Alabama

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1. Channing Tatum

Actor | 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in ...

2. Lucas Black

Actor | Sling Blade

Lucas York Black was born on November 29, 1982, in Decatur, Alabama, to Jan (Keenum), an office worker, and Larry Black, a museum worker. Without any formal acting lessons, Lucas made his film debut with a small part in the Kevin Costner film The War (1994) at the age of 11. The small role helped ...

3. Kate Jackson

Actress | Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Lucy Kate Jackson was born in Birmingham, AL on October 29.1948. She attended the University of Mississippi but left during her sophomore year to begin studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was a supporting cast member on Dark Shadows (1966) (Daphne, 1970-1971) and on The Rookies (...

4. Donna D'Errico

Actress | 116 MacDougal

Donna D'Errico was born on March 30, 1968 in Dothan, Alabama, USA as Donna Jeanette D'Errico. She is an actress and producer, known for 116 MacDougal, Only God Can (2015) and Nanny Surveillance (2018). She was previously married to Nikki Sixx.

5. Julia Campbell

Actress | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Julia Campbell was born on March 12, 1962 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. She is an actress, known for Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Kicking & Screaming (2005) and Justified (2010). She has been married to Jay Karnes since May 4, 1997. They have two children. She was previously ...

6. Michael Biehn

Actor | Aliens

Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two ...

7. Debby Ryan

Actress | Insatiable

Born May 13, 1993 in Huntsville, Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby became fascinated with acting in local plays and musicals. By the age of ...

8. Walton Goggins

Actor | Justified

Walton Goggins is an actor of considerable versatility and acclaim who has delivered provocative performances in a multitude of feature films and television series. He won a Critics' Choice Award for his performance in the HBO comedy series "Vice Principals" and landed an Emmy nomination for his ...

9. Octavia Spencer

Actress | Hidden Figures

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, ...

10. Courteney Cox

Actress | Friends

Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, into an affluent Southern family. She is the daughter of Courteney (Bass) and Richard Lewis Cox (1930-2001), a businessman. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother, Richard, Jr...

11. Lionel Richie

Soundtrack | The Color Purple

Lionel Richie was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA as Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. He was previously married to Diana Alexander Richie and Brenda Harvey-Richie.

12. Taylor Hicks

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Taylor Hicks was born on October 7, 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Taylor Reuben Hicks.

13. Brett Butler

Actress | Grace Under Fire

Brett Butler (born January 30, 1958) is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She played the title role in the comedy series Grace Under Fire.

Butler was born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama, the eldest of five sisters. Before experiencing success as a stand-up comic, she worked ...

14. Brandon Scott

Actor | The Last of Us

Brandon Scott was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. He is an actor, known for The Last of Us (2013), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Stand Up Guys (2012).

15. Michael Rooker

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "...

16. Kim Dickens

Actress | Gone Girl

Kim Dickens was born on June 18, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as Kimberly Jan Dickens. She is an actress, known for Gone Girl (2014), Hollow Man (2000) and Deadwood (2004).

17. Clayne Crawford

Actor | A Walk to Remember

Clayne Crawford was born on April 20, 1978 in Clay, Alabama, USA as Joseph Crawford. He is an actor and director, known for A Walk to Remember (2002), Lethal Weapon (2016) and The Baytown Outlaws (2012). He has been married to Sunshine Kiki Brown since 2004. They have three children.

18. Sonequa Martin-Green

Actress | Star Trek: Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green (born March 21, 1985) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her television role as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, a role she played from 2012 to 2017. Before that, she had starred in several independent films before gaining her first recurring role as ...

19. Louise Fletcher

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she took a trip out west with her...

20. Laverne Cox

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

With various 'firsts' in her already impressive career, Laverne Cox is a three time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy winning documentary film producer and a prominent equal rights advocate. Laverne's groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series "Orange is The...

21. André Holland

Actor | Moonlight

André Holland was born on December 28, 1979 in Bessemer, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Moonlight (2016), Selma (2014) and 42 (2013).

22. Jordan Fisher

Soundtrack | Moana

Jordan Fisher was born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Jordan William Fisher. He is an actor, known for Moana (2016), Grease Live! (2016) and Until Dawn (2015).

23. Orlando Jones

Actor | Evolution

Orlando Jones was born on April 10, 1968 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Evolution (2001), The Time Machine (2002) and Drumline (2002). He has been married to Jacqueline Staph since January 2, 2009. They have two children.

24. Amber Benson

Actress | Chance

Amber Benson was born on January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young girl, she studied singing, dancing as well as acting. While still in her teens, she was involved in productions at the local community theatre. Her family moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards in 1992 so she could pursue a ...

25. Beth Grant

Actress | Donnie Darko

Raised in the South, Beth Grant moved frequently as a child and enjoys claiming several towns and cities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as home. She was a Page in the North Carolina Senate, attended the North Carolina Governor's School for Gifted and Talented students, and received a ...

26. Donna D'Errico

Actress | 116 MacDougal

Donna D'Errico was born on March 30, 1968 in Dothan, Alabama, USA as Donna Jeanette D'Errico. She is an actress and producer, known for 116 MacDougal, Only God Can (2015) and Nanny Surveillance (2018). She was previously married to Nikki Sixx.

27. Polly Holliday

Actress | Gremlins

The normally erudite, soft-spoken and well-mannered Alabama-born actress Polly Holliday had accumulated quite an extensive theater background by the time she hit it big on 70s TV as the brash, uninhibited, gum-cracking waitress Florence Jean Castleberry (Flo for short) on the popular sitcom Alice (...

28. David Howard Thornton

Actor | Terrifier

David Howard Thornton was born on November 30th, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama. He is an actor known for work in stage, film, and voice over. He is best known for his roles as Grandpa Who in the 1st- 5th national tours of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical", the voice of Shizoku ...

29. Dylan Riley Snyder

Actor | Kickin' It

Dylan Riley Snyder was born on January 24, 1997 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA as Dylan Riley Jacob Snyder. He is known for his work on Kickin' It (2011), Better Call Saul (2015) and Flock of Four (2017).

30. Caitlin Carver

Actress | I, Tonya

Caitlin Carver was born on March 31, 1992 in Monrovia, Alabama, USA. She is an actress, known for I, Tonya (2017), Paper Towns (2015) and Dear White People (2017).



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