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1. Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Writer, The Dark Knight Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made...
2. Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Connelly Actress, Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan...
3. Elizabeth Mitchell Elizabeth Mitchell Actress, Frequency Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Dallas, Texas. She was graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Later, she earned a BFA degree in acting from Stephens College and also studied at the British American Drama Academy...
4. Matt Damon Matt Damon Actor, The Bourne Identity Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
5. Melissa McCarthy Melissa McCarthy Actress, The Heat Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. Her recent ancestors were from County Cork, Ireland. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked...
6. Angelica Bridges Angelica Bridges Actress, Mystery Men
7. Peta Wilson Peta Wilson Actress, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen With her distinctive voice, ultra-intense eyes and statuesque frame, Peta Wilson probably could have carried her breakout television show, "La Femme Nikita," on looks alone. Such was television in 1997. But when viewers realized that this killer- with-a-killer body could actually act, the show became the highest-rated drama on cable...
8. River Phoenix River Phoenix Actor, Stand by Me River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally Catholic...
9. Julie Bowen Julie Bowen Actress, Happy Gilmore Julie Bowen is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School in Baltimore, MD, and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St. George's School, Rhode Island and then attended Brown University, graduating with a BA in Renaissance Studies...
10. Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz Actress, The Mummy Rachel Weisz was born on 7th March 1970, in London, England, to Edith (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her Austrian-born mother, who left Vienna in the 1930s, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. Rachel has a sister, Minnie, a curator and photographer...
11. Minnie Driver Minnie Driver Actress, Good Will Hunting Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward, was a designer and former couture model and her father, Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. Minnie's mother was her father's mistress...
12. Martha Plimpton Martha Plimpton Actress, The Goonies She has show biz in her blood. Martha Plimpton was born November 16, 1970, in New York City to two actors: Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Martha began her career at age 8, when her mom had a friend of hers, composer Elizabeth Swados, enroll her in an actors' workshop. At age 10, she got a small part in Rollover, and also made a series of Calvin Klein commercials...
13. Nick Offerman Nick Offerman Actor, We're the Millers
14. Uma Thurman Uma Thurman Actress, Pulp Fiction Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
15. Heather Graham Heather Graham Actress, The Hangover Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's occupation...
16. Rob Riggle Rob Riggle Actor, 21 Jump Street Rob Riggle, comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra Sue (Hargis) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed many notable television credits and has also earned roles in several feature films...
17. Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke Actor, Gattaca Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years...
18. James Gunn James Gunn Writer, Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies...
19. Mädchen Amick Mädchen Amick Actress, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Born and raised in Sparks, Nevada, Madchen Amick was encouraged by her parents to follow her own creative instincts where she learned the skill of playing the piano, bass, violin and guitar as well as being able to do tap, ballet, jazz and modern dancing. In 1987 at the age of 16, she traveled to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting
20. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Actor, Oblivion
21. Bellamy Young Bellamy Young Actress, Mission: Impossible III Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Bellamy is a graduate of Yale University. She also studied at Oxford University in England. In New York, she starred on Broadway as Mary in Cy Coleman's "The Life" and also as Meg in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along". Other notable theater...
22. Vince Vaughn Vince Vaughn Actor, The Internship Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
23. Will Arnett Will Arnett Actor, The Lego Movie
24. Paul Thomas Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson Director, There Will Be Blood Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making high-8 films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
25. Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman Actress, Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman is a sassy, sharp-tongued actress / comedian / writer who first started out writing in the 1990s for Saturday Night Live, and then moved on to the HBO program Mr. Show with Bob and David. Sarah was born in Bedford, New Hampshire, to Beth Ann (Halpin), who founded a theater company, and Donald Silverman...
26. Joseph Fiennes Joseph Fiennes Actor, Shakespeare in Love Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; and Sophie Fiennes, a producer. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin...
27. Simon Pegg Simon Pegg Actor, Shaun of the Dead English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was educated...
28. Lara Flynn Boyle Lara Flynn Boyle Actress, Men in Black II Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 24, 1970 to 21-year old Sally Boyle. For Sally and young Lara, money was not plentiful so Sally was required to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself. Since Lara was mostly around Sally, they developed a bond that still binds Lara and Sally today...
