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1. Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England, UK. His parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, are both actors. He attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting...
2. Michelle Monaghan Michelle Monaghan Actress, Source Code Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon and Robert John Monaghan. After graduating from high school in Iowa, she studied journalism for three years at Chicago's Columbia College. In order to pay for college...
3. Keri Russell Keri Russell Actress, August Rush Keri began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album, MMC), she moved to LA to pursue an acting career. She starred in Aaron Spelling's Malibu Shores on NBC.
4. Carice van Houten Carice van Houten Actress, Black Book Carice (Anouk) van Houten was born in Leiderdorp (near Leiden) on 5 September 1976. Her parents are Margje Stasse (on the board of Dutch educational TV) and writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten. She is the elder sister of actress and designer Jelka van Houten. When she was five, her father took her to a screening of Abel Gance's epic Napoleon...
5. Isla Fisher Isla Fisher Actress, Now You See Me Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 to Scottish parents in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Her family moved to Australia in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing. At nine years old, she was appearing in Australian TV commercials. She landed some small parts in the Australian television series Bay Cove (aka "Bay City")...
6. Rashida Jones Rashida Jones Actress, I Love You, Man Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is of African-American, as well as Welsh, ancestry. Her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Latvia)...
7. Alexander Skarsgård Alexander Skarsgård Actor, You'll Be the Death of Me Sweden may not have a large population but it has gifted the world with bounty of astonishing directors and actors. Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Max von Sydow and Ingrid Bergman are just the tip of the iceberg of Nordic actors and filmmakers who have enchanted and engaged cinemaphiles across the globe: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is poised to join their ranks...
8. Candace Cameron Bure Candace Cameron Bure Actress, Some Kind of Wonderful Candace Cameron was the youngest of four children, born in southern California to Robert and Barbara Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains), Candace decided to pursue acting herself. She appeared in several commercials...
9. Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds Actor, Green Lantern Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, Jim, was a food wholesaler and his mother, Tammy, was a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
10. Joe Manganiello Joe Manganiello Actor, Spider-Man Joe Manganiello is an American born actor. His parents are Charles and Susan, and he has a younger brother, Nicholas. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school. During school, he was good at sports and was captain of the football, basketball and volleyball teams. He went on to play varsity level in all three...
11. Anna Faris Anna Faris Actress, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Anna started acting very young but not professionally. She loved watching plays and eventually produced her own with all the neighborhood children. She was always encouraged with the emphasis that she wasn't just "pretending" but rather being an unpaid producer, director, writer and actor. Her first paid job was at the Seattle Repertory Theatre at age nine...
12. Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon Actress, Walk the Line Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the second child born to Dr. John Witherspoon and Betty Reese. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse who later became a Ph.D in pediatric nursing...
13. Colin Farrell Colin Farrell Actor, Phone Booth A native of Dublin, Ireland, Colin Farrell began turning heads in Hollywood when he starred in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland, the story of American soldiers taken to the backwoods of Louisiana in 1971 to play war games in preparation for their first tour of duty in Vietnam. He garnered a Best Actor Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for his portrayal of Bozz...
14. Diane Kruger Diane Kruger Actress, Inglourious Basterds Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top fashion model. She later pursued acting and relocated to Paris at the suggestion of filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element)...
15. Ryan Hurst Ryan Hurst Actor, Remember the Titans
16. Scott Adkins Scott Adkins Actor, The Bourne Ultimatum Scott Adkins was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, on June 17th, 1976, into a family that for generations were Butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by John and Janet Adkins, a loving middle-class family. It is worth mentioning that Scott's great, great grandmother was of Spanish descent...
17. Elsa Pataky Elsa Pataky Actress, Fast & Furious 6 Elsa Pataky grew up in Madrid and attended the Universidad de San Pablo CEU where she studied journalism and began to take an interest in acting. She joined Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez, a theater company in Madrid, and left college when she was offered a role in the long-running Spanish TV series Al salir de clase...
18. Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy Actor, Inception Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy is the oldest child of teacher parents. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law at University College Cork, but dropped out after about a year. During this time Murphy also pursued an interest in music...
19. Amy Smart Amy Smart Actress, The Butterfly Effect Amy was a relatively new arrival when she first gained notice for her supporting roles in the 1999 hit teen films Varsity Blues and Outside Providence. With her blonde, carefree California girl good looks, the Los Angeles native got her start in TV-movies and made her feature debut in Stephen Kay's The Last Time I Committed Suicide screened at 1997's Sundance Film Festival alongside Keanu Reeves...
20. Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone Actress, Clueless Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children to Monty Silverstone, a real-estate investor, and Didi Silverstone, a former flight attendant. Alicia's career began at the tender age of six when her father took some photos of his young daughter...
21. Amy Acker Amy Acker Actress, The Cabin in the Woods Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during the fantasy segments for the popular award-winning children's TV series Wishbone...
22. Melissa Joan Hart Melissa Joan Hart Actress, Drive Me Crazy Melissa grew up in Sayville, New York. Her acting career started at the age of four, when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa is the oldest of eight children, some from her mother's second marriage. Six sisters...
23. James Roday James Roday Actor, Don't Come Knocking James David Rodríguez was born on April 4, 1976. He is the son of Jim Rodríguez, who worked for Boardwalk Auto Group. Roday was born in San Antonio. He attended Taft High School. He studied theater at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing, where he earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts. He has acted in several theatrical productions...
24. Ethan Suplee Ethan Suplee Actor, American History X Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past decade as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His diverse and eclectic resume ranges from hilarious roles in such comedies as Mallrats and Without a Paddle to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features such as American History X...
25. Sam Worthington Sam Worthington Actor, Avatar Sam Worthington was born on August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne and Ronald Worthington, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington graduated from NIDA (Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art) in 1998 at the age of 22...
26. Brittany Daniel Brittany Daniel Actress, Joe Dirt Brittany Daniel played the role of Jessica Wakefield on Sweet Valley High. Jessica is the Star Cheerleader at SVH, she is snobbish and conniving and always gets what she wants. Brittany was actually more like Elizabeth Wakefield, her sister's character in real life, reading, good friends and one serious boyfriend in her life was how she spent her teen years.
27. Ali Larter Ali Larter Actress, Final Destination A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons. She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues which included her infamous whipped cream bikini scene...
28. Rhona Mitra Rhona Mitra Actress, Shooter Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Anthony, who is a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Mitra. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school...
29. Emily Deschanel Emily Deschanel Actress, Spider-Man 2 Emily Deschanel was born in California, the older daughter of legendary cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Her younger sister is Zooey Deschanel. Due to her parents' work, she traveled extensively as a child. She was educated in Los Angeles at Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads Schools...
30. Melissa George Melissa George Actress, 30 Days of Night The second of four children, Australian native Melissa George was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of a nurse and a construction worker, George initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting. During her childhood, George studied tap, ballet, and jazz, later transitioning into professional rollerskating - similar to figure skating on ice...
31. Freddie Prinze Jr. Freddie Prinze Jr. Actor, Scooby-Doo Freddie Prinze, Jr. was born on March 8, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in his early life. He attended three different schools during his childhood: Eldorado, Sandia, and La Cueva. After graduating in 1994, Freddie moved to L.A. to focus on an acting career. He immediately garnered featured roles on several episodic series...
32. Kelly Macdonald Kelly Macdonald Actress, Brave Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald was born and raised in Glasgow. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, a sales executive in the garment industry. She has one brother, David. As a hobby, she acted in an amateur theatrical club, which she enjoyed a great deal. Macdonald was working as a barmaid...
