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1. Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Actress, Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is Danish. Scarlett showed a passion for acting at a young age and starred in many plays. She has a sister named Vanessa Johansson, a brother named Adrian, and a twin brother named Hunter Johansson born three minutes after her...
2. Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Actress, Herbie Fully Loaded Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986 to Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan. She began her career at age three as a model at the Eileen Ford Agency, and made appearances in over 60 television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's and Jell-O (opposite Bill Cosby)...
3. Natasha Lyonne Natasha Lyonne Actress, American Pie Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress. As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, she was cast as "Opal" on Pee-wee's Playhouse, which was quickly followed by film appearances in Heartburn, written by Nora Ephron, directed by Mike Nichols; A Man Called Sarge; and Dennis the Menace...
4. Liv Tyler Liv Tyler Actress, The Incredible Hulk Daughter of Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith and Bebe Buell, former model (and Playboy Playmate of the Month) and stalwart of the backstage rock scene of the 1970s, Liv grew up thinking that rock star Todd Rundgren was her father. But as she was growing up, Tyler began dropping by to visit...
5. Olivia Wilde Olivia Wilde Actress, TRON: Legacy Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to school there, as well as in Andover, Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2002. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, was born in England and later became an Irish citizen, giving Olivia dual American and Irish nationality...
6. Eli Wallach Eli Wallach Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach has been in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen and has worked alongside the biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino, to name but a few...
7. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Actor, The Avengers Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after three decades in the business. In 1992, Downey received an Academy Award nomination and won the BAFTA (British Academy Award) for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Chaplin...
8. Abigail Breslin Abigail Breslin Actress, Little Miss Sunshine A native New Yorker born in that city in 1996, Breslin has been in front of the camera since the age of three, making commercials until eventually cast by Shyamalan to play Mel Gibson's daughter in Signs. Breslin's performance in Signs garnered her great praise and earned her work on television as well as additional movie roles...
9. Alexandra Daddario Alexandra Daddario Actress, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alex was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City. She wanted to be an actress when she was young. Her first job came at age 16, when she got the role of "Laurie Lewis" on All My Children. Alex co-starred, with Logan Lerman & Brandon T. Jackson, in the role of 'Annabeth Chase" in the "Percy Jackson" movies...
10. Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Ronan Actress, Atonement Saoirse was born in New York City, New York, United States. Her father is Paul Ronan, an Irish actor, and her mother is Monica Ronan. When Saoirse was age 3, the family moved to Ireland. Saoirse grew up in County Carlow, Ireland. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
11. Dylan O'Brien Dylan O'Brien Actor, The Internship Dylan O'Brien was born in New York City, to Lisa (Rhodes), a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick O'Brien, a camera operator. He grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey, before moving with his family to Hermosa Beach, California when he was 12 years old. Before getting bit by the acting bug...
12. Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Actor, Rocky This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director of European parentage may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
13. Adam Sandler Adam Sandler Actor, Grown Ups 2 Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, to Judy and Stanley Sandler. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University...
14. Yancy Butler Yancy Butler Actress, Kick-Ass Yancy Victoria Butler was born on July 2, 1970, in New York City. Growing up in the bohemian Greenwich Village, Yancy started making showbiz inroads at an early age. In 1979, she made her film debut at age seven with a small appearance in the slasher thriller Savage Weekend. At age 13, Yancy went on to study at New York's prominent HB Studios...
15. Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway Actress, Les Misérables Anne Hathaway's first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real. She gained widespread recognition for her roles in The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel as a young girl who discovers she's a member of royalty, opposite Julie Andrews and Heather Matarazzo. She also had a notable role in Nicholas Nickleby opposite Charlie Hunnam and Jamie Bell...
16. Eva Amurri Martino Eva Amurri Martino Actress, Saved!
17. 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...
18. Robert De Niro Robert De Niro Actor, Goodfellas Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly, but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets...
19. 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"...
20. Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon Actress, Thelma & Louise It was after the 1968 Democratic convention and there was a casting call for a film with several roles for the kind of young people who had disrupted the convention. Two recent graduates of Catholic University in Washington DC, went to the audition in New York for Joe. Chris Sarandon, who had studied to be an actor, was passed over. His wife Susan got a major role...
21. Reeve Carney Reeve Carney Soundtrack, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Reeve Carney originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, in the record-breaking Broadway musical, "Spider-Man: Turn Off Thee Dark" in 2010. A lifelong musician, Reeve jumped at the opportunity to perform a score by U2's Bono and The Edge--not to mention re-team with director Julie Taymor, who he'd worked with in her film, "The Tempest"...
22. 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...
23. Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal Actress, The Dark Knight Maggie Gyllenhaal made her debut in her father 'Stephen Gyllenhaal''s film Waterland and emerged as a full-blown star in Secretary. Her sweet looks and conduct result in a subtle on-screen style that emerges from the character she plays, whether the part is large or small. A graduate of Columbia University...
24. Diane Lane Diane Lane Actress, Man of Steel Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York. Her parents are acting coach Burt Lane and nightclub singer/centerfold Colleen Farrington. Diane was acting from a very young age and made her stage debut at the age of six. Her work in such acclaimed theater productions as "The Cherry Orchard" and "Medea" led to her being called to Hollywood...
