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1. Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Actor, Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, who has recuperated his image greatly since his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the acclaimed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, with a supporting cast of Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush. Though highly successful now...
2. Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Actor, Inglourious Basterds An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winning actor Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club. But his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
3. Frank Grillo Frank Grillo Actor, Warrior The oldest of three children, Frank Grillo grew up in upstate New York. He got his first taste of acting in high school where he was in many plays. Frank was also a gifted athlete and his dream was to play sports professionally. Frank graduated from New York University with a business degree.
4. Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino Writer, Pulp Fiction In January of 1992, Reservoir Dogs appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, by first-time writer-director Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction which premiered at the Cannes film festival...
5. Ming-Na Wen Ming-Na Wen Actress, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother met Soo Lim Yee...
6. Dermot Mulroney Dermot Mulroney Actor, My Best Friend's Wedding Since being discovered at Northwestern University by a Hollywood talent agent 28 years ago, Dermot Mulroney has been seen in over 65 films. Mulroney is a classically trained cellist who began playing in Alexandria, Virginia's public school system when he was 7 years old. He currently plays with the...
7. Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue Actress, Hollow Man Being born into a well-established and well-educated family doesn't necessarily mean much. Despite such family accolades, Shue's parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade. Owing to the occupational demands of her parents, Shue and her siblings found plenty of time to get into trouble in their suburban neighborhood...
8. Jet Li Jet Li Actor, Hero Jet Li started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach, and before he was 20 he had starred in his first movie: _Shao Lin tzu (1979)_ (Shaolin Temple)...
9. Greg Kinnear Greg Kinnear Actor, Little Miss Sunshine Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department and Suzanne Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve, a business manager with the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina who was born in 1959...
10. Natasha Richardson Natasha Richardson Actress, The Parent Trap Natasha Richardson made her feature film debut as Mary Shelley in Ken Russell's Gothic. Her performance caught the attention of director Paul Schrader, who cast her in the title role in Patty Hearst. Since then, Ms. Richardson achieved notable success in such films as Pat O'Connor's A Month in the Country...
11. Helen Hunt Helen Hunt Actress, As Good as It Gets Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.
12. Mike Myers Mike Myers Actor, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario. His television career really started in 1988, when he joined Saturday Night Live, where he spent six seasons. He brought to life many memorable characters, such as Dieter and Wayne Cambell. His major movies include Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2, So I Married an Axe Murderer, the Austin Powers movies and Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.
13. Mark Strong Mark Strong Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father...
14. Lauren Holly Lauren Holly Actress, Spirited Away Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the daughter of two college professors, Lauren grew up in the upstate New York town of Geneva. Her childhood was split between experiences that contrasted. She was privy to the shelter of growing up in a rural town and also exposed due to the erudite sophistication of her parents' academic careers...
15. Jerome Flynn Jerome Flynn Actor, The Lion and the Rose
16. Jason Isaacs Jason Isaacs Actor, The Patriot Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila (Nathan) and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied Law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. Whilst at Bristol University he directed and/or appeared in over 20 productions...
17. Lori Petty Lori Petty Actress, A League of Their Own After this feisty, kinetic, highly offbeat actress from Chattanooga, Tennessee, broke into TV in the 1980s, she immediately set herself apart from the norm with the mini-movie Bates Motel. This rather inauspicious beginning would also set Lori Petty off on a career as a fighter and a misfit, types for which she would be best known...
18. Jennifer Beals Jennifer Beals Actress, Flashdance Jennifer Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University, studying American literature...
19. Lisa Kudrow Lisa Kudrow Actress, Analyze This Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Lisa was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her father, Lee, was a physician and her mother, Nedra, was a travel agent. Lisa was raised in Tarzana and played varsity-level tennis in high school and college, and is a pool shark who has mastered some of the more difficult trick shots (so beware)...
20. Jeanne Tripplehorn Jeanne Tripplehorn Actress, Basic Instinct Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 10, 1963, Jeanne Tripplehorn developed an interest in performing through her father, guitarist Tom Tripplehorn, who at one time recorded with the pop group Gary Lewis & The Playboys on such hits as "This Diamond Ring". (Note: many references list Jeanne's father's birth date as February 2...
21. Donnie Yen Donnie Yen Actor, Ip Man Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born in Canton, China on July 27 of 1963 to newspaper editor Klyster Yen and martial arts master Bow Sim Mark. At the age of four Yen started taking up martial arts from his mother, who taught him wushu and tai chi until the age of eleven when his family emigrated to Boston...
22. Gail O'Grady Gail O'Grady Actress, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
23. Tatum O'Neal Tatum O'Neal Actress, Paper Moon
24. John Stamos John Stamos Actor, General Hospital John Stamos' original family name is Stamotopoulos, which was shortened by his grandparents when they came to America from Greece. His parents are Bill and Loretta (Phillips), and he has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers. His first professional role was as Blackie Parrish on the daytime soap General Hospital from 1982-1984...
25. Phoebe Cates Phoebe Cates Actress, Gremlins 2: The New Batch Phoebe Belle Cates was born on July 16, 1963 in New York, New York, USA and raised there. Phoebe studied at Miss Hewitt's school and at the Professional Children's School in New York City. She took classes at Julliard when she was ten-years-old for three and a half years until a knee injury forced her to stop...
26. Rob Schneider Rob Schneider Actor, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
27. Benjamin Bratt Benjamin Bratt Actor, Despicable Me 2 The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, a Peruvian Indian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco.
28. Tate Donovan Tate Donovan Actor, Hercules Tate Donovan began making television appearances while still in his teens, most often cast as angst-ridden high schoolers in such made-for-TV films such as Not My Kid and Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder. Born to a large family in Tenafly, New Jersey, Donovan moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the television industry while he attended college at USC...
29. Michael Chiklis Michael Chiklis Actor, Spirited Away Educated at Boston University's School for the Arts, majoring in acting, before moving to New York City. Michael has numerous theater credits including the roles of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
30. Harold Perrineau Harold Perrineau Actor, Romeo + Juliet
31. Alex Kingston Alex Kingston Actress, Like Crazy
32. Steven Soderbergh Steven Soderbergh Director, Ocean's Eleven Steven Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children and, while still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father, Peter Soderbergh, was a professor and the dean of the College of Education at Louisiana State University...
33. Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams Actress, Shaft Vanessa Lynn Williams must be credited with making one of the most startling and unexpected comebacks in show business history. Born to teacher parents in New York City, Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with a promise to "see you on Broadway"...
34. Randy Couture Randy Couture Self, UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
35. Mikael Persbrandt Mikael Persbrandt Actor, In a Better World His interest in acting started when working as an extra in Ingmar Bergman's staging of William Shakespeare's "King Lear." After meeting the author and director Stig Larsson he got a part in a TV comedy about a white couple who have a black baby. After this, he came to Teater Galeasen, where he made several acclaimed characterizations...
36. David Thewlis David Thewlis Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop in Blackpool during his childhood. Originally he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and entered Guildhall School of Drama. He had minor roles in films and TV until he took the main role in Naked...
37. Angus Macfadyen Angus Macfadyen Actor, Braveheart Attended the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
38. Demian Bichir Demian Bichir Actor, The Heat Demián Bichir Najera was born in Mexico City, Mexico to Alejandro, a theatre director, and Maricruz, an actress. His parents met in the theatre. He has two brothers who are also actors. Demián began acting, at age 3 at the Palace of Fine Arts in his native Mexico City. He became a member of the National...
39. Joanna Going Joanna Going Actress, The Tree of Life Joanna Going was born in Washington, D.C. in 1963 and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She is the oldest of six children and graduated from Rogers High School in 1981. She attended Emerson College in Boston for two years and then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. A year later...
40. Hugh Bonneville Hugh Bonneville Actor, Iris
41. Lisa Ann Walter Lisa Ann Walter Actress, Bruce Almighty
42. Tom Cavanagh Tom Cavanagh Actor, Bang Bang You're Dead Thomas Cavanagh was born on October 26th, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, the second-oldest of five children. His close-knit family moved to Ghana, Africa when Tom was six. His father educated teachers there. The family moved back to Canada before Tom started high school (which he attended in southern Quebec)...
43. Helen Slater Helen Slater Actress, The Secret of My Succe$s Helen Slater was born to Gerald and Alice Slater in Massapequa, Long Island, New York. Appearing in many shows as a child, she attended the New York High School of Performing Arts, graduating in 1982. Having made her acting debut in Amy & the Angel, co-starring with James Earl Jones and Matthew Modine...
44. Brigitte Nielsen Brigitte Nielsen Self, Big Brother VIP - Jokeren Actress, model, presenter and singer Brigitte Nielsen was born in Rødovre, a little place near Copenhagen in Denmark. At the end of high school when she was 16, Gitte (her given name) left her family to begin her modeling career. She worked for top fashion designers like Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace and Gianfranco Ferré and divided her time between New York...
45. Edie Falco Edie Falco Actress, Cop Land Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963, grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in acting at the prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film. She moved to Manhattan after graduation, auditioning for roles and supporting herself as best she could; for example...
46. Nicollette Sheridan Nicollette Sheridan Actress, Beverly Hills Ninja Nicollette Sheridan has won a worldwide audience with her past television and film roles. She recently wrapped production of her latest project, the independent comedy Jewtopia (2009) based on the famous play. She exploded on the small screen with her Golden Globe-nominated role of "Edie Britt", the blonde bombshell of Wisteria Lane...
47. Kenny Johnson Kenny Johnson Actor, Blade
48. W. Earl Brown W. Earl Brown Actor, There's Something About Mary W. Earl Brown comes from a long line of bootleggers and used-car dealers--the perfect lineage for becoming an actor. After receiving his MFA from DePaul, Earl began working in the Chicago theater scene. Stage roles eventually led to film roles, and Earl moved westward. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife (who was his high school sweetheart), his daughter and his hound dog.
49. Musetta Vander Musetta Vander Actress, The Cell A native South African, Musetta Vander was raised without that most basic of modern conveniences--television! Radio programming, childhood books and weekend trips to the drive-in introduced her to the magical world of movies. It was not until the mid-'70s that South Africa finally got television, and the big black box in the family living room "miraculously" sprang to life...
50. Faran Tahir Faran Tahir Actor, Iron Man Faran Haroon Tahir was born in Los Angeles, California while his parents were studying acting and directing at UCLA Theatre Department. He comes from a theatre family well-known in Pakistan and India. Both his parents are actors, directors and writers in Pakistan. Faran moved to Los Angeles, California in 1980...
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