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1. A.J. Langer

Actress | My So-Called Life

A.J. Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie Lively, who became her acting coach. After roles on ...

2. Alan Cody

Editorial Department | Jurassic Park

Alan Cody was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to California at the age of three. He attended Cal State Northridge, where he studied Radio, Film, and TV, and graduated in 1987. He became an intern as an editor for Trans World Entertainment, and worked for the film "Punchline, " assisting...

3. Amy Tan

Writer | The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, USA; and attended San Jose State University, where she received a master's degree in linguistics. She has written essays for numerous magazines; a few books (including "The Joy Luck Club"; and fiction for such forums as Atlantic as McCall's. She currently ...

4. Andrew Lazar

Producer | American Sniper

After graduating from NYU with majors in film production and political science, Andrew Lazar became the executive vice president of Dino DeLaurentiis Communications, where he developed such films as "Bound" and "Unforgettable, " which premiered at Sundance. He bought the script for "Assassins, " ...

5. Andrew McAlpine

Production Designer | The Piano

After graduating from Nottingham University, Andrew McAlpine received the 1974 Calouste Gulbenkian Designer's Award in Holography for use in theater. He gained fame for his work on the Jane Campion film, "The Piano", for which McAlpine received the Australian Film Institute Award and the BAFTA ...

6. BD Wong

Actor | Jurassic Park

BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...

7. Barry Bonds

Actor | Nash Bridges

Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is known for his outstanding abilities on the baseball diamond, where he has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. While playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates he received a cameo appearance in the baseball ...

8. Barry Cook

Director | Mulan

Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with "The Vampire" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his brother...

9. Barry H. Waldman

Producer | Armageddon

Barry Waldman was born and raised in New York, USA. He moved to Florida to study at the University of Miami, and a fter graduating served as a production assistant. He would soon become the UPM assistant director for many independent films. He moved to producing and production manager on such ...

10. Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer | The Last Emperor

Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed La Commare ...

11. Billy Burke

Actor | Twilight

Billy Burke was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, USA. He began singing at age nine, and joined a band at age fifteen. He continued to work with bands and study/performing drama at Western Washington University. He performed in Seattle at the Annex Theater, New City Festival, and the A.H.A...

12. Bram Stoker

Writer | Dracula

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847, and gained fame for his novel "Dracula" about an aristocratic vampire in Transylvania. The sequel, "Dracula's Guest," was not published for 17 years after the publication of "Dracula," two years after Stoker's death. Stoker also wrote "The Mystery ...

13. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.

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14. Chris Sanders

Writer | Lilo & Stitch

Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in ...

15. Clark Spencer

Producer | Wreck-It Ralph

Clark Spencer was born and raised in Seattle Washington, before he moved to Massachusetts to study at Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard in 1985 with a degree in history, he worked with Bankers Trust Company on Wall Street. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1990. He then ...

16. Dale Pollock

Producer | Set It Off

Dale Pollock was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated at the top of his class from Brandeis Univeristy, and eventually earned his masters in communications from San Jose State University. In 1977, he began his career writing for the Daily Variety. He became the head film critic for the paper, ...

17. Dana Ivey

Actress | The Addams Family

Dana Ivey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She decided at age six that she wanted to act, and throughout school she pursued it. She majored in theatre at Rollins College in Florida. She received a grant to study drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Art. She has received critical acclaim...

18. Daryl Hannah

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page ...

19. David Ogden Stiers

Actor | M*A*S*H

David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...

20. Dennis Quaid

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School....

21. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...

22. Don Mattingly

Actor | The Game 365

Don Mattingly, who was born on April 20, 1961 in Evansville, Indiana is a former all-star baseball player for the New York Yankees. He is also a nine time Gold Glove winner, the second most ever for a first baseman. Many people believe he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as ...

23. Fairuza Balk

Actress | The Craft

"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly dancer. Her...

24. Fred Allen

Actor | It's in the Bag!

Fred Allen, the well-known comedian who went on to star in radio, television, and film, was born John Florence Sullivan in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894 and educated at Boston University. His Broadway shows include "The Passing Show of 1922" and "The Greenwich Village Follies".

He produced, wrote...

25. Gary Trousdale

Director | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in ...

26. Gil Junger

Director | If Only

Gil Junger began his career in Hollywood by attending the University of Texas at Austin's Radio, TV, and Film School. After graduating, he became a gofer. He moved into directing television, and has worked on such series as Dharma & Greg (1997) and The Golden Girls (1985). He was nominated for ...

