San Francisco Bay Area

by myke-3 | created - 02 Aug 2011 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

i love my hometown i hope these people do too...

1. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

Tiburon, Larkspur, Woodacre, San Francisco

2. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

Concord, San Mateo, Oakland,

3. David Strathairn

Actor | Good Night, and Good Luck.

David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and ...

San Francisco, Larkspur

4. Sam Rockwell

Actor | Moon

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he ...

San Francisco, San Mateo, Daly City

5. Aaron Eckhart

Actor | The Dark Knight

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and In the Company of Men (1997).

Cupertino

6. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father is of ...

Palo Alto

7. Dave Franco

Actor | Neighbors

David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. His father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and his mother is Jewish. Dave made ...

Palo Alto

8. Dianna Agron

Actress | The Family

Dianna Elise Agron was born in Savannah, Georgia, to parents Ronald and Mary Agron. She grew up in a middle class family, in Savannah, before moving to Texas, and later, San Francisco, California, due to her father's career as a general manager for Hyatt. Dianna and her brother, Jason, were raised ...

San Francisco, Burlingame

9. Darren Criss

Actor | Glee

Darren Criss was born on February 5, 1987 in San Francisco, California, USA as Darren Everett Criss. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Little White Lie (2009) and Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014).

San Francisco

10. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Glee

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Step Up 3D (2010). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015.

San Francisco

11. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

San Francisco

12. Lyndsy Fonseca

Actress | Kick-Ass

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for...

Oakland, Alameda, Moraga

13. Brett Dalton

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Brett Patrick Dalton (born January 7, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dalton graduated in 2001 from Westmont High School in Campbell, California, where he became interested in acting after auditioning for a production of One...

San Jose, Campbell

14. Daniella Pineda

Actress | The Vampire Diaries

Daniella Pineda was born on February 20, 1987 in Oakland, California, USA as Daniella Nicole Pineda. She is an actress, known for The Vampire Diaries (2009), The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) and The Originals (2013).

Oakland

15. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

San Francisco

16. Adam Scott

Actor | Step Brothers

Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated ...

Santa Cruz

17. Erinn Hayes

Actress | Childrens Hospital

Erinn Hayes was born on May 25, 1976 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Erinn Carter. She is an actress and writer, known for Childrens Hospital (2008), The Watch (2012) and Rumor Has It... (2005). She has been married to Jack Hayes since July 24, 2004. They have two children.

Mill Valley, Larkspur, San Anselmo, San Francisco

18. Janet Varney

Actress | The Legend of Korra

Janet Varney is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the voice of "Korra" on Nickelodeon's hit series, The Legend of Korra (2012), and she can currently be seen as "Becca" on the live action FX series, You're the Worst (2014). She also spent ...

San Francisco

19. Beth Behrs

Actress | 2 Broke Girls

Beth Behrs was born on December 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Elizabeth Ann Behrs. Beth spent her early years on the East Coast, first in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then in Lynchburg, Virginia, before moving with her family at the age of 15 to Marin County, just outside San Francisco. ...

San Francisco, Mill Valley

20. Kat Foster

Actress | Accommodations

Kat Foster was born on May 17, 1978 in Alameda County, California, USA as Kathryn Davidametja Foster. She is an actress and producer, known for Accommodations (2017), The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015) and 'Til Death (2006).

Oakland

21. Claire Coffee

Actress | Grimm

Claire graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater. Her career began on stage at age 5 with The Mountain Play theater company in Marin County, California. She worked extensively with regional theaters in the Bay Area and Central Coast of...

San Francisco, Marin

22. Camille Guaty

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Camille Guaty, raised in Northern California and New Jersey, studied at Boston University and continued her education at R.A.D.A, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Here she learned the great works of the late William Shakespeare.

After a ten day trip to meet her new Los Angeles reps, ...

Cupertino

23. Ahna O'Reilly

Actress | The Help

Ahna O'Reilly was born on September 21, 1984 in Palo Alto, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The Help (2011), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Fruitvale Station (2013).

