Actress

by panagiotiskoutsoukian | created - 15 Feb 2015 | updated - 07 Jul 2019 | Public

1. Bridget Fonda

Actress | A Simple Plan

Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider (1969), but first became interested in acting after ...

2. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Actress | Mortal Kombat

Bridgette Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, on September 25, 1973. The brown-eyed actress grew up there with her parents, Kathy and Dale Wilson, and sister, Tracy Wilson. Her first taste of fame came in 1990 when she won Miss Teen USA. The next year she was in Los Angeles taking acting classes...

3. Alyson Stoner

Actress | Phineas and Ferb

Alyson Stoner got her start as a triple threat on the Disney Channel, co-hosting "Mike's Super Short Show". By age seven, she won the hearts of an older generation as the "Little Pigtailed Dancer" in Missy Elliott's music video, Missy Elliott: Work It (2002). Since her early reign, Alyson has ...

4. Alexandra Daddario

Actress | Baywatch

Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, her sister is actor Catharine Daddario, and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of ...

5. Alexa Davalos

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

Alexa Davalos was born in Paris, France, to American parents, Jeff Dunas, a photographer, and Elyssa Davalos, an actress. Her father's family were Jewish immigrants (from Russia and Lithuania). After a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York, Paris, Italy and Los ...

6. Alexa Nikolas

Actress | Red State

Alexa Nikolas is an American actress born on April 4, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois, known for portraying as Nicole Bristow on the American comedy-drama television series, Zoey 101 (2005) aired on Nickelodeon Cable. She also appeared in the several popular television series including, That's Life (...

7. Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actress | The Hateful Eight

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina ...

8. Adria Arjona

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Accustomed to airplanes and distant countries since she could recall, Adria Arjona was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Mexico City. Falling asleep in Guatemala and waking up in Argentina was not out of norm for her. She is the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother, Leslie, and a Guatemalan father, ...

9. Camilla Belle

Actress | Practical Magic

Belle was born as Camilla Belle Routh in Los Angeles, California, to Deborah, a fashion designer, and Jack Wesley Routh, who composed country music and owns a construction company. Her mother is Brazilian and her father, who is from Kingman, Kansas, has English, German, and French ancestry. Camilla...

10. Caitlin Hale

Actress | The School of Rock

Caitlin Hale was born in 1991 in Ansonia, Connecticut, USA as Caitlin Mariah Hale. She is known for her work on School of Rock (2003), Grimmerson Manor (2022) and Max & Wrigley.

11. Liya Kebede

Actress | The Good Shepherd

Liya Kebede was born on March 1, 1978 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress and producer, known for The Good Shepherd (2006), The Best Offer (2013) and Lord of War (2005). She was previously married to Kassy Kebede.

12. Tania Raymonde

Actress | Lost

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tania Raymonde began her career on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), and is known for her portrayal of Alex Rousseau in the J.J. Abrams series Lost. She played the title role of notorious murderer Jodi Arias in the Lifetime original feature Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret...

13. Karolina Kurkova

Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Karolina Kurkova is a supermodel best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She has appeared in nine Victoria's Secret Fashion shows between 2000 and 2010 and was named a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2005. She has graced the covers of such notable fashion magazines as Vogue, Elle...

14. Sienna Miller

Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Sienna Rose Diana Miller was born in New York City, but was raised in London, United Kingdom. Her father, Edwin "Ed" Miller, who is American-born, is an investment banker and a dealer in Modern Chinese paintings. Her mother, Josephine "Jo" Miller, was a South African model and a personal assistant ...

15. Liz Nicole Abrams

Actress | Getting That Girl

Liz Nicole Abrams was born on March 16, 1987 in Tarzana, California, USA as Elizabeth Nicole Abrams. She is an actress, known for Getting That Girl (2011), In Plain Sight (2008) and Port Charles (1997).

16. Sophie Turner

Actress | Game of Thrones

Sophie Belinda Jonas (née Turner; born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-2019), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, ...

17. Amber Tamblyn

Actress | The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Amber Rose Tamblyn was born May 14, 1983 in Santa Monica, California. Amber caught an agent's eye at the age of ten after a performance in "Pippi Longstocking". She has appeared in Live Nude Girls (1995) and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997). In addition, her most popular role has been the role of "...

