Category:Actors from Lexington, Kentucky
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The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Milt G. Barlow – Milt G. Barlow was an American blackface comedian and actor popular in minstrel and vaudeville shows over the latter half of the 19th century. Milton G. Barlow was born on June 1843 at Lexington, Kentucky was the son of James Madison and Elizabeth Susan Barlow. He would be forced to abandon at age fourteen when it began to affect his health. Barlow would spend the few years working on a Missouri farm before moving on to Louisville, Kentucky where he would resume working as a printer. Barlow served in the American Civil War enlisting as a private with Company C of the First Kentucky Infantry. In 1877 he formed with George Wilson, George H. Primrose, John T. West, the very successful Barlow, Wilson, West Minstrels. In later years he would form shows with Wilson and Carl Rankin. Barlow also toured in a number of plays, usually playing former slaves. Milt G. Barlow was, for worse, considered one of the best "burnt-cork" actors of his day. His finale performances were in A Texas Steer productions. In the 1870 US census Barlow is listed with his wife Molly and one-year-old daughter Lillie. Barlow married next actress Lilly Hall on a union that ended in divorce on January 20, 1899 after allegations of drunkenness and battery. Milton G. Barlow died of throat cancer on September 27, 1904 in New York City. He was survived by his former children, though curiously Reginald is not mentioned in any of his obituaries. Both Harry and Reginald would take to the stage.Milt G. Barlow – Monarchs of Minstrelsy pub. 1911
2. Laura Bell Bundy – Bell Bundy released her first country music single, "Giddy On Up," on February 20, 2010. The album's second single, "Drop on By," was released on August 9, 2010. She was raised in Lexington. Lorna Bundy-Jones, manages a Victoria's Secret store and her father, Don Bundy, is an electrical engineer. Her parents divorced in 1997 when she was 16 years old; both have since remarried. Bell Bundy grew up dancing in Paris, Kentucky. Bell Bundy made her debut in regional theatre when she was nine years old. Bell Bundy graduated in 1999. Bell Bundy is the niece of Marcia Malone Bell, 1979 Top Ten Miss America semifinalist. She was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was about 18 years old. In 1995 at the age of 14, she appeared in the film Jumanji, playing the role of Bonnie Hunt's character in Sarah Whittle. She originated the role of Tina Denmark in the musical Ruthless! The Musical. For this part, Bell Bundy was nominated for a 1993 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. At the age of 21, Bell Bundy made her Broadway debut in the musical Hairspray, originating the role of Amber Von Tussle.Laura Bell Bundy – Bell Bundy in April 2010
3. Mrs. Leslie Carter – She was called "The American Sarah Bernhardt". Caroline Dudley was born in Lexington, Kentucky. The exact date is not known to the year 1857. Her father was a wholesale dry goods merchant of means, who gave to his daughter every advantage that money could bestow. Her mother was Catherine Dudley. Most of her childhood was spent in Dayton, Ohio. For family reasons she never appeared publicly, even at amateur entertainments. They had a son, Dudley Carter. Son Dudley was cut out of his father's will as a result. The filing and results were front page scandal. Her association with David Belasco, skyrocketed her to theatrical fame. In The Heart of Maryland, she wore a wig with six-foot tresses. Her great scene came in the belfry tower, her hands gripping the clapper to prevent the ringing of a huge curfew bell. The sensational swinging out of Mrs. Carter thirty-five feet above the stage with off-stage fans sending her long tresses streaming set New York audiences cheering. Carter became her generation's greatest dramatic actress.Mrs. Leslie Carter – Carter as Mme. Du Barry on the October 1902 cover of The Theatre
4. George Clooney – George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker, activist. Clooney has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, the other for producing. In 1999, Clooney took the lead role in a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2013, Clooney received the Academy Award for producing the political thriller Argo. Clooney is the only person, nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. In 2009, he was included in the World". Clooney has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. Clooney is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Nina Bruce, was a beauty queen and city councilwoman. Nick Clooney, is a former anchorman and game show host who hosted AMC for five years in the late 1990s. He has Irish, German, English ancestry. Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Lincoln, mother of President Abraham Lincoln. He has an older sister named Adelia. His aunt was actress Rosemary Clooney.George Clooney – Clooney at a ceremony for John Wells in January 2012
5. Joyce Compton – Not to be confused with British actress Betty Compton. Joyce Compton was an American actress. She was born Olivia Joyce Compton in Lexington, Kentucky. After graduating high school she spent two years studying at the University of Tulsa, studying dramatics, art, dancing. She spent two months in a film studio as an extra. Compton appeared through the 1950s. She protested at being stereotyped as a "dumb blonde". Among her over hundred films were Imitation of Life, Magnificent Obsession, The Awful Truth, Mildred Pierce, The Best Years of Our Lives. A devout Christian, on her gravestone, just beneath her dates of death, is written "Christian Actress". She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Joyce Compton at the Internet Movie Database Joyce Compton at Find a Grave The Joyce Compton shrineJoyce Compton – Joyce Compton
6. Farah Fath – Farah LeeAllen Fath is an American actress. She played Mimi Lockhart on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. Farah Fath was born to Lisa and Greg Fath. She has Victoria "Tori" Fath. She was voted Miss Kentucky Preteen in 1995. She appeared for Duncan Hines and in a national commercial for Pringles potato chips. Fath joined Days of Our Lives in September 1999 as Belle Black's best friend Mimi Lockhart. She left the show in February 2007, along with mother Judi Evans. Fath debuted in the role of Gigi Morasco on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live on October 24, 2007. Farah left One Life to Live in June 2011. However, she returned thereafter. Rumors began to circulate that Farah will return to Days as Mimi in January 2012 when OLTL's last episode is aired. On October 2011, Fath returned to OLTL this time as her sister, Stacy, who has plastic surgery to look like her. On September 2011, Fath will star on Dirty Soap with many soap opera alumni including her boyfriend, John-Paul Lavoisier. Fath had dated One Life to Live costar John-Paul Lavoisier, who plays Rex Balsom, from 2008 to 2013.Farah Fath – Fath in June 2005
7. Edward Faulkner – Edward Faulkner is an American film and television character actor. He is most known for his roles in John Wayne films, including Hellfighters, The Green Berets, Rio Lobo, McLintock! and The Undefeated. He also played small roles including Dragnet and The Tim Conway Show. G.I. Blues - Red McLintock!Edward Faulkner – Edward Faulkner in McLintock! (1963)
8. Richard Hell – Richard Hell is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist, writer. Richard Hell was an innovator of fashion. He was one of the first to spike his hair and wear torn, cut and drawn-on shirts, often held together with safety pins. Hell was including the Heartbreakers, after which he formed Richard Hell & the Voidoids. Blank Generation influenced other punk bands. Since the late 1980s, Hell has devoted himself primarily to publishing several other books. He was the film critic for BlackBook magazine from 2004 to 2006. Richard Hell grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, in the 1950s. A Jew, was an experimental psychologist, researching animal behavior. He died when Hell was 7 years old. Hell was then raised by his mother, who came from Methodists of Welsh and English ancestry. After her husband's death, she returned to school and became a professor. Hell attended the Sanford School in Delaware for one year, where he became friends with Tom Miller, who later changed his name to Tom Verlaine. They were arrested in Alabama for vandalism a short time later. Hell never finished high school, instead moving to New York City to make his way as a poet.Richard Hell – Richard Hell live at the Club Chitta Kawasaki Japan
9. Josh Hopkins – William Joshua "Josh" Hopkins is an American actor and amateur musician. Hopkins was born in Lexington, KY. He has participated in films. He is the performer of the song "Feigning Interest", a humoristic music video about dating that went viral in 2007. In 2015, he starred as Liam O'Connor. Hopkins joined the last season, of New York Undercover in 1998. In 1999 Hopkins starred in Alanis Morissette's "Unsent" video. Hopkins portrayed Raymond Milbury on the television series Ally McBeal. He portrayed womanizer Charlie Babcock on the series Pepper Dennis. He later worked with his former Ally McBeal co-star Calista Flockhart when he had a recurring role on Brothers & Sisters. He also had a regular role as Peter Manning on the cancelled Fox drama Vanished. Hopkins has also guest starred in CSI: Miami. Season 1 of the CBS series Cold Case saw Hopkins play the role of Assistant District Attorney Jason Kite. The show was especially noted for the character of Detective Lilly Rush, played by Kathryn Morris. Hopkins starred in the 2008 CBS drama Swingtown as Roger Thompson.Josh Hopkins – Hopkins in 2010
10. Melissa McBride – Melissa Suzanne McBride is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier on the AMC series The Walking Dead. McBride received multiple awards and nominations for her role on the show. McBride was born to parents John Leslie McBride and Suzanne Lillian. Her mother studied at the historic Pasadena Playhouse. She had three siblings: John Michael, Melanie Suzanne. McBride began her acting career in 1991, appearing in several television commercials for clients such as Rooms To Go; she was also a spokeswoman for Ford. In 1996, she appeared on the CBS miniseries A Season based on Dominick Dunne's eponymous 1993 novel. From 2000-2010, she worked in several short films. She appeared in the Lifetime television movie Living Proof. McBride did not audition for role, which she thought was temporary. She was promoted to series regular for Season 2. McBride's name appeared beginning with the first episode of Season 4. The producers eventually decided against it. As the series progresses, McBride's character develops into a strong, loyal warrior. The direction of her character is contrasted between the two media.Melissa McBride – McBride at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International.
