Turbo 2013 (NY) premiere

by magicmikepeaches | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Thursday July 9th, AMC Lincoln Square 13 1998 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

1. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool 2

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry. ...

2. Willie Geist

Actor | The Campaign

Willie Geist was born on May 3, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Russell Geist. He is an actor and producer, known for The Campaign (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Morning Joe (2007). He has been married to Christina Elena Sharkey since May 24, 2003. They have two children.

3. Matt Lauer

Actor | Land of the Lost

Matt was educated at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio where he majored in communications. He was hired for internship and quit school in 1979 - four credits shy of graduation. Matt later obtained the degree in 1997 by writing a paper on work experience and delivering the commencement address. Matt's ...

4. Savannah Guthrie

Actress | 30 Rock

Savannah Guthrie was born on December 27, 1971 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Savannah Clark Guthrie. She is an actress and writer, known for 30 Rock (2006), 1600 Penn (2012) and Now You See Me 2 (2016). She has been married to Michael Feldman since March 15, 2014. They have two children. She...

5. Dario Franchitti

Actor | Driven

Dario Franchitti was born on May 19, 1973 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is known for his work on Driven (2001), Turbo (2013) and Born Racer (2018). He has been married to Eleanor Robb since 2015. They have two children. He was previously married to Ashley Judd.

6. Tony Kanaan

Actor | Driven

Tony Kanaan was a racing fan as a boy in Brazil and even participated in some karting, but didn't consider it to be a full-time job because he had his education to attend to. However, his father, a factory owner, died when Tony was a teenager and his uncle stole money from the family business. To ...

7. Ryan Hunter-Reay

Self | Daytona Dream

Ryan Hunter-Reay was born on December 17, 1980 in Dallas, Texas, United States as Ryan Christopher Hunter-Reay. He is known for his work on Daytona Dream (2010), Sport Science (2007) and Indycar 36 (2012). He has been married to Beccy Gordon since July 3, 2011.

8. Helio Castroneves

Self | Danica - Driven

Helio Castroneves was born on May 10, 1975 in São Paulo, Brazil as Hélio Castro Neves. He is known for his work on Danica - Driven, Open Access (2004) and Rapid Response (2019).

9. Sandra Lee

Self | Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee is a multi-Emmy® and Gracie Award-Winning internationally acclaimed home life expert, advocate, activist and philanthropist. She is a New York Times and Amazon Best Selling author of 27 books and has created/hosted numerous television programs broadcast in 63 countries worldwide. For ...

10. Natalie Morales

Actress | Zoolander 2

Natalie Leticia Morales is the daughter of Penelope and Lieut. Col. Mario Morales, Jr., a retired Air Force veteran of the Persian Gulf and Vietnam War. She was born in Taiwan, of Brazilian and Puerto Rican descent. As a U.S. Air Force dependent, she has spent much of her life living overseas with ...

11. Jeffrey Katzenberg

Producer | Shrek

Jeffrey Katzenberg was born on December 21, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and The Road to El Dorado (2000). He has been married to Marilyn Katzenberg since 1975. They have two children.

12. Blake Lively

Actress | Gossip Girl

Blake Ellender Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown on August 25, 1987 in Los Angeles, California to Elaine Lively & Ernie Lively. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and her half-siblings are actors Lori Lively, Robyn Lively and Jason Lively. She followed her parents' and siblings' steps. Her first ...

13. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Fast & Furious 7

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a housewife, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, a U.S. Army solider. Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Michelle always knew she was ...

14. 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), ...

15. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Training Day

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor.

His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre's solo debut, "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 ...

16. Bia Figueiredo

Actress | Mickey and the Roadster Racers

Bia Figueiredo is an actress, known for Mickey and the Roadster Racers (2017), Auto Esporte (2002) and Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 (2013).

17. Robert Siegel

Writer | Big Fan

Robert Siegel is a writer and actor, known for Big Fan (2009), Pam & Tommy (2022) and The Wrestler (2008). He has been married to Jen Cohn since June 5, 2004. They have one child.

18. Luis Guzmán

Actor | Traffic

Actor of Puerto Rican descent who gained fame making many memorable films in the 1980s and 1990s due to his villainous physical appearance. Guzmán was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on August 28, 1956 and raised in New York City's Greenwich Village and the surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood. His ...

19. Paul Giamatti

Actor | Sideways

Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella ...

20. Ken Jeong

Actor | The Hangover

Ken Jeong is an American actor, comedian, and physician. He is known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009) and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover (2009) Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain (2013), as Johnny Wu, a motivational ...

