Birth Place Matching "Arkansas, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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. ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
31. Rodger Bumpass
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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 ...
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 ...