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Famous Film Actors From Iowa

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

This list is made up of items like Ashton Kutcher and John Wayne.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Iowa?" and "Which famous actors were born in Iowa?"
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Aaron Beelner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Aaron Beelner Age 44, Credits: Scary Movie 5, Crackerjack & The Little Tin Man

Birthplace: USA, Remsen, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Beelner is an actor.
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Adam DeVine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Age 35, Credits: Pitch Perfect, Mama's Boy & The Final Girls

Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Patrick DeVine is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and voice actor. He is a star and creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics and Adam DeVine's House Party.

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Adam Vincent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Adam Vincent Age 43, Credits: 666: The Child and Chill

Birthplace: USA, Cascade, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Vincent is an actor.
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Adam Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 84 (1922-2006), Credits: North by Northwest, The Big Heat & Flying Leathernecks

Birthplace: Wall Lake, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Williams (born Adam Berg; November 26, 1922 – December 4, 2006) was an American film and television actor.
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Adeline De Walt Reynolds... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 99 (1862-1961), Credits: Going My Way, Son of Dracula & The Tuttles of Tahiti

Birthplace: USA, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Adeline De Walt Reynolds was an actress.
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Aighleann McKiernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Aighleann McKiernan Age 36, Credits: Middle Men and Columbus Circle

Birthplace: USA, Iowa City, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Aighleann McKiernan is an actress.
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Alice Jans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Alice Jans Dec. at 80 (1912-1992), Credits: 42nd Street

Birthplace: Jefferson, USA, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Alice Jans was an actress.
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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 85 (1927-2012), Credits: I'd Rather Be Rich, In Concert Series: Andy Williams & An Evening with Andy Williams: Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Birthplace: Wall Lake, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer. He recorded 43 albums in his career, of which 15 have been gold-certified and three platinum-certified. He ...more

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Armon Nowparvar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Armon Nowparvar Age 21, Credits: The Comebacks and The Devil's Tomb

Birthplace: USA, Des Moines, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Armon Nowparvar is an actor.
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Art Farmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 71 (1928-1999), Credits: Jazz Icons: Art Farmer: Live in '64, Ron Carter and Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil & Art Farmer: Live at the Smithsonian

Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Arthur Stewart Farmer (August 21, 1928 – October 4, 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He also played flumpet, a trumpet–flugelhorn combination especially designed for ...more
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Ashley Tesoro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Age 36, Credits: The Werewolf Reborn!, The Skulls II & Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn!

Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Ashley Tesoro (born Ashley Lyn Cafagna; February 15, 1983) is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for her starring roles in NBC's Saved by the Bell: The New Class (as Liz ...more
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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Age 41, Credits: The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day & No Strings Attached

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Christopher Ashton Kutcher (; born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show ...more

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Austin Coobs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Austin Coobs Age 25, Credits: Children of the Corn

Birthplace: USA, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Austin Coobs is an actor.
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Austin Dreher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Austin Dreher Age 22, Credits: Children of the Corn

Birthplace: USA, Davenport, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Austin Dreher is an actor.
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Babe London is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 79 (1901-1980), Credits: Go West, A Day's Pleasure & Single Room Furnished

Birthplace: USA, Des Moines, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Babe London (born Ruth Glover, August 28, 1901 – November 29, 1980) was an American actress and comedian, most remembered for her onetime-only partnership with Oliver Hardy, in the 1931's Laurel ...more
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Beau Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Beau Anderson Age 37, Credits: Blog Wars

Birthplace: USA, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Beau Anderson appeared in the Blog Wars documentary film.
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Ben Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 35 (1911-1946), Credits: Tin Pan Alley, Crash Dive & Her Cardboard Lover

Birthplace: USA, Fairfield, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Ben Carter was an American actor and casting agent. He appeared in numerous Hollywood feature films including The Harvey Girls, Dixie Jamboree, and Born to Sing.
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Ben F. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 54 (1876-1930), Credits: The Battle of Bunker Hill, Who Will Marry Mary? & The Screaming Shadow

Birthplace: USA, Quincy Township, Corning, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Ben F. Wilson (July 7, 1876 – August 25, 1930), was an American stage and film actor, director, producer and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 212 films between 1911 and 1930. He ...more
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Ben Rollins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Age 56, Credits: Zadar! Cow from Hell

Birthplace: USA, Iowa City, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Ben Rollins is an actor.
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Benjamin Jay Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Benjamin Jay Davis Age 43, Credits: The Magic Flute

Birthplace: USA, Ames, Iowa

Nationality: United States of America

Benjamin Jay Davis is an actor.
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Beth Marion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Dec. at 91 (1912-2003), Credits: Rip Roarin' Buckaroo, The Phantom of the Range & Frontier Scout

Birthplace: Clinton, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Beth Marion, (born Betty Goettsche, July 11, 1912 - February 18, 2003) was a B-movie actress of the 1930s, starring in westerns, her career spanning only about five years, mostly in 1936.
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Betsy Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Age 63, Credits: The Evil Dead, Brutal Massacre & Witches' Night

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Betsy Baker (born May 8, 1955) is an American actress, best known as playing Linda in the film The Evil Dead (1981).
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Beverley Owen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Age 81, Credits: Bullet for a Badman

Birthplace: Ottumwa, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Beverley Owen (née Ogg; May 13, 1937 – February 21, 2019) was an American television actress, best known for having played the original role of Marilyn Munster on the sitcom The Munsters, ...more
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Beverly Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Beverly Thompson Dec. at 67 (1925-1992), Credits: The Little Witch

Birthplace: Hampton, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Beverly Thompson is an actress.
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Big Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Iowa
Big Miller Dec. at 70 (1922-1992), Credits: Big Meat Eater and A Name for Evil

Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Clarence Horatius "Big" Miller (December 18, 1922 – June 9, 1992) was an American jazz and blues singer and bassist, chiefly associated with the Kansas City blues style.