Celebrity Names with the Letter R: Part 4by christophershobris | created - 19 Jul 2016 | updated - 22 Jul 2016 | Public
A list consisting of celebrity names who's first names begin with the letter R. This is a tribute to all the hardworking actors/actresses in cinema. Here they are. Enjoy!
Director | Mercy Street
Roxann Dawson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Richard and Rosalie Caballero. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Theater Arts major). She soon landed her first role as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of "A Chorus Line". During her acting career, she performed...
Producer | XX
Roxanne Benjamin is a producer, writer, and director who spent most of her rural Pennsylvania childhood in an apple tree in her backyard reading fantasy books, sci-fi comics, and Stephen King novels when she wasn't running around in the backwoods with an imaginary white-furred kangaroo named 'Belle...
4. Roxanne Hart
Actress | Highlander
Roxanne Hart was born July 27, 1952 in Trenton, New Jersey, to Joan Irene (McKee) and Edward J. Hart, Jr. Her father was a teacher who later became the school principal at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. Roxanne graduated from Greeley in 1969. She appeared in several Broadway ...
Actress | Dominion
Roxanne is a British actress. She completed a BA degree in Politics at the University of London before being cast, from an open casting, for the popular British series, Hollyoaks (1995), in which she played "Louise Summers".
Her career since has included roles in the series, Lip Service (2010), for ...
Actress | Emmerdale Farm
Roxanne Pallett is an English actress, best known and loved for playing Jo Stiles (Sugden) in ITV's 'Emmerdale' (2005-2008). With mocha brown skin and almond eyes from her Persian and Italian descent, she is an exotic mix of ethnicity which sets her apart from other actresses in the UK. Born and ...
7. Roxie Roker
Actress | The Jeffersons
Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida, USA as Roxie Albertha Roker. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Fantasy Island (1977) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Sy Kravitz. She died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Director | Sånger från andra våningen
Roy Andersson was born on March 31, 1943 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Roy Arne Lennart Andersson. He is a director and writer, known for Sånger från andra våningen (2000), En kärlekshistoria (1970) and En duva satt på en gren och funderade på ...
10. Roy Barcroft
Actor | The Purple Monster Strikes
After serving in World War I, Roy Barcroft spent most of the 1920s and early 1930s moving from job to job. It was in the 1930s, after he moved to California with his wife, that he found his calling while acting in amateur theatrical productions. In 1937 he was appearing in bit parts in various ...
12. Roy Dotrice
Actor | Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The ever-impressive, chameleon-like British character actor Roy Dotrice was born on the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which is part of the United Kingdom. He was the first-born child of Louis and Neva Dotrice who prospered as bakers. The Germans occupied ...
13. Roy Dupuis
Actor | Shake Hands with the Devil
Roy Dupuis was born on April 21, 1963, in New Liskeard, Ontario. He spent a significant portion of his childhood (from early infancy until he was eleven years old) in Amos, which is in a region of Québec called Abitibi. For the next three years, he lived in Kapuskasing, Ontario, where he learned to...
14. Roy Jenson
Actor | Chinatown
Roy Jenson was born on February 9, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is known for his work on Chinatown (1974), Soylent Green (1973) and Dillinger (1973). He was married to Marina Petrova and Barbara Dionysius. He died on April 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Roy Kinnear
After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the ...
18. Roy Roberts
Actor | Chinatown
Veteran character player Roy Roberts proudly claimed over 900 performances in a 40-year career. He might not have been known necessarily by name, but the face was distinct and obviously familiar. The prototype of the steely executive, the no-nonsense mayor, the assured banker, the stentorian leader...
19. Roy Rogers
Soundtrack | South of Santa Fe
Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that ...
20. Roy Scheider
Actor | Jaws
Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, ...
21. Roy Thinnes
Actor | Airport 1975
Roy was born on April 6, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. During his formative years, he had wanted to become a doctor or football player - or, if one wants to believe his early press releases, both. He started in show business at a radio station, where he did everything: engineering, DJ shows, news and...
22. Royal Dano
Actor | Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Royal Dano was undoubtedly one of the best, most quirky and striking character actors to ever grace the big and small screen alike in a lengthy and impressive career which spanned 42 years.
