Birth Place Matching "Riga, Latvia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | The Turning Point
Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.
Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was ...
2. Elya Baskin
Actor | Spider-Man 3
Elya Baskin is a Russian-American Latvian actor known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He has been married to Marina since 1995. They have one child. He has ultimately become one of the most popular choices whenever a Russian is needed in a ...
Director | Aleksandr Nevskiy
The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...
Actor | Heinz Erhardt Festival
The multi-talented comedian, pianist, singer and home-spun poet Heinz Erhardt was born in Riga, the son of a successful bandmaster. After his parents split up, he had a somewhat unsettled upbringing, spent, alternately, with his mother in St. Petersburg, with his grandparents in Riga and with his ...
Actress | Their Finest
Natalia Ryumina was born in Riga, Latvia. She grew up in a multilingual family, speaking Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian, English and German. After graduating from Jazep Medin Riga School of Music, where she had trained as a classical singer, she moved to London to study at Mountview Academy of Theatre...
9. Dainis Grube
Actor | Beatus
Dainis Grube is a famous Latvian actor, was born in Madona, Latvia. He moved to Riga, Latvia to study acting in Latvian Academy of Culture and graduated from it in 2009. He is living in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor who works in Films, Theatre, Television and Voice Over.
Dainis is fluent in English, ...
11. Wolf Ruvinskis
Actor | Neutrón, el enmascarado negro
Of Jewish origins, Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics was born in 1921 in Riga (Latvia), but fearing persecution during World War II his family relocated to Argentina, where they lived in extreme poverty. In spite of his deprived childhood, Wolf excelled in sports and became interested in wrestling. When he ...
Director | Anita: Tänze des Lasters
Rosa von Praunheim was born on November 25, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Holger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky. He is a director and writer, known for Anita: Tänze des Lasters (1987), Horror Vacui (1984) and Neurosia: Fifty Years of Perversion (1995). He was previously married to Carla Egerer.
Actress | Zakrytaya shkola
Agata Mutsenietse was born on March 1, 1989 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Zakrytaya shkola (2011), The Three Musketeers (2013) and Quest (2015). She has been married to Pavel Priluchnyy since July 19, 2011. They have two children.
Director | Citizen Mavzik
Alan Melikdjanian is the son of a well-known Soviet-era Russian circus performer Vilen Melikdjanian. At a very young age, he developed impressive drawing skills, designing characters and worlds in countless caricatures and comic strips. He considered pursuing a career in animation, but eventually ...
15. Ieva Seglina
Actress | Beatus
Ieva Seglina was born in Riga, Latvia. She moved to Moscow, Russia to study acting in Acting studio-school MHAT (course of Roman Kozak and Dmitry Brusnikin) and graduated in 2011. She is living in Riga, Latvia.
Ieva is fluent in English, Latvian, Russian. She is an actress who works in Films, ...
16. Andrzej Lapicki
Actor | Lalka
Andrzej Lapicki was born on November 11, 1924 in Riga, Latvia. He was an actor and director, known for Lalka (1968), Epilog norymberski (1971) and Zbrodnia lorda Artura Savile'a (1968). He was married to Kamila Mscichowska and Zofia Chrzaszczewska. He died on July 21, 2012 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, ...
17. Raimonds Pauls
Composer | Homo Novus
Raimonds Pauls is the most acclaimed of Latvian composers, best known in the former Soviet Union, in Europe and Japan for his popular hits "Million roses" and "Maestro" as well as for his film scores and choral music.
He was born Raymonds Voldemar Pauls on January 12, 1936 in Riga into a family of a...
19. Gil Kane
Writer | Morbius
Gil Kane is most often associated with the Green Lantern as well as other DC titles and yet, during his long career, he managed to put his signature on virtually every watershed character or comic enterprise that has ever mattered. For example, his landmark Spiderman series of stories gathered ...
20. Boris Ingster
Producer | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Ingster was born in 1903 in Riga of what is now Latvia. He worked with Sergei Eisenstein in Russia before arriving in the United States in 1930. In the 1930's, he worked as a writer for several movies, among them The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. His directorial debut was in the 1940 classic "...
25. Maris Martinsons
Writer | Nereikalingi zmones
Maris Martinsons is an internationally awarded film director, screenwriter, editor and producer. After graduating from Latvia Conservatoires in 1989 as a "drama theatre director" he worked together with Latvian musicians as an independent director/producer for music videos. His first, "This Is My ...
26. Elina Garanca
Soundtrack | Combien tu m'aimes?
Elina Garanca was born on September 16, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Combien tu m'aimes? (2005), Anna Bolena (2011) and The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006). She is married to Karel Mark Chichon. They have two children.
28. Yuriy Bogatyryov
Yuriy Bogatyryov was born on March 2, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov. He was an actor, known for Oblomov (1980), At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974) and Poslednyaya okhota (1980). He died on February 2, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].
35. Yana Sekste
Actress | Medibas
Yana Sekste was born on April 6, 1980 in Riga, USSR. She is an actress, known for Medibas (2009), Nebesnyy sud (2011) and Kak Vitka Chesnok vyoz Lyokhu Shtyrya v dom invalidov (2017). She has been married to Dmitry Marin since November 27, 2013. She was previously married to Max Matveev.
36. Victor Janson
Director | Die Dame in Schwarz
Victor Janson was born on September 25, 1884 in Riga, Russian Empire. He was an actor and director, known for Die Dame in Schwarz (1920), The Marriage of Figaro (1949) and The Blue from the Sky (1932). He died on June 29, 1960 in West Berlin, West Germany.
41. Lya Mara
Actress | Charlotte Corday
Lya Mara was born on August 1, 1897 in Riga, Russian Empire as Aleksandra Gudowiczówna. She was an actress, known for Charlotte Corday (1919), Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac (1920) and Anna Karenina (1920). She was married to Frederic Zelnik. She died on March 1, 1960 in Ticino, Switzerland.
49. Maris Liepa
Actor | Lermontov
Maris Liepa was born on July 27, 1936 in Riga, Latvia as Maris Rudolph Liepa. He was an actor, known for Lermontov (1986), Galateya (1977) and Spartacus (1977). He was married to Margarita Zhigunova and Nina Semizorova. He died on March 25, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].