Actors

by jetterle | created - 15 Mar 2014 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

Actors

1. Charlie Cox

Actor | Daredevil

Charlie Thomas Cox was born in London, England, to Patricia C. A. (Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, a publisher. He has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and descends from several prominent forebears (Baronets of Agnew and Carnegie, an Earl of Findlater, and a Colonial Governor of ...

2. Theo James

Actor | Divergent

Theo James was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom to Jane (née Martin) and Philip Taptiklis. He is the youngest of five children, having two older brothers and two older sisters. He is of one quarter Greek descent, with the rest of his ancestry being English and Scottish.

He ...

3. Justin Bartha

Actor | The Hangover

Justin Bartha was born on July 21, 1978 in West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA as Justin Lee Bartha. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hangover (2009), National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007). He has been married to Lia Smith since January 4, 2014. They have one ...

4. Matthew Settle

Actor | Into the West

Matthew Settle continues to evolve into a respected actor of Stage and Screen. Known in households, around the world, for his work in the cultural phenomenon, Gossip Girl (2007), as "Rufus Humphrey", as well as the celebrated "Capt. Ronald Speirs" from the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Band ...

5. Peter Sarsgaard

Actor | Garden State

Peter Sarsgaard was born at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to Judy Lea (Reinhardt) and John Dale Sarsgaard, an engineer who worked for the Air Force and later Monsanto and IBM. He is a graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, where he majored in history and literature. He was a co-founder of ...

6. John Krasinski

Actor | A Quiet Place

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

7. Michael Wincott

Actor | Basquiat

Over more than thirty years, Michael Wincott has gained the reputation of a respected and uncompromising actor. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he eventually moved to New York City where he graduated from Juilliard in 1986 and began a relationship with Joseph Papp's Public Theatre beginning with his ...

8. Henry Cavill

Actor | Man of Steel

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...

9. Alden Ehrenreich

Actor | Hail, Caesar!

Alden Ehrenreich is an American actor. He made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro (2009), and appeared in Coppola's subsequent film Twixt (2011).

In 2013, he starred as Ethan Wate in the film adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures (2013). He then played the stepson of ...

10. Cillian Murphy

Actor | 28 Days Later...

Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, the oldest child of Brendan Murphy, who works for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a teacher of French. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law ...

11. Osvaldo de León

Actor | Hidden Moon

Osvaldo de León was born on May 6, 1984 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is an actor and producer, known for Hidden Moon (2012), Cambio de ruta (2014) and Por mis bigotes (2015).

12. Paul Schneider

Actor | All the Real Girls

Paul Schneider was born on March 16, 1976 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for All the Real Girls (2003), Lars and the Real Girl (2007) and Water for Elephants (2011).

13. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

14. Corey Stoll

Actor | Midnight in Paris

Corey Stoll was born on March 14, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA as Corey Daniel Stoll. He is an actor, known for Midnight in Paris (2011), Ant-Man (2015) and House of Cards (2013). He has been married to Nadia Bowers since June 21, 2015. They have one child.

15. Mark Stanley

Actor | Game of Thrones

Mark Stanley is an actor, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Mr. Turner (2014).

16. Kristofer Hivju

Actor | Turist

A second-generation Norwegian actor, Kristofer Hivju was born on 7 December, 1978 in Oslo. He is the son of actors Lieselotte Holmene and Erik Hivju, a prominent character actor who appeared with his son in the short film Flax, where Kristofer shared screenwriting credit with director Bård Ivar ...

17. Joe Absolom

Actor | Doc Martin

Born in 1978, Joe Absolom began acting in 1990 at age 11 in a peanut butter advertisement. After appearing in Screenplay: Antonia and Jane (1990) , he achieved fame as Matthew Rose in EastEnders (1985) in 1997 at age 18. After leaving EastEnders (1985) in 2000, he has appeared in Long Time Dead (...

18. Blair Redford

Actor | The Gifted

Blair Redford was born on July 27, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as David Blair Redford. He is an actor and producer, known for The Gifted (2017), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and Burlesque (2010).

19. Katherine LaNasa

Actress | Valentine's Day

Actress, former ballet dancer and choreographer Katherine LaNasa was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and originally trained as a ballet dancer, but had attended the North Carolina School of Arts, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York. In 1989, she ...

20. Jon-Erik Hexum

Actor | Voyagers!

In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing...

21. Antony Hamilton

Actor | Cover Up

Though born in England in May of 1952, Antony Hamilton was adopted by an Australian military man and his wife and grew up in Adelaide, Australia. A classically trained dancer, he danced with the Australian ballet before his outstanding good looks led him into a modeling career. He modeled in Europe...

22. Christian Kane

Actor | Just Married

Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. However, Christian wanted to try out acting, so he took his ...

23. Garrett Coffey

Actor | Major Crimes

Garrett Coffey is an actor, known for Major Crimes (2012), Manson's Lost Girls (2016) and Code Black (2015).

24. John Lavelle

Actor | Zootopia

John Lavelle was born on November 23, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Zootopia (2016), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) and Selma (2014).