18. Amber Valletta

Actress | Gamer

Amber Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Amber Evangeline Valletta. She is an actress, producer and model. She began her career as a fashion model. Valletta was married to Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw with whom she has a son, Auden. Valletta endorsed Democrat President Barack ...

19. Alison Lohman

Actress | Drag Me to Hell

Alison Lohman was born in Palm Springs, California, to Diane (Dunham), a patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, an architect. She grew up in a family with no showbiz connections but she always wanted to perform. By age 9, she had landed her first professional, theatrical role playing "Gretyl" in "The ...

20. Amal Clooney

Self | Forced from Home

Amal Clooney was born on February 3, 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon as Amal Ramzi Alamuddin. She is known for her work on Forced from Home, The First Monday in May (2016) and On Her Shoulders (2018). She has been married to George Clooney since September 27, 2014. They have two children.

21. Anna Faris

Actress | The House Bunny

Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She was raised in Edmonds, Washington. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.

Anna started acting very young but ...

22. Anna Chlumsky

Actress | My Girl

Anna Maria Chlumsky is an American actress. She began her career as a child actress, best known playing the lead role of Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl (1991) and its 1994 sequel. Between 1999 and 2005, Chlumsky's career entered a hiatus while she attended college. She returned to acting with roles in ...

23. Anna Torv

Actress | Fringe

Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...

24. Antje Traue

Actress | Man of Steel

With a strong body of work in her native Germany, Antje broke out into the international marketplace in Zack Snyder's Superman retelling, "Man of Steel" as the villainess, "Faora". Other credits include Renny Harlin's "5 Days of August", Warner Brothers' "The Seventh Son", Simon Curtis's "The Woman...

25. April Rose

Actress | Grown Ups 2

Hometown Chicago. Out of high school, she became an EMT, worked with children and adults with disabilities, certified medical crisis counselor in Chicago ERs. Cast member on MTV2s highest-rated show, Guy Code (2011). And Girl Code. She was honored to host MTV's infamous Spring Break Cancun 2014. ...

26. April Billingsley

Actress | The Dark Red

April Billingsley is an actress, known for The Dark Red (2018), The Outsider (2020) and The Walking Dead (2010).

27. April Bowlby

Actress | Doom Patrol

April Michelle Bowlby was born on 30 July 1980 in Vallejo, California, USA. She and her family moved to Manteca, California, when she was a small child. April studied ballet, French and marine biology at Moorpark College, before deciding to pursue an acting career. She studied drama with Ivana ...

28. Ashley Greene

Actress | Twilight

Ashley Michele Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Michele (Tatum), an insurance broker, and Joseph Lacy Greene, US Marine who runs a concrete business. A self-confessed tomboy and "daredevil", Ashley loved to try to keep up with her older brother Joe, taking on activities such as ...

29. Sarah Foret

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Sarah Foret was born on December 3, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Gilmore Girls (2000), Karla (2006) and American Crude (2008).

30. Andrea Roth

Actress | War

Andrea Roth, a first generation Scottish-Dutch Canadian, was born in Woodstock, Ontario. Her first theatrical appearance was in The Miracle Worker when she was eleven. She received her big show business break when she starred in the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means (1995), playing Sally ...

31. Natalie Distler

Actress | Mind's Eye

A veteran of the musical stage, Natalie Distler learned what all young children do through song - including her phone number, and how to spell her name! At age four, she performed in her first musical theater production, and landed her first starring role at age seven.

You can currently see her ...

32. Callie Thorne

Actress | Necessary Roughness

Callie Thorne was born on November 20, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Calliope Silver Thorne. She is an actress and producer, known for Necessary Roughness (2011), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Prison Break (2005).

33. Daniella Alonso

Actress | The Hills Have Eyes II

Daniella Alonso was born in New York City, to a large family of Puerto Rican, Peruvian, and Japanese descent, and was raised in an all-women household. At age fifteen, she was discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency, and began booking jobs for teen magazines like Seventeen, YM, and Teen, which led ...

34. Kate Voegele

Actress | One Tree Hill

Kate began her acting career as a recurring guest star in the CW series: One Tree Hill (2003). as Mia Catalano (35 episodes). Voegele is acting in film, television and stage in Los Angeles and New York.

Kate began her career as a professional musician when she signed a record deal with Myspace ...

35. Danneel Ackles

Actress | Fired Up!

