Celebrities I've Met (in chronological order)

by walkerkip | created - 14 Nov 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. Dennie Gordon

Director | Jack Ryan

After graduating from Yale's School of Drama in Directing, Gordon first gained recognition when her script for a Hard Rain was chosen by Showtime's Discovery Program. Thanks to Steven Spielberg, a rough cut of her film attracted the attention of George Lucas who donated the film's mix at Skywalker ...

2. James G. Hoosier

Actor | The Big Lebowski

James G. Hoosier was born in 1952 in West Arundel, Maine, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Lebowski (1998) and The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans (2009). He has been married to Dani since September 29, 1984. They have three children.

3. Lu Elrod

Actress | The Big Lebowski

Lu Elrod is a versatile character actress who has appeared in more than a dozen feature films over the past three decades. Her memorable film appearances include: The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), High School High (1996), Wag the Dog (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Primary Colors (1998), Freaky ...

4. Pete Docter

Writer | Up

Pete Docter was born on October 9, 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA as Peter Hans Docter. He is a writer, known for Up (2009), Inside Out (2015) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. They have two children.

6. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 ...

7. Jillian Bell

Actress | 22 Jump Street

Jillian Bell was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She began studying improv at the age of eight. She graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 2002, and then moved to Los Angeles, where she became a member of the Groundlings. She auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and though she did not join the ...

8. Amir Arison

Actor | Fortress

Amir Arison was born on March 24, 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Fortress (2016), The Blacklist (2013) and The Visitor (2007).

9. Lisa Cholodenko

Director | The Kids Are All Right

Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art...

10. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

11. Drake Bell

Actor | Drake & Josh

Drake Bell was born on June 27, 1986 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Jared Drake Bell. He is an actor, known for Drake & Josh (2004), Superhero Movie (2008) and Yours, Mine & Ours (2005).

12. Rosie O'Donnell

Actress | Sleepless in Seattle

Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish-American family in Commack, Long Island. She is the middle of 5 children, and is the daughter of Roseann Teresa (Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer for the defense industry. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched ...

13. Daryl Hannah

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page ...

14. Jenny Gabrielle

Actress | Employee of the Month

Actress Jenny Gabrielle plays Desiree Steed, the loyal wife of an embattled firefighter (James Badge Dale) in director Joseph Kosinski's soon-to-be-released Only the Brave, a gripping dramatization of the events surrounding the infamous Yarnell, Arizona fire that claimed the lives of 19 ...

15. Matthew Modine

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While...

16. Gerry Bednob

Actor | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Gerry Bednob is an actor and writer, known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).

17. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

18. Jaeden Martell

Actor | St. Vincent

Jaeden Martell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to artist Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher, an executive chef. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any ...

19. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

20. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He has been married to Kelly Rizzo since October 30, 2018. He was previously ...

21. Jeremy Piven

Actor | Serendipity

Born in Manhattan and raised in Evanston, Illinois, he is an alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop founded by his parents (Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven) and a one time Chicago stage actor.

22. Shana Feste

Director | Endless Love

Shana Feste was born on August 28, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Endless Love (2014), The Greatest (2009) and Boundaries (2018).

23. Keir Gilchrist

Actor | It's Kind of a Funny Story

Keir Gilchrist is an English-born Canadian actor. He is known for the films It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) and It Follows (2014), and the Netflix comedy television series Atypical (2017). Gilchrist also starred in Dark Summer (2015), and The Good Neighbor (2016), alongside James Caan. His film ...

24. Brigette Lundy-Paine

Actress | Downsizing

Brigette Lundy-Paine is an American actress and Fashion Icon. She considers her acting career to be a side show to her career as a pop star in the Improvisational Voice Band, "Subtle Pride" (ft. Mina Walker, Zach Donovan and Misha Brooks). Brigette's parents, Laura Lundy and Robert Paine, are both ...

25. Nik Dodani

Actor | Atypical

Nik Dodani is an actor and comedian, known for Atypical (2017), Murphy Brown (2018), and Alex Strangelove (2018). His first stand-up set trended on BuzzFeed in 2016 and he made his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in September 2018. Reporting on his date of birth and ...

26. Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actress | The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina ...

27. Robert Forster

Actor | Jackie Brown

Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting ...

28. Brian Copeland

Actor | The Bucket List

Brian Copeland is an actor, known for The Bucket List (2007), The Adventures of Babyman (1992) and Friday Night (1983).

29. Frances McDormand

Actress | Fargo

Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents, Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and The Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. ...

30. Tim True

Actor | Big Little Lies

Tim was Born in Eugene, Oregon. He attended Undergrad at Southern Oregon University and Graduate School at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama. Tim moved to Los Angeles in 2013 after spending much of his career in Regional Theatre. He has performed in seasons with The Oregon ...

31. Joe Lo Truglio

Actor | Paul

Joe Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens and was raised in Margate, Florida. He is the son of Helen (Lynch) and Joseph Lo Truglio, and is of Italian and Irish descent. His childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, ...

32. Eric Roberts

Actor | Head Full of Honey

Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies.

In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He ...

33. Fred Melamed

Actor | A Serious Man

Highly gifted, heavy-set character actor Fred Melamed was born in New York City, the son of Syma (Krichefsky), an actress, and Louis Melamed. His father was a television producer, having contributed to such watershed comedies as Car 54, Where Are You, and Sargeant Bilko. He received his theatrical ...

34. Mike Mills

Soundtrack | Man on the Moon

Mike Mills was born on December 17, 1958 in Orange County, California, USA as Michael Edward Mills.

35. Tom Arnold

Actor | True Lies

Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over ...

36. Alexandra Daddario

Actress | Baywatch

Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, her cousin is actor Etienne Vallée and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of ...

37. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actress and...

38. Greg Kinnear

Actor | Little Miss Sunshine

Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve,...

39. Alfred Molina

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal ...

40. David Dastmalchian

Actor | The Dark Knight

David Dastmalchian is originally from Kansas. He moved to Chicago, IL, to study acting at The Theatre School, DePaul University. After college, David worked as a professional fisherman in Alaska, a circus performer, movie theatre usher and playwright. He is an ensemble member of Shattered Globe ...

41. Logan Lerman

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

One of today's leading talents across both independent and mainstream film, Logan Lerman is an immensely talented actor who takes on challenging roles and brings dynamic characters to life on screen.

Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who worked as ...

42. Nicholas Britell

Composer | Moonlight

Nicholas Britell is a two-time Academy Award-nominated composer, pianist, and producer. His critically acclaimed score for Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning film Moonlight was nominated for the 2017 Oscar for Best Original Score and was awarded the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original ...

43. KiKi Layne

Actress | If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne is an actress, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Native Son (2019) and The Old Guard.

44. Stephan James

Actor | Race

Stephan James was born on December 16, 1993 in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Race (2016), Selma (2014) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).

45. Dan Gilroy

Writer | Nightcrawler

Dan Gilroy was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor and writer Ruth Dorothy. His brother Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter and director; and his fraternal twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor. Through his father, he is of ...

46. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to an ...

47. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

48. Beto O'Rourke

Self | The River and the Wall

Beto O'Rourke was born on September 26, 1972 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Robert Francis O'Rourke. He has been married to Amy O'Rourke since September 24, 2005. They have three children.

49. Werner Herzog

Director | Fitzcarraldo

Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has...



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