Character actor

by conwaysuccess | created - 29 Dec 2014 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. Matt Malloy

Actor | Changing Lanes

Matt Malloy was born in Hamilton, New York, USA as Matthew Myles Malloy. He is an actor and producer, known for Changing Lanes (2002), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) and Armageddon (1998). He is married to Cas Donovan.

2. LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Actress | U.S. Marshals

She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. While a student at Spelman (an all-female institution), she met Samuel L. Jackson, who was a student at Morehouse College (the all-male institution affiliated with Spelman), who would later become her husband. She and Jackson have one ...

3. Nancy Marchand

Actress | The Sopranos

Nancy Marchand's mother, a pianist, sent her shy daughter to acting classes in hopes of breaking her out of her shell. As a student at Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon University), she studied the works of William Shakespeare and the other great playwrights and, upon graduation, set off to New York ...

4. Sela Ward

Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence

Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (...

5. Dana Ivey

Actress | Rush Hour 3

Dana Ivey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She decided at age six that she wanted to act, and throughout school she pursued it. She majored in theatre at Rollins College in Florida. She received a grant to study drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Art. She has received critical acclaim...

6. Carol Kane

Actress | The Princess Bride

American stage, screen and television actress, and comedian Carol Kane (b. Carolyn Laurie Kane, June 18, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio), was born to Elaine Joy (née Fetterman), a jazz singer and pianist, and Michael Myron Kane, an architect. Her family is Jewish (from Russia, Poland, and Austria). Due ...

7. Kathy Baker

Actress | Picket Fences

For someone who has made an award-winning impact in all three mediums (stage, film and TV), actress Kathy Baker has been strangely denied all-out stardom, yet continues to demonstrate her versatility in whatever material comes her way.

The comely blonde was born Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, ...

8. James Rebhorn

Actor | Independence Day

James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland.

An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the ...

9. Niecy Nash

Actress | Reno 911!

Niecy Nash was born on February 23, 1970 in Palmdale, California, USA as Carol Denise Ensley. She is an actress and producer, known for Reno 911! (2003), Claws (2017) and Guess Who (2005). She has been married to Jay Tucker since May 28, 2011. She was previously married to Don Nash.

10. Alia Shawkat

Actress | Arrested Development

Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Burke and actor Tony Shawkat. Her maternal grandfather, Paul Burke, was also an actor. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, and her mother has Irish, Italian, and Norwegian ancestry. Success arrived early for Alia. Her career began at the young ...

11. Jayma Mays

Actress | Red Eye

Jamia Suzette Mays was born in Bristol, Tennessee, to Susan (Norris) and James Mays, and was raised in Grundy, Virginia with her older brother and sister. Her father was a high school teacher at Grundy Senior High School for seven years, before spending 25 years working in the coal-mining industry....

12. Kathleen Wilhoite

Actress | The Edge

Born in 1964, Kathleen Wilhoite grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and began singing in her church choir from the first grade. Two years later, she was performing on stage, as part of a back-up choir, with The Carpenters, at the Santa Barbara County Bowl. All the while, she studied piano and ...

13. Margo Martindale

Actress | August: Osage County

Margo Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas, to Margaret (Pruitt) and William Everett Martindale, a lumber company owner and dog handler. She is the youngest of three children, and the only daughter. Margo attended Lon Marris College, and later transferred to University of ...

14. Miriam Margolyes

Actress | The Age of Innocence

A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993) she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her ...

15. Brenda Fricker

Actress | My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

Irish character actress Brenda Fricker was born in Dublin, and gained experience in Irish theatre and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the ...

16. Jo Marie Payton

Actress | Family Matters

JoMarie Payton was born in in Albany, Georgia on August 3, 1950. Her father, Driscoll Payton, was a construction worker and mother, Frankie Bell Payton, was a maid. They moved to the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka, Florida in 1950. JoMarie was the second of nine children.

JoMarie's first performance on ...

17. Timothy Spall

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Timothy Leonard Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in ...

