by zipperpepper | created - 02 Aug 2012 | updated - 03 Aug 2012 | Public

Actors/Actresses/Writers/Directors to know

1. Dominic Cooper

Actor | The Devil's Double

Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised 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, ...

2. MyAnna Buring

Actress | Kill List

MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, and graduated from the London Academy ...

3. Alisa Collins

Actress | I Love You Came Too Late

Alisa Collins was born in Garland, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for I Love You Came Too Late (2004) and Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003).

4. Samuel Barnett

Actor | Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Samuel Barnett was born on April 25, 1980 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016), Penny Dreadful (2014) and The History Boys (2006).

5. Jelynn Sophia

Actress | How to Make Love to a Woman

Jelynn Sophia (also credited as Jelynn Rodriguez) is a TV/Film actress, TV host, dancer and singer. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Jelynn knew she wanted to pursue an entertainment career after singing to a large audience on her very first stage in a local cultural festival at the age of...

6. Jonathan Light

Actor | Temptation

Jonathan Light is an actor and director, known for Temptation (2003).

7. Adam Rayner

Actor | Tyrant

Adam Rayner was born in Shrewsbury, England but grew up near Norwich in Norfolk. Having an American mother and a British father means he has dual nationality, and the family lived in the United States when he was a child, albeit briefly, before returning to East Anglia. He attended Durham ...

8. Natalie Avital

Producer | The Three Hikers

Natalie Avital was born on September 12, 1977 in London, England. She is known for her work on 3 Hikers (2015), Misled (2015) and Past God (2013).

9. Derek Taylor Kent

Writer | Rock Obama: The Barack Obama Musical

Derek Taylor Kent is a writer and actor, known for Rock Obama: The Barack Obama Musical (2008), Naughty and Moving Fast (2010).

10. Tony Mouleart

Actor | Loveless in Los Angeles

Tony Mouleart is an actor and producer, known for Loveless in Los Angeles (2007) and Bike Helmet Harry (2002).

11. Charlotte Asprey

Actress | Elizabeth I

Charlotte Asprey is an actress, known for Elizabeth I (2005), The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action (2008) and The Oxford Murders (2008).

12. Kieran Bew

Actor | Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands

Kieran Bew was born on August 18, 1980 in Hartlepool, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016) and Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003).

13. Darren Keefe Reiher

Actor | Aggregate

Darren Keefe Reiher was born on July 4, 1975 in Portadown, Northern Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for Aggregate (2017), Truth About Kerry (2010) and Miss Match (2003).

14. Amber Bickham

Casting_director | Black Jesus

Founder of, a site aimed towards high level studio & network executives, directors, producers, top agents and casting directors.

16. Rory Kinnear

Actor | The Imitation Game

Rory Kinnear was born on February 17, 1976 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England as Rory Stewart Kinnear. He is an actor, known for The Imitation Game (2014), Skyfall (2012) and Quantum of Solace (2008). He is married to Pandora Colin. They have two children.

17. Bianca Lawson

Actress | Save the Last Dance

Bianca Lawson was born on March 20, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bianca Jasmine Lawson. She is an actress and producer, known for Save the Last Dance (2001), The Feast of All Saints (2001) and Rogue (2013).

18. Alysha Brady

Actress | Barely Managing

Born in Sacramento, California to an American father and English mother, Alysha moved with her parents and older brother to the UK when she was just 11 months old. Her family moved back to the states and re-located to Folsom, CA after her father left the American Air-force and got a job as a Pilot ...

19. Patrick Kennedy

Actor | Atonement

Patrick Kennedy was born on August 26, 1977 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Atonement (2007), War Horse (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).

20. Shannon Shepherd

Actress | Oakville

Shannon Shepherd is an actress, known for Oakville (2013), Monogamy (2014) and A Difficult Thank You (2012).

22. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the ...

23. Tammin Sursok

Actress | Aquamarine

Tammin Sursok was born on August 19, 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Tammin Pamela Sursok. She is an actress and writer, known for Aquamarine (2006), Home and Away (1988) and The Young and the Restless (1973). She has been married to Sean McEwen since August 24, 2011. They have one child.

24. Tamara Lelie Skinner

Actress | A King of Infinite Space

Tamara Lelie Skinner is an actress, known for A King of Infinite Space (2011).

25. Gavin Bellour

Actor | Army Wives

Gavin Bellour is an actor and producer, known for Army Wives (2007), The Hammer (2010) and Café (2011). He has been married to Rebecca Minkoff since June 5, 2009. They have two children.

26. Hayley Mills

Actress | Pollyanna

Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny ...

27. Nicholas Leland

Camera_department | 11-44

Nicholas Leland is known for his work on 11-44 (2009), Driving by Braille (2011) and Wholehearted (2012).

28. Laurence Penry-Jones

Actor | Waking the Dead

Laurence Penry-Jones was born in 1977 in London, England as Laurence David Penry-Jones. He is an actor, known for Waking the Dead (2000), The Forsyte Saga (2002) and Doctors (2000). He has been married to Polly Walker since October 23, 2008.

29. Regina Schneider

Actress | Heights

Regina Schneider was born on October 31, 1969 in Long Island, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Heights (2005), Primetime Glick (2001) and All My Children (1970). She has been married to Steven Schneider since June 20, 2004. They have three children.

30. Anel Lopez Gorham

Actress | Felicity

Anel Lopez Gorham was born on March 10, 1975 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Felicity (1998), Popular (1999) and Easy Six (2003). She has been married to Christopher Gorham since January 22, 2000. They have three children.

31. Lawrence Long

Actor | Red Wing

Lawrence Long is known for his work on Red Wing (2013), Night Sights (2011) and American Kings.

32. Ruth Wilson

Actress | Locke

Ruth Wilson, born on 13 January 1982, is an English actress. She is known for her performances in Suburban Shootout (2006), Jane Eyre (2006), and as "Alice Morgan" in the BBC-TV psychological crime drama, Luther (2010), since 2010. She has also appeared in Anna Karenina (2012), The Lone Ranger (...

34. Matthew Barry

Writer | Good Guys

Matthew Barry was born on September 5, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a casting director and actor, known for Good Guys, The Other Woman (2014) and The Notebook (2004).

35. Twiggy

Actress | The Boy Friend

Twiggy is a top model of the late 1960s, who made skinny an "inny", along with other famous skinny models such as Jean Shrimpton ("The Shrimp"), Veruschka von Lehndorff, and Penelope Tree ("The Tree"). She was born Leslie Hornby on September 19, 1949, in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, one of three...

36. Ian Springer

Writer | Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship

Ian Springer is a writer and actor, known for Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship (2013), The Last of the Great Romantics (2014) and Atom TV (2008).

37. Milo Ventimiglia

Actor | Heroes

Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor.

He was born in Anaheim, California, to Carol (Wilson) and Peter Ventimiglia. His father is of Italian/Sicilian descent, and his mother has English and Scottish ancestry. First coming of notice playing the reckless and too smart for his own good 'Jess' on WB's "...

38. Anna Maxwell Martin

Actress | Becoming Jane

The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty.


39. David Accampo

Producer | Bad Habits

Along with creative collaborator Jeremy Rogers, David Accampo wrote, directed, produced and edited the short film, "Bad Habits," which won a Remi Award at the 2006 Houston Worldfest Film Festival and a Best Actor award at the 2007 Sacramento International Film Festival. He has since completed ...

40. Ryan Eggold

Composer | Literally, Right Before Aaron

Southern California native Ryan Eggold graduated from the USC's esteemed theatre department, then immediately landed recurring roles on CBS's Young and the Restless, HBO's Entourage, Cartoon Network's Out of Jimmy's Head, ABC's Brothers & Sisters and The CW's Veronica Mars, before obtaining his ...

41. Kristina Lloyd

Director | Driving by Braille

Kristina Lloyd is known for her work on Driving by Braille (2011), The Room (2016) and 11-44 (2009).

43. Wesley Jonathan

Actor | What I Like About You

Born in Los Angeles, Jonathan spent four years living in Germany as a youth and still speaks some German. He first became interested in show business when his cousin Crystal brought him along on her acting auditions. At age nine, he asked his cousin to let him audition, and within six months got ...

44. Mary Alexandra Stiefvater

Actress | Bear

Mary Alexandra Stiefvater was born in Chico, California and grew up in Stockton, where she was first introduced to theater and dance at a young age. Educated at The University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, she also studied French cinema and ...

45. Jeremy Rogers

Director | Bad Habits

Jeremy Rogers is an award-winning writer, podcast producer/show runner and short subject filmmaker.

He is the co-creator/writer of the comic book series Sparrow and Crowe: The Demoniac of Los Angeles and co-creator/writer of the audio series Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery. His fiction has appeared ...

46. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

47. Swoosie Kurtz

Actress | Bubble Boy

Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music and ...

48. Nanci Roth

Actress | Bad Habits

Nanci Roth is an actress, known for Bad Habits (2006).

49. Leonard Robinson

Actor | Insecure

Leonard Robinson is an actor/stand-up/writer who has appeared in theaters nationwide including "The Exonerated" at The Culture Project (Off-Broadway), Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Fringe Festival, and Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

Leonard is currently writing and performing in The ...

50. Haiti Harrison

Music_department | 11-44

Haiti Harrison is known for her work on 11-44 (2009), To Debbie for Her Birthday (2008) and When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression (2017).

51. Fern Champion

Casting_director | Texas Rising

Fern Champion is a veteran casting director of numerous, wide-ranging and eclectic feature films and television series. Her professional journey began in New York casting "Saturday Night Fever". Her love of comedy then led her to cast "The Naked Gun" and the "Police Academy" films. While casting "...

52. Steven Bauer

Actor | Scarface

Steven Bauer was born on December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba as Esteban Ernesto Echevarria. He is an actor and producer, known for Scarface (1983), Traffic (2000) and Primal Fear (1996).

53. Laura Napoli

Actress | 'Legitimate Rape' Pharmaceutical Ad

New York City theater and improv actress, Laura Napoli, first made a name for herself in Los Angeles in the video game world, doing motion capture and voice over for companies including: Capcom, Sony, and Square Enix.

Laura was born and raised right outside of New York City in Englewood, NJ. She ...

55. Tom McKay

Actor | Imagine Me & You

Tom McKay was born on December 27, 1979 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England as Thomas McKay. He is an actor, known for Imagine Me & You (2005), Kill Command (2016) and The White Queen (2013).

56. Kim Cattrall

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she ...

57. Aaron Hendry

Actor | Beerfest

Aaron Hendry was born in Indiana, moved at a young age to Alaska, then arrived in Los Angeles as a teen to attend UCLA. He has been a performer and story teller of all varieties. An aerialist, a street performer, an actor and writer. He is perhaps best know for the inventive physical that he brings...

58. Joseph A. Elmore Jr.

Writer | Because I Love You

Joseph A. Elmore Jr. is a writer and director, known for Because I Love You (2012), How to Get Away With Cheating (2018) and Complx (2018).

59. Amy Holt

Actress | Dinocroc vs. Supergator

Amy Holt is a Southern California native who made her TV debut as a series regular on the pilot "Desire" for Fox. Her other credits include guest starring on Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat" with Arianna Grande, "Days Of Our Lives" on NBC, and "NCIS: Los Angeles." You may have also seen her starring in ...

60. Tara Miele

Director | The Lake Effect

Tara Miele is a writer/director based in Los Angeles who is best known for the viral video MEET A MUSLIM, created to combat Islamophobia. The video has been featured on Refinery 29, Buzzfeed and Upworthy, and was shared around the world over 35 million times, resulting in a blind script deal at ...

61. Bryan Dick

Actor | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Bryan Dick was born on February 1, 1978 in Denton Holme, Carlisle, Cumbria, England. He is an actor, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Blackpool (2004) and Blood and Chocolate (2007).

62. Lorna Bennett

Actress | Stuart: A Life Backwards

Lorna Bennett was born on June 25, 1977 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), Torchwood (2006) and Unlawful Killing (2011).

64. Lucas Hare

Actor | Friday Night Dinner

Lucas Hare is an actor, known for Friday Night Dinner (2011), Broadchurch (2013) and Die Another Day (2002).

65. Katie Lowes

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Katie Lowes was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Katie Quinn Lowes. She is an actress, known for Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Scandal (2012) and Super 8 (2011). She has been married to Adam Shapiro since June 23, 2012. They have one child.

66. Tobias Slezak

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Tobias Slezak is an actor and producer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), SGU Stargate Universe (2009) and Men in Trees (2006).

67. Chico Benymon

Actor | Ali

Chico Benymon was born on August 7, 1974 in Amityville, New York, USA as Theron D. Benymon. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Ali (2001), Half & Half (2002) and The Thundermans (2013).

68. Kathryn Stockwood

Actress | Sorority Boys

Kathryn Stockwood is a story editor, writer, producer, director, and actor.

She was born in Toronto, Canada to a Latvian mother and English-Canadian father, and started her official theatre training while studying English at McGill University. Kathryn went on to receive her Master in Fine Arts at ...

69. Stephanie Street

Actress | Primeval

Stephanie Street is an actress and writer, known for Primeval (2007), NY-LON (2004) and Apparitions (2008).

70. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

71. Jody Lyn Flynn

Actress | 8:46

Jody Lyn Flynn is an actress and producer, known for 8:46 (2011), Louie (2010) and Sherry's Kitchen (2010).

72. Félicité Du Jeu

Actress | Waking the Dead

Félicité Du Jeu is an actress and writer, known for Waking the Dead (2000), Casino Royale (2006) and Munich (2005).

73. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

74. Camille Mana

Actress | Norman

Camille Mana made her New York theatre debut in the title role of "Asuncion" written by and starring opposite Jesse Eisenberg at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The Orange County native made her film debut in the Miramax film "Smart People" working opposite Dennis Quaid. She returned to university again ...

75. Gus Danowski

Actor | Living with Harry

Gus Danowski is an actor, known for Living with Harry (2011) and Hiroshima (2005).

76. Freddie Wong

Director | Video Game High School

Freddie Wong was born on September 13, 1985 in the USA. He is a director and actor, known for Video Game High School (2012), Anime Crimes Division (2017) and Dimension 404 (2017).

77. Kia Hellman


Kia Hellman is known for her work on K-PAX (2001), Facility 129 and Emergency Operator (2016).

78. Sean Crespo

Actor | Gotham

Sean Crespo is a comedian, writer and actor who studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and writes for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." In addition to credits listed here, you can find his face and/or voice in upcoming and recent campaigns from Keurig, Samsung, E-*Trade, Dell, AT&T...

79. Sam Claflin

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...

80. Georgina Tolentino

Actress | Untitled Victoria 'Manalo' Draves Project

Georgina Tolentino is an American actress and filmmaker of Filipino European descent. She will be starring as Victoria Manalo Draves in a feature-film biopic about the first woman to win two gold medals in Olympic diving at the 1948 London Games. Victoria Manalo Draves was half-Filipino and ...

81. Andrew Brooke

Actor | Children of Men

Andrew Brooke is an actor and producer, known for Children of Men (2006), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

82. Gary Morgan

Actor | Logan's Run

Gary Morgan was born on January 2, 1950 in New Jersey, USA as Gary J. Panansky. He is known for his work on Logan's Run (1976), The Mask of Zorro (1998) and The 'Burbs (1989). He has been married to Suzy Madigan since December 1, 1973. They have two children.

83. Polly Walker

Actress | Rome

Polly Alexandra Walker was born on May 19, 1966 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. She graduated from Ballet Rambert School in Twickenham, began her career as a dancer, but an injury at age 18 forced her to change direction. She started at London's Drama Centre to the Royal Shakespeare Company, ...

84. Jordan Yerman

Actor | Bugchaser

Jordan Yerman is an actor, known for Bugchaser (2003) and Bodies of Resilience (2014).

85. Christopher Gorham

Actor | Insatiable

Christopher Gorham was born on August 14, 1974 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher David Gorham. He is an actor and director, known for Insatiable (2018), Covert Affairs (2010) and 2 Broke Girls (2011). He has been married to Anel Lopez Gorham since January 22, 2000. They have three children.

86. Amy Irving

Actress | Traffic

Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her ...

87. Henry Douthwaite

Actor | Off-Piste

Henry Douthwaite was born on June 27, 1980 in Hampstead, London, England. He is known for his work on Off-Piste (2016), Cruel Peter and Hi-Lo Joe (2017).

88. Kent Matsuoka

Location_management | A Single Man

Served on the Board of Directors of the LMGA and the Teamster Location Manager Steering Committee.

89. Elaine Tan

Actress | Tully

Elaine was born in London, England. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School and performed in West End stage productions, including South Pacific and The King & I, Royal Variety Shows, film, television, radio and commercials. After leaving to attend a regular academic school, she continued ...

90. Steve Connell

Actor | Dirty Sexy Money

As an actor he has appeared in numerous independent films including Another Day in Paradise, The Beat (*Sundance), Blues, and ShangHai Kiss. TV work includes DirtySexyMoney and The List (both on ABC). His many roles on the stage include Macbeth (Macbeth), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Tom (...

91. Morris Naish

Actor | Action Figures

Morris Naish is an actor and producer, known for Action Figures (2011), Wholehearted (2012) and I May Not Always Love You (2009).

92. Laurine Price

Actor | American Crime Story

A native of Washington D.C., Laurine Price was born in Florida and moved around while growing up as a military brat. She sang and played the piano since childhood, and was introduced to musical theater during high school. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, emphasizing Management...

94. Stephen Moyer

Actor | True Blood

Stephen Moyer's passion for acting began in local theatre in Brentwood & Chelmsford, Essex where he also made a name for himself with his own theatre company "The Reject Society". He then trained at LAMDA and began his professional acting career on stage, including 2 years with the RSC ("Romeo & ...

95. Rose Leslie

Actress | The Last Witch Hunter

Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film New Town (2009). She is famous for playing Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011). Leslie also appeared in the films Now Is Good (2012) and The Last Witch Hunter (2015).

Leslie was ...

96. Matt McCroskey

Art_department | Star-ving

Matt McCroskey is known for his work on Star-ving (2009), Big in Bollywood (2011) and Stalemate (2002).

97. David Oyelowo

Actor | Selma

David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998.


98. Natascha McElhone

Actress | Solaris

Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last.

Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso,...

99. Matt Clendenin

Tru Calling

Matt Clendenin is known for his work on Tru Calling (2003), Supergator (2007) and L.A. Noire (2011).

100. Nathaniel Parker

Actor | Stardust

Nathaniel Parker was born in England in 1962. The son of Sir Peter Parker and Dr. Jill Parker, he decided at the age of nine that acting would be his career of choice. His first public performances were with the National Youth Theatre, a breeding ground for many British actors. After attending The ...

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