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1. James Garner James Garner Actor, The Notebook Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. On the big screen, Garner made his film debut in Toward the Unknown...
2. Chloë Grace Moretz Chloë Grace Moretz Actress, Kick-Ass Chloe Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian. Her first movie role was as Molly in Heart of the Beholder, a story about a family that opened the first video rental store in 1980. This was followed by a small role in Family Plan as Young Charlie...
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman Actor, Capote Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989. He made his feature film debut in the indie production Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole as Phil Hoffman...
4. Kristen Bell Kristen Bell Actress, Frozen Kristen Anne Bell (born in 1980) is an American actress and singer, born and raised in Michigan. Bell found her talent in entertainment at an early age. In 1992, she went to her first audition and won a role in Raggedy Ann and Andy. Bell's mother established her with an agent before she was 13, and she was cast in newspaper advertisements and television commercials...
5. Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston Actress, The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate Born in Sherman Oaks, California, Jennifer Aniston spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents, actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, divorced when she was 9. Jennifer was raised by her mother and her father landed a role...
6. Ansel Elgort Ansel Elgort Actor, The Fault in Our Stars Ansel Elgort is an American actor, known for playing the male lead, Augustus Waters, in the romance The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel was born in New York City, to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Barrett Holby. His father is of Russian Jewish heritage, while his mother has English, German, and Norwegian ancestry...
7. Justin Theroux Justin Theroux Actor, American Psycho Justin was born and raised in Washington, D.C, and graduated from Bennington College with a bachelor of arts degree. He then moved to New York to pursue a career in the visual arts, but soon found himself immersed in stage acting. He starred in numerous off Broadway plays before his feature film career began. He currently lives in New York.
8. Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick Actress, Pitch Perfect For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever), a Drama Desk Award, and a Fany Award (best actress featured in a musical). Her spectacular performance landed her the Drama League and Theatre World Award. She was a lead performer with Cabaret's Kit Kat Club at "Carnegie Hall Live" in My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) (TV)...
9. Lee Pace Lee Pace Actor, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug In 2003, Lee 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 transgendered 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...
10. Uzo Aduba Uzo Aduba Actress, We Have Manners. We're Polite. Aduba began earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in Translations of Xhosa at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that won her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Her Broadway debut was in 2007 as Toby in Corum Boy. She was a member...
11. Vin Diesel Vin Diesel Actor, Fast & Furious 6 Vin Diesel was born in New York City. 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's Greenwich Village. He never knew his biological father...
12. Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Actor, Schindler's List Born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, Liam Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St Mary's Teaching College, Newcastle. However, in 1976, Neeson joined...
13. Gabriel Macht Gabriel Macht Actor, Behind Enemy Lines Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to Suzanne, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. Gabriel has three siblings, and moved with his parents to California when he was young. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on both sides of his family. Gabriel had his first success on screen when he was 8-years-old...
14. Lacey Chabert Lacey Chabert Actress, Mean Girls Regarded as one of the best young actresses of her generation, Lacey Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early age, and was a finalist on Star Search in 1991. She gained her break in a cough syrup commercial, before successfully auditioning for the Broadway production of Les Miserables...
15. Pablo Schreiber Pablo Schreiber Actor, The Manchurian Candidate Pablo Schreiber was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway debut performance in the revival of Clifford Odets' classic Awake and Sing! directed by Bartlett Sher. Schreiber has appeared in many films, including: Josh Radnor's Happythankyoumoreplease, which won the Audience Award at Sundance, Vicky Christina Barcelona...
16. Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Actor, The Shawshank Redemption With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, the young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959...
17. Sarah Hyland Sarah Hyland Actress, Another World Sarah Hyland was born in New York City to parents Melissa Canaday and Edward James Hyland. Sarah began in the business at the age of 4 with commercial work and voice overs. Her first film was Private Parts. She then moved on to The Object of My Affection and then spent time on Another World as "Rain Wolfe"...
18. Jena Malone Jena Malone Actress, Contact Jena Malone is an up-and-coming actress who has numerous accomplishments despite her young years. She is growing into being a substantial presence in the movie industry. Beginning as a child actress, and now stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster...
19. Mary-Louise Parker Mary-Louise Parker Actress, You Can't Miss the Bear Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was born on August 2, 1964, the youngest of the family's brood. She showed potential in her teens and majored in acting in her college years, graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She decided to test the waters in New York...
20. Elaine Stritch Elaine Stritch Actress, One Life to Live A brash, incorrigible scene-stealer now entering her sixth decade in a career that has had many highs and lows, veteran Elaine Stritch certainly lives up to the Stephen Sondheim song "I'm Still Here". Having stolen so many moments on stage that she could be convicted of grand larceny, this tough old broad broaching 80 with the still-shapely legs...
21. Dane DeHaan Dane DeHaan Actor, Chronicle Dane DeHaan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is most known for his portrayal of Jesse on HBO's critically acclaimed drama series In Treatment, starred in the third season of the series alongside Gabriel Byrne. DeHaan made his Broadway debut in 2008 with American Buffalo...
22. Julianne Moore Julianne Moore Actress, Magnolia The daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 3, 1960. She spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents before she finally found her place at Boston University, where...
23. Bruce Willis Bruce Willis Actor, Die Hard Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for his film appearances as wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts...
