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


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1. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...

2. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

3. Daveed Diggs

Actor | Blindspotting

Daveed Daniele Diggs is an actor, singer, producer, writer and rapper. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping. Diggs originated the role of, and won a Grammy and Tony for, the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the 2015 musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

4. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

5. Lyndsy Fonseca

Actress | Kick-Ass

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for...

6. Shemar Moore

Actor | Criminal Minds

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...

7. Daniella Pineda

Actress | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Daniella Pineda (born February 20, 1987) is a Mexican-American actress, writer, and comedian from Oakland, California.

In January 2013 it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for season 4 episode 20 of The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot ...

8. Cary Joji Fukunaga

Producer | Beasts of No Nation

Cary Joji Fukunaga was born on July 10, 1977 in Oakland, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Beasts of No Nation (2015), Sin Nombre (2009) and It (2017).

9. Robert Culp

Actor | I Spy

Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ...

10. Brandon Lee

Actor | The Crow

Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...

11. Susan Seaforth Hayes

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Susan Seaforth Hayes, the American actress best known for her six-decade-long stint on the Days of Our Lives (1965), was born Susan Seabold on July 11, 1943 in Oakland, California. She was the daughter of the actress and writer, Elizabeth Harrower. She made her debut on the Cavalcade of America (...

12. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a producer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Coogler since 2016.

13. Jill Whelan

Actress | The Love Boat

Jill Whelan was born on September 29, 1966 in Oakland, California, USA as Jill E. Whelan. She is an actress, known for The Love Boat (1977), Airplane! (1980) and CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984). She has been married to Jeff Knapple since September 30, 2017. She was previously married to Michael ...

14. Khamani Griffin

Actor | Daddy Day Care

Khamani Griffin was born on August 1, 1998 in Oakland, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Daddy Day Care (2003), Rise of the Guardians (2012) and Norbit (2007).

15. Max Baer Jr.

Actor | The Beverly Hillbillies

The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three ...

16. Kenneth Tobey

Actor | The Thing from Another World

Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and ...

17. Dakin Matthews

Actor | Child's Play 3

From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination ...

18. Ted Lange

Actor | The Love Boat

Ted Lange was born on January 5, 1948 in Oakland, California, USA as Theodore William Lange. He is an actor and director, known for The Love Boat (1977), Prophet Nat (1992) and Othello (1989). He has been married to Mary Ley since 2001. He was previously married to Sherryl Thompson.

19. Jo Van Fleet

Actress | East of Eden

Jo Van Fleet was born on December 29, 1915 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to ...

20. Alvin Sanders

Actor | Riverdale

Alvin Sanders was born March 16, 1952, in Oakland, California. He was a performer from an early age (church choirs, talent shows, school plays) and in 1968 became a devotee of The Seattle Repertory Theater. "Devotee" was a fancy name the Seattle Rep (and the Actors' Equity Association) created for ...

21. David Lim

Actor | S.W.A.T.

David Lim is an Asian-American actor, raised in San Ramon, California. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California San Diego, David worked as a loan officer. He decided he wanted to do something different, and soon after, signed a contract with Ford Models ...

22. Lance Gross

Actor | House of Payne

Lance Gross was born on July 8, 1981 in Oakland, California, USA as Lance Darnell Gross. He is an actor and producer, known for House of Payne (2006), Sleepy Hollow (2013) and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013). He has been married to Rebecca Jefferson since May 23, 2015. They ...

23. J.H. Wyman

Producer | Fringe

J.H. Wyman was born on January 5, 1967 in Oakland, California, USA as Joel Howard Wyman. He is a producer and actor, known for Fringe (2008), Almost Human (2013) and Debris (2021).

24. Buster Crabbe

Actor | Nabonga

Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy (1932) for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle (1933) as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but ...

25. Christa Campbell

Producer | Hellboy

Christa Campbell is the CEO of Campbell Grobman Films. Partner Lati Grobman. They have produced films such as Hitman's Bodyguard, Texas Chainsaw Massacure, Hellboy, Chuck, Rambo, and the upcoming Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. They were nominated for 2 Emmys and and Oscar for their work on Winter on ...

26. Russ Meyer

Director | Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in ...

27. Michael A. Goorjian

Actor | SLC Punk!

Michael Goorjian, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. As an actor, Michael won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for David's Mother (1994) with Kirstie Alley. He is also well known for his role as ...

28. Scotty Beckett

Actor | A Date with Judy

Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories.

Born Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4, 1929, in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to ...

29. Jennifer Tung

Actress | Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

Actress/Producer Jennifer Tung has worked in the film and television industry for more than 20 years and is best known for her roles in successful J.J Abrams Television series, "Alias" (2001-2006), working opposite Director Quentin Tarantino, and "Kung Pow, Enter the Fist" with Steve Oedekerk (2002...