18. Mark Boone Junior

Actor | Memento

Mark Boone Junior was born on March 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Mark Heidrich. He is an actor, known for Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005) and 30 Days of Night (2007).

19. Kim Coates

Actor | Goon

Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other ...

20. Edie McClurg

Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Born on July 23, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...

21. Judy Greer

Actress | 13 Going on 30

Judy Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Mollie Ann (née Greer), a hospital administrator and former nun, and Richard Evans, a mechanical engineer. She has German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. After training for ...

22. Stephen Root

Actor | Office Space

Stephen Root, one of today's most prolific character actors, can be seen in the critically acclaimed psychological-thriller Get Out (2017), written and directed by Jordan Peele. Root also starred alongside Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage and Walton Goggins in John Avnet's drama-film Three Christs (...

23. Alan Tudyk

Actor | Rogue One

Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this ...

24. Danny Trejo

Actor | Machete

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for ...

25. Lee Garlington

Actress | Field of Dreams

The American actress was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, and grew up in Delaware, Illinois, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. Garlington was recently nominated for a 2018 Primetime Emmy Award / Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role as 'Darlene' in Broken. Garlington ...

26. Claudie Blakley

Actress | Pride & Prejudice

Claudie Blakley graduated from London's Central School of Speech and Drama in 1997 and was hailed that year as a bright and fresh Wendy in the National Theatre's Christmas production of 'Peter Pan' opposite Ian McKellen. Staying with the National she went with them for their 1998-99 season at the ...

27. Norma Varden

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The daughter of a retired sea captain and his much-younger wife, actress Norma Varden was born and raised in turn-of-the-century London. A piano prodigy, she studied in Paris and appeared in concert in England during her teenage years. Acting, however, became her career of choice, studying at the ...

28. Adam Godley

Actor | Breaking Bad

Adam Godley is a film, television and theatre actor. He is a Tony Award nominee and has been nominated three times for the Olivier Award. He began his acting career at the age of 9, in a BBC radio production of Hemingway's My Old Man. His first stage role came at age 11, as Prince Giovanni in The ...

29. Patrick Breen

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Patrick Breen was born on October 26, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Joseph Patrick Breen. He is an actor and writer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), Men in Black (1997) and Whole Day Down (2011). He has been married to Nadine Van der Velde since 1992. They have two children.

30. Missi Pyle

Actress | Galaxy Quest

Missi Pyle was born Andrea Kay Pyle on November 16, 1972 in Houston, Texas, and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated...

31. Elizabeth Marvel

Actress | True Grit

Elizabeth Marvel was born on November 27, 1969 in Orange County, California, USA as Elizabeth Allen Marvel. She is an actress, known for True Grit (2010), Lincoln (2012) and Burn After Reading (2008). She has been married to Bill Camp since September 4, 2004. They have one child.

32. Robert Pine

Actor | Jobs

Robert Pine was born on July 10, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA as Granville Whitelaw Pine. He is an actor and director, known for Jobs (2013), Red Eye (2005) and Lakeview Terrace (2008). He has been married to Gwynne Gilford since September 6, 1969. They have two children.

33. Matt Frewer

Actor | Watchmen

Matt Frewer has been travelling all over North America in recent months filming recurring roles...in Vancouver as Carnage in Netflix's new sci-fi drama Altered Carbon, as Anthony Bruhl in NBC's Timeless, in Montreal, opposite Dennis Quaid, as Paul Rice in Crackle's The Art of More, in Toronto as ...

34. Maria Doyle Kennedy

Actress | The Tudors

Maria Doyle Kennedy was born on September 25, 1964 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland as Maria Josephine Doyle. She is an actress, known for The Tudors (2007), The Commitments (1991) and Orphan Black (2013). She has been married to Kieran Kennedy since 1988. They have four children.

35. Phil Brown

Actor | Star Wars

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Phil Brown was the son of a doctor whose work took the family all around the country. After majoring in dramatics at Stanford University, Brown played some of his earliest stage roles as part of New York's Group Theatre. When it folded, he and other Group Theatre ...

