
39. James Marsden
Actor | Hairspray
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced...
40. Ed Harris
Actor | Apollo 13
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time.
Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. ...
41. Jason London
Actor | Dazed and Confused
Jason London and his twin brother, Jeremy London, were born in San Diego, California, and were raised in Oklahoma and DeSoto, Texas. Jeremy was the first of the two to start auditioning, but it was Jason who nabbed the first role, in the movie The Man in the Moon (1991). Jason also got a role in ...
I was very shook up by "Man in the Moon", one of his early movies with Reece Witherspoon.
42. Gary Busey
Actor | The Buddy Holly Story
A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has ...
was reported to visit a friend of his youth at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. This friend is a professor of Special Education.
Actress | Pushing Daisies
Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...
In Tulsa, the name Chenoweth is connected to Real Estate.
44. Alfre Woodard
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...
45. Vera Miles
Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...
Born in Boise City, Oklahoma. She had three elder siblings. She grew up first in Pratt, Kansas, and later lived in Wichita, Kansas, where she worked nights as a Western Union operator-typist and graduated from Wichita North High School in 1947. She was crowned Miss Kansas in 1948 and was the third runner-up in the Miss America contest.
46. Wes Studi
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention ...
Award-winning full-blood Cherokee actor and film producer from Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma near Tahlequah, who has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. "Dances with Wolves", "The Last of the Mohicans", "Geronimo: An American Legend" and "The New World" More recently Abner in the NBC series "Kings", and Eytukan in "Avatar"
47. Jeremy London
Actor | Mallrats
Jeremy Michael London and his twin brother Jason London were born in San Diego, California, and were raised in Oklahoma and DeSoto, Texas. Jeremy was the first of the two to start auditioning, but it was Jason who nabbed the first role in the movie The Man in the Moon (1991). Jason also got a role ...
48. Denver Pyle
Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out ...
He was a distant cousin of mine on my paternal grandmothers side.
49. Alice Ghostley
Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird
Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning ...
Aunt Stephanie on "To Kill a Mockingbird"
50. Steve Parrish
Art_department | 10th & Wolf
Steve Parrish was born in 1962, and was raised in Oklahoma. In the early 80s, he moved to Hawaii to play college football and then on to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Steve starred in several feature films, including the classic sequel, Scanners III: The Takeover (1991). In the early ...
51. Robert Dutton
Actor | Dragon Eyes
Robert J. Dutton was born in the Philippines. Soon after, his family moved to the U.S. and he spent the remainder of his childhood in Oklahoma with two younger siblings. With a yearning to see the world, he joined the U.S. Navy after high school where he committed the next 7 years experiencing life...
52. Peter Jones
Emmy award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones began his career as a broadcast journalist. A graduate of Stanford University (BA in American Studies, 1978) with a Master's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University (1981), Jones served as Washington correspondent for KOTV (CBS) in Tulsa, Oklahoma;...
53. Ed White
Actor | Natural Born Killers
Artist and actor Edward Gilbert White was born on March 17, 1947 in Bel Air, Maryland. At age ten he was sent by his parents to a special art school; he was told by his teacher after six months that he knew more about art and was a better artist than she was. White received a degree in engineering ...
54. Jacob Browne
Actor | The Men Who Stare at Goats
Jacob Browne is an American stage, and film actor. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma to a Liberian father and an American mother. Jacob received his BFA in theatre from The California Institute of the Arts. Jacob is known for Better Call Saul (2015) Fort Bliss (2014) and The Men Who Stare at ...
55. Nick Berg
Nicholas Evan "Nick" Berg was born on April 2nd, 1978 to Michael and Suzanne Berg. He lived in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, and attended West Chester Henderson High School. While at Henderson, he achieved a reputation as a likable and energetic individual who was fascinated...
56. Lee Pace
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy
One of the most versatile actors working in Hollywood today, Lee Pace has established himself as a powerful leading man, consistently delivering compelling performances in film, television, and on stage.
Pace will next be seen in the highly anticipated Apple TV+ series FOUNDATION. Scheduled for a ...
57. Tommy Morrison
Actor | Rocky V
He's a heavyweight professional boxer from Jay, Oklahoma, who made national news Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, when he announced that he is HIV positive. He was suspended from worldwide boxing when he tested positive prior to a boxing match against Arthur Weathers in Las Vegas. He said he plans to ...
58. Christian Kane
Actor | Just Married
Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. However, Christian wanted to try out acting, so he took his ...
59. Ryan Merriman
Actor | Final Destination 3
Ryan Earl Merriman was born in Choctaw, Oklahoma, to Nonalyn and Earl Merriman. He began his acting career doing commercials, print work, vocal performances, and local theater in Oklahoma when he was 8 years old, moving into film and television work at the age of 10.
Most recently Ryan wrapped ...
60. Terrence Malick
Writer | Days of Heaven
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.
A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...
