Birth Place Matching "Evanston, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

2. Elizabeth McGovern

Actress | Ordinary People

Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage ...

3. Jake Johnson

Actor | New Girl

Jake Johnson (born Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger; May 28, 1978) is an American actor, comedian and director, most commonly known for playing Nick Miller in the Fox comedy series New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, for which he has received a Teen Choice Award nomination among others. Johnson also ...

4. Daniel Sunjata

Actor | One for the Money

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as "Franco Rivera" in the FX television series, Rescue Me (2004). Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...

5. Alicia Goranson

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Alicia Goranson was born on June 22, 1974 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Alicia Linda Goranson. She is an actress, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Roseanne (1988) and Fringe (2008).

6. Zach Gilford

Actor | The Purge: Anarchy

Zach Gilford was born on January 14, 1982 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Last Winter (2006) and Dare (2009). He has been married to Kiele Sanchez since December 29, 2012.

7. William Petersen

Producer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

William Petersen was born on February 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Louis Petersen. He is a producer and actor, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) and Manhunter (1986). He has been married to Gina Cirone since June 14, 2003. They have ...

8. Josh Meyers

Actor | Date Movie

Josh Meyers is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at the famed "Boom Chicago Theater", which for twenty years has been a ...

9. Grant Shaud

Actor | Murphy Brown

Grant Shaud was born on February 27, 1961 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Edward Shaud III. He is an actor and director, known for Murphy Brown (1988), Antz (1998) and Wall Street (1987).

10. Barbara Harris

Actress | Freaky Friday

Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in ...

11. Debra Stipe

Actress | Father Figures

Debra Stipe was born on May 29, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Father Figures (2017), Queen Sugar (2016) and Full House (1987). She is married to Greg Stipe.

12. William Christopher

Actor | M*A*S*H

William Christopher was born on October 20, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Wallace Christopher. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). He was married to Barbara Christopher. He died on December 31, 2016 in Pasadena, ...

13. Ajay Naidu

Actor | Office Space

Naidu's first professional acting job was the film Touch and Go (released in 1986) which he won from an open call. He starred in the TV movie, Lady Blue (1985) as Paquito. This was followed by an ABC Afterschool Special episode, "No Greater Gift" (1985), where he played Nick Santana, a 12-year-old ...

14. Cathy Podewell

Actress | Dallas

Cathy Podewell was born on January 26, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Catherine Ann Podewell. She is an actress, known for Dallas (1978), Night of the Demons (1988) and Dallas (2012). She has been married to Steven Glueck since May 28, 1989. They have three children.

15. Jessie Mueller

Actress | The Post

Jessica Ruth "Jessie" Mueller, born in Evanston, Illinois, is a Tony Award-winning actress known for her work on Broadway portraying Carole King in Beautiful; the Carole King Musical and Jenna Hunterson in Waitress. She was born into a family of actors. Her parents, Jill (Shellabarger) and Roger ...

16. Carlos Bernard

Actor | 24

Carlos Bernard was born on October 12, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Carlos Bernard Papierski. He is an actor and director, known for 24 (2001), Scoundrels (2010) and Alien Raiders (2008). He has been married to Tessie Santiago since December 30, 2013. He was previously married to Sharisse ...

17. Frank Collison

Actor | Twin Peaks

Frank's first "role" was a six month old "theatre mascot" at a tent theatre in Granville, Ohio. His father, John, was an actor and playwright and his mother, Peg, directed him in a number of plays while he was growing up in Virginia and Ohio. As a young boy, Frank assisted his father when he toured...

18. Nancy Lee Grahn

Actress | General Hospital

Nancy Lee Grahn was born on April 28, 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for General Hospital (1963), Santa Barbara (1984) and Magnum, P.I. (1980).

19. Eddie Vedder

Soundtrack | Into the Wild

Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left, Bad Radio opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie jumped ...

20. Claudia Jennings

Actress | The Unholy Rollers

Born Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton (nicknamed Mimi by her friends and family) in St. Paul, Minnesota, titian beauty Claudia Jennings was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1966, she moved to Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago just south of the Wisconsin state line, where she ...

