My favorite peopleby boogiepop1989 | created - 30 Dec 2015 | updated - 17 hours ago | Public
My favorite people
1. Thuy Trang
Actress | The Crow: City of Angels
Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.
In 1979, Thuy and her ...
2. Yûki Kudô
Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha
Kudoh Yuki is an accomplished Japanese singer, former teen idol and actress whose resume includes more than half a dozen records, starring roles in Japanese, Japan-Iran and Japan-Canada films, stage and anime productions. She was only seventeen when she was working overseas, in the USA, filming a ...
6. Kyoko Fukada
Actress | Yattâman
Fukada Kyoko was born in Kita Ward, Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress and singer. She has a younger sister and graduated from Horikoshi High School in in Nakano in 2000. The school is famous for its elite clientele and a number of graduates who went on to become celebrities. Fukada debuted in 1997 ...
7. Grace Park
Actress | Battlestar Galactica
Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred ...
8. Vivian Wu
Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Vivian Wu was born in Shanghai, China, in 1966 as Wu Jun Mei. She started acting at age 15 with the Shanghai Film Studio, and then later studied Travel Industry Management at Hawaii's Pacific University. After that she played 'Wen Hsiu' in the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor (1987) directed by ...
9. Ming-Na Wen
Actress | Mulan
Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother...
10. Lu Huang
Actress | How to Describe a Cloud
Best known for her roles as a poignant and mobile heroine in Li Yang's Blind Mountain (2007) and Guo Xiaolu's She, a Chinese (2009), Huang Lu is a Chinese actress active in international art-house cinema. A graduate from the Department of Performance at the Beijing Film Academy, she has walked the ...
11. Yukari Ôshima
Actress | Lik wong
Daughter of a Chinese woman, who spent her childhood in Nishi Ku (Fukuoka City). When she was in elementary school, her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother, who ran a little restaurant. Being a child she practiced karate in junior high school, represented Kyushu in several ...
12. Yuki Uchida
Actress | Hana yori dango
Uchida Yuki was born in Tokyo. She attended Fujimura Women's High School and fenced as an activity. Like most Japanese female celebrities she has modelled, acted, sang and represented companies in commercials and advertisements. She began working at age sixteen in 1991 and subsequently skipped ...
13. Yasue Satô
Actress | Baunsu ko gaurusu
Yasue Satô was born on December 7, 1978. She is known for her work on Baunsu ko gaurusu (1997), Urutoraman zero the movie: Chou kessen! Beriaru ginga teikoku (2010) and Nazo no tenkousei (1999).
14. Ellen Wong
Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Ellen Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. Her first role was on the award winning television series "This is Wonderland". She is best known for her role as Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim VS The World", starring alongside Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. She auditioned ...
17. Rinko Kikuchi
Actress | Babel
Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching ...
18. Miho Nakayama
Actress | Love Letter
Nakayama Miho was born in Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut on the 21st of June 1985 after being scouted while being in junior high by Box Corporation. She would soon switch to Big Apple however. She issued her debut album called C. She also appeared in the Be-Bop High School film. Her younger ...
19. Nao Nagasawa
Nao Nagasawa was born on January 5, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for Kamen raidâ × Kamen raidâ Wizâdo & Fôze: Movie taisen arutimeitamu (2012), Ninpû sentai Harikenjâ (2002) and Kaizoku sentai Gôkaijâ (2011).
20. Tizuka Yamasaki
Director | Gaijin - Os Caminhos da Liberdade
Brazilian-born Tizuka Yamasaki, a granddaughter of Japanese immigrants, has lived one of Brazil's most complicated identity crossroads. As a result, Yamasaki's films frequently deal with intersection of gender, race, nationality and ethnicity in Brazilian culture, pushing the question of what it ...
21. Walt Disney
Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...
25. Stan Lee
Writer | Doctor Strange
Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.
Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the ...
Writer | Sôkô kihei Votomusu
Graduated in Tokyo. Debuted in animation in the first 60s, doing several tasks from planning to scripting TV series until his debut as director with second TV series of "Cyborg 009" (1979-80). Joined Nippon Sunrise Animation Company in 1981. Here, he was finally able to direct his own personal ...
32. George Lucas
Writer | Star Wars
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...
33. Osamu Tezuka
Writer | Tenrankai no e
Tezuka wrote/animated the Japanese TV Series "Jangaru Taitei" that was turned into a USA syndicated series in the 60s called "Kimba The White Lion". This story was then plagiarized by The Disney Company in 1994 and became "The Lion King", the most profitable film of all time, and Tezuka has never ...
Animation_department | Jûbê ninpûchô
Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman"...
35. Kentaro Miura
Writer | Kenpû denki beruseruku
Kentarou Miura was born in Chiba City, Japan, in 1966.
While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after ...
38. Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Writer | Akira
Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.
In 1979, after writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. ...
Producer | A Princesa e o Robô
Maurício de Sousa was born on October 27, 1935 in Santa Isabel, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a producer and writer, known for A Princesa e o Robô (1983), Turma da Mônica: Laços (2019) and Turma da Mônica (1998). He is married to Alice Keiko. They have three children.
42. Jane Jensen
Writer | Moebius: Empire Rising
Jane Jensen was born on January 28, 1963 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, USA as Jane Elizabeth Smith. She is a writer and director, known for Moebius: Empire Rising (2014), King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992) and Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon (2009). She has been married to ...
45. Al Lowe
Al Lowe was born on July 24, 1942 as Albert W. Lowe. He is known for his work on Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! (1993), Torin's Passage (1995) and Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded (2013). He is married to Margaret Lowe. They have two children.
46. Toby Gard
Writer | Tomb Raider: Underworld
Toby Gard is a computer game character designer and consultant. His biggest breakthrough in the video game industry was when he created Lara Croft for Core Design's Tomb Raider. Gard left Core Design during the development of Tomb Raider II, because he was opposed to the idea and marketing of ...
49. Yu Suzuki
Director | Shenmue: The Movie
Born on Jun 10th, of 1958. Born and raised in Iwate prefecture. Majored in Electronic Science at Okayama University of Science. Joined Sega Enterprises in 1983.
The extraordinary talents of Yu Suzuki as a game creator are widely known throughout the world, but his talents extend beyond that of ...
50. Hideo Kojima
Writer | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Hideo Kojima was born August 24th, 1963 in Setagaya, Tokyo, later moving to Kobe and growing up there. His love of Americana gave him his major two interests of writing and creating film, which are the causes of why he is so well known today. During the mid 1980's, his interests pushed him to ...
51. Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamato has been helping create games for Nintendo since 1981. In the late 1970s Nintendo was going bankrupt. Myamato then made two characters, Donkey Kong and Mario (then called Jumpman), for the game Donkey Kong (1981). He has been the supervisor of many games, like the Mario and Zelda ...
53. Brad Pitt
Producer | Moneyball
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...
54. Angelina Jolie
Actress | Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...
55. Tom Cruise
Actor | Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...
56. Edward Norton
Actor | American History X
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.
His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...
57. Patrick Stewart
Actor | Logan
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...
Actor | The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...
60. Alec Guinness
Actor | Star Wars
Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence...
61. Ewan McGregor
Actor | Moulin Rouge!
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and ...
63. Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold...
64. Jackie Chan
Actor | Ngo si seoi
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.
Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...
65. Carrie Fisher
Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...
66. Natalie Portman
Actress | Black Swan
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).
Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...
67. Lucy Lawless
Actress | Xena: Warrior Princess
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless is most known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a ...
69. James Earl Jones
Actor | Rogue One
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: ...
70. Mark Hamill
Actor | Star Wars
Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: The Force ...
71. Tim Curry
Actor | Congo
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with ...
Actor | The Little Mermaid
Christopher Daniel Barnes was born on November 7, 1972 in Portland, Maine, USA. He is an actor, known for The Little Mermaid (1989), Spider-Man (1994), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and A Very Brady Sequel (1996). Barnes moved to New York when he was eight years old, where he began his acting career...
75. Kevin Conroy
Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke
Kevin Conroy was born on November 30, 1955 in Westbury, New York. At age 17, Kevin earned a full scholarship to attend Juilliard's drama division, where he studied under actor John Houseman. In 1978, after graduating from Juilliard, he toured with "The Acting Company", Houseman's acting group, and ...
76. Jeff Bennett
Actor | Enchanted
Jeff Bennett was born on October 2, 1962 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jeffrey Glenn Bennett. He is an actor, known for Enchanted (2007), Johnny Bravo (1997) and The Penguins of Madagascar (2008). He has been married to Susan E. Welby since October 8, 1988. They have one child.
77. Rob Paulsen
Actor | Animaniacs
Rob Paulsen was born on March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Fredrick Paulsen III. He is an actor, known for Animaniacs (1993), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012). He has been married to Parrish Todd since 1983. They have one child. He was previously ...
78. Keith David
Actor | The Princess and the Frog
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
80. Kath Soucie
Actress | Zootopia
Her vocal talents have enabled her to voice a wide variety of characters of all ages, from Fifi La Fume and Little Sneezer in Tiny Toon Adventures, to Dexter's mother in the popular cartoon Dexter's Laboratory, Grace in Bruno the Kid, Janine Melnitz in The Real Ghostbusters, Linka from Captain ...
81. Tara Strong
Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke
Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles ...
82. Amanda Winn Lee
Actress | Shin Seiki Evangerion
Amanda Winn Lee was born on November 14, 1972 in Houston, Texas, USA as Amanda Beth Winn. She is known for her work on Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995), Persona 4: The Animation (2011) and Dead Leaves (2004). She has been married to Jason Lee since June 22, 1997. They have one child.
84. Lauren Tom
Actress | Futurama
Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club (1993), and a recurring role as Ross's girlfriend on NBC's Friends (1994).
Lauren plays the role of "Mai Washington" on the new ABC series Men in Trees (2006). She recently appeared ...
86. Kaori Shimizu
Actress | Serial Experiments Lain
Kaori Shimizu was born on May 21, 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Serial Experiments Lain (1998), Babel (2006) and InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003).
88. Maaya Sakamoto
Maaya Sakamoto was born on March 31, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005), Ghost in the Shell (1995) and Escaflowne: The Movie (2000). She has been married to Ken'ichi Suzumura since August 8, 2011.
89. Jun'ichi Suwabe
Jun'ichi Suwabe was born on March 29, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005), Kamen Raidâ Eguzeido (2016) and Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Mirai-hen (2016).
90. Yu Asakawa
Actress | Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Yu Asakawa was born on March 20, 1975 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (2003), Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998) and Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (2005). She was previously married to Shotaro Morikubo.
Ken'ichi Suzumura was born on September 12, 1974 in Osaka, Japan. He is an actor, known for Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005), Gekijô ban Kara no kyôkai: Satsujin kôsatsu (Go) (2009) and Kuraishisu koa: Fainaru fantajî VII (2007). He has been married to ...
97. Hirotaka Suzuoki
Hirotaka Suzuoki was born on March 6, 1950 in Nagoya, Japan. He was an actor, known for Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996), Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris (1987). He died on August 6, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan.