Birth Place Matching "Portland, Maine, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Pitch Perfect
Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...
2. Stephen King
Writer | Maximum Overdrive
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...
3. Judd Nelson
Actor | The Breakfast Club
Judd Asher Nelson was born on November 28, 1959 in Portland, Maine to attorney Leonard Nelson and his wife, Merle Nelson, (attorney and state assemblywoman). Judd attended St. Paul's preparatory school in Concord, New Hampshire before majoring in philosophy at the prestigious Haverford College in ...
Actor | The Little Mermaid
Christopher Daniel Barnes was born on November 7, 1972 in Portland, Maine, USA. He is an actor, known for The Little Mermaid (1989), Spider-Man (1994), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and A Very Brady Sequel (1996). Barnes moved to New York when he was eight years old, where he began his acting career...
Actress | Dumb and Dumber
Victoria Rowell is an award-winning actress, international lecturer, holds two 'honorary' doctorates - a teacher, advocate, mother, and former foster youth. She has been recognized by 193 members of Congress for advocacy work on behalf of education, arts, foster and adoptive youth and parents as ...
7. Linda Lavin
Actress | Alice
Born in Portland, Maine to a musically-inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work ...
Actress | Superman
This warm and winning, very non-theatrical brunette was born Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter in Portland, Maine, on November 20, 1919. The daughter of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sidney Thaxter, her acting talent came from her mother's side, who was a one-time Shakespearean actress. Phyllis was educated ...
10. Dorothy Appleby
Actress | North of Nome
This pretty, apple-cheeked brunette was in many supporting roles in many 1930s and 1940s films. She is best remembered as a supporting player in Columbia two-reel comedies, opposite such legends as the Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, Andy Clyde, and Harry Langdon. Dorothy made her stage debut at the ...
11. Francis Ford
Actor | Crimson Shoals
Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...
13. James Flavin
Actor | King Kong
Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of ...
14. Jeff Davis
Actor | American Assassin
Jeff Davis was born on March 31, 1964 in Portland, Maine, USA as Jeffrey John Davis. He is an actor and producer, known for American Assassin (2017), Lethal Weapon (2016) and Station 19 (2018). He has been married to Rosana since November 15, 1995. They have two children.
15. Kevin Eastman
Writer | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Kevin Eastman was born on May 30, 1962 in Portland, Maine, USA as Kevin Brooks Eastman. He is a writer and actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). He has been married to ...
17. Ann McDonough
Actress | The Mothman Prophecies
Ann McDonough was born on April 21, 1949 in Portland, Maine, USA as Ann Folan McDonough. She is an actress, known for The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Moonstruck (1987) and Deceived (1991). She has been married to Jack Gilpin since December 14, 1985. They have three children.
18. Katie MacNichol
Actress | Bamboozled
Katie MacNichol was born on April 11, 1967 in Portland, Maine, USA as Kathleen Ann MacNichol. She is an actress, known for Bamboozled (2000), The Practice (1997) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). She has been married to Bruce Turk since 2000. They have two children.
23. James Greer
Writer | Unsane
In addition to his career as a screenwriter, Greer has published two novels, Artificial Light (Little House on the Bowery/Akashic, 2006) and The Failure (Akashic, 2010). Artificial Light won a California Book Award Silver Medal for First Fiction. In 2013 Greer released his first book of short ...
24. Amber Grace
Actress | Away
Amber was born in Portland, Maine and still thinks of Maine as home.
in 2014 Amber starred in her first short film, 'Away', by Dom Fera while attending NYU for Educational Theater.
Amber's work on 'Away' scored her the leading role in Dana Brawer's, 'The Red Card', in 2014.
Amber received the Acting ...
27. Evan Shafran
Evan Shafran is originally from Portland Maine. He moved to New York at the end of the summer of 2001. His Father Jeffrey Shafran still lives in Portland. His mother was Theda Shafran, she was the person who got him started in the performing arts at the age of 7. She passed away on May 7th 1997 and...
29. Kate J. Cochran
Actress | Death World
Kate Cochran is an actress and fashion model, represented by Lucid Models, in Brandon, MS. She was born Kathryn Joan Cochran in Portland, Maine, and subsequently resided in Hawaii, Georgia, and Mississippi. She has been acting and dancing locally since a young age, and recently began acting in film...
34. Hunter Nolan
Producer | Syrup
John Hunter Nolan is an American documentary film cinematographer and director based in Brooklyn, New York. As a cinematographer, he is best known for his work on Game Changers (2019), And We Go Green (2019), The Human Element (2018), Sky Ladder (2016), Before the Flood (2016), and Racing ...
39. Matt Paré
Writer | The 5th Quarter
Matthew Robert Paré was born in Portland, Maine, USA. He is a former catcher in the San Francisco Giants organization. During his playing career, he created sports-centric sketch comedy videos on his YouTube channel, "Homeless Minor Leaguer." People who were featured in his videos included actors, ...
40. Philip Ford
Director | Prisoners in Petticoats
Philip Ford was born on October 16, 1900 in Portland, Maine, USA as Philip Feeney. He was a director and assistant director, known for Prisoners in Petticoats (1950), Web of Danger (1947) and The Invisible Informer (1946). He died on January 12, 1976 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Eric Michels
Actor | First the Bird Fell
Eric Michels is an American actor, born in Portland, Maine who trained at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts/Circle in the Square Theater School.
He began his career in show business at an early age when he performed magic shows for friends and family in an improvised theater in his ...
43. Melissa Randel
Actress | A Chorus Line
Melissa R. Randel is an accomplished actor, dancer, director, choreographer, theatre-maker, and educator. Most recently, Melissa starred as Stephanie Vorlicky in Suzanne Bradbeer's new play, Confederates, Silver Medallion winner of the Moss Hart Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative, at the Grove...
50. Eric Norcross
Director | Lancaster Square
Eric Norcross is an award-winning director of film, music videos, and commercials. He started making films in 1998 as a student at the Portland Arts & Technology High School in Portland, Maine, where he won his first awards for his experimental work. He made his first narrative film, Sixteen ...