Birth Place Matching "Belgium" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Johnny Galecki

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

John Mark Galecki was born in Bree, Belgium, to American parents; his father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was three years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up with his parents, Mary Lou and Richard Galecki, and siblings, sister Allison (...

2. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, and of an English and Austrian ...

3. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

4. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor | Double Impact

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...

5. Jonas Bloquet

Actor | The Nun

Jonas Bloquet was born on July 10, 1992 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for The Nun (2018), Elle (2016) and 3 Days to Kill (2014).

6. Cécile de France

Actress | L'auberge espagnole

Cecile de France was born in Namur in Belgium in 1975 and discovered her vocation at the early age of six. As soon as she was seventeen, she was off to Paris with the ambition of beginning a career on the stage. She studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, actor and assistant to Peter Brook, before ...

7. Lubna Azabal

Actress | Incendies

Lubna Azabal was born in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Incendies (2010), Coriolanus (2011) and Body of Lies (2008).

8. Felix van Groeningen

Director | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Felix van Groeningen was born in 1977 in Gent, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Beautiful Boy (2018) and De helaasheid der dingen (2009).

9. 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 ...

10. Veerle Baetens

Actress | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Veerle Baetens studied Musical Theatre at the "Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts" in Brussels. After this she had roles in theatre and then started her TV career for VTM.

In 2005 she won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award" for her role in the theatre version of Pippi Longstocking. And in 2008 she ...

11. Kevin Janssens

Actor | Vermist

Kevin Janssens (°1979) studied at the Studio Herman Teirlinck (Antwerp) and got his first important role in his last year of his studies, when he was asked to play the leading role in a mini TV series about a boxer called KING OF THE WORLD, by Guido Henderickx. Continuously, he performed several ...

12. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She is a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Le Bonheur (1965) and Les plages d'Agnès (2008). She was previously married to Jacques Demy.

13. Virginie Efira

Actress | Elle

Virginie Efira was born on May 5, 1977 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and writer, known for Elle (2016), Victoria (2016) and La chance de ma vie (2011). She was previously married to Patrick Ridremont.

14. Patrick Bauchau

Actor | Panic Room

Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that ...

15. Lynn Van Royen

Actress | Beau Séjour

Lynn is a Dutch-speaking Belgian actress, best known for her lead role in Hotel Beau Séjour (2016), for which she received the 2018 TV Drama Best Actress award at the Television Festival in Monte Carlo. While studying acting at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels, ...

16. Koen De Bouw

Actor | The Last Tycoon

Award-winning Koen De Bouw (1964) is one of the leading actors in Belgium. He studied theatre at the prestigious Antwerp Studio Herman Teirlinck, and made his film debut in 1988 upon graduation. Since then he played leading parts in more than 30 Belgian and international films as well as a similar ...

17. Jérémie Renier

Actor | In Bruges

Jérémie Renier was born on January 6, 1981 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for In Bruges (2008), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Cloclo (2012).

18. Déborah François

Actress | Populaire

The daughter of a police officer and a social worker and the middle of three siblings, Déborah François was cast by the Dardenne brothers in L'enfant in 2005 while she was in high school. Between the ages of 10 to 16 François had taken acting classes but she did not expect to make acting her career...

19. Jan Bijvoet

Actor | Peaky Blinders

Jan Bijvoet was born on December 28, 1966 in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and composer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), Embrace of the Serpent (2015) and The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012).

20. Hanna Verboom

Actress | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Hanna Verboom made her motion picture debut in 2004 playing the female lead in the Dutch film "Snowfever", directed by Pim van Hoeve. She has hosted the Dutch National TV channel BNN's weekly music show "Top of the Pops". Born in Belgium, Verboom spent her early childhood in the African nations of ...

21. Stella Maxwell

Actress | Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

Stella Maxwell is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2014 and 2015 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in April 2015. She was born on May 15, 1990 in Belgium to Northern Irish parents. Maxwell's father was a ...

22. Émilie Dequenne

Actress | Rosetta

Émilie Dequenne was born on August 29, 1981 in Beloeil, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Rosetta (1999), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and À perdre la raison (2012). She has been married to Michel Ferracci since October 11, 2014.

23. Ronald Guttman

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Ronald Guttman was born on August 12, 1952 in Uccle, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Welcome to the Punch (2013) and 27 Dresses (2008).

24. Marie Gillain

Actress | Coco avant Chanel

Marie Gillain was born on June 18, 1975 in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), Mon père, ce héros. (1991) and Elective Affinities (1996).

25. Jaco Van Dormael

Director | Mr. Nobody

Jaco Van Dormael was born on February 9, 1957 in Ixelles, Brabant, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), Le tout nouveau testament (2015) and Toto le héros (1991).

26. Alexandra Vandernoot

Actress | Highlander

Alexandra Vandernoot was born on September 19, 1965 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and producer, known for Highlander (1992), Le Dîner de Cons (1998) and Gangsters (2002).

27. Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business.

In 1978 ...

28. Axelle Carolyn

Actress | Tales of Halloween

Axelle Carolyn started out as a freelance reporter for some of the world's most prestigious film magazines and websites. Her non-fiction writing career culminated with the 2009 publication of her book 'Horror Movies In The New Millennium'. After a brief stint in front of the camera (most notably in...

29. Johan Heldenbergh

Actor | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Johan Heldenbergh was born on May 11, 1967 in Wilrijk, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and Aanrijding in Moscou (2008).