36. Alessandro Juliani

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

Alessandro Juliani presently makes his living as an actor, voice actor, singer, composer, and sound designer. He once commanded the Battlestar Galactica for 27 minutes. He frequently lends his voice to the animated programs that your kids/grand-kids/socially awkward uncles currently binge. He was ...

37. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

38. Mark Margolis

Actor | Pi

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1939 and attended Temple University briefly before moving to New York where he studied drama with Stella Adler and at Actors Studio.

39. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

40. Eddie Marsan

Actor | Happy-Go-Lucky

Eddie Marsan was born in Stepney, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother, and raised in Bethnal Green. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, ...

41. Deborah Rush

Actress | You've Got Mail

This delightful comic redhead from theatre, films and TV customarily steals scenes with a mere vacant look or simply by opening her mouth. With her patent quirky demeanor and trademark scratchy voice she is one of those gifted characters that defies description. Deborah Rush was born on April 13, ...

42. Tina Holmes

Actress | Half Nelson

Tina Holmes grew up in New York City and Connecticut. An Ivy League girl, she attended Yale University for two years followed by a move to Paris, France studying French literature at the Sorbonne. After returning to the U.S., Holmes entered Brown University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts ...

43. Melissa Jaffer

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Melissa Jaffer was born on December 1, 1936 in Gladstone, South Australia, Australia. She is known for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Caddie (1976) and Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004).

44. Hazel Douglas

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Hazel Douglas was born on November 2, 1923 in Fulham, West London, England as Hazel Smith. She was an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) and Asylum (2005). She was married to Peter Sawford. She died on September 8, 2016 in the UK.

45. Stefanie Drummond

Actress | Mean Girls

Stefanie Drummond is an actress and director, known for Mean Girls (2004), Spotlight (2015) and Fuller House (2016).

46. Courtney B. Vance

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two ...

47. Garrett M. Brown

Actor | Uncle Buck

Garrett M. Brown was born on November 7, 1948 in the USA. He is an actor, known for Uncle Buck (1989), I Am Number Four (2011) and Kick-Ass (2010).

48. Gary Lewis

Actor | Billy Elliot

Gary Lewis was born in 1958 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Billy Elliot (2000), Gangs of New York (2002) and Valhalla Rising (2009).

49. Carol Mansell

Actress | Walk of Shame

Carol Mansell is an actress, known for Walk of Shame (2014), Thelma & Louise (1991) and Ed Gein (2000).

50. Rhys Ifans

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in...

51. Juno Temple

Actress | Atonement

Juno Violet Temple was born in London, England, into a showbiz family, the daughter of producer Amanda Temple and film director Julien Temple. She was named 'Juno' after her parents took a visit to the Grand Canyon during pregnancy, and found they were standing on a butte of Cape Final known as ...

52. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

53. Tilda Swinton

Actress | We Need to Talk About Kevin

The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late.

She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was ...

54. Bill Paterson

Actor | The Witches

Bill Paterson was born on June 3, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Witches (1990), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) and Miss Potter (2006). He is married to Hildegard Bechtler. They have two children.

55. Roy Dotrice

Actor | Amadeus

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 ...

56. Gregorio

Actor | Bad Grandpa

Gregorio is an actor, known for Bad Grandpa (2013), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) and Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006).

57. Joe Morton

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Joe Morton was born on October 18, 1947 in New York, New York, USA. He is a television, film, and theater actor, best known for The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Eureka (2006), and Scandal (2012). He also writes and directs, and is a singer/songwriter.

58. Mary Gross

Actress | Practical Magic

Mary Gross was born March 25, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth and William Oscar Gross. She is often associated with her run on Saturday Night Live (1975), from 1981-85, and other characters she plays on television and film including, Janis Zuckerman in Feds (1988), Annie Herman in Troop...

