Birth Month Day of 05-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Sasha Alexander

Actress | Shameless

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

2. Bill Paxton

Actor | Aliens

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...

3. Nikki Reed

Actress | Thirteen

Actress and screenwriter Nicole Houston Reed was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a hairdresser and beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer. She has two brothers. Her ancestry includes Ashkenazi Jewish, German, British Isles, and one eighth Italian. Reed's ...

4. Leven Rambin

Actress | The Hunger Games

Leven Rambin was born on May 17, 1990 in Houston, Texas, USA as Leven Alice Rambin. She is an actress and director, known for The Hunger Games (2012), The Path (2016) and True Detective (2014). She was previously married to Jim Parrack.

5. Erin Richards

Actress | Gotham

Erin Richards was born on May 17, 1986 in Penarth, Wales. She is an actress and director, known for Gotham (2014), Breaking In (2011) and Being Human (2008).

6. Paige Turco

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Theatre Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company, but her dreams were shattered when ...

7. Ross Butler

Actor | 13 Reasons Why

Ross Fleming Butler was born in Singapore, and was raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. He attended The Ohio State University studying Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, but decided to drop out after one year after discovering he had no passion or interest in that field of ...

8. Rochelle Aytes

Actress | Trick 'r Treat

Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks (2004) as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 (...

9. Matthew McGrory

Actor | Big Fish

Originally a student of pre-law at Widener University, and later majoring in Criminal Justice at West Chester University, Matthew started his career by making appearances on The Howard Stern Show (1990), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and music videos of Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and Blondie. ...

10. Peter Hinwood

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Peter Hinwood was born on May 17, 1946 in England. He is an actor, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and The Devil's Widow (1970).

11. Lena Waithe

Actress | Ready Player One

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Ready Player One (2018), Master of None (2015) and The Chi (2018).

12. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard ...

13. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He has been married to Kelly Rizzo since October 30, 2018. He was previously ...

14. Olivia Luccardi

Actress | It Follows

Olivia Luccardi was born on May 17, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for It Follows (2014), Money Monster (2016) and Person to Person (2017).

15. Ayda Field

Actress | Austenland

Ayda Field was born Ayda Sabahat Evecan on May 17, 1979, in Los Angeles County, California, USA to a Turkish father and an American mother. She is an actress, known for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), Back to You (2007) and Loose Women (1999). She is fluent in Turkish in addition to her ...

16. Kat Foster

Actress | Accommodations

Kat Foster was born on May 17, 1978 in Alameda County, California, USA as Kathryn Davidametja Foster. She is an actress and producer, known for Accommodations (2018), The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015) and 'Til Death (2006).

17. Hill Harper

Actor | CSI: NY

Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY (2004). He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO ...

18. David Eigenberg

Actor | Sex and the City

David was born on Long Island, New York, and has a younger sister named Betsy and an older sister named Helen, who is also a gifted actor. The family moved to Illinois when David was 4 and moved all around the suburbs of Chicago--Evanston, Northbrook, Aurora, and finally Naperville when the town ...

19. Sophie McShera

Actress | Cinderella

Sophie McShera was born on May 17, 1985 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), Downton Abbey (2010) and Galavant (2015).

20. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

21. Grace Zabriskie

Actress | Inland Empire

"Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). She went on ...

22. Sendhil Ramamurthy

Actor | Heroes

Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The ...

23. Tahj Mowry

Actor | Smart Guy

Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy (1997). He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His ...

24. Trent Reznor

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He eventually moved to ...

25. Karrueche Tran

Actress | The Nice Guys

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA Karrueche began her career in entertainment as a celebrity stylist. Her keen eye for fashion and her ability to anticipate trends in the fashion world landed her a high-end clientele personal stylist position at a national department store in 2009. She has graced the ...

26. Neal Dodson

Producer | Margin Call

Neal Dodson was born on May 17, 1978 in York, Pennsylvania, USA as Neal T. Dodson. He is a producer, known for Margin Call (2011), All Is Lost (2013) and A Most Violent Year (2014). He has been married to Ashley Williams since May 29, 2011. They have two children.

27. Maureen O'Sullivan

Actress | Hannah and Her Sisters

Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in County Roscommon, Ireland, to Evangeline "Mary Eva" Lovatt (Frazer) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers. She was of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The future mother of Mia Farrow was educated in private ...

28. Amy Gumenick

Actress | TURN

Los Angeles-based actress Amy Gumenick grew up in the competitive dance and theater world, where she discovered her love for performance at a very early age. Though the performing arts were constant in her upbringing, she formally cultivated her passion for acting at the University of California, ...

29. Corey Johnson

Actor | Captain Phillips

Corey Johnson was born on May 17, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Johnson. He is known for his work on Captain Phillips (2013), Jackie (2016) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

30. Paul Whitehouse

Actor | The Fast Show

Paul Whitehouse was born on May 17, 1958 in Stanleytown, Rhondda, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for The Fast Show (1994), The Death of Stalin (2017) and Corpse Bride (2005).

