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1. 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...
2. Carla Gugino Carla Gugino Actress, Night at the Museum Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino 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...
3. Amy Poehler Amy Poehler Actress, Inside Out 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
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. 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...
8. 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 Sandy 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...
9. 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...
10. 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. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
11. 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...
12. Monica Potter Monica Potter Actress, Patch Adams From Cleveland to Hollywood, actress, producer, entrepreneur, funny woman, tear-jerker, designer, decorator, builder, creator, fixer, cook, cleaner, host, wife, Browns fan, homemaker, (very) amateur bowler and -her favorite title- mom, Monica Potter has achieved success in several different ways....save having a concise bio intro...
13. Mary Lynn Rajskub Mary Lynn Rajskub Actress, Safety Not Guaranteed Mary Lynn Rajskub is an American actress, comedienne and singer who is best known as a co-star of Kiefer Sutherland on the popular television series 24. She was born on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton...
14. 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. His maternal grandmother, Olga Gwynne (her maiden and stage name), was a successful actress, while his maternal grandfather...
15. Jon Hamm Jon Hamm Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
16. 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" in Dexter and as mortician "David Fisher" in Six Feet Under...
17. 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...
18. Jason Lewis Jason Lewis Actor, Mr. Brooks A top fashion model turned actor, Jason Lewis is from Southern California. As a teenager, he was determined to get out and see the world. He had to work hard in order to do so, working for a plumbing contractor, and 55 hours a week as a waiter in a restaurant. In June of 1993, when finally he had enough money collected...
19. 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...
20. Bridget Moynahan Bridget Moynahan Actress, I, Robot
21. 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...
22. Angela Kinsey Angela Kinsey Actress, License to Wed Angela is an American actress. She was born in Louisiana, but raised from the age of 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her father was working as a drilling engineer. During her time there, she attended the Jakarta International English School and learned to speak Indonesian. When she was age 14, her family returned to America and settled in Texas; where her parents were originally from...
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Martin Freeman Martin Freeman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
27. Krista Allen Krista Allen Actress, Anger Management Krista J. Allen was born in Ventura, California but was raised in Houston Texas with her parents Dalton Earl Allen, Sr. and Katherine Mary Allen née Raposa, who later divorced. Krista's first encounter behind a professional camera was modeling as a teenager. It didn't take a 35mm camera to realize how much of a beauty the young Krista Allen was, and everyone could have seen it with bare eyes...
28. Christine Taylor Christine Taylor Actress, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
29. 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), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in Wales and raised in England, is of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born in Israel...
30. 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...
31. Christina Applegate Christina Applegate Actress, Pilot Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive 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)...
32. Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn Producer, Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake, the fantasy epic, Stardust, the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass, and the superhero film, X-Men: First Class...
33. Kimberly Williams-Paisley Kimberly Williams-Paisley Actress, Father of the Bride
34. 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...
35. Charlotte Gainsbourg Charlotte Gainsbourg Actress, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I 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"...
36. Sean Astin Sean Astin Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sean Astin is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies, for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy, and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)_...
37. Rosemarie DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt Actress, Cinderella Man
38. Daniel Sunjata Daniel Sunjata Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
39. Idina Menzel Idina Menzel Actress, Frozen
40. 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 is Hungarian. Sarsgaard is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history and literature....
41. Sydney Penny Sydney Penny Actress, Pale Rider Sydney Penny began her career on stage with her parents Hank Penny and Shari Penny, who were musical entertainers. At six years of age she began performing in commercials, and as a teenager co-starred in the TV series The New Gidget. She starred as Sophia Loren's daughter in Running Away (US title: "Running Away")...
42. 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...
43. 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...
44. 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...
45. Corey Haim Corey Haim Actor, The Lost Boys Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a Canadian-born clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. Haim broke into the film industry in 1984, playing a young child caught up in a family war in the movie Firstborn...
46. 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...
47. Joel McHale Joel McHale Actor, Ted Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School...
48. Eric Stonestreet Eric Stonestreet Actor, The Loft
49. Henry Thomas Henry Thomas Actor, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
50. 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...
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