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1. 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...
2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt Actor, Inception Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to 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...
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. 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...
5. 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...
6. Sienna Miller Sienna Miller Actress, Foxcatcher Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City, but was 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; she went on to manage the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City...
7. 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...
8. Stephen Amell Stephen Amell Actor, The Climb 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...
9. 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. Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia...
10. Jessica Alba Jessica Alba Actress, Sin City Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English and French-Canadian ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican and distant Sephardic Jewish...
11. 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...
12. Clive Standen Clive Standen Actor, Hammer of the Gods Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born in a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late teens Standen was a international Muay Thai Boxer and later Fencing gold medalist...
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. 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...
15. Krysten Ritter Krysten Ritter Actress, Confessions of a Shopaholic Krysten Ritter is well-known for her critically acclaimed 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. Krysten will next star in the Netflix Marvel series A.K.A Jessica Jones, as the titular character; a former super hero trying to overcome her dark past...
16. 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...
17. Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray Actor, House of Wax New York native, Chad Michael Murray, has showcased his brooding good looks and acting talents on television sets and silver screens for over a decade. He has been a teen heartthrob on pop culture classics with roles on Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill, and his film credits include Freaky Friday...
18. Michiel Huisman Michiel Huisman Actor, Wild Huisman was born on July 19, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones, Huisman had a featured role in the Dutch film Black Book (2006), and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television...
19. Sara Foster Sara Foster Actress, D.E.B.S. She is a former fashion model who briefly hosted the short-lived Entertainment Tonight spin-off ET on MTV. Based on that breakthrough she was cast as the lead femme fatale in The Big Bounce, which was a remake of a previous movie adaptation of the same Elmore Leonard novel.
20. 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.
21. Rami Malek Rami Malek Actor, Need for Speed
22. 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...
23. Bojana Novakovic Bojana Novakovic Actress, Devil Novakovic was born on 17 November 1981 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She moved to Australia in 1988, at the age of seven. Novakovic was initially interested in becoming a social worker or doctor, but after a significant set of events, she changed her mind and decided to pursue performing arts. Novakovic...
24. Andrea Riseborough Andrea Riseborough Actress, Oblivion
25. 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. He is of Danish, Swedish, English, and Italian descent. The young Canadian actor started his career at the age of 13 starring in several television dramas. His biggest break was a starring role on the Fox Family Network's Higher Ground...
26. Lee Norris Lee Norris Actor, Gone Girl
27. 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...
28. 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...
29. 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...
30. Michelle Dockery Michelle Dockery Actress, Non-Stop
31. David Anders David Anders Actor, The Revenant
32. Meghan Markle Meghan Markle Actress, Horrible Bosses
33. Boyd Holbrook Boyd Holbrook Actor, Gone Girl
34. Emily Hampshire Emily Hampshire Actress, Snow Cake Born and raised in Montreal, Emily Hampshire has made an indelible mark on the Canadian film and television industry in a relatively short period of time. Her work has been recognized by the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television with 3 Genie Award Nominations, a Gemini Award for her work on the...
35. Rupert Friend Rupert Friend Actor, The Young Victoria
36. 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...
37. Rinko Kikuchi Rinko Kikuchi Actress, Pacific Rim
38. 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 in The Hobbit series, Wood also recently played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
39. Ben Barnes Ben Barnes Actor, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa, and is of Jewish heritage, while his father is English. Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's College...
40. 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...
41. 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...
42. Vanessa Evigan Vanessa Evigan Actress, Sand Sharks Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Vanessa got her start on the small screen at only eight years old, when she was an extra on the TV show MyTwo Dads, which starred her father, Greg Evigan. Vanessa knew then she wanted to be an actress, but it wasn't until she was 11 that her parents allowed her to get into the business...
43. 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...
44. Michael Pitt Michael Pitt Actor, Seven Psychopaths Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor, model and musician. He is of English and Italian heritage. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as a police officer attempting to arrest him, noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek (he played Henry Parker in 15 episodes between 1999 and 2000) In 2005...
45. Danielle Fishel Danielle Fishel Actress, National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze Danielle Christine Fishel was born on May 5, 1981, in Mesa, Arizona. She began acting professionally at the age of ten, during which she made many TV guest appearances and commercials. She was originally a guest star on the show Boy Meets World, but Danielle added a spark that the show needed and she became a regular cast member shortly afterward...
46. Jesse Williams Jesse Williams Actor, The Cabin in the Woods
47. Patrick J. Adams Patrick J. Adams Actor, Extreme Movie Toronto native Patrick J. Adams has appeared in acclaimed productions on stage, film and television, and recently launched in the USA Network series, Suits, in which he stars opposite Gabriel Macht. This new series, from the producers of the hit Covert Affairs, debuted strong in June, 2011...
48. 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...
49. Allen Leech Allen Leech Actor, The Imitation Game
50. Antje Traue Antje Traue Actress, Man of Steel Antje Traue was born in Mittweida, Saxony, East Germany. Her mother was a musician and dancer. Traue was raised speaking Russian. She discovered her love for acting at an early age. As a teenager, Traue attended the "International Munich Art Lab", where she was cast in the lead role in the theatre play...
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