Birth Month Day of 01-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jim Carrey
Actor | Bruce Almighty
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...
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 ...
3. 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 ...
Actor | Rogue One
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...
Actor | Saw
Leigh Whannell grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where, at the age of four, he developed an obsession with telling stories. Whether it be through acting, writing or filmmaking, his primary love was getting a reaction from an audience. In 1995, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the Royal ...
6. Kang-ho Song
Actor | Salinui chueok
Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...
7. Eartha Kitt
Actress | The Emperor's New Groove
An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school...
Actor | Planet Terror
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. ...
10. Isa Briones
Actress | Takers
Isa Briones was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to ...
11. Freddy Rodríguez
Actor | Planet Terror
Freddy Rodríguez was born on January 17, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Planet Terror (2007), Poseidon (2006) and Harsh Times (2005). He has been married to Maria Elsie Rivera since December 23, 1995. They have two children.
12. Denis O'Hare
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. He is an actor, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Garden State (2004) and The Proposal (2009). He has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.
13. Joshua Malina
Actor | A Few Good Men
Joshua Malina was born on January 17, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Joshua Charles Malina. He is an actor and producer, known for A Few Good Men (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993) and The American President (1995). He has been married to Melissa Merwin since December 1, 1996. They have ...
14. Kevin Reynolds
Director | Waterworld
Raised as an Air Force brat, Kevin Reynolds' love for cinema inspired him to forsake his law school degree and move to Los Angeles to enroll in the University of Southern California's legendary film school. Reynolds' graduate thesis film "Proof" became the basis for "Fandango" starring Kevin ...
15. Scott Mechlowicz
Actor | Mean Creek
Scott David Mechlowicz was born in New York City, to Susan (Lehrman) and Morris Mechlowicz. He was raised in Plano, Texas. He graduated from Plano Senior High School and after one semester of university in Texas, he studied at and graduated from UCLA in 2003. His career began with Neverland (2003),...
16. Hale Appleman
Actor | Private Romeo
Graduate of famed LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.
Studied at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.
Starred in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival production of David Rabe's Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis. ('08/'09 Season)
Played Jesus in the New York Premiere of Sarah ...
17. Sheree North
Actress | Breakout
Sheree North was born on January 17, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dawn Shirley Crang. She was an actress, known for Breakout (1975), Charley Varrick (1973) and Cold Dog Soup (1990). She was married to Phillip Alan Norman, Dr. Gerhardt Ralph Sommer, John M. "Bud" Freeman and Frederick ...
18. Max Adler
Actor | Detention of the Dead
Born in Queens, New York and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Adler knew from an early age that he wanted to become an actor. Upon graduating from Horizon High School in AZ, he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry. After landing a few guest-star ...
19. Andy Kaufman
Actor | Taxi
Referred to by some as a dadaistic comedian, Andy Kaufman took comedy and performance art to the edges of irrationality and blurred the dividing line between reality and imagination. Born in New York City on January 17, 1949, the first son of Stanley and Janice Kaufman, Andy grew up on New York in ...
20. Joanna David
Actress | Pride and Prejudice
Joanna David was born on January 17, 1947 in Lancaster, England as Joanne E. Hacking. She is an actress and producer, known for Pride and Prejudice (1995), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and War & Peace (1972). She has been married to Edward Fox since 2004. They have two children.
Writer | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
An only child, Amy Sherman-Palladino is daughter to comedian Don Sherman & dancer Maybin Hewes.
Originally a dancer herself, Palladino had initially received a callback to the musical Cats, while also having a possible writing position on the staff of Roseanne in rotation. When she and writing ...
22. Jonathan Keltz
Actor | Entourage
Jonathan Lippert Keltz was born in New York City, to Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, the co-founder and President of Scholastic Productions. He remained in the city through pre-school before moving upstate to Woodstock, New York, where he attended Poughkeepsie Day ...
23. Adriana Ugarte
Actress | Julieta
Along 2013 year, has starred as Sira Quiroga in a tv series "El tiempo entre costuras" - L'espionne de Tanger - written by María Dueña best-seller. Acting this role, Sira was a young seamstress, who moved from Madrid (Spain) to Tanger (Morocco) in 1930 decade, when she had as clients important ...
25. Linda Kash
Actress | Best in Show
Linda Kash began her professional life at the Second City in Toronto. She has also appeared in a number of plays for Canadian Stage.
She was a series regular cast member in The Comedy Mill, Max Glick, Variety Tonight in Canada and SheTV, Minor Adjustments and Style and Substance in the US. As well ...
