Birth Place Matching "Providence, Rhode Island, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Damien Chazelle
Writer | La La Land
Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...
3. Jason Marsden
Actor | Boy Meets World
You've seen him. You've heard him. Appearing across platforms such as television, feature film, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, and internet; as a result, Mars is affectionately referred to as "That Guy From That Show".
Originally from Warwick, RI, Marsden ...
4. David Hedison
Actor | Live and Let Die
Albert David Hedison Jr. was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the elder son of Albert and Rose Hedison, naturalized United States citizens from Armenia. His father owned a jewelry enameling business and his son was expected to follow in his footsteps. Young Al had other ideas, having put his ...
5. Robert Capron
Actor | Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Robert began his acting career when he was eight years old by enrolling in an after school drama program sponsored by Trinity Repertory Company. Later that year he landed a role as Turkey Boy in Trinity's production of A Christmas Carol. Since that time Robert has performed a variety of roles on ...
6. Nicholas Colasanto
Actor | Cheers
Nicholas Colasanto, the actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on the TV series Cheers (1982) at the end of his career, was born January 19, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island, one of seven children. He attended Providence's Central High School but did not graduate...
7. Shanna Moakler
Actress | The Wedding Singer
Shanna Moakler was born on March 28, 1975 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wedding Singer (1998), Back Stabber (2016) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006). She was previously married to Travis Barker.
8. Kathe Mazur
Actress | American Sniper
Kathe Mazur was born on August 24, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for American Sniper (2014), Major Crimes (2012) and Misery Loves Company (1995). She has been married to Jeff Sugarman since August 29, 2004. They have one child.
9. Peter Gerety
Actor | Charlie Wilson's War
Peter Gerety was born on May 17, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Flight (2012) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). He has been married to Natalie Burton since November 27, 2000.
10. Brian Helgeland
Writer | Finestkind
Brian Helgeland was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in New Bedford Massachusetts. A born worker, Helgeland has endeavored to achieve in the following fields: snow shoveler, scrap newspaper collector, dishwasher, nursing home janitor, drug store clerk and unreliable nightshift gas ...
11. Emma Jenkins-Purro
Actress | Pearl
Emma is an American-born New Zealander.
Emma Jenkins-Purro is dual citizen of United Stated of America and New Zealand, born in Providence, Rhode Island the family moved to New Zealand when she was 4 years old. After college, Emma trained for 3-years at one of New Zealand's leading drama schools ...
12. Gianni Paolo
Actor | Power Book II: Ghost
Gianni Paolo was born on May 27, 1996 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Power Book II: Ghost (2020), Ma (2019) and Power (2014).
13. Sam Daly
Actor | Madam Secretary
Sam Daly was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Sam is an actor and producer, known for Madam Secretary (2014), The Office (2005) and Bull (2016). Sam has been married to Marissa Bataille since 2015. They have one child.
14. George Macready
Actor | Gilda
George Macready--the name probably does not ring any bells for most but the voice would be unmistakable. He attended and graduated from Brown University and had a short stint as a New York newspaperman, but became interested in acting on the advice of colorful Polish émigré classical stage director ...
15. Ruth Hussey
Actress | The Philadelphia Story
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Drama, Ruth Hussey's first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station. She journeyed to New York City, where she was signed as a model by the world-famous Powers agency. She obtained some stage roles with touring ...
16. Christopher Stanley
Actor | Waco
Born and raised in a Roman Catholic working-class Providence, Rhode Island family of Irish and Italian descent, Christopher Stanley is one of five brothers. He became interested in acting as a teenager, but could never muster the courage to audition for the school plays he loved to attend. "It just...
17. Kali Reis
Actress | Catch the Fair One
Kali Reis was born on August 24, 1986 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Catch the Fair One (2021), True Detective (2014) and Black Flies.
18. Uly Schlesinger
Actor | Divorce
Uly Schlesinger (September 2nd, 1996) is an actor originally from Providence, Rhode Island; now based in Brooklyn, New York. Uly had a lot of free agency whilst growing up in Providence, often times exploring the arts and the culture of the city. This exploration culminated in a found passion for ...
