What is that one thing that binds legendary actors like Bruce Willis, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey together? No, it’s not just Hollywood and films, but their penchant for theatre and love for stage. Over the centuries, since the first time theatre rumblings took America by a storm in the Eighteenth Century, it has remained close to the country’s heart. History says that drama was first introduced in this country by the Hallams in the year 1752 when they brought over a company from London and presented The Merchant of Venice at Williamsburg, then the capital of Virginia, in a building arranged for that purpose. However, the truth of this is debatable. Never mind when theatre spread its wings in the nation, what is important is the wad of well authenticated dramatic performances that have been performed in the American soil ever since. Explore this collection of biographies to know the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some of the most famous and successful American theatre personalities.
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964
Actress

Lee PaceLee Pace
25 March 1979
Actor

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931
Actor, Author, Film Director

John AstinJohn Astin
30 March 1930
Actor
Titus WelliverTitus Welliver
12 March 1962
Actor

Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Maggie SiffMaggie Siff
21 June 1974
Actress
Michael EalyMichael Ealy
03 August 1973
Actor

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925
Actress
Skylar AstinSkylar Astin
23 September 1987
Actor

Christopher AbbottChristopher Abbott
31 January 1986
Actor

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer
Jeffrey JonesJeffrey Jones
28 September 1946
Actor

Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor

David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce
03 April 1959
Actor

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973
Actress
Robin WeigertRobin Weigert
07 July 1969
Actress

Vanessa MarcilVanessa Marcil
15 October 1968
Actress
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956
Actor

LaTanya RichardsonLaTanya Richardson
21 October 1949
Actress & Producer

Samantha MathisSamantha Mathis
12 May 1970
Actress

Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
17 October 1920
Actor
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
13 February 1944
Actress
Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
14 July 1960
Actress

Vic MorrowVic Morrow
14 February 1929
Actor

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937
Actress
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
10 July 1951
Actress

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Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921
Actor

Jason RalphJason Ralph
07 April 1986
Actor

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

Nicole Ari ParkerNicole Ari Parker
07 October 1970
Actress
Mike NicholsMike Nichols
06 November 1931
Film Director, Theater Director, Film Producer

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress
Rosemarie DeWittRosemarie DeWitt
26 October 1971
Actress

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor

Chris SarandonChris Sarandon
24 July 1942
Actor
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

Steve KazeeSteve Kazee
30 October 1975
Actor
Pernell RobertsPernell Roberts
18 May 1928
Actor

Cara BuonoCara Buono
01 March 1971
Actress

Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959
Actress

Ben FeldmanBen Feldman
27 May 1980
Actor

Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909
Director, Actor, Producer
Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972
Actress

Ethan EmbryEthan Embry
13 June 1978
Actor

Jake LacyJake Lacy
14 February 1985
Actor

Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924
Actor
Conchata FerrellConchata Ferrell
28 March 1943
Actress

Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress
Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
07 May 1923
Actress

Annabella SciorraAnnabella Sciorra
29 March 1960
Actress

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958
Actress
Judd HirschJudd Hirsch
15 March 1935
Actor

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress
Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940
Actress

Lewis ArquetteLewis Arquette
14 December 1935
Actor

Ann B. DavisAnn B. Davis
03 May 1926
Actress
Michael AnsaraMichael Ansara
15 April 1922
Actor

Dirk BenedictDirk Benedict
01 March 1945
Actor
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
16 August 1952
Actor

Elaine JoyceElaine Joyce
19 December 1943
Actress

Will GeerWill Geer
09 March 1902
Actor

Arliss HowardArliss Howard
18 October 1954
Actor
Jan HooksJan Hooks
23 April 1957
Actress
Mamie Van DorenMamie Van Doren
06 February 1931
Actress

Jake CannavaleJake Cannavale
01 May 1995
Musician

Martin MilnerMartin Milner
28 December 1931
Actor

Helen HayesHelen Hayes
10 October 1900
Actress
Sami GayleSami Gayle
22 January 1996
Actress

Steve LawrenceSteve Lawrence
08 July 1935
Singer

Elizabeth AshleyElizabeth Ashley
30 August 1939
Actress

Sharon CaseSharon Case
09 February 1971
Actress

Martin BalsamMartin Balsam
04 November 1919
Actor
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
26 July 1970
Actor

Joe Don BakerJoe Don Baker
12 February 1936
Character Actor
James MacArthurJames MacArthur
08 December 1937
Actor

Leigh Taylor-YoungLeigh Taylor-Young
25 January 1945
Actress

Glynn TurmanGlynn Turman
31 January 1971
Actor
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
10 May 1970
Actor

Nina AriandaNina Arianda
18 September 1984
Actress
Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913
Actor

Forrest TuckerForrest Tucker
12 February 1919
Actor

Margaret Brooke SullavanMargaret Sullavan
16 May 1909
Actress

Alison LohmanAlison Lohman
18 September 1979
Actress
Mary Ann MobleyMary Ann Mobley
17 February 1937
Actress

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961
Actress
Michael ParéMichael Paré
09 October 1958
Actor

Diana HylandDiana Hyland
25 January 1936
Actress
Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
25 March 1960
Actress

Hunter ParrishHunter Parrish
13 May 1987
Actor
Hope DavisHope Davis
23 March 1964
Actress