Year of the Dragon

by rose77 | created - 01 Nov 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. David White

Actor | Bewitched

American stage actor who appeared frequently on television and occasionally but impressively in films. A Marine Corps veteran of the Second World War, he worked on Broadway and on tour in stage productions after the war. In the late 1950s, he became an increasingly familiar face on American ...

Born: Daniel David White April 4, 1916 in Denver, Colorado, USA Died: November 27, 1990 (age 74) in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

2. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

3. Sandra Gould

Actress | Bewitched

Short and with a very familiar chubby, chipmunk-like face and even more familiar abrasive tone, Brooklyn-born comedienne Sandra Gould kicked into high gear at a fairly early age. With small Broadway roles and scores of radio programs such as "My Friend Irma" and "Duffy's Tavern", the latter in ...

Born: July 23, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, USA Died: July 20, 1999 (age 82) in Burbank, California, USA

4. Isla Fisher

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Bathgate, Scotland, before moving to Perth, Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla ...

5. Brandon Crane

Actor | It Chapter Two

A native of Oceanside, California, Brandon began appearing in television commercials at the age of four after a talent scout noticed him entertaining party guests with impressions of popular singers. In 1984 he began working in episodic television, and is probably best remembered as "Doug Porter" ...

Born: February 26, 1976 in Oceanside, California, USA

6. Susan Ward

Actress | Shallow Hal

Susan Ward was born in Monroe, LA. An animal lover as a child, she grew up wanting to become a veterinarian. At age 13, however, a local modeling agent changed her mind. Susan and her mother traveled to New York City to see about getting her a modeling job. She thought that modeling would make her ...

Born: April 15, 1976 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA

7. Sally Hawkins

Actress | The Shape of Water

Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich...

Born: April 27, 1976 in Dulwich, London, England, UK

8. Brian F. Durkin

Actor | The Highwaymen

You have seen him on the big and small screens in productions such as "Stranger Things", "The Walking Dead", "Brockmire", "Footloose", "Anchorman 2", "Killing Reagan" and soon in the remake of "Superfly" and Netflix's "Highwaymen". Brian Durkin began his acting career in 2004 and has appeared in ...

Born: May 17, 1976 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

9. Will Friedle

Actor | Boy Meets World

Will Friedle was born as Will Alan Friedle on August 11, 1976, in Hartford, Connecticut. However, Will grew up in Avon, Conneticut, and went to Avon High School. Will also went to Occidental College. Will is a comedian, and he is probably best known for his starring role as the dumb yet creative ...

Born: William Alan Friedle August 11, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA

10. Carice van Houten

Actress | Game of Thrones

One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known for her lead roles in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book, Bryan Singer's Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise and as Melisandre on Game of Thrones.

Her Dutch-language feature Love Life, gained her further critical ...

Born: Carice Anouk van Houten September 5, 1976 in Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

11. Oliver Hudson

Actor | Walk of Shame

Oliver Hudson was born on September 7, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Oliver Rutledge Hudson. He is an actor, known for Walk of Shame (2014), Executive Decision (1996) and Black Christmas (2006). He has been married to Erinn Bartlett since June 9, 2006. They have three children.

Born: Oliver Rutledge Hudson September 7, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA

12. Anna Faris

Actress | The House Bunny

Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She was raised in Edmonds, Washington. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.

Anna started acting very young but ...

Born: Anna Kay Faris November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland

13. Joe Manganiello

Justice League

Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon ...

Born: Joseph Michael Manganiello December 28, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

14. Shakira

Soundtrack | Zootopia

Grammy-winning pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. She is of Lebanese, Spanish and Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around the world. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" ...

Born: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia

15. Fred Rogers

Actor | MisteRogers' Neighborhood

Fred Rogers was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show debuted in Pittsburgh in 1967 and was picked up by PBS the next year, becoming a staple of public TV stations around the United States. Rogers' mild manner, cardigan sweaters...

Born: Fred McFeely Rogers March 20, 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA Died: February 27, 2003 (age 74) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

16. Dick York

Actor | Inherit the Wind

The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched (1964). He left the series in 1969 because of a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless which he managed from ...

