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Actors/Actresses/Writers/Directors to know
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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).
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 (...
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...
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 "...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 "...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 (...
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 ...
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.
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,...
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 ...