Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr.
and actress Elsie Downey
(née Elsie Ann Ford)...
“ Iron Man/Tony Stark in 'Iron Man', Iron Man 2', ' Iron Man 3' 'The Avengers Assemble', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'The Incredible Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow
and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner
. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother has German, and some English and Irish, ancestry. When Gwyneth was eleven...
“ Pepper Potts in 'Iron Man', 'Iron Man 2', 'Iron Man 3' and 'The Avengers Assemble'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes/War Machine in 'Iron Man 2', 'Iron Man 3' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultrons' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Anne (Pickering) and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, after his father was offered the position of Chief test pilot for the Australian Government...
“ Aldrich Killian in 'Iron Man 3' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges
and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges
(née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges
. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger in 'Iron Man'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan
, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson
, is Danish. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson
, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson
, born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian. Her grandfather was writer Ejner Johansson
“ Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2', ' Avengers Assemble', 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and Avengers: Age of Ultron'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including _Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), _Unbreakable (2000), Shaft
, Formula 51
, Black Snake Moan
, Snakes on a Plane
, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ Nick Fury in 'Iron Man 2', 'The Avengers Assemble', 'Captain America: The First Avenger', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' 'Thor' and 'Nick Fury' (coming soon). ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Justin Hammer from 'Iron Man 2'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Agent Coulson in 'Iron Man', 'Iron Man 2', 'Thor', 'The Avengers Assemble'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Faran Haroon Tahir was born in Los Angeles, California while his parents were studying acting and directing at UCLA Theatre Department. He comes from a theatre family well-known in Pakistan and India. Both his parents are actors, directors and writers in Pakistan. Faran moved to Los Angeles, California in 1980...
“ Raza from 'Iron Man'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor Sayed Badreya realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day. Growing up in poverty in Port Said, Sayed Badreya's dreams of movie stardom looked as bleak as the prospect of peace in the Middle East...
“ Abu Bakaar in 'Iron Man'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his parents divorced...
“ Ivan Vanko/Whiplash in 'Iron Man 2'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano
“ Steve Rogers/Captain America in 'Captain America: The First Avenger', 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Avengers Assemble' and 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
Johnny Storm/Human Torch in 'Fantastic Four' and 'Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'.
Jensen in 'The Losers' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after actress Hayley Mills
. Her parents, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's self-help bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...
“ Peggy Carter in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ Colonel Chester Phillips in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ Johann Schmidt/Red Skull in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly...
“ Howard Stark in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Distinguished stage, television, and film actor Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones
and Jennie Heslewood
, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, a director, and Casper, a fellow actor. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989...
“ Dr. Arnim Zola in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Dr. Abraham Erskine in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Neal McDonough was born on February 13, 1966 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Catherine (Bushe) and Frank McDonough, motel owners who were born in Ireland. He grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from Barnstable High School, and attended Syracuse University. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1988...
“ Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Gabe Jones in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Choi dreamed of becoming an actor. Against his family's wishes, Choi left college to pursue that dream. He literally ran away from home, cutting all ties with his family for 5 years to train and study before moving to Los Angeles. His dream became a reality as he...
“ Jim Morita in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth
and Luke Hemsworth
. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee
“ Thor in 'Thor', 'Thor: The Dark World', 'The Avengers Assemble' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Natalie Portman 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, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ Jane Foster in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school...
“ Loki in 'Thor', 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'The Avengers Assemble' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Odin in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is known for his roles as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves (1996), Prof. Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting (1997), Bootstrap Bill in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia...
“ Erik Selvig in 'Thor', 'Avengers Assemble' and 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Heimdall in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World'
Moreau in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ King Laufey in 'Thor'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at the age of eight, and later to Cramlington, Northumberland, where he was raised...
