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Soundtrack | Ra.One
Akon, born Aliaune Thiam, grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) eventually settled in the USA, in the state of New Jersey. There he discovered hip-hop and R&B music as well as crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on...
3. Alek Wek
Actress | Suspiria
Alek Wek is a fashion model best known for being one of the first mainstream dark-skinned African models to appear on fashion magazine covers and work both campaigns and fashion shows in mid 1990's. Wek appeared on the covers or been featured in many international fashion magazines including Elle, ...
Actress | Rebels
Alexandria has been featured as a Principal Actress on many popular Canadian and American television shows such as Emmy Nominated "Degrassi: The Next Generation", Carlo Liconti's "Rebels", SyFy/Showcase's "Haven", CBC's "Being Erica" and Discovery Channel's "Karma's a B*tch".
She also has an ...
Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Mexican character actor who achieved his greatest success in U.S. films. He was born in Mexico city, living in numerous places throughout the country. He received a private education in Houston, Texas as a teenager, but dropped out and roamed about doing an assortment of jobs. His family, however, ...
Actress | Niezawodny system
Alina Janowska was born on April 16, 1923 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Alina Maria Janowska. She was an actress, known for Niezawodny system (2008), The Last Stage (1948) and Skarb (1949). She was married to Wojciech Zablocki and Andrzej Borecki. She died on November 13, 2017 in Warsaw.
Actress | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother is African-Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian. She lived her whole life between Argentina and England. Her dad was an international banker but gave it all up to race motorboats. ...
9. Barry Nelson
Actor | The Shining
A genial, well-respected, all-around "nice guy", the breezily handsome Barry Nelson was born Haakon Robert Nielsen on April 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California, to Betsy (Christophersen) and Trygve "Ted" Nielsen, both Norwegian immigrants. He was raised in nearby Oakland and graduated from the ...
Actress | The Inbetweeners Movie
Belinda Stewart-Wilson is an English actress, born in London, England, U.K. She is best known for her role in the popular TV sitcom The Inbetweeners as Polly McKenzie. Her father is a British Army officer Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson.During childhood she grew up on various military postings in the UK, ...
16. Boyd Banks
Actor | Dawn of the Dead
Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Boyd Banks started his entertainment career at 17, when he won a contest for Best Stand Up Comedian in Edmonton, Alberta. After spending several years doing comedy in Vancouver, British Columbia, Banks moved to Toronto, where he began acting. Boyd's first roles were...
Actress | Goodfellas
Catherine Scorsese was born on April 16, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Catherine Cappa. She was an actress, known for Goodfellas (1990), The King of Comedy (1982) and Cape Fear (1991). She was married to Charles Scorsese. She died on January 6, 1997 in New York City.
18. Charles Chaplin
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
Actress | The Rangers' Round-Up
One of five children, Christine Cecilia McIntyre was born in Nogales, Arizona, on April 26, 1911, to John and Edna (nee Barnaby) McIntyre. In the early 1930s, Christine received a Bachelor of Music degree at Chicago Musical College, where she honed her operatic soprano voice (which can be heard in ...
21. Claire Foy
Actress | First Man
Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the ...
25. David Pirner
Actor | Reality Bites
David Pirner was born on April 16, 1964 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA as David Anthony Pirner.
26. David Graf
Actor | Police Academy
David Graf was a Lancaster, Ohio native. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1968. He went on to attend college at Otterbein University where he graduated in 1972 as a theater major. He attended Ohio State University grad school until 1975 when he dropped out to pursue an acting career in...
27. David Kohan
Writer | Will & Grace
David Kohan is the Creator/Executive Producer of Will & Grace (1998), Good Morning, Miami (2002) and Executive Producer of The Stones (2004). For his work on "Will & Grace" he has been honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; a People's Choice Award (Favorite New Comedy); four ...
28. David Langton
Actor | The Avengers
His father, a wine importer loved the theatre and encouraged his acting ambitions and got him his first job at 16 touring with a Shakespearean company painting scenery and doing walk on parts. His mother disapproved thinking it wasn't a job for a respectable middle class young man. By 1939 he'd ...
