“ Annie Sawyer - Being Human ” - fish841
Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga
, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents. Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no interest in becoming an actor. However, she was persuaded to make her acting debut in Vera's directorial debut film Higher Ground
“ Violet Harmon - American Horror Story ” - fish841
Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne. She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique"...
“ Elise - The Tunnel ” - fish841
MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her childhood friend Stegath Dorr...
“ Scooti Manista - Doctor Who: The Impossible Planet ” - fish841
Jessica De Gouw
Grew up in Lesmurdie, an eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia where she attended Lesmurdie Senior High School. She appeared in an episode of The Sleepover Club, as well as a short film. In 2010, she graduated from Curtin University at the age of 22, majoring in performance studies. She also appeared in another short film the same year.She moved to Sydney...
“ Mina Murray/Ilona - Dracula ” - fish841
America's Sweetheart and star of the wildly popular Hunger Games series, Jennifer Lawrence is the first, and thus far only, person born in the 1990s to have received an acting Oscar (for Silver Linings Playbook
). Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch)...
“ Katniss - the Hunger Games ” - fish841
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...
“ Arwen - Lord of the Rings ” - fish841
Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall
, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing
, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when she was still young...
“ Sylvia Tietjens - Parade's End ” - fish841
Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young
Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We Want To"...
“ Rose Tyler - Doctor Who ” - fish841
Michelle Suzanne Dockery born 15 December 1981 is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her professional stage debut in His Dark Materials in 2004...
“ Lady Mary Crawley - Downton Abbey ” - fish841
Ashley Michele Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Michele (Tatum), an insurance broker, and Joseph Lacy Greene, US Marine who runs a concrete business. A self-confessed tomboy and "daredevil", Ashley loved to try to keep up with her older brother Joe, taking on activities such as taekwondo and winning several awards...
“ Alice Cullen - Twilight ” - fish841
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan
, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson
, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson
, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson
“ Black Widow - The Avengers ” - fish841
“ Lisbeth Salander - the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ” - fish841
“ Alex Drake - Ashes to Ashes ” - fish841
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica...
“ Kate Winslet - Extras ” - fish841
British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla
. Her father is from Jamaica and her mother is from Trinidad. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects...
“ Tia Dalma - Pirates of the Caribbean ” - fish841
Jessica Brown Findlay
Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She was born in Cookham, Berkshire, to Beverley, a teacher's aid and nurse, and Christopher Brown-Findlay, who works in finance. She is of Scottish and English descent. Jessica trained with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet...
“ Lady Sybil Crawley - Downton Abbey ” - fish841
Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones
. Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good
and The Last Witch Hunter
. Leslie was born Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie in Aberdeen...
“ Ygritte - Game of Thrones ” - fish841
“ Mary Morstan - Sherlock ” - fish841
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...
“ Maria Hill - the Avengers ” - fish841
“ Miriam Lass - Hannibal ” - fish841
Caroline Dhavernas commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent and poise. Beginning her career at age 11, the Montreal native is already an acclaimed young actress who has also made her mark in Hollywood. She is the recipient of two Gemeaux Awards, one for "Best...
“ Alana Bloom - Hannibal ” - fish841
“ Dawn - the Office UK ” - fish841
Emmy-nominated actress Jenna Fischer, known for playing the character of receptionist Pam Beesley in The Office
, was born Regina Marie Fischer on March 7, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the daughter of Anne (Miller), a teacher, and James E. Fischer, a plastic engineer. Her ancestry includes German...
“ Pam - the Office US ” - fish841
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan
). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens...
“ Evey - V for Vendetta ” - fish841
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old...
“ Galadriel - Lord of the Rings ” - fish841
Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-present), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015)...
“ Margaery Tyrell - Game of Thrones & Anne Boleyn - the Tudors ” - fish841
British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...
“ Daenerys Targaryen - Game of Thrones ” - fish841
Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones
(2011-present), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, she has received four nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series...
“ Sansa Stark - Game of Thrones ” - fish841
Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an assistant director...
