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1. Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Actor, American Gangster Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the three children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However...
2. John Travolta John Travolta Actor, Pulp Fiction John Travolta has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards...
3. Ron Howard Ron Howard Actor, American Graffiti Ron was born in Oklahoma, into an acting family - his father had realized a boyhood dream of acting by attending the University of Oklahoma and majoring in drama, and his mother went through acting school in New York. He was in his first movie at 18 months, Frontier Woman, although his first real part was at the age of 4...
4. Jackie Chan Jackie Chan Actor, Rush Hour Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born "Kong-sang Chan" on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
5. Katey Sagal Katey Sagal Actress, Pilot An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married with Children. During its lengthy run, she received three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations...
6. Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid Actor, The Day After Tomorrow Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, and grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. The son of an electrician father and a real estate agent mother, and raised a Baptist, he studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston...
7. James Cameron James Cameron Writer, Aliens James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
8. Ray Liotta Ray Liotta Actor, Goodfellas Ray Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he became friends with Steven Bauer (Scarface, Thief of Hearts). He spent his first years acting in TV: Another World, a TV movie and several short-lived series. He broke into movies with the black comedy Something Wild, which garnered him rave reviews...
9. Kathleen Turner Kathleen Turner Actress, The Virgin Suicides Kathleen Turner was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri to Patsy and Allen Richard Turner. She graduated from American School in London in 1972. After the death of her father, the Turner family moved back to the United States where Kathleen later enrolled at Missouri State University for two years...
10. Lorraine Bracco Lorraine Bracco Actress, Goodfellas Lorraine was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Her sister is Elizabeth Bracco. Has two daughters, Stella Keitel by ex-boyfriend Harvey Keitel and Margaux Guerard by ex-husband Daniel Guerard.
11. Rene Russo Rene Russo Actress, Outbreak Rene Russo grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Burbank, a Los Angeles suburb. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, leaving her mother, Shirly, as a single mom with two daughters. (Rene has one sister, named Toni). In junior high school, Rene was plagued with scoliosis and had to wear a full-torso brace...
12. Joel Coen Joel Coen Producer, No Country for Old Men
13. Scott Bakula Scott Bakula Actor, American Beauty Born on October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, Scott Stewart Bakula came from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them, he later sang with the St. Louis Symphony. He studied Law at the University of Kansas until his sophomore year when he left to pursue acting...
14. Catherine Bach Catherine Bach Actress, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
15. Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin Actress, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 of Jewish parentage, the daughter of a chemical salesman and hospital administrator. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area, she wanted to be an actress as early as her teens and was eventually accepted into Manhattan's High School of the Performing Arts...
16. Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Writer, Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to suburban Massepequa...
17. Chris Noth Chris Noth Actor, Sex and the City Chris Noth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 13 November 1954. In his youth, he traveled and lived in England, Yugoslavia and Spain, but never stayed in the same place for long. His mother, Jeanne Parr, was a CBS news reporter. Chris studied with Sanford Meisner before graduating from the Yale School of Drama. He continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and on stage...
18. Dennis Haysbert Dennis Haysbert Actor, Heat
19. Anthony Head Anthony Head Actor, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He is the younger brother of musical...
20. Catherine O'Hara Catherine O'Hara Actress, The Nightmare Before Christmas Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series "Second City TV" (1976)_. Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's _Beetlejuice_, Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's on-screen mother in Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York...
21. James Belushi James Belushi Actor, The Ghost Writer James Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. A high school teacher, impressed by his improvisational skills while giving speeches, convinced him to to be in a school play. After that, he joined the school's drama club...
22. Michael Emerson Michael Emerson Actor, Saw
23. Alice Krige Alice Krige Actress, Thor: The Dark World Alice Maud Krige was born on June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa where her father, Dr. Louis Krige, worked as a young physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice grew up in what she describes as a "very happy family", a family that also included two brothers (both of whom became physicians) and her mother...
24. Will Patton Will Patton Actor, Remember the Titans Will Patton attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has won two OBIE awards for best actor for the off-Broadway plays, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" and the Public Theatre production of "What Did He See?".
25. Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley Self, Episode #1.1
26. Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Self, Oprah's 50th Birthday Bash! Born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States. Orpah was born to mother, former maid Vernita Lee, and father, war veteran Vermon Winfrey. Oprah Gail Winfrey was the richest African American of the 20th century, however Orpah Gail Winfrey wasn't born into a rich, or even middle class family...
