Sweet Charityby peterdi315 | created - 07 Jun 2012 | updated - 02 Nov 2013 | Public
Kind hearts and coronets. Some of the biggest hearts in show business (and vicinity). They use their fame and resources to make a difference in the world. All-Time. Alphabetically.
P.S. - If you want more, the most amazing list of charitable celebs I've found yet is Look to the Stars with over 3,000 listings.
Actor | The Blind Side
Quinton Aaron is best known for his portrayal of Michael Oher, aka Big Mike, alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, in the Academy Award winning hit movie, The Blind Side (2009), which has grossed over $300 million in U.S. box office alone.
Aaron has guest-starred on many television shows including ...
Find A Dream, K.I.S. Foundation
2. Paula Abdul
Actress | Robots
Paula Abdul grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. She began taking dance lessons when she was eight. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was senior class president and head cheerleader. After graduating in 1980, she started college at Cal State-Northridge, majoring in TV and ...
American Humane Association, Clothes Off OUr Back, In Defense of Animals, Kids Wish Network, Leeza's Place, Much Love Animal Rescue, Music Saves Lives, Peace Alliance, The Rescue Train, Unite for Japan
3. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
Alliance For Children's Rights, American Foundation for Equal Rights, Artists for a New South Africa, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Milk+Bookies
Actor | Supernatural
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister, ...
American Cancer Society
5. Amy Adams
Actress | Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...
Actors Fund of America, Declare Yourself, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Felix Organization, GLSEN, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation
6. Bryan Adams
Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made ...
Amnesty International, Bryan Adams Foundation, 46664, The Gorilla Foundation, Greenpeace, Love Our Children USA, Nordoff Robbins, Peace One Day, PETA, Prince's Trust, STOMP Out Bullying, Sunnybrook Foundation, War Child
Soundtrack | Skyfall
Adele was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She has been married to Simon Konecki since 2017. They have one child.
8. Trace Adkins
Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer
Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a television personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior...
Animal Rescue Foundation, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Fisher House, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, GRAMMY Foundation, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, MusiCares, Musicians on Call, Project Clean Water, Red Cross, Wounded Warrior Project
9. Ben Affleck
Producer | Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...
Ante Up For Africa, The Art of Elysium, A-T Children's Project, Children Mending Hearts, Declare Yourself, Eastern Congo Initiative, ENOUGH Project, Feeding America, GLAAD, International Medical Corps., Jimmy Fund, Music Rising, National Center for Missing and Exploited children, Not On Our Watch, ONEXONE, Operation Gratitude, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Robin Hood, Sundance Institute, UNHCR, Unite for Japan, Vital Voices
10. Casey Affleck
Actor | Gone Baby Gone
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school ...
The Art of Elysium, ENOUGH Project, Farm Sanctuary, Food Banks For New York City, 4REAL Foundation, The Lunchbox Fund, Millennium Promise, Not On Our Watch, PETA, Stand Up To Cancer
11. Andre Agassi
Actor | Mad About You
Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is an American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all...
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Athletes For Hope Communities In Schools of New Orleans Inc., Education Africa, Hearts of Gold, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Usher's New Look Foundation
Soundtrack | The Voice
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...
AIDS Project Los Angeles, Amnesty International, Artists for Peace and Justice, Declare Yourself, Defenders of Wildlife, FFAWN, GRAMMY Foundation, Kerry Women Together, MusiCares, National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Red Cross, Refuge, 1736 Family Crisis Center, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, World Food Programme, World Hunger Relief
13. Clay Aiken
Self | The Runner-Up
Clayton Holmes Grissom was born in Raleigh, North Carolina 30 November 1978 to his mother, Faye Aiken Parker and his late father, Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 ...
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Griffith Park Recovery Fund, National Kidney Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, STOMP Out Bullying, Toys for Tots, True Colors Fund, UNICEF
14. Jason Alexander
Actor | Seinfeld
Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
Ante Up for America, Children's Tumor Foundation, ENOUGH Project, Feed the Children, Neurofibromatosis, Not On Our Watch, Scleroderma Foundation, United Way
15. Jessica Alba
Actress | Fantastic Four
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 ...
