People of the Century

by mcher-940-346255 | created - 07 Sep 2015 | updated - 15 Sep 2015 | Public

1. Bill Bailey

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Bill Bailey is known for his sharp wit and classic sense of humor. he is most famous for being in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, celebrity game-show in which he is a team captain. Bill is a stand up comedian, and has also starred in cult comedies such as Spaced and of course Black Books. He was given ...

Black Books

Manny Bianco

2. Tamsin Greig

Actress | Green Wing

Tamsin Greig was born on July 12, 1966 in Maidstone, Kent, England as Tamsin Margaret Greig. She is an actress, known for Green Wing (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Black Books (2000). She has been married to Richard Leaf since May 1997. They have three children.

Black Books

Fran Katzenjammer

3. Kevin Eldon

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Kevin Eldon was born in 1960 in Kent, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Four Lions (2010) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (1998).

Black Books

Cleaner (1 episode, 2000)

4. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real ...

Night at the Museum

5. Rose Keegan

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Rose studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes: Susan in Abigails Party directed by Sarah Esdaile , ATG Tour, Alan Ayckbourn's The Revengers Comedies. A Message for the Broken Hearted by Gregory Motton, directed by Ramin Gray at The Liverpool Playhouse, Cunigonde in ...

Black Books

Room 2B Occupant (1 episode, 2002)

6. Guillermo Rodriguez

Actor | Rock Slyde

Guillermo Rodriguez was born on January 27, 1972 in Mexico as Guillermo Díaz Rodriguez. He is an actor, known for Rock Slyde (2009), Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno (2017) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

7. Graham Linehan

Writer | Father Ted

Graham Linehan was born on May 22, 1968 in Dublin, Ireland. He is a writer and director, known for Father Ted (1995), The IT Crowd (2006) and Motherland (2016). He has been married to Helen Linehan since 2004. They have two children.

Black Books

8. Matilda Ziegler

Actress | Lark Rise to Candleford

Matilda Ziegler was born on July 23, 1964 in Ashford, Kent, England as Matilda F. E. Ziegler. She is an actress, known for Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), EastEnders (1985) and In Suspicious Circumstances (1991). She has been married to Louis Hilyer since July 2004. They have three children.

Mr.Bean

9. Jay Harrington

Actor | Better Off Ted

Jay Harrington was born on November 15, 1971 in Massachusetts, USA as James H. Harrington III. He is an actor, known for Better Off Ted (2009), Summerland (2004) and Coupling (2003).

10. Dave Foley

Actor | The Kids in the Hall

Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative high school to do stand-up comedy. He met Kevin McDonald at an improv class and, while employed as movie ushers, they began working as a comedy team. In 1984 they merged with another team to form "The Kids in the Hall". Foley made his film debut at 22 as the...

11. Kaley Cuoco

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape ...

12. Willie Garson

Actor | White Collar

Rarely at a loss for work, Garson has appeared in over 300 episodes of television and more than 70 films. Best known for his long runs on television, as Mozzie on "WHITE COLLAR", Stanford Blatch on "SEX AND THE CITY", and Henry Coffield on "NYPD BLUE". He appears as the grifter with a heart of gold...

13. 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 ...

14. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

15. Owen Wilson

Actor | The Royal Tenenbaums

Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and ...

16. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

17. Hamish Linklater

Actor | The Big Short

Hamish Linklater was born on July 7, 1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Battleship (2012) and Fantastic Four (2005). He was previously married to Jessica Goldberg.

18. Amanda Setton

Actress | Sex and the City

Amanda Setton was born on December 16, 1985 in Great Neck, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Sex and the City (2008), What Happens in Vegas (2008) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).

19. Yvonne Strahovski

Actress | Dexter

Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. ...

20. Zachary Levi

Actor | Chuck

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"...

21. Sarah Lancaster

Actress | Chuck

Born in Overland Park, Kansas, Sarah moved to Mission Viejo, California, when she was 10 years old. In 1994, she secured her first role, as a series regular on Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993). She then gained attention for her recurring role as "Madison Kellner" on the critically-acclaimed ...

22. Ryan McPartlin

Actor | Chuck

Ryan McPartlin was born on July 3, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Chuck (2007), J. Edgar (2011) and Hunter Killer (2018). He has been married to Danielle Kirlin since October 26, 2002.

23. Christian Clavier

Actor | Les visiteurs

Christian Clavier was born on May 6, 1952 in Paris, France. He is an actor and writer, known for The Visitors (1993), Just Visiting (2001) and Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999). He was previously married to Marie-Anne Chazel.

24. Fairuza Balk

Actress | The Craft

"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly ...

25. India de Beaufort

Actress | Run Fatboy Run

India de Beaufort was born on June 27, 1987 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England as India Ewence Beaufort-Lloyd. She is an actress, known for Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007), One Tree Hill (2003) and Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (2009). She has been married to Todd Grinnell ...

26. Kunal Nayyar

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as ...

27. Monica Raymund

Actress | Chicago Fire

Monica Raymund stars as Gabriela Dawson in NBC's drama "Chicago Fire."

A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is the recipient of the John Houseman Award for her commitment and dedication. Immediately following her graduation, she went on to star opposite Tim Roth for three seasons in "Lie to Me." ...

28. Kelli Williams

Actress | Lie to Me

Kelli Williams was born in California on June 8, 1970. Though she had appeared in commercials since she was a baby, she was discovered by her agent at her high school play ("Romeo and Juliet"), in which she starred as Juliet opposite General Hospital (1963)'s Steve Burton. In the early 1990s, she ...

29. Gloria Votsis

Actress | Person of Interest

Gloria Votsis was born on February 9, 1979 in Pittsford, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Person of Interest (2011), The Gates (2010) and White Collar (2009). She has been married to Scott Davis since September 5, 2015.

30. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...

31. Noa Tishby

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

In her homeland, Israel, Noa Tishby's name is synonymous with stardom. An actress and a producer, Tishby got her first big break at 16 playing the lead in the hit original musical "King David", for which she won national recognition.

She got a full scholarship with The National Museum of Arts and ...

32. Beth Behrs

Actress | 2 Broke Girls

Beth Behrs was born on December 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Elizabeth Ann Behrs. Beth spent her early years on the East Coast, first in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then in Lynchburg, Virginia, before moving with her family at the age of 15 to Marin County, just outside San Francisco. ...

33. Kate Mara

Actress | Fantastic Four

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), ...

34. Kim Raver

Actress | 24

Kim Raver was born on March 15, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Kimberly Jayne Raver. She is an actress and producer, known for 24 (2001), Night at the Museum (2006) and Third Watch (1999). She has been married to Manu Boyer since July 7, 2000. They have two children.



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