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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. Rachel McAdams Rachel McAdams Actress, Midnight in Paris 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. James Corden James Corden Actor, Begin Again Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Corden was born in Buckinghamshire, UK. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior School, near High Wycombe. However, he admits that he had very little academic ambition and turned to acting, making his screen debut in the monochrome Shane Meadows film Twenty Four Seven...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Mía Maestro Mía Maestro Actress, Frida Argentinean actress Mia Maestro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Berlin when she was 18 years old to train as a classical music vocalist. Along the way, she also trained in dance and acting. She returned to Argentina two years later, made her film debut with the film Tango. This was followed by four other films: The Venice Project...
15. 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...
16. Katie Aselton Katie Aselton Actress, Cyrus
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Ben McKenzie Ben McKenzie Actor, 88 Minutes 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...
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Daniel Brühl Daniel Brühl Actor, Inglourious Basterds
25. 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...
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. 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...
29. Matthew Goode Matthew Goode Actor, Watchmen
30. 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...
31. Kristen Schaal Kristen Schaal Actress, Despicable Me 2
32. Nadine Velazquez Nadine Velazquez Actress, Flight
33. 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...
34. Natalia Cigliuti Natalia Cigliuti Actress, Simon Sez Natalia, a native of Uruguay, spent her young childhood in the small South American country before coming to New York as a first generation American. A native Spanish speaker, she learned English in school, and was later discovered by a talent agent at her school's fashion show. The Raising the Bar star...
35. Bill Hader Bill Hader Actor, Superbad
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. Lauren Ambrose Lauren Ambrose Actress, Can't Hardly Wait
39. 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...
40. Amanda Schull Amanda Schull Actress, Center Stage
41. JJ Feild JJ Feild Actor, Captain America: The First Avenger
42. 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...
43. Ashley Williams Ashley Williams Actress, Something Borrowed
44. 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...
45. 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...
46. Zoë Bell Zoë Bell Stunts, Inglourious Basterds New Zealand native Zoe Bell has a background in gymnastics and martial arts. She began working as a stunt woman when she doubled Lucy Lawless on the cult favorite TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. After the cancellation of the show, Bell's next gig was as stunt double for Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2...
47. Marisa Miller Marisa Miller Self, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
48. Eddie Cahill Eddie Cahill Actor, Miracle Eddie Cahill was born in New York on January 15, 1978. With Italian and Irish decent, Eddie is the second born to his parents, having one older and one younger sister. He studied acting for a year and a half at New York University with the Atlantic Theater Co. Acting School. He appeared in Nicky Silver's Off-Broadway play The Altruists in 2000...
49. 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...
50. Gael García Bernal Gael García Bernal Actor, Amores Perros Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen...
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