Birth Month Day of 01-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jim Carrey
Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...
Actress | New Girl
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...
Actor | Rogue One
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: ...
4. Betty White
Actress | The Proposal
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.
Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and the ...
6. Eartha Kitt
Actress | The Emperor's New Groove
An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school...
7. Denis O'Hare
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
Denis O'Hare was born on January 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare. He is an actor, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Garden State (2004) and Milk (2008). He has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011. They have one child.
Actor | Saw
Leigh Whannell grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where, at the age of four, he developed an obsession with telling stories. Whether it be through acting, writing or filmmaking, his primary love was getting a reaction from an audience. In 1995, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the Royal ...
Actor | Planet Terror
Freddy Rodríguez was born on January 17, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Planet Terror (2007), Poseidon (2006) and Harsh Times (2005). He has been married to Maria Elsie Rivera since December 23, 1995. They have two children.
10. Naveen Andrews
Actor | The English Patient
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis ....
11. Sheree North
Actress | Breakout
Sheree North was born on January 17, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dawn Shirley Crang. She was an actress, known for Breakout (1975), Charley Varrick (1973) and Cold Dog Soup (1990). She was married to Phillip Alan Norman, Dr. Gerhardt Ralph Sommer, John M. "Bud" Freeman and Frederick ...
12. Andy Kaufman
Actor | Taxi
Referred to by some as a dadaistic comedian, Andy Kaufman took comedy and performance art to the edges of irrationality and blurred the dividing line between reality and imagination. Born in New York City on January 17, 1949, the first son of Stanley and Janice Kaufman, Andy grew up on New York in ...
13. Adriana Ugarte
Actress | El tiempo entre costuras
Along 2013 year, has starred as Sira Quiroga in a tv series "El tiempo entre costuras" - L'espionne de Tanger - written by María Dueña best-seller. Acting this role, Sira was a young seamstress, who moved from Madrid (Spain) to Tanger (Morocco) in 1930 decade, when she had as clients important ...
14. Joshua Malina
Actor | A Few Good Men
Joshua Malina was born on January 17, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Joshua Charles Malina. He is an actor and producer, known for A Few Good Men (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993) and The American President (1995). He has been married to Melissa Merwin since December 1, 1996. They have ...
15. Patricia Owens
Actress | The Fly
Patricia Owens was born in Golden, British Columbia, in 1925. When she was eight she moved to England, where she embarked on a number of stage plays. Later she was spotted by a Twentieth Century-Fox executive, who offered her a contract, and in 1956 she went to Hollywood. There she met Sy Bartlett,...
16. Bart Freundlich
Director | The Myth of Fingerprints
Bart Freundlich was born on January 17, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Wolves (2016) and Trust the Man (2005). He has been married to Julianne Moore since August 23, 2003. They have two children.
17. Scott Mechlowicz
Actor | Mean Creek
Scott David Mechlowicz was born in New York City, to Susan (Lehrman) and Morris Mechlowicz. He was raised in Plano, Texas. He graduated from Plano Senior High School and after one semester of university in Texas, he studied at and graduated from UCLA in 2003. His career began with Neverland (2003),...
18. David Blue
Actor | 12 Days of Giving
The youngest of three boys, David Blue grew up as the comedian of the family. A lifelong actor, singer and dancer, Blue spent years performing onstage. He eventually graduated from the conservatory at the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Acting and Musical Theatre ...
21. Jonathan Keltz
Actor | Entourage
Jonathan Lippert Keltz was born in New York City, to Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, the co-founder and President of Scholastic Productions. He remained in the city through pre-school before moving upstate to Woodstock, New York, where he attended Poughkeepsie Day ...
22. Hale Appleman
Actor | The Magicians
Graduate of famed LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.
Studied at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.
Starred in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival production of David Rabe's Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis. ('08/'09 Season)
Played Jesus in the New York Premiere of Sarah ...
23. Mitch Vogel
Actor | The Reivers
Lanky, freckle faced, unassuming and a spitting image of how you would envision Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer" character if he came alive, juvenile actor Mitch Vogel was one of Hollywood's top performers during the late 1960s and early 1970s. His career fell away, however, by the following decade and ...
