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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Actor, Oblivion
9. 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
10. Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke Actor, Training Day 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...
11. 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...
12. Simon Pegg Simon Pegg Actor, Shaun of the Dead English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born 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 was educated at Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School in Gloucestershire and went on to Stratford-upon-Avon College to study English literature and performance studies...
13. 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...
14. Tina Fey Tina Fey Writer, Mean Girls Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, in 1970, to Jeanne (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. She is of Greek (mother) and German and Scottish (father) descent. Going by the name of Tina, Fey considered herself a "supernerd" during her high school and college years...
15. 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...
16. 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)...
17. Heather Graham Heather Graham Actress, The Hangover Heather was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised by her strictly Catholic father, who worked for the FBI, and mother, a former school teacher and author. She and her sister, Aimee Graham, were forced to relocate often, as a result of their father's occupation, and Heather became increasingly shy...
18. Nick Offerman Nick Offerman Actor, We're the Millers
19. Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
20. Anthony Anderson Anthony Anderson Actor, The Departed
21. River Phoenix River Phoenix Actor, Stand by Me River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), was a secretary from the Bronx, and his father, John Bottom, had been a carpenter. They met in California in 1968, where they worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally Catholic...
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. 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"...
25. Will Arnett Will Arnett Actor, The Lego Movie
26. 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 III: Ghoulies Go to College. Matthew was the MC of the Nickelodeon program SK8 TV in 1989...
27. Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer Actress, The Help Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera...
28. 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...
29. Shemar Moore Shemar Moore Actor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
30. 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...
31. Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler Self, Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore
32. 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...
33. Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes Writer, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
34. 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...
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Thomas Lennon Thomas Lennon Writer, Night at the Museum
40. 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.
41. Rupert Penry-Jones Rupert Penry-Jones Actor, Match Point
42. Elaine Hendrix Elaine Hendrix Actress, The Parent Trap Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Elaine Hendrix spent her early years in nearby Knoxville and Morristown. At 15 she moved with her divorced mother to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Northside School of Performing Arts. She started her professional career as a dancer and model but gave up dance after she was hit by a car while bicycling...
43. Malcolm-Jamal Warner Malcolm-Jamal Warner Actor, Fool's Gold Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was named after Malcolm X and legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series "The Cosby Show."...
44. 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...
45. 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...
46. Sheri Moon Zombie Sheri Moon Zombie Actress, The Devil's Rejects Sheri Moon Zombie was born Sheri Lyn Skurkis in San Jose, California. However, her family moved to Connecticut when she was still young. In her late teens, she moved back to California but continued to spend a great deal of time in the New England state, due to education and work commitments. Throughout her twenties...
47. Leah Remini Leah Remini Actress, Old School
48. 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...
49. Adam Goldberg Adam Goldberg Actor, Saving Private Ryan An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his characters for both comedic and dramatic effect and a filmmaker adept at exploring the philosophical questions at the heart of the human experience, Adam Goldberg has solidified his position as a versatile and unique talent. Goldberg was born in Santa Monica...
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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