beloved actors and actresses

This is the ABC order of my favourites. There are some I am rather fond of but let's not discriminate. At first it was a recollection order but I changed this setting.

There are some whose carrier I am really looking forward to (so not that well-known/widely acclaimed/old enough), there are some I loved who died but I'd definitely watch a film if anyone from the list happened to play in it. Obviously, I haven't watched their every films yet. That list is still pending :D
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Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ • first seen: Catch Me If You Can
• favourite acts: Ashley (Junebug), Sister James (Doubt), Rose Lorkowski (Sunshine Cleaning) ” - Dóra Czövek
Emile Hirsch
Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first acting job on TV at the age of 11 in an episode of Kindred: The Embraced...
“ • first seen: The Girl Next Door
• favourite acts: Chris McCandless (Into The Wild), Cleve Jones (Milk), Duncan Mudge (The Mudge Boy) ” - Dóra Czövek
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ • first seen: 10 Things I Hate About You
• favourite acts: Tom (500 Days of Summer), Neil (Mysterious Skin), Arthur (Inception) ” - Dóra Czövek
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia...
“ • first seen: 13 Going on 30
• favourite acts: David (Just Like Heaven), Stan (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Paul (The Kids Are All Right), Chuck Aule (Shutter Island) ” - Dóra Czövek
Ewan McGregor
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
“ • first seen: Big Fish
• favourite acts: Ed Bloom (Big Fish), Dr. Sam Foster (Stay) ” - Dóra Czövek
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ • first "seen": Corpse Bride
• favourite acts: Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow), Sweeney Todd, Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) ” - Dóra Czövek
Ezra Miller
Ezra Matthew Miller was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to Marta (Koch), a modern dancer, and Robert S. Miller, who has worked at Workman Publishing and as former senior VP for Hyperion Books. He has two older sisters. Ezra is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and German-Dutch (mother) ancestry; he has described himself as Jewish and "spiritual"...
“ • first seen: We Need to Talk About Kevin
• blew me away - first I read the book but Ezra was a miraculous manifestation of Kevin, he WAS Kevin - so promising! ” - Dóra Czövek
James McAvoy
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill...
“ • first seen: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
• favourite act: Tom Lefroy (Becoming Jane) ” - Dóra Czövek
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ • first seen: Ace Ventura
• favourite acts: Truman (The Truman Show), Joel Barish (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) ” - Dóra Czövek
Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
“ • first seen: Jumanji
• favourite acts: John Keating (Dead Poets Society), Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting) ” - Dóra Czövek
Audrey Tautou
Actress, Amélie
Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth 'Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier...
“ • first seen: Amélie
• favourite acts: Irène (Le battement d'ailes du papillon), Amélie, Irène (Hors de Prix) ” - Dóra Czövek
Carey Mulligan
Actress, Drive
Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Welsh, originally from Llandeilo. Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley...
“ • first seen: Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Sittaford Mystery
• favourite acts: Jenny (An Education), Kathy (Never Let Me Go), Rose (The Greatest)
• ALWAYS so honest and devoted to her characters - this is why I got to love her ” - Dóra Czövek
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business...
“ • first seen: Roman Holiday
• favourite acts: Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany's) ” - Dóra Czövek
Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony...
“ • first seen: Juno
• favourite acts: Juno, Sylvia Likens (An American Crime), Hayley Stark (Hard Candy) ” - Dóra Czövek
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ • first seen: Red Dragon
• favourite acts: Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs), Ted Crawford (Fracture) ” - Dóra Czövek
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ • first "seen": Corpse Bride
• favourite acts: the Witch (Big Fish), Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter series), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) ” - Dóra Czövek
David Suchet
Best known in the United Kingdom and abroad as Agatha Christie's suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in scores of late 1980s and '90s mini-movies, London-born actor David Suchet's early interest in the theater led to his membership with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in the 1960s following graduation from high school...
“ • first seen and favourite act as Agatha Christie's Poirot ” - Dóra Czövek
Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
“ • first seen: The Princess Diaries
• favourite acts: Jane Austen (Becoming Jane), Lureen Newsome (Brokeback Mountain), Maggie Murdock (Love and Other Drugs) ” - Dóra Czövek
Ben Whishaw
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (father) and English (mother) descent...
“ • first seen: Brideshead Revisited
• loved him in Bright Star! perfect Keats. also, in Perfume... but I cannot decide on my favourite act, he is just equally amazing in his roles ” - Dóra Czövek
Matthew Goode
Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), Stoker (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Goode also starred...
“ • first seen: Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder is Announced
• favourite acts: Charles Ryder (Brideshead Revisited), Declan (Leap Year) ” - Dóra Czövek
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ • favourite act: Sherlock
• love his way of acting, gestures and frowns! ” - Dóra Czövek
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ • first seen: Death Becomes Her
• favourite acts: Clarissa Vaughan (The Hours), Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada), Sister Aloysious Beauvier (Doubt), Donna (Mamma Mia!), Julia Child (Julie & Julia) ” - Dóra Czövek
Ralph Fiennes
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes...
