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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. Justin Theroux Justin Theroux Actor, American Psycho Justin was born and raised in Washington, D.C, and graduated from Bennington College with a bachelor of arts degree. He then moved to New York to pursue a career in the visual arts, but soon found himself immersed in stage acting. He starred in numerous off Broadway plays before his feature film career began. He currently lives in New York.
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. Idina Menzel Idina Menzel Actress, Frozen
6. David Tennant David Tennant Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to a father who was a Presbyterian minister. 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, West Lothian and Paisley, Renfrewshire...
7. Richard Armitage Richard Armitage Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Richard Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England. 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, but it was Sparkhouse that gave him...
8. Martin Freeman Martin Freeman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
9. Winona Ryder Winona Ryder Actress, Edward Scissorhands Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz and named after the town in which she was born, Winona, Minnesota. She grew up in a ranch commune in Northern California which had no electricity. She is the goddaughter of Timothy Leary. Her parents were friends of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and once edited a book called "Shaman Woman Mainline Lady"...
10. Michael C. Hall Michael C. Hall Actor, Gamer Michael C. Hall is a North Carolina native and graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. His most recent performance was on Broadway as the emcee in "Cabaret." Hall has previously starred in nearly a dozen major off-Broadway plays, including "Macbeth" for the New York Shakespeare Festival...
11. Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Actor, Trainspotting Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Scotland. 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. McGregor studied drama for a year at Kirkcaldly in Fife...
12. Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Actor, The Hurt Locker Jeremy Lee Renner, son of Valerie and Lee, was born in Modesto, California. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study, including computer science, criminology, and psychology, before the theater department, with its freedom of emotional expression, drew him in...
13. 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...
14. 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. Nicholson moved to New York which led to a modeling career in Paris. She attended Hunter College as a General Studies Major. She is married to British actor Jonathan Cake. The couple met playing a couple in a HBO pilot "Marriage" directed by Michael Apted...
15. 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...
16. 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 Mary Lynn Rajskub on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton...
17. 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...
18. Paul Bettany Paul Bettany Actor, A Beautiful Mind Paul Bettany was born 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), was a successful actress, while his maternal grandfather...
19. Denise Richards Denise Richards Actress, Starship Troopers Elder of 2 daughters born to Irv and Joni Richards. She grew up in the Chicago area, until the family relocated to Oceanside, CA when Denise was 15. She began working as a model, and moved to L.A. after she graduated from high school. She landed parts in both TV and movies, and gave breakthrough performances in Starship Troopers with Casper Van Dien...
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Amy Poehler Amy Poehler Actress, Mean Girls After the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch show came and went, cast member Amy Poehler joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2001. Her star was the brightest during that time and, by the end of Christmas break of that year, she became a regularly featured performer. She has brought a slew of great performances on every show...
23. 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...
24. Peter Sarsgaard Peter Sarsgaard Actor, Jarhead Illinois-born actor Peter Sarsgaard is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of the comedy improvisational group Mama's Pot Roast and trained initially with the Actors' Studio in New York. Such off-Broadway productions included...
25. Jon Hamm Jon Hamm Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
26. Aileen Quinn Aileen Quinn Actress, Annie Born June 28, 1971, Aileen was introduced to show business by her mother Helenann who was doing theater when Aileen was growing up. Aileen begged to audition too, and she began to get parts near her home of Yardley, Pennsylvania. Aileen's first movie part was one line in _Paternity_ (cv), starring Burt Reynolds...
27. Christine Taylor Christine Taylor Actress, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
28. Johnny Knoxville Johnny Knoxville Self, Jackass: The Movie
29. Bridget Moynahan Bridget Moynahan Actress, I, Robot
30. 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"...
31. Christina Applegate Christina Applegate Actress, Pilot Christina is the daughter of record producer Robert 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...
32. Melissa Peterman Melissa Peterman Actress, Fargo Peterman is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. After graduating from Minnesota State University with theater as one of her majors, she was cast as "Madeline Monroe" in Hey City Theater's production of "Tony & Tina's Wedding". After more than 600 performances, she went on to work as a writer and performer at the improvisational comedy theater...
33. 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...
34. Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson Actress, Can't Buy Me Love Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie, directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston...
35. Sandra Oh Sandra Oh Actress, Sideways Born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father and mother, who were married in Seoul, South Korea, both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal...
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Damian Lewis Damian Lewis Actor, Pilot Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England. He was raised by his parents, Watcyn and Charlotte Lewis, on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, and Amanda. In 1979, he was sent to Ashdown House boarding school, then was educated at Eton College...
40. 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. 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, where she studied English Literature and Russian...
41. Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Pinkett Smith Actress, Collateral Jada Pinkett Smith was born to Robson Pinkett Jr. and Adrienne Banfield-Jones in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father was a contractor and her mother was a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. She majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where one of her classmates was Tupac Shakur...
42. Taye Diggs Taye Diggs Actor, Chicago Raised in Rochester, New York, Diggs 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. His two brothers are musicians, one sister is a dancer and the other is going to college to be a veterinarian.
43. Rebecca Gayheart Rebecca Gayheart Actress, Urban Legend
44. Jonathan Ke Quan Jonathan Ke Quan Actor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema Television.
45. Krista Allen Krista Allen Actress, Anger Management Krista J. Allen was born in Ventura, California but was raised in Houston Texas with her mother Katherine Allen and her father Dale Allen, 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...
46. Jenna Elfman Jenna Elfman Actress, Friends with Benefits Jenna Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, and began her career appearing in commercials. She studied with Milton Katselas, the renowned acting teacher. She then began appearing in TV shows before landing the role of Dharma in the hit ABC television show Dharma & Greg. Her first starring role in a film was in Krippendorf's Tribe...
47. Josh Lucas Josh Lucas Actor, American Psycho Over his career, Josh Lucas has worked with many of the film community's greatest talents. He has starred alongside Jon Voight in Jerry Bruckheimer's Glory Road, for which Lucas added 40 pounds to transform himself into legendary basketball coach Don Haskins. Lucas also starred with Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss in Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon...
48. Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola Writer, Somewhere
49. 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...
50. Christina Chang Christina Chang Actress, Live Free or Die Hard Christina Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, by her Chinese-Filipino father and American mother. At 17 she moved to the United States to study Theatre & Film in her mother's home state of Kansas and later studied acting in Seattle, USA. Chang went on to gain a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle...
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