Born: Richard Allen York September 4, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

17. Adam West

Actor | Batman

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man...

Born: William West Anderson September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA

18. Emmaline Henry

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Emmaline Henry was born on November 1, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), I Dream of Jeannie (1965) and I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962). She died on October 8, 1979 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Born: November 1, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: October 8, 1979 (age 50) in Palm Springs, California, USA

19. Allison Williams

Actress | Girls

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor...

Born: April 15, 1988 in Connecticut, USA

20. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish, German, and British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona...

Born: Emily Jean Stone November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

21. Emily Browning

Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and ...

Born: Emily Jane Browning December 7, 1988 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

22. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg ...

Born: Vanessa Anne Hudgens December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California, USA

23. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

Born: Alfredo James Pacino April 25, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA

24. Ricky Nelson

Actor | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ricky Nelson was born on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Eric Hilliard Nelson. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) and Rio Bravo (1959). He was married to Kristin Harmon. He died on December 31, 1985 in De Kalb, Texas, USA.

Born: Eric Hilliard Nelson May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Died: December 31, 1985 (age 45) in De Kalb, Texas, USA

25. Sam Waterston

Actor | Law & Order

Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and Serial Mom (1994). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They have ...

Born: Samuel Atkinson Waterston November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

26. Annette O'Toole

Actress | Superman III

Beautiful red-haired film/stage actress, dancer, writer, singer, producer and composer Annette O'Toole was born on April 1, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Dorothy Geraldine (Niland) and William West Toole, Jr. She started with acting at a very young age and during the 60s, she began a career in theater...

Born: Annette Toole April 1, 1952 in Houston, Texas, USA

27. Marilu Henner

Actress | L.A. Story

Marilu Henner was born on April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski. She is known for her work on L.A. Story (1991), Taxi (1978) and Johnny Dangerously (1984). She has been married to Michael Brown since December 21, 2006. She was previously married to Robert Lieberman ...

Born: Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

28. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

Born: Carolyn Laurie Kane June 18, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

29. Isabella Rossellini

Actress | Blue Velvet

Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress ...

Born: Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini June 18, 1952 in Rome, Italy

30. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...

Born: John Stephen Goodman June 20, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

31. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Blues Brothers 2000

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

Born: Daniel Edward Aykroyd July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

32. Patrick Swayze

Actor | Dirty Dancing

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. ...

33. Paul Reubens

Actor | Pee-wee's Playhouse

Paul Reubens was born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, to Judy (Rosen), a teacher, and Milton Rubenfeld, a car salesman who had flown for the air forces of the U.S., U.K., and Israel, becoming one of the latter country's pioneering pilots. Paul grew up in Sarasota, Florida,...

Born: Paul Rubenfeld August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, USA

34. Christopher Reeve

Actor | Superman

Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City, to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor F.D. Reeve (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his ...

Born: September 25, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA

Died: October 10, 2004 (age 52) in Mount Kisco, New York, USA

35. Harry Anderson

Actor | Night Court

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North ...

Born: Harry Laverne Anderson October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA

36. Annie Potts

Actress | Toy Story 4

Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer, with Mark Hamill, for which ...

Born: Anne Hampton Potts October 28, 1952 in Franklin, Kentucky, USA

37. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

Born: Laura Leggett Linney February 5, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA

38. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

Born: March 7, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

39. Neneh Cherry

Soundtrack | The Long Kiss Goodnight

Neneh Cherry was born on March 10, 1964 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Neneh Mariann Karlsson. She has been married to Cameron McVey since 1990. They have two children. She was previously married to Bruce Smith.

Born: Neneh Mariann Karlsson March 10, 1964 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

40. Rob Lowe

Actor | St. Elmo's Fire

Rob Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (Hepler), a schoolteacher, and Charles Davis Lowe, a lawyer. His brother is actor Chad Lowe. He has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Lowe's family moved to Dayton, Ohio, when he was a child. Rob broke ...

Born: Robert Hepler Lowe March 17, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

41. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actress and...

Born: Crispin Hellion Glover April 20, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA

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.

