Actors from the Washington DC area

by Ziggicam | created - 07 Jul 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Includes actors (and some directors, producers, and other crew) either born in, raised in, or have a significant connection to the Washington DC Metropolitan area (DC, Maryland, Virginia).

1. Marisol Correa

Actress | Banshee

Marisol Correa has led an eventful life. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she moved to Calvert County Maryland when she was sixteen years old where she completed high school. Growing up as the middle child of eleven, Marisol's childhood was far from normal. Her father was a renowned boxing ...

2. Denyce Lawton

Actress | Secrets

Multiethnic (African-American / Korean) actress Denyce Lawton is best known for her four seasons on the six-time NAACP Best Comedy Series Winner series House of Payne (2006) from producer Tyler Perry.

Denyce was born and raised in the New Jersey communities of Belmar and Neptune (familiar to viewers...

3. Taraji P. Henson

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

4. Camille Hyde

Actress | American Vandal

Camille Hyde, born and raised in Washington DC, began her acting career at age 4 in a school musical. She continued to pursue her passion for acting and singing throughout her childhood until she moved to California and was cast in Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Dino Charge as Shelby, the Pink Ranger....

5. Tim Gunn

Producer | Project Runway

Tim Gunn was born in Washington DC. He began working at New York's Parson's The New School for Design in 1982, and serves as chair of the department of fashion design. During the school's summer hiatus, Gunn is involved in the hit TV show Project Runway (2004) where he serves as a den father and ...

6. Edwina Findley Dickerson

Actress | Get Hard

Edwina Findley Dickerson made her prime-time debut as "Tosha Mitchell" on HBO's The Wire, followed by four seasons as "Davina Lambreaux" on HBO's drama series Treme, set in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Edwina received a 2017 Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance as "Melva Neddy" in ...

7. Jeffrey Wright

Actor | Broken Flowers

Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from Amherst College in 1987. Although he studied Political Science while at Amherst, Wright left the school with a love for acting. Shortly after graduating he won an acting scholarship to NYU, but dropped out after only two months to pursue ...

8. Lamman Rucker

Actor | Why Did I Get Married?

Born in Pittsburgh, his mother had a dance company (the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble) and his father was a drummer, so entertaining is in his blood. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade. He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at ...

9. Kellie Shanygne Williams

Actress | Family Matters

Kellie Shanygne Williams was born on March 22, 1976, in Washington, D.C. She started her career as a children's fashion model. She made many appearances on stage (e.g., "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "The Colored Museum," "Butterfingers Angel," and "Goin' Home") as well as in TV commercials. She is ...

10. Regina Hall

Actress | Girls Trip

Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University in 1992, and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career. In 1997 at age 26, she began ...

11. Michael Ealy

Actor | Barbershop

Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop (2002). When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway ...

12. Aaron D. Spears

Actor | Being Mary Jane

Aaron D. Spears has come a long way. A Washington D.C. native, Aaron has exhibited his natural talent in sports which have given him the tenacity, perseverance and inner strength that has helped launch him into a career in film, and television. Aaron's television appearances include, NCIS, Castle, ...

13. Clifton Powell

Actor | Ray

Clifton Powell was born on March 16, 1956 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ray (2004), Deep Rising (1998) and Rush Hour (1998). He is married to Kimberly.

14. Siena Goines

Actress | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Siena Goines was born in Washington DC and moved to Vallejo CA at the age of six. Single parent home, public assistance and a handful of obstacles. She had teachers and friends who presented choices that showed her she could have a better life than the one presented in her single parent home-life. ...

15. Martin Lawrence

Actor | Martin

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. He is an actor and writer, known for Martin (1992), Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys (1995). He has been married to Shamicka Gibbs since July 10, 2010. They have two children. He was ...

16. Tommy Davidson

Self | Vacation Creation

Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following with sheer hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by major concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts, including ...

17. Dave Chappelle

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...

18. Clayton LeBouef

Actor | The Meteor Man

Clayton LeBouef was born on November 12, 1954 in Yonkers, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Meteor Man (1993), The Wire (2002) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).

Lives in DC

19. Tracie Thoms

Actress | Rent

Tracie Thoms was born on August 19, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tracie Nicole Thoms. She is an actress, known for Rent (2005), Death Proof (2007) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

From Baltimore

20. Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress | The Matrix Reloaded

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and ...

