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


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1. Jenna Dewan

Actress | Step Up

Jenna Dewan is an actress, former model, and dancer. She was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Nancy (Bursch) and Darryll Dewan. Her father is of half Syrian Lebanese and half Polish descent, and her mother has German and English ancestry. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and ...

2. Will Friedle

Actor | Boy Meets World

Will Friedle was born as Will Alan Friedle on August 11, 1976, in Hartford, Connecticut. However, Will grew up in Avon, Conneticut, and went to Avon High School. Will also went to Occidental College. Will is a comedian, and he is probably best known for his starring role as the dumb yet creative ...

3. Michael Schur

Writer | The Office

Michael Schur was born on October 29, 1975 in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Michael Herbert Schur. He is a TV series creator, a writer, and producer known for series such as The Office (2005), Parks and Recreation (2009), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) and The Good Place (2016). He has been married...

4. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

5. Linda Evans

Actress | Dynasty

Actress Linda Evans has personified beauty and grace to American television viewers for over five decades, from her role as Audra Barkley, a daughter of the Old West on The Big Valley (1965-1969 on ABC) to the glamorous Krystle Carrington on Dynasty (1981-1989 on ABC) to Hell's Kitchen, the British...

6. Eriq La Salle

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. ...

7. Katherine Cannon

Actress | The Hidden

Katherine Cannon was born on September 6, 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, known for The Hidden (1987), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and Black Sheep Squadron (1976). She has been married to Dean Butler since 2002. She was previously married to Richard Chambers.

8. Peter Dante

Actor | Grandma's Boy

Peter Dante was born on December 16, 1968 in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Peter Francis Dante. He is known for his work on Grandma's Boy (2006), The Waterboy (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004).

9. Diane Venora

Actress | Heat

Diane Venora was born Diana Venora in East Hartford Connecticut. She left Hartford for a full scholarship in the Drama Division of The Juilliard School. After graduating from Juilliard, she performed extensively on the stage and developed a reputation as a talented stage actress, particularly in ...

10. Thomas Ian Griffith

Actor | The Karate Kid Part III

Thomas Ian Griffith was born on March 18, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. His father, Thomas Joseph, was a college professor and his mother, Mary Ann, was a dance teacher. Griffith trained as an opera singer in New York City with Metropolitan Opera star Delia Rigal. He attended the College of the ...

11. Brooke Burke

Actress | Melissa & Joey

Brooke Burke holds many titles, including: mother, television host, fitness guru, pod-caster, author, social media mogul (with almost 4 million followers), and cancer survivor. Forbes recognized Brooke's work by listing her as one of America's top ten moms to follow.

Brooke wrote her first biography...

12. David Naughton

Actor | An American Werewolf in London

David Naughton made his professional debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "Hamlet" in Lincoln Center starring Sam Waterston. Was cast as the lead singer/dancer in the "Be A Pepper" Ad campaign for Dr. Pepper. Starred in John Landis's classic horror film An American Werewolf in...

13. Michelle Lombardo

Actress | Entourage

Michelle Lombardo grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she was the team captain of the volleyball team. She moved to LA where she soon found an apartment and a job as a hostess. In 2004 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Shortly after she booked the Sony feature film Click ...

14. Ed Begley

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Charismatic character star Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Irish parents and educated at St.Patrick's school. His interest in acting first surfaced at the age of nine, when he performed amateur theatricals at the Hartford Globe Theatre. Determined to make his own way, he ...

15. Sherrie Rose

Actress | Me and Will

Sherrie Rose is an award winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker, actress and writer. She studied writing at UCLA and previously electrical engineering and theatrical performance as dual majors on the Dean's list at USF.

She has starred in over 60 films and television shows and is best known for...

16. John Posey

Actor | How to Get Away with Murder

John is a graduate of the University of Florida. He has worked extensively in television, film and stage in Los Angeles since 1989.

For nearly twenty years, he has traveled throughout the country performing his critically acclaimed one-man show, Father, Son & Holy Coach, which is the tale of a ...

17. James DeBello

Actor | Detroit Rock City

James DeBello was born on June 9, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is an actor, known for Detroit Rock City (1999), Cabin Fever (2002) and Scary Movie 2 (2001).

