Birth Place Matching "Kansas City, Missouri, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Missouri native Katherine McNamara is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, songwriter and student who can currently be seen starring as the lead 'Clary Fray' in the brand new Freeform series "Shadowhunters," (January 2016); a book-to-screen adaptation of the bestselling "The Mortal Instruments" ...
2. Ellie Kemper
Actress | Bridesmaids
Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2, 1980, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best-known for her role as "Erin Hannon" in the NBC series The Office (2005), as well as her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011) and 21 Jump Street (2012)). She plays the ...
Actress | Conan the Barbarian
Sandahl Bergman was born November 14, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. She later graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. She moved to New York City while she was in her 20's, and appeared in a number of Bob Fosse productions. Her film debut was in his film All That...
4. Edward Asner
Actor | Up
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a ...
6. Dianne Wiest
Actress | Hannah and Her Sisters
One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse from Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker who was born in Pennsylvania, of ...
7. Don Cheadle
Actor | Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...
8. Denis O'Hare
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. He is an actor, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Milk (2008) and Garden State (2004). He has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.
9. Jean Harlow
Actress | Libeled Lady
Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up ...
10. Misty Copeland
Writer | Life in Motion
Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Misty Danielle Copeland. She is an actress and producer, known for Life in Motion, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) and Drake: Nice for What (2018). She has been married to Olu Evans since July 31, 2016.
Actor | Role Models
Kicking off an impressive career in front of the camera at the tender age of five, Bobb'e J. Thompson rose to fame as a child actor well before his teens, initially with a small but colorful and energetic supporting role as the pint-sized Tupac in My Baby's Daddy (2003). He subsequently appeared in...
12. Chris Cooper
Actor | Adaptation.
Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised.
Educated at the University of Missouri school of ...
13. Nathan Darrow
Actor | House of Cards
Nathan Darrow's training and experience in the theater department at New York University has made him into a rapidly ascending star in the Kansas City theater circuit. In the past few years, he has built tremendous audience support and momentum as each of his stage performances have generated ...
14. Michael Massee
Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Michael Massee was born on September 1, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Michael Groo Massee. He was an actor, known for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), The Crow (1994) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He was married to Ellen Sussdorf. He died on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California,...
15. Robert Altman
Director | Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started...
16. Wendy Moniz
Actress | The Guardian
Wendy Moniz, of Portuguese and Irish descent, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. An American actress best known for her roles as Louisa Archer in The Guardian (2001-2004), Rachel McCabe in Nash Bridges (200-2001), and Dinah Marler in Guiding Light (1995-1999), she has been married to Frank ...
18. Edie McClurg
Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Born on July 23, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...
Actor | Bleach
Johnny Yong Bosch was born on January 6, 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Jay Bosch. He is known for his work on Bleach (2004), Akira (1988) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). He has been married to Amy Bosch since March 21, 2003. They have two children.
20. Jason Wiles
Actor | Kicking and Screaming
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Wiles grew up in Lenexa, Kansas. Undecided after high school and having passed up the opportunity to play college football, he began to work for the local Parks and Recreation Department. A year later the movie Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990) came to Kansas City. ...
21. Keili Lefkovitz
Actress | Pain & Gain
While known mostly for her film and TV work, Keili signed her first production deal in Summer '06 with SVP at Fremantle Media to develop a documentary sitcom she created with her two partners in Very Busy Productions. In Winter of '07, Very Busy partnered with Beacon Films on a scripted drama that ...
Actress | Bachelor Party
Beautiful, buxom and shapely knockout Monique Gabrielle added an ample, alluring and invigorating dose of smoldering sex appeal to a bunch of enjoyably down'n'dirty horror and exploitation pictures made throughout the 80s and 90s. The 5' 6" natural brunette was born as Katherine Gonzalez on July ...
23. Elaine Joyce
Actress | Motel Hell
Elaine Joyce was the lead in the Broadway musical "Sugar" from 1972 to closing with Tony Roberts and Robert Morse. A mainstay on TV game shows in the early 1970s, often appearing with her first husband, Bobby Van.
The marriage of Bobby and Elaine ran a difficult course - an announcement was made On ...
24. Columbus Short
Actor | Whiteout
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 19, 1982, Columbus Keith Short, Jr., started entertaining at the age of three, by putting on shows for his folks' enjoyment. Whether impersonating relatives, dancing or just making people laugh, everyone sensed something special about the boy. Fortunately,...