59. Helen Slayton-Hughes

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Helen's family includes a lot of performers. Peter Dinklage is her first cousin once removed. Her mother, Helen Peer (m. Slayton), and aunts Florence Peer (m. Dinklage) and Edna Peer (m. Cardinell) all used the last name "Pierre" when they sang in George M. Cohan musicals before marrying and ...

60. Kathryn Hahn

Actress | Afternoon Delight

Kathryn Marie Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, but her family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. She is of German, Irish, and English descent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale, ...

61. Tisha Campbell-Martin

Actress | Martin

Tisha Campbell's first TV appearance was at the age of 8, on episode #006 of the PBS show The Big Blue Marble (1974). The show featured stories on the life and culture of children from around the world. In her segment, Tisha was shown playing with her brother, going to school with her mother who was...

62. Frances Lee McCain

Actress | Back to the Future

Frances Lee McCain was born on July 28, 1944 in York, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Back to the Future (1985), Gremlins (1984) and Footloose (1984).

63. Susan Krebs

Actress | Tango & Cash

Susan Krebs was born in 1947 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Tango & Cash (1989), Million Dollar Baby (2004) and 28 Days (2000).

64. Deep Roy

Actor | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Deep Roy was born on December 1, 1957 in Nairobi, Kenya as Mohinder Purba. He is known for his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Star Trek (2009) and Corpse Bride (2005).

65. Jere Burns

Actor | Justified

Best known for his roles "Kirk Morris" and "Jack Farrell", with his sharp, raspy nasal voice, sneering smile and fierce look, Burns has made himself really an actor to watch. He was drawn to acting late in college. After graduating, he re-established himself in New York and landed the title role of...

66. John de Lancie

Actor | Crank: High Voltage

John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our ...

67. Michael Shamus Wiles

Actor | Fight Club

Michael Shamus Wiles was born on October 27, 1955 in Everett, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for Fight Club (2004), Breaking Bad (2008) and Lost Highway (1997).

68. Scott Lawrence

Actor | Avatar

Scott was born in Los Angeles and spent a lot of his childhood with his parents on picket lines campaigning for local civil rights. His father was the executive director of the University of Southern California, Community Services Center, and his mother worked for Operation Breadbasket and other ...

69. Stephen Lang

Actor | Avatar

A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad. Though he is arguably most well-known for his acclaimed performance in James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Lang began his career in theater. Broadway roles ...

70. Sam Spruell

Actor | Snow White and the Huntsman

Sam Spruell was born on January 1, 1977 in Southwark, London, England. He is an actor, known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Legend (2015) and Taken 3 (2014).

71. Sean Pertwee

Actor | Dog Soldiers

Sean Pertwee was born into a famous British theatrical family. He is the son of Jon Pertwee, who was mainly a comedy actor and was known for his starring roles in Doctor Who (1963), Worzel Gummidge (1979), the radio comedy series "The Navy Lark" and appearances in several "Carry On" films. His ...

72. Ben Whishaw

Actor | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (...

73. Patricia Belcher

Actress | Jeepers Creepers

Patricia Belcher was born on April 7, 1954 in Helena, Montana, USA. She is an actress, known for Jeepers Creepers (2001), Flatliners (1990) and (500) Days of Summer (2009).

74. Fred Melamed

Actor | A Serious Man

Highly gifted, heavy-set character actor Fred Melamed was born in New York City, the son of Syma (Krichefsky), an actress, and Louis Melamed. His father was a television producer, having contributed to such watershed comedies as Car 54, Where Are You, and Sargeant Bilko. He received his theatrical ...

75. Richard Masur

Actor | The Thing

Masur has been active in the theatre with increasing frequency. His Broadway debut was in The Changing Room by David Storey (1973). More recently, Masur returned to Broadway in Michael Frayn's Democracy (2004-05), and, among his many off-Broadway and regional theatre appearances, are recent major ...

76. Octavia Spencer

Actress | Hidden Figures

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, ...

