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1. Amanda Peet Amanda Peet Actress, 2012 Amanda Peet was born and raised in New York. She is the daughter of Penny (Levy), a social worker, and Charles Peet, a lawyer, and has an older sister. Her father was of mostly English and German ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany, Russia, and Hungary). Peet's maternal great-grandfathers were politician Samuel Levy and showbiz impresario Samuel Roxy Rothafel...
2. Ben Affleck Ben Affleck Actor, Argo Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are now divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
3. Cameron Diaz Cameron Diaz Actress, There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, California, to Billie Joann (Early), an import-export agent, and Emilio Diaz, who worked for an oil company. Her mother has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry, and her father was from a Cuban family (of Spanish origin). Self-described as "adventurous...
4. Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow Actress, Se7en Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father's family was Ashkenazi Jewish, while her mother has German, and some English and Irish, ancestry. When Gwyneth was eleven, the family moved to Massachusetts...
5. Idris Elba Idris Elba Actor, Pacific Rim Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting...
6. Rebecca Romijn Rebecca Romijn Actress, X2 Rebecca Aile Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "Jolly Blond Giant"...
7. Leslie Mann Leslie Mann Actress, Knocked Up Actress Leslie Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised by her mother, Janet, a realtor, and was educated at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland...
8. Sofía Vergara Sofía Vergara Actress, Four Brothers Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/English school...
9. Wentworth Miller Wentworth Miller Actor, Underworld Wentworth Earl Miller III, better known to audiences as just Wentworth Miller, was born on June 2, 1972, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II, a lawyer educator. He has two younger sisters, Gillian and Leigh...
10. Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson Actor, Fast & Furious 6 Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward, California on May 2nd 1972 to Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. His father is of Black Nova Scotian descent, and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia, also a professional wrestler)...
11. Nicole Eggert Nicole Eggert Actress, Blown Away
12. Jude Law Jude Law Actor, Sherlock Holmes Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
13. Karl Urban Karl Urban Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
14. Gabriel Macht Gabriel Macht Actor, Behind Enemy Lines Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to Suzanne, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. Gabriel has three siblings, and moved with his parents to California when he was young. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on both sides of his family. Gabriel had his first success on screen when he was 8-years-old...
15. Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Actress, Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
16. Jenny McCarthy Jenny McCarthy Self, Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy Jenny McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, the second oldest daughter of Linda (Loheit), a courtroom custodian, and Daniel McCarthy, a steel mill foreman. She has Irish, German, and Polish ancestry. McCarthy has three sisters. She was educated at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School...
17. Robin Tunney Robin Tunney Actress, The Craft Robin Tunney studied acting at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, spending her summer performing in such plays as "Bus Stop" and "Agnes of God". She moved to Los Angeles at the age of eighteen and shortly landed roles in such television shows as Life Goes On, Class of '96 (recurring), Law & Order...
18. Julie Benz Julie Benz Actress, Dexter Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with her partner David Schilling...
19. Alyssa Milano Alyssa Milano Actress, Commando Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring dancer...
20. Marc Blucas Marc Blucas Actor, Knight and Day Marc graduated Girard High School in 1990. Marc played basketball throughout high school and his senior year. Because of his athletic ability, Marc went on full scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina. After college, he played one year in Europe for the Manchester Giants...
21. Jonny Lee Miller Jonny Lee Miller Actor, Trainspotting Jonny Lee Miller (sometimes credited with an H) was born on November 15, 1972, in Kingston, England, UK, to Anna Lee and Alan Miller. He is the grandson of actor Bernard Lee. After appearing in many high school plays at his selective state grammar school, Johnny dropped out at 17, to pursue acting full time...
22. Missi Pyle Missi Pyle Actress, The Artist Missi Pyle was born on November 16, 1972 as Andrea Kay Pyle in Houston, Texas and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1995...
23. Ava DuVernay Ava DuVernay Miscellaneous Crew, Spider-Man 2 A filmmaker, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which included My Mic Sounds Nice (2010) which aired on BET...
24. Drea de Matteo Drea de Matteo Actress, Swordfish Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. De Matteo's father is a furniture manufacturer and her mother, Donna, is a playwright and teaches playwriting at HB Studio in New York...
25. Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton Actor, Stand by Me Wil Wheaton was born Richard William Wheaton III on July 29, 1972 in Burbank, California. He first gained international attention by starring in the Rob Reiner comedy-drama film Stand by Me. He then played Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation for three and one-quarter seasons...
