Celebrities with a "Geographical" First Name ...

by ElMaruecan82 | created - 29 Dec 2014 | updated - 03 Jan 2015 | Public

Which of these movie and/or TV celebrities whose first name can stand for a town/ state/ country/ location is your favorite?

Discuss here

* I excluded very common or popular names such as Virginia, Victoria or Sydney

1. America Ferrera

Actress | The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best ...

2. Austin Mahone

Soundtrack | The Smurfs 2

Chart-topping 23-year-old Austin Mahone is set to have the biggest year of his career in 2019, beginning with the release of his new single "Why Don't We." The song marks Austin's first new solo music since 2016 and reflects his mature new direction over the past few years, which included ...

3. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

4. Bethany Hamilton

Soundtrack | Soul Surfer

Bethany Hamilton is a Hawaii native who began her surfing career at age 11. By age 13, she was an accomplished surfer and well-respected in the surfing world. She came to national attention after her left arm was bitten off by a tiger shark on October 31, 2003. She has since made a full recovery ...

5. Bethany Joy Lenz

Actress | Colony

Bethany Joy Lenz was born in Hollywood Florida, an only child of Robert George Lenz (a history teacher and therapist) and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard (a personnel manager and entrepreneur). She is best known for her role on - the WB hit One Tree Hill (2003) - as "Haley James Scott", wife to ...

6. Bristol Palin

Self | The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Bristol Palin was born on October 18, 1990 in Wasilla, Alaska, USA as Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin. She was previously married to Dakota Meyer.

7. Britain Simons

Actor | Gekijouban Urutoraman X: Kitazo! Warera no Urutoraman

Britain David Simons was born in Durango, Colorado to Kelly (Roelke), a photographer, and David Simons, a contractor and architect. He has one sibling, an older sister, Gentry Simons. His parents separated when he was four and divorced a year later. He relocated to Montrose, Colorado with his ...

8. Brooklyn Decker

Actress | Just Go with It

Actress and former model Brooklyn Danielle Decker was born in Kettering, Ohio, the oldest child of Tessa Renee (Moore), a nurse, and Stephen Michael Decker, a pacemaker salesman. She has a younger brother, Jordan. Decker has German, English, and Irish ancestry. When she was a teenager, she was ...

9. Chelsea Clinton

Producer | Of Many

Chelsea Clinton was born on February 27, 1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Chelsea Victoria Clinton. She is known for her work on Of Many (2014), Live From Lincoln Center (1976) and Convention '92 (1992). She has been married to Marc Mezvinsky since July 31, 2010. They have three children.

10. China Chow

Actress | The Big Hit

China Chow, born in London, is known to divide her time between New York City and Los Angeles. She is the child of late model/designer Tina Chow (who died of AIDS in 1992) and restaurateur Michael Chow (whose Mr. Chow restaurants are the talk of the town in London, Manhattan and Beverly Hills), and...

11. Corsica Wilson

Actress | In a World...

Corsica Wilson was born in Terceira, Azores, into a Navy family. Throughout her childhood, Corsica moved often, and also traveled, visiting most of the world before she reached age 15. As an only child, she was constantly on the hunt for adventure and often resorted to her imagination to entertain ...

12. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His ...

13. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

14. Dallas Roberts

Actor | 3:10 to Yuma

A native of Houston, Texas, Roberts, who attended Juilliard, has lived in New York City for 14 years. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Off-Broadway play, "Nocturne," by Adam Rapp. He is married to Christine Jones, who is the Set Designer for Spring Awakening and a ...

15. Denver Pyle

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out ...

16. Germany Kent

Actress | Jet Set

Germany Kent is an American TV personality, host, actress, author, writer, and producer. She has appeared on such shows as Jessie, Criminal Minds, Graceland and she has been featured on countless variety/lifestyle shows, and news programs. Germany has achieved impressive commercial success ...

17. Havana Guppy

Actress | Shut Eye

At the tender age of three, Havana Guppy demonstrated an early love and fascination with being on screen. Her father took copious amounts of home movies of his four daughters, but somehow, Havana always seemed to steal the lens. It was her father who inspired her to consider a genuine career in ...