Atherton

24. Max Thieriot

Actor | The Pacifier

Max Thieriot was born in 1988 in Los Altos Hills, California, and has two siblings. He was raised in Occidental, CA, and graduated from Sonoma Country Day School in 2002 and El Molino High School in 2006. He started acting when he took an improvisation class and modeled for GAP. He was also in two ...

Forestville, Occidental, Santa Rosa, Lost Altos Hills

25. Jane Levy

Actress | Evil Dead

Jane Levy was born on December 29, 1989 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jane Colburn Levy. She is an actress, known for Evil Dead (2013), Suburgatory (2011) and Don't Breathe (2016). She was previously married to Jaime Freitas.

San Anselmo, Novato

26. Aya Cash

Actress | You're the Worst

Aya Cash was born on July 13, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Aya Rachel Cash. She is an actress and producer, known for You're the Worst (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Newsroom (2012). She has been married to Josh Alexander since 2012.

San Francisco

27. Max Carver

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Max Carver was born in San Francisco, CA to parents Robert Martensen, a doctor and writer, and Anne Carver, a philanthropist and community organizer. After graduating from St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in Concord, NH, Max moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern ...

San Francisco, Calistoga

28. Charlie Carver

Actor | The Leftovers

Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California.

At a young age, Charlie moved up to a small town in the Napa Valley. It was there in school that Charlie had his first exposure to acting. He went on to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, ACT San Francisco, and the University of Southern ...

San Francisco, Calistoga

29. Alessandra Torresani

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

Alessandra Torresani was born Alessandra Olivia Toreson in Palo Alto, California. Before becoming an actress, Alessandra studied dancing and singing from the age of two and achieved a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do by the age of nine. Torresani's television debut was at age nine when she hosted the WB ...

Palo Alto

30. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help ...

Oakland, Orinda, San Francisco

31. Bridgit Mendler

Actress | Kari-gurashi no Arietti

Bridgit Claire Mendler was born in Washington DC, and lived there until she was eight years old. Her family moved to the west coast, just outside of San Francisco, California. This is when she first expressed an interest in acting and began booking local jobs. In 2004, she landed her first role in ...

Mill Valley

32. Jasmine Villegas

Actress | Threat Matrix

Her youthful ambition and undeniable talent have taken Jasmine into other creative arenas. She has been featured in print advertisements for Target National, Mary Kate and Ashley, American Girl, Levi's, Hilary Duff, Robinsons May, Macys, Mervyns, Girl Scouts, Sparklets Drinking Water, Kohls as well...

San Jose

33. Zelda Williams

Actress | Were the World Mine

Zelda Williams was born on July 31, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA as Zelda Rae Williams. She is an actress and director, known for Were the World Mine (2008), The Legend of Korra (2012) and Never (2014).

San Francisco

34. Bree Turner

Actress | The Ugly Truth

As a child, Bree spent her time traveling the country with her family and her pro-football player father. During her teens, Turner's parents settled in Northern California where Bree first discovered a love for dance. In high school, she honed her talents in everything from ballet to jazz. When she...

Palo Alto, Danville

35. Genevieve Padalecki

Actress | Hated

Making her television debut as Kris Furillo, Genevieve is an experienced stage actress. She has performed in regional productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Genevieve holds a bachelor ...

San Francisco

36. Alicia Silverstone

Actress | Clueless

Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children. She is the daughter of Didi (Radford), a former flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, a real estate investor. Her English-born father is from a Jewish family, while her Scottish-born ...

San Francisco, San Mateo

37. Linda Cardellini

Actress | Brokeback Mountain

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the...

Redwood City, San Francisco, Mountain View

38. Linda Park

Actress | Jurassic Park III

Linda Park was born on July 9, 1978 in South Korea. She is an actress and producer, known for Jurassic Park III (2001), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Infestation (2009). She has been married to Daniel Bess since October 11, 2014.

