People from Palo Alto, California

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  1. James Franco

    James Franco


    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.

  2. Markie Post

    Markie Post


    Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" Post (born November 4, 1950) is an American actress, known for her roles as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, as public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1985 to 1992, and as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire from 1992 to 1995.

  3. Dave Franco

    Dave Franco


    David John "Dave" Franco (born June 12, 1985) is an American television and film actor who is best known for his roles in the films 21 Jump Street, Charlie St. Cloud, Fright Night, Now You See Me, Warm Bodies, Neighbors and on the ninth season of the series Scrubs. He is the younger brother of actor James Franco.

  4. Jamie Luner

    Jamie Luner


    Jamie Michelle Luner (born May 12, 1971) is an American actress who first came to prominence on the ABC sitcom Just the Ten of Us, but is perhaps better known for her role as Lexi Sterling on Melrose Place. She also starred on television as Rachel Burke in the final season of Profiler. Luner portrayed Liza Colby on the ABC soap opera All My Children from April 2009 until its final episode on September 23, 2011. Luner also well known for her lead roles in many Lifetime movies.

  5. Lindsey Buckingham

    Lindsey Buckingham


  6. Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs


    Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (/ˈɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman. He was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Shortly after his death, Jobs's official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as the "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."

  7. Alessandra Torresani

    Alessandra Torresani


    Alessandra Torresani (born Alessandra Olivia Toreson; May 29, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Zoe Graystone in the science fiction television series Caprica. Prior to 2007, she was credited as Alessandra Toreson.

  8. Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg


    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. His personal wealth, as of July 2015, is estimated to be $38.6 billion. Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.

  9. Bree Turner

    Bree Turner


    Bree Nicole Turner (born March 10, 1977) is an American actress.

  10. Susan Wojcicki

    Susan Wojcicki


    Susan Diane Wojcicki ([vuiˈtʃɪtski] vui-CHIT-skee; born July 5, 1968) is an American technology executive. She is the current CEO of YouTube.

  11. Zeljko Ivanek

    Zeljko Ivanek


    Željko Ivanek (born August 15, 1957) is a Slovenian-American actor, known for his role as Ray Fiske on Damages, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award. Ivanek is also known for his role of Ed Danvers on Homicide: Life on the Street and Homicide: The Movie, Governor James Devlin on Oz, Andre Drazen on 24, Blake Sterling on the short-lived NBC series The Event, and Emile "The Hunter" Danko on Heroes.

  12. Torry Castellano

    Torry Castellano


    Torrance Heather "Torry" Castellano (born January 8, 1979, in San Francisco, California ) is the former drummer of The Donnas, announcing her retirement in July 2010. She is the cousin of actress Laura San Giacomo.

  13. Rick Rossovich

    Rick Rossovich


    Rick Rossovich (born August 28, 1957) is an American actor best known as Ron "Slider" Kerner in the 1986 classic Top Gun.

  14. Laurene Powell

    Laurene Powell


    Laurene Powell Jobs (born November 6, 1963) is an American heiress; business executive; and the founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice, and environmental conservation. She is also co-founder and President of the Board of College Track, which prepares disadvantaged high school students for college. Powell Jobs resides in Palo Alto, California, with her three children. She is the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. She manages the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust, formerly known as the Steven P. Jobs Trust, which owns 130–140 million shares of stock (7–8 percent) in The Walt Disney Company, making her its largest shareholder. As of 2015, she is ranked the 45th richest person in the world by Forbes.

  15. Doug Clifford

    Doug Clifford


  16. Assaf Cohen

    Assaf Cohen


    Assaf Cohen (born October 31, 1972) is an American actor.

  17. Kenny Ortega

    Kenny Ortega


    Kenneth John "Kenny" Ortega (born April 18, 1950) is an American film and television producer, director, and choreographer, best known for directing Hocus Pocus, the High School Musical trilogy and Michael Jackson's This Is It concerts.

  18. Haley Pullos

    Haley Pullos


    Haley Alexis Pullos (born July 10, 1998) is an American actress, best known for her role as Molly Lansing-Davis in the US television series General Hospital.

  19. Lee Arenberg

    Lee Arenberg


    Lee Arenberg (born July 18, 1962) is an American actor, best known for his role as Pintel, one of Captain Barbossa's crew, in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He currently has a recurring role as the dwarf Grumpy in the television series Once Upon a Time. He attended UCLA as a theatre major.

  20. Jeremy Lin

    Jeremy Lin


    Jeremy Lin (Lin Shu-how) (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global following known as "Linsanity".

  21. Brett Simon

    Brett Simon


    Brett Simon (born November 28, 1973 in Palo Alto, California) is an American commercial, music video and film director.

  22. Katie Hoff

    Katie Hoff


    Kathryn Elise Hoff (born June 3, 1989) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Hoff was known for her success in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, though she was a very capable swimmer in many events, ranging from the four 200-meter events to the 800-meter freestyle. She represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics, in which she captured a silver and two bronze medals.

  23. David Hodo

    David Hodo


    David "Scar" Hodo (born July 7, 1947) was the construction worker character in the group, Village People from 1978-2013.

  24. Susan Damante

    Susan Damante


    Susan Damante (born June 17, 1950; formally credited as Susan Damante-Shaw) is an American actress who has starred in various films and television programs. She was first runner-up to Miss California in the Miss America Pageant. She is the mother of Vinessa Shaw and Natalie Shaw (both actresses).

  25. Thomas Sowell

    Thomas Sowell


    Thomas Sowell (/sl/; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author.

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