30. Derrick Sherwin
Producer | Paul Temple
Derrick Sherwin was born on April 16, 1936 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England as Derrick George Sherwin. He was an actor and producer, known for Paul Temple (1969), Doctor Who (1963) and Ski-Boy (1974). He was married to Jane Sherwin. He died on October 29, 2018.
Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked
Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960s onwards. Born in London to Irish parents, Dusty grew up in and around London. Her early work ...
33. Edie Adams
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting '60s ads and commercials with her Mae Westian come-on line "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it ...
35. Ellen Barkin
Actress | The Fan
Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 in the Bronx, New York, to Evelyn (Rozin), a hospital administrator, and Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area,...
36. Emilio Aragón
Composer | Pájaros de papel
Emilio Aragón comes from one of the most cherished artistic families in Spain that have travelled their art throughout Europe, Latin America and the U.S. for several generations. Gabriel, Emilio's great-grandfather, was a young seminarian pertaining to the bourgeoisie in the Granada of the XIX ...
37. Ernst Ziegler
Actor | Something for Everyone
Ernst Ziegler was born on April 16, 1894 in Weilerbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as Ernest Aldoff. He was an actor, known for Something for Everyone (1970), The Naked Countess (1971) and Sensational Janine (1970). He died on April 11, 1974 in Berlin, Germany.
39. Fifi D'Orsay
Actress | Going Hollywood
Although she made her career playing the quintessential Parisian coquette, Fifi D'Orsay was actually a Canadian. She was born Yvonne Lussier in Montreal, Québec, in 1904. At the age of 20 she arrived in New York, determined to become an actress. She was met by Helen Morgan, whom she knew from ...
Soundtrack | Magnolia
In the Guinness Book of Records for the highest UK chart entry for a female debut act, Gabrielle took the charts by storm with 'Dreams'. Her debut album "Find Your Way" sold over a million copies worldwide, and has been followed by the albums "Gabrielle" and "Rise", the latter appropriately titled ...
Actor | Ed Wood
George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF. He had a public image of a wild type of creature that chewed on the turn buckles and sported a green tongue. In the 1990s he became an ...
42. Gerardo Mejía
Soundtrack | Predator 2
Gerardo Mejía was born on April 16, 1965 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Gerardo Ernest Mejia III. He is an actor, known for Predator 2 (1990), Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Gladiator (1992). He has been married to Kathy Eicher since July 15, 1994. They have three children.
44. Gerry Rafferty
Soundtrack | 50/50
Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. He was the third son of Irish miner and lorry driver Joseph Rafferty and Rafferty's Scottish wife Mary Skeffington. His abusive alcoholic father died when Gerry was only sixteen. Rafferty grew up in a council house on...
45. Gina Carano
Actress | Haywire
From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...
Actress | Frecuencia .04
Guadalupe was born 16 April 1984 in Colegiales and lived in Mar del Plata until her sister was born in 1984. She's the eldest of two girls. Lives with her parents in Olivos, Buenos Aires. At the age of 3 she liked to sing Elis Regina bossa songs. Whe she was 9 she participated of the "Arion Choir" ...
48. Hayes MacArthur
Actor | Angie Tribeca
Hayes MacArthur was born on April 16, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Angie Tribeca (2016), She's Out of My League (2010) and Super Troopers 2 (2018). He has been married to Ali Larter since August 1, 2009. They have two children.
49. Henry Mancini
Soundtrack | Breakfast at Tiffany's
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week ...
50. Ilan Muallem
Actor | The Walking Dead
Ilan Muallem was born in Baltimore, MD. He attended Dawson College and studied acting at Dawson's Theatre and the ASM Performing Arts school both in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Studied at a two-year conservatory in New York. Performed in theatre. Has written, directed and performed in film shorts ...
