Birth Place Matching "Arkansas, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Billy Bob Thornton

Actor | Sling Blade

Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in ...

2. Wes Bentley

Actor | American Beauty

Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty (1999), in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games (2012), and co-stars in Lovelace (2013) as...

3. Josh Lucas

Actor | Sweet Home Alabama

Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor.

Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. ...

4. Mary Steenburgen

Actress | Last Vegas

Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress.

She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant ...

5. Joey Lauren Adams

Actress | Chasing Amy

Joey Lauren Adams was born on January 9, 1968 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for Chasing Amy (1997), Dazed and Confused (1993) and Big Daddy (1999). She has been married to Brian Vilim since June 7, 2014.

6. Clark Duke

Actor | The Croods

Clark Duke is an actor, writer, and director best known for Clark and Michael, The Office, Kickass, and Hot Tub Time Machine.

Originally from Arkansas, Clark attended film school at Loyola Marymount University. His thesis film was the pilot for Clark and Michael.

Clark will next be seen alongside ...

7. Mary Mouser

Actress | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Mary Mouser was born on May 9, 1996 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA as Mary Matilyn Mouser. She is known for her work on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Son of the Mask (2005).

8. Corin Nemec

Actor | Parker Lewis Can't Lose

Corin Nemec's name comes from his nickname, Corky, given to him as a child by his grandmother. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and later moved to Atlanta. He now lives in California. His first acting parts were in the series Webster (1983) and Sidekicks (1986). He then got a part in Tucker: ...

9. Gil Gerard

Actor | Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Gilbert "Gil" Gerard was born on January 23, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and did a good deal of acting in high school. He attended the University of Arkansas but dropped out before graduation. He landed a job as an industrial chemist. He became regional manager of a large chemical company, ...

10. George Newbern

Actor | Scandal

George Newbern was born on December 30, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as George Young Newbern. He is an actor, known for Scandal (2012), Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995). He has been married to Marietta DePrima since 1990. They have three children.

11. Ashlie Atkinson

Actress | BlacKkKlansman

Ashlie Atkinson is an award-winning theatre, film, and television actress. A 2003 graduate of the Neightborhood Playhouse, in 2005 she received the Theatre World Award for Breakthrough Performance for originating the role of Helen in Neil Labute's "Fat Pig"(opposite Jeremy Piven) - which also ...

12. David Gordon Green

Producer | Halloween

David Gordon Green was born on April 9, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Halloween (2018), Prince Avalanche (2013) and Joe (2013).

13. Melinda Dillon

Actress | Magnolia

Melinda Dillon came to prominence with the role of Jillian Guiler, a mother whose child is abducted by aliens in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Dillon's performance in the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. A few years later, Dillon ...

14. Daniel Davis

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

This Arkansas native was born on 26 November 1945 to parents who owned a movie theater. He often felt that his desire to become an actor came from the fact that he spent so much time in the theater's "crying room" for babies - and listening to the likes of Tyrone Power and others. His first "...

15. Jason Douglas

Actor | The Walking Dead

Jason Douglas was born on February 14, 1973 in Arkansas, USA as Jason Scott Douglas. He is an actor, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) and Preacher (2016). He is married to Jessica Holly Douglas (Templet). They have three children.

16. Lisa Blount

Actress | An Officer and a Gentleman

Lisa Blount's mother found her dead in her home after two days of not being able to reach her. No signs of foul play were reported by Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper but he did not release cause of death. The police report listed her death as 'natural'. Her husband, Ray McKinnon, had been out...

17. Jeff Nichols

Writer | Midnight Special

Jeff Nichols was born on December 7, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer, known for Midnight Special (2016), Take Shelter (2011) and Loving (2016).

18. 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 ...

19. Jacob Lofland

Actor | Mud

Jacob Seth Lofland was born in Briggsville, Arkansas, to Debra and Billy Lofland.

Jacob began his film career playing Neckbone in Jeff Nichols' Mud (2012), with Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan. Lofland was quick to recognize that he fit every adjective of Neck's personality description, as well ...

20. 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 ...

21. Juliette Danielle

Actress | The Room

Juliette Danielle was born on December 8, 1980 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Juliette Danielle Worden. She is an actress, known for The Room (2003), Development Hell (2013) and The Story of Sarah (2013).

22. Tess Harper

Actress | No Country for Old Men

Tess Harper attended Southwest Missouri State University, now known as Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO. During the late 1960s, she did "street" acting in the theme parks, Dogpatch, USA, in Jasper, AR, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. She was discovered while doing theater work ...

23. Elizabeth Gracen

Actress | Highlander: The Raven

Elizabeth Gracen arrived in New York City from a small town in Arkansas a year after traveling the world as Miss America 1982. She used her scholarship prize money to study acting at HB Studios and photography at the New School. She later moved to Los Angeles where she has worked as an actress for ...

24. Gail Davis

Actress | Six Gun Mesa

Hailed by Gene Autry as the 'perfect western actress', diminutive, pig-tailed Betty Jeanne Grayson had all the genre's prerequisite attributes. The daughter of a prominent Arkansas physician (who went on to became State Health Officer), she had been trained in drama and dance at the University of ...

25. Johnny Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...

26. Dana Kimmell

Actress | Friday the 13th Part III

Dana Kimmell was born on October 26, 1959 in Texarkana, Arkansas, USA. She is known for her work on Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) and Days of Our Lives (1965). She has been married to John Anderson since September 18, 1982. They have two children. She was previously ...

27. William Ragsdale

Actor | Fright Night

A native of south Arkansas, William began acting in community theater at age eleven. He was honored by the International Thespian Society during his high school years and, in his senior year, won National Society of Arts and Letters Drama competition at the state level, becoming the youngest ...

