Famous People I've Seen Born in Ohio

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1. Floriana Lima

Actress | The Punisher

Floriana Lima was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied Communication at Ohio State University and thought she would go into investigative journalism. Post- graduation, she worked as a production assistant at NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio. It was there that she realized she wanted to switch ...

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2. Adrianne Palicki

Actress | G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Adrianne Palicki was born on May 6, 1983 in Toledo, Ohio, to Nancy (French) and Jeffrey Palicki. Her father is of Polish and Hungarian descent, and her mother is of English and German ancestry. Adrianne graduated from Whitmer High School. She did not take the stage in her first play until she was a...

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3. Isabela Moner

Actress | Transformers: The Last Knight

Isabela Yolanda Moner is an American actress, voice actress, singer, songwriter, dancer and ukulele player. She is known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) and Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018). Moner also starred in the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School. She ...

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4. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

5. Jim Cummings

Actor | Christopher Robin

Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio.

Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand.

Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his ...

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6. Clancy Brown

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation.

Clarence J. Brown III was born in 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, to Joyce Helen (Eldridge), a concert...

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7. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...

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8. Katie Holmes

Actress | Batman Begins

Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen Ann (Craft), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. She is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. Her parents have said ...

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9. Anthony Russo

Director | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Anthony Russo was born on February 3, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Anthony J. Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

10. Joe Russo

Director | Avengers: Infinity War

Joe Russo was born on July 8, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph Vincent Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

11. Danielle Nicolet

Actress | Central Intelligence

Raised in a working-class Ohio town, Danielle Nicolet moved with her family to southern California to train in gymnastics. She competed through her teenage years, but finally admitted that acting was her dream. She has always played unpredictable characters, whether they be dramatic or comedic. ...

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12. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

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13. Matt Lanter

Actor | Disaster Movie

Matthew Mackendree Lanter was born April 1, 1983 in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, to Jana Kay (Wincek) and Joseph Hayes Lanter. He has a sister, Kara. When he was eight years old, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where his father's family is from. His recent ancestry includes Polish, English, ...

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14. Alyson Stoner

Actress | Phineas and Ferb

Alyson Stoner got her start as a triple threat on the Disney Channel, co-hosting "Mike's Super Short Show". By age seven, she won the hearts of an older generation as the "Little Pigtailed Dancer" in Missy Elliott's music video, Missy Elliott: Work It (2002). Since her early reign, Alyson has ...

15. Beverly D'Angelo

Actress | American History X

Intriguing, inspiring, and never less than interesting -- key adjectives in describing the career of Beverly D'Angelo, which has well passed the three-decade mark. Perhaps deserving better movies than she generally found herself in, she nevertheless was always an object of fascination and the one ...

16. Patricia Heaton

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown ...

17. Josh Radnor

Actor | Liberal Arts

Josh Radnor was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Carol Radnor, a high school guidance counselor, and Alan Radnor, a medical malpractice lawyer. Radnor has two sisters, Melanie Radnor and Joanna Radnor Vilensky. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a small city nested inside Columbus. Radnor attended ...

18. Ed O'Neill

Actor | Married with Children

Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married... with Children (1987), the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both ...

19. Yvette Nicole Brown

Actress | Community

Yvette Nicole Brown was born on August 12, 1971 in East Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is an actress, known for Community (2009), Repo Men (2010) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

20. Molly Shannon

Actress | Superstar

Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1995 - 2001), primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Sally O'Malley, Helen Madden: Licensed Joyologist, and Terry Rialto, the National Public Radio host ...

21. Fred Willard

Actor | Best in Show

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight (...

22. Margaret Hamilton

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several...

23. Neil Armstrong

Actor | Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention

Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA as Neil Alden Armstrong. He is known for his work on Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention (2003), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) and Footprints on the Moon: Apollo 11 (1969). He was married to Carol ...

24. Brian Stepanek

Actor | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Brian Stepanek was born on February 6, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014), Young Sheldon (2017) and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005). He has been married to Parisa Yazdanfar since July 14, 2002. They have three children.

25. LeBron James

Actor | Trainwreck

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Shooting Stars. He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.

26. Yuri Lowenthal

Actor | Spider-Man

Born in Alliance, Ohio, which was the first of many homes for Yuri; he's lived in Virginia, Tennessee, West Africa, Japan, New York and resides in Los Angeles.

Yuri discovered his talent and passion for acting near the end of high school and since then has made a reputation of being a committed and ...

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27. Philip Baker Hall

Actor | Magnolia

Philip Baker Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Berdene (McDonald) and William Alexander Hall, a factory worker who was originally from Montgomery, Alabama. He did not start acting until he was 30 years old, and shot to cult fame when he turned in an electrifying performance as Sydney, the veteran ...

28. Miranda May

Actress | Bunk'd

Miranda May, originally from Ohio, began acting at the age of 8. Soon after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 10, she was cast in "The Heartbreak Kid" starring Ben Stiller. She would follow this impressive debut with the film "Lower Learning" starring Eva Longoria and Jason Biggs. Her first ...

29. Gracie Dzienny

Actress | Bumblebee

Gracie Dzienny was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Dzienny is the youngest of three siblings and began modeling at the age of five after winning a Loreal contest. Dzienny's modeling career took her to New York where she continued modeling and began appearing in commercials. She is known for her ...

30. Sumalee Montano

Actress | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Sumalee Montano is an actress and voice-over artist, who first worked as an investment banking analyst before pursuing her career in the arts. She has worked extensively in film and television, recurring on shows like S.W.A.T, ANIMAL KINGDOM, NCIS: LA, SCANDAL, VEEP, and ER. Her voice-over credits ...

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31. Bumper Robinson

Actor | Enemy Mine

Bumper Robinson was born on June 19, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Larry C. Robinson II. He is an actor, known for Enemy Mine (1985), Justice League: Doom (2012) and Brother Bear (2003).

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32. Hal Sparks

Actor | Queer as Folk

Hal Sparks was born on September 25, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Hal Harry Magee Sparks III. He is an actor and director, known for Queer as Folk (2000), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Dude, Where's My Car? (2000).

33. Nate Hartley

Actor | Drillbit Taylor

Nate co-wrote and starred in the 2015 film "ImagiGARY" in which Hartley stars as the titular character Gary. He can currently be seen on ABC's The Goldbergs as the recurring role of Dan Morse, the loveable and sweet clarinet player and friend of the family. Age: undetermined. Born in Ravenna, Ohio,...

34. Chris Zylka

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

Chris was born under the surname "Settlemire", and later took his mother's maiden name, "Zylka". He attended Howland High School and graduated in 2003. His hobbies have included guitar, painting, association football, basketball, baseball and reading. He attended The University of Toledo in Ohio.

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35. Michael Chernus

Actor | Orange Is the New Black

Also an accomplished stage actor, Michael won a 2011 OBIE Award and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for his performance in Lisa Kron's "In the Wake" at The Public Theater in New York City. On stage, he most recently co-starred with David Hyde Pierce in the Manhattan Theater Club ...

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36. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

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37. Joey Luthman

Actor | The Long Road Home

Joey is a Series Regular on the dramatic "Fox 21 Television Studios" & "National Geographic Channel" Series: The Long Road Home (2017) as "PSC Jonathan Riddell". He recently guest starred on Chicago Med (2015) and Hawaii Five-O. He is known for his recurring roles as "Young Luke Spencer" on General...

38. Cory Michael Smith

Actor | 1985

Cory Michael Smith is an actor and producer, known for 1985 (2018), Gotham (2014) and Carol (2015).

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