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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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  • 1

    Aaron Beelner

    Age: 45

    Films Acted InScary Movie 5, Crackerjack, The Little Tin Man

    BirthplaceUSA, Remsen, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Beelner is an actor.
  • Adam DeVine2

    Films Acted InPitch Perfect, Mama's Boy, The Final Girls, Break Point

    BirthplaceWaterloo, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 3

    Adam Vincent

    Age: 44

    Films Acted In666: The Child, Chill

    BirthplaceUSA, Cascade, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adam Vincent is an actor.
  • Adam Williams4

    Adam Williams

    Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

    Films Acted InNorth by Northwest, The Big Heat, Flying Leathernecks, Fear Strikes Out, The Badlanders

    BirthplaceWall Lake, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 5

    Adeline De Walt Reynolds

    Dec. at 99 (1862-1961)

    Films Acted InGoing My Way, Son of Dracula, The Tuttles of Tahiti, Street of Chance, The Little Witch

    BirthplaceUSA, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adeline De Walt Reynolds was an actress.
  • 6

    Aighleann McKiernan

    Age: 37

    Films Acted InMiddle Men, Columbus Circle

    BirthplaceUSA, Iowa City, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aighleann McKiernan is an actress.
  • 7

    Alice Jans

    Dec. at 80 (1912-1992)

    Films Acted In42nd Street

    BirthplaceJefferson, USA, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alice Jans was an actress.
  • Andy Williams8

    Andy Williams

    Dec. at 85 (1927-2012)

    Films Acted InI'd Rather Be Rich, In Concert Series: Andy Williams, An Evening with Andy Williams: Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Casting Crowns: The Altar and the Door Live, Branson!

    BirthplaceWall Lake, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 9

    Armon Nowparvar

    Age: 22

    Films Acted InThe Comebacks, The Devil's Tomb

    BirthplaceUSA, Des Moines, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Armon Nowparvar is an actor.
  • Art Farmer10

    Art Farmer

    Dec. at 71 (1928-1999)

    Films Acted InJazz Icons: Art Farmer: Live in '64, Ron Carter and Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil, Art Farmer: Live at the Smithsonian

    BirthplaceCouncil Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Ashley Tesoro11

    Films Acted InThe Werewolf Reborn!, The Skulls II, Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn!, The Midas Touch, Mystery Monsters

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Ashton Kutcher12

    Films Acted InThe Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, No Strings Attached, Dude, Where's My Car?

    BirthplaceUSA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 13

    Austin Coobs

    Age: 26

    Films Acted InChildren of the Corn

    BirthplaceUSA, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Austin Coobs is an actor.
  • 14

    Austin Dreher

    Age: 23

    Films Acted InChildren of the Corn

    BirthplaceUSA, Davenport, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Austin Dreher is an actor.
  • Babe London15

    Babe London

    Dec. at 79 (1901-1980)

    Films Acted InGo West, A Day's Pleasure, Single Room Furnished, Our Wife, The Balloonatic

    BirthplaceUSA, Des Moines, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 16

    Beau Anderson

    Age: 38

    Films Acted InBlog Wars

    BirthplaceUSA, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Beau Anderson appeared in the Blog Wars documentary film.
  • 17

    Ben Carter

    Dec. at 35 (1911-1946)

    Films Acted InTin Pan Alley, Crash Dive, Her Cardboard Lover, Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill

    BirthplaceUSA, Fairfield, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Ben F. Wilson18

    Ben F. Wilson

    Dec. at 54 (1876-1930)

    Films Acted InThe Battle of Bunker Hill, Who Will Marry Mary?, The Screaming Shadow, The Voice on the Wire, The Mystery Ship

    BirthplaceCorning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 19

    Films Acted InZadar! Cow from Hell

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 20

    Benjamin Jay Davis

    Age: 44

    Films Acted InThe Magic Flute

    BirthplaceUSA, Ames, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Jay Davis is an actor.
  • 21

    Beth Marion

    Dec. at 91 (1912-2003)

    Films Acted InRip Roarin' Buckaroo, The Phantom of the Range, Frontier Scout, Trail of Terror, Between Men

    BirthplaceClinton, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 22

    Films Acted InThe Evil Dead, Brutal Massacre, Witches' Night

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • Beverley Owen23

    Films Acted InBullet for a Badman

    BirthplaceOttumwa, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 24

    Beverly Thompson

    Dec. at 67 (1925-1992)

    Films Acted InThe Little Witch

    BirthplaceHampton, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Beverly Thompson is an actress.
  • Big Miller25

    Big Miller

    Dec. at 70 (1922-1992)

    Films Acted InBig Meat Eater, A Name for Evil

    BirthplaceSioux City, Iowa, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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