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1. Dave Bautista Dave Bautista Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry. When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar...
2. Jon Bernthal Jon Bernthal Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional baseball federation...
3. Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Actor, Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, Unbreakable, Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
4. Katherine Heigl Katherine Heigl Actress, Grey's Anatomy Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the family moved to New Canaan...
5. Justin Theroux Justin Theroux Actor, American Psycho Justin was born and raised in Washington, D.C, the son of Phyllis (Grissim), a writer for The Washington Post, and Eugene Theroux, a corporate lawyer. He is a nephew of writer Paul Theroux and a cousin of journalists Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux. His father is of French-Canadian and Italian descent...
6. Goldie Hawn Goldie Hawn Actress, The First Wives Club Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington, D.C., to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion...
7. Isabelle Fuhrman Isabelle Fuhrman Actress, Orphan Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
8. Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson Actress, Hidden Figures
9. Alyson Hannigan Alyson Hannigan Actress, How I Met Your Mother Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress veteran...
10. Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni Actor, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his sexually...
11. Tim Russ Tim Russ Actor, Star Trek: Voyager Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world...
12. Regina Hall Regina Hall Actress, Scary Movie 4 Regina Hall was born December 12, 1970 in Washington, D.C., to Ruby, a teacher, and Odie Hall, a contractor. She graduated from Fordham University in 1992, and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from New York University before shifting to an acting career. In 1997 at age 26, she began appearing in commercials...
13. Jonathan Banks Jonathan Banks Actor, Better Call Saul Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. He can be seen in Better Call Saul as Mike Ehrmantraut.
14. Robin Weigert Robin Weigert Actress, The Sessions
15. Ben Feldman Ben Feldman Actor, Cloverfield A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of 6 when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical "Annie." In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. He also hosted the school's yearly production of "Blast from the Past." Feldman then attended Ithaca College and majored in acting...
16. Whitney Cummings Whitney Cummings Writer, 2 Broke Girls
17. Mya Mya Actress, Chicago Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and actress. A Washington, D.C. native, as a young child, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons to her schedule two years later...
18. Melissa Sagemiller Melissa Sagemiller Actress, The Guardian Born into a political family, Melissa Sagemiller started her path to the performing arts at a very young age. At age three, she began to study dance - tap, ballet, jazz and modern. After responding to an ad in the Washington Post, she made her stage debut at 9 as "Dill" in "To Kill a Mockingbird". Soon she became a regular on local DC stages...
19. Kristen Johnston Kristen Johnston Actress, 3rd Rock from the Sun Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City. She won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock from the Sun. She has appeared on many other television shows, including Ugly Betty, ER, Bored to Death and, perhaps most memorably, as the party girl whose famous final words were "I'm so bored I could die" on Sex and the City...
20. Gbenga Akinnagbe Gbenga Akinnagbe Actor, The Taking of Pelham 123
21. Matt Frewer Matt Frewer Actor, Max Headroom Matt Frewer has been travelling all over North America in recent months filming recurring roles...in Vancouver as Carnage in Netflix's new sci-fi drama Altered Carbon, as Anthony Bruhl in NBC's Timeless, in Montreal, opposite Dennis Quaid, as Paul Rice in Crackle's The Art of More, in Toronto as Doctor Leekie on BBC America's award-winning Orphan Black and in New York as Dr...
22. Henry Rollins Henry Rollins Actor, Heat Henry Garfield started singing in the DC punk band State of Alert before changing his name and becoming a legendary punk figure as frontman for Black Flag and his own Rollins Band. Rollins performs and records spoken word and writes books for his own publishing company. He got his start acting in a short by underground artist Raymond Pettibon...
23. Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright Actor, Casino Royale Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst College in 1987...
24. Louis C.K. Louis C.K. Writer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien
25. William Hurt William Hurt Actor, Into the Wild William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence...
26. John Heard John Heard Actor, Home Alone John Heard was a very talented actor who established himself as a respected thespian in the late 1970s and early '80s, though he is perhaps better known for his turns as Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin')s father in the Home Alone movies. John was born in Washington, D.C., to Helen (Sperling)...
