Birth Place Matching "Belgium" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cécile de France

Actress | L'auberge espagnole

Cecile de France was born in Namur in Belgium in 1975 and discovered her vocation at the early age of six. As soon as she was seventeen, she was off to Paris with the ambition of beginning a career on the stage. She studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, actor and assistant to Peter Brook, before ...

2. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.

After her parents' divorce, ...

3. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor | Double Impact

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...

4. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

5. Johnny Galecki

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

John Mark Galecki was born in Bree, Belgium, to American parents; his father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was three years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up with his parents, Mary Lou and Richard Galecki, and siblings, sister Allison (...

6. 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 ...

7. Eline Powell

Actress | For Elsie

Eline Powell is a Belgian actress. Powell was born in Leuven, Belgium. She has a brother. When she was in high school she participated in theater classes. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2011 with a BA degree in acting, with special skills in ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, ...

8. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

9. Virginie Efira

Actress | Elle

Virginie Efira was born on May 5, 1977 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and writer, known for Elle (2016), In Bed with Victoria (2016) and Second Chance (2010). She was previously married to Patrick Ridremont.

10. Alexandra Vandernoot

Actress | Highlander

Alexandra Vandernoot was born on September 19, 1965 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and producer, known for Highlander (1992), Le Dîner de Cons (1998) and Ready to Wear (1994).

11. Patrick Bauchau

Actor | Panic Room

Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that ...

12. Lubna Azabal

Actress | Incendies

Lubna Azabal was born on August 15, 1973 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Incendies (2010), Coriolanus (2011) and Body of Lies (2008).

13. Veerle Baetens

Actress | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Veerle Baetens studied Musical Theatre at the "Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts" in Brussels. After this she had roles in theatre and then started her TV career for VTM.

In 2005 she won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award" for her role in the theatre version of Pippi Longstocking. And in 2008 she ...

14. Kevin Janssens

Actor | Revenge

Kevin Janssens (°1979) studied at the Studio Herman Teirlinck (Antwerp) and got his first important role in his last year of his studies, when he was asked to play the leading role in a mini TV series about a boxer called KING OF THE WORLD, by Guido Henderickx. Continuously, he performed several ...

15. Monique van Vooren

Actress | Wall Street

Monique van Vooren was born on March 25, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium as Monique Bronz. She was an actress, known for Wall Street (1987), Ça va barder (1955) and Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957). She was married to Gerard Purcell and Curt H Pfenniger. She died on January 25, 2020 in New York City, ...

16. Émilie Dequenne

Actress | Le pacte des loups

Émilie Dequenne was born on August 29, 1981 in Beloeil, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Rosetta (1999) and Our Children (2012). She has been married to Michel Ferracci since October 11, 2014.

17. Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business.

In 1978 ...

18. Déborah François

Actress | Populaire

The daughter of a police officer and a social worker and the middle of three siblings, Déborah François was cast by the Dardenne brothers in L'enfant in 2005 while she was in high school. Between the ages of 10 to 16 François had taken acting classes but she did not expect to make acting her career...

19. Chantal Akerman

Director | Je tu il elle

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), A Couch in New York (1996) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.

20. Jan Bijvoet

Actor | Peaky Blinders

Jan Bijvoet was born on December 28, 1966 in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and composer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), Embrace of the Serpent (2015) and The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012).

21. Lynn Van Royen

Actress | Tabula Rasa

Lynn is a Dutch-speaking Belgian actress, best known for her lead role in Hotel Beau Séjour (2016), for which she received the 2018 TV Drama Best Actress award at the Television Festival in Monte Carlo. While studying acting at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels, ...

22. Jérémie Renier

Actor | In Bruges

Jérémie Renier was born on January 6, 1981 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for In Bruges (2008), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and My Way (2012).

23. Ronald Guttman

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Ronald Guttman was born on August 12, 1952 in Uccle, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), 27 Dresses (2008) and Welcome to the Punch (2013).

24. Benoît Poelvoorde

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Benoît Poelvoorde was born on September 22, 1964 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Romantics Anonymous (2010).

25. Jonas Bloquet

Actor | Elle

Jonas Bloquet was born on July 10, 1992 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for Elle (2016), The Nun (2018) and 3 Days to Kill (2014).

26. Felix van Groeningen

Director | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Felix van Groeningen was born in 1977 in Gent, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Beautiful Boy (2018) and The Misfortunates (2009).

