Birth Place Matching "Portsmouth, Virginia, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Patton Oswalt

Actor | Young Adult

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...

2. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

3. William Russ

Actor | Boy Meets World

William Russ was born on October 20, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as William Hardy Russ IV. He is known for his work on Boy Meets World (1993), American History X (1998) and The Right Stuff (1983). He is married to Clare Wren. They have two children.

4. Virginia C. Andrews

Writer | Flowers in the Attic

Virginia C. Andrews was born on June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Cleo Virginia Andrews. She was a writer and actress, known for Flowers in the Attic (1987), Flowers in the Attic (2014) and Rain (2006). She died on December 19, 1986 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

5. Deedee Magno

Actress | Steven Universe

Deedee Magno was born on April 2, 1975 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Deedee Lynn Magno. She is known for her work on Steven Universe (2013), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) and Steven Universe: Attack the Light! (2015). She has been married to Cliffton Hall since April 27, 2003. They have ...

6. Bebe Buell


Bebe Buell is a former model and Playboy Playmate who dated several rock stars in the 1970s. She began modeling at the age of 17 and moved from her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, to New York City. Shortly after moving to New York, she met rock star Todd Rundgren. At the time she was living in a ...

7. Jillian Kesner

Actress | The Student Body

Sunny, dynamic and beautiful slender blonde actress Jillian Kesner was born on August 9, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up primarily in Denver, Colorado. Her father was a Navy officer. Jillian received a B.A. in business from a Colorado university in 1967. In 1969 Kesner moved to Los Angeles...

8. Joshua Bryant

Actor | Night Gallery

Joe "Josh" Bryant graduated with me at Cradock High School in Portsmouth, Va. in 1958. That year, he was voted the "Best Teenage Actor in America"; the judges were Donna Reed and George Nader; and he received a 2 year scholarship to "The Pasadena Playhouse" in California. He is married to actress ...

9. Jim Moody

Actor | Bad Boys

Jim Moody was born on September 25, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Bad Boys (1983), The Last Dragon (1985) and Fame (1980).

10. Missy Elliott

Soundtrack | Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer, talent ...

11. Mae Murray

Actress | Peacock Alley

Dubbed "The Girl with the Bee Stung Lips", silent-era screen star Mae Murray began her career on stage partnered with ballroom dancing extraordinaire Vernon Castle in the 1906 Broadway show "About Town." Born the daughter of émigrés, she began studying dance at a young age. Two years later she ...

12. James Moses Black

Actor | Black and Blue

Authoritative features and a charismatic smile have worked for James Moses Black. The son of a designer mother and a military father, James has played Generals, administrators, doctors, policemen, preachers, detectives, Africans and an American senators.

With close to 100 television and film credits...

13. Mark Kelly

Actor | The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

Mark Kelly starred in the Duplass Brothers' film The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and will recur on the second season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead in the role of Connor. He will also be seen in five upcoming independent feature films: Buster's Mal Heart (directed by Sarah Adina Smith and starring Rami ...

14. Michael Canavan

Actor | The Island

Michael Canavan was born on August 17, 1953 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Michael V. Murphy. He is an actor, known for The Island (2005), Striking Distance (1993) and Flags of our Fathers (2006). He has been married to Shannon Cochran since June 14, 2003.

15. Marty Brennaman

Self | Plum: A Life in Baseball

Marty Brennaman was born on July 28, 1942 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Franchester Martin Brennaman. He is an actor, known for Plum: A Life in Baseball, 1975 World Series (1975) and 1976 World Series (1976). He has been married to Amanda Ingram since June 21, 2012. He was previously married to ...

16. Ruth Brown

Actress | Hairspray

Ruth Brown was born on January 12, 1928 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Ruth Alston Weston. She was married to Earl Swanson, Jimmy Brown, Bill Blunt, Jimmy Brown and Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson. She died on November 17, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

17. Thadd Williams

Producer | Thursday

Thadd Williams was born on July 28, 1985 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Thursday (2006), Awesometacular with Jeremy Jahns (2016) and The Josh Macuga Show (2016).