24. Steve Harvey
Producer | The Steve Harvey Show
Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, USA as Broderick Stephen Harvey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Family Feud (1999) and Think Like a Man (2012). He has been married to Marjorie Harvey since June 25, 2007. They have one child. He...
25. Kang-ho Song
Actor | Salinui chueok
Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...
28. Kevin Reynolds
Director | Waterworld
Raised as an Air Force brat, Kevin Reynolds' love for cinema inspired him to forsake his law school degree and move to Los Angeles to enroll in the University of Southern California's legendary film school. Reynolds' graduate thesis film "Proof" became the basis for "Fandango" starring Kevin ...
29. Diogo Morgado
Actor | Son of God
While his acting debut was at the age of 15, Diogo Morgado later became known internationally for his groundbreaking portrayal of "Jesus" in 20th Century Fox's feature film "Son of God" and in The History Channel's highly rated, Emmy nominated miniseries "The Bible." Morgado's recent work includes ...
32. Tom Lowell
Tom Lowell was born on January 17, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Lowell White Thomas. He is an actor, known for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), The Twilight Zone (1959) and That Darn Cat! (1965). He is married to Sharon Jean Reimer. He was previously married to Beverly ...
33. D.J. Caruso
Director | I Am Number Four
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his ...
36. Michelle Obama
Producer | The Fifth Risk
Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Fifth Risk, Lil Bub's Big Show (2013) and NCIS (2003). She has been married to Barack Obama since October 3, 1992. They have two children.
37. Linda Kash
Actress | Best in Show
Linda Kash began her professional life at the Second City in Toronto. She has also appeared in a number of plays for Canadian Stage.
She was a series regular cast member in The Comedy Mill, Max Glick, Variety Tonight in Canada and SheTV, Minor Adjustments and Style and Substance in the US. As well ...
39. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
40. Kheng Hua Tan
Actress | Crazy Rich Asians
Tan Kheng Hua is a well-known and respected award-winning actress/producer in Singapore and Malaysia. Kheng has been seen in The Philanthropist (NBC), The Patriarch (UFA), and Serangoon Road (HBO Asia Original Series). Her recent role, as "Empress Dowager" in Netflix's Original Series, Marco Polo, ...
Producer | Samurai Jack
Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student ...
42. Max Adler
Actor | Love and Honor
Born in Queens, New York and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Adler knew from an early age that he wanted to become an actor. Upon graduating from Horizon High School in AZ, he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry. After landing a few guest-star ...
43. Jeff Chase
Actor | Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station
Born Jeffrey Lance Sniffen. Graduate of Passiac Valley Regional Valley Regional High School Little Falls NJ. Graduate of West Virginia University. Played football for the Mountaineers 1986-1991. Married to Kimberly 1991-2015 (Divorced). One son Cory Chase. Best Known for The Mechanic 2011, Mission ...
44. James Waterston
Actor | Dead Poets Society
James Waterston is an actor and a pianist with a great love of New Orleans music. He comes from family of actors and artists and he counts himself privileged to do what he does. He has traveled and performed around the world doing television, stage and film. He has lived in New Orleans, Paris, Los ...
46. Joanna David
Actress | You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Joanna David was born on January 17, 1947 in Lancaster, England as Joanne E. Hacking. She is an actress and producer, known for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Pride and Prejudice (1995) and War & Peace (1972). She has been married to Edward Fox since 2004. They have two children.
Actor | Chaos Theory
Born in Burnaby, British Columbia, January 17 1975 to Chris William Martin and Victoria Kathleen Martin, Chris was raised first in East Vancouver (until he was 2) and then in a small town called Yarrow. He first became an actor after answering a cattle call for a new teen drama, _"Fifteen" (1991)_ ...
49. Nancy Parsons
Actress | Sudden Impact
Nancy Parsons, was born in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, to Charles Walter Parsons and Mary Margaret Parsons née Samsa. She had two siblings -- Mary Jean Parsons and Theresa Mae Macrae née Parsons. When she was 17, her father remarried Genevieve Stack and moved with the three girls to South Pasadena,...