Blackballed

by dwgbarrie | created - 17 Feb 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

2. Josephine Baker

Actress | Zouzou

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on...

3. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

4. Mario Batali

Actor | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Mario Batali counts 26 restaurants, ten cookbooks, numerous television shows and three Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. He opened La Sirena Ristorante, a lively yet elegant trattoria on the plaza level of New York City's Maritime Hotel in Chelsea. This is Mario ...

5. Thora Birch

Actress | Ghost World

For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde ...

6. Mike Bullard

Actor | Finding ODO

Mike Bullard has accomplished something no other Canadian has before: he hosted Canada's first truly successful nightly talk show. The long running "Open Mike with Mike Bullard" won Gemini Awards and was the most-watched late-night talk show in Canada's largest market, comparable in popularity and ...

7. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

8. Kirk Cameron

Actor | Growing Pains

Kirk Thomas Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Barbara Cameron (née Barbara Jeanne Bausmith), a homemaker, and Robert Cameron, a teacher. Though his parents initially did not project show business aspirations onto their children, a family friend in the business noted to Barbara that ...

9. Stephen Collins

Actor | 7th Heaven

Stephen Collins was born on October 1, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Stephen Weaver Collins. He is an actor, known for 7th Heaven (1996), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and The First Wives Club (1996). He was previously married to Faye Grant and Marjorie Weinman.

10. Bill Cosby

Actor | The Cosby Show

Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high...

11. Jared Fogle

Actor | Jack and Jill

Jared Fogle was born on August 23, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Jared S. Fogle. He is an actor, known for Jack and Jill (2011), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) and Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014). He was previously married to Kathleen Marie McLaughlin and Elizabeth Christie.

12. Jian Ghomeshi

Actor | The Great Canadian Music Dream

Jian Ghomeshi is a multi-talented musical artist, writer, and broadcaster born in London, England and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. He hosted TV and radio shows, notably the CBC Radio One show "Q". He was also a member of the multi-platinum selling folk-rock group Moxy Früvous. In March 2016, he ...

12. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

14. Gary Glitter

Soundtrack | Dark Places

Gary Glitter was born on May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England as Paul Francis Gadd. He was previously married to Ann Murton.

15. CeeLo Green

Soundtrack | Hotel Transylvania

CeeLo Green was born on May 30, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway. He was previously married to Christina Johnson.

16. Chris Hardwick

Producer | Talking Dead

Chris Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Christopher Ryan Hardwick. He is a producer and actor, known for Talking Dead (2011), @midnight (2013) and The Wall (2016). He has been married to Lydia Hearst since August 20, 2016.

17. Rolf Harris

Soundtrack | Australia

Rolf Harris came to London in 1952 to study Art. A year later he was appearing on TV as an artist and storyteller and had his first hit as a singer in the early sixties with Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport. After a relatively quiet period in his life in the late seventies, his brother Bruce Harris ...

18. Hedley

Soundtrack | Being Erica

Hedley is a Canadian pop rock band comprising lead singer Jacob Hoggard, (who was placed 3rd during the second season of the reality TV series Canadian Idol in 2004), Tommy Mac on bass, Dave Rosin on guitar and Chris Crippin on drums. The current band retains the original name of Hoggard's ...

19. Katherine Heigl

Actress | One for the Money

Katherine Marie Heigl was born on November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C., to Nancy Heigl (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, an accountant and executive. Her father is of German/Swiss-German and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. A short time after her birth, the...

20. Dan Harmon

Producer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2007) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

21. Jacob Hoggard

Soundtrack | Canadian Idol

Jacob William Hoggard was born July 9th, 1984 in Burnaby, British Colombia, although he grew up in Abbotsford. He was in a high school band named Hedley and they bet him $151.00 to go on Canadian idol, he did and he made it to the top 3. After Idol, him and the other band members went there ...

22. Felicity Huffman

Actress | Transamerica

Felicity toiled away for 20 years in ill fated television shows, Broadway plays, and independent films in the shadow of her successful husband, actor William H. Macy. Then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives (2004) and Bree in the film Transamerica (2005)...

23. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...

