Birthdays: April 27

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
2.
Ace Frehley
Former lead guitarist for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his "space ace" character, on stage stagger, cackling laugh and smoking guitar effects. Frehley was born Paul Daniel Frehley on April 27th, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City and received his first electric guitar at age 14...
 
6.
 
9.
Anouk Aimée
Actress,
She is the daughter of the actress Geneviève Sorya. In 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone. In the following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made various films (e.g. Les amants de Montparnasse and La dolce vita) but had only with Lola of Jacques Demy and Un homme et une femme of Claude Lelouch major success...
 
10.
 
11.
Arielle Dombasle
Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery, later known as Arielle Dombasle, was born to French parents in Hartford, Connecticut. After their mother's death in 1964, Dombasle and her brother were raised in Mexico by their maternal grandparents; she attended Lycée Franco-Mexicain, a private school. She decided to...
 
12.
August Wilson
Writer, Fences
August Wilson once dropped out of school, disillusioned after having been unjustly accused of plagiarism by a racist instructor who could not fathom the artistic and intellectual genius of a then young Black male writer. Wilson was not disillusioned forever. Having now completed a decade by decade cycle of seven plays that illustrate the complexity...
 
18.
 
19.
Christine Bottomley
Actress, The Arbor
Christine Bottomley was born in Rochdale, Lancashire on April 27th 1979 and grew up in a flat over the family's chemist shop. Here she began people watching and impersonating the regular customers and realised that she wanted a life of 'professional pretending'. She went to several local youth drama groups before embarking on a course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama...
 
20.
Colin Gordon
Ceylon-born Colin Gordon began acting on the West End stage as the hind legs of a horse in 'Toad of Toad Hall' in 1934. After wartime service, he returned to the stage, appearing in such plays as 'The White Carnation' and 'The Little Hut' (both 1953), 'Misery Me!' (1955) and 'The Touch of Fear' (1956)...
 
21.
Constance Brenneman
Constance Brenneman began her acting career with one-woman shows portraying Mary Harris Jones "Mother Jones" and other prominent women in American History. After winning national performance competitions for these portrayals, Constance began doing more theater, film, voice over and television work, honing her craft at Carnegie Mellon Universities School of Drama...
 
24.
Cory Booker
Self, 13th
Cory Booker, elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey, in 2006, came by his civil-rights activism at an early age. His parents, Cary and Carolyn Booker, were among the first black executives at IBM. Booker was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Harrington Park, a mostly white suburban town in northern New Jersey...
 
26.
 
27.
 
29.
DJ EZ Rock
Soundtrack, Iron Man 2
 
31.
Earlene Davis
Actress, Glee
 
32.
 
33.
Elle Downs
Elle Downs is a sixth generation Canadian of African Canadian and Native American (Cherokee Indian) descent. Her father was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Born an only child in Toronto, she was raised by her great grandmother and great aunt, Louise and Clara Little (Bell). Elle has been interested in the arts from the early age of four...
 
34.
 
38.
Eugenie Bondurant
Eugenie Bondurant's long and slightly strange career has taken her from the runways of New York and Paris to a featured role as "Tigris" in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. At 6'-1", with knife-blade cheekbones, Bondurant, was "discovered" after a bout with cancer left her looking especially exotic and androgynous...
 
39.
Florence La Badie
Early information on Florence La Badie is sketchy. She is thought to have been born in New York City in 1888, and was either taken away from or given up for adoption by her birth mother. Florence was adopted by a married couple named LaBadie, who legally gave the child their last name. Her adoptive father...
 
40.
Francis Capra
Francis Capra was born on April 27, 1983 in New York, and raised in the Bronx. Discovered by Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri when they were casting for the film A Bronx Tale, he began to work as a child actor and moved to Los Angeles with his mother Ann Marie Capra and his siblings. His father was in jail for most of Francis' childhood before his eventual shooting death in 2003.
 
41.
Frank Abagnale Jr.
Frank William Abagnale, Jr. is an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, and impostor between the ages of 15 and 21. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities, including an airline pilot...
 
