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1. Robert Carlyle Robert Carlyle Actor, 28 Weeks Later Robert Carlyle was raised in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, by his father Joseph, after his mother left him when he was only four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre. In 1991, together with four other actors, he founded...
2. Woody Harrelson Woody Harrelson Actor, No Country for Old Men Woody Harrelson grew up in Lebanon, Ohio. He received degrees in theatre arts and English from Hanover College, Indiana. His career began in New York theatre as an understudy in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues". Within months, he was cast as Woody on the hit TV series, Cheers. Due to conflicts with his TV schedule...
3. George Clooney George Clooney Actor, Gravity Born in Lexington, Kentucky, as son of Nick Clooney, a TV newscaster of many years, who hosted a talk show at Cincinnati and often invited George into the studios already at the age of 5. Avoiding competition with his father, he quit his job as broadcast journalist after a short time. George studied for a few years at Northern Kentucky University...
4. Meg Ryan Meg Ryan Actress, Sleepless in Seattle Blond-haired, blue-eyed with an effervescent personality, Meg Ryan graduated from Bethel high school, Bethel in June 1979. Moving to New York, she attended New York University where she majored in journalism. To earn extra money while working on her degree, Meg went into acting using her new name Meg Ryan...
5. Wally Pfister Wally Pfister Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
6. Iain Glen Iain Glen Actor, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Iain Glen was born on June 24, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational), followed by the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he was the winner of the Bancroft Gold Medal. He has appeared onstage as "Macbeth" (Tron Theatre)...
7. Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni Actor, Man of Steel With his piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni drew on his sexy Italian heritage to grab audiences attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough stardom playing on both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his stunning portrayal of a sexually arresting...
8. Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Producer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
9. Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Actor, Back to the Future Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His parents, Bill and Phyllis Fox, moved their ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen and Jacki and his brother Steven to Vancouver, British Columbia, after his father, a sergeant in the Canadian Army Signal Corps...
10. Jane Leeves Jane Leeves Actress, James and the Giant Peach Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years. Leeves stars in the Emmy® Award-winning TV Land series, Hot in Cleveland, which in 2011 was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series...
11. Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy Actor, Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn New York, in 1961, the youngest son of Lillian Murphy, a widow who married Vernon Lynch, the step-father of Eddie, his brother Charles Q. Murphy, and Vernon Jr. Eddie himself had aspirations of being in show business since he was a child. A bright kid growing up in the streets of New York...
12. Julia Louis-Dreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus Actress, A Bug's Life Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Judith (LeFever), a special needs tutor and author, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., and New York. She met her husband, Brad Hall, while in college...
13. Jennifer Coolidge Jennifer Coolidge Actress, American Pie Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie. She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Her father, Paul Coolidge, was a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
14. Tim Roth Tim Roth Actor, Pulp Fiction Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Smith in London, England on May 14, 1961 to mother Ann, a teacher and landscape painter, and father Ernie, an American born journalist who changed the family name to "Roth". Tim grew up in Dulwich...
15. Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne Actor, The Matrix Critically hailed for his forceful, militant, authoritarian roles, Laurence Fishburne, who is sometimes mistaken for another tall, gap-toothed, mercurial, immensely talented African-American actor, Samuel L. Jackson, came out of the black theater in New York. Born in Augusta, Georgia, on July 30, 1961...
16. Jackie Earle Haley Jackie Earle Haley Actor, Watchmen
17. Ralph Macchio Ralph Macchio Actor, The Karate Kid Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy, then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough followed by a decent performance...
18. James Gandolfini James Gandolfini Actor, The Man Who Wasn't There New Jersey-born James Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. James' breakthrough role was his portrayal of Virgil the hitman in Tony Scott's True Romance, but the role...
19. Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker Actor, Platoon Forest Steven Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas July 15, 1961. His family moved to South Central Los Angeles in 1965. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Keisha and his children. American actor, producer, and director. Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland...
20. Dylan McDermott Dylan McDermott Actor, The Perks of Being a Wallflower A Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proved his talent in film, television and theater. His film credits include The Pang Brother's The Messengers; Wonderland; Home for the Holidays; Steel Magnolias; Hamburger Hill; Miracle on 34th Street; In the Line of Fire and Burning Palms. McDermott's television credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced TNT drama...
21. Elias Koteas Elias Koteas Actor, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in New York City...
22. Lea Thompson Lea Thompson Actress, Back to the Future Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara and Cliff Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
23. Jared Harris Jared Harris Actor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Jared Harris was born Jared Francis Harris in London, England. He is the son of famous Irish actor Richard Harris and Welsh actress Elizabeth Harris (Elizabeth Rees), and brother of Damian Harris and Jamie Harris. Despite being the son of esteemed Irish actor Richard Harris, Jared showed little interest in following his father's career...
24. Titus Welliver Titus Welliver Actor, Argo Titus Welliver was born on March 12, 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut. His father was famous landscape painter Neil Welliver. His mother was a fashion illustrator. He has three brothers, one was killed overseas. He was raised in Philadelphia and New York City, surrounded by poets and painters. He credits them for his creativity...