61. Tyson Ritter
Actor | Preacher
Tyson Ritter is the lead vocalist and bass guitarist of The All-American Rejects, as well as a model and actor.
Growing up, Ritter lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His early love for the stage took him to the local Town And Gown theatre where he played everything from Conrad Birdie to The Cowardly ...
62. Jim Beaver
Actor | Deadwood
Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood (2004) and Supernatural (2005). Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the ...
63. Nicki Aycox
Actress | Perfect Stranger
Nicki Aycox has lived a full artistic life since the age of nine, when she fell in love with the family piano and began playing music. By the time she had reached her preteens Nicki was performing Beethoven for audiences all around Oklahoma, until her family had a huge financial setback and was ...
Actor | The Grudge 2
Christopher Cousins has carved a career by portraying outstanding, diverse characters. This talented, theatrically trained actor has an intriguing, dark and captivating screen presence. The depth and soul that Christopher brings to his characters may have its roots in his birthplace, New York City,...
65. Suzy Amis
Actress | The Usual Suspects
Born on January 5, 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Susan Elizabeth "Suzy" Amis first worked as a Ford model before she began acting in the 1980s. She made her film debut in the comedy film Fandango (1985), opposite Kevin Costner. After that, Amis next had roles in Rocket Gibraltar (1988), Where ...
66. Kevin Grevioux
Actor | Underworld
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending ...
67. Saginaw Grant
Actor | The Lone Ranger
Saginaw is the Hereditary Chief and a respected member of the Sac and Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations.
In 1936, Saginaw Morgan Grant was born to Sarah and Austin Grant Sr. at Pawnee Indian Hospital in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was raised on a farm in Cushing, Oklahoma with two brothers and one ...
68. Ashlynn Brooke
Actress | Piranha 3D
Adorable and petite 5'2" blonde bombshell Ashlynn Brooke was born on August 14, 1985 in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Brooke was a cheerleader for nine years throughout grade school (she first started cheerleading in third grade). Following graduation from high school, Ashlynn worked at a used car dealership ...
69. Miko Hughes
Actor | Kindergarten Cop
Miko started his acting career in a public service announcement when he was 22 months old and followed that up by appearing in his first feature film at 27 months old. Since that early start Miko has consistently been one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. Miko is best known on film for his ...
70. Josh Henderson
Actor | Step Up
Josh Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. Josh grew up with his mother (Sharon) in Oklahoma & Texas. Graduating from Tulsa Memorial Senior High School in May 2000, he returned to Texas after graduation to auditioned for (2001) Popstars (2002) in Dallas. Remembered for "singing like Justin Timberlake...
71. Larry Clark
Director | Bully
Was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1943). Son of Frances Clark (baby photographer) and Lewis Clark. Graduated from Central High school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Studied under Walter Sheffer and Gerard Bakker. Film debut was the movie Kids (1995). He was ...
72. Alan Ladd
Actor | Shane
Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...
73. Robert Walker
Actor | Strangers on a Train
He possessed the same special brand of rebel/misfit sensitivity and charm that made superstars out of John Garfield and (later) James Dean and Montgomery Clift. In the war-torn 1940s, Robert Walker represented MGM's fresh, instinctive breed of up-and-coming talent. His boyish good looks combined ...
74. Jay Ellis
Actor | Insecure
Jay Ellis is a television and film actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Ellis spent the majority of his childhood traveling with his military family. His father completed over 15 years of service in the Air Force while his mother was an accomplished finance ...
75. Renee Props
Actress | Get Shorty
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Arizona. Attended both Northern Arizona University and New York University.Studied with Stella Adler and Harold Guskin.She Has a daughter, Charlee, from her first marriage. She has two grand daughters, Calypso and Helen. She was the Original character of "Erica" in ...
76. Marshall Bell
Actor | Starship Troopers
A tall, imposing character actor with a penetrating stare, Marshall Bell has provided excellent support in a variety of roles and genres. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 28, 1942, and had been working as a consultant, teaching senior executives how to improve their speaking skills, ...
77. Regina Taylor
Actress | Courage Under Fire
While TV audiences best remember Regina Taylor for her empathetic portrayal of housekeeper Lilly Harper in the critically lauded series I'll Fly Away (1991), which rewarded her with a Golden Globe for best actress, an NAACP Image Award, and two Emmy nominations, this Dallas-born talent has made ...
78. Paula Trickey
Actress | Christmas in the Heartland
Born in Amarillo Texas, raised in Tulsa Oklahoma, and the youngest of 3 girls, Paula Trickey attended East Central High School in Tulsa. Paula found her love for acting at the tender age of 8. At a time of grief in her family home, Paula performed and wrote plays in hopes to entertain and cheer up ...
79. Chaske Spencer
Indigenous actor and advocate Chaske Spencer stars opposite Emily Blunt in Hugo Blick's limited series "The English" (Amazon/BBC). On the feature side, he stars in "Wild Indian" which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and has since received considerable critical acclaim. Soon to be ...
