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1. Andre Gregory

Actor | My Dinner with Andre

The director and actor Andre Gregory was born on May 11, 1934, to a family he describes as fugitives from Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany. Gregory was born in a hotel in Paris, his mother reportedly having just played cards with the Turkish ambassador. His childhood was spent in Hollywood amongst...

2. Anjelica Huston

Actress | The Witches

Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her ...

3. Annette Bening

Actress | American Beauty

Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she ...

4. Arlene Golonka

Actress | Hang 'Em High

A native Chicagoan, veteran character actress Arlene Golonka was born Arline Golonka. She seemed destined for acting from the start, having been named after silver screen actress Arline Judge, and her childhood was dominated by singing and acting classes. She headed to New York at the age of 19 and...

5. Clea DuVall

Actress | Argo

Clea DuVall was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1977, to Rosemary (Hatch) and actor Steph DuVall. DuVall's teenage years presented her with many challenges. Her parents divorced when she was twelve, and, when her mother remarried, DuVall moved out because she did not feel at home in the ...

6. David Strathairn

Actor | Good Night, and Good Luck.

David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and ...

7. Drea de Matteo

Actress | The Sopranos

Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo,...

8. Edie Falco

Actress | The Sopranos

Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith Anderson, an actress, and Frank Falco, a jazz drummer. She is of Italian (father) and Swedish, English, and Cornish (mother) descent. Edie grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in ...

9. Elizabeth Banks

Actress | The Hunger Games

Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell in Pittsfield, a small city in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts near the New York border, on February 10, 1974. She is the daughter of Ann (Wallace), who worked in a bank, and Mark P. Mitchell, a factory worker. Elizabeth describes herself as ...

10. Emby Mellay

Actress | The Touch of Satan

Emby Mellay was born on October 31, 1946 in Trenton, NJ, relocating during her childhood first to Montreal and, later, to Los Angeles. Her unusual first name was her mother's creation, a shortening of Emmabeth. She graduated from Fairfax High School in West Hollywood and attended Pierce College. ...

11. Emily Joyce

Actress | Universal Soldier: Regeneration

Emily Joyce is the youngest of three sisters, all of whom are in the entertainment business in the UK. Their mother loved the theater, took the three girls to shows constantly, and Emily auditioned for, and was accepted into, the National Youth Theatre when she was 15.

After working at British Vogue...

12. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother...

13. Frances McDormand

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents, Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and The Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. ...

14. Gina Philips

Actress | Jeepers Creepers

Gina Philips, born Gina Consolo, is a native Floridian. She has one sibling, Bobby Consolo, who lives in Miami along with her parents, Fredi and Robert. None of them are involved in the business. She came close to completing her degree at the University of Pennsylvania, being only one class short ...

15. Heidi Klum

Producer | Project Runway

Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young woman's magazine. Klum won the competition, and ...

16. Jennifer Lothrop

Self | DVD on TV

Born and raised in Texas, Jennifer Lothrop currently divides her time between modeling, acting and clothing design - she is the creator of the Dizzy Daizy line of underwear. An early career in modeling (Lothrop says she began modeling when she was eight) eventually took her to Europe and involved ...

17. Jennifer Ringley

Actress | Diagnosis Murder

Born in Harriburg, Pennsylvania in 1976, web designer Jennifer Ringley became famous in 1996 when she set up a webcam in her murky dorm room at Dickenson College. The webcam was set to snap a photograph every five minutes, 24 hours a day, non-stop, no matter what Ringley was doing, and posted the ...

18. Jenny Runacre

Actress | The Witches

Jenny Runacre was born on August 18, 1946 in Capetown, South Africa, one of four girls in the family. The family moved to London when she was five, where Runacre developed an early love of movies, spending much time watching them in the local cinemas. She attended The Actor's Workshop in Notting ...

19. Joe Frank

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Actor, author and radio personality Joe Frank was born in Strasbourg, in Alsace, on the eve of the Second World War, to a prosperous family. His father had traveled to America to re-establish his successful shoe manufacturing business and in 1939 he sent for his wife and infant son, the family ...

20. John Bedford Lloyd

Actor | The Abyss

John Bedford Lloyd's interest in acting began accidentally, while he was a pre-med student at Williams College. A friend convinced him to take a part in a production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and the experience changed his life. He switched his curriculum to English and began regularly ...

21. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

22. Kate Gilligan

Actress | Wedding Band

Kate Gilligan was born in Brooklyn, New York and understood from an early age that acting would be her life. She took lessons from childhood culminating in a BFA from Ithaca College. She has since worked onstage and in television.

Gilligan has the polished beauty, presence and diction of a television...

23. Katharine Ross

Actress | The Graduate

Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and ...

24. Koyuki

Actress | The Last Samurai

Gaining her first exposure to Western audiences in Edward Zwick's 2003 film The Last Samurai (2003), Koyuki was well-known in Japan for years before that. She first caught the attention of the public in 1997 by winning an exclusive modelling contract with the magazine Non-no, but quickly grew ...

25. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

26. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

27. Maeve Dermody

Actress | Beautiful Kate

Australian actress Maeve Dermody is the daughter of Susan Murphy Dermody, a film theorist, historian, and director. Her father is a psychologist. Dermody's family encouraged a love of literature and the arts, and supported performing as well - her mother gave the 5-year-old a part in her film ...

28. Marcia Gay Harden

Actress | Mystic River

Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theatre when the family was...

29. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

30. Meg Phillips

Noah

Actress and model Meg Phillips was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She grew up traveling the US, eventually settling in southern New Jersey for High School. She has attended Fordham University, as well as the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. Moving to New York in order ...

31. Michael Imperioli

Actor | The Sopranos

Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic ...

32. Mira Sorvino

Actress | Mighty Aphrodite

Mira Katherine Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in Manhattan. She is the daughter of Lorraine Davis, an actress turned drama therapist, and veteran character actor Paul Sorvino. Her father's family were Italian immigrants. The young Sorvino was intelligent, an avid reader and an exceptional ...

33. Oksana Lada

Actress | Safe

Oksana Lada was born in Ivano Frankivsk, the Western region of Ukraine, where she studied to be an economist before emigrating to the U.S. when she was 20. A rare beauty, with stunning, strongly Slavic features, Lada did some modeling after arriving in the U.S. Eventually she segued into acting, ...

34. Rebecca McFarland

Actress | Faking It

American actor Rebecca McFarland is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She began acting in middle school, playing the Ice Queen in a school production, and has been a performer ever since. She attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, an arts training center for children of secondary ...

35. Stephanie Seymour

Actress | Pollock

Stephanie Seymour was born on July 23, 1968 in San Diego, California. From her early teens it became obvious that the towering, stunningly beautiful young woman was ideal modeling material, and she immediately began getting some local print work. Having entered a modeling contest sponsored by Elite...

36. Toni Kalem

Actress | The Wanderers

Director, writer and character actress Toni Kalem was born in the suburbs of New Jersey. She began her acting career in the late 70s, and her first prominent part was in The Wanderers (1979), as Despie. She's also done soap opera and TV work, and is best known for her excellent performance as Angie...

37. Ursula Andress

Actress | Dr. No

The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous ...


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