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1. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

2. Josephine Baker

Actress | Zouzou

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on...

3. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

4. 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 ...

5. Mike Bullard

Actor | Finding ODO

Mike Bullard has accomplished something no other Canadian has before: he hosted Canada's first truly successful nightly talk show. The long running "Open Mike with Mike Bullard" won Gemini Awards and was the most-watched late-night talk show in Canada's largest market, comparable in popularity and ...

6. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

7. Kirk Cameron

Actor | Growing Pains

Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that ...

8. Stephen Collins

Actor | 7th Heaven

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.

9. Bill Cosby

Actor | The Cosby Show

Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high...

10. Jared Fogle

Actor | Jack and Jill

Jared Fogle was born on August 23, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Jared S. Fogle. He is an actor, known for Jack and Jill (2011), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) and Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014). He was previously married to Kathleen Marie McLaughlin and Elizabeth Christie.

11. Jian Ghomeshi

Actor | The Great Canadian Music Dream

Jian Ghomeshi is a multi-talented musical artist, writer, and broadcaster born in London, England and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. He hosted TV and radio shows, notably the CBC Radio One show "Q". He was also a member of the multi-platinum selling folk-rock group Moxy Früvous. In March 2016, he ...

11. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

13. Gary Glitter

Soundtrack | Dark Places

Gary Glitter was born on May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England as Paul Francis Gadd. He was previously married to Ann Murton.

14. CeeLo Green

Soundtrack | Hotel Transylvania

CeeLo Green was born on May 30, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway. He was previously married to Christina Johnson.

15. Chris Hardwick

Producer | Talking Dead

Chris Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Christopher Ryan Hardwick. He is a producer and actor, known for Talking Dead (2011), @midnight (2013) and The Wall (2016). He has been married to Lydia Hearst since August 20, 2016.

16. Rolf Harris

Soundtrack | Australia

Rolf Harris came to London in 1952 to study Art. A year later he was appearing on TV as an artist and storyteller and had his first hit as a singer in the early sixties with Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport. After a relatively quiet period in his life in the late seventies, his brother Bruce Harris ...

17. Hedley

Soundtrack | Being Erica

Hedley is a Canadian pop rock band comprising lead singer Jacob Hoggard, (who was placed 3rd during the second season of the reality TV series Canadian Idol in 2004), Tommy Mac on bass, Dave Rosin on guitar and Chris Crippin on drums. The current band retains the original name of Hoggard's ...

18. Katherine Heigl

Actress | One for the Money

Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the...

19. Dan Harmon

Producer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2007) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

20. Jacob Hoggard

Soundtrack | Canadian Idol

Jacob William Hoggard was born July 9th, 1984 in Burnaby, British Colombia, although he grew up in Abbotsford. He was in a high school band named Hedley and they bet him $151.00 to go on Canadian idol, he did and he made it to the top 3. After Idol, him and the other band members went there ...

21. Jesse James

Producer | Joe Kid on a Stingray

At first glance, Jesse James is the consummate biker rebel. Tattoos, knives, goatee, black t-shirts and skulls all around him and his world help create that image. That image, in turn, reflects a mere fraction of the man that is West Coast Choppers. The rest of his life reflects his passion as an ...

22. Megyn Kelly

Producer | Embeds

Megyn Kelly was born on November 18, 1970 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Megyn Marie Kelly. She is a producer and actress, known for Embeds (2017), I am Jodie Mann: The Kelly Files (2018) and America Live (2010). She has been married to Douglas Brunt since March 1, 2008. They have three children. ...

23. R. Kelly

Soundtrack | Space Jam

R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners. He started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. R. Kelly a ...

24. Jonathan King

Producer | The Pink Marble Egg

In 1965 Kenneth King changed his name to Jonathan and wrote and recorded the song Everyone's Gone To The Moon which became a hit around the world selling 4.9 million copies of the vinyl single. He then wrote and produced another hit - It's Good News Week, which he recorded with the band ...

25. Marion 'Suge' Knight

Music_department | DysFunktional Family

Marion 'Suge' Knight was born on April 19, 1965 in Compton, California, USA as Marion Knight Jr. He is known for his work on DysFunktional Family (2003), Suge Knight: On The Real Death Row Story (2001) and American Dream/American Knightmare. He is married to Michelle. They have three children. He ...

26. Chris Langham

Actor | The Thick of It

Chris Langham was born on April 14, 1949 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Thick of It (2005), Help (2005) and Life of Brian (1979). He is married to Christine Cartwright. They have two children. He was previously married to Sue Jones-Davies.

