Birthdays: January 16

by bcampos862 | created - 18 Jan 2015 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Soundtrack | Moana

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the first incarnation of "In the Heights" his sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Off-Broadway, "In The Heights" received nine Drama Desk nominations, including best music, best lyrics, and it won the award for outstanding ensemble performance; received ...

2. Aaliyah

Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die

Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...

3. Alain Jessua

Writer | La vie à l'envers

Alain Jessua was born on January 16, 1932 in Paris, France as Alain Rene Sando Jessua. He was a writer and assistant director, known for Life Upside Down (1964), En toute innocence (1988) and Frankenstein 90 (1984). He was married to Anna Gaylor. He died on November 30, 2017 in Évreux, Eure, France.

4. Alexander Knox

Actor | Wilson

A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist, member of the university's Hesperian Club, he had his first fling with dramatic acting ...

5. Alyssa Edwards

Actor | Hurricane Bianca

Alyssa Edwards is an actor and producer, known for Hurricane Bianca (2016), Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018) and RuPaul's Drag Race (2009).

6. Amelia Vargas

Actress | Romeo y Julita

Amelia Vargas was born on January 16, 1928 in Havana, Cuba as Amelia Graciela Vargas. She is an actress, known for Romeo y Julita (1953), Venga a bailar el rock (1957) and Los tres mosquiteros (1953).

Amelita Vargas

7. 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 ...

8. Atticus Ross

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Atticus Ross was born on January 16, 1968 in England. He is married to Claudia Sarne.

9. Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

Actress | Autómata

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen was born on January 16, 1982 in Hillerød, Denmark. She is an actress, known for Automata (2014), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Marie Krøyer (2012).

10. Caroline Munro

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Catholic Convent School. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British newspaper The Evening News ...

11. Dalia Gutmann

Actress | 100 días para enamorarse

Dalia Gutmann is an actress, known for 100 días para enamorarse (2018), El Fútbol o yo (2017) and Loco x vos (2016).

12. Dameon Clarke

Actor | Borderlands 2

Dameon J. Clarke is a Canadian-American actor and voice actor. His TV credits include Graceland, How to Get Away with Murder, 24, Castle, Supernatural and Prison Break, and his film work includes How to Be a Serial Killer and I Love You Phillip Morris. He has worked with numerous Academy Award ...

13. David Chokachi

Actor | Soul Surfer

David Chokachi was born on January 16, 1968 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA as David Al-Chokhachy. He is an actor and producer, known for Soul Surfer (2011), Baywatch (1989) and Collision Course (2012).

14. Debbie Allen

Actress | Fame

Deborah Kaye Allen was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Debbie, her older brother, Andrew (called Tex), and her older sister, actress Phylicia Rashad, lived in Mexico to ...

15. Dian Fossey

Writer | Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey was born on January 16, 1932 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was a director and writer, known for Gorillas in the Mist (1988), The World About Us (1967) and National Geographic Specials (1965). She died on December 26, 1985 in Karisoke, Rwanda.

16. Diana García

Actress | Sin nombre

Diana García was born on January 16, 1982 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is an actress and producer, known for Sin Nombre (2009), The Air I Breathe (2007) and Kdabra (2009).

18. Eduardo Frei Montalva

Self | Ost und West

Eduardo Frei Montalva was previously married to María Ruiz-Tagle.

19. Elliott Reid

Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Elliott Reid was born on January 16, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Edgeworth Blair Reid. He was an actor and writer, known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Vicki (1953). He died on June 21, 2013 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Eriko Tamura

Actress | Dragonball Evolution

Eriko made her acting debut at age 14 in the highly acclaimed Asian feature film, "Flowerly Afternoon," which was directed by Kazuki Omori, best known in the U.S. for his work with the famous "Godzilla" television series. Eriko rose to fame when she joined the popular TV show "Go with the Wild!" as...

21. Ethel Merman

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having ...

