Famous People I've Met

by elvenjedi003 | created - 20 Dec 2011 | updated - 20 Dec 2015 | Public

These are the people I've had the pleasure of meeting in various settings over the years and through my many fandoms!

1. 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 played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

Frodo in the Lord of the Rings but I've been a fan for much longer!

2. Sean Astin

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...

Samwise in the Lord of the Rings but my favorite is still the Goonies!

3. Dominic Monaghan

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996).

Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and ...

Of Lord of the Rings fame, but I loved him in Lost! "You all everybody!"

4. Billy Boyd

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him ...

He autographed my Hobbit foot and apparently it's not the strangest thing he's been asked to autograph...but he couldn't say what that was! Ha!

5. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...

Musician to Hollywood, I love his work with Tim Burton and Oingo Boingo!

6. Nathan Fillion

Actor | Castle

Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers, and has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of ...

I love my captain!

7. Jon Huertas

Actor | This Is Us

Jon Huertas was born as Jon William Scott Hofstedt. He is an actor and producer, known for This Is Us (2016), Castle (2009) and Generation Kill (2008).

Love Castle, but maybe it should be named after the dynamic duo!

8. Seamus Dever

Actor | Castle

Seamus Dever was born on July 27, 1976 in Flint, Michigan, USA as Séamus Patrick Dever. He is an actor and producer, known for Castle (2009), Hollywoodland (2006) and Threshold (2005). He has been married to Juliana Dever since May 26, 2006.

Love Castle, but maybe it should be named after the dynamic duo!

9. Tamala Jones

Actress | Blue Streak

Tamala Jones was born on November 12, 1974 in Pasadena, California, USA as Tamala R. Jones. She is an actress and producer, known for Blue Streak (1999), Can't Hardly Wait (1998) and Booty Call (1997).

Makes examining dead people look glamorous on Castle!

10. Noah Hathaway

Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte

Noah Hathaway was born on November 13, 1971 in Los Angeles, to Judy and Robert Hathaway. Noah started his way to stardom in commercials (in which he began to appear at age three). In 1978, he landed the role of Boxey on the cult Sci-Fi show, Battlestar Galactica (1978). Later that year, he played ...

To this day the Neverending Story is still my favorite! He's a tattoo artist now? He should see my Auryn! Go see his latest movie Sushi Girl in theaters January 2013!

11. David Wenham

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and 300 (2006).

Loved him in Lord of the Rings but it was my friend who pointed out to him how much she loved him in Moulin Rouge! He didn't seem as proud of that one! ;)

12. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

As Gollum AND Smeagol he left a message for me on my phone that is still there! The best was when he did the Thriller dance in 13 going on 30!

13. Sala Baker

Stunts | Deadpool 2

Sala Baker was born on September 22, 1976 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Deadpool 2 (2018), Braven (2018) and Sleepless (2017). He has been married to Stefany June Baclaan since 2010.

Best known from the Lord of the Rings but a fun drinking buddy...I'll tell you the story some day.

14. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (nee Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the...

Sala from Indiana Jones, Treebeard AND Gimli! When asked his favorite character to play, his response? The next one!

15. Joss Whedon

Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...

The man behind Firefly, Buffy, Dollhouse...all the good shows that aren't on anymore and a bunch more stuff he's always working on soon to come!

16. Hanson

Soundtrack | Trust

Hailing from Tulsa OK, Hanson the band arrived on the radio in 1997 with a #1 hit - "MMMBop" - which helped them sell more than 12 million copies of their debut album. Energizing a new wave of bubblegum pop, by virtue of their youth at the time (Isaac was 16, Taylor 14 & Zac 11), they were blamed ...

Yes, the band from the 90's...yes they are still a band, yes I'm still a fan...take a listen, they are really good!

17. Felicia Day

Producer | The Guild

Felicia Day was born on June 28, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA as Kathryn Felicia Day. She is an actress and producer, known for her work on TV and the web video world. She has appeared in mainstream television shows and films, including "Supernatural", and a two-season arc on the SyFy series "...

Love her in The Guild! A geek-girl role model if there ever was one!

18. Viggo Mortensen

Actor | Eastern Promises

Since his screen debut as a young Amish farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.

Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother ...

He's as good an artist as he is an actor! Go buy his art books!

19. Kristin Chenoweth

Actress | Pushing Daisies

Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television ...

I loved her from Broadway long before she hit the screen!

20. Ali Astin

Actress | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Ali Astin was born on November 27, 1996 in California, USA as Alexandra Louise Astin. She is an actress, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) and Two Rings (2019).

Daughter of Sean, played Samwise Gamgee's little girl in the Lord of the Rings!

21. Kathy Najimy

Actress | Sister Act

Kathy Najimy was born and raised in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of Samia (Massery) and Fred Najimy, a postal worker, both of Lebanese ancestry. Kathy attended Crawford High School, and began her film career in the early 1990s, with several minor roles. Kathy got her breakthrough ...

She used to play the cute chubby girl but these days she looks GOOD! I'll still always remember her as a nun and a witch!

22. Mark Sheppard

Actor | Supernatural

Mark Andreas Sheppard was born on May 30, 1964 in London, England. He is an actor director and producer, known for Supernatural (2005), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Firefly (2002), Leverage (2008), Doctor Who (2005) In the Name of the Father (1993) and many others. He has been married to Sarah ...

Badger from Firefly, bad dude!

23. Kyle Newman

Director | Fanboys

Kyle Newman was born on March 16, 1976 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Fanboys (2009), Barely Lethal (2015) and Taylor Swift: Style (2015). He has been married to Jaime King since November 23, 2007. They have two children.

The Fanboy himself! Well, the director of the movie anyway!

24. Josh Holloway

Actor | Lost

Josh Holloway was born on July 20, 1969 in San Jose, California, USA as Josh Lee Holloway. He is an actor and producer, known for Lost (2004), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and Sabotage (2014). He has been married to Yessica Kumala since October 1, 2004. They have two children.

He was great in Lost!

25. Maggie Grace

Actress | Taken

Maggie currently stars as "Althea" on the popular AMC series "Fear the Walking Dead". She is most often recognized from the hit series "Lost" , "Californication" on Showtime, and the "Taken" and "Twilight" franchises. Maggie has also starred on Broadway in William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning "...

She was good in Lost!

26. Damon Lindelof

Writer | Lost

Damon Lindelof was born on April 24, 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Damon Laurence Lindelof. He is a writer and producer, known for Lost (2004), The Leftovers (2014) and Star Trek (2009). He has been married to Heidi Fugeman since May 28, 2005. They have one child.

Writer of the TV Show Lost!

27. Carlton Cuse

Producer | Lost

Born in Mexico City, Cuse grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History.

Cuse along with Damon Lindelof served as writer and showrunner for all six seasons of Lost for ABC. He also wrote, directed, and was...

Producer of Lost!

28. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

Luke Skywalker himself! Go see him in his latest movie Sushi Girl, in theatres January 2013!

29. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...

She was great as the famous princess but I loved her role in Fanboys!

30. Billy Dee Williams

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Billy Dee Williams was born William December Williams on April 6, 1937 in New York City. Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish Lando Calrissian in the last two ...

31. Paul Rodriguez

Actor | Blood Work

Friendly as all get-out, Latino stand-up comic Paul Rodriguez was born in Mexico but raised in East Los Angeles. After finishing his military service, he went to college on the GI bill with the idea of becoming an attorney, but developed an interest in comedy while taking elective courses. He honed...

In a local production of The Latino Odd Couple...Funny guy!

32. Tony Todd

Actor | Candyman

Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of ...

He plays the meanest people in movies but is so sweet in real life!

33. David Dastmalchian

Actor | The Dark Knight

David Dastmalchian is originally from Kansas. He moved to Chicago, IL, to study acting at The Theatre School, DePaul University. After college, David worked as a professional fisherman in Alaska, a circus performer, movie theatre usher and playwright. He is an ensemble member of Shattered Globe ...

Such a cool guy, loved him in Sushi Girl!

34. Richard Taylor

Special_effects | King Kong

Richard Taylor is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Funny guy! Will make you laugh! Special effects guru on the Lord of the Rings movies!

35. Emily Kinney

Actress | The Walking Dead

Emily Kinney is an American actress. She is best-known for her role as "Beth Greene" in the AMC television series, The Walking Dead (2010). Kinney was born in Wayne, Nebraska. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2006. Kinney has had reoccurring roles and guest appearances on ...

Actress turned musician famous for her role as Bethany in the Walking Dead! She was so nice!!!



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