Birth Place Matching "Mississippi, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Girls! Girls! Girls!

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

2. Laura Bailey

Actress | The Legend of Vox Machina

Laura Bailey is an award-winning Los Angeles-based voice actor known for her roles in animation and video games, 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 independent media companies in ...

3. Fred Armisen

Music Department | Portlandia

Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Portlandia (2011), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He was previously married to Elisabeth Moss and Sally Timms.

4. Lacey Chabert

Actress | Mean Girls

Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (Johnson) and Tony Chabert, a representative for an oil company. She is of Cajun (French), Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry. Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early ...

5. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

6. Faith Hill

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Audrey Faith McGraw known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer, actress and record producer. She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hill's first two albums, Take Me as I Am (1993) and It Matters to Me (...

7. Eric Roberts

Actor | Runaway Train

Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in Runaway Train, and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for Runaway Train, Star 80, and King of the Gypsies.

In addition, Roberts received acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and It's My Party. He ...

8. Jake Austin Walker

Actor | Stargirl

Jake Austin Walker is an American Actor from Mississippi best known for his work as 'Jared Talbot' on the Peabody Award winning series RECTIFY. He has been acting since he was 9 years old, appearing in features including I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, THE CHAPERONE and BURNING PALMS as well as ...

9. Sela Ward

Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence

Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (...

10. Gerald McRaney

Actor | Focus

McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke (1955) - in the episode, Gunsmoke: Hard Labor (1975), first broadcast on February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the ...

11. M.C. Gainey

Actor | Club Dread

M.C. Gainey was born on January 18, 1948 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Club Dread (2004), Wild Hogs (2007) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). He has been married to Kim since May 2, 2002.

12. Jamie Lynn Spears

Actress | Crossroads

Jamie Lynn Spears was born on April 4, 1991 in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana to Lynne Spears & Jamie Spears. Her family also includes her older brother, Bryan Spears, and her older sister, Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn has always been a performer, like her sister Britney. She ...

13. Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Actress | Licorice Pizza

Mary Elizabeth Ellis is an American actress. She is best known for her role as The Waitress on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Ellis also starred in the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples and the Fox sitcom The Grinder. She also appeared as Nick's ex-girlfriend Caroline in the sitcom New ...

14. Diane Ladd

Actress | Wild at Heart

The amazingly gifted and versatile, Ms. Diane Ladd, received immense praise for her dramatic efforts throughout the course of her electric and unique seventy-year career. Her timeless offbeat charm and beauty reminiscent of a lamented Hollywood Golden Era actress gleam in the most understated roles...

15. Stella Stevens

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

A native of Yazoo City, Mississippi. While attending Memphis State College, Stella became interested in acting and modeling. Her film debut was a bit part in Say One for Me (1959), but her appearance in Li'l Abner (1959) as Appassionata Von Climax is the one that got her noticed. Then her ...

16. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi & raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, Britney tried out for The ...

17. James Michael Tyler

Actor | Friends

James Michael Tyler was born in Mississippi. The youngest of five children, he was raised by a retired United States Air Force captain father and a homemaker mother. At age 11, he moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister.

A Tigers fan, he enrolled at Clemson University and majored ...

18. Taylor Spreitler

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Taylor Spreitler was born on October 23, 1993. She is a model as well as a popular actress. After portraying Mia McCormick in Days of Our Lives (1965) her popularity increased after appearing on the NBC soap. From January 2009 till 2010 she did various types of movies and commercial modeling. She ...

19. Jen Richards

Actress | Her Story

Jen Richards was born on January 30, 1976 in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Her Story (2015), Mrs. Fletcher (2019) and Blindspot (2015).

20. Tig Notaro

Actress | One Mississippi

Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actress. Her acclaimed album Live was nominated in 2014 for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The special Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted was nominated in 2016 at the 68th ...