21. Tamara Braun

Actress | General Hospital

Tamara Braun was born on April 18, 1971 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Tamara Eve Braun. She is an actress, known for General Hospital (1963), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Little Chenier (2006).

22. James Olson

Actor | Commando

He was a Chicago-based stage actor by the time he began his film career in the forgettable action drama The Sharkfighters (1956). A reedy, sensitive-looking blond, James Olson showed an understated power in his performances that often received critical applause, but also a taciturn personality that...

23. Janet Julian

Actress | King of New York

Janet Louise Johnson grew up in North Hollywood, California. After attending UCLA for a year, she moved to New York to become a model. She appeared in television commercials and made a guest appearance on The Mike Douglas Show (1961) modeling clothes. She got her big acting break when she ...

24. Pat Finn

Actor | The Middle

Pat Finn was born on July 31, 1965 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Patrick Cassidy Finn. He is an actor and writer, known for The Middle (2009), It's Complicated (2009) and I Am Chris Farley (2015). He has been married to Donna Crowley since September 29, 1990. They have three children.

25. Bill Cusack

Actor | The Fugitive

Bill Cusack was born in 1964 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Cusack. He is an actor and producer, known for The Fugitive (1993), Ed Wood (1994) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). He has been married to LaFern Cusack since November 28, 2008.

26. Ronnie Burns

Actor | The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Ronnie Burns was born on July 9, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), Bernardine (1957) and The George Burns Show (1958). He was married to Janice Powell and Peggy Jo Lyon. He died on November 14, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, ...

27. Richard Fancy

Actor | The Girl Next Door

Richard Fancy was born on August 2, 1943 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Girl Next Door (2004), Tango & Cash (1989) and Hollywoodland (2006). He has been married to Joanna Fass since December 31, 1965. They have two children.

28. Brenda Denaut

Actress | Too Young, Too Immoral

Brenda Denaut was born on August 21, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Mardiningsih Olivia Nowak. She was an actress, known for Too Young, Too Immoral (1962), All of Me (1963) and Olga's House of Shame (1964). She was married to Lewis Arquette. She died on August 6, 1997 in Los Angeles, California...

29. Teddi Siddall

Actress | Forever Strong

Teddi Siddall was born on August 12, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Theodora P. Siddall. She was an actress and writer, known for Forever Strong (2008), Prizzi's Honor (1985) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). She was married to Gary Cole and Ronald Castro. She died on February 4, 2018...

30. Jon Wellner

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Jon Wellner was born on July 11, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Ocean's Thirteen (2007), CSI: Immortality (2015) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

31. Greg Chun

Actor | NieR: Automata

Greg is a Los Angeles-based voice actor best known for his video game work. As a music producer, he has created music for numerous national advertising campaigns, hundreds of mobile games, and his long-standing collaboration with The Lonely Island has allowed his music to be featured on Saturday ...

32. Anisha Nagarajan

Actress | Outsourced

Nagarajan's parents are immigrants from India. Her mother, Geetha Nagarajan, is a former developmental specialist at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic. Her father, Nandu Nagarajan, is a professor and academic at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. ...

33. Tom Neal

Actor | Detour

Tom Neal is best remembered for his off-screen exploits, which involved scandal, mayhem and a charge of murder. Before his 1938 screen debut in MGM's Out West with the Hardys (1938), Neal had been a member of the boxing team at Northwestern University, had debuted on the Broadway stage in 1935 and ...

34. William Bassett

Actor | The Karate Kid

William Bassett was born on December 28, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Henry Bassett. He is an actor, known for The Karate Kid (1984), Black Dynamite (2009) and House of 1000 Corpses (2003).

35. Richard B. Shull

Actor | Splash

Veteran character actor Richard B. Shull was born on February 24, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Midwest. He attended the University of Iowa, then served with the U.S. Army in 1953. Finding work as a stage manager following his release, he finally made his Broadway debut in the Marx ...