22. Fulgencio Batista

Self | Nadie

Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar was born in the small town of Banes in Oriente Province, Cuba, on January 16, 1901. His parents were workers on a sugar plantation and Batista, not wanting to spend the rest of his life cutting sugar cane, joined the army when he turned 20. He rose steadily, if ...

23. Gillian White

Actress | Never Back Down: No Surrender

Gillian was born in Los Angeles, CA to parents, Victor and Cheryl Waters. She was raised in Altadena, CA. Her background is of African-American, Blackfoot Indian and Irish descent. An all around student athlete, Gillian was a star basketball player, Homecoming Queen and a honors student in high ...

Gillian Iliana Waters

24. Harry Carey

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future ...

25. Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop III

Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst was born on January 16, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Alpha Dog (2006) and Bikini Summer III: South Beach Heat (1997).

26. Jake Epstein

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Jake Epstein is a Canadian actor, singer and writer. He began his acting career in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in a production of 'Our Town and then played the Artful Dodger in Cameron Mackintosh's 'Oliver' at the Princess of Wales Theatre. He soon made his way to the small screen ...

27. Jennifer Dale

Actress | So You Said Yes

Jennifer Dale was born on January 16, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jennifer Ciurluini. She is an actress and writer, known for So You Said Yes (2015) and The Dark Stranger (2015). She was previously married to Robert Lantos.

28. Jim Stafford

Soundtrack | The Fox and the Hound

Born James Wayne Stafford on January 16, 1944, in Winter Haven, Florida, Jim is an American comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, and actor.

His songs include: "Spiders & Snakes", "Swamp Witch", "Under The Scotsman's Kilt", "My Girl Bill", and "Turn Loose of My Leg". Stafford has his own theater in...

30. John Carpenter

Soundtrack | Escape from New York

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

31. John Hamilton

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven (1937)) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred ...

33. Jonathan Mangum

Actor | The Bucket List

Although born in Charleston, S.C. Jonathan grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He moved to Orlando, Florida at the age of twenty where he earned a B.S. in psychology and began doing improv comedy with Wayne Brady at SAK Theatre Comedy Lab. In 1995 he moved with a group of improvisers moved to L.A. The ...

35. Josie Davis

Actress | Wizardream

This Hollywood, California native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of 3, starring in numerous television commercials. She was cast as a series regular on the hit television show Charles in Charge (1984) (Davis played the adorable, intelligent poet "Sarah ...

37. Juan Pablo Laplace

Director | El esquema de Ponzi

Juan Pablo Laplace was born on January 16, 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an assistant director and director, known for El esquema de Ponzi (2013), Perfidia (2012) and Madre (2008). He died on July 7, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

38. Kabir Bedi

Actor | Octopussy

Kabir Bedi is an internationally acclaimed Indian actor. He has acted in over 60 Bollywood films and has hits like "Khoon Bhari Maang", "Kurbaan" and "Main Hoon Na". He is well-recognized for his role of Emperor Shah Jahan in "Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story".

Popularly recognized in the West for ...

39. Kate Moss

Actress | Zoolander 2

One of the more controversial supermodels, primarily because of her unusually low weight during the early part of her career. (she typified the "waif" models). Her unusual appearance (and possibly her willingness to appear nude, "It's just work") have, in a very short time, made her almost as ...

40. Kathy Evison

Actress | Seaquest DSV

Kathy Evison's father is employee of the National Park Service. By the age of 18 she had moved with her family as much as 20 times from one park to another, including Grand Canyon, Sequoia and her favorite: Grand Tetons. She financed her college education by modeling, including appearances all over...

41. Katy Jurado

Actress | High Noon

Katy Jurado was born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her early years were spent amid luxury until her family's lands were confiscated by the federal government for redistribution to the landless peasantry. Despite the ...

43. Laura Schlessinger

Self | Quantum Leap

As one of the most popular talk show hosts in radio history, Dr. Laura Schlessinger offers no-nonsense advice infused with a strong sense of ethics, accountability, and personal responsibility; she's been doing it successfully for more than 30 years, reaching approximately 8.25 million listeners ...

