Famous actors from District of Columbia

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November 9, 2021
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Famous actors from District of Columbia

Admiring and envying the world's biggest stars is easy to do on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there's no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can't get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns or cities across the country.

Stacker compiled a list of actors that were born in District of Columbia from IMDb’s most popular list. For each actor, we included a movie poster image from a film he is known for (all movie poster images from OMDb). Keep reading to see which favorite actors are from your home state.

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Ben Feldman

- Born: Washington (5/27/1980)
- Known for:
--- Richie in "Friday the 13th" (2009)
--- George in "As Above, So Below" (2014)
--- Adam Forrest in "The Perfect Man" (2005)

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Corey Hawkins

- Born: Washington (10/22/1988)
- Known for:
--- Dr. Dre in "Straight Outta Compton" (2015)
--- Houston Brooks in "Kong: Skull Island" (2017)
--- Kwame Ture in "BlacKkKlansman" (2018)

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Samuel L. Jackson

- Born: Washington (12/21/1948)
- Known for:
--- Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction" (1994)
--- Major Marquis Warren in "The Hateful Eight" (2015)
--- Nick Fury in "Captain Marvel" (2019)

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Jon Bernthal

- Born: Washington (9/20/1976)
- Known for:
--- Brad in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013)
--- Griff in "Baby Driver" (2017)
--- Brax in "The Accountant" (2016)

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Justin Theroux

- Born: Washington (8/10/1971)
- Known for:
--- Adam in "Mulholland Dr." (2001)
--- Timothy Bryce in "American Psycho" (2000)
--- Leezar in "Your Highness" (2011)

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Dave Bautista

- Born: Washington (1/18/1969)
- Known for:
--- Drax in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014)
--- Drax in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017)
--- Sapper Morton in "Blade Runner 2049" (2017)

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William Hurt

- Born: Washington (3/20/1950)
- Known for:
--- Richie Cusack in "A History of Violence" (2005)
--- Tom Grunick in "Broadcast News" (1987)
--- John Robinson in "Lost in Space" (1998)

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Matt Frewer

- Born: Washington (1/4/1958)
- Known for:
--- Moloch in "Watchmen" (2009)
--- Panic in "Hercules" (1997)
--- Big Russ Thompson in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989)

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Christopher Meloni

- Born: Washington (4/2/1961)
- Known for:
--- Colonel Nathan Hardy in "Man of Steel" (2013)
--- Elliot Stabler / Detective Elliot Stabler in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-2021)
--- Gene in "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001)

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Jeffrey Wright

- Born: Washington (12/7/1965)
- Known for:
--- Peoples Hernandez in "Shaft" (2000)
--- Winston in "Broken Flowers" (2005)
--- Beetee in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (2014)

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Tony Todd

- Born: Washington (12/4/1954)
- Known for:
--- The Candyman / Daniel Robitaille in "Candyman" (1992)
--- Dan in "The Man from Earth" (2007)
--- Captain Darrow in "The Rock" (1996)

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Josh Ruben

- Born: Washington (6/30/1983)
- Known for:
--- Fred in "Scare Me" (2020)
--- Director in "Werewolves Within" (2021)
--- Greg in "You're the Worst" (2019)

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Edward Herrmann

- Born: Washington (7/21/1943)
- Died: 7/21/1943
- Known for:
--- Grant Stayton III in "Overboard" (1987)
--- Max in "The Lost Boys" (1987)
--- FDR in "Annie" (1982)

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Max Casella

- Born: Washington (6/6/1967)
- Known for:
--- Jack Valenti in "Jackie" (2016)
--- Pappi Corsicato in "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013)
--- Eddie in "Blue Jasmine" (2013)

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John Heard

- Born: Washington (3/7/1946)
- Died: 3/7/1946
- Known for:
--- Paul in "Big" (1988)
--- Capt. Frank Larson in "The Guardian" (2006)
--- Dr. Kaufman in "Awakenings" (1990)

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Sean Whalen

- Born: Washington (5/19/1964)
- Known for:
--- Allan Sanders in " Twister" (1996)
--- Passport Officer in " Men in Black" (1997)
--- Merkin in " Never Been Kissed" (1999)

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Tim Russ

- Born: Washington (6/22/1956)
- Known for:
--- Trooper in " Spaceballs" (1987)
--- Lt. Tuvok / Tulak / Tuvok in " Star Trek: Voyager" (1995-2001)
--- Lieutenant in " Star Trek: Generations" (1994)

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Josh Stamberg

- Born: Washington (1/4/1970)
- Known for:
--- Max Cadman in " The Affair" (2014-2017)
--- Matt in " Afternoon Delight" (2013)
--- Agent Stokes in " J. Edgar" (2011)

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