Actors

by nickgaitan | created - 09 Jul 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Marita De La Torre

Actress | Lodo

Her name literally translates to "Little Mary of the Tower". Now a resident of Los Angeles, California, the native Texan has roots in Mexico from grandparents of Spanish, German, Aztec and Mayan descent. Born in the City of Brownsville, Texas, she also spent childhood years in the neighboring town ...

2. Mickey Rourke

Actor | Sin City

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette Elizabeth (Cameron) and Philip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of mostly English and French-Canadian ancestry. When he was six years old,...

3. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

4. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...

5. Perry Farrell

Soundtrack | Twilight

Perry Farrell was born on March 29, 1959 in Queens, New York, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Twilight (2008), Southland Tales (2006) and The Cable Guy (1996). He has been married to Etty Lau since March 8, 2002. They have two children.

6. Julia Koschitz

Actress | Pass gut auf ihn auf

Julia Koschitz was born on December 26, 1974 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Take Good Care of Him (2013), Der letzte schöne Herbsttag (2010) and The Scary House (2020).

7. Emily Browning

Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and ...

8. Meagan Gillett

Actress | Beautiful Lies

Meagan Gillett is known for Beautiful Lies (2018), Blue Jay Hearts (2018) and Look (2018).

9. Sam Elliott

Actor | A Star Is Born

Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The ...

10. Anthony Ramos

Actor | In the Heights

Anthony Ramos Martinez is an American actor, singer and songwriter. In 2015, he originated the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton. Ramos also appeared in the 2021 film version of In the Heights as Usnavi and in the 2018 film A Star Is Born as Ramon. In ...

11. Kelly LeBrock

Actress | Weird Science

Kelly LeBrock was born in New York and raised in London. She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father and an Irish mother. Kelly LeBrock began her career as a model beginning at the age of sixteen. She has appeared on hundreds of covers and magazines including a Christian Dior ad. She became one...

12. Billy Joe Shaver

Soundtrack | Hell or High Water

Billy Joe Shaver was born on August 16, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Hell or High Water (2016), Crazy Heart (2009) and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001). He was previously married to Wanda Lynn Canady, Brenda Tindell and Jean. He died on October 28, 2020 in ...

13. Jurnee Smollett

Actress | Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Jurnee Smollett is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. In the fall of 2020, she starred in J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele and Misha Green's critically acclaimed drama for HBO, "Lovecraft Country." Smollett's performance was lauded by industry insiders and critics alike. ...

14. Vondie Curtis-Hall

Actor | Romeo + Juliet

Vondie Curtis-Hall was born on September 30, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Romeo + Juliet (1996), Falling Down (1993) and Broken Arrow (1996). He has been married to Kasi Lemmons since August 19, 1995. They have two children.

15. Cindyana Santangelo

Actress | CSI: Miami

Dubbed "The Latin Marilyn Monroe" by Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction in Spin Magazine, her old-fashioned, movie-star visage and traffic-stopping curves definitely give Cindyana Santangelo that elusive "It" factor. Whether it's on TV as The Jiggly Room's sexy stripper Sierra Madre (a recurring ...

16. Vivien Vu-Sosa

Actress | Hurtful Truth

Vivien Vu-Sosa is known for Hurtful Truth, Beyond the Best and Lives in Me (2020).

17. Regina King

Actress | Ray

Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

18. Rochenda Sandall

Actress | Small Axe

Rochenda Sandall is known for Small Axe (2020), Line of Duty (2012) and Criminal: UK (2019).

19. Debra Winger

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an office manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra...

20. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the '60s through ...

21. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

22. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

23. Raymond Cruz

Actor | Training Day

Raymond Cruz is perhaps best-known for his portrayal of the frighteningly lethal 'Tuco Salamanca' in AMC's critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad (2008), a character he later reprised for the first two episodes of the spin-off Better Call Saul (2015). The role garnered him a 'Best Performance in a ...

