International peopleby jennay343 | created - 20 May 2014 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
This list includes people from all 196 countries PLUS some territories (ie Guam, French Polynesia, Jersey).
* = a territory.
1. Tzi Ma
Actor | Arrival
Tzi Ma was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States at a young age. Together with his parents and four of his siblings, he worked in a family-owned restaurant on Staten Island, New York, where he still has his elementary school friends he's in touch with. One of the most prolific and ...
2. Wilma Elles
Actress | Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki
Wilma Elles is a German actress known in more than 70 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern and Central Europe for her lead-role in 'Filinta' and 'Yeter' and especially in the weekly TV series "Öyle bir gecer zaman ki" (As time goes by) and which broke several viewer records and is ...
Actress | Teen Beach 2
Maia Mitchell is an Australian singer/song writer and actress from Lismore, New South Wales. She learned to play the guitar at a very young age and her talent has been included on The Fosters (2013) - an ABC Family show that aired in June 2013, where Maia plays one of the main roles of "Callie ...
Actress | Supernatural
Weronika Rosati is an international actress. Born in 1984 in Warsaw, her Polish-American-Hungarian mother is a famous fashion designer and her Italian father is a respected politician/economist now a deputy at the European Parliament. She has been working in films since she was a teenager. She ...
Actress | Nacho Libre
Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later ...
6. Aasif Mandvi
Actor | Million Dollar Arm
Aasif Mandvi was born on March 5, 1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Aasif Mandviwala. He is an actor and producer, known for Million Dollar Arm (2014). He has been married to Shaifali Puri since August 26, 2017.
Actress | Midnight in Paris
Born in Kigali, Rwanda, from a Rwandese mother, Landrada, and a French father, Jacques, the family escaped to the neighbouring country of Burundi, the year before the civil war started (1990), preceding the Tutsi genocide in 1994.
Leaving the family business (a printing company), the family decided ...
8. José Padilha
Producer | Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the ...
9. Tom Choi
Actor | Truth or Dare
Tom Choi was born in Taegu, South Korea and moved to Des Moines, Iowa when he was four years old. After graduating high school, Tom moved to Seattle, Washington where he graduated from The University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Drama. Moving to Los Angeles, he has continued to act in ...
10. Lenna Kuurmaa
Actress | Kuhu põgenevad hinged
11. Eva Green
Actress | Casino Royale
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of ...
12. José Ramos Horta
José Ramos Horta was born on December 26, 1949 in Dili, East Timor as José Manuel Ramos Horta. He is known for his work on Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), The Diplomat (2000) and Alias Ruby Blade (2012).
13. Ned Yousef
Actor | Shock and Awe
United Arab Emirates
14. Justin Bieber
Soundtrack | Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian, Irish, German, English, and Scottish descent. He has two younger half-siblings...
15. Julia Rose
Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
An Ivy League graduate with a degree in Diplomatic History, Julia was born in Zambia, spent her early childhood in Africa, and grew up in Paris before finishing high school in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Her mother, a stage actress herself in Paris in her youth, was originally from Turkey. Her ...
16. James Wilby
Actor | Gosford Park
James Wilby was born on February 20, 1958 in Rangoon, Burma. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Maurice (1987) and A Handful of Dust (1988). He has been married to Shana Louise Magraw since June 25, 1988. They have four children.
17. Lewis Alsamari
Actor | United 93
Lewis Alsamari is a British-Iraqi actor, best known for his leading role in Universal Studios' Oscar-nominated, BAFTA winning movie 'United 93', the BerlinAle winning BBC film 'Occupation' and new US movie "Blackline".
Alsamari is also a trans-media producer (PGA), interactive video games publisher ...
18. Malin Akerman
Actress | Watchmen
Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced...
Actress | Il est plus facile pour un chameau...
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was born on November 16, 1964 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for Il est plus facile pour un chameau... (2003), Il capitale umano (2013) and La pazza gioia (2016).
Actor | Out of Africa
Gave his debut as an actor in 1962. Member of the 'Wiener Burgtheater' in Vienna since 1972. Played at the 'Salzburger Festspiele' since 1975. Directed plays since 1977. Debuted as a movie actor in 1972.
