From the coast and hills of Maine to the hills of Hollywood… Here are 15 Mainers who have made a name for themselves in Tinseltown.
1. Erin Andrews
The Fox Sports and Dancing With The Stars host was born in Lewiston, though her family moved her away when she was five.
2. Christopher Daniel Barnes
Known for his on-screen role as Greg Brady in The Brady Movie, this Portland native also voiced Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.
3. Anna Kendrick
This up-and-coming Hollywood superstar was born in Portland, graduated from Deering High and attended Bates College.
5. Judd Nelson
This Brat Packer, perhaps best known for his role in The Breakfast Club, was born in Portland too.
6. Bette Davis
This Oscar winner lived for a period in Cape Elizabeth and her mother was from Augusta.
7. Patrick Dempsy
Yep, McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy was born in Lewiston and grew up in nearby Turner and Buckfield.
8. Kevin Eastman
You may not know his name, but this Portland native co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
9. John Ford
This Cape Elizabeth native director won six Oscars for his work.
10 David E. Kelly
The prolific television producer—who created shows like Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal—was born in Waterville.
11. John O’Hurley
Seinfeld‘s J. Peterman was born in Kittery. He was also the host of the Family Feud.
12. Tony Shalhoub
While this Wings and Monk star wasn’t born here, he did earn a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Southern Maine.
13. Timothy Simon
Veep‘s Jonah was born and raised in Readfield.
14. Stephen King
The prolific novelists’ writings have lead to over 60 film adaptations.
15. Charles Rocket
You may remember him from Saturday Night Live or as the villian from Dumb and Dumber. Sadly, the Bangor native took his own life in 2005; he was 56 years old.