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Famous Film Actors From Brownsville

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Brownsville, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Brownsville, as in some cases Brownsville may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Brownsville then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Brownsville, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Al Sharpton and Kris Kristofferson are included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Brownsville?" and "Which famous actors were born in Brownsville?"
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    Films Acted InMalcolm X, Mr Deeds, Madea Goes to Jail, Good Hair, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'10"

    ParentsAlfred Charles Sharpton, Sr., Ada Richards

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    Films Acted InPretty in Pink, Amazon Women on the Moon, Blue Jasmine, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Private Resort

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'10"

    ParentsDoris Silverstein, Fred Silverstein

    Andrew Dice Clay (born Andrew Clay Silverstein; September 29, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and producer. He rose to prominence in the late 1980s with a brash, macho,...  more

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    Bill Eadie

    Age: 73

    Films Acted InNo Holds Barred, The Big Event

    Height6'2"

    William Reid "Bill" Eadie (born December 27, 1947) is an American professional wrestler who has competed under the names of Ax as part of Demolition and The Masked Superstar. He was a high school...  more

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    David Permenter

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  • 5

    Films Acted InState Property 2

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Brownsville

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Glynn Praesel

    Age: 57

    Films Acted InPalo Pinto Gold, Ragamuffin

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Brownsville

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsGwendolyn Brown, Carl E Praesel Jr.

    Glynn Praesel is an actor and a film producer....
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    Harold M. Shaw

    Dec. at 49 (1877-1926)

    Films Acted InWho Will Marry Mary?, What Happened to Mary?, Thirty Days at Hard Labor

    BirthplaceBrownsville, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harold M. Shaw was an American actor and film director of the silent era....  more
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    Films Acted InMilk, Sparkle, Should've Been Romeo, Coming & Going

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Brownsville

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsSima Rosenman, Morris Joseph Rosenman

    Howard Rosenman, also known as Zvi Howard Rosenman, is an American producer and motion picture executive. He specializes in producing romantic comedy films and documentary films. Some of his most...  more
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    Films Acted InState Property 2

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Brownsville

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 10

    Karen Kirschenbauer

    Dec. at 66 (1938-2005)

    Films Acted InThe Jackal, Sommersby, He Said, She Said

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Brownsville

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsLars Henry Kristofferson, Mary Ann Ashbrook

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    Films Acted InPlanet of the Apes, Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, He's Just Not That Into You

    BirthplaceBrownsville, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.79

    ParentsLars Henry Kristofferson, Mary Ann Ashbrook

    Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin'...  more

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    Perla Rodríguez

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    RZA

    Age: 52

    Films Acted InAmerican Gangster, Scary Movie 3, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Funny People, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

    BirthplaceBrownsville, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.88

    Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA ( RIZ-ə), is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, and director. He is the de facto leader of the...  more

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    Sharron Corley

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InNew Jersey Drive, The Substitute, The Substitute

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Brownsville

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    Films Acted InSpanglish

    BirthplaceBrownsville, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Shelbie Carole Bruce (born November 12, 1992) is an American actress fluent in both English and Spanish who had a lead role in the film, Spanglish. She was born in Brownsville, Texas, was home...  more
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    U-God

    Age: 50

    Films Acted InScary Movie 3, Wu Tang Clan Presents: 18 Fatal Strikes, Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV: 1994, Wu Tang Clan Presents: Snake Shadow Lama Fist, Dirty: The Official O.D.B. Biography

    BirthplaceBrownsville, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lamont Jody Hawkins (born November 10, 1970), better known as U-God, is an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He has been with the group since its inception, and is...  more

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    Films Acted InRandy Jackson: Mastering the Groove

    BirthplaceBrownsville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vincent Peter Colaiuta (born February 5, 1956) is an American drummer who has worked as a session musician in many genres. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1996, and the...  more

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    William Hauber

    Dec. at 38 (1891-1929)

    Films Acted InWizard of Oz, Mabel at the Wheel, Mabel's Blunder, An Aerial Joy Ride, The Midnight Taxi

    BirthplaceBrownsville, Minnesota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Hauber (May 20, 1891 – July 17, 1929) was an American film actor. He appeared in 66 films between 1913 and 1928. He was born in Brownsville, Minnesota, and died in California in a plane...  more
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    Yank Rachell

    Dec. at 87 (1910-1997)

    BirthplaceBrownsville, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James "Yank" Rachell (March 16, 1903 or 1910 – April 9, 1997) was an American country blues musician who has been called an "elder statesman of the blues." His career as a performer spanned nearly...  more