Birth Month Day of 08-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Robert De Niro

Actor | Cape Fear

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...

2. Austin Butler

Actor | Untitled Elvis Presley Project

Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management ...

3. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

4. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

5. Taissa Farmiga

Actress | The Final Girls

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga.

Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no ...

6. 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 ...

7. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...

8. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

9. Donnie Wahlberg

Actor | Saw II

Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969 in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and more distant French-Canadian, English, and Scottish, descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk,...

10. Natalie Gold

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Natalie Gold was born on August 17, 1976 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Love & Other Drugs (2010) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

11. Julian Fellowes

Writer | Gosford Park

Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Julian Alexander Fellowes. He is an actor and writer, known for Gosford Park (2001), Downton Abbey (2010) and From Time to Time (2009). He has been married to Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes since April 28, 1990. They have one child.

12. David Conrad

Actor | Men of Honor

David Conrad was born on August 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as David Crawford Conrad. He is an actor, known for Men of Honor (2000), Wedding Crashers (2005) and Anything Else (2003).

13. Brady Corbet

Actor | Funny Games

American actor Brady James Monson Corbet was born on August 17, 1988, in Scottsdale, AZ. Brady made his film debut as Mason Freeland in 2003's "Thirteen" and later had roles as Brian Lackey in "Mysterious Skin" and as Alan Tracy in "Thunderbirds." He also has guest starred on the television shows "...

14. Saraya-Jade Bevis

Actress | WWF SmackDown!

Saraya-Jade Bevis (born 17 August 1992) is an English professional wrestler and actress. She is signed to WWE, where she performs under the ring name Paige. She is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in WWE's developmental branch, NXT. She is the only person to ...

15. Mae West

Actress | I'm No Angel

Mae West was born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night (1932), ...

16. Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Writer | BoJack Horseman

Raphael Bob-Waksberg was born on August 17, 1984 in San Mateo, California, USA as Raphael Matthew Bob-Waksberg. He is a writer and producer, known for BoJack Horseman (2014), Undone (2019) and Save Me (2013).

17. John Marshall Jones

Actor | John Doe

John Marshall Jones (The Last Revolutionary, Sundance Channel's Rectify, Call of Duty-Infinite Warfare) has worked with such stars as Oscar winners Sean Penn, Helen Hunt, Jamie Foxx, Forrest Whittaker, Robin Williams and Steve Martin. He's had 5 TV series, 20 feature films, has made over 200 TV ...

18. Tim Bagley

Actor | The Mask

Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings, Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan.

After High School Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The Young ...

19. Tammy Townsend

Actress | Sherri

Tammy Townsend is a tomboy at heart and alumni of The School of The Arts. She landed her first TV role at only 14; a guest spot on "Diff'rent Strokes" with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. She soon found work on shows like "In the Heat of the Night", "Quantum Leap" and as a regular on the popular ...

20. Jessi Klein

Producer | Inside Amy Schumer

Jessi Klein was born on August 17, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Inside Amy Schumer (2013), Transparent (2014) and Black Monday (2019).

21. Robert Joy

Actor | Land of the Dead

Robert Joy was born on August 17, 1951 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Land of the Dead (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

22. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Bizim Için Sampiyon

Born 17 August 1989 in Istanbul, Farah moved to the UK at the age of 15. She has Bosnian, Macedonian, Crimean and Iraqi Turkmen ancestry. She studied French, Media, and Drama in Sixth Form in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she received her first award for acting from Theresa May. Her first ...

23. Glenn Corbett

Actor | Chisum

An American lead actor and supporting actor, rugged and commanding Glenn Corbett's background didn't seem like it would lead to Hollywood stardom. The son of a garage mechanic, Corbett served a hitch in the Navy and later met Judy, the woman who would become his wife, while she was working at a ...

24. Kate McNeil

Actress | Monkey Shines

Kate McNeil was born on August 17, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Monkey Shines (1988), Space Cowboys (2000) and The House on Sorority Row (1983). She has been married to Roy Friedland since 1987. They have two children.

25. Larry B. Scott

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Larry B. Scott was born on August 17, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), The Karate Kid (1984) and SpaceCamp (1986).

26. Bryton James

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Bryton James was born on August 17, 1986 in Lakewood, California, USA as Bryton Eric McClure. He is an actor and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Young Justice (2010) and Hero Factory (2010). He was previously married to Ashley Leisinger.

27. Keston John

Actor | Avatar 2

Keston John was born on August 17, 1984 in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Avatar 2 (2021), In the Dark (2019) and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018).

28. Don McKellar

Actor | Last Night

Don McKellar was born on August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Last Night (1998), Blindness (2008) and The Red Violin (1998). He was previously married to Tracy Wright.

29. Julius Harris

Actor | Live and Let Die

Prior to breaking into films, Philadelphia native Julius Harris worked as a bouncer in New York City.

It was due to his many associations with struggling actors, that on a dare, Harris auditioned for his first role, in the well-received picture Nothing But a Man (1964), in which he played a father ...

