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1. Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña Actress, The Incredibles Her love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so its not hard to understand that by the time she was eight, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, her parents...
2. Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Actor, Inception Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
3. David Fincher David Fincher Director, Fight Club David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
4. Channing Tatum Channing Tatum Actor, 21 Jump Street Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, whose occupation was in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
5. Keira Knightley Keira Knightley Actress, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English and her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
6. Leighton Meester Leighton Meester Actress, That's My Boy Leighton Marissa Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance (Haas) and Douglas Meester. Although born in Texas when her mother was serving a jail sentence for her part in a marijuana-smuggling ring, Meester spent her early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents. There, she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a production of "The Wizard of Oz"...
7. Tanya Roberts Tanya Roberts Actress, A View to a Kill Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman (Irish) and a mother (Jewish) who were divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school at age 15, got married and hitchhiked around the country until her mother-in-law had the marriage annulled...
8. Kristen Bell Kristen Bell Actress, Frozen Kristen Anne Bell (born in 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 mother's family is entirely Polish. Bell found her talent in entertainment at an early age...
9. Penélope Cruz Penélope Cruz Actress, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
10. Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Connelly Actress, Requiem for a Dream 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...
11. Sara Paxton Sara Paxton Actress, The Innkeepers Sara Paxton was born in Woodland Hills, California. At a young age she began acting in television commercials. She was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar. Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings from Tucson. She filmed Sleepover in fall 2003 (released July 9...
12. Téa Leoni Téa Leoni Actress, Deep Impact Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born in New York, on February 25, 1966. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, and her mother, Emily Patterson, was a dietitian and nutritionist. She is of Italian (from a paternal great-grandfather), Polish, English, German, and Scots-Irish descent. Téa attended but did not complete studies at Sarah Lawrence College...
13. Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon Actress, Walk the Line Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat...
14. Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Actress, Herbie Fully Loaded Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. Her parents both have Irish and Italian ancestry. Lohan began her career at age three as a model at the Eileen Ford Agency...
15. Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles Actor, My Bloody Valentine 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...
16. Jessica Alba Jessica Alba Actress, Sin City Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark Alba. Her mother is of Danish and French-Canadian descent, and her father is of Mexican ancestry (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardi Jewish, roots). Her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi...
17. Isla Fisher Isla Fisher Actress, Now You See Me Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who was a banker for the U.N. Her family moved to Australia in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing. At nine years old...
18. Malin Akerman Malin Akerman Actress, Watchmen Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden...
19. Alex Pettyfer Alex Pettyfer Actor, I Am Number Four Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property developer, Michael Ireland. James is a junior tennis player...
20. Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Hudgens Actress, Spring Breakers Vanessa was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego whilst she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina (Guangco), an officer worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Gregory Hudgens, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
21. Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Michelle Gellar Actress, Cruel Intentions Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. Her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and her father was also from a Jewish family...
22. 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...
23. Sean Patrick Flanery Sean Patrick Flanery Actor, The Boondock Saints Born in Lake Charles, LA, and raised in Sugar Land, TX, Sean Patrick Flanery attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where he took a drama class because of a girl. The girl was a short infatuation, but he found true love in college theater. He moved to Los Angeles and waited tables. He got an agent and after eight months...
24. Leslie Mann Leslie Mann Actress, Knocked Up Actress Leslie Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised by her mother, Janet, a realtor, and was educated at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland...
25. Taylor Lautner Taylor Lautner Actor, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
26. John Travolta John Travolta Actor, Pulp Fiction John Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersy, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ. Travolta appeared in a local production of "Who'll Save the Plowboy?"...
27. January Jones January Jones Actress, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword January Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but was raised in a small town of some 400 souls in the Mount Rushmore State for the first decade of her life. She is the daughter of Karen, a sporting goods store manager, and Marvin Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director. January is her real name...
28. Rene Russo Rene Russo Actress, Outbreak Rene Russo was born in Burbank, California, to Shirley (Balocca), a barmaid and factory laborer, and Nino Russo. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, and thus her mother raised Rene and her sister, Toni, as a single mom. Her father was of Italian descent, and her mother was of Italian and English-German ancestry...
29. Gretchen Mol Gretchen Mol Actress, Rounders Gretchen Mol was born on November 8, 1972 in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Route 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn), within commuting distance of New York City...
30. Tina Majorino Tina Majorino Actress, Napoleon Dynamite Tina Majorino is clearly one of the most talented young actresses to come out of the early 1990s. She starred in three feature films that opened within three months of each other. She began her career by appearing in national television commercials before playing Sophie in the ABC television series...
31. Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue Actress, Hollow Man Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade...