San Jose

39. Daniel Wu

Actor | San ging chaat goo si

Daniel Wu was born on September 30, 1974 in Berkeley, California, USA as Daniel N. Wu. He is an actor and producer, known for San ging chaat goo si (2004), Wang jiao hei ye (2004) and Warcraft (2016). He has been married to Lisa S. since April 6, 2010. They have one child.

Berkeley, Orinda, Oakland

40. Gabrielle Union

Actress | Bring It On

Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. In high ...

Pleasanton

41. Alexandra Breckenridge

Actress | American Horror Story

Alex Breckenridge was born on May 15 1982 in Darien, Connecticut before moving to California when she was 12. Breckenridge first got an interest in acting at 13 when she performed in local theater productions and soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Her first film was the ...

Mill Valley

42. Marla Sokoloff

Actress | The Practice

Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the...

San Francisco

43. Larisa Oleynik

Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You

Larisa Oleynik was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Rusyn descent.

Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her...

Santa Clara, San Francisco, Los Altos

44. Teri Reeves

Actress | Once Upon a Time

Teri is a Northern California native, has lived in Houston, Texas, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and now resides in Los Angeles, California with her doggie Willow. She is a certified personal trainer, sucker for black coffee, yoga, and early morning weight lifting. Teri also ...

Castro Valley

45. Cheryl Burke

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Cheryl Burke was born on May 3, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA as Cheryl Stephanie Burke. She is known for her work on Dancing with the Stars (2005), Toy Story 3 (2010) and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005).

Atherton

46. Mekenna Melvin

Actress | Chuck

Born and raised in Saratoga, CA, Mekenna Melvin spent most of her childhood in her mother's drama classes and rehearsals. Thus, Mekenna gives her mom, a drama teacher and director, credit for igniting Mekenna's interest in acting. After high school, Mekenna moved to New York City and studied at the...

Saratoga, San Jose

47. Jacqueline Toboni

Actress | Grimm

Jacqueline Toboni was born the youngest of five children. She is a native San Franciscan. Before graduating from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, Jacqueline performed in the Young Conservatory at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.). Jacqueline graduated from the University of Michigan ...

San Francisco

48. Shoshana Bush

Actress | Fired Up!

Shoshana Bush was born on September 18, 1988 in Santa Clara, California, USA as Shoshana Gloriella Bush. She is an actress and director, known for Fired Up! (2009), Dance Flick (2009) and CSI: Miami (2002).

Tiburon, Larkspur

49. Devon Graye

Actor | American Horror Story

Devon Graye was born on March 8, 1987 in Mountain View, California, USA as Devon Graye Fleming. He is an actor and writer, known for American Horror Story (2011), Dexter (2006) and 13 Sins (2014).

Mountain View

50. Haley Pullos

Actress | General Hospital

Haley Pullos was born on July 10, 1998 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Haley Alexis Pullos. She is an actress, known for General Hospital (1963), Instant Mom (2013) and House M.D. (2004).

Palo Alto

51. Kandis Fay

The Road

Kandis Fay was born on February 16, 1985 in Redwood City, California, USA as Kandis Jewel Erickson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Road (2009), Two Lovers (2008) and Redemption Song (2007). She has been married to Cameron Fay since September 4, 2015. They have one child.

Redwood City

52. Nick Thurston

Actor | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Nick Thurston was born in Oakland, California. He has been acting since his childhood, and has trained at several schools. These include the American Conservatory Theater, and the British American Drama Academy in London. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors of ...

San Francisco

53. D'Arcy Carden

Actress | The Good Place

D'Arcy Carden was born on January 4, 1980 in Danville, California, USA as Darcy Beth Erokan. She is an actress and writer, known for The Good Place (2016), Broad City (2014) and Other People (2016).

Danville, San Ramon

54. Nichole Bloom

Actress | Superstore

Prior to booking her films "Model Minority" and "Project X," Nichole has done commercial work and modeled for American Apparel. Although she cannot pinpoint the exact moment she realized she wanted to start acting, Nichole recalls that she loved recreating characters and doing funny voices from a ...

