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1. Gary Oldman Gary Oldman Actor, The Dark Knight Rises Gary Oldman, the son of a welder and a homemaker, won a scholarship to Britain's Rose Bruford Drama College, where he received a B.A. in theatre arts in 1979. He subsequently studied with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the early '80s, including...
2. Holly Hunter Holly Hunter Actress, The Incredibles Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, the youngest of seven children whose father was a part-time sporting goods company representative and part-time farmer with a 250 acre farm. Her parents encouraged in her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play...
3. Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer Actress, Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California to Dick and Donna Pfeiffer. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer, and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their life's work. She graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1976...
4. Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen Actor, A History of Violence Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Critics have continually recognized his work in over thirty movies, including such diverse projects as Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady...
5. Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon Actor, Apollo 13 Born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kevin Bacon's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in Animal House almost seems like an inside joke, but he managed to escape almost unnoticed from that role. Diner became the turning point after a couple of television series and a number of less-than-memorable movie roles...
6. Madeleine Stowe Madeleine Stowe Actress, The Last of the Mohicans Madeleine Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started practicing for a career as a concert pianist and trained every day for hours. However, when her instructor died in 1976 she more or less quit playing. She went to University of Southern California and studied cinema and journalism before taking up acting at Beverly Hills' Solaris Theater...
7. Tim Burton Tim Burton Producer, Edward Scissorhands His early film career was fueled by almost unbelievable good luck, but it's his talent and originality that have kept him at the top of the Hollywood tree. Tim Burton began drawing at an early age, going on to attend the California Institute of the Arts, studying animation after being awarded a fellowship from Disney...
8. Sharon Stone Sharon Stone Actress, Casino Sharon Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania. Her strict father was a factory worker and her mother was an accountant and homemaker. She was the second of four children. At the age of 15, she studied in Saegertown High School, Pennsylvania and, at that same age, entered Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania...
9. Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin Actor, Beetlejuice Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is easily the best-known of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alec burst onto the TV scene in the early 1980s with appearances on several series...
10. Kevin Sorbo Kevin Sorbo Actor, Meet the Spartans Kevin spent 3 years traveling around the world, modeling for print ads and appearing in over 150 commercials, before landing in his breakout series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin David Sorbo was born in Mound, Minnesota, on September 24, 1958. In high school, the "Sorbs" excelled at football, baseball and basketball; in college...
11. Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito Actor, The Usual Suspects Giancarlo Esposito was born in Denmark where his parents were working at the time, but after several more years of traveling they settled in Manhattan by the time he was six and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical background (his mother was a singer and his father a carpenter and stagehand) it was...
12. Robert Patrick Robert Patrick Actor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of 5 children. He attended the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but dropped out after he took a drama course and became interested in acting. After leaving college, he took a job as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in Lake Erie in 1984...
13. Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres Self, The 79th Annual Academy Awards Emmy-winning talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Her father, insurance salesman Elliot De Generes and her mother, a real-estate agent, were divorced when she was 16 years old. Her mother remarried, and her new husband, salesman Roy Gruessendorf, moved the family (which included Ellen's brother) to Atlanta, Texas...
14. Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis Actress, True Lies Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween. After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places...
15. Jennifer Tilly Jennifer Tilly Actress, Monsters, Inc. Jennifer Tilly burst onto the scene playing the tone deaf Monica Moran in The Fabulous Baker Boys, and has been playing unforgettable characters ever since. She earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the spectacularly untalented Olive Neal in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. She followed that up...
16. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Actress, Scarface Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, as the daughter of Italian immigrants and began her career in school plays as a teenager. She attended the University of Illinois and got bitten by the acting bug, starring in "Guys and Dolls". Leaving for New York, she took part in "West Side Story" in 1981...
17. Wendy Makkena Wendy Makkena Actress, Sister Act Wendy Makkena was born October 4, 1963 in Manhattan, New York. She started acting before-the-cameras with performances in television with Santa Barbara and in film with Eight Men Out. Having continued to build her resume with several guest appearances in TV shows, it would not be until 1992 that...
18. Tim Robbins Tim Robbins Actor, The Shawshank Redemption Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins. Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, an experimental...
19. Megan Mullally Megan Mullally Actress, Bee Movie Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model. Her father, Carter Mullally Jr., is a retired contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up starring in several campus musicals...
20. Annette Bening Annette Bening Actress, American Beauty Annette Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She graduated from San Francisco State University and began her acting career with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, eventually...
21. Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell Actor, Army of Darkness Born June 22, 1958 (the youngest of 3 brothers) in Royal Oak, Michigan. As a child, Bruce watched Lost in Space on TV, and ran around dressed as Zorro. He got the acting bug at age 8; his dad was performing in local community theater. At 14, Bruce got to play the young prince in "The King and I" and even got to sing...
22. Patricia Heaton Patricia Heaton Actress, Space Jam While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown Vindicator"...
23. Marg Helgenberger Marg Helgenberger Actress, Mr. Brooks Marg Helgenberger is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films. Helgenberger earned a degree in drama at Northwestern University...
24. Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Soundtrack, This Is It Jackson was born Michael Joseph Jackson in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father Joe Jackson had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions, following his marriage to Katherine (Scruse). Together, they prodded their growing family's musical interests at home...
25. David O. Russell David O. Russell Director, Silver Linings Playbook
26. Madonna Madonna Soundtrack, Madonna: Truth or Dare The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics...
27. Peter Capaldi Peter Capaldi Actor, In the Loop Brought up in Glasgow, Scotland, Peter Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. While studying there he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero. He was announced the 12th Doctor Who 4th August 2013 on a BBC special programme. He had to hide it from his daughter who remarked to him why it is his name never came up during the buzz...
28. Angela Bassett Angela Bassett Actress, Malcolm X Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters, stages, and television screens throughout the world. A native of New York City, Bassett and her sister D'nette grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida with their mother Betty. As a single mother and social worker, Betty stressed the importance of education for her children...
29. Linda Fiorentino Linda Fiorentino Actress, Men in Black
30. Steve Guttenberg Steve Guttenberg Actor, Police Academy Although Steve Guttenberg is firmly established as the star not only of hit motion pictures but of hit motion picture franchises, his roots are firmly in the theater. As a result, he has moved effortlessly between comedy and drama. His first film as director/producer/co-screenwriter/star, not surprisingly...
31. Susanna Thompson Susanna Thompson Actress, Dragonfly
32. Andie MacDowell Andie MacDowell Actress, Groundhog Day Born April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina to Pauline and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell. Enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles. Later signed on with Elite Model Management in New York City in 1978...
33. Joan Severance Joan Severance Actress, See No Evil, Hear No Evil Joan Severance was born and raised in Houston, Texas. At the age of 18 and at the sole urging of John Casablancas of Elite models, she went to Paris, France to begin a modeling career that would turn out to be well worth the price of the ticket Casablancas sent her. Within months she graced the covers of all the international magazines and was doing shows for all the top designers...
34. Lorenzo Lamas Lorenzo Lamas Actor, Grease Lorenzo Lamas - the son of Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas - was raised in Pacific Palisades, California In 1968 his family moved to New York. He attended private school, graduating from Admiral Farragut Academy in 1975. He then moved back to California. With encouragement from his father, he enrolled...
35. Drew Carey Drew Carey Self, The Aristocrats
36. Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson Actress, Sleepy Hollow Miranda Richardson was born in England on March 3, 1958. She comes from Southport in Lancashire (near Liverpool), and has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed in school plays, having shown a talent and desire to "turn herself into" other people...
37. Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson Self, Standing Up in the Milky Way
38. Kym Karath Kym Karath Actress, The Sound of Music Kym Karath began her acting career at the age of 3, appearing in Spencer's Mountain with Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara, The Thrill of It All with Doris Day and James Garner, and Good Neighbor Sam with Jack Lemmon, before winning the role of "Gretl", the youngest Von Trapp daughter. After The Sound of Music...
39. Bebe Neuwirth Bebe Neuwirth Actress, Jumanji Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is the daughter of Sydney Anne, an artist, and Lee Paul Neuwirth, a mathematician. Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, she started out as a dancer. Her New York career started out in "A Chorus Line". She won a Tony Award for her part in "Sweet Charity" and an Emmy Award...
40. Matt Frewer Matt Frewer Actor, Max Headroom Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Canada, Frewer attended the same Peterborough, Ontario area high school as his PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal co-star Barclay Hope. He trained for the stage in England, spending several years in such varied UK productions as "The Glass Menagerie", "Bent" and "A Comedy of Errors"...
41. Margaret Colin Margaret Colin Actress, Independence Day Margaret Colin was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island, she later graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1976, and enrolled in college. Margaret began acting in The Edge of Night as a heiress and former terrorist, her character had seven murder attempts, but continued with a longer stint on As the World Turns...
42. Lynn-Holly Johnson Lynn-Holly Johnson Actress, For Your Eyes Only
43. Ice-T Ice-T Actor, Johnny Mnemonic The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw...
44. Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Actor, The Fifth Element Hardly diminutive, 6' 5" Tommy "Tiny" Lister is not just a highly recognizable figure on screen, but also a highly accomplished actor. Originally a professional wrestler known by the names "Zeus" and "ZGangsta" for the WWE (Formerly WWF), Tiny left the world of wrestling in the mid 1980s to pursue an acting career and he has not stopped since...
45. Jennifer Saunders Jennifer Saunders Actress, Coraline Jennifer Saunders was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London...
46. Michael Wincott Michael Wincott Actor, The Crow Over more than thirty years, Michael Wincott has gained the reputation of a respected and uncompromising actor. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he eventually moved to New York City where he graduated from Juilliard in 1986 and began a relationship with Joseph Papp's Public Theatre beginning with his creation of the role of Kent in Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio...
47. Chris Columbus Chris Columbus Producer, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
48. Linda Kozlowski Linda Kozlowski Actress, Crocodile Dundee Kozlowski is a Juilliard graduate with Broadway play experience, who found movie success in the billabongs of Australia with frequent co-star Paul Hogan. The film romance with her Crocodile Dundee costar grew into a real-life relationship during the filming of the first two movies. Linda married Paul Hogan in 1990...
49. Prince Prince Soundtrack, Batman Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to mother jazz singer, Mattie Shaw and to father lyricist and pianist, John L. Nelson. Prince's parents separated during his youth which lead him to move back and forth. Prince had a troubled relationship with his step-father which lead him to run away from home...
50. Colm Feore Colm Feore Actor, The Chronicles of Riddick
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