30. Kamala Harris

Self | Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories

Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California, USA as Kamala Devi Harris. She has been married to Douglas Emhoff since August 22, 2014.

31. Jack Soo

Actor | Barney Miller

A genial, laid back, slumber-eyed character player especially adept at the relaxed wisecrack or dry comment, Japanese-American actor Jack Soo was born in Oakland, California, in 1917, his real name being Goro Suzuki. In the post-WWII years, he entertained as a stand-up performer in nightclubs and ...

32. Laraine Stephens

Actress | Hellfighters

Laraine Stephens was born on July 24, 1941 in Oakland, California, USA as Laraine Evelyn Stine. She is an actress, known for Hellfighters (1968), Police Woman (1974) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She was previously married to David Gerber.

33. George Stevens

Director | Giant

George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen ...

34. Bernice Claire

Actress | The Song of the Flame

As a singer of light opera, Bernice Claire could be called the trailblazer for Jeanette MacDonald. In the year 1930, Claire and Alexander Gray were "the" operetta duo of talking pictures.

Bernice Claire Jahnigen was born March 22, 1909 in Oakland, California, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph ...

35. William Sylvester

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

William Sylvester was born on January 31, 1922 in Oakland, California, USA as William R. Silvester. He was an actor, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Gorgo (1961) and Riding with Death (1976). He was married to Veronica Hurst and Sheila Sweet. He died on January 25, 1995 in Butte County, ...

36. Mills Watson

Actor | Cujo

Mills Watson was born on July 10, 1940 in Oakland, California, USA as William Oscar Watson. He is an actor, known for Cujo (1983), Up in Smoke (1978) and Papillon (1973). He is married to Sue. He was previously married to Caroline Mary Mason.

37. Sterling Sulieman

Actor | Still Star-Crossed

Sterling Sulieman is an American actor from Oahu, Hawaii. While he may have attended Punahou High School like Barack Obama, he has no aspirations of becoming the President of the United States. Unless its in a Motion Picture or Television Show. Or if this whole acting career thing doesn't work out....

38. Mark Curry

Actor | Armageddon

A class clown since his earliest years, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. It was these customers, as well as his family and friends, ...

39. Herbert Anderson

Actor | Battleground

Herbert Anderson was born on March 30, 1917 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Battleground (1949), Dennis the Menace (1959) and The Male Animal (1942). He was married to Mary Virginia Palmer. He died on June 11, 1994 in Palm Springs, California.

40. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He ...

41. Billie Joe Armstrong

Soundtrack | The Simpsons Movie

Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. ...

42. Philip Anglim

Actor | Haunted Summer

Philip Anglim was born on February 11, 1952 in Oakland, California, USA as Philip Charles Anglim. He is an actor, known for Haunted Summer (1988), The Thorn Birds (1983) and The Elephant Man (1982).

43. Marshawn Lynch

Actor | Matt's Chance

Attended Oakland (Calif.) Technical High School. Named a Super Prep All-American and the San Francisco Chronicle's East Bay Player of the Year in 2003. Was the first three-time All-League First Team selection in school history. Cousin, QB Josh Johnson, was drafted in the fifth round (160th overall)...

44. Dina Platias

Actress | Billy Madison

Dina Platias was born on August 2, 1966 in Oakland, California, USA as Dina Marie Platias. She is known for her work on Billy Madison (1995), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and Dead Man Walking (1995).

45. M.C. Hammer

Soundtrack | The Addams Family

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s, until the early 1990s. Remembered ...

46. John Larkin

Actor | The Dick Powell Show

John Larkin was born on April 11, 1912 in Oakland, California, USA as John William Larkin. He was an actor, known for The Dick Powell Theatre (1961), Saints and Sinners (1962) and Those Calloways (1965). He was married to Audrey Larkin, Teri Keane and Sybil Genelle Gibbs. He died on January 29, ...

47. Nance O'Neil

Actress | Princess Romanoff

Nance O'Neil was born on October 8, 1874 in Oakland, California, USA as Gertrude Lamson. She was an actress, known for Princess Romanoff (1915), Kreutzer Sonata (1915) and Hedda Gabler (1917). She was married to Alfred Hickman. She died on February 7, 1965 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

48. Karim Prince

Actor | FreakyLinks

Karim Prince was born on August 5, 1974 in Oakland, California, USA as Karim A. Adesanya. He is an actor, known for FreakyLinks (2000), 24 (2001) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993).

49. Benjamin Patterson

Actor | Greenleaf

Benjamin Patterson was born in Oakland, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Greenleaf (2016), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Dear Secret Santa (2013).

50. Marilyn Knowlden

Actress | Show Boat

In 1931, a one-day effort by Marilyn Knowlden's attorney father led to an interview, a next-day screen test and a large part for four-year-old Marilyn in one of the early "talkies", Women Love Once (1931). A ten-year movie career followed, where she played the daughter of such stars as Claudette ...


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