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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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  • 1

    Abe Dinovitch

    Dec. at 70 (1909-1979)

    Films Acted InThe Wizard of Oz, Back to Bataan, The Black Room, Repeat Performance, Tea for Two

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abe Dinovitch was an actor.
  • 2
    Adam Carolla

    Films Acted InWreck-It Ralph, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Down to You, The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsJim Carolla, Kris McCall

    ChildrenSantino "Sonny" Richard Carolla, Natalia Carolla

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  • 3

    Adam Baratta

    Adam Baratta is an actor, a screenwriter and a film director.
  • 4
    Adam Gopnik

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsIrwin Gopnik, Myrna Gopnik

    ChildrenLuke Gopnik, Olivia Gopnik

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  • 5
    Adam McKay

    Adam McKay

    Age: 51

    Films Acted InAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys, Wake Up

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenLili Rose McKay, Pearl McKay

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  • 6
    Adam Ratcliffe is an actor.
  • 7
    Addison Timlin

    Films Acted InDerailed, That Awkward Moment, Odd Thomas, Stand Up Guys, The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Addison Jayne Timlin (born June 29, 1991) is an American actress, best known for her roles as... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Questlove

    Questlove

    Age: 48

    Films Acted InIn the Woods

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsLee Andrews, Jacqui Andrews

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  • 9
    Al Bridge

    Al Bridge

    Dec. at 66 (1891-1957)

    Films Acted InIt's a Wonderful Life, Sullivan's Travels, The Lady Eve, Saboteur, The Palm Beach Story

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsWilmer Shinn, Loie Shinn

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  • 10

    Al Carabello

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InPoolboy: Drowning Out the Fury

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Carabello is an actor.
  • 11

    Al Eben

    Dec. at 88 (1915-2003)

    Films Acted InSirocco, White Pongo, Korea Patrol

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Eben was an actor.
  • 12
    Al Martino

    Al Martino

    Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

    Films Acted InThe Godfather, The Godfather Part III, Al Martino: In Concert Classics, Al Martino: Prime Concerts: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenAlison Martino

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  • 13

    Al Sotto

    Age: 45

    Films Acted InCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, He's Just Not That Into You, Salt, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Shadow Conspiracy

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Sotto is an actor.
  • 14

    Al Thompson

    Dec. at 76 (1884-1960)

    Films Acted InDisorder in the Court, The Desperadoes, You Natzy Spy!, Dizzy Doctors, Roaring Roads

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Thompson (September 21, 1884 – March 1, 1960) was an American film actor. He appeared in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Aldo Juliano

    Aldo Juliano is an actor.
  • 16

    Alex Douglas

    Alex Douglas is an actor and screenwriter.
  • 17

    Alex Kliner

    Alex Kliner is an actor.
  • 18

    Films Acted InClose-Up

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alexandra Findley is an actress, key makeup artist and producer.
  • 19

    Alice Gale

    Dec. at 83 (1858-1941)

    Films Acted InThe Birth of a Race, Camille, Romeo and Juliet, L'apache

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 20

    Alice Gorgas

    Alice Gorgas is an actress.
  • 21

    Films Acted InJust My Luck, 16 Blocks

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Allison Lee Ritter is an actress, dancer, singer and model.
  • 22
    Allison Mackie

    Films Acted InSliver, Original Sin, Rear Window, The Gymnast, Lucky

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Allison Mackie is a film actress.
  • 23
    Amber Rose

    Amber Rose

    Age: 36

    Films Acted InGang of Roses 2: Next Generation, Better Off Alone

    BirthplaceSouth Philadelphia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsJon Testa, Shauna Soares

    ChildrenSebastian Taylor Thomaz

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  • 24
    Amy Wynn Pastor

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 25
    Andrea McArdle

    Films Acted InRainbow, Broadway's Lost Treasures

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ChildrenAlexis Kalehoff

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