29. Jason Lee Jason Lee Actor, The Incredibles With a flourishing career that includes an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in writer-director Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy and memorable roles in multiple features for such directors as Smith, Cameron Crowe and Lawrence Kasdan, Jason Lee has solidly established himself among critics, directors and peers...
30. Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler Self, Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore
31. Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Writer, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Kevin Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. His first movie, Clerks., was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed...
32. M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan Writer, The Sixth Sense Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is the son of two doctors. His passion for filmmaking began when he was given a Super-8 camera at age eight, and even at that young age began to model his career on that of his idol, Steven Spielberg...
33. Kirk Cameron Kirk Cameron Actor, Fireproof Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that both Kirk and his sister...
34. Thomas Lennon Thomas Lennon Writer, Night at the Museum
35. Anthony Anderson Anthony Anderson Actor, The Departed
36. Gabrielle Anwar Gabrielle Anwar Actress, Scent of a Woman Her father is Tariq Anwar and her mother is Shirley Hills. Anwar attended Laleham Church of England Primary and Middle School from 1975 to 1982. Trinian's sketch in the school concert of 1982 gave an early indication of her theatrical leanings. She studied at the London drama and dance school, "Italia Conti"...
37. Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
38. Tina Fey Tina Fey Writer, Mean Girls Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father has German, Scottish, and English ancestry...
39. Matthew Lillard Matthew Lillard Actor, Scooby-Doo Matthew Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. He lived with his family in Tustin, California, from first grade to high school graduation. The summer after high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies Go to College. Matthew was the MC of the Nickelodeon program SK8 TV in 1989...
40. Shawnee Smith Shawnee Smith Actress, Saw II Shawnee Smith has consistently put her versatile talents to use in the film, television, theatrical and musical arenas with much success. Her impressive career includes a co-starring role on an award-winning television show, which is now strong in syndication, and a variety of memorable roles in hit feature films...
41. Chris O'Donnell Chris O'Donnell Actor, Scent of a Woman Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Julie Ann (Rohs) and William Charles O'Donnell, Sr., who managed a CBS radio station, WBBM-AM. He is the youngest child in his family, with four sisters and two brothers. His father had Irish ancestry and his mother's lineage includes German, English, and Swiss...
42. Amy Jo Johnson Amy Jo Johnson Actress, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Amy Jo Johnson grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She gave up competing when she was 17, and concentrated more on her acting interests...
43. Justin Chambers Justin Chambers Actor, The Wedding Planner Justin Chambers, a former male fashion model who was discovered by a modeling scout in a Paris Metro station and went on a campaign to represent Calvin Klein's fragrance, is now starring as "Dr. Alex Karev" on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He was born on July 11, 1970, in Springfield, Ohio, USA. His is one of five children of John Chambers and Pam Chambers...
44. Craig Parker Craig Parker Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Craig Parker was born on November 12th 1970 in Suva, Fiji and now lives in New Zealand. He is best know for his part as Haldir the Elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, although he had a part in the 1993 film of Stephen King's "Tommyknockers".
45. Shemar Moore Shemar Moore Actor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
46. Dominic Purcell Dominic Purcell Actor, Equilibrium Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother, Purcell was a bored landscaper who decided to attend a drama school. He became a TV star in Australia before debuting in America as the title character in John Doe. In 2000, he won the Green Card lottery and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
47. Sabrina Lloyd Sabrina Lloyd Actress, Dopamine Sabrina Lloyd was born on November 20th, 1970 in Fairfax, Virginia. At age 12, she started her acting career by appearing in a local theater production of "Annie" as "Pepper". She continued to perform in local theater such as the Baystreet Players in Eustis, and the Ice House Theater in Mt. Dora, appearing in productions of "Grease"...
48. Louise Lombard Louise Lombard Actress, Hidalgo Louise Lombard lived and breathed the arts from an early age, and projected extreme versatility in many arenas. A trained dancer and actress from childhood, Lombard displayed a remarkable predilection for emotionally and psychologically challenging characters, such as that of a heroin addict in the movie Copycat directed by Jon Amiel...
49. Leah Remini Leah Remini Actress, Old School
50. Bobby Cannavale Bobby Cannavale Actor, Chef In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite a lack of formal training...
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