27. Hope Hanafin

Costume Designer | (500) Days of Summer

Hope Hanafin was born in North Carolina, but raised in New York City, New York and San Diego, California. She earned her B.A. with Honors from Santa Clara University and an M.F.A. from New York University (NYU). She designed costumes for such films as "Kazaam, " "Bean, " "The Air Up There, " and "...

28. Ian Hart

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Ian Hart, born in England, began acting while a student in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. He stumbled into acting almost accidentally, but was cast in the play "The Government Inspector". He continued to work in British theatre and television, and first gained recognition for portraying John ...

29. Ira Shuman

Producer | Strange Days

Ira Shuman attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he began as a commercial producer. He served as the executive production manager for Walt Disney Television, and worked on some live action films there, including "Newsies." He has produced four Adam Sandler films: "Bulletproof," "The...

30. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

31. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

32. James Thurber

Writer | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

James Grover Thurber was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio. He began his career as a reporter for the Columbus Evening Dispatch. He became known for his work on The New Yorker, where he was a writer and a cartonist. His most famous story is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".

33. Jason Scott Lee

Actor | Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo. His ...

34. Jay Mohr

Actor | Go

Jay Mohr, born in Verona, New Jersey, USA, wanted to be a comedian all of his life. He performed stand-up comedy at colleges, comedy clubs, and such television forums as An Evening at the Improv (1982) and Two Drink Minimum (1994). He first gained national attention while a cast member on Saturday ...

35. Jeffrey Chernov

Producer | Star Trek: Beyond

Jeffrey Chernov began his career in Hollywood as an assistant director and unit production manager. After performing these jobs in such films as 'Body Heat, " he moved on to production manager, working on films such as "Escape from New York" and "The Thing." He changed professions once again, ...

36. Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor | The Mist

Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which...

37. Jenna Elfman

Actress | Dharma & Greg

Jenna Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, and began her career appearing in commercials. She studied with Milton Katselas, the renowned acting teacher. She then began appearing in TV shows before landing the role of Dharma in the hit ABC television show Dharma & Greg (1997).

Her first ...

38. Jerry Tondo

Actor | Mulan

Jerry Tondo discovered acting while attending high school in San Francisco, CA, USA. He was offered scholarships to play football, but decided to study sociology. He then enrolled in a theater course. He served on the board of directors while participating as a company member of the Asian American ...

39. Jessica Lundy

Actress | Single White Female

Jessica Lundy made her film debut in the film Bright Lights, Big City (1988), and soon appeared in Vampire's Kiss (1988), Caddyshack II (1988), and many others. She also starred as Gloria Utz on the NBC sitcom Hope & Gloria (1995). She attended NYU and began her career writing and acting in ...

40. Jim Herzfeld

Writer | Meet the Parents

Jim Herzfeld was raised in New Jersey, but moved to California in 1970, where he attended UCLA's film school. He graduated, and in 1987 he co-wrote the comedy "Tapeheads." Since then, he has worked as a writer/producer on such shows as "Married...with Children." He worked on the development of ...

41. Jim Van Wyck

Producer | Armageddon

Jim Van Wyck graduated from the University of Oregon with a mathematics degree, and played eight years of professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization. He then entered the film industry through the Directors Guild Training Program. His first job was a production assistant on the ...

42. John Frazier

Special Effects | Spider-Man 2

John Frazier was born on September 23, 1944 in Richmond, California. As a child his family moved to Southern California, USA, where he was raised. He attended Canoga Park High School and attended college at Los Angeles Trade Tech, where he studied high-rise construction and freeway design. In 1963 ...

43. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actress | Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Judith (LeFever), a special needs tutor and author, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., and New ...

44. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...

45. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...

46. Kelly Lynch

Actress | Drugstore Cowboy

Kelly Lynch was born in 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She started her acting career with a small job at the Guthrie Theater. She studied under acting teacher Sanford Meisner and became a model for the famous Elite Modeling Agency. She first gained acclaim for acting in the Gus Van Sant film ...

47. Kendra Haaland

Producer | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Kendra Haaland was born in Newport Beach, California, but moved at a young age to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was raised. She studied at the University of Minnesota, and earned a graduate degree at Thunderbird University. She moved to New York in 1984 to work in advertising, and in 1989 moved...

48. Kevin Reher

Producer | A Bug's Life

Kevin Reher was born in Bellevue, Washington, and was raised in Northern California. He graduated Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and received a degree in urban design and planning. He began as an associate producer on "The Gumby Movie." He started to work on "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas...

49. Kim Delaney

Actress | NYPD Blue

Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Roxborough. She is the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney, who retired from Delphi Automotive, where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She has four brothers: Ed Delaney and John Delaney...

50. Lea Salonga

Actress | Mulan

Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...


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