DePaul University Film/Media/Theatreby Syl | created - 05 Mar 2015 | updated - 05 Mar 2015 | Public
1. Tom Amandes
Actor | The Long Kiss Goodnight
Tom grew up in the small towns of Richmond and Crystal Lake, Illinois. He began performing at home, with his 10 brothers and sisters, creating puppet shows, short films, music and radio dramas, before moving on to school plays and community theater.
He graduated from The Goodman School of Drama, as ...
Actress | The X Files
Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to ...
Actor | Orphans
KEVIN ANDERSON has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble member for 35 years. He recently wrapped up the world premiere production of Tracy Letts's "THE MINUTES", a scathing political satire, directed by Tracy's longtime collaborator "AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY" director Anna Shapiro, and co-starring fellow...
Writer | Threnody
David-Matthew Barnes is a novelist, playwright, poet, and screenwriter.
Born in Torrance, California on September 3, 1970, Barnes primarily grew up in Northern California. While attending Berkeley High School, he published his first short story at the age of fifteen. As a college student, Barnes was...
5. Tom Bosley
Actor | The Back-up Plan
Tom Bosley was born on October 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Edward Bosley. He was an actor, known for The Back-up Plan (2010), Happy Days (1974) and Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). He was married to Patricia Carr and Jean Eliot. He died on October 19, 2010 in Palm Springs, California, ...
Actor | Vicarious
Jeffrey Nicholas Brown is most known for his roles as "Jake Hart" on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger, "Corbett Stackhouse" on True Blood, and the voice of "Bronty" on Disney's Doc McStuffins. Jeffrey is also a Blue Man in the world famous Blue Man Group. He grew up in Evanston Il and started acting at a...
Actor | Deadwood
As a rule, W. Earl Brown does not usually speak of himself in the third-person. However, the Internet Movie Database will not accept biographical information written in the first person, therefore:
W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to ...
9. Paula Cale
Actress | Providence
Paula Cale was born on June 2, 1970 in Great Falls, Virginia, USA as Paula Korologos. She is an actress, known for Providence (1999), Cake (2014) and Electra (1990). She has been married to Michael Lisbe since July 29, 2006. She was previously married to Bennett Cale.
10. Monique Coleman
Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Monique Coleman was born on November 13, 1980 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Adrienne Monique Coleman. She is an actress and producer, known for High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007). She has been married to Walter Jordan since...
11. Paul Dinello
Writer | The Colbert Report
Paul Dinello was born on November 28, 1962 in Oak Park, Illinois. He is one of 5 children (one brother and three sisters). After graduating from DePaul University, he enrolled in the Second City Improvisation Troupe in Chicago. After taking a few classes, he auditioned to be in the touring company,...
12. Judy Greer
Actress | 13 Going on 30
Judy Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Mollie Ann (née Greer), a hospital administrator and former nun, and Richard Evans, a mechanical engineer. She has German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. After training for ...
1997: Goodman School of Drama.
13. Sean Gunn
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
1996: Goodman School of Drama.
15. Linda Hunt
Actress | The Year of Living Dangerously
Veteran character actress Linda Hunt was born on April 2, 1945, in Morristown, New Jersey, to Elsie Doying and Raymond Davy Hunt. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (now part of DePaul University). Her film debut was in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980)...
1966: Goodman School of Drama.
16. Stana Katic
Actress | Castle
Stana Katic stars in the new 10-episode TV series Absentia (2017), produced by Sony Pictures Television and premiering on Amazon.
Katic's feature film work includes: CBGB (2013), about the punk rock club in NYC; Big Sur (2013), based on the Jack Kerouac novel; Frank Miller's film The Spirit (2008); ...
17. Lisa Robin Kelly
Actress | That '70s Show
She first made her acting debut, at age 21, in a 1992 episode of Married... with Children (1986), and went on to guest-star in many popular television shows, such as Murphy Brown (1988), The X-Files (1993), Sisters (1991) and Silk Stalkings (1991) and appeared in many obscure, straight-to-video/TV ...
18. Harvey Korman
Actor | Blazing Saddles
Harvey Korman was a lanky, popular TV comedy veteran with a flair for broad comic characterizations, who shone for a decade as leading man and second banana par excellence on The Carol Burnett Show (1967).
Harvey Herschel Korman was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ellen (Blecher) and Cyril Raymond ...
19. Joe Mantegna
Actor | The Godfather Part III
Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.
20. Jane McNeill
Actress | Venom
Jane McNeill was born in Whiteville, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied Drama and graduated with a BA in Journalism. After 10 years in regional and Chicago theater, she earned a Masters degree in Education at DePaul University. In 2010, ...
Masters in Education.
22. Michael Muhney
Actor | Veronica Mars
Michael Muhney was born on June 12, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Veronica Mars (2004), The Young and the Restless (1973) and JAG (1995). He has been married to Jaime Garrison since February 11, 2000. They have three children.
1997; Goodman School of Drama.
23. Lois Nettleton
Actress | In the Heat of the Night
Consummate and versatile, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation as a star character actress on the stage, in films and on TV during her lengthy career. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was ...
1947; Goodman School of Drama.
24. Tom O'Horgan
Tom O'Horgan was named Theatrical Director of the Year in 1968 by "Newsweek" magazine. That watershed year was the apogee of his fame, when he brought "Hair" to Broadway after scoring with two other plays, "Tom Paine" (about the writer of the Revolutionary War-era tome "The Rights of Man") and "...
25. Zak Orth
Actor | Romeo + Juliet
Zak Orth was born on October 15, 1970 in Libertyville, Illinois, USA as Adam Zakary Orth. He is an actor, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and In & Out (1997). He has been married to Kat Schaufelberger since October 10, 2010. He was previously married to Heidi ...
26. Betsy Palmer
Actress | Friday the 13th
Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before.
Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and...
Actress | Sharp Objects
Elizabeth Ann Perkins was born on November 18, 1960, in the borough of Queens, New York, and was raised in Vermont. Her mother, Jo Williams, was a concert pianist and drug treatment counselor, and her father, James Perkins, was a businessman, farmer, and writer. She is of Greek and English descent....
28. Amy Pietz
Actress | Caroline in the City
Amy Pietz (born March 6, 1969) is an American actress, known for her roles on television. She received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for her role as "Annie Spadaro" in the NBC sitcom, Caroline in the City (1995) (1995-1999). ...
29. John C. Reilly
Actor | Chicago
Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps.
The fifth of six ...
31. Michael Rooker
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy
Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "...
32. Oscar Serlin
Had three children: Dorothy, Michael, and Anthony. Michael and Dorothy were from his first marriage.
producer of the longest running straight play in Broadway history.
33. Lili Taylor
Actress | American Crime
Lili Taylor is a well-known and successful American actress. She acts in film, TV and stage. She was born in Glencoe, Illinois, to Marie (Lecour) and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator. Lili graduated from New Trier High School in 1985. Then, she attended the Theatre School ...
34. Concetta Tomei
Actress | Deep Impact
Character actress Concetta Tomei was born on December 30, 1945, and raised in her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the only child of a policeman who was a talented artist on the sly. She came from a long line of educators and was likely drawn to that career at an influential age. She attended the ...
1975; Goodman School of Drama.