Birth Place Matching "Joliet, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Blindspotting
Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Gavankar's roles include Papi, a lesbian lothario in The L ...
3. Anthony Rapp
Actor | Rent
Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.
Actress | Lady in the Lake
One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...
Actress | Hot Properties
After gaining stardom by winning America's Next Top Model at the age of 20, Curry went on to appear on numerous magazine covers, runway shows and advertisements.
She was a regular fixture on reality television shows as a participant, host and producer. She was named one of Maxim's Hot 100, Playboy's...
8. Vince Vieluf
Actor | Rat Race
Vince Vieluf recently wrapped Love Inc, a pilot for UPN, he quickly returned to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been working alongside Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford in the feature film Firewall. Vince packed up all his belongings in 1996, rented a 13 foot U-haul and with his cat Groovy ...
Actress | Giant
Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.
Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...
10. Lynne Thigpen
Actress | The Warriors
Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a...
Actor | General Hospital
Tyler Christopher was born on November 11, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Tyler Christopher Baker. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Into the West (2005) and Shouting Secrets (2011). He has been married to Brienne Pedigo since September 27, 2008. They have two children. He was ...
12. Kathryn Hays
Actress | As the World Turns
Kathryn Hays was born on July 26, 1933 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Kay Piper. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She was previously married to Wolfgang G Lieschke and Glenn Ford.
13. Paul Dillon
Paul Dillon is an actor born in Joliet who began his career in show business in Chicago. His movie career began in 1994 with the movie Blink (1993) in which he played the role of Neal Booker. He played Patty O'Brien in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), the most successful film in ...
16. Larry Delrose
Actor | Night Club
Well known real estate investor/financier who turned actor, film producer and writer later in life. Following his heart "to pursue what you love to do in life" he re-invented himself and entered the movie business". He also has a radio feature called "Minute of Wisdom".
20. Margaret Teele
Actress | The Human Duplicators
Margaret Teele (born Margaret J. Poby, 5 November 1942 in Joliet, Illinois) and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In one of the local high school productions, "The King and I", Teele played Tony Shalhoub's mother.
Margaret retired from acting after getting married and starting a family. She now ...
21. Dan Telfer
Dan Telfer was born on September 14, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Daniel William Telfer. He is known for his work on The Onion's Extremely Accurate History of the Internet (2012), The High Court (2017) and Talking Dead (2011).
22. Alycen Malone
Actress | Telenovela
Alycen Rose Malone grew up in a small rural town an hour south of Chicago, Illinois. There she attended school and was a very active little girl. She played volleyball, softball, track, took gymnastics and was a cheerleader. But soon she grew out of her inner athlete by junior high and started to ...
24. Myrtle Vail
Actress | Myrt and Marge
Myrtle Vail was born on January 7, 1888 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Myrt and Marge (1933), A Bucket of Blood (1959) and The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). She was married to George Damerel. She died on September 18, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
26. Scott Vinci
Actor | Smokey Eyes
Scott Vinci was born near Chicago, Illinois and lived there until his dad changed jobs and relocated the family to Rockwall, Texas. He graduated from college at the University of North Texas, majoring in drama. Scott's acting roots link back to live theater.
After earning his B.A., Scott moved back ...
28. Jermaine Stegall
Music Department | Dumbo
Jermaine Stegall is a composer, conductor, and producer of film and television music. In 2016, he was selected as a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow held at Skywalker Ranch, and has worked closely over the years with some of Hollywood's biggest composers including Danny Elfman, Christophe Beck, Marco ...
29. Ann Nesby
Soundtrack | Gigli
A consummated actress, entertainer, songwriter and vocalist are a few of the creative attributes that describe and are possessed by Ann Nesby.
With a thespian career spanning over two decades she has worked alongside a who's who list of incomparable talents in the world of theater, film, and music.
30. Brian Udovich
Producer | The Wackness
Brian Udovich is a producer of film and television. He has a Masters degree from the AFI (American Film Institute) and is the curator of the screening series REEL GRIT in Los Angeles. His feature films have won awards and premiered at major international festivals like Sundance, Toronto, AFI and ...
32. Stu Rosen
Rosen's family moved to Long Beach when he was age 7 and he graduated from Long Beach State by 1963. Shortly after he got a job at KCET as a production assistant. In 1965, channel 2 was looking for a kid's show, so Rosen pitched Dusty's Treehouse (1968) to CBS and ended up doing the show for 10 ...
33. James J. Agazzi
Production Designer | Moonlighting
James J. Agazzi was born in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Moonlighting (1985), There Must Be a Pony (1986) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to David Brewer. He died on September 15, 2019 in California, USA.
34. Sandy Bentley
Actress | Sex and the City
Sandy Bentley was born on May 18, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Sex and the City (1998), The Daily Show (1996) and Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001).
35. Stefan L. Smith
Composer | Lazarus
Stefan L. Smith was born in Joliet, IL. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Stefan studied at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music on a full tuition scholarship for a Masters Degree in Viola Performance with Professor Donald McInnes. His two Bachelors of Music Cum Laude...
36. Frank Marocco
Soundtrack | Election
Frank Marocco was born on January 2, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Frank L. Marocco. He is known for his work on Election (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). He was married to Anne. He died on March 3, 2012 in San Fernando Valley,...
38. Matt Gossen
Writer | Talking Tom and Friends
Matthew Daniel Gossen was born in Joliet, Illinois and raised in New Lenox, Illinois. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a bachelor's degree in Film and Video with concentrations in directing and screenwriting. Matt currently works in Los Angeles, California as a television ...
39. Alex Pacheco
Director | Unnecessary Fuss
Alex Pacheco was born on August 19, 1958 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Alexander Fernando Pacheco. He is a director and writer, known for Unnecessary Fuss (1984), Silver Spring Monkeys (1981) and I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007).
41. Jimmy Chamberlin
Actor | Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm
Jimmy Chamberlin was born on June 10, 1964 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as James Joseph Chamberlin. He is known for his work on Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm (1993), Smashing Pumpkins: Zero (1996) and Smashing Pumpkins: Today (1993). He has been married to Lori Chamberlin since April 2002. They have two ...
Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and currently Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and ...
49. Charles Bowden
Writer | El Sicario, Room 164
Charles Bowden was born on July 20, 1945 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Charles Clyde Bowden. He was a writer and producer, known for El Sicario, Room 164 (2010), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and The House I Live In (2012). He died on August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.