The Art of Elysium, Children's Defense Fund, Clothes Off Our Back, Declare Yourself, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Feeding America, Habitat For Humanity, International Fund For Animal Welfare, Kids Wish Network, Love Our Children USA, March Of Dimes, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Nature Conservancy, Padres Contra el Cancer, Project HOME, RADD, The Rescue Train, Revlon Run/Walk For Women, The Samburu Project, Soles4Souls, SOS Children's Villages, Stand Up To Cancer, Step Up, Until There's a Cure, US Doctors for Africa, V-Day
16. Alan Alda
Actor | M*A*S*H
Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and The Four Seasons (1981). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.
Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, HELP USA, Jenjo Foundation, Mentoring USA, Robert F Kennedy Memorial
17. Buzz Aldrin
Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Buzz Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. He is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Uchû kyôdai (2012). He was previously married to Lois Driggs Cannon, Beverly Van Zile and ...
Bony Pony Ranch, Cinema For Peace, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Variety - The Children's Charity
18. Kim Alexis
Actress | Holy Man
Kim Alexis was born on July 15, 1960 in Lockport, New York, USA as Kim Marie Alexis. She is an actress, known for Holy Man (1998). She was previously married to Ron Duguay and Jim Stockton.
We Promise Foundation
19. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
All Care Program, Athletes for Hope, BeatBullying, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, HELP USA, Keep Memory Alive, Muhammad Ali Center, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Parkinson Society Maritime Region, Project A.L.S., Special Olympics, UNICEF, Waterig Seeds Organization
20. Tim Allen
Actor | Toy Story
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Red Cross, Special Olympics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Vincent's Foundation, Toys for Tots, Wheels for Humanity
21. Tori Amos
Soundtrack | Twister
At age one, Tori and her family moved to Baltimore, where she spent much of her childhood. She started playing piano at a very early age (2 1/2). At the age of five, she was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Arts school); she was the youngest person to be accepted to the school. ...
Rape Abuse & Incest Network
22. Anthony Anderson
Actor | The Departed
Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and Transformers (2007). He has been married to Alvina Renee Stewart since September 11, 1999. They have two children.
Anthony and Alvina Anderson Charitable Support Foundation, Artists for a New South Africa, FACE Diabetes, Racing for Kids, Sheckler Foundation, Youth Lifeline America
23. Gillian Anderson
Actress | The X Files
Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Irish ancestry.
Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. ...
Artists for a New South Africa, Epilepsy Action, Neurofibromatosis Association, Neurofibromatosis Inc., Off The Street Kids, PETA, The Trevor Project, 21st Century Leaders, V-Day, Whatever It Takes
24. Pamela Anderson
Actress | Barb Wire
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada at 4:08 PST, to young newlywed parents who are still married. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson and Carol Anderson. She has a younger brother Gerry, born ...
Aid Still Required, Cool Earth, Feed the Children, Greenpeace, Hauser Bears, Last Chance for Animals, PETA
Actor | Stargate SG-1
The future MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997) star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his three younger ...
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Waterkeeper Alliance
26. Maya Angelou
Actress | Madea's Family Reunion
Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was an actress and writer, known for Madea's Family Reunion (2006), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Poetic Justice (1993). She was married to Paul Bernard Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos...
Cheerful Givers, Hands on Nashville, Shelter Network
27. Jennifer Aniston
Actress | Friends
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...
AmeriCares, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, EB Medical Research Foundation, Feeding America, Friends of El Faro, GLAAD, Habitat for Humanity, Lili Claire Foundation, Luke Neuhedel Foundation, OmniPeace, Project A.L.S., Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, Stand Up To Cancer, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, US Campaign for Burma
28. Kofi Annan
Self | A Closer Walk
Kofi Annan was born on April 8, 1938 in Kumasi, Ghana as Kofi Atta Annan. He has been married to Nane Anna Lagergren since 1984. They have one child. He was previously married to Titi Alakija.
Better World Fund
29. Adam Ant
Soundtrack | Metropolis
Adam Ant is best known as a singer. He led Adam and the Ants in the early 1980s. Soon after he began a solo career with hits like "Goody Two Shoes" His most recent solo album was 1995's "Wonderful", which spawned the top 40 US single by the same name. His biggest contribution to music was probably ...
30. Beate Antares
Producer | The Big Bounce
Global Futbol Initiative, Hope is a Game-Changer Project, Mama na Dada, Sirens of Soccer, SOS Children's Villages, Village Volunteers
31. Anne Archer
Actress | Fatal Attraction
Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction (1987). Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden ...