“ Lady Morgana - Merlin ” - fish841
“ Queenie - Small Island ” - fish841
Alona Tal, an Israeli-American singer and actress, was born on October 20, 1983 in Herzlia, Israel. She began her career after serving at the Israeli Defense Forces. Her big break came in 2003 starring in an Israeli film. At the time she also starred in two television series in the country, and also dabbled in music...
“ Jo Harvelle - Supernatural ” - fish841
Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig
. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva...
“ Camille - Quantum of Solace ” - fish841
Gwendoline Christie was born in Worthing, West Sussex, England and trained in dance and gymnastics as a child. She graduated from Drama Centre London with a First Class BA (Hons) in 2005 and her first job was with Declan Donellan in 'Great Expectations' at the Royal Shakespeare Company that autumn. She then went on to work in regional theatre...
“ Brienne of Tarth - Game of Thrones ” - fish841
“ Nell Bedworth - It's a Boy/Girl Thing ” - fish841
Joanne Froggatt was born in 1979 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in the role of a teenage prostitute in "The Bill"...
“ Anna Bates - Downton Abbey ” - fish841
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green
, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar
. Her mother, Marlène Jobert
, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
“ Vesper Lynd - Casino Royale ” - fish841
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year...
“ Jane Eyre - Jane Eyre ” - fish841
“ Jen Barber - The IT Crowd ” - fish841
Juno was born in England into a showbiz family. Her mother is a producer, Amanda Temple
, and her father is the film director, Julien Temple
. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon, during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as Juno Temple. She has English and Scottish ancestry...
“ Jen - The Dark Knight Rises ” - fish841
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith
. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ Maleficent - Maleficent ” - fish841
Actress Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California, to Lori (Victor), a middle school counselor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She has one brother, Tanner. She was educated at Simi Valley High School in California. When Woodley was four years old she began commercial modeling. Acting roles followed...
“ Tris - Divergent ” - fish841
In 2013, Australian New York City resident Yael Stone portrayed inmate 'Lorna Morello' in Orange Is the New Black. Yael graduated from NIDA. From a young age, Yael has been lucky enough to work with Australia's premiere storytellers, luminaries of performance and visionaries behind the scenes in film, television and theatre...
“ Lorna Morello - Orange is the New Black ” - fish841
“ Alisha - Misfits ” - fish841
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
“ Trudy - Avatar ” - fish841
“ Dayanara Diaz - Orange is the New Black ” - fish841
“ Missandei - Game of Thrones ” - fish841
“ Dawn - Wreckers ” - fish841
“ Yara Greyjoy - Game of Thrones ” - fish841
Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1994. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and Stephanie. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School...
“ Alex Vause - Orange is the New Black ” - fish841
Taylor Schilling (born July 27, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her role as "Piper Chapman" on the Netflix original comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black
(2013-present), for which she won the 2013 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress...
“ Piper - Orange is the New Black ” - fish841
Diane Guerrero (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin. Among her other roles was a recurring role on Are We There Yet? Guerrero grew up in Boston and remained there after the rest of her family was deported to Colombia...
“ Maritza - Orange is the New Black ” - fish841
“ Polly - Orange is the New Black ” - fish841
Her father is Tariq Anwar
and her mother is Shireen Anwar
. Anwar attended Laleham Church of England Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied at the London drama and dance school...
“ Princess Margaret - The Tudors ” - fish841
Joscelyn Eve Stoker was born on April 11, 1987, in the pastoral county of Kent, England, to Wendy (Skillin) and Richard Stoker. She spent her teen years in the rural county of Devon, where she bought her first album, Aretha Franklin
's Greatest Hits, which inspired her to become a singer. At the age of 14, she auditioned for a popular BBC show, Star for a Night
“ Anne of Cleves - the Tudors ” - fish841
Kaya Rose Scodelario was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to a Brazilian mother, Katia (Scodelario), and an English father, Roger Humphrey. Her surname comes from her mother's Italian grandfather. Thanks to her mother, Kaya grew up fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, as well as English. At the age of fourteen...
“ Effy - Skins ” - fish841