Birth Place Matching "Meridian, Mississippi, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Sela Ward
Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence
Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (...
2. Diane Ladd
Actress | Wild at Heart
Southern belle Diane Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi. Her mother, Mary Bernadette (Anderson), was a former actress, from a Norwegian and German immigrant family, and her father, Preston Paul Ladner, was a veterinarian, from a family with deep roots in the American South. ...
Soundtrack | Twilight
Hayley Williams was born on December 27, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Hayley Nichole Williams. She later moved to Franklin, Tennessee, USA. At the age of 15, she joined / created the band Paramore, and has toured with them ever since. As of February 2016, her other band mates are Taylor ...
Actor | Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Alvin Childress was born on September 10, 1907 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Emory Alvin Childress. He was an actor, known for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Anna Lucasta (1958) and The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951). He was married to Sophronia Elizabeth Graham and Alice Childress. He died on ...
Actor | Garrison's Gorillas
Brendon Boone was born in Meridian, MS, to the Reverend Dr. Norman Boone Sr. and Leola (Speed) Boone. Brendon spent his early years moving from town to town every time his father was transferred by the Methodist Church to a new congregation, which included several years in San Diego while Rev. ...
Actor | THX 1138
The eldest son of the Reverend James D. Wheaton, a Methodist minister and Jessie O. Holmes, the daughter of a Methodist minister, James Lorenzo Wheaton was born on 11 January 1924 in Meridian, Mississippi. As an infant the family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
He attended public schools in ...
9. Fred Phelps
Writer | Fred: The Movie
Fred Phelps was born on November 13, 1929 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Frederick Waldron Phelps. He is known for his work on Fred: The Movie (2000), The Most Hated Family in America (2007) and Judgment Day. He was married to Margie Phelps. He died on March 19, 2014 in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
11. Tom Moore
Director | 'night, Mother
In the theater, Tom Moore is best known as the director of "'night mother" (with Kathy Bates and Anne Pitoniak) which won the Pulitzer prize, and for which he received his second Tony nomination, and for the original "Grease", which ran for eight years and is one of the longest running shows in the...
15. James Chaney
James Chaney was born on May 30, 1943 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as James Earl Chaney. He died on June 21, 1964 in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
16. Marie Bryant
Actress | They Live by Night
Marie Bryant was one of the most popular Black exotic dancer of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Her sexy dancing had lots of culture and class with wowing costumes to top it. Films such as "The Duke Is Tops" and "Gang War" are the films that featured her dancing a sexy African dance. When her ...
21. Dupree Lewis Jr.
Actor | Solace
Dupree Lewis Jr. was born to Dupree and Shirley Lewis Sr. as the oldest of 3 children. He was raised in the small town of Livingston, Alabama where he had big dreams of someday becoming a great actor of film and television. Early on, Dupree showed great aptitude for the Arts. Not only did he enjoy ...
23. Redd Evans
Soundtrack | Rosie the Riveter
Songwriter ("Rosie the Riveter", "There, I've Said It Again", "Let Me Off Uptown", "No Moon at All"), composer, author, publisher, musician and record executive, educated at the University of Arizona and Kent College. He was a singer and ocarina soloist, and then a saxophonist and clarinetist in ...
24. Wes Mosby
26. Wilbur Higby
Actor | Hoodoo Ann
Prior to acting on stage, Higby played professional baseball in Grand Rapids. Higby played stock with Otis Skinner, Wilton Lackaye and Marguerite Clark before entering films with Universal in 1914. Higby played on screen with Douglas Fairbanks and worked with Elmer Clifton and W. Christy Cabanne. ...
28. Lara Hammond
Originally from Meridian, Mississippi, Lara began her career in advertising in San Francisco in 1988, which led to her working at the SF Weekly in 1990. Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1994 for several years she co-published a successful monthly newspaper, Edge City/Anthem Monthly in Humboldt ...
30. Bhob Stewart
Bhob Stewart was born on November 12, 1937 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Year the Universe Lost the Pennant (1961), Pounds O' Love (1980) and Venus in Furs (1967). He died on February 24, 2014 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
38. Kenna J. Moore
Director | Church in Black
Founder/Director of Ghost of Elysian Films and New Orleans resident, Kenna J. Moore is a Louisiana filmmaker that strives daily to enhance the world of film in newly coined "Hollywood South." Two-time consecutive NOFF award winner, Kenna founded Ghost of Elysian Films LLC in the summer of 2012 ...
39. Edwin Granberry
Writer | Actor's Studio
American novelist Edwin Granberry was born in Meridian, MS, in 1897. In 1907 the family moved to Florida, and he later went to college there. His college education was interrupted by a stint in the US Marine Corps as a private in France during World War I. After his discharge he went back to ...