Birth Place Matching "Kentucky, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.
He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.
Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...
Actress | The Hunger Games
Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.
Jennifer Shrader ...
Actor | Michael Clayton
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...
4. Sean Young
Actress | Blade Runner
Mary Sean Young was born on November 20, 1959 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Lee Guthrie (née Mary Lee Kane), an Emmy-nominated producer, screenwriter, public relations executive, and journalist, and Donald Young, Jr., an Emmy award winning television news producer and journalist. ...
Actor | Take Shelter
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.
Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His ...
Actor | Logan
Boyd Holbrook is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk (2008), Out of the Furnace (2013), Gone Girl (2014), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Run All Night (2015) and in the Netflix series Narcos.
In 2007 Holbrook sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who...
Actor | The Hunger Games
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his ...
Actress | Gamer
Maggie Lawson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. When she was eight, she began appearing in local community and dinner theater productions, and at 10, she earned an on-air commercial gig at a Louisville TV station, which soon led to a steady six-year role as a TV personality who filed ...
Actress | Dexter
Jennifer was born in Kentucky. Her mother is Catherine Mitchell and her father is Robert Carpenter.
She attended St. Raphael the Archangel and then Sacred Heart Academy. During her last two years of high school, she studied drama at the Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. She then trained at the ...
11. Tommy Kirk
Actor | Babes in Toyland
Scrappy, plucky-looking Kentucky-born Tommy Kirk, who was born on December 10, 1941, became synonymous with everything clean and fun that Disney Entertainment prescribed to in the late 1950s and very early 1960s. One of four sons born to a mechanic and legal secretary, the Kirk family, in search of...
13. Melissa McBride
Actress | The Walking Dead
Melissa Suzanne McBride (born May 23, 1965) is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier on the AMC series The Walking Dead. McBride has garnered critical acclaim and received multiple awards and nominations for her role on the show.
McBride was born ...
14. Beth Broderick
Actress | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Beth Alison Broderick was born on February 24, 1959 in Falmouth, Kentucky, USA but was raised in Huntington Beach, California. Beth was always very interested in theater as a child and she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California at age 18. After that, she moved ...
15. Sarah Wright
Actress | American Made
This Kentucky native began her career in her home state and abroad in Europe, singing with The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music. Sarah attended Seneca High School in Kentucky. Discovered by a modeling agent, Sarah moved to Chicago where her career took off.
In 2011, Wright began a recurring role in the...
16. Dwight Yoakam
Actor | Sling Blade
Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor.
Dwight David Yoakam was ...
17. Jim Varney
Actor | Ernest Goes to Camp
James Albert Varney, Jr. was born in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nancy Louise (Howard) and James Albert Varney, Sr. He became interested in theater as a teenager, winning state titles in drama competitions while a student at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. At age 15 he played Ebeneezer ...
18. Josh Dallas
Actor | Thor
Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. At the age of sixteen, Josh received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, a full ride scholarship given to one American student every three years to study acting at the prestigious "Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts" in London, England. As an actor...
19. J. Smith-Cameron
Actress | Margaret
Gifted stage, film and TV actress J. Smith-Cameron was born Jeanie Smith in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, the daughter of an architect. Known simply as J. Smith by us students of the Florida State University School of Theatre program in the mid-1970s, I was ...
20. Ciara Bravo
Actress | Wayne
Ciara Bravo has become one of the few actresses working today to move easily between television and film. At only 21-years-old, Ciara's twelve-year acting career has brought her roles that range from the girl next door brainiac to the deeply troubled adolescent. Her finesse with subtle off-beat ...
21. Rob Riggle
Actor | The Daily Show
Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many ...
22. Rebecca Gayheart
Actress | Urban Legend
Rebecca Gayheart was born on August 12, 1971 in Hazard, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Urban Legend (1998), Nothing to Lose (1997) and Jawbreaker (1999). She has been married to Eric Dane since October 29, 2004. They have two children.
Actor | Alien
Stanton was born in West Irvine, Kentucky, to Ersel (Moberly), a cook, and Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and tobacco farmer. Lived in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lafayette Senior High School with the class of 1944. Drafted into the Navy, he served as a cook in the U.S. Navy during ...
24. Rosemary Clooney
Actress | White Christmas
Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used...
25. Rumer Willis
Actress | Sorority Row
Rumer Glenn Willis was born August 16th, 1988, in Paducah, Kentucky, to actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. She was named after the British novelist Rumer Godden. She made her debut at the age of 5 in the movie Now and Then (1995) but was credited as Willa Glen. Her mother hired cameramen to video ...
