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


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1. Jodi Benson

Actress | The Little Mermaid

Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of Ariel in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid (1989), as well as the bubbly voice of Tour Guide Barbie in Disney's Toy Story 2 (1999), ...

2. Natasha Leggero

Actress | He's Just Not That Into You

Natasha Leggero was born on March 26, 1974 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Natasha Terese Leggero. She is an actress and writer, known for He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Another Period (2013) and Let's Be Cops (2014). She has been married to Moshe Kasher since October 11, 2015. They have one ...

3. Ginger Lynn

Actress | Torn

Born in Rockford, Illinois, on December 14, 1962, Ginger Lynn Allen went to California in 1982 to visit her ill grandfather. She decided to stay and found employment as a manager at a Musicland record store in Redlands. She had lived in a trailer in one of the worst parts of the city for almost a ...

4. Shawn Ryan

Producer | The Shield

Shawn Ryan was born on October 11, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Shield (2002), Timeless (2016) and S.W.A.T. (2017). He has been married to Cathy Cahlin Ryan since April 25, 1998. They have two children.

5. Marin Mazzie

Actress | Passion

Marin Mazzie was born on October 9, 1960 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Marin Joy Mazzie. She was an actress, known for Passion (1996), Live from Lincoln Center (1976) and Jake in Progress (2005). She was married to Jason Danieley. She died on September 13, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York...

6. Andre Rosey Brown

Actor | Throw Momma from the Train

Andre Rosey Brown was born on February 7, 1956 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Tango & Cash (1989) and Kingpin (1996). He was married to Debra Lynn Loomis. He died on July 18, 2006 in Northridge, California, USA.

7. Stephen Wallem

Actor | Nurse Jackie

Stephen Wallem is a SAG Award-nominated actor best known as Thor Lundgren for seven seasons on the Emmy-winning Showtime series "Nurse Jackie". He worked as a stage actor and After Dark Award-winning cabaret singer in Chicago before moving to New York to make his television debut on "Nurse Jackie."...

8. Andra Martin

Actress | A Fever in the Blood

Andra Martin was born on July 15, 1935 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Sandra Rehn. She is an actress, known for A Fever in the Blood (1961), Yellowstone Kelly (1959) and Up Periscope (1959). She has been married to Philip M. Stein since August 8, 1970. She was previously married to David May II and ...

9. Rus Blackwell

Actor | Banshee

Rus Blackwell started his acting career in New York, training at Circle in the Square Theatre School and working on stage. Blackwell has built a solid resume over the years and has had the good fortune to work with a number of the industry's top professionals. A tireless work ethic and endless ...

10. Jodi Russell

Actress | 3 of a Kind

Jodi Russell (born Jodi Varble) was born in the small Midwestern town of Rockford, Illinois. She was the youngest daughter born to parents Jerry, a truck driver and mechanic and Arlene Varble, who ran her own cake decorating business. Living in a small town, surrounded in farmland, meant Jodi's ...

11. Michelle Williams

Actress | Revival!

(Tenetria) Michelle Williams was born on July 24, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois. When she was a child, she never imagined being in one of the most successful female groups in the country. When she was seventeen, she had a friend who was playing the keyboard for famous R&B star Monica so, of course, ...

12. Aaron Farb

Actor | 42

Aaron Farb was born in Rockford, Il on March 12, 1981. After finishing school with a double major in Fine Art (intaglio printmaking) and business marketing, Aaron established a company with his father building custom log cabins. While the company was a success, the artist within eventually opened ...

13. Heather Nauert

Actress | Brother's Keeper

Heather Nauert was born on January 27, 1970 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Heather Ann Nauert. She is an actress, known for Brother's Keeper (1998), 24 (2001) and Good Morning America (1975). She has been married to Scott Norby since 2000. They have two children.

14. Silvia Mathis Manning

Actress | The Beautiful Ones Are All Mad

Silvia Mathis Manning (born Silvia Delores Mathis; November 17, 1965) is an American (Native American) actress, singer/dancer, songwriter, screenwriter, and producer. She was the only regional-Texas actress to have an episode of Walker Texas Ranger written specifically for her at the request of the...