24. Patricia Velasquez

Actress | The Mummy Returns

Creativity goes beyond canvas, photos, film, and media. It also catalyzes charity, philanthropy, and activism.

Award-winning actress, history-making supermodel, staunch philanthropist, conscientious activist, author, and loving mom Patricia Velásquez applies an eternal creative spirit to everything ...

25. Marisol Ramirez

Actress | Circle

Marisol Ramirez is known for Circle (2015), The Curse of La Llorona (2019) and Right at Your Door (2006).

26. Janet Hubert

Self | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion

Janet Louise Hubert was born in Chicago, IL. She is best known for playing the sassy, witty, outgoing, protective mom on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990).

Janet Hubert spent most of her childhood growing up in Momence, IL. That changed when she won a scholarship to Julliard ...

27. Barbara Lang

Actress | Lawman

Actress Barbara Lang was a beautiful, brassy "B"-level blonde of the 50s in the Barbara Payton mold. Lang's life was certainly not as reckless as that of Payton, who also flourished during the 1950s, but it did have its share of roller coaster rides. She also did not make as many films as Payton --...

28. Adam Baldwin

Actor | Serenity

Adam Baldwin is an American actor who is from Illinois. He is known for playing Jayne Cobb from Firefly and Serenity, Hal Jordan in various DC cartoons and games and Animal Mother from Full Metal Jacket. He also acted in Independence Day, The Patriot, Predator 2, American Underdog, Superman: ...

29. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

30. Sal Lopez

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

Sal Lopez was born on November 8, 1954. He is an actor and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Logan (2017) and Man on Fire (2004). He is married to Urbanie Lucero.

31. Damian Chapa

Actor | Bound by Honor

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Damian (who's of Mexican, Italian, Irish and Native American descent) grew up as the second eldest of 5 children; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. His father,Rico Chapa, owned a bar across the street, in Columbus, OH, from a go-go bar, owned by someone he knew; Larry Flynt, who'd ...

32. KiKi Layne

Actress | If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne was born on December 10, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Native Son (2019) and The Old Guard (2020).

33. Teyana Taylor

Actress | Coming 2 America

Teyana Taylor was born on December 10, 1990 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Coming 2 America (2021), Kanye West: Fade (2016) and Teyana Taylor Feat. King Combs: How You Want It? (2019). She has been married to Iman Shumpert since October 1, 2016...

34. Yvonne De Carlo

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of ...

35. Tongolele

Actress | Han matado a Tongolele

Yolanda Montes, artistically known as "Tongolele", became a professional dancer when she was only 15 years old. Tongolele was an exotic dancer and actress of Mexican films from the late 1940's into the 1980's. She was and still is well known in Latin America and Spain. Her father was Spanish/...

36. Ali Larter

Actress | Final Destination

Born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age thirteen, and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons (1997). She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama ...

37. Tia Carrere

Actress | Wayne's World

Tia Carrere was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the independent film Aloha Summer. Tia moved to Los Angeles and continued her ascent in the acting world with a series regular role...

38. Rick Aviles

Actor | Waterworld

Rick Aviles was born on October 14, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Waterworld (1995), Ghost (1990) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He died on March 17, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Val Kilmer

Actor | The Doors

Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's ...

40. Ariana Guerra

Actress | Helstrom

Ariana Guerra is known for Helstrom (2020), Candy Jar (2018) and Five Feet Apart (2019).

41. Evelyn Gonzalez

Actress | The Conners

Evelyn Gonzalez is known for The Conners (2018), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) and A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018).

42. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

43. Nick Nolte

Actor | Warrior

Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and began his career on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), playing the role of "Tom/Tommy Jordache". Nick Nolte said that when he played a young man in ...

44. Tom Berenger

Actor | Inception

Born in Chicago, Oscar nominee and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tom Berenger was born Thomas Michael Moore and raised in a working class Roman Catholic family of Irish descent. His father was a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Tom attended the University of Missouri to study journalism. ...

45. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher...



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