Artists for Human Rights
32. Ashley Argota
Actress | The Fosters
Ashley Argota is best known for her role as Lulu in Nickelodeon's hit show, True Jackson, VP (2008), and also as Kelly in Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures (2011). She starred in Disney's hit Broadway musical, "The Lion King", as Young Nala, at only 11 years old. She has appeared on TV shows ...
Los Angeles Mission, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation, The Thirst Project
33. India Arie
Soundtrack | Miami Vice
India Arie was born on October 3, 1975 in Denver, Colorado, USA as India Arie Simpson.
34. Lance Armstrong
Actor | Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Lance Edward Gunderson. He was previously married to Kristin Richard.
Athletes For Hope, Augie's Quest, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, LIVESTRONG, Pablove Foundation, Padres Contra el Cancer, Stand Up To Cancer, STILLERSTRONG, Tony Hawk Foundation, US Doctors for Africa
35. Tom Arnold
Actor | True Lies
Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over ...
After-School All-Stars, Bony Pony Ranch, Camp del Corazon, Collaboration Foundation, Comic Relief, First Chance Scholarship Program, Global Fund for Women, Love Our Children USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Operation Homefront, Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation
Actress | Boyhood
With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...
The Art of Elysium, Eracism Foundation, The Heart Truth, Libby Ross Foundation
37. Rosanna Arquette
Actress | Pulp Fiction
Rosanna Arquette has acted extensively in film and television, and has come to be acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope.
Arquette was born in New York City, New York. Her parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other ...
Amazon Watch, The Art of Elysium, Bicycle For A Day, Plastic Pollution Coalition
Actress | Coach Carter
Ashanti was born on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. She is an actress, known for Coach Carter (2005), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and John Tucker Must Die (2006).
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer
39. Sean Astin
Sean Astin is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), and for his role as the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the ...
Make A Film Foundation, Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Writer | The Life of Birds
Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...
Cool Earth, Population Matters, World Land Trust, WWF
41. Rene Auberjonois
Actor | Boston Legal
René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René...
Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, Heifer International
42. Hank Azaria
Actor | The Simpsons
Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Albert Azaria. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Free Agents (2011) and The Birdcage (1996). He was previously married to Helen Hunt.
Ante Up For Africa, Children, Mending Hearts, Chrysalis, Get Schooled Foundation, March of Dimes, US Campaign for Burma
43. Scott Baio
Actor | Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land ...
Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, Believe in Dreams, Starlight Children's Foundation
44. Simon Baker
Actor | The Mentalist
Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential (1997).
Artists for Peace and Justice, DNA Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, UNICEF
45. Alec Baldwin
Actor | The Departed
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin).
Alexander Rae ...
Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Creative Coalition, The Doe Fund, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The Nature Conservancy, New York Cares, PETA, Wounded Warrior Project
46. Stephen Baldwin
Actor | The Usual Suspects
Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. ...
Bony Pony Ranch, Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Padres Contra el Cancer, Racing for Kids
47. William Baldwin
Actor | Sliver
William Baldwin was born on February 21, 1963 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as William Joseph Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for Sliver (1993), Backdraft (1991) and Fair Game (1995). He has been married to Chynna Phillips since September 9, 1995. They have three children.
Action Against Hunger, Bicycle For A Day, Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, The Human Society, Padres Contra el Cancer
48. Christian Bale
Actor | The Dark Knight
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different ...
Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, WWF
49. Antonio Banderas
Actor | The Mask of Zorro
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.
He was born JosÃfÂ© Antonio DomÃfÂnguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in MÃfÂ¡laga, ...
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Cinema for Peace, Oceana, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UNICEF, United Nations, Development Programme
50. Elizabeth Banks
Actress | The Hunger Games
Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...
amfAR, LA's BEST, Malaria No More
51. Bob Barker
Producer | The New Price Is Right
For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right (1972) game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line? (1950), which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's ...
Animal Defenders International, DJ&T Foundation, Orca Network, Rising Stars Outreach, Save the Chimps, The Humane Society, United Activists for Animal Rights
52. Nigel Barker
Actor | Arthur
Nigel Barker was born on April 27, 1972 in London, England. He is a producer and director, known for Arthur (2011), Dreams Are Not Forgotten (2012) and A Sealed Fate? (2009). He has been married to Crissy Barker since October 16, 1999. They have two children.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, PETA, The Humane Society, TigerTime
53. Ben Barnes
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 ...
