Celebrity Names with the Letter R: Part 1by christophershobris | created - 14 Oct 2015 | updated - 04 Nov 2015 | Public
Celeb names who's first name starts with the letter R. This will include actors, directors, actresses, musicians, and many more. Click on one to learn more about them. Here they are. Enjoy!
1. R. Lee Ermey
Actor | Full Metal Jacket
A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...
Actor | Straight Outta Compton
At five years old, all Marcos wanted to become was Superman. When he realized that couldn't happen, he decided taking Karate lessons was the next best thing. Marcos went on to earn a black belt in Karate, but along the way he began developing a love for various martial art forms. In addition to ...
Actor | Predator
A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating,...
10. Rachael Bella
Actress | The Crucible
Rachael Bella was born in a small town in South Dakota where she lived until she was three years old. (Her parents divorced shortly after her birth.) At three, she moved to New York where her mother finished college, began graduate school, but then became ill. After that, Rachael's only respite ...
12. Rachael Carpani
Actress | Against the Wall
Rachael has an Italian father, Tony, and an Australian mother, Gael, and grew up on a property near Dural, in Sydney's Hills district
She joined an acting agent and was happy to get bit parts in television shows and commercials, but never took acting seriously. Coming from an academic family, school...
Actress | She's All That
Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to ...
14. Rachael Crawford
Actress | When Night Is Falling
Rachael Crawford began her acting career as a teenager in Toronto, Canada. Her work in television and film has taken her to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Vancouver to work alongside such names as Oprah Winfrey, Louis Gossett Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson to name a few. Throughout her career she ...
15. Rachael Harris
Actress | The Hangover
Rachael Harris was born in Worthington, Ohio, where she spend most of her early life. In 1986, she graduated from Worthington High School. She then attended Otterbein College, a liberal arts college located in Westerville, Ohio. She graduated in 1989, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Harris joined the ...
Actress | American Dad!
Rachael MacFarlane was born on March 21, 1976 in Kent, Connecticut, USA as Rachael Ann MacFarlane. She is known for her work on American Dad! (2005), Family Guy (1999) and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001). She has been married to Spencer Laudiero since May 4, 2008. They have two ...
17. Rachael Ray
Actress | The Emoji Movie
Lives in the Adirondacks with her husband John M. Cusimano, mother Elsa Scuderi, a cat and two fishes. Has a younger brother named Emmanuel (Manny) and an older sister named Maria Betar. Moved to upstate New York when she was in the first grade. At one time, her family owned several restaurants, ...
18. Rachael Stirling
Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman
Rachael Stirling was born on May 30, 1977 in London, England as Rachael Atlanta Stirling. She is known for her work on Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Young Victoria (2009) and Tipping the Velvet (2002). She has been married to Guy Garvey since June 3, 2016. They have one child.
19. Rachael Taylor
Actress | Transformers
Rachael Taylor grew up in Tasmania, Australia, with her parents Nigel and Christine Taylor. She began modelling during her teens, working for the Skye-Jilly International agency. She competed for Miss Teen Tasmania, as well as the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals. She moved to Sydney to ...
20. Rachel Alig
Actress | Coach Stage Stage Coach
Rachel believes acting is a language. It's the language she prefers and the one she most cherishes. Through the art of acting, Rachel is able to speak the same language with her fellow actors, directors, writers, viewers and everyone else who encompasses the team it takes to make TV, film, digital ...
21. Rachel Bilson
Actress | Jumper
Rachel Bilson was born in Los Angeles, to Janice (Stango), a sex therapist, and Danny Bilson. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother is of Italian descent. She began acting while still at Notre Dame High School. She graduated high school in 1999 and went to Grossmont College but dropped out ...
22. Rachel Blanchard
Actress | Snakes on a Plane
Rachel attended Havergal college, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. To prepare for her role as Cher in the Clueless (1996) TV series, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to ...
23. Rachel Bloom
Actress | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Rachel Bloom is best known for co-creating and starring in the tv series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" for which she has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and TCA Award. She was born in 1987 and hails from Manhattan Beach, California. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in New York City for ...
24. Rachel Boston
Actress | (500) Days of Summer
Rachel Boston was born and raised in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. At 17, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. At 19, Boston drove to Los Angeles and began filming NBC's award-winning Television Series, American Dreams (2002).
