Birth Place Matching "Oakland, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Zendaya

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...

2. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

3. Lyndsy Fonseca

Actress | Kick-Ass

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for...

4. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

5. Daniella Pineda

Actress | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Daniella Pineda (born February 20, 1987) is a Mexican-American actress, writer, and comedian from Oakland, California.

In January 2013 it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for season 4 episode 20 of The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot ...

6. Robert Culp

Actor | I Spy

Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ...

7. Brandon Lee

Actor | The Crow

Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...

8. Shemar Moore

Actor | Criminal Minds

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...

9. Cary Joji Fukunaga

Producer | Beasts of No Nation

Cary Joji Fukunaga was born on July 10, 1977 in Oakland, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Beasts of No Nation (2015), Sin Nombre (2009) and Maniac (2018).

10. Khamani Griffin

Actor | Daddy Day Care

Khamani Griffin was born on August 1, 1998 in Oakland, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Daddy Day Care (2003), Rise of the Guardians (2012) and Norbit (2007).

11. Daveed Diggs

Actor | Blindspotting

Daveed Daniele Diggs is an actor, singer, producer, writer and rapper. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping. Diggs originated the role of, and won a Grammy and Tony for, the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the 2015 musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

12. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a director and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Evans since 2016.

13. Scotty Beckett

Actor | A Date with Judy

Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories.

Born Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4, 1929, in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to ...

14. Max Baer Jr.

Actor | The Beverly Hillbillies

The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three ...

15. Christa Campbell

Producer | Hellboy

Christa Campbell is the CEO of Campbell Grobman Films. Partner Lati Grobman. They have produced films such as Hitman's Bodyguard, Texas Chainsaw Massacure, Hellboy, Chuck, Rambo, and the upcoming Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. They were nominated for 2 Emmys and and Oscar for their work on Winter on ...

16. Jill Whelan

Actress | The Love Boat

Jill Whelan was born on September 29, 1966 in Oakland, California, USA as Jill E. Whelan. She is an actress, known for The Love Boat (1977), Airplane! (1980) and Martin (1992). She has been married to Jeff Knapple since September 30, 2017. She was previously married to Michael Chaykowsky and Brad ...

17. Buster Crabbe

Actor | Flash Gordon

Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy (1932) for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle (1933) as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but ...

18. Kenneth Tobey

Actor | Innerspace

Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and ...

19. David Lim

Actor | S.W.A.T.

David Lim is an Asian-American actor, raised in San Ramon, California. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California San Diego, David worked as a loan officer. He decided he wanted to do something different, and soon after, signed a contract with Ford Models ...

20. Dakin Matthews

Actor | Child's Play 3

From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination ...

21. Russ Meyer

Director | Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in ...

22. Susan Seaforth Hayes

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Susan Seaforth Hayes, the American actress best known for her six-decade-long stint on the Days of Our Lives (1965), was born Susan Seabold on July 11, 1943 in Oakland, California. She was the daughter of the actress and writer, Elizabeth Harrower. She made her debut on the Cavalcade of America (...

23. Jack Soo

Actor | Flower Drum Song

A genial, laid back, slumber-eyed character player especially adept at the relaxed wisecrack or dry comment, Japanese-American actor Jack Soo was born in Oakland, California, in 1917, his real name being Goro Suzuki. In the post-WWII years, he entertained as a stand-up performer in nightclubs and ...

24. Jo Van Fleet

Actress | East of Eden

Jo Van Fleet was born on December 29, 1915 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to ...

25. Alvin Sanders

Actor | Riverdale

Alvin Sanders was born March 16, 1952, in Oakland, California. He was a performer from an early age (church choirs, talent shows, school plays) and in 1968 became a devotee of The Seattle Repertory Theater. "Devotee" was a fancy name the Seattle Rep (and the Actors' Equity Association) created for ...

26. Mark Curry

Actor | Armageddon

A class clown since his earliest years, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. It was these customers, as well as his family and friends, ...

27. William Sylvester

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

William Sylvester was born on January 31, 1922 in Oakland, California, USA as William R. Silvester. He was an actor, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Gorgo (1961) and Riding with Death (1976). He was married to Veronica Hurst and Sheila Sweet. He died on January 25, 1995 in Butte County, ...

28. George Stevens

Director | Giant

George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen ...

29. Herbert Anderson

Actor | Dennis the Menace

Herbert Anderson was born on March 30, 1917 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Dennis the Menace (1959), The Male Animal (1942) and Battleground (1949). He was married to Mary Virginia Palmer. He died on June 11, 1994 in Palm Springs, California.

30. Billie Joe Armstrong

Soundtrack | The Simpsons Movie

Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. ...

31. Lance Gross

Actor | House of Payne

Lance Gross was born on July 8, 1981 in Oakland, California, USA as Lance Darnell Gross. He is an actor and producer, known for House of Payne (2006), Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013) and Sleepy Hollow (2013). He has been married to Rebecca Jefferson since May 23, 2015. They ...

