Birthdays: March 22

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Keegan-Michael Key
Actor, MADtv
Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his Master of Fine Arts in Theater at Pennsylvania State University...
 
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Andrew Lloyd Webber
Music Department, The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats (1994), Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, England, the first of two sons of William Lloyd Webber...
 
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Anne Dudek
Actress, White Chicks
Anne was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She got the role of Iphigenia in "The Iphigenia Cycle" in Chicago while still in theater school at Northwestern University. She was a resident artist at The Court Theatre in Chicago. The production moved off-Broadway to New York City, where she won the Joseph E...
 
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Bob Costas
TV sportscaster Bob Costas is known as a smart interviewer with encyclopedic knowledge and a devilish sense of humor. He was born in the borough of Queens, New York. He is the son of Jayne (Quinlan) and John George Costas, an electrical engineer. His father's roots are Greek, from the island of Kalymnos in the Aegean Sea...
 
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Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz debuted at the theatre in 1961 and gained there a good reputation as a solid, young actor. In 1970 he founded with Peter Stein the theatre company "Schaubuehne" of Berlin. His debut at the movies was early and unsuccessful during the decade of 1960. His talent as a reflexive actor with tendencies towards introspection was widely known after Sommergäste.
 
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Carlton Cuse
Writer, San Andreas
Born in Mexico City, Carlton Cuse grew up in Boston and Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History. He started his career in feature films working first as a development executive then formed a partnership with feature writer, Jeffrey Boam...
 
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Carmen Filpi
Character actor Carmen Filpi was born on March 22, 1923 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The son of Remigio and Rosa Gatto Filpi, Carmen graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1942. Moreover, Filpi served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. Carmen began his acting career as part of a...
 
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Chico Marx
As a kid trying to negotiate his way through various gang territories to a floating crap game or a new pool hall where he was not yet known as a hustler, Leonard (Chico) Marx learned to fake several accents. Because he later employed an Italian accent in the Marx Brothers' act, people assumed his name was pronounced "Cheeko." Instead...
 
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Cody Gifford
Producer, The Glory Game
Cody serves as acting principal of Little Giant Productions, Los Angeles. In 2014 he oversaw the acquisition and subsequent adaptation of his father's memoir, 'The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever' for HBO Films. The son of Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, he began his...
 
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Cole Hauser
Cole Hauser was born in Santa Barbara, California. He is the son of Cass Warner, who founded a film production company (Warner Sisters), and Wings Hauser, an actor. His grandfathers were screenwriters Dwight Hauser and Milton Sperling, and his maternal great-grandfather was film mogul Harry M. Warner...
 
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Constance Wu
Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where she grew up performing in the local community theatre scene. At 16, she moved to New York to study at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and she's been busy ever since. While in New York, she worked in classical theatre and quickly transitioned to film work...
 
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David Banks
Actor, Half Magic
David Roy Banks is an American actor. Currently best known for his role as Lane Hayes in Cut! He studied at the Groundlings and has appeared in over 100 commercials. Banks was born in Petaluma, California, the son of Tom Banks and Alyne Banks. His father Tom Banks was the Exec. at Foote Cone & Belding San Francisco...
 
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David Katzenberg
Producer, It
 
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Eric Bruskotter
Big, brawny, blond-haired Eric Bruskotter owns an equally sizable and extensive acting career that transcends well over 20 years. Bruskotter, who was born on March 22, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, originally appeared most commonly in television. His first acting gig came in the form of an episode of Amazing Stories...
 
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Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her. When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her...
 
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Francesco Quinn
Actor, Platoon
Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon, Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in more than 200 pictures...
 
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Gig Morton
Actor, Mr. Young
Gig Morton was born in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. His mom is a nurse and his dad is a builder/building inspector. He is the youngest of four children. Having three older sisters, who were entertained by most things he did, made Gig a natural performer. Gig got his start as a young actor when he appeared in four consecutive Walt Disney hit "Buddies" franchise movies...
 
