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1. Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Actor, Gladiator Tommy Flanagan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. While growing up, Tommy made his living as a DJ for the local dance clubs. In his early twenties, he became a member of Robert Carlyle's Raindog Theatre Company where he made his stage debut in such productions as 'Wasted I and II', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', and 'MacBeth'...
2. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Actor, The Avengers Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Born in Manhattan, New York, on April 4, 1965, Robert Downey Jr. is the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey (née Elsie Ann Ford)...
3. Ben Stiller Ben Stiller Producer, Zoolander Ben Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother is of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that Ben Stiller has followed in his family's footsteps...
4. Diane Lane Diane Lane Actress, Man of Steel Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York. She is the daughter of acting coach Burton Eugene "Burt" Lane and nightclub singer/centerfold Colleen Farrington. Her parents' families were both from the state of Georgia. Diane was acting from a very young age and made her stage debut at the age of six...
5. Chris Rock Chris Rock Self, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher. Rock has been in stand-up comedy for several decades...
6. Mads Mikkelsen Mads Mikkelsen Actor, Casino Royale Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher, he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors...
7. Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker Actress, Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah now had 3 full siblings and 4 half siblings...
8. Connie Nielsen Connie Nielsen Actress, Gladiator Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on the local revue and variety scene...
9. Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley Actress, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Elizabeth Jane Hurley was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, to Angela Mary (Titt), a teacher, and Roy Leonard Hurley, an army major. Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home. When it came time to go to college, Hurley won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre which taught courses for dance and theater...
10. Brooke Shields Brooke Shields Actress, The Blue Lagoon "Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12...
11. Maura Tierney Maura Tierney Actress, Liar Liar On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upperscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district. Born February 3...
12. Viola Davis Viola Davis Actress, The Help Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice, a maid and factory worker...
13. Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright Actor, Casino Royale Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst college in 1987...
14. Sherilyn Fenn Sherilyn Fenn Actress, Of Mice and Men The sultry, versatile Sherilyn Fenn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn into a family of musicians of Italian and Hungarian descent on her mother's side and of Irish and French descent on her father's. Her mother Arlene Quatro played keyboard in rock bands, her aunt is rock-star Suzi Quatro and her grandfather Art Quatro was a jazz musician...
15. Paige Turco Paige Turco Actress, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Theatre Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company, but her dreams were shattered when an ankle injury terminated her career as a dancer at the age of 14...
16. Kim Dickens Kim Dickens Actress, Gone Girl
17. Joely Richardson Joely Richardson Actress, The Patriot For Joely the theater must be in her genes. Daughter of Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, and granddaughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave, she is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and her sister Natasha Richardson was also an actress. Former husband Tim Bevan is a producer. However the genes were slow...
18. Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen Actor, Wall Street Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, Martin Sheen, at the time was an actor just breaking into the business with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
19. Melissa McBride Melissa McBride Actress, The Mist
20. Alan Cumming Alan Cumming Actor, X2 Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William, before moving to the east coast of Scotland in 1969...
21. James Nesbitt James Nesbitt Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also school of Brian Campbell & Brian McAlister), James had no interest in acting, concentrating on his French studies. It was not until teacher Robert Simpson encouraged him to take an apprenticeship at the local Riverside Theatre that his interest began, eventually leading him to a drama school in London.
22. Michael Bay Michael Bay Producer, Transformers A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and The Divinyls...
23. Embeth Davidtz Embeth Davidtz Actress, Schindler's List Embeth Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana. She is known for her role as Miss Honey in the film Matilda. Her parents, Jean and John Davidtz, were South Africans, with Dutch, English, and French ancestry. The family moved to Trenton, New Jersey, before returning to her parents' native country...
24. John C. Reilly John C. Reilly Actor, Chicago Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played a eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps. The fifth of six children...
25. Chris Penn Chris Penn Actor, Reservoir Dogs Born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, Penn's parents both worked in film. His father Leo Penn was an actor-turned-director, and his mother Eileen Ryan was an actress. The youngest of three brothers, (the other two being Michael Penn and Sean Penn) Penn set out to follow in his parents' footsteps...
26. Kristin Minter Kristin Minter Actress, Home Alone
27. Julia Ormond Julia Ormond Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The dark and classically beautiful British actress Julia Ormond was born into privileged surroundings as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician. Her parents divorced when she was young; she was the second of five children. She attended Cranleigh, a private school, and showed interest in theatrics way back then...
28. Sam Mendes Sam Mendes Director, American Beauty Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
29. Jeremy Piven Jeremy Piven Actor, Old School Born in Manhattan and raised in Evanston, Illinois, he is an alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop founded by his parents (Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven) and a one time Chicago stage actor.