Greenpeace, Make-A-Wish Foundation
54. Drew Barrymore
Producer | Never Been Kissed
Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.
Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...
Adopt A Pet.com, ASPCA, Declare Yourself, Much Love Animal Rescue, Raising Mulawi, Red Cross, Shop for Charity, The Rescue Train, UNICEF, World Food Programme
55. Mischa Barton
Actress | The O.C.
Born in London and raised in New York. From humble beginnings in New York Theater in 1994 where she trained with such esteemed director/writers as James Lapine ("Twelve Dreams" at Lincoln Center with Donna Murphy), Tony Kushner ("Slavs!" at New York Theater Workshop with Marisa Tomei), and Naomi ...
Cancer Research UK, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Save the Children, TRAID
56. Kim Basinger
Actress | L.A. Confidential
Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a ...
57. Jason Bateman
Actor | Arrested Development
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).
He was born in Rye, New York. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
The Art of Elysium, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Chrysalis, Feeding America, March Of Dimes, Racing for Kids, Soles4Souls
58. Boris Becker
Actor | Verstehen Sie Spaß?
Boris Franz Becker was born on November 22, 1967 in Leimen, West Germany, the only son in the family of an architect. His father built the tennis center (Blau-Weiss Tennisklub), where young Becker was usually playing against young Steffi Graf in training matches. In 1984 he became a professional ...
Ante Up For Africa, ENOUGH Project, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Not On Our Watch, PeacePlayers International
59. David Beckham
Actor | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, ...
CHOC Children's, Comic Relief, FC Harlem, Help for Heroes, Malaria No More, mothers2mothers, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Peace One Day, Prince's Trust, Raising Malawi, Red Cross, Sport Relief, UNICEF, Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust
60. Victoria Beckham
Actress | Spice World
Victoria Beckham was born Victoria Caroline Adams on 17 April 1974 in Harlow, Essex, England, to Jacqueline Doreen (Cannon), an insurance clerk and hairdresser, and Anthony William Adams, an electronics engineer. She does not like being called Vicky. Instead, call her Posh, which stands for the ...
Beat Bullying, Cancer Research UK, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Love Our Children USA, Malaria No More, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Prince's Trust, Sport Relief, UNICEF, Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust
61. Kate Beckinsale
Actress | Underworld: Evolution
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard ...
EB Medical Research Foundation, FilmAid International, Habitat For Humanity, Music for Relief, Rape Foundation
Soundtrack | Morning Glory
Natasha Bedingfield was born on November 26, 1981 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England as Natasha Anne Bedingfield. She has been married to Matt Robinson since March 21, 2009. They have one child.
Amnesty International, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Global Angels, (RED), Save The Music Foundation, Sentebale, Stand Up To Cancer, The Black Eyed Peas Foundation, Virgin Unite
63. Ed Begley Jr.
Actor | Whatever Works
Ed Begley Jr. was born on September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward James Begley Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Whatever Works (2009), Pineapple Express (2008) and A Mighty Wind (2003). He has been married to Rachelle Carson since August 23, 2000. They have one child....
Aid Still Required, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Earth Communications Office, End Hunger Network, Environmental Media Association, Farm Sanctuary, Heal the Bay, The Humane Society, Midnight Mission, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Plastic Pollution Coalition, 600 Million.org, Solar Electric Light Fund, Solar Neighbors Fund, Surfrider Foundation, TreePeople
64. Harry Belafonte
Actor | Bobby
Harold George Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927 in New York City. He was educated at the New York Dramatic Workshop. He grew up in Jamaica, British West Indies, and did folk-singing in nightclubs and theaters, and on television and records. His debut was at the Village Vanguard in New York. Also,...
American Indian Empowerment Fund, AmfAR, HELP USA, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, UNICEF, WhyHunger
65. Shari Belafonte
Actress | Hotel
Shari Belafonte was born on September 22, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Hotel (1983), The Player (1992) and Primrose Lane (2015). She has been married to Sam Behrens since December 31, 1989. She was previously married to Robert Harper.
Lili Claire Foundation
66. Catherine Bell
Actress | Bruce Almighty
Catherine was born in London, but moved to California with her Iranian mother at age 2. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a child, she acted in various TV adverts. She went to UCLA to study biology, but dropped out to become a model in Japan. She moved back into acting with a ...
