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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. Naomi Grossman Naomi Grossman Actress, Monsters Among Us 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"...
3. Chloë Grace Moretz Chloë Grace Moretz Actress, Kick-Ass Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's 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...
4. Jena Malone Jena Malone Actress, Contact Jena Malone is an up-and-coming actress who has numerous accomplishments despite her young years. She has grown into being a substantial presence in the movie industry. Jena Malone was born in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and was raised by her mother, Deborah, and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress...
5. Jessica Lange Jessica Lange Actress, Big Fish Jessica Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA on April 20, 1949, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama...
6. 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, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
7. Kate Walsh Kate Walsh Actress, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California, on October 13, 1967. She grew up partly in San Jose and partly in Tucson, Arizona, later attending the University of Arizona, where she got involved in regional theater. She later moved to Chicago where she began working with the Piven Theatre Workshop and...
8. Ben McKenzie Ben McKenzie Actor, 88 Minutes Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He attended Austin High School...
9. 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...
10. Grant Gustin Grant Gustin Actor, Things You Can't Outrun Thomas Grant Gustin was born on January 14, 1990 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Tina (Sweeney), a pediatric nurse, and Thomas Gustin. In 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for two years. He left school to take the role of Baby John in the Broadway Revival Tour of West Side Story...
11. Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga Actress, The Conjuring Vera Farmiga is an 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 Clifton (Passaic County), New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian parents...
12. Sarah Paulson Sarah Paulson Actress, Serenity Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. Although...
13. Finn Wittrock Finn Wittrock Actor, Noah Born in Lenox, Massachusetts, Finn Wittrock grew up near the stage of Shakespeare and Company, where his father was an actor and voice teacher. He made his Broadway debut as Happy in Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols. Recently he has also appeared at the Goodman Theatre opposite Diane Lane in Tennesse Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth...
14. Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Actor, Schindler's List Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam 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...
15. Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston Actress, The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother is 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 9...
16. 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...
17. Jon Bernthal Jon Bernthal Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional baseball federation...
18. Carrie Coon Carrie Coon Actress, Gone Girl Originally from Copley, OH Carrie Coon is a Chicago-based theater, television and film actress. She received a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Mount Union, followed by her MFA in Acting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Coon was nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Featured...
19. 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...
20. Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris Actor, Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. 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...
21. Jane Krakowski Jane Krakowski Actress, Ice Age Jane Krakowski was born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, to Barbara (Benoit), a college theater instructor, and Ed Krajkowski, a chemical engineer. Her father's family is Polish. Jane was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for her stunning and sultry portrayal of "Carla", in the Broadway musical "Nine"...
22. Sarah Hyland Sarah Hyland Actress, Another World Sarah Hyland was born in New York City to actors Melissa D. Canaday and Edward James Hyland. She 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", a child found in the park...
23. Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick Actress, Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever)...
24. Sharon Leal Sharon Leal Actress, Dreamgirls Sharon Leal is a military brat. She was born in Tuscon, Arizona. Sharon then moved with her parents to the Philippines, till she was 6 years old. She went to prayer-school there. Then, her parents packed up to move back to the US and settled in Fresno, California. Her mother, Angelita, who is Filipino...
25. 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. Her parents were Caroline Louise (Morell) and John Morgan Parker, a judge who served in the U.S. army. She has Swedish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch ancestry...
26. Kimberly J. Brown Kimberly J. Brown Actress, Guiding Light Began acting in commercials for the Ford Agency at the age of 5. She appeared in her first Broadway show at the age of 7 and made history by being in three Broadway shows by the age of 9: Adoring the Sun, Les Miserables, and Showboat. Earned a Daytime Emmy nomination at 11 for her portrayal of "Marah Lewis" on Guiding Light.
27. Frances Conroy Frances Conroy Actress, The Aviator Veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born in Georgia in 1953, she attended high school in Long Island and experienced classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a teenager. The pale, blue-eyed redhead also studied at Juilliard where she was taught by theater greats John Houseman and Marian Seldes...