From Baltimore

21. Nicole Ari Parker

Actress | Boogie Nights

Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Boogie Nights (1997), Remember the Titans (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). She has been married to Boris Kodjoe since May 21, 2005. They have two children. She was previously married ...

From Baltimore

22. Mo'Nique

Actress | Precious

Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (1999)...

From Baltimore

23. Dominique Dawes

Actress | The Bronze

Dominique Dawes was born on November 20, 1976 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Dominique Margaux Dawes. She is an actress, known for The Bronze (2015), Missy Elliott: We Run This (2006) and Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad (1996). She has been married to Jeff Thompson since May 25, 2013. ...

24. Christina Milian

Actress | Pulse

Christina was born on September 26, 1981 in Jersey City. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; "AM to PM" charted within the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100...

25. Charles S. Dutton

Actor | Alien³

Charles S. Dutton was born on January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Charles Stanley Dutton. He is an actor and producer, known for Alien³ (1992), Gothika (2003) and A Time to Kill (1996). He was previously married to Debbi Morgan.

From Baltimore

26. Wendy Davis

Actress | Army Wives

Wendy recently completed seven seasons (117 episodes) of Lifetime Television's hit series "Army Wives". she was nominated for several awards for her portrail of Col. Joan Burton.

Of her work on Dreamworks SKG pilot "High Incident" The "Hollywood Reporter" wrote, "The large and strikingly good cast ...

From Baltimore

27. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

28. Sandra Bullock

Producer | Miss Congeniality

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. ...

29. Javicia Leslie

Actress | Killer Coach

Javicia Leslie was born in Augsburg, Germany. She moved to Maryland at a young age and was raised in Upper Marlboro near Washington, DC. Her first stream of work began as the lead for the television film, Killer Coach. Javicia has continued to work ties with series such as MacGyver, Chef Julian, ...

30. Pearl Bailey

Soundtrack | The Fox and the Hound

Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae. Her birth name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". Her brother was entertainer Bill Bailey (1912-1978). She spent her early life in Washington DC where ...

31. Ginuwine

Soundtrack | Sex Tape

Ginuwine is a Washington, DC-based contemporary soul artist who released his debut album, "Ginuwine: The Bachelor'' on 8th Oct 1996 to great acclaim. It had hit song "Pony". 100% Ginuwine followed on 16 March 1999 generating the hits "So Anxious", " None Of Ur Friends Business", and "Same Ol G". ...

32. Sandi McCree

Actress | The Wire

Actress, youth advocate and educator, Sandi McCree, known for her edgy, street-tough performance as "Delonda Brice" on HBO's The Wire, has been on the front line of arts education and media literacy for over 21 years years.

McCree began acting at age 4 growing up in Washington, D.C. where she gained...

33. Lamont Easter

House of Cards

Lamont Easter is a native of Annapolis, Maryland but raised in San Diego, California. Lamont is a television, film and commercial actor with multi-season recurring appearances on shows such as Showtime's Homeland, Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's VEEP, CBS's Madam Secretary. Lamont has been featured...

34. Ransford Doherty

Actor | Major Crimes

Ransford Doherty is a native of Washington, DC. He is a fraternal twin and has an older sister. He first got bitten by the acting bug when he attended C.D. Hylton High School in Dale City, VA. Julie Clarke, head of the Drama Dept., gave him the push to get on stage. Then, at Longwood College, Pam ...

35. Cisco Reyes

Actor | Next Day Air

Cisco Reyes was born Francisco Manuel Reyes in Westchester, New York to a Puerto Rican Father, Joseph C Reyes Sr. and Mother, Sandra Y. Reyes from Trinidad and Tobago. He is the last of seven kids with four brothers and two sisters. Cisco loves coming from a big family and was the entertainer of ...

36. Tim McAdams

Stunts | Black Panther

Tim R. McAdams began his performing arts career at age 8. Recognized by his elementary school drama teacher for his potential in the arts, Tim was cast in a major role of a school production of, "Pandora's Box". That recognition and play would truly open a box for Tim - a box that would reveal to ...

37. Elena Varela

Actress | Goliath

Born in Washington, DC and raised in the Maryland suburbs, Elena is the youngest in her family's first American-born generation. Her parents, from South America are whom she credits today for being bi-lingual in Spanish and English. She loves her cultural Hispanic roots and shows them off by still ...