Posthumous

24. Jesse James

Producer | Joe Kid on a Stingray

At first glance, Jesse James is the consummate biker rebel. Tattoos, knives, goatee, black t-shirts and skulls all around him and his world help create that image. That image, in turn, reflects a mere fraction of the man that is West Coast Choppers. The rest of his life reflects his passion as an ...

25. Megyn Kelly

Producer | Embeds

Megyn Kelly was born on November 18, 1970 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Megyn Marie Kelly. She is a producer and actress, known for Embeds (2017), I am Jodie Mann: The Kelly Files (2018) and Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (2017). She has been married to Douglas Brunt since March 1, 2008. They have ...

26. R. Kelly

Soundtrack | Space Jam

R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners. He started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. R. Kelly a ...

27. Jonathan King

Producer | The Pink Marble Egg

In 1965 Kenneth King changed his name to Jonathan and wrote and recorded the song Everyone's Gone To The Moon which became a hit around the world selling 4.9 million copies of the vinyl single. He then wrote and produced another hit - It's Good News Week, which he recorded with the band ...

28. Marion 'Suge' Knight

Music_department | DysFunktional Family

Marion 'Suge' Knight was born on April 19, 1965 in Compton, California, USA as Marion Knight Jr. He is known for his work on DysFunktional Family (2003), Suge Knight: On The Real Death Row Story (2001) and Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel 2 (2011). He is married to Michelle. They have three children. He ...

29. Chris Langham

Actor | The Thick of It

Chris Langham was born on April 14, 1949 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Thick of It (2005), Help (2005) and Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979). He is married to Christine Cartwright. They have two children. He was previously married to Sue Jones-Davies.

30. Matt Lauer

Actor | Land of the Lost

Matt was educated at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio where he majored in communications. He was hired for internship and quit school in 1979 - four credits shy of graduation. Matt later obtained the degree in 1997 by writing a paper on work experience and delivering the commencement address. Matt's ...

Laurie was a newscaster and reporter for CTV News, from 2000 until his sudden firing for bad behind-the-scenes behaviour in 2018.

32. Alex Laurier

Actor | Open Season

Alex Laurier was born as Alex Eftimoff. He is an actor, known for Open Season (1995), Polka Dot Door (1971) and Seeing Things (1981).

33. Martin Lawrence

Actor | Martin

Martin Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. He is an actor and writer, known for Martin (1992), Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys (1995). He has been married to Shamicka Gibbs since July 10, 2010. They have two children. He was ...

34. Lori Loughlin

Actress | Summerland

Lori Loughlin is an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. Lori began her career at the age of 12 as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in ...

35. Danny Masterson

Actor | That '70s Show

Danny Masterson was born on March 13, 1976 in Long Island, New York, USA as Daniel Peter Masterson. He is an actor and producer, known for That '70s Show (1998), Dracula 2000 (2000) and Face/Off (1997). He has been married to Bijou Phillips since October 18, 2011. They have one child.

36. John McTiernan

Director | Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Predator (1987) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, ...

37. Mo'Nique

Actress | Precious

Mo'Nique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (...

38. Leslie Moonves

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Leslie Moonves is the former chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation. He resigned on September 9, 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He joined CBS in 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. From April 1998 until 2003, he was president and chief executive officer at CBS Television, then was ...

39. Nate Parker

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker was born on November 18, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Birth of a Nation (2016), Arbitrage (2012) and The Great Debaters (2007). He has been married to Sarah DiSanto since 2007. They have four children.

40. Randy Quaid

Actor | Independence Day

Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, ...

41. Michael Richards

Actor | Seinfeld

Immortalized as Cosmo Kramer on the classic sitcom Seinfeld (1989), L.A. comedy star Michael Richards was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California, to Phyllis (Nardozzi), an Italian-American medical records librarian, and William Richards, an electrical engineer. Michael displayed an early ...

42. Charlie Rose

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Charlie Rose is the elegant, handsome, fiercely intelligent and inquisitive host of the self-titled Charlie Rose (1991).

Rose was born Charles Peete Rose, Jr. on January 5, 1942 in Henderson, North Carolina, the only child of Margaret (Frazier) and Charles Peete Rose, Sr., tobacco farmers. The Rose ...