19. H.P. Lovecraft
Writer | Color Out of Space
Born in Providence, Lovecraft was a sickly child whose parents died insane. When he was 16, he wrote the astronomy column in the Providence Tribune. Between 1908 and 1923, he wrote short stories for Weird Tales magazine, among others. He died in Providence, in poverty, on March 15, 1937. His most ...
20. Ben Ciaramello
Actor | Live by Night
Ben Ciaramello was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised between the old neighborhood of Ward 7 and Philadelphia, PA. He is of Italian lineage tracing back to Sicily, Florence and Milan. His professional acting career began with a lead role in Irvine Welsh's "Ecstasy". This momentous play was...
21. Spalding Gray
Writer | Swimming to Cambodia
Spalding Gray was born on June 5, 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Swimming to Cambodia (1987), Kate & Leopold (2001) and The Paper (1994). He was previously married to Kathleen Russo and Renée Shafransky. He died on January 10, 2004 in New York City,...
22. Josh Schwartz
Producer | The O.C.
Josh Schwartz was born on August 6, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The O.C. (2003), Runaways (2017) and Nancy Drew (2019). He has been married to Jill Stonerock since September 20, 2008.
23. Mark Famiglietti
Actor | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Mark Famiglietti was born on September 26, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Aquarius (2015) and Mad Men (2007).
24. David S. Ward
Writer | The Sting
David S. Ward was born on October 25, 1945 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Sting (1973), Major League II (1994) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). He is married to Marie-Louis White. He was previously married to Christine Atwood and Rosanna DeSoto.
25. Cormac McCarthy
Writer | The Road
Cormac McCarthy was born on July 20, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Road (2009), No Country for Old Men (2007) and The Counselor (2013). He was previously married to Jennifer Claire Winkley, Anne DeLisle and Lee Holleman.
26. Amy Van Nostrand
Actress | Year by the Sea
Amy Van Nostrand has appeared on stage at The Guthrie Theater ("Six Degrees Of Separation"), The Huntington Theatre ("Dead End", "Heartbreak House" and, as of 3/2004, "What The Butler Saw"), Williamstown Theatre Festival ("The Three Sisters"), The Shakespeare Theatre ("The Taming Of The Shrew"), ...
27. Otis Young
Actor | The Last Detail
Otis Young was born on July 4, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last Detail (1973), The Clones (1973) and The Capture of Bigfoot (1979). He was previously married to Cara Croninger and Barbara Young. He died on October 11, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Claudia Jordan
Actress | Middle Men
Claudia's parents met when her father was in the Air Force, stationed at Brindisi, Italy where he met her mother, an Italian native. She was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island where as an East Providence High School student, she was selected for the All State Track and Field team. She ...
29. Ron McLarty
Actor | The Postman
Ron McLarty was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for The Postman (1997), St. Vincent (2014) and Cop Rock (1990). He was previously married to Kate Skinner and Diane Dorothy Tesitor. He died on February 8, 2020 in New York City, New York, USA.
30. Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio
Self | Jersey Shore
Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio was born on July 5, 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for Jersey Shore (2009), Jersey Shore Family Vacation (2018) and The Pauly D Project (2012).
31. Susan Eisenberg
Actress | Justice League
Susan Eisenberg is an American voice actress. She voiced the superheroine Wonder Woman in the animated series "Justice League" (2001-2004) and its sequel "Justice League Unlimited" (2004-2006). She has since voiced the character in several animated films and video games. Her other notable voice ...
32. Gianna Distenca
Actress | Fountains of Wayne: Stacy's Mom
Gianna Distenca was born on May 15, 1989 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress, known for Fountains of Wayne: Stacy's Mom (2003), Señor Crab (2007) and Making the Video (1999).
33. Bill Conti
Soundtrack | For Your Eyes Only
Bill Conti was born on April 13, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a composer and actor, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), Rocky (1976) and The Right Stuff (1983). He is married to Shelby Cox. They have two children.
34. Taaffe O'Connell
Actress | The Change-Up
Gorgeously buxom and curvaceous blonde bombshell Taaffe O'Connell was born into an upper class family on May 14, 1951 in Providence, Rhode Island. She primarily grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was a straight-A student in her grade school years. O'Connell received a masters degree in drama ...