Danneel Ackles (born Elta Danneel Graul, she went by Danneel Harris professionally until after her marriage to Jensen Ackles) was born on March 18, 1979, in Lafayette, Louisiana is an American actress and model. The name "Danneel" was inspired by Danneel Street in New Orleans. She is known for her ...

36. Hilarie Burton

Actress | One Tree Hill

Hilarie was born and raised in Sterling Park, Virginia. She is the oldest of four children and describes her family as tight-knit. Hilarie developed a passion for acting early in life. Shortly after moving to New York to go to school and pursuing her acting dream, she landed the coveted job of VJ ...

37. Elisabeth Harnois

Actress | Keith

Elisabeth was born in Detroit in 1979 and grew up in Los Angeles. An actress since the age of 3, she co-starred at the age of 5 in two movies (One Magic Christmas (1985) and Where Are the Children? (1986)). She did numerous TV commercials until being chosen by Disney Productions to star as Alice in...

38. Zoe McLellan

Actress | Dungeons & Dragons

Zoe McLellan was born on November 6, 1974 in La Jolla, California, USA as Zoe Doran McLellan. She is an actress, known for Dungeons & Dragons (2000), Deadly Honeymoon (2010) and JAG (1995). She was previously married to J.P. Gillain.

39. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...

40. Hannah New

Actress | Maleficent

Born in London, England, Hannah insisted at age 4 to attend ballet school, setting her on a performing path in life. She later turned her focus to acting and joined The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Her interest in other cultures led her to travel around the world, including Bolivia ...

41. Hannah Barefoot

Actress | King Richard

Hannah Barefoot is a theatrically trained actress, singer, and dancer originally from Cody, Wyoming. Her first leading role role in the cult favorite, 'The Falls: Testament of Love,' earned her a reputation as a raw and vulnerable dramatic actress early on, while her work in improv developed her ...

42. Sarah Wright

Actress | American Made

This Kentucky native began her career in her home state and abroad in Europe, singing with The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music. Sarah attended Seneca High School in Kentucky. Discovered by a modeling agent, Sarah moved to Chicago where her career took off.

In 2011, Wright began a recurring role in the...

43. Sarah Chalke

Actress | Scrubs

Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her ...

44. Fabianne Therese

Actress | John Dies at the End

Fabianne Therese was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Fabianne Therese Gstottenmayr. She is an actress and director, known for John Dies at the End (2012), Endless Love (2014) and Playing It Cool (2014).

45. Gabriella Wilde

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Gabriella Wilde was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. She is descended from the aristocratic Gough-Calthorpe family. Her mother, Vanessa Mary Teresa (Hubbard), is the former wife of socialite Sir Dai Llewellyn, 4th Baronet. Her father, businessman John Austen Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, is a...

46. Lindsay Sloane

Actress | Bring It On

Since she was a child performer on numerous hit series including The Wonder Years and Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Lindsay Sloane has made a career of hilarious comedic turns. Her last series regular role was on the CBS sitcom reboot of The Odd Couple, opposite Matthew Perry. She has also recently ...

47. Kelly Stables

Actress | Superstore

Kelly Michelle Stables was born in St. Louis, Missouri where she performed at The Muny Opera. She graduated cum laude from The University of Missouri, Columbia with a BA in Communications and Theater. Upon moving to Los Angeles she quickly got involved in theater arts, acting and choreographing in ...

48. Brianne Howey

Actress | The Passage

Brianne Howey was born on May 24, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Brianne Nicole Howey. She is an actress, known for The Passage (2019), The Exorcist (2016) and Ginny & Georgia (2021). She has been married to Matt Ziering since July 24, 2021.

49. Jennifer Bock

Actress | Horrible Bosses 2

Jennifer Bock is an actress, known for Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), CSI: NY (2004) and Lingerie Football League (2009).

50. Korrina Rico

Actress | Ray Donovan

Korrina Rico was born on September 5, 1987 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Korrina Lynn Rico. Korrina is an actress and producer, known for Ray Donovan (2013), Glass Jaw (2018) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).

51. Romina

Actress | Horrible Bosses 2

Romina was born in Coral Gables, Florida and although not large in stature, this actress, producer, writer, poet and singer is casting a broad shadow across Hollywood.

Romina's love of acting began at age 13 when she took her first drama class while attending Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. ...

