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


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1. Ginnifer Goodwin

Actress | Big Love

Ginnifer Goodwin was born Jennifer Michelle Goodwin on May 22, 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Linda (Kantor), who worked at FedEx, and Tim Goodwin, who had a recording studio. Bright and talented, Ginnifer carried her love for theater and acting through her high school years. She graduated from ...

2. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

3. Shannen Doherty

Actress | Mallrats

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...

4. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...

5. Cybill Shepherd

Actress | Cybill

Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "...

6. Lucy Hale

Actress | Truth or Dare

Lucy Hale is an American actress and singer. She was born Karen Lucille Hale in Memphis, Tennessee, to Julia (Caperton) Knight and John Preston Hale. She started out as a singer, appearing on American Juniors (2003) in a search for band members. She successfully won her place in the band. The group...

7. Justin Timberlake

Soundtrack | Trolls

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search (1983), and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also ...

8. Chris Parnell

Actor | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Chris Parnell enrolled at Germantown High School where he took drama and auditioned for every play. In 1985, when he was a senior at Germantown, he was voted "Most Talented" by his classmates. Right after graduating high school, Chris attended North Carolina ...

9. Clare Grant

Actress | Walk the Line

Clare Grant first appeared on film, opposite Joaquin Phoenix, in a small, but pivotal role in the Academy-winning film, Walk the Line (2005), while still earning her theater degree in Memphis, TN, where she grew up. While in college, she met Craig Brewer, who cast her in her several indy films, ...

10. George Hamilton

Actor | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Noted these days for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, film spoofs and reality shows, George Hamilton was, at the onset, a serious contender for dramatic film stardom. Born George Stevens Hamilton in Memphis, TN, on August 12, 1939, the son ...

11. Steven Williams

Actor | Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Steven Williams was born on January 7, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Jason Goes to Hell (1993), The Blues Brothers (1980) and The X-Files (1993).

12. Michael Beck

Actor | The Warriors

Michael Beck was born on February 4, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as John Michael Beck Taylor. He is an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), Xanadu (1980) and Megaforce (1982). He has been married to Carolyn Louise Brendel since September 1980. They have two children.

13. Ben Browder

Actor | Farscape

Ben Browder is an American actor, writer and director born in Memphis, Tennessee on December 11, 1962, as Robert Benedict Browder.

After a successful college football career with the Furman University Paladins as a Championship-winning Linebacker while starring in theatrical productions and gaining ...

14. Virginia Williams

Actress | Woodlawn

Actress, singer, and humanitarian, Virginia Williams, may best be known for her starring role as 'Lauren Reed' in the hit USA Network "dramedy" Fairly Legal. Williams has appeared in over 35 television series including the starring role of 'Bianca' on the Lifetime original series Monarch Cove in ...

15. Dan Schneider

Writer | Victorious

Daniel J. Schneider was born into a family with three older sisters in Memphis, Tennessee on January 14th, 1966. He became his Senior class president at White Station High School. After high school, he went to his father's alma mater, Harvard, for one semester. He decided to come back home to ...

16. William Sanderson

Actor | Blade Runner

Prolific and versatile character actor William Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was a landscape designer. William served two years in the US Army. Following his military service he attended Southern Methodist ...

17. Leslie Jordan

Actor | The Help

For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant...

18. Andrew Stevens

Producer | The Boondock Saints

Andrew Stevens, President/CEO of Andrew Stevens Entertainment and Stevens Entertainment Group, has produced and/or financed one hundred and eighty films through his various production and distribution companies. Unique in the motion picture industry, Stevens has functioned in almost every capacity ...

19. Leslie Jones

Actress | Ghostbusters

Leslie Jones was born on September 7, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Ghostbusters (2016), Masterminds (2016) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

20. Elise Neal

Actress | Hustle & Flow

Elise Neal was born in Memphis, Tennessee and began dancing at age six. She credits her success to her mother, Arletha Neal, who always supported her and drove her to many talent shows and recitals. After moving to New York and quickly booking many off-Broadway shows and musical revivals, she ...

21. Ashley Jones

Actress | Old School

Ashley Jones was born on September 3, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Ashley Aubra Jones. She is an actress and producer, known for Old School (2003), The Young and the Restless (1973) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). She has been married to Joel Henricks since 2015. They have one child. ...

22. Anne Haney

Actress | Liar Liar

Anne Haney held prominent roles acting on stage, on the screen, and on TV. All these achievements came in her mid 40s, after she had raised a daughter and buried a husband. It wasn't until after she had packed her daughter off to college and "the maid quit", as she said, that she decided to try her...

23. Lane Smith

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Walter Lane Smith III. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Red Dawn (1984) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He was married to Deborah Lynn Price and Sydnee Roberta Balaber. He died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, ...

24. Frank McRae

Actor | Loaded Weapon 1

African-American former NFL player, with plenty of height and built like an ox, has scored over 40 film appearances predominantly as tough thugs, authority figures or even successful comedy roles. McRae first came to attention playing a grinning jail inmate, "Reed Youngblood", helping Warren Oates ...

25. Jerry Minor

Actor | Melvin Goes to Dinner

Jerry Minor was born on October 4, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Drillbit Taylor (2008).

26. Sarah Jane Morris

Actress | Brothers & Sisters

Sarah Jane Morris was born on April 12, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Brothers & Sisters (2006), Coyote Ugly (2000) and Seven Pounds (2008). She has been married to Ned Brower since February 19, 2005. They have two children.

27. Linda Thompson

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Linda Thompson was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended Kingsbury High School where she was Homecoming Queen, and after graduation, she attended Memphis State University for 4 years, majoring in English and Drama. Linda was named Miss Tennessee Universe 1972, Miss Liberty Bowl, Miss Shelby ...

28. Lisa Marie Presley

Self | Top of the Pops

Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She has been married to Michael Lockwood since January 22, 2006. They have two children. She was previously married to Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson and Danny Keough.

29. Robert Baker

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Robert Baker was born on October 15, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), The Ladykillers (2004) and The Lone Ranger (2013).

30. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

31. Red West

Actor | Safe Haven

Robert "Red" Gene West was a close friend of Elvis Presley and a member of Presley's inner circle, known as "The Memphis Mafia". He first met Elvis in high school, where he was a year behind him. West played football for the Memphis Tigers high school football team, boxed in the Golden Gloves and ...

32. Kali Rocha

Actress | Man with a Plan

Kali Rocha was born on December 5, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Kali Michele Rocha. She is an actress and writer, known for Man with a Plan (2016), Liv and Maddie (2013) and Grey's Anatomy (2005). She has been married to Michael Krikorian since 2006. They have two children.

33. Tina Carver

Actress | From Hell It Came

Smoky-voiced, sultry Tina Carver began her career on the post-war stages of Germany and France. Having married an Indiana academic who served the High Commission for Occupied Germany in a legal capacity, her acting opportunities were confined to entertaining troops under the auspices of the Special...

34. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

Actor | The A-Team

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson was born on June 20, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The A-Team (2010), The Midnight Meat Train (2008) and Miss March (2009).

35. Hal Needham

Director | Smokey and the Bandit

As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.

He wrote ...

36. Adriane Lenox

Actress | Black Snake Moan

Adriane Lenox was born on September 11, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Black Snake Moan (2006), Red Lights (2012) and The Blind Side (2009).

37. John Laughlin

Actor | The Rock

Actor John Laughlin has had a remarkable career spanning several decades.

At 19, John felt compelled to pursue his passion and moved to Los Angeles to learn his craft and become a serious actor. He initially went about it by taking two years at the Film Industry Workshop and then went on to study ...

38. Clementine Ford

Actress | Cherry Falls

Clementine Ford was born to actress Cybill Shepherd and her first husband, David Ford, in Memphis, Tennessee in 1979. Her parents divorced when she was still a baby, and Cybill went back to California to restart her acting career, becoming a celebrated television star on Moonlighting (1985). She ...

39. Benjamin Flores Jr.

Actor | Ride Along

Benjamin Flores Jr. was born on July 23, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr. He is an actor, known for Ride Along (2014), Rim of the World (2019) and Happy Feet Two (2011).

40. Ira Sachs

Director | Keep the Lights On

Ira Sachs was born in 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

41. Vicellous Shannon

Actor | The Hurricane

Vicellous Shannon was born on April 11, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hurricane (1999), 24 (2001) and Annapolis (2006).

42. Ric Flair

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional ...

43. Katherine Kendall

Actress | Southland Tales

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Katherine "Kate" Kendall spent most of her early life in the South. When she was in the second grade, she and her family moved to Washington D.C., where her parents, Syd and Kay, worked for the Carter Administration. Katherine has three siblings - one brother, Syd, the ...

44. Rosanne Cash

Soundtrack | The Little Rascals

Rosanne Cash was born on May 24, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She has been married to John Leventhal since April 30, 1995. They have one child. She was previously married to Rodney Crowell.

45. Jeff Pope

Actor | Hap and Leonard

Jeff Pope was born on September 27, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Hap and Leonard (2016), 99 Homes (2014) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

46. Olivia Cole

Actress | Roots

Olivia Cole was born on November 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Roots (1977), Backstairs at the White House (1979) and Something About Amelia (1984). She was married to Richard Venture. She died on January 19, 2018 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

47. Wendy Worthington

Actress | Ally McBeal

Born in Memphis and raised in Philadelphia, Wendy started making student films in the summer of 1969 and began acting because she wanted to be able to write for and direct other actors. She discovered a love of acting that became a lifetime commitment, but only turned into a full-time pursuit when ...

48. Lucile Browne

Actress | Danger Island

Pretty, blue-eyed Lucile Browne started out, like many another Hollywood actress, as a model. Unlike other models, however, she didn't go directly from there to films; she joined a theatrical troupe in Chicago, and spent time gaining experience before she headed to Hollywood, where in 1930 she was ...

49. Shane Salerno

Writer | Avatar 2

Shane Salerno is the co-screenwriter of the forthcoming Avatar 2 (2020), Avatar 3 (2021), Avatar 4 (2024), Avatar 5 (2025) produced and directed by Oscar winner James Cameron. He has been a professional screenwriter since the age of 19. In the years that have followed Detour Magazine has named ...

50. Leigh Snowden

Actress | Kiss Me Deadly

The Tennessee-born Snowden (real name: Martha Lee Estes) was a movie actress and model who first made a splash on the Jack Benny TV show, sashaying across the stage at the San Diego Naval base. Twenty thousand sailors gave the curvy sweater-clad starlet a standing ovation that made headlines in "...


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