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


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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

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. Denis O'Hare

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. Denis is an actor and writer, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Garden State (2004) and The Proposal (2009). Denis has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.

5. Ed 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 ...

6. 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...

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. 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 ...

9. 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.

10. 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...

11. Michael Massee

Actor | The Crow

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

12. 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...

13. Edie McClurg

Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Born on July 23, 1945 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 ...

14. 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...

15. 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. ...

16. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. Johnny Yong Bosch

Actor | Ark Exitus

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

19. 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 ...

20. Lynn Cohen

Actress | Munich

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

21. Eddie Griffin

Actor | Undercover Brother

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

22. Tuc Watkins

Actor | The Mummy

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

23. 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 ...

24. 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,...

25. 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, ...

26. Julia Montgomery

Actress | Revenge of the Nerds

Julia Montgomery was born on July 2, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Julia Elizabeth Montgomery. Julia 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). Julia has been married to Jon David ...

27. 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).

28. 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 ...

29. Allan Melvin

Actor | Flash Gordon

Allan Melvin was born on February 18, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Allan John Melvin. 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, ...

30. 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 ...

31. Nora Denney

Actress | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Nora Denney was born on September 3, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Dolores Teachenor. She was an actress, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Splash (1984) and The Witching Hour (1958). She was married to Alan Denney. She died on November 20, 2005 in Crestline, ...

32. 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 ...

33. 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 ...

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. Gillian Flynn

Writer | Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Gillian Schieber Flynn. She is a writer and producer, known for Gone Girl (2014), Widows (2018) and Sharp Objects (2018). She has been married to Brett Nolan since 2007. They have two children.

36. Wallace Beery

Actor | Dinner at Eight

In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on ...

37. 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).

38. Nathan Darrow

Actor | House of Cards

Nathan Darrow's training and experience in the theater department at New York University has made him into a rapidly ascending star in the Kansas City theater circuit. In the past few years, he has built tremendous audience support and momentum as each of his stage performances have generated ...

39. 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 ...

40. 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), Port Charles (1997) and Kung Fu (1972). She was previously married to G. William Demms.

41. Rudy Reyes

Actor | Generation Kill

At the age of 17, Rudy Reyes emancipated himself, left an orphanage with his two brothers and raised them in Kansas City, MO. He excelled at Martial Arts and MMA, and as a champion he was able to provide for his family. At the age of 26, he was seeking a higher calling and joined the United States ...

42. Veronica Merrell

Actress | Jane the Virgin

Veronica Merrell was born on August 6, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 16 years old. She has an identical twin sister, Vanessa Merrell, who is also an actress, musician, singer, and songwriter. They are also known as the Merrell Twins and have three ...

43. Vanessa Merrell

Actress | Jane the Virgin

Vanessa Merrell was born on August 6, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 16 years old. She has an identical twin sister, Veronica Merrell, who is also an actress, musician, singer, and songwriter. They are also known as the Merrell Twins and have three ...

44. 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 ...

45. Janit Baldwin

Actress | Where the Buffalo Roam

Janit Baldwin had a fleeting, but still memorable and impressive ten year career as an actress. Born in 1955 and raised by her actress mother Dona Baldwin in Kansas City, the diminutive blue-eyed and auburn-haired Janit made her film debut at age 17 in Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut (1972). Among her ...

46. Fabianne Therese

Actress | John Dies at the End

Fabianne Therese was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Fabianne Therese Gstottenmayr. She is an actress and director, known for John Dies at the End (2012), Endless Love (2014) and Playing It Cool (2014).

47. Holmes Osborne

Actor | Donnie Darko

Holmes Osborne was born on November 7, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Donnie Darko (2001), Southland Tales (2006) and That Thing You Do! (1996).

48. Burt Bacharach

Music Department | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Burt Bacharach is a well known and multi award winning singer and song writer. He has been married to Jane Hansen since 1993, and they have two children together. She is his fourth wife and he has four children. He has worked on many sound tracks including the smash hit, "Beware of the Blob" for ...

49. Joy Bang

Actress | Play It Again, Sam

Cute, bubbly, and engaging blonde actress Joy Bang blithely epitomized the quintessential, free-spirited, groovy and funky late 1960s/early 1970s hippie girl, almost always playing with infectiously naughty, upbeat good humor the kind of brash young woman who's very open, unabashed, and uninhibited...

50. X Brands

Actor | Yancy Derringer

X Brands was born on July 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Yancy Derringer (1958), The Virginian (1962) and The Monroes (1966). He was married to Pamela McInnes and Jean Dorothy Merriam. He died on May 8, 2000 in Northridge, California, USA.


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