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1. Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel Actress, Sin City Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry is Danish, German, English, Scottish, and French. Alexis made her television debut in Gilmore Girls...
2. Chris Evans Chris Evans Actor, The Avengers Chris Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano. Chris's father is of half German and half Welsh/English/Scottish ancestry...
3. Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Actress, V for Vendetta Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
4. Stephen Amell Stephen Amell Actor, Draw Back Your Bow Stephen Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto Canada. He decided to pursue a career in acting when he was in his teens. His first role was that of "spinning instructor" in Queer as Folk. He also had minor roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation, 1-800-Missing and Tilt. He had recurring roles in Beautiful People and Rent-a-Goalie...
5. Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Actor, The Avengers Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school...
6. Taylor Kitsch Taylor Kitsch Actor, John Carter Best-known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights, actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens. On Friday Night Lights, the Emmy-nominated series USA Today called "one of the best-acted...
7. Colin O'Donoghue Colin O'Donoghue Actor, The Rite O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris, France, for a month to learn the French language. Colin's early career was mainly split between theatre and television work in Ireland and the UK...
8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt Actor, Inception Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born on February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California to parents Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
9. Jessica Alba Jessica Alba Actress, Sin City Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark Alba. Her mother is of Danish and French-Canadian descent, and her father is of Mexican ancestry (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardi Jewish, roots). Her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi...
10. Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson Actress, Skyline Scottie Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia. With a love for dance and performing Thompson started dancing ballet at an early age. In 1994 she played the role of Clara in Richmond Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'. After graduating from Collegiate School in 2000, she took a year off to dance with the Richmond Ballet...
11. Emilie de Ravin Emilie de Ravin Actress, The Hills Have Eyes Emilie was born on 27th December 1981, and grew up in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. When she was 15, she was accepted at the highly selective Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. However, after only a year, she dropped out and undertook acting courses. Her first starring role was on the fantasy drama...
12. Ricky Whittle Ricky Whittle Actor, Austenland Ricky was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was in the Royal Air Force which meant travelling the world to different bases. Ricky was scouted to play as a professional footballer for Arsenal and Celtic football clubs but this was thwarted by injury and instead he went to Southampton University to read Law...
13. T.J. Miller T.J. Miller Actor, Cloverfield A comedian. Improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedy are his forte. Originally from Denver, Colorado, where he did comedy for about 4 years before moving to Chicago. TJ miller has appeared on PBS on the show The Standard Deviants, and in various DVDs and school educational programs. He has done voice over for Old Style, Second City Las Vegas and The Chicago Historical Society...
14. Eliza Coupe Eliza Coupe Actress, What's Your Number? Eliza grew up in Plymouth, New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School. She has suffered from dyslexia since childhood. In 2003, she toured France playing a soldier in an all-female version of King Lear. She married Randall Whittinghill an Acting Coach in L.A. She performed as...
15. Sienna Miller Sienna Miller Actress, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City but raised in London, England. Her father, Edwin "Ed" Miller, who is American-born, Is an investment banker and a dealer in Modern Chinese Paintings . Her mother, Josephine "Jo" Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant to David Bowie...
16. Summer Glau Summer Glau Actress, Serenity Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel. She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly as well as its follow-up movie Serenity and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
17. Hayden Christensen Hayden Christensen Actor, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Hayden Christensen was born on April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents David and Alie Christensen are in the communications business "Christensen Communications". Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, Canada, one of four children (Kaylen, Hejsa, Tove). Although his aspirations changed and regardless of not having his father's approval...
18. Rupert Friend Rupert Friend Actor, The Young Victoria
19. Julia Stiles Julia Stiles Actress, The Bourne Ultimatum Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to take modern dance lessons at an early age...
20. Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard Actress, The Help Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, named Ron Howard, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard (née Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle...
21. Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray Actor, House of Wax Chad Michael Murray was born in Buffalo, New York. The 6-foot tall star, who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina is more known to audiences of One Tree Hill where he plays the good son, Lucas Scott. Growing up, his mother left his family at a young age and, since then, he had to help take care of his younger siblings...
