Celebrities born in 1988

by tbell1826 | created - 21 Sep 2011 | updated - 21 Sep 2011 | Public

1. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

2. Adele

Soundtrack | Skyfall

Adele was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She has been married to Simon Konecki since 2017. They have one child.

3. Michael Cera

Actor | Superbad

Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga...

4. Kevin McHale

Actor | Glee

Kevin McHale was born on June 14, 1988 in Plano, Texas, USA as Kevin Michael McHale. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), True Blood (2008) and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011).

5. Julianne Hough

Actress | Rock of Ages

A true triple-threat, Emmy Award-winner Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in the worlds of film, television and music. She became a household name virtually overnight as a two-time professional champion on ABC's top-rated "Dancing With the Stars," before making a...

6. Nikki Reed

Actress | Thirteen

Actress and screenwriter Nicole Houston Reed was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a hairdresser and beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer. She has two brothers. Her ancestry includes Ashkenazi Jewish, German, British Isles, and one eighth Italian. Reed's ...

7. Brenda Song

Actress | The Social Network

Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She ...

8. Hayley Williams

Soundtrack | Twilight

Hayley Williams was born on December 27, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Hayley Nichole Williams. She later moved to Franklin, Tennessee, USA. At the age of 15, she joined / created the band Paramore, and has toured with them ever since. As of February 2016, her other band mates are Taylor ...

9. Chelsea Kane

Actress | Baby Daddy

Musician and actress Chelsea Kane grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was a member of the Valley Youth Theater.

She made a couple of movie appearances before landing a starring role as both actress and musical performer in Bratz (2007), the movie inspired by the popular toys. Since then she has ...

10. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens...

11. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of ...

12. Katrina Bowden

Actress | Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Katrina Bowden (born September 19, 1988) was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She attended the now-defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, New Jersey, for her grammar and middle school education. She later attended Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, New Jersey.

In 2006, Bowden ...

13. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...

14. Mae Whitman

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mae was born in Los Angeles, California to Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeffrey Whitman, a personal manager and set construction coordinator. She began her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial. Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school in Los Angeles. She ...

15. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

16. Jesse Plemons

Actor | Battleship

Jesse Plemons was born on April 2, 1988 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Jesse Lon Plemons. He is an actor, known for Battleship (2012), Black Mass (2015) and The Master (2012).

17. Tania Raymonde

Actress | Lost

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tania Raymonde began her career on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), and is known for her portrayal of Alex Rousseau in the J.J. Abrams series Lost. She played the title role of notorious murderer Jodi Arias in the Lifetime original feature Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret...

18. Andrew Lawrence

Actor | Bean

Son of Donna and Joe Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, affectionately called Andy, was born in Philadelphia, PA on the 12th of January, 1988. Starting show biz at age three, Andy Lawrence fits right into the family of stars that he was born into. Andy is loved by people everywhere for his charming smile, ...

19. Jessie J

Soundtrack | Ice Age: Collision Course

Jessie J was born on March 27, 1988 in Chadwell Heath, Essex, England as Jessica Ellen Cornish.

20. Brooke Hogan

Actress | Sand Sharks

Brooke Hogan was born on May 5, 1988 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Brooke Ellen Bollea. She is an actress and producer, known for Sand Sharks (2012), School of the Dead and GLOW (2017).

21. Lacey Schwimmer

Actress | Christina Aguilera: Candyman

Lacey Schwimmer was born on June 28, 1988 as Lacey-Mae Schwimmer. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Christina Aguilera: Candyman (2007), Frankie Moreno in Concert (2015) and Dancing with the Stars: All Access (2014).

22. Colton Haynes

Actor | San Andreas

American actor and model Colton Lee Haynes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He began modeling at age 15 and his first success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. He also modeled for J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, and Ralph Lauren. He is best ...

23. Rumer Willis

Actress | Wild Cherry

Rumer Glenn Willis was born August 16th, 1988, in Paducah, Kentucky, to actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. She was named after the British novelist Rumer Godden. She made her debut at the age of 5 in the movie Now and Then (1995) but was credited as Willa Glen. Her mother hired cameramen to video ...

24. Alexa PenaVega

Actress | Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega née Vega; born August 27, 1988 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family ...

25. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's ...

26. Sasha Grey

Actress | Throat: A Cautionary Tale

Sasha Grey first made her name as one of the most notorious adult film stars in recent history; but with a no regrets attitude, she moved on from her former career, in 2009 at age 21. She has gone on to star in HBO's Entourage, published NEÜ SEX a book of photographs, and she DJ's internationally. ...

27. Sara Paxton

Actress | The Innkeepers

Sara Paxton was born in Woodland Hills, California. At a young age she began acting in television commercials.

She was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar (1997). Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings from Tucson (2002)....

