Birth Month Day of 05-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Paige Turco

Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Paige Turco was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. When she was a year old her father passed away and her mother moved them to Springfield, Massachusetts. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet...

2. Bill Paxton

Actor | Aliens

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...

3. Sasha Alexander

Actress | Shameless

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

4. Leven Rambin

Actress | The Hunger Games

Leven Rambin was born on May 17, 1990 in Houston, Texas, USA as Leven Alice Rambin. She is an actress and director, known for The Hunger Games (2012), The Path (2016) and True Detective (2014). She was previously married to Jim Parrack.

5. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard ...

6. Ross Butler

Actor | Shazam!

Ross Fleming Butler was born in Singapore, and was raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. He attended Ohio State University studying Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, but decided to drop out after one year after discovering he had no passion or interest in that field of study. ...

7. Nikki Reed

Actress | Thirteen

Actress and screenwriter Nicole Houston Reed was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a hairdresser and beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer. She has two brothers. Her ancestry includes Ashkenazi Jewish, German, British Isles, and one eighth Italian. Reed's ...

8. Erin Richards

Actress | Gotham

Erin Richards was born on May 17, 1986 in Penarth, Wales. She is an actress and director, known for Gotham (2014), Breaking In (2011) and Being Human (2008).

9. Sophie McShera

Actress | Cinderella

Sophie McShera was born on May 17, 1985 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), Downton Abbey (2010) and Galavant (2015).

10. Karrueche Tran

Actress | The Nice Guys

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA Karrueche began her career in entertainment as a celebrity stylist. Her keen eye for fashion and her ability to anticipate trends in the fashion world landed her a high-end clientele personal stylist position at a national department store in 2009. She has graced the ...

11. Olivia Luccardi

Actress | It Follows

Olivia Luccardi (born May 17, 1989) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her roles as Alice Woods in Syfy's horror anthology series Channel Zero: Butcher's Block and as Yara Davis in the supernatural thriller film It Follows. Her other notable roles include the American ...

12. Lena Waithe

Writer | Master of None

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Master of None (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and The Chi (2018).

13. Rochelle Aytes

Actress | Trick 'r Treat

Rochelle Aytes was born in New York City. She attended LaGuardia High School and graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory for Dance in 1998. She is best-known for her role in White Chicks (2004) as Denise Porter; her role in Left 4 Dead 2 (...

14. Sendhil Ramamurthy

Actor | The Slammin' Salmon

Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The ...

15. Matthew McGrory

Actor | Big Fish

Originally a student of pre-law at Widener University, and later majoring in Criminal Justice at West Chester University, Matthew started his career by making appearances on The Howard Stern Show (1990), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and music videos of Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and Blondie. ...

16. Kat Foster

Actress | The Dramatics: A Comedy

Kat Foster was born on May 17, 1978 in Alameda County, California, USA as Kathryn Davidametja Foster. She is an actress and producer, known for The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015), Accommodations (2018) and 'Til Death (2006).

17. Grace Zabriskie

Actress | Inland Empire

"Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). She went on ...

18. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He has been married to Kelly Rizzo since October 30, 2018. He was previously ...

19. Craig Ferguson

Writer | I'll Be There

By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.

20. David Eigenberg

Actor | Sex and the City

David was born on Long Island, New York, and has a younger sister named Betsy and an older sister named Helen, who is also a gifted actor. The family moved to Illinois when David was 4 and moved all around the suburbs of Chicago--Evanston, Northbrook, Aurora, and finally Naperville when the town ...

21. Cynda Williams

Actress | One False Move

Cynda Williams was born on May 17, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cynthia Williams. She is an actress, known for One False Move (1992), Tales of the City (1993) and Mo' Better Blues (1990). She has been married to Roderick Plummer since July 26, 2001. They have one child. She was previously ...

22. Whip Hubley

Actor | Top Gun

Whip Hubley was born on May 17, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Grant Shelby Hubley. He is known for his work on Top Gun (1986), Executive Decision (1996) and Species (1995). He has been married to Dinah Minot since June 4, 1988. They have three children.

23. Maureen O'Sullivan

Actress | Hannah and Her Sisters

Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in County Roscommon, Ireland, to Evangeline "Mary Eva" Lovatt (Frazer) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers. She was of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The future mother of Mia Farrow was educated in private ...

24. Tahj Mowry

Actor | Smart Guy

Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy (1997). He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His ...

25. Hill Harper

Actor | CSI: NY

Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY (2004). He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO ...

26. Daniel Curtis Lee

Actor | Glee

Daniel Curtis Lee, also known as Dan Curtis Lee, started his acting career at the age of seven in his hometown of Clinton, Mississippi. However, it was not until three years later in Long Beach, California, that he got his first principal role in a Hollywood feature film, Friday After Next Friday ...

27. Amy Gumenick

Actress | TURN

Los Angeles-based actress Amy Gumenick grew up in the competitive dance and theater world, where she discovered her love for performance at a very early age. Though the performing arts were constant in her upbringing, she formally cultivated her passion for acting at the University of California, ...

28. Leehom Wang

Actor | Wu wen xi dong

Leehom Wang was born on May 17, 1976 in Rochester, New York, USA as Alexander Lee Hom Wang. He is known for his work on Forever Young (2018), Blackhat (2015) and Lust, Caution (2007). He has been married to Jinglei Wang since November 27, 2013. They have two children.

29. Cameron Bancroft

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Cameron Bancroft was born on May 17, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as Cameron M. Bancroft. He is known for his work on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Simple Things (2007) and 24 (2001).

30. Trent Reznor

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He eventually moved to ...

31. Paul Whitehouse

Actor | The Fast Show

Paul Whitehouse was born on May 17, 1958 in Stanleytown, Rhondda, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for The Fast Show (1994), The Death of Stalin (2017) and Corpse Bride (2005).

32. Peter Gerety

Actor | Charlie Wilson's War

Peter Gerety was born on May 17, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is an actor, known for Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Flight (2012) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). He has been married to Natalie Burton since November 27, 2000.

33. Derek Hough

Soundtrack | Dancing with the Stars

Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), Hairspray Live! (2016) and Nashville (2012).

34. Joan Blackman

Actress | Blue Hawaii

Joan Blackman was born on May 17, 1938 in San Francisco, California, USA as Joan May Blackman. She is an actress, known for Blue Hawaii (1961), Visit to a Small Planet (1960) and Kid Galahad (1962). She was previously married to Rockne Tarkington and Joby Baker.

35. Alejandro Edda

Actor | American Made

Best known for his charismatic and positive personality, Alejandro Edda was born in Puebla, Mexico. Growing up as an only child, Alejandro always had the curiosity of creating non-existing worlds and characters. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend I.R.M, one of the finest ...

36. Corey Johnson

Actor | Captain Phillips

Corey Johnson was born on May 17, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Johnson. He is known for his work on Captain Phillips (2013), Jackie (2016) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

37. Peter Hinwood

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Peter Hinwood was born on May 17, 1946 in England. He is an actor, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Tam Lin (1970).

38. Bruce Thomas

Actor | Hall Pass

Bruce Thomas was born on May 17, 1961 in the USA. He is known for his work on Hall Pass (2011), Legally Blonde (2001) and Army of Darkness (1992).

39. Jean Gabin

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean-Alexis Moncorge started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. ...

40. Jehane Noujaim

Producer | Control Room

Jehane Noujaim was born on May 17, 1974 in Cairo, Egypt. She is a producer and director, known for Control Room (2004), Startup.com (2001) and The Square (2013).

41. Adel Emam

Actor | Omaret yakobean

He is a graduate of the faculty of agriculture. He was more popular in theatres for his role in Madrasat Al Moshaghebin (School of Rascals). He became more famous in the 1970s for his comedic roles in Searching for a Scandal (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your...

42. Ryan Ochoa

Actor | The Samuel Project

Ryan Ochoa was born in San Diego, CA. He has always loved to entertain family and friends since a toddler, imitating WWE Superstars including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which to this day is still one of his favorite actors and biggest inspirations. He was discovered at 5 years old by a talent ...

43. Lyne Renee

Actress | Split

Lyne Renée (real name Line Van Wambeke, born 17 May 1979) is a Belgian actress.

She graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlick in Antwerp, Belgium. From 2003 to 2005 she appeared as stage actress in Belgian theaters. After she starred in the Belgian TV series Kinderen van Dewindt and the Dutch movie ...

44. Ayda Field

Actress | Austenland

Ayda Field was born Ayda Sabahat Evecan on May 17, 1979, in Los Angeles County, California, USA to a Turkish father and an American mother. She is an actress, known for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), Back to You (2007) and Loose Women (1999). She is fluent in Turkish in addition to her ...

45. Dawn Dunlap

Actress | Forbidden World

Adorable baby doll brunette beauty Dawn Dunlap had a regrettably fleeting film career from the late 70s up until the mid 80s. Dawn was born in October 1964 in Austin, Texas. She made her debut at age 14 in the titular role of a lovely and naive, yet enticing ballet dancer in the steamy soft-core ...

46. Alexis Llewellyn

Actress | Things We Lost in the Fire

Alexis Llewellyn was born on May 17, 1996 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Edison (2005).

47. Elizabeth Hanks

Actress | Forrest Gump

Elizabeth Hanks was born on May 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Anne Hanks. She is an actress, known for Forrest Gump (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996) and Anchoraged (2015).

48. Nicole DuPort

Actress | I Can Only Imagine

Nicole DuPort is an actress, producer, writer, and director. She was born in Sonoma, California.

Nicole began studying acting in earnest while attending UC Berkeley, where she majored in Art & Art History and minored in Theater. She also studied at Circle in the Square in New York City.

While ...

49. Jason Bernard

Actor | Liar Liar

Jason Bernard was born on May 17, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ronald Carl Johnson. He was an actor, known for Liar Liar (1997), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and No Way Out (1987). He was married to Debra Jean Wilson and Carol J Pacanda. He died on October 16, 1996 in Burbank, California, ...

50. Yôko Shimada

Actress | Shogun

Kumamoto City-born Shimada Yoko is best known in the west as Mariko from the 1980 mini-series Shogun. The lady-in-waiting role created an interest in Japan and its culture overseas and introduced Japanese history to foreign audiences. She won the Golden Globe For Best Performance by an Actress in a...


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