31. Alik Sakharov

Cinematographer | Game of Thrones

Alik Sakharov was born on May 17, 1959 in Tashkent, USSR. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Ozark (2017) and The Witcher (2019).

32. Lyne Renee

Actress | Split

Lyne Renée (real name Line Van Wambeke, born 17 May 1979) is a Belgian actress.

She graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlick in Antwerp, Belgium. From 2003 to 2005 she appeared as stage actress in Belgian theaters. After she starred in the Belgian TV series Kinderen van Dewindt and the Dutch movie ...

33. Derek Hough

Soundtrack | Dancing with the Stars

Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), Hairspray Live! (2016) and Nashville (2012).

34. Cameron Bancroft

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Cameron Bancroft was born on May 17, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Cameron M. Bancroft. He is known for his work on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Simple Things (2007) and 24 (2001).

35. Ludwig Trepte

Actor | Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter

Ludwig Trepte was born on May 17, 1988 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Generation War (2013), Keller - Teenage Wasteland (2005) and Ein Teil von mir (2008).

36. Gina Gerson

Actress | Babes

Fetching and slender 5'6" blonde Doris Ivy was born on May 17, 1991 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Following graduation from high school in 2009, Ivy went on to attend the St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology. Doris first started performing in explicit hardcore movies in her early twenties in ...

37. Peter Gerety

Actor | Charlie Wilson's War

Peter Gerety was born on May 17, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Flight (2012) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009).

38. Cynda Williams

Actress | One False Move

Cynda Williams was born on May 17, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Williams. She is an actress, known for One False Move (1992), Tales of the City (1993) and Mo' Better Blues (1990). She has been married to Roderick Plummer since 2001. They have one child. She was previously married to ...

39. Whip Hubley

Actor | Top Gun

Whip Hubley was born on May 17, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Grant Shelby Hubley. He is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Executive Decision (1996) and Species (1995). He has been married to Dinah Minot since June 4, 1988. They have three children.

40. T.J. Lowther

Actor | A Perfect World

T.J. Lowther was born on May 17, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for A Perfect World (1993), A Home of Our Own (1993) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

41. Jason Bernard

Actor | Liar Liar

Jason Bernard was born on May 17, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ronald Carl Johnson. He was an actor, known for Liar Liar (1997), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and No Way Out (1987). He was married to Debra Jean Wilson and Carol J Pacanda. He died on October 16, 1996 in Burbank, California, ...

42. Jean Gabin

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean-Alexis Moncorge started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. ...

43. Daniel Curtis Lee

Actor | Zeke and Luther

Piggy-backing off his brother Nathaniel Lee Jr., Daniel Curtis Lee, also known as Dan Curtis Lee, started his acting career at the age of seven in his hometown of Clinton, Mississippi. However, it was not until three years later in Long Beach, California, that he got his first principal role in a ...

44. Ryan Ochoa

Actor | A Christmas Carol

Ryan Ochoa was born on May 17, 1996 in San Diego, California, USA. He is known for his work on A Christmas Carol (2009), Mars Needs Moms (2011) and The Perfect Game (2009).

45. Bruce Thomas

Actor | Legally Blonde

Bruce Thomas was born on May 17, 1961 in the USA. He is known for his work on Legally Blonde (2001), Hall Pass (2011) and Army of Darkness (1992).

46. Yekaterina Rednikova

Actress | Vor

In 1998, Yekaterina Rednikova received a Nika award (the "Russian Oscar") for her performance in, "The Thief" by Pavel Chukrai. This was her first lead role. Yekaterina traveled with "The Thief" to Los Angeles, where it was nominated for "Best Foreign Language Picture" by the Academy. This role, ...

47. Yôko Shimada

Actress | Shogun

Kumamoto City-born Shimada Yoko is best known in the west as Mariko from the 1980 mini-series Shogun. The lady-in-waiting role created an interest in Japan and its culture overseas and introduced Japanese history to foreign audiences. She won the Golden Globe For Best Performance by an Actress in a...

48. Dawn Dunlap

Actress | Forbidden World

Adorable baby doll brunette beauty Dawn Dunlap had a regrettably fleeting film career from the late 70s up until the mid 80s. Dawn was born in 1963 in Austin, Texas. She made her debut at age 16 in the titular role of a lovely and naive, yet enticing ballet dancer in the steamy soft-core feature "...

49. Adel Imam

Actor | Omaret yakobean

He is a graduate of the faculty of agriculture. He was more popular in theatres for his role in Madrasat Al Moshaghebin (School of Rascals). He became more famous in the 1970s for his comedic roles in Al-bahth an fadiha (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your ...

50. Elizabeth Hanks

Actress | Forrest Gump

Elizabeth Hanks was born on May 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Anne Hanks. She is an actress, known for Forrest Gump (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996) and Anchoraged (2015).


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