80. Tara Platt
Actress | Spider-Man
Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Tara grew up all over the country, from Arizona to Oklahoma to Michigan to New York City, finally ending up in LA. Following high school, she studied at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
While studying in London at the London Academy of Theatre, she ...
81. Iqbal Theba
Actor | Glee
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Iqbal Theba came to the US as a college Freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. While in college in Oklahoma, Iqbal studied Civil Engineering and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering Management. After realizing ...
82. Olivia Jordan
Actress | Hawaii Five-0
Olivia Jordan was born on September 28, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she spent most of her youth. She attended Bishop Kelley High School where she was active on campus, delegating her time away from the books to Student Council, the tennis team, and her position as varsity cheer captain. After ...
84. Wesam Keesh
Actor | Law & Order: Organized Crime
Wesam was raised most of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Union High School and followed up the rest of acting, theater, and film study at the University of Tulsa. He spent a summer in London at Imperial College focusing on theatre and the arts. Wesam moved to Los Angeles immediately after ...
85. Greyson Chance
Soundtrack | Raising Hope
Greyson Michael Chance is an American singer, songwriter and pianist whose April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth-grade music festival became a hit on YouTube, gaining over 36 million views. Two of his original compositions, "Stars" and "Broken Hearts", gained over 4 and 6 ...
86. Steve Monroe
Actor | Promising Young Woman
Steven Alan Monroe is a veteran actor, known from over 150 film, television, and commercial roles. Additionally, he is a practicing psychotherapist, specializing in treating entertainment professionals and others in recovery from addiction. He also performed stand-up in clubs in and around Los ...
87. Margaret Avery
Actress | The Color Purple
Slender, attractive actress Margaret Avery, spellbinding in her role of Shug in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), is certainly no "one-hit wonder". Although filmgoers may be able to trace her back only to that once-in-a-lifetime part, Margaret has been a talented player on the large and ...
88. Tom Lester
Actor | Benji
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Lester was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to California. He...
Green Acres and Petticoat Juction
90. Gene Autry
Soundtrack | The Gene Autry Show
After high school Gene Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings. Three years after that he made his ...
91. Sam Douglas
Actor | Snatch
Sam was a member of the Actors Space in New York City under Alan Langdon (Circle in the Square). He has a BFA in Acting / Directing from Simpson College, Iowa and the University of Oklahoma Drama School, USA. His Theatre credits in the USA include The Rimers of Eldritch, Lion in Winter, A Doll's ...
92. Cathy O'Donnell
Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives
Born and raised in Alabama as Ann Steely, O'Donnell attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where she was spotted by a talent scout, leading to her being signed to a contract by producer Samuel Goldwyn.
93. Sara Rae Foster
Actress | Mob City
Sara Rae Foster is an American stage and screen actress. Film/TV credits include "Doubt" (CBS), "Masters of Sex" (Showtime), event series "Mob City" (TNT), and national ad campaigns for Honda, Verizon Wireless, and Call of Duty. Los Angeles theatre credits include the Los Angeles Times Critic's ...
94. John Ashley
Producer | The A-Team
Oklahoma-bred John Ashley got his start in the movie business while on a vacation in California. A friend from Oklahoma State University got him onto the set of the John Wayne movie The Conqueror (1956), and Wayne in turn steered him toward a job in television in the William Castle series Men of ...
95. Gore Vidal
Actor | Gattaca
Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind ...
96. Cody Deal
Actor | Almighty Thor
Cody Deal made his Hollywood debut by starring in the the Syfy Original Movie, Almighty Thor (2011), opposite Richard Grieco and Patricia Velasquez. Cody grew up in Sedan, Kansas (pop. 1,000) and worked on a local ranch every summer bucking hay to help support his family starting in the 6th-grade ...
97. Matt Lasky
Actor | Perry Mason
Matt was born in Waco, Texas and raised in the Oklahoma City area where he found himself easily bored and oft adrift throughout his early years. Many ill-advised stunts, fights, and other misguided adventured culminated with short stint in state prison. A year to the day from his release he found ...
Actress | Top Gun: Maverick
Originally from Boston, Rachael attended a Performing Arts High School where she immersed herself in Theatre & Dance. She then became one of the most sought after Professional Dancers in the industry, touring and dancing for RIHANNA, KATY PERRY, BEYONCE, PINK, CHER, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, KANYE WEST, ...
99. Robert Hayes
Actor | The Walking Dead
Robert Terrell Hayes, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Arlington, Texas. Growing up, Robert's mother knew her son was destined to become a star, given that the meaning of his name means "bright fame". Robert signed with his first talent agency in 2003 and became a prominent model for ...
100. William Boyd
Actor | Flaming Gold
The son of a day laborer, William Boyd moved with his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was seven. His parents died while he was in his early teens, forcing him to quit school and take such jobs as a grocery clerk, surveyor and oil field worker. He went to Hollywood in 1919, already gray-haired. ...