25. Vincent D'Onofrio Vincent D'Onofrio Actor, Full Metal Jacket Vincent D'Onofrio is known as an "actor's actor". The wide variety of roles he has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre. His debut on stage was in 1984 in the Broadway play "Open Admissions"...
26. Al Pacino Al Pacino Actor, The Godfather One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, Pacino's parents (Salvatore and Rose) divorced when he was young...
27. 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. Eating in a local restaurant, Sarah was discovered by an agent when she was 4 years old. Soon after...
28. Marisa Tomei Marisa Tomei Actress, The Wrestler Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York to mother Patricia "Addie" Tomei, an English teacher, and father Gary Tomei, a lawyer. Marisa also has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech so as to eliminate her heavy Brooklyn accent...
29. 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...
30. Michelle Trachtenberg Michelle Trachtenberg Actress, All My Children Trachtenberg grew up in Brooklyn and started her acting career young; she began appearing in commercials at the age of 3. She continued to act and dance through her school years, making regular television appearances from the age of 10. She landed a recurring role in the kids' TV show The Adventures of Pete & Pete and starred in Harriet the Spy...
31. 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...
32. Adrien Brody Adrien Brody Actor, The Pianist The son of Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy and retired history professor Elliot Brody, Adrien Brody grew up an only child in the Woodhaven section of Queens, New York, where he accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice. He credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the camera...
33. Ben Stiller Ben Stiller Producer, Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York, New York to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. It's not surprising that Ben Stiller has followed in his family's footsteps. Ben's parents made no real effort to keep their son away from the Hollywood lifestyle and he grew up among the stars...
34. Emmy Rossum Emmy Rossum Actress, Pilot It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow and The Phantom of the Opera. Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination, and should assure that she will be a memorable presence in many films to come...
35. Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson Actor, The Shining Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director, is a three-time Academy Award winner and 12-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nods in every decade from 1960s through the 2000s. Born on April 22...
36. Mary Stuart Masterson Mary Stuart Masterson Actress, Fried Green Tomatoes Mary Stuart Masterson started acting before the age of ten, when she appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975 with her father. Afterwards, at the direction of her parents, Mary Stuart led a life outside of the limelight, attending school in New York. She appeared in a few productions at New York's Dalton School...
37. 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...
38. Jon Favreau Jon Favreau Producer, Iron Man Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. Of Jewish (maternal) and French-Canadian/Italian (paternal) descent...
39. Claire Danes Claire Danes Actress, Temple Grandin New Yorker Claire Danes is the daughter of Carla, a day-care provider and artist and Christopher, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother named Asa. She was educated at Dalton School, New York, The New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, The Professional Performing Arts School and Lycée Français de Los Angeles...
40. Mel Brooks Mel Brooks Actor, The Producers Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants. His father died when Mel was twelve years old, and he has said that his angry humor stems from that event. As a young boy, he learned how to play the drums. After brief education, he served in WWII...
41. Kerry Washington Kerry Washington Actress, Django Unchained
42. Peter Berg Peter Berg Actor, Lone Survivor Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday. He went on to star in the Word War 2 film A Midnight Clear. Roles in Fire in the Sky and Cop Land followed, and the Tom Cruise films Collateral and Lions for Lambs...
43. Sienna Miller Sienna Miller Actress, Stardust Sienna Rose Miller was born in New York City but raised in London, England. Her father, Ed Miller, was an investment banker, then a Chinese art dealer, joined a cult and wrote a spiritual self-help book. Her mother, Josephine Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to David Bowie...
44. Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson Actress, Sin City This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's beauty may owe to her diverse lineage, which includes Afro-Cuban...
45. Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen Actor, A History of Violence Viggo is the eldest son of Grace (Atkinson) and Viggo P. Mortensen. His father, who farmed in Denmark, met his mother, a New Yorker, in Norway. They wed and moved to New York where Viggo Jr. was born, before moving to South America where Viggo Sr. managed chicken farms and ranches in Venezuela and Argentina...
46. Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Director, Goodfellas After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock)...
47. David Duchovny David Duchovny Actor, The X Files David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Duchovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a Scottish-born school teacher...
48. Eddie Cahill Eddie Cahill Actor, Miracle Eddie Cahill was born in New York on January 15, 1978. With Italian and Irish decent, Eddie is the second born to his parents, having one older and one younger sister. He studied acting for a year and a half at New York University with the Atlantic Theater Co. Acting School. He appeared in Nicky Silver's Off-Broadway play The Altruists in 2000...
49. Tom Welling Tom Welling Actor, Cheaper by the Dozen Thomas John Patrick Welling was born in the city of New York, New York, USA. He comes from a family of six members, comprising of his father, a retired executive for General Motors; his mother, a "home engineer"; a younger brother named Mark Welling, who is also an actor; and two other older sisters...
50. Robert Evans Robert Evans Self, The Kid Stays in the Picture Raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side (his father was a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem), Evans began his show-business career as a teenage radio act or. After flopping in his first attempt at movie acting, he took a job promoting sales of ladies' slacks for Evan-Picone, the clothing company founded and run by his brother...
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