30. Jennifer Rhodes

Actress | Heathers

From Rosiclare, Illinois, Jennifer headed for the Drama Department at Southern Illinois University where, after touring a semester playing "Cherie" in "Bus Stop", she was hooked. She went to New York where she studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio, performed Off-Broadway, toured with the ...

31. Noni Hazlehurst

Actress | Candy

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Leonie Elva Hazlehurst. She is an actress, known for Candy (2006), Little Fish (2005) and Monkey Grip (1982).

32. Cinta Laura Kiehl

Actress | After the Dark

Cinta Laura Kiehl is a German-Indonesian actress, singer and model in Indonesia. Beginning her career in 2007, she starred in several big hit TV series and movies. Her success lead her to become the face of several local and international brands. Over the span of her career, she has won several ...

33. Andrew Koenig

Actor | InAlienable

Andrew Koenig was born on August 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Andrew Koenig. He was an actor and editor, known for InAlienable (2007), Batman: Dead End (2003) and Growing Pains (1985). He died on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

34. Wesley Eure

Actor | Land of the Lost

Wesley Eure was born on August 17, 1951 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Land of the Lost (1974), C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) and L.A. Stories.

35. Karim Abdel Aziz

Actor | The Blue Elephant

Karim Abdel Aziz was born in Egypt on 17-8-1975. He was raised by his father the director Mohamed Abdel Aziz who has a valuable history in the Egyptian cinema; hence the technical environment in which he grew up had a prominent role in the ease of entry and work in the field of cinematography. ...

36. Angela Dohrmann

Actress | Nash Bridges

Angela Dohrmann was born on August 17, 1965 in West Hollywood, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Nash Bridges (1996), The Drew Carey Show (1995) and Seinfeld (1989).

37. Frederick Lau

Actor | Victoria

Frederick Lau is a German actor. He was born and raised in Steglitz, Berlin, Germany, and still lives there. He played in over 50 roles since 2000. In 2008 he won the Deutscher Filmpreis award (Lola) for best male role for being Tim Stoltefuss in "Die Welle". He is also known for portraying ...

38. Evelyn Ankers

Actress | The Wolf Man

Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal's horror films in the 1940s, was born in Chile to English parents in 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress.

She began ...

39. Brock Kelly

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Brock Kelly was born on August 17, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Brock Vincent Kelly. He is an actor and producer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), No Ordinary Family (2010) and Costa Rican Summer (2010).

40. Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Actor | Dances with Wolves

Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman was born on August 17, 1936 in Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Dharma & Greg (1997) and Hidalgo (2004). He was married to Rosie. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, ...

41. Yû Aoi

Actress | Hura gâru

Aoi Yu, born Natsui Yu in Kasuga, Fukuoka, which is a de facto suburb of Fukuoka City, is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and TV personality who has become a beloved tour de force in Japan and beyond. In 1999, at the age of 14, she made her stage debut as Polly in the musical production of...

42. Emily Schulman

Actress | Small Wonder

Emily Schulman was born on August 17, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Small Wonder (1985), Caddie Woodlawn (1989) and Christy (1994). She has been married to Derek Webster since August 31, 2002. They have three children.

43. Martha Coolidge

Director | Valley Girl

Martha Patterson Coolidge was born on August 17, 1946 in New Haven Connecticut. She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, but changed majors, becoming the first film major at the school. She attended and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she ...

44. Charles Aitken

Actor | The Knick

Charles was born in England, but raised and educated in the United States. At the age of ten, he made his professional acting debut in a production of 'Oliver!' starring Davy Jones of The Monkees. In 2001, he earned his Bachelors degree in History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. That ...

45. Ken Kwapis

Director | One Mississippi

Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director who has moved easily between the worlds of feature filmmaking and television directing. He most recently directed the Warner Bros. comedy "License to Wed" starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. He previously directed "The Sisterhood of the ...

46. David Bromstad

Self | DIY Insider

David Bromstad, the season one winner of HGTV Design Star and the finalists' mentor in the new seasons of the series, is known for his endless energy and out-of-the-box thinking. David began his career as a design student at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. Earnest, ...

47. Belinda Carlisle

Frequency

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go's and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's "Beauty And The Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 ...

48. Anthony Valentine

Actor | Callan

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for Callan (1967), Scobie in September (1969) and An Age of Kings (1960). He was married to Susan Valentine. He died on December 2, 2015 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

49. Giuliana Rancic

Actress | 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Giuliana DePandi was born in Naples, Italy in 1975. Her family moved to the United States, namely Washington D.C., during her childhood. Fluent only in Italian, Giuliana prides herself on the fact that she taught herself English by watching day-time soaps and other television shows.

After graduating...

50. Spyros Fokas

Actor | The Jewel of the Nile

Spiros Focas is one of Greece's most respected and well-known actors. He was discovered by legendary Italian director Luchino Visconti and cast in a lead role in the classic Rocco and His Brothers (1960). He went on to star in many Greek and Italian films throughout the 1960s and '70s, working with...


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