15. Kathryn Layng

Actress | Doogie Howser, M.D.

Kathryn Layng was born on September 20, 1960 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989), White Frog (2012) and The Marrying Man (1991). She has been married to David Henry Hwang since December 17, 1993. They have one child.

16. Tim Maculan

Actor | Cybill

Tim Maculan has sustained a career in theatre, film, television, voice overs and commercials for over 20 years. He is best known professionally for his reoccurring role of the compassionate Father Jack in all five seasons of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning HBO series Six Feet Under (2001), ...

17. Aaron Milo

Actor | Eating Out: Drama Camp

Aaron Milo was born on September 28, 1984, just outside of Chicago in Rockford, IL. Milo caught the acting bug at the age of 8, when his mother was working in the costume shop of a local community theatre. He grew up doing regional theatre, and had his first New York City experience at the age of ...

18. Kelly Bensimon

Actress | Innocence

Kelly Bensimon was born on May 1, 1968 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Kelly Jean Killoren. She is an actress, known for Innocence (2013), Good Bones (2017) and Supermodel (2015). She was previously married to Gilles Bensimon.

19. Marcus Brown

Actor | Something New

With a athletic build and a baritone voice, Actor Marcus Brown commands your attention when he steps into any room. Born on the West End of Rockford IL. Brown moved to Los Angeles in 1987 without knowing he was going to pursue a career in acting. In 1990, Oct 12th, he started his career in ...

20. Joe Mantello

Actor | The Normal Heart

Joe Mantello was born on December 27, 1962 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Normal Heart (2014), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) and Cookie (1989).

21. Big Jim Wright

Soundtrack | The Fighting Temptations

Big Jim Wright was born on March 19, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as James Quentin Wright. He was married to Brigitte Latricia Hunt. He died on September 29, 2018.

22. Jeff Stenzel

Rampage

Jeff Stenzel is a producer, actor, and writer born in Rockford, Illinois. He has been a fixture in Hollywood for almost 20 years regularly attending the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes, and many other red carpet events. He has networked with virtually everyone in show business and even ...

23. Rick Nielsen

Soundtrack | Pixels

Rick Nielsen was born on December 22, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois, USA.

24. Ricky Busker

Actor | Big Shots

Ricky Busker was born in 1974 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Big Shots (1987).

25. Michael St. Angel

Actor | Bride by Mistake

Second lead and featured actor Michael St. Angel was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1916, the son of prominent business man Jasper St. Angel. Following high school the darkly handsome youth attended Wisconsin's Beloit College majoring in drama, then later transferred to Iowa's St. Ambrose College ...

26. Jack Shea

Actor | Zombies of the Stratosphere

Jack Shea was born on April 24, 1913 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), Million Dollar Pursuit (1951) and Highway Patrol (1955). He died on July 17, 1972 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

27. Ilah Davis

Actress | Hardcore

Ilah Davis was born in 1956 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Hardcore (1979). She died on September 22, 2007 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

28. Cory Crow

Actress | The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Cory Crow was born on July 29, 1977 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Cory Catherine Crow. She is an actress, known for The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988).

29. Travis Dahlhauser

Actor | The Rockford Blondes

Travis Dahlhauser is a native of Rockford, IL. Before moving to Los Angeles, he studied theatre where he attended college in Missouri and received multiple national acting award nominations. Travis is an experienced theatre, film, and television actor. He best known for the Midwest based TV series ...

30. Scott Styles

Actor | How to Be a Better Lover: Bedroom Basics

Scott Styles attended Texas A & M University where he received his masters degree in Advanced Molecular Sciences and Physics. Afterwards he went on to work at NASA as a shuttle engineer and also as a Mission Specialist. He then decided to take a leap and join the adult film industry.

