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by wnel47 | created - 05 Mar 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. Bridget Powers

Actress | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Bridget Powers was born on October 11, 1980 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Cheryl Marie Murphy. She is an actress, known for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) and S.W.A.T. (2003).

2. Shannon Woodward

Actress | Westworld

Shannon Woodward was born on December 17, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Shannon Marie Woodward. She is an actress, known for Westworld (2016), Raising Hope (2010) and The Riches (2007).

3. Anna Deavere Smith

Actress | The Human Stain

Anna Deavere Smith was born on September 18, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The Human Stain (2003), Rachel Getting Married (2008) and The American President (1995).

4. Leila Arcieri

Actress | xXx

Leila Arcieri was born on December 18, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leila Carmelita Arcieri. She is an actress, known for xXx (2002), Daddy Day Care (2003) and Buffalo Bushido (2009).

5. Emmanuelle Chriqui

Actress | Wrong Turn

Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui appeared in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver, guest-starring in series such as Are ...

6. Natalie Becker

Actress | Strike Back

Natalie Bridgette Becker is a South African actress (of Cape Coloured descent) born in George, Western Cape province and raised in Cape Town. Considered one of her country's top actresses, Natalie started her career as an announcer on Good Hope FM, a regional radio station affiliated with the South...

7. Liza Lapira

Actress | 21

Liza Lapira was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for 21 (2008), Fast & Furious (2009) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

8. Ecstasia Sanders

Actress | Hot Tub Time Machine

Ecstasia Sanders was born on July 15, 1985 in San Diego, California, USA as Ecstasia Lenore Sanders. She is known for her work on Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Final Destination 3 (2006) and Kyle XY (2006).

9. Jessalyn Wanlim

Actress | Orphan Black

Jessalyn Wanlim is an actress, known for Orphan Black (2013), Scoundrels (2010) and Workin' Moms (2017).

10. Jaina Lee Ortiz

Actress | Rosewood

Jaina Lee Ortiz was born Jessica Ortiz at Fort Ord army base in California and was raised in The Bronx, New York. The only child of first generation Puerto Rican parents, Ortiz spent her early years learning Salsa at a dance studio. What started out as a hobby, later turned into a profession and by...

11. Marika Dominczyk

Actress | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Marika Dominczyk was born on July 7, 1980 in Kielce, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. She is an actress, known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008) and Grey's Anatomy (2005). She has been married to Scott Foley since June 5, 2007. They have three children.

12. Byung-Hun Lee

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...

13. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

14. Pam Grier

Actress | Jackie Brown

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...

15. Gabrielle Union

Actress | Bring It On

Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. When she was eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. There, ...

16. Ernie Hudson

Actor | Ghostbusters

As a child growing up in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ernie Hudson wrote short stories, poems and songs, always thinking that his words might one day come to life on stage. After a short stint in the Marine Corps, he moved to Detroit where he became the resident playwright at Concept East, the oldest ...

17. Celestino Cornielle

Actor | The Fate of the Furious

Originally from the Dominican Republic , Celestino is the youngest of six children in his family. In search of opportunities, his family moved to the United States in New York at the age of five. Later, they were re-moved to Miami in Florida , where he began his acting career with the independent ...

18. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish and Indigenous Mexican roots). Her ...

19. Jordi Mollà

Actor | Riddick

One of Spain's best-recognized artistic personalities, Jordi Mollà is an actor, director, painter and a writer.

Jordi Mollà Perales was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Jordi was trained as an actor at the Barcelona Institute of Theatre and he also studied in Italy, ...

20. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...

21. Marica Hase

Actress | Yôjo densetsu seirên XXX: Mashô no etsuraku

Lovely and petite 5'2" brunette Marica Hase was born on September 26, 1981 in Tokyo, Japan. Hase began her career in the adult entertainment industry as an erotic gravure idol in 2007. Marica released her first nude photo collection the following year and appeared in her first adult video in ...