30. Steve Coogan Steve Coogan Actor, Philomena
31. Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan Actor, Kal Ho Naa Ho Born to Mir Taj Muhammad Khan and Lateef Fatima in New Delhi, India. His mother always believed her son was destined to be a great actor often citing resemblance between Khan and Dilip Kumar , another Bollywood legend. His name literally translates into 'Face of the King'. According to some critics he may have influences of the legends Mr...
32. Sean Patrick Flanery Sean Patrick Flanery Actor, The Boondock Saints Born in Lake Charles, LA, and raised in Sugar Land, TX, Sean Patrick Flanery attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where he took a drama class because of a girl. The girl was a short infatuation, but he found true love in college theater. He moved to Los Angeles and waited tables. He got an agent and after eight months...
33. Shirley Henderson Shirley Henderson Actress, Trainspotting The eldest of three sisters, Shirley Henderson was born into a working-class family in the village of Kincardine in Fife, Scotland. As a teenager she sang locally and performed in school drama clubs. Her first break came when she watched a singer on the Opportunity Knocks TV talent program and decided she could do as well...
34. Amanda Tapping Amanda Tapping Actress, Stargate: Continuum Amanda Tapping was born in Rochford, Essex in England o­n August 28, 1965. She spent a short time in South Benfleet, Essex, and was relocated to Ontario, Canada, at the age of 3. She attended North Toronto High School where she was awarded the Dramatic Arts Award and Environmental Science Award. Her parents always wanted her to go into the science field...
35. Michelle Forbes Michelle Forbes Actress, Super 8
36. Kevin James Kevin James Actor, Here Comes the Boom Kevin James was born April 26, 1965 in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended Cortland University where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management. He realized after 3 years that this wasn't the path for him...
37. Vinnie Jones Vinnie Jones Actor, Snatch. Vincent Peter Jones was born on January 5, 1965 in Watford, England. He first came to public notice as a professional footballer, playing in the English Football League. Noted as one of soccer's hard men, he leaped to fame when a photographer, at a match, snapped him "marking" Newcastle United's Paul Gascoigne...
38. Julie Warner Julie Warner Actress, Tommy Boy Julie grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her father, Neil Warner, was a musical arranger, who wrote jingles for products such as Tic-Tacs and Fig Newtons. Her mother, Naomi, is a freelance book agent. A 10-years younger brother, James, works for the New York City Parks Department. At 12...
39. Lana Wachowski Lana Wachowski Writer, The Matrix Lana Wachowski - previously Laurence (Larry) Wachowski - is a sibling of Andy Wachowski, of the creative 'Watchowskis' duo behind ground-breaking movies like The Matrix and Cloud Atlas. Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, she grew up in Chicago, in a tight...
40. Dougray Scott Dougray Scott Actor, Mission: Impossible II Born in Scotland, trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was named most promising drama student. Scott's early work was in Scottish national theatre and television, first appearing in the series Soldier Soldier as well as on the stage in the Tim Fleming directed production of Wallace...
41. Kyra Sedgwick Kyra Sedgwick Actress, Phenomenon Kyra Minturn Sedgwick was born on August 19, 1965 in New York City, to Patricia (Rosenwald), a family and speech therapist, and Henry Dwight Sedgwick V, a venture capitalist. Her mother was from an upper-class German Jewish family, and her father was from a wealthy Massachusetts clan of English descent...
42. Martin Lawrence Martin Lawrence Actor, Bad Boys II
43. Kyle Chandler Kyle Chandler Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street Kyle Chandler was born in Buffalo, New York, to Sally Jeanette (Meyer), who bred dogs, and Edward Chandler, a farm owner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Kyle grew up in the small town of Social Circle, Georgia (population 4,500). On the family farm, the only TV station they got was Ted Turner's TBS...
44. Valeria Golino Valeria Golino Actress, Rain Man The second child of an Italian germanist and a Greek painter, Valeria Golino grew up in Naples until her parents parted. After three years in Athens with her mother and another three in Naples with her father, she began to work as a model. She left high school after her first movie and didn't study performing arts at all...
45. Aamir Khan Aamir Khan Actor, 3 Idiots Aamir was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970's hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat -- he was the youngest child in the trio. He then concentrated on school and became a state tennis champion for Maharashtra. Aamir fell in love with the girl next door in the meantime. He proposed to her the day he turned 21...
46. Greg Giraldo Greg Giraldo Self, Comedian
47. Jon Cryer Jon Cryer Actor, Pretty in Pink
48. Adrian Pasdar Adrian Pasdar Actor, Near Dark Adrian Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Rosemarie Pasdar (née Sbresny), who owns a travel agency, and Homayoon Pasdar, a prominent heart surgeon. His father is Iranian and his mother, who was born in Germany, is of German, and some Polish, descent. At the age of 2, his father moved the family to Powelton...
49. Jami Gertz Jami Gertz Actress, Twister
50. Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy Writer, American Horror Story
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