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


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1. Tuc Watkins

Actor | The Mummy

Tuc Watkins was born on September 2, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Mummy (1999), One Life to Live (1968) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

2. Edie McClurg

Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, McClurg began her performing career at age five with the Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminated with a ...

3. Katherine McNamara

Actress | Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Katherine McNamara, named one of Vanity Fair's "Breakout Bunch," is an accomplished actor, dancer, singer/songwriter and was just awarded the 2018 People's Choice Award for Top Female Television Actress for her leading role of 'Clary Fray' in the Freeform series, Shadowhunters (2016) ; a ...

4. Ellie Kemper

Actress | Bridesmaids

Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2, 1980, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best-known for her role as "Erin Hannon" in the NBC series The Office (2005), as well as her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011) and 21 Jump Street (2012)). She plays the ...

5. Denis O'Hare

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare is an American actor, singer, and author noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying vampire king Russell Edgington on HBO's fantasy series True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles in such films ...

6. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

Multi-talented and unconventional actor/director regarded by many as one of the true "enfant terribles" of Hollywood who led an amazing cinematic career for more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a ...

7. Dianne Wiest

Actress | The Birdcage

One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on 28 March 1946. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina, but she was bitten by acting bug after some stage work, most notably playing Desdemona to James Earl Jones' Othello on ...

8. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (née North), a teacher; father Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., a clinical psychologist; sister Cindy; and brother Colin. After graduating from high...

9. Heidi Gardner

Actress | Hustle

Heidi Gardner is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She has been a cast member on Saturday Night Live since 2017, beginning in season 43. Gardner was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up with an older brother, Justin. Growing up, Gardner worked part-time at the Tivoli ...

10. Hala Finley

Actress | Back Roads

Hala Finley was born on May 18, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for Back Roads (2018), Man with a Plan (2016) and Letters from a Father (2017).

11. Dee Wallace

Actress | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following ...

12. Scott Foley

Actor | Scandal

Scott Kellerman Foley (born July 15, 1972) is an American actor, director and screenwriter. Foley is known for roles in television shows such as The Unit, Felicity and Scandal, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in series including Dawson's Creek, House, Scrubs and Grey's ...

13. Wendy Moniz

Actress | The Guardian

Wendy Moniz, of Portuguese and Irish descent, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. An American actress best known for her roles as Louisa Archer in The Guardian (2001-2004), Rachel McCabe in Nash Bridges (200-2001), and Dinah Marler in Guiding Light (1995-1999), she has been married to Frank ...

14. Eric Stonestreet

Actor | The Loft

Eric Stonestreet was born on September 9, 1971 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Loft (2014), Modern Family (2009) and Almost Famous (2000).

15. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

Edward Asner was born of Russian Jewish parentage in Kansas City, to Morris David Asner (founder and owner of the Kansas City-based Asner Iron & Metal Company) and his wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Seliger). After attending college, Ed worked various jobs, including in a steel mill, as a door-to-door ...

16. Chris Cooper

Actor | Adaptation.

Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised.

Educated at the University of Missouri school of ...

17. Michael Massee

Actor | The Crow

Michael Massee was born on September 1, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Crow (1994), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He was married to Ellen Sussdorf. He died on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Stephen McKinley Henderson

Actor | Fences

Stephen McKinley Henderson was born on August 31, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Fences (2016), Lady Bird (2017) and Lincoln (2012). He has been married to Pamela Reed Henderson since April 22, 1978.

19. Robert Altman

Director | Gosford Park

Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started...

20. Sandahl Bergman

Actress | Conan the Barbarian

Sandahl Bergman was born November 14, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. She later graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. She moved to New York City while she was in her 20's, and appeared in a number of Bob Fosse productions. Her film debut was in his film All That...

21. Janelle Monáe

Soundtrack | Hidden Figures

Janelle Monáe is an American musical recording artist, actress and model signed to their own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records.

They were born in Kansas City, Kansas, to Janet, a janitor, and Michael Robinson Summers, a truck driver. In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length ...

22. Johnny Yong Bosch

Actor | Ark Exitus

Johnny Yong Bosch was born on January 6, 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for Ark Exitus (2020), Akira (1988) and Bleach (2004). He has been married to Amy Bosch since March 21, 2003. They have two children.

23. Craig Kilborn

Actor | Old School

Craig Kilborn was born on August 24, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Old School (2003), The Benchwarmers (2006) and Cursed (2005).

24. Monique Gabrielle

Actress | Emmanuelle 5

Beautiful, buxom and shapely knockout Monique Gabrielle added an ample, alluring and invigorating dose of smoldering sex appeal to a bunch of enjoyably down'n'dirty horror and exploitation pictures made throughout the 80s and 90s.

The 5' 6" natural brunette was born Katherine Gonzalez on July 30, ...

25. Bobb'e J. Thompson

Actor | Role Models

Kicking off an impressive career in front of the camera at the tender age of five, Bobb'e J. Thompson rose to fame as a child actor well before his teens, initially with a small but colorful and energetic supporting role as the pint-sized Tupac in My Baby's Daddy (2003). He subsequently appeared in...

26. Jason Wiles

Actor | Sunny Daze

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Wiles grew up in Lenexa, Kansas. Undecided after high school and having passed up the opportunity to play college football, he began to work for the local Parks and Recreation Department. A year later the movie Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990) came to Kansas City. ...

27. Elaine Joyce

Actress | Motel Hell

Elaine Joyce was the lead in the Broadway musical "Sugar" from 1972 to closing with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse. A mainstay on TV game shows in the early 1970s, often appearing with her first husband, Bobby Van.

