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Famous Film Actors From Chicago

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Chicago, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Chicago, as in some cases Chicago may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Chicago 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 Chicago, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Items here include everything from Jennifer Morrison to Dwyane Wade.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Chicago?" and "Which famous actors were born in Chicago?"
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  • 1

    A.C. Weary

    Age: 68

    Films Acted InStarting Over, What Waits Below

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    A.C. Weary is an actor.
  • 2

    Films Acted InMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Flightplan, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Yours, Mine and Ours

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    A.J. Presley is an actor and singer.
  • 3
    A.J. Trauth

    Films Acted InThe Even Stevens Movie, You Wish!, Mysterious Museum, Game Time

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew James Trauth (born September 14, 1986), commonly known as A. J. Trauth, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    Aaron Behl

    Age: 38

    Films Acted InThe Slammin' Salmon

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Behl is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
  • 5
    Adam Baldwin

    Films Acted InIndependence Day, Full Metal Jacket, The Patriot, Serenity, Ordinary People

    BirthplaceWinnetka, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height6'3"

    Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor and voice actor. He starred in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6

    Aaron J. Patton

    Age: 46

    Films Acted InPaul Blart: Mall Cop, The Clique

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron J. Patton is an actor.
  • 7
    Abbey Lincoln

    Abbey Lincoln

    Dec. at 80 (1930-2010)

    Films Acted InMo' Better Blues, For Love of Ivy, Nothing But a Man, Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Abbey Lincoln

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), known by her stage name Abbey... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Shabba Doo

    Shabba Doo

    Age: 64

    Films Acted InXanadu, Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Lambada, Steel Frontier

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.8

    Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones or Adolfo Gordon Quiñones (sources differ) (born May 11, 1955),... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Abby Pivaronas

    Films Acted InZac Efron's Pool Party

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abby Walker (formally known as Abby Pivaronas) is an American actress and model. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Films Acted InBedtime Stories

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abigail Droeger is an actress.
  • 11
    Ace Steel

    Ace Steel

    Age: 46

    Films Acted InWorld Wrestling Network: FIP: Heatstroke

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height1.75

    Christopher Guy (born January 25, 1973) is an American professional wrestler better known by... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Films Acted InLucky You, Things Change, Look, Without Charlie, Boardwalk Poets

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Bitterman is an actor and voice actor.
  • 13
    Adam Rifkin

    Films Acted InGoing Overboard, Chillerama, Denial, Welcome to Hollywood, Homo Erectus

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Rifkin (born December 31, 1966), sometimes credited as Rif Coogan, is an American film... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Adda Gleason

    Dec. at 83 (1888-1971)

    Films Acted InOut of the Past, That Devil, Bateese, Ramona, Rosemary

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adda Gleason (December 19, 1888 – February 6, 1971) was an American actress. Gleason was born... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Adele Claire

    Dec. at 66 (1927-1993)

    Films Acted InThe Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, Goodbye, Norma Jean, Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell, Goodnight

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adele Claire was an actor.
  • 16
    Adele Givens

    Films Acted InBeauty Shop, The Players Club, The Queens of Comedy, Def Comedy Jam: Vol. 1, Platinum Comedy Series: Adele Givens

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Adele Givens, known professionally as Adele Givens, (born July 1, 1960 or September 10, 1960)... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17

    Adrian Turika

    Age: 32

    Films Acted InFred Claus, The Express

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adrian Turika is an actor.
  • 18
    Adrian Zmed

    Films Acted InGrease 2, Bachelor Party, The Drone Virus, The Final Terror, Sex Sells: The Making of Touché

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'7"

    Adrian George Zmed (born March 14, 1954) is an American actor, singer and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Aidan Quinn

    Films Acted InLegends of the Fall, Practical Magic, The Mission, Benny & Joon, Desperately Seeking Susan

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Ireland

    Height6'0"

    Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959) is an Irish-American actor, who made his film debut in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Aimee Garcia

    Films Acted InSpanglish, The Good Girl, A Lot like Love, D.E.B.S., Dirty

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Height5'1"

    Aimee Garcia (born November 28, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her television... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Films Acted InRocky V, Play It to the Bone

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Bernstein (born September 15, 1950) is an American sportscaster, writer, stage performer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Al Vicente

    Al Vicente

    Age: 48

    Films Acted InBlack Dynamite, Brother, American Zombie, Star Maps, The Dungeon Master

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Vicente is an actor.
  • 23
    Alan Curtis

    Alan Curtis

    Dec. at 44 (1909-1953)

    Films Acted InHigh Sierra, The Naughty Nineties, Undersea Kingdom, Yellow Jack, The Pirates of Capri

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Curtis (July 24, 1909 – February 2, 1953) was an American film actor who appeared in over... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Films Acted InCrossing Over, Sands of Oblivion, Privileged, Fast Girl

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Kemper Armani is a film actor.
  • 25

    Films Acted InHome Alone, A League of Their Own, Child's Play, Public Enemies, Kiss the Girls

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Wilder (born September 24, 1953) is an American actor who has appeared on film and... more on Wikipedia