Birth Month Day of 05-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Bill Paxton

Actor | Aliens

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...

2. Leven Rambin

Actress | The Hunger Games

Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy and Gone, as well Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, and CSI: Miami....

3. Sasha Alexander

Actress | Shameless

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

4. Alejandro Edda

Actor | American Made

Best known for his charismatic and positive personality, Alejandro Edda was born in Puebla, Mexico. Growing up as an only child, Alejandro always had the curiosity of creating non-existing worlds and characters. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend I.R.M, one of the finest ...

5. Nikki Reed

Actress | Thirteen

Actress and screenwriter Nicole Houston Reed was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a hairdresser and beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer. She has two brothers. Her ancestry includes Ashkenazi Jewish, German, British Isles, and one eighth Italian. Reed's ...

6. Sophie McShera

Actress | Cinderella

Sophie McShera was born on May 17, 1985 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), Downton Abbey (2010) and Galavant (2015).

7. Paige Turco

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Paige Turco was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. When she was a year old her father passed away and her mother moved them to Springfield, Massachusetts. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet...

8. Kat Foster

Actress | Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Kat Foster was born on May 17, 1978 in Oakland, California, USA as Kathryn Davidametja Foster. She is an actress and director, known for Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016), Accommodations (2018) and Your Family or Mine (2015).

9. Neal Dodson

Producer | Margin Call

Neal Dodson was born on May 17, 1978 in York, Pennsylvania, USA as Neal T. Dodson. He is a producer and writer, known for Margin Call (2011), All Is Lost (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). He has been married to Ashley Williams since May 29, 2011. They have two children.

10. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard ...

11. David Eigenberg

Actor | Sex and the City

David was born on Long Island, New York, and has a younger sister named Betsy and an older sister named Helen, who is also a gifted actor. The family moved to Illinois when David was 4 and moved all around the suburbs of Chicago--Evanston, Northbrook, Aurora, and finally Naperville when the town ...

12. Gabriel Hogan

Actor | Tacoma FD

Gabriel William Hogan is a classically trained actor. He has become a familiar face to audiences worldwide, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen. He resides with in Southern California with his wife actress Inga Cadranel and their 2 children. A gifted and ...

13. Rochelle Aytes

Actress | Trick 'r Treat

Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks (2004) as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 (...

14. Ross Butler

Actor | Shazam!

Ross Fleming Butler was born in Singapore & was raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area. He attended Ohio State University studying biomolecular & chemical engineering but decided to drop out after 1 year after discovering he had no passion or interest in that field of study. He moved ...

15. Lyne Renée

Actress | Split

Lyne Renée (real name Line van Wambeke, born 17 May 1979) is a Belgian actress.

She graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlick in Antwerp, Belgium. From 2003 to 2005, she worked as a stage actress in Belgian theaters, and then starred in the Belgian TV series Kinderen van Dewindt and the Dutch film ...

16. Erin Richards

Actress | Gotham

Erin Richards was born on May 17, 1986 in Penarth, Wales. She is an actress and director, known for Gotham (2014), Breaking In (2011) and Being Human (2008).

17. Grace Zabriskie

Actress | Inland Empire

"Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). She went on ...

18. Sendhil Ramamurthy

Actor | The Slammin' Salmon

Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The ...

19. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

20. Natalie Brown

Actress | The Strain

Natalie Brown was born on May 17, 1973 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She is known for her work on The Strain (2014), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Saw V (2008).

21. Lena Waithe

Producer | Master of None

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a producer and writer, known for Master of None (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and Queen & Slim (2019). She has been married to Alana Mayo since November 2019.

22. Tahj Mowry

Actor | Smart Guy

Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy (1997). He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His ...

23. Matthew McGrory

Actor | Big Fish

Originally a student of pre-law at Widener University, and later majoring in Criminal Justice at West Chester University, Matthew started his career by making appearances on The Howard Stern Show (1990), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and music videos of Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and Blondie. ...

24. Cameron Bancroft

Actor | The Cape

Cameron Bancroft was born on May 17, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Cameron M. Bancroft. He is known for his work on The Cape (1996), NarcoLeap (2018) and Simple Things (2007).

25. Hill Harper

Actor | CSI: NY

Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY (2004). He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO ...

26. Maureen O'Sullivan

Actress | The Thin Man

Of Irish, English, and Scottish descent, Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. Her father was Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers, and his wife, the former Mary Fraser (or Frazer). She was educated at Catholic schools in ...

27. Olivia Luccardi

Actress | It Follows

Olivia Luccardi (born May 17, 1989) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her roles as Alice Woods in Syfy's horror anthology series Channel Zero: Butcher's Block and as Yara Davis in the supernatural thriller film It Follows. Her other notable roles include the American ...

