Birth Place Matching "Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Mad Men
Known to audiences worldwide as spitfire advertising executive "Pete Campbell" on Matthew Weiner's Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award-winning drama series Mad Men (2007), Vincent Kartheiser has actually been acting since he was a teen. Starting with Untamed Heart (1993), alongside Marisa Tomei, ...
Writer | Brazil
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising....
Actress | Two Night Stand
Analeigh was born in Minnesota, USA, and grew up in Sacramento, California. When she was a child, she was a competitive ice skater. She gave up competing at age 16, but has taken part in charity skating events.
In 2008, Analeigh appeared on cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model (2003). She finished ...
Actress | She's All That
Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to ...
5. Vince Vaughn
Producer | The Break-Up
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He ...
6. Joel Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.
9. Mark Webber
Actor | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Actor Mark Webber was raised by his single mother, Cheri Lynn Honkala, in the slums of North Philadelphia, where they spent a great deal of time homeless - living in cars and abandoned buildings, and struggling to survive during the harsh winters. Mark and his mother were then the subject of a ...
Actor | Stargate SG-1
The future MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997) star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his three younger ...
11. James Arness
Actor | Gunsmoke
American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman ...
12. Breckin Meyer
Actor | Road Trip
Breckin Meyer was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Dorothy Ann (Vial), a travel agent, and Christopher William Meyer, a management consultant. His ancestry includes German, English, and Irish. He went to grade school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills High School with Joshua John ...
13. Ethan Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...
14. James Le Gros
Actor | Drugstore Cowboy
It isn't hard to make James LeGros bust a gut laughing. Just call him Brad Pitt. Okay, so he doesn't get $6 million a film or have his photo air-kissed by legions of swooning schoolgirls during recess. But if you've caught LeGros' quirky personality, you may wonder why he's still toiling away. But ...
15. Molly Hagan
Actress | Sully
Molly Hagan was born the seventh child of Jack and Betty Hagan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 4 the entire family moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She grew up among cornfields and limestone quarries. Molly always wanted to be an actor. She toiled with her sister, Lucy Hagan, to create the ...
16. James Hong
Actor | Big Trouble in Little China
James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...
17. T.R. Knight
Actor | Genius
T.R. Knight was a member of the acting company of Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Roles there included Richard Miller in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" and Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus".
On the New York stage, he portrayed Tim Allgood in "Noises Off", Damis in "Tartuffe", Joe in "This Lime ...
18. Melissa Peterman
Actress | Here Comes the Boom
Actress, Melissa Peterman, is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. After graduating from Minnesota State University with theater as one of her majors, she was cast as "Madeline Monroe" in Hey City Theater's production of "Tony & Tina's Wedding". After more than 600 performances, she went on to work as...
19. Mo Collins
Actress | Parks and Recreation
Mo Collins was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She attended Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, honing her improvisation and sketch-writing skills. After many theater productions, dozens of commercials and two films, including Jingle All the Way (1996), she moved to LA. Within a year, she landed ...
20. Jason Behr
Actor | Roswell
Jason Nathaniel Behr was born on December 30, 1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Patricia Ann (Steiner) and David Paul Behr. His ancestry includes Swiss-German, German, Austrian, Irish, English, and Danish. Jason began acting at the age of five, appearing in a number of theatrical productions, ...
21. Kelly Carlson
Actress | The Marine
Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, Kelly attended school in Richfield, Minnesota at the Academy of Holy Angels. She is the daughter of a hair dresser mother and a late father who was a high school football coach. Kelly went on to start acting in theater before making the step into screen ...
22. Marisa Coughlan
Actress | Freddy Got Fingered
Born and raised in Minnesota, Marisa Coughlan grew up in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, as her father lived in one place and her mother the other. After graduating from high school in 1992, she moved west to attend the University of Southern California where in 1996 she earned a Bachelor of Arts ...
23. Kimberly Elise
Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kimberly Elise Trammel. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and John Q (2002). She was previously married to Maurice Oldham.
25. Jesse Ventura
Actor | Predator
Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bernice Martha (Lenz), a nurse who was of German descent, and George William Janos, a steam fitter of Slovak ancestry. In November 1990, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, ...
26. Peter Graves
Actor | Airplane!
Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied ...
27. Tim Bagley
Actor | The Mask
Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings, Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan.
After High School Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The Young ...
28. Kaiser Johnson
Actor | The Vampire Diaries
Kaiser Johnson was born Eric Kaiser Johnson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Instead of going to high school, Johnson went early to college, and garnered three Kennedy Center acting nominations for roles as diverse as a dying boy in Edwin Sanchez's "Icarus", Marc Antony in Julius Caesar, and a brutal ...
29. Ella Rae Peck
Actress | Bachelorette
She is well known for her portrayal of Lola Rhodes on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl, she is also recognized for her role as Mia Bowers on NBC's Deception.
She spent her early years in Minneapolis, Minnesota and New York.
She made her screen acting debut in a 2006 short film titled Lilly in ...
30. Lee Ving
Actor | Flashdance
Lee Ving was born on April 10, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA as Lee James Jude Capallero. He is best known as the frontman for the seminal L.A. hardcore punk band Fear. His film appearances include Flashdance (1983), Streets Of Fire (1984) and Clue (1985). He was also one of the principal subjects ...
32. Miriam Shor
Actress | Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Film, stage, and television actress and singer Miriam Shor was born on July 25, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but grew up in Italy where her academic father was teaching and studying. Active in the arts in high school, Shor was among the first people in the newly formed BFA theater program at the...
33. Carl Lumbly
Actor | Men of Honor
From stage to screen, Carl Lumbly is an actor respected for his steadfast talent, versatility and class. His prolific career includes over 100 credits in television, film and the theatre, along with extensive critical acclaim.
He portrayed CIA agent 'Marcus Dixon,' the gentle, mild-mannered field ...
Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...
35. Jay Underwood
Actor | The Boy Who Could Fly
From his breakout role in "The Boy Who Could Fly to 'Sonny Bono' in "The Sonny and Cher Story" to appearances at the Sundance Film Festival, Jay Underwood has enjoyed a career of much diversity both in the parts he's played and the mediums he's played in.
Underwood began his theatrical pursuits ...
36. Louie Anderson
Writer | Life with Louie
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy®-Award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time." His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best selling author, star of his own ...
37. Dorothy Lyman
Actress | Blow
Dorothy Lyman was born on April 18, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Dorothy Brightwell Lyman. She is an actress and director, known for Blow (2001), All My Children (1970) and Mama's Family (1983). She was previously married to Vincent Malle and John Tillinger.
38. Arlene Dahl
Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth
Elegance and femininity are fitting descriptions for Arlene Dahl. She is considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screen during the postwar period. Audiences were captivated by her breathtaking beauty and the way she used to it to her advantage, progressing from ...
39. Noel Neill
Actress | Superman Returns
Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...
Actress | Please Give
Ann Morgan Guilbert is beloved by television audiences as the neighbor Millie Helper on the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and as feisty Grandma Yetta on The Nanny (1993). She has given memorable performances in film and television and on stage throughout her distinguished career, and ...
41. Kelli Maroney
Actress | Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis, MN., then went to New York to study at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory. Two weeks after she arrived in Manhattan, Kelli was cast as evil adolescent "Kimberly Harris" on the daytime ...
42. John James
Actor | Dynasty
John James Anderson is most well known for his ten-year role as 'Jeff Colby' on the 1980's prime time TV soaps Dynasty (1981) and The Colbys (1985). John was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of radio broadcaster Herb Oscar Anderson, and brother of actor Herb Anderson.
He first starred in ...
43. Lew Ayres
Actor | Holiday
Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...
45. Marjean Holden
Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Actress, stunt woman, and martial artist Marjean Holden was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Vail, Colorado. She started acting from the age of 9, well being from the family of entertainers, she already knew her profession. As a youngster, she showed multiple skills in her school plays,...
46. Joan Staley
Actress | Hawaiian Eye
Joan Staley was born Joan McConchie on May 20, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and started taking violin lessons by the time she was three-years- old. Living in Los Angeles, her prodigious talent was obvious and she soon joined a baby orchestra in Los Angeles and, within a few years, became a Junior...
47. Linda Kelsey
Actress | Lou Grant
Linda Kelsey was born on July 28, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Linda Jean Kelsey. She is an actress, known for Lou Grant (1977), Matlock (1986) and Day by Day (1988). She has been married to Glenn Strand since May 20, 1979. They have two children. She was previously married to Bill Grivna.
48. Lindsay Frost
Actress | Collateral Damage
Lindsay Frost was born on June 4, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Lindsay Elizabeth Frost. She is an actress, known for Collateral Damage (2002), The Ring (2002) and Dead Heat (1988). She has been married to Rick Giolito since November 12, 1988. They have two children.
49. Erik Stolhanske
Actor | Super Troopers
Erik Stolhanske brings an element of wholesome comedy into the group dynamic, as one-fifth of the Broken Lizard comedy group. His special blend of parlor and Scandinavian humor adds a Midwestern peppering to the group's fragrant comedic mix.
Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of ...