18. Peter Paul

Actor | The Barbarians

Peter Paul and his twin brother David, were born in Hartford, Connecticut, in the U.S. They are both professional body builders and have been known as "The Barbarian Brothers". He and David are both actors and producers, known for Twin Sitters (1994), The Barbarians (1987), Think Big (1989) and ...

19. Arielle Dombasle

Actress | X Femmes

Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery, later known as Arielle Dombasle, was born to French parents in Hartford, Connecticut. After their mother's death in 1964, Dombasle and her brother were raised in Mexico by their maternal grandparents; she attended Lycée Franco-Mexicain, a private school. She decided to...

20. Troy Duffy

Writer | The Boondock Saints

Troy Duffy was born on June 8, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Boondock Saints (1999), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) and The Blood Spoon Council. He has been married to Angela Green since October 2006.

21. Marceline Hugot

Actress | Working Girl

Marceline Hugot was born on February 10, 1960 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, known for Working Girl (1988), United 93 (2006) and The Messenger (2009).

22. Ramon Bieri

Actor | Badlands

Heavy-set American character actor whose typical screen personae tended to be gruff westerners, irate cops and hard-boiled gangsters. A decorated Korean War veteran, Bieri appeared on stage from 1954, both on ('Death of a Salesman', 1975) and off-Broadway. He latterly acted with the ensemble of San...

23. Tom Tryon

Actor | The Cardinal

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Tom Tryon--son of clothier Arthur Lane Tryon and not, as is commonly believed--actor Glenn Tryon--grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the South Pacific until 1946. After his discharge he joined the Cape Playhouse in ...

24. David Paul

Actor | The Barbarians

David Paul, first discovered with his twin brother for their muscular physiques and good looks, starred in films such as The Barbarian Brothers and evolved with excellent comedic timing to star in Twin Sitters, babysitting a couple of evil rich kids. Aside from acting, David has had many celebrated...

25. David Alan Basche

Actor | Egg

A series regular on many TV comedies and dramas, David has also worked for Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Greengrass, Shawn Levy, Robert Zemeckis, Michael Patrick King, Gary Winick, George Nolfi and more. He's flirted with Julia Roberts, stolen Tom Cruise's wife, berated Brooke Shields, ...

26. Peter Paige

Writer | The Fosters

Peter Paige is an accomplished actor, director, and playwright who has worked on countless theatrical productions in New York and at regional theaters around the country, not to mention numerous television and film projects. Paige lived in seven different states before graduating from high school. ...

27. Sara Chase

Actress | The Other Guys

Most recently starred in Broadway's First Date and off-Broadway in The Toxic Avenger and can be heard on their original cast albums. She also won the Best Supporting Actress award from the San Diego Theatre Critics for playing all three mistresses in First Wives Club the Musical in their ...

28. Mark McGrath

Actor | Scooby-Doo

Mark McGrath was born on March 15, 1968 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Mark Sayers McGrath. He is an actor, known for Scooby-Doo (2002), Wild Things (1998) and Raising Helen (2004). He has been married to Carin Kingsland McGrath since September 24, 2012. They have two children.

29. Gary Merrill

Actor | All About Eve

Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born ...

30. Katharine Houghton

Actress | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Katharine Houghton was born on March 10, 1945, in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Marion Hepburn Grant (Katharine Hepburn's younger sister) and Ellsworth Grant. Before going into the movies, she went to Sarah Lawrence College and majored in philosophy. Her debut in the movies was in 1967's ...

31. Mike Kellin

Actor | Midnight Express

Burly, coarse, raspy-voiced Mike Kellin was often cast as a tough cop, gangster, or soldier, usually a corporal or sergeant, so it may be surprising to some that during his stint in the US Navy during World War II he was a Lieutenant Commander.

Though he seemed to be straight out of the tenements of...

32. Joseph Mascolo

Actor | Jaws 2

Joseph has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He plays the clarinet, and he played with the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y.C for two years. He does charity work for handicapped people, and the people from Ocilla, Georgia appreciated his work so much that they had one-mile street named after him. His ...

33. Carlene Watkins

Actress | Tough Enough

Carlene Watkins was born on June 4, 1952 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, known for Tough Enough (1983), Galactica 1980 (1980) and Remington Steele (1982). She has been married to Ed. Weinberger since 1984. They have two children.

35. Stephanie McMahon

Actress | WWE Saturday Morning Slam

Stephanie Marie McMahon was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA on the 24th September, 1976, the youngest daughter of Vince McMahon and Linda McMahon. After a childhood growing up around wrestlers and the wrestling business, it was no surprise that the beautiful and intelligent baby girl of Vince ...