44. Leslie H. Martinson

Director | Batman: The Movie

Leslie H. Martinson was born on January 16, 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Herbert Leslie Martinson. He is known for his work on Batman: The Movie (1966), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Hot Rod Girl (1956). He was married to Connie Martinson. He died on September 3, 2016 in Los ...

45. Liliana Barba Meinecke


Liliana Barba Meinecke is known for her work on Coco (2017), Guardianes de Oz (2015) and La increíble historia del Niño de Piedra (2015).

46. Mac Curtis

Actor | Don't Let Go

Mac Curtis was born on January 16, 1939 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Don't Let Go (2002). He died on September 16, 2013 in Weatherford, Texas.

47. Manuela Vellés

Actress | Secuestrados

Manuela Vellés was born on January 16, 1987 in Madrid, Spain as Manuela Vellés Casariego. She is an actress, known for Secuestrados (2010), Lobos sucios (2015) and Retornos (2010).

48. María Amuchastegui

Actress | Graduados

María Amuchastegui was born on January 16, 1953 in Cordoba, Argentina as Silvina María Amuchástegui. She was an actress, known for Graduados (2012), Mesa de noticias (1983) and Caiga quien caiga - CQC (1995). She was married to Juan José Alberdi. She died on July 19, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

49. Mario Sánchez

Actor | El botón

Mario Sánchez was born on January 16, 1936 in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. He was an actor, known for El botón (1969), Los extraterrestres (1983) and R.R.D.T (1997). He died on November 9, 2007 in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba, Argentina.

50. Mark Kiely

Actor | The Edge

Mark Kiely was born on January 16, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Mark Joseph Kiely. He is an actor, known for The Edge (1997), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Gods and Monsters (1998). He is married to Ellen Sue Aarons. They have three children.

51. Mark Steger

Actor | I Am Legend

Mark Steger was born on January 16, 1962 as Mark Donald Steger. He is known for his work on I Am Legend (2007) and The Pact (2012).

53. Marwan Kenzari

Actor | What Happened to Monday

Marwan Kenzari is an award-winning Dutch actor. He received critical acclaim for his powerful and brooding performance in the Dutch crime drama Wolf, in which he plays a recently paroled Moroccan immigrant struggling to toe the line between promising boxer and rising criminal enforcer. His ...

54. Mason Gamble

Actor | Dennis the Menace

Mason began his film-acting career at age six when director Harold Ramis cast him in Groundhog Day (1993). Three months later, Mason won the title role in the hit comedy, Dennis the Menace (1993). He was chosen from twenty thousand other hopefuls in a nationwide casting call launched by John Hughes...

55. Maxine Jones

Actress | Batman Forever

Maxine Jones was born on January 16, 1965 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Batman Forever (1995), The Hills (2017) and A Different World (1987).

56. Michael Pataki

Actor | Rocky IV

Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Michael Pataki had a long, varied and impressive career in both movies and TV shows, alike, that spanned a little over 50 years. Pataki was born on January 16, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended the University of Southern California as a double ...

57. Mike Ribas

Composer | Los extraterrestres

Mike Ribas is known for his work on Los extraterrestres (1983), Las aventuras de Tremendo (1986) and Como dos gotas de agua (1964). He died on December 4, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.

58. Pablo Zabaleta

Self | Videomatch

Pablo Zabaleta has been married to Christel Castaño since June 13, 2013.

Paolo el Rockero

61. Pepe Arias

Actor | ¡Tango!

Pepe Arias was born on January 16, 1900 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as José Pablo Arias. He was an actor, known for ¡Tango! (1933), Estrellas de Buenos Aires (1956) and New Port (1936). He died on February 23, 1967 in Buenos Aires.

62. Peter Brocco

Actor | Spartacus

Prolific, sharp-featured American character actor of somewhat skeletal and dishevelled appearance, accentuated later in his career by thinning hair and a scraggly goatee. A former theology student, Brocco began his career playing leading roles in stock theatre. He subsequently honed his craft ...