Bony Pony Ranch, Communities in Schools, Communities In Schools of New Orleans Inc., EB Medical Research Foundation, H.E.L.P., Warriors in Pink
67. Kristen Bell
Actress | Frozen
Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). ...
Alzheimer's Association, Artists for Peace and Justice, ASPCA, Declare Yourself, DoSomething.org, Farm Sanctuary, The Human Society, Invisible Children, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, PETA, Red Cross, The Samburu Project, UNICEF
68. Maria Bello
Actress | A History of Violence
Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an ...
Artists for Peace and Justice, Declare Yourself, Joyful Heart Foundation, Kiva, Save the Children, Somaly Mam Foundation, US Doctors for Africa, We Advance
69. Annette Bening
Actress | American Beauty
Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she ...
Actors Fund of America, Clothes Off Our Back, Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation, Operation Smile
70. Tony Bennett
Soundtrack | War of the Worlds
Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe.
He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in ...
American Cancer Society, Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, Exploring The Arts, Griffith Park Recovery Fund, MusiCares, Neurofibromatosis Inc., Starkey Hearing Foundation
71. Julie Benz
Actress | Dexter
Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in ...
Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Every Monday Matters Foundation, Global Green, Padres Contras el Cancer, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, US Campaign for Burma
72. Candice Bergen
Actress | Murphy Brown
One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the 60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the 70s both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...
American Cancer Society, American Cinematheque, Dogs Deserve Better, Smile Train, Vital Voices
73. Yogi Berra
Actor | The Phil Silvers Show
One of baseball's greatest catchers of all time, Yogi Berra appeared in a record 14 World Series while calling the games for the New York Yankees. Berra proved invaluable to the Yankees as evidenced by his three Americal League Most Valuable Player awards. Berra was also one of the games ...
Realizing the Dream
74. Halle Berry
Actress | Gothika
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...
Afganistan Relief Organization, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Callaway Golf Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, Diabetes Aware, DKMS, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Japanese Center, Kids Wish Network, LIVESTRONG, Love Our Children USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Revlon Run/Walk For Women, Shane's Inspiration, Stand Up To Cancer, T.Y.M.E. Minitries
75. Justin Bieber
Soundtrack | Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. He has two ...
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, City of Hope, Cure Duchenne, Food Bank For New York City, Give Back Hollywood Foundation, GRAMMY Foundation, It Gets Better, Jumpstart, Musicians on Call, Pencils of Promise, Red Cross, Usher's New Look Foundation
76. Jessica Biel
Actress | The Illusionist
Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish,...
Afghanistan Relief Organization, Best Friends Animal Society, DNA Foundation, Live Earth, Make The Difference Network, Molly Bloom Recovery Fund, Much Love Animal Rescue, PETA, PlayPumps, Stand Up To Cancer, UNHCR, What A Pair, Wild Animal Sanctuary
77. Jason Biggs
Actor | American Pie
Jason Matthew Biggs was born on May 12, 1978, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, to Angela (Zocco), a nurse, and Gary Biggs, a shipping company manager. Jason has two sisters, Heather, a tax specialist born in 1971, and Chiara, born in 1980. He was raised Catholic, and is of English and mostly Italian ...
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Generosity Water, Milk+Bookies, Real Medicine Foundation, US Campaign for Burma
78. 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 ...
The Art of Elysium, Artists for Peace and Justice, Cancer Research UK, Candie's Foundation, DoSomething.org, Invisible Children, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Skin Cancer Foundation
79. Thora Birch
Actress | Ghost World
For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde ...
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Best Buddies International, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The Hollywood Cookbook
Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
81. Clint Black
Soundtrack | Maverick
Clint Black was born on February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA as Clint Patrick Black. He has been married to Lisa Hartman since October 20, 1991. They have one child.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Red Cross, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
82. Jack Black
Actor | The School of Rock
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...
Children in Need, Norene Fraser Foundation, Room to Read, Stand Up To Cancer, UNICEF
83. 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 ...
Save the Children
84. Brenda Blethyn
Actress | Pride & Prejudice
After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.
Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving ...
85. Corbin Bleu
Cobin Bleu was born Corbin Bleu Reivers on February 21, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Martha (Callari) and David Reivers, an actor. His mother is of Italian descent and his father is Jamaican.