27. Peter MacNicol Peter MacNicol Actor, Bean
28. Kathleen Quinlan Kathleen Quinlan Actress, The Hills Have Eyes Only child born to Robert and Josephine Quinlan. She grew up in Mill Valley, Ca, and got her break in acting when George Lucas came to her high school to cast for his movie American Graffiti. She followed up her one-line role 4 years later with Lifeguard, and then several roles in the late 1970s and 1980s...
29. Robert Carradine Robert Carradine Actor, Django Unchained
30. Howard Stern Howard Stern Self, Private Parts Howard Allan Stern was born on Jan. 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, New York. His first radio experience was at Boston University, where he volunteered at the college radio station. Along with several other students, he created an on-air show called the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour, a takeoff on the popular King Biscuit Flour Hour...
31. Kristine DeBell Kristine DeBell Actress, Meatballs
32. Michael Moore Michael Moore Self, Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan April 23, 1954, but was not raised there. Contrary to popular belief, he was actually raised in Davison, Michigan. He studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint, and also pursued other hobbies such as gun shooting, for which he even won a competition...
33. Tony Todd Tony Todd Actor, The Man from Earth Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk. Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut...
34. Donald Gibb Donald Gibb Actor, Bloodsport Massive (6' 4"), muscular behemoth Donald Richard Gibb was born on August 4, 1954, in New York City, New York and raised in California. He attended the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, then transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played football and was a member of the varsity basketball team...
35. Ang Lee Ang Lee Director, Life of Pi Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
36. Lesley-Anne Down Lesley-Anne Down Actress, The Pink Panther Strikes Again Lesley-Anne Down was born on March 17, 1954 and raised in London, England. With the help of her father, she began modeling at age 10, acting in commercials, and winning several beauty contests. By the time she was 15, Down had completed four films and was voted "Britain's Most Beautiful Teenager". Lesley-Anne...
37. David Keith David Keith Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman David Lemuel Keith was born on May 8, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Lemuel Grady Keith Jr. and Hilda Earle. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater. Keith had a supporting role in The Rose starring Bette Midler, had a supporting role in Brubaker...
38. Jeffrey Combs Jeffrey Combs Actor, Re-Animator Jeffrey Combs was born on September 9th, 1954 in Oxnard, California. He grew up in Lompoc, California with a plethora of siblings both older and younger. He attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, and the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in Seattle...
39. Corbin Bernsen Corbin Bernsen Actor, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Corbin Bernsen stars as Henry Spencer in the sixth season of the USA Network original series PSYCH, also starring James Roday and Dule Hill. Bernsen is also forging ahead as a prolific writer, producer and director, creating films for his Home Theater Films production and distribution banner. As an actor...
40. Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Actress, TRON
41. Lisa Pelikan Lisa Pelikan Actress, Return to the Blue Lagoon
42. Michael Dudikoff Michael Dudikoff Actor, American Ninja
43. Jere Burns Jere Burns Actor, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Best known for his roles "Kirk Morris" and "Jack Farrell", with his sharp, raspy nasal voice, sneering smile and fierce look, Burns has made himself really an actor to watch. He was drawn to acting late in college. After graduating, he re-established himself in New York and landed the title role of "Don Juan" at the New York Shakespeare Festival...
44. Kimmy Robertson Kimmy Robertson Actress, Beauty and the Beast Kimmy Robertson began her career as a ballet dancer but her distinctive sense of humor and quirky style brought her to the attention of an agent who happened to worked in the same office as her ballet company. After at first being unsure about becoming an actor, Kimmy was then hired for the first role she auditioned for in the teen comedy The Last American Virgin...
45. Wendy Schaal Wendy Schaal Actress, The 'Burbs
46. Sam J. Jones Sam J. Jones Actor, Ted Actor Sam J. Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sacramento, California. He was educated at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento and went on to serve as a United States Marine. Jones made his screen debut in Blake Edwards' comedy film 10. In 1980, he was cast in the iconic role of Flash Gordon in the cult classic of the same name...
47. Arliss Howard Arliss Howard Actor, Full Metal Jacket
48. Simonetta Stefanelli Simonetta Stefanelli Actress, The Godfather
49. Bill Mumy Bill Mumy Actor, Papillon Along with his most impressive list of television/film credits, Bill is also a very talented well-known musician, songwriter, recording artist, as well as writer. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, percussion and sings. He has released three solo CDs, 1997's "Dying To Be Heard"...
50. Barry Williams Barry Williams Actor, General Hospital Barry William Blenkhorn grew up in Santa Monica, California and, after he turned 4 years old, he became one of those annoying kids who were bound and determined to get into show business. He was neighbors with actor Peter Graves whom he idolized and asked for advice on how to become an actor and his response was that he just thought about it...
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