Birth Place Matching "Detroit, Michigan, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Judy Greer

Actress | 13 Going on 30

Judy Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Mollie Ann (née Greer), a hospital administrator and former nun, and Richard Evans, a mechanical engineer. She has German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. After training for ...

2. Lin Shaye

Actress | Insidious

Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in ...

3. Crystal Reed

Actress | Teen Wolf

Crystal Reed was born in Detroit, Michigan and began to study dance at an early age. She attended Dort Elementary School in Roseville, Michigan, Roseville Junior High and Roseville High School, where she was president of the school's drama club was the dance captain. She also took part in a local ...

4. Tom Selleck

Actor | Blue Bloods

Thomas William Selleck is an American actor and film producer, known for his starring role as Hawaii-based private investigator "Thomas Magnum" on the 1980s television series, Magnum, P.I. (1980).

Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Martha S. (Jagger), a homemaker, and Robert Dean Selleck, a ...

5. Sherilyn Fenn

Actress | Wild at Heart

The sultry, versatile, petite (5' 4") beauty Sherilyn Fenn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn into a family of musicians of Italian and Hungarian descent on her mother's side and of Irish and French descent on her father's. The youngest of three children, her mother, Arlene Quatro, played keyboard in rock ...

6. David Alan Grier

Actor | In Living Color

David Alan Grier was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Aretas Ruth (Dudley), a schoolteacher, and William Henry Grier, a psychiatrist and writer. He trained in Shakespeare at Yale University, where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Grier began his professional career on Broadway as ...

7. Piper Laurie

Actress | Carrie

Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan to parents of Russian and Polish ancestry. Piper had been studying acting with Benno and Betomi Schnider for three years when she auditioned for Universal Studios, who signed her to a long term contract. They made more than twenty films ...

8. Gail O'Grady

Actress | NYPD Blue

Gail O'Grady was born on January 23, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Gail Ann O'Grady. She is an actress, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and She's Having a Baby (1988). She was previously married to John Stamatakis, Anthony J Pellegrino, Steve Fenton, Severin ...

9. Ken Jeong

Actor | The Hangover

Ken Jeong is an American actor, comedian, and physician. He is known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009) and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover (2009) Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain (2013), as Johnny Wu, a motivational ...

10. Mary Lynn Rajskub

Actress | 24

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress, comedienne and singer who is best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24 (2001).

She was born on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton, ...

11. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

12. Lily Tomlin

Actress | Nashville

Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and ...

13. Tom Sizemore

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business.

Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore, ...

14. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from ...

15. Robert Wagner

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when ...

16. Tom Skerritt

Actor | Alien

Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA, and was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in War Hunt (1962). However, he spent most of the...

17. Jana Kramer

Actress | One Tree Hill

Jana Kramer was born on December 2, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Jana Rae Kramer. She is an actress, known for One Tree Hill (2003), Friday Night Lights (2006) and Entourage (2004). She has been married to Mike Caussin since May 22, 2015. They have one child. She was previously married to ...

18. David Patrick Kelly

Actor | Twin Peaks

Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's ...

19. Richard Kiel

Actor | Moonraker

Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the ...

20. Geoff Stults

Actor | Wedding Crashers

Geoff Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. Attended Whittier College from 1994-1998, where he performed in some theatrical productions and played division III football. Played professional Football in Europe as a wide receiver. He acted in the long running show, 7th Heaven (1996), in ...

21. Diana Ross

Actress | Lady Sings the Blues

Best known as the the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, the second of six children of African-American parents Ernestine Lillian (Moten), a schoolteacher, and Fred Earl Ross, who served in the ...

22. Elisabeth Harnois

Actress | Keith

Elisabeth was born in Detroit in 1979 and grew up in Los Angeles. An actress since the age of 3, she co-starred at the age of 5 in two movies (One Magic Christmas (1985) and Where Are the Children? (1986)). She did numerous TV commercials until being chosen by Disney Productions to star as Alice in...

23. Chris Webber

Producer | Unexpected

Chris Webber was born on March 1, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III. He is a producer and actor, known for Unexpected (2015), Uncle Drew (2018) and Somewhere in the Middle (2015). He has been married to Erika Dates since September 6, 2009. They have two children.

24. George Peppard

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One (1957). He started getting noticed when he played ...

25. Courtney B. Vance

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two ...

26. Marlo Thomas

Actress | That Girl

Many well-known and highly identifiable actresses have tried and failed to make the arduous crossover from fizzy TV sitcom star to mature, dramatic artist. Usually, it was their hardcore fans who refused to accept them in any other light. Sally Field and Elizabeth Montgomery come to mind first as ...

27. Pam Dawber

Actress | Mork & Mindy

Actress, Pam Dawber grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Her career began to take off when a friend who was going to New York suggested that Pam accompany her and bring along her modeling portfolio to show various New York modeling agents. A pretty girl, Pam had done some modeling in Detroit, where she ...

28. Curtis Armstrong

Actor | Better Off Dead...