51. Ivan Bortnik
Actor | Mama ne goryuy
Ivan Bortnik was born on April 16, 1939 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Ivan Sergeevich Bortnik. He was an actor, known for Mama ne goryuy (1998), Don't Cry Mommy 2 (2005) and Antikiller (2002). He was married to Tatiana Nikolaevna Borzykh. He died on January 4, 2019 in Moscow, Russia.
52. Jay O. Sanders
Actor | The Day After Tomorrow
Jay O. Sanders was born on April 16, 1953 in Austin, Texas, USA as Jay Olcutt Sanders. He is known for his work on The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Kiss the Girls (1997) and Revolutionary Road (2008). He has been married to Maryann Plunkett since October 1, 1991. They have one child.
53. Joan Alexander
Actress | The New Adventures of Superman
Joan Alexander was born on April 16, 1915 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Louise Abrass. She was an actress, known for The New Adventures of Superman (1966), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) and The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967). She was married to Arthur Stanton, Dr. Robert P. Crowley and ...
54. John Hodiak
Actor | Battleground
Pittsburgh-born John Hodiak was one of several up-and-coming male talents who managed to take advantage of the dearth of WWII-era superstars (MGM's Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor and James Stewart, among others) who were off serving their country. John's early death at age 41, however, ...
55. Johnny Sandlin
Johnny Sandlin was born on April 16, 1945 in Decatur, Alabama, USA as John Everett Sandlin Jr. He was married to Ann. He died on September 19, 2017 in Decatur.
56. Johnny Silver
Actor | Guys and Dolls
Johnny Silver was born on April 16, 1918 in Indiana, USA as John Silver. He was an actor, known for Guys and Dolls (1955), Spaceballs (1987) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He was married to Gloria Manos. He died on February 1, 2003 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
57. Jon Cryer
Actor | Two and a Half Men
Jon Cryer was born on April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Niven Cryer. He is an actor, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). He has been married to Lisa Joyner since June 16, 2007. They have one child. He was ...
58. Jordana Beatty
Actress | Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Jordana Beatty was born to a family of Australian descent. Her mother, Alexandra, is a Honda attorney, and her father, Zac, is a nightclub bartender.
After seeing the incredible musical Mary Poppins, she realized she wanted to act all her life. She began her career doing national commercials in her ...
Actor | Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (...
62. Karl Yune
Actor | Real Steel
Karl Yune portrays Maseo Yamashiro (mentor and friend to Oliver Queen) on the hit show Arrow. Karl's character Maseo is a DC Comics character who has had a strong presence throughout season 3 in the flashback story line, as well as in the present day story as Maseo's alter ego Sarab (2nd in command...
65. Kristin Proctor
Actress | Riding in Cars with Boys
Coming from an artistic family of actors, writers and producers. Father is Phil Proctor actor, comedian and founder of the Firesign Theatre, mother is Barbro Semmingsen, television producer. Kristin's television debut was at the age of 8 on Norwegian television. Born in Los Angeles and raised in ...
67. Les Tremayne
Actor | The War of the Worlds
Born in Balham, England, and best known for his voice work on radio, actor Les Tremayne moved to Chicago with his family at the age of 4 (his mother was actress Dolly Tremayne), disguising his British accent while growing up. He began his career with community theater, dancing in vaudeville shows ...
69. Liliana Mumy
Actress | Cheaper by the Dozen
Liliana Mumy was born in San Marcos, California. Her father is actor Bill Mumy. Among his many roles, her father appeared as a child in the 1961 The Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life". Liliana appeared with her father, as his child, in the revival series' 2003 sequel episode "It's Still a ...
72. Lukas Haas
Actor | Inception
Lukas was born on April 16, 1976 in West Hollywood, California. His Texas-born mother, Emily Tracy, is a writer, and his German-born father, Berthold Haas, is an artist. He has twin brothers, Simon and Nikolai. It's widely noted that Lukas was discovered at the age of five by casting director ...
73. Mandy Teefey
Mandy Teefey was born on April 16, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Amanda Dawn Cornett. She is known for her work on The Ant Bully (2006), 13 Reasons Why (2017) and Lucky Lance 6. She has been married to Brian Teefey since May 18, 2006. They have one child. She was previously married to Ricardo Joel ...