38. Carolina Hoyos

Actress | Too Old To Die Young

Stage and film actress and director Carolina Hoyos was born in Washington, DC. and raised in nearby Fairfax, Virginia. Her childhood as a competitive classical concert pianist and elementary school chorus accompanist was enriched with acting and directing after she played a ship captain in her 1st ...

39. Doug Mattingly

Actor | Hit the Hitman

Doug Mattingly was raised in a working class suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (USA), the son of an aspiring playwright/painter/novelist father and a mother who worked in the medical field. As a child and adolescent, Doug experimented with a number of the arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, ...

40. Carolyn Michelle Smith

Actress | Luke Cage

Carolyn Michelle Smith was born in Washington, DC. First Generation Trinidadian-American, Carolyn spent her childhood attending international private elementary schools in the Washington, DC area. Her mother Carol Angela Smith was a legal secretary, and her father Mervyn Thompson was a factory ...

41. Vivian Yoon Lee

Actress | Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Vivian Yoon Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Her passion for the performing arts began at an early age while learning the piano. She easily transitioned into singing, and entered local contests, winning many of them. Vivian also pursued modeling, and won the Miss Korea Washington DC ...

42. Nikki Crawford

Actress | Wag the Dog

Nikki is an award winning actress, singer and dancer. Born and raised in Washington DC. Nikki received her B.F.A. from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University Drama program. Upon graduation, Nikki was offered a leading role in the European tour Bubbling Brown Sugar. She enjoyed performing for ...

43. Henderson Wade

Actor | Extant

Henderson Wade is a proud native of Washington, DC and graduate of Syracuse University. He has most recently appeared as Sheriff Michael Minetta on The CW's "Riverdale" but his other credits include "The Last Ship" (TNT), "Extant" (CBS), "American Horror Story: Roanoke" (FX), NCIS (CBS) and "...

44. James Lewis

Actor | Fallout 3

James Lewis was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After the death of his mother at the age of three, he went to live with his grandmother. Having been born with asthma that has plagued him throughout his life, and also having to see a speech pathologist for several years to correct a severe lisp,...

45. Melvin Jackson Jr.

Actor | The New Edition Story

Melvin Jackson Jr, is an Emmy nominated Actor, as well as a Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director and CEO of Urban Vision Entertainment. He started out in the entertainment business when he was 18 years old managing music Artist. He will soon direct his first feature film Sex, Lies and The things ...

46. Cloie Wyatt Taylor

Actress | Future Man

Born in Washington DC and raised in the rural Maryland suburb of Beltsville, Cloie is a country girl with a city soul. Although she was originally trained and groomed to be a ballet dancer, she began acting as a teenager, landing a recurring role on ABC's "All My Children" while still in high ...

47. Lizz Robbins

Actress | America's Most Wanted

Lizz Robbins is an African-American print model and actress from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Robbins attended Virginia State University where she majored in English and minored in Mass Communications. While at Virginia State, she was on the cheerleading squad and a staff writer for the ...

48. Nisey Kamai

Actress | Being Mary Jane

Nisey Kamai is an American actor and media personality born in Washington, DC. Nisey now resides in Atlanta, GA to assist in establishing her career. Having proved herself successful in fashion and print modeling, Nisey decided to pursue her true artistic passion: acting. Branding the Nisey Kamai ...

49. Alex Wagner

Self | Now with Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner (2011) (weekdays at noon ET). She had been an MSNBC analyst and a frequent MSNBC guest since 2010. She was also a reporter with Huffington Post, where she covered innovation in the American economy, investigating the intersection of business, ...

50. Andre Myers

Actor | Leave It on the Floor

Andre Darnell Myers was born in Washington, DC, where he honed his skills of acting, singing, and dancing at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. This training prepared him for a future in the entertainment industry, and he started working professionally at the age of 15, performing ...

51. Kelvin Davis

Actor | Tower Heist

A native of Merritt, NC, Kelvin graduated from Pamlico County High School, and then he attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a semester, before transferring to North Carolina A & T in the Spring of 1980 on a full football scholarship. This college superlative was not only a great ...

52. Daryl J. Johnson

Self | Drunk History

Daryl J Johnson has come a long way from his early years growing up in Baltimore. At a young age he moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia; where he was raised by his grandmother. Obviously not being local, he learned at an early age that being funny was a characteristic that would break the racial ...

