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1. Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Actor, Top Gun If you had told fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not-too-distant future he would be considered one of the top hundred movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. None the less...
2. Jim Carrey Jim Carrey Actor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask established him as a bankable comedy actor...
3. Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Ralph Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie, a producer; and Joseph Fiennes, an actor. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin...
4. Demi Moore Demi Moore Actress, Ghost Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father, Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., left her mother, Virginia Beverly (King), before Demi was born. Her stepfather, Danny Guynes, did not add much stability to her life, either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times...
5. Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh Actress, The Machinist Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. Jennifer's parents divorced when she was two. Jennifer worked in her first film at the age of nine...
6. Steve Carell Steve Carell Actor, Stress Relief Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
7. Jodie Foster Jodie Foster Actress, The Silence of the Lambs Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Her parents divorced three years before she was born, and she was conceived when her mother was visiting her father for child support...
8. Cary Elwes Cary Elwes Actor, The Princess Bride Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended Harrow...
9. Ally Sheedy Ally Sheedy Actress, The Breakfast Club Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish (father) descent. While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and an inquisitive mouse...
10. Emilio Estevez Emilio Estevez Actor, The Breakfast Club Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
11. David Fincher David Fincher Director, Fight Club David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
12. Adam Baldwin Adam Baldwin Actor, Full Metal Jacket
13. Kelly Preston Kelly Preston Actress, Jerry Maguire
14. Bobcat Goldthwait Bobcat Goldthwait Director, God Bless America Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian. He is most widely known for his high pitch voice during his comedy acts. He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He decided on a career as a comedian at an early age and was performing professionally while still in high school at the age of 15...
15. John Slattery John Slattery Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, to Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover...
16. Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962, in New York City to Patricia Broderick (née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick, an actor. His father had Irish and some English ancestry, and his mother was from a German Jewish/Polish Jewish family...
17. Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Actor, The Avengers
18. Paul Feig Paul Feig Actor, Bridesmaids
19. Joan Cusack Joan Cusack Actress, Working Girl Actress Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of Nancy (née Carolan) and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Her family is of Irish descent...
20. Wesley Snipes Wesley Snipes Actor, Blade Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
21. Gina Gershon Gina Gershon Actress, Face/Off Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania, Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading light of a Las Vegas leg-line in director Paul Verhoeven's kitsch classic Showgirls...
22. James Marsters James Marsters Actor, P.S. I Love You James graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work he finally moved to L.A. to pursue a career in film and television. After appearing in several guest roles he finally got his big break as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer...
23. Bob Odenkirk Bob Odenkirk Actor, Nebraska Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale...
24. James Le Gros James Le Gros Actor, Point Break It isn't hard to make James LeGros bust a gut laughing. Just call him Brad Pitt. Okay, so he doesn't get $6 million a film or have his photo air-kissed by legions of swooning schoolgirls during recess. But if you've caught LeGros' quirky personality, you may wonder why he's still toiling away...
25. Rob Morrow Rob Morrow Actor, Quiz Show As an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, Rob Morrow is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, and director with an established career in television spanning over three decades. This fall, Morrow will star in The Whole Truth opposite Maura Tierney. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the legal drama chronicles how a case is built from the perspective of both the defense and the prosecution...
26. Genie Francis Genie Francis Actress, General Hospital Genie Francis was born on May 26, 1962 in Englewood, New Jersey to actors Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. She grew up in Long Island, New York and California. She has an older brother, Ivor Francis, and a younger brother, Kenneth Francis, and a half-sister, Shelley Francis. The attractive, blonde Ms...
27. Andrew McCarthy Andrew McCarthy Actor, Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, until he was 15. He then moved to Bernardsville, and attended a prep school called the Pingry School, where he performed in plays and musicals and played basketball. At 18, he went to New York University as a theatre major and wound up as the lead in the 1983 film Class...
28. Tom Kenny Tom Kenny Actor, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the 80's and 90's as well as stints on The Dennis Miller Show...
