Birth Place Matching "Louisville, Kentucky, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jennifer Lawrence
Actress | The Hunger Games
As the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016, and with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actress of her generation. She is also the first person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence...
2. J. Smith-Cameron
Actress | Margaret
Actress J. Smith-Cameron was born Jean Isabel Smith in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, the daughter of an architect. She was known simply as J. Smith by her fellow students at Florida State University School of Theatre program in the mid-1970s. Despite her age, she ...
3. 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. ...
4. Jack Harlow
Soundtrack | F9
Jack Harlow was born on March 13, 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is a music artist and actor, known for F9: The Fast Saga (2021), Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow: Industry Baby (2021) and Scoob! (2020).
5. 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...
6. Maggie Lawson
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 ...
7. 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...
8. Jennifer Carpenter
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 ...
9. Marisha Ray
Actress | 8.13
Marisha Ray is a producer, voice actor, producer, and uber-nerd based out of Los Angeles and is known for her roles in video games and animation, as well as the massively popular hit show and media brand, Critical Role.
Critical Role has become one of the most popular storytelling and world building...
10. 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 ...
11. 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, ...
12. Jen Tullock
Actress | Severance
Jen Tullock is an actor and writer best known for starring in and co-writing Sundance dramedy "Before You Know It." The film, which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, stars Tullock alongside Alec Baldwin, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin, and co-writer Hannah...
13. Telma Hopkins
Actress | Family Matters
Telma Hopkins was born on October 28, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Family Matters (1989), Half & Half (2002) and The Love Guru (2008). She was previously married to Donald B. Alen.
14. 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)...
15. Gus Van Sant
Director | Elephant
Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is an American filmmaker, painter, screenwriter, photographer and musician from Louisville, Kentucky who is known for directing films such as Good Will Hunting, the 1998 remake of Psycho, Gerry, Elephant, My Own Private Idaho, To Die For, Milk, Last Days, Finding Forrester, ...
16. 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, ...
17. Chris Coy
Actor | The Deuce
Chris Coy was born on May 1, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is an actor, known for The Deuce (2017), The Front Runner (2018) and The Killing of Two Lovers (2020). He has been married to Alice Coy since 2011. They have two children.
18. Michael Rainey Jr.
Actor | Power Book II: Ghost
Actor Michael Rainey, Jr. stars as Tariq St. Patrick on Starz network's hit drama series, Power Book II: GHOST where he leads a star studded cast a direct spin off from the hit series Power. Michael starred as Tariq St. Patrick in the hit series POWER, in a leading role alongside Omari Hardwick, ...
19. John Hensley
Actor | Nip/Tuck
John Hensley was born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Nip/Tuck (2003), Teeth (2007) and Shutter (2008).
20. William Conrad
Actor | Cannon
William Conrad became a television star relatively late in his career. In fact, the former Army Air Corps World War II fighter pilot began his screen career playing heavies. He was Max, one of The Killers (1946) hired to finish off Burt Lancaster in his dingy lodgings. He was the corrupt state ...
21. 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 ...
22. Tommy Kirk
Actor | Pajama Party
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, Louie, and legal secretary, Lucy, the Kirk family...
23. Sandra Mae Frank
Actress | Soul to Keep
Sandra Mae Frank was born on March 21, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Soul to Keep (2018), Multiverse (2019) and The Sound of Fear (2016).
24. Traci Lind
Actress | Class of 1999
Traci Lind was born on April 1, 1968 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Class of 1999 (1990), Bugsy (1991) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988). She has been married to Shakil Richardson since February 27, 1992. They have two children.
25. Victor Mature
Actor | The Robe
American leading man Victor John Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Clara P. (Ackley) and Marcellus George Mature, a cutler and knife sharpener. His father, born Marcello Gelindo Maturi in Pinzolo, Trentino, was Italian, and his mother was of Swiss-German and German descent. Mature worked ...
26. Rebecca Broussard
Actress | Die Hard
Rebecca Broussard was born on January 3, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress, known for Die Hard (1988), Mars Attacks! (1996) and The Two Jakes (1990). She has been married to Alex Kelly since 2001. She was previously married to Richard Perry.
27. Irene Dunne
Actress | The Awful Truth
Irene Marie Dunne was born on December 20, 1898, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph Dunne, who inspected steamships, and Adelaide Henry, a musician who prompted Irene in the arts. Her first production was in Louisville when she appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the age...
28. Chris Hardwick
Producer | Talking Dead
Chris Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 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. They have one child.
29. 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), ...
30. Desi Lydic
Actress | The Daily Show
Desi Lydic was born on June 30, 1981 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The Daily Show (1996), Awkward. (2011) and We Bought a Zoo (2011). She has been married to Gannon Brousseau since September 13, 2014. They have one child.
