Birth Place Matching "Portsmouth, Virginia, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Patton Oswalt

Actor | Young Adult

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...

2. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

3. William Russ

Actor | Boy Meets World

William Russ was born on October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as William Hardy Russ IV. He is known for his work on Boy Meets World (1993), American History X (1998) and Wiseguy (1987). He is married to Clare Wren. They have two children.

4. Jillian Kesner

Actress | The Student Body

Sunny, dynamic and beautiful slender blonde actress Jillian Kesner was born on August 9, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up primarily in Denver, Colorado. Her father was a Navy officer. Jillian received a B.A. in business from a Colorado university in 1967. In 1969 Kesner moved to Los Angeles...

5. Deedee Magno

Actress | Steven Universe

Deedee Magno was born on April 2, 1975 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Deedee Lynn Magno. She is known for her work on Steven Universe (2013), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) and Steven Universe: Attack the Light! (2015). She has been married to Cliffton Hall since April 27, 2003. They have ...

6. James Moses Black

Authoritative features and a charismatic smile have worked for James Moses Black. The son of a designer mother and a military father, James has played Generals, administrators, doctors, policemen, preachers, detectives, Africans and an American senators.

With close to 100 television and film credits...

7. Jim Moody

Actor | The Last Dragon

Jim Moody was born on September 25, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Last Dragon (1985), Bad Boys (1983) and 28 Days (2000).

8. Bebe Buell


Bebe Buell is a former model and Playboy Playmate who dated several rock stars in the 1970s. She began modeling at the age of 17 and moved from her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, to New York City. Shortly after moving to New York, she met rock star Todd Rundgren. At the time she was living in a ...

9. Missy Elliott

Soundtrack | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer, talent ...

10. Virginia C. Andrews

Writer | Flowers in the Attic

Virginia C. Andrews was born on June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Cleo Virginia Andrews. She was a writer and actress, known for Flowers in the Attic (1987), Rain (2006) and Flowers in the Attic (2014). She died on December 19, 1986 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

11. Mae Murray

Actress | Peacock Alley

Dubbed "The Girl with the Bee Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen," silent screen star Mae Murray was born in New York City as Marie Adrienne Koenig on May 10, 1885. The middle of three children born to French and German émigrés, she began studying dance at a young age.

Mae's professional ...

12. Liz Godwin

Actress | Ride Along 2

Liz Godwin was born on August 9, 1991 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Elizabeth Ann Godwin. She is an actress, known for Ride Along 2 (2016), iListen (2020) and Pray for Rain (2017).

13. Mark Kelly

Actor | The Hot Zone

Mark Kelly starred in the Duplass Brothers' film The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and will recur on the second season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead in the role of Connor. He will also be seen in five upcoming independent feature films: Buster's Mal Heart (directed by Sarah Adina Smith and starring Rami ...

14. Michael Canavan

Actor | The Island

Michael Canavan was born on August 17, 1953 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Michael V. Murphy. He is an actor, known for The Island (2005), Striking Distance (1993) and Flags of Our Fathers (2006). He has been married to Shannon Cochran since June 14, 2003.

15. Lee Lively

Actor | The Prince of Tides

Lee Lively was born on September 20, 1927 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Alton Lee Lively. He was an actor, known for The Prince of Tides (1991), Night Killer (1990) and Blind Vision (1992). He was married to Catherine Thomson and Sandra Nettles. He died on October 12, 2016 in Virginia Beach, ...

16. India Allen

Actress | Silk Degrees

India Allen was born on June 1, 1965 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as India Juliana Orban. She is an actress and producer, known for Silk Degrees (1994), The Rowdy Girls (2000) and Wild Cactus (1993).

17. Ruth Brown

Actress | Hairspray

Ruth Brown was born on January 12, 1928 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Ruth Alston Weston. She was married to Earl Swanson, Jimmy Brown, Bill Blunt, Jimmy Brown and Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson. She died on November 17, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

18. John Facenda

Actor | The Burglar

John Facenda was born on August 8, 1913 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as John Thomas Ralph Augustine James Facenda. He was an actor, known for The Burglar (1957), Middle Age Crazy (1980) and They Call It Pro Football (1966). He was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Hunger. He died on September 25, 1984 ...