32. Jennifer Tung

Actress | Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

Actress/Producer Jennifer Tung has worked in the film and television industry for more than 20 years and is best known for her roles in successful J.J Abrams Television series, "Alias" (2001-2006), working opposite Director Quentin Tarantino, and "Kung Pow, Enter the Fist" with Steve Oedekerk (2002...

33. Mills Watson

Actor | Cujo

Mills Watson was born on July 10, 1940 in Oakland, California, USA as William Oscar Watson. He is an actor, known for Cujo (1983), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Papillon (1973). He was previously married to Caroline Mary Mason.

34. Michael A. Goorjian

Actor | Illusion

Michael Goorjian, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer. As an actor, Michael won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for David's Mother (1994) with Kirstie Alley. He is also well known for his role as ...

35. Ted Lange

Actor | The Love Boat

Ted Lange was born on January 5, 1948 in Oakland, California, USA as Theodore William Lange. He is an actor and director, known for The Love Boat (1977), Prophet Nat (1992) and Othello (1989). He has been married to Mary Ley since 2001. He was previously married to Sherryl Thompson.

36. Peter Hansen

Actor | The War of the Roses

Peter Hansen was born on December 5, 1921 in Oakland, California, USA as Peter Franklin Hansen. He was an actor, known for The War of the Roses (1989), General Hospital (1963) and Dragonfly (2002). He was married to Florence Elizabeth (Betty) Moe. He died on April 9, 2017 in Santa Clarita, ...

37. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He ...

38. Stephan Jenkins

Soundtrack | Coyote Ugly

Stephan Jenkins was born on September 27, 1964 in Oakland, California, USA as Stephan Douglas Jenkins.

39. Laraine Stephens

Actress | Police Woman

Laraine Stephens was born on July 24, 1941 in Oakland, California, USA as Laraine Evelyn Stine. She is an actress, known for Police Woman (1974), Hellfighters (1968) and Mannix (1967). She was previously married to David Gerber.

40. Sterling Sulieman

Actor | Still Star-Crossed

Sterling Sulieman is an American actor from Oahu, Hawaii. While he may have attended Punahou High School like Barack Obama, he has no aspirations of becoming the President of the United States. Unless its in a Motion Picture or Television Show. Or if this whole acting career thing doesn't work out....

41. Timothy B. Schmit

Soundtrack | Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Timothy B. Schmit was born on October 30, 1947 in Oakland, California, USA as Timothy Bruce Schmit. He has been married to Jean Cromie since 1984. They have two children. He was previously married to Noreen Schmit.

42. Marilyn Knowlden

Actress | Show Boat

In 1931, a one-day effort by Marilyn Knowlden's attorney father led to an interview, a next-day screen test and a large part for four-year-old Marilyn in one of the early "talkies", Women Love Once (1931). A ten-year movie career followed, where she played the daughter of such stars as Claudette ...

43. Malaak Compton

Self | The Big Give

Malaak Compton was born on June 13, 1969 in Oakland, California, USA as Malaak D. Compton. She was previously married to Chris Rock.

44. J.H. Wyman

Producer | Fringe

J.H. Wyman was born on January 5, 1967 in Oakland, California, USA as Joel Howard Wyman. He is a producer and writer, known for Fringe (2008), Almost Human (2013) and Dead Man Down (2013).

45. Donna Hanover

Actress | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Donna Hanover was born on February 13, 1950 in Oakland, California, USA as Donna Ann Kofnovec. She is an actress and producer, known for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Keeping the Faith (2000) and Ransom (1996). She has been married to Edwin Oster since August 3, 2003. She was previously ...

46. Sheila E.

Music Department | Man of Steel

Daughter of musician Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. became one of the top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce drumming style and her Latin rhythms. A former protégé of Prince, Sheila became a drummer in his band before branching off into solo musical projects. In addition to being ...

47. M.C. Hammer

Soundtrack | The Addams Family

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s, until the early 1990s. Remembered ...

48. Vanelle

Actress | Athena

Originally from Oakland, California, Vanelle is an award winning actor, director, writer and producer. She has starred in several independent films such as See the Dead, Exhibit A-7, Remnants and Athena. Vanelle founded her production company, Magic Tribe Pictures, in 2007. She has written and ...

49. Crystal Gix

Actress | June

Crystal Gix was born on December 12, 1985 in Oakland, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for June (2017) and 2 Psychos (2016).

50. Andrew L. Stone

Director | Julie

American writer-director-producer Andrew L. Stone attended the University of California and then joined the San Francisco Film Exchange. He began in Hollywood with Universal in 1918, serving his initial apprenticeship in a film laboratory. After several more years of toil in Universal's prop ...


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