Birth Place Matching "Cleveland, Ohio, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Wes Craven

Writer | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision.

Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on ...

2. Alan Ruck

Actor | Speed

Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).

During the 1980s...

3. Ricarlo Flanagan

Actor | Room 104

Ricarlo Flanagan was born on March 23, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Ricarlo Erik Flanagan. He was an actor and writer, known for Room 104 (2017), Shameless (2011) and The Park (2014). He died on October 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

4. Isabela Merced

Actress | Transformers: The Last Knight

Isabela Yolanda Moner, now officially Isabela Merced, is an American actress, voice actress, singer, songwriter, dancer and ukulele player. She is known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Instant Family (2018) and the title role in Dora and the Lost City ...

5. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Maria Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Bedford, Ohio to Judith Ann Hawkins, a psychiatric nurse & Jerome Jesse Berry, a hospital attendant. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American ...

6. Yvette Nicole Brown

Actress | Community

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

7. Monica Potter

Actress | The Last House on the Left

From Cleveland to Hollywood, actress, producer, entrepreneur, funny woman, tear-jerker, designer, decorator, builder, creator, fixer, cook, cleaner, host, wife, Browns fan, homemaker, (very) amateur bowler and -her favorite title- mom, Monica Potter has achieved success in several different ways......

8. Lili Reinhart

Actress | Riverdale

Lili Reinhart was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and at an early age, developed a passion for the performing arts. Lili took dance classes for 10 years and also performed in many local musicals before she signed with her first agency in Cleveland when she was 11. She traveled from Ohio to New ...

9. Jaclyn Moore

Producer | Dear White People

Jaclyn Moore was born on April 24, 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as John Patrick Moore. She is a producer and writer, known for Dear White People (2017), Graves (2016) and Love Life (2020).

10. Anna Gunn

Actress | Breaking Bad

An actress on both stage and screen, Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career.

Anna grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after her parents transplanted the family from Cleveland, Ohio to the Southwest in the late seventies. She discovered acting in a ...

11. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

12. Vanessa Bayer

Actress | Trainwreck

Vanessa Bayer was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Orange High School. She is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975). In 2004, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. During her college career, she worked as an...

13. Debra Winger

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an office manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra...

14. Hal Holbrook

Actor | Into the Wild

Hal Holbrook was an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who was one of the great craftsmen of stage and screen. He was best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily ...

15. Martha Smith

Actress | National Lampoon's Animal House

Out of her hundreds of TV appearances, Martha Smith is perhaps best known as "Francine Desmond", intelligence agent (and nemesis of star Kate Jackson) on the CBS series Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983). Raised in Farmington, MI, Martha--an honor student with a mention in "Who's Who of American ...

16. Majel Barrett

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Majel Barrett (born Majel Leigh Hudec) was an American actress, known for her long association with the Star Trek franchise. She had multiple Star Trek-related roles, though she is mostly remembered for her roles as Nurse Christine Chapel in "Star Trek: The Original Series" (1966-1969) and as ...

17. 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...

18. Burgess Meredith

Actor | Clash of the Titans

One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century, who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts, before joining Eva Le Gallienne's Student Repertory stage company in 1929. By 1934 he was a star ...

19. Paula Jai Parker

Actress | Hustle & Flow

Paula Jai Parker is from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The ...

20. Imani Hakim

Actress | Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet

Writer/Actress/Humanitarian, IMANI HAKIM is most recognized for portraying Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas in Lifetime's award winning TV movie, THE GABBY DOUGLAS STORY. In addition to her series regular role of Tonya, sister to Tyler James Williams Chris Rock in the acclaimed series EVERYBODY ...

21. James Pickens Jr.

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre...

22. Ryan Lambert

Actor | The Monster Squad

Ryan Lambert was born on March 29, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Ryan Mark Lambert. He is an actor and writer, known for The Monster Squad (1987), Kids Incorporated (1984) and It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986).

23. Joel Grey

Actor | Cabaret

Joel Grey's father, Mickey Katz, created "Borscht Capades" in the early 1950s. Mickey Katz was a musician -- a clarinetist and a saxophone player -- in bands around the east. Mickey was performing, playing in a band in Cleveland, Ohio, which is where Joel Grey was born. Musician and bandleader ...

24. Bill Cobbs

Actor | Demolition Man

Bill Cobbs was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where his parents were hard-working people, who instilled in him a sense of self-reliance and humility. As an amateur actor in the city's Karamu House Theater, he starred in the Ossie Davis play "Purlie Victorious". Cobbs was an Air Force radar ...

25. Keir Dullea

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Tall, slim, remote and boyishly handsome, one of Keir Dullea's most arresting features is his pale blue eyes, which featured in a number of watershed films of the 1960s. His major breakthrough (providing him legendary status) was the starring role as astronaut Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's 2001:...

26. Drew Carey

Producer | The Drew Carey Show

Drew Carey was born on May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Drew Allison Carey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Drew Carey Show (1995), Robots (2005) and Jack and Jill (2011).

27. Linda Porter

Actress | Dude, Where's My Car?

