Top 50 Actors

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Jason Segel
Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades...
“ Some of my faves: How I Met Your Mother, Freaks and Geeks, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, The Muppets, Knocked Up, Undeclared, The Five Year Engagement ” - lizmarie1124
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...
“ Some of my faves: 50/50, 500 Days of Summer, Inception, Dark Knight Rises, Looper ” - lizmarie1124
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef)...
“ Some of my faves: X-Men: First Class, Inglorious Basterds, Shame ” - lizmarie1124
Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
“ Some of my faves: The Notebook, Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, The Ides of March, Murder by Numbers ” - lizmarie1124
Viggo Mortensen
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
“ Some of my faves: A Walk on the Moon, History of Violence, A Perfect Murder, The Lord of the Rings, GI Jane, 28 Days ” - lizmarie1124
Don Cheadle
Actor, Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver...
“ Some of my faves: Traffic, Crash, Volcano, Out of Sight, After the Sunset, Ocean's 11-13, Iron Man 2, Hotel Rwanda, Boogie Nights, Reign Over Me, ” - lizmarie1124
Daniel Day-Lewis
Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012), making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ Some of my faves: Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood, In the Name of the Father, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Last of the Mohicans, The Crucible, Nine ” - lizmarie1124
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...
“ Some of my faves: The Professional, Harry Potters..., Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, True Romance, Lost in Space, Air Force One, The Fifth Element, Dark Knight Rises ” - lizmarie1124
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Some of my faves: Mystic River, Milk, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, She's So Lovely, I am Sam, U-Turn, Dead Man Walking ” - lizmarie1124
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...
“ Some of my faves: X-Men First Class, Penelope, The Last King of Scotland, Becoming Jane, Wanted, Atonement ” - lizmarie1124
Romany Malco
Actor, Weeds
The first American-born member of his West Indian family, Brooklyn-bred Romany Malco began his career at the age of seven, when he picked up a microphone and started rapping. As a teen he moved to Texas and formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal to Virgin Records...
“ Some of my faves: Weeds, The 40 Old Virgin, Baby Mama, Blades of Glory ” - lizmarie1124
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years...
“ Some of my faves: How I Met Your Mother, Harold and Kumar... ” - lizmarie1124
Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant...
“ Some of my faves: Daddy's Little Girls, This Christmas, The Office ” - lizmarie1124
Will Ferrell
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ Some of my faves: Old School, Elf, Zoolander, Superstar, Blades of Glory, Anchorman, Wedding Crashers, Stepbrothers, SemiPro, The Other Guys, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Melinda and Melinda, Starsky and Hutch ” - lizmarie1124
Cole Hauser
Cole Hauser was born in Laurel Springs, California. He is the son of Cass Warner, who founded a film production company (Warner Sisters), and Wings Hauser, an actor. His grandfathers were screenwriters Dwight Hauser and Milton Sperling, and his maternal great-grandfather was film mogul Harry M. Warner...
“ Some of my faves: Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting, White Oleander, Paparazzi, The Break Up, Higher Learning, School Ties ” - lizmarie1124
Jason Lee
With a flourishing career that includes an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in writer-director Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy and memorable roles in multiple features for such directors as Smith, Cameron Crowe and Lawrence Kasdan, Jason Lee has solidly established himself among critics, directors and peers...
“ Some of my faves: Almost Famous, Heartbreakers, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Vanilla Sky, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Enemy of the State ” - lizmarie1124
William Hurt
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence...
“ Some of my faves: The Big Chill, Michael, The Incredible Hulk, Jane Eyre, Into the Wild, One True Thing, Lost in Space, ” - lizmarie1124
Jon Hamm
Actor, Mad Men
“ Some of my faves: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bridesmaids, The Town ” - lizmarie1124
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
“ Some of my faves: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love ” - lizmarie1124
Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Born on February 19...
“ Some of my faves: The Usual Suspects, Excess Baggage, Traffic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Savages ” - lizmarie1124
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...
“ Some of my faves: Stealing Beauty, The Lion King, The Man in the Iron Mask, Die Hard with a Vengeance ” - lizmarie1124
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ Some of my faves: Schindler's List, Taken, Leap of Faith, The A-Team, Star Wars: Episode I, Batman Begins, Love Actually, Gangs of New York ” - lizmarie1124
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...
“ Some of my faves: Chocolat, Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, CryBaby, Alice in Wonderland, Blow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny & Joon, ” - lizmarie1124
John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise...
“ Some of my faves: Dangerous Liaisons, Con Air, In the Line of Fire, Red, The Man In the Iron Mask, Being John Malkovich, Rounders, Empire of the Sun ” - lizmarie1124
Woody Harrelson
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winner Woody 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. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers...
“ Some of my faves: Zombieland, Natural Born Killers, White Men Can't Jump, Indecent Proposal, Kingpin, Game Change, Money Train, Edtv, After the Sunset, No Country for Old Men, The Hunger Games ” - lizmarie1124
Sam Rockwell
Actor, Moon
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco...
“ The Way Way Back, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Charlie's Angels, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Everybody's Fine, Iron Man 2, Seven Psychopaths ” - lizmarie1124
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...