28. Francia Raisa

Actress | Grown-ish

Francia Raisa is a Gracie Award and La Femme Film Festival Rising Star Award recipient and a 2012 Teen Choice, IMAGEN and an ALMA award nominee for her portrayal of Adrian Lee on ABC Family's critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) and she continues to prove ...

29. Evan Ross

Actor | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Evan Ross was born on August 26, 1988 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Evan Olav Næss. He is an actor, known for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and According to Greta (2009). He has been married to Ashlee Simpson since August 30, 2014. ...

30. Kevin Durant

Actor | Thunderstruck

Kevin Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Kevin Wayne Durant. He is an actor and producer, known for Thunderstruck (2012), Swagger and Back for the Future (2011).

31. B.o.B.

Soundtrack | Chronicle

B.o.B. was born on November 15, 1988 in North Carolina, USA as Bobby Ray Simmons Jr.

32. Mike Posner

Soundtrack | Just Go with It

Mike Posner was born on February 12, 1988 in Southfield, Michigan, USA.

33. Nikki Blonsky

Actress | Hairspray

Nikki Blonsky was born on November 9, 1988 in Great Neck, New York, USA as Nicole Margaret Blonsky. She is an actress, known for Hairspray (2007), Geography Club (2013) and This Is 40 (2012).

34. Jessica Lowndes

Actress | A Mother's Nightmare

Jessica Lowndes was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1988. She studied at the Pacific Academy in Surrey. Jessica is an actress and an aspiring Singer. She has written 4 known songs: "Never Lonely", "Break", "Fly Away" and "Goodbye". This last one was heard in an episode of the series ...

35. Emily Browning

Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and ...

36. Scarlett Pomers

Actress | Reba

Pomers starred as Reba McEntire's youngest daughter Kyra, on the WB Network's comedy hit Reba (2001). Her previous acting roles included three years as Naomi Wildman, on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and the recurring role of Abigail Leski on CBS' critically-acclaimed show, That's Life (2000). She ...

37. Tinie Tempah

Soundtrack | Arthur

Tinie Tempah was born on November 7, 1988 in Plumstead, London, England as Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr.

38. Reid Ewing

Actor | Fright Night

Reid Ewing is an actor, known for Fright Night (2011), 10 Rules for Sleeping Around (2013) and Crush (2013).

39. Max Thieriot

Actor | The Pacifier

Max Thieriot was born in 1988 in Los Altos Hills, California, and has two siblings. He was raised in Occidental, CA, and graduated from Sonoma Country Day School in 2002 and El Molino High School in 2006. He started acting when he took an improvisation class and modeled for GAP. He was also in two ...

40. Teddy Geiger

Actor | The Rocker

Teddy's career in the entertainment industry started when he entered into the VH1 2004 TV Contest 'In Search of the Partridge Family' where he caught the eye of influential industry execs and was signed to Columbia Records.

He subsequently catapulted to stardom with the international hit, "For You I...

41. Mikalah Gordon

Actress | The Unit

Talented and feisty singer/actress/host and TV personality Mikalah Gordon is taking the entertainment scene by storm. Best known as the youngest contestant ever to make it to the top 11 on "American Idol" at 16 years old, Mikalah endeared herself to Idol fanatics and music moguls alike. During her ...

42. Nicholas Braun

Actor | How to Be Single

Nicholas was born in Bethpage, New York. His parents are actor Craig Braun and Elizabeth Lyle. He made his debut in Disney productions such as Sky High (2005) and Princess Protection Program (2009). He also had a recurring role as Cameron in ABC Family's 2009-2010 series 10 Things I Hate About You ...

43. Louie Vito

Actor | Point Break

Louie Vito is an actor, known for Point Break (2015), Judge Sapp (2012) and The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros (2017).

44. Maiara Walsh

Actress | The Last Ship

Maiara Walsh was born on February 18, 1988 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Last Ship (2014), Zombieland (2013) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

45. Ryan Pinkston

Actor | Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Ryan Pinkston was born on February 8, 1988 in Silver Spring, Maryland to parents Linda and Mark. He studied karate from age 4 and by 9 had earned his second degree in Wushu and first degree in Tae Kwon Do. He holds World Titles in the United States, France, Canada, and Central America, including ...

46. Molly Burnett

Actress | Queen of the South

Molly Burnett was born on April 23, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Queen of the South (2016), CSI: Cyber (2015) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

47. Nathan Parsons

Actor | True Blood

Nathan Parsons was born on June 16, 1988 in Adelaide, Australia as Nathan D. Parsons. He is an actor, known for True Blood (2008), The Originals (2013) and Bunheads (2012).

48. Robbie Amell

Actor | The DUFF

Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize ...

49. Kevin G. Schmidt

Actor | Cheaper by the Dozen

Kevin G. Schmidt is formerly best known as the chubby clarinet-playing son in the blockbuster Cheaper by the Dozen films or as "Noah Newman" on the #1 daytime drama The Young and the Restless. Kevin also co-starred with Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato in the Disney original movie, Princess Protection ...