27. Edward Herrmann Edward Herrmann Actor, Gilmore Girls
28. Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle Writer, Dave Chappelle's Block Party Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent...
29. Camille Hyde Camille Hyde Actress, American Vandal Camille Hyde, born and raised in Washington DC, began her acting career at age 4 in a school musical. She continued to pursue her passion for acting and singing throughout her childhood until she moved to California and was cast in Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Dino Charge as Shelby, the Pink Ranger. Her interests include horseback riding...
30. Tony Todd Tony Todd Actor, The Man from Earth Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk. Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut...
31. J. August Richards J. August Richards Actor, Angel Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year. Academically confident and determined to move out to Los Angeles to pursue his acting aspirations...
32. Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Actress, A Farewell to Arms Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown, a clerk and salesman...
33. Kellie Shanygne Williams Kellie Shanygne Williams Actress, Family Matters Kellie Shanygne Williams was born on March 22, 1976, in Washington, D.C. She started her career as a children's fashion model. She made many appearances on stage (e.g., "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "The Colored Museum," "Butterfingers Angel," and "Goin' Home") as well as in TV commercials. She is best known as Laura Lee Winslow on Family Matters...
34. Brian Hallisay Brian Hallisay Actor, American Sniper Born on October 31, 1978 in Washington, D.C. Brian graduated, at the age of 18, from Gonzaga College High School in 1996 and went on to pursue a degree in Economics and History from Cornell, graduating in 2000. Brian Hallisay began his career in show business by appearing in The Inside episode...
35. Bridgit Mendler Bridgit Mendler Actress, The Secret World of Arrietty 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 the animated film...
36. Corey Hawkins Corey Hawkins Actor, Straight Outta Compton
37. Max Casella Max Casella Actor, Jackie
38. Joanna Going Joanna Going Actress, Kingdom Joanna Going was born in Washington, D.C. in 1963 and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the oldest of six children and graduated from Rogers High School in 1981. She attended Emerson College in Boston for two years and then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. A year later...
39. Jane Greer Jane Greer Actress, Out of the Past As a baby, she was winning beauty contests; as a teenager, with good looks and an attractive contralto voice, she was singing with big bands (most notably Enric Madriguera's orchestra in Latin Club Del Rio in Washington, D.C.. She met Rudy Vallee, her first husband, on the radio where she also enjoyed a brief stint as a singer...
40. Jane Adams Jane Adams Actress, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Jane Adams has performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The plays include "Love Diatribe", "The Nice and the Nasty", and "Greetings From Elsewhere Cabaret". She also performed in "Careless Love" at the Empty Space Theatre, "Candide/Len Jenkin" at the Pioneer Square Theatre", "Talking With" at the Group Theatre and "Camino Real" at the Juilliard School...
41. Emily Swallow Emily Swallow Actress, The Mentalist Emily Swallow was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Sterling, VA and Jacksonville, FL. Intending to pursue a career as a Foreign Service Officer, she earned a BA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Virginia. An audition for NYU's Graduate Acting Program caused her to change course, and she moved to New York to work towards her MFA...
42. Michael Learned Michael Learned Actress, The Waltons Four-time Best Actress Emmy Award winner Michael Learned was born on April 9, 1939 in Washington, D.C. The oldest of six daughters of a U.S. State Department employee, she was raised on her family's farm in Connecticut. The family moved to Austria when she was age 11, and it was while attending boarding school in England that she fell in love with the theater and decided to become an actress...
43. Sean Patrick Thomas Sean Patrick Thomas Actor, The Fountain
44. Aparna Nancherla Aparna Nancherla Writer, Late Night with Seth Meyers
45. Demetrius Grosse Demetrius Grosse Actor, 13 Hours
46. Michael Nouri Michael Nouri Actor, Flashdance
47. Ana Gasteyer Ana Gasteyer Actress, Saturday Night Live Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live. During her six-year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton...
48. Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert Writer, The Colbert Report Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the youngest of eleven children, and is of Irish Catholic background...
49. Chris Carmack Chris Carmack Actor, Nashville
50. Matt McCoy Matt McCoy Actor, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
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