52. Georgia King

Actress | Vice Principals

Georgia May King (born 18 November 1986) is an Scottish actress. King is the daughter of actor Jonathan Hyde and opera singer Isobel Buchanan.

Although King grew up dreaming of being a director, she got her break into acting when she was eighteen and still working at a cheese shop, making her ...

53. Ambyr Childers

Actress | The Master

Ambyr Childers was born in Cottonwood, Arizona and raised in Murrieta, California. She appeared in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts, and became well known for her role as Colby Chandler on the daytime soap opera All My Children from 2006 to 2008. She also played Elizabeth "E" Dodd in The Master.

54. Mariana Paola Vicente

Actress | Self/less

Mariana Paola Vicente is an actress and producer, known for Self/less (2015), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) and Get Hard (2015). She has been married to Kike Hernández since December 10, 2018.

55. Rhona Mitra

Actress | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was ...

56. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

57. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born on July 24, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved ...

58. Holly Hunter

Actress | The Piano

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first...

59. Chasty Ballesteros

Actress | The Ranch

Chasty Ballesteros was born on January 3, 1981 as Chasty Rose Ballesteros. She is an actress, known for The Ranch (2016), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and FraXtur (2020).

60. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

61. Marion Cotillard

Actress | La Môme

Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is from Brittany.

Raised in Orléans, France, she ...

62. Ann Pirvu

Actress | Reign

Ann Pirvu was born on May 25, 1987 in Brasov, Romania. She is an actress and producer, known for Reign (2013), Total Frat Movie (2016) and The Girlfriend Experience (2016).

63. Ngaire Dawn Fair

Actress | Holding the Man

Ngaire Dawn Fair is an actress and director, known for Holding the Man (2015), House Husbands (2012) and Killing Time (2010).

64. Emily Wheaton

Actress | Get Ace

Born in London, England, UK, Emily Wheaton is a screen and stage actress. She has taken a Masterclass with Larry Moss, the Alexander Technique from Penny McDonald (private tutor) and completed the full-time professional acting course at the 16th Street Studios. Emily made her television debut ...

65. Diana Glenn

Actress | The Slap

Diana Glenn was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is known for her work on The Slap (2011), Satisfaction (2007) and Black Water (2007).

66. Uma Thurman

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and internationally-minded family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander ...

67. Léa Seydoux

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also ...

68. Adèle Exarchopoulos

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

Known for her performance in La Vie d'Adèle (Blue Is The Warmest Color) by Abdellatif Kechiche, that landed her both the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and the César for Most Promising Actress that same year, Adèle Exarchopoulos has been on the French and International big screen ...

69. Noureen DeWulf

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Actress Noureen DeWulf was born in New York and raised in Georgia. Her parents are from Pune, India. She was educated at Boston University's School of the Arts. One of DeWulf's first roles was in the Oscar winning short West Bank Story (2005). Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as ...

70. Lacey Chabert

Actress | Mean Girls

Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (Johnson) and Tony Chabert, a representative for an oil company. She is of Cajun (French), Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry. Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early ...

71. Stephanie Leonidas

Actress | Mirrormask

Stephanie Leonidas was born on February 14, 1984 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Mirrormask (2005), American Gothic (2016) and Defiance (2013).

72. Anna Hopkins

Actress | The Expanse

Anna Hopkins was born in Montréal, Quebec to artists Tom Hopkins and Rita Markovits. She is of Jewish Romanian and Hungarian descent from her mother's side, and Scottish, Welsh descent on her father's side. Fluent in French and English, she works in film and television in both languages. Anna's ...

73. Nicole Muñoz

Actress | Van Helsing

Nicole Muñoz was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She began her acting career at the age of four. With over fifteen years experience Nicole has garnered over 40 credits including beloved shows such as Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, The 100, Defiance and a lead role in SYFY's Van Helsing.

74. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Italian, French, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, ...

75. Troian Bellisario

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites (1988). She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of ...

76. Ashley Benson

Actress | Spring Breakers

Ashley Victoria Benson was born on December 18, 1989 in Anaheim Hills, California, to Shannon (Harte) and Jeff Benson. She has Irish, English, and German ancestry. She has been dancing competitively since she was 2 with hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap and lyrical. She has been singing since she was ...

