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Famous Film Actors From Illinois

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

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Michael O’Hare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Dec. at 60 (1952-2012), Credits: C.H.U.D., Babylon 5: In the Beginning & Babylon 5: The Gathering

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'0"

Robert Michael O'Hare Jr. (May 6, 1952 – September 28, 2012) was an American actor who performed on stage and television. He was best known for playing Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in the science ...more
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'Little Billy' Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Dec. at 73 (1894-1967), Credits: The Wizard of Oz, The Court Jester & They Never Come Back

Birthplace: USA, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

'Little Billy' Rhodes was an actor.
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A.C. Weary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 67, Credits: Starting Over and What Waits Below

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Max Weary, Rachel Weary, Jake Weary

A.C. Weary is an actor.
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A.J. Presley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 34, Credits: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Flightplan & Herbie: Fully Loaded

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

A.J. Presley is an actor and singer.
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A.J. Trauth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 32, Credits: The Even Stevens Movie, You Wish! & Mysterious Museum

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Andrew James Trauth (born September 14, 1986), commonly known as A. J. Trauth, is an American actor. He is known for playing the character of Alan "Twitty" on Even Stevens, and as the ...more
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Aaron Behl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Aaron Behl Age 37, Credits: The Slammin' Salmon

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Behl is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
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Aaron Farb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Aaron Farb Age 37, Credits: The Master, People Like Us & The River Murders

Birthplace: USA, Rockford, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Farb is an actor.
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Aaron Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 62, Credits: Things Are Tough All Over, Who Am I This Time? & A Matter of Principle

Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Artemis Freeman, Diana Freeman

Aaron Freeman (born June 8, 1956) is an American journalist, stand-up comedian, author, cartoonist, and blogger.
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Aaron Himelstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 33, Credits: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, High Fidelity & Austin Powers: Goldmember

Birthplace: USA, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.75

Parents: Robert Himelstein, Susan Himelstein

Aaron Himelstein (born October 10, 1985) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for playing a younger version of Austin Powers in Austin Powers in Goldmember and Friedman, Luke Girardi's ...more
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Aaron J. Patton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Aaron J. Patton Age 45, Credits: Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Clique

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Children: LaVergerray Patton

Aaron J. Patton is an actor.
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Aaron Milo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Aaron Milo Age 34, Credits: Eating Out: Drama Camp

Birthplace: USA, Rockford, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Milo is an actor.
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Shabba Doo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 63, Credits: Xanadu, Breakin' & Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.8

Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones or Adolfo Gordon Quiñones (sources differ) (born May 11, 1955), known professionally as Shabba-Doo, is an American actor, dancer, and choreographer of ...more
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Abbey Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Dec. at 80 (1930-2010), Credits: Mo' Better Blues, For Love of Ivy & Nothing But a Man

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own ...more

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Abbie Dunn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 31, Credits: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, LOL & Chalet Girl

Birthplace: USA, Naperville, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Abbie Dunn is an actress.
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Abby Pivaronas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 32, Credits: Zac Efron's Pool Party

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Abby Walker (formally known as Abby Pivaronas) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her recurring role as Vanessa Page on Disney Channel sitcom Jonas.
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Abigail Droeger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 21, Credits: Bedtime Stories

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Abigail Droeger is an actress.
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Ace Steel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 46, Credits: World Wrestling Network: FIP: Heatstroke

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.75

Christopher Guy (born January 25, 1973) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Ace Steel. He is perhaps best known for his time with Ring of Honor and occasional ...more
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Adam Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 56, Credits: Independence Day, Full Metal Jacket & The Patriot

Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'3"

Children: Devlin Shepard Baldwin, Jeselle Baldwin, Zoey Baldwin

Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor and voice actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its ...more

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Adam Bitterman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 53, Credits: Lucky You, Things Change & Look

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Richard Bitterman

Adam Bitterman is an actor and voice actor.
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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
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Adam Kaiz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Adam Kaiz Age 45, Credits: Ocean's Thirteen and Lured Innocence

Birthplace: USA, Park Ridge, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Kaiz is an actor.
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Adam Pearce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 40, Credits: She Wants Me and World Wrestling Network: FIP: Heatstroke

Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 6'1"

Adam Pearce (born June 24, 1978) is an American former professional wrestler who is currently working as a producer for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is a former five-time NWA World ...more
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Adam Rapp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 50, Credits: Almost In Love

Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Mary Lee Baird, Douglas Rapp

Adam Rapp (born June 15, 1968) is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, musician and film director. His play, Red Light Winter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006.
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Adam Rifkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 52, Credits: Going Overboard, Chillerama & Denial

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Rifkin (born December 31, 1966), sometimes credited as Rif Coogan, is an American film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter.His career ranges from broad family comedies to dark and ...more
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Lecy Goranson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Illinois
Age 44, Credits: Boys Don't Cry, The Extra Man & Love

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5'4"

Alicia Linda "Lecy" Goranson (; born June 22, 1974) is an American actress. She plays the original Becky Conner in the television sitcom Roseanne, which debuted in 1988. She has also ...more