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1. Jared Leto Jared Leto Actor, Requiem for a Dream In the vein of musicians-turned-actors, Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto will always be remembered as an accomplished actor for the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life...
2. Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Actor, Boogie Nights American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
3. Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Pinkett Smith Actress, Collateral Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts...
4. David Tennant David Tennant Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Alexander McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of the BBC show "Doctor Who." He was brought up in Bathgate...
5. Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Actor, The Hurt Locker Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. He is of German, English, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish descent. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College...
6. Richard Armitage Richard Armitage Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love...
7. Justin Theroux Justin Theroux Actor, American Psycho Justin was born and raised in Washington, D.C, the son of Phyllis (Grissim), a writer for The Washington Post, and Eugene Theroux, a corporate lawyer. He is a nephew of writer Paul Theroux and a cousin of journalists Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux. His father is of French-Canadian and Italian descent...
8. Annabeth Gish Annabeth Gish Actress, Mystic Pizza A versatile actress, Annabeth Gish weathered the transition from child actor to adult, with a variety of dramatic and comedic roles on film and television. Anne Elizabeth Gish was born on March 13, 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved with her family to Cedar Falls, at the age of two. Her parents were both teachers; her father...
9. Winona Ryder Winona Ryder Actress, Edward Scissorhands Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish...
10. Michael C. Hall Michael C. Hall Actor, Gamer Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" and as mortician David Fisher in "Six Feet Under"...
11. Josh Lucas Josh Lucas Actor, American Psycho Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor. Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. Unbeknownst to the filmmakers...
12. Carla Gugino Carla Gugino Actress, Night at the Museum Carla was born in Sarasota, Florida. Moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But she remained a straight-A student throughout high school and graduated as valedictorian. A major modeling agency discovered Carla in San Diego and sent her to New York to begin a new career when she was 15...
13. Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Actor, Trainspotting Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. At age 16, he left Crieff and Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
14. Idina Menzel Idina Menzel Actress, Frozen
15. Martin Freeman Martin Freeman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
16. Bridget Moynahan Bridget Moynahan Actress, I, Robot
17. Denise Richards Denise Richards Actress, Starship Troopers Denise Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, the older of two daughters of Joni Lee, who owned a coffee shop, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer. She has German, French-Canadian, Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry. She grew up in the Chicago area, until the family relocated to Oceanside...
18. Jon Hamm Jon Hamm Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
19. Nathan Fillion Nathan Fillion Actor, Serenity Canadian-born actor Nathan Fillion gained critical acclaim and a large cult of fans when he starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly, having previously been a regular on One Life to Live and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Fillion had also appeared in small roles in the films Blast from the Past and Saving Private Ryan...
20. Alfonso Ribeiro Alfonso Ribeiro Actor, Love Wrecked Alfonso Ribeiro was born in New York on September 21, 1971. Alfonso's family is from Trinidad & Tobago. Although rumor has been that he is of Dominican descent, he has stated in an interview that this is false. Neither he nor his family are from the Dominican Republic; they originate from Trinidad & Tobago...
21. Sean Astin Sean Astin Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy, for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies, and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning Triology - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers_The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)_ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King...
22. Christine Taylor Christine Taylor Actress, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
23. Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Actor, A Beautiful Mind Paul Bettany was born in Harlesden, London, England, into a theatre family. His father, Thane Bettany, is still an actor, but his mother, Anne Kettle, has retired from acting. He has an older sister who is a writer and a mother. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name)...
24. Charlotte Gainsbourg Charlotte Gainsbourg Actress, Melancholia Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress"...
25. Damian Lewis Damian Lewis Actor, Pilot Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, and Amanda...
26. Alice Evans Alice Evans Actress, 102 Dalmatians Alice Jane Evans was born in 1971 to David Evans, a professor of Applied Mathematics at Bristol University and Janet Evans, a teacher of English literature. Alice gained a degree in French and Italian from University College, London, and then moved to Paris where she studied acting at the Cours Florent...
27. Alan Tudyk Alan Tudyk Actor, I, Robot Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
28. Sacha Baron Cohen Sacha Baron Cohen Actor, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), an Israeli-born movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, an England-born, Wales-raised, clothing store owner. His father is of Eastern European Jewish descent, and his mother is of German Jewish descent...