21. Robert Earl Jones

Actor | Sleepaway Camp

Robert Earl Jones was born on February 3, 1910 in Senatobia, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Sleepaway Camp (1983), The Sting (1973) and Witness (1985). He was previously married to Ruth Connolly, Jumelle P. Jones and Ruth Williams. He died on September 7, 2006 in Englewood, New Jersey...

22. Mary Ann Mobley

Actress | Get Yourself a College Girl

Born on February 17, 1937 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mary Ann Mobley is one of the few Miss Americas to have true success as an actress or television personality (the others are Barnaby Jones (1973) beauty Lee Meriwether, television hostess Phyllis George, Consumer advocate/game show panelist Bess ...

23. Allie Grant

Actress | Fanboys

At the age of 10, Allie and her mother left their native Mississippi to pursue Allie's inherent dream of becoming an actor. After arriving in Los Angeles, she began auditioning and soon found herself on the Showtime pilot "Weeds" as a guest star, little did she know she would later become a series ...

24. Candice Patton

Actress | The Flash

Raised in Plano, Texas, Candice continued her childhood dream of becoming an actress by attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A in Theatre. It was here that she was scouted by The Young and the Restless for a CBS Soap Star Contest and flew ...

25. Michael Conner Humphreys

Actor | Forrest Gump

Michael Conner Humphreys is an American actor best known for playing young Forrest Gump in the 1994 film of the same name, a performance for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award. Humphreys was born in the small town of Independence, Mississippi. In 1993, when he was eight years old, he ...

26. Oprah Winfrey

Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Gail Winfrey , often known simply as Oprah, is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ...

27. Nikki Griffin

Actress | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Jeanne Nicole Griffin was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and moved to Frankfurt, Germany when she was two with her parents, Jeanne and Eugene Griffin. After six years abroad, the family moved back to the US, to Virginia for a year, before settling in Wilmington, NC. Her father worked for the Army ...

28. Finn Carter

Actress | Tremors

Finn Carter was born on March 9, 1960 in the Mississippi Delta. Her mother, Margaret W. Carter, and her father, Hodding Carter III (best known for his position as the spokesperson for the State Department in President Carter's administration), were attending a play at the Greenville Little Theatre ...

29. Dana Andrews

Actor | Laura

American leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Dana Andrews was born Carver Dana Andrews on New Years Day 1909 on a farmstead outside Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. One of thirteen children, including fellow actor Steve Forrest, he was a son of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a ...

30. Israel Broussard

Actor | Flipped

Israel Broussard is an American actor. He was born Isaiah Israel Broussard on August 22, 1994 in Gulfport, Mississippi to Angela (Clapp) and Lawrence Clayton Adams. His biological father passed away when he was four, and he was raised in Saucier, Mississippi by his mother and stepfather, Gil ...

31. Cynthia Geary

Actress | Northern Exposure

Cynthia Geary was born on March 21, 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Cynthia is an actor, known for Northern Exposure (1990), 8 Seconds (1994) and The Awakening (1995). Cynthia was previously married to Robert Coron.

32. LeAnn Rimes

Soundtrack | Coyote Ugly

LeAnn started singing at age 3, and has sold over 20 million records since. She was born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi. By age 7, LeAnn made her stage debut in a Dallas musical production of "A Christmas Carol". Later, she would sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to open Dallas Cowboys ...

33. Brandy Norwood

Actress | I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Brandy Norwood is an African-American singer-songwriter and actress from McComb, Mississippi. She is known for her roles in Moesha, Osmosis Jones and Cinderella. She has released many R&B albums and singles since the 1990s. She is known as "The Vocal Bible". She gave birth to a daughter named ...

34. Matt Murphy

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Born in Sunflower, Mississippi, in 1929, Matt "Guitar" Murphy is known as one of the most respected sidemen in the blues. He has played on albums and in concerts for everyone from Memphis Slim and James Cotton to 'Bobby Blue Bland' and Junior Parker (he even made an appearance in The Blues Brothers...