18. India Allen

Actress | Silk Degrees

India Allen was born on June 1, 1965 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as India Juliana Orban. She is an actress and producer, known for Silk Degrees (1994), The Rowdy Girls (2000) and Tattoo, a Love Story (2002).

19. Tommy Newsom

Soundtrack | Bad Santa

Tommy Newsom was born on February 25, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Thomas Penn Newsom. He is known for his work on Bad Santa (2003), Ted (2012) and Night of 100 Stars (1982). He was married to Patricia Hernansky. He died on April 28, 2007 in Portsmouth.

20. Paul Cowsill

Art Department | Twilight

Paul Cowsill was born on November 11, 1951 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Paul Mitchell Cowsill. He is known for his work on Twilight (2008), Grimm (2011) and Leverage (2008). He has been married to LuAnn Andrews since October 13, 1984. He was previously married to Meredith Chapman Hull.

21. Liz Godwin

Actress | Ride Along 2

Liz Godwin was born on August 9, 1991 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Elizabeth Ann Godwin. She is an actress, known for Ride Along 2 (2016), Pray for Rain (2017) and Along Came the Devil (2018).

22. Shay Brown

Actress | Bring It Arm!

Shay was born in Virgina, on April 8th 1973 to James Ronald Brown and Patricia Ann Belcher. She was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She studied theatre at Winthrop University and University of South Carolina. She was named "wittiest" and "most talented" in her High School Yearbook. Her first ...

23. Ken Bowersox

Self | NASA: Triumph and Tragedy

Ken Bowersox was born on November 14, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Kenneth Dwane Bowersox. He is an actor, known for NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (2009), When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) and Space Voyages (2013).

24. Bob Cowsill

Soundtrack | A Family Thing

Bob Cowsill was born on August 26, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Robert Paul Cowsill. He has been married to Mary Jo Ferr since January 7, 1978. They have three children. He was previously married to Nanci Roberts.

25. Montré Burton

Producer | Iyanla, Fix My Life

Montré Burton, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, is of African-America and Cuban decent and was raised by his grandparents, mother and aunt along with his five brothers and two sisters. He was a member of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, where he grew up performing in church every Sunday. At a ...

26. John Facenda

Actor | The Burglar

John Facenda was born on August 8, 1913 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as John Thomas Ralph Augustine James Facenda. He was an actor, known for The Burglar (1957), Middle Age Crazy (1980) and The Son of the Football Follies (1976). He was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Hunger. He died on September 25, ...

27. J. Michael Hunter

Actor | Blue Velvet

J. Michael Hunter was born on November 25, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Blue Velvet (1986), The Handmaid's Tale (1990) and Waterland (1992). He died on June 21, 2016 in Norfolk, Virginia.

28. LaVar Veale

Actor | The Division: The Hands of War

LaVar Veale was born on November 2, 1978 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Division: The Hands of War, Double Dagger (2008) and Book of Ruth (2014).

29. Chad Hugo

Soundtrack | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Chad Hugo was born on February 24, 1974 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Charles Hugo.

30. Lee Lively

Actor | The Prince of Tides

Lee Lively was born on September 20, 1927 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Alton Lee Lively. He was an actor, known for The Prince of Tides (1991), Blind Vision (1992) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992). He was married to Catherine Thomson and Sandra Nettles. He died on October 12, 2016 ...

31. Stephen Gillikin

Actor | Criminal Minds

Stephen Gillikin was born on July 18, 1983 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Criminal Minds (2005), Cousins (2014) and All About April (2010).

32. Richard Cowsill

Self | Family Band: The Cowsills Story

Richard Cowsill was born on August 26, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Richard James Cowsill. He was married to Susan Montella and Pamela Lynne Wendur. He died on July 8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

33. Mike Watt

Soundtrack | Mirage

Mike Watt was raised in San Pedro, California, where he created the legendary punk rock band, Minutemen, with D. Boon and George Hurley in 1980. The trio went on to release 11 albums in less than six years and toured maniacally, but then the tragic death of Boon in late December of 1985 caused ...

