AUTOPLAY 

The Gravity star got her start at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va. (Getty Images)
The "Gravity" star got her start at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va.

(Getty Images)
The quirky director is famous for setting his movies (like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos) in his native Baltimore. (Getty Images)
The quirky director is famous for setting his movies (like "Hairspray" and "Pink Flamingos") in his native Baltimore.

(Getty Images)
First the drummer in Nirvana and then the mastermind behind the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl grew up in Northern Virginia. (Getty Images)
First the drummer in Nirvana and then the mastermind behind the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl grew up in Northern Virginia.

(Getty Images)
Better known for his life in Los Angeles as the lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison spent his early years in Alexandria, Va. (Getty Images)
Better known for his life in Los Angeles as the lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison spent his early years in Alexandria, Va.

(Getty Images)
The comedian was born in D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. (Getty Images)
The comedian was born in D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

(Getty Images)
bnv.wtop.photogalleries/entertainment;entertainment=main;tile=3;pos=mid1;sz=300x250;ord=
D.C. native Duke Ellington is arguably one of the most influential musicians of all time. (Getty Images)
D.C. native Duke Ellington is arguably one of the most influential musicians of all time.

(Getty Images)
Heralded as the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown was a fixture in the local music scene until his death in 2012. (Toby CanhamGetty Images)
Heralded as the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown was a fixture in the local music scene until his death in 2012.

(Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Marvin Gaye helped shape the Motown sound in the 1960s. He was from D.C. (Getty Images)
Marvin Gaye helped shape the Motown sound in the 1960s. He was from D.C.

(Getty Images)
The jazz singer might have been born in Philadelphia, but she spent her formative years in Baltimore. (Getty Images)
The jazz singer might have been born in Philadelphia, but she spent her formative years in Baltimore.

(Getty Images)
One of the most influential American writers ever, Poe died in Baltimore at the age of 40. Fans can pay tribute to him at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, at 203 North Amity St., Baltimore, Md. (Getty Images)
One of the most influential American writers ever, Poe died in Baltimore at the age of 40. Fans can pay tribute to him at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, at 203 North Amity St., Baltimore, Md.

(Getty Images)
bnv.wtop.photogalleries/entertainment;entertainment=main;tile=3;pos=mid1;sz=300x250;ord=
Another famous Baltimorean, The Hoff is best known for his years on Baywatch. (Getty Images)
Another famous Baltimorean, The Hoff is best known for his years on "Baywatch."

(Getty Images)
The talk show host, former CBS News anchor and former Today Show host grew up in Arlington, Va. (Getty Images)
The talk show host, former CBS News anchor and former "Today Show" host grew up in Arlington, Va.

(Getty Images)
His seminal punk bands - Minor Threat and Fugazi - helped make this D.C. native a staple in the music world. (Getty Images)
His seminal punk bands - Minor Threat and Fugazi - helped make this D.C. native a staple in the music world.

(Getty Images)
Singer, spoken word performer, DJ and author Henry Rollins palled around with D.C. punk pioneer Ian Mackaye before moving to Southern California and becoming the lead singer of Black Flag. He was born in the District and attended American University. (Getty Images)
Singer, spoken word performer, DJ and author Henry Rollins palled around with D.C. punk pioneer Ian Mackaye before moving to Southern California and becoming the lead singer of Black Flag. He was born in the District and attended American University.

(Getty Images)
The D.C.-born rapper first became popular in his hometown before signing onto Interscope Records in 2008 and releasing hit singles such as Chillin, Pretty Girls and World Tour. (Getty Images)
The D.C.-born rapper first became popular in his hometown before signing onto Interscope Records in 2008 and releasing hit singles such as "Chillin," "Pretty Girls" and "World Tour."

(Getty Images)
bnv.wtop.photogalleries/entertainment;entertainment=main;tile=3;pos=mid1;sz=300x250;ord=
The Baltimorean became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries with hits such as The Hunt for Red October. (Getty Images)
The Baltimorean became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries with hits such as "The Hunt for Red October."

(Getty Images)
The Silver Spring native is a best-selling author of romance novels such as Montana Sky, Tribute and Midnight Bayou. (Getty Images)
The Silver Spring native is a best-selling author of romance novels such as "Montana Sky," "Tribute" and "Midnight Bayou."

(Getty Images)
The Matrix star was born and raised in Baltimore. (Getty Images)
The "Matrix" star was born and raised in Baltimore.

(Getty Images)
The director of Her and Being John Malkovich grew up in Rockville, Md. (Getty Images)
The director of "Her" and "Being John Malkovich" grew up in Rockville, Md.

(Getty Images)
HBOs Veep was born in New York, but moved to D.C. with her mom, who later married the dean of George Washington University Medical School, when she was eight. Louis-Dreyfus graduated from Holton-Arms School in Bethesda.(Getty Images)
HBO's "Veep" was born in New York, but moved to D.C. with her mom, who later married the dean of George Washington University Medical School, when she was eight. Louis-Dreyfus graduated from Holton-Arms School in Bethesda.

(Getty Images)
bnv.wtop.photogalleries/entertainment;entertainment=main;tile=3;pos=mid1;sz=300x250;ord=
The comedian grew up in Silver Spring and graduated from Springbrook High School.(Getty Images)
The comedian grew up in Silver Spring and graduated from Springbrook High School.

(Getty Images)
Television host and jack of all trades Kathie Lee Gifford attended Bowie High School in Bowie, Md. (Getty Images)
Television host and jack of all trades Kathie Lee Gifford attended Bowie High School in Bowie, Md.

(Getty Images)
The Fight Club star was born in Boston, but graduated from Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md. His grandfather, James W. Rouse, is credited with developing the planned community. (Getty Images)
The "Fight Club" star was born in Boston, but graduated from Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md. His grandfather, James W. Rouse, is credited with developing the planned community.

(Getty Images)
Chris Meloni, aka Detective Elliot Stabler on Law Order SVU, was born in D.C. and went to St. Stephens St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va. He was a star quarterback, and led his team to an undefeated season in 1978. (Getty Images)
Chris Meloni, aka Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order SVU," was born in D.C. and went to St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va. He was a star quarterback, and led his team to an undefeated season in 1978.

(Getty Images)
2014 Celebrity Deaths

2014 Celebrity Deaths

From "Brady Bunch" to "Gilligan's Island" these stars transformed film...
Summer Blockbuster Guide

Summer Blockbuster Guide

The blockbusters are coming. Which ones will you see?
The Scene Bisnow

The Scene Bisnow

The Scene Bisnow and the social life of Washington, D.C.
Fairfax Co. Storm Damage

Fairfax Co. Storm Damage

Parts of Fairfax County clean up debris after a storm early Thursday morning.
Click on the image above to see it at its original size.

30 / 29

Photo Galleries

< >