31. Betty Jane Rhodes

Actress | You Can't Ration Love

This swinging singer from WWII was born on April 14, 1921 in Rockford, Illionois to non-professionals. A gorgeous, fresh-faced, blue-eyed blonde doll blessed with a natural vocal talent, Betty Jane Rhodes was initially discovered on radio and was recording by age 8. Her promising contralto helped ...

32. André D. Brown

Actor | The Last Dragon

André D. Brown was born on February 7, 1956 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Last Dragon (1985), The Uptown Comedy Club (1992) and The Bronx War (1991).

33. Paris Bennett

Actress | Mama I Want to Sing

Paris Bennett was born on August 21, 1988 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Paris Ana'is Bennett.

34. Kari Allen

Actress | Wild Man

Kari Allen was born on September 30, 1967 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She was an actress. She died on May 29, 2011 in Illinois.

35. Jack Sydow

Actor | What Planet Are You From?

Jack Sydow was born on October 7, 1921 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as John David Sydow Jr. He is known for his work on What Planet Are You From? (2000), Frasier (1993) and Annie Get Your Gun (1967). He died on May 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Stephanie Bellars

Actress | WCW Monday Nitro

Stephanie Bellars was born on January 25, 1976 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WSU: Push It to the Limit (2008) and PWS: Brawl for Paul (2009). She was previously married to Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein.

38. Ron Blecker

I, Robot

A decorated US Army Veteran, Ron Blecker is the owner and founder of Def Con 5 Inc. Ron joined the US army at 17, and retired in 1998 at rank of First Sergeant. In his 15 years in the military he served as a member of the 2/75th Airborne Ranger Battalion, 23rd Infantry (Demilitarized Zone) Korea, ...

39. George Nichols

Actor | The Midnight Express

George Nichols was born on October 28, 1864 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as George Nicholls. He was an actor and director, known for The Midnight Express (1924), Jess (1912) and The Queen of Sheba (1921). He was married to Viola Alberti. He died on September 20, 1927 in Hollywood, California, USA.

40. Sarah McDermott

Actress | Splatter: Love, Honor and Paintball

Sarah McDermott was born on July 13, 1987 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Splatter: Love, Honor and Paintball (2010) and Collapse (2011).

41. Christian J. Stewart

Actor | The Diary

Born February 28, 1961 in Rockford, Illinois, Christian lived near Chicago from birth until age 10 when he moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Like many actors, his first exposure to the craft was during a Grade 7 school talent show when he had a leading role in something called, "Mr. Rapsavage's ...

42. Kip Addotta

Actor | For da Love of Money

Kip Addotta was born on June 16, 1944 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for For da Love of Money (2002), The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and Bound for Glory (1976).

43. Loyal Underwood

Actor | Limelight

Loyal Underwood was born on August 6, 1893 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Limelight (1952), The Man Who Woke Up (1921) and The Pilgrim (1923). He died on September 30, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Keelie Oar

Self | Mountain Men

Keelie Oar was born on February 14, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She died on April 26, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

45. Ron Husmann

Actor | Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Ron Husmann was born on June 30, 1937 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963), Love Has Many Faces (1965) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

46. Marcia Hinds

Production Designer | I Spy

Marcia Hinds was born in Rockford, Illinois, USA. She is a production designer, known for I Spy (2002), Easy A (2010) and John Tucker Must Die (2006).

47. Shaun Smith

Make Up Department | 300

Shaun Smith was born in Rockford, Illinois, USA as Shaun Patrick Smith. He is known for his work on 300 (2006), Conan the Barbarian (2011) and Starship Troopers (1997).

48. Thadd Day

Sound Department | Planet Terror

Thadd Day was born on March 6, 1973 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Planet Terror (2007), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Grindhouse (2007).

49. Nikki Taylor Melton

Actress | Halloween

Nikki was born Sept 2nd, 1997 in Rochelle, Illinois, a town of what is now about 10,000. Rochelle and surrounding communities have also been home to some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities (Joan Allen and Cindy Crawford to name a couple) and several movies have been filmed on location there. Nikki ...


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