Kind hearts and coronets. Some of the biggest hearts in show business (and vicinity). They use their fame and resources to make a difference in the world. All-Time. Alphabetically.
P.S. - If you want more, the most amazing list of charitable celebs I've found yet is Look to the Stars with over 3,000 listings.
“ Find A Dream, K.I.S. Foundation ” - peterdi315
Her father (Harry Abdul) is of Sephardic Jewish background from Syria. Her mother is also Jewish and was born in Canada. Her parents have lived in Syria, Brazil, and Canada - and this varied background has contributed to incredibly different stories in the press about her nationality and/or religion...
“ American Humane Association, Clothes Off OUr Back, In Defense of Animals, Kids Wish Network, Leeza's Place, Much Love Animal Rescue, Music Saves Lives, Peace Alliance, The Rescue Train, Unite for Japan ” - peterdi315
“ Alliance For Children's Rights, American Foundation for Equal Rights, Artists for a New South Africa, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Milk+Bookies ” - peterdi315
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles
. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister...
“ American Cancer Society ” - peterdi315
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...
“ Actors Fund of America, Declare Yourself, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Felix Organization, GLSEN, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation ” - peterdi315
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made him an international superstar and gave him his first Grammy nomination...
“ Amnesty International, Bryan Adams Foundation, 46664, The Gorilla Foundation, Greenpeace, Love Our Children USA, Nordoff Robbins, Peace One Day, PETA, Prince's Trust, STOMP Out Bullying, Sunnybrook Foundation, War Child ” - peterdi315
“ Amnesty International ” - peterdi315
Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program, the American Red Cross and has performed seven USO Tours...
“ Animal Rescue Foundation, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Fisher House, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, GRAMMY Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, MusiCares, Musicians on Call, Project Clean Water, Red Cross, Wounded Warrior Project ” - peterdi315
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...
“ Ante Up For Africa, The Art of Elysium, A-T Children's Project, Children Mending Hearts, Declare Yourself, Eastern Congo Initiative, ENOUGH Project, Feeding America, GLAAD, International Medical Corps., Jimmy Fund, Music Rising, National Center for Missing and Exploited children, Not On Our Watch, ONEXONE, Operation Gratitude, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Robin Hood, Sundance Institute, UNHCR, Unite for Japan, Vital Voices ” - peterdi315
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher...
“ The Art of Elysium, ENOUGH Project, Farm Sanctuary, Food Banks For New York City, 4REAL Foundation, The Lunchbox Fund, Millennium Promise, Not On Our Watch, PETA, Stand Up To Cancer ” - peterdi315
Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time...
“ Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Athletes For Hope
Communities In Schools of New Orleans Inc., Education Africa, Hearts of Gold, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Usher's New Look Foundation ” - peterdi315
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother...
“ AIDS Project Los Angeles, Amnesty International, Artists for Peace and Justice, Declare Yourself, Defenders of Wildlife, FFAWN, GRAMMY Foundation, Kerry Women Together, MusiCares, National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Red Cross, Refuge, 1736 Family Crisis Center, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, World Food Programme, World Hunger Relief ” - peterdi315
Clayton Holmes Grissom was born in Raleigh, North Carolina 30 November 1978 to his mother, Faye Aiken Parker and his late father, Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old...
“ Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Griffith Park Recovery Fund, National Kidney Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, STOMP Out Bullying, Toys for Tots, True Colors Fund, UNICEF ” - peterdi315
Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld
, from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
“ Ante Up for America, Children's Tumor Foundation, ENOUGH Project, Feed the Children, Neurofibromatosis, Not On Our Watch, Scleroderma Foundation, United Way ” - peterdi315
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardic Jewish...
“ The Art of Elysium, Children's Defense Fund, Clothes Off Our Back, Declare Yourself, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Feeding America, Habitat For Humanity, International Fund For Animal Welfare, Kids Wish Network, Love Our Children USA, March Of Dimes, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Nature Conservancy, Padres Contra el Cancer, Project HOME, RADD, The Rescue Train, Revlon Run/Walk For Women, The Samburu Project, Soles4Souls, SOS Children's Villages, Stand Up To Cancer, Step Up, Until There's a Cure, US Doctors for Africa, V-Day ” - peterdi315
“ Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, HELP USA, Jenjo Foundation, Mentoring USA, Robert F Kennedy Memorial ” - peterdi315
“ Bony Pony Ranch, Cinema For Peace, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Variety - The Children's Charity ” - peterdi315
“ We Promise Foundation ” - peterdi315
“ All Care Program, Athletes for Hope, BeatBullying, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, HELP USA, Keep Memory Alive, Muhammad Ali Center, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Parkinson Society Maritime Region, Project A.L.S., Special Olympics, UNICEF, Waterig Seeds Organization ” - peterdi315
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
“ Big Brothers Big Sisters, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Red Cross, Special Olympics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Vincent's Foundation, Toys for Tots, Wheels for Humanity ” - peterdi315
Born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in Newton, North Carolina (but moving to Baltimore, Maryland very shortly thereafter), singer/songwriter and sometimes-actress Tori Amos has accumulated one of the most ravenous, cult- like followings known to the entertainment industry. After cutting a 45"RPM record at the age of 18 called "Baltimore" (which...
