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1. Yvonne Strahovski Yvonne Strahovski Actress, Dexter Yvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Fear Factory...
2. Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Writer, The Dark Knight After The Dark Knight's success, Warner Bros. signed Nolan to direct Inception. Nolan also wrote and co-produced the film, described as "a contemporary set within the architecture of the mind". Before being released in theaters, critics like Peter Travers and Lou Lumenick wondered if Nolan's faith in moviegoers' intelligence would cost him at the box office...
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor, The Terminator With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
4. Jaime Pressly Jaime Pressly Actress, My Name Is Earl After growing up in North Carolina, Jaime spent almost 11 years training in gymnastics and eventually entered the modeling world. Jaime can be seen on the cover of an older Teen Magazine, and has modeled throughout the United States, Italy, and Japan.
5. Joey King Joey King Actress, Independence Day: Resurgence Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother who used to perform in live theater. She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week...
6. Gina Rodriguez Gina Rodriguez Actress, Jane the Virgin Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois...
7. Christine Taylor Christine Taylor Actress, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
8. Martin Starr Martin Starr Actor, Knocked Up
9. Hilary Swank Hilary Swank Actress, Million Dollar Baby Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and Scottish...
10. Terry Crews Terry Crews Actor, Bridesmaids Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
11. April Bowlby April Bowlby Actress, Drop Dead Diva April Michelle Bowlby was born on 30 July 1980 in Vallejo, California, USA. She and her family moved to Manteca, California, when she was a small child. April studied ballet, French and marine biology at Moorpark College, before deciding to pursue an acting career. She studied drama with Ivana Chubbuck...
12. Lisa Kudrow Lisa Kudrow Actress, P.S. I Love You Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Lisa was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her mother, Nedra S. (Stern), was a travel agent, and her father, Lee N. Kudrow, was a physician. Her parents are both from Jewish immigrant families (from Belarus, Russia, and Hungary). Lisa was raised in Tarzana and played varsity-level tennis in high school and college...
13. Vivica A. Fox Vivica A. Fox Actress, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis...
14. Javier Botet Javier Botet Actor, Mama
15. Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne Actor, The Matrix One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced...
16. Jean Reno Jean Reno Actor, Léon: The Professional Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. His first two marriages both ended in divorce...
17. Simon Baker Simon Baker Actor, The Mentalist Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential.
18. Richard Linklater Richard Linklater Director, Before Sunset Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
19. John Reardon John Reardon Actor, TRON: Legacy Studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, as well as Improv at The Second City in Los Angeles and Toronto. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, John Reardon is one of three children, and is part of a large extended family of over 300 cousins living in Canada's Maritimes. During his school years...
20. William Atherton William Atherton Actor, Die Hard William Atherton's career has spanned motion pictures, Broadway and television. He first achieved international recognition as the lead in Steven Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express, and next starred in John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust, Robert Wise's The Hindenburg and Richard Brooks' Looking for Mr. Goodbar...
21. Tom Green Tom Green Producer, The Tom Green Show
22. Jacob Lofland Jacob Lofland Actor, Mud Jacob Seth Lofland was born in Briggsville, Arkansas, to Debra and Billy Lofland. Jacob began his film career playing Neckbone in Jeff Nichols' Mud, with Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan. Lofland was quick to recognize that he fit every adjective of Neck's personality description, as well as bringing the boating and cycle riding experience Jeff was looking for...
23. Frances de la Tour Frances de la Tour Actress, Hugo
24. Delta Burke Delta Burke Actress, Designing Women Delta Burke is a famous leading lady in television primarily for her role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in Designing Women, created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Before Designing Women, she spent a year on Filthy Rich playing Kathleen Beck. Delta was cast in short-lived TV sitcoms including Delta and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason returned to cast her in Women of the House...
25. Carel Struycken Carel Struycken Actor, Men in Black Carel Struyken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following which he did a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles...
26. Phil Davis Phil Davis Actor, Alien³
27. Kerry Fox Kerry Fox Actress, Shallow Grave
28. Aml Ameen Aml Ameen Actor, The Maze Runner Aml Ameen is a British actor in film, theatre and television. Hailing from North London, the son of Caribbean parents, Aml burst onto UK cinema screens with his standout performance as "Trife" in the cult classic, feature indie film, Kidulthood. His performance earned him a nomination for 'Best Newcomer" 2006 Screen Nation Awards...
29. Peter Bogdanovich Peter Bogdanovich Actor, The Last Picture Show After spending most of his teens studying acting with the legendary Stella Adler, and working as an actor in live TV and various theaters around the country, including the New York and the American Shakespeare Festivals, Peter Bogdanovich at age 20 began directing plays Off-Broadway and in N.Y. summer theater...
30. Ken Olin Ken Olin Actor, Alias His dark, sincere good looks were steadily put to use on the small screen during the 80s, but, in retrospect, actor Ken Olin will probably be considered more of a major force behind the camera. Born in Chicago, Ken went to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and headed for Hollywood in the late 70s...
31. Richard Burgi Richard Burgi Actor, The Sentinel Richard Burgi was born on July 30, 1958, in Montclair, New Jersey (a town roughly 15 miles west of New York City), to a musical family: His father was a drummer, his mother was a singer, and one of his three siblings became a drummer. Burgi started participating in community theater during his youth; after graduating from Montclair High School, he traveled throughout Europe for a while...
32. Edd Byrnes Edd Byrnes Actor, 77 Sunset Strip Born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City on July 30, 1933, Edd Byrnes shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together because her alcoholic husband was often absent from the scene. When Edd was 13 his father was found dead in a basement...
33. Victor Wong Victor Wong Actor, The Last Emperor Eccentric looking Chinese-American actor with a slightly drooping face (the result of a bout of Bell's palsy) who studied political science, art & journalism before becoming a news reporter for a San Francisco public TV station in the late 1960s. Apart from a brief stint in the mid-1970s on the TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow...
34. Frank Stallone Frank Stallone Actor, Rocky Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist Frank Stallone is an actor, singer and musician. Frank has garnered four Platinum Albums, ten Gold Albums and five Gold Singles and has acted in over 60 films and TV shows including Walker Texas Ranger, multiple sitcoms and variety shows, Hudson Hawk, Staying Alive...
35. Derek Waters Derek Waters Writer, Drunk History
36. Sofie Gråbøl Sofie Gråbøl Actress, Forbrydelsen
37. Jason Watkins Jason Watkins Actor, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
38. Lisa Goldstein Kirsch Lisa Goldstein Kirsch Actress, One Tree Hill
39. Richard Johnson Richard Johnson Actor, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Born in Upminster, Essex, England in 1927, Richard Johnson attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and then performed in John Gielgud's repertory company until joining the navy in 1945 until 1948. After the war, he appeared successfully in the West End and made his film debut in the early 1950s...
40. Paul Anka Paul Anka Soundtrack, Jaws Canadian-born Paul Anka first achieved success in the 1950s as a teenage singing star (and, for the times, an unusual one in that he wrote many of his own songs). Although he appeared in several films, and was quite believable as a nervous, hyper young soldier in The Longest Day (for which he also composed the theme music)...
41. Lisa Wilhoit Lisa Wilhoit Actress, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves Lisa Wilhoit started acting at the age of 10 when a casting director discovered her during a gymnastics class. She was instantly intrigued when she was cast in a stunt role for the movie "Hook", playing a young Julia Roberts. Lisa made her TV series debut as Danielle Chase, the attention seeking little sister of Claire Danes...
42. Michael Bell Michael Bell Actor, Rugrats
43. Donnie Keshawarz Donnie Keshawarz Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street Donnie was born in Guelph, Ontario and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Before discovering acting, Donnie was a soccer addict, then frontman for the prog-rock group Elements. He has a BFA from Rutgers University, and an MFA from The University of Missouri at Kansas City. Donnie resides in New York with his wife and his daughter, Sofia.
44. John P. Ryan John P. Ryan Actor, Bound Character actor John P. Ryan was born on July 30, 1936 in New York City. The son of Irish immigrant parents, Ryan graduated from Rice High School and studied English at the City College of New York, where he first developed an interest in acting. He served six years in the US Army and worked as a welfare investigator prior to pursuing an acting career...
45. Alton Brown Alton Brown Self, Iron Chef America: The Series
46. Gabrielle Christian Gabrielle Christian Actress, South of Nowhere With an impressive body of work that encompasses both acting and singing, Gabrielle Christian is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood's most sought after talents. Gabrielle grew up in Maryland, where she began performing with local theater groups and in school plays at age 12. She landed her first leading television role...
47. Sonia Rockwell Sonia Rockwell Actress, MacGyver
48. Molly McCook Molly McCook Actress, The Ranch
49. Jacques Sernas Jacques Sernas Actor, La Dolce Vita With eye-catching good looks, blond Lithuanian-born actor Jacques Sernas (aka Jack Sernas) is best known for cutting a fine figure in European costumers and spectacles in the 1950s and 1960s. Born on July 30, 1925, his father died when he was a year old and the boy would be raised by his mother in Paris...
50. Victor Alfieri Victor Alfieri Actor, Angels & Demons A native of Rome,Victor Alfieri was raised an only child by his mother grandparents and aunt spending summers working in his grandfather's restaurant. Using his natural gift for writing, the self-described 'class clown' created his own sketch comedy act to entertain his classmates. At the age of 15...
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