30. Ingrid Vandebosch

Actress | Taxi

Ingrid Vandebosch was born on November 8, 1970 in Zichen-Zussen-Bolder, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Taxi (2004), Going Greek (2001) and The Insider (2004). She has been married to Jeff Gordon since November 7, 2006. They have two children.

31. Benoît Poelvoorde

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Benoît Poelvoorde was born on September 22, 1964 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Les émotifs anonymes (2010) and Coco Before Chanel (2009).

32. Chantal Akerman

Director | Un divan à New York

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Un divan à New York (1996), Je, tu, il, elle (1974) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris,...

33. Eva van der Gucht

Actress | Dik Trom

Eva van der Gucht was born on September 1, 1977 in Mortsel, Flanders, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Dik Trom (2010), Everybody's Famous! (2000) and Dol (2009).

34. Monique van Vooren

Actress | Wall Street

Monique van Vooren was born on March 23, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Wall Street (1987), Ça va barder (1955) and Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957).

35. François Damiens

Actor | La délicatesse

François Damiens was born on January 17, 1973 in Uccle, Belgium as François Georges Henri Marie Ghislain Joseph Damiens. He is an actor and director, known for La délicatesse (2011), L'arnacoeur (2010) and Mon ket (2018).

36. Jonathan Zaccaï

Actor | Robin Hood

Jonathan Zaccaï was born on July 22, 1970 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for Robin Hood (2010), Private Lessons (2008) and Le Bureau des Légendes (2015).

37. Stéphane De Groodt

Actor | Mes amis, mes amours, mes emmerdes

Stéphane De Groodt was born in Brussels, Belgium on March 3, 1966. He was a professional racing driver before starting his acting career. He was a contestant at numerous races of the Spa 24 Hours such as Formule Renault, Formula 3000 and Porsche Supercup. He also received the title of Champion of ...

38. Pauline Etienne

Actress | La religieuse

Pauline Etienne was born on June 26, 1989 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and director, known for La religieuse (2013), Qu'un seul tienne et les autres suivront (2009) and Paradis perdu (2012).

39. Marcus Thomas

Actor | You Kill Me

Marcus Thomas was born in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor, known for You Kill Me (2007), Drowning Mona (2000) and Kill the Irishman (2011).

40. Filip Peeters

Actor | De hel van Tanger

Filip Peeters was born on December 2, 1962 in Anderlecht, Belgium. Filip has been working in the theatre since 1987, but his roles in film and television have really brought him into the spotlight. Being fluent in German, he has been expanding his career in Germany since 2000, where his popularity ...

41. Johan Leysen

Actor | The American

Johan Leysen was born on February 19, 1950 in Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium. He is known for his work on The American (2010), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Felice... Felice... (1998).

42. Carole Weyers

Actress | Manhattan

Carole Weyers was born in Anderlecht, Belgium.

She began her acting career in Belgium, where she received her training from the well-respected drama school IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion). Upon graduation, she wished to further develop her acting skills and attended LAMDA (London Academy of ...

43. Eric Godon

Actor | Anna

Eric Godon was born on February 7, 1959 in Baudour, Belgium. He is known for his work on Anna (2019), In Bruges (2008) and The Halcyon (2017).

44. Peter Van den Begin

Actor | Tabula Rasa

Peter Van den Begin is a Belgian actor and writer whose career spans over almost 4 decades. He is known for his versatility, delivering award-winning performances both in drama and comedy as well as theater. Most recently he received international acclaim for his role in festival favorite King of ...

45. Michael Pas

Actor | Blueberry Hill

Michaël Pas was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1966. He graduated as master in Dramatic Arts at the esteemed Studio Herman Teirlinck in 1989. By then he had already made his film debut in Dominque Deruddere's Love is a dog from Hell (aka Crazy Love) , based on the works of Charles Bukowski. In his ...

46. Jan Decleir

Actor | Karakter

Jan Decleir was born on February 14, 1946 in Niel, Flanders, Belgium as Jan Amanda Gustaaf Decleir. He is known for his work on Karakter (1997), The Memory of a Killer (2003) and Daens (1992). He has been married to Brechtje Louwaard since April 1, 2006. He was previously married to Caroline van ...

47. Fantine Harduin

Actress | Happy End

Fantine Harduin was born on January 23, 2005 in Mouscron, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Happy End (2017), Le voyage de Fanny (2016) and Les nouvelles aventures d'Aladin (2015).

48. Erik Van Looy

Director | De zaak Alzheimer

Erik Van Looy was born on April 26, 1962 in Deurne, Flanders, Belgium as Erik Ludovicus Maria Van Looy. He is a Director and a Writer, known for the classic Belgian films, De Zaak Alzheimer/The Memory of a Killer (2003) and Loft (2008). He's also directed the US-remake of The Loft (2014). Between ...

49. Tony Parker

Producer | Meet the Blacks

Tony Parker was born on May 17, 1982 in Brugge, Belgium as William Anthony Parker. He is a producer and director, known for Meet the Blacks (2016), Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) and Nomis (2018). He has been married to Axelle Francine since August 1, 2014. They have one child. He was previously ...

50. Louis Talpe

Actor | Of Kings and Prophets

Louis Talpe was born on May 22, 1981 in Kortemark, Belgium. He is an actor, known for Of Kings and Prophets (2016), Allegory of the Jam Jar (2015) and Spitsbroers (2015).


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