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


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1. Katee Sackhoff

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009). She was nominated for four Saturn Awards for her work on Battlestar Galactica and won the award ...

2. Kaitlin Olson

Actress | Finding Dory

Born in Portland, Oregon, Kaitlin cultivated her passion for acting at the University of Oregon, where she got her Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. After her stint on stage, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally. She began at The Groundlings Theatre in Hollywood, training ...

3. Joel David Moore

Actor | Avatar

Joel David Moore was born on September 25, 1977 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Avatar (2009), Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).

4. Brenda Strong

Actress | Starship Troopers

Brenda Strong may be best known for her seminal acting and voice portrayal of "Mary Alice Young" on Desperate Housewives, but this two-time Emmy-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress has had a long and endearing film and television career. In addition to her success as a working actress, in 2017 ...

5. Thomas Mann

Actor | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Thomas Mann is an American actor. He is best known for Project X (2012), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Brain on Fire (2016) , and Kong: Skull Island (2017).

Mann also appeared in TV Series like The Middle and Fargo.

His film debut was It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010).

6. Mitch Pileggi

Actor | Basic Instinct

Mitch Pileggi was born on April 5, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for Basic Instinct (1992), The X-Files (1993) and Shocker (1989). He has been married to Arlene Warren since January 1, 1997. They have one child. He was previously married to Debbie Andrews.

7. Michael Cassidy

Actor | Zoom

Michael Cassidy is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Zach Stevens on The O.C. and as Tyler Mitchell on the TBS comedy Men at Work. He portrayed Jonathan Walsh on comedy People of Earth from the show's start in 2016 until its 2018 cancellation.

8. Sally Struthers

Actress | All in the Family

Cute as a button and with a petite, porcelain prettiness and vulnerability that endeared her to the American public, Sally Struthers nabbed a series role in the early 1970s and became a solid part of TV history as a member of a dysfunctional family quartet in the milestone sitcom, All in the Family...

9. Kim Rhodes

Actress | Christmas with the Kranks

Kim Rhodes grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended Southern Oregon State College and earned her B.F.A. in Acting and graduated summa cum laude. Kim graduated from Temple University with her Masters in Fine Arts (M.F.A.). She is certified in four kinds of stage combat: hand-to-hand, quarterstaff, ...

10. Elisha Henig

Actor | The Drop

Elisha grew up in Portland, OR. His love for acting was sparked at age 8 during a Shakespeare acting class where he made his debut performance as the limping, villainous Richard III. His initial professional roles were at local Portland theaters, including a co-lead role in the original play 'The ...

11. Anne Schedeen

Actress | ALF

Anne Schedeen was born on January 8, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is an actress, known for ALF (1986), Simon & Simon (1981) and Emergency! (1972). She has been married to Christopher Barrett since 1984. They have one child.

12. Barbara Niven

Actress | Chesapeake Shores

Barbara Niven was born on February 26, 1953 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Barbara is an actor and producer, known for Chesapeake Shores (2016), A Perfect Ending (2012) and The Rat Pack (1998).

13. Bret Harrison

Actor | Orange County

Bret Harrison was born on April 6, 1982 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Orange County (2002), Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011) and The O.C. (2003). He has been married to Lauren Zelman since March 25, 2012.

14. Laura Allen

Actress | The Tale

Laura Allen is an actress/writer who grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Major roles on television include Sundance's Hap and Leonard (2016), NBC's Awake opposite Jason Isaacs, FX's Terriers (2010) and Dirt (2007), as well as USA Network's The 4400 (2004) where she portrayed Lily Tyler ...

15. Gretchen Corbett

Actress | The Rockford Files

Gretchen Corbett was born on August 13, 1945 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is an actress, known for The Rockford Files (1974), Pig (2021) and Otherworld (1985).

16. Bill Hudson

Actor | Hysterical

Bill Hudson was born on October 17, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Hysterical (1982), What The (2011) and Big Shots (1987). He was previously married to Cindy Williams and Goldie Hawn.

17. Ryan Potter

Actor | Big Hero 6

Ryan Potter is an actor, director, martial artist, and photographer. Ryan, though born in the United States, was raised in Tokyo until the age of seven.

Ryan got his start as the lead, "Mike Fukanaga" in Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas," (2011-2013) working with the legendary, George Takei, who played ...