19. Montré Burton

Producer | Married at First Sight

Montré Burton, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, is of African-America and Cuban decent and was raised by his grandparents, mother and aunt along with his five brothers and two sisters. He was a member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, where he grew up performing in church every Sunday. At a ...

20. Tommy Newsom

Soundtrack | Bad Santa

Tommy Newsom was born on February 25, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Thomas Penn Newsom. He is known for his work on Bad Santa (2003), Ted (2012) and Night of 100 Stars (1982). He was married to Patricia Hernansky. He died on April 28, 2007 in Portsmouth.

21. Al Hopson

Actor | The Wedding Singer

Al Hopson was born on March 20, 1920 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Alfred William Hopson Jr. He was an actor, known for The Wedding Singer (1998), The Reivers (1969) and High Anxiety (1977). He died on October 16, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Ken Bowersox

Self | Space Voyages

Ken Bowersox was born on November 14, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Kenneth Dwane Bowersox. He is an actor, known for Space Voyages (2013), When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) and NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (2009).

23. Paul Cowsill

Art Department | Twilight

Paul Cowsill was born on November 11, 1951 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Paul Mitchell Cowsill. He is known for his work on Twilight (2008), Grimm (2011) and Leverage (2008). He has been married to LuAnn Andrews since October 13, 1984. He was previously married to Meredith Chapman Hull.

24. J. Michael Hunter

Actor | Blue Velvet

J. Michael Hunter was born on November 25, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Blue Velvet (1986), The Handmaid's Tale (1990) and Waterland (1992). He died on June 21, 2016 in Norfolk, Virginia.

25. Stephen Gillikin

Actor | Criminal Minds

Stephen Gillikin was born on July 18, 1983 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Criminal Minds (2005), Cousins (2014) and All About April (2010).

26. Marty Brennaman

Self | 1975 World Series

Marty Brennaman was born on July 28, 1942 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Franchester Martin Brennaman. He has been married to Amanda Ingram since June 21, 2012. He was previously married to Brenda Chambers.

27. Bob Cowsill

Soundtrack | A Family Thing

Bob Cowsill was born on August 26, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Robert Paul Cowsill. He has been married to Mary Jo Ferr since January 7, 1978. They have three children. He was previously married to Nanci Roberts.

28. Pat Scott

Perry Como's Christmas in New York

Pat Scott was born on March 1, 1934 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Shirley Patricia Reed. She was married to George C. Scott. She died on May 23, 2020 in Neptune, New Jersey, USA.

29. John C. Hoffler Jr.

Camera Department | Ozark

Winner - 2017 The Black List and Cassian Elwes Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship.

30. Richard Cowsill

Self | Family Band: The Cowsills Story

Richard Cowsill was born on August 26, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Richard James Cowsill. He was married to Susan Montella and Pamela Lynne Wendur. He died on July 8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

31. Allyson Floyd

Actress | Altered Spirits

Allyson is originally from Manassas, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. She was active in the drama department at Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia and continued to study acting and film at The College of William and Mary before transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. ...

32. Terry Jernigan

Actor | 40 Nights

Terry Jernigan or TJ was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. During high school TJ enrolled in drama to get to know a beautiful redhead girl and quickly fell in love. He has been acting ever since. TJ studied theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory and Old Dominion University. TJ enjoys stage as much as film ...

33. Shay Brown

Actress | Bring It Arm!

Shay was born in Virgina, on April 8th 1973 to James Ronald Brown and Patricia Ann Belcher. She was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She studied theatre at Winthrop University and University of South Carolina. She was named "wittiest" and "most talented" in her High School Yearbook. Her first ...

34. Jim Duffy

Producer | Rugrats

Jim Duffy was born on July 2, 1937 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Edward James Duffy. He is known for his work on Rugrats (1990), Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994) and Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990). He was married to Cella Nichols Duffy. He died on March 23, 2012 in Van Nuys, California, ...