31. Henry Hull
Actor | Lifeboat
Henry Hull, the actor who created the role of Jeeter on Broadway in "Tobacco Road," was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 13, 1890, the son of a drama critic. Originally intending to become an engineer, Hull became an actor and made his Broadway debut in "Green Stockings" less than two weeks...
32. Lee Reherman
Actor | Star Trek Into Darkness
Lee Reherman was born on July 4, 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Last Action Hero (1993) and Blackout (2012). He died on February 29, 2016 in Manhattan Beach, California, USA.
33. Wes Ramsey
Actor | Latter Days
Wesley A. Ramsey was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 6th, 1977. He quickly took an interest in acting at the age of twelve. He enrolled in the Walden Theater three-week program, where he would spend the next seven years training and mastering his abilities. In 1996 Wes attended The ...
34. James Horan
Actor | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, of Irish/Scandinavian heritage, Horan first became interested in acting while attending Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. When he was 19, he starred in his first play, as the Marquis de Sade in "Marat/Sade", what he calls a "baptism by fire." He also ...
35. Sean Kleier
Actor | Ant-Man and the Wasp
Sean Kleier was born on March 29, 1987 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Odd Mom Out (2015) and Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer (2020).
36. David Schramm
Actor | Wings
A Kentucky native, Schramm attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and majored in English while also becoming intensely involved in theater. At the urging of his college acting teacher, he applied for and won a four-year graduate scholarship to Juilliard's newly formed drama...
37. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
38. Justin Deeley
Actor | Geography Club
Justin Deeley was born on February 1, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is an actor, known for Geography Club (2013), Couples Retreat (2009) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015).
39. Kurt McKinney
Actor | No Retreat No Surrender
Kurt McKinney originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 21 he was already a black belt in taekwondo and an amateur kickboxing champion. He decided to become an actor and moved to Hollywood. He would go on to star in the 1985 film No Retreat, No Surrender as the lead. The film, one ...
40. Patricia Barnstable
Actress | Quark
Lovely, sunny, and vibrant blonde bombshell Patricia Barnstable was born on May 23, 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky. She's the identical twin sister of Cyb Barnstable and the daughter of Dale and Wilma Barnstable. Patricia graduated from Seneca High School in Louisville, Kentucky in 1969. In 1971 she ...
41. Foster Brooks
Actor | The Villain
Brooks was born in Louisville, Kentucky, one of eight sons, whose father was a county sheriff. Brooks dropped out of school after the 6th grade and did a variety of jobs before beginning a career in radio at the age of 21. He was a newscaster and disc jockey in Louisville, and Buffalo before ...
42. Don Gummer
Self | Resumen - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
Don Gummer was born on December 12, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He has been married to Meryl Streep since September 30, 1978. They have four children. He was previously married to Peggy Jenel Lucas.
43. Roger Davis
Actor | Alias Smith and Jones
Roger Davis is an actor, producer and voice-over artist, who is most remembered for taking over the role of Hannibal Heyes (a.k.a. Joshua Smith) in the TV series, Alias Smith and Jones (1971), from his friend, Pete Duel, after Duel died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while intoxicated.
44. Stephen Gaghan
Writer | Syriana
Stephen Gaghan was born on May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Syriana (2005), Traffic (2000) and Dolittle (2020). He has been married to Minnie Mortimer since May 19, 2007.
45. Bradford Young
Cinematographer | Arrival
Bradford Young is an American cinematographer. His feature films as director of photography include White Lies, Black Sheep (2007), Pariah (2011), Restless City (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Mother of George (2013), and Arrival (2016).
In January 2017, Young ...
46. Hunter S. Thompson
Writer | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Rum Diary (2011) and Gonzo (2008). He was previously married to Anita Thompson and Sondi Wright. He died on February 20, 2005 in Aspen, Colorado...
47. Darlene Hunt
Writer | The Big C
Darlene Hunt was born on July 7, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for The Big C (2010), I Heart Huckabees (2004) and Idiocracy (2006).
48. Susanne Zenor
Actress | The Way We Were
Susanne Zenor was born on November 26, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress, known for The Way We Were (1973), Play It Again, Sam (1972) and The Baby (1973). She was previously married to Edward Mallory, J.S. Johnson and Robert Eugene Cavallo.
49. Tod Browning
Director | The Unknown
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance (1916)...
50. Ron Thompson
Actor | American Me
In 1945 the Thompson family left Louisville and relocated to Miami Flordia where Ron spent his formative years. At age 19, with $200 in his pocket, he headed to New York to pursue an acting career and within two years was performing in a live television drama on the Armstrong Circle Theater, ...