For her starring role as Mindy in the independent feature ...
25. Rachel Brosnahan
Actress | House of Cards
Rachel Brosnahan was born in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990 and is an American actress. She is best known for her role as 'Midge' Maisel in the Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) for which she has won two Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television ...
30. Rachel Eggleston
Actress | House M.D.
Rachel Hope Eggleston is often described as an old soul. From an early age it was apparent that she had a love for performing and entertaining people. At the tender age of three, she was dancing and participating in musical theatre. It was clear that she had an attention span and work ethic far ...
32. Rachel G. Fox
Actress | Dream House
In June 2005, Rachel Fox and her family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles. During their LA family vacation, Rachel attended a movie and television acting camp, while her sister attended tennis camp. They never left Los Angeles, going back to Ohio only to pack their things they had left ...
33. Rachel Griffiths
Actress | Muriel's Wedding
Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and ...
34. Rachel Hayward
Actress | Harsh Realm
Rachel Hayward is known for her work as a series regular in Chris Carter's Harsh Realm (1999) for FOX and her leading role in the 2015 made for TV movie, Stolen Daughter (2015). Rachel was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and landed her first acting role in the feature Breaking All the Rules (...
36. Rachel Hurd-Wood
Actress | Peter Pan
Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (2003), Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray (2009). She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as ...
37. Rachel Hendrix
Actress | October Baby
Born and raised in Alabama, Hendrix is an award-winning film actress known for her break-out role in the indie drama OCTOBER BABY. She was introduced to filmmaker Kris Kimlin (cinematographer of Mom's Night Out, Coffee Shop, Woodlawn) while studying photography at the University of Montevallo. ...
39. Rachel Korine
Actress | Spring Breakers
Rachel Korine was born on April 4, 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Rachel Anna Simon. She is known for her work on Spring Breakers (2012), Mister Lonely (2007) and Men Go to Battle (2015). She has been married to Harmony Korine since 2007. They have one child.
40. Rachel Luttrell
Actress | Stargate: Atlantis
Rachel Luttrell is an accomplished actress and singer who has worked in film, television, and on stage. Rachel Zawadi Luttrell was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and is the second-born of four daughters of Veronica Makihiyo Shenkunde Luttrell, the daughter of a powerful medicine man of the ...
41. Rachel McAdams
Actress | The Notebook
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...
42. Rachel McDowall
Actress | Mamma Mia!
Rachel McDowall was born on October 4, 1984 in Whiston, Merseyside, England as Rachel Anne McDowall. She is an actress, known for Mamma Mia! (2008), Quantum of Solace (2008) and The Stranger (2014). She has been married to Constantine Tzortzis since May 16, 2014.
43. Rachel Melvin
Actress | Dumb and Dumber To
Born in Chicago, but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Rachel Melvin had always known she was going to pursue a career in acting. Rachel moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career immediately after graduating from high school in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2003. She booked her first audition in early ...
44. Rachel Miner
Actress | Bully
Rachel Miner wanted to be an actress from age two. She began working with an acting coach at eight, got an agent at nine and, by ten, had not only worked for Woody Allen, but was cast as "Michelle Bauer" on Guiding Light (1952) (a part that started as recurring and evolved into a contract role ...
45. 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 ...
48. Rachel Roberts
Actress | Murder on the Orient Express
Beautiful, swift and tough-tongued British character actress Rachel Roberts gained notice for her roles on the English stage, before she hit it largely in films. Born in Wales and married to actor Rex Harrison in 1962, Roberts made her film debut in a key role in J. Lee Thompson's Young and Willing...
49. Rachel Roberts
Actress | American Horror Story
Rachel Roberts began her career at age sixteen in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The stunning model-turned-actress did layouts for Elle UK and Canada magazine, and was on the cover of the July 10, 2000 Elle France magazine; Glamour (US) for the February 2002 issue (Love Is In ...
50. Rachel Skarsten
Actress | Fifty Shades of Grey
Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 in Toronto, to Mary Aileen (Self) and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother, Jonathan.
Rachel danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for twelve years, earning her Elementary Level with distinction in 1999. After an injury to her ankle, Rachel...
