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1. Ben McKenzie Ben McKenzie Actor, Pilot Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He attended Austin High School...
2. Rachel McAdams Rachel McAdams Actress, Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams was born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was performing...
3. Ginnifer Goodwin Ginnifer Goodwin Actress, Walk the Line Ginnifer Michelle Goodwin was born on 22nd May 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Linda (Kantor), who worked at FedEx and Apple, and Tim Goodwin, who had a recording studio. Bright and talented, Ginnifer carried her love for theater and acting through her high school years. She graduated from Lausanne...
4. Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana Actress, Avatar Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years. While living in the Dominican Republic...
5. Ian Somerhalder Ian Somerhalder Actor, Founder's Day Ian Somerhalder was born and raised in the small southern town of Covington, Louisiana. His mother, Edna (née Israel), is a massage therapist, and his father, Robert Somerhalder, is a building contractor. His family has deep roots in the American South. Boating, swimming, fishing and training horses filled much of his recreational time growing up...
6. Taryn Manning Taryn Manning Actress, 8 Mile Taryn Manning is a series regular on Orange Is The New Black. She is an American actress, fashion designer, and singer-songwriter. She is the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat and co-owner of the clothing brand Born Uniqorn. She got her first major role in 2001 as Maddy in Crazy/Beautiful. Her breakthrough role was Nola...
7. Dominic Cooper Dominic Cooper Actor, Captain America: The First Avenger Dominic grew up in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an Auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly...
8. James Franco James Franco Actor, 127 Hours Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
9. Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles Actor, My Bloody Valentine Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister...
10. Katherine Heigl Katherine Heigl Actress, Knocked Up Katherine Marie Heigl was born in Washington, DC, on November 24, 1978, to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the family moved to New Canaan...
11. Malin Akerman Malin Akerman Actress, Watchmen Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden...
12. Stana Katic Stana Katic Actress, Quantum of Solace Stana Katic was born in the industrial town of Hamilton, Ontario. She spent much of her youth in the outskirts of Chicago. Her parents are ethnic Serbs and are from region called Dalmatia in Croatia. She is the oldest of six siblings. Stana studied international law, global economics and theater/film both in Toronto and Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to begin a career in film...
13. Daniel Brühl Daniel Brühl Actor, Inglourious Basterds
14. Matthew Goode Matthew Goode Actor, Watchmen
15. Katie Holmes Katie Holmes Actress, Batman Begins Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen (Stothers), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. Her parents have said that her strong-willed personality is probably from being born premature...
16. Erin Karpluk Erin Karpluk Actress, Assault on Wall Street
17. Josh Hartnett Josh Hartnett Actor, Black Hawk Down Josh Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of 1996, then attended SUNY Purchase in New York...
18. Joshua Jackson Joshua Jackson Actor, Cruel Intentions Joshua was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, but spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of 11, Josh decided he wanted to pursue acting. Knowing how cruel an acting career could be, his mother, a casting director, took him to his first audition in hopes of discouraging him...
19. Bill Hader Bill Hader Actor, Superbad
20. Wes Bentley Wes Bentley Actor, The Hunger Games Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty, in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, and co-stars in Lovelace as photographer Thomas...
21. January Jones January Jones Actress, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword January Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but was raised in a small town of some 400 souls in the Mount Rushmore State for the first decade of her life. She is the daughter of Karen, a sporting goods store manager, and Marvin Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director. January is her real name...
22. Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher Actor, The Butterfly Effect Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother) descent...
23. Michelle Rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez Actress, Avatar Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born in Bexar County, Texas on July 12, 1978, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodriguez, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
24. David Walton David Walton Actor, Fired Up! David Walton was born in Boston, MA. His father is John Hunter Walton Jr and his mother is Carolyn K Walton. He has four sisters (Francie Karlen, Jennifer Burke, Hilary Lehman, and Amanda Walton) and two brothers (Will Hovey and Burr Hovey). He began his acting career playing Petruchio in a 9th grade production of "The Taming of the Shrew" and acted in many productions at St...
25. A.J. Cook A.J. Cook Actress, Final Destination 2 Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Michael and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook began acting at the age of 17. She has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of 25. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of tap...
26. Jake Johnson Jake Johnson Actor, 21 Jump Street
27. Devon Sawa Devon Sawa Actor, Final Destination Devon Edward Sawa was born on September 7, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Joyce Sawa, a production co-ordinator, and Edward Sawa, a mechanic. His father is of Polish descent. Sawa's love of acting began when he starred in a school play in kindergarten, and since then, he has had many roles on TV and in movies...
28. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Actress, She's All That Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, to Noreen and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached her teen years she attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel...
29. Shannyn Sossamon Shannyn Sossamon Actress, A Knight's Tale Hawaiian-born but raised in Reno, Nevada, Shannyn Sossamon left her hometown the day after graduating from Galena High School in 1995 for Los Angeles to pursue dance. Shortly thereafter, and while filling in as a DJ for a friend at party, she was spotted by casting director Francine Maisler - who introduced her to Brian Helgeland and for his film A Knight's Tale...