21. Andrew Tinpo Lee
Actor | This Is Us
Born in St. Lucia, Andrew moved to the the United States at the age of one, and was raised by his single, immigrant mother. The family moved often in search of work, and so Andrew changed schools many times (attending 8 schools in 12 years).
Andrew graduated from UCLA with BA in English Literature ...
Producer | Schmoolie the Deathwatcher
23. Penélope Cruz
Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...
24. Charlize Theron
Actress | Monster
Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner ...
25. Jordana Brewster
Actress | Furious Seven
Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama. Her mother, Maria João Leal de Sousa, is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978 . Her father, Alden Brewster, is an American-born investment banker, who has English, ...
26. Yvan Attal
Actor | Rush Hour 3
27. Grace Byers
Actress | Empire
Grace Byers (born Grace Lillis Gealey) was born in the Cayman Islands, and moved to America to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she received a B.A. in Theater Arts. During her time at USF, acting afforded her the opportunity to communicate viscerally; a desire that came from ...
28. Renny Harlin
Director | Die Hard 2
Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.
Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a ...
Actress | Johnny English
Tasha de Vasconcelos was born in Beira, Mozambique, with Portuguese ancestry on her father's side and British on her mother's side. Her old European background is very evident in her multilingual diversity and her capacity to interact with different cultures. Due to social unrest in Africa her ...
30. Larissa Bond
Actress | Lord of War
Larissa Bond was born on April 8, 1973 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR as Bondarenko Larisa Vjacheslavovna. She is an actress, known for Lord of War (2005), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and How to Make It in America (2010).
31. Mick Preston
Actor | Gojira: Fainaru uôzu
Mick Preston trained as an actor in New York with Uta Hagen. He has worked as an actor in the USA, Japan and Australia in film, television, theater and television commercials and was recently nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor' at the South Hampton International Film Festival for his role as ...
Papua New Guinea
32. Michelle Yeoh
Actress | Wo hu cang long
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...
33. Goran Visnjic
Actor | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Goran Visnjic is a Croatian American actor and producer, born in Sibenik, Croatia. He is married to Eva Visnjic (formerly Ivana Vrdoljak) with whom has three children. From an early age Visnjic started appearing in various theater plays. At the age of 16, he had his screen debut in the film Braca ...
34. Yanina Studilina
Actress | Stalingrad
Yanina Studilina was born on August 6, 1985 in Omsk, Omskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Yanina Sergeevna Studilina. She is an actress, known for Stalingrad (2013), Yasnovidyashchaya (2009) and #Nerealnaya lyubov (2014). She is married to Aleksandr Rodnyanskiy Jr. They have one child.
35. Ksenia Solo
Actress | Black Swan
Ksenia Solo landed her first television role at age ten in the popular Canadian kids series I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, alongside Michael Cera. By the age of eighteen, she became the youngest recipient to ever receive two consecutive Gemini Awards in 2005 and 2006. She later won her third Gemini ...
36. Omar Sharif
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...
37. Ulrich Thomsen
Actor | Festen
Ulrich Thomsen graduated from The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which playing on several theaters in Copenhagen, i.e. Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. His debut on film was in Ole Bornedal's Nattevagten (1994). Since then a number of ...
38. Haluk Bilginer
Actor | Kis Uykusu
After graduating from Ankara State Conservatory, he went to England (1977) and acted in various British plays and shows (My Fair Lady, Macbeth, Pal Joey, Belami, Phantom of the Opera) and also TV series (Eastenders, Glory Boys, Murder of a Moderate Man, Bergerac, Memories of Midnight, The Bill) ...
Actor | Death Note
Kenichi Matsuyama was born in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture. In 2001, Matsuyama started his career modeling and the following year made his debut as an actor landing a small role in the NTV drama Gokusen (2002). In 2003, Matsuyama made his film debut in a supporting role in Bright Future (2002). His ...
40. Dustin Nguyen
Actor | Little Fish
Dustin Tri Nguyen, after moving to the US from Vietnam in 1975, went on to establish himself as one of Hollywood's premiere Asian-American actors coming out of the martial arts world, having starred on such hit TV shows as "21 Jump Street," "Seaquest DSV," "VIP," as well as feature films like MAN ...
