Directors

by ultrace-72114 | created - 08 Jan 2019 | updated - 05 Sep 2020 | Public

1. John McTiernan

Director | Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Rollerball (2002) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, Donna Dubrow and Carol Land.

2. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouzshahi in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish-Iranian mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As ...

3. S.J. Clarkson

Director | The Defenders

S.J. Clarkson is known for The Defenders (2017), Life on Mars (2006) and Jessica Jones (2015).

4. Connie Wang

Actress | Tokens

Connie Wang is an award winning actress and producer with over 20 film and TV credits. She has received 7 screen nominations, including the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Performance. She won Best Lead Actress at the Apulia Web Festival for her role in Tokens. She has also produced and starred...

5. Angelica Alejandro

Actress | Workin' Moms

Working internationally Angelica, a Toronto based actor has appeared in Film, Television and Commercials. She is also an award winning producer, accomplished presenter, reporter and host. Her work has been accredited and awarded within North America, while also receiving acclaim in Barcelona, India...

6. Ana Sani

Actress | Mysticons

Ana Sani is a Canadian actress, voice actress, and writer. She's most known for her voice roles on many TV shows. Most notably the voice of Piper Willowbrook and Mysticon Striker in Mysticons and Cleo Badette on Nickelodeon's Ollie's Pack. She's also known for her voice work on Mia and Me, and The ...

7. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many acclaimed film productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

She was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. Her ...

8. Pollyanna McIntosh

Actress | The Walking Dead

Pollyanna McIntosh grew up in Portugal and Colombia before returning to her birthplace of Scotland, where she first began performing, on stage, at The Edinburgh Festival. At 16, she left for London and soon became involved in indie filmmaking (her first paid gig was as a stoner in Irvine Welsh's ...

9. Amy Heckerling

Writer | Clueless

Amy Heckerling studied Film and TV at New York University and got a Masters Degree in Film from The American Film Institute. Despite this education she couldn't get a break in Hollywood. However, in 1982, she made Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and people started to take notice. In 1985, ...

10. Robert Hegyes

Actor | Welcome Back, Kotter

Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to an Hungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother, Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. The others are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes - Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms. ...

11. Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Director | Kung Fu Panda 2

Jennifer Yuh Nelson was born on May 7, 1972 in South Korea. She is a director, known for Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Love, Death & Robots (2019) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).

12. Roxane Hayward

Actress | Saints & Strangers

Roxane Hayward was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Having finished her final year of school at the age of 16, Roxane was given a head start in life. She studied Drama, Dancing and Musical Theatre for four years through Trinity College London and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance London ...

13. 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 Anne Marie (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark Phineas Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes ...

14. Alicia Coppola

Actress | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Alicia Coppola is an American actress, primarily known for television roles. In 1968, Coppola was born in the town of Huntington, New York, which is located on the north shore of Long Island. The town is a major bedroom community for nearby New York City.

Coppola attended the Kent School, a ...

15. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Girl, Interrupted

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), 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 ...

16. Lina Esco

Actress | S.W.A.T.

Lina was born in 1985. She landed her first role as an actress when she was cast as Kelly in the movie "London" with Jessica Biel, back in 2005. Since that time Lina made a guest appearance as Angie Watson on the CBS hit show "CSI: New York" and was cast for a new movie called "Kingshighway" which ...

17. 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 ...

18. Sofia Coppola

Actress | The Godfather Part III

Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere (2010), Lost in Translation (2003), and Marie Antoinette (2006). She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two daughters, Romy and ...

19. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

20. Bleona

Actress | Paper Empire

Bleona, the international pop icon, redefines the word 'diva' in her uncontainable rise to stardom.

Her powerful vocals, charmingly brash persona and reputation as an electrifying performer, have rocketed her to the top of the Billboard Music Charts.

Bleona is a multiple award-winning, multi-lingual ...

21. Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer | Armageddon

Jerry Bruckheimer is a film and television producer born on September 21, 1943 in Detroit. He graduated from high school in 1961 before it was moving to Arizona. He started his career in 1968 to produce television commercials and advertising for the firm BBD&O in New York.

He left the commercial ...

22. Sasha Alexander

Actress | Shameless

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

23. Erin Richards

Actress | Gotham

Erin Richards was born on May 17, 1986 in Penarth, Wales, UK. She is an actress and director, known for Gotham (2014), Breaking In (2011) and Being Human (2008).

24. Leven Rambin

Actress | The Hunger Games

Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy and Gone, as well Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, and CSI: Miami....

25. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

Multi-talented and unconventional actor/director regarded by many as one of the true "enfant terribles" of Hollywood who led an amazing cinematic career for more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a ...

26. Dennis Haysbert

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis Haysbert was born on June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Far from Heaven (2002), 24 (2001) and Heat (1995). He was previously married to Lynn Griffith and Elena Simms.

27. Sasha Compère

Actress | Uncorked

Haitian-American Sasha Compere is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan where she also studied acting, and dance while performing in black box theaters. She performed as a member of the Bats at New York's Flea Theatre, ...

28. Frank Capra

Director | It's a Wonderful Life

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...

29. Terry Zwigoff

Director | Ghost World

Born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Zwigoff held several jobs before making his breakthrough feature: the documentary Crumb (1994) in 1994. His previous jobs included musician, shipping clerk, printer and welfare office worker. In fact, Zwigoff traces his film career back to discovering a rare blues ...

30. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

Benjamin Géza "Ben" Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to mother Chris Anne (Boldt), a school teacher, and father Timothy Byers "Tim" Affleck, a social worker. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975...

