Birth Place Matching "Meridian, Mississippi, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


40 names.


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. ...

3. Hayley Williams

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 ...

4. Alvin Childress

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 ...

5. Elliott Street

Actor | Last Vegas

Elliott Street was born on December 30, 1943 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Wm. H. Elliott. He is an actor and writer, known for Last Vegas (2013), Runaway Jury (2003) and The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).

6. Brendon Boone

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. ...

7. James Wheaton

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 ...

8. Phil Gordon

Actor | The Jackie Gleason Show

Phil Gordon was born on May 5, 1916 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Phil Gulley. He is known for his work on The Jackie Gleason Show (1966), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and -30- (1959). He died on June 15, 2010 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

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.

10. Paul Davis

Soundtrack | About Last Night...

Paul Davis was born on April 21, 1948 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Paul Lavon Davis. He died on April 22, 2008 in Meridian.

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...

12. Steve Forbert

Soundtrack | Everybody Wants Some!!

Steve Forbert was born on December 13, 1954 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Samuel Stephen Forbert.

13. George Cummings

Self | Rock Concert

George Cummings was born on July 28, 1938 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor, known for Rock Concert (1973), The Midnight Special (1972) and Spotlight (1968).

14. Anna Lauren Long

Stunts | Mortal Kombat: Conquest

Anna Lauren Long was born on January 14, 1984 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. She is known for her work on Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998) and The Inside (2005).

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 ...

17. Jane Isbell

Actress | Betty Co-Ed

Jane Isbell was born on May 1, 1927 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for Betty Co-Ed (1946) and Mom and Dad (1945). She died on April 15, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Barry Hannah

Actor | The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

Barry Hannah was born on April 23, 1942 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992) and Overhearing Ron (2004). He was married to Susan. He died on March 1, 2010 in Oxford, Mississippi.

19. Al Wilson

Soundtrack | Blood Ties

Al Wilson was born on June 19, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Allen LaMar Wilson. He died on April 21, 2008 in Fontana, California, USA.

20. Wheaton James

Actor | Bones

Wheaton James was born in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. He is known for his work on Bones (1992), White Trash (1992) and Saint Martin de 4th Street (2004).

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 ...

22. Dexter McCleon

Self | The NFL on CBS

Dexter McCleon was born on October 9, 1973 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Dexter Keith McCleon.

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 ...

25. Chris Ethridge

Soundtrack | Jerry Maguire

Chris Ethridge was born on February 10, 1947 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as John Christopher Ethridge II. He was married to Karen Sue. He died on April 23, 2012 in Meridian.

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. ...

27. Jay Powell

Self | Sunday Night Baseball

Jay Powell was born on January 9, 1972 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as James Willard Powell.

28. Lara Hammond

Outbreak

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

Actor | The Year the Universe Lost the Pennant

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.

31. Tyler Russell

Self | ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime

Tyler Russell was born on December 6, 1990 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Tyler Ryan Russell.

32. Julian Patrick

Actor | Amahl and the Night Visitors

Julian Patrick was born in 1927 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Amahl and the Night Visitors (1963). He died on May 8, 2009 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

33. Kenyatta Walker

Self | NFL Monday Night Football

Kenyatta Walker was born on February 1, 1979 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Idrees Kenyatta Walker.

34. Jason Smith

Self | Rome Is Burning

Jason Smith was born on July 24, 1977 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Jason William Smith.

35. Francis Henderson

Actress | The Ten Thousand Dollar Trail

Francis Henderson was born on August 1, 1895 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Frances Henderson. She was an actress, known for The Ten Thousand Dollar Trail (1921). She died on April 6, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Chris Smith

Self | 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

Chris Smith was born on January 21, 1990 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Christopher Ben Smith. He died on July 15, 2016 in Meridian.

37. John Alexander

Soundtrack | Mascara

John Alexander was born on October 21, 1923 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Mascara (1987), NBC Television Opera Theatre (1950) and The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977). He died on December 8, 1990 in Meridian.

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 ...

40. Oil Can Boyd

Actor | Wicked Bites

Oil Can Boyd was born on October 6, 1959 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Dennis Ray Boyd. He is an actor, known for Wicked Bites (2013), Sunday Night Baseball (1990) and 1986 American League Championship Series (1986).


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