28. Hisham Tawfiq

Actor | The Blacklist

Hisham discovered his passion for the arts while performing the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, in a high school English class. Hisham studied at the world renowned Negro Ensemble Theatre Company, which has brought forth such notable actors as Denzel Washington...

29. Karrueche Tran

Actress | The Bay

Los Angeles native Karrueche Tran has quickly become one of Hollywood's sweethearts. Best known for her role as Virginia on TNT's acclaimed series Claws, the actress and socialite has accumulated a worldwide fan base of over 10 million combined social media followers and counting. Karrueche not ...

30. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He has been married to Kelly Rizzo since October 30, 2018. He was previously ...

31. T.J. Lowther

Actor | A Perfect World

T.J. Lowther was born on May 17, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for A Perfect World (1993), A Home of Our Own (1993) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

32. Hannah Dodd

Actress | Enola Holmes 2

Hannah Dodd was born on May 17, 1995. She is an actress, known for Enola Holmes 2, Eternals (2021) and Harlots (2017).

33. Amy Gumenick

Actress | TURN

Los Angeles-based actress Amy Gumenick grew up in the competitive dance and theater world, where she discovered her love for performance at a very early age. Though the performing arts were constant in her upbringing, she formally cultivated her passion for acting at the University of California, ...

34. Derek Hough

Soundtrack | Dancing with the Stars

Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), Hairspray Live! (2016) and Nashville (2012).

35. Whip Hubley

Actor | Top Gun

Whip Hubley was born on May 17, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Grant Shelby Hubley. He is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Species (1995) and Executive Decision (1996). He has been married to Dinah Minot since June 4, 1988. They have three children.

36. Peter Hinwood

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Peter Hinwood was born on May 17, 1946 in England as Peter Wylie Hinwood. He is an actor, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Tam Lin (1970).

37. Bruce Thomas

Actor | Legally Blonde

Bruce Thomas was born on May 17, 1961 in the USA. He is known for his work on Legally Blonde (2001), Hall Pass (2011) and Army of Darkness (1992).

38. Cynda Williams

Actress | One False Move

Cynda Williams was born on May 17, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Williams. She is an actress and producer, known for One False Move (1992), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Mad As Hell (2021). She has been married to Roderick Plummer since July 26, 2001. They have one child. She was ...

39. Corey Johnson

Actor | Morbius

Corey Johnson was born on May 17, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Morbius (2022), The Mauritanian (2021) and Captain Phillips (2013).

40. Trent Reznor

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He ...

41. Peter Gerety

Actor | Charlie Wilson's War

Peter Gerety was born on May 17, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Flight (2012) and Public Enemies (2009). He has been married to Natalie Burton since November 27, 2000.

42. Jason Bernard

Actor | Liar Liar

Jason Bernard was born on May 17, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ronald Carl Johnson. He was an actor, known for Liar Liar (1997), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and WarGames (1983). He was married to Debra Jean Wilson and Carol Joy Pacanda. He died on October 16, 1996 in Burbank, California, ...

43. Elizabeth Hanks

Actress | Forrest Gump

Elizabeth Hanks was born on May 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Anne Hanks. She is an actress and producer, known for Forrest Gump (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996) and Anchoraged (2015).

44. Rufus Jones

Actor | W1A

Rufus Jones was born on May 17, 1975 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for W1A (2014), Hunderby (2012) and Camping (2016). He has been married to Philippa Allam since 2012.

45. Paul Whitehouse

Actor | The Fast Show

Paul Whitehouse was born on May 17, 1958 in Stanleytown, Rhondda, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for The Fast Show (1994), The Death of Stalin (2017) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

46. Jean Gabin

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean-Alexis Moncorgé started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. ...

47. Patrick Ferrell

Actor | Elf

Patrick Ferrell was born on May 17, 1970 in the USA as Patrick B. Ferrell. He is an actor and director, known for Elf (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and The Other Guys (2010).

48. Ayda Field

Actress | Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Ayda Field was born Ayda Sabahat Evecan on May 17, 1979, in Los Angeles County, California, USA to a Turkish father and an American mother. She is an actress, known for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), Back to You (2007) and Loose Women (1999). She is fluent in Turkish in addition to her ...

49. Daniel Curtis Lee

Actor | Glee

Daniel Curtis Lee, also known as Dan Curtis Lee, started his acting career at the age of seven in his hometown of Clinton, Mississippi. However, it was not until three years later in Long Beach, California, that he got his first principal role in a Hollywood feature film, Friday After Next Friday ...

50. Doria Cook-Nelson

Actress | The Parallax View

Doria Cook-Nelson was born on May 17, 1949 in the USA. She is an actress, known for The Parallax View (1974), Mame (1974) and The Swarm (1978). She has been married to Craig T. Nelson since 1987.


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