25. Elizabeth McGovern Elizabeth McGovern Actress, Once Upon a Time in America Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage training...
26. Nancy Travis Nancy Travis Actress, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Nancy Travis lived in Baltimore and Boston before returning to her birthplace to study drama at New York University. Her first job out of school was with New York's American Jewish Theater, after which she hit the road, joining the national tour of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs." She has maintained a connection to the stage throughout her career...
27. Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Writer, The Office
28. Virginia Madsen Virginia Madsen Actress, Sideways One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most talented actresses. Voted as one of the most beautiful actresses in 1986, Virginia has had several excellent performances in her career thus far. Audiences first caught a glimpse of her as "Princess Irulan" in the 1984 science fiction epic Dune...
29. Elizabeth Daily Elizabeth Daily Actress, Pee-wee's Big Adventure
30. Eric Stoltz Eric Stoltz Actor, Mask Born on September 30, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. Born to two teachers, Eric was raised in both American Samoa and Santa Barbara, California, where by the age of 14, he was earning money by playing piano for the local musical theater productions...
31. Liam Cunningham Liam Cunningham Actor, The Wind That Shakes the Barley Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. His first film role was as a policeman in "Into the West." Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic.
32. Bonnie Hunt Bonnie Hunt Writer, Cars
33. Heather Locklear Heather Locklear Actress, The Perfect Man
34. John Corbett John Corbett Actor, Raising Helen
35. Alfonso Cuarón Alfonso Cuarón Writer, Gravity Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. He has always wanted to be a director, and also an astronaut. He didn't want to enter to the army so he forgot that possibility. He wanted to make films when he was little, but unfortunately he didn't have a camera. On his twelfth birthday he finally received a camera...
36. Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña Actress, The Incredibles Her love for the arts came naturally as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so its not hard to understand that by the time she was eight, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, her parents, who opened off-Broadway's Latin American Theatre Ensemble...
37. Jodi Benson Jodi Benson Actress, The Little Mermaid Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of "Ariel" in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid, as well as the bubbly voice of "Tour Guide Barbie" in Disney's Toy Story 2, winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture...
38. Joanne Whalley Joanne Whalley Actress, Willow An arresting, dark-haired stunner of 1980s and 1990s continental filming, Joanne Whalley should have made far more of an impact in Hollywood than she did. She was born in Manchester, England and prodded by her parents into acting at an early age, performing in school plays and winning a recurring role at age 10 on the popular long-running British TV serial Coronation Street...
39. Campbell Scott Campbell Scott Actor, The Amazing Spider-Man
40. Tom Sizemore Tom Sizemore Actor, Saving Private Ryan Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough guy character, sought after by the most respected directors in the business. Born in Detroit on 29 November, 1961, Sizemore grew up idolizing the tough guy characters of the movies he watched. After attending Wayne State University, he got his master's degree in theater from Temple University in 1986...
41. D.B. Sweeney D.B. Sweeney Actor, Dinosaur Daniel Bernard Sweeney was born on November 14, 1961 in Shoreham, Long Island, New York. He got his start in the New York theatre with appearances in dozens of productions including a run on Broadway in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial". He was selected by Francis Ford Coppola to star in the Vietnam era drama Gardens of Stone...
42. Aaron Sorkin Aaron Sorkin Writer, A Few Good Men Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love...
43. Amy Sedaris Amy Sedaris Actress, Strangers with Candy
44. Janet McTeer Janet McTeer Actress, Tideland Janet McTeer was born on August 5, 1961 in Newcastle, England, UK to parents Jean and Allan McTeer. She was raised in York from the age of 6. She attended Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, where there was not much opportunity for drama. She became interested in acting at age 16, when she saw "She Stoops to Conquer" at the York Theater...
45. Alexander Payne Alexander Payne Producer, The Descendants Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
46. Chi McBride Chi McBride Actor, The Terminal
47. Carey Lowell Carey Lowell Actress, Licence to Kill Daughter of an important North American Geologist, Petroleum Exploration Geologist James David Lowell, she has traveled around the world since she was very young. She spent her childhood in Libya. After traveling to different countries, she went back to the States, where she became a model, appreciated by people like Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein...
48. Peri Gilpin Peri Gilpin Actress, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy. She appeared in guest roles on such popular situation comedies as Designing Women...
49. Rae Dawn Chong Rae Dawn Chong Actress, Commando Rae Dawn Chong was born February 28, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada to Maxine Sneed and Tommy Chong. After a few film and television spots, Rae Dawn earned a Genie for her performance in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama Quest for Fire. She played the young, Ivaka prisoner, Ika. Other notables roles include Harpo's girlfriend "Squeek"...
50. Ally Walker Ally Walker Actress, Universal Soldier Ally Walker was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Actress Ally Walker studied biology and chemistry at the University of California Santa Cruz and went on to work for a genetic engineering firm in San Francisco. While spending a semester at Richmond College of the Arts in London...
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