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.
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor
Conchata FerrellConchata Ferrell
28 March 1943
Actress

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
04 December 1964
Actress

Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson
03 July 1973
Actor

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress
Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
14 July 1960
Actress

Sasha AlexanderSasha Alexander
17 May 1973
Actress

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
26 March 1931
Actor
Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
11 July 1920
Actor

Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
13 February 1944
Actress
Titus WelliverTitus Welliver
12 March 1962
Actor

Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian

Chris SarandonChris Sarandon
24 July 1942
Actor

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925
Actress

Jeffrey JonesJeffrey Jones
28 September 1946
Actor
John AstinJohn Astin
30 March 1930
Actor

Lee PaceLee Pace
25 March 1979
Actor

Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
03 July 1951
Actor

Vanessa MarcilVanessa Marcil
15 October 1968
Actress
Emily SwallowEmily Swallow
18 December 1979
Actress

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
07 December 1965
Actor

Skylar AstinSkylar Astin
23 September 1987
Actor

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer
Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift
17 October 1920
Actor

Jake LacyJake Lacy
14 February 1985
Actor
Vic MorrowVic Morrow
14 February 1929
Actor

Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
16 August 1952
Actor

Cybill Lynne ShepherdCybill Lynne Shepherd
18 February 1950
Actress
Maggie SiffMaggie Siff
21 June 1974
Actress

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Glynn TurmanGlynn Turman
31 January 1947
Actor
Samantha MathisSamantha Mathis
12 May 1970
Actress

Arliss HowardArliss Howard
18 October 1954
Actor

Ben FeldmanBen Feldman
27 May 1980
Actor

Ethan EmbryEthan Embry
13 June 1978
Actor
Steve KazeeSteve Kazee
30 October 1975
Actor
Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut
01 January 1969
Actor

Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
24 May 1943
Actor

Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress

Rene AuberjonoisRene Auberjonois
01 June 1940
Actor, Singer
Pernell RobertsPernell Roberts
18 May 1928
Actor

Nicole Ari ParkerNicole Ari Parker
07 October 1970
Actress

Jan HooksJan Hooks
23 April 1957
Actress

David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce
03 April 1959
Actor

Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972
Actress
John C McGinleyJohn C McGinley
03 August 1959
Actor

Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921
Actor
Christopher AbbottChristopher Abbott
31 January 1986
Actor

Hope DavisHope Davis
23 March 1964
Actress

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937
Actress
Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924
Actor

Judd HirschJudd Hirsch
15 March 1935
Actor
Jake CannavaleJake Cannavale
01 May 1995
Musician

Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959
Actress

Cara BuonoCara Buono
01 March 1971
Actress

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress
Michael EalyMichael Ealy
03 August 1973
Actor

Martin MilnerMartin Milner
28 December 1931
Actor

Rosemarie DeWittRosemarie DeWitt
26 October 1971
Actress

Mike NicholsMike Nichols
06 November 1931
Film Director, Theater Director, Film Producer
Rochelle AytesRochelle Aytes
17 May 1976
Actress

Jason RalphJason Ralph
07 April 1986
Actor
Annabella SciorraAnnabella Sciorra
29 March 1960
Actress

Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
10 July 1951
Actress

Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909
Director, Actor, Producer
Vincent SchiavelliVincent Schiavelli
11 November 1948
Actor

Diana HylandDiana Hyland
25 January 1936
Actress
Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940
Actress

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress

Will GeerWill Geer
09 March 1902
Actor
Michael AnsaraMichael Ansara
15 April 1922
Actor

Cress WilliamsCress Williams
26 July 1970
Actor
Joe Don BakerJoe Don Baker
12 February 1936
Character Actor

Charles S DuttonCharles S Dutton
30 January 1951
Actor

Martin BalsamMartin Balsam
04 November 1919
Actor

Ron Cephas JonesRon Cephas Jones
08 January 1957
Actor
Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
07 May 1923
Actress
Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961
Actress

Alison LohmanAlison Lohman
18 September 1979
Actress

Sharon LealSharon Leal
17 October 1972
Actress
James MacArthurJames MacArthur
08 December 1937
Actor

Annie StarkeAnnie Starke
26 April 1988
Actor

Margaret Brooke SullavanMargaret Sullavan
16 May 1909
Actress

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956
Actor

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939
Actress
Jean Speegle HowardJean Speegle Howard
31 January 1927
Actress

Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913
Actor
Lewis ArquetteLewis Arquette
14 December 1935
Actor

E. G. MarshallE. G. Marshall
18 June 1914
Actor
Paul SparksPaul Sparks
16 October 1971
Actor
Hunter ParrishHunter Parrish
13 May 1987
Actor