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1. Mel Gibson Mel Gibson Actor, Braveheart Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
2. Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Actor, The Da Vinci Code Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
3. Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Actress, Star Wars Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA as Carrie Frances Fisher. She is an actress and writer, known for Star Wars (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Fisher is also known for her book, "Postcards From The Edge"...
4. Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston Actor, Ozymandias Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, writer and director. He is perhaps best-known for his roles as "Walter White" on the AMC drama series, Breaking Bad, for which he has won four consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, and as "Hal", the father on the Fox situation comedy...
5. Christoph Waltz Christoph Waltz Actor, Django Unchained Christoph Waltz was born in Vienna, Austria, to Elisabeth Urbancic, an Austrian-born costume designer, and Johannes Waltz, a German-born stage builder. He has 3 siblings. He was born into a theater family, as his maternal grandmother was Viennese Burgtheater actress Maria Mayen, and his step-grandfather was fellow Burgtheater actor Emmerich Reimers...
6. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle Director, Slumdog Millionaire
7. Michael Biehn Michael Biehn Actor, The Terminator Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood...
8. Stephen Dillane Stephen Dillane Actor, Spy Game
9. Mimi Rogers Mimi Rogers Actress, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery It's fair to say that after 20 years and over 50 film appearances, Mimi Rogers should be praised for her variety of roles and acting capabilities, not for a brief marriage to a Hollywood star. In the early 1980s she began to carve a niche for herself in Hollywood, appearing on television and in films...
10. Linda Hamilton Linda Hamilton Actress, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Linda Carroll Hamilton was born on September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland, to Barbara K. (Holt) and Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician. Following Wicomico High School, she studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York...
11. Dana Delany Dana Delany Actress, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Dana Welles Delany was born on March 13, 1956, in New York City and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana knew early in life that she wanted to be an actress. Following graduation from Wesleyan University, this tall (5'7") beauty moved to New York and developed her skills working in daytime television and theater...
12. Kim Cattrall Kim Cattrall Actress, Sex and the City Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she returned to her native country and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
13. Geena Davis Geena Davis Actress, Beetlejuice Geena Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Lucille (Cook), a teacher's assistant, and William F. Davis, a church deacon and civil engineer. Her parents, originally from small towns in Vermont, were both from families with deep roots in New England. As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress...
14. Eric Roberts Eric Roberts Actor, The Dark Knight One of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about for decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is the son of Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights. His siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts...
15. William Fichtner William Fichtner Actor, The Dark Knight A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974...
16. Bruce Greenwood Bruce Greenwood Actor, Star Trek
17. Bo Derek Bo Derek Actress, Tommy Boy
18. Joan Allen Joan Allen Actress, Face/Off Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed...
19. Bob Saget Bob Saget Actor, Madagascar
20. Rita Wilson Rita Wilson Actress, Sleepless in Seattle
21. Andy Garcia Andy Garcia Actor, The Godfather: Part III One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created a few iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects. Garcia was born on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English, and René García Núñez...
22. Keith David Keith David Actor, Platoon Keith David was born in New York City's Harlem district and raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted to act after playing the cowardly...
23. Vondie Curtis-Hall Vondie Curtis-Hall Actor, Romeo + Juliet
24. Gary Cole Gary Cole Actor, Pineapple Express
25. Lars von Trier Lars von Trier Writer, Melancholia Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
26. Sela Ward Sela Ward Actress, The Fugitive Sela is the oldest of four children. Her parents were an electrical engineer and homemaker in Meridian, Mississppi. Her name is a word from biblical Hebrew that is translated as "rock, boulder, cliff." "Sela" is the Hebrew form of the Greek "Petra." She studied art and advertising at the University of Alabama...
27. Dwight Yoakam Dwight Yoakam Actor, Panic Room Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor. Dwight Yoakam was born in the coal mining community of Pikeville...
28. Tim Daly Tim Daly Actor, My Neighbor Totoro
29. Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton Actress, Maleficent
30. Alan Ruck Alan Ruck Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. During the 1980s he appeared...
31. Maureen McCormick Maureen McCormick Actress, Teen Angel Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. Maureen has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Maureen is the youngest daughter in the family. Maureen's acting career started at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of acting to the future teenie-bopper...
32. Steven Bauer Steven Bauer Actor, Scarface
33. Nathan Lane Nathan Lane Actor, The Lion King
34. David Caruso David Caruso Actor, Session 9 His low-keyed intensity, deep-voiced somberness, pale skin, puffy-eyed baby face and crop of carrot-red hair are all obvious and intriguing trademarks of TV star David Caruso. A hugely popular item in the 1990s as a result of a smash crime series, he got way too caught up in all the hoopla surrounding him...
35. Luis Guzmán Luis Guzmán Actor, Boogie Nights Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
36. Kevin McNally Kevin McNally Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art...
37. Brian Benben Brian Benben Actor, Radioland Murders Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia. Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he started things out at age 17 performing in off-off-Broadway shows in New York. Such late 1970s theater works included...
38. Robby Benson Robby Benson Actor, Beauty and the Beast
39. Vladimir Kulich Vladimir Kulich Actor, The 13th Warrior Vladimir Kulich began his acting career in his native land, at the State Theatre of Czechoslovakia. Kulich brought his rich cultural background, experience and versatility (he speaks several languages fluently) to Canada and the US, where he was immediately cast in guest-starring television and feature roles...
40. Dan Patrick Dan Patrick Self, BASEketball
41. Lisa Hartman Lisa Hartman Actress, Where the Boys Are
42. Juliet Stevenson Juliet Stevenson Actress, Bend It Like Beckham
43. Richard Kind Richard Kind Actor, A Serious Man
44. Cynthia Rhodes Cynthia Rhodes Actress, Dirty Dancing
45. Jackée Harry Jackée Harry Actress, Another World Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School of Music and Art with a distinction in Opera...
46. Phyllis Logan Phyllis Logan Actress, Secrets & Lies
47. Wendy Crewson Wendy Crewson Actress, Air Force One Wendy Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She attended Westwood Collegiate and was first exposed to acting when she performed in The Boy Friend in grade 10.
48. Marta Kauffman Marta Kauffman Writer, Friends
49. Adam Arkin Adam Arkin Actor, Hitch
50. Audrey Landers Audrey Landers Actress, A Chorus Line Audrey Landers is an accomplished actress, singer, writer, composer and producer. She is best known to fans all over the world for her memorable role as Afton Cooper for eight years on Dallas, her controversial Playboy pictorial (with her clothes on) and hundreds of television gigs in the 1980s and 1990s...
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