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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 One of six children born to Helen Travolta and Salvatore Travolta, John Travolta grew up in Englewood, New Jersey. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ. Travolta appeared in a local production of "Who'll Save the Plowboy?". His mother enrolled him in a drama school in New York...
3. Jackie Chan Jackie Chan Actor, Rush Hour Apprenticed to the China Drama Academy (or "opera school") by his parents at the age of 6, Jackie Chan was rigorously trained in music, dance, and traditional martial arts. A visiting filmmaker offered Chan his first (tiny) role as a stunt player. Chan took the part, and soon left the Opera to pursue the world of film...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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.
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Joel Coen Joel Coen Producer, No Country for Old Men
13. 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...
14. Kristine DeBell Kristine DeBell Actress, Meatballs
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. Dennis Haysbert Dennis Haysbert Actor, Heat
17. Catherine Bach Catherine Bach Actress, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
18. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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?".
23. Michael Emerson Michael Emerson Actor, Saw
24. 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...
25. Kathleen Quinlan Kathleen Quinlan Actress, Apollo 13 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...
26. 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...
27. Robert Carradine Robert Carradine Actor, Django Unchained
28. Lonette McKee Lonette McKee Actress, Malcolm X Lonette McKee's career began in the music industry in hometown Detroit, Michigan as a child prodigy, where she began playing keyboards composing music and lyrics, singing and performing professionally at a young age. At fourteen she recorded her first record, "Stop Don't Worry 'Bout It" which became an instant regional Pop/R&B hit...
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. Simonetta Stefanelli Simonetta Stefanelli Actress, The Godfather
32. Michael Dudikoff Michael Dudikoff Actor, American Ninja
33. Peter MacNicol Peter MacNicol Actor, Bean
34. Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley Self, Episode #1.1
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. 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...
41. Arliss Howard Arliss Howard Actor, Full Metal Jacket
42. Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Actress, TRON
43. Wendy Schaal Wendy Schaal Actress, The 'Burbs
44. 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...
45. 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"...
46. 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...
47. 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...
48. 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...
49. 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...
50. Terry Kinney Terry Kinney Actor, Sleepers Terry Kinney, the stage, film and television actor, was born on January 29, 1954 in Lincoln, Illinois and attended Illinois State University. While at university, his friend, the aspiring actor Jeff Perry, took Kinney to Chicago to see a production of "Grease" in which his best friend, Gary Sinise...
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