26. David Blue
Actor | SGU Stargate Universe
The youngest of three boys, David Blue grew up as the comedian of the family. A lifelong actor, singer and dancer, Blue spent years performing onstage. He eventually graduated from the conservatory at the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Acting and Musical Theatre ...
27. Steve Harvey
Producer | The Steve Harvey Show
Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, USA as Broderick Stephen Harvey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Family Feud (1999) and You Got Served (2004). He has been married to Marjorie Harvey since June 25, 2007. They have one child. He ...
28. Nate Hartley
Actor | Drillbit Taylor
Nate co-wrote and starred in the 2015 film "ImagiGARY" in which Hartley stars as the titular character Gary. He can currently be seen on ABC's The Goldbergs as the recurring role of Dan Morse, the loveable and sweet clarinet player and friend of the family. Age: undetermined. Born in Ravenna, Ohio,...
Producer | Samurai Jack
Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...
31. Jeff Chase
Actor | Escape Plan: The Extractors
Born Jeffrey Lance Sniffen. Graduate of Passiac Valley Regional Valley Regional High School Little Falls NJ. Graduate of West Virginia University. Played football for the Mountaineers 1986-1991. Married to Kimberly 1991-2015 (Divorced). One son Cory Chase. Best Known for The Mechanic 2011, Mission ...
Actor | Chaos Theory
Born in Burnaby, British Columbia, January 17 1975 to Chris William Martin and Victoria Kathleen Martin, Chris was raised first in East Vancouver (until he was 2) and then in a small town called Yarrow. He first became an actor after answering a cattle call for a new teen drama, _"Fifteen" (1991)_ ...
33. Benno Fürmann
Actor | Joyeux Noël
Benno Fürmann was born on 17 January 1972 in Berlin, Germany and worked as a waiter, bouncer and drifter before attending acting lessons at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. After returning to Germany, he played several minor parts in movie and television projects until his breakthrough ...
34. Diogo Morgado
Actor | Son of God
While his acting debut was at the age of 15, Diogo Morgado later became known internationally for his groundbreaking portrayal of "Jesus" in 20th Century Fox's feature film "Son of God" and in The History Channel's highly rated, Emmy nominated miniseries "The Bible." Morgado's recent work includes ...
36. Keith Robinson
Actor | Dreamgirls
Keith Robinson was born in Kentucky and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He later moved to Augusta and graduated from Lakeside High School. He attended the University of Georgia and, while there, signed a recording contract with Motown Records, but that label never issued any of his material.
38. D.J. Caruso
Director | I Am Number Four
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his ...
39. Bart Freundlich
Director | The Myth of Fingerprints
Bart Freundlich was born on January 17, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Wolves (2016) and Trust the Man (2005). He has been married to Julianne Moore since August 23, 2003. They have two children.
40. James Waterston
Actor | Dead Poets Society
James Waterston is an actor and a pianist with a great love of New Orleans music. He comes from family of actors and artists and he counts himself privileged to do what he does. He has traveled and performed around the world doing television, stage and film. He has lived in New Orleans, Paris, Los ...
41. Moira Shearer
Actress | The Red Shoes
Moira was born the daughter of Harold Charles King, a civil engineer, in Dunfermline, Scotland. She was educated at Dunfermline High School, Ndola in Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) and Bearsden Academy, Scotland. She received her professional training at the Mayfair School and The Nicholas ...
42. Tom Lowell
Actor | That Darn Cat!
Tom Lowell was born on January 17, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Lowell White Thomas. He is an actor, known for That Darn Cat! (1965), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He is married to Sharon Jean Reimer. He was previously married to Beverly ...
45. Nancy Parsons
Actress | Porky's
Nancy Parsons was born in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, to Mary Margaret née Samsa and Charles Walter Parsons. She had two siblings -- Mary Jean Parsons and Theresa Mae Macrae née Parsons. When she was seventeen, her father remarried Genevieve Stack and moved with the three girls to South Pasadena, ...
49. Yûki Kudô
Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha
Kudoh Yuki is an accomplished Japanese singer, former teen idol and actress whose resume includes more than half a dozen records, starring roles in Japanese, Japan-Iran and Japan-Canada films, stage and anime productions. She was only seventeen when she was working overseas, in the USA, filming a ...
50. Laura Surrich
Actress | The Cure
Laura Surrich was born on January 17, 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia. She is an actress, known for The Cure, Diagnosis: Death, Separation City and King Kong.
Laura graduated from the New Zealand College of Performing Arts in 2007 and went on to obtain another degree in Film & Television ...