63. Ralph Pappier

Production_designer | Pobre mi madre querida

Ralph Pappier was born on January 16, 1914 in Shanghai, China. He was a production designer and director, known for Pobre mi madre querida (1948), Escuela de campeones (1950) and Delito (1962). He died on September 17, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

64. René Angélil

Actor | Omertà

René Angélil was born on January 16, 1942 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Omertà (2012), Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert (1994) and L'apparition (1972). He was married to Céline Dion, Anne-Renée Kirouac and Denyse Duquette. He died on ...

65. Ricardo Darín

Actor | El secreto de sus ojos

Ricardo Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 16, 1957. He works since he was a little boy, and has obtained with the years a remarkable evolution from soap opera gallant and tv comedies to an excellent leading figure of the most importants Argentinian movies. At the age of 10 he ...

66. Richard T. Jones

Actor | Event Horizon

Richard T. Jones was born on January 16, 1972 in Japan as Richard Timothy Jones. He is an actor and producer, known for Event Horizon (1997), Vantage Point (2008) and Phone Booth (2002). He has been married to Nancy Jones since October 1996.

67. Robert Schimmel

Actor | Scary Movie 2

Robert Schimmel was born on January 16, 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Scary Movie 2 (2001), A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) and Dark Seduction (2015). He was married to Melissa Schimmel and Vicki Schimmel. He died on September 3, 2010 in ...

68. Roberto Quiroga

Producer | Fair Sisters

Roberto Quiroga is an actor and producer, known for Fair Sisters (1981), El cantor del pueblo (1950) and Otra cosa es con guitarra (1949).

69. Ronnie Milsap

Soundtrack | Promised Land

Ronnie Milsap was born on January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA. He has been married to Joyce Reeves since October 30, 1965. They have one child.

70. Sade

Soundtrack | True Lies

Sade was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria as Helen Folasade Adu. She was previously married to Carlos Scola.

71. Shaun Benson

Actor | ARQ

Shaun Benson was born on January 16, 1976 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for ARQ (2016), General Hospital (1963) and Populaire (2012).

72. Susan Sontag

Actress | Zelig

Born in New York City, raised in Arizona and California, educated at the University of Chicago, Harvard, Oxford and the Sorbonne, Susan Sontag constitutes a veritable challenge for any biographer. A novelist, philosopher, essayist, movie director and playwright, over the past thirty years she has ...

73. Travis Caldwell

Stunts | The Magnificent Seven

Travis Caldwell, came to Los Angeles with his passion to pursue an acting career. He has studied with Michael Woolsen (The Michael Woolsen Studio), and attended 8 years of Improv classes out of his liking to perform for live audiences. He recently worked on ABC's The Gates as series regular Charlie...

74. Tsianina Joelson

Actress | Bring It On

Tsianina Joelson was born on January 16, 1975 in Coquille, Oregon, USA as Tsianina Marie Means. She is an actress, known for Bring It On (2000), According to Greta (2009) and American Pie 2 (2001). She has been married to Michael Lohmann since 2004. She was previously married to Greg Joelson.

75. Veronica Sixtos

Actress | Pocha: Manifest Destiny

Veronica Sixtos was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. At a young age she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Veronica began working on commercials and TV promos (W.B.) but discovered her natural talent for acting when she booked a small role in the award ...

76. Victor Bowling

Self | Trantasia

Was born in Anderson, South Carolina USA and grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina USA. Attended E.E. Smith Senior High School. Involved with theater on off stage since the age of 7. First appeared in a regional Theater production of "A Christmas Carol". In High School he was a member of Smith 16...

Victoria 'Porkchop' Parker

77. Yvonne Zima

Actress | The Long Kiss Goodnight

Yvonne Zima was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to parents Dennis and Marie, and is the sister of actresses Madeline Zima and Vanessa Zima. "Zima", a Polish surname, is her mother's maiden name; Yvonne's maternal grandfather was of Polish descent, while her other ancestry is Italian, German, and ...

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