The marriage of Bobby and Elaine ran a difficult course - an announcement was made On ...

28. Diane Brewster

Actress | Leave It to Beaver

Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne (1955) and Zane Grey Theatre (1956). Her ...

29. Jean Harlow

Actress | Suzy

Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up ...

30. Leslie Charleson

Actress | General Hospital

Leslie Charleson was born on February 22, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is an actress, known for General Hospital (1963), Kung Fu (1972) and Cannon (1971). She was previously married to G. William Demms.

31. Lori Saunders

Actress | Petticoat Junction

Striking brunette Lori Saunders managed to capitalize on her sunny, daisy-fresh beauty during CBS-TV's famous 1960s "rural age", an era in which the network churned out a connected trio of bucolic hit shows -- The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Green Acres (1965) and Petticoat Junction (1963). As the ...

32. Eddie Griffin

Actor | Undercover Brother

Eddie Griffin was born on July 15, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for Undercover Brother (2002), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and John Q (2002).

33. Allan Melvin

Actor | Flash Gordon

Allan Melvin was born on February 18, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Flash Gordon (1979), Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979). He was married to Amalia Faustina Sestero. He died on January 17, 2008 in Brentwood, Los ...

34. Becca Scott

Actress | South Park

Becca Scott is an actor, improviser, host, twitch streamer, and YouTuber. She is best known for generally being an internet nerd, a host for Geek & Sundry on shows like How to Play, Game the Game, and TBD RPG, and as a correspondent for Magic: The Gathering, Games Workshop, Dell Alienware, and more...

35. Columbus Short

Actor | The Losers

Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 19, 1982, Columbus Keith Short, Jr., started entertaining at the age of three, by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. Fortunately,...

36. John Quade

Actor | Every Which Way but Loose

Character actor John Quade was born John William Saunders on April 1, 1938 in Kansas City, Kansas. Quade transferred from Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas to Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas in 1954. John was a football tackle and participated in both track and basketball at ...

37. Lyle Waggoner

Actor | Wonder Woman

The television heartthrob from the 1960s and 1970s was the proverbial tall, dark and classically handsome actor. Completing the solid package was a great, muscular build, smooth charm, and an almost perfect set of teeth. Born in 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he ...

38. Julia Montgomery

Actress | Revenge of the Nerds

Julia Montgomery was born on July 2, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Anatomy of an Illness (1984) and Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992). She has been married to Jon David Reede since March 17, 1996. They ...

39. Alex Neustaedter

Actor | A-X-L

Alex Neustaedter (pronounced Nu-sted-ter) has been a star on the constant rise since he first came to the scene as a lead in Meg Ryan's film ITHACA. Now, he stars in the highly anticipated Showtime drama AMERICAN RUST (September 2021) alongside award winning actors, Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney. ...

40. Bebe Wood

Actress | Love, Victor

Bebe Wood was born on August 8, 2001 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Love, Victor (2020), The Real O'Neals (2016) and The New Normal (2012).

41. Betty Lynn

Actress | The Andy Griffith Show

Missouri born-and-bred Betty Ann Lynn was born in Kansas City. Her name is as light, breezy and innocent as the characters she played on film and TV. She is pleasantly remembered for playing TV's sweet-as-apple-pie "Thelma Lou," who had the tough end of the bargain as the ever-patient girlfriend of ...

42. Ashleigh Murray

Actress | Riverdale

Ashleigh Murray portrays Josie McCoy in the CW's new teen drama Riverdale. Ashleigh was born in Kansas City, Missouri. In the 5th grade, she went to Oakland, California, to live with her aunt for 2 years, where Murray enjoyed studying piano, jazz and hip-hop. After graduating high school back in ...

43. Robert Lowery

Actor | Batman and Robin

Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record ...

44. Shanna Reed

Actress | The Colbys

Shanna Reed was born on October 30, 1956 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA. She is known for The Colbys (1985), Cheers (1982) and The Night Caller (1998). She has been married to Terrence O'Hara since 1986. They have one child.

45. Kip Niven

Actor | Magnum Force

Kip Niven was raised in Prairie Village, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City in affluent Johnson County), and graduated in 1963 from Shawnee Mission East High School. After spending a year at Baylor University, he changed his mind and entered the theater program at The University of Kansas, where he ...

46. David A.R. White

Producer | God's Not Dead

David A.R. White has been a working actor, director and producer in Los Angeles for over twenty years. He was raised in a small Mennonite farming community outside of Dodge City, Kansas.

At the age of 19, David moved to LA, and only six months after moving, landed a recurring role on the hit top 10,...

47. Lynn Cohen

Actress | Munich

Lynn Cohen was born on August 10, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Munich (2005), The Cobbler (2014) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). She was married to Ronald Theodore Cohen and Gilbert Laman Frazen. She died on February 14, 2020 in New York City, New ...

48. Tommy Rall

Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Tommy Rall, dynamic actor/dancer of many 1950s musicals, was born in 1929 and began his dancing career at age 14 with American Ballet Theater. He appeared on Broadway in "Miss Liberty" (1949) and "Milk and Honey" (1960), as well as in several less successful shows. After a series of great dancing ...

49. 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 ...

50. Keili Lefkovitz

Actress | Pain & Gain

While known mostly for her film and TV work, Keili signed her first production deal in Summer '06 with SVP at Fremantle Media to develop a documentary sitcom she created with her two partners in Very Busy Productions. In Winter of '07, Very Busy partnered with Beacon Films on a scripted drama that ...


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