24. Naomi Grossman Naomi Grossman Actress, #Rip Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of "Pepper" in "American Horror Story: Asylum." Previously, she wrote, produced, and starred in her second hit solo show, "Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities," which enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews ("Recommended"...
25. Jim Parsons Jim Parsons Actor, Garden State Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
26. Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth Actress, Rio 2 Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress. Though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen...
27. Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard Actress, The Help Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, named Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (nee Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle...
28. Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey Actor, American Beauty As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person"...
29. Michael Sheen Michael Sheen Actor, Kingdom of Heaven Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus". The only son of Meyrick and Irene Sheen...
30. Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga Actress, The Conjuring Vera Farmiga is a Ukrainian-American actress who received an Academy Award nomination for best performance in her supporting role, opposite George Clooney, in Up in the Air. She was born Vera Ann Farmiga, second of seven children, on August 6, 1973, in Passaic County, New Jersey, USA. She did not speak English until the age of six...
31. Mary Elizabeth Winstead Mary Elizabeth Winstead Actress, Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She grew up in Salt Lake City and North Carolina many years of her life and actually had an ambition to become a ballerina, for which she attended Joffrey Ballet School in Chicago at the age of 11 and started taking acting lessons too...
32. Marlon Brando Marlon Brando Actor, The Godfather Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
33. Michael C. Hall Michael C. Hall Actor, Gamer Michael C. Hall is a North Carolina native and graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. His most recent performance was on Broadway as the emcee in "Cabaret." Hall has previously starred in nearly a dozen major off-Broadway plays, including "Macbeth" for the New York Shakespeare Festival...
34. Mark Hamill Mark Hamill Actor, Star Wars Mark Richard Hamill grew up in California, Virginia, New York and Japan; his father was a captain in the United States Navy. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College and made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show in 1970. He played a continuing role (Kent Murray) in the soap opera General Hospital and co-starred in the respected comedy series The Texas Wheelers...
35. Jesse McCartney Jesse McCartney Actor, Keith Jesse Abraham Arthur McCartney was born April 9, 1987 to Scot and Ginger McCartney. He was two younger siblings Lea Joyce McCartney and Timothy (Timmy) Glover Mark McCartney. Jesse lives in Ardsley, New York where he attends the public school systems. He graduated from Ardsley High School on June 22, 2005...
36. Julia Stiles Julia Stiles Actress, The Bourne Ultimatum Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of an elementary school teacher father and a Greenwich Village artist mother, and the eldest of three children. Encouraged to take modern dance lessons at an early age, she was introduced to Shakespeare and theater...
37. Helen Mirren Helen Mirren Actress, The Queen Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London to Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Rogers and Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov. Mirren attended St. Bernards High School for girls, where she would act in school productions. After high school, she began her acting career in theatre working in many titles, all the way up to Broadway.
38. Jennifer Carpenter Jennifer Carpenter Actress, Dexter Jennifer was born in Kentucky. Her mother is Catherine Mitchell and her father is Robert Carpenter. She attended St. Raphael the Archangel and then the Sacred Heart Academy. During her last two years of high school, she studied drama at the Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. She then trained at the Juilliard School in New York City...
39. Alyssa Milano Alyssa Milano Actress, Commando Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer...
40. James Marsden James Marsden Actor, X-Men James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was just nine years old. James grew up with his four other siblings, sisters, Jennifer and Elizabeth, and brothers, Jeff and Robert...
41. Anna Gunn Anna Gunn Actress, Ozymandias An actress on both stage and screen, Anna Gunn has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career. Anna grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico after her parents transplanted the family from Cleveland, Ohio to the Southwest in the late seventies. She discovered acting in a...
42. Ian McShane Ian McShane Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England to parents Irene and Harry McShane, a soccer player for Manchester United, Ian originally planned to follow in his father's 'footballer' steps, until his high school teacher encouraged him to be an actor. McShane landed a spot at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where...
43. Stanley Tucci Stanley Tucci Actor, The Hunger Games Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. 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. He began his professional career on the stage, making his Broadway debut in 1982, and then made his film debut in Prizzi's Honor...
44. Don Knotts Don Knotts Actor, Pleasantville Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century. His first stint as an entertainer was as a ventriloquist...
45. Jesse Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg Actor, The Social Network Jesse was born in Queens, New York, and raised in New Jersey. His mother, Amy (Fishman), is a professional clown, performing at children's birthday parties. His father, Barry Eisenberg, ran a hospital before moving on to become a college professor. He has two sisters. He attended East Brunswick High School...
46. Carrie Preston Carrie Preston Actress, Strange Love Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, where her mother was an artist and art therapist while her dad was a geo-technical engineer, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in life lay in performing arts. At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as producer...
47. Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris Actor, Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years, Harris won the part of Toto in a school production of The Wizard of Oz...
48. Alan Tudyk Alan Tudyk Actor, I, Robot Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
49. Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Actress, Tangled Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984, to Stacy (Friedman), a former news reporter, and Don Moore, an airline pilot. After seeing the musical "Oklahoma!", she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in singing. As a child, she performed the National Anthem at several athletic events around her hometown of Orlando...
50. Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Culkin Actor, Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980, in New York, New York, USA as the third of seven children to his father Christopher Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. "Mack", as he's known to his close friends and family...
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