11. Kevin Richardson (musician) – Kevin Scott Richardson is an American singer, songwriter, actor and model, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys. He was inducted on April 10, 2015. Richardson is a first cousin of fellow Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell. Richardson could already ride a horse at age 4. Richardson also got the Train because he ran through guys like a train on the team. Richardson is of Irish-Italian, English, Scottish, Indian. At a young age, he started learning how to play the piano by ear when he was 9 years old. Richardson was a part of his community and high school theater. Richardson also sang in chorus. Of acting and music, the latter ultimately won out. At age 19, he experienced some saddening news: his father died after a 2-year battle with cancer. In Florida, Richardson got a job at Walt Disney World. Richardson was also a backstage guide. At nights, Richardson did theater, playing an Italian gangster in a musical review performing various songs from the musical "Chicago," "Guys and Dolls" and "Cabaret." He moved back home to Kentucky where he got a job and stayed with his family.Kevin Richardson (musician) – Richardson on tour, December 4, 2005
12. Michael Shannon – Michael Corbett Shannon is an American actor and musician. He first received attention in 2002's 8 Mile where he portrayed the boyfriend of Eminem's character's mother, played by Kim Basinger. Shannon was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Revolutionary Road in 2008. He is known for his on-screen versatility. Shannon has collaborated including the films Take Shelter, Midnight Special and Loving. Shannon is also known for his role in the HBO period series Boardwalk Empire. He is a grandson of entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. His mother, Geraldine Hine, is a lawyer. Shannon was raised in both Lexington, Kentucky, Chicago, Illinois. Shannon attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Shannon later became a actor in Chicago. He helped found A Red Orchid Theatre, where he still regularly performs. Shannon has since worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, other acting companies. His roles in Killer Joe were written by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts. He made his film debut as a wedding groom.Michael Shannon – Michael Shannon at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
13. Jim Varney – James Albert Varney, Jr. was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Varney was the fourth child and only son of James Albert Varney, Nancy Louise Varney. As a child, he displayed the ability to memorize significant portions of material from books, which he used to entertain family and friends. When Varney was a boy, his mother would put the white television on cartoons for him to watch. His mother discovered that Varney quickly began to imitate the cartoon characters, so she started him in children's theater when he was 8 years old. He began his interest as a teenager winning state titles in drama competitions while a student at Lafayette High School in Lexington. At the age of 15, by 17 he was performing professionally in nightclubs and coffee houses. Varney studied Shakespeare at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia and performed in an Opryland folk show its first year of operation in the 1970s. Varney listed a former teacher, Thelma Beeler, in his becoming an actor. When he was 24, he was an actor at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky. The theater was adjacent to an West-themed village and prior to the show the audience would tour the village where apprentices would play townsfolk. The company usually played in the outdoor theater to audiences of only a few dozen people. He would regale the young apprentices by throwing knives into trees. Varney performed on the Mountain. The character was used often by dairies to advertise milk products.Jim Varney – Varney in the film The Expert (1995)