22. Sydney Penny

Actress | Pale Rider

Sydney Penny is probably best known for playing "Julia Santos" on ABC Television's daytime drama, All My Children (1970). She made her first appearance on the soap opera in September 1993. She received critical acclaim for her performance as young "Meggie" in the hit ABC miniseries, The Thorn Birds...

23. Allison Brennan

Actress | Shazam!

Allison Brennan holds a B.A. with Honors in Theatre from the University of Ottawa. During her school time she became a member of the world's oldest diner theatre troupe (Eddy May) and performed in the NAC's production of The Odyssey (dir, Kim Selody). It was during The Odyssey that she met Michael ...

24. Morris Chestnut

Actor | Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

A tall, handsome, and versatile American actor, Morris Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California, to Shirley (Wynn) and Morris Chestnut, Sr. He first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a role where he played a high school running back using his football...

25. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Ray

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

26. Jennifer Esposito

Actress | Crash

Jennifer Esposito was born on April 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer.

Esposito launched her career with an appearance on Law & Order (1990) in 1996. She went on to play the character of "Stacey ...

27. Bianca Lawson

Actress | Save the Last Dance

Bianca Lawson was born on March 20, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bianca Jasmine Lawson. She is an actress and producer, known for Save the Last Dance (2001), The Feast of All Saints (2001) and Rogue (2013).

28. Naomi Coai

Actress | Rancho, Oro y Sangre

Naomi Coai, is an Actress, Voice Over (VO) Artist, TV Host and Writer. At the very young age of 8, she started showing artistic gifts such as writing and performing. These artistic talents led her to tape her first TV commercial at 13 years old and, and to appear in many plays & TV Shows in her ...

29. Carina Aviles Marshall

Actress | All About the Money

Carina Aviles Marshall was born on July 14, 1983 in East Los Angeles, California, USA as Carina Lizett Aviles. She is known for her work on All About the Money (2017), Devil May Call (2013) and Get Thee Behind Me (2010). She has been married to Sean K. Marshall since June 17, 2017.

30. Kent King

Actress | General Hospital: Night Shift

Kent Masters King joined the cast of ABC's daytime drama Port Charles (1997) in June of 2003, just a few months after ABC Daytime President Brian Frons announced it was being canceled. Kent was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 5, 1974. She played Julie Williams in the long-running ...

31. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

32. Carla Gugino

Actress | Watchmen

Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But ...

33. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

34. Rachel True

Actress | The Craft

Rachel True has been working for most of the 1990s. She broke into the business with a pair of guest roles on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984) In 1993, Rachel moved to L.A.; she then appeared in the rap parody CB4 (1993) with Chris Rock. She also landed another pair of guest spots on the HBO ...

35. Michael Beach

Actor | Aquaman

Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past thirty ...

36. Jazmyn Simon

Actress | Acrimony

Jazmyn Simon was born on December 30, 1980 in San Francisco, California, USA as Jazmyn Nicole Simon. She is an actress, known for Acrimony (2018), Ed (2017) and Ballers (2015). She has been married to Dulé Hill since April 21, 2018. They have one child.

37. Danielle Nicolet

Actress | Central Intelligence

Raised in a working-class Ohio town, Danielle Nicolet moved with her family to southern California to train in gymnastics. She competed through her teenage years, but finally admitted that acting was her dream. She has always played unpredictable characters, whether they be dramatic or comedic. ...

38. Rondell Sheridan

Actor | Cory in the House

Rondell Sheridan was born on August 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rondell Jerome Sheridan. He is an actor and director, known for Cory in the House (2007), That's So Raven (2002) and Another Assembly (2014).

39. Angela Means

Actress | Friday

Angela Means is an actress and producer, known for Friday (1995), House Party 3 (1994) and Cousin Skeeter (1998).

40. Meagan Good

Actress | Think Like a Man

Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood (1995), ...

41. Robert Powell

Actor | Atlanta

Robert Powell is an actor and writer, known for Atlanta (2016), Laff Mobb's We Got Next (2014) and Comic Edge (2016).

42. 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 ...

43. Michael B. Jordan

Actor | Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan, the middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Donna (Davis), a high school counselor, and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name, Bakari, means "noble promise" in Swahili. (He is not related to, or named after, ...

44. Khandi Alexander

Actress | CSI: Miami

Khandi Alexander was born on September 4, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for CSI: Miami (2002), Patriots Day (2016) and Treme (2010).

45. Mayko Nguyen

Actress | ReGenesis

Mayko Nguyen was born in 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for ReGenesis (2004), Going the Distance (2004) and Anon (2018).

46. Grace Lynn Kung

Actress | Fahrenheit 451

Grace holds two Certificates of Distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London in the UK. Nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy, she plays Lauren in John Madden's film "Miss Sloane" with Jessica Chastain. Her directorial debut, A False Sense of Security, won Special Jury Mention ...

47. Noëlle Renée Bercy

Actress | Cloak & Dagger

Noelle was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to a large family with three sibling, Jeremy, Jourdan and Nalani. Her professional training began when she successfully auditioned into The New Orleans Center of Creative Arts. There she learned from industry professionals. She soon booked roles as the ...

48. Lily Ji

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

For more than 20 years, Lily Ji has proven that she's a multi-talented entertainer and creative artist. Originally from Kunming, Yunnan, south west of China, she is a skilled dancer (since the age of 3), singer, model, presenter and actress with a full-time acting degree from the National Institute...

51. Alfre Woodard

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...

52. Jeremie Harris

Actor | Legion

Jeremie Harris is an actor, known for Legion (2017), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) and Person of Interest (2011).

53. Crystal Fox

Actress | Driving Miss Daisy

Crystal Fox was born in Tryon, North Carolina, and began her professional acting career in the late 1970s. She is best-known for her role as Police Officer Luann Corbin in the series In the Heat of the Night (1988). She has also appeared in several theatrical productions, including "For Colored ...

54. Angela Robinson

Actress | The Haves and the Have Nots

Angela Robinson is an actress, known for The Haves and the Have Nots (2013), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Another Bed (2001). She has been married to Scott Whitehurst since September 14, 1996.

55. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera...

56. Kiel Murray

Writer | Green Thumb

Kiel Murray is known for his work on Green Thumb (2014), Kilo (2010) and Cars (2006).

57. Scatman Crothers

Actor | The Shining

Scatman Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers on May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He made many records, including his own ...

58. Nicole Ari Parker

Actress | Boogie Nights

Nicole Ari Parker was born on October 7, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Boogie Nights (1997), Remember the Titans (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). She has been married to Boris Kodjoe since May 21, 2005. They have two children. She was previously married ...

59. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to...

60. Paula Patton

Actress | Precious

Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a ...

61. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

62. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

63. Sarita Choudhury

Actress | Lady in the Water

After her debut film Mississippi Masala (1991) became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead.

Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens ...

64. Chadwick Boseman

Actor | Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (since 2016), particularly in Black Panther (2018), and for his starring roles in as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall...

65. Josh Gad

Actor | Frozen

Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Frozen (2013), Pixels (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). He has been married to Ida Darvish since May 10, 2008. They have two children.

66. Sterling K. Brown

Actor | Black Panther

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown stars in NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his ...

67. Wai Ching Ho

Actress | Daredevil

Wai Ching Ho was born on November 16, 1943 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Daredevil (2015), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) and Robot Stories (2003).

68. Barrett Doss

Actress | Iron Fist

Barrett Doss is an actress, known for Iron Fist (2017), Station 19 (2018) and 30 Rock (2006).

69. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

70. Ramon Rodriguez

Actor | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Ramon Rodriguez was born on December 20, 1979 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and director, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Need for Speed (2014) and Battle Los Angeles (2011).

71. Clifton Davis

Actor | Madam Secretary

Clifton Davis was born on October 4, 1945, in Chicago. His career spans forty years. He is a minister and songwriter as well as an actor. He performed as a student at Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania (from which he graduated in 1963) as a singer and as an orator, and those performances accustomed...

72. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

73. Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | Hairspray

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...

74. Tupac Shakur

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...

75. Derek Luke

Actor | Antwone Fisher

Derek Luke was born on April 24, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Antwone Fisher (2002), Glory Road (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has been married to Sophia Adella Luke since 1998. They have one child.

76. Michael Ealy

Actor | Barbershop

Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop (2002). When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway ...

77. Laz Alonso

Actor | Avatar

Chosen as one of Variety's "Top Ten Actors to Watch" and part of the new breed of leading men in Hollywood, Laz Alonso is starring in Amazon Prime's series THE BOYS. He can also be seen playing opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in their new series LA'S FINEST. He previously starred opposite...

78. Omar Benson Miller

Actor | Ballers

Omar Benson Miller was born on October 7, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ballers (2015), 8 Mile (2002) and Miracle at St. Anna (2008).

79. Kerry Washington

Actress | Django Unchained

Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Kerry Marisa Washington. She is an actress and producer, known for Django Unchained (2012), Scandal (2012) and Save the Last Dance (2001). She has been married to Nnamdi Asomugha since June 24, 2013. They ...

80. Monica Bellucci

Actress | Malèna

Monica Anna Maria Bellucci was born on September 30, 1964 in the Italian village of Città di Castello, Umbria, the only child of Brunella Briganti and Pasquale Bellucci. She originally pursued a career in the legal profession. While attending the University of Perugia, she modeled on the side to ...

81. Paula Jai Parker

Actress | Hustle & Flow

Paula Jai Parker is from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The ...

82. Dania Ramirez

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Dania is a Latin American actress born in the Dominican Republic. She grew up, living with her grandmother, in a poor household. Her parents left for the United States, when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York when she was age 10.

She knew from a young age that she wanted ...

83. Michelle Ortiz

Actress | MADtv

Michelle Ortiz is an actress, known for MADtv (1995), I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019) and Papi Chulo (2018).

84. Ming-Na Wen

Actress | Mulan

Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother...

85. Ruth Negga

Actress | Loving

Ruth Negga was born on January 7, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is an actress and producer, known for Loving (2016), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and World War Z (2013).

86. Blair Underwood

Actor | Deep Impact

Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater...

87. Florence Faivre

Actress | The Expanse

Florence Faivre grew up in the town of Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. Early in her adolescence, she and her family moved to Bangkok, Thailand. Florence started her career in show business there at the age of 13. She was the regular host of two Thai television shows, "Teentalk" and "E for ...

88. Peter Mensah

Actor | Jason X

Peter Mensah has been doing martial arts since he was 6 years old, growing up in St. Albans, England, just north of London. A former engineer, Mensah came to Canada 11 years ago. He'd worked for British Gas developing gas fields at Morecambe Bay and had done theatre in school. He comes from an ...

89. Parminder Nagra

Actress | Bend It Like Beckham

Parminder Nagra was born on October 5, 1975 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Parminder Kaur Nagra. She is an actress, known for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), ER (1994) and The Blacklist (2013). She was previously married to James Stenson.

90. Edward James Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered...

91. Thurgood Marshall

Self | Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren

Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thoroughgood Marshall. He was married to Cecilia Suyat and Vivien Burey. He died on January 24, 1993 in Bethesda, Maryland.

92. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

93. Ray Charles

Soundtrack | Ray

A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was ...

94. James Brown

Soundtrack | Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

James Brown was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA as James Joseph Brown. He was married to Tomirae Brown, Adrienne Rodriguez, Deidre Jenkins and Velma Warren. He died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

95. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Blues Brothers 2000

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

96. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

97. Chaka Khan

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Chaka Khan was born on March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, Illinois, USA as Yvette Marie Stevens. She has been married to Doug Rasheed since 2001. She was previously married to Richard Holland and Hassan Khan.

98. Roy Scheider

Actor | Jaws

Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, ...

99. Gabriel Luna

Actor | Terminator: Dark Fate

Gabriel Luna was born on December 5, 1982 in Austin, Texas, USA as Gabriel Isaac Luna. He is an actor and producer, known for Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Bernie (2011). He has been married to Smaranda Luna since February 20, 2011.

100. Henry Simmons

Actor | No Good Deed

Henry Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut, one of three children to Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS agent. One of his sisters is his twin. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. He graduated with a business degree and ...



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