27. Matt Lauer

Actor | Land of the Lost

Matt was educated at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio where he majored in communications. He was hired for internship and quit school in 1979 - four credits shy of graduation. Matt later obtained the degree in 1997 by writing a paper on work experience and delivering the commencement address. Matt's ...

Laurie was a newscaster and reporter for CTV News, from 2000 until his sudden firing for bad behind-the-scenes behaviour in 2018.

29. Alex Laurier

Actor | Open Season

Alex Laurier was born as Alex Eftimoff. He is an actor, known for Open Season (1995), Seeing Things (1981) and Polka Dot Door (1971).

30. Martin Lawrence

Actor | Martin

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. He is an actor and writer, known for Martin (1992), Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys (1995). He has been married to Shamicka Gibbs since July 10, 2010. They have two children. He was ...

31. Danny Masterson

Actor | That '70s Show

Danny Masterson was born on March 13, 1976 in Long Island, New York, USA as Daniel Peter Masterson. He is an actor and producer, known for That '70s Show (1998), Face/Off (1997) and Dracula 2000 (2000). He has been married to Bijou Phillips since October 18, 2011. They have one child.

32. Mo'Nique

Actress | Precious

Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (1999)...

33. Leslie Moonves

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Leslie Moonves is the former chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation. He resigned on September 9, 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He joined CBS in 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. From April 1998 until 2003, he was president and chief executive officer at CBS Television, then was ...

34. Nate Parker

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker was born on November 18, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Birth of a Nation (2016), Arbitrage (2012) and The Great Debaters (2007). He has been married to Sarah DiSanto since 2007. They have four children.

35. Randy Quaid

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, ...

36. Michael Richards

Actor | Seinfeld

Immortalized as Cosmo Kramer on the classic sitcom Seinfeld (1989), L.A. comedy star Michael Richards was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California, to Phyllis (Nardozzi), an Italian-American medical records librarian, and William Richards, an electrical engineer. Michael displayed an early ...

37. Charlie Rose

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Charlie Rose is the elegant, handsome, fiercely intelligent and inquisitive host of the self-titled Charlie Rose (1991).

Rose was born Charles Peete Rose, Jr. on January 5, 1942 in Henderson, North Carolina, the only child of Margaret (Frazier) and Charles Peete Rose, Sr., tobacco farmers. The Rose ...

38. Albert Schultz

Actor | The Red Green Show

Born in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Drawn to acting by his mother's community theatre work. Attended Toronto's York University theatre program and then London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

39. Michelle Shocked

Composer | Michelle Shocked: On the Greener Side

Michelle Shocked was born on February 24, 1962 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Michelle Johnston.

40. Steven Seagal

Actor | Exit Wounds

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...

41. O.J. Simpson

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Orenthal James Simpson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He was previously ...

43. Tavis Smiley

Actor | Sinister

Tavis Smiley was born on September 13, 1964 in Gulfport, Mississippi, USA as Tavis E. Smiley. He is a producer and actor, known for Sinister (2012), Stand (2009) and Death of a King.

44. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School ...

45. Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

Actor | The Three Stooges

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino was born on July 4, 1982 in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Sorrentino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Three Stooges (2012), Jersey Shore (2009) and What's Your Emergency (2015).

46. Phil Spector

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Phil Spector was born on December 26, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Harvey Phillip Spector. He has been married to Rachelle Marie Spector since September 1, 2006. He was previously married to Ronnie Spector.

47. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

48. Robin Thicke

Soundtrack | Agent Cody Banks

Robin Thicke was born on March 10, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robin Charles Thicke. He was previously married to Paula Patton.

49. Dave Lee Travis

Actor | The Little and Large Show

Dave Lee Travis, better known around the world as D.L.T., was born in Buxton, Derbyshire on 25th May 1945. Travis began his career spinning discs at the Oasis Club in Manchester on a part time basis. He went on an extensive tour of clubs, ballrooms and theatres presenting and promoting his own ...

50. Isaiah Washington

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Isaiah Washington was born on August 3, 1963 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Exit Wounds (2001) and Hollywood Homicide (2003). He has been married to Jenisa Marie Garland since February 14, 1996. They have three children.

51. Harvey Weinstein

Producer | Shakespeare in Love

Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a film producer, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is now separated from his wife Georgina Chapman and was previously married to Eve Chilton ...



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