Famous People Born In Sacramento

Sacramento is the capital of the state of California. The Sacramento Metropolitan area is as vibrant as the Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area and the city is usually abuzz with a lot of people, especially during the weekends. Writer Joan lunden, actress Adrienne Jo Barbeau, actor Sam Elliott, swimmer as well as Olympic champion Summer Sanders are a few celebrities from Sacramento. Athlete Summer Sanders made her nation proud at the 1992 Olympics by bagging around four medals, which included two gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze. Sanders received immense praised for this incredible feat and she eventually went on to become a sports commentator and television show host. Sam Elliott is one of the most seasoned actors of all time and has impressed movie buffs with his roles in films like ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Tombstone’ and ‘Ghost Rider’.
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 1 
Jessica Chastain
(Known for Starring in Films With Feminist Themes)
Jessica Chastain
74
Birthdate: March 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries

Known for playing emotionally grueling roles, Jessica Chastain often chooses to act in films with feminist themes. A feminist who voices her opinion on gender and racial equality, Jessica started the Time's Up initiative with 300 women in Hollywood. She also supports charities that promote mental health and was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list in 2012.

 2 
Brie Larson
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Captain Marvel' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Drama Film 'Room')
Brie Larson
142
Birthdate: October 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Brie Larson is a name that has become synonymous with powerful, independent female warriors, both on and off screen. From an Oscar-winning performance of a kidnapped victim to playing the lead in the first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel, Larson has been breaking gender norms and shattering stereotypes. She has been working fiercely towards inclusivity and diversity in Hollywood.

 3 
Sam Elliott
22
Birthdate: August 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Veteran actor, Sam Elliott, is best known for his work in movies like Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Big Lebowski and A Star Is Born. With his good looks and deep commanding voice, he became favourite for cowboy roles, like in TV series The Sacketts and movies Tombstone. However, the actor has also played various other characters in his long career.
 4 
Colin Hanks
(Actor Who Played Prominent Roles in 'Orange County', 'King Kong' and 'The House Bunny')
Colin Hanks
29
Birthdate: November 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The oldest son of Tom Hanks, Colin Hanks followed in his father's footsteps to become an actor and filmmaker. Although he left Loyola Marymount University without earning a degree, he went on to establish himself in the American film and TV industry. Also a sports enthusiast, he supports American football team, Los Angeles Kings.

 5 
Greta Gerwig
(Actress and Director Known for Her Films: 'Lady Bird', 'Little Woman' and 'Frances Ha')
Greta Gerwig
17
Birthdate: August 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Known as an “it girl,” Greta Gerwig has been a major part of mumblecore films and has been seen in many of Joe Swanberg’s and Noah Baumbach’s films. Named to TIME 100, she has also earned Academy Award nominations for her directorial work in Lady Bird and Little Women
 6 
Adrienne Barbeau
12
Birthdate: June 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini

Adrienne Barbeau is best known for her Theater World Award-winning portrayal of Rizzo in the Broadway musical Grease. Fans also loved her in horror and sci-fi films such as The Fog and Swamp Thing, and as Carol Traynor in the series Maude. She also voiced Catwoman in various Batman series.

 7 
Anthony Kennedy
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Anthony Kennedy
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Anthony Kennedy has served as the judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1975 to 1988 and as the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. from 1988 to 2018. Kennedy has been associated with Boumediene v. Bush and various gay rights cases.
 8 
Joan Didion
(Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Essayist)
Joan Didion
5
Birthdate: December 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 9 
Gregory Porter
(singer, composer, singer-songwriter, jazz musician, stage actor)
Gregory Porter
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 10 
Amanda Fuller
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kristin Baxter’ in the TV Series ‘Last Man Standing’)
Amanda Fuller
11
Birthdate: August 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo

Amanda Fuller is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Kristin Baxter in the popular sitcom, Last Man Standing. Also known for her skills as a director, Amanda Fuller is credited with helming the Los Angeles production of This is our Youth, a theatrical play written by Kenneth Lonergan.

 11 
Jason Sehorn
(Former American Football Player Who Played Cornerback)
Jason Sehorn
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

Former football cornerback Jason Sehorn was associated with the NFL teams New York Giants and St. Louis Rams. His proposal to actor/model Angie Harmon on The Tonight Show was highly publicized, but they divorced after a 13-year marriage. He is an ESPNU analyst and has won the Superstars competition thrice.