Actress | Vampires Suck
Anneliese van der Pol was born on September 23, 1984 in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, to Dyan Ross and Willem van der Pol. She moved to the United States when she was a young child. Her American-born mother named her after Holocaust victim Anne Frank. A graduate of the Musical Theater Program at The ...
42. Luis Guzmán
Actor | Traffic
Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
43. Luis Moncada
Actor | Fast & Furious
Luis Moncada was born on July 18, 1977 in Honduras. He is known for his work on Fast & Furious (2009). He has been married to Michelle Moncada since July 24, 2004. They have two children.
44. Santiago Cabrera
Actor | Transformers: The Last Knight
Santiago Cabrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Chilean parents, and grew up in London, Romania, Toronto, and Madrid. Although he considers Santiago, Chile, his hometown, he splits his time between London and Los Angeles.
Cabrera trained at London's prestigious Drama Centre under renowned ...
45. Yorgos Lanthimos
Director | The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta,...
46. Abbas Kiarostami
Director | Bad ma ra khahad bord
Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career ...
Actress | NCIS: Los Angeles
Natalia's adoration for acting began as a bubbly child entertaining guests at her family's large dinner parties. It was evident early on -- Natalia would lead a life dedicated to the performing arts. Always smiling, Natalia played the piano, sang and danced, catering her show for the audience where...
Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Iman was born on July 25, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia as Iman Abdulmajid. She is a producer and actress, known for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), L.A. Story (1991) and No Way Out (1987). She was previously married to David Bowie and Spencer Haywood.
Actress | Miss Holland
Born in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, she moved to the UK at age 14 to study drama and musical theatre at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park. After high school she focused on physics in college and graduated with a Master's in Science (Physics) from Imperial College London in 2008. ...
50. Liya Kebede
Actress | The Good Shepherd
Liya Kebede was born on March 1, 1978 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress, known for The Good Shepherd (2006), The Best Offer (2013) and Lord of War (2005). She was previously married to Kassy Kebede.
Stefan Karl Stefansson was an Icelandic film and stage actor/comedian, best known for playing the villain Robbie Rotten of Nickjr's popular TV program Lazy Town, that currently airs worldwide in over 103 countries, in all five continents, on [such distinguished] networks as BBC, CBBC, CBS, ...
52. Maia Morgenstern
Actress | The Passion of the Christ
Maia Morgenstern is a Romanian film and stage actress, described by Florin Mitu of AMOS News as "a symbol of Romanian theater and film". In the English-speaking world, she is probably best known for the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. In Romania, she ...
53. Diogo Morgado
Actor | Son of God
While his acting debut was at the age of 15, Diogo Morgado later became known internationally for his groundbreaking portrayal of "Jesus" in 20th Century Fox's feature film "Son of God" and in The History Channel's highly rated, Emmy nominated miniseries "The Bible." Morgado's recent work includes ...
54. Andy Garcia
Actor | Ocean's Eleven
One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects.
Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English...
55. Karel Roden
Actor | RocknRolla
Karel Roden is an internationally known actor who was most recently seen in the United States in director Jaume Collet-Serra's "Orphan," starring Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard, and in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla," opposite Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson and Thandie Newton. His work can also be seen ...
Soundtrack | Zootopia
Grammy-winning pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. She is of Lebanese, Spanish and Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around the world. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" ...
57. Jean Reno
Actor | Léon
Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. ...
58. Djimon Hounsou
Actor | Blood Diamond
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) by Ridley ...
Actor | De rouille et d'os
Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...
Actress | Byzantium
61. Milla Jovovich
Actress | Le cinquième élément
Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.
Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...
62. Melora Walters
Actress | Magnolia
Melora Walters was born on October 21, 1960 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. She is an actress and director, known for Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997) and Dead Poets Society (1989). She has been married to Alex Vendler since June 21, 2008. She was previously married to Dylan Walsh and Christopher ...
Actress | Who's Watching Oliver
Sara Malakul Lane is a successful Thai model and actress. She began modeling at the age of 14, and has also been in a number of big screen movies including Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015). Sara is a model of Thai-English descent. Her father is an English businessman named Alistair Lane...
Actor | Hak se wui
Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.
Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Named one of People Magazine's highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. A seasoned actress, Garcelle ...
Actress | Hercules
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal started studying music and singing in high school and after graduating she continued her music education at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), studying jazz singing and improvisation for two years. She moved to Oslo and was accepted at Oslo National Academy of Dramatic Arts (...
67. Behati Prinsloo
Actress | Hawaii Five-0
Behati Prinsloo was born on May 16, 1989 in Grootfonstein, Namibia. Prinsloo is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in nine Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2007 through 2015, became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2009 and has been the face of Victoria's ...
68. Nina Dobrev
Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress. Her best known television roles are as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The Final...
69. Tila Tequila
Actress | I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Singapore-born, Houston-raised Tila "Tequila" Nguyen has become a pop culture sensation. She is one of the most popular personalities in cyberspace, breaking records on MySpace, with a record breaking 1.4 million friends, as well as Facebook.
Raised in a Buddhist temple, the Vietnamese teenager soon...
70. Anders Hove
Actor | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Anders Hove was born in Greenland on the 16th of January 1956 to a mother who was a nurse and a father who worked as a meteorologist. His father was politically involved in Greenland and helped the country work towards the government it has today. Spending most of his childhood there, Anders later ...
71. Edi Gathegi
Actor | X: First Class
72. Carla Ortiz
Actress | Xibalba
Carla Ortiz was born on December 2, 1978 in Bolivia as Carla Ortiz Oporto. She is an actress and producer, known for Curse of the Mayans (2017), The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) and Un Año Sin Televisión (2011).
73. Jeanene Fox
Actress | Big Momma's House 2
Jeanene Fox grew up on a small island in the Bahamas. Her mother, Diane Gerace, was a Canadian Olympic High Jumper and her father, Ulrick Fox Sr., was the first entrepreneur to manufacture ice in the Bahamas.
Jeanene began her modeling career at the age of 15, when a German photographer discovered ...
74. Laurence Harvey
Actor | The Manchurian Candidate
Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures.
Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, ...
75. Alexander Siddig
Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Born in Sudan, Siddig was raised in Britain and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where he studied acting and theater. Immediately after leaving LAMDA, Sid did a season of theater in Manchester, in addition to performing in various shows in pubs and small theaters. ...
76. Karina Lombard
Actress | Legends of the Fall
Karina Lombard is an actor, screenwriter and director. She is known for memorable roles in both film and television and has costarred opposite some of the biggest box office stars in the world.
From "Wide Sargasso Sea", "The Firm" with Tom Cruise, to co-starring opposite Brad Pitt in "Legends of the...
77. Katherine Willis
Actress | Tell Me Your Secrets
Born on the South Pacific island of Tonga. Moved to the United States when she was three.
Started acting in high school doing Forensics, a division of Speech & Debate. State and National winner. Began film acting career in college at Brigham Young University, where she had a theater scholarship. ...
Actress | Aladin
Jacqueline's father Elroy Fernansez is a Sri Lankan and mother Kim is a Malaysian. She has two brothers and an older sister. Her parents moved to Bahrain when she was very young.
After her schooling in Bahrain, she was awarded a Scholarship to study at the University of Sydney, where she pursued a ...
79. Marie Zoumanigui
Actress | I Love You... But I Lied
Marie Zoumanigui is a New York City-based actress and model originally from Conakry, Guinea. As a young child growing up in Guinea she was exposed to Bollywood films and enjoyed imitating her favorite African artist. It was when she moved to the U.S. that she found her passion for acting and has ...
80. Serik Aprimov
Director | Tri brata
Born in Aksuat village in the northern part of Kazakhstan. Graduated from Almaty technical college in 1979. Following the military service, he took up film studies in directing at the Moscow's prestigious Film School (VGIK). He was one of the young Kazakh talents who was chosen to attend the ...
81. Danièle Thompson
Writer | La bûche
Danièle Thompson was born on January 3, 1942 in Monaco. She is a writer and director, known for La bûche (1999), Avenue Montaigne (2006) and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998). She is married to Albert Koski. She was previously married to Richard Thompson.
82. Lisa Loring
Actress | The Addams Family
Lisa Loring was born on February 16, 1958 in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands as Lisa Ann DeCinces. She is an actress and writer, known for The Addams Family (1964), Death Feud (1987) and Way Down in Chinatown (2014). She has been married to Graham Ritch since 2003. She was previously married to Jerry ...
83. Don Coscarelli
Writer | Bubba Ho-Tep
In much the same way that director George A. Romero creative output has been primarily centered around the highly successful "Dead" series of zombie films, then fellow fantasy director Don Coscarelli has for over two decades seen his universe swirling around the lesser successful, but equally cult,...
84. Shana Dowdeswell
Actress | The Big Wedding
Shana Elizabeth Dowdeswell (died December 12, 2012) was born on April 1, 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe. She then moved to New York City where she attended City and Country School, PS 3, and finally PPAS High School. She also began a career as an actress, beginning at age eight. Over the years, she ...
85. Bojana Novakovic
Actress | Devil
Novakovic was born on 17 November 1981 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She moved to Australia in 1988, at the age of seven. Novakovic was initially interested in becoming a social worker or doctor, but after a significant set of events, she changed her mind and decided to pursue performing arts. ...
Actress | Dorm Daze 2
Jasmin St. Claire shot to fame as "America's Most Controversial Sex Symbol" after appearing in the top-selling adult films of the late 1990s. She created an outlaw rock star image that at times scandalized the adult industry. Her acerbic humor and willingness to mock her own porn stardom made her ...
US Virgin Islands*
87. Ang Lee
Director | Wo hu cang long
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...
88. Alfie Gledhill
Self | Studio 3
89. Masiela Lusha
Actress | George Lopez
European-born actress/writer Masiela Lusha portrayed "Carmen Lopez" for five seasons as George Lopez's rebellious and passionate daughter on the syndicated ABC series, George Lopez (2002). She was born on October 23, 1985 to parents Max and Daniela. Raised in Tirana, Albania; Budapest, Hungary; and...
90. Jake Zyrus
Soundtrack | Here Comes the Boom
Jake Zyrus (known as Charice Pempengco prior to his gender transition) was born in Cabuyao, Philippines. When he was three years old, he witnessed his abusive father point a gun at his mom during an episode of domestic violence. Along with his mother and younger brother Carl, they left their father...
91. Tania Gunadi
Actress | Graves
Tania Gunadi was born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia. She won a green card lottery when she was a teenager and moved to Los Angeles. Tania started her career on the Disney Channel in TV series and movies, including Pixel Perfect, Go Figure, Imagination Movers and Aaron Stone (her first series regular ...
92. Maureen O'Hara
Actress | The Quiet Man
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...
93. Hugo Weaving
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...
94. Nadim Sawalha
Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me
Nadim Sawalha was born on September 9, 1935 in Madaba, Jordan. He is an actor, known for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Living Daylights (1987) and Captain Abu Raed (2008). He has been married to Roberta Lane since 1961. They have three children.
95. Harry Shum Jr.
Actor | Crazy Rich Asians
Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015.
96. Leonor Varela
Actress | Blade II
Leonor Varela was born on December 29, 1972 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, the daughter of Leonor Palma, a massage therapist, and Francisco Varela (Francisco Javier Varela Garcia), a biologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher. Her family fled to Costa Rica, leaving behind the dictatorship of Augusto ...
97. Manisha Koirala
Actress | Dil Se..
Manisha Koirala (born 16 August 1970) is a Nepali actress who mainly appears in Bollywood, though she has worked in several South Indian and her native country's films. Noted for her acting prowess, Koirala is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards-and is one of India's ...
98. Anna Melikyan
Producer | Zvezda
Anna Melikian (born February 8, 1976) is an Armenian-Russian film and TV director/ producer whose work has been recognized with several awards. After her participation at Sundance Film Festival she was listed in the TOP 10 of most perspective film directors by Variety magazine.
Melikian studied at ...
99. Roman Mitichyan
Stunts | Argo
Roman Mitichayn was born in Vanadzor, Armenia and started training at the age 8 in free style wrestling. He then went on to train in the art of Sambo-Judo with Baxshik Saroyan. Roman was a natural at the sport and soon became a Champion in Armenia. In 1997 he and his family moved to the United ...
100. François Chau
Actor | Rescue Dawn
François Chau was born on October 26, 1959 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is known for his work on Rescue Dawn (2006), Lost (2004) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991).