53. Dianne Houston

Writer | Tuesday Morning Ride

Born and raised in Washington DC, Houston left home at age 16 to work in experimental theater in New York City. Her early work and study was with such theater greats as Liz Swados, Joseph Papp, Joe Chaikin, Peter Brook, La Mama, Woody King, and Ntozake Shange. It was this diverse background that ...

54. Kevin Jiggetts

Actor | Concussion

Kevin Jiggetts was born in Washington, DC at historic Freedmen's Hospital, now Howard University's School of Communications. He knew, after seeing the movie Breakout (circa 1975), starring the late Charles Bronson, that acting was in the cards. In the 7th grade, he found himself in Miss Neville's ...

55. Amirah Johnson

Actress | Shameless

Amirah J was born in 2007 in the Washington, DC area. Her love of acting and dancing started at age 2. After meeting with experienced talent scout Nikki Pederson of Nikki Pederson Talent (NPT) in 2015, Amirah accepted an offer to enroll in the NPT L.A. Invitational 2016 team. She studied for a year...

56. Corey Grant

Director | Studio

Corey Grant was born in Joliet, Illinois. He attended Norfolk State University and Virginia where he received his BA in Communications. After graduating and working for NBC, he decided that film was his ultimate goal and he moved to Washington, DC to attend Howard University to receive his Masters ...

57. Stan Sellers

Actor | xXx: State of the Union

Stan Sellers was born and raised in Washington DC. He began his acting career at the Back Alley Theatre, founded by Naomi Eftis. During that time he appeared as Otto in "Design For Living," Omar in "Short Eyes," and Jr. Balloon in the world premier of Miguel Pinero's "The Sun Always Shines For The ...

58. Spencer Johnson

Producer | Safehouse

Born at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland on January 22, only child to William Johnson, Jr. and Corinne Johnson, Spencer Johnson was destined for success. Spencer's parents were successful professionals who attended Morgan State University; Mrs. Johnson was a teacher and homemaker and ...

59. Kaelan Denali Dickinson

Actress | The Making of the Mob

Kaelan Denali Dickinson is an actress, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She is best known for her roles as Charity in Districtland and Carol Hilley in Investigation Discovery's Southern Fried Homicide. She can be seen in the upcoming film #Humbled as Rachael Riley and as Carol Giley in ...

60. Haile Gerima

Director | Teza

Halie Gerima arrived in the United States from his native Gondar, Ethiopia, to study acting and directing at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois. He later transferred to the Theater Department at UCLA where he completed the Master's Program in Film. Afterward, he relocated to Washington, DC, ...

Director!!

61. Terrence Shingler

Actor | House of Cards

Born August 11, 1983 and a native of Washington, DC, Terrence is an actor and singer best known for his role on the Emmy Award Winning Netflix show "House of Cards" has been performing since the age of 2 captivating audiences around the country performing at such places as The John F. Kennedy ...

62. Cherrelle E'Lan

Actress | Black in the Future

Cherrelle élan began her career behind the camera. Pitching compelling story ideas, and assisting dynamic producers for PrimeTime and 20/20 News Magazines inspired Cherrelle to continue her career in biographical storytelling. Peaking her level of interest in creative drama, she had the opportunity...

63. Kimberley Browning

Producer | All Hallows' Eve 2

Kimberley is a filmmaker and film festival professional. She is the founder and Festival Director of the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, which launched in 1998 in Los Angeles. She also serves as an Associate Short Film Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is based in LA, and is originally ...

64. Cantrell Harris

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Cantrell always wanted to be a successful actor. As a young boy, he always imitated family and friends to be the center of attention. He attended and graduated from prestigious Hampton University and moved to Washington, DC to pursue a career in corporate ...

65. Diedrich Bader

Actor | Office Space

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, ...

66. Christopher Meloni

Actor | Man of Steel

Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his ...

67. Ben Feldman

Actor | Friday the 13th

A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of 6 when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical "Annie." In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. He also hosted the school's yearly ...

68. Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Actress | The Accountant

Cynthia Addai-Robinson is an English-born actress. She was born in London; her mother is from Ghana and her father is an United States citizen. She moved to US when she was four, and was raised by her mother in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver ...

69. Laz Alonso

Actor | Avatar

Born and raised in Washington DC, Laz always knew he wanted to be an actor. He remembers at a very early age entertaining his family by imitating relatives and family friends. He graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business, earning a Bachelors Degree in Business ...

