Take a look at the Hollywood stars that grew up in Montgomery County!



Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland

Michael Ealy is an actor best known for his roles in Barbershop, its sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Seven Pounds, For Colored Girls, Underworld: Awakening, and Think Like a Man. He currently stars as Dorian in the Sci-Fi cop drama, Almost Human.


Grew Up in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Walt Whitman High School

Giuliana Rancic is an Italian-American television personality and journalist. She is currently a co-anchor on E! News, co-host of Fashion Police and often co-hosts red carpet events for award shows such as, the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.


Grew Up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Woodlin Elementary School

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. He played a role in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Nutty Professor, Con Air, Blue Streak and Hald Baked. He later became widely known for his comedy show the Chappelle Show.


Graduated from Georgetown Prep

Dylan Baker is an actor, known for playing supporting roles in both major studio and independent films along with regular work in television and on stage. You might remember him from Spider Man 2 and Spider Man 3 in his role as Dr. Curt Connors.


From Georgetown, graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland

Whitney Cummings is a comedian and actress. She was formerly a cast member of the MTV television show Punk’d and was the creator and star of the NBC sitcom Whitney, as well as the co-creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.


Born in Bethesda, Maryland

Sean Harland Murray is an Australian-American actor. He is best known for playing Timothy McGee in the CBS television drama NCIS and Danny Walden in the military drama JAG which is the parent series to NCIS.


Born in Bethesda, Maryland, attended Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School

Daniel Stern is a film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films Breaking Away, C.H.U.D., Diner, City Slickers, the first two Home Alone films where he played bandit Marv Merchants, and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years.


Born in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Springbrook High School

Lewis is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena.


Born in Potomac, Maryland and attended Winston Churchill High School

Jeff is a professional hockey player. He currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Washington Capitals twice, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. He was also captain of the United States national team for the 2008 World Championships.


Retired in Glen Echo, Maryland

Clara Barton was a teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. In 1975, Clara Barton National Historic Site, located at 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, Maryland, was established as a unit of the National Park Service at Barton’s home, where she spent the last 15 years of her life. One of the first National Historic Sites dedicated to the accomplishments of a woman, it preserves the early history of the American Red Cross, since the home also served as an early headquarters of the organization.


Grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland

Fredy Adu is a soccer player. At the age of 14, he became the youngest athlete ever to sign a professional contract in the United States, after he was selected by D.C. United in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. On April 3, 2004, he became the youngest player to appear in a Major League Soccer (MLS). He currently does now have a club contract.