Birth Place Matching "Riga, Latvia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Mikhail Baryshnikov

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 ...

3. Rutanya Alda

Actress | The Deer Hunter

Rutanya Alda was born on October 13, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Rutanya Skrastina. She is known for her work on The Deer Hunter (1978), Mommie Dearest (1981) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She was previously married to Richard Bright.

4. Cynthia Lynn

Actress | Hogan's Heroes

Cynthia Lynn was born on April 2, 1936 in Riga, Latvia as Zinta Valda Zimilis. She was an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She died on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Sergei M. Eisenstein

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 ...

6. Heinz Erhardt

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 ...

7. Natalia Ryumina

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...

8. Juris Zagars

Actor | Dubultnieks

Juris Zagars was born on January 26, 1961 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Dubultnieks (1986), Tumsie briezi (2006) and Pitons (2003).

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, ...

10. Bill Rebane

Director | Monster a-Go Go

Bill Rebane was born on February 8, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is a director and producer, known for Monster a-Go Go (1965), Twister's Revenge! (1988) and The Capture of Bigfoot (1979).

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 ...

12. Rosa von Praunheim

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.

13. Agata Mutsenietse

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.

14. Alan Melikdjanian

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...

18. Aris Rozentals

Actor | M.O.Zh.

Aris Rozentals was born on April 6, 1938 in Riga, Latvia. He was an actor, known for M.O.Zh. (2014), Teatris (1978) and Elpojiet dzili (1967). He died on January 3, 2019 in Riga.

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 "...

21. Ivars Kalnins

Actor | Fotografija ar sievieti un mezakuili

Ivars Kalnins was born on August 1, 1948 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Ivars Edmundovitch Kalnins. He is an actor, known for Fotografija ar sievieti un mezakuili (1987), Teatris (1978) and Little Tragedies (1980).

22. Uldis Lieldidzs

Actor | Cherez ternii k zvyozdam

Uldis Lieldidzs was born on April 24, 1933 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981), Lermontov (1986) and Mirovoy paren (1971).

23. Mikhail Idov

Writer | Krov na tantspole

Mikhail Idov was born on July 9, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. He is a writer and director, known for Krov na tantspole, Yumorist (2018) and Londongrad (2015).

24. Viktors Ritelis

Director | The Corpse

Viktors Ritelis was born on December 10, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is known for his work on Crucible of Horror (1971), The Aphrodite Inheritance (1979) and Blake's 7 (1978).

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.

27. Boris Frumin

Writer | Black and White

Boris Frumin was born on October 24, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Boris Moiseyevich Frumin.

28. Yuriy Bogatyryov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

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].

29. Pauls Butkevics

Actor | Nezakonchennyy uzhin

Pauls Butkevics was born on August 8, 1940 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Paul Paulovitch Butkevich. He is an actor, known for Nezakonchennyy uzhin (1981), Pobeda (1985) and Day of Wrath (1985).

31. Henry Sharp

Actor | The Great Waltz

Henry Sharp was born on February 19, 1889 in Riga, Russian Empire as Henry Schact. He was an actor, known for The Great Waltz (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957) and Woman with a Sword (1952). He died on January 10, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

32. Agnese Zeltina

Actress | 3 of Us

Agnese Zeltina was born on December 14, 1971 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is known for her work on 3 of Us (2009), Ligzda (1996) and Rugtais vins (2007).

33. Yuli Raizman

Director | Poslednyaya noch

Yuli Raizman was born on December 15, 1903 in Riga, Russian Empire as Yuli Yakovlevich Raizman. He was a director and writer, known for The Last Night (1937), The Fall of Berlin (1945) and Mashenka (1942). He died on December 11, 1994 in Moscow, Russia.

34. Zinaida Slavina

Actress | Ivan da Mariya

Zinaida Slavina was born on April 6, 1940 in Riga, Latvia as Zinaida Anatolevna Slavina. She is an actress, known for Ivan da Mariya (1975), Frederik Moro (1973) and Kazhdyy vecher posle raboty (1974).

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.

37. Lilita Ozolina

Actress | Melanijas hronika

Lilita Ozolina was born on November 19, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Lilita Arvidovna Ozolina. She is an actress, known for Melanijas hronika (2016), Melna vîza spiles (1976) and Geroy (2016).

38. Baiba Broka

Actress | Walsis muza garuma

Baiba Broka was born on January 7, 1973 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Walsis muza garuma (1990), Reply with Photo (1999) and Udensbumba resnajam runcim (2004).

39. Regina Razuma

Actress | Rugtais vins

Regina Razuma was born on September 22, 1951 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Rugtais vins (2007), Bande (1986) and Amatieris (2008).

40. Aljoscha Zimmermann

Composer | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Aljoscha Zimmermann was born on June 6, 1944 in Riga, Latvia. He is known for his work on Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Kohlhiesel's Daughters (1920) and Vier um die Frau (1921). He died on December 19, 2009 in Munich, Bavaria, 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.

42. Aloizs Brencs

Director | Zitaru dzimta

Aloizs Brencs was born on June 6, 1929 in Riga, Latvia. He was a director, known for Zitaru dzimta (1989), Depressiya (1991) and Lidz rudenim vel talu (1964). He died on October 28, 1998 in Riga.

43. Girts Jakovlevs

Actor | Dundurins

Girts Jakovlevs was born on July 10, 1940 in Riga, Latvia as Girt Aleksandrovich Yakovlev. He is an actor, known for Dundurins (1974), Proshchaniye s Peterburgom (1972) and Naves ena (1971).

44. Vladimir Koshevoy

Actor | Prestuplenie i nakazanie

Vladimir Koshevoy was born on September 1, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Vladimir Olegovich Koshevoy. He is an actor, known for Prestuplenie i nakazanie (2007), Liturgiya oglashennykh (2018) and Vmesto menya (2000).

45. Ivars Seleckis

Cinematographer | Skersiela

Ivars Seleckis was born on September 22, 1934 in Riga, Latvia. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Skersiela (1988), Jaunie laiki skérsielá (2001) and Sieviete, kuru gaida? (1978).

46. Igrida Andrina

Actress | Me, gamomdziebeli

Igrida Andrina was born on June 23, 1944 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Ingrida Andrina. She was an actress, known for Me, gamomdziebeli (1971), Viimne reliikvia (1969) and Den angela (1968). She died on September 17, 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

47. Emilia Unda

Actress | Mädchen in Uniform

Emilia Unda was born on January 29, 1879 in Riga, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Mädchen in Uniform (1931), Freie Liebe (1919) and Baby (1932). She died on December 7, 1939 in Berlin, Germany.

48. Ronalds Neilands

Actor | Pohádka o Malíckovi

Ronalds Neilands was born in 1975 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Pohádka o Malíckovi (1986).

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].

50. Julianna Narubin

Actress | Good Morning St. Pete!

Julianna Narubin was born on January 24, 1978 in Riga, Latvia. She is an actress and writer, known for Good Morning St. Pete! (2018).


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