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


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1. David Hornsby

Actor | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

David Hornsby was born on December 1, 1975 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Minority Report (2002) and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005). He has been married to Emily Deschanel since September 25, 2010. They have two ...

2. Frankie Faison

Actor | Coming to America

Frankie Faison was born on June 10, 1949 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Coming to America (1988), White Chicks (2004) and Do the Right Thing (1989). He has been married to Jane Mandel since December 26, 1988. They have three children.

3. Richard Kelly

Writer | Donnie Darko

James Richard Kelly better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born James Richard Kelly in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where...

4. Joyce Bulifant

Actress | Airplane!

Joyce Bulifant was born on December 16, 1937 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Joyce Collins Boulifant. She is an actress, known for Airplane! (1980), Dirty Love (2005) and American Playhouse (1981). She was previously married to Roger Perry, Glade Bruce Hansen, William Asher, Edward Mallory and ...

5. Gary Hudson

Actor | Road House

Gary was nominated for Best Actor for the Canadian series "Wild Roses" for the CBC at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2009. The show was also nominated. Born and raised in Newport News, Virginia.. He is a proud uncle, and son of Joe and Bev...and has 9 nieces and nephews. Gary moved to Los ...

6. Cocoa Brown

Actress | Ted 2

COCOA BROWN is undeniably one of the most talented performers of this era. The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such passion and soul searching veracity, when she claims the stage the ensuing act is nothing short of a force of nature. COCOA BROWN audaciously ...

7. Pearl Bailey

Soundtrack | The Fox and the Hound

Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae. Her birth name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". Her brother was entertainer Bill Bailey (1912-1978). She spent her early life in Washington DC where ...

8. Theresa Merritt

Actress | Billy Madison

Theresa Merritt was born on September 24, 1922 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Theresa Irene Merritt. She was an actress, known for Billy Madison (1995), The Wiz (1978) and All That Jazz (1979). She was married to Benjamin Hines. She died on June 12, 1998 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

9. Mark Gordon

Producer | Saving Private Ryan

Mark Gordon was born on October 10, 1956 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is a producer, known for Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Messenger (2009) and Molly's Game (2017). He was previously married to Karen Villeneuve.

10. Ella Fitzgerald

Soundtrack | When Harry Met Sally...

On Saturday, June 15th, 1996, an era in jazz singing came to an end, with the death of Ella Fitzgerald at her home in California. She was the last of four great female jazz singers (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae) who defined one of the most prolific eras in jazz vocal ...

11. Johnny Gilbert

Actor | White Men Can't Jump

One of television's legendary and beloved game show announcers, Johnny Gilbert got his start in show business in high school as a singer, comedian and master of ceremonies. He soon toured the nightclub circuit as a featured attraction; he even parlayed his success into an recorded an album of pop ...

12. Martha Madison

Actress | One Mississippi

Martha Madison was born on July 27, 1977 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Martha Anne Butterworth. She is an actress and producer, known for One Mississippi (2015), Days of Our Lives (1965) and To The Beat! (2018). She has been married to A.J. Gilbert since August 25, 2007. They have one child.

13. Matt Mercer

Actor | Contracted

Matt Mercer was born on March 17, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and editor, known for Contracted (2013), Contracted: Phase II (2015) and Beyond the Gates (2016).

14. Jon St. John

Actor | Duke Nukem 3D

Jon St. John is an American voice over actor. He started his career in the mid 70s, when he was a radio DJ in North Carolina, he was among top 40. Because of his rich vocal talent and technical skills, he was hired as a production director for US radio stations in cities including: New Orleans, ...

15. Michael Maguire

Actor | Star Trek: Voyager

Michael Maguire was born on February 20, 1955 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Michael Leslie Maguire. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Live From Lincoln Center (1976) and Quantum Leap (1989). He was previously married to Marita Geraghty.

16. Michael Vick

Producer | Baller Wives

Michael Vick was born on June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Michael Dwayne Vick. He is an actor and producer, known for Baller Wives (2017), Atlanta (2016) and Michael Vick: Giving Back (2011). He has been married to Kijafa Vick since June 30, 2012. They have two children.

17. Randy Cartwright

Animation Department | Chicken Run

Randy Cartwright was born on October 31, 1951 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Victor Randolph Cartwright. He is known for his work on Chicken Run (2000), Hercules (1997) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

18. Kwamie Lassiter

Self | The NFL on CBS

Kwamie Lassiter was born on December 3, 1969 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Kwamie Jerome Lassiter. He was married to Ericka Corbin. He died on January 6, 2019 in the USA.

20. William Styron

Writer | Sophie's Choice

William Styron was born on June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as William Clark Styron. He was a writer, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Lie Down in Darkness and Playhouse 90 (1956). He was married to Rose Burgunder. He died on November 1, 2006 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.

21. Lynn Thomas

Actress | WatchUsDie.com

Deliciously lithe, buxom and sexy brunette stunner Lynn Thomas was born Donna Lynn Evans on January 21, 1976 in Newport News, Virginia. Her Welsh-Scottish-Irish-Italian father met her Vietnamese mother while stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam war. Lynn's parents divorced when she was five. ...

22. Ellis Henican

Actor | Sealab 2021

Ellis Henican was born on October 9, 1958 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Caswell Ellis Henican. He is an actor and writer, known for Sealab 2021 (2000), Cold Comfort and Delta Justice: The Islenos Trappers War (2015).