35. Gary Grubbs

Actor | The X Files

Gary and his wife Glenda moved to Los Angeles in 1977 for Gary to pursue a writing career. He went on an open call as an actor, got the part, and now two hundred parts later Gary is still acting. Gary and Glenda now have a home in Mississippi and an apartment in Los Angeles, and Gary works both the...

36. Jim Henson

Soundtrack | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

37. Tammy Wynette

Soundtrack | Cold Pursuit

Tammy once said: "I spent 15 minutes writing ["Stand by Your Man"], and a lifetime defending it". She was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on her grandfather's cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Tammy picked cotton as a child, and as a young woman worked as a waitress, a ...

38. Tate Ellington

Actor | Remember Me

Tate Ellington was born on April 17, 1979 in Madison, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor, known for Remember Me (2010), The Endless (2017) and Sinister 2 (2015). He has been married to Chrissy Fiorilli since May 19, 2012.

39. Geneva Carr

Actress | It's Complicated

Theater, film and television actress, Geneva Carr, was born in Jackson, Mississippi and lived in Michigan and the Carolinas before moving to Atlanta, where she graduated high school. Following graduation from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in French, she moved to Paris. There, she earned an ...

40. John Dye

Actor | Tour of Duty

John Dye was born on January 31, 1963 in Amory, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Tour of Duty (1987), Touched by an Angel (1994) and Jack's Place (1992). He died on January 10, 2011 in San Francisco, California, USA.

41. Beah Richards

Actress | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Beah Richards left her native Vicksburg, Mississippi, for New York City in 1950. She would not acquire a significant role on stage until 1955, when she appeared in the off-Broadway show "Take A Giant Step" convincingly portraying an 84-year-old grandmother without using theatrical makeup. In 1962 ...

42. Byron Thames

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Byron Thames moved to Los Angeles from New Orleans with his mother when he was 8 years old. At age 11, he began acting classes and was hired to do his first television series, Father Murphy (1981). He worked with Michael Landon on this show for 2 seasons and then went on to do other films and TV ...

43. Symba

Actress | L.A. Confidential

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi, Symba realized at a very early age that she wanted to be an actress - and her first break came after winning the "Miss Teen All-American" pageant in Miami. A New York-based modeling agent spotted her there and asked her to move to the Big Apple. Later, in 1991...

44. Tate Taylor

Producer | Get on Up

Tate Taylor was born on June 3, 1969 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Get on Up (2014), The Help (2011) and The Girl on the Train (2016).

45. Simbi Kali

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Simbi Kali was born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Simbi is an actor, known for 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), We Were Soldiers (2002) and Detroit: Become Human (2018). Simbi was previously married to Cress Williams.

46. Daniel Curtis Lee

Actor | Glee

Daniel Curtis Lee, also known as Dan Curtis Lee, started his acting career at the age of seven in his hometown of Clinton, Mississippi. However, it was not until three years later in Long Beach, California, that he got his first principal role in a Hollywood feature film, Friday After Next Friday ...

47. Katherine Bailess

Actress | Hit the Floor

Born in Mississippi, Bailess began studying classical dance at age four and competed in gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading. At 11 she began performing live on television as a dancer in the Miss Mississippi Pageant, which she continued for 7 years. After attending ballet workshops across the ...

48. Anne Whitfield

Actress | White Christmas

Anne Whitfield was born August 27, 1938 in Oxford, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for White Christmas (1954), numerous TV shows and commercials, and a long radio career beginning in 1945 when she was seven. Her TV appearances include One Step Beyond, 3 Perry Masons, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, ...

49. Lynn Hamilton

Actress | Sanford and Son

A veteran actress, Lynn, a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, made her film debut in Shadows (1958) directed by John Cassavetes. She may be best known for her role as "Donna Harris", a licensed practical nurse and girlfriend of Fred Sanford on Sanford and Son (1972), from 1972-77. Hamilton also had...

50. Tom Lester

Actor | Benji

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Lester was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to California. He...


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