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Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor was a native of Cambodia, and before the war was a physician (obstetrics) and medical officer in the Cambodian army. He became a captive of the Khmer Rouge during the and was imprisoned and tortured; in order to escape execution he denied being a doctor or having an education. He moved to the U.S...
 
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Herbert Rudley
A former Philadelphian, Herbert Rudley left Temple University at the end of his second year, journeyed to New York and won a scholarship with Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre. He made his first stage appearance in 1928 and went on to appear in many more plays, including the Judith Anderson-Maurice Evans "Macbeth" (with Rudley as Macduff)...
 
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James Brown
James Brown was born March 22, 1920 in the small town of Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas. He graduated from The Desdemona School (grades 1-12), which was built in 1922 (it closed in 1969). Very athletic, Brown became a tennis pro before there was any money in it. He entered films in 1941. Clearly a man of unlimited athletic prowess...
 
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James Wolk
Actor, Zoo
James Wolk was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, to Edie (Elson), an art teacher, and Robert Wolk, a shoe store owner. His family is Jewish. James graduated from North Farmington High School, and worked in his father's store as a teenager. He graduated from the University of Michigan drama school in 2007...
 
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Jennifer Titus
Jennifer grew up performing and competing as an elite figure skater. She turned professional right after her senior year of high school and toured internationally, starring in ice shows for several years before continuing her education. In college, Jennifer had a passion for science, but always felt the need for a creative performing experience...
 
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Joseph Schildkraut
An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in The Life of Emile Zola...
 
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Kandyse McClure
Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh Son (2014).
 
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Karl Malden
Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when he was frustrated with the drudgery of manual labor...
 
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Karyn Dwyer
Karyn is best known for her starring role as Maggie in the cult hit independent film, Better Than Chocolate. She was also in Superstar, Sailor Moon starred in indie feature films such as The Right Way, A Trip to the Island, and Burning, Burning and many other film, TV, and theatrical productions. She created...
 
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Kellie Shanygne Williams
Kellie Shanygne Williams was born on March 22, 1976, in Washington, D.C. She started her career as a children's fashion model. She made many appearances on stage (e.g., "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "The Colored Museum," "Butterfingers Angel," and "Goin' Home") as well as in TV commercials. She is best known as Laura Lee Winslow on Family Matters...
 
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Kidada Jones
Kidada Jones was raised in Bel Air, where her home was often frequented by celebrities like Michael Jackson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At an early age, Kidada battled an identity crisis. Her father is African-American and her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish. By the time she was 15 she had been kicked out of 11 schools...
 
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Lena Olin
Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg and Stig Olin, who appeared in six of Bergman's films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman "family"...
 
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Leo Dan
Soundtrack, Biutiful
 
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M. Emmet Walsh
Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s. Michael Emmet Walsh was born in Ogdensburg, to Agnes Katharine (Sullivan) and Harry Maurice Walsh...
 
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Marcel Marceau
Marcel Marceau was the legendary mime, who survived the Nazi occupation, and saved many children in WWII. He was regarded for his peerless style pantomime, moving audiences without uttering a single word, and was known to the World as a "master of silence." He was born Marcel Mangel on March 22, 1923...
 
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Matthew Modine
The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While still a student of hers...
 
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May Britt
She was only 18 years old and working as a photographer's assistant in Stockholm when two Italians showed up. Producer Carlo Ponti and director Mario Soldati were there to see pictures of beautiful models, searching for a blonde girl for a movie. They picked her instead and soon she found herself in Rome...
 
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Mel Fair
Actor, Justified
Mel Fair was born in Homestead, Florida on the Air Force Base, but was raised in Sunnyvale and San Jose, California. After graduating from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1982 he began working in the entertainment industry. His resume includes broadcast news-working for an NBC affiliate in Humboldt...
 