Royal Edward Dano was born on November 16, 1922 in New York City, to Mary Josephine (O'Connor) and Caleb ...
Actor | Doctor Dolittle
Royce D. Applegate was born on December 25, 1939 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Doctor Dolittle (1998), Seabiscuit (2003) and Splash (1984). He was married to Norma Hilderbrand. He died on January 1, 2003 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.
25. Roz Ryan
Actress | Hercules
Ms. Ryan has entertained audiences for more than 30 years as an actress, singer, recording artist, nightclub, and concert performer. From the hottest night spots throughout the Midwest and Coast to Coast, from Broadway to the fabulous Las Vegas Strip to the cruise decks of some of the most famous ...
Actress | Marshall
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas was born February 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father Abdul Ali, is of East Indian and Middle Eastern (Arab) descent, and her mother Ava Thomas is an American of African American and Native American descent. She has one son with producer Dallas Austin - they named him ...
Soundtrack | RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s. He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his...
30. Rubén Aguirre
Actor | Chespirito
Rubén Aguirre was a Mexican actor. He is best remembered for his characterization of Profesor Jirafales in the Televisa's television show El Chavo. Aguirre also participated in another well known television show of the era, El Chapulín Colorado, albeit less frequently.
Aguirre died on 17 June 2016, ...
31. Rubén Blades
Actor | Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Rubén Blades was born on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, Panama as Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna. He is an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Safe House (2012) and Predator 2 (1990). He has been married to Luba Mason since 2006. He was previously married to Lisa Lebenzon.
32. Ruben Fleischer
Director | Zombieland
Ruben Fleischer was born on October 31, 1974 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Ruben Samuel Fleischer. He is a producer and writer, known for Zombieland (2009), Gangster Squad (2013) and 30 Minutes or Less (2011). He has been married to Holly Shakoor Fleischer since November 10, 2012.
33. Rubén Ochandiano
Actor | The Infiltrator
After being trained in acting, singing and contemporary dance by different professors, Ruben completed his education studying acting with Juan Carlos Corazza.
When he was in his 20s, Rubén spent a year living and working in Buenos Aires where he made contact with a number of avant-garde creators.
Actor | The Devil's Advocate
Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born on November 24, 1956 in Lackawanna, New York, USA as Ruben Santiago Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), Blown Away (1994) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jeannie Brittan. They have two children.
37. Ruby Dee
Actress | American Gangster
Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...
40. Ruby Modine
Actress | Shameless
Actress and singer Ruby Modine currently co-stars in the seventh season of Showtime's critically acclaimed television series Shameless. She is also in production on the Blumhouse feature film Half to Death and has completed production on the indie horror feature Central Park. Earlier this year, she ...
41. Ruby Rose
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the ...
42. Ruby Wax
Actress | Shock Treatment
Ruby Wax was born on April 19, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Ruby Wachs. She is known for her work on Shock Treatment (1981), Girls on Top (1985) and Chariots of Fire (1981). She has been married to Ed Bye since May 16, 1988. They have three children. She was previously married to Trevor ...
43. Rudolf Martin
Born and raised in West Berlin, Rudolf moved with his family from Berlin to Paris to Italy, arriving in the United States a short time after his high school graduation from the Universite de Paris. While studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, he landed his first professional role in the ...
Actor | The Sheik
Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend,Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...
45. Rudy Eisenzopf
Actor | The Big Short
Rudy is a film, television, and stage actor based in Houston, Texas. He can be seen in Adam McKay's Academy Award winning film The Big Short, and as George Barnes in Ava DuVernay's Queen Sugar on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Rudy was born in Baltimore, and raised in Linthicum, Md. He is a graduate of...
46. Rudy Reyes
Actor | Generation Kill
At the age of 17, Rudy Reyes emancipated himself, left an orphanage with his two brothers and raised them in Kansas City, MO. He excelled at Martial Arts and MMA, and as a champion he was able to provide for his family. At the age of 26, he was seeking a higher calling and joined the United States ...
47. Rudy Vallee
Actor | The Palm Beach Story
Rudy Vallee started his career as a saxophone player and singer and later became a band leader. In the 1920s and early 30s he had a hit radio program, The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour (where he was hated by his cast and crew due to his explosive ego-driven personality). In the early 1930's he was ranked...