25. Finn Wittrock

Actor | American Horror Story

Finn Wittrock was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, to Kate Claire Crowley, a professor of occupational therapy, and Peter Wittrock, an actor and voice teacher. Finn grew up near the stage of Shakespeare and Company, where his father worked. He made his Broadway debut as Happy in "Death of a Salesman", ...

26. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Actor | Game of Thrones

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player.

On 31 January 2015, Björnsson beat a 1000-year-old record set by Orm Storolfsson at the World's Strongest Viking competition in Norway, where he carried a 10 m (33 ft) long 650 kg (1,430...

27. Alexis Georgoulis

Actor | Marionetes

Alexis Georgoulis was born in the Greek town Larissa. In 1993, he started studying at the National Technical University of Athens to become a Civil Engineer. In 1997, after graduating from the prestigious Jasmine Drama School, Alexis would go on to star in several stage productions. During this ...

28. Josh Lucas

Actor | Sweet Home Alabama

Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor.

Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. ...

29. Tom Vincent

Actor | Another Gay Movie

Tom Vincent is an actor, known for Another Gay Movie (2006), Criminal Minds (2005) and Overnight (2012).

30. J. Nathan Simmons

Legion

J. Nathan Simmons was born in Oklahoma. He has traveled with his family all over the world. He has always had a wonder-lust for life and an imagination to go with it. He has worked with electronics for most of his life but also has a need to be creative. Then he got into working in film and ...

31. Walter George Alton

Actor | L'uomo puma

Walter George Alton was born on December 3, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Pumaman (1980), 10 (1979) and Heavenly Bodies (1984).

32. Vince Vieluf

Actor | Rat Race

Vince Vieluf recently wrapped Love Inc, a pilot for UPN, he quickly returned to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has been working alongside Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford in the feature film Firewall. Vince packed up all his belongings in 1996, rented a 13 foot U-haul and with his cat Groovy ...

33. Dash Mihok

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

Dashiell Raymond Mihok was born on May 24, 1974 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to Andrea Mihok (née Cloak) and Raymond Thorne (born Raymond Mihok), both actors, with ties to the New York stage. He is of Czech and British descent. Dash was raised in a trendy artist building. He ...

34. Johnathon Schaech

Actor | Legends of Tomorrow

Tall, dark, and handsome, Johnathon Schaech has all of the physical attributes one would expect of a leading man. Despite his appearance, however, true stardom has eluded Schaech, as he appears in films that allow him to showcase his talent without providing the opportunity for the actor to make a ...

35. James Marsden

Actor | X-Men

James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced...

36. Guy Pearce

Actor | Memento

Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...

37. J.K. Simmons

Actor | Whiplash

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had ...

38. Martin Pepper

Self | How the Earth Works

Martin Pepper was born as Martin Bailey Pepper.

39. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearances in the popular TV series Byker Grove (1989).

He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role ...

40. Jackson Hurst

Actor | Sharp Objects

Jackson Hurst was born on February 17, 1979 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jackson Ryan Hurst. He is an actor and producer, known for Sharp Objects (2018), Scandal (2012) and Drop Dead Diva (2009). He has been married to Stacy Stas Hurst since June 6, 2014.

41. Jon Abrahams

Actor | Scary Movie

Jon Abrahams was born on October 29, 1977 in New York City, New York, USA as Jon Avery Abrahams. He is an actor and director, known for Scary Movie (2000), Meet the Parents (2000) and House of Wax (2005).

42. Ryan Pinkston

Actor | Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Ryan Pinkston was born on February 8, 1988 in Silver Spring, Maryland to parents Linda and Mark. He studied karate from age 4 and by 9 had earned his second degree in Wushu and first degree in Tae Kwon Do. He holds World Titles in the United States, France, Canada, and Central America, including ...

43. Stephen Baldwin

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. ...

44. Adam Pally

Actor | Dirty Grandpa

Adam Pally was born on March 18, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA as Adam Saul Pally. He is an actor and producer, known for Dirty Grandpa (2016), Iron Man Three (2013) and Band Aid (2017). He has been married to Daniella Anne Liben since July 3, 2008.

45. Garrett Hedlund

Actor | Tron

Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry.

Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm in a ...

46. Geoff Stults

Actor | Wedding Crashers

Geoff Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. Attended Whittier College from 1994-1998, where he performed in some theatrical productions and played division III football. Played professional Football in Europe as a wide receiver. He acted in the long running show, 7th Heaven (1996), in ...

47. Paul Telfer

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Paul Telfer was born on October 30, 1979 in Paisley, Scotland. He is an actor, known for NCIS (2003), Miss Conception (2008) and The Vampire Diaries (2009). He is married to Carmen Cusack.

48. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

49. Mark Deklin

Actor | Designated Survivor

A critically-acclaimed actor and fight director, Mark has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters across the country in addition to his work in film and television. He holds an MFA from the University of Washington's PATP conservatory, as well as a BA from Penn State University (...

50. Nicholas Galitzine

Actor | High Strung

Nicholas made his film debut in John Williams' feature The Beat Beneath My Feet for Scoop Films, which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2014 and screened in competition at Berlinale in 2015. His next film role was a lead in Michael Damian's feature High Strung for Riviera Films which ...

51. Chris O'Dowd

Actor | Bridesmaids

Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd (born 9 October, 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in ...