36. Ruby Wax

Actress | Shock Treatment

Ruby Wax was born on April 19, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Ruby Wachs. She is known for her work on Shock Treatment (1981), Girls on Top (1985) and Chariots of Fire (1981). She has been married to Ed Bye since May 16, 1988. They have three children. She was previously married to Trevor ...

37. Jeffrey Nicholas Brown

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Jeffrey Nicholas Brown is most known for his roles as "Jake Hart" on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger, "Corbett Stackhouse" on True Blood, and the voice of "Bronty" on Disney's Doc McStuffins. Jeffrey is also a Blue Man in the world famous Blue Man Group. He grew up in Evanston Il and started acting at a...

38. Blake Snyder

Writer | Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Named "Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriter", Blake Snyder began his Hollywood career early in life. His father, Kenneth C.T. Snyder, was an Emmy-winning TV producer of many children's shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Among them were The Funny Company, Hot Wheels, animated segments on Sesame ...

39. Jane Harker

Actress | The Unfaithful

Jane Harker was born on August 1, 1922 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Jane Ellen Harker. She was an actress, known for The Unfaithful (1947), That Way with Women (1947) and Love and Learn (1947). She died on July 21, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

40. Susie Cusack

Actress | Short Cuts

Susie Cusack was born in 1971 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Short Cuts (1993), High Fidelity (2000) and Not Again! (1996).

41. Jim Staahl

Actor | Spies Like Us

Jim Staahl began his professional career as a resident member of Chicago's Second City Theater and wrote for SCTV. Staahl performed and wrote for an array of Variety shows starring Steve Allen, Sid Caesar, Martin Mull, Steve Martin, and Marty Short. Jim was also a co-head writer for shows that ...

42. Kris Kamm

Actor | Wyatt Earp

Kris Kamm was born on November 29, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Wyatt Earp (1994), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and World on Fire (2005).

43. Jamie Martz

Actor | Major Crimes

This Ohio native recently graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television where he appeared in numerous stage productions including an adaptation of Anton Chekov's short story "A Poor, Defenseless Creature" and a main stage production of William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends ...

44. Frank Webb

Actor | Hawaii Five-O

Frank Taylor Webb was born in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago immediately north of Evanston. He attended high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, and following graduation moved to California where he attended Los Angeles City College. During this time Frank began to pursue acting roles ...

45. Lisa Datz

Actress | Elementary

Originally from Highland Park, IL, Lisa spent much of her childhood as a competitive figure skater, volleyball player, modern dancer and equestrian. She attended Highland Park High School where she was very involved in theater and dance productions and was the lead singer of a rock band called ...

46. Geeta Patel

Director | Meet the Patels

Sundance filmmaker Geeta V. Patel is known for her emotional, form-pushing, and nontraditional style in both comedy and drama.

Geeta is writer/director of the upcoming martial art/political thriller entitled Mouse, produced by Grant Hill (The Matrix, Tree of Life), choreography by Jeff Imada (Fight ...

47. Willie Geist

Actor | The Campaign

Willie Geist was born on May 3, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Russell Geist. He is an actor and producer, known for The Campaign (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Donny! (2015). He has been married to Christina Elena Sharkey since May 24, 2003. They have two children.

48. Skye Aubrey

Actress | Fantasy Island

Skye Aubrey was born on December 21, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Schuyler Aubrey. She is an actress and producer, known for Fantasy Island (1977), Toma (1973) and The Phantom of Hollywood (1974). She was previously married to Ilya Salkind.

49. Deborah Wittenberg

Actress | Rudy

Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her SAG card in the movie 'Rudy' portraying the role of 'Young Sherry', the older version played by 'Lili Taylor'. She performed in the Equity production of 'Annie Warbucks' at the Marriot, Lincolnshire and Drury Lane theaters, starring 'Harve ...

50. Bruce Jarchow

Actor | Ghost

Bruce Jarchow was born on May 19, 1948 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Ghost (1990), Scrooged (1988) and Big (1988).


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