Best Series Actors and Actressesby Anautix | created - 30 May 2013 | updated - 26 Jun 2013 | Public
Actors/Actresses sorted by series.
Actor | Logan
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94) as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Actor | Star Trek: First Contact
Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania. He is the son of Doris J. (Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes, a professor. His parents moved with Jonathan and his younger brother Daniel to Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania. There, his father taught English ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94) as Commander William T. Riker
3. Brent Spiner
Actor | Star Trek: First Contact
Brent Spiner, whose primary claim to fame is his portrayal of the beloved android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), was born and raised in Houston, Texas. His parents, Sylvia (Schwartz) and Jack Spiner, owned and operated a furniture store, and were both from ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94) as Lt. Commander Data
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she secretly applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After her graduation, ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94) as Counselor Deanna Troi
Actor | Stargate SG-1
The future MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997) star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his three younger ...
MacGyver (1985-92) as MacGyver Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) as Jack O’Neill
Actress | Stargate SG-1
Born In England, raised in Canada. BFA Acting University of Windsor. Amanda spent 12 seasons on Stargate SG-1 (1997) and its spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Stargate Universe (2009), as "Samantha Carter". She then took on the lead role of "Dr. Helen Magnus" on the television series ...
Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) as Samantha Carter Sanctuary (2008-2011) as Dr. Helen Magnus
Actor | Stargate SG-1
Michael Shanks was born on December 15, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Garrett Shanks. He is an actor and producer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Continuum (2008) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He has been married to Lexa Doig since August 2, 2003. They have two ...
Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) as Dr. Daniel Jackson
Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Andy Whitfield was born on October 17, 1971 in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. He was an actor, known for Spartacus (2010), Gabriel (2007) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). He was married to Vashti Whitfield. He died on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010-2013, season 1) as Spartacus
He played Spartacus in the first season of 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' so perfect, that Liam McIntyre, who replaced him in the next seasons, struggled to match his performance. Sadly Andy Whitfield died because of cancer. He could have had a promising career.
Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Liam McIntyre is an Australian actor best known for playing the lead role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. McIntyre began his career acting mainly in short films, before performing guest roles in Australia's popular television series Rush and ...
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010-2013, season 2-3) as Spartacus
The new Spartacus after Andy Whitfield's death. His performance in season 2 started weak but it improved more and more. In season 3 he was finally a worthy successor to Andy. He was especially authentic in his role as an intelligent leader.
10. Dustin Clare
Actor | Pacific Rim: Uprising
Dustin Clare is an award winning Australian actor. He made his feature debut in Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm (2011), which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and screened in Special Presentation at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Dustin played 'Gannicus' ...
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) as Gannicus Spartacus (2010-2013, season 2-3) as Gannicus
11. Manu Bennett
Actor | 30 Days of Night
"Shall We Begin!", the battlecry of The undefeated Gaul CRIXUS first bought Manu Bennett's voice & acting career to international attention. The series Spartacus spoke a universal language that slowly but surely captured a massive audience. The the show lost lead actor Andy Whitfield to cancer, ...
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 1-3) as Crixus Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) as Crixus
12. 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 ...
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 1-2) as Drago/Oenomaus/Doctore Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Actor | Pacific Rim: Uprising
Daniel Gregory Feuerriegel (born October 29, 1981) is an Australian actor who is based in Los Angeles, California, United States. He has acted in a number of Australian television series and first came to international notice with his role as a gladiator recruit "Agron" in the series Spartacus: ...
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 1-3) as Agron
14. John Hannah
Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral
John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After ...
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 1) as Quintus Lentulus Batiatus Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
15. Viva Bianca
Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Viva Bianca, daughter of Polish composer Cezary Skubiszewski, was born in Australia on November 17, 1983. Now a writer and filmmaker, having graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Viva began her career as an actress.
Bianca is probably best known for her role as the ...
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 1-2) as Ilithyia Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
16. Simon Merrells
Actor | The Wolfman
Essex boy Simon is the elder of the two acting Merrells brothers, born in 1965, three years before his sibling Jason. Though there was no acting background in the family both boys were keen to tread the boards at an early age, attending Saturday morning drama classes, then a Sylvia Young school, ...
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 3) as Marcus Licinius Crassus
17. Todd Lasance
Actor | Home and Away
Spartacus (2010-2013, season 3) as Julius Caesar
18. Anson Mount
Actor | Crossroads
Anson is an American actor, born in Mount Prospect, IL and grew up in White Bluff, Tennessee. His mother is Nancy Smith, a former professional golfer. His father Anson Adams Mount II was one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine. Anson has an older brother Anson Adams III and a ...