30. Lauren German Lauren German Actress, Hostel: Part II Lauren German was born on November 29, 1978 in Huntington Beach, California. German attended the prominent Actor's Studio and attended USC. Lauren also trained as a dancer at the Orange County High School of the Arts (a.k.a. OCHSA). She has guest-starred on the hit TV series 7th Heaven and made her film debut in Down to You...
31. Jim Sturgess Jim Sturgess Actor, 21 Jim was born in London, the son of Jane O. (Martin) and Peter J. S. Sturgess. He was raised in Surrey. First and foremost his interest was music. However, he began to develop a secret passion for acting, at age 8, when he auditioned for local theatre to get out of class. Whilst music appeared cool, he felt being in school plays wasn't...
32. DJ Qualls DJ Qualls Actor, Road Trip DJ Qualls grew up in the small city of Manchester in Tennessee, USA, one of five children. After studying in the UK at King's College, University of London, he returned to Tennessee where he began acting in a local theatre. During that time, he was discovered by photographers David La Chappelle and Steve Klein...
33. Kristen Schaal Kristen Schaal Actress, Toy Story 3
34. Pablo Schreiber Pablo Schreiber Actor, The Manchurian Candidate Pablo Schreiber was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway debut performance in the revival of Clifford Odets' classic Awake and Sing! directed by Bartlett Sher. Schreiber has appeared in many films, including: Josh Radnor's Happythankyoumoreplease, which won the Audience Award at Sundance, Vicky Christina Barcelona...
35. Charlie Weber Charlie Weber Actor, Gacy
36. Justin Long Justin Long Actor, Live Free or Die Hard A likable, boyish-looking actor with thick eyebrows and a friendly smile, Justin Long is a native of Connecticut. He was born and raised in Fairfield, the second of three sons. His father, R. James Long, is a Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University, and his mother, Wendy Lesniak, is a former Broadway actress...
37. Andy Samberg Andy Samberg Actor, Hotel Transylvania Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed the Lonely Island, whose short films were showcased on the popular untelevised television network show and Web site Channel 101.com...
38. Michelle Borth Michelle Borth Actress, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
39. Alexandra Maria Lara Alexandra Maria Lara Actress, Downfall Born on 12 November 1978 in Bucharest, Romania, Alexandra Maria Lara fled to Germany with her parents when she was four and half years old. After graduating at the French High School, she studied acting at the Theaterwerkstatt Charlottenburg from 1997 and 2000, but had already played leading characters in several TV shows and movies such as Die Bubi Scholz Story...
40. Topher Grace Topher Grace Actor, Spider-Man 3 Topher was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "The Pirates of Penzance." He also tried his first shot at directing with a choose-your-own-adventure-style movie starring his classmates...
41. Katie Aselton Katie Aselton Actress, Cyrus
42. Nick Zano Nick Zano Actor, The Final Destination Born in Nutley, NJ, Nick Zano's passion for the movies began when he first watched Goodfellas at the age of 12. He had long dreamed of becoming a Navy Seal, but all that changed in one afternoon at the cinema. Shortly after that, Zano and his family moved south to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he finished his high school education...
43. Nadine Velazquez Nadine Velazquez Actress, Flight
44. Courtney Ford Courtney Ford Actress, Alien Raiders As an actress on the rise, Courtney Ford shines equally bright in both comedic and dramatic roles. Her ability to take on diverse projects has set her career in motion. Currently appearing in one of television's most critically acclaimed dramas, True Blood, Ford has been named one of the "Top Ten Faces to Watch on Television" by Variety...
45. Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie Actor, The Hurt Locker Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow...
46. Erica Durance Erica Durance Actress, The Butterfly Effect 2 Erica Durance was born in Calgary, Canada. Her father Joel was a truck driver, and her mother Gail was a librarian. Durance grew up with an older brother and sister on a turkey farm in Three Hills. After school, she moved to Vancouver to start her acting career. Durance started her career in commercials and guest-starring roles on different television series...
47. Camille Guaty Camille Guaty Actress, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Camille Guaty, raised in Northern California and New Jersey, studied at Boston University and continued her education at R.A.D.A, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Here she learned the great works of the late William Shakespeare. It was in New York when she caught the eye of a casting director that helped her sign with Innovative Artist and Handprint Entertainment...
48. Josh McDermitt Josh McDermitt Actor, No Sanctuary
49. Shane West Shane West Actor, A Walk to Remember Shane West was born in 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Leah (Launey), a lawyer from a Cajun family, and Don Snaith, a drugstore owner who was born in Jamaica. Shane began to pursue an acting career at the age of fifteen, gaining bit parts on various television shows, but it was not until 1999 when West appeared in ABC's Once and Again that he got his major breakthrough...
50. Brian Hallisay Brian Hallisay Actor, Hostel: Part III Born on October 31, 1978 in Washington, D.C. Brian graduated, at the age of 18, from Gonzaga College High School in 1996 and went on to pursue a degree in Economics and History from Cornell, graduating in 2000. Brian Hallisay began his career in show business by appearing in The Inside episode...
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