Fremont, Livermore

55. Kelcie Stranahan

Actress | Runaways

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Kelcie Stranahan began acting and modeling at age 15. She has modeled for Pottery Barn, Macy's, Stunning Lure, LF Stores and a national campaign for Levi Strauss. Kelcie danced competitively for 10 years and continues to enjoy tap, jazz and ballet. Through her ...

Walnut Creek, Lafayette

56. Sarah Stouffer

Actress | Bloomington

Sarah Stouffer was born on July 26, 1986 in Contra Costa County, California, USA as Sarah Rebecca Stouffer. She is an actress, known for Bloomington (2010), Switched at Birth (2011) and A Cinderella Christmas (2016).

Oakland

57. Jesse Draper

Actress | It's a Disaster

Jesse Draper is a multimedia talent. She began her career as an actress on the hit Nickelodeon series "The Naked Brother's Band", a family show created by her aunt Polly Draper that she starred in with her cousins Nat and Alex Wolff. She quickly became known as Jesse, the hot nanny.

Draper's career ...

Atherton

58. Jeannie Mai

Actress | Ride'n

Jeannie Mai is an American makeup artist, fashion expert, actress, and TV personality. She is most known for her work as the host of How Do I Look? (2004) on the Style Network and Character Fantasy (2006) on the USA Network. As a fashion expert, she is frequently featured on numerous television ...

San Jose, Milpitas

59. Kari Byron

Self | MythBusters

Kari Byron was born on December 18, 1974 in Santa Clara County, California, USA as Kari Elizabeth Byron. She is an actress and producer, known for MythBusters (2003), White Rabbit Project (2016) and Punkin Chunkin (2003). She has been married to Paul Urich since March 2006. They have one child.

Los Gatos

60. April Bowlby

Actress | The Slammin' Salmon

April Michelle Bowlby was born on 30 July 1980 in Vallejo, California, USA. She and her family moved to Manteca, California, when she was a small child. April studied ballet, French and marine biology at Moorpark College, before deciding to pursue an acting career. She studied drama with Ivana ...

Vallejo

61. Sandra McCoy

Actress | Cry Wolf

Sandra McCoy was born and raised in San Jose, California. Her mother, Madeline McCoy, was a high school P.E. teacher, tennis coach, and aerobics instructor. Her father, Gary McCoy, was the director of database management at the county Sherrif's Department and a private pilot. Her brother, who was ...

San Jose

62. Elizabeth Chambers

Actress | The Game Plan

Elizabeth Chambers was born on August 18, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for The Game Plan (2007), Rolling Kansas (2003) and Shark (2006). She has been married to Armie Hammer since May 22, 2010. They have two children.

Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, Belmont

63. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

Actress | Our Family Wedding

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes was born as Anjelah Nicole Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for Our Family Wedding (2010), Enough Said (2013) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009). She has been married to Manwell Reyes since June 11, 2011.

San Jose

64. Blake Anderson

Actor | Workaholics

Blake Anderson is a comedian and one of the stars and creators of the Comedy Central show Workaholics. Originally from Concord, California, Anderson studied with The Groundlings and with Upright Citizens Brigade. He formed the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy along with Workaholics costars and...

Concord

65. Kyle Newacheck

Writer | Workaholics

Kyle Newacheck was born on January 23, 1984 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Kyle Richard Newacheck. He is a writer and producer, known for Workaholics (2011), Community (2009) and The Dude's House (2008).

Walnut Creek, Concord

66. Chelsea Peretti

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Chelsea Peretti is a stand-up comedian, actress and writer who currently appears in FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). The show won two Golden Globe Awards in 2014 including one for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

Peretti stars alongside Andy Samberg, Terry Crews and Joe Lo Truglio as '...

Oakland

67. Andy Samberg

Actor | Saturday Night Live

Andy Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. With Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed the Lonely Island, whose short ...

Mill Valley, Berkeley

68. Akiva Schaffer

Writer | Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Akiva Schaffer was born on December 1, 1977 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Saturday Night Live (1975) and The Lego Movie (2014). He has been married to Liz Cackowski since 2010. They have two children.