77. Lucy Hale

Actress | Truth or Dare

Lucy Hale is an American actress, singer and producer. She has captured the attention of millions through her dynamic on-screen performances in some of the most buzzed about projects in film and television. In 2021 Hale begins shooting the AMC series "Ragdoll." Past television credits include the ...

78. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell (born Shannon Ashley Mitchell; April 10, 1987) is a Canadian actress, model, entrepreneur and author. She rose to prominence starring as Emily Fields in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars (2010) (2010-2017).

She was born in Mississauga, Ontario, the daughter of Precious Garcia and...

79. Laura Leighton

Actress | Melrose Place

Laura Leighton was born on July 24, 1968 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA as Laura Diane Miller. She is an actress, known for Melrose Place (1992), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Pretty Little Liars (2010). She has been married to Doug Savant since May 2, 1998. They have two children.

80. Lindsey Shaw

Actress | No One Lives

Lindsey Shaw was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Lindsey and her mother traveled from Lincoln to Kansas City twice a month to do local print ads and commercials. In 2002, Shaw and her mother moved to Los Angeles. Almost immediately, Lindsey was ...

81. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...

82. Renée Zellweger

Actress | Chicago

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée ...

83. Zoë Kravitz

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Zoë Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's ...

84. Taryn Manning

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Taryn Manning was born in Falls Church, Virginia, to Bill Manning, a musician, and his wife Sharyn. At two months old, Manning's parents separated, and she moved with her mother and brother to Tucson, Arizona, where she was raised. Manning was active in dance, karate, and acting as a child. At age ...

85. Charity Shea

Actress | Alpha Dog

Charity Shea was born on December 4, 1983 in Denver, Colorado, USA. She is an actress, known for Alpha Dog (2006), After Sex (2007) and Single Ladies (2011).

86. Jaime Pressly

Actress | My Name Is Earl

Emmy® Award winning actress Jaime Pressly is known for her wide range of film and television roles. Pressly currently stars as Jill Kendall, opposite Anna Faris and Academy Award winner Allison Janney on Chuck Lorrie's hit CBS Comedy "Mom," with its seventh season premiering in 2019.

Previously, ...

87. Lauren Graham

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist. Her father was from New York and her mother was from the American South, and Lauren has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. She grew up in Northern Virginia, USA (Fairfax, Arlington, and ...

88. Katherine Heigl

Actress | One for the Money

Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the...

89. Emily Browning

Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and ...

90. Vanessa Hudgens

Actress | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens (née Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg ...

91. Abbie Cornish

Actress | Bright Star

Abbie Cornish, also known by her rap name Dusk, is an Australian actress and rapper. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault, Cornish is best-known for her film roles as the titular heroin addict in the drama Candy (2006), courtier Bess Throckmorton in the historical drama Elizabeth: ...

92. Carla Gugino

Actress | Watchmen

Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But ...

93. Rosemarie DeWitt

Actress | Rachel Getting Married

Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt, who is also known as Rosemarie DeWitt, is one of the most popular American actresses. She was born on October 26, 1971 in Flushing, Queens that lies in New York, USA. Her parents are Rosemarie Baddock and Kenny DeWitt. She has been featured in various roles in a number of...

94. Thora Birch

Actress | Ghost World

For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde ...

95. Shantel VanSanten

Actress | Shooter

Shantel Yvonne VanSanten is an American model and actress, born July 25, 1985. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and one quarter Norwegian descent. VanSanten was raised in Spring, Texas where she ...

96. Candice King

Actress | Juno

Candice Rene King (née Accola) (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's The Vampire Diaries.

Candice King was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (Clark), who was an environmental engineer before ...

97. Hilary Duff

Actress | A Cinderella Story

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of ...

98. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born...

99. Charlotte Sullivan

Actress | Chicago Fire

Charlotte Sullivan (born October 21, 1983) is a Canadian actress, known for her role as officer Gail Peck in the Global police drama series Rookie Blue. Sullivan was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her first on-screen role was an extra in a Liza Minnelli music video. She has had starring roles in the ...

100. Marisol Nichols

Actress | Spiral: From the Book of Saw

From her breakout role as "Audrey Griswold" in Vegas Vacation (1997), to her powerful performance in the prison drama Felon (2008), to commanding the Counter Terrorist Unit in 24 (2001), Nichols has consistently garnered award recognition and critical acclaim. Her evocative performances have ...



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