31. Rob Thomas

Producer | Veronica Mars

Rob Thomas was born on August 15, 1965 in Sunnyside, Washington, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Veronica Mars (2004), Veronica Mars (2014) and Party Down (2009).

32. Lake Bell

Actress | In a World...

Lake Siegel Bellis an American actress, screenwriter and director. She has starred in various television series, including Boston Legal (2004-2006), Surface (2005-2006), How to Make It in America (2010-2011), Childrens Hospital (2008-2016), and Bless This Mess (2019-2020) and in films including ...

34. 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 (2013) (NBCU International/Bell Media) for four seasons on CTV from 2012 - 2016. Kristin holds the distinction of being the first ...

35. Ali Liebert

Actress | Bomb Girls

Ali Liebert is a Canadian Screen Award winner ("Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series") for her portrayal of Betty Mcrae in Reelz/Global TV's original hit series, Bomb Girls. She also won a Leo Award for the same character. In 2013, Whistler Film Festival, Elle Canada & ...

36. Kevin McKidd

Actor | Trainspotting

Kevin McKidd was born and raised in Elgin, Scotland, the son of Kathleen, a secretary, and Neil McKidd, a plumber. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre, before going on to study Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. While at the university, Kevin became involved with Bedlam Theatre, the...

37. Catherine Black

Actress | American Psycho

Catherine Black (AKA Cat Black) is an award winning Canadian-American actress, artist and filmmaker. A member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, ACTRA, CAEA and the Alliance of Women Directors.

Catherine started acting in commercials when she was 5 years old and was picked out of a lineup of hundreds of little ...

38. Michelle Bernard

Actress | 9-1-1

Michelle Bernard is Recurring as "Officer Carol Branford" on the #1 show on TV, "9-1-1," a Ryan Murphy Productions series by FOX Studios. "9-1-1" wrapped shooting Season 5 in May of 2022. Michelle is also Recurring as "Officer DeSantos" on "The Rookie" which also wrapped shooting Season 4 in May ...

39. Julie Ann Emery

Actress | Better Call Saul

Actress Julie Ann Emery is best known for her breakout recurring role in "Better Call Saul," AMC's highly buzzed-about prequel to "Breaking Bad." She can be seen as a series regular in AMC's fan favorite, "Preacher." Julie Ann takes on the important role of Lara Featherstone, one of the Grail's ...

40. Nancy McKeon

Actress | The Facts of Life

Nancy McKeon was born in Westbury, New York, on Monday, April 4th, 1966, to Don & Barbara McKeon, began modeling baby clothes for the Sears & Roebuck catalog at the age of two and she and her brother did over sixty-five commercials in seven years. When her brother, Philip McKeon, won a role on the ...

41. Lisa Vidal

Actress | Star Trek

Lisa Vidal was born on June 13, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Star Trek (2009), Being Mary Jane (2013) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She has been married to Jay Cohen since January 6, 1990. They have three children.

42. Tracey Needham

Actress | The Division

As the only girl in a family of four children, Tracy Needham found that her height gave her a leg up whenever she would play football with the boys. I grew up being very competitive with guys", says Needham, who is 5'11". "I was always jumping into football games and wanted to be treated equally and...

43. Tanya Vidal

Producer | The Mosquito

Tanya Vidal is known for The Mosquito (2005), The Division (2001) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004).

44. Rebecca Gayheart

Actress | Urban Legend

Rebecca Gayheart was born on August 12, 1971 in Hazard, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Urban Legend (1998), Jawbreaker (1999) and Nothing to Lose (1997). She has been married to Eric Dane since October 29, 2004. They have two children.

45. Roma Downey

Actress | Touched by an Angel

Roma Downey is an Emmy-nominated actress and producer who has been creating inspirational content for 25 years. Born in Northern Ireland, she was classically trained in London. She has performed on stage with the famed Abbey Theater and has appeared both on and off Broadway. For almost a decade, ...

46. Stacey Moseley

Actress | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Stacey Moseley was born in 1976 in Virginia, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Shameless (2011). She has been married to Kent Ned Riepe since October 26, 2002. They have two children.

47. Kim Fields

Actress | The Facts of Life

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Facts of Life (1979), Living Single (1993) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). She has been married to Christopher Morgan since July 23, 2007. They have two children. She ...

48. Debbie Allen

Producer | Fame

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to ...

49. Melora Hardin

Actress | 17 Again

Melora Hardin is an American actress, singer and director from Houston, Texas who is known for playing Jan Levinson from The Office and Trudy Monk from Monk. She also acted in The Rocketeer, 24 Dresses, 17 Again, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Transparent, The Bold Type and The Hot Chick. She had two ...

50. Natalija Nogulich

Actress | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

NATALIJA NOGULICH recently did a dynamic "horror" film, THE SPRINGFIELD THREE, directed by the talented Sam Gonzalez. Another indy, UNTHINKABLE, garnered Natalija the Pinnacle International Best Actress Award for her lead role. Other recent highlights were episodes of CHICAGO MED, SHAMELESS and ...

51. Danielle Panabaker

Actress | The Flash

Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series Summerland (2004)(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp before joining community theater productions when she was 10 years old. Panabaker moved to Naperville...

52. Meagan Good

Actress | Think Like a Man

Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood (1995), ...

53. Amy Jo Johnson

Director | Tammy's Always Dying

Amy Jo Johnson is an American/Canadian actress and filmmaker. Amy grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. As a child she competed as a gymnast, learning skills that would later be of great use to her in her breakthrough role as Kimberly Hart the Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). ...

54. Arabella Field

Actress | House M.D.

Arabella Field was born on February 5, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for House (2004), American Horror Story (2011) and Seinfeld (1989). She was previously married to Brian Gerber.



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