35. Maggie Han
Actress | The Last Emperor
Maggie Han was born in 1959 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress, known for The Last Emperor (1987), Junior (1994) and Open Season (1995).
36. Mark Kiely
Actor | The Edge
Mark Kiely was born on January 16, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for The Edge (1997), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Gods and Monsters (1998). He is married to Ellen Sue Aarons. They have three children.
37. Meredith Vieira
Actress | The Stepford Wives
Meredith Vieira was born on December 30, 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for The Stepford Wives (2004), Get Him to the Greek (2010) and Shrek Forever After (2010). She has been married to Richard M. Cohen since June 14, 1986. They have three children.
38. Bruce MacVittie
Actor | When They See Us
Bruce MacVittie was born in Providence, RI in 1956. He began acting in high school, attended Boston University, studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1976 and moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting in 1979. He began his career at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1980 in Edward Allen Baker's "...
39. Marc Geller
Actor | Severance
Marc Geller is a stage and film actor known for Severance, Katy Keene, A Different Man, Russian Doll, The Onion and The Eric André Show. His stage credits include The Amazing Karnak in Ride the Cyclone at Arena Stage, Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart, Joshua/Cathy in Cloud 9, Actor 1 in Baskerville, ...
40. CJ Adams
Actor | The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Cameron John "CJ" Adams, was born in Elmhurst, Illinois on April 6, 2000 and raised in Rhode Island and where he started is acting career at age 6 in Disney's "Dan in Real Life". His mother and Father are Donna and Matt Adams. His father is a host of Morning Drive on Golf Channel, book author, golf...
41. Brianne Leary
Actress | Baa Baa Black Sheep
Brianne Banigan Leary was born on July 28, 1957 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an American actress and inventor. She co-hosted the Disney Channel's second season of Walt Disney World Inside Out (1994), with George Foreman and J.D. Roth. She also hosted Animal Planet's Petsburgh USA (1998)...
42. James Augustus Lee
Actor | Kaleidoscope
James Augustus Lee was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for Kaleidoscope (2023), The Deuce (2017) and Ecclesiastes (2020).
43. Nelson Eddy
Soundtrack | Let Freedom Ring
The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents, Isabel (Kendrick) and William Darius Eddy, were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron ...
44. Ava Gaudet
Actress | Ugly Betty
Ava Gaudet was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is known for Ugly Betty (2006), Hurt (2009) and inFamous 2 (2011). She is married to Robert Edward Gaudet.
45. Andy On
Actor | San ging chaat goo si
Andy On was born on May 11, 1977, in Los Angeles, California. A non-martial artist, Andy had always loved Jackie Chan movies and emulated his moves from flips and kicks at his home. In early 2000, while working as a bartender in Rhode Island, someone suggested he should become an actor. Andy, who ...
46. Baxter Churchville
Director | Champions of the Deep
Baxter Churchville was raised in New England, where he attended school K-12, performing on stage throughout. He earned his BA in History from Harvard, and an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts.
He has traveled throughout Asia, studying at the Beijing Film Academy, and India's National...
47. Carolyn Chiodini-Cable
Actress | Under the Jacarandas
Carolyn Chiodini-Cable comes from a vibrant and cultured background in Rhode Island. She was a budding performer from a young age, dabbling in dance and gymnastics and taking the stage in plays and musicals.
Carolyn Chiodini honed her acting skills by studying the Sandford Meisner method at ...
48. Margaret Ladd
Actress | Falcon Crest
Margaret Ladd was born on November 8, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress, known for Falcon Crest (1981), Just in Time (2019) and The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973). She has been married to Lyle Kessler since December 11, 1977. They have two children.
49. Will Mackenzie
Director | Moonlighting
Will Mackenzie was born on July 24, 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Moonlighting (1985), Family Ties (1982) and Scrubs (2001). He is married to Patricia Cope MacKenzie. They have two children.
50. Phyllis Applegate
Actress | Big Momma's House
Phyllis Applegate was born on May 8, 1930 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She was an actress, known for Big Momma's House (2000), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) and Black Dynamite (2009). She died on January 12, 2023 in West Hollywood, California, USA.