We've all been to IMDB to settle an argument at one point or another. Little did I know that they actually have a service inside IMDB called STARmeter.

STARmeter on IMDB uses an algorithm that measures the popularity of movies, television or entertainers that have an IMDB profile.

IMDB does this to find out who and what people are looking at on a weekly basis.

There are a few surprise omissions from the list, these are the most popular people born in Rockford according to STARmeter on IMDB.

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    Rus Blackwell

    Actor, "Monster"

    According to IMDB: Rus Blackwell started his acting career in New York, training at Circle in the Square Theatre School and working on stage. Blackwell has built a solid resume over the years and has had the good fortune to work with a number of the industry's top professionals. A tireless work ethic and endless passion make Rus a compelling actor with a terrific range. His work includes roles in the Oscar and Emmy award-winning projects Monster, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, HBO's Recount and From the Earth to the Moon.

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    Michelle Williams

    Self, "The Concert for New York City"

    According to IMDB: (Tenetria) Michelle Williams was born on July 24, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois. When she was a child, she never imagined being in one of the most successful female groups in the country. When she was seventeen, she had a friend who was playing the keyboard for famous R&B star Monica Arnold so, of course, she told him, like any other fan would do, to tell the star hi. Weeks later, she received a phone call from that friend telling her there were openings for a background singer, so she went on a flight to Atlanta for auditions and became Monica's background dancer. Then, about 3 years later, she received a call telling her she would be in the R&B/popular group, Destiny's Child. From then on, she, with the group, won numerous awards, including 2 Grammys, MTV VMA's, and "Soul Train Lady of Soul" Award and recorded her first album, with the group, which is titled "Survivor".

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    Andra Martin

    Actress, "Up Periscope"
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    Joe Mantello

    Director, "Love! Valour! Compassion!"
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    Aaron Milo

    Actor, "Eating Out: Drama Camp"

    According to IMDB: Aaron Milo was born on September 28, 1984, just outside of Chicago in Rockford, IL. Milo caught the acting bug at the age of 8, when his mother was working in the costume shop of a local community theatre. He grew up doing regional theatre, and had his first New York City experience at the age of 14 and saw 10 Broadway shows in 6 days.

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    Shawn Ryan

    Writer, "The Shield"
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    Stephen Wallem

    Actor, "Ring Finger"

    According to IMDB: Stephen Wallem was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, and worked as a stage actor and After Dark Award-winning cabaret singer in Chicago before moving to New York to make his television debut on NURSE JACKIE. National tours include Forever Plaid, Into The Woods and Scrooge with Richard Chamberlain.

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    Ginger Lynn

    Actress "The Devil's Rejects"

    According to IMDB: Born in Rockford, Illinois, on December 14, 1962, Ginger Lynn Allen went to California in 1982 to visit her ill grandfather. She decided to stay and found employment as a manager at a Musicland record store in Redlands. She had lived in a trailer in one of the worst parts of the city for almost a year when she answered an ad for figure models. This led to employment the same day and a layout in Penthouse magazine. Work in the adult-film industry soon followed. She worked in the industry from December 1983 through February 1986, making a total of 69 films (plus countless re-issues and compilations).

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    Jodi Benson

    Actress "The Little Mermaid"

    According to IMDB: Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of "Ariel" in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid (1989), as well as the bubbly voice of "Tour Guide Barbie" in Disney's Toy Story 2 (1999), winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture.

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    Natasha Leggero

    Actress, He's Just Not That Into You