Hell on Weels (2011- ) as Cullen Bohannan
Actor | Wanted
First known as a rapper who became one of the more prominent voices in hip-hop's new millennium renaissance, Common later transitioned into acting. He was born in Chicago, and is the son of educator Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines and Lonnie Lynn, an ABA basketball player turned youth counselor.
On October 6,...
Hell on Weels (2011- ) as Elam Ferguson
Actress | House of Cards
Hell on Weels (2011- ) as Lily Bell
21. Bryan Cranston
Actor | Breaking Bad
Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish ancestry. He was raised in the Canoga ...
Braking Bad (2008-13) as Walter White
22. Aaron Paul
Actor | Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays.
He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron ...
Braking Bad (2008-13) as Jesse Pinkman
23. Dale Midkiff
Actor | Pet Sematary
Dale Midkiff attended Edgewood high school and Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, before moving to New York to work as a waiter while pursuing his acting career. His breakthrough role was when he landed the role of Elvis in the made-for-TV movie Elvis and Me (1988). He later starred in ...
Time Trax (1993) as Darien Lambert
24. Dominic West
Actor | The Wire
Dominic West was born on October 15, 1969 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002) and Punisher: War Zone (2008). He has been married to Catherine Fitzgerald since June 26, 2010. They have four ...
The Wire (2002-08, seasons 1-5) as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
25. Idris Elba
Actor | Beasts of No Nation
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...
The Wire (2002-08, seasons 1-3) as Russel „Stringer“ Bell
26. Andre Royo
Actor | The Spectacular Now
Andre Royo was born on July 18, 1968 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), Super (2010) and The Collection (2012). He has been married to Jane Choi since November 21, 1997. They have one child.
The Wire (2002-08, seasons 1-5) as Reginald „Bubbles“ Cousins
Actor | The Wire
Emmy nominated actor and producer, Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a ...
The Wire (2002-08, seasons 1-5) as Omar Little Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 1- ) as Chalky White
28. Steve Buscemi
Actor | Fargo
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to...
Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 1- ) as Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
29. Michael Shannon
Actor | Midnight Special
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.
Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His ...
Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 1- ) as Agent Nelson Van Alden
30. Gretchen Mol
Actress | The Thirteenth Floor
Gretchen Mol was born November 8, 1972, in Deep River, Connecticut, the daughter of a school principal and his artist wife. Deep River is a small community located on the Chester Bowles Highway (Rt. 9), nine miles northwest of Old Saybrook (home of the legendary Katharine Hepburn), within commuting ...
Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 1- ) as Gillian Darmody
31. Michael Pitt
Actor | Funny Games
Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor, model and musician. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as a police officer attempting to arrest him, noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek (1998) (he played Henry Parker in 15 episodes...
Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 1-2) as James 'Jimmy' Darmody
32. Aleksa Palladino
Actress | Boardwalk Empire
Aleksa Palladino was born on September 21, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Boardwalk Empire (2010), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). She was previously married to Devon Church.
Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 1-2) as Angela Darmody
33. Jack Huston
Actor | Kill Your Darlings
Boardwalk Empire (2010– , seasons 2- ) as Richard Harrow
34. Andrew Lincoln
Actor | The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln is a British actor. Lincoln spent his early childhood in Hull, Yorkshire before his family relocated to Bath, Somerset when he was age 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His father is a civil engineer...
The Walking Dead (2010- , season 1- ) as Rick Grimes
35. Norman Reedus
Actor | The Walking Dead
Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.
Norman's first film was in 'Guillermo Del Toro''s 1997 horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also ...
The Walking Dead (2010- , season 2- ) as Daryl Dixon
36. Jon Bernthal
Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street
Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...
The Walking Dead (2010- , season 1-2) as Shane Walsh
37. David Duchovny
Actor | The X Files
David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a ...
The X Files (1993-2002) as Fox Mulder
38. Gillian Anderson
Actress | The X Files
Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to ...
The X Files (1993-2002) as Dana Scully
39. Jared Padalecki
Actor | Supernatural
Jared Padalecki was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Sherri (Kammer), a teacher of English, and Gerald Padalecki, a tax accountant. He is of Polish (father) and German, English, Scottish, and French (mother) descent. Jared started to take acting lessons when he was 12. Then, he won the "Claim to Fame...
Supernatural (2005- ) as Sam Winchester
40. Jensen Ackles
Actor | Supernatural
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister, ...
Supernatural (2005- ) as Dean Winchester
41. Wentworth Miller
Actor | Prison Break
Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.
Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller...
Prison Break (2005-09) as Michael Scofield
42. Dominic Purcell
Actor | Blade: Trinity
Born in England, to a Norwegian father and Irish mother, at the age of two, Dominic and his family moved from England to Sydney's Bondi and then moved to the Western Suburbs. After becoming a landscape gardener, he soon tired of the profession and, whilst watching the war movie Platoon (1986), ...
Prison Break (2005-09) as Lincoln Burrows
43. Robert Knepper
Actor | Prison Break
Robert Knepper, the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and was raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Robert began his career in ...
Prison Break (2005-09) as Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
44. William Fichtner
Actor | Crash
A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent.
Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, ...
Prison Break (2005-09) as Alex Mahone
45. Joshua Jackson
Actor | The Affair
Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Irish mother, Fiona Jackson, is a casting director originally from Dublin. His American father, John Carter Jackson, is from Texas. Josh spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of...
Fringe (2008-13) as Peter Bishop
46. Anna Torv
Actress | Fringe
Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...
Fringe (2008-13) as Olivia Dunham
47. John Noble
Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.
Fringe (2008-13) as Dr. Walter Bishop/ Walternate
48. Lance Reddick
Actor | John Wick
Lance Reddick was born in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) and White House Down (2013). He has been married to Stephanie Day since June 2011.
Fringe (2008-13) as Phillip Broyles
Actor | 24
Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led ...
24 (2001–14) as Jack Bauer
50. Carlos Bernard
Actor | 24
Carlos Bernard was born on October 12, 1962 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Carlos Bernard Papierski. He is an actor and director, known for 24 (2001), The Orville (2017) and Supergirl (2015). He has been married to Tessie Santiago since December 30, 2013. He was previously married to Sharisse ...
24 (2001–14, seasons 1-5, 7) as Tony Almeida
51. Sarah Clarke
Actress | Bosch
Actress Sarah Clarke was born and raised in Missouri, the middle child of Carolyn and Ernest Clarke, an engineer. She has an older and younger brother. She was educated at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri, and went on to Indiana University to study Fine Arts and Italian. During Clarke's...
24 (2001–14, seasons 1-3) as Nina Myers
52. Gregory Itzin
Actor | 24
Gregory Itzin, accomplished stage, film and television actor is perhaps best known for his Emmy Award-nominated performance for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series as 'President Charles Logan' in 24. Born in Washington, D.C. to parents Evelyn Loretta Itzin and Martin Joseph Itzin, ...
24 (2001–14, seasons 4-6, 8) as President Charles Logan/ Charles Logan
53. Jim Caviezel
Actor | The Passion of the Christ
James Patrick Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was one of five children born to Margaret (Lavery), a former stage actress, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. The Caviezels are a closely knit Catholic family. He is of Irish (mother) and Swiss and ...
Person of Interest (2011– ) as John Reese The Prisoner (2009) as 6
54. Michael Emerson
Actor | Lost
Michael Emerson was born on September 7, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), Person of Interest (2011) and Saw (2004). He has been married to Carrie Preston since September 5, 1998.
Person of Interest (2011– ) as Harold Finch Lost (2004-10, seasons 2-6) as Benjamin „Ben“ Linus
55. Matthew Fox
Actor | Bone Tomahawk
Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. His mother, Loretta B. (Eagono), was a schoolteacher, and his father, Francis G. Fox, was a consultant for an oil company, who raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. He has Italian (from his maternal grandfather), ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-6) as Dr. Jack Shephard
56. Evangeline Lilly
Actress | Ant-Man
Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-6) as Katherine „Kate“ Austen
57. Josh Holloway
Actor | Lost
Josh Holloway was born on July 20, 1969 in San Jose, California, USA as Josh Lee Holloway. He is an actor and producer, known for Lost (2004), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and Sabotage (2014). He has been married to Yessica Kumala since October 1, 2004. They have two children.
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-6) as James 'Sawyer' Ford/ Jim LaFleur
58. Terry O'Quinn
Actor | Lost
Terrance Quinn (born July 15, 1952), known professionally as Terry O'Quinn, is an American actor. He played John Locke on the TV series Lost, the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II, and Peter Watts in Millennium, which ran for three seasons (1996-1999). He has also hosted Mysteries of ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-6) as John Locke /Jeremy Bentham Millennium (1996–1999) as Peter Watts
59. Naveen Andrews
Actor | Planet Terror
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis ....
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-6) as Sayid Jarrah
60. Jorge Garcia
Actor | Lost
Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker, but probably more known later for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the television series Lost from 2004 to 2010. Garcia ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-6) as Hugo „Hurley“ Reyes
61. Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of "Lord of the Rings". Before that, he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996).
Monaghan was born in Berlin, West Germany, to British parents Maureen, a nurse, and ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 1-4, 6) as Charlie Hieronymus Pace
62. Henry Ian Cusick
Actor | Lost
Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Peruvian actor and director.
He is known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost (2004), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He also starred in the ABC drama Scandal as Stephen Finch, as Marcus Kane in The CW ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 2-6) as Desmond David Hume
Actress | Running Scared
Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Dallas, Texas. She was graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Later, she earned a BFA degree in acting from ...
Lost (2004-10, seasons 3-6) as Dr. Juliet Burke V (2009-11) as Erica Evans
Actress | Jigsaw
Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress, writer and producer whom has become well known worldwide from her roles as Indigo on 'Supergirl', Kara (Supergirl) on 'Smallville,' Lisa on the series V (2009), the lead of the series 'Bitten' Elena along with many other films and television series. She has ...
V (2009-11) as Lisa
65. Joel Gretsch
Actor | Push
Joel Gretsch was born on December 20, 1963 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA as Joel James Gretsch. He is an actor and director, known for Push (2009), Minority Report (2002) and The 4400 (2004). He has been married to Melanie Shatner since September 5, 1999. They have two children.
V (2009-11) as Father Jack Landry 4400 (2004-07) as Tom Baldwin
66. Morena Baccarin
Actress | Deadpool
Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to actress Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. Morena has Italian and Brazilian Portuguese ancestry. She moved to New York at the age of 10, when her father was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia...
V (2009-11) as Anna Homeland (2011- ) as Jessica Brody
67. Damian Lewis
Actor | Band of Brothers
Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, ...
Homeland (2011- ) as Nicholas Brody
68. Claire Danes
Actress | My So-Called Life
New Yorker Claire Catherine Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art ...
Homeland (2011- ) as Carrie Mathison
69. Mandy Patinkin
Actor | Homeland
Mandy Patinkin was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois, to Doris "Doralee" (Sinton), a homemaker and cookbook writer, and Lester Patinkin, who operated two scrap metal plants. He is of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent. Growing up, he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age...
Homeland (2011- ) as Saul Berenson
70. Tom Riley
Actor | Da Vinci's Demons
Tom Riley born 5 April 1981 is an English actor, producer and director. Riley was born in Maidstone, Kent. He became involved in drama in his hometown at the age of four, and spent his school years writing and directing plays. He attended Maidstone Grammar School. He studied English literature and ...
Da Vinci's Demons (2013- ) as Leonardo Da Vinci
71. Laura Haddock
Actress | Guardians of the Galaxy
Laura Haddock was born on August 21, 1985 in England. She is an actress, known for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). She has been married to Sam Claflin since July 30, 2013. They have two children.
Da Vinci's Demons (2013- ) as Lucrezia Donati
72. Blake Ritson
Actor | RocknRolla
Blake Ritson started acting when he was 13, debuting in White Chameleon at the Royal National Theatre, directed by Sir Richard Eyre for which he received rave reviews. He worked with Sir Richard Eyre again two years later on Macbeth, and went on to appear in the original West End run of Tom ...
Da Vinci's Demons (2013- ) as Girolamo Riario
Actor | Den 12. mann
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Meyers on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving...
The Tudors (2007-2010, seasons 1-4) as King Henry VIII
74. James Frain
Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo
James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today.
Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff...
The Tudors (2007-2010, seasons 1-3) as Thomas Cromwell
75. Henry Cavill
Actor | Man of Steel
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...
The Tudors (2007-2010, seasons 1-4) as Charles Brandon
76. Natalie Dormer
Actress | Game of Thrones
Natalie Dormer born 11 February 1982 is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10), as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012-14), Irene Adler on the CBS series Elementary (2013-15), and as Cressida in the ...
The Tudors (2007-2010, seasons 1-2, 4) as Anne Boleyn Game of Thrones (2011- , seasons 2- ) as Margaery Tyrell
77. Emilia Clarke
Actress | Game of Thrones
British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3...
Game of Thrones (2011- , seasons 1- ) as Daenerys „Dany“ Targaryen/ Khaleesi
78. Peter Dinklage
Actor | Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...
Game of Thrones (2011- , seasons 1- ) as Tyrion „Imp“ Lannister
79. Anna Paquin
Actress | The Piano
Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.
She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Sookie Stackhouse
80. Stephen Moyer
Actor | True Blood
Stephen Moyer's passion for acting began in local theatre in Brentwood & Chelmsford, Essex where he also made a name for himself with his own theatre company "The Reject Society". He then trained at LAMDA and began his professional acting career on stage, including 2 years with the RSC ("Romeo & ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Bill Compton
81. Ryan Kwanten
Actor | True Blood
An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Jason Stackhouse
Actor | True Blood
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Eric Northman
83. Sam Trammell
Actor | True Blood
Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role as Sam Merlotte in HBO's AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. This March, Trammell will co-star in the Warner Brothers feature ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Sam Merlotte
84. Deborah Ann Woll
Actress | True Blood
Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California.
Deborah started ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Jessica Hamby
Actress | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to Los Angeles and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1- ) as Pam De Beaufort
86. Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon ...
True Blood (2008– , seasons 3- ) as Alcide Herveaux
87. Michelle Forbes
Actress | Kalifornia
Michelle Forbes was born on January 8, 1965 in Austin, Texas, USA as Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo. She is an actress, known for Kalifornia (1993), True Blood (2008) and Escape from L.A. (1996). She was previously married to Ross Kettle.
True Blood (2008– , seasons 1-2) as Maryann Forrester
88. Jeremy Irons
Actor | Dead Ringers
British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up ...
The Borgias (2011– ) as Rodrigo Borgia
89. François Arnaud
Actor | The Borgias
The Borgias (2011– ) as Cesare Borgia
90. Bárbara Mori
Actress | La mujer de mi hermano
Barbara Mori was born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico. While working as a waitress at the age of 14, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She later studied ...
Rubí (2004) as Rubí Pérez Ochoa
91. Adrian Lester
Actor | The Day After Tomorrow
Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the ...
Hustle (2004-12, seasons 1-3, 5-8) as Mickey Stone
92. Robert Glenister
Actor | Live by Night
Robert Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is a popular British actor probably best known, amongst other roles, as con-man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the hit British TV series Hustle (2004).
His impressive career has spanned nearly three decades, and he has starred in several hit British television ...
Hustle (2004-12, seasons 1-8) as Ash Morgan
93. Kelly Adams
Actress | Bronson
Kelly Adams was born on October 16, 1979 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. She is an actress, known for Bronson (2008), Hustle (2004) and Holby City (1999). She has been married to Chris Kennedy since February 2011.
Hustle (2004-12, seasons 5-8) as Emma Kennedy
94. 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 ...
Sleeper Cell (2005-06) as Darwyn Al-Sayeed
95. Oded Fehr
Actor | The Mummy Returns
Oded Fehr was born on November 23, 1970 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor, known for The Mummy Returns (2001), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and The Mummy (1999). He has been married to Rhonda Tollefson since December 22, 2000. They have three children.
Sleeper Cell (2005-06) as Farik
96. Joseph Fiennes
Actor | Shakespeare in Love
Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a...
FlashForward (2009–2010) as Mark Benford
97. Michael T. Weiss
Actor | The Pretender
Michael T. Weiss is an award nominated actor. He is a Chicago native where he studied at the famed "Second City". He has a BFA in Acting from The University of Southern California's prestigious school of Drama. He has had a diverse career in film, television, and theater both as an actor and a ...
The Pretender (1996–2000) as Jarod
98. Andrea Parker
Actress | The Pretender
Parker is a native Californian. She began ballet study at age 6, trained with youth programs around the country and, at age 15, joined the San Francisco Ballet. After three years of touring, she switched to contemporary dance and began studying acting while working as a bartender. Shortly ...
The Pretender (1996–2000) as Miss Parker
Actor | Trumbo
David James Elliott was born on September 21, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David William Smith. He is an actor and producer, known for Trumbo (2015), JAG (1995) and Exploding Sun (2013). He has been married to Nanci Chambers since 1992. They have two children.
JAG (1995-2005) as Cmdr. Harmon 'Harm' Rabb, Jr.
100. Rachel Nichols
Actress | The Amityville Horror
Rachel Emily Nichols was born in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Alison and James Nichols, a schoolteacher. She has English, French Canadian, German, Irish, Italian and Scottish ancestry. She attended and graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, where she competed in the high jump. She attended ...
Continuum (2012– ) as Kiera Cameron