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1. Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Actor, Inglourious Basterds Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef)...
2. Elisabeth Röhm Elisabeth Röhm Actress, American Hustle Elisabeth was born in Germany to American writer Lisa Loverde and Eberhard Röhm, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York. They relocated to New York City, near Elisabeth's first birthday. An equestrian enthusiast, Elisabeth began competing professionally at the age of 5. She cultivated southern roots at St...
3. Bruce Willis Bruce Willis Actor, The Sixth Sense Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing 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. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
4. Franka Potente Franka Potente Actress, The Bourne Identity Franka Potente was born on 22 July 1974 in the German town of Dülmen, to Hildegard, a medical assistant, and Dieter Potente, a teacher. After her graduation in 1994, she went to the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, a drama school in Munich, but soon broke off to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York...
5. Diane Kruger Diane Kruger Actress, Inglourious Basterds Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top fashion model...
6. Max Riemelt Max Riemelt Actor, The Wave
7. Jeri Ryan Jeri Ryan Actress, Down with Love Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmerman on February 22, 1968 in Munich, West Germany, to Sharon, a social worker, and Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army. She and her brother Mark grew up on several military bases, including Kansas, Maryland, Georgia and Texas. Finally, at the age of 11...
8. Antje Traue Antje Traue Actress, Man of Steel Antje Traue was born in Mittweida, Saxony, East Germany. Her mother was a musician and dancer. Traue was raised speaking Russian. She discovered her love for acting at an early age. As a teenager, Traue attended the "International Munich Art Lab", where she was cast in the lead role in the theatre play...
9. Ian Harding Ian Harding Actor, Love & Other Drugs
10. Sibel Kekilli Sibel Kekilli Actress, When We Leave
11. Erika Jordan Erika Jordan Actress, Baby Dolls Behind Bars Erika was born in Ansbach, Germany and family moved to Tucson, Arizona at an early age. She currently lives in Southern California, working as an actress, dating consultant, and certified physical fitness trainer. Erika Jordan is a prolific actress, glamour model, and sex columnist. She most recently appeared in "Chavez...
12. Martin Lawrence Martin Lawrence Actor, Bad Boys II
13. Dominic Monaghan Dominic Monaghan Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and Austin Monaghan, a science teacher...
14. Allison Mack Allison Mack Actress, The Ant Bully Mack was born in Germany but moved with her family to Long Beach, California, when she was 2. She began acting at 4 with print work and commercials, and began studying at The Young Actors Space in Los Angeles when she was 7. She is still currently attending classes there in improvisation and scene study...
15. Heike Makatsch Heike Makatsch Actress, Love Actually Born on 13 August 1971 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of former German national ice hockey keeper Rainer Makatsch. After studying politics and sociology at the University of Düsseldorf for two years and an apprenticeship as dressmaker, she was hired by newborn TV music channel VIVA in 1993 and hosted popular shows such as Interaktiv...
16. Alicia von Rittberg Alicia von Rittberg Actress, Fury
17. Heidi Klum Heidi Klum Self, The Devil Wears Prada Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young woman's magazine. Klum won the competition, and signed with Metropolitan...
18. Werner Herzog Werner Herzog Self, Grizzly Man Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
19. Til Schweiger Til Schweiger Actor, Inglourious Basterds Actor, producer, writer, and director Til Schweiger is Germany's best-known actor and also the country's most successful director. With more than 51 Million admissions no other German filmmaker drew more people to cinemas. He runs his own production company Barefoot Films based in Berlin, Germany...
20. Necar Zadegan Necar Zadegan Actress, Elena Undone Necar began working in the theater at age 16 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and has since stayed close to the theater while splitting her time between film and television. In 2011, she played a lead role in the FilmMcQueen production of "Meth Head." She followed that with a role on the NBC series The Event as resident villainess Isabelle...
21. Tia Mowry-Hardrict Tia Mowry-Hardrict Actress, The Hot Chick
22. Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Music Department, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
23. Sheryl Lee Sheryl Lee Actress, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me "Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series Twin Peaks. Lee was born April 27, 1967 in Germany. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her hope of becoming a dancer...