“ • first seen: Red Dragon
• favourite acts: Voldemort (Harry Potter series), Michael Berg (The Reader) ” - Dóra Czövek
Zooey Deschanel
Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks. Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch...
“ • first seen: Bridge To Terabithia
• favourite acts: Summer (500 Days of Summer), Trillian (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) ” - Dóra Czövek
Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
“ • first seen: Atonement
• favourite act: Susie Salmon (The Lovely Bones) ” - Dóra Czövek
Stanley Tucci
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase...
“ • first seen: The Devil Wears Prada
• favourite acts: George Harvey (The Lovely Bones) ” - Dóra Czövek
Josh Hutcherson
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old...
“ • first seen: Bridge To Terabithia
• favourite acts: Walter (Zathura: A Space Adventure), Jess Aarons (Bridge To Terabithia), Peeta (The Hunger Games) ” - Dóra Czövek
Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener is an American actress, Oscar-nominated for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich and Capote. Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Keener got her start as a casting director in New York City...
“ • first seen: Into The Wild
• favourite acts: Gertrude Baniszewski (An American Crime), Lynn (Trust) ” - Dóra Czövek
Kate Winslet
Actress, Titanic
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ • first seen: Titanic
• favourite acts: Clementine Kruczynski (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Hanna Schmitz (The Reader) ” - Dóra Czövek
Jean Reno
Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. His first two marriages both ended in divorce...
“ • first seen: Les visiteurs
• favourite acts: Léon, Enzo Molinari (The Big Blue) ” - Dóra Czövek
Keira Knightley
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
“ • first seen: Doctor Zhivago
• favourite acts: Georgiana (The Duchess), Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) ” - Dóra Czövek
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ • first seen: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
• favourite acts: Sid Vicious (Sid and Nancy), Norman Stensfield (Léon), Sirius Black (Harry Potter series) ” - Dóra Czövek
Reese Witherspoon
Actress, Walk the Line
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
“ • first seen: Legally Blonde
• favourite acts: June Carter (Walk The Line), Elizabeth (Just Like Heaven) ” - Dóra Czövek
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ • first seen: Titanic
• favourite acts: Cobb (Inception), Frank Abignail Jr. (Catch Me If You Can), Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) ” - Dóra Czövek
Mia Wasikowska
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year...
“ • first seen: Alice in Wonderland
• favourite act: Jane Eyre ” - Dóra Czövek
Michelle Williams
A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was first known as bad girl Jen Lindley in the television series Dawson's Creek...
“ • first seen: But I'm a Cheerleader
• favourite acts: Alma (Brokeback Mountain), S (Deception) ” - Dóra Czövek
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an interant cook. His father had English and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ • first seen: Castaway
• favourite acts: Forrest Gump, Carl Hanrattay (Catch Me If You Can), Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons) ” - Dóra Czövek
Christopher Walken
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
“ • first seen: Mousehunt
• favourite acts: Morty (Click), Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can) ” - Dóra Czövek
“ • first seen: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
• favourite acts: Ariadne Oliver (Poirot series), Letitia Blacklock (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder is Announced) ” - Dóra Czövek
Maggie Smith
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross...
“ • first seen: The Secret Garden
• favourite acts: Professor Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter series), Grace Hawkins (Keeping Mum) ” - Dóra Czövek
Kathy Bates
Actress, Titanic
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish...
“ • first seen: Titanic
• favourite acts: Annie Wilkes (Misery), Evelyn Couch (Fried Green Tomatoes), Miss Agatha Hannigan (Annie) ” - Dóra Czövek
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ • first seen: See No Evil, Hear No Evil
• great in /American Beauty ” - Dóra Czövek
Richard Pryor
Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as a key influence on their careers...
“ • first seen: See No Evil, Hear No Evil
• favourite acts: with Gene Wilder ” - Dóra Czövek
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing...
“ • first seen: See No Evil, Hear No Evil
• favourite acts: with Richard Pryor ” - Dóra Czövek
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English, and Swiss-German...
“ • first seen: The Day after Tomorrow
• he has a certain reasonable attitude towards acting and always pleasant :) never lets me down, a lovely fellow! ” - Dóra Czövek
Lauren Graham
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist. Her father was from New York and her mother was from the American South, and Lauren has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. She grew up in Northern Virginia, USA (Fairfax, Arlington, and Great Falls...
“ • first seen and favourite act: Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls ” - Dóra Czövek
Amanda Seyfried
Actress, Mamma Mia!
Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann (Sander), an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking singing lessons...
“ • first seen: Mean Girls
• favourite acts: Chloe, Sophie (Mamma Mia!), Needy Lesnicky (Jennifer's Body) ” - Dóra Czövek
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson...
“ • first seen: Home Alone 3.
