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

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Paramount Pictures

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

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Public Domain

This Oscar winner lived for a period in Cape Elizabeth and her mother was from Augusta.

7. Patrick Dempsy

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David Merrett/Wikipedia

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

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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.