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Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder
Actress, The Prophecy
This Multi Talented young lady won her first award at age two when her Mother entered her into a local beauty pageant baby contest, and she's been coming in first ever since. Moriah Shining Dove Snyder who traces her roots back to the Shoshone American Indian Tribe is a talented actress and singer who appeared in many musicals before winning the 1992 National Junior Vocalist title on Star Search...
 
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Nathan Greno
Actor, Tangled
Nathan Greno was born in Kenosha, Wisc., on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, he developed a love for drawing, which quickly evolved into a passion for visual storytelling. Influenced by comic books and newspaper comic strips, he started filling tablets of paper full of sketches...
 
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Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson is best known for his starring role in the critically acclaimed CBS Films "The Kings of Summer." This was followed by shooting a lead role in the Universal action adventure sequel "Jurassic World." Robinson stars alongside Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Bryce Dallas Howard...
 
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Reese Witherspoon
Actress, Walk the Line
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
 
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Ross Martin
Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire. Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and law...
 
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Samantha Robson
Actress, The Bill
A star in the UK from her four series as WPC Vicky Hagen on the award-winning police drama "The Bill", Samantha Robson completed her first US film A Year and a Day opposite Fairuza Balk, Sean Gullette and Joshua Leonard. She is also a series regular on the Cartoon Network's "Toonami". Additionally, Samantha produced Tim Robbins's new controversial hit play "Embedded"...
 
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Shannon Gayle Hurd
Actress, The Number 23
Shannon Gayle Hurd was born in Upland, California to Lorinda Lynn Erlanson (now Esparza) and Henry Kermit Hurd. At age 14, Shannon and her family moved to New Orleans, where she studied theatre in both high school and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation from LSU...
 
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Stephen Belber
Writer, Tape
Stephen Belber's plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries. They include Match, Tape, Don't Go Gentle, Dusk Rings a Bell, McReele, Finally, Geometry of Fire, Fault Lines, Carol Mulroney, A Small, Melodramatic Story, One Million Butterflies, The Power of Duff and The Muscles In Our Toes...
 
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Stephen Sondheim
Sondheim's work as a composer-lyricist over the past four decades has set the standard for modern American musical theater. He has won a record seven Tony Awards for his songwriting, and received a Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim was an unpaid and uncredited clapper boy on Beat the Devil...
 
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Stewart Stern
Stewart Stern was born into Hollywood royalty. His uncle was the ever powerful Adolph Zukor and his cousins were the Loews, who controlled MGM.
 
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Tania Raymonde
Actress, Lost
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tania Raymonde began her career on Malcolm in the Middle, and is known for her portrayal of Alex Rousseau in the J.J. Abrams series Lost. She played the title role of notorious murderer Jodi Arias in the Lifetime original feature Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, and starred alongside Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt in David E. Kelley's legal drama Goliath for Amazon...
 
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Tiffany Dupont
Tiffany Louise Dupont is an American actress known for her portrayal of Frannie Morgan on ABC Family's hit drama series Greek from 2007-2011 and most recently for her recurring role as feisty vlogger Serena Parrish on TNT's crime drama Murder in the First (2016) opposite Taye Diggs and Ian Anthony Dale...
 
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Virginia Grey
Born into a show-business family--her father was a director and her mother was a film cutter--Virginia Grey made her film debut at age 10 as Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin. After a few more films as a child actress, she left the business to finish her schooling. Returning to films as an adult in the 1930s, she started out getting extra work and bit parts...
 
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Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer, everyone's favorite TV German Air Force colonel, was best known for his role as the bumbling Col. Wilhelm Klink on the comedy series Hogan's Heroes. Although he'll forever be known as the blustering but inept German commandant of Stalag 13, Klemperer was in fact a talented dramatic actor...
 
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Wilfrid Brambell
Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as an actor at the Abbey Theatre...
 
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Will Yun Lee
Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San Francisco area with his father...
 
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William Shatner
Actor, Star Trek
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc...