Birth Place Matching "Joliet, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Blindspotting
Janina Zione Gavankar (born November 29, 1980) is an American actress and musician. Gavankar is also trained as a pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist. She majored in Theatre Performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Gavankar's roles include Papi, a lesbian lothario in The L ...
Actress | Lady in the Lake
One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...
4. Anthony Rapp
Actor | Rent
Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.
Actress | Giant
Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.
Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...
7. Vince Vieluf
Actor | Rat Race
Vince Vieluf recently wrapped Love Inc, a pilot for UPN, he quickly returned to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been working alongside Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford in the feature film Firewall. Vince packed up all his belongings in 1996, rented a 13 foot U-haul and with his cat Groovy ...
Actress | The Warriors
Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a...
10. Adrianne Curry
Self | America's Next Top Model
After gaining stardom by winning America's Next Top Model at the age of 20, Curry went on to appear on numerous magazine covers, runway shows and advertisements.
She was a regular fixture on reality television shows as a participant, host and producer. She was named one of Maxim's Hot 100, Playboy's...
Actor | General Hospital
Tyler Christopher was born on November 11, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Tyler Christopher Baker. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Into the West (2005) and Out of the Black (2001). He has been married to Brienne Pedigo since September 27, 2008. They have two children. He was ...
12. Kathryn Hays
Actress | As the World Turns
Kathryn Hays was born on July 26, 1933 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Kay Piper. She is an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She was previously married to Wolfgang G Lieschke and Glenn Ford.
13. Paul Dillon
Paul Dillon is an actor born in Joliet who began his career in show business in Chicago. His movie career began in 1994 with the movie Blink (1993) in which he played the role of Neal Booker. He played Patty O'Brien in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), the most successful film in ...
15. Larry Delrose
Actor | Night Club
Well known real estate investor/financier who turned actor, film producer and writer later in life. Following his heart "to pursue what you love to do in life" he re-invented himself and entered the movie business". He also has a radio feature called "Minute of Wisdom".
17. Alycen Malone
Actress | Telenovela
Alycen Rose Malone grew up in a small rural town an hour south of Chicago, Illinois. There she attended school and was a very active little girl. She played volleyball, softball, track, took gymnastics and was a cheerleader. But soon she grew out of her inner athlete by junior high and started to ...
21. Jermaine Stegall
Music Department | Dumbo
Jermaine Stegall is a composer, conductor, and producer of film and television music. In 2016, he was selected as a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow held at Skywalker Ranch, and has worked closely over the years with some of Hollywood's biggest composers including Danny Elfman, Christophe Beck, Marco ...
23. Dan Telfer
Dan Telfer was born on September 14, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Daniel William Telfer. He is known for his work on The Onion's Extremely Accurate History of the Internet (2012), The High Court (2017) and Johnny Ostrich and His American Songbag (2002).
24. Myrtle Vail
Actress | Myrt and Marge
Myrtle Vail was born on January 7, 1888 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Myrt and Marge (1933), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and A Bucket of Blood (1959). She was married to George Damerel. She died on September 18, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
25. Sandy Bentley
Actress | Sex and the City
Sandy Bentley was born on May 18, 1978 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Sex and the City (1998), The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) and Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored (2001).
26. Matt Gossen
Writer | Talking Tom and Friends
Matthew Daniel Gossen was born in Joliet, Illinois and raised in New Lenox, Illinois. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a bachelor's degree in Film and Video with concentrations in directing and screenwriting. Matt currently works in Los Angeles, California as a television ...
28. Ann Nesby
Soundtrack | Gigli
A consummated actress, entertainer, songwriter and vocalist are a few of the creative attributes that describe and are possessed by Ann Nesby.
With a thespian career spanning over two decades she has worked alongside a who's who list of incomparable talents in the world of theater, film, and music.
29. Margaret Teele
Actress | The Human Duplicators
Margaret Teele (born Margaret J. Poby, 5 November 1942 in Joliet, Illinois) and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In one of the local high school productions, "The King and I", Teele played Tony Shalhoub's mother.
Margaret retired from acting after getting married and starting a family. She now ...
33. Stu Rosen
Rosen's family moved to Long Beach when he was age 7 and he graduated from Long Beach State by 1963. Shortly after he got a job at KCET as a production assistant. In 1965, channel 2 was looking for a kid's show, so Rosen pitched Dusty's Treehouse (1968) to CBS and ended up doing the show for 10 ...
34. Frank Marocco
Music Department | The Matrix Reloaded
Frank Marocco was born on January 2, 1931 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Frank L. Marocco. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Election (1999) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). He was married to Anne. He died on March 3, 2012 in San Fernando Valley,...
37. Charles Bowden
Writer | El Sicario, Room 164
Charles Bowden was born on July 20, 1945 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Charles Clyde Bowden. He was a writer and producer, known for El Sicario, Room 164 (2010), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and The House I Live In (2012). He died on August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
38. Jimmy Chamberlin
Actor | Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm
Jimmy Chamberlin was born on June 10, 1964 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as James Joseph Chamberlin. He is known for his work on Smashing Pumpkins: Disarm (1993), Smashing Pumpkins: Zero (1996) and Smashing Pumpkins: Today (1993). He has been married to Lori Chamberlin since April 2002. They have two ...
39. Brian Udovich
Producer | The Wackness
Brian Udovich is a producer of film and television. He has a Masters degree from the AFI (American Film Institute) and is the curator of the screening series REEL GRIT in Los Angeles. His feature films have won awards and premiered at major international festivals like Sundance, Toronto, AFI and ...
Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and currently Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and ...
41. Neil Fernandez
Camera Department | Ava Snow Battles Death
Neil Fernandez, born in Joliet and raised in Downers Grove, now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a very successful young adult who lives a life of a Hollywood Editor. He works for the company called "Go Go Luckey Entertainment" which they have done such shows like Laguna Beach and Paranormal...
42. James J. Agazzi
Production Designer | Moonlighting
James J. Agazzi was born on October 23, 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Moonlighting (1985), There Must Be a Pony (1986) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to David Brewer. He died on September 15, 2019 in California, USA.
43. Stephen Donnelly
Writer | The Righteous Twelve
Stephen Donnelly was born in Joliet, Illinois to loving parents Edward and Norma. He began his creative career at age 7 with the Butterfly Poem, "I saw with my eye a small butterfly - I had one look, then off it took." His love for storytelling and the arts was further inspired by his two great ...
44. Robert A. Baum
Robert A. Baum was born on September 29, 1915 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Robert Allison Baum. He was married to Phyllis Ann Millsap. He died on December 24, 1988 in Newport Beach, California, USA.
49. Scott Vinci
Actor | Smokey Eyes
Scott Vinci was born near Chicago, Illinois and lived there until his dad changed jobs and relocated the family to Rockwall, Texas. He graduated from college at the University of North Texas, majoring in drama. Scott's acting roots link back to live theater.
After earning his B.A., Scott moved back ...