“ Rape Abuse & Incest Network ” - peterdi315
“ Anthony and Alvina Anderson Charitable Support Foundation, Artists for a New South Africa, FACE Diabetes, Racing for Kids, Sheckler Foundation, Youth Lifeline America ” - peterdi315
Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Irish ancestry. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987...
“ Artists for a New South Africa, Epilepsy Action, Neurofibromatosis Association, Neurofibromatosis Inc., Off The Street Kids, PETA, The Trevor Project, 21st Century Leaders, V-Day, Whatever It Takes ” - peterdi315
Pamela Denise Anderson was born to young newlyweds Barry and Carol Anderson in Ladysmith (Vancouver Island), BC, Canada - They are still together after 48yrs. Madly in love. One younger brother Gerry, born 1971. (Niece Kylie Rose) A modest beginning. An acrobat and gymnast ages 7-12. An athlete throughout school...
“ Aid Still Required, Cool Earth, Feed the Children, Greenpeace, Hauser Bears, Last Chance for Animals, PETA ” - peterdi315
Richard Dean Anderson
The future MacGyver
and Stargate SG-1
star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his two younger brothers, Thomas John and James Stuart...
“ Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Waterkeeper Alliance ” - peterdi315
“ Cheerful Givers, Hands on Nashville, Shelter Network ” - peterdi315
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston
and Nancy Dow
. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she was nine...
“ AmeriCares, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, EB Medical Research Foundation, Feeding America, Friends of El Faro, GLAAD, Habitat for Humanity, Lili Claire Foundation, Luke Neuhedel Foundation, OmniPeace, Project A.L.S., Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, Stand Up To Cancer, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, US Campaign for Burma ” - peterdi315
“ Better World Fund ” - peterdi315
Adam Ant is best known as a singer. He led Adam and the Ants in the early 1980s. Soon after he began a solo career with hits like "Goody Two Shoes" His most recent solo album was 1995's "Wonderful", which spawned the top 40 US single by the same name. His biggest contribution to music was probably his pioneering use of videos in the early 1980s.
“ UNICEF ” - peterdi315
“ Global Futbol Initiative, Hope is a Game-Changer Project, Mama na Dada, Sirens of Soccer, SOS Children's Villages, Village Volunteers ” - peterdi315
Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas
' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne
's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction
. Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden Globe-winning performance...
“ Artists for Human Rights ” - peterdi315
“ Los Angeles Mission, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation, The Thirst Project ” - peterdi315
“ UNICEF ” - peterdi315
“ Athletes For Hope, Augie's Quest, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, LIVESTRONG, Pablove Foundation, Padres Contra el Cancer, Stand Up To Cancer, STILLERSTRONG, Tony Hawk Foundation, US Doctors for Africa ” - peterdi315
Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over the next several years until 1988...
“ After-School All-Stars, Bony Pony Ranch, Camp del Corazon, Collaboration Foundation, Comic Relief, First Chance Scholarship Program, Global Fund for Women, Love Our Children USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Operation Homefront, Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation ” - peterdi315
With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage
“ The Art of Elysium, Eracism Foundation, The Heart Truth, Libby Ross Foundation ” - peterdi315
Rosanna Arquette has acted extensively in film and television, and has come to be acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope. Arquette was born in New York City, New York. Her parents, Lewis Arquette
, an actor, and Brenda Denaut
(née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Richmond Arquette
“ Amazon Watch, The Art of Elysium, Bicycle For A Day, Plastic Pollution Coalition ” - peterdi315
“ Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer ” - peterdi315
“ Make A Film Foundation, Screen Actors Guild Foundation ” - peterdi315
Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough
. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at Alexandra Palace and...
“ Cool Earth, Population Matters, World Land Trust, WWF ” - peterdi315
René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René made an important career decision at the age of six...
“ Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, Heifer International ” - peterdi315
“ Ante Up For Africa, Children, Mending Hearts, Chrysalis, Get Schooled Foundation, March of Dimes, US Campaign for Burma ” - peterdi315
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land in small roles in commercials...
“ Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, Believe in Dreams, Starlight Children's Foundation ” - peterdi315
Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential
“ Artists for Peace and Justice, DNA Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, UNICEF ” - peterdi315
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin
, William Baldwin
and Daniel Baldwin
). Alexander Rae Baldwin III is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Creative Coalition, The Doe Fund, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The Nature Conservancy, New York Cares, PETA, Wounded Warrior Project ” - peterdi315
“ Bony Pony Ranch, Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Padres Contra el Cancer, Racing for Kids ” - peterdi315
“ Action Against Hunger, Bicycle For A Day, Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, The Human Society, Padres Contra el Cancer ” - peterdi315
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, WWF ” - peterdi315
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series. He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain...
“ Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Cinema for Peace, Oceana, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UNICEF, United Nations, Development Programme ” - peterdi315
Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as having been seen as a "goody two-shoes" in her youth who was nominated for the local Harvest Queen...
“ amfAR, LA's BEST, Malaria No More ” - peterdi315
For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right
game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line?
, which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's executive producer since 1987...
“ Animal Defenders International, DJ&T Foundation, Orca Network, Rising Stars Outreach, Save the Chimps, The Humane Society, United Activists for Animal Rights ” - peterdi315
“ Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, PETA, The Humane Society, TigerTime ” - peterdi315
British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa, and is of Jewish heritage, while his father is English. Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's College...
“ Greenpeace, Make-A-Wish Foundation ” - peterdi315
“ Adopt A Pet.com, ASPCA, Declare Yourself, Much Love Animal Rescue, Raising Mulawi, Red Cross, Shop for Charity, The Rescue Train, UNICEF, World Food Programme ” - peterdi315
“ Cancer Research UK, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Save the Children, TRAID ” - peterdi315
Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams
movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a schoolgirl...
“ PETA ” - peterdi315
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development
, as well as his role on Valerie
. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman
, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
“ The Art of Elysium, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Chrysalis, Feeding America, March Of Dimes, Racing for Kids, Soles4Souls ” - peterdi315
Boris Franz Becker was born on November 22, 1967 in Leimen, West Germany, the only son in the family of an architect. His father built the tennis center (Blau-Weiss Tennisklub), where young Becker was usually playing against young Steffi Graf
in training matches. In 1984 he became a professional tennis player...
“ Ante Up For Africa, ENOUGH Project, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Not On Our Watch, PeacePlayers International ” - peterdi315
David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 1998 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, Italy; he also won the MLS Cup playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011 and 2012...
“ CHOC Children's, Comic Relief, FC Harlem, Help for Heroes, Malaria No More, mothers2mothers, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Peace One Day, Prince's Trust, Raising Malawi, Red Cross, Sport Relief, UNICEF, Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust ” - peterdi315
Victoria Beckham was born Victoria Caroline Adams on 17 April 1974 in Harlow, Essex, England, to Jacqueline Doreen (Cannon), an insurance clerk and hairdresser, and Anthony William Adams, an electronics engineer. She does not like being called Vicky. Instead, call her Posh, which stands for the best of everything (an old luxury liner term...
“ Beat Bullying, Cancer Research UK, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Love Our Children USA, Malaria No More, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Prince's Trust, Sport Relief, UNICEF, Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust ” - peterdi315
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe
, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale
“ EB Medical Research Foundation, FilmAid International, Habitat For Humanity, Music for Relief, Rape Foundation ” - peterdi315
“ Amnesty International, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Global Angels, (RED), Save The Music Foundation, Sentebale, Stand Up To Cancer, The Black Eyed Peas Foundation, Virgin Unite ” - peterdi315
“ Aid Still Required, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Earth Communications Office, End Hunger Network, Environmental Media Association, Farm Sanctuary, Heal the Bay, The Humane Society, Midnight Mission, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Plastic Pollution Coalition, 600 Million.org, Solar Electric Light Fund, Solar Neighbors Fund, Surfrider Foundation, TreePeople ” - peterdi315
Harold George Belafonte was born in New York City. He attended George Washington High School, where he was on the track team. In 1944 he left high school and joined the Navy. His wife, Julie Robinson
, was a featured dancer in Katherine Dunham
's dance troupe. Both Harry and Julie were, and still are, extremely active in the civil rights struggle.
