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1. 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...
2. Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Actor, American Gangster Denzel Washington was born in December 28,1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the 3 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, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and...
3. 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...
4. 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...
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. Rene Russo Rene Russo Actress, Ransom 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...
7. Ray Liotta Ray Liotta Actor, Goodfellas Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice guy roles in Field of Dreams and Operation Dumbo Drop, you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream of work, completing multiple projects per year.
8. 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.
9. Scott Bakula Scott Bakula Actor, American Beauty Scott Bakula came from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them. Later, he sang with the St. Louis Symphony. He studied Law at the University of Kansas. In 1976, he was first hired professionally in the role of Sam in "Shenandoah" and went to New York. After several small roles on TV, he made Quantum Leap...
10. 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...
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. 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...
13. Joel Coen Joel Coen Producer, No Country for Old Men
14. 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...
15. Mary-Margaret Humes Mary-Margaret Humes Actress, History of the World: Part I Born in Florida in 1954, a former Miss Florida & 3rd runner-up to Miss USA 1975, she was encouraged by Burt Reynolds to move to Hollywood. She was discovered by advertising her photo, name and phone number on a billboard visible from the 20th Century Fox studios lot. The billboard was seen by Mel Brooks...
16. 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...
17. Dennis Haysbert Dennis Haysbert Actor, Heat
18. Michael Emerson Michael Emerson Actor, Saw
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley Self, Episode #1.1
22. 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...
23. Catherine Bach Catherine Bach Actress, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
24. 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...
25. Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Writer, Seinfeld Born in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Kalman and Betty. Moved with family, including sister Carolyn, to suburban Massepequa, Long Island at a young age. His dad, who had a terrific sense of humor, was a commercial sign maker. Attended Oswego College in upstate New York but transferred to Queens College back in New York City...
26. 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...
27. Corbin Bernsen Corbin Bernsen Actor, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Rugged, hirsutely handsome Corbin Bernsen blazed to TV stardom in 1986 on L.A. Law as opportunistic divorce lawyer "Arnie Becker", whose blond and brash good looks, impish grin and aggressive courting style proved a wild sex magnet to not only the beautiful female clients desirous of his "services"...
28. Simonetta Stefanelli Simonetta Stefanelli Actress, The Godfather
29. 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?".
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Robert Carradine Robert Carradine Actor, Django Unchained
34. 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...
35. Peter MacNicol Peter MacNicol Actor, Bean
36. 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...
37. Michael Dudikoff Michael Dudikoff Actor, American Ninja
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. 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 the Blake Edwards comedy 10. In 1980, he was cast in the iconic role of Flash Gordon in the cult hit of the same name...
41. 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...
42. 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"...
43. Cindy Morgan Cindy Morgan Actress, TRON
44. 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...
45. 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...
46. Kristine DeBell Kristine DeBell Actress, Meatballs
47. 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...
48. Wendy Schaal Wendy Schaal Actress, The 'Burbs
49. Robert Pastorelli Robert Pastorelli Actor, Dances with Wolves Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in 1982...
50. Don 'The Dragon' Wilson Don 'The Dragon' Wilson Actor, Batman Forever Three-times WKO World Kickboxer Champion and many other titles Don 'the Dragon' Wilson, named the greatest kickboxer of all time. Fighter of the year three times in Blackbelt Magazine. Has 10 titles in three different weight divisions. World light heavyweight kickboxing champion for twelve consecutive years.
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