18. India Eisley

Actress | Underworld Awakening

Eisley was born on October 29, 1993, in Los Angeles, California, to musician David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey. Her grandfather was actor Anthony Eisley. Eisley and her mother appeared together in the movie Headspace (2005). After small roles in various independent films, Eisley gained a ...

19. Ireland Baldwin

Actress | Grudge Match

Ireland Baldwin was born on October 23, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ireland Eliesse Baldwin. She is an actress, known for Grudge Match (2013), A Dark Foe and Goofy Chefs.

20. Jordan Belfort

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Jordan Belfort was born on July 9, 1962 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Firestorm (1997) and Blood Money (1996). He was previously married to Nadine Caridi and Denise Lombardo.

21. Kenya Moore

Actress | I Know Who Killed Me

Kenya Moore was born on January 24, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kenya Summer Moore. She is an actress and producer, known for I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Dolls of Voodoo (2013) and The Confidant (2010). She has been married to Marc Daly since June 10, 2017. They have one child.

22. Kerry Washington

Actress | Django Unchained

Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Kerry Marisa Washington. She is an actress and producer, known for Django Unchained (2012), Scandal (2012) and Save the Last Dance (2001). She has been married to Nnamdi Asomugha since June 24, 2013. They ...

23. Odessa Rae

Actress | Hard Candy

Odessa Rae was born in Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Hard Candy (2005), Movie 43 (2013) and Smallville (2001).

24. Olympia Dukakis

Actress | Moonstruck

Long a vital, respected lady of the classic and contemporary stage this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning perf as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987). Since then movie (and ...

25. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

26. Panama Redd

Actor | What is Life Worth

Panama Redd is known for his work on What is Life Worth, The Blacklist (2013) and American Gangster (2007).

27. Paris Hilton

Producer | The Hottie & the Nottie

Paris Hilton is one of today's most recognizable figures, known around the world as a businesswoman and entrepreneur. In 2006, she created Paris Hilton Entertainment, a multi-billion-dollar company consisting of 45 branded stores throughout the Middle East and Asia selling handbags and other ...

28. Phoenix Marie

Actress | Xena XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody

A golden-haired sexual goddess named Phoenix Marie made a blazing rise in the adult filming domain between 2006/2007. She describes it as simple as her being approached by a nightclub bouncer during a time out with her friends. The bouncer knew a local talent agent and from there, things began to ...

29. Roma Downey

Actress | Touched by an Angel

Roma was raised in Derry, then went to the Brighton Art College in England where she received her bachelor's. After that, she attended the London Drama Studio, where she was awarded Most Promising Student of the Year when she graduated. Roma was nominated for the Helen Hayes Best Actress Award in ...

30. Santiago Cabrera

Actor | Big Little Lies

Santiago Cabrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Chilean parents, and grew up in London, Romania, Toronto, and Madrid. Although he considers Santiago, Chile, his hometown, he splits his time between London and Los Angeles.

Cabrera trained at London's prestigious Drama Centre under renowned ...

31. Shannon Elizabeth

Actress | American Pie 2

Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother who is English, Irish and German. When Shannon was in 3rd grade, her family moved to Waco, Texas, where most of her relatives already lived. As a girl, Shannon took dance lessons, including tap, ...

32. Sienna Miller

Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City, but was raised in London, England. Her father, Edwin "Ed" Miller, who is American-born, is an investment banker and a dealer in Modern Chinese paintings. Her mother, Josephine "Jo" Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to ...

33. Tennessee Williams

Writer | A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams met long-term partner Frank Merlo in the summer of 1948 (Merlo died of lung cancer in the fall of 1963). Though separated briefly in 1961 and again in 1962, the two were partners for 15 years. Merlo acted as his personal manager/secretary.

Williams spent much of his most prolific ...

34. Troy Donahue

Actor | A Summer Place

Troy Donahue was a journalism student at Columbia University when he began playing in stock productions. He made his film debut in Man Afraid (1957) and in 1959 signed as a contract player with Warner Bros., which promoted him to stardom with A Summer Place (1959) that year. He was soon a teenage ...

35. Winona Ryder

Actress | Little Women

Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian ...



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