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Photos: Ten most popular Aurora natives on Internet Movie Database

After we started assembling posts featuring the most popular people on Internet Movie Database -- including ones featuring natives of Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, we couldn't help noticing an unexpected common denominator: porn. Boulder boasted an adult-film actress in the top ten, the Colorado Springs roster featured a porn parody, and today's look at the most popular IMDB searchees from Aurora includes a hardcore specialist -- plus a UFC fighter, a child star, a teen werewolf and an ex-presidential candidate. Check out all ten below. Number 10: Michelle Kova Date of birth: August 1, 1976 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Actress: Psychon Invaders, Color Blind
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Number 9: Nathan Marquardt Date of birth: April 20, 1979 in Aurora, Colorado, USA UFC fighter/actor: Warrior, Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
Second holder of the Strikeforce Welterweight World Title.... Full bio
Continue to keep counting down the ten most popular Aurora natives on Internet Movie Database. Number 8: Rachel Risen Date of birth: Aurora, Colorado, USA (no date of birth listed) Actress: Best Ribs in Town, Leap Year
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Number 7: Bert V. Royal Date of birth: October 14, 1977 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Screenwriter: Easy A, Gigantic
He quit his profession as a casting director to write the play 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead' which was awarded the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award, as well as the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Production.... Full bio
Continue to keep counting down the ten most popular Aurora natives on Internet Movie Database. Number 6: John Kerry Date of birth: December 11, 1943 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Secretary of State, former presidential candidate: Diary of a Political Tourist, Winning New Hampshire
Born at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital where his father, Richard, a test pilot for the Army Air Corps, was undergoing treatment for tuberculosis.

Became a member of Yale University's Skull and Bones secret society three years before George W. Bush joined the same group....

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Number 5: Brooke Anne Smith Date of birth: March 25, 1984 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Actress: Awkward, Dean Slater: Resident Advisor
Has a younger brother named Thomas.

Has an older brother.

Attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles....

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Continue to keep counting down the ten most popular Aurora natives on Internet Movie Database. Number 4: Penny Flame Date of birth: February 22, 1983 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Actress: The Devil in Miss Jones: The Resurrection, My Neighbor's Wife Loves 3somes
In 2003 she decided to make adult features to help pay for her schooling. By working four days a month she could earn enough money to allow her to focus on her studies the rest of the time. Penny began by only appearing in solo still photography. Her first scene in an adult film was in "Indian Givers" (2003), directed by Robby D. for Digital Playgound. During these early years Penny would only work in solo or all-girl scenes. In 2005 she began to work with men, and in that year won the AVN Award for "Best Solo Sex Scene" for Repo Girl (2003) (V). This boosted her confidence in her work and helped her make the transition to working with men.... Full bio
Number 3: Brandon Quinn Date of birth: October 7, 1977 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Actor: Big Wolf on Campus, Entourage
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Continue to keep counting down the ten most popular Aurora natives on Internet Movie Database. Number 2: Tyne Stecklein Date of birth: August 11, 1988 in Aurora, Colorado, USA Actress: No String Attached, Burlesque
After graduating from High School, Tyne relocated to L.A. to pursue a professional career in dance. In her first year there, she was selected as a dancer for the national "High School Musical Concert Tour" as well as for the South American tour. She was a dancer in the movies, High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) with Brad Pitt and Step Brothers (2008) with Will Ferrell....

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Number 1: Zachary Ty Bryan Date of birth: 9 October 1981, Aurora, Colorado, USA Actor: Home Improvement, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Zach was born in Colorado on October 9th 1981 to Jenny and Dwight Bryan. Beginning his acting career at an early age, he has appeared on television and major motion pictures. He is probably best-known for his role as "Brad Taylor" on Home Improvement (1991). Movie roles included First Kid (1996), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and ESPN's Code Breakers (2005)....

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