48. Rudy Youngblood
Actor | Apocalypto
Rudy Youngblood is Native American of Comanche and Cree decent. Growing up, he never called one place home, but went to school and graduated in the small town of Belton,Texas. He is proud of his roots. Prior to making his on-screen debut in Mel Gibson's Oscar nominated film, "Apocalypto"(2006), ...
49. Rue McClanahan
Actress | The Golden Girls
A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...
50. Rufus Sewell
Actor | Dark City
Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and left ...
53. Rumer Willis
Actress | Wild Cherry
Rumer Glenn Willis was born August 16th, 1988, in Paducah, Kentucky, to actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. She was named after the British novelist Rumer Godden. She made her debut at the age of 5 in the movie Now and Then (1995) but was credited as Willa Glen. Her mother hired cameramen to video ...
54. Rune Temte
Actor | Captain Marvel
From the ultimate Viking warlord "UBBA" in "The Last Kingdom" to a no-nonsense Norwegian Coach in "Eddie the Eagle" Rune Temte has made a strong impression by playing rogues, villains and all-around bad asses, often with a twinkle in the Eye. A natural at portraying complex charismatic heavies, the...
56. Rupert Evans
Actor | Hellboy
Having graduated from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Rupert Evans started his career working mainly in television. Notably in British costume dramas such as 'Sons & Lovers' starring Sarah Lancashire and Hugo Speer, North and South, 'Crime and Punishment' and 'Fingersmith' with Imelda ...
57. Rupert Everett
Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding
Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...
58. Rupert Friend
Actor | Hitman: Agent 47
Rupert Friend was born on October 1, 1981 in Oxfordshire, England as Rupert William Anthony Friend. He is an actor and writer, known for Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), The Young Victoria (2009) and The Death of Stalin (2017). He has been married to Aimee Mullins since May 1, 2016.
60. Rupert Graves
Actor | V for Vendetta
Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing ...
62. Rupert Grint
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...
Actor | Spooks
Rupert Penry-Jones was born on September 22, 1970 in London, England as Rupert William Penry-Jones. He is an actor, known for MI-5 (2002), The Four Feathers (2002) and Persuasion (2007). He has been married to Dervla Kirwan since August 2007. They have two children.
65. Rupert Sanders
Director | Snow White and the Huntsman
Rupert Sanders was born on March 16, 1971 in Westminster, London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Ghost in the Shell (2017) and Untitled Rupert Sanders/Sci-Fi Project. He was previously married to Liberty Ross.
66. Rupert Simonian
Actor | Peter Pan
Rupert Simonian was born in London, UK. Rupert Simonian's acting career began at the age of 11 when he was spotted by a casting director, and subsequently cast in the film Peter Pan (2003), directed by P. J. Hogan. Rupert continued acting throughout childhood and was cast in three further feature ...
Actor | Braveheart
Rupert Vansittart was born on February 10, 1958 in Cranleigh, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Game of Thrones (2011). He has been married to Emma Vansittart since 1987. They have two children.
68. Rupert Wyatt
Director | Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Writer, Director and Producer Rupert Wyatt was born and raised in the South of England.
He is the founding member of the film collective Picture Farm that along with its prolific Commercial output has produced numerous Documentaries and Feature Films including the multi-award winning DARK DAYS (2001...
69. Rus Blackwell
Actor | Banshee
Rus Blackwell started his acting career in New York, training at Circle in the Square Theatre School and working on stage. Blackwell has built a solid resume over the years and has had the good fortune to work with a number of the industry's top professionals. A tireless work ethic and endless ...
70. Russ Meyer
Director | Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in ...
71. Russ Tamblyn
Actor | West Side Story
Russ Tamblyn might as well face it...he will be a Jet "till his last dying day." Indelibly linked to the "womb to tomb" role of Riff, the knife-wielding, rocket-tempered, Edward Villella-styled gang leader of the streetwise Jets in the musical film masterpiece West Side Story (1961), it's not a bad...
