Born on August 4th....by Laurenceclydesdale | created - 04 Feb 2012 | updated - 04 Feb 2012 | Public
1. Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a white American from Wichita, Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr., who was black, was from Alego, Kenya. They were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left...
Actor | Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in ...
Actor | High Society
Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined ...
4. Cole Sprouse
Actor | Riverdale
Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace ...
5. Greta Gerwig
Actress | Frances Ha
Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...
Actor | Goodfellas
"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas (1990). However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in...
Actor | Lost
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently ...
Actress | Mad Men
Actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.
Spencer was seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz (1939) tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and...
11. Dylan Sprouse
Actor | Big Daddy
Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Sprouse has acted from the young age of six months and still acts to this day, residing in NYC after receiving his bachelors degree from NYU. Along with acting, Dylan owns a ...
12. Richard Belzer
A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: ...
13. Sebastian Roché
Actor | A Walk Among the Tombstones
Sebastian Roché is a Scottish-French actor known for his roles as Kurt Mendel on Odyssey 5 (2002), Balthazar on Supernatural (2005), Thomas Jerome Newton on Fringe (2008), and Mikael Mikaelson on both The Vampire Diaries (2009) and The Originals (2013).
Roché was born in Paris, France to a French ...
14. Adhir Kalyan
Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Born in 1983 and raised in Durban, South Africa, Adhir Kalyan moved to London to pursue an acting career. He appeared as a guest star on the BBC series Holby City (1999) and MI-5 (2002). Kalyan's first leading role was in the CW's comedy series Aliens in America (2007), in which he played Raja, a ...
16. James Tupper
Actor | Me and Orson Welles
James Tupper was born on August 4, 1965 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada as James Howard Tupper. He is an actor and writer, known for Me and Orson Welles (2008), Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) and Playing for Keeps (2012). He was previously married to Katherine Mayfield.
17. Lauren Tom
Actress | Futurama
Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club (1993), and a recurring role as Ross's girlfriend on NBC's Friends (1994).
Lauren plays the role of "Mai Washington" on the new ABC series Men in Trees (2006). She recently appeared ...
18. Andy Hallett
Actor | Angel
Andy Hallett is from the tiny Cape Cod village of Osterville, part of the town of Barnstable. He attended Barnstable High School and then Assumption College in Worcester. Always shy, he didn't begin singing until Patti LaBelle invited him onstage at a concert. After moving to Los Angeles he worked ...
19. Ron Lester
Actor | Varsity Blues
Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...
20. Donald Gibb
Actor | Bloodsport
Massive (6' 4"), muscular behemoth Donald Richard Gibb was born on August 4, 1954, in New York City, New York and raised in California. He attended the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, then transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played football and was a member of...
21. Don Davis
Composer | The Matrix Reloaded
Don Davis was born on February 4, 1957 in Anaheim, California, USA as Donald Romain Davis. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix (1999) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). He has been married to Megan Jeanne MacDonald since May 25, 1986.
23. Chet Hanks
Chet Hanks was born on August 4, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Chester Marlon Hanks. He is an actor, known for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Larry Crowne (2011) and Project X (2012).
Actress | Jarhead
Kristin Richardson was born on August 4, 1970 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA as Kristin Kay Willits. She is known for her work on Jarhead (2005), Rock Star (2001) and Shut Up and Kiss Me! (2004). She has been married to Kevin Scott Richardson since June 17, 2000. They have two children.
25. Melissa Rivera
Actress | RagDolls: Webseries
Melissa was born into a creative family that includes
musicians, writers, photographers, and entrepreneurs. She was interested in
performance from an early age. At age 4, she would use her school lunchtime to
prepare for music class with the Cepeda Brothers - a famous Puerto Rican folk
music group -and...
26. David Lewis
Actor | Man of Steel
David James Lewis was born and raised in Vancouver BC. As a child his parents took him to the drive-in to watch Jaws. Not only was he scarred mentally from entering the water for the next decade, he was also bitten by the movie bug. Upon leaving high school he was lucky enough to step into the film...
27. Martin Jarvis
Actor | Wreck-It Ralph
Martin Jarvis OBE is one of Britain's most versatile leading actors. His distinguished career continues to encompass just about every aspect of the entertainment industry: film, television, theatre, radio and audio recording. He is also the author of two bestselling books: a hilarious autobiography...
30. Timothy Adams
Actor | Grand Theft Auto IV
A graduate of Jersey City State University with a B.S. in computer science, Adams was a partner in a trucking company when he decided to pursue a career in entertainment. He signed with the Boss Modeling Agency and had his first major break as an actor in winning a role on the soap opera Sunset ...
31. Sabine Singh
Actress | All My Children
Sabine Singh, the daughter of an Indian Maharaja father and an Austrian beauty queen mother, was born in New York where, as a young girl, she divided her attentions between dance and theatre. A student at The University of Michigan, Sabine ultimately matriculated to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts ...
32. Tiffany Evans
Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Tiffany Evans was born on August 4, 1992 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and The District (2000). She has been married to Lorenzo Henderson since December 25, 2010. They have two ...
33. Jeff Gordon
Actor | Cars 2
Jeff Gordon was born in 1971 in Vallejo, California, just miles away from the Speedway in Sonoma. He started racing with Go-Carts and Sprint Cars and worked his way up to the NASCAR's Busch Series and then landed a few races in 1992. Gordon's first NASCAR race came when NASCAR Legend Richard Petty ...
35. Will Stewart
Actor | Hardcore Henry
Grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father was a professor at the Harvard Law School. Has lived in New York City; Berkeley, California; Hyde Park, Chicago; Oxford, England. Attended Concord Academy prep school and Harvard College. Older brother of Elizabeth Stewart.
36. Anita Page
Actress | The Broadway Melody
Beautiful Anita Page was one of the most famous and popular leading ladies during the last years of the silent screen and the first years of the talkie era. She was best known for starring in The Broadway Melody (1929), the first sound film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Her leading men...