 12 
Apollo Crews
(Nigerian-American Professional Wrestler)
Apollo Crews
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Virginia Gardner
(Actress)
Virginia Gardner
6
Birthdate: April 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Lisa Ling
(Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN)
Lisa Ling
13
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 15 
Daniel Johnston
(Singer-songwriter)
Daniel Johnston
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 16 
Lela Loren
(Canadian Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Angela Valdes’ in the TV Series ‘Power’)
Lela Loren
7
Birthdate: May 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

Lela Loren is best known as Angela Valdes from the series Power and as Danica Harlan from the Netflix series Altered Carbon. She has also appeared in the CSI TV franchise, films such as The Hangover Part III, and stage productions such as My Antonia.

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Randolph Mantooth
5
Birthdate: September 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Brian Posehn
(Actor)
Brian Posehn
6
Birthdate: July 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 19 
Chino Moreno
(Musician)
Chino Moreno
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Charles Schwab
(Investor)
Charles Schwab
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
 21 
Lee Greenwood
(Country music artist.)
Lee Greenwood
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Michael Avenatti
(Lawyer)
Michael Avenatti
12
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Kevin Johnson
(Politician)
Kevin Johnson
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Josie Totah
(Actress)
Josie Totah
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Birthdate: August 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
Keith Powers
(American Actor and Model Best Known for His Roles as ‘Ronnie Devoe’ in Miniseries ‘The New Edition Story’)
Keith Powers
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Deborah Falconer
(Singer-songwriter and Ex-Wife of Robert Downey Jr.)
Deborah Falconer
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Deborah Falconer has appeared in quite a few films, such as the comedy Pyrates and the biographical film The Doors. She also released music albums such as Untangle and Brave Like Me. She was previously married to actor Robert Downey Jr. and also had a son with him.
 27 
Merrin Dungey
(Actress)
Merrin Dungey
3
Birthdate: August 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Dustin Lance Black
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Film editor, Writer, Television producer, Actor, LGBT rights activist)
Dustin Lance Black
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
 29 
Megan Dodds
(Actress)
Megan Dodds
6
Birthdate: February 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Rae Carruth
(Former American football wide receiver)
Rae Carruth
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 31 
Tommy Kono
(Japanese-American Weightlifter and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tommy Kono
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 24, 2016
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Jimi Manuwa
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Jimi Manuwa
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Lindsay Frimodt
(model)
Lindsay Frimodt
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
 34 
Marquese Chriss
(Basketball player)
Marquese Chriss
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 35 
Scott Schwartz
(Actor)
Scott Schwartz
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 36 
Marc Tarpenning
(Engineer)
Marc Tarpenning
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
 37 
Samantha Smith
(Actress Known for Her Role as 'Mary Winchester' on 'Supernatural')
Samantha Smith
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Samantha Smith is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Mary Winchester in the dark fantasy drama TV series Supernatural. Thanks to her performance in Supernatural, Smith has been landing important roles in paranormal and science fiction films like Transformers and Stephanie.

 38 
Mark Goodson
(television producer)
Mark Goodson
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 18, 1992
 39 
Ryan Holiday
(Writer)
Ryan Holiday
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
 40 
Tycho
(Musician)
Tycho
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 41 
Rodney King
(Victim of Police Brutality)
Rodney King
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 17, 2012

A black man, Rodney King became a victim of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991. He was brutally beaten up by a group of police officers when he was trying to evade getting arrested for drunk driving. His case made international news and caused a public furor. King died of accidental drowning in 2012.

 42 
John Lloyd Young
(Film actor)
John Lloyd Young
1
Birthdate: July 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
Ryan Anderson
(Basketball player)
Ryan Anderson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 44 
Natalie Gulbis
(American Professional Golfer)
Natalie Gulbis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Natalie Gulbis is an American golfer who won the 2007 Evian Masters by defeating Jeong Jang in a playoff. She has also represented the US in the Solheim Cup, helping her team win the 2005, 2007, and 2009 Solheim Cups. Gulbis is also renowned for her modeling skills; she has been featured in magazines like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

 45 
Frank Silva
(Actor)
Frank Silva
13
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 13, 1995
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Charmion
(American Vaudeville Trapeze Artist and Strongwoman)
Charmion
0
Birthdate: July 18, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 6, 1949
 47 
Bailey De Young
(Actress)
Bailey De Young
1
Birthdate: September 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 48 
Arik Armstead
(American football player)
Arik Armstead
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 49 
Mary Whipple
(American Rower)
Mary Whipple
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 50 
Rhys Hoskins
(Baseball player)
Rhys Hoskins
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)