• favourite acts: Grace MacLean (The Horse Whisperer), Griet (Girl With a Pearl Earring), Mary Boleyn (The Other Boleyn Girl) ” - Dóra Czövek
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ • first seen: What a Girl Wants
• favourite acts: Johannes Vermeer (Girl With a Pearl Earring), Geoffrey Thwaites (St. Trinian's), King George VI (The King's Speech)
• shockingly astonishing in Dorian Gray!!! finally, not playing the good naive guy. ” - Dóra Czövek
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens...
“ • first seen: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
• favourite acts: Mathilda (Léon), Evey (V for Vendetta), Nina Seyers (Black Swan) ” - Dóra Czövek
Helen Hunt
Actress, Mad About You
Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.
“ • first seen: The Frog Prince
• favourite acts: Mrs. Erlynne (A Good Woman), Dr. Jo Harding (Twister) ” - Dóra Czövek
Sam Neill
Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria...
“ • first seen: Jurrasic Park
• favourite act: Eric Benerall (The Triangle) ” - Dóra Czövek
Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club...
“ • first seen: Big Daddy
• favourite act: Henry Roth (50 First Dates), Michael Newman (Click)
• must tell: he is my funny guy, no matter how others hate him.. or love him :D ” - Dóra Czövek
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
“ • first seen: Panic Room
• favourite acts: Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs), Kyle Pratt (Flightplan) ” - Dóra Czövek
Julie Walters
Actress, Brave
For decades, Brit actress and comedienne Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and TV. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually captured the hearts of international audiences...
“ • first seen: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
• favourite acts: Molly Weasley (Harry Potter series), Mrs. Austen (Becoming Jane), Rosie (Mamma Mia!) ” - Dóra Czövek
Johnny Simmons
Jonathan James Simmons was born November 28, 1986 in Montgomery, Alabama, to Cindy and Ben Simmons. He was raised in Dallas, Texas. His first film in Los Angeles was entitled "My Ambition". When casting notices went out, there was a misprint stating that the production was looking for a lead female to play Julie Walters...
“ • first seen: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
• favourite act: Young Neil (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Ryan (The Greatest) ” - Dóra Czövek
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
“ • first seen: Die Hard
• favourite acts: Severus Snape (Harry Potter series), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd) ” - Dóra Czövek
Felicity Huffman
Felicity toiled away for 20 years in ill fated television shows, Broadway plays and independent films in the shadow of her successful husband, actor William H Macy, then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives and the film Transamerica resulting in a Golden Globe nomination for both.
“ • first seen: Desperate Housewives
• favourite act: Bree (Transamerica) ” - Dóra Czövek
“ • first seen: The Girl Next Door
• favourite acts: Dwayne (Little Miss Sunshine), Paul Sunday/Eli Sunday (There Will Be Blood) ” - Dóra Czövek
Michael Cera
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 Public School...
“ • first seen: Juno
• favourite acts: Scott Pilgrim (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Paulie Bleeker (Juno) ” - Dóra Czövek
Isabelle Fuhrman
Actress, Orphan
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
“ • first seen and favourite act: Orphan ” - Dóra Czövek
AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry. Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old...
“ • first seen and favourite act: Bridge To Terabithia ” - Dóra Czövek
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Actor, Kick-Ass
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor. He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas. Aaron is of English-Russian Jewish background...
“ • first seen: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snoggings
• a promising actor! in the Chatroom, unique. Nowhere Boy :) ” - Dóra Czövek
Alexis Bledel
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry includes Danish, German, English, Scottish, Irish, and French...
“ • first seen and favourite act: Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls ” - Dóra Czövek
Robert Pattinson
Actor, Twilight
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and plays both the guitar and piano. When Robert was fifteen, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company...
“ • first seen: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
• I like him, of course, not because of Twilight - or at least not because of the story of Twilight (and certainly not because of his "charm" I fail to recognize) - convinced me in Little Ashes which I liked a lot and also in Bel Ami ” - Dóra Czövek
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ • first seen: possibly in Milk but I'm not that sure ” - Dóra Czövek
Jeremy Irons
Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year...
“ • first seen: possibly in The Man in the Iron Mask
• favourite acts: Humbert Humbert (Lolita), Rodrigo Borgia (The Borgias)
• but I just love his humble acting; it can be seen that he is devoted to acting in a deep way. ” - Dóra Czövek
“ • first seen: J'ai tué ma mère
• favourite act: Cesare Borgia (The Borgias)
• I am truly convinced by his skills, having a certain charm, strong voice and a unique character, depicting (the two roles I am familiar with) with originality. Hope to see him in many other films later on. ” - Dóra Czövek
Woody Harrelson
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater...
“ • first seen: No Country for Old Men
• favourite act: I just don't know yet
• it was his natural talent what caught me at first when I met him for the second time, after a romantic comedy in which he was marvellous too (Friends with Benefits)! ” - Dóra Czövek