“ Volstagg in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World'
Frank Castle in 'The Punisher: War Zone'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo
), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai
's Fried Dragon Fish
“ Hogun in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. He grew up right across the Ohio River in New Albany Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, and was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing Arts programs. This is where the fire was lit, that would push Josh to continue pursing the arts...
“ Fandral in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, when she was four years old. She took theatre classes in grade school as a hobby but was kicked out in high school because she could not sing, and so she took up sports instead. At age 17 she substituted for a friend at a meeting with a scouting agency and she met her manager...
“ Sif in 'Thor' and 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Bruce Banner/Hulk in 'The Incredible Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Liv Tyler was born in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Steven Tyler
of the band Aerosmith
and Bebe Buell
, former model (and Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart of the backstage rock scene of the 1970s. Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren
was her father...
“ Betty Ross in 'The Incredible Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Simon Timothy Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to "Roth"; Ernie was in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ Emil Blonsky/Abomination in 'The Incredible Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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
“ General 'Thunderbolt' Ross in 'The Incredible Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Samuel Sterns in 'The Incredible Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Nicolas Cage was born in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola
(a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola
) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and German, English, and Polish (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider in 'Ghost Rider' and 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda
and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He is the brother of actress Jane Fonda
and the father of actress Bridget Fonda
. His ancestry includes Dutch, English, Scottish, and distant French and Italian...
“ Mephistopheles in 'Ghost Rider'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty
, in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games
, and co-stars in Lovelace
as photographer Thomas...
“ Blackheart in 'Ghost Rider'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Gressil in 'Ghost Rider'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Wallow in 'Ghost Rider'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Abigor in 'Ghost Rider'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck
. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known until playing the girlfriend of Denzel Washington
's character in Training Day
“ Roxanne Simpson in 'Ghost Rider'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
. Although his future wife, Katharine Ross
co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy
Together. Over the years there would be few opportunities to act in feature westerns...
“ Caretaker in 'Ghost Rider'.
General 'Thunderbolt' Ross in 'Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Nadya in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciaran follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his decision to become an actor...
“ Roarke in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Johnny was born on Halloween in 1975. His early years were spent in Charleston, South Carolina with his mom. When he grew older, he moved to Dallas, Texas with his dad (parents are divorced). At age 15/16 in 1991, he won the 1st Young and Modern Man Contest. 3 years later, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother and...
“ Ray Carrigan/Blackout in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head
(a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler
(an actress). He is the younger brother of musical...
“ Benedict in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Though born in Great Neck, Long Island, Christopher Lambert's family left the US when he was only two years old. His father was a United Nations diplomat assigned to Switzerland and, as a result, Chris was educated at private boarding schools in Geneva. Inspired through his having appeared in a play at age 12...
“ Methodius in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Grannik in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Sorin Tofan is a well-known Romanian entertainer with more-than 20-year's experience as an actor and writer. With a degree in acting obtained in Bucharest in 1995, Tofan joined a series of high-profile theatre troupes, beginning with his first role at The State Theatre in Arad, Romania. He has since performed in hundreds of productions...
“ Kurdish in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Terrokov in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Vasil in 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Bruce Banner/Hulk in 'The Avengers Assemble', 'Iron Man 3' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Clint Barton/Hawkeye in 'The Avengers Assemble' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Amazingly, newcomer Cobie Smulders never gave much thought to acting. She was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several school productions...
“ Agent Maria Hill in 'The Avengers Assemble', 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser...
“ Bruce Banner/Hulk in 'Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan...
“ Betty Ross in 'Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor. Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. Unbeknownst to the filmmakers...
“ Talbot in 'Hulk' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helen (King) and Franklin Arthur Nolte, who worked in irrigation pump sales. He has German and British Isles ancestry. Nolte began his career on stage at the Pasadena (California) Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man
“ Bruce Banner's Father/Absorbing Man in 'Hulk'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera People of the Valley
. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1992 to 1995...
“ Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in 'Fantastic Four' and Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in 'Fantastic Four' and Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Michael has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
“ Ben Grimm/The Thing in 'Fantastic Four' and Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon
, the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history, serving over 21 years as a government minister before serving as Prime Minister of Australia from March 1971 to December 1972...
“ Victor von Doom/Dr. Doom in 'Fantastic Four' and 'Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre...
“ Silver Surfer in 'Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ General Hager in 'Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Mr. Sherman/Rafke in 'Fantastic Four: Rise of Silver Surfer'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Tobias Vincent Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were 18 and 20, and not yet married, when he was born. His mother, Wendy (Brown), did advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for years as she coached and managed Tobey. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and sometimes a construction worker...
“ Spider-Man/Peter Parker in 'Spider-Man', 'Spider-Man 2' and Spider-Man 3'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Muriel Isabel (Sprissler), a nurse, and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, a surgeon. He is of German, French, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. In 1979, Dafoe was given a small role in Michael Cimino
's Heaven's Gate
from which he was fired. His first feature role came shortly after in Kathryn Bigelow
's The Loveless
“ Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in 'Spider-Man'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ New Goblin/Harry Osborn in 'Spider-Man', Spider-Man 2' and 'Spider-Man 3'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst
, born in 1987...
“ Mary Jane Watson in 'Spider-Man', Spider-Man 2' and 'Spider-Man 3'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
“ Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius in 'Spider-Man 2'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church was born Thomas Richard McMillen in Yolo, California, to Maxine (Sanders) and Carlos Richard McMillen, who was a U.S. marine and surveyor. He was raised in Texas. Church began his show business career in front of a microphone instead of a camera, first as a radio deejay and then as a voice-over announcer...
“ Sandman/Flint Marko in 'Spider-Man 3'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph and...
“ Venom/Eddie Brock in 'Spider-Man 3'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. Andrew was raised Jewish. He went to a private school, the City of London Freemen's School...
“ Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school...
“ The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias
, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ Elektra Natchios in 'Daredevil' and 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
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...
“ Matt Murdock/Daredevil in 'Daredevil'
Bruce Wayne/Batman in 'Batman vs. Superman' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
“ Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin in 'Daredevil'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
“ Bullseye in 'Daredevil'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Will Yun Lee
Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San Francisco area with his father...
“ Kirigi in 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci
's The Last Emperor
. A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo...
“ Roshi in 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Stick in 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Natassia Malthe is an accomplished ballet dancer, actress, model, and spokesperson. Natassia started her dance training at the age of 8, when she trained with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Goh Ballet of Vancouver and the Beijing Ballet in China. At age 13 she moved back to her home country of Norway...
“ Typhoid in 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Robert Malcolm "Bob" Sapp born September 22, 1973] is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kick boxer and mixed martial artist. He is under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation. Sapp has a combined fight record of 22-35-1...
“ Stone in 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Tattoo in 'Elektra'. ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
“ Gwen Stacy in 'Amazing Spider-Man' and 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray
. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral
“ Electro in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field
(née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney
, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney
. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California...
“ Aunt May in 'Amazing Spider-Man' and 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
“ Aleksei Sytsevich / The Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Dane DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film and television audiences and is one of the industry's most sought after actors of his generation. Dane is shooting Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness and will soon begin production starring in Luc Besson's Valerian. DeHaan has recently finished shooting the indie...
“ Harry Osborn in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama...
“ Norman Osborn in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It
. However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker
that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the low-budget thriller Shallow Grave
“ Malekith in 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, Italian...
“ Algrim / Kurse in 'Thor: The Dark World' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl
, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
“ Ronan the Accuser in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent
. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artist's housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years...
“ Gamora in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Aisha in 'The Losers' ” - mjslater10-163-209029
Cooper garnered consecutive Oscar nominations from 2013 to 2015 for his roles in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), and the biographical war drama American Sniper (2014). For producing American Sniper, Cooper also received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination...
“ Rocket Raccoon in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ” - mjslater10-163-209029