21. David Soren

Writer | Turbo

David Soren is a director, writer, and actor known for Captain Underpants (2017), Turbo (2013), and Merry Madagascar (2009). A DreamWorks veteran of twenty years, Soren has worked as a story artist on "The Road to El Dorado," "Chicken Run" and "Shrek." He then served as the head of story on the hit...

22. Ben Schwartz

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Ben Schwartz is known for playing Jean-Ralphio in the American comedy TV series "Parks and Recreation." He plays an annoying yet lovable character who thinks he is a player and a baller and often uses insurance money and his father's money to buy whatever he wants. Jean-Ralphio was created for ...

23. Jason Lively

Actor | National Lampoon's European Vacation

Jason Lively was born on March 12, 1968 in Carroll County, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), Night of the Creeps (1986) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He is married to Lani Cheri Lipton. They have two children.

24. Bill Damaschke

Producer | Shark Tale

Bill Damaschke was born on November 20, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Damaschke. He is known for his work on Shark Tale (2004), Kung Fu Panda (2008) and The Prom (2020).

25. Alicia Quarles

Actress | Top Five

Alicia Quarles is an actress, known for Top Five (2014), E! News (1991) and True Crime Live (2019).

26. 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.

27. Darren Lemke

Writer | Gemini Man

Darren Lemke is a writer and producer, known for Gemini Man (2019), Turbo (2013) and Shazam! (2019).

28. Jen Cohn

Actress | Overwatch

Jen Cohn is an actress and producer, known for Overwatch (2016), The Wrestler (2008) and Turbo (2013). She has been married to Robert Siegel since June 5, 2004. They have one child.

29. Josh Gad

Actor | Frozen

Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Frozen (2013), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Pixels (2015). He has been married to Ida Darvish since May 10, 2008. They have two children.

30. Terry Crews

Actor | Idiocracy

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews Sr. He earned an art excellence scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the ...

31. Pierre Coffin

Director | Despicable Me 2

Pierre Coffin was born on March 15, 1967 in France. He is a director and writer, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015) and Despicable Me (2010).

32. Steve Carell

Actor | The Office

Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father of Italian and ...

33. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...

34. Tom Kenny

Actor | SpongeBob SquarePants

Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the '80s and '90s as ...

35. Eric Bauza

Actor | Space Jam: A New Legacy

Eric Bauza was born on December 7, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Eric Adrian Bauza. He is known for his work on Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) and Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014).

36. Chris Diamantopoulos

Actor | True Story

Chris grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. At age 9, he started doing TV commercials and professional theater. He left home at 18 to perform in a series of US national tours after which, he landed on Broadway. Chris now splits his time between New York and Los Angeles acting in TV ...

37. Bill Farmer

Actor | A Goofy Movie

Bill Farmer is an American voice actor from Kansas who is most well known for being the official voice actor of Walt Disney's Goofy since 1987. He also voiced Pluto and Horace Horsecaller in other Disney cartoons, Stinkie in the Casper films, Sam from Sam & Max: Hit the Road, Otis in Son of the ...

38. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

39. Alice Davis

Actress | The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest

Alice Davis was born on March 26, 1929 in Escalon, California, USA as Alice May Estes. She is a costume designer and actress, known for The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002), Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960) and The Magical World of Disney (1954). She was previously married...

40. Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Writer | Akira

Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.

In 1979, after writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. ...

41. Phil Tippett

Visual_effects | Starship Troopers

Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.

As a child...

42. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

43. Ariel Winter

Actress | Sofia the First

Ariel Winter is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents with notable roles in both television and film. Ariel stars on ABC's critically acclaimed and Emmy® winning hit series, "Modern Family (2009)." Winter plays 'Alex Dunphy,' the brainy middle child in the Dunphy family, opposite Ty ...

44. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

45. Mariska Hargitay

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...

46. Nancy Cartwright

Actress | The Simpsons

For over three decades, Nancy Cartwright has given voice to a spikey-headed-10-year-old boy even though she's a grown woman; she's often been arrested for truancy and vandalism, yet she maintains a spotless criminal record; and finally, she's repeated the fourth-grade dozens of times in spite of ...

47. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Maurice Forer and Ida Edith Robinson, who wed in Hampden, Massachusetts. Her father, who was Jewish, emigrated from Novgorod, Imperial Russia, while her Massachusetts-born mother ...

48. Zach Callison

Actor | Steven Universe

Zach began acting at the age of seven. He was cast as Winthrop in The Music Man. Zach liked the fact that the lisp he had to use allowed him to spit without getting in trouble. Zach was cast in his first feature film role in "Kingshighway" 2007. He has an older brother Wes and older sister Andrea.

49. Rob Minkoff

Director | The Lion King

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Robert Ralph Minkoff. He is a producer and director, known for The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little 2 (2002) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Crystal Kung Minkoff since September 29, 2007.

