Birth Month Day of 08-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Austin Butler

Actor | Elvis

Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management ...

2. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

3. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat from Glasgow. After training at the Drama Centre London, Helen began her career on stage in the UK and won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress ...

4. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

5. Taissa Farmiga

Actress | The Final Girls

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga.

Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no ...

6. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | Miracle on 34th Street

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

7. Donnie Wahlberg

Actor | Saw II

Donald Edmond "Donnie" Wahlberg Jr. was born on August 17, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and more distant French-Canadian, English, and Scottish, descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine Conroy (née Donnelly), a ...

8. Rachel Hurd-Wood

Actress | Peter Pan

Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (2003), Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray (2009). She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as ...

9. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...

10. Natalie Gold

Actress | Succession

Natalie Gold was born in Miami, Florida, USA. Natalie is an actor, known for Succession (2018), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Leftovers (2014).

11. David Conrad

Actor | Men of Honor

David Conrad was born on August 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Men of Honor (2000), Wedding Crashers (2005) and Anything Else (2003).

12. Mae West

Actress | I'm No Angel

Mae West was born August 17, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role, at age 40, was a small part ...

13. Tim Bagley

Actor | Grace and Frankie

Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau (Wisconsin) and in Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings (Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan). After high school Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The ...

14. Brady Corbet

Actor | Funny Games

American actor Brady James Monson Corbet was born on August 17, 1988, in Scottsdale, AZ. Brady made his film debut as Mason Freeland in 2003's "Thirteen" and later had roles as Brian Lackey in "Mysterious Skin" and as Alan Tracy in "Thunderbirds." He also has guest starred on the television shows "...

15. Bryton James

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Bryton James was born on August 17, 1986 in Lakewood, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Hero Factory (2010) and Family Matters (1989). He was previously married to Ashley Leisinger.

16. Julian Fellowes

Writer | Gosford Park

Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt. He is a writer and producer, known for Gosford Park (2001), Downton Abbey (2010) and From Time to Time (2009). He has been married to Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes since April 28, 1990. They have one child.

17. Tammy Townsend

Actress | Sherri

Tammy Townsend is a veteran performer with remarkable versatility and range whose acting and musical talents are showcased in a variety of notable projects.

She is a series regular on the seventh and final season of OWN's acclaimed drama series, "Queen Sugar," from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker...

18. Glenn Corbett

Actor | The Crimson Kimono

An American lead actor and supporting actor, rugged and commanding Glenn Corbett's background didn't seem like it would lead to Hollywood stardom. The son of a garage mechanic, Corbett served a hitch in the navy and later met Judy, the woman who would become his wife, while she was working at a ...

19. Larry B. Scott

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Larry B. Scott was born on August 17, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), The Karate Kid (1984) and Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987).

20. Lexy Kolker

Actress | Freaks

Lexy Kolker was born as Alexa Rose Kolker on August 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. She is already making waves in the entertainment industry. She was introduced to acting as a toddler by her older sister Ava Kolker.

Lexy is best known for her work on the USA network action thriller, "Shooter" ...

21. Robert Joy

Actor | Land of the Dead

Robert Joy was born on August 17, 1951 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Land of the Dead (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

22. Keston John

Actor | Avatar: The Way of Water

Keston John was born on August 17, 1984 in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), In the Dark (2019) and The Good Place (2016).

23. Chipo Chung

Actress | Sunshine

Chipo Chung was born on August 17, 1977 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is an actress and producer, known for Sunshine (2007), Proof (2005) and In the Loop (2009).

24. Jennifer Rhodes

Actress | Heathers

From Rosiclare, IL to Summer Stock, to studying in New York and a little Off-Broadway, I made the move to L.A. where I did a lot of theatre and have been Guest-Starring on TV shows for many years. I'm probably best known for playing Winona Ryder's mom in "Heathers", recurring for 8 years as "Grams"...

25. Rajkumar Santoshi

Writer | Andaz Apna Apna

Rajkumar Santoshi is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter of Hindi films. Counted as one of the most successful filmmakers in the Hindi film industry, he has received several accolades,including three National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards.

Santoshi made his directorial debut ...

26. Kate McNeil

Actress | Monkey Shines

Kate McNeil was born on August 17, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Monkey Shines (1988), Space Cowboys (2000) and Sudden Death (1995). She has been married to Roy Friedland since 1987. They have two children.

27. Jessi Klein

Producer | Inside Amy Schumer

Jessi Klein was born on August 17, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Inside Amy Schumer (2013), Dead to Me (2019) and Transparent (2014). She has been married to Michael Engleman since November 23, 2014. They have one child.

28. John Marshall Jones

Actor | For All Mankind

Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor John Marshall Jones ("JJ") currently stars as Nelson Bradford in the upcoming "For All Mankind" (APPLE TV+), as Uncle Ronny on "Paradise Lost" (PARAMOUNT), as Andy in "50 States of Terror" (QUIBI), as Malcolm Peters on the ABC drama, "Grand ...

29. Saraya-Jade Bevis

Actress | WWF SmackDown!

