Birth Place Matching "Washington, District of Columbia, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy
David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.
When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...
Actress | Castlevania
Emily Swallow was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Sterling, VA and Jacksonville, FL.
She earned a BA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Virginia and interned at the State Department, but an acting teacher at UVA noticed her passion and talent for acting and singing and encouraged ...
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...
Actress | One for the Money
Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the...
5. Jon Bernthal
Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street
Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...
6. Laz Alonso
Actor | The Boys
Chosen as one of Variety's "Top Ten Actors to Watch" and part of the new breed of leading men in Hollywood, Laz Alonso is starring in Amazon Prime's series THE BOYS. He can also be seen playing opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in their new series LA'S FINEST. He previously starred opposite...
Actor | Mulholland Dr.
Justin was born and raised in Washington, DC, the son of Phyllis (Grissim), a writer for The Washington Post, and Eugene Theroux, a corporate lawyer. He is a nephew of writer Paul Theroux and a cousin of journalists Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux. His father is of French-Canadian and Italian ...
Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress ...
Actor | Mudbound
Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays ...
10. Joanna Going
Actress | Kingdom
Joanna Going was born in Washington, D.C. in 1963 and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the oldest of six children and graduated from Rogers High School in 1981. She attended Emerson College in Boston for two years and then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. A year ...
11. Goldie Hawn
Actress | Overboard
Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her ...
12. Matt Frewer
Actor | Watchmen
Matt Frewer has been travelling all over North America in recent months filming recurring roles. Most recently, he worked in Los Angeles for HBO's Perry Mason and in Austin for AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. In Vancouver portrayed Carnage in Netflix's sci-fi drama Altered Carbon (2018); in Montreal (...
13. Taraji P. Henson
Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).
Actor | Man of Steel
Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his ...
15. Jane Greer
Actress | Out of the Past
As a baby, she was winning beauty contests; as a teenager, with good looks and an attractive contralto voice, she was singing with big bands (most notably Enric Madriguera's orchestra in Latin Club Del Rio in Washington, D.C.. She met Rudy Vallee, her first husband, on the radio where she also ...
16. Kristen Johnston
Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun
Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.
She won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She has appeared on many other television shows, including Ugly Betty (2006), ER (1994), Bored to Death (2009) and, perhaps most memorably, ...
17. Jeffrey Wright
Actor | Shaft
Born and raised in Washington DC, Jeffrey Wright graduated from Amherst College in 1987. Although he studied Political Science while at Amherst, Wright left the school with a love for acting. Shortly after graduating he won an acting scholarship to NYU, but dropped out after only two months to ...
18. Robin Weigert
Actress | Deadwood
Robin Weigert is an American actress. She's Jewish and of German descent. She is primarily known for television roles, and was once nominated for a "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series".
In 1969, Weigert was born in Washington D.C., the capital of the United ...
19. Edward Herrmann
Actor | The Lost Boys
Edward Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Kirk Herrmann. He was an actor, known for The Lost Boys (1987), Overboard (1987) and Annie (1982). He was married to Star Herrmann and Leigh Curran. He died on December 31, 2014 in New York City, New York, ...
20. William Hurt
Actor | A History of Violence
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his ...
Actress | The Guardian
Born into a political family, Melissa Sagemiller started her path to the performing arts at a very young age. At age three, she began to study dance - tap, ballet, jazz and modern. After responding to an ad in the Washington Post, she made her stage debut at 9 as "Dill" in "To Kill a Mockingbird". ...
22. Isabelle Fuhrman
Actress | Orphan
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. ...
23. Tony Todd
Actor | Candyman
Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of ...
25. Ben Feldman
Actor | Friday the 13th
A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of 6 when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical "Annie." In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. He also hosted the school's yearly ...
26. Henry Rollins
Actor | Lost Highway
In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be "workaholic." When he's not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work...
27. John Heard
Actor | Big
John Heard was a very talented actor who established himself as a respected thespian in the late 1970s and early '80s, though he is perhaps better known for his turn as Peter McCallister, Kevin McCallister's (Macaulay Culkin) father in the Home Alone (1990) movies.
John was born in Washington, D.C.,...
28. Max Casella
Actor | Jackie
Max Casella was born on June 6, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Max Deitch. He is an actor, known for Jackie (2016), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Blue Jasmine (2013). He has been married to Leona Casella since February 7, 2002. They have two children.
29. Dave Chappelle
Writer | Chappelle's Show
Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...
30. Matt McCoy
Actor | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Matt McCoy was born on May 20, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018) and Silicon Valley (2014). He has been married to Mary McCoy since 1985. They have three children.
31. Robert Wisdom
Actor | The Dark Knight Rises
Robert Wisdom graces each of his diverse screen roles with a powerful, profound and cool presence-- from his commercial hits to his bold and proactive performances in a variety of new features. He starred on HBO's The Wire, generating wide critical praise. Wisdom appeared in The Hawk is Dying at ...
33. Chris Carmack
Chris Carmack was born on December 22, 1980 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as James Christopher Carmack. He is an actor, known for The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009), Lovewrecked (2005) and The O.C. (2003). He has been married to Erin Carmack since October 19, 2018. They have one ...
34. Regina Hall
Actress | Girls Trip
Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University in 1992, and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career. In 1997 at age 26, she began ...
35. Bridgit Mendler
Actress | Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in ...
36. Sean Whalen
Actor | The People Under the Stairs
Sean was born in Washington D.C. The youngest of four, he was raised in Silver Spring/Olney Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School. He moved west and graduated from UCLA four years later. Like most actors, he worked as a waiter while studying and performing at the famed Groundling Theater...
37. Brian Hallisay
Actor | American Sniper
Born on October 31, 1978 in Washington, D.C.
Brian graduated, at the age of 18, from Gonzaga College High School in 1996 and went on to pursue a degree in Economics and History from Cornell, graduating in 2000.
Brian Hallisay began his career in show business by appearing in The Inside (2005) episode,...
38. Jane Adams
Actress | Happiness
Jane Adams has performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The plays include "Love Diatribe", "The Nice and the Nasty", and "Greetings From Elsewhere Cabaret". She also performed in "Careless Love" at the Empty Space Theatre, "Candide/Len Jenkin" at the Pioneer Square Theatre", "Talking ...
40. Charles Baker
Actor | El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Born February 27, 1971 in Washington, DC and raised in Hawaii, Charles has lived a life most people write books about. The son of an army colonel, whose father was written up in the Los Angeles Times in 1994 by Robin Wright, Charles traveled the world by the time he was 17. He's lived in England, ...
41. Michael Learned
Actress | The Waltons
Four-time Best Actress Emmy Award winner Michael Learned was born on April 9, 1939 in Washington, D.C. The oldest of six daughters of a U.S. State Department employee, she was raised on her family's farm in Connecticut. The family moved to Austria when she was age 11, and it was while attending ...
42. Georgia Engel
Actress | Mary Tyler Moore
Georgia Engel was born on July 28, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Georgia Bright Engel. She was an actress, known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) and Open Season (2006). She died on April 12, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
43. Brooke Lyons
Brooke Lyons was born on November 8, 1980 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is an actress, known for Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020), The Affair (2014) and Magnum P.I. (2018). She has been married to Max Osswald since April 26, 2014. They have one child.
Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Charles Fleischer was born on August 27, 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor, known for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Zodiac (2007). He has been married to Sheryl Stressman since 1977. They have two children.
47. Lauren Bowles
Actress | Ghost World
Lauren Bowles was born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Lauren Elizabeth Bowles. She is an actress and writer, known for Ghost World (2001), George of the Jungle (1997) and The Heartbreak Kid (2007). She has been married to Patrick Fischler since May 27, 2005. They have one child.
48. Tim Russ
Actor | Spaceballs
Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During ...
Actress | Soylent Green
Entrancing Leigh Taylor-Young was born on January 25, 1945, in Washington, D,C,. to a diplomat father and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the older sister of future actress Dey Young and writer/director Lance Young. She studied classical ballet and, following high school, attended ...