77. Jeremy Swift

Actor | Gosford Park

Jeremy Swift is an English actor born in Stockton-on-Tees 1960. He has worked with legendary directors such as Roman Polanski (Oliver Twist), Robert Altman (Gosford Park) and more recently, The Wachowski Siblings (Jupiter Ascending). His professional career began touring a revue show to prisons and...

78. Nicholas Blane

Actor | The Illusionist

Nicholas Blane is an actor, known for The Illusionist (2006), Game of Thrones (2011) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

79. Raymond J. Barry

Actor | Just Married

Raymond J. Barry was born in New York, and attended Brown University, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, and track. While there, he earned his degree in Philosophy and as a senior, was cast in the stage production of "Picnic," where he played a football player. He then entered the...

80. Cliff Curtis

Actor | Sunshine

Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968.

He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.

After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was ...

81. Jean Smart

Actress | 24

Seattle native Jean Smart was born on September 13, 1951. Attending the University of Washington after high school, she received her BA degree in fine arts. Her first professional season was with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she performed in "Much Ado About Nothing," among others. During ...

82. Susan Sullivan

Actress | Castle

Originally groomed for the theater, Sullivan worked at the National Repertory Theatre in Washington D.C. before landing a role in Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine". Sullivan continued appearing in theater while working on Falcon Crest (1981) in the 1980s. In the 1960s, Susan played ...

83. Holland Taylor

Actress | Legally Blonde

Holland Taylor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the third-born (and last) daughter of her mother, Virginia (Davis), a painter, and the only child of her father, C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney. She spent her teen years in nearby Allentown, PA, where Holland got the nickname, "Penny Taylor" ...

84. Mary Steenburgen

Actress | Last Vegas

Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress.

She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant ...

85. Michael Stuhlbarg

Actor | A Serious Man

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California. He attended UCLA, and then The Juilliard School in New York City, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His other studies included time at the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Baliol and...

86. Lupe Ontiveros

Actress | Chuck & Buck

Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on Chuck & Buck (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and The Goonies (1985). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.

87. Micole Mercurio

Actress | While You Were Sleeping

Micole Diana Mercurio was born in Chicago to Mary and Michael Mercurio on March 10, 1938. The first born of her generation and a beautiful child, she flourished under the attention of her extended Italian-American family. Her father had been a captain in the Italian Army and became a private in the...

88. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

89. Spring Byington

Actress | You Can't Take It with You

The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although ...

90. Jane Levy

Actress | Evil Dead

Jane Levy was born on 29 December 1989. She was born in California, USA. Jane attended Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California. While in school, she was on the hip hop dancing team and was captain of the soccer team. During that time, she also appeared in Community Theater ...

91. Lorna Scott

Actress | A Very Sordid Wedding

Lorna Scott is an actress, known for A Very Sordid Wedding (2017), Wanted (2008) and The Guilt Trip (2012).

92. Conchata Ferrell

Actress | Two and a Half Men

It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men (2003). Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "...

93. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

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

94. Lois Smith

Actress | Minority Report

Lois Smith was born on November 3, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Lois Arlene Humbert. She is an actress, known for Minority Report (2002), Lady Bird (2017) and Twister (1996). She was previously married to Wesley Dale Smith.

95. Alison Pill

Actress | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Alison is a Canadian born TV, film and theater actress.

She was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her father, who is Estonian, is a financier. She attended Vaughan Road Academy, and decided she wanted to be an actor when she was age 10. She was a member of the Toronto Children's Chorus and was chosen to ...

96. Bryan Brown

Actor | Cocktail

Bryan Brown was born on June 23, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Bryan Neathaway Brown. He is an actor and producer, known for Cocktail (1988), Breaker Morant (1980) and Two Hands (1999). He has been married to Rachel Ward since April 16, 1983. They have three children.

97. Michael Peña

Actor | American Hustle

Michael Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), ...

98. Wallace Shawn

Actor | The Princess Bride

American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks...

99. Elizabeth Wilson

Actress | The Graduate

Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in ...

100. Mary Ellen Trainor

Actress | The Goonies

Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all ...



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