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1. 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...
2. Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Actress, V for Vendetta Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
3. Bryce Dallas Howard Bryce Dallas Howard Actress, Jurassic World 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, 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...
4. Chris Evans Chris Evans Actor, The Avengers Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He 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...
5. Abigail Spencer Abigail Spencer Actress, Mad Men Actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood. Spencer was 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...
6. Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson Actress, 12 Monkeys Scottie Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia. With a love for dance and performing Thompson started dancing ballet at an early age. She danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, before going on to receive a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. While there, she discovered her love for acting...
7. Fiona Dourif Fiona Dourif Actress, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
8. Elodie Yung Elodie Yung Actress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
9. Krysten Ritter Krysten Ritter Actress, Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones in the Peabody, Hugo, and Emmy Award winning Netflix original series, "Marvel's Jessica Jones." Her performance, which earned her a prestigious Critics Choice nomination, a Saturn nomination, a Webby Award and a Glamour Best International TV Actress Award, has received...
10. Josh Gad Josh Gad Actor, Frozen
11. Alexis Bledel Alexis Bledel Actress, Gilmore Girls Kimberly 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 includes Danish, Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, and French...
12. Sheridan Smith Sheridan Smith Actress, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents when she was about 7...
13. Meghan Markle Meghan Markle Actress, Suits
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Michelle Dockery Michelle Dockery Actress, Non-Stop Michelle Suzanne Dockery born 15 December 1981 is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey (2010-2015), for which she has been nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. She made her professional stage debut in His Dark Materials in 2004...
17. 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 ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardic Jewish...
18. Ross Marquand Ross Marquand Actor, The Walking Dead Colorado native Ross Marquand received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles and quickly garnered attention in several film and television projects. Before Marquand's breakout role on "The Walking Dead," he portrayed screen legend Paul Newman on AMC's "Mad Men." Also an accomplished voiceover actor...
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. Rami Malek Rami Malek Actor, Mr. Robot
21. Julia Jones Julia Jones Actress, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Alessandra Ambrosio Alessandra Ambrosio Actress, Casino Royale
25. Hayden Christensen Hayden Christensen Actor, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove...
26. Boyd Holbrook Boyd Holbrook Actor, Logan Boyd Holbrook is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk, Out of the Furnace, Gone Girl, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Run All Night and in the Netflix series Narcos. In 2007 Holbrook sent a screenplay to director Gus Van Sant, who was impressed enough to give him the role of Denton Smith for the movie Milk...
27. Sugar Lyn Beard Sugar Lyn Beard Actress, Sausage Party
28. T.J. Miller T.J. Miller Actor, Cloverfield A comedian. Improvisation, Sketch and Stand-up comedy are his forte. Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years...
29. Andrea Riseborough Andrea Riseborough Actress, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
30. Amy Seimetz Amy Seimetz Actress, Upstream Color Amy Seimetz first came to prominence producing and directing shorts and independent films. Most notably associate producing Barry Jenkins' Medicine For Melancholy which was nominated for Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards, after playing at South By Southwest and the Toronto International Film Festival...
31. Katy Mixon Katy Mixon Actress, Hell or High Water 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...
32. 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.
33. Stephen Amell Stephen Amell Actor, Arrow Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra (Bolté) and Thomas Amell...
34. Charlotte Riley Charlotte Riley Actress, Edge of Tomorrow Charlotte Riley is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Catherine Earnshaw in ITV's adaptation of Wuthering Heights. Riley was born in Grindon, County Durham. In 2004 she won the Sunday Times' Playwriting Award for Shaking Cecilia, which she co-wrote with Tiffany Wood. She also appeared in Edge of Tomorrow (2014), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and London Has Fallen (2016)...
35. Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Actor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 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 played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
36. Larisa Oleynik Larisa Oleynik Actress, 10 Things I Hate About You Larisa Oleynik was born in Santa Clara County, California, to Lorraine (Allen), a nurse, and Roman Oleynik, an anesthesiologist. Her father is of Ukrainian and Rusyn descent. Larisa's big break came when she was eight. She had gotten the part of young Cosette in a production of "Les Misérables". Her costar was Rider Strong...
37. Emily Hampshire Emily Hampshire Actress, 12 Monkeys 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...
38. Eliza Coupe Eliza Coupe Actress, Happy Endings 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...
39. Colin O'Donoghue Colin O'Donoghue Actor, Once Upon a Time 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...
40. Leslie Odom Jr. Leslie Odom Jr. Actor, Murder on the Orient Express Born in New York. Grew up in Philadelphia with his parents and little sister. Attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Graduated and moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2003.
41. Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray Actor, One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray has showcased his brooding good looks and acting talent on television sets and silver screens for two decades. The 6-foot tall star, who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, is known to audiences of One Tree Hill, where he played the good son, Lucas Scott. The model-turned-actor has also serenaded Jamie Lee Curtis with Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" in Freaky Friday...
42. Jocelin Donahue Jocelin Donahue Actress, The House of the Devil Jocelin Donahue is a native of Bristol, Connecticut. She is a graduate of New York University with a degree in Sociology. After a supporting role in The Burrowers, Donahue was cast as the lead in Ti West's critically acclaimed horror film The House of the Devil, winning Best Actress at the 2009 LA Screamfest...
43. Emilie de Ravin Emilie de Ravin Actress, Lost 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...
44. Jesse Williams Jesse Williams Actor, Grey's Anatomy Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Previous roles include Holden in The Cabin in the Woods (2012)...
45. Michiel Huisman Michiel Huisman Actor, The Age of Adaline Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones, Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed Black Book, and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television...
46. 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 while his father is English. Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's College...
47. Floriana Lima Floriana Lima Actress, The Family Floriana Lima is an American actress who is quickly establishing herself as one of the freshest-new faces on television. Lima can be seen in the second season of the hit CW superhero drama series, Supergirl. She plays Maggie Sawyer, a detective for the National City Police Department who takes a special interest in the cases involving aliens...
48. Malachi Pearson Malachi Pearson Actor, Casper
49. Jonathan Bennett Jonathan Bennett Self, Cake Wars Jonathan David Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to RuthAnne (Mason) and Dr. David Paul Bennett. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on to the iconic soap opera "All My Children," playing J.R...
50. Jonathan Taylor Thomas Jonathan Taylor Thomas Actor, Home Improvement 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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