50. Jennessa Rose

Actress | Gake no ue no Ponyo

Jennessa Rose was born on April 4 in La Jolla, Ca and went to school in Del Mar/Carmel Valley until relocating to Los Angeles.

She has appeared in numerous professional plays in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Jennessa also has done voiceover for many films, TV shows, radio and TV ...

51. Julianna Rose Mauriello

Actress | LazyTown

Julianna Rose Mauriello was born in Irvington, New York on a glorious spring morning, May 26, 1991. Always singing, she appeared as a child in Party Scene of The Nutcracker at SUNY Purchase, asleep under the Christmas tree. Her fascination with performing continued to grow as she first watched her ...

52. Max Charles

Actor | Mr. Peabody & Sherman

At just 16 years of age, Max Charles is already an industry veteran, landing coveted roles on and off the big screen and working with some of Hollywood's most respected and acclaimed actors, writers and directors.

Most recently, this charismatic and endearing young talent was nominated as "Best ...

54. Eric Favela

Animation_department | Despicable Me 2

55. Crystal Kung Minkoff

Actress | The Forbidden Kingdom

Crystal Kung Minkoff is an actress and assistant director, known for The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), Flypaper (2011) and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010). She has been married to Rob Minkoff since September 29, 2007.

56. Bob Bergen

Actor | Akira

Bob Bergen is an American voice actor who is mostly known for being the modern voice of Porky Pig from Looney Tunes. He is also known for voicing Bucky the Squirrel from The Emperor's New Groove, the Frog in the English dub in Spirited Away and Luke Skywalker in several Star Wars video games.

57. Chris Buck

Director | Frozen

Chris Buck was born on February 24, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Christopher James Buck. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Surf's Up (2007) and Frozen II (2019). He is married to Shelley Rae Hinton. They have three children.

58. Jennifer Lee

Writer | Frozen

Jennifer Lee was born on October 22, 1971 in Barrington. Rhode Island, USA as Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi. She is a writer and producer, known for Frozen (2013), Frozen II (2019) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012). She has been married to Alfred Molina since August 2021. She was previously married to Robert ...

59. Peter Del Vecho

Producer | Frozen

Peter is the most recently the producer of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen (2013)", for which he received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Film, along with his fellow filmmakers, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Del Vecho joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1995 and produced ...

60. Dominic Lewis

Music_department | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Dominic Lewis is known for his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Peter Rabbit (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

61. Eric Goldberg

Animation_department | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Eric Goldberg was born on May 1, 1955 in Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA as Eric A. Goldberg. He is known for his work on Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Fantasia 2000 (1999) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He has been married to Susan Goldberg since August 7, 1982. They have two children.

62. Kirk DeMicco

Writer | The Croods

Kirk was born in New York City and and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He attended the University of Southern California where he graduated in 1991 with a degree in economics and political science. He then spent three years in Italy as a journalist for an Italian film-business magazine before moving...

63. Chris Sanders

Writer | Lilo & Stitch

Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in ...

64. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor, writer and director Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things...

65. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to...

66. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

67. Isaiah Washington

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Isaiah Washington was born on August 3, 1963 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Ghost Ship (2002) and Exit Wounds (2001). He has been married to Jenisa Marie Garland since February 14, 1996. They have three children.

68. Michael B. Jordan

Actor | Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan, the middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Donna (Davis), a high school counselor, and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name, Bakari, means "noble promise" in Swahili. (He is not related to, or named after, ...

69. Ernie Hudson

Actor | Ghostbusters

As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest ...

70. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David is a classically trained actor, winning 3 Emmys out of 6 nominations as well as being nominated for a Tony award. He starred in the recently concluded TV series "Greenleaf" for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Upcoming films include "Horizon Line" with Allison Williams ("Get Out") and "...

71. Mike Tyson

Actor | The Hangover

Mike Tyson was born on June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Gerard Tyson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hangover (2009), The Hangover Part II (2011) and Ip Man 3 (2015). He has been married to Lakiha Spicer since June 6, 2009. They have two children. He ...

72. Omari Hardwick

Actor | Kick-Ass

Omari Latif Hardwick was born in Savannah, Georgia, to Joyce (Johnson) and Clifford Hardwick III, and grew up in Decatur, GA. His parents gave him a name to set a precedent, "Omari" meaning "most high," and "Latif" meaning "gentle." He shares, "I in no way believe that I am the highest or most high...

73. Danai Gurira

Actress | Black Panther

Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine and Roger Gurira, who were from Zimbabwe. Her father was then teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was five, the family moved back to Zimbabwe, residing in the capital Harare. Gurira later returned to the United States, and studied ...

74. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Maria Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Bedford, Ohio to Judith Ann Hawkins, a psychiatric nurse & Jerome Jesse Berry, a hospital attendant. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American ...

