People

by inforjn | created - 05 Nov 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Najarra Townsend

Actress | Contracted

Najarra knew what she wanted to do in life by the time she was three. She started modeling and also performing in local stage productions, continuing to be deeply involved in both theater and musical productions throughout her childhood and teenage years. At ten, she made her big screen debut ...

2. Liah O'Prey

Actress | Mary Queen of Scots

Liah O'Prey was born in Barcelona, Spain to an Irish father and a French mother. She speaks English, French, Catalan and Spanish natively. Her first acting experiences were for various TV commercials in Italy, Spain and France. She naturally made the crossover into film with a few small roles which...

3. Natalie Paul

Actress | Crown Heights

Natalie Paul is an actress and director, known for Crown Heights (2017).

4. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Actress | Belle

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother ...

5. Bethan Wright

Actress | The Lodge

Bethan Wright was born on the 30th of January 1996 in the rural country town of Northampton, East Middlands region of England. Growing up as a country girl Bethan enjoyed horse riding and the outdoors as well as skiing trips and snow boarding sports. With a burning passion for the Arts Bethan's ...

6. Olga Kurylenko

Actress | Oblivion

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, ...

7. Ninet Tayeb

Actress | When Heroes Fly

Ninet Tayeb was born on October 21, 1983 in Kiryat Gat, Israel. She is an actress, known for When Heroes Fly (2018), The Assassin Next Door (2009) and Our Song (2004).

8. Barbara Nedeljakova

Actress | Hostel

At the age of 26, the astoundingly beautiful Slovakian actress and model Barbara Nedeljakova achieved cult fame and a large following among male horror fans with the release of Hostel (2005). She studied acting in Prague in the Czech Republic, where she performed at several theaters and also worked...

9. Ion Overman

Actress | Wisdom of the Crowd

Veteran actress Ion Overman plays Det. Ruiz opposite Jeremy Piven and Richard T. Jones in CBS' "Wisdom of the Crowd."

Ion is best known as Linda, Josh's (Derek Luke) stuck-up and corrupt fiancée in Tyler Perry's most successful movie to date, "Madea Goes to Jail," which generated over $90 million at...

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 projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and ...

11. Rooney Mara

Actress | Carol

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

12. Ana de la Reguera

Actress | Nacho Libre

Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later ...

13. Deepika Padukone

Actress | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha.

She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising...

14. Nina Dobrev

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian born-Canadian actress. Her best known television roles are as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The ...

15. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in San Antonio, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. ...

16. Jenna B. Kelly

Actress | Precious Cargo

Jenna B. Kelly is an actress, known for Precious Cargo (2016), Extraction (2015) and Acts of Violence (2018).

17. Jean Reno

Actor | Léon

Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. ...

18. Ziyi Zhang

Actress | Shi mian mai fu

Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).

For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was...

19. Natalie Martinez

Actress | Death Race

Natalie Martinez began modeling at the age of 15, years before she considered giving acting a try. The Miami-born beauty's career blossomed with a simple suggestion from her mother. During her senior year at St. Brendan High School in 2002, her mother saw an ad for J.Lo's new clothing line. After ...

20. Anna Kendrick

Actress | Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...

21. Michael Peña

Actor | American Hustle

Michael Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), ...

22. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

23. Ayako Fujitani

Actress | Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen

Ayako Fujitani was born on December 7, 1979 in Osaka, Japan as Ayako Faith Fujitani. She is an actress and writer, known for Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995), Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999). She has been married to Javier Gullón since 2016.

24. Taliah Webster

Actress | Good Time

Taliah Webster is an actress, known for Good Time (2017), Caper (2019) and Hair Wolf (2018).

25. Hilary Swank

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

26. Julia Jones

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Julia Jones was born on January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Westworld (2016) and Wind River (2017).

27. Francesca Eastwood

Actress | True Crime

Francesca Eastwood was born on August 7, 1993 in Redding, California, USA as Francesca Ruth Fisher-Eastwood. She is an actress, known for True Crime (1999), Outlaws and Angels (2016) and Jersey Boys (2014). She has been married to Clifton Collins Jr. since January 1, 2017. She was previously ...

28. Taylor Russell

Actress | Waves

Taylor Russell was born on July 18, 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Waves (2019) and Lost in Space (2018).

29. Marisa Quintanilla

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

A dedicated performer, visual artist, & creative producer, Marisa is best known for her role as "Huilen" - a pivotal character in the Box Office hit Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

She is a graduate of the esteemed Brown University, and as part of her Ivy League undergraduate experience she had...

30. Alexandra Hellquist

Actress | Midnight Delight

Alexandra Hellquist was born in Manila, Philippines as Alexandra Karin Jacqueline Therese Lee Kejser Hellqvist. She is an actress and producer, known for Midnight Delight (2016), Curveball (2012) and Bobby's Girl (2012).

31. Isabela Moner

Actress | Transformers: The Last Knight

Isabela Yolanda Moner is an American actress, voice actress, singer, songwriter, dancer and ukulele player. She is known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Instant Family (2018) and the title role in Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019). Moner also ...

32. Lacey Schwartz

Producer | Little White Lie

Lacey Schwartz is a producer and director, known for Little White Lie (2014), Independent Lens (1999) and The Loving Generation (2018).

33. Brittany Murphy

Actress | Just Married

Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her father's ancestry is Italian, and her mother is of Irish and Slovak descent. Her father moved the family back to Edison, New Jersey as a native New...

34. Mena Suvari

Actress | American Beauty

Mena Alexandra Süvari was born in Newport, Rhode Island to Candice (Thompson), a nurse, and Ando Süvari, a psychiatrist. Her father was Estonian and her mother is of Greek, Norwegian, and German descent. Mena was raised in a Rhode Island home that was built in 1870 and had early aspirations of ...

35. Allen C. Gardner

Actor | Being Awesome

Allen C. Gardner is an actor and producer, known for Being Awesome (2014), Save Yourself (2018) and Bad, Bad Men (2016).

36. Sara Martins

Actress | Ne le dis à personne

Sara Martins was born on August 19, 1977 in Faro, Portugal. She is an actress and editor, known for Tell No One (2006), Paris, je t'aime (2006) and Death in Paradise (2011).

37. Qi Shu

Actress | The Transporter

Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in 1998. She has also received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 2005. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999) ("...

38. Kristin Lehman

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

Kristin Lehman is an award winning film and television actress, producer and director. Having top lined the multiple award nominated police procedural drama Motive (NBCU International/Bell Media) for four seasons on CTV from 2012 - 2016. Kristin holds the distinction of being the first Canadian ...

39. Jessica Chastain

Actress | Zero Dark Thirty

Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and ...

40. Jennifer M. Kay

Actress | Hollywould

Jennifer M. Kay is a writer, producer, director and actress who began acting in 2012. She realized quickly her passion was not only for acting but for the entire process from conceptualizing the idea through to producing the final product. Jennifer quickly learned how to navigate the independent ...

41. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Emmy nominated actor and producer, Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a ...

42. Erin Kellyman

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Erin Mae Kellyman (born 17 October 1998) is a British actress. Kellyman appears as Enfys Nest, leader of the rebel Cloud Riders, in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Eponine Thénardier in the 2019 BBC adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel Les Miserables.

Originally from Tamworth, Staffordshire, Kellyman was...

43. Olivia Culpo

Actress | I Feel Pretty

Olivia Frances Culpo is an American fashion influencer and internet celebrity. After winning the Miss Rhode Island USA competition, she went on to be crowned Miss USA, and then Miss Universe in 2012. She is born in Cranston, Rhode Island. Culpo is the middle child of five siblings, and can play the...

44. Vanessa Martinez

Actress | The Neon Demon

Vanessa Martinez was born on June 19, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for The Neon Demon (2016), Limbo (1999) and McFarland, USA (2015).

45. Claudia Traisac

Actress | Escobar: Paradise Lost

Claudia Traisac was born as Claudia Hernández Traisac. She is an actress, known for Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014), Apaches (2015) and 18 (2008).



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