Born on August 4th....

by Laurenceclydesdale | created - 04 Feb 2012 | updated - 04 Feb 2012 | Public

1. Barack Obama

Self | Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

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...

2. Billy Bob Thornton

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 ...

3. Louis Armstrong

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 ...

6. Frank Vincent

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...

7. Daniel Dae Kim

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 ...

8. Carly Foulkes

Actress | Halfway Somewhere Else

Carly Foulkes was born on August 4, 1988 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Halfway Somewhere Else (2013), Ugh! (2017) and Momentary (2012).

9. Abigail Spencer

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...

10. Meghan Markle

Actress | Remember Me

Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rachel Meghan Markle. She is an actress, known for Remember Me (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011) and A Lot Like Love (2005). She was previously married to Trevor Engelson.

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

Actor | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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 ...

15. Michael DeLuise

Actor | Encino Man

Michael DeLuise was born on August 4, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael Robert Deluise. He is an actor and director, known for Encino Man (1992), Wayne's World (1992) and SeaQuest 2032 (1993).

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.

22. Jared Ward

Actor | Bosch

Jared Ward was born on August 4, 1977 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Bosch (2014), Homeland (2011) and The Fosters (2013).

23. Chet Hanks

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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).

24. Kristin Richardson

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...

28. Paul Mooney

Brewster's Millions

Paul Mooney was born on August 4, 1941 in Louisiana, USA as Paul Gladney. He is a writer and actor, known for Brewster's Millions (1985), The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and Sanford and Son (1972).

29. Daniella Van Graas

Actress | Maid in Manhattan

Daniella Van Graas was born on August 4, 1975 in Tuitjenhorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Maid in Manhattan (2002), Perfect Stranger (2007) and Something's Gotta Give (2003).

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 ...

34. Marcus Schenkenberg

Actor | Dinner Rush

Marcus Schenkenberg was born on August 4, 1968 in Solna, Stockholms län, Sweden as Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop. He is an actor, known for Dinner Rush (2000), Prince Valiant (1997) and Meatballs and Macaroni (1988).

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...