Born: Henry Albert Azaria April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA

43. Lezlie Deane

Actress | Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Lezlie Deane was born on June 1, 1964 in Corsicana, Texas, USA as Lezlie Denise Lonon. She is an actress, known for Freddy's Dead (1991), Midnight Ride (1990) and Plump Fiction (1997).

Born: Lezlie Denise Lonon June 1, 1964 in Corsicana, Texas, USA

44. Erin Murphy

Actress | Bewitched

Erin Murphy was born on June 17, 1964 in Encino, California, USA as Erin Margaret Murphy. She is an actress, known for Bewitched (1964), Deadly Fighters (1979) and Karma's a B*tch (2012). She has been married to Darren Dunckel since May 1998. They have three children. She was previously married to ...

Born: Erin Margaret Murphy June 17, 1964 in Encino, California, USA

45. Doug Benson

Actor | The Lego Batman Movie

Doug Benson was born on July 2, 1962 in San Diego, California, USA as Douglas Steven Benson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lego Batman Movie (2017), How I Met Your Mother (2005) and You're the Worst (2014).

Born: Douglas Robert Benson July 2, 1964 in California, USA

46. Heather Langenkamp

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Heather Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She got her start in acting when she was cast as an extra in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983), which were both filmed in Tulsa. Her scenes were deleted from the final cut of both films. While studying at ...

Born: July 17, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

47. John Leguizamo

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991); cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way (1993); a heroic Army Green Beret, ...

Born: July 22, 1964 in Bogotá, Colombia

48. Mary-Louise Parker

Actress | Weeds

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four children of Judge John Morgan Parker, and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She is of mostly Swedish, English, and Scottish descent. Her father's occupation took the family both around...

Born: August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA

49. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

Born: Keanu Charles Reeves September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon

50. Rosie Perez

Actress | White Men Can't Jump

Rosie Perez was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, to Lydia Perez and Ismael Serrano, a merchant marine. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Rosie attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, and later enrolled at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, California. ...

Born: Rosa Maria Perez September 6, 1964 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

51. Molly Shannon

Actress | Superstar

Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1995 - 2001), primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Sally O'Malley, Helen Madden: Licensed Joyologist, and Terry Rialto, the National Public Radio host ...

Born: Molly Helen Shannon September 16, 1964 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

52. Kevin Michael Richardson

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works.

Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school...

Born: October 25, 1964 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

53. Marisa Tomei

Actress | My Cousin Vinny

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy ...

Born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York.

54. Todd Glass

Actor | Rebound

Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind-but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a ...

Born: December 16, 1964, Philadelphia, PA

55. Michael McDonald

Actor | MADtv

Michael McDonald was born and raised in Fullerton, Orange County, California. He graduated from USC with a degree in Business and became a loan officer at a bank in Los Angeles. A friend took him to see a sketch comedy/improv show at L.A.'s famous Groundling Theater, and everything changed for him....

Born: Michael James McDonald December 31, 1964 in Fullerton, California, USA

56. Alexandra Wentworth

Actress | It's Complicated

Alexandra Wentworth was born on January 12, 1965 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Alexandra Elliott Wentworth. She is an actress and writer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Nightcap (2016). She has been married to George Stephanopoulos since November 20, 2001....

57. Sherilyn Fenn

Actress | Wild at Heart

The sultry, versatile, petite (5' 4") beauty Sherilyn Fenn was born Sheryl Ann Fenn in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of musicians. The youngest of three children, her mother, Arlene Quatro, played keyboard in rock bands, her aunt is rock-star Suzi Quatro, and her grandfather, Art Quatro, was a ...

Born: Sheryl Ann Fenn February 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

58. Maura Tierney

Actress | ER

On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district.

Born ...

Born: Maura Lynn Tierney February 3, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

59. Mary Steenburgen

Actress | Last Vegas

Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress.

She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant ...

60. Philip McKeon

Producer | The Jacket

Philip McKeon was born on November 11, 1964 in Westbury, New York, USA as Philip Anthony McKeon. He was an actor and producer, known for The Jacket (2005), Murder in the First (1995) and Alice (1976). He died on December 10, 2019 in Wimberly, Texas, USA.



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