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1. 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, Doug Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. Growing up with his two younger brothers, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA...
2. Rachel McAdams Rachel McAdams Actress, Midnight in Paris Born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario, Canada, Rachel McAdams became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was performing in Shakespearean productions in summer theater camp; she went on to graduate with honors with a BFA degree in Theater from York University. After her debut in an episode of Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson...
3. Ginnifer Goodwin Ginnifer Goodwin Actress, Walk the Line Ginnifer Michelle Goodwin was born on 22nd May 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Linda (Kantor) and Tim Goodwin. Bright and talented, Ginnifer carried her love for theater and acting through her high school years. She graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School in 1996 and spent a year at Hanover before going to Boston University where she received her BFA in Acting...
4. Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana Actress, Avatar Zoe Saldana was born in New Jersey and 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 7 years. While living in the Dominican Republic, Zoe discovered a keen interest in performance dance and began her training...
5. 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. January is her real name, as she was named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's potboiler Once Is Not Enough. She worked at the All-American job of counter girl at Dairy Queen after school...
6. Ian Somerhalder Ian Somerhalder Actor, Founder's Day The son of a massage therapist and a building contractor, Somerhalder was born and raised in the small southern town of Covington, LA. Boating, swimming, fishing and training horses filled much of his recreational time growing up, as did the school drama club and performing with the local theater group...
7. Katherine Heigl Katherine Heigl Actress, Knocked Up Katherine Marie Heigl was born in Washington, DC, on November 24, 1978, to Nancy Heigl and Paul Heigl. A short time afterward, the family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where Katherine was to spend the majority of her childhood; the youngest member of her family, Katherine--or "Katie" as she is nicknamed--has two elder siblings...
8. Nikki Griffin Nikki Griffin Actress, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Jeanne Nicole Griffin was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and moved to Frankfurt, Germany when she was two with her parents, Jeanne and Eugene Griffin. After six years abroad, the family moved back to the US, to Virginia for a year, before settling in Wilmington, NC. Her father worked for the Army Corps of Engineers...
9. Taryn Manning Taryn Manning Actress, 8 Mile
10. 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...
11. Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles Actor, My Bloody Valentine Jensen Ackles was born in Dallas, Texas, to Roger Alan Ackles and Donna Joan Ackles (née Shaffer). After modeling as a young child, he began to concentrate on an acting career in 1996 upon his graduation from Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. In 1997, he received a role on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady...
12. Ashton Kutcher Ashton Kutcher Actor, The Butterfly Effect Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He grew up in rural Homestead, Iowa, graduating from Clear Creek-Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa. In 1997, Kutcher was a biochemical engineering student at the University of Iowa and was discovered by a local talent scout...
13. Michelle Rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez Actress, Avatar Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Born in Bexar County, Texas on July 12, 1978, Michelle always knew she was destined to become a star, she just didn't know how to get there. Michelle lived in Texas until the age of 8 when her family moved to the Dominican Republic where she lived for two years before moving to Puerto Rico...
14. Malin Akerman Malin Akerman Actress, Watchmen Malin was born in Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her father is an insurance-broker and her mother is a model. 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. At age 17, she won the Canadian title of Ford Supermodel...
15. Josh Hartnett Josh Hartnett Actor, Black Hawk Down Graduated from South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June of 1996, then attended SUNY Purchase in New York. By April of 1997, he was offered the role of Michael Fitzgerald in the short-lived American television series Cracker: Mind Over Murder. Josh started off doing small plays and national commercials...
16. Matthew Goode Matthew Goode Actor, Watchmen
17. 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. He has two older brothers, Nathan and Simon. He had a sister who died in a car accident when she was age 5...
18. 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. Her parents, Martin and Kathleen, say that her strong-willed personality is probably from being born premature. Being the youngest in the Holmes clan, completing the family of three other sisters and one brother...
19. JJ Feild JJ Feild Actor, Captain America: The First Avenger
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. Shane West Shane West Actor, A Walk to Remember Shane West was born in 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He 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. Aside from catapulting to teen heart-throb status with the success of the show...
22. Kristen Schaal Kristen Schaal Actress, Toy Story 3
23. 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...
24. Daniel Brühl Daniel Brühl Actor, Inglourious Basterds
25. 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...
26. Jim Sturgess Jim Sturgess Actor, 21 Jim was born in London and 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. So he stuck with small parts...
27. Andy Samberg Andy Samberg Actor, Hotel Transylvania A native of Berkeley, California, 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. Some of their popular shorts included The O.C. parody "The 'Bu" and their full-length pilot...
28. Amanda Schull Amanda Schull Actress, Center Stage
29. Lisa Jakub Lisa Jakub Actress, Mrs. Doubtfire
30. 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...
31. Caroline Dhavernas Caroline Dhavernas Actress, Breach Caroline Dhavernas commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent and poise. Beginning her career at age 11, the Montreal native is already an acclaimed young actress who has also made her mark in Hollywood. She is the recipient of two Gemeaux Awards, one for "Best...
32. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Actress, She's All That Jodi Lyn O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey in 1978. 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...
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. Tyler Labine Tyler Labine Actor, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
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 grew up 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. Devon Sawa Devon Sawa Actor, Final Destination Devon Edward Sawa was born on September 7, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His 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. A few years ago, he landed a part on the Canadian TV show Kerrisdale High, on which all of the characters used their real names...
38. Lindsay Hartley Lindsay Hartley Actress, Episode #1.10707
39. Michelle Borth Michelle Borth Actress, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
40. Ethan Embry Ethan Embry Actor, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Ethan Embry, born Ethan Randall on June 13, 1978, is already a veteran of the acting world. Before he started acting in movies, Ethan appeared in more than 100 TV and Radio commercials. In 1991, at the age of thirteen, he appeared in three films and has continued acting ever since. On average, Ethan released or filmed at least 2 films per year...
41. Shannyn Sossamon Shannyn Sossamon Actress, A Knight's Tale Shannyn, who credits her striking looks to an eclectic mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry, was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new exotic locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at a dance studio...
42. Shiri Appleby Shiri Appleby Actress, Swimfan Shiri Appleby was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 7, 1978. The daughter of Jerry and Dina Appleby, Shiri has been acting since the age of 4, landing jobs in several commercials for Cheerios, M&Ms, and Taco Bell. Her first television job was on the soap Santa Barbara. Next came various roles on thirtysomething...
43. Nadine Velazquez Nadine Velazquez Actress, Flight
44. 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...
45. Ashley Williams Ashley Williams Actress, Margin Call
46. 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...
47. James Badge Dale James Badge Dale Actor, The Departed
48. Zoë Bell Zoë Bell Stunts, Inglourious Basterds As an established and extremely talented stunt double, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Bell debuts her acting career, with her already famous stunt skills, in the highly anticipated double feature Grindhouse written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez...
49. Beth Riesgraf Beth Riesgraf Actress, Alvin and the Chipmunks
50. Erica Durance Erica Durance Actress, The Butterfly Effect 2 Born in Calgary to a truck driver, Joel, and librarian, Gail, Durance grew up with an older brother and sister on a turkey farm in Three Hills, Alberta. After school, she moved to Vancouver to start her acting career, which has primarily included low-budget horror films and guest roles on sci-fi TV shows.
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