29. Felicity Huffman Felicity Huffman Actress, Transamerica
30. Andre Braugher Andre Braugher Actor, The Mist
31. Mike Judge Mike Judge Actor, Office Space
32. Lou Diamond Phillips Lou Diamond Phillips Actor, La Bamba
33. Thomas Kretschmann Thomas Kretschmann Actor, King Kong Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Pianist, U-571, In Enemy Hands, etc. He has three children, Nicolas, Stella and Sascha with his ex-girlfriend Lena.
34. Anthony Edwards Anthony Edwards Actor, Zodiac Anthony Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, on July 19, 1962, to a well-blended family. He is the youngest of five children, and the son of Erika Kem (Weber), a landscape painter and artist, and Peter Edwards, an architect. His mother was of German descent, and his father was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Spanish-Mexican ancestry...
35. Amy Yasbeck Amy Yasbeck Actress, The Mask
36. Thomas Gibson Thomas Gibson Actor, Eyes Wide Shut Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival...
37. Michelle Yeoh Michelle Yeoh Actress, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Born as Yang Zi Chong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Geik, a lawyer and MCA politician. She spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager...
38. Jasmine Guy Jasmine Guy Actress, Cats Don't Dance Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease...
39. James Michael Tyler James Michael Tyler Actor, The One with the Giant Poking Device James Michael Tyler was born in Winona, Mississippi on May 28. The youngest of five children, he was raised by a retired Air Force captain and a homemaker. At age 11, his parents died and he moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister. Tyler enrolled at Clemson University as a geology major and earned a bachelor of arts degree...
40. Arnold Vosloo Arnold Vosloo Actor, Blood Diamond Arnold Vosloo was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to stage actor parents, Johanna Petronella Vorster and Johannes J. Daniel Vosloo. He is an Afrikaner (of mostly Dutch, as well as German, Swiss-German, Danish, and French, descent). Vosloo quickly established a fine reputation as an actor in his native South Africa...
41. Peter Koch Peter Koch Actor, Conspiracy Theory
42. Nia Vardalos Nia Vardalos Actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
43. Daphne Zuniga Daphne Zuniga Actress, Spaceballs
44. Michelle Meyrink Michelle Meyrink Actress, Real Genius
45. Laura San Giacomo Laura San Giacomo Actress, Pretty Woman Laura San Giacomo was born November 14, 1962 in West Orange, New Jersey, to MaryJo and John San Giacomo. She was raised in the nearby city of Denville. She went to Morris Knolls High School in Denville, where she got the acting bug and had the lead in several school plays. Laura got a Fine Arts degree...
46. John Hannah John Hannah Actor, The Mummy John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After years of struggling...
47. Eddie Izzard Eddie Izzard Actor, Valkyrie Best-known for his cross-dressing stand-up comedy routines, British actor/comedian Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962 in Aden, Yemen, while his English parents were there on business. He is the son of Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant for British Petroleum...
48. Esai Morales Esai Morales Actor, La Bamba Award-winning actor Esai Morales is a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts, began his acting career on the stage, firstly appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The Park in The Tempest. He had his feature film debut in Bad Boys and his breakthrough role in La Bamba made him a star...
49. Janine Turner Janine Turner Actress, Cliffhanger This lovely, fresh-faced Lincoln, Nebraska native was born on December 6, 1962, to stalwart Texans Turner and Janice Gauntt. The younger of two children, she grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and trained, while a child, in ballet, tap, theater, and modeling (from age 3). A cheer leading beauty into her teens...
50. Geoffrey Blake Geoffrey Blake Actor, Contact Geoffrey Blake is an EMMY nominated, two time, SAG AWARD winning, actor. He is best known for his role as Wesley (the abusive radical boyfriend) opposite Robin Wright's Jennie in the iconic Academy Award best picture winning FORREST GUMP. He has appeared along side, multiple Academy Award winning, Tom Hanks in three films...
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