34. Terry Jernigan

Actor | 40 Nights

Terry Jernigan or TJ was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. During high school TJ enrolled in drama to get to know a beautiful redhead girl and quickly fell in love. He has been acting ever since. TJ studied theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory and Old Dominion University. TJ enjoys stage as much as film ...

35. William Robertson

Actor | Dark August

William Robertson was born on October 9, 1908 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Dark August (1976), Christmas Evil (1980) and Hero at Large (1980). He died on March 16, 1980 in Athens, Georgia, USA.

36. John C. Hoffler Jr.

Camera Department | Ozark

Winner - 2017 The Black List and Cassian Elwes Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship.

37. Mahlon Clark

Music Department | The Pleasure of His Company

Clarinettist and alto saxophonist Mahlon Clark performed with the bands of Lawrence Welk, Ray McKinley and Will Bradley during the big band era. He had a background in vaudeville before becoming a musician at the age of sixteen. Based on Santa Catalina island during World War II, he entertaining ...

38. Sonja Haney

Actress | Annie

Sonja Haney was born on May 24, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. She is known for her work on Annie (1982), Sweet Charity (1969) and Doctor Detroit (1983).

39. Thomas B. Fore

Producer | IO

Thomas B. Fore was born on October 20, 1965 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for IO (2019), Approaching the Unknown (2016) and Chu and Blossom (2014).

40. Allyson Floyd

Actress | Altered Spirits

Allyson is originally from Manassas, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. She was active in the drama department at Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia and continued to study acting and film at The College of William and Mary before transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. ...

41. Jim Duffy

Producer | Rugrats

Jim Duffy was born on July 2, 1937 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Edward James Duffy. He is known for his work on Rugrats (1990), Rocket Power (1999) and Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990). He was married to Cella Nichols Duffy. He died on March 23, 2012 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

42. Michele Seidman

Actress | Empire Records

Michele was born in Virginia, but moved to New York City after playing Jill Hanson on the soap opera Another Life. She relocated to North Carolina when her Mother was diagnosed with cancer so that she could be near her Mom at the end. After her Mother passed, she went back in to acting in feature ...

43. Bill Deal

Soundtrack | Trees Lounge

Member of '60s rock band Bill Deal & The Rhondells. Had several hits including "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?", "May I?", "I've Been Hurt"

45. Perry Ellis

Costume Designer | Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz

Perry Edwin Ellis was born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia, an only child. Until the age of nine, he and his parents lived with his grandmother in a huge old house which was filled with vintage clothing that belonged to Perry's aunts, which he found fascinating just looking at them. After ...

46. Pippa Ellette Curran

Actress | Half & Half

Born into an artistic, creative family, Pippa's life as an artist began early.

At age 5, Pippa performed in her first production and was hooked. She actively pursued performance and learning opportunities. Throughout her education, she passionately studied voice, piano, dance, literature, and drama....

47. Anthony Rando

Writer | The Lottery

Anthony James Rando was born to Tony and Robin Rando in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1985. He attended Pen Argyl High School in Pennsylvania, where he met his future Aura Pictures co-producer, Augie Kennady, and fellow filmmakers Eric Cesare, Adam Pasquali, and Steve Monachello. Together the group has ...

48. Walter Smith

Actor | Strangers Kiss

Walter Smith was born on March 23, 1958 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Walter Brian Smith. He is an actor, known for Strangers Kiss (1983), Hunter (2003) and Terriers (2010).

49. Jenna Marie Bowers

Actress | The Deadlines

Born and raised in Virginia, in small town Deep Creek. Realizing she had talent at a young age, Jenna starred in plays at church all through childhood, her first role being a little boy. Shortly after high school she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career further, she wanted to get off the stage...

50. Brianna Wu

Director | Revolution 60

Brianna Wu was born on July 6, 1977 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Revolution 60 (2014), GTFO: Get the F&#% Out (2015) and CBS This Morning (1992).

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