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1. Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Actor, Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well known after three movies made by Spike Lee - Do the Right Thing...
2. Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons Actor, The Lion King Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year...
3. Marcia Strassman Marcia Strassman Actress, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids This tall, willowy brunette (these days, frequently blonde) was born April 28, 1948, in New York City, one of four children. Raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she grew into a striking young teen and worked for a time as a model in a local children's department store. Trekking back to New York City equipped only with her modeling credentials and a natural singing talent...
4. Billy Crystal Billy Crystal Actor, Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia...
5. Kathy Bates Kathy Bates Actress, Titanic Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest of three girls, her father was Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer, and her mother, Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker. Kathy has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry...
6. 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...
7. Barbara Hershey Barbara Hershey Actress, Black Swan Barbara Hershey was born Barbara Lynn Herzstein in Hollywood, California, to Melrose (Moore) and Arnold Nathan Herzstein, a horse racing columnist. Her father, born in Manhattan, was from a Jewish family (from Hungary and Russia), and her mother, originally from Arkansas, had English and Scots-Irish ancestry...
8. John Ritter John Ritter Actor, Sling Blade Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was destined to follow in his parents footsteps...
9. Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters Actress, Anastasia Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards...
10. Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Soundtrack, Grease Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to live in England with her mother...
11. Carl Weathers Carl Weathers Actor, Predator Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts in two blaxploitation flicks...
12. Christopher Guest Christopher Guest Actor, This Is Spinal Tap U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself, Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City. His mother, Jean Pauline (Hindes), was a vice president of casting at CBS...
13. JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams Actress, Poltergeist The product of a musical family, Jobeth Williams was born in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional debut at age 18 in a Houston-based musical production...
14. Dee Wallace Dee Wallace Actress, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following amongst the fantasy film fans...
15. Bud Cort Bud Cort Actor, Dogma Bud Cort, American actor/comedian, was born Walter Edward Cox in New Rochelle, New York. The second of five children, he grew up in Rye, New York, the son of Joseph P. Cox, an orchestra leader, pianist, and owner of a successful men's clothing store in Rye, and Alma M. Court a former newspaper and Life magazine reporter and an executive asst...
16. John Carpenter John Carpenter Writer, Halloween John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university. He began making short films in 1962. He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director.
17. Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson Actor, Batman Begins Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after he had returned to England...
18. John Noble John Noble Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.
19. Bonnie Bedelia Bonnie Bedelia Actress, Die Hard The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Christopher (Kit)...
20. Gérard Depardieu Gérard Depardieu Actor, Life of Pi Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou...
21. Pam Ferris Pam Ferris Actress, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
22. Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest Actress, Edward Scissorhands One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born on March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was a nurse born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and social worker, born in Pennsylvania...
23. Meg Foster Meg Foster Actress, They Live
24. Margot Kidder Margot Kidder Actress, Superman Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in everything she did...
25. Rhea Perlman Rhea Perlman Actress, Matilda
26. Grace Jones Grace Jones Soundtrack, Lord of War Grammy-nominee and three-time Saturn Award-nominee, Grace Jones can claim a career in show business by birthright. Her grandfather (on her mother's side) was a musician who traveled with Nat 'King' Cole. She was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W...
27. Vincent Schiavelli Vincent Schiavelli Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous articles on food for magazines and newspapers. In 2001, he received the James Beard Journalism Award.
28. James Cosmo James Cosmo Actor, Braveheart
29. Powers Boothe Powers Boothe Actor, Sin City American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. Leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.
30. Perry King Perry King Actor, The Day After Tomorrow
31. Phil Hartman Phil Hartman Actor, Jingle All the Way Philip Edward Hartmann was born on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann" but he later dropped the other "n" -- the reason of which is unknown. He was one of eight children of Doris (Wardel) and Rupert Hartmann, a salesman. Phil was a very caring and...
32. Marc Singer Marc Singer Actor, The Beastmaster A production of the William Shakespeare's "Richard III" with Sir Laurence Olivier that Marc's dad took him to see as a boy made a lasting impression, though he didn't start acting himself until a teacher recruited him to fill a suddenly vacant role in his junior year of high school. However, as the son of musicians...
33. Kate Jackson Kate Jackson Actress, Loverboy
34. Sinéad Cusack Sinéad Cusack Actress, V for Vendetta
35. Jim Carter Jim Carter Actor, Episode #2.1
36. George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin Writer, The Lion and the Rose
37. Georgia Engel Georgia Engel Actress, Open Season
38. Jonathan Hyde Jonathan Hyde Actor, Titanic
39. John de Lancie John de Lancie Actor, Reign Over Me John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our Lives and the iconic, all-powerful Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
40. Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Soundtrack, Charlie's Angels
41. Phylicia Rashad Phylicia Rashad Actress, One Life to Live Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She has another brother...
42. M.C. Gainey M.C. Gainey Actor, Tangled
43. Chris Mulkey Chris Mulkey Actor, Whiplash
44. James Rebhorn James Rebhorn Actor, Scent of a Woman James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland. An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire in 1974...
45. Michael Kitchen Michael Kitchen Actor, Out of Africa
46. A Martinez A Martinez Actor, General Hospital
47. Richard Riehle Richard Riehle Actor, Office Space Richard Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to Mary Margaret (Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle, an assistant postmaster. He is of German and Irish descent. Richard attended the University of Notre Dame, where he became heavily involved with the University Theatre. Appearing in such productions as "Luther"...
48. Avery Brooks Avery Brooks Actor, American History X Avery Franklin Brooks was born on October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana to a musically talented family. His maternal grandfather, Samuel Travis Crawford, was a tenor who graduated from Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1901. Crawford toured the country singing with the Delta Rhythm Boys in the 1930s...
49. Michael Berryman Michael Berryman Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Late 1970s horror genre icon whose best known for his creepy performance as "Pluto" in the uncompromising Wes Craven horror film The Hills Have Eyes. Berryman (who suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare condition leaving him with no sweat glands, hair, fingernails or teeth) reminds...
50. Mimi Kennedy Mimi Kennedy Actress, Midnight in Paris Mimi Kennedy began her acting career on stage opposite famed TV comedian Sid Caesar. Her theater credits also include her work as Jan in both the national tour and the original Broadway production of "Grease". Work on television has been plentiful for Kennedy following her leading role on the critically acclaimed series...
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