36. Raymond St. Jacques

Actor | They Live

Actor Raymond St. Jacques was born James Arthur Johnson in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1930, but he and younger sister Barbara were raised in Depression-era New Haven after their parents' divorce. He started writing and performing in his own short plays in elementary school and developed a strong ...

37. Ben Cooper

Actor | Johnny Guitar

Ben Cooper was born on September 30, 1933 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Benjamin Austin Cooper Jr. He is an actor, known for Johnny Guitar (1954), Rebel in Town (1956) and Waco (1966). He was previously married to Pamela Raymond.

38. Louis Nye

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

He was one of those delightfully pretentious comic actors you loved to hate, his flip manner and faux rich boy arrogance possessing his characters no matter what social stature they were. Louis Nye (first name pronounced Louie) was a master at sketch comedy, foreign accents and the quicksilver ...

39. Suzanne Collins

Writer | The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and novelist, author of the bestselling series The Underland Chronicles and the wildly successful Hunger Games trilogy that spawned the Lionsgate film The Hunger Games (2012) and the three subsequently announced sequels, The Hunger Games: Catching ...

40. Tyrone Giordano

Actor | The Family Stone

Tyrone Giordano was born on April 18, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on The Family Stone (2005), A Lot Like Love (2005) and The Next Three Days (2010).

41. Stephenie Meyer

Writer | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Stephenie born in Connecticut in 1973. Her family was settled in Phoenix by the time she was four. The unusual spelling of her name came from her father, Stephen ( + ie).

Stephenie went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and she used it to pay her ...

42. Jane Kean

Actress | Pete's Dragon

Lovely, vivacious, honey-blonde entertainer Jane Kean enjoyed a lengthy career spanning over six decades encompassing vaudeville, radio, Broadway, nightclubs, Las Vegas showrooms, TV variety and the occasional film. Born April 10, 1923, in Hartford, Connecticut, Jane's parents split up while she ...

43. Robert Ames

Actor | Holiday

Robert Ames was born on March 23, 1889 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Holiday (1930), A Lady to Love (1930) and Smart Woman (1931). He was married to Muriel Oakes, Vivienne Segal, Frances Goodrich and Alice Gerry. He died on November 27, 1931 in New York City, New York, ...

44. Mary Cadorette

Actress | Stewardess School

Mary Therese Cadorette was born on March 31, 1957 and is is an American actress best known for playing John Ritter's live-in girlfriend, flight attendant Vicky Bradford on the short-lived 1984 Three's Company (1976) spinoff, Three's a Crowd (1984).

Cadorette was born in East Hartford, Connecticut, ...

45. Jeannine Taylor

Actress | Friday the 13th

Jeannine Taylor was born on June 2, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Jeannine Alice Taylor. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th (1980), The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982) and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013). She has been married to ...

46. Mark Cirillo

Actor | Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

The great great great maternal grandson of Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Cirillo was born and raised just outside Hartford, in Connecticut's first town, Windsor. There, he and his family survived a tornado, a hurricane, and carbon monoxide poisoning all before he reached the age of 14. He grew up acting ...

47. Michael O'Shea

Actor | Lady of Burlesque

His five brothers all became policemen, encouraged on by their father, but Hartford-born Irish-American Michael O'Shea defied family tradition and turned to acting. Born on March 17, 1906, Michael dropped out of school at age 12 and went the vaudeville route, touring with his boxing idol Jack ...

48. Tara Sands

Actress | Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

Tara is best known for her work on Pokemon (over 50 roles), Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse (2012), and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and many more animated programs and video games. She was the on camera host of Cartoon Network's Fridays for over 100 episodes. Tara was born in Hartford, CT and raised in ...

49. Kent Sladyk

Actor | Boardwalk Empire

Kent Sladyk was born on October 29, 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He is an actor, known for Boardwalk Empire (2010), The Irishman (2019) and The Many Saints of Newark (2020).

50. J.P. Valenti

Actor | The Haunting of Hill House

Born Jeffrey-Paul Valenti in Hartford, CT to a working-class Italian-American family; JP learned at an early age the importance of hard work, dedication and perseverance. His parents Paula and Jeffery Valenti constantly instilled in him the idea that he could become anything he set his mind to. ...


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