Birth Place Matching "Portsmouth, Virginia, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Young Adult
Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...
2. Wanda Sykes
Actress | Monster-in-Law
Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.
She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...
3. William Russ
Actor | Boy Meets World
William Russ was born on October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as William Hardy Russ IV. He is known for his work on Boy Meets World (1993), American History X (1998) and Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987). He is married to Clare Wren. They have two children.
4. Bebe Buell
Bebe Buell is a former model and Playboy Playmate who dated several rock stars in the 1970s. She began modeling at the age of 17 and moved from her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, to New York City. Shortly after moving to New York, she met rock star Todd Rundgren. At the time she was living in a ...
5. Deedee Magno
Actress | Steven Universe
Deedee Magno was born on April 2, 1975 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Deedee Lynn Magno. She is an actress, known for Steven Universe (2013), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) and Steven Universe: Attack the Light! (2015). She has been married to Cliffton Hall since April 27, 2003. They have ...
Soundtrack | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer, talent ...
Actress | Mork & Mindy
Sunny, dynamic and beautiful slender blonde actress Jillian Kesner was born on August 9, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up primarily in Denver, Colorado. Her father was a Navy officer. Jillian received a B.A. in business from a Colorado university in 1967. In 1969 Kesner moved to Los Angeles...
9. Mark Kelly
Actor | The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Mark Kelly starred in the Duplass Brothers' film The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and will recur on the second season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead in the role of Connor. He will also be seen in five upcoming independent feature films: Buster's Mal Heart (directed by Sarah Adina Smith and starring Rami ...
10. Joshua Bryant
Actor | Night Gallery
Joe "Josh" Bryant graduated with me at Cradock High School Portsmouth, Va 1958. That year he was voted the "Best Teenage Actor in America" Judges were Donna Reed and George Nader and he received a 2 year scholarship to "The Pasadena Playhouse" in California. He is married to actress Melinda Mullins.
Actor | 9-1-1
24:Legacy, Logan, Roots, Nashville and Greenleaf are a few examples of actor James Moses Black work. James, who studied at Central State University in Ohio and American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, considers himself as an actor flying below the radar in the tv and film world. James says,"...
Writer | Flowers in the Attic
Virginia C. Andrews was born on June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Cleo Virginia Andrews. She was a writer and actress, known for Flowers in the Attic (1987), Rain (2006) and Flowers in the Attic (2014). She died on December 19, 1986 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
14. Mae Murray
Actress | Peacock Alley
Dubbed "The Girl with the Bee Stung Lips", silent-era screen star Mae Murray began her career on stage partnered with ballroom dancing extraordinaire Vernon Castle in the 1906 Broadway show "About Town." Born the daughter of émigrés, she began studying dance at a young age. Two years later she ...
16. Montré Burton
Producer | The Prancing Elites Project
Montré Burton, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, is of African-America and Cuban decent and was raised by his grandparents, mother and aunt along with his five brothers and two sisters. He was a member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, where he grew up performing in church every Sunday. At a ...
22. Lee Lively
Actor | The Prince of Tides
Lee Lively was born on September 20, 1927 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Alton Lee Lively. He was an actor, known for The Prince of Tides (1991), Blind Vision (1992) and Dream West (1986). He was married to Catherine Thomson and Sandra Nettles. He died on October 12, 2016 in Virginia Beach, ...
23. Tommy Newsom
Soundtrack | Bad Santa
Tommy Newsom was born on February 25, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Thomas Penn Newsom. He is known for his work on Bad Santa (2003), Ted (2012) and Night of 100 Stars (1982). He was married to Patricia Hernansky. He died on April 28, 2007 in Portsmouth.
26. Paul Cowsill
Art Department | Twilight
Paul Cowsill was born on November 11, 1951 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Paul Mitchell Cowsill. He is known for his work on Twilight (2008), Grimm (2011) and Leverage (2008). He has been married to LuAnn Andrews since October 13, 1984. He was previously married to Meredith Chapman Hull.
27. Terry Jernigan
Actor | Sherwood Horror
Terry Jernigan or TJ was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. During high school TJ enrolled in drama to get to know a beautiful redhead girl and quickly fell in love. He has been acting ever since. TJ studied theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory and Old Dominion University. TJ enjoys stage as much as film ...
28. Gemze De Lappe
Gemze De Lappe was born on February 28, 1922 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Gemze Mary de Lappe. She is known for her work on Variety (1936), Justine (1969) and The Seven Lively Arts (1957). She was married to John Carisi. She died on November 11, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
29. Allyson Floyd
Actress | Altered Spirits
Allyson is originally from Manassas, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. She was active in the drama department at Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia and continued to study acting and film at The College of William and Mary before transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. ...
30. Shay Brown
Actress | Bring It Arm!
Shay was born in Virgina, on April 8th 1973 to James Ronald Brown and Patricia Ann Belcher. She was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She studied theatre at Winthrop University and University of South Carolina. She was named "wittiest" and "most talented" in her High School Yearbook. Her first ...
31. Jim Duffy
Producer | Rugrats
Jim Duffy was born on July 2, 1937 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Edward James Duffy. He is known for his work on Rugrats (1990), Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) and Rocket Power (1999). He was married to Cella Nichols Duffy. He died on March 23, 2012 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
Actress | The Deadlines
Born and raised in Virginia, in small town Deep Creek. Realizing she had talent at a young age, Jenna starred in plays at church all through childhood, her first role being a little boy. Shortly after high school she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career further, she wanted to get off the stage...
36. Mike Watt
Soundtrack | Mirage
Mike Watt was raised in San Pedro, California, where he created the legendary punk rock band, Minutemen, with D. Boon and George Hurley in 1980. The trio went on to release 11 albums in less than six years and toured maniacally, but then the tragic death of Boon in late December of 1985 caused ...
37. John Facenda
Actor | The Burglar
John Facenda was born on August 8, 1913 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as John Thomas Ralph Augustine James Facenda. He was an actor, known for The Burglar (1957), Middle Age Crazy (1980) and The Son of the Football Follies (1976). He was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Hunger. He died on September 25, ...
39. Michele Seidman
Actress | Empire Records
Michele was born in Virginia, but moved to New York City after playing Jill Hanson on the soap opera Another Life. She relocated to North Carolina when her Mother was diagnosed with cancer so that she could be near her Mom at the end. After her Mother passed, she went back in to acting in feature ...
46. Danny Donovan
Writer | The Present
Self proclaimed "Writer At Large, and Shameless Self Promoter", Danny Donovan began his foolhardy pursuit of a freelance career at the age of 18. He began working on the super-hero/comedy web comic Hardcore with artist Daniel C. White, and learned the ropes of his chosen profession working in the ...
48. Perry Ellis
Costume Designer | Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz
Perry Edwin Ellis was born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia, an only child. Until the age of nine, he and his parents lived with his grandmother in a huge old house which was filled with vintage clothing that belonged to Perry's aunts, which he found fascinating just looking at them. After ...