Birth Place Matching "Palo Alto, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. 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 ...
2. 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 was of ...
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 ...
4. Teri Hatcher
Actress | Tomorrow Never Dies
Teri Hatcher is an American actress, writer, presenter, and former NFL cheerleader. She is known for her television roles, portraying Lois Lane on the ABC series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997), and as Susan Mayer on the television series Desperate Housewives (2004-2012), ...
5. Markie Post
Actress | There's Something About Mary
Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks (1978) and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare (1976) and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die (2003), E! ...
6. Bree Turner
Actress | Grimm
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...
7. Amy Irving
Actress | Traffic
Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her ...
8. Jamie Luner
Actress | Murder in the First
Jamie Michelle Luner was born on Wednesday, May 12, 1971 to Stuart and Susan Luner in Palo Alto, California. She grew up with her older brother, David Luner, and her mom Susan in California. Before landing her roles on Just the Ten of Us (1987) as dizzy "Cindy Lubbock", Jamie began her career in ...
10. Jon M. Chu
Director | G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Jon is an alumni of the USC School of Cinema-Television. There, he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation league, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program Project: Involve.
After making his student short, ...
11. Rick Rossovich
Actor | Top Gun
Rick Rossovich, considered one of the nicest people to work with, is also a devoted family man. He and his wife Eva have two kids, Roy and Isabel. For three months each year, the family lives at their home in Sweden, where Eva is from, so that the kids can have both sides of their parents' ...
13. Tom Franco
Actor | The Disaster Artist
Tom Franco was born on April 14, 1980 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Thomas Andrew Franco. He is an actor and producer, known for The Disaster Artist (2017), Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017) and Basket Case 2 (1990). He was previously married to Julia Lazar Franco.
14. Haley Pullos
Actress | General Hospital
Haley Pullos was born in Palo Alto, California, U.S.. She made her acting debut as a child in the movie Carney Tales. Her next role came five years later in the films 'Til Death and Moonlight. In 2008, she made her television debut in an episode of Ghost Whisperer. She went on to have guest ...
15. Lee Arenberg
Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning ...
19. Tim Rossovich
Actor | The Fall Guy
Born in Palo Alto, California, Tim was a physically imposing and well-known character actor from the 80's. Tim and Tom Selleck were college roommates while both attended the University of Southern California. First drafted into the NFL in 1968, his career there included playing professional ...
20. Susan Damante
Actress | Mountain Family Robinson
Born in the San Francisco Bay area to Vincent and Marjorie Damante, Susan Damante attended Woodside High School and Canada College. Following high school and college, she entered the Miss America Pageant and was first runner-up to Miss California. She used the scholarship money to study classical ...
21. Rob Minkoff
Director | The Lion King
Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung since September 29, 2007.
22. Robb Derringer
Actor | Queen America
Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, Robb trained at the Foothill Theatre Conservatory in Los Altos California before attending UCLA's highly competitive school of Theater, Film and Television acting program. Upon graduation from UCLA, Robb was invited to join the award winning dance troupe ...
23. Perry Lang
Director | An Interview with God
Perry Lang was born on December 24, 1959 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is a director and actor, known for An Interview with God (2018), Men of War (1994) and Little Vegas (1990). He has been married to Sage Parker since June 15, 1996. They have two children.
25. Deena Freeman
Actress | Khali the Killer
Actress Deena Freeman was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of an industrial engineer father, and a funny housewife mother. Deena began acting in high school and performed in a professional acting company called, "The Theatreworks". She was best known for her characterization of a duck, ...
26. Eric Scott Woods
Producer | Creepshow
In 1994, Eric Woods began his acting career by landing the coveted role of Evan Frame on Another World. His acting coach at the time, Howard Fine, had a lot to do with it. Upon his return from the NY soap, Eric landed a recurring role on Charmed, playing the show's very first evil Warlock, Jeremy ...
27. W. Kamau Bell
Producer | United Shades of America
W. Kamau Bell was born on January 26, 1973 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Walter Kamau Bell. He is a producer and writer, known for United Shades of America (2016), Sorry to Bother You (2018) and Cultureshock (2018). He has been married to Dr. Melissa Hudson Bell, Ph.D. since 2009. They have two ...
29. Jordan Lage
Actor | The Looming Tower
Jordan Lage was born on February 17, 1963 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is an actor, known for his work on the television programs The Looming Tower, Better Call Saul, The Blacklist, Elementary, Nurse Jackie, Damages, The Big C, Law & Order: SVU, as well as his recurring roles on Madam ...
31. Amy Stewart
Actress | Monkey Love
Amy Stewart got her start as a child in regional theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area, and did several national television commercials throughout her teen years. When a Los Angeles based talent agent took notice of her, she started flying to LA for auditions and work, and soon began independent ...
32. Amin El Gamal
Actor | Prison Break
Amin El Gamal was born during an earthquake in Palo Alto, California. His parents are both Egyptian immigrants - his mother came to the United States with her family at 13 to escape political persecution and his father immigrated to study electrical engineering at Stanford University. He attended ...
33. Newt Arnold
Assistant Director | The Godfather: Part II
Newt Arnold was born on February 22, 1922 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He was an assistant director and actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Abyss (1989) and Blade Runner (1982). He was married to Judy Arnold and Peg Yorkin. He died on February 12, 2000 in Encino, California.
34. Ollie Johnston
Actor | The Incredibles
Ollie Johnston was born on October 31, 1912 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Oliver Martin Johnston Jr. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), The Iron Giant (1999) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Marie E. Johnston. He died on April 14, 2008 in Sequim, Washington, USA.
Actor | Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Robert L. Manahan was born on August 23, 1956 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Lawrence Manahan Jr. He is known for his work on Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997), Beakman's World (1992) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). He was married to Karen M. Chicoine. He died on June...
Actress | Pizza with Bullets
Alexandra Smothers was born at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. Her father was a third generation Cardinal at Stanford. She jokes that she must have been a "smart baby" to be born at such a prestigious school. Her Dad became a well-respected attorney and her mom was a waitress at their family ...
42. Maureen Kedes
Actress | Dream On
Maureen Kedes worked in film, television, theatre, and improv comedy, professional singing & hosting in the 1990s. She went on an extended hiatus to raise her two boys and run a successful PR firm (witha blog and a radio show) and invested in real estate. Missing her creative side too much, in ...
43. Michael Macoul
Actor | Whitey
Mike Macoul is a Hollywood Actor and Producer, known for "The Young and the Restless", the films "J. Edgar", "Munnie Baggs", "The Dead One", among other well known films, as well as 22 commercials. He was raised in the Boston area and moved to Los Angeles in 1999 for his work on The Young and the ...
45. Lynn Hancock
Actress | Evilspeak
The lovely and talented Lynn Hancock was born on January 25, 1951 in Palo Alto, California. Lynn grew up in Yakima, Washington. In 1970 she won the title Miss Yakima in a local beauty pageant. Hancock had a regrettably brief acting career; she was especially memorable as bitchy secretary Miss ...
46. Dave Schultz
Dave Schultz was born on June 6, 1959 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He was married to Nancy. He died on January 26, 1996 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA.
48. Aaron Mendelsohn
Writer | Air Bud
Aaron grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and Chevy Chase, Maryland and graduated from UCLA with a Screenwriting Degree. He produced special edition laser discs for the Criterion Collection before working full-time as a screen and television writer in Los Angeles.
In 2015 Aaron was elected ...