50. Mackenzie Mauzy

Actress | Into the Woods

Mackenzie Mauzy was born on October 14, 1988 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA as Mackenzie Grace Mauzy. She is an actress, known for Into the Woods (2014), Forever (2014) and Manson's Lost Girls (2016). She was previously married to John Arthur Greene.

51. Mark Rendall

Actor | 30 Days of Night

Mark Rendall was born in 1988 in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 10 landed the role of "Spider" in Cameron Macintosh's Touring Musical Production of Oliver, as well as understudy for the character "Oliver".

Since his theatrical debut, he has gone on to perform in a long list of lead and supporting ...

52. Jared Kusnitz

Actor | Underemployed

Jared Kusnitz was born on November 8, 1988 in the USA. He is known for his work on Underemployed (2012), Dance of the Dead (2008) and Prom (2011).

53. Jamie Campbell Bower

Actor | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Jamie Campbell Bower was born in London, England, to Anne Elizabeth (Roseberry), a music manager, and David Bower, who works for Gibson Guitar Co. His 4 times maternal great-grandfather was Sir John Campbell, the 7th Baronet of Ardnamurchan and Airds.

Jamie is also the lead singer in a band called "...

54. Anna Popplewell

Actress | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Anna Popplewell was born on December 16, 1988 in London, England as Anna Katherine Popplewell. She is an actress, known for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012). She is also known ...

55. Ed Speleers

Actor | Downton Abbey

Ed Speleers was born on April 7, 1988 in Chichester, England as Edward John Speleers. He is an actor and producer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) and Wolf Hall (2015).

56. Paul Iacono

Actor | G.B.F.

A graduate of NYC's Professional Performing Arts High School, Iacono is best known for his portrayal of the title character on MTV's, "The Hard Times of RJ Berger."

Iacono was first featured on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," after she discovered his unique talents for impersonating Frank Sinatra and ...

57. Janel Parrish

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Janel Parrish is an American actress and singer who portrayed Mona Vanderwaal in Pretty Little Liars (2010).

She was born Janel Meilani Parrish on October 30, 1988 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, to parents Joanne (Mew) and Mark Phillip Parrish. Her mother is of Chinese descent and her father is ...

58. Crystal Reed

Actress | Teen Wolf

Crystal Reed was born in Detroit, Michigan and began to study dance at an early age. She attended Dort Elementary School in Roseville, Michigan, Roseville Junior High and Roseville High School, where she was president of the school's drama club was the dance captain. She also took part in a local ...

59. Haley Bennett

Actress | The Magnificent Seven

A natural talent, with a striking presence, Haley Bennett is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood's most dynamic actresses. Bennett will next star in Thank You For Your Service opposite Miles Teller, which is the directorial debut of Academy Award nominated writer Jason Hall (American ...

60. Rob Pinkston

Actor | Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

Rob Pinkston started acting at the age of 13 in Jr. High School. He did several short film projects and fell in love with the business. On his 16th birthday, Rob landed a recurring role on the Nickelodeon TV Show, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004).

Ned's Declassified School Survival ...

61. Cody Longo

Actor | The Catch

Cody A. Longo is an American Film/TV Actor. The early stages of Cody's career began on stage before eventually making the move to Los Angeles, CA to pursue film and television. He studied psychology and film at UCLA. Cody has lead various films and TV shows since the start of his professional ...

62. Derrick Rose

Actor | Disillusioned

Derrick Rose was born on October 4, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Derrick Martell Rose. He is an actor, known for Disillusioned (2011), NBA on ESPN (1982) and NBA.tv: Extended Edition (2014).

63. Carly Patterson

Actress | Make It or Break It

Carly Patterson was born on February 4, 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as Carly Rae Patterson. She is an actress, known for Make It or Break It (2009), Time to Wake Up (2010) and Stick It (2006). She has been married to Mark Caldwell since November 3, 2012. They have one child.

64. Reece Thompson

Actor | Dreamcatcher

Reece Thompson grew up just outside Vancouver, Canada. His mother ran a film society that brought independent movies to town. He expressed an interest in acting at an early age and later attended acting school. It was here that he signed up with an agent and started auditioning. He soon started to ...

65. Lindze Letherman

Actress | Bicentennial Man

Lindze started her acting career at age 6 playing "Dorothy" in her 1st grade class version of "The Wizard of Oz". She went on to professional theater playing "Tiny Tim" in "A Christmas Carol" and "Marta" in "The Sound of Music". In her biggest movie role to date as "Virginia Lofton" in Virginia's ...

66. Holliday Grainger

Actress | Cinderella

Holliday Grainger was born on March 27, 1988 in Didsbury, Manchester, England as Holliday Clark Grainger. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), Bonnie & Clyde (2013) and The Finest Hours (2016).