18. Margaux Hemingway

Actress | Killer Fish

Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up in on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. But dad was Jack Hemingway, son of the Nobel prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway and, with that heritage, fame was almost foreordained. By the time she was 21, after the lead in the rape melodrama Lipstick (1976), she had a ...

19. Jane Powell

Actress | A Date with Judy

Jane Powell was singing and dancing at an early age. She sang on the radio and performed in theaters before her screen debut in 1944. Through the 1940s and 1950s, she had a successful career in movie musicals. However, in 1957, Jane's career in films ended, as she had outgrown her innocent ...

20. Judi Meredith

Actress | Queen of Blood

Judi Meredith was born on October 13, 1936 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for Queen of Blood (1966), Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958) and The Raiders (1963). She was previously married to Gary Nelson. She died on April 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

21. Bob Steele

Actor | The Big Sleep

American Western star and character actor whose career spanned six decades. The son of director Robert N. Bradbury, he appeared in vaudeville with his parents and with his twin brother Bill Bradbury appeared as a child in a series of 16 semi- documentary short films directed by their father, The ...

22. John Robinson

Actor | Lords of Dogtown

John Robinson made his acting debut in the Palm d'Or winning film Elephant 2003 directed by Gus van Sant, following this film Stacy Peralta personally selected John to play himself in Lords Of Dogtown 2005 directed by Catherine Hardwicke. John has acted in 40 plus films to include Asia Argento's ...

23. Bruce Abbott

Actor | Re-Animator

While still in his teens, Bruce Abbott discovered the thrill and fulfillment of acting, and followed his dreams to Hollywood. Over the past 20 years, he's made a name for himself as a Dark Prince, excelling in roles that show the duality of human nature in such films as Re-Animator (1985) and ...

24. Soni Bringas

Actress | Fuller House

Soni Bringas was born on February 2, 2002 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Soni is an actor and production manager, known for Fuller House (2016), How to Win Friends and Disappear People and Minutiae (2020).

25. Jan Harrison

Actress | Mike Hammer

Jan Harrison was born on December 29, 1924 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for Mike Hammer (1958), Fort Bowie (1958) and Johnny Staccato (1959). She was previously married to Carl R. Bergquist and Carroll Shelby. She died in November 2014 in La Mirada, Los Angeles, California, ...

26. Michelle Clunie

Actress | Queer as Folk

Michelle Clunie spent much of her childhood performing in plays, operas and recitals as an actress, dancer and violinist. She was awarded a scholarship to The Academy of Professional Ballet where she studied and apprenticed throughout her teenage years. At 19 years old she sold her violin for $200 ...

27. Isaiah Mustafa

Actor | It Chapter Two

Isaiah Mustafa was born on February 11, 1974 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and director, known for It Chapter Two (2019), Shadowhunters (2016) and Horrible Bosses (2011). He has been married to Lisa Mitchell since May 26, 2018.

28. Erin Way

Actress | The Collection

A former ballet dancer, Way got the acting bug while in high school and has never looked back. She has already worked with such names as Mark Ruffalo, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard, and Joe Dante. She comes from a family of six children and was home schooled with her two brothers through high ...

29. Erin Chambers

Actress | Shameless

Erin Chambers is an American actress, best known for her role as Siobhan McKenna Spencer on ABC soap opera General Hospital (1963). She has made guest appearances in a number of television shows. Chambers was born in Portland, Oregon, and received a BFA in acting from Brigham Young University. ...

30. Ona Munson

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ona Munson was born Owena Elizabeth Wolcott on June 16, 1903 in Portland, Oregon. She took singing and dancing lessons when she was a child. At the age of fourteen, Ona moved to New York City with her mother. She began her career performing in vaudeville. In 1919 she made her Broadway debut in ...

31. Matt Groening

Writer | The Simpsons

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. ...

32. Bonnie Root

Actress | Coming Soon

Bonnie Root was born on August 24, 1975 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Coming Soon (1999), The Mentalist (2008) and Sissy (2011). She has been married to Johnny K. since July 2, 2005.

33. Ciara Riley Wilson

Actress | Freeridge

Ciara Riley Wilson is an actor, dancer, and fashion designer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After growing up in competitive dance, Ciara realized she also had a deep passion for acting, and decided to come to LA at the age of eleven in pursuit of it. Since then, Ciara has been in a variety of...