“ Some of my faves: Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, Harry Potters..., Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Dogma, Love Actually, Alice in Wonderland ” - lizmarie1124
Miles Teller
Actor, Whiplash
Miles Alexander Teller is an American actor and musician. For his performance in the film The Spectacular Now, he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has appeared in the films Rabbit Hole, Footloose, Project X, That Awkward Moment, Divergent, Two Night Stand, Whiplash.
Michael B. Jordan
Actor, Creed
Michael B. Jordan, middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey by Donna (Davis), and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name Bakari means "noble promise" in Swahili. Jordan has starred in three of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the past decade...
Paul Rudd
Actor, Ant-Man
Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the U.K. He has one sister, Julie, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at TWA. His family eventually settled in Overland Park...
“ Some of my faves: Anchorman, Role Models, Clueless, 200 Cigarettes, Romeo + Juliet, Wet Hot American Summer, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Friends, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, Our Idiot Brother ” - lizmarie1124
Vince Vaughn
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
“ Some of my faves: Return to Paradise, Swingers, Wedding Crashers, Old School, The Break Up, Into the Wild, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Clay Pigeons, Starsky and Hutch, The Lost World ” - lizmarie1124
Casey Affleck
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. Affleck will next be seen starring opposite Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea. The film tells the story of an uncle (Affleck) who is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies...
“ Some of my faves: Gone Baby Gone, 200 Cigarettes, Good Will Hunting, Tower Heist, Ocean's 11-13 ” - lizmarie1124
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ Some of my faves: American History X, Primal Fear, Fight Club, Moonrise Kingdom, The Incredible Hulk, Red Dragon, Keeping the Faith, Everyone Says I Love You, Rounders, The Score, The Bourne Legacy ” - lizmarie1124
Adam Scott
Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated from Harbor High School and he is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles...
“ Some of my faves: Party Down, Friends with Kids, Stepbrothers, Parks and Recreation, Our Idiot Brother ” - lizmarie1124
Edward Burns
Edward Fitzgerald Burns was born January 29, 1968 in Woodside, Queens, New York. He is the second of three children of Molly (McKenna), who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at Kennedy Airport, and Edward J. Burns, a police sergeant and active spokesperson for the New York Police Dept. He was raised Catholic...
“ Some of my faves: 15 Minutes, She's the One, 27 Dresses, Sidewalks of New York, Friends with Kids ” - lizmarie1124
Adam Driver
Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes English...
Adrien Brody
Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
“ Some of my faves: The Darjeeling Limited, Midnight in Paris, King Kong ” - lizmarie1124
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ Some of my faves: The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, The Town, The Bourne Legacy ” - lizmarie1124
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
“ Some of my faves: The Hangover, Kitchen Confidential, The A-Team, Wedding Crashers, Wet Hot American Summer, Yes Man, He's Just Not That Into You, ” - lizmarie1124
Ben Affleck
Producer, Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ The Town, 200 Cigarettes, Armageddon, Good Will Hunting, He's Just Not That Into You, Jersey Girl, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Shakespeare in Love, Dazed and Confused, School Ties, Gone Girl ” - lizmarie1124
“ Some of my faves: Shopgirl, Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited, Marie Antoinette ” - lizmarie1124
Luke Wilson
Actor, Old School
Handsome Texan Luke Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. The son of Laura (Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive, he was raised with two brothers, Owen Wilson (the middle one) and Andrew Wilson (the eldest one)...
“ Some of my faves: Old School, Legally Blonde, Royal Tenenbaums, Charlie's Angels, Home Fries, The Family Stone, Blades of Glory, ” - lizmarie1124
Chris Pratt
Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, Ché in The O.C., and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation, and notable film roles in Moneyball, The Five-Year Engagement, Zero Dark Thirty, Delivery Man...
“ Some of my faves: Parks and Recreation, Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, The Five Year Engagement, Wanted, Bride Wars ” - lizmarie1124
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Some of my faves: Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, Armageddon, Red, The Whole Nine Yards, Look Who's Talking, 12 Monkeys, Pulp Fiction, Blind Date, Striking Distance, The Fifth Element, Nobody's Fool, The Jackal, The Sixth Sense, Bandits, Lucky Number Slevin, Moonrise Kingdom ” - lizmarie1124
David Boreanaz
Actor, Bones
David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Patti, a travel agent, and weatherman Dave Roberts (Boreanaz). His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of half Slovak ancestry. At the age of seven he decide to be an actor, which eventually led him to study cinema and photography at Ithaca College in New York...
“ Some of my faves: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones ” - lizmarie1124
“ Some of my faves: Veronica Mars, Role Models, Party Down, Dawson's Creek, Wanderlust ” - lizmarie1124
Jason Sudeikis
Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia, to Kathryn (Wendt), a former travel agent at Brennco and president of the American Society of Travel Agents, and Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, a vice president of business development. He is of Lithuanian and Irish descent on his father's side...
“ Some of my faves: Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Horrible Bosses, Hall Pass, What Happens in Vegas, Going the Distance ” - lizmarie1124
Owen Wilson
Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest)...
“ Some of my faves: The Royal Tenebaums, Armageddon, Midnight in Paris, Marley & Me, Wedding Crashers, Darling Limited, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Starsky and Hutch, Hall Pass ” - lizmarie1124
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Some of my faves: Up in the Air, Ocean's Eleven, Out of Sight, One Fine Day, O Brother Where Art Thou, Burn After Reading, Ocean's Twelve, Michael Clayton, The Ides of March, The Descendants ” - lizmarie1124