Birth Place Matching "San Francisco, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

2. Eric Dane

Actor | X-Men: The Last Stand

Eric Dane was born on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother, Leah (Cohn), was a homemaker. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish, ...

3. Alicia Silverstone

Actress | Clueless

Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children. She is the daughter of Didi (Radford), a former flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, a real estate investor. Her English-born father is from a Jewish family, while her Scottish-born ...

4. Lisa Bonet

Actress | Angel Heart

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles; in L.A., she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother ...

5. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for The Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

6. Darren Criss

Actor | Glee

Darren Criss was born on February 5, 1987 in San Francisco, California, USA as Darren Everett Criss. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Little White Lie (2009) and American Crime Story (2016). He has been married to Mia Swier since February 16, 2019.

7. Leslie Mann

Actress | Knocked Up

Leslie Jean Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised in Newport Beach, California by her mother, Janet Ann Ayres. At the age of seventeen, she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials.

Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland...

8. Colleen Camp

Actress | Clue

Colleen Camp was born in San Francisco, California. She began working as a juvenile actress at the age of 3 and was eventually 'discovered' while working as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens. She appeared on The Dean Martin Show (1965) and made her film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (...

9. Aisha Tyler

Actress | Death Sentence

Aisha Tyler, born September 18, 1970, is an American talk-show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer (2005), voicing Lana Kane in Archer (2009), and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa ...

10. Liev Schreiber

Actor | Spotlight

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and ...

11. Courtney Thorne-Smith

Actress | According to Jim

Courtney Thorne-Smith was born on November 8, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA as Courtney Thorne Smith. She is an actress, known for According to Jim (2001), Ally McBeal (1997) and Summer School (1987). She has been married to Roger Fishman since January 1, 2007. They have one child. She was...

12. Natalie Wood

Actress | West Side Story

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilov) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the ...

13. Claire Coffee

Actress | Grimm

Claire graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a degree in Theater. She began performing on stage at age 5 in The Mountain Play Theater Company's production of "The King and I" in Mill Valley, CA. She continued acting extensively on stage before moving to Los Angeles after...

14. Daphne Zuniga

Actress | Spaceballs

Zuniga was born in San Francisco, California to Agnes A. Zuniga (née Janawicz) and Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos. Her mother is a Unitarian minister, of Polish and Finnish descent, and her father, originally from Guatemala, was an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University,...

15. Bruce Lee

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...

16. Leland Orser

Actor | Se7en

Leland Orser was born on August 6, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leland Jones Orser. He is an actor and director, known for Se7en (1995), Alien: Resurrection (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999). He has been married to Jeanne Tripplehorn since October 14, 2000. They have one child. He ...

17. Brigid Brannagh

Actress | Army Wives

Brigid Brannagh was born on August 3, 1972 in San Francisco, California, USA as Brigid E. Walsh. She is an actress, known for Army Wives (2007), Runaways (2017) and Over There (2005). She is married to Justin Lyons.

18. Ali Wong

Writer | Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. She is an actress and writer, known for Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and American Housewife (2016). She has been married to Justin Hakuta since November 27, 2014. They have two ...

19. Aya Cash

Actress | You're the Worst

Aya Cash was born on July 13, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Aya Rachel Cash. She is an actress and producer, known for You're the Worst (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Newsroom (2012). She has been married to Josh Alexander since 2012.

20. Benjamin Bratt

Actor | Miss Congeniality

The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He is ...

21. Danny Glover

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.

Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black ...

22. Marla Sokoloff

Actress | The Practice

Born and raised in San Francisco, Marla Sokoloff moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and enrolled in the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, where she studied theater and music. She won numerous awards and accolades for her singing, performing the national anthem at such high profile events as the...

23. David Strathairn

Actor | Good Night, and Good Luck.

David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and ...

24. BD Wong

Actor | Jurassic Park

BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...

25. Rob Schneider

Actor | The Hot Chick

Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1975), Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the ...

26. Samuel Larsen

Actor | Glee

Samuel Larsen was born on August 28, 1991 in San Francisco, California, USA as Samuel Peter Acosta Larsen. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Keana: Candy from Strangers (2013) and After (2019).

27. Genevieve Padalecki

Actress | Hated

Making her television debut as Kris Furillo, Genevieve is an experienced stage actress. She has performed in regional productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Genevieve holds a bachelor ...

28. Erinn Hayes

Actress | Childrens Hospital

Alexandra Erinn Hayes (née Carter; born May 25, 1976) is an American actress and comedian. She is known for her role as Dr. Lola Spratt on the Adult Swim sitcom Childrens Hospital. She has played roles in a number of network sitcoms, including Alison on The Winner (2007), Melanie Clayton on Worst ...

29. Jacqueline Toboni

Actress | Grimm

Jacqueline Toboni was born the youngest of five children. She is a native San Franciscan. Before graduating from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, Jacqueline performed in the Young Conservatory at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.). Jacqueline graduated from the University of Michigan ...

