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1. Gary Oldman Gary Oldman Actor, The Dark Knight Rises Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England, the son of Kathleen (Cheriton), a homemaker, and Leonard Bertram Oldman, a welder. For most of his career he was best-known for playing over-the-top antagonists, though he has recently reached a new audience with heroic roles in the Harry Potter and Dark Knight franchises...
2. 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...
3. Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen Actor, A History of Violence Viggo is the eldest son of Grace (Atkinson) and Viggo P. Mortensen. His father, who farmed in Denmark, met his mother, a New Yorker, in Norway. They wed and moved to New York where Viggo Jr. was born, before moving to South America where Viggo Sr. managed chicken farms and ranches in Venezuela and Argentina...
4. 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...
5. Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon Actor, Footloose 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. Tim Burton Tim Burton Producer, Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton was raised in Burbank, California. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price). When he was in the ninth grade, his artistic talent was recognized by a local garbage company when he won a prize for an anti-litter poster he designed...
7. 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...
8. Jennifer Tilly Jennifer Tilly Actress, Monsters, Inc. An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, compelling and often all at once. Her breakthrough movie role tapped into all of those qualities failing singer Blanche "Monica" Moran in Steve Kloves' The Fabulous Baker Boys opposite brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. 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"...
22. 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...
23. 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...
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. 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...
27. 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...
28. 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...
29. 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...
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. Linda Fiorentino Linda Fiorentino Actress, Men in Black
32. Isabella Hofmann Isabella Hofmann Actress, Burlesque
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. 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...
35. 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"...
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. 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"...
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. Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson Self, Standing Up in the Milky Way
41. Susanna Thompson Susanna Thompson Actress, Dragonfly
42. 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...
43. Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Actor, The Fifth Element If you ever want a 6' 5", musclebound, broad-shouldered, shaved-head actor to play a terrifying bodyguard, a soldier of fortune or a fearsome gangster, then Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. is the man you want. This African-American basketball player turned actor first popped up in minor roles such as a prison guard in Runaway Train...
44. Keenen Ivory Wayans Keenen Ivory Wayans Writer, White Chicks Keenan attended college at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama but dropped out his senior year to persue comedy full time. His comic influence is Richard Pryor.
45. Drew Carey Drew Carey Self, The Aristocrats
46. Don Swayze Don Swayze Actor, Beach Babes from Beyond
47. 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...
48. Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw Actress, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Fiona Shaw was Born July 10, 1958 in County Cork, Ireland. She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City, and later received a degree in University College Cork. She was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and was part of a contingent of actors to emerge from the college who were considered 'new wave'...
49. 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...
50. Colm Feore Colm Feore Actor, The Chronicles of Riddick
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