32. Sasha Pieterse Sasha Pieterse Actress, Good Luck Chuck At 6 years old, Sasha Pieterse got her start in television, co-starring as "Buffy" on The WB comedy series Family Affair, opposite Gary Cole. She now returns to series television playing Cole's daughter on Wanted. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Las Vegas before moving to Los Angeles...
33. Sela Ward Sela Ward Actress, The Fugitive Sela is the oldest of four children. Her parents were an electrical engineer and homemaker in Meridian, Mississppi. Her name is a word from biblical Hebrew that is translated as "rock, boulder, cliff." "Sela" is the Hebrew form of the Greek "Petra." She studied art and advertising at the University of Alabama...
34. Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone Actress, Clueless Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children to Monty Silverstone, a real-estate investor, and Didi Silverstone, a former flight attendant. Alicia's career began at the tender age of six when her father took some photos of his young daughter...
35. Sharon Stone Sharon Stone Actress, Casino Sharon Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania, to Dorothy (Lawson), accountant and homemaker, and Joseph William Stone II, a factory worker. Her father was strict. She was the second of four children, and has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. At the age of 15...
36. 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...
37. Sterling Beaumon Sterling Beaumon Actor, Astro Boy Sterling Beaumon is best known for his starring role as 'Young Ben' on ABC's hit series LOST. Since then the accomplished actor has shown his diverse acting skills seamlessly segueing into characters you'd never expect the sweet, well-mannered young actor portray - teenage serial killers on two of primetime's most popular dramas, Law & Order: SVU (NBC) and Criminal Minds (CBS)...
38. Debby Ryan Debby Ryan Actress, 16 Wishes Debby can currently be seen starring on The Disney Channel original series, Jessie, as "Jessie Prescott". Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years...
39. Tiffani Thiessen Tiffani Thiessen Actress, Pandemic Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (b. 1968) and Schuyler (b. 1977). When Tiffani was 8, her uncle...
40. Ally Sheedy Ally Sheedy Actress, The Breakfast Club Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish (father) descent. While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and an inquisitive mouse...
41. Victoria Cartagena Victoria Cartagena Actress, Salt Victoria L. Cartagena was born and raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Victoria moved to NYC after graduating from college in order to pursue her dream of becoming an actor. Since that time she has worked extensively in theatre, television, commercials and film. Victoria is a proud graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).
42. Matthew Fox Matthew Fox Actor, World War Z Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. His mother, Loretta B. (Eagono), was a schoolteacher, and his father, Francis G. Fox, was a consultant for an oil company, who raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. He has Italian (from his maternal grandfather), English...
43. Karine Vanasse Karine Vanasse Actress, Midnight in Paris Born in Drummondville, Québec, Canada in 1983, Karine Vanasse is the daughter of Conrad Vanasse and Renée Gamache. From as young as 9 years old, Karine expressed her desire to become a singer or an actress and that desire became an ambition when she appeared in Quebec's teen show "Club des 100 watts" after winning a lip sync competition...
44. Ralph Macchio Ralph Macchio Actor, The Karate Kid Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy, then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough followed by a decent performance...
45. 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. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
46. Elisabeth Harnois Elisabeth Harnois Actress, All My Children Elisabeth was born in Detroit in 1979 and grew up in Los Angeles. An actress since the age of 3, she co-starred at the age of 5 in two movies (One Magic Christmas and Where Are the Children?). She did numerous TV commercials until being chosen by Disney Productions to star as Alice in the Adventures in Wonderland series...
47. Alex Winter Alex Winter Actor, Freaked Alex Winter was born in London, to an American mother, Gregg Mayer, and an Australian father, Ross Albert Winter, both of whom were modern dancers and dance teachers, with his mother also having founded a dance troupe. His mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, while his father had English, German, and Irish ancestry...
48. Jessalyn Gilsig Jessalyn Gilsig Actress, Quest for Camelot Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Among the American Repertory Theatre projects...
49. Margo Harshman Margo Harshman Actress, Keith Margo was born in San Diego, California, and lived in La Costa, California, until she was 12, where she attended La Costa Heights Elementary School. She currently lives in Orange County, California, and resides with her parents and three older siblings. She began acting at the age of two and since then has been in many theatrical productions and TV commercials...
50. Kim Richards Kim Richards Actress, Black Snake Moan Kim Richards was one of the most popular and adorable star child actresses of the 70s. Kim was born on September 19th, 1964 in Mineola, New York to Kenneth L. "Ken" Richards and Sharon Kathleen "Kathy" Dugan. She made her TV commercial debut at four months in a diaper ad. By age four and a half Kim had already appeared in 20 TV commercials...
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