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


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1. Robert De Niro

Actor | Cape Fear

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 ...

2. 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 ...

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). She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

4. 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 ...

5. Austin Butler

Actor | Untitled Elvis Presley Project

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 ...

6. 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...

7. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

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...

8. Donnie Wahlberg

Actor | Saw II

Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969 in Dorchester 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 (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk,...

9. 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 ...

10. David Conrad

Actor | Men of Honor

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

11. 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 ...

12. Keston John

Actor | Avatar 2

Keston John was born on August 17, 1984 in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on Avatar 2 (2022), In the Dark (2019) and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018).

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. Mae West

Actress | I'm No Angel

Mae West was born 1892 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 in Night ...

15. 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 "...

16. Julian Fellowes

Writer | Gosford Park

Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Julian Alexander Fellowes. He is a writer and actor, 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. Natalie Gold

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Natalie Gold was born on August 17, 1976 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Love & Other Drugs (2010) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

18. Bryton James

Actor | The Young and the Restless

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

19. Noni Hazlehurst

Actress | Candy

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Leonie Elva Hazlehurst. She is an actress, known for Candy (2006), Little Fish (2005) and Monkey Grip (1982).

20. 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).

21. John Marshall Jones

Actor | Paradise Lost

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 ...

22. Saraya-Jade Bevis

Actress | WWF SmackDown!

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

23. 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 SpaceCamp (1986).

24. Tammy Townsend

Actress | Rock Me, Baby

Tammy Townsend is a tomboy at heart and alumni of The School of The Arts. She landed her first TV role at only 14; a guest spot on "Diff'rent Strokes" with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. She soon found work on shows like "In the Heat of the Night", "Quantum Leap" and as a regular on the popular ...

25. 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), Transparent (2014) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

26. Ken Kwapis

Director | One Mississippi

Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director who has moved easily between the worlds of feature filmmaking and television directing. He most recently directed the Warner Bros. comedy "License to Wed" starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. He previously directed "The Sisterhood of the ...

27. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Bizim Için Sampiyon

Born 17 August 1989 in Istanbul, Farah moved to the UK at the age of 15. She has Bosnian, Macedonian, Crimean and Iraqi Turkmen ancestry. 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 ...

28. 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"...

29. Andrew Koenig

Actor | InAlienable

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

30. 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.

31. Glenn Corbett

Actor | Chisum

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 ...

32. 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), The Drew Carey Show (1995) and Seinfeld (1989).

33. 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 ...

34. Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Writer | BoJack Horseman

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

35. 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 ...

36. Shane Briant

Actor | Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein

Born in London, Shane Briant topped the Law School at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Nominated by the London theatre critics as "Best Newcomer" in 1971, Briant has appeared in 32 features worldwide, most notably The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), The ...

37. Charles Aitken

Actor | The Knick

Charles was born in England, but raised and educated in the United States. At the age of ten, he made his professional acting debut in a production of 'Oliver!' starring Davy Jones of The Monkees. In 2001, he earned his Bachelors degree in History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. That ...

38. 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.

39. Evelyn Ankers

Actress | The Wolf Man

Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal's horror films in the 1940s, was born in Chile to English parents in 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress.

She began ...

40. 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), C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) and Dragon Tales (1999).

41. 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), Dharma & Greg (1997) and Hidalgo (2004). He was married to Rosie. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, ...

42. Anthony Valentine

Actor | Callan

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for Callan (1967), Scobie in September (1969) and An Age of Kings (1960). He was married to Susan Valentine. He died on December 2, 2015 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

43. Natasza Urbanska

Actress | 365 dni

Natasza Urbanska was born on August 17, 1977 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. She is an actress and assistant director, known for 365 Days (2020), Television Theater (1953) and Sztos (1997). She has been married to Janusz Józefowicz since August 16, 2008. They have one child.

44. Brock Kelly

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Brock Kelly was born on August 17, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Brock Vincent Kelly. He is an actor and producer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), No Ordinary Family (2010) and Costa Rican Summer (2010).

45. Martha Coolidge

Director | Valley Girl

Martha Patterson Coolidge was born on August 17, 1946 in New Haven Connecticut. She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, but changed majors, becoming the first film major at the school. She attended and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she ...

46. Yû Aoi

Actress | Hura gâru

Aoi Yu, born Natsui Yu in Kasuga, Fukuoka, which is a de facto suburb of Fukuoka City, is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and TV personality who has become a beloved tour de force in Japan and beyond. In 1999, at the age of 14, she made her stage debut as Polly in the musical production of...

47. Fritz Wepper

Actor | Cabaret

Fritz Wepper was born on August 17, 1941 in Munich, Germany. He is an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), Der Kommissar (1969) and For Heaven's Sake (2002). He was previously married to Angela von Morgen.

48. Barbara Griffith

Actress | The Andy Griffith Show

Barbara Griffith was born on August 17, 1926 in Lucama, North Carolina as Barbara Bray Edwards. She was an actress, known for The Andy Griffith Show (1960). She was married to Andy Griffith. She died on July 23, 1980 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

49. Sondra Blake

Actress | Helter Skelter

Sondra Blake was born on August 17, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sondra Orans. She is an actress, known for Helter Skelter (1976), Grown Ups (2017) and Mannix (1967). She was previously married to Robert Blake.

50. Nicholas Bell

Actor | I, Frankenstein

Nicholas Bell was born on August 17, 1958 in Huddersfield, England. He is an actor, known for I, Frankenstein (2014), Mission: Impossible II (2000) and Dark City (1998).


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