34. Rachel Ames

Actress | General Hospital

Rachel Ames has the distinction of being the longest-running performer on ABC Daytime's longest-running daytime drama, General Hospital (1963), which she joined on February 23, 1964, less than a year after the program's first air date. She has been nominated three times for an Emmy Award as Best ...

35. Alex Frost

Actor | Elephant

Alexander Robert Frost is an American actor best known for his roles in Elephant and Drillbit Taylor. Frost was born in Portland, Oregon. He attended high school at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, in Beaverton, Oregon He had a starring role in Gus Van Sant's film Elephant, in which he ...

36. Preston Bailey

Actor | Dexter

Preston Bailey was born in Portland, Oregon. He was scouted by an agent while attending his older brother Brennan Bailey's acting class and was cast in his first national commercial at age 2. Soon after, his family moved to Los Angeles and he booked the first role he auditioned for. Co-starring as ...

37. Tonya Harding

Actress | Breakaway

Tonya Harding was born on November 12, 1970 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is an actress, known for Breakaway (1996), Arli$$ (1996) and The Prize Fighter (2003). She has been married to Joseph Jens Price since June 23, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Michael Smith and Jeff ...

38. Jeff Richards

Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Jeff Richards, born Richard Mansfield Taylor in Portland, Oregon, was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Upon graduation he was ready to embark on a career in professional baseball when he entered the Navy in June of 1943. During World War II, he served as a radio technician ...

39. Kirk Thornton

Actor | Pâfekuto burû

Kirk Thornton was born on May 13, 1956 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Perfect Blue (1997), Ninja Scroll (1993) and Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008). He is married to Julie Nesbitt. They have two children.

40. David DeCoteau

Director | Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge

A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman, who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, DeCoteau directed ...

41. Gordon Scott

Actor | Tarzan and the Lost Safari

Physical Education major Gordon Weschkul left the University of Oregon after one term. He became an infantry drill instructor (rifle, pistol and bayonet; judo and hand-to-hand combat; close order drill), then a military policeman. After his honorable discharge in 1947, he was a fireman, cowboy, and...

42. Debra Lamb

Actress | Showdown in Yesteryear

Debra Lamb was born on November 24, 1963 in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Los Angeles, California with her family when she was fifteen years old. Known for portraying a variety of authority figures, Debra has worked with acclaimed directors Kathryn Bigelow, David Lynch, Katt Shea, Paul Verhoeven, ...

43. Max Records

Actor | Where the Wild Things Are

Max Records was born on June 18, 1997 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) and The Brothers Bloom (2008).

44. Brendan Robinson

Actor | Pretty Little Liars

Brendan Robinson born March 1, 1990 in Portland, Oregon, USA is an American actor known for playing Lucas Gottesman, Cold Case(Evan), Miss Behave(Jordan), Review with Forrest MacNeil (Pilot), How I Met Your Mother(Ned), Weeds(Gordon), Bones(Shane)on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. And ...

45. Tom Everett

Actor | Dances with Wolves

A native of Oregon, the son of Viennese parents, Everett is a first cousin once removed of supercentenarian Aliza Sommer-Herz (1903-2014) , subject of the Best Documentary Short of 2014, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013). He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic ...

46. Jinkx Monsoon

Actor | The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special

Jinkx Monsoon is a singer, drag performer, actor and writer, best known for winning RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 7. She is also known for The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special (2020), Happiest Season (2020) and Blame the Hero (2019). They have been married to ...

47. Booth Colman

Actor | Intolerable Cruelty

Born in Portland, Oregon, and educated at the University of Washington and University of Michigan, Colman served in the Japanese Language Division of U.S. Military Intelligence during World War II. After his discharge, he began acting on the New York stage. In 1951, he headed to Hollywood to make ...

48. Holiday Reinhorn

Writer | Last Seen

Holiday Reinhorn was born in 1964 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Last Seen (2002), PUSH (2017) and Architectural Digest (2010). She has been married to Rainn Wilson since June 30, 1995. They have one child.

49. Jack Pennick

Actor | Way Out West

Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin ...

50. Jan Hoag

Actress | The Fabelmans

Jan Hoag was born in Portland, Oregon, USA. Jan is an actor, known for The Fabelmans (2022), Wild (2014) and Scream Queens (2015).


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