72. Russell Balogh
Actor | Dad's Army
Russell Balogh was born on 21st May, 1981 in Guildford, Surrey, England. He made his first appearance in an episode of the BBC Two series Restoration Home (2011) as aristocrat Robert Arkwright. He is also known for Dad's Army (2016), Urban Hymn (2015), and Obsession: Dark Desires (2013).
73. Russell Brand
Actor | Arthur
Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...
Actor | The Punisher
Russell Comegys was raised in Vidalia, Georgia. Graduated from Vidalia Comprehensive High School and attended Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon Georgia, a Baptist College, where he took his first acting class. Transferred to the University of Georgia where he changed majors his senior year ...
76. Russell Crowe
Actor | Les Misérables
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...
Writer | Doctor Who
Often described as a genius, Russell T. Davies is one of the leading British television writers of his generation, who specializes in emotional dramas, frequently with gay and sex-related adult themes. He was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's ...
78. Russell Dykstra
Actor | Romulus, My Father
Russell Dykstra is a multi-award winning Australian actor of both stage and screen known for his transformative roles. He won the prestigious AFI Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in his feature film debut, Soft Fruit, for which he also received a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award ...
80. Russell Harvard
Actor | There Will Be Blood
Russell Harvard was born April 16, 1981 in Pasadena, Texas to Kay and Henry Harvard. Russell and his brother, Renny, were born deaf. When the boys were old enough to start school, the family moved to Austin, Texas so they could attend the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). Russell attended TSD from ...
Actor | Big Fish
Russell was born on Homestead Air Force Base and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. His first acting experience came in 7th grade, playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. He continued acting throughout high school, passing up a theatre arts scholarship to join the Army after becoming a father ...
84. Russell Johnson
Actor | Gilligan's Island
Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and ...
85. Russell Means
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian. He was the first national director of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in which role he became prominent during the 1973 standoff with the U.S. government at Wounded Knee. In 1987, he joined the U.S. Libertarian Party and announced his ...
86. Russell Mulcahy
Director | Highlander II: The Quickening
Dynamic film/video director Russell Mulcahy was born June 23, 1953, in Melbourne, Australia. He first gained fame directing visually striking music video clips for such artists as Elton John, Duran Duran, The Buggles and Bonnie Tyler. He is also well known for feature films, starting off with the ...
92. Russell Wong
Actor | Romeo Must Die
Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born in Troy, New York; the son of restaurateur William Wong and Dutch-American artist Connie Van Yserloo. When Russell was ...
93. Russell Yuen
Actor | Dark Matter
Toronto/Montreal-based Russell Yuen is one of Canada's busiest character actors.
Like most actors Yuen spent his early career doing an assortment of jobs to make ends meet while he became established. Unlike most actors it wasn't waiting tables or serving drinks. A dedicated athlete, Yuen spent his ...
94. Russi Taylor
Actress | The Simpsons Movie
Russi Taylor was born on May 4, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Russell Taylor. She is an actress, known for The Simpsons Movie (2007), Babe (1995) and DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990). She was previously married to Wayne Allwine.
96. Rusty Cundieff
Director | Chappelle's Show
Rusty Cundieff was born on December 13, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as George Arthur Cundieff. He is a director and actor, known for Chappelle's Show (2003), Fear of a Black Hat (1993) and White Water (2015). He is married to Trina Davis Cundieff. They have two children.
97. Rusty Joiner
Actor | Resident Evil: Extinction
With an impressive list of starring roles in recent back to back to back Mar Vista Entertainment films, Rusty Joiner has definitely made his way to Hollywood's "The Ones To Watch" list. Rusty made a big splash showing his comedic chops starring in the soon to be released Sean Mcginly directed heavy...
98. Rusty Schwimmer
Actress | Louie
Rusty Schwimmer was raised in Chicago, where she grew up a fan of the theater, music and the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls. In her formative years, she endeavored to be a singer but quickly found her way to acting and was soon drawn from the world of theater in Chicago to the land ...
100. Ruta Lee
Actress | Witness for the Prosecution
Ruta Lee was born on May 30, 1935 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Ruta Mary Kilmonis. She is an actress, known for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Funny Face (1957). She has been married to Webster B. Lowe Jr. since February 13, 1976.