26. Leah Lail
Actress | Little Nicky
Leah Lail became interested in acting when her father took her to see "A Chorus Line" on Broadway. Raised on a horse farm just outside Lexington, Kentucky, the younger of two sisters, Lail grew up as an animal lover and an avid reader. Her father is in road construction, while her mother raised ...
27. Kelly Rutherford
Actress | The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
Best-known to television audiences as Lily van der Woodsen on the hit show Gossip Girl, Kelly played the sophisticated, fashionable matriarch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for six seasons. Kelly is also known for her former roles in television shows Melrose Place, Homefront, and Brisco County...
28. Nick Lachey
Writer | Taking the Stage
Nick Lachey was born on November 9, 1973 in Harlan, Kentucky, USA as Nicholas Scott Lachey. He is an actor and writer, known for Taking the Stage (2009), Bewitched (2005) and Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica (2003). He has been married to Vanessa Lachey since July 15, 2011. They have three children. ...
29. Ashley Eckstein
Actress | Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Ashley was born in Louisville, Kentucky but was raised in Orlando, Florida. Often playing the antagonist, Ashley played Muffy, the popular nemesis on That's So Raven. Besides acting, Ashley loves to design and make clothes. Ashley's parents are Tony and Sharon Drane. She also has three siblings, ...
30. Matt Long
Actor | Mad Men
Matt Long was born and raised in Winchester, Kentucky and started acting early on in school plays in elementary school. He continued to act throughout his college years and after graduating from Western Kentucky University, Matt moved to New York. While playing at the Williamstown Theater Fest in ...
31. Ned Beatty
Actor | Network
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor Ned Beatty was once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood".
Ned Thomas Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He grew up fishing and working on farms. His hometown of St. Matthews, ...
Actress | This Is Us
Galadriel Stineman was raised an only child in Northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio. As a kid, she was a voracious reader, accomplished horseback rider and active member of 4-H Club. She began acting for fun in kindergarten, taking lots of classes and performing in school and community ...
33. Abby Brammell
Actress | Jobs
Abby Brammell was born on March 19, 1979 in Kentucky, USA as Abigail Brammell. She is an actress, known for Jobs (2013), The Unit (2006) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). She has been married to Stefan Bishop since January 22, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Jake La Botz.
36. James Best
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...
37. Sean O'Bryan
Actor | Olympus Has Fallen
Originally from Kentucky, Sean O'Bryan moved to Los Angeles over ten years ago and has worked extensively in film and TV. Some major key TV guest appearances include Chicago Hope, Beverly Hills 90210, and Felicity. Sean has done several major films including, Phenomenon (1996), Exit to Eden (1994), ...
Actress | Days of Our Lives
Chrishell Hartley was born on July 21, 1981 in Draffenville, Kentucky, USA as Terrina Chrishell Stause. She is an actress and writer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Selling Sunset (2019) and All My Children (1970). She has been married to Justin Hartley since October 28, 2017.
39. W. Earl Brown
Actor | Deadwood
As a rule, W. Earl Brown does not usually speak of himself in the third-person. However, the Internet Movie Database will not accept biographical information written in the first person, therefore:
W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to ...
40. Warren Oates
Actor | The Wild Bunch
Warren Oates was an American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles.
Oates was born in Depoy, a very small Kentucky town. He was the son of Sarah Alice (Mercer) and Bayless Earle Oates, a general store owner. ...
42. William Mapother
Actor | Lost
William Mapother was born on April 17, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as William Reibert Mapother Jr. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English. He is the co-founder of the film finance marketplace Slated. He is known for his work on Lost (2004), In the Bedroom (2001)...
46. Chris Hardwick
Producer | Talking Dead
Chris Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Christopher Ryan Hardwick. He is a producer and actor, known for Talking Dead (2011), @midnight (2013) and The Wall (2016). He has been married to Lydia Hearst since August 20, 2016.
47. Molly Sims
Actress | Yes Man
Molly Sims was born on May 25, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky to James and Dottie Sims. Following her graduation from high school, Molly attended Vanderbilt University with hopes of pursuing a law career. Two years into college, she submitted a few photographs of herself to a modeling agency at the ...
48. Charles Napier
Actor | Rambo: First Blood Part II
Lively character actor who usually plays edgy military types and menacing bad guys, Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969). Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens (...
49. Jess Weixler
Actress | Teeth
Jess Weixler is an American actress. She played Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and Jordan in the comedy The Big Bad Swim. Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The River ...
50. Jim Kelly
Actor | Enter the Dragon
With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...