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


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1. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

2. Ludacris

Actor | Crash

Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually, Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year. ...

3. Lexi Atkins

Actress | The Boy Next Door

Lexi Atkins was born on February 10, 1993 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Alexis Atkins. She is an actress, known for The Boy Next Door (2015), Zombeavers (2014) and Ted 2 (2015).

4. Megyn Kelly

Producer | Embeds

Megyn Kelly was born on November 18, 1970 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Megyn Marie Kelly. She is a producer and actress, known for Embeds (2017), I am Jodie Mann: The Kelly Files (2018) and Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (2017). She has been married to Douglas Brunt since March 1, 2008. They have ...

5. Austin Lysy

Actor | Garden State

Austin Lysy was born on April 19, 1977 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA as Austin Randall Lysy. He is an actor, known for Garden State (2004), Everybody's Fine (2009) and Arbitrage (2012).

6. Patrick Melton

Writer | Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

From Evanston, Illinois. Attended Evanston Township High School. Graduated University of Iowa with a BA in Communication Studies. Received an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

7. Adria Dawn

Actress | Dorkumentary

Adria Dawn grew up in the Midwest, and and broke into Hollywood working as a Levi's model. She is most known for playing the dysfunctional outcast April Tuna on the WB's high school cult hit Popular, receiving a nomination from Jane Magazine for "Gutsiest Woman on Television."

Notable credits ...

8. Tom Bodett

Actor | Northern Borders

Tom Bodett was born on February 23, 1955 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Thomas Edward Bodett. He is an actor, known for Northern Borders (2013), Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Live! (2013) and Animaniacs (1993). He has been married to Rita A. Ramirez since 1997. They have two children. He was previously ...

9. Roger Young

Director | Joseph

Roger Young grew up on his Grandfather's farm, and in the town of Mahomet, Illinois. Population 850. At age thirteen he moved to the big town of Bloomington, Illinois, where he learned to play pool, compete on the swim team, and circle the Steak-n-Shake in his buddy's '57 Chevy. After high school ...

10. Douglas Wilson

Actor | American Criminals

Doug Wilson grew up on his family's farm in central Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and moved to New York in 1986 to study at the National Shakespeare Conservatory to pursue a stage and screen career. He won several stage and commercial roles but he didn't...

11. Jess Kirkpatrick

Actor | D.O.A.

Jess Kirkpatrick was born on October 2, 1897 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Jesse Bertram Kirkpatrick. He is known for his work on D.O.A. (1949), Gunsmoke (1955) and Death Valley Days (1952). He died on August 9, 1976 in La Jolla, California, USA.

12. Seth Dousman

Actor | Life of the Party

Seth Dousman was born on March 14, 1988 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Life of the Party (2018), 24: Legacy (2016) and Ashby (2015).

13. Nina Paley

Director | Sita Sings the Blues

Nina Paley was born on May 3, 1968 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Seder-Masochism (2018) and The Prophet (2014). She was previously married to Liam.

14. Samuel Oldham

Writer | The Master Demon

Samuel Oldham was born on March 7, 1957 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an editor and writer, known for The Master Demon (1991), Tales of the Unliving and the Undead (1988) and Close Encounters of the 4th Kind: Infestation from Mars (2004).

15. Marcella Martin

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Marcella Martin was born on June 5, 1916 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Elsie Marcella Clifford. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), West of Tombstone (1942) and The Man Who Returned to Life (1942). She was married to Robert Lee McGratty, James Ferguson and John Martin. She ...

16. Cat Dawson

Art Department | The Hunger Games

Cat Dawson was born in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Catherine Elliott. She is known for her work on The Hunger Games (2012), Up in the Air (2009) and Stuck in Love. (2012).

17. George Will

Self | The American President

George Will was born on May 4, 1941 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as George Frederick Will. He has been married to Mari Maseng since 1991. They have one child. He was previously married to Madeleine Marion.

18. Ethel Clayton

Actress | The Man Hunt

Silent-screen actress Ethel Clayton was a convent-educated girl from Champaign, IL, who sought work as a stage actress after finishing her education. She secured small parts here and there, but hit the big time when she went to work for the Frawley Organization, which had several touring stock ...

19. George D. Baker

Director | Heliotrope

A former newspaper writer and cartoonist, George D. Baker joined Vitagraph in 1913 as a director, and was the main director for the films of the studio's popular comedian John Bunny--of Bunny's 43 comedies at Vitagraph, Baker made 39 of them. Bunny left Vitagraph to return to the stage, and ...

20. Chet Douglas

Actor | Two Rode Together

Chet Douglas was born on December 19, 1935 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA as George Chester Douglas. He was an actor, known for Two Rode Together (1961), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and The Underwater City (1962). He was married to Yvonne King. He died on December 4, 2000 in Scottsdale, ...

21. Patrick Norton

Self | The Screen Savers

Patrick Norton was born on June 26, 1970 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Screen Savers (1998), Fresh Gear (1998) and Call for Help (1998). He has been married to Sarah since July 24, 2004.

22. Mike Madigan

Writer | Watch Night

Mike Madigan of Five Clover Films first began his film career as director of the short film "Caught" (2006), which screened at 11 film festivals in the US and fostered his ongoing interest in the digital short film format. 2007 saw continued success with dramatic shorts "The Candle", "Demeter" and ...