Saraya Jade Bevis (born 17 August 1992) is an English professional wrestler and actress. She is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). She is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in WWE's developmental branch, NXT, under the name Paige. She is the only person to ...

30. Julius Harris

Actor | Live and Let Die

Prior to breaking into films, Philadelphia native Julius Harris worked as a bouncer in New York City. It was due to his many associations with struggling actors, that on a dare, Harris auditioned for his first role, in the well-received picture Nothing But a Man (1964), in which he played a father ...

31. Belinda Carlisle

Frequency

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go's and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's "Beauty and the Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 ...

32. Phoebe Bridgers

Soundtrack | Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Phoebe Bridgers was born on August 17, 1994 in Orange, California, USA. She is a music artist and actress, known for Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019), 13 Reasons Why (2017) and The Desperate Hour (2021).

33. Yana Marinova

Actress | Attraction

Yana Marinova was born on August 17, 1978 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Yana is an actor and producer, known for Attraction (2018), Conan the Barbarian (2011) and The Way Back (2010).

34. Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Producer | BoJack Horseman

Raphael Bob-Waksberg was born on August 17, 1984 in San Mateo, California, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for BoJack Horseman (2014), Undone (2019) and Tuca & Bertie (2019).

35. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Kelebegin Rüyasi

Born 17 August 1989 in Istanbul, Farah moved to the UK at the age of 15. She studied French, Media, and Drama in Sixth Form in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she received her first award for acting from Theresa May. Her first professional acting experience in theatre was 'Closer' by Patrick Marber ...

36. Monty Woolley

Actor | The Pied Piper

Large and hearty Monty Woolley was born to privilege on August 17, 1888, the son of a hotel proprietor who owned the Marie Antoinette Hotel on Broadway. A part of Manhattan's elite social circle at a young age, he studied at both Yale (Master's degree) and Harvard and returned to Yale as an English...

37. Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Actor | Dances with Wolves

Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman was born on August 17, 1936 in Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Hidalgo (2004) and Dharma & Greg (1997). He was previously married to Rosie. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los ...

38. Angela Dohrmann

Actress | Nash Bridges

Angela Dohrmann was born on August 17, 1965 in West Hollywood, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Nash Bridges (1996), Seinfeld (1989) and The Drew Carey Show (1995).

39. Rajiv Surendra

Actor | Mean Girls

Rajiv Surendra (born in Toronto in 1989) is a Canadian film and television actor and son of Tamil immigrants to Canada. He attended a special-arts high school, Wexford School for the Arts, specializing in painting, sculpting and pottery and continued his studies in University of Toronto. He ...

40. Noni Hazlehurst

Actress | Candy

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for Candy (2006), Little Fish (2005) and Ladies in Black (2018).

41. Frederick Lau

Actor | Victoria

Frederick Lau is a German actor. He was born and raised in Steglitz, Berlin, Germany, and still lives there. He played in over 50 roles since 2000. In 2008 he won the Deutscher Filmpreis award (Lola) for best male role for being Tim Stoltefuss in "Die Welle". He is also known for portraying ...

42. Alex Honnold

Self | Free Solo

Alex Honnold was born on August 17, 1985 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Free Solo (2018), Billions (2016) and Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR (2022).

43. David Lipper

Actor | Dante's Peak

David grew up in Montreal and moved to Los Angeles immediately after completing his BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College in Boston. It didn't take long for one time head of Warner Brothers Television (now head of CBS), Leslie Moonvees, to recognize Lipper's ability for comedy. Lipper was ...

44. Wesley Eure

Actor | Land of the Lost

Wesley Eure was born on August 17, 1951 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Land of the Lost (1974), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Dragon Tales (1999).

45. Don McKellar

Actor | Last Night

Don McKellar was born on August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Last Night (1998), Blindness (2008) and The Red Violin (1998). He was previously married to Tracy Wright.

46. Andrew Koenig

Actor | InAlienable

Andrew Koenig was born on August 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for InAlienable (2007), Batman: Dead End (2003) and Growing Pains (1985). He died on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

47. Ken Kwapis

Director | One Mississippi

Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director of motion pictures and television. He has directed eleven feature films, among them A Walk In The Woods, based on Bill Bryson's acclaimed comedic memoir; He's Just Not That Into You, inspired by the New York Times bestselling advice book; and The Sisterhood ...

48. Venus DeMilo Thomas

Actress | Salute Your Shorts

The question is why, director/producer/writer Venus DeMilo Thomas isn't the slightest bit intimidated at the idea of tackling her next short film. The answer is Venus DeMilo, actress. "I've been in front of the camera since I was four," laughs Venus, "so even before I became a filmmaker, I was able...

49. Emily Schulman

Actress | Small Wonder

Emily Schulman was born on August 17, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Small Wonder (1985), Caddie Woodlawn (1989) and Troop Beverly Hills (1989). She has been married to Derek Webster since 2002. They have four children.

50. Anthony Valentine

Actor | Scobie in September

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Scobie in September (1969), The Fifth Corner (1992) and Callan (1967). He was previously married to Susan Valentine. He died on December 2, 2015 in Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.


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