Leaping Lizards: Celebs Born on Leap Dayby Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Which actor, actress, or other notable personalities that are or were born on February 29th is your favorite?
Sorted by Star-meter on poll date creation. Actors ranking numbers higher than 20,000 are left out, as they may fluctuate greatly.
After voting, please discuss here.
Actress | EastEnders
Rakhee Thakrar was born on February 29, 1984 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Rakhee Mansukh Thakrar. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Page Eight (2011) and Children in Need (1980). She has been married to Vikash Bhai since September 2, 2017.
2. Ja Rule
Actor | The Fast and the Furious
Ja Rule was born on February 29, 1976 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Atkins. He is an actor, known for The Fast and the Furious (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). He has been married to Aisha Atkins since April 14, 2001. They have three ...
Peter Scanavino was born on February 29, 1980 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is an actor, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), The Cold Lands (2013) and Banshee (2013). He has been married to Lisha Bai since July 2, 2011. They have two children.
4. Joss Ackland
Actor | The Hunt for Red October
Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...
Actor | Get Shorty
Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...
Actor | Independence Day: Resurgence
Born a leap year child he excelled academically from elementary through high school as a top honor student. He graduated class salutatorian before moving straight to the Dean's List in college, studying the Art Of Culinary and earning the honor of being a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor ...
7. Alex Rocco
Actor | The Godfather
Tough and volatile-looking Italianate character actor Alex Rocco was born in Boston and spent time training with such notable teachers as Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey to curb his thick Boston accent. In Hollywood from 1963, he worked as a bartender during the lean years and began his TV career in ...
Actor | The Big Hit
Antonio Sabato Jr. was born on February 29, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonio G. Sabato Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Hit (1998), Shark Hunter (2001) and General Hospital (1963). He was previously married to Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes and Tully Jensen.
9. Dinah Shore
Soundtrack | The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Her real name was Frances "Fanny" Rose Shore, and she was born in Winchester, Tennessee. Stricken with polio at 18 months of age, she recovered after receiving the Sister Kenny treatment. She became a cheerleader at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville and went on to graduate from Vanderbilt ...
Director | A Star Is Born
William Wellman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter-director of the original A Star Is Born (1937), was called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, a nickname that persisted in Hollywood due to his larger-than-life personality and lifestyle.
A leap-year baby born in 1896 on the 29th...
11. Edward Faulkner
Actor | The Green Berets
Fielden Edward Faulkner II was born on Leap Year (February 29), 1932, in Lexington, Kentucky, where his father owned and operated a prominent building supply company. His mother was a retired piano and music teacher. He was the second of two children; his sister (now deceased) was nearly 19 years ...
12. Shane Johnson
Actor | Behind Enemy Lines
While known mostly as an actor, Shane has also ventured into producing, writing and animation. Given his passion for one particular project, he taught himself how to animate and has since been developing multiple projects. He's also ventured into scripted and reality TV as a writer/creator, ...
Producer | Bethany
Bursting onto the indie horror scene at the age of eighteen with his first feature, 'My Pure Joy', James Cullen Bressack has been called "horror's new hope" (Studio City Patch) and "a talent to watch out for" (H.S.T.), also receiving rave reviews on most every major horror website. Released by ...
15. Harvey Jason
Actor | The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Popular stage, film and TV actor Harvey Jason was born on Leap Year's Day, 1940 in London, England. From childhood he aspired to a career as an actor. His efforts, and his substantial talent, paid off. At 19 he was in New York, ready to go. A year later, he was appearing in Joseph Papp's ...
16. Susan Sennett
Actress | Big Bad Mama
Cute, charming, and spunky blonde Susan Sennett was born on February 29, 1952 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended a charm school on Ventura Boulevard. Sennett was a member of the arts group, Visual Girls, for two years, worked at the teenage fair, and ...
21. Saul Williams
Actor | K-PAX
Acclaimed New York-based verbal stylist, who has risen to the level of one of the foremost slam poets today. Holds a B.A. in philosophy and acting from Morehouse College, as well as a Masters in Acting from NYU.
Was a staple of NYC's Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where he honed his skill, drawing from ...
22. Tempest Storm
Actress | Mundo depravados
A staple for many years at the El Ray Berlesk theater in Oakland, Tempest Storm had a name suiting her past. She had run away from her home in Eastman, Georgia, after surviving abuse as a child and a rape by a local gang. Ariving in Studio City, Tempest got along well, managing not only on her ...
26. Phyllis Frelich
Actress | ER
Phyllis was born on Feburary 29, 1944, the oldest of 9 children. She attended North Dakota School for the Deaf, graduating in 1962. She went on to Gallaudet College (renamed Gallaudet University), actively participating in theater there. She finally made her debut on April 2, 1967, on the NBC ...
29. Jimmy Dorsey
Actor | I Dood It
Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer ("I'm Glad There Is You" and "Contrasts" [his theme]), educated in public schools and a cornet student of his father. Through the 1920s he was a saxophonist in orchestras including those of Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols, and the California ...