Curtis Armstrong was born on November 27, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Better Off Dead... (1985), Risky Business (1983) and Revenge of the Nerds (1984). He has been married to Elaine Aronson since January 2, 1994. They have one child.

29. Gilda Radner

Actress | Saturday Night Live

Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked up with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a ...

30. Christie Brinkley

Actress | National Lampoon's Vacation

Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Christie Lee Hudson. She is an actress, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Jack and Jill (2011) and Vegas Vacation (1997). She was previously married to Peter Cook, Richard Taubman, Billy Joel and Jean-François ...

31. James Duval

Actor | Donnie Darko

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974 where his sister Terry Duval (his only sibling) was born. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. ...

32. Grant Show

Actor | The Possession

Only son of Ed and Kathleen Show. Raised in San Jose, California with older sister, Kelly Show. He studied acting at Samuel Ayer High School, and then majored in theater arts at UCLA. His first professional role was "Rick Hyde" in Ryan's Hope (1975) from 1984 to 1987. He then took a year sabbatical...

33. David Ramsey

Actor | Pay It Forward

David Ramsey stars as former United States Army Special Forces soldier, John Diggle, on the CW's People's Choice Award winning show "Arrow," based on the DC Comics superhero.

Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, "Arrow" follows presumed-dead billionaire playboy Oliver ...

34. Kim Hunter

Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire

Her father, Donald Cole, was a consulting engineer, and died in 1926 when Kim was only 3 years old. Her mother, Grace Lind, once performed as a concert pianist. She had one brother who was eight years older than she, and she was educated at Miami Beach High.

According to an in-depth article on Kim ...

35. Billy West

Actor | Futurama

Billy West was born on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William Richard West. He is an actor, known for Futurama (1999), Space Jam (1996) and The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991). He is married to Violet West.

36. Max Gail

Actor | Barney Miller

Max Gail was born on April 5, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Maxwell Trowbridge Gail. He is an actor and director, known for Barney Miller (1975), 42 (2013) and Quantum Leap (1989). He has been married to Nan Harris since 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Willie Beir.

37. Kevin Nash

Actor | Magic Mike

Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well.

Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for...

38. Roger Corman

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

39. Harry Morgan

Actor | M*A*S*H

Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H (1972). Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no ...

40. Jake Kasdan

Producer | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Jake Kasdan was born on October 28, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Jacob Kasdan. He is a producer and director, known for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Zero Effect (1998) and The TV Set (2006).

41. Rob Paulsen

Actor | Animaniacs

Rob Paulsen was born on March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Fredrick Paulsen III. He is an actor, known for Animaniacs (1993), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012). He has been married to Parrish Todd since 1983. They have one child. He was previously ...

42. Ted Raimi

Actor | Ash vs Evil Dead

Ted Raimi was born on December 14, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Theodore R. Raimi. He is an actor and writer, known for Ash vs Evil Dead (2015), Spider-Man 3 (2007) and The Midnight Meat Train (2008).

43. Rick Worthy

Actor | Duplicity

A native Detroiter, Rick graduated from Southfield Senior High in 1985, and then from the University of Michigan in 1990. He then moved to Chicago where he performed at several prestigious theaters including Chicago Dramatists Workshop, The Goodman Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theater. Rick's ...

44. Jessica Cauffiel

Actress | Legally Blonde

Jessica Cauffiel is best known for her memorable roles in several successful studio feature films, such as Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, White Chicks, Hoot, Stuck On You, The World's Fastest Indian, Road Trip and Valentine; as well as popular network television series like ...

45. Michael Moriarty

Actor | Courage Under Fire

As one of Hollywood's tallest actors standing at 6' 4", he will always be noticed. Michael Moriarty is one of the great character T.V. actors of all time. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1941. Moriarty was to move to London, England, where he built up a name as a great stage actor. It was also...

46. Vondie Curtis-Hall

Actor | Romeo + Juliet

Vondie Curtis-Hall was born on September 30, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), Chicago Hope (1994) and Broken Arrow (1996). He has been married to Kasi Lemmons since 1995. They have two children.

47. Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer | Armageddon

Jerry Bruckheimer was born on September 21, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Jerome Leon Bruckheimer. He is a producer, known for Armageddon (1998), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006). He is married to Linda Bruckheimer. He was ...

48. Mary Scheer

Actress | The Penguins of Madagascar

Actor, Writer, and Violinist, Mary Scheer is a character actor who started at the Groundlings Theater where she performed for 5 years with Will Ferrell, Wendy MCclendon-Covey, Michael Hitchcock, Tim Bagley, Lisa Kudrow and many others. Many Guest Star roles, most recently Life in Pieces and 2 Broke...

49. Alice Cooper

Soundtrack | Wayne's World

Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today. At age 17, he formed a rock band called the Earwigs, who changed their name to The Spiders and then The Nazz, before finally ...

50. Brandon T. Jackson

Actor | Tropic Thunder

Brandon Timothy Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Beverly Yvonne (Bozeman) and Wayne Timothy Jackson. His parents are both pastors, and his maternal grandfather was a Pentecostal child preacher. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the ...


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