43. Jimmy Savile

Self | When Louis Met... Jimmy

Jimmy Savile was born on October 31, 1926 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as James Wilson Vincent Savile. He died on October 29, 2011 in Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Posthumous

44. Albert Schultz

Actor | The Red Green Show

Born in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Drawn to acting by his mother's community theatre work. Attended Toronto's York University theatre program and then London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

45. Steven Seagal

Producer | On Deadly Ground

Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician, and Samuel Seagal, a high school math teacher. His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and his mother had English, German, and distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. The enigmatic ...

46. Frankie Shaw

Actress | SMILF

Frankie grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her mother is from South Boston and raised her Jewish. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in English literature. She first gained recognition in the completely improvised Sundance film, The Freebie (a Duplass Brother ...

47. Michelle Shocked

Composer | Michelle Shocked: On the Greener Side

Michelle Shocked was born on February 24, 1962 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Michelle Johnston.

49. O.J. Simpson

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Orenthal James Simpson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), The Towering Inferno (1974) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994). He was previously married to Nicole...

50. Tavis Smiley

Actor | Sinister

Tavis Smiley was born on September 13, 1964 in Gulfport, Mississippi, USA as Tavis E. Smiley. He is a producer and actor, known for Sinister (2012), Stand (2009) and Death of a King.

51. Jussie Smollett

Actor | Empire

Jussie Smollett was born on June 21, 1982 in Santa Rosa, California, USA as Justin Smollett. He is an actor, known for Empire (2015), The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

52. Wesley Snipes

Actor | Blade

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Marian (Long), a teacher's assistant, and SMSGT Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that dance and the theatre were to be his career. He attended ...

53. Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

Actor | The Three Stooges

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino was born on July 4, 1982 in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Sorrentino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Three Stooges (2012), Jersey Shore (2009) and What's Your Emergency (2015).

54. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

55. Phil Spector

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Phil Spector was born on December 26, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Harvey Phillip Spector. He has been married to Rachelle Marie Spector since September 1, 2006. He was previously married to Ronnie Spector.

56. Robin Thicke

Soundtrack | Agent Cody Banks

Robin Thicke was born on March 10, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robin Charles Thicke. He was previously married to Paula Patton.

57. Dave Lee Travis

Actor | Harry's Mad

Dave Lee Travis, better known around the world as D.L.T., was born in Buxton, Derbyshire on 25th May 1945. Travis began his career spinning discs at the Oasis Club in Manchester on a part time basis. He went on an extensive tour of clubs, ballrooms and theatres presenting and promoting his own ...

58. Sterling Van Wagenen

Producer | The Trip to Bountiful

Sterling Van Wagenen was born on July 2, 1947 in Utah, USA as Sterling Gray Van Wagenen. He is a producer, known for The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Alan & Naomi (1992) and Learning from Light: The Vision of I.M. Pei (2009).

59. Isaiah Washington

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Isaiah Washington was born on August 3, 1963 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Exit Wounds (2001) and Hollywood Homicide (2003). He has been married to Jenisa Marie Garland since February 14, 1996. They have three children.

60. Harvey Weinstein

Producer | Shakespeare in Love

Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a film producer, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is now separated from his wife Georgina Chapman and was previously married to Eve Chilton ...

61. Stoney Westmoreland

Actor | Godzilla

Stoney Westmoreland was born as Stoney Lee Westmoreland. He is an actor and producer, known for Godzilla (1998), Matchstick Men (2003) and Golden Boy (2019).

62. Megan Fox

Actress | Transformers

Megan Denise Green (née Fox; born March 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. Megan was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Gloria Darlene Cisson, a real estate manager and Franklin Thomas Fox, a parole officer; she was raised in Rockwood, Tennessee during her early childhood. She began her ...

63. Kathy Griffin

Actress | Suddenly Susan

Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show ...

64. Josh Trank

Writer | Fantastic Four

Josh Trank was born on February 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Benjamin Trank. He is a writer and director, known for Fantastic Four (2015), Chronicle (2012) and Fonzo.

65. James Woods

Actor | Vampires

James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather ...

66. Oscar Pistorius

Self | A Question of Sport

Oscar Pistorius was born with fibular hemimelia (congenital absence of the fibula) in both legs, and when he was 11 months old, his legs were amputated halfway between the knee and ankle. Fitted with artificial legs, he played sports at Constantia Kloof Primary and Pretoria Boys High School, ...



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