43.
Gordon Oliver
Producer, Peter Gunn
Entering films in the 1930s, Oliver played lead and supporting roles in a number of Warner Bros., and Columbia films before turning to character roles in films for RKO.
 
47.
Ingrid Rogers
Actress, Bosch
Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Jamaica, West Indies, Ingrid discovered acting in high school after she co-wrote and acted in a production about South African apartheid. Her desire to master the craft, took her to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Two months out of school she landed and originated the role of Taylor Roxbury-Canon on "All My Children"...
 
48.
Jack Klugman
As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E..
 
49.
James Le Gros
It isn't hard to make James LeGros bust a gut laughing. Just call him Brad Pitt. Okay, so he doesn't get $6 million a film or have his photo air-kissed by legions of swooning schoolgirls during recess. But if you've caught LeGros' quirky personality, you may wonder why he's still toiling away...
 
50.
Jane Hancock
Jane began her love of performing very young; with dance, singing and acting. She grew up in Victoria, British Columbia and was an active participant in the local theatre scene. Upon graduating high school, she briefly studied Acting at York University, then took time off school to explore her other artistic ventures including painting...
 
51.
Janelle Marra
Actress, ELI
 
52.
 
53.
Jerry G. Angelo
Actor, Warfighter
Jerry G. Angelo was born Jerry Joseph Angelo on April 27, 1977, and is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jerry attended the University of New Mexico, where he played Division 1 football. After graduation, Jerry began a career in politics on the national and state level, but moved into a career in acting and modeling...
 
54.
 
55.
John Fallon
John Fallon spent two years learning the technical aspects of filmmaking, and another three years perfecting his craft as an actor through a professional theater program (from which he graduated with honors). His feature length directorial debut "The Shelter" starring Michael Pare from his own screenplay was recently released in theaters...
 
56.
 
57.
John Shrapnel
Actor, Gladiator
John Shrapnel was born in Birmingham, the son of Norman and Myfanwy Shrapnel. He was brought up in Stockport and south London, attending City of London School and Cambridge University. He was an original member of the National Youth Theatre and has worked extensively in theatre, particularly the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. He lives in Suffolk and London.
 
58.
Jon Cassar
Producer, 24
 
60.
Judy Carne
Trained in music and dance, tiny-framed, pixie-like Judy Carne was born Joyce Botterill in Northampton, England in 1939, the daughter of a grocer. Trained in dance, she appeared in music revues as a teenager and changed her name at the advice of a dance teacher. Slowly building up a career on British TV...
 
62.
Kate Pierson
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
 
63.
 
64.
Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art...
 
65.
Kylie Travis
Actress, Gia
Born in London, UK, but moved to Australia - the family's native country - only a few months later. Started her career as a model during high school. Later she got an international contract with the Ford Agency and lived in New York, London and Paris. After having taken some acting classes she appeared in several theatrical productions with The Crown Players repertory company...
 
66.
Laura Bro
Actress, Under sandet
Since graduating from the Danish National Theatre School in Copenhagen in 2002, Laura has achieved recognition for her work on both stage and screen. Recently she was co-recipient of the Natsværmer (Moth) Award at the Copenhagen Night Film Festival 2005 along with her brother, Nicolas. In 2004, Laura...
 
67.
Laura Ortiz
Laura Catalina Ortiz was born in Bogota, Colombia. She finished high school early, took up acting and headed to Los Angeles where she now resides. In 2006, she booked a lead role off her very first movie audition for Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes. Her performance was nominated for a Chainsaw Award...
 
69.
Lisa Wilcox
Lisa is BACK to acting full time after a furlough, raising her boys and married to corporate world for a couple decades. She is excited about a slew of 2016 projects including Clinger that was accepted at the Slamdance Film Festival 2015, Red Hallow, William Froste, Mystery Spot and Something Horrible...
 
70.
 
71.
 
72.
Marius Biegai
Marius Biegai was born on April 27, 1968 in Krakow, Poland. His family moved to Germany in the early seventies. He lived in Berlin for most of his childhood. His younger brother is famed composer Christian Biegai. Marius spent his college years in Ulm, where he obtained a major in Theatre from the " Theaterakademie Spielstatt Ulm"...
 
73.
Martha Hunt
Martha Hunt is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model. She started modeling for Victoria's Secret in 2012, appearing in three Victoria's Secrets Fashion Shows from 2013 to 2015 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in April 2015. Hunt has been the face and spokesmodel for the Free People brand since 2013...
 
75.
Matt Reeves
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War of the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director J.J.Abrams...
 
78.
Michael Mahonen
Michael Mahonen was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, gold mining town in Northern Ontario. He graduated from George Brown Theatre School in 1989. In 2004 he wrote, directed and co-produced "Sandstorm" a feature based on the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Sandstorm won 29 awards including 11 for Best Feature or Best of Festival as well as awards for Best Director...
 
79.
Monica Ramon
Monica Ramon is originally from Sabadell, Catalonia Spain, near the city of Barcelona. Monica comes from an artistic family, her Grandfather was a well known Catalan Spanish artist "Lluis Vila Plana". She is Known for Mexican Gangsters (2008) and Polanski Unauthorized (2009) by Damian Chapa Star of Blood in...
 
80.
Morgan Berry
Morgan Berry was born on April 27, 1992 in Riverside, California, USA as Morgan Lane Berry. She is an actor and singer known for her work in various anime television series, movies, and video games. She started pursuing voice acting in 2014 after winning a voice over competition at Todd Haberkorn's convention...
 
82.
Neil Pearson
Neil was born in South London, the eldest of three. He was educated at Woolverstone Hall, a boarding school in Suffolk, where he gained his first acting experience. He trained at the Central School for Speech and Drama and spent the 1980s in constant work in the theatre and playing small TV parts, especially in sitcoms such as That's Love and Chelmsford 123...
 
86.
Patrick Stump
Soundtrack, Big Hero 6
Patrick Martin Stumph (born on April 27, 1984 in Glenview, Illinois) is a Chicago musician and producer. Most notably he is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Fall Out Boy. He changed the spelling of his name to 'Stump' when he joined Fall Out Boy to avoid confusion over its pronunciation. When he joined Fall Out Boy...
 
88.
 
89.
 
91.
 
92.
 
93.
Robert Donner
Robert Donner was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey, Michigan and Texas. Robert joined the Navy after he graduated from high school and served almost 4 years. After he left the Navy he stayed on the West Coast and worked as a shipping clerk, salesman, bartender, commercial artist, gardener...
 
94.
Robin S.
Soundtrack, Space Jam
 
95.
Rosanna Falasca
Rosanna Ines Falasca ("Chany") was a famous, beautiful and darling Tango singer of Argentina, who died at the age of 29 through cancer. She was born in Humboldt (Sante Fe, Argentina), and died in Don Torcuato, Tigre (Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina). She is loved and remembered for all Tango fans in the River Plate.
 
96.
Russell T. Davies
Writer, Doctor Who
Often described as a genius, Russell T. Davies is one of the leading British television writers of his generation, who specializes in emotional dramas, frequently with gay and sex-related adult themes. He was born in Swansea, Wales (UK) in 1963. After initially taking a BBC Television director's course in the 1980s...
 
97.
Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998...
 
98.
Sandy Dennis
It would not be easy for anyone to out-do one of American theater's finest thespians, but somehow actress Sandy Dennis managed to even out-quirk the legendary Geraldine Page when it came to affecting nervous ticks and offbeat mannerisms on stage and in film. She and Page had few peers when it came to the neurotic-dispensing department...
 
99.
Schae Harrison
Schae Harrison is best known for her role as Darla Forrester on CBS's The Bold & The Beautiful. She originated the role and starred as Darla for twenty years before leaving in 2008; she has since recurred. She has been nominated for two Soap Opera Digest Awards. Her film and television credits include Oliver Stone's Savages, playing opposite John Travolta and ABC's hit series Castle.
 
100.
Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton started off as a worldwide sensation in the music industry. Since then she has expanded to movies (All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, Indecent Proposal), Broadway ("Man of La Mancha") and TV (Body Bag, Highlander, Gargoyles, Jack's Place, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Miami Vice). Her albums include "My Cherie" (MCA Records 1995)...