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Famous Actors From Hawaii
Keiko Agena (born October 3, 1973) is a Japanese American actress. She is known professionally as Keiko Agena. Keiko is best known for her role as Lane Kim on "Gilmore Girls." Her Facebook page is under Christine Keiko Agena.
Naveen Andrews, (born 1969) originally from England and current resident of Hawaii, Andrews was born in London, England, the son of Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley Andrews, a businessman, both immigrants from Kerala, India. Recently starred in Lost .
Kimee Balmilero, actress on a popular TV show for kids, Hi-5 Discovery Kids , left for a role in Miss Saigon the day after graduating from Castle High in Hawaii. During high school, she worked on a dinner cruise, singing and dancing for the customers and was a member of 24VII Honolulu Dance Company.
Darin Brooks (born May 27, 1984) raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He went to school at Kaiser High School, and graduated in 2002. Brooks enjoys surfing, skateboarding, playing baseball, football, and soccer. He portrayed Max Brady on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives from June 22, 2005 to July 6, 2009.
Sarah Wayne Callies(Born June 1, 1977) moved to Honolulu, Hawaii with her family when she was one. Throughout her youth, she expressed an interest in acting through participating in various school plays at Punahou School. Best known for her role as Sara Tancredi in recently completed TV series Prison Break .
Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Carrere attended Sacred Hearts Academy , an all girl's school. Carrere longed to be a singer as a child. She was spotted by the parents of a local producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store and was cast in the movie Aloha Summer .
Lauren Graham, an Irish American, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is best known for her starring role as Lorelai Gilmore in the series Gilmore Girls . She received the Golden Globe Award for her acting in 2002.
Erin Gray (born January 7, 1950) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, best known for her roles as Kate Summers in the comedy Silver Spoons and as Colonel Wilma Deering in the science fiction television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century .
Josh Holloway (born July 20, 1969) currently residing in Hawaii, is a former model and best known as an actor in the TV show Lost . At the end of shooting the Lost pilot in Oahu, Hawaii, Holloway proposed to his long time girlfriend, Yessica Kumala, a native of Jakarta, Indonesia. Too bad girls, he is already taken.
Kelly Ann Hu born February 13, 1968, born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Maʻemaʻe Elementary School and Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii.Hu followed this with appearances on TV series such as Night Court, Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street, and Melrose Place and her first movie role in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan as one of Jason's victims.
Carrie Ann Inaba (born January 5, 1968) has appeared as one of three judges on the ABC television series Dancing with the Stars. Inaba appeared in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) as Fook Yu. Inaba has choreographed several television series, including American Idol.
Dwayne Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is better known by his former ring name The Rock (professional wrestler). His father is of Black Nova Scotian (Canadian) origin and his mother is of Samoan heritage. He spent 10th grade at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Unafraid to flaunt his feminine side, The Rock is currently starring in the movie Tooth Fairy .
Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States. She is known as an actress, fashion model, singer and humanitarian.