33. Piper Perabo Piper Perabo Actress, The Prestige After graduating college, Piper Perabo moved to New York and was later cast in a short film called Single Spaced. Her first big role came after that, where she played the girlfriend of a wannabe rapper in Whiteboyz. In 2000 she was cast in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle as FBI agent Karen Sympathy. However...
34. Naomie Harris Naomie Harris Actress, Skyfall British actress Naomie Harris is the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects, such as Simon and the Witch and The Tomorrow People. She went on to study social and political sciences at Pembroke College...
35. Jaime Murray Jaime Murray Actress, The Deaths of Ian Stone
36. Audrey Tautou Audrey Tautou Actress, Amélie Born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at `Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth `Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall who gave her a role in her film Venus Beauty Institute for which she won a Best New Actress Cesar...
37. Sarah Chalke Sarah Chalke Actress, Chaos Theory Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy. In 1993, after her first film...
38. Katarina Cas Katarina Cas Actress, The Wolf of Wall Street
39. Oliver Hudson Oliver Hudson Actor, Grown Ups 2
40. Desmond Harrington Desmond Harrington Actor, Dex Takes a Holiday Desmond Harrington was born in Savannah, Georgia, but when he was 3-years old, his parents decided to move back to their birth place, The Bronx, New York. Growing up in the Bronx, Desmond attended Catholic schools for 12 years St. Margaret's of Cortona for elementary school and Fordham Prep for high school...
41. Alex O'Loughlin Alex O'Loughlin Actor, The Back-up Plan The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1976. Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in Oyster Farmer as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen as Michael Carter in Feed, a movie that he also co-produced and helped write. Also released that year was a movie titled Man-Thing, in which Alex played Deputy Eric Fraser...
42. Michael Peña Michael Peña Actor, Shooter Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to an immigrant family originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II, and to his surprise, beat out hundreds of other young men for a role. After relocating to Los Angeles Peña quickly booked a succession of roles in features including Star Maps...
43. Kevin Alejandro Kevin Alejandro Actor, Cassadaga
44. Seann William Scott Seann William Scott Actor, Role Models A native of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Seann William Scott was discovered at a talent competition in Los Angeles, and almost immediately was flown to New York by ABC to test for All My Children. His face has also been seen from his basketball-playing appearance on a national Sunny Delight commercial and the recent American Express campaign with Magic Johnson...
45. Adrian Grenier Adrian Grenier Actor, Porn Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
46. Daniel Gillies Daniel Gillies Actor, Spider-Man 2 Gillies was born 14 March 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When Gillies was age 5, his parents decided to return to their native New Zealand, and moved to Invercargill and then to Hamilton. Though born into a family of strong medical background (his father is a pediatrician, his mother a nurse, and his great great great grandfather is the renowned ENT/plastic surgery pioneer Sir Harold Gillies)...
47. Charlie Day Charlie Day Actor, Pacific Rim Charlie Day was born in New York and raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His parents are both music teachers - his mother is a piano teacher and his father is a professor of Undergraduate Performing Arts at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Charlie plays both piano and guitar. He attended Merrimack College in Massachusetts...
48. Dominic Monaghan Dominic Monaghan Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. He was studying English Literature, Drama and Geography at Sixth Form College when he was offered the co-starring role in the series...
49. Sean Maguire Sean Maguire Actor, Meet the Spartans Sean was born on 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex, England. He made his acting debut at the age of five in Voyage Around My Father with Sir Laurence Olivier. Many TV roles for UK television followed including, Tegs in Grange Hill, Aiden Brosnan in Eastenders, Marty in Dangerfield and Lee in Sunburn (all BBC)...
50. Laura Fraser Laura Fraser Actress, A Knight's Tale Laura Fraser was born on 24th July 1976 and brought up in Glasgow. Her father, Alister, used to run a small building company but is now an aspiring scriptwriter; her mother, Rose, used to be a nurse but is now a college lecturer. She has an older brother who works with computers, a younger sister who is studying philosophy at university...
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