26. Josh Duhamel Josh Duhamel Actor, Transformers Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy...
27. Saffron Burrows Saffron Burrows Actress, The Bank Job
28. Toni Collette Toni Collette Actress, The Sixth Sense Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine. She was born on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three children born to Bob Collette, a truck driver, and Judy Collette...
29. Selma Blair Selma Blair Actress, Hellboy II: The Golden Army One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions, a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a lawyer. She had a Jewish upbringing...
30. Common Common Actor, Smokin' Aces Rapper who, in recent years, has become one of the more prominent voices in hip-hop's new millennium renaissance. Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn in 1972, Common is the son of educator Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines and Lonnie Lynn, and ABA basketball player turned youth counselor. Common released his first LP, "Can I Borrow A Dollar?"...
31. Thandie Newton Thandie Newton Actress, The Pursuit of Happyness Thandie Newton was born in London. Thandie is mixed race, the daughter of a black Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a white British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK...
32. Maya Rudolph Maya Rudolph Actress, Bridesmaids Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Russia, Germany, and Hungary), while her mother was African-American. In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her older brother...
33. Archie Panjabi Archie Panjabi Actress, Bend It Like Beckham Archie made her film debut in the British hit East Is East. Since then, she has continued to work on international blockbuster films, from Bend It Like Beckham and The Constant Gardener to critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart (starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (written by Simon Beaufoy)...
34. Scott Foley Scott Foley Actor, Scream 3
35. Gabrielle Union Gabrielle Union Actress, Bad Boys II Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. At the age of 8, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. In high school...
36. Eric Dane Eric Dane Actor, Marley & Me Eric Dane is an American actor known as "Dr. Mark Sloan" on Grey's Anatomy and as a co-star in Marley & Me and Valentine's Day. He was born on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother...
37. Kate del Castillo Kate del Castillo Actress, The Book of Life One of Mexico's most acclaimed and popular actresses, Kate del Castillo broke through in America as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight/Weinstein movie Under the Same Moon, which is to date the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical release in U.S. history. Kate is...
38. Joelle Carter Joelle Carter Actress, High Fidelity Joelle Carter can be seen in such feature cult favorites as High Fidelity and American Pie 2, and indies, Swimming and Lisa Picard is Famous (2000). In addition, Carter has starred in numerous television projects, including the controversial series, Wonderland, created by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights)...
39. Bailey Chase Bailey Chase Actor, The Boy Next Door Bailey attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on a full athletic scholarship. He graduated in 1995 with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, Bailey moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, which has encompassed a training stint in London and performing in such plays as "A...
40. Carmen Electra Carmen Electra Actress, Scary Movie Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, to Patricia Rose (Kincade), a singer, and Harry Stanley Patrick, an entertainer and guitarist. She is of mostly English, German, and Irish descent. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first boost when a scout for Prince spotted her fronting for a rap group in Los Angeles...
41. Gabriel Mann Gabriel Mann Actor, The Bourne Supremacy
42. Elizabeth Berkley Elizabeth Berkley Actress, Showgirls Elizabeth Berkley was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her mother, Jere, owns a gift basket business and her father, Fred, is a lawyer. Her family is Jewish. When Elizabeth was five her parents enrolled her at Detroit Dance Company. Loving dance, young Elizabeth began to take part in several ballets...
43. Catherine McCormack Catherine McCormack Actress, Braveheart
44. Gretchen Mol Gretchen Mol Actress, Rounders Gretchen Mol was born November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Rt. 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn), within commuting distance of New York City...
45. Eli Roth Eli Roth Producer, Grindhouse Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora, a painter, and Sheldon Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley Scott's Alien and vomiting...
46. Eminem Eminem Soundtrack, 8 Mile Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit...
47. Jacinda Barrett Jacinda Barrett Actress, Poseidon Jacinda Barrett was born in Australia. Her convincing accent has paved the way for numerous acting roles in the USA. Barrett was first introduced to American audiences via MTV's The Real World during its fourth season which was set in London. Jacinda Barrett received her first break on the big screen in Human Stain...
48. Sunrise Coigney Sunrise Coigney Actress, In the Cut
49. Angie Harmon Angie Harmon Actress, Fun with Dick and Jane
50. Chris Tucker Chris Tucker Actor, Silver Linings Playbook At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Louise (Bryant) and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service. After graduating from high school, Tucker made a change to move to Hollywood from Georgia to pursue a career in show business...
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