23. Nia Khalilah

Evan Almighty

Nia Khalilah was born on May 15, 1978 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Evan Almighty (2007), Facade: Chapter 4 and Perimeter (2019).

24. Raymond Brown

Actor | Allan Quatermain

Raymond Brown was born on August 16, 1874 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Allan Quatermain (1919), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) and Beyond the Law (1934). He died on July 29, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. Ryan E. Heppe

The Core

For more than twelve years, Ryan E. Heppe has been writing, producing, editing and directing feature motion pictures, film shorts, industrial and educational videos, commercials and documentaries. Ryan began his sojourn into the world of entertainment at a small PBS affiliate in east central ...

26. Pamela Hall

Music Department | Batman & Robin

Pamela Hall was born on October 16, 1946 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Batman & Robin (1997), Don Juan 67 (1967) and Blind Ambition (1979).

27. Michael Wiese

Producer | The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms

Michael Wiese is a producer, director, author, and publisher.

After producing the highly popular "Hardware Wars" (a Star Wars parody), Wiese was an entertainment executive with Showtime and later Vice President of Vestron Video where he launched comedy lines with Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, ...

28. Bob Richards

Actor | Cavalcade of America

Bob Richards was born on February 20, 1926 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Cavalcade of America (1952), ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948).

30. Heidi Huber

Actress | Hidden Obsession

Heidi Huber was born in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Heidi Katherine Huber. She is an actress, known for Hidden Obsession (1993), My Dark Days (2001) and Autopilot (2010).

31. Bruce Hall

Actor | FM

Bruce Hall was born on May 3, 1953 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for FM (1978), Reo Speedwagon: Live It Up (1990) and REO Speedwagon: Ridin' the Storm Out (Live) (1977).

32. Mike Trippiedi

Actor | Amber Rose

Mike Trippiedi was born on April 18, 1957 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Amber Rose (2010), Bucky McSnead (2001) and Dogs in Quicksand (1999).

34. Tom Hedrick

Actor | Writer's Block

Tom Hedrick was born on December 25, 1950 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Writer's Block (1995), Bare Knuckles (2010) and Immortally Yours (2009).

35. Trenesha Biggers

Actress | Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors

Trenesha Biggers was born on December 25, 1982 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors (2010), TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004) and Deep South Wrestling (2006).

37. Alan Stark

Actor | The Stand

Alan Stark was born in October 1959 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA as Alan Ririe Stark. He is an actor, known for The Stand (1994), A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation (1989) and Friendship's Field (1995).

38. Barbara Dobbins

Actress | The French Line

Barbara Dobbins was born on June 12, 1928 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The French Line (1953). She was married to Fritz Ingram. She died on April 20, 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

39. Lee Sims

Composer | Dinner at the Ritz

Lee Sims was born on April 30, 1898 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He died on May 7, 1966 in the USA.

40. Dana Generally

Actor | One, Two, Many

Dana Isaac Generally was born on June 29th 1978 in Champaign, Illinois to Brenda and Isaac Generally. Brenda, a recent college graduate and singer/piano player and Isaac a Navy man had three boys, Dana was the youngest. Dana's parents divorced in 1980 and Dana, his two older brothers (Devon ...

42. Brittany Clapper

Actress | Behind the Horror

Brittany Clapper grew up in the small town outside of Champaign, Illinois. She was always attracted to the arts and spent her youth immersed in creative activities. She grew up taking classes for drawing, painting, acting, dancing and singing. In school she was actively involved in the band, choir ...

44. Michael Edwards

Actor | StarCraft Universe

Michael Edwards was born on January 16, 1996 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for StarCraft Universe (2016).

45. Mike Dehghan

Producer | Oktober

Worked as a producer and head of development for Til Schweiger's production company Barefoot Films from 2004 to 2006.

46. Noah Weidner

Writer | RoWar: Reboot

Noah Weidner is a 17-year-old content producer from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois noted for his music journalism between 2014 and 2016. Since departing his work in music journalism, Weidner has pursued electronic music production as music artist FUTURTOPIA, occasionally made contributions to other ...

47. Sid Mercer

Actor | Oh, Baby!

Sid Mercer was born in 1881 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA as James Sidney Mercer. He was an actor, known for Oh, Baby! (1926). He died in 1945.

48. Kate Danley

Actress | The Playhouse

Kate Danley accidentally began her acting career because the middle school French class was full and she was bumped into the theater arts. During her twenty-year theatrical career, she amassed over 240 credits to her name in stage, puppetry, film, and television. She is a member of the Acme Comedy ...

49. Bill Lyon

Self | ESPN 25: Who's #1?

Bill Lyon was born on February 10, 1938 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He was married to Ethel Cooper. He died on November 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

50. Maurice L. Kusell

The Great Gabbo

Maurice L. Kusell was born on May 17, 1902 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Maurice Lincoln Kusell. He is known for his work on The Great Gabbo (1929), Patricia Gets Her Man (1937) and Puttin' on the Ritz (1930). He was married to Belinda Salaverria and Jane Opperman. He died on February 2, 1992 in ...


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