25. Rudy Reyes
Actor | Generation Kill
At the age of 17, Rudy Reyes emancipated himself, left an orphanage with his two brothers and raised them in Kansas City, MO. He excelled at Martial Arts and MMA, and as a champion he was able to provide for his family. At the age of 26, he was seeking a higher calling and joined the United States ...
26. Allan Melvin
Actor | Flash Gordon
Allan Melvin was born on February 18, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Allan John Melvin. He was an actor, known for Flash Gordon (1979), The Phil Silvers Show (1955) and The Adventures of Gulliver (1968). He was married to Amalia Faustina Sestero. He died on January 17, 2008 in Brentwood, Los...
28. Betty Lynn
Actress | The Andy Griffith Show
Missouri born-and-bred Betty Ann Lynn was born in Kansas City. Her name is as light, breezy and innocent as the characters she played on film and TV. She is pleasantly remembered for playing TV's sweet-as-apple-pie "Thelma Lou" who had the tough end of the bargain as the ever-patient girlfriend of ...
29. Kip Niven
Actor | Magnum Force
Kip Niven was raised in Prairie Village, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City in affluent Johnson County), and graduated in 1963 from Shawnee Mission East High School. After spending a year at Baylor University, he changed his mind and entered the theater program at The University of Kansas, where he ...
31. Julia Montgomery
Actress | Revenge of the Nerds
Julia Montgomery was born on July 2, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Julia Elizabeth Montgomery. She is an actress, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) and Stewardess School (1986). She has been married to Jon David Reede since March 17, 1996. They have ...
32. Lori Saunders
Actress | Petticoat Junction
Striking brunette Lori Saunders managed to capitalize on her sunny, daisy-fresh beauty during CBS-TV's famous 1960s "rural age", an era in which the network churned out a connected trio of bucolic hit shows -- The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Green Acres (1965) and Petticoat Junction (1963). As the ...
34. Wallace Beery
Actor | Dinner at Eight
In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on ...
36. Lynn Cohen
Actress | Munich
Lynn Cohen was born on August 10, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Lynn Harriette Kay. She is an actress, known for Munich (2005), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and The Cobbler (2014). She has been married to Ronald T. Cohen since June 3, 1964. She was previously married to Gilbert L....
37. Diane Brewster
Actress | Leave It to Beaver
Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne (1955) and Zane Grey Theater (1956). Her ...
39. Vanessa Merrell
Actress | Jane the Virgin
Vanessa Jo Merrell was born on August 6, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Los Angeles, California when she was 16 years old. She has an identical twin sister, Veronica Merrell, who is also an actress, musician, singer, and song writer. They are also known as the Merrell Twins and have ...
41. Noah Beery
Actor | Zorro Rides Again
Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career ...
42. Tommy Rall
Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Tommy Rall, dynamic actor/dancer of many 1950s musicals, was born in 1929 and began his dancing career at age 14 with American Ballet Theater. He appeared on Broadway in "Miss Liberty" (1949) and "Milk and Honey" (1960), as well as in several less successful shows. After a series of great dancing ...
43. Burt Bacharach
Music Department | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach is a well known and multi award winning singer and song writer. He has been married to Jane Hansen since 1993, and they have two children together. She is his fourth wife and he has four children. He has worked on many sound tracks including the smash hit, "Beware of the Blob" for ...
Actress | The Big Trail
Marguerite Churchill was born on December 26, 1910 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Trail (1930), Dracula's Daughter (1936) and The Walking Dead (1936). She was married to George O'Brien. She died on January 9, 2000 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA.
45. Dick Peabody
Actor | Combat!
He is best remembered for his role of 'Army Private Littlejohn' in the World War II television series, "Combat!" (1962 to 1967). Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1942, during World War II, he joined the United States Navy, and was discharged in 1945 as an Electronic Technician. Using his GI Bill, ...
47. X Brands
Actor | Yancy Derringer
X Brands was born on July 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Yancy Derringer (1958), The Monroes (1966) and The Virginian (1962). He was married to Pamela McInnes and Jean Dorothy Merriam. He died on May 8, 2000 in Northridge, California, USA.
48. Robert Lowery
Actor | Batman and Robin
Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record ...