53. Rachel Shenton
Actress | Switched at Birth
Rachel Joy Shenton is a British actress and writer born in the Midlands in 1987. Shenton's professional career began at the Edinburgh fringe festival where her play received critical acclaim. In 2018 Shenton won the Academy Award for Best Live Action short film, For The Silent Child that she both ...
54. Rachel Sterling
Actress | Workaholics
Comedic actress Rachel Sterling began her training at the Piero Dusa Acting Conservatory in Santa Monica California. Her years at the conservatory laid the foundation that would lead to a love and respect of the fundamentals of theater.
Originally known for being a pin up model and music video vixen...
55. Rachel Ticotin
Actress | Total Recall
One tough cookie who can definitely hold her own next to the boys on film and TV, lovely, dark-haired Rachel Ticotin has stepped up to the plate many times in strong-armed femme roles, playing everything from cops and bodyguards to military corporals. Born and raised in the Bronx, she learned the ...
56. 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 ...
57. Rachel Ward
Actress | The Thorn Birds
Rachel Ward was born on September 12, 1957 in Cornwell Manor, Cornwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England as Rachel Claire Ward. She is an actress and director, known for The Thorn Birds (1983), Sharky's Machine (1981) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). She has been married to Bryan Brown ...
58. Rachel Weisz
Actress | The Constant Gardener
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, was of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...
60. Rachel York
Actress | One Fine Day
Rachel York was born on August 7, 1971 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Rachel Lemanski. She is an actress, known for One Fine Day (1996), Lucy (2003) and Justice League Unlimited (2004). She has been married to Ayal Miodovnik since July 10, 2010. They have one child.
61. Rachel Zoe
Actress | Entourage
Rachel Zoe was born on September 1, 1971 in New York, USA as Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig. She is known for her work on Entourage (2004), Barely Famous (2015) and Resale Royalty (2013). She has been married to Rodger Berman since February 14, 1996. They have two children.
Actress | The Nice Guys
As an actress and inspiring role model, Rachele Brooke Smith has quickly made a name for herself in Hollywood. She has starred in a variety of films, television, and national ad campaigns, while continuing to expand her creative pursuits and spread her message of healthy living and positivity.
63. Radames Pera
Actor | Red Dawn
Born in New York City in 1960, he moved to Hollywood with his mother in 1963 for her acting career. While pursuing a lead role herself, 8 year old Radames was discovered by classic film Director Daniel Mann and cast as Stavros, the dying son of Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, in A Dream of Kings (...
64. Rade Serbedzija
Actor | The Saint
Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Still a student, he started to play the leading roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and ...
65. Radha Mitchell
Actress | Silent Hill
Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her ...
66. Rae Dawn Chong
Actress | Commando
Rae Dawn Chong was born February 28, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada. After a few film and television spots, Rae Dawn earned a Genie for her performance in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama Quest for Fire (1981). She played the young, Ivaka prisoner, Ika. Other notables roles include Harpo's ...
67. Rafael Amaya
Actor | El Señor de los Cielos
Rafael was born on February 28th of 1977 in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Since he was young, he'd been very active in sports, also, since he was a teenager, he took theater and music classes. After graduating from High School, he traveled to San Diego, California to start his ...
70. Rafe Spall
Actor | The Big Short
Rafe Spall was born on March 10, 1983 in Camberwell, London, England as Rafe Joseph Spall. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Life of Pi (2012) and The Ritual (2017). He has been married to Elize du Toit since August 14, 2010. They have three children.
71. Raffey Cassidy
Actress | Tomorrowland
Raffey Cassidy is an English actress known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Dark Shadows (2012). Her breakthrough role came as Athena in Brad Bird 's Tomorrowland (2015) opposite George Clooney. In 2013, aged 11, Raffey was the youngest ever actor to be named in Screen International's ...
73. Rah Digga
Soundtrack | Thir13en Ghosts
One of the most respected and premier mc's - regardless of gender - Rashia Fisher aka Rah Digga, has been legendary. She started off the only female member of New Jersey's acclaimed hip hop group, Da Outsidaz, where she also met future husband, Young Zee. Rah exploded on the music scene when she ...