Corbin began appearing in television commercials at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, ...
Alzheimer's Association, Los Angeles Mission, Make-A-Wish Foundation, ONE Campaign, Starlight Children's Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
86. Boti Bliss
Actress | CSI: Miami
Boti Bliss was born on October 23, 1975 in New York, USA as Boti Ann Bliss. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2004), CSI: Miami (2002) and Bones (2005). She has been married to Blair Hayes since 2010. They have one child.
American Diabetes Foundation
87. Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...
EB Medical Research Foundation, Food Bank for New York City, Global Cool, Global Green, Great Osmond Street Hospital, Luke Neuhedal Foundation, Malaria No More, ONE Campaign, Peace First, Prince's Trust, Project HOME, Red Cross, The Lunchbox Fund, UNICEF
Self | Bill Cunningham New York
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of the City of New York.
Born in Boston and raised in a middle class home in Medford, Massachusetts, Michael Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University, where he paid his tuition by taking out loans and ...
American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
89. Andrea Bocelli
Soundtrack | Ronin
Andrea Bocelli, as born in Lajatico, Italy, in 1958, is one of the greatest singing talents in the world today. He has been blind since age 12, owing to congenital glaucoma and a blow to the head while tending goal during a soccer game. Andrea did not begin his singing career until the late 1980s, ...
Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Ketting, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, Stand Up For A Cure
90. Jon Bon Jovi
Soundtrack | Young Guns II
Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey.
Family Sharkey was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the United States Marines. ...
BID 2 BEAT AIDS, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, DKMS, Dream Foundation, Elevate Hope Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Hannah and Friends, HELP USA, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Live Earth, Love Our Children, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Musicians on Call, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., Project Home, Stand Up for a Cure, STOMP Out Bullying, Stop Global Warming, Strike a Chord for Cancer Foundation, Tico Torres Children Foundation, Valerie Fund
Soundtrack | Across the Universe
Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics ...
Amnesty International, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Chernobyl Children's Project International, DATA, EDUN, Food BAnk For New York City, 46664, Global Fund, Greenpeace, Keep a Child Alive, Live 8, The Lunchbox Fund, Make Poverty History, Mencap, Millennium Promise, Millennium Villages, Mulago Positive Women's Network, MusiCares, Not On Our Watch, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, (RED), Red Cross, Simon Community, UNICEF, War Child, Wildlife Conservation Society, Witness, Zero Hunger
92. Charley Boorman
Actor | Excalibur
Actor, father, motorbike fanatic: Charley Boorman is the epitome of the modern adventurer in pursuit of fresh challenges away from the success of his personal life. Choosing two wheels as his preferred mode of transport, Charley harnessed the challenges of a 'round the World trip with Ewan McGregor...
CHAS, Riders For Health, UNICEF
93. Ernest Borgnine
Actor | Marty
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...
Believe in Dreams, Screen Actors Guild Foundation
94. Kate Bosworth
Actress | Superman Returns
Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia (Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, who was an executive for Talbots. Unlike the characters Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film, which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and...
The Art of Elysium, Cancer Research UK, Global Green, Stand Up To Cancer
95. Andrea Bowen
Actress | Desperate Housewives
Andrea Lauren Bowen began acting at age 6 as "Young Cosette" in the Broadway production of "Les Miserables". She went on to star in the original Broadway casts of "Jane Eyre" (Adele) and "The Sound of Music" (Marta). Other New York stage credits include the role of "Young Dorothy" in a Lincoln ...
Los Angeles Mission, The Thirst Project
96. Julie Bowen
Actress | Modern Family
Julie Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the middle daughter of Suzanne and John Luetkemeyer Jr., a real estate developer. Her early education was at Calvert School in Baltimore, and Garrison Forest School, Maryland. She moved on to St. George's School, Rhode Island and then attended ...
March of Dimes, Milk+Bookies, Revlon Run/Walk For Women, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, The Trevor Report
97. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
FoodBank for New York City, Keep A Child Alive, The Lunchbox Fund, Mines Advisory Group, Save the Children, 21st Century Leaders, War Child, Whatever It Takes, Witness
98. Bruce Boxleitner
Actor | Babylon 5
As one of Hollywood's leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels.
Boxleitner received his formal ...
Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition, National Space Society
99. Billy Boyd
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 ...
Children in Need, Nordoff Robbins