24. Richard Sammel Richard Sammel Actor, Inglourious Basterds Born in Heidelberg; a curious and shy boy; found the key for his world through passion for music, dance and theater; Richard studied music and drama in Germany, acting and direction in France and method acting with Susan Strasberg and Francesca de Sapio in Italy. He first went on stage in 1981 at the local theater Hildesheim...
25. Thomas Kretschmann Thomas Kretschmann Actor, King Kong Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Pianist, U-571, In Enemy Hands, etc. He has three children, Nicolas, Stella and Sascha with his ex-girlfriend Lena.
26. Pam Ferris Pam Ferris Actress, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
27. Roland Emmerich Roland Emmerich Producer, Independence Day Emmerich began his career in his native Germany. In his youth, he pursued painting and sculpting. While enrolled in the director's program at film school in Munich, his student film Das Arche Noah Prinzip went on to open the 1984 Berlin Film Festival. The feature became a huge success and was sold to more than 20 countries.
28. Uwe Boll Uwe Boll Producer, Postal As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a producer and director with Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH...
29. Nastassja Kinski Nastassja Kinski Actress, Cat People
30. Q'orianka Kilcher Q'orianka Kilcher Actress, The New World At fourteen years old, Q'orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actresses with her portrayal of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's 'The New World', an epic about the encounter between English and North American societies in the early 1600s. Her performance...
31. Scott Elrod Scott Elrod Actor, Lone Survivor Scott Elrod was born in Germany to a military family. After moving around the Philippines he was raised in Parker, Colorado for the most part. His father was an F-16 pilot and Scott had dreams of becoming a pilot himself. He earned his pilot license after graduation and became an air traffic controller...
32. Nina Hoss Nina Hoss Actress, Barbara
33. Cress Williams Cress Williams Actor, Never Been Kissed
34. Nadia Hilker Nadia Hilker Actress, Spring
35. George Dzundza George Dzundza Actor, Basic Instinct
36. Audra McDonald Audra McDonald Actress, Wit
37. Tamera Mowry-Housley Tamera Mowry-Housley Actress, The Hot Chick Tamera Darvette Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, two minutes before her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany to Darlene Mowry and Timothy Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department...
38. LeVar Burton LeVar Burton Actor, Star Trek: First Contact
39. Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm Actress, Metropolis After her role in Metropolis she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was Ein idealer Gatte (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.
40. Udo Kier Udo Kier Actor, Blade Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when the hospital was bombed...
41. Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich Soundtrack, Witness for the Prosecution Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator then as a cabaret singer...
42. Marc Forster Marc Forster Director, World War Z
43. Wim Wenders Wim Wenders Director, Wings of Desire Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification)...
44. Michael Haneke Michael Haneke Writer, The White Ribbon
45. Ralf Moeller Ralf Moeller Actor, Gladiator Star of the Television series, Conan, and a featured performer in such blockbuster films as The Scorpion King and Gladiator, Ralf Moeller is renowned for his powerful physique and rugged good looks. That's to be expected of a former Mr. Universe, who was also the German Bodybuilding Champion of the International Federation of Body Builders...
46. Saul Rubinek Saul Rubinek Actor, Unforgiven Saul Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany, after WWII, where his father ran a Yiddish Repertory Theatre company. Saul started his professional career as a child actor in theatre and radio in Canada. He was a member of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival company in Stratford, Ontario (1969-70) and...
47. Claudia Schiffer Claudia Schiffer Self, David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic
48. Rudolf Martin Rudolf Martin Actor, All My Children Born and raised in West Berlin, Rudolf moved with his family from Berlin to Paris to Italy, arriving in the United States a short time after his high school graduation from the Universite de Paris. While studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, he landed his first professional role in the Susan Seidelman short film The Dutch Master...
49. Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director, Closer He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
50. Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen Director, Troy
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