74. Rahart Adams
Actor | Pacific Rim: Uprising
Born in Melbourne, to Australian parents of Maltese heritage and the second oldest of four children. Rahart completed his schooling at Haileybury College focussing on Media and Business Studies all whilst splitting time between filming projects early on in his career.
Rahart had always been a ...
75. Rahul Kohli
Actor | iZombie
Rahul Kohli was born on 13th November 1985 in London. Rahul began acting in school plays at an early age, but it wasn't until he was 17 that drama became his main focus. After leaving college having studied Film, Rahul applied for drama schools with the hope to begin his career as a performer. ...
76. Raicho Vasilev
Actor | Conan the Barbarian
Raicho Vasilev is a Bulgarian stuntman and actor best known for his appearances in high profile screen projects as Conan the Barbarian (2011) and both Roman period television dramas Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) and Spartacus (2010). Born September 17, 1975 in Smolian, Bulgaria, the 24-...
77. Rain Phoenix
Actress | Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Rain Phoenix is the second child and first daughter born to Arlyn and John Bottom. At a young age, she and her brother River were singing on the streets of South America for money for their growing family. As the years carried on, Rain became a big sister to brother, Joaquin, and sister, Liberty. ...
78. Rainn Wilson
Actor | The Office
Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...
Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...
80. Rainey Qualley
Actress | Ocean's Eight
Rainey Qualley was born in Asheville, North Carolina. She is an actress and a singer. Her parents are Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley. She is the middle sister of Justin Qualley and Sarah Margaret Qualley.
Rainey began her dancing career at the age of two. She was Miss Golden Globe in 2012. In 2015...
81. Rajkummar Rao
Actor | Shahid
Raj Kumar is also known as Rajkummar Rao. He was born in Gurgaon. He finished his schooling in Gurgaon and graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and SRC in Delhi. He is an Acting graduate from Pune's Film and Television Institute of ...
82. Raja Gosnell
Director | Never Been Kissed
Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...
Actor | Enthiran
Rajinikanth has been a megastar in the Tamil movie industry since the 70s. He is one of the highest earning actors in Asia. Primarily starring in Tamil movies, he has also worked in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and American movies. He was born in Bangalore (India), and was employed as a bus conductor ...
85. Rajiv Surendra
Actor | Mean Girls
Rajiv Surendra (born in Toronto in 1989) is a Canadian film and television actor and son of Tamil immigrants to Canada. He attended a special-arts high school, Wexford School for the Arts, specializing in painting, sculpting and pottery and continued his studies in University of Toronto. He ...
87. ASAP Rocky
Soundtrack | Dope
American rapper from Harlem, New York City. Rakim is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mix-tape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011. The success of his mix-tape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music ...
89. Ralf Moeller
Actor | Gladiator
Ralf Rudolf Moeller (born on 12. January 1959) is a German-American actor and former Mr. Universe. He is well-known for his roles as Brick Bardo in Cyborg, Kjartan in The Viking Sagas, as hero in the TV series "Conan the Adventurer", Hagen in Gladiator, Thorak in The Scorpion King and Ulfar in ...
90. Ralph Bakshi
Director | Wizards
Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...
91. Ralph Bellamy
Actor | His Girl Friday
Ralph Bellamy was a veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession.
Ralph Rexford Bellamy was born June 17, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lilla Louise (Smith), originally ...
93. Ralph Fiennes
Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...
96. Ralph Macchio
Actor | The Karate Kid
Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy (1980), then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough (1977) followed...
97. Ralph Morgan
Actor | Strange Interlude
Ralph Morgan was born on July 6, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA as Raphael Kuhner Wuppermann. He was an actor, known for Strange Interlude (1932), Magnificent Obsession (1935) and Barefoot Boy (1938). He was married to Grace Arnold. He died on June 11, 1956 in New York City.
98. Ralph Richardson
Actor | Doctor Zhivago
Sir Ralph Richardson was one of the greatest actors of the 20th Century English-language theater, ascending to the height of his profession in the mid-1930s when he became a star in London's West End. He became the first actor of his generation to be knighted. He became Sir Ralph in 1947, and was ...
99. Ralph Waite
Actor | The Waltons
Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for ...
100. Rami Malek
Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor. He won a Critics' Choice Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. He also received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors ...