Birth Place Matching "Berkeley, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Andy Samberg
Actor | Saturday Night Live
Andy Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. With Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed The Lonely Island, whose short ...
2. Ben Affleck
Producer | Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...
Actress | X-Men
Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "...
4. Jane Sibbett
Actress | Herman's Head
The youngest of five happy children, Jane Sibbett was born in Berkeley, California to William Ryan Sibbett IV and social butterfly "Sis" Gaines Sibbett. After a few years in Orinda, California, the Sibbett family moved to the idyllic island of Alameda where destiny bellowed at her daily in the form...
Writer | Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Jorma Taccone's theatrical debut took place at Saint Mary's College-High School in Berkeley, California in 1993. He played one of the townspeople in The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. His father, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone, attended his son's performance in spite of a...
Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Rockmond Dunbar was born on January 11, 1973 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and The Family That Preys (2008). He has been married to Maya Dunbar since June 8, 2013. They have two children. He was previously ...
Actress | Little House on the Prairie
Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She ...
8. Daniel Wu
Actor | Warcraft
Daniel Wu was born on September 30, 1974 in Berkeley, California, USA as Daniel N. Wu. He is an actor and producer, known for Warcraft (2016), Europa Report (2013) and The Man with the Iron Fists (2012). He has been married to Lisa S. since April 6, 2010. They have one child.
9. Ed Quinn
Actor | 2 Broke Girls
Ed Quinn originally pursued a path in music before considering a career in acting. He was born in Berkeley, California and attended the St. Mary's College High School. After high school, Ed attended the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in ...
10. Ryan Fleck
Director | Half Nelson
Ryan K. Fleck is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. He is known for his collaborations with fellow filmmaker Anna Boden. Ryan was born in Berkeley, California and raised in ...
11. Nicole Richie
Actress | Kids in America
The outspoken, wise-cracking comedic socialite and star of The Simple Life (2003), Nicole Camille Escovedo was born in Berkeley, California on September 21, 1981. She is the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie and his then-wife, Brenda Harvey, and socialite Paris Hilton's former best friend. ...
13. Kathleen Kennedy
Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kathleen Kennedy worked in San Diego local television before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired by Steven Spielberg as a secretary on the production of 1941 (1979). Both later reported that she was lacking as a typist but had good production ideas. She was an associate to Mr. Spielberg on ...
14. Akiva Schaffer
Writer | Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Akiva Schaffer was born on December 1, 1977 in Berkeley, California, USA as Akiva Daniel Schaffer. He is a writer and director, known for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Saturday Night Live (1975) and The Lego Movie (2014). He has been married to Liz Cackowski since 2010. They have two ...
15. James Ivory
Writer | Call Me by Your Name
The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean ...
16. D.C. Douglas
Actor | Z Nation
D.C. Douglas was born in Berkeley, California, but lived and performed theatre throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 70's and early 80's. His family history of the circus, vaudeville and burlesque led him to pursue a film and television career in Los Angeles.
He produced several plays in...
18. Kent Shocknek
Kent Shocknek typically portrays authority figures in film and on TV. His recognizability as a high-profile news anchor at CBS-TV in Los Angeles first led productions to cast him for authentic representations of newscasters. Since stepping away from TV news, Shocknek also has been sought to play ...
19. Mike Mills
Director | Beginners
Mike Mills was born in 1966, Berkeley, California. He graduated from Cooper Union, 1989.
He works as a filmmaker, graphic designer and artist. As a filmmaker, Mike has completed a number of music videos, commercials, short films, documentaries, and the feature film Thumbsucker (2005). Architecture ...
Actor | Dope
Roger Guenveur Smith is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen.
He adapted his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague Spike ...
21. Rose Rollins
Actress | The L Word
Rose Rollins was raised in Yonkers, New York, growing up with five brothers. She is an accomplished actress who has garnered attention on both the big and small screens.
Rollins now stars in ABC's The Catch opposite Mireille Enos. The series centers on a gutsy female forensic accountant who exposes ...
22. Lisa Pelikan
Actress | Lionheart
Lisa made her feature film debut as the young 'Julia' in Fred Zinnemann's JULIA sharing the title role with Vanessa Redgrave, her television debut as the ingénue in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of THE COUNTRY GIRL with Jason Robards and Shirley Knight, and her theatrical debut starring as '...
25. Jeanne Bates
Actress | Mulholland Dr.
Jeanne Bates began her acting career while a student at San Mateo Junior College, appearing on radio soap operas in San Francisco. She played the lead in an airwave mystery series, Lew X. Lansworth's "Whodunit" (Bates' scream was the show's "signature"), which became so successful that it (and ...
26. Eisa Davis
Actress | House of Cards
Eisa Davis is an award-winning actor, writer, and singer-songwriter working on stage and screen. She is known for her roles as Cynthia Driscoll on House of Cards (2015-16), and as Rae, Bubbles' sister on The Wire (2003, 2008). She also played Irma in the acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange (2009...
27. Helen Colliander
Actress | Mr. Viral
Helen began acting professionally at the age of 10 when she lived in Toronto, Ontario. Helen enjoyed acting in a range of roles before she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and chose to focus on school and social activism. She is currently attending college in the U.S. In addition to acting, ...
28. Russell Arms
Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner
Russell Arms was born on February 3, 1920 in Berkeley, California, USA as Russell L. Arms. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Your Hit Parade (1950) and Daredevils of the Clouds (1948). He was married to Mary Lynne, Barbara .J. McGinnis and Liza Palmer. He died on ...
29. Marcia Clark
Actress | Pretty Little Liars
Marcia Clark was born on August 31, 1953 in Berkeley, California, USA as Marcia Rachel Kleks. She is an actress and producer, known for Pretty Little Liars (2010), The Fix (2019) and O.J.: Made in America (2016). She was previously married to Gordon Tolls Clark and Gabriel Horowitz.
30. Mike Mignola
Writer | Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Mike Mignola was born on September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California, USA as Michael Joseph Mignola. He is known for his work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Hellboy (2004) and Blade II (2002). He has been married to Christine Beatty Mignola since April 20, 1991. They have one child.
31. Andrew Polk
Actor | House of Cards
Andrew Polk was born and raised in Berkeley, California. He attended Tufts University after which he received a Fulbright Scholarship to train as an actor at London's Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He began his career by playing Epstein in the National Tour of "Biloxi Blues" by Neil Simon....
32. Terence McGovern
Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire
Terence McGovern was born on May 11, 1942 in Berkeley, California, USA as Terence Sean McGovern. He is an actor and producer, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), American Graffiti (1973) and THX 1138 (1971). He has been married to Molly Blaisdell since January 7, 2012.
33. Phil Tippett
Visual Effects | Starship Troopers
Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.
As a child...
39. Josh Mankiewicz
Self | Dateline NBC
Josh Mankiewicz was born on August 27, 1955 in Berkeley, California, USA as Joshua Paul Mankiewicz. He is an actor, known for Dateline NBC (1992), NBC News: Vegas and the Mob (2005) and Front Page (1993). He has been married to Ahn Tu Dang since April 16, 2016.
40. Margaret Nagle
Writer | Boardwalk Empire
Margaret Nagle first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike with her HBO film "Warm Springs," which won the Emmy for Outstanding TV Movie and received 16 additional Emmy nominations. For this film, which starred Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, ...
41. Ginny Tyler
Soundtrack | Doctor Dolittle
Ginny Tyler was born on August 8, 1925 in Berkeley, California, USA as Merrie Virginia Erlandson. She is known for her work on Doctor Dolittle (1967), The Sword in the Stone (1963) and The Adventures of Gulliver (1968). She was married to Albert Jacobson and Lowell Fenton. She died on July 13, 2012...
Writer | Gedo senki
Ursula K. Le Guin was born on October 21, 1929 in Berkeley, California, USA as Ursula Kroeber. She is known for her work on Tales from Earthsea (2006), The Lathe of Heaven (1980) and The Telling. She was married to Charles A. Le Guin. She died on January 22, 2018 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
47. Jane Connell
Actress | Mame
Jane Connell was born on October 27, 1925 in Berkeley, California, USA as Jane Sperry Bennett. She was an actress, known for Mame (1974), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) and Bewitched (1964). She was married to Gordon Connell. She died on September 22, 2013 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.