30. Jeffrey Tambor

Actor | Transparent

An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades.

Tambor was born and raised in San Francisco, to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor. His family is Jewish (from Hungary ...

31. Kevin Pollak

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Pollak was born in San Francisco in 1957, to Elaine (Klein) and Robert Pollak. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he turned professional comedian a decade later and was puttering around from city to city when film roles beckoned. Pollak refocused thereafter on acting in what would be a ...

32. LaMonica Garrett

Actor | Designated Survivor

LaMonica Garrett was born on May 23, 1975 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Designated Survivor (2016), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Clemency (2019). He has been married to Mina Ivanova since April 27, 2017.

33. J.T. Walsh

Actor | Sling Blade

J.T. Walsh was born on September 28, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as James Thomas Patrick Walsh. He was an actor, known for Sling Blade (1996), Breakdown (1997) and Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). He was married to Susan West. He died on February 27, 1998 in La Mesa, California.

34. Rider Strong

Actor | Boy Meets World

Rider Strong was born on December 11, 1979 in San Francisco, California, USA as Rider King Strong. He is an actor and director, known for Boy Meets World (1993), Cabin Fever (2002) and The Dungeon Master (2011). He has been married to Alexandra Barreto since October 20, 2013. They have one child.

35. Tim Kang

Actor | Rambo

Tim Kang was born on March 16, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Yila Timothy Kang. He is an actor and producer, known for Rambo (2008), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and The Forgotten (2004).

36. Francesca Faridany

Actress | Black Panther

Francesca Faridany was born on July 15, 1969 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Black Panther (2018), Falling Water (2016) and Conceiving Ada (1997). She has been married to Stephen Wadsworth since June 13, 2002.

37. Monica Lewinsky

Producer | American Crime Story

Monica Lewinsky was born on July 23, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Monica Samille Lewinsky. She is a producer and actress, known for American Crime Story (2016), Monica's Postcards (2000) and Doxxed (2019).

38. Joan Weldon

Actress | Them!

A blue-eyed, chestnut-haired beauty, Joan Weldon trained to be a singer, and made her professional debut as a member of the San Francisco Opera Company. While appearing with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company, she came to the attention of Warner Brothers, who took her out of grand opera and ...

39. Paula Raymond

Actress | Challenge of the Range

American leading woman of films and television in the 1950s, whose career was hampered by injuries. Raised in San Francisco, she studied music, dance, and opera as a child. She made her film debut as a child by chance in 1937 during a visit to Los Angeles. She remained to attend Hollywood High ...

40. Bill Bixby

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons,...

41. Taran Noah Smith

Actor | Home Improvement

Taran Noah Smith was born on April 8, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Home Improvement (1991), Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home (1998) and Ebbie (1995). He was previously married to Heidi Van Pelt.

42. Sunrise Coigney

Actress | In the Cut

Sunrise Coigney was born on September 17, 1972 in San Francisco, California, USA as Christina Sunrise Coigney. She is an actress, known for In the Cut (2003), Campfire Stories (2001) and Line of Fire (2003). She has been married to Mark Ruffalo since June 11, 2000. They have three children.

43. Mel Blanc

Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Mel Blanc, known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" is regarded as the most prolific actor to ever work in Hollywood with over a thousand screen credits. He developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range. The legendary specialist from ...

44. Aunjanue Ellis

Actress | Men of Honor

Aunjanue Ellis was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from the Brown University, and later attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

During her career, Ellis performed on Off-Broadway theater, appeared in many film, and had roles on television. In film, she is best known...

45. Russell Hornsby

Actor | Fences

Russell Hornsby was born on May 15, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Fences (2016), The Hate U Give (2018) and After the Sunset (2004). He has been married to Denise Walker since August 1, 2008.

46. Stuart Whitman

Actor | The Comancheros

Stuart Maxwell Whitman is an American leading man, known for his rugged roles. He was born in San Francisco, California, the elder of two sons of Cecilia (Gold) and Joseph Whitman, a realtor. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his paternal grandparents were Polish Jews. His family ...

47. Simon Rex

Actor | Scary Movie 3

Actor Simon Rex had an auspicious entrance into the world of entertainment when he appeared in some pornographic solo scenes in a series of straight-to-video gay porn releases. He initially found mainstream fame as an MTV VJ. After doing a few roles, including Felicity (1998), he performed an ...

48. Rawson Marshall Thurber

Actor | Easy A

Rawson Marshall Thurber was born on February 9, 1975 in San Francisco, California, USA as Marshall Rawson Thurber. He is a producer and director, known for Easy A (2010), Skyscraper (2018) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).

49. Max Carver

Actor | Teen Wolf

Max Carver was born in San Francisco, California to philanthropist/community organizer Anne Carver and doctor/writer Robert Martensen. After graduating from St. Paul's, a prestigious boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, Max moved to Los Angeles to attended the University of Southern ...

50. Courtney Love

Actress | The People vs. Larry Flynt

The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, ...


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