The Greatest Actor of All-Time From Each State

Rhode Island: Viola Davis


Though born in South Carolina, Viola Davis grew up in the state of Rhode Island. She was a fixture in the community of Central Falls. Upon graduating from high school, Davis spent the next eight years honing her acting skills at both Rhode Island College and Julliard. Davis has burst onto the scene in recent years. Aside from her Academy Award-winning performance in Doubt, Davis has also won a Tony, an Emmy, and has been the leading actress in multiple high profile shows (such as How to Get Away with Murder).

Maine: Patrick Dempsey


“McDreamy” spent his informative years growing up in the quaint state of Maine. After being born in Lewiston, Dempsey spent his youth in the small town of Buckfield. From there, Dempsey’s acting career took hold in the realm of theatre. He eventually made his way to the silver screen, and on a number of television programs. Grey’s Anatomy is undoubtedly his biggest project to date.

New Hampshire: Adam Sandler


One of New England’s prodigal sons, Adam Sandler was brought up in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. A fixture within the high school scene, it was where Sandler’s comedic genius was first realized. Though he hasn’t made a quality film in roughly two decades, we’ll forever remember Sandler for his brilliance in The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, and Billy Madison.

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