29. Claire Forlani Claire Forlani Actress, Meet Joe Black Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films. Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black, Basquiat...
30. Walton Goggins Walton Goggins Actor, Django Unchained Walton Goggins received an Emmy® nomination and two Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his role as 'Boyd Crowder' on FX's Peabody Award-winning Drama series Justified. Goggins reprised his turn as the transgender escort 'Venus Van Dam' (a play...
31. Amy Poehler Amy Poehler Actress, Mean Girls Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. She is of Irish, English, German, and Portuguese descent. Amy was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother's Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College...
32. Christina Applegate Christina Applegate Actress, Pilot Christina is the daughter of record producer Robert William Applegate and singer-actress, Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15 July 1981). Alisa and Christina are best friends and even lived together while Alisa was going to college...
33. Darby Stanchfield Darby Stanchfield Actress, Waitress Darby was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. Her father was a commercial crab fisherman. The family later moved to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, and, finally, Mercer Island, near Seattle. She attended the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Communications and a minor in theater...
34. Peter Sarsgaard Peter Sarsgaard Actor, Jarhead Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He has Danish, Norwegian, English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Austrian ancestry. Sarsgaard is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history and literature...
35. Josh Charles Josh Charles Actor, Dead Poets Society
36. Julianne Nicholson Julianne Nicholson Actress, August: Osage County Nicholson was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts (outside Boston), and is the eldest of four siblings. She is the daughter of Kate (Gilday) and James O. Nicholson, Jr., and is of Irish heritage. Nicholson moved to New York which led to a modeling career in Paris. She attended Hunter College as a General Studies Major...
37. Shannen Doherty Shannen Doherty Actress, Mallrats Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender age of seven...
38. Monica Potter Monica Potter Actress, Patch Adams Monica Potter was born on June 30, 1971 in Euclid, Ohio, to an Irish American Catholic family. Her father, Paul Brokaw, was the inventor of the first flame-resistant car wax, and her mother, Nancy, was a secretary. During her childhood, she was part of the St. Jerome Parish in Cleveland, and attended the local elementary school...
39. Luke Wilson Luke Wilson Actor, Old School Handsome Texan Luke Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. The son of Laura (Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive, he was raised with two brothers, Owen Wilson (the middle one) and Andrew Wilson (the eldest one)...
40. Eric Stonestreet Eric Stonestreet Actor, Almost Famous
41. Jessalyn Gilsig Jessalyn Gilsig Actress, Quest for Camelot Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Among the American Repertory Theatre projects...
42. Corey Feldman Corey Feldman Actor, Stand by Me Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork & Mindy...
43. Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola Writer, Somewhere Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003) and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
44. Emily Mortimer Emily Mortimer Actress, Shutter Island English actress Emily Mortimer is the daughter of writer and barrister Sir John Mortimer and his second wife, Penelope (née Gollop). She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in West London, and it was whilst there she began acting. Mortimer moved on from school to Lincoln College, Oxford University...
45. Cara Buono Cara Buono Actress, Let Me In As a young girl growing up in New York City, Cara Buono took her family's blue-collar work ethic and began to turn it into an acting career that would later lead not only to starring roles but to screenwriting and directing. With no help from friends, family or mentors, she went out on her own, picked up a trade paper...
46. Johnny Knoxville Johnny Knoxville Self, Jackass: The Movie
47. Sandra Oh Sandra Oh Actress, Sideways Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal...
48. Joel McHale Joel McHale Actor, Ted Hailing from Seattle, Washington, having graduated from Mercer Island High School, Joel McHale was a cast member on KING-TV's Almost Live!. Following the run of that show, Joel completed the Actor's Training Masters Program at The University of Washington. He moved to LA after graduating, and he quickly landed parts in Will & Grace and Oliver Beene...
49. Taye Diggs Taye Diggs Actor, Chicago Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Taye Diggs is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Jeffries Diggs. He received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He made his show business debut in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel." Taye Diggs is the oldest of five...
50. Krista Allen Krista Allen Actress, Anger Management Krista was born and raised in Ventura, California, until she relocated to Austin, Texas, to attend College. She ultimately graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in education. Krista was one step away from pursuing a teaching career when she decided to come back to California to accomplish her dream of becoming an actress...
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