Berkeley

69. Jorma Taccone

Writer | Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Jorma Taccone's theatrical debut took place at Saint Mary's College-High School in Berkeley, California in 1993. He played one of the townspeople in The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. His father, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone, attended his son's performance in spite of a...

Berkeley

70. Marielle Heller

Director | The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Marielle Heller is a writer, director and actor. She was selected as a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow and 2012 Sundance Directing Fellow, and was honored with the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship, and The Maryland Film Festival Fellowship. Her writing credits include pilots for ABC and ...

Alameda

71. Dennis Haysbert

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis Haysbert was born on June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, California, USA as Dennis Dexter Haysbert. He is an actor and producer, known for Far from Heaven (2002), 24 (2001) and Major League (1989). He was previously married to Lynn Griffith and Elena Simms.

San Mateo

72. Brigid Brannagh

Actress | Army Wives

Brigid Brannagh was born on August 3, 1972 in San Francisco, California, USA as Brigid E. Walsh. She is an actress, known for Army Wives (2007), Runaways (2017) and Over There (2005). She is married to Justin Lyons.

San Francisco

73. Leslie Mann

Actress | Knocked Up

Leslie Jean Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised in Newport Beach, California by her mother, Janet Ann Ayres. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials.

Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland (1994)....

San Francisco

74. Teri Hatcher

Actress | Tomorrow Never Dies

Teri Lynn Hatcher was born in Palo Alto, California, the only child of Esther (Beshur), a computer programmer, and Owen Walker Hatcher, Jr., a nuclear physicist and electrical engineer. She has Syrian (from her immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Czech ancestry. Teri grew up in ...

Palo Alto, Sunnyvale

75. Kate Walsh

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California, on October 13, 1967. She grew up partly in San Jose and partly in Tucson, Arizona, later attending the University of Arizona, where she got involved in regional theater. She later moved to Chicago where she began working with the Piven Theatre Workshop ...

San Jose

76. Alison Elliott

Actress | The Wings of the Dove

Native to San Francisco, and raised in Tokyo; received International, all girls Catholic, then Progressive Highschool education. Signed to both the Grimme and Ford agencies at 14. Caringly introduced in feature film by director Ivan Passer as the daughter of Alfre Woodard and Charles Dutton in ...

San Francisco

77. Debrah Farentino

Actress | Eureka

Debrah Farentino was born on September 30, 1959 in Lucas Valley, California, USA as Deborah Anne Mullowney. She is an actress and producer, known for Eureka (2006), Bugsy (1991) and Equal Justice (1990). She has been married to Gregory Hoblit since September 10, 1994. They have one child. She was ...

Lucas Valley, San Rafael

78. Brian Posehn

Actor | Run Ronnie Run

Brian Posehn was born on July 6, 1966 in Sacramento, California, USA as Brian Edmund Posehn. He is an actor and writer, known for Run Ronnie Run (2002), The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007) and Sex Drive (2008). He has been married to Melanie Truhett since September 4, 2004.

Sonoma

79. Greg Proops

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Greg Proops was born on October 3, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Gregory Everett Proops. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Brother Bear (2003). He has been married to Jennifer Canaga since February 14,...

San Carlos

80. Will Forte

Actor | Nebraska

Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live (1975), but had been working in comedy since 1997. Forte is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced), and has one older sister, Michelle. A creative and artistic ...

Lafayette, Moraga

81. Christopher Titus

Writer | Titus

A seemingly overnight success with his own TV series, "Titus", Christopher at age 35 struggled to reach that peak. His series is based on his life. His father was a womanizing beer guzzling salesman. Living with his father, he endured a series of stepmothers until, at age 12, he decided to run away...

Castro Valley, Newark

82. Aisha Tyler

Actress | Archer

Aisha Tyler born September 18, 1970 is an American talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer, and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa Clause film series, ...

San Francisco

83. Rebecca Romijn

Actress | X-Men

Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "...

Berkeley

84. Josie Maran

Actress | Van Helsing

Born and raised in northern California, Josie Maran aspired to become a model at a young age. Her father is of Russian Jewish descent, and her mother has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. At the age of 12, while attending a barbecue, a woman asked her to be in a San Francisco fashion show. A ...

Menlo Park, Palo Alto

85. Marisa Miller

Actress | R.I.P.D.

Marisa Miller is a supermodel best known for her work in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in three Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2007 through 2009 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2007. Miller appeared in seven straight ...

Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville

86. Christy Turlington

Director | No Woman, No Cry

Christy Turlington was born on January 2, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Christy Nicole Turlington. She is a director and actress, known for No Woman, No Cry (2010), George Michael: Freedom! '90 (1990) and Duran Duran: Notorious (1986). She has been married to Edward Burns since June 7, ...

Walnut Creek, Danville

87. Leila Arcieri

Actress | xXx

Leila Arcieri was born on December 18, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leila Carmelita Arcieri. She is an actress, known for xXx (2002), Daddy Day Care (2003) and Buffalo Bushido (2009).

San Francisco, Sebastopol

88. Melissa Haro

Actress | Knight of Cups

Melissa Haro is an American model and actress with a distinguished career that spans more than a decade representing some of the world's top brands. Some of these campaigns and brands have included Sports Illustrated, Guess & Marciano, Anti Flirt, Maidenform and Dynamite to name a few. She has ...

San Jose

89. Necar Zadegan

Actress | 24

Necar began working in the theater at age 16 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and has since stayed close to the theater while splitting her time between film and television. In 2011, she played a lead role in the FilmMcQueen production of "Meth Head." She followed that with a role on ...

San Francisco, Hayward

90. Shemar Moore

Actor | Criminal Minds

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...

Oakland, Palo Alto, Santa Clara

91. Balthazar Getty

Actor | Feast

Balthazar Getty was born on January 22, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Paul Balthazar Getty. He is an actor and producer, known for Feast (2005), Lord of the Flies (1990) and Lost Highway (1997). He has been married to Rosetta Millington since May 3, 2000. They have four children.

San Francisco

92. Eric Dane

Actor | X-Men: The Last Stand

Eric Dane was born on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother, Leah (Cohn), was a homemaker. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish, ...

San Francisco, Redwood City, San Mateo

93. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

Oakland, Hayward, Moraga

94. Tim Kang

Actor | Rambo

Tim Kang was born on March 16, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Yila Timothy Kang. He is an actor and producer, known for Rambo (2008), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and The Forgotten (2004).

San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Danville

95. Russell Hornsby

Actor | Fences

Russell Hornsby was born on May 15, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Fences (2016), After the Sunset (2004) and Meet the Parents (2000). He has been married to Denise Walker since August 1, 2008.

Oakland, Berkeley

96. Kristin Carey

Actress | Hall Pass

Kristin Carey grew up in Santa Rosa, California with aspirations of working in the movie and television business. At a young age Kristin demonstrated a propensity for acting on the stage. She quickly became involved in her school productions. After graduating from the B.F.A Theatre Program at The ...

Santa Rosa

97. Ed Quinn

Actor | Eureka

Ed Quinn originally pursued a path in music before considering a career in acting. He was born on February 26, 1968 in Berkeley, California and attended the St. Mary's College High School. After high school, Ed attended the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of...

Berkeley, Albany

98. Michael Trucco

Actor | Next

Born and raised in San Mateo, California, he graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Theatre Arts and was quickly headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in Film and Television. He didn't have to wait long. A recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) brought Michael the...

San Mateo, Santa Clara

99. Leland Orser

Actor | Se7en

Leland Orser was born on August 6, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leland Jones Orser. He is an actor and director, known for Se7en (1995), Daredevil (2003) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He has been married to Jeanne Tripplehorn since October 14, 2000. They have one child. He was ...

San Francisco

100. Morgan Spector

Actor | Person of Interest

Morgan Spector was born as Morgan Michael Spector. He is known for his work on Person of Interest (2011), The Drop (2014) and The Last Airbender (2010). He has been married to Rebecca Hall since September 26, 2015.

Santa Rosa, Guerneville