“ American Indian Empowerment Fund, AmfAR, HELP USA, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, UNICEF, WhyHunger ” - peterdi315
“ Lili Claire Foundation ” - peterdi315
Catherine was born in London, but moved to California with her Iranian mother at age 2. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a child, she acted in various TV adverts. She went to UCLA to study biology, but dropped out to become a model in Japan. She moved back into acting with a Mexican...
“ Bony Pony Ranch, Communities in Schools, Communities In Schools of New Orleans Inc., EB Medical Research Foundation, H.E.L.P., Warriors in Pink ” - peterdi315
Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). Kristen found her talent in entertainment at an early age...
“ Alzheimer's Association, Artists for Peace and Justice, ASPCA, Declare Yourself, DoSomething.org, Farm Sanctuary, The Human Society, Invisible Children, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, PETA, Red Cross, The Samburu Project, UNICEF ” - peterdi315
Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year...
“ Artists for Peace and Justice, Declare Yourself, Joyful Heart Foundation, Kiva, Save the Children, Somaly Mam Foundation, US Doctors for Africa, We Advance ” - peterdi315
Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there...
“ Actors Fund of America, Clothes Off Our Back, Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation, Operation Smile ” - peterdi315
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe. He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in Astoria...
“ American Cancer Society, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Exploring The Arts, Griffith Park Recovery Fund, MusiCares, Neurofibromatosis Inc., Starkey Hearing Foundation ” - peterdi315
was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with her partner David Schilling...
“ Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Every Monday Matters Foundation, Global Green, Padres Contras el Cancer, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, US Campaign for Burma ” - peterdi315
One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the 60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the 70s both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to take a sizable portion of these contradicting qualities to film and, most particularly, to late 80s TV...
“ American Cancer Society, American Cinematheque, Dogs Deserve Better, Smile Train, Vital Voices ” - peterdi315
One of baseball's greatest catchers of all time, Yogi Berra appeared in a record 14 World Series while calling the games for the New York Yankees. Berra proved invaluable to the Yankees as evidenced by his three Americal League Most Valuable Player awards. Berra was also one of the games best-hitting catchers...
“ Realizing the Dream ” - peterdi315
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry
“ Afganistan Relief Organization, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Callaway Golf Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, Diabetes Aware, DKMS, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Japanese Center, Kids Wish Network, LIVESTRONG, Love Our Children USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Revlon Run/Walk For Women, Shane's Inspiration, Stand Up To Cancer, T.Y.M.E. Minitries ” - peterdi315
Canadian Justin Drew Bieber was born in London, Ontario, the son of Pattie Mallette
and Jeremy Bieber
. Pattie became pregnant when she was 18 years old, and raised him as a single mother. Justin is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. As a child, Bieber showed a strong interest in music...
“ Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, City of Hope, Cure Duchenne, Food Bank For New York City, Give Back Hollywood Foundation, GRAMMY Foundation, It Gets Better, Jumpstart, Musicians on Call, Pencils of Promise, Red Cross, Usher's New Look Foundation ” - peterdi315
Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish, English, and German descent...
“ Afghanistan Relief Organization, Best Friends Animal Society, DNA Foundation, Live Earth, Make The Difference Network, Molly Bloom Recovery Fund, Much Love Animal Rescue, PETA, PlayPumps, Stand Up To Cancer, UNHCR, What A Pair, Wild Animal Sanctuary ” - peterdi315
Jason Matthew Biggs was born on May 12, 1978, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, to Angela (Zocco), a nurse, and Gary Biggs, a shipping company manager. Jason has two sisters, Heather, a tax specialist born in 1971, and Chiara, born in 1980. He was raised Catholic, and is of English and mostly Italian descent...
“ AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Generosity Water, Milk+Bookies, Real Medicine Foundation, US Campaign for Burma ” - peterdi315
Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson
. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out after a year and was encouraged to pursue a career in acting by her father...
“ The Art of Elysium, Artists for Peace and Justice, Cancer Research UK, Candie's Foundation, DoSomething.org, Invisible Children, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Skin Cancer Foundation ” - peterdi315
“ Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Best Buddies International, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The Hollywood Cookbook ” - peterdi315
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
“ INICEF ” - peterdi315
“ Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Red Cross, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital ” - peterdi315
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member...
“ Children in Need, Norene Fraser Foundation, Room to Read, Stand Up To Cancer, UNICEF ” - peterdi315
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...
“ Save the Children ” - peterdi315
After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved. Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there...
“ Prince's Trust ” - peterdi315
Cobin Bleu was born Corbin Bleu Reivers on February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Martha (Callari) and David Reivers
, an actor. His mother is of Italian descent and his father is Jamaican. Corbin began appearing in television commercials at the age two, for products such as Life cereal...
“ Alzheimer's Association, Los Angeles Mission, Make-A-Wish Foundation, ONE Campaign, Starlight Children's Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ” - peterdi315
“ American Diabetes Foundation ” - peterdi315
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
“ EB Medical Research Foundation, Food Bank for New York City, Global Cool, Global Green, Great Osmond Street Hospital, Luke Neuhedal Foundation, Malaria No More, ONE Campaign, Peace First, Prince's Trust, Project HOME, Red Cross, The Lunchbox Fund, UNICEF ” - peterdi315
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of the City of New York. Born in Boston and raised in a middle class home in Medford, Massachusetts, Michael Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University, where he paid his tuition by taking out loans and working as a parking lot attendant...
“ American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts ” - peterdi315
Andrea Bocelli, as born in Lajatico, Italy, in 1958, is one of the greatest singing talents in the world today. He has been blind since age 12, owing to congenital glaucoma and a blow to the head while tending goal during a soccer game. Andrea did not begin his singing career until the late 1980s, when he began performing in piano bars throughout Italy...
“ Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Ketting, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, Stand Up For A Cure ” - peterdi315
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey. Family Sharkey was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the United States Marines. John was already in the Marines when they met...
“ BID 2 BEAT AIDS, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, DKMS, Dream Foundation, Elevate Hope Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Hannah and Friends, HELP USA, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Live Earth, Love Our Children, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Musicians on Call, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., Project Home, Stand Up for a Cure, STOMP Out Bullying, Stop Global Warming, Strike a Chord for Cancer Foundation, Tico Torres Children Foundation, Valerie Fund ” - peterdi315
Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2
since 1976. U2
has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter...
“ Amnesty International, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Chernobyl Children's Project International, DATA, EDUN, Food BAnk For New York City, 46664, Global Fund, Greenpeace, Keep a Child Alive, Live 8, The Lunchbox Fund, Make Poverty History, Mencap, Millennium Promise, Millennium Villages, Mulago Positive Women's Network, MusiCares, Not On Our Watch, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, (RED), Red Cross, Simon Community, UNICEF, War Child, Wildlife Conservation Society, Witness, Zero Hunger ” - peterdi315
Actor, father, motorbike fanatic: Charley Boorman is the epitome of the modern adventurer in pursuit of fresh challenges away from the success of his personal life. Choosing two wheels as his preferred mode of transport, Charley harnessed the challenges of a 'round the World trip with Ewan McGregor
. Now his sights are set on the unyielding sands of the desert...
“ CHAS, Riders For Health, UNICEF ” - peterdi315
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
“ Believe in Dreams, Screen Actors Guild Foundation ” - peterdi315
Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia (Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, who was an executive for Talbots. Unlike the characters Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film, which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and states...
“ The Art of Elysium, Cancer Research UK, Global Green, Stand Up To Cancer ” - peterdi315
Andrea Lauren Bowen began acting at age 6 as "Young Cosette" in the Broadway production of "Les Miserables". She went on to star in the original Broadway casts of "Jane Eyre" (Adele) and "The Sound of Music" (Marta). Other New York stage credits include the role of "Young Dorothy" in a Lincoln Center Workshop production called "WAS" and Alison in Disney's new production...
“ Los Angeles Mission, The Thirst Project ” - peterdi315
Julie Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School in Baltimore, and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St. George's School, Rhode Island and then attended Brown University, graduating with a BA in Renaissance Studies...
“ March of Dimes, Milk+Bookies, Revlon Run/Walk For Women, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, The Trevor Report ” - peterdi315
David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of pop music. Born David Jones, he changed his name to Bowie in the 1960s, to avoid confusion with the then well-known Davy Jones
(lead singer of The Monkees
). The 1960s were not a happy period for Bowie, who remained a struggling artist...
“ FoodBank for New York City, Keep A Child Alive, The Lunchbox Fund, Mines Advisory Group, Save the Children, 21st Century Leaders, War Child, Whatever It Takes, Witness ” - peterdi315
As one of Hollywood's leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels. Boxleitner received his formal acting training on stage...
“ Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition, National Space Society ” - peterdi315
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances...
“ Children in Need, Nordoff Robbins ” - peterdi315
“ Sciaf ” - peterdi315