Primary Residents

Annette Bening , actress
Films: American Beauty, Mars Attacks!
Local connection: attended Patrick Henry High School in San Carlos and Mesa College

Doug Benson, comedian and podcaster
Comedy specials: Super High Me; Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope
Local connection: born and raised in S.D.; attended Grossmont College

Mayim Bialik , actress
TV shows: Blossom, The Big Bang Theory
Local connection: born and raised in S.D.

Jolene Blalock, actress
Films: Star Trek: Enterprise, Sex Tape
Local connection: born and raised in S.D.

Nick Cannon , actor
Films: Drumline, Chi-Raq
TV show: America's Got Talent
Local connection: raised in Lincoln Park; attended Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley

Eric Close, actor
TV shows: Without a Trace, Nashville
Local connection: raised in S.D. from age seven

Holly Marie Combs, actress
TV shows: Charmed, Pretty Little Liars
Local connection: born in S.D.

Cameron Crowe, writer and director
Films (writer and director): Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
Local connection: raised in S.D.

Ted Danson, actor
TV shows: Cheers, CSI, Fargo
Local connection: born in S.D.

Cameron Diaz , actress
Films: Charlie's Angels, The Other Woman
Local connection: born in S.D.

Adam Driver, actor
Films: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, This is Where I Leave You
TV show: Girls
Local connection: born in S.D.

Dennis Hopper, actor
Films: Easy Rider, Speed
Local connection: attended Helix High School in La Mesa; studied at the Old Globe

Mario Lopez, actor
TV shows: Saved by the Bell, Extra
Local connection: born and raised in S.D.; graduated from Chula Vista High School

Danica McKellar, actress
Films: Crown for Christmas, Love at the Christmas Table
TV show: The Wonder Years
Local connection: born in La Jolla

Silas Weir Mitchell, actor
TV shows: Prison Break, Grimm
Local connection: attended UC San Diego

Matthew Modine , actor
Films: Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises
Local connection: attended Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach

Kathy Najimy, actress
Films: Sister Act, Hocus Pocus
TV shows: King of the Hill, Veep
Local connection: born in S.D.; attended Crawford High School in El Cerrito

Raymond Ochoa, voice actor
Films: The Good Dinosaur, The Angry Birds Movie
Local connection: born in S.D.

Sara Ramirez, actress
TV show: Grey's Anatomy
Local connection: raised in S.D.; attended the School of Creative & Performing Arts near Bonita

Autumn Reeser, actress
TV shows: Entourage, The O.C.
Local connection: born in La Jolla; graduated from Carlsbad High School

Susanna Thompson, actress
TV shows: Kings, Arrow
Local connection: graduated from SDSU

Bitsie Tulloch, actress
Films: Concussion, The Artist
TV show: Grimm
Local connection: born in S.D.

Michelle Williams, actress
Films: Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine
Local connection: grew up in S.D.

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