Linda Porter was born on January 31, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) and Twins (1988). She died on September 25, 2019 in the USA.

28. Joe Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

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: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

29. Diana Hyland

Actress | The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School.

Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced, ...

30. Jim Backus

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ...

31. Sean Kanan

Actor | The Karate Kid Part III

Sean Kanan's career encompasses many facets of the entertainment world including actor, author, comedian, and producer. Early in his career, Kanan was chosen at an open call by Oscar-winning Director, John Avildsen from over 2000 hopefuls for the role of Mike Barnes in the Karate Kid III. He went ...

32. Bumper Robinson

Actor | Enemy Mine

Bumper Robinson was born on June 19, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Larry C. Robinson II. He is known for his work on Enemy Mine (1985), Brother Bear (2003) and Justice League: Doom (2012). He is married to Katherine Penton. They have two children.

33. Anthony Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

Anthony Russo was born on February 3, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Anthony J. Russo. He is a producer and director, known for Avengers: Endgame (2019), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

34. Clea Lewis

Actress | Ice Age: The Meltdown

Clea Lewis was born on July 19, 1965 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA as Eraclea S. Lewis. She is an actress, known for Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Perfect Stranger (2007) and Pepper Ann (1997). She has been married to Peter Ackerman since November 11, 2000. They have two children.

35. Kath Soucie

Actress | Rugrats

One of the most well known voice-over actors working today, Kath Soucie began her career in New York as a theatrical actress. While Kath has been the voice of many campaigns and award-winning commercials, it is her work voicing thousands of episodes of animation that has won her an international ...

36. Arsenio Hall

Actor | Coming to America

Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Coming to America (1988), Coming 2 America (2021) and Harlem Nights (1989).

37. Vanessa Bell Calloway

Actress | Coming to America

Vanessa Bell Calloway was born on March 20, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Vanessa Bell. She is an actress and director, known for Coming to America (1988), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and Daylight (1996). She has been married to Tony Calloway since September 3, 1988. They have two ...

38. 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.

39. Max Perlich

Actor | Beautiful Girls

Max Perlich was born on March 28, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Beautiful Girls (1996), Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and Cliffhanger (1993). He is married to Jia Mae.

40. Diane McBain

Actress | Spinout

Signed on as a Warner Brothers starlet, bouncy, blonde-coiffed Diane McBain would develop a burgeoning career as lively '60s "bad girl" and "spoiled rich girl" types on film and TV. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 18, 1941, the family moved to California while still young and she started things off ...

41. Stephanie Erb

Actress | Ray Donovan

Stephanie Erb is an American actress known for her work in TV, Film and Theatre. She grew up all over the United States as a university brat and was drawn to both a medical career and the arts. However, when she saw Lawrence Olivier's Hamlet at eight years old, she knew she truly wanted to be an ...

42. Jack Weston

Actor | Dirty Dancing

In a 40-year career that spanned Broadway, television and movies, the versatile actor played everyone from sleazy villains to terrifying killers to clumsy comics. His bad-guy roles included a stalker who, along with Alan Arkin terrorized a blind Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 cult classic Wait Until ...

43. Richard Brooks

Director | Anticipation

Commanding actor Richard Brooks was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an actor, director and singer. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brooks studied acting, dance, and voice work at Interlochen Academy of Arts in Michigan. Later, he moved to New York City and was a student of the Circle in the Square ...

44. Brian Donlevy

Actor | Beau Geste

It seems that Brian Donlevy started out life as colorfully as any character he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was actually 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Pershing sent American troops to invade Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa--Mexican ...

45. Greg Morris

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Born in Cleveland, Morris came to Hollywood in the early 1960s. His acting experience at that time consisted of a few minor roles on the Seattle stage. He found work appearing on Television series such as The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and The Twilight Zone (1959) before being cast in Mission: ...

46. Anjali Bhimani

Actress | Apex Legends

Anjali was born in Cleveland, OH and raised in Orange County, CA, by Drs. Ela and Bharat Bhimani. After performing in school and community theatre for most of her young life, she went on to earn a degree in theatre from Northwestern University's highly acclaimed theatre school, with a certificate ...

47. Virginia Leith

Actress | The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Sultry, smoky-voiced brunette actress, a former model, who was put under contract by 20th Century-Fox in the early 1950s. She had a showy role and acquitted herself well in the thriller Violent Saturday (1955), but her career quickly lost momentum when Fox didn't renew her contract in 1956. She ...

48. Amy Stoch

Actress | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Amy Stoch was born on December 13, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Amy Elizabeth Stoch. She is an actress, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and Summer School (1987). She was previously married to Robert Poynton.

49. Stephen Gyllenhaal

Director | CBS Afternoon Playhouse

Stephen Gyllenhaal was born on October 4, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal. He is a director and producer, known for CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978), Paris Trout (1991) and A Dangerous Woman (1993). He has been married to Kathleen Jeannette Man since July 23, 2011. He was ...

50. Jack Riley

Actor | Spaceballs

Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley (on December 30, 1935) switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in ...


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