28. Natalie Canerday

Actress | Sling Blade

Natalie Canerday was born on March 9, 1962 in Russellville, Arkansas, USA as Natalie Suzanne Canerday. She is known for her work on Sling Blade (1996), October Sky (1999) and Walk the Line (2005).

29. Jay C. Flippen

Actor | The Killing

Jay C. Flippen could probably be characterized these days as one of those distinctive faces you know but whose name escapes you while viewing old 50s and 60s movies and TV. His distinctive bulldog mug, beetle brows, bulky features, and silver-white hair were ideally suited for roles as criminals ...

30. Elizabeth Rice

Actress | From Within

Elizabeth Rice was born on November 5, 1985 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA as Elizabeth Ellen Rice. She is an actress, known for From Within (2008), Buttwhistle (2014) and My Dog Skip (2000).

31. Rodger Bumpass

Actor | The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Rodger Bumpass was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 20, 1951. He attended Little Rock Central High School where he received his first training in theater. He attended Arkansas State University where he majored in radio-TV and minored in theater. He worked at the campus radio station and ...

32. Laurence Luckinbill

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Laurence Luckinbill was born on November 21, 1934 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Laurence George Luckinbill. He is an actor, known for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Cocktail (1988) and Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993). He has been married to Lucie Arnaz since June 22, 1980. They have ...

33. Camille Keaton

Actress | Day of the Woman

Camille Keaton was born on July 20, 1947 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for I Spit on Your Grave (1978), I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019) and Savage Vengance (1993). She was previously married to Sidney Luft and Meir Zarchi.

34. Dick Powell

Actor | Murder, My Sweet

Few actors ever managed a complete image transition as thoroughly as did Dick Powell: in his case, from the boyish, wavy-haired crooner in musicals to rugged crime fighters in films noir. Powell grew up in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas, one of three brothers (one of them, Howard, ended up as ...

35. Leon Russom

Actor | A Quiet Place

Best known as Prison Break's General Jonathan Kranz (Padman) and the Malibu police chief in The Big Lebowski, Russom was, for twenty-two years, a New York stage actor whose day job was soaps, with long tenures as Joe Taylor on Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Willis Frame on Another World and Jack ...

36. Kimberly Foster

Actress | Dragnet

Kimberly Foster was born on July 6, 1961 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, USA. She is an actress, known for Dragnet (1987), Dallas (1978) and Quantum Leap (1989). She has been married to Laurence S. Zimmerman since 1994. They have two children.

37. John Grisham

Writer | Runaway Jury

A graduate of Mississippi State University and Ole Miss Law School, John Grisham obtained his law degree in 1981 and practiced law for about 10 years, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1983 and served until...

38. Arthur Hunnicutt

Actor | El Dorado

Lean, tall American character actor Arthur Hunnicutt was known for playing humorously wise rural roles. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College in his native state, but was forced to drop out in his third year due to lack of funds. He joined a theatre company in Massachusetts, then migrated to ...

39. Matt Besser

Actor | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Matt Besser was born on September 22, 1967 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Matthew Gregory Besser. He is an actor and writer, known for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Year One (2009) and Bad Teacher (2011).

40. Levon Helm

Actor | Shooter

Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental.

On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born...

41. Ben Murphy

Actor | Alias Smith and Jones

Ben Murphy was born on March 6, 1942 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for Alias Smith and Jones (1971), Riding with Death (1976) and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993). He was previously married to Jeanne Davis.

42. Christina McLarty Arquette

Producer | 12 Hour Shift

Christina McLarty Arquette was born on April 25, 1981 in Hope, Arkansas, USA as Christina West McLarty. She is a producer, known for 12 Hour Shift (2020), Survivors Guide to Prison (2018) and Valerie (2019). She has been married to David Arquette since April 12, 2015. They have two children.

43. Glen Campbell

Soundtrack | True Grit

Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, USA as Glen Travis Campbell. He was married to Kim Campbell, Sarah Jan Barg Davis, Billie Jean Nunley and Diane Kirk. He died on August 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

44. Brandon Keener

Actor | Mass Effect 3

Brandon Keener was born on October 1, 1974 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA as Brandon James Keener. He is an actor and producer, known for Mass Effect 3 (2012), The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and Traffic (2000).

45. Rebecca Balding

Actress | Kiss My Grits

Cute, perky, and engaging brunette actress Rebecca Balding was born on September 21, 1955, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The sweet, comely, and spirited Balding first began acting on television in the mid 1970s. She played an eager-beaver cub reporter on three episodes of Lou Grant (1977). Rebecca ...

46. Mary Lambert

Director | Pet Sematary

Mary Lambert was born in 1951 in Helena, Arkansas, USA. She is known for her work on Pet Sematary (1989), Madonna: Like a Prayer (1989) and The In Crowd (2000). She is married to Jerome Gary.

47. Jessica Serfaty

Actress | Ride

Jessica Serfaty was born on April 4, 1991 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Jessica Ann Michel. She is an actress, known for The Ride (2018), FML (2016) and Ryde (2017). She was previously married to Ididira Serfaty.

48. Luenell

Actress | The Rock

Luenell was born on March 12, 1959 in Tollette, Arkansas, USA as Luenell Campell. She is an actress and writer, known for The Rock (1996), A Star Is Born (2018) and That's My Boy (2012).

49. Rudy Ray Moore

Actor | Dolemite

Rudy Ray Moore was born on March 17, 1927 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Dolemite (1975), The Human Tornado (1976) and Disco Godfather (1979). He died on October 19, 2008 in Akron, Ohio, USA.

50. Frank Bonner

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

Frank Bonner was born on February 28, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Frank Woodrow Boers Jr. He is an actor and director, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991) and Just the Ten of Us (1987). He has been married to Gayle since July 28, 2006. He was previously ...


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