28. Viola Davis Viola Davis Actress, The Help Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice, a maid and factory worker...
29. Lee Pace Lee Pace Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy 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 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...
30. Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff Actress, The Young and the Restless Internationally recognized actress, Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff is the recipient of Germany's Otto Award (in recognition of her status as one of Germany's favorite actresses). Pamela is among just a handful of actresses who have done two television series, concurrently. This multi-talented actress learned how to balance her successful career as well as her personal life...
31. Melanie Griffith Melanie Griffith Actress, Working Girl Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1957, in New York City to model Tippi Hedren and advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her mother is of Swedish, German, and Norwegian ancestry, and her father was of English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, descent. Her parents' marriage ended in 1961 and Tippi came to Los Angeles to get a new start...
32. Lea Thompson Lea Thompson Actress, Back to the Future Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
33. Robert Duvall Robert Duvall Actor, The Godfather: Part II Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
34. Sienna Miller Sienna Miller Actress, Stardust Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City but raised in London, England. Her father, Edwin "Ed" Miller, who is American-born, was an investment banker, then a dealer of Chinese art, and then joined a cult and wrote a spiritual self-help book. Her mother, Josephine "Jo" Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to David Bowie...
35. Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Soundtrack, The Hunger Games Taylor Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 and at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011, Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. Additionally Swift has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year...
36. Bruce Willis Bruce Willis Actor, The Sixth Sense 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...
37. Mary Elizabeth Winstead Mary Elizabeth Winstead Actress, Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the youngest of five children of Betty Lou (Knight) and James Ronald Winstead. 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...
38. Julianne Moore Julianne Moore Actress, Magnolia Julianne Moore was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of a Scottish-born social worker mother, Anne (Love), and an American military judge and colonel father, Peter Moore Smith, Jr., who was originally from New Jersey. Moore spent the early years of her life in over...
39. Elizabeth Henstridge Elizabeth Henstridge Actress, A Hen in the Wolfhouse Elizabeth Henstridge grew up in the northern city of Sheffield in England. Having gained a first at The University Of Birmingham in Drama and Theatre Arts, Elizabeth went on to train at the prestigious East 15 Acting School in London. Having graduated she has landed leading roles in features, television and theatre...
40. Dylan McDermott Dylan McDermott Actor, The Perks of Being a Wallflower A Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proved his talent in film, television and theater. He was born Mark Anthony McDermott in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Diane (Marino) and Richard McDermott. Diane was 15 and Richard was 17 when Dylan was born. Richard earned money by hustling pool...
41. 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...
42. Lea Michele Lea Michele Actress, New Year's Eve Lea Michele Sarfati was born in The Bronx, New York to parents Edith, a nurse, and Marc Sarfati, a delicatessen owner. Her mother is Italian American and Roman Catholic while her father is of Turkish Sephardi Jewish ancestry, and Lea was raised Catholic. Even though she was born in New York, Lea was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey where she eventually attended and graduated from Tenafly High School...
43. Liza Weil Liza Weil Actress, Stir of Echoes Liza Weil's childhood was spent traveling around the world with her parents, who were members of The Mad House of London, a prestigious comedy troupe known throughout Europe. At the age of 7, Liza's family settled in a small town in Pennsylvania, and soon after, she began performing in local theater...
44. 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 (née Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle...
45. Angela Lansbury Angela Lansbury Actress, Beauty and the Beast British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
46. Eddie Redmayne Eddie Redmayne Actor, Les Misérables English actor Eddie Redmayne was born and raised in London, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Redmayne, a businessman. His great-grandfather was noted civil/mining engineer Sir Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne. Eddie is one of five children, and the only member of his family to follow a career in acting...
47. 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...
48. 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...
49. 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 a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to take modern dance lessons at an early age...
50. Billy Crudup Billy Crudup Actor, Almost Famous Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years. Crudup was born in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb) in 1968, the middle child in a family of three boys...
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