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Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia

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

List below includes Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and more items.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Philadelphia?" and "Which famous actors were born in Philadelphia?"
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Abe Dinovitch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Dec. at 70 (1909-1979), Credits: The Wizard of Oz, Back to Bataan & The Black Room

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Abe Dinovitch was an actor.
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Adam Carolla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 54, Credits: Wreck-It Ralph, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World & Down to You

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Jim Carolla, Kris McCall

Children: Santino "Sonny" Richard Carolla, Natalia Carolla

Adam Carolla (; born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television host, actor, podcaster, and director. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a ...more

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Adam Baratta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Adam Baratta

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Baratta is an actor, a screenwriter and a film director.
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Adam Gopnik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Irwin Gopnik, Myrna Gopnik

Children: Luke Gopnik, Olivia Gopnik

Adam Gopnik (born August 24, 1956) is an American writer and essayist. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and ...more
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Adam McKay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 50, Credits: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers & Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Birthplace: USA, Denver, Colorado

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Lili Rose McKay, Pearl McKay

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for ...more

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Adam Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Ratcliffe is an actor.
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Addison Timlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 27, Credits: Derailed, That Awkward Moment & Odd Thomas

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Addison Jayne Timlin (born June 29, 1991) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Jami Lerner in The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) and Colleen Lunsford in Little Sister (2016). ...more
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Questlove is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 48, Credits: In the Woods

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Lee Andrews, Jacqui Andrews

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and joint frontman (with ...more

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Al Bridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Dec. at 66 (1891-1957), Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, Sullivan's Travels & The Lady Eve

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Wilmer Shinn, Loie Shinn

Al Bridge (February 26, 1891 – December 27, 1957) was an American character actor who played mostly small roles in over 270 films between 1931 and 1954. Bridge's persona was an unpleasant, ...more
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Al Carabello is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Al Carabello Age 38, Credits: Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Al Carabello is an actor.
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Al Eben is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Dec. at 88 (1915-2003), Credits: Sirocco, White Pongo & Korea Patrol

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Al Eben was an actor.
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Al Martino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Dec. at 82 (1927-2009), Credits: The Godfather, The Godfather Part III & Al Martino: In Concert Classics

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Alison Martino

Al Martino (born Jasper Cini; October 7, 1927 – October 13, 2009) was an American singer and actor. He had his greatest success as a singer between the early 1950s and mid-1970s, being described ...more
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Al Sotto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 44, Credits: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, He's Just Not That Into You & Salt

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Al Sotto is an actor.
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Al Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Dec. at 76 (1884-1960), Credits: Disorder in the Court, The Desperadoes & You Natzy Spy!

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Al Thompson (September 21, 1884 – March 1, 1960) was an American film actor. He appeared in 176 films between 1916 and 1958. Well known in the industry for performing the more difficult stunts, ...more
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Aldo Juliano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Aldo Juliano

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Aldo Juliano is an actor.
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Alex Douglas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Alex Douglas

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Alex Douglas is an actor and screenwriter.
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Alex Kliner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Alex Kliner

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Alex Kliner is an actor.
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Alexandra Findley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 28, Credits: Close-Up

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Alexandra Findley is an actress, key makeup artist and producer.
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Alice Gale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Dec. at 83 (1858-1941), Credits: The Birth of a Race, Camille & Romeo and Juliet

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Alice Gale (5 December 1858 – 27 March 1941), was an American actress. She appeared in 11 films between 1916 and 1919, of which only two survive. Working with stock theater troupes such as the ...more
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Alice Gorgas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Alice Gorgas

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Alice Gorgas is an actress.
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Allison Lee Ritter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 34, Credits: Just My Luck and 16 Blocks

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Allison Lee Ritter is an actress, dancer, singer and model.
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Allison Mackie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 59, Credits: Sliver, Original Sin & Rear Window

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Allison Mackie is a film actress.
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Amber Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 36, Credits: Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation and Better Off Alone

Birthplace: South Philadelphia

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Jon Testa, Shauna Soares

Children: Sebastian Taylor Thomaz

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Amy Wynn Pastor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Amy Wynn Pastor (born May 9, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is best known as a carpenter on the TLC reality shows Trading Spaces and Trading Spaces: Family Edition. She is currently under ...more
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Andrea McArdle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Philadelphia
Age 55, Credits: Rainbow and Broadway's Lost Treasures

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

Children: Alexis Kalehoff

Andrea McArdle (born November 5, 1963) is an American singer and actress best known for originating the role of Annie in the Broadway musical Annie.