Went to Howard University!!

70. Barry Levinson

Director | Rain Man

Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...

71. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

72. Leigh Taylor-Young

Actress | Soylent Green

Leigh Taylor-Young was born in Washington, DC, to a diplomat father and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the older sister of future actress Dey Young and writer/director Lance Young. She studied classical ballet and, following high school, attended Northwestern University where she initially ...

73. Judson Mills

Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger

Judson Mills was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in northern Virginia in a house built by George Washington. Washington was a young surveyor in the area and the home is a historical landmark. Mills grew up hunting and fishing, and was most interested in sports, particularly football.

Judson ...

74. Kosha Engler

Actress | Tuck Everlasting

Kosha Engler is an actress, voice artist and writer born in Baltimore, Maryland now based in London. In autumn 2017 she appeared in a 90-minute, family take on Hamlet with her husband Benet Brandreth and father-in-law Gyles Brandreth, directed by Simon Evans (Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse) at the ...

75. Bryan Michael Hall

Actor | Camera Store

Bryan is the son of Kimberly and Katherine Nevitt. Raised in Hyattsville, MD, a suburb of Washington DC. Loved acting at an early age, got his start in a commercial at 12 years old. He is always looking for an opportunity to express creativity. Later he moved to New Orleans, LA for career ...

76. David Kenneth Sommerville

Actor | Indoctrination

David Kenneth Sommerville was raised by a single parent father in Annapolis, Maryland. Always interested in acting, David avidly pursued a performing career. He auditioned for several local acting jobs in the Washington, DC/Baltimore metro area and was cast in several projects including, Historic ...

77. Tom Bloom

Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair

Tom Bloom was born in Washington DC. He is known for his extensive stage work, Broadway, Off-Broadway and many regional theaters, the films Thomas Crown Affair, The Green, Joshua, Taking Chance, and guest star on Law & Order, Criminal Intent, Elementary, Damages, The Jury, many others. He lives in ...

78. Mary Jean Bentley

Actress | The Last Castle

Mary Jean McAdams (AKA: Mary Jean Bentley) "MJ" was born on April 5, 1972 at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC. She was the second child born to Dr. William W. McAdams and Grace McAdams. Her Father was a professional baseball and football player, a high school teacher, coach and Athletic ...

79. Michael Hyatt

Actress | Nightcrawler

Born in England of Jamaican parents (her mother Vera an art historian and museologist and her father Charles an actor/broadcaster/comedian), Michael received her earliest education and what she considers her most formative years abroad. At the age of ten she migrated to the United States with her ...

80. J.D. Walker

Producer | Oscar Micheaux: Negro Pioneer

JD Walker is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inaugural #AcademyGold Program. She specializes in Creative Development and production. Originally trained as an actress and a journalist, Walker has written, directed, and produced Feature Films, Shorts, and New Media Content...

Went to Howard University!!

81. Carlos Antonio

Actor | The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 3

Carlos Antonio Amselle was born in Washington DC to a Nicaraguan mother and a French father. He attended the University of Maryland initially in hopes of becoming an attorney, but changed his major to acting after his Freshman year. After beginning his career locally appearing in theatre, and ...

82. Maggie Contreras

Actress | Colony

Maggie Contreras has come a long way from her birthplace of Tucson, Arizona. Born and raised by her mother, Linda, a teacher and director of religious education, and her father, Rene, a former silversmith, Ms. Contreras has always had her sights set high.

The youngest of eight children, she spent ...

Went to college in DC

83. Juan-Pablo Veizaga

Actor | Homeland

Juan-Pablo is the son of immigrants who came to the U.S., worked hard and were able to provide him and his siblings with a better life and education. He was born in Alexandria, VA, just outside of Washington, DC on April 3, 1982. He learned English at school but kept his Spanish live at home.

In ...

84. Christina Blevins

Actress | Blind Ambition

Born Christina Caroline Blevins on December 2, 1984, Christina was singing on stage at the age of 3. She began acting at age eleven in an acting-for-children program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Christina continued singing and acting through her high ...

85. Kevin Mann

Producer | The Cold Light of Day

Grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington DC. Graduated from Syracuse University in 1998 where he was a member of SU's Big East Champion swim team in 1996.

86. Peter Cilella

Actor | Resolution

Peter grew up in Washington, DC and Columbia, SC.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Since then, he has worked steadily in commercials, films, and on stage. His interests include surfing, snowboarding, writing, sweaty wedding ...