23. Earl Faison

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Considered one of the first great big men in football, Faison was an All-American performer at Indiana before getting drafted by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL). His impact was felt immediately as he was tabbed Rookie of the Year in 1961, and was a consistent All-AFL ...

24. Gary Cowling

Actor | Hustling

From Virginia, Gary is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and holds an MFA in Acting from West Virginia University.

He has appeared in New York theatre productions with Circle Repertory, Circle-in-the-Square, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row Theatre, LaMaMa, Drama League, Lincoln Center ...

25. Quiana Grant

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Quiana Grant was born on August 13, 1981 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. She is an actress, known for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Redirecting Eddie (2008) and The Tyra Banks Show (2005).

26. Charles Shannon II

Writer | Vibe

Charles Shannon II was born on March 3, 1959 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Charles Byron Shannon. He was a writer and actor, known for Vibe (1997), Austin Stories (1997) and The Andy and Fred Show (2014). He died on December 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Barney Hill

Self | To Tell the Truth

Barney Hill was born on July 20, 1922 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He was married to Betty Hill and Ruby Horne. He died on February 25, 1969 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.

28. Bill Bailey

Actor | Cabin in the Sky

Bill Bailey was born on December 8, 1912 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He was married to Pernell. He died on December 12, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

29. George Ellis

Actor | Honey Britches

George Ellis was born in 1919 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as George Albert Ellis Jr. He was an actor, known for Honey Britches (1971), Moonrunners (1975) and The Legend of Blood Mountain (1965). He died in 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

30. Justin Tully

Actor | Sorority Row

Justin Tully was born on November 21, 1982 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Justin Wilson Tully. He is an actor, known for Sorority Row (2009), An Immortal Tale (2010) and Alison Undone.

32. Brian Prisco

Actor | The Beauty Inside

Brian Prisco was raised outside Philadelphia in the happy little hamlet of Quakertown. After winning awards for his several high school productions, he went on to get his degree in English and Theater at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he helped grow Mindbending Productions, ...

33. Esther Marrow

Actress | The Last Dragon

Esther Marrow was born on February 12, 1941 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. She is known for her work on The Last Dragon (1985), Dynamite Brothers (1974) and NET Playhouse (1964).

34. Chris Slade

Self | The NFL on CBS

Chris Slade was born on January 30, 1971 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Christopher Carroll Slade.

35. Pamela Berlin

Director | ABC Afterschool Specials

Pamela Berlin was born on December 13, 1952 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Pamela Sue Berlin. She is a director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) and Working in the Theatre (1976). She has been married to William Carden since June 15, 1986. They have one child.

36. Salena Jones

Actress | The Yellow Hat

Salena Jones was born on January 29, 1944 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Joan Elizabeth Shaw.

37. Jerry Holmes

Self | NFL Monday Night Football

Jerry Holmes was born on December 22, 1957 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Jerry Lee Holmes.

38. David Williams

Soundtrack | Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection

David Williams was born on November 21, 1950 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as David Z. Williams. He is known for his work on Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (2009), Madonna: Like a Prayer (1989) and Madonna: Open Your Heart (1986). He was married to Deborah. He died on March 6, 2009 in...

39. Manny Williams

Actor | Unspoken

Manny Williams is an American actor, singer, and dancer on the rise. With a background in theatre and experience as a trained vocalist in the US ARMY band, he is ready to take on the filming industry. Having recently completed an episode with TVONE, you can expect to see more of this bright young ...

40. David Macklin

Self | NFL Monday Night Football

David Macklin was born on July 14, 1978 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as David Thurman Macklin.

41. D. Edward Stanley

Director | Protecting the King

D. Edward Stanley was born on August 30, 1955 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as David Edward Stanley. He is a director and writer, known for Protecting the King (2007), Life with Elvis (1988) and Fox and Friends (1998).

42. Mick Merivel

Producer | The Colonial Effect

Mick Merivel was born on December 4, 1977 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Colonial Effect, Love Comes for Us All and Vegas Fly Trap (2017).

43. Lloyd Dobyns

Writer | America Works When America Works

Lloyd Dobyns was born on March 12, 1936 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Lloyd Allen Dobyns Jr. He is a writer, known for America Works When America Works (1981), NBC White Paper (1960) and Weekend (1974).

46. Al Toon

Self | The NFL on CBS

Al Toon was born on April 30, 1963 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as Albert Lee Toon Jr. He is an actor, known for The NFL on CBS (1956), Wisconsin Reflections (2007) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Jane Elizabeth Hearn since June 20, 1986. They have four children.

47. Candice Joyner

Candice Joyner was born on March 5, 1982 in Newport News, Virginia, USA.

48. David Pope

Self | 1984 NBA Draft

David Pope was born on April 15, 1961 in Newport News, Virginia, USA as David William Pope. He was married to Tammy. He died on October 21, 2016 in Newport News.

49. James Hainesworth

Actor | Shaft

James Hainesworth was born on August 11, 1945 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Shaft (1971), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and The F.B.I. Files (1998). He died on November 9, 2002 in Newport News.

50. Robert Tucker

Dawson's Creek

A native of Virginia, Robert showed an interest in Acting as a child. While attending college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, he studied under Dennis Letts, and others.

After college, Robert joined the military and continued to pursue acting. At Fort Bragg in North Carolina, he received ...


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