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