87. Michael Tait

Actor | God's Not Dead

Michael Tait was born May 18, 1966 in Washington D.C. His parents were Maxine and Nathel Tait, and he has 5 sisters and two brothers. Michael attended Liberty University where he met Toby McKeehan and Kevin Max; they went on to form DC Talk. After the friendly split of DC talk in 2000, the band ...

88. Marcy Roche

Actress | Vow: White Knights

Marcy Roche is an American actress of Cuban, Panamanian, Irish, Polish, and Russian descent. Marcy Roche was born in Rockville, Maryland in December 10, 1986 on the outskirts of Washington DC area. Marcy's parents were dedicated federal employees who served as agents, intelligence officers, and ...

89. Matt Nye

Writer | S.O.B.

Matt Nye began his career in 2004 at the age of 17 as a director in his junior year of high school, adapting and directing "Caligula C.E.O." for theater audiences of Harrisburg. The production ran for three performances and an encore, making the front page of the 150th anniversary commemorative ...

90. Travis I. Sivart

Actor | The Last Airship

Travis I. Sivart has been performing live, interactive, improv theater since 1991. He has been the lead in a band of pirates of the musical sort, led paranormal investigations (and still has an active local group), written dozens of books, and been a guest and public speaker and various science ...

91. Coley Sohn

Writer | Boutonniere

A native of Washington DC, Coley grew up acting professionally including productions at Ford's Theatre, a national tour, and a stint on Broadway. She graduated from the University of Vermont magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an English major and Theater and Film minors. Heading to LA, she ...

92. Brett Fleisher

Actor | Hearts in Atlantis

Brett grew up in Bethesda, Maryland where he played three different Varsity sports including Football, Volleyball and Wrestling. Around that time Brett also started playing the drums and quickly formed a punk rock band with his brother Ryan, named The Disco Shivas. They played a total of four very ...

93. Elise Edwards

Don't Think Twice

Elise Edwards is an American TV/Film/Theater Actress, writer and comedian. Originally from Virginia, she was raised in both Falls Church City, VA and Washington, DC.

She is of Sicilian, Lebanese, Scottish & Welsh decent.

She is best known for her work on HBO's The Leftovers, America's Most Wanted and...

94. Debra Leigh

Actress | Criminal Minds

Debra Leigh was born and raised in Washington DC, USA. She graduated from James Madison University. In 1980, while a senior at JMU and an aspiring writer and producer of commercials, she visited WSIG - a small radio station then located 25 miles north of JMU. She asked if they'd consider hiring her...

95. Sig Libowitz

Actor | The Believer

Sig Libowitz is an award-winning producer, writer, actor, attorney and former studio and production executive. Sig wrote and produced The Response (2008), a courtroom drama based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals which was shortlisted for an Academy Award (Best Live ...

96. Oscar Paul Trepanier

Actor | Out of the Ashes

Oscar Paul Trepanier was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, and raised in the quiet beach town of Kincardine, Ontario. After high school, and a few years studying and working in electronic/mechanical engineering in Toronto, Canada, Oscar set off traveling for a one and a half year around the ...

Lives in DC

97. George Williams

Actor | American Heiress

Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, George grew up in the Washington, DC area (went to high school in Laurel, Maryland), and made a living as a musician (electric bass, vocals, banjo, drums, guitar, band leader) for over 20 years. His first band, in 1967, used to go up against (and get badly beaten by)...

98. Kevin Leigh

Actor | Paranoia

Kevin was born in Washington, DC on October 14, 1986, of Eurasian (Asian/Caucasian) ancestry. His passion for acting grew in his later teen years. One day he wanted to make his dream a reality. He has acted in numerous productions since 2006 and owns a production company with his brother called ...

99. Ken Kline

Actor | The F.B.I. Files

Ken Kline is an actor and print model currently residing on the East Coast. In high school Ken caught the theater directors attention while in music theory class and was immediately cast in supporting roles in musical theater productions and lead roles in straight plays as well as assisting on ...

100. Sowande Tichawonna

Actor | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Sowande Tichawonna is an award-winning, independent filmmaker and actor from Washington, D.C. who got his start as a production assistant for the PBS series In Other Words with Ossie and Ruby, produced by acclaimed actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

As a member of the Association of Independent Video ...



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