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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. Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. Will Forte Will Forte Actor, Nebraska Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live, but had been working in comedy since 1997. Forte is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced), and has one older sister, Michelle. A creative and artistic child, he was an athlete (football and swimming) in high school and voted Best Personality at Acalanes High School...
6. 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...
7. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Actor, Oblivion
8. 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)...
9. 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...
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. Nick Offerman Nick Offerman Actor, We're the Millers
12. Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler Self, Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Writer, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Kevin Patrick 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. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry. His first movie, Clerks, was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked...
18. Raquel Gardner Raquel Gardner Actress, A Night at the Roxbury
19. Vince Vaughn Vince Vaughn Actor, The Internship Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. 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...
20. 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
21. 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...
22. Ben Chaplin Ben Chaplin Actor, The Thin Red Line With charm to spare and dark, unassumingly handsome looks, British actor Ben Chaplin arrived on the Hollywood scene in smart and sexy fashion with the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs. While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent vehicles is quite intact, in retrospect it looks as if he has purposely avoided glossy Hollywood stardom in search of quality work...
23. Thomas Lennon Thomas Lennon Writer, Night at the Museum
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. 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...
27. Meredith Salenger Meredith Salenger Actress, The Journey of Natty Gann Born and raised in Malibu, California, as a child she enjoyed performing in front of her family and friends. When she was eight years old, her mother took her to an acting class and Meredith found her calling. Her first role was a small part as a "singing and dancing orphan" in the feature film Annie...
28. 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...
29. 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"...
30. Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Producer, Bringing Down the House Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
31. 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 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
32. Dominic Purcell Dominic Purcell Actor, Equilibrium At the age of two, Dominic and his family moved from England to Sydney's Bondi and then moved to the Western Suburbs. After becoming a landscape gardener, he soon tired of the profession and, whilst watching the war movie Platoon, decided to become an actor. Due to his working-class background...
33. Constance Zimmer Constance Zimmer Actress, Chaos Theory A native of Seattle, Washington, Zimmer spent much of her childhood in Santa Monica and Newport Beach. She decided to pursue a career in acting after she fell in love with the craft as a high school student. Once out of high school, Zimmer was accepted at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena...
34. 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...
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. Charisma Carpenter Charisma Carpenter Actress, The Expendables Born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter was named after an Avon perfume (a fact that did not sit well with her). She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. As a youngster, she entered many local beauty contests, and attended Gorman High School in Las Vegas...
38. 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...
39. Warwick Davis Warwick Davis Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of an insurance broker and his wife. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he was 11 years old, his grandmother heard a radio appeal for people under four feet tall to appear in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi...
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. Leah Remini Leah Remini Actress, Old School
43. Michael Rapaport Michael Rapaport Actor, The 6th Day A true New Yorker through and through, Michael Rapaport was born in Manhattan, to June Brody, a radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. He is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Rapaport moved to Los Angeles to try stand-up comedy following high school graduation (which came after a series of expulsions)...
44. 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. Justin Willman Chambers was born on July 11, 1970 in Springfield...
45. Nia Long Nia Long Actress, Big Momma's House Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The best man holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private Practice")...
46. Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell Self, Ali G Indahouse
47. 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...
48. Will Arnett Will Arnett Actor, The Lego Movie
49. 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...
50. Samantha Mathis Samantha Mathis Actress, American Psycho Samantha Mathis was born in 1970 in New York, to Donald Mathis and Austrian-born Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her maternal grandmother was actress Gusti Huber. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only three years old...
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