75. LisaGay Hamilton

Actress | The Practice

Lisa's mother, Tina, is a retired social worker. Her late father, Ira, worked as an engineer and then went into business as a general contractor. A sister, Heidi, is a lawyer. Lisa started acting as a child and played Flip Wilson in a 3rd grade performance. During junior high, she started traveling...

76. Nia Long

Actress | Big Momma's House

Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The Best Man Holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private ...

77. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

78. Anika Noni Rose

Actress | The Princess and the Frog

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose recently finished filming the lead role of the pilot episode Beast Mode (TBS / Macro), which is based on life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Anika is also serving as Co-Executive Producer.

In 2018, Anika starred in the title role of 'Carmen Jones' in John ...

79. Angela Bassett

Actress | Black Panther

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...

80. Gabrielle Union

Actress | Bring It On

Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. There, ...

81. Keke Palmer

Actress | Nope

Lauren Keyana Palmer was born on August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but, to ...

82. Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Actress | Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Salli Richardson-Whitfield is a 30 year industry veteran. She has been featured in over 20 major motion pictures and has starred opposite a number of Hollywood's top actors, including Samuel L. Jackson in THE GREAT WHITE HYPE, Denzel Washington in ANTWONE FISHER, and Will Smith in I AM LEGEND. On ...

83. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

84. Melonie Diaz

Actress | Fruitvale Station

Melonie Diaz was raised on New York's Lower East Side. She was bitten by the acting bug while attending the Henry Street Settlement. Melonie was also a student at the Professional Performing Arts High School. Her parents are of Puerto Rican descent. She has one older sister and is very close with ...

85. Tashiana Washington

Actress | Shaft

Tashiana Washington is an actress and producer, known for Shaft (2019), Gimme the Loot (2012) and Gimme Shelter (2013).

86. Lindiwe Matshikiza

Actress | Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Lindiwe Matshikiza is an actress and director, known for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), One Take Grace (2021) and Four Corners (2013).

87. Barkhad Abdi

Actor | Captain Phillips

Barkhad Abdi was born on April 10, 1985 in Mogadishu, Somalia as Barkhad Abdinasir Abdi. He is an actor, known for Captain Phillips (2013), Eye in the Sky (2015) and Good Time (2017).

88. Chadwick Boseman

Actor | Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2016 to 2019, particularly in Black Panther (2018), and for his starring roles as several pioneering Americans, Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on...

89. Tequan Richmond

Actor | Boomerang

Tequan (Tuh-kwon) Richmond arrived in Los Angeles from his hometown of Burlington, North Carolina nearly two decades ago and he certainly hasn't sat idle since planting his feet in Los Angeles soil.

He has appeared in a national Spalding basketball commercial with then Boston Celtic's Paul Pierce, ...

90. LaKeith Stanfield

Actor | Sorry to Bother You

LaKeith Lee Stanfield is an actor and rapper from Victorville, California. At the age of fifteen, LaKeith began attending the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center in Orange County. A few years later, he auditioned for Destin Cretton's then college thesis film Short Term 12 (2008). Later, the ...

91. Skylan Brooks

Actor | The Darkest Minds

Skylan Brooks is an American actor born on February 12, 1999 in Torrance, California, USA. His breakthrough role was The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) featuring recording artist and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson. Skylan can also be seen in the boxing drama Southpaw (...

92. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.

93. George Tillman Jr.

Producer | The Hate U Give

After seeing the films, COOLEY HIGH and TAXI DRIVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin native George Tillman, Jr. became inspired to make films of his own. In 1994, George wrote and directed his first feature film, SCENES FOR THE SOUL. It was shot entirely in Chicago, using local talent and resources. The film,...

94. Lee Daniels

Producer | Precious

Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his ...

95. Malcolm D. Lee

Director | Girls Trip

Malcolm D. Lee was born on January 11, 1970 in the USA. He is a director and producer, known for Girls Trip (2017), The Best Man Holiday (2013) and The Best Man (1999). He has been married to Camilla Banks since 2000. They have three children.

96. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a producer and director, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Coogler since 2016.

97. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

98. Charles Stone III

Director | Drumline

Charles Stone III was born in 1966. He is a director and actor, known for Drumline (2002), Paid in Full (2002) and Mr. 3000 (2004).

99. Kenny Leon

Director | American Son

Kenny Leon is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director. His Broadway credits include the revival of Children of a Lesser God, the Tupac musical Holler If You Hear Me, A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), The ...

100. Rockmond Dunbar

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Rockmond Dunbar was born on January 11, 1973 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and The Family That Preys (2008). He has been married to Maya Dunbar since June 8, 2013. They have two children. He was previously ...



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