Actor | Road House
Marshall Teague is an American actor who has appeared in over 130 films and Tv shows. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and pivotal body of work. His theatrical breakout role was as Jimmy Reno in the 1989 cult classic Road ...
77. 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 ...
79. Melody Patterson
Actress | F Troop
Melody Patterson was born on April 16, 1949 in Inglewood, California. She started performing at the age of four, appearing in "Mrs. McThing" at the Downey Community Theatre in Downey, California. She attended the Hollywood Professional School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic ...
80. Merce Cunningham
Director | Deli Commedia
Merce Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919 in Centralia, Washington, USA as Mercier Philip Cunningham. He was a director and writer, known for Deli Commedia (1984), Merce Cunningham (1998) and Assemblage (1968). He was married to John Cage. He died on July 26, 2009 in New York City, New York, USA.
81. Michael Wong
Actor | Transformers: Age of Extinction
Michael Wong has managed to become a star of Asian cinema in Hong Kong despite not even speaking a word of Chinese Cantonese, and he had no training in martial arts; in Asia, the actor known for his starring role in action film The Final Option (1994) and First Option (1996) where he plays a cop; ...
83. Michel Gill
Actor | Mr. Robot
Michel is a first generation American born to parents who narrowly escaped the Holocaust. They themselves sprung from the Great Diaspora, which began in Moscow, Odessa and Kiev. Michel's mother, Nadine Gill, (née Racine) lives in New York, and his father, James Vladimir Gill, lived in Switzerland ...
84. Murray Westgate
Actor | Happy Birthday to Me
Murray Westgate was born on April 16, 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada as Arthur Murray Westgate. He was an actor, known for Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Blue City Slammers (1988) and Countdown to Looking Glass (1984). He was married to Alice Hill. He died on August 27, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario...
85. Natalie Hoflin
Actress | Neighbours
Natalie Louise Hoflin is an actress best known for her portrayal of Carmella Cammeniti in the long running Australian TV series Neighbours. Her five years on the show earned her a TV WEEK Logie Award for Best New Talent in 2005 and nominations for both the Gold and Silver TV WEEK Logie Award for '...
86. Nikki Griffin
Actress | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Jeanne Nicole Griffin was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and moved to Frankfurt, Germany when she was two with her parents, Jeanne and Eugene Griffin. After six years abroad, the family moved back to the US, to Virginia for a year, before settling in Wilmington, NC. Her father worked for the Army ...
88. Pasquale Buba
Actor | Dawn of the Dead
Pasquale Buba was born on April 16, 1946 in Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Dawn of the Dead (1978), Heat (1995) and Striking Distance (1993). He was married to Zilla Clinton. He died on September 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
89. Paul Sylbert
Production_designer | Conspiracy Theory
Paul Sylbert was born on April 16, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Conspiracy Theory (1997), Heaven Can Wait (1978) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He was married to Jeanette D'Ambrosio, Anthea Sylbert and Myrna M Moore Mac Kay. He died on November 19, 2016 ...
Actor | A Christmas Story
Peter Billingsley has been a member of the Hollywood community since he was a small child, achieving success and accolades, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. The highly-successful child actor-turned-producer received an Emmy Award nomination, in 2005, as co-executive producer on ...
92. Peter Garrett
Soundtrack | Encino Man
To call Peter Garrett a 'rock star' or a 'showman' would be a great insult to him. For Garrett, music was never about a good time, soul tunes and a beat that makes your feet move, it was about life itself! For over 20 years Garrett used the medium of music to convey his political views and messages...
Before he became an actor, Mark Richman played football for two years in a Pennsylvania league called the Eastern Pro Conference. Sidelined by a serious knee injury, he became a registered pharmacist and managed a Rosemont, Pennsylvania, drug store for a year. His interests later turned to acting ...
94. Peter Ustinov
Actor | Spartacus
Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions.
He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, ...
96. Qi Shu
Actress | The Transporter
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in 1998. She has also received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 2005. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999) ("...