International people

by 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 ...

China

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 ...

Germany

3. Maia Mitchell

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 ...

Australia

4. Weronika Rosati

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 ...

Poland

5. Ana de la Reguera

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 ...

Mexico

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.

India

7. Sonia Rolland

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 ...

Rwanda

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 ...

Brazil

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 ...

South Korea

10. Lenna Kuurmaa

Actress | Kuhu põgenevad hinged

Lenna Kuurmaa was born on September 26, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Kuhu põgenevad hinged (2007), 8-pallo (2013) and Täitsa lõpp (2011).

Estonia

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 ...

France

12. José Ramos Horta

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

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).

East Timor

13. Ned Yousef

Actor | Shock and Awe

Ned Yousef was born on November 24, 1980 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is known for his work on Shock and Awe (2017), Logan (2017) and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).

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...

Canada

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 ...

Zambia

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.

Burma/Myanmar

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 ...

Iraq

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...

Sweden

19. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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).

Italy

20. Klaus Maria Brandauer

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.

Austria

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 ...

Saint Lucia

22. Diana C. Zollicoffer

Producer | Schmoolie the Deathwatcher

Diana C. Zollicoffer was born in 1977 in Seychelles. She is a producer and actress, known for Schmoolie the Deathwatcher (2015), Bridget and Iain (2017) and Forgotten Bayou (2016).

Seychelles

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 ...

Spain

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 ...

South Africa

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, ...

Panama

26. Yvan Attal

Actor | Rush Hour 3

Yvan Attal was born on January 4, 1965 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for Rush Hour 3 (2007), Munich (2005) and My Wife Is an Actress (2001).

Israel

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 ...

Cayman Islands*

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 ...

Finland

29. Tasha de Vasconcelos

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 ...

Mozambique

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).

Uzbekistan

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, ...

Malaysia

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 ...

Croatia

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.

Russia

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 ...

Latvia

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 ...

Egypt

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 ...

Denmark

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) ...

Turkey

39. Ken'ichi Matsuyama

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 ...

Japan

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 ...

Vietnam

41. Anneliese van der Pol

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 ...

Netherlands

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.

Puerto Rico*

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.

Honduras

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 ...

Venezula

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,...

Greece

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 ...

Iran

47. Natalia Castellanos

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...

Suriname

48. Iman

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.

Somalia

49. Eline Van der Velden

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. ...

Netherlands Antilles*

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.

Ethiopia

51. Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Night at the Museum

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, ...

Iceland

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 ...

Romania

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 ...

Portugal

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...

Cuba

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 ...

Czech Republic

56. Shakira

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" ...

Columbia

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. ...

Morocco

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 ...

Benin

59. Matthias Schoenaerts

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), ...

Belgium

60. Gabriela Marcinková

Actress | Byzantium

Gabriela Marcinková was born on April 2, 1988 in Presov, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Byzantium (2012), 360 (2011) and Duverný neprítel (2018).

Slovakia

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 ...

Ukraine

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 ...

Saudi Arabia

63. Sara Malakul Lane

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...

Thailand

64. Tony Ka Fai Leung

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.

...

Hong Kong*

65. Garcelle Beauvais

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 ...

Haiti

66. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

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 (...

Norway

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 ...

Namibia

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...

Bulgaria

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...

Singapore

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 ...

Greenland*

71. Edi Gathegi

Actor | X: First Class

Edi Gathegi was born on March 10, 1979 in Nairobi, Kenya as Edi Mue Gathegi. He is an actor and producer, known for X: First Class (2011), Gone Baby Gone (2007) and Criminal Activities (2015).

Kenya

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).

Bolivia

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 ...

The Bahamas

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, ...

Lithuania

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. ...

Sudan

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...

French Polynesia*

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. ...

Tonga

78. Jacqueline Fernandez

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 ...

Sri Lanka

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 ...

Guinea

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 ...

Kazakhstan

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.

Monaco

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 ...

Marshall Islands

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,...

Libya

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 ...

Zimbabwe

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. ...

Serbia

86. Jasmin St. Claire

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, ...

Taiwan

88. Alfie Gledhill

Self | Studio 3

Alfie Gledhill was born on December 6, 1991 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. He is an actor, known for Studio 3 (2009), The Gods of Wheat Street (2013) and Broken (2018).

Solomon Islands

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...

Albania

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...

Philippines

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 ...

Indonesia

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...

Ireland

93. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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 ...

Nigeria

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.

Jordan

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.

Costa Rica

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 ...

Chile

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 ...

Nepal

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 ...

Azerbaijan

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 ...

Armenia

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).

Cambodia



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