35. Sonja Haney

Actress | Annie

Sonja Haney was born on May 24, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. She is known for her work on Annie (1982), Sweet Charity (1969) and Doctor Detroit (1983).

36. Chad Hugo

Soundtrack | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Chad Hugo was born on February 24, 1974 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Charles Hugo.

37. Craig Haddad


Craig Haddad was born on August 11, 1978 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Craig M. Haddad Jr. He is known for his work on Companion (2021). He died on August 7, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

38. Valerie Brotski

Writer | Desperate Housewives

Valerie Brotski was born on April 4, 1975 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Valérie Anne Brotski. She is known for her work on Desperate Housewives (2004), Male Lesbian (2013) and The Office (2005).

39. Mahlon Clark

Music Department | The Pleasure of His Company

Clarinettist and alto saxophonist Mahlon Clark performed with the bands of Lawrence Welk, Ray McKinley and Will Bradley during the big band era. He had a background in vaudeville before becoming a musician at the age of sixteen. Based on Santa Catalina island during World War II, he entertaining ...

40. Jenna Marie Bowers

Actress | The Deadlines

Born and raised in Virginia, in small town Deep Creek. Realizing she had talent at a young age, Jenna starred in plays at church all through childhood, her first role being a little boy. Shortly after high school she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career further, she wanted to get off the stage...

41. Moses Gibson

Actor | Blue Velvet

Moses Gibson was born on January 6, 1922 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Blue Velvet (1986), Traveller (1997) and Love Field (1992). He died on September 8, 2013 in Chesapeake, Virginia.

42. Christie Price

Visual Effects | Manifest

Christie Price was born in Virginia, but raised in Conyers, Georgia. When she was 16, her father Rudolph Price, a pilot for Delta Airlines, died when his plane crashed in Dallas, Texas. A movie was made about this event, titled "Fire and Rain" (1989). During her college years, Christie played bass ...

43. Mike Watt

Soundtrack | Mirage

Mike Watt was raised in San Pedro, California, where he created the legendary punk rock band, Minutemen, with D. Boon and George Hurley in 1980. The trio went on to release 11 albums in less than six years and toured maniacally, but then the tragic death of Boon in late December of 1985 caused ...

44. Walter Smith

Actor | Strangers Kiss

Walter Smith was born on March 23, 1958 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Walter Brian Smith. He is an actor, known for Strangers Kiss (1983), Hunter (2003) and Terriers (2010).

45. Michele Seidman

Actress | Empire Records

Michele was born in Virginia, but moved to New York City after playing Jill Hanson on the soap opera Another Life. She relocated to North Carolina when her Mother was diagnosed with cancer so that she could be near her Mom at the end. After her Mother passed, she went back in to acting in feature ...

46. Thadd Williams

Editor | Mark Ellis: Dog Stepfather

Thadd Williams was born on July 28, 1985 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Mark Ellis: Dog Stepfather (2019), Live from Daryl's House (2007) and The Josh Macuga Show (2016).

47. LaVar Veale

Actor | Double Dagger

LaVar Veale is an exceptional, American Actor that is passionately preparing for his first groundbreaking role on the big screen. In the past, LaVar has had the pleasure of securing commercial modeling gigs with HEB and Direct TV as well as being a part of independent films like Policing, which ...

48. Joseph Curdy

Actor | Max Caliber Hawaii P.I.

Joseph Curdy's father is South American Indian-Hispanic, his mother Scandinavian-British. Labeled as a "bright but unfocused child" in school, he navigated through public school on a C- average. In college, however, he flourished, winning scholarships in the performing arts due in part to his stage...

49. Thomas B. Fore

Producer | IO

Thomas B. Fore was born on October 20, 1965 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for IO (2019), Approaching the Unknown (2016) and Chu and Blossom (2014).

50. Scott Allen Pickford

Editor | The Love of an Artist

Pickford was born in a Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He entered the film industry in late September of 2011 at the Traverse Bay Area Career Tech Center in Traverse City, MI; joining the Film & New Media program after switching from the Visual Imaging Tech program. Since a young age, ...

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