22. Matt Ryan Matt Ryan Actor, Assassin's Creed IV
23. Krysten Ritter Krysten Ritter Actress, Confessions of a Shopaholic Krysten Ritter is well-known for her turn as "Jane Margolis" on AMC's hit series, Breaking Bad, and as the titular character, "Chloe", in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, for ABC. Ritter began her career as a model with Elite Model Management. She will next appear in Mission Control (2015) (TV)_ for NBC, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's "Gary Sanchez Productions"...
24. Abigail Spencer Abigail Spencer Actress, Cowboys & Aliens A talented actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood. Spencer will next be seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. The Disney film will be released on March 8, 2013...
25. Rachel Bilson Rachel Bilson Actress, Jumper Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out after a year and was encouraged to pursue a career in acting by her father...
26. Andrea Riseborough Andrea Riseborough Actress, Oblivion
27. Joseph Morgan Joseph Morgan Actor, Immortals Actor Joseph Morgan was born in London, England but grew up in Swansea, Wales. He was educated at Morriston Comprehensive School. After school he attained a BTEC in Performing Arts at Gorseinon College, Swansea and followed this by moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama...
28. Charlotte Riley Charlotte Riley Actress, Edge of Tomorrow
29. Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role for the upcoming prequels of The Hobbit, Wood also plays Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voices the role of Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
30. Michelle Dockery Michelle Dockery Actress, Non-Stop
31. Seth Gabel Seth Gabel Actor, The Da Vinci Code
32. Izabella Miko Izabella Miko Actress, Clash of the Titans Born in what was then Communist Poland in January 1981 to accomplished thespian parents, Grazyna Dylag and Aleksander Mikolajczak, Izabella Miko could dance before she could walk. She began to pursue her dream career as a ballerina as soon as it was available to her at the age of 10. Izabella was accepted at the National Ballet School in Warsaw and...
33. Meghan Markle Meghan Markle Actress, Horrible Bosses
34. Taylor Kinney Taylor Kinney Actor, The Other Woman Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model. He is known for his role as Kelly Severide on hit TV series Chicago Fire, on NBC, as werewolf Mason Lockwood on The Vampire Diaries, on The CW, and as Glenn Morrison on Trauma, which aired on NBC. Kinney was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Pamela (Heisler) and Daniel Kinney...
35. Katy Mixon Katy Mixon Actress, Take Shelter Katy Mixon was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She was one of seven children. She graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Mixon's first acting job came in 2001, playing Calpurnia in the Utah Shakespearean Festival's presentation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.Mixon moved to Los Angeles...
36. Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Soundtrack, Love Actually Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
37. Michael Pitt Michael Pitt Actor, Seven Psychopaths
38. Carrie Coon Carrie Coon Actress, Gone Girl Originally from Copley, OH Carrie Coon is a Chicago-based theater, television and film actress. She received a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Mount Union, followed by her MFA in Acting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Coon was nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Featured...
39. Jesse Williams Jesse Williams Actor, The Cabin in the Woods
40. Josh Dallas Josh Dallas Actor, Thor Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. He grew up right across the Ohio River in New Albany Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, and was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing Arts programs. This is where the fire was lit, that would push Josh to continue pursing the arts...
41. Larisa Oleynik Larisa Oleynik Actress, 10 Things I Hate About You Larisa was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Slovak descent. Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Miserables". Her costar was Rider Strong...
42. Emily Rose Emily Rose Actress, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
43. Katharine Isabelle Katharine Isabelle Actress, Ginger Snaps
44. Meagan Good Meagan Good Actress, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Meagan Monique Good was born in 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood, Touched by an Angel...
45. Britney Spears Britney Spears Soundtrack, Bridesmaids Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8...
46. Kunal Nayyar Kunal Nayyar Actor, Ice Age: Continental Drift Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as something to fall back on...
47. Jamie-Lynn Sigler Jamie-Lynn Sigler Actress, Dark Ride Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including "Annie," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Sound of Music," "The Wiz," and "Gypsy." In the summer of 2001, she starred in...
48. Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Knowles Soundtrack, Austin Powers in Goldmember Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles (née Celestine Ann Beyincé), designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of African-American and Creole descent...
49. Bingbing Fan Bingbing Fan Actress, Iron Man 3 Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer. Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred Flowers Award...
50. Jonathan Taylor Thomas Jonathan Taylor Thomas Actor, The Lion King Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his favorite TV shows were Roseanne and Grace Under Fire...
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