27. Stella Maxwell

Actress | Patents: The Toothbrush

Stella Maxwell is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2014 and 2015 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in April 2015. She was born on May 15, 1990 in Belgium to Northern Irish parents. Maxwell's father was a ...

28. Tom Van Dyck

Actor | Met Man en Macht

Tom Van Dyck is a well known and highly respected Belgian actor, scenarist, director and producer. After his studies at the Conservatory of Antwerp, Tom began his career as an actor in a theater company where he evolved into creative director. From 1999 he played in some of the most famous Flemish ...

29. Jaco Van Dormael

Director | Mr. Nobody

Jaco Van Dormael was born on February 9, 1957 in Ixelles, Brabant, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Toto the Hero (1991).

30. Hanna Verboom

Actress | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Hanna Verboom made her motion picture debut in 2004 playing the female lead in the Dutch film "Snowfever", directed by Pim van Hoeve. She has hosted the Dutch National TV channel BNN's weekly music show "Top of the Pops". Born in Belgium, Verboom spent her early childhood in the African nations of ...

31. Carole Weyers

Actress | Manhattan

Carole Weyers was born in Anderlecht, Belgium.

She began her acting career in Belgium, where she received her training from the well-respected drama school IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion). Upon graduation, she attended LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) in a year-long program ...

32. Marie Gillain

Actress | Coco avant Chanel

Marie Gillain was born on June 18, 1975 in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), Elective Affinities (1996) and Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991).

33. Jenna Thiam

Actress | O Caderno Negro

Jenna Thiam was born on December 19, 1990 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for The Black Book (2018), The Returned (2012) and Next Year (2014).

34. Pauline Burlet

Actress | Le passé

Born in April 9, 1996 in Mons, Belgium, Pauline Burlet started taking drama lessons at the age of five. She was discovered by Olivier Dahan at the age of nine, who chose her to be the young Édith Piaf in his film La Vie En Rose (2007), playing the young version of Marion Cotillard's character.

With ...

35. Koen De Bouw

Actor | The Last Tycoon

Award-winning Koen De Bouw (1964) is one of the leading actors in Belgium. He studied theatre at the prestigious Antwerp Studio Herman Teirlinck, and made his film debut in 1988 upon graduation. Since then he played leading parts in more than 30 Belgian and international films as well as a similar ...

36. Eric Godon

Actor | Anna

Eric Godon was born on February 7, 1959 in Baudour, Belgium. He is known for his work on Anna (2019), In Bruges (2008) and The Halcyon (2017).

37. Maaike Neuville

Actress | De Dag

Maaike Neuville (°1983) is a Belgian actress and director.

Maaike graduated in 2005 from Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp. Her career got a jump-start as she starred in various short and feature films such as Dennis van Rita by Hilde Van Mieghem, Dirty Mind by Pieter Van Hees, Droomtijd by Tom Van...

38. Dominiquie Vandenberg

Stunts | Mortal Kombat

Starring in the award winning indie film The Honorable (2002) served to win Vandenberg the lead role in a series of Timex spots for director Tim Burton. Shortly afterward he was hired to train and teach Leonardo Di Caprio in antique knife fighting techniques for Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York ...

39. François Damiens

Actor | La délicatesse

François Damiens was born on January 17, 1973 in Uccle, Belgium as François Georges Henri Marie Ghislain Joseph Damiens. He is an actor and director, known for Delicacy (2011), Heartbreaker (2010) and Dany (2018).

40. Ruth Becquart

Actress | Chaussée d'Amour

Ruth Becquart is a Flemish actress and theater producer/writer whose main playground was theater for a long time after graduating from Studio Herman Teirlinck (Drama) in Antwerp in 1999. She had her first taste of feature film with her roles in Left Bank (2008) and Dirty Mind (2009), both directed ...

41. Johan Heldenbergh

Actor | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Johan Heldenbergh was born on May 11, 1967 in Wilrijk, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and The Brand New Testament (2015).

42. Axelle Carolyn

Actress | Tales of Halloween

Axelle Carolyn started out as a freelance reporter for some of the world's most prestigious film magazines and websites. Her non-fiction writing career culminated with the 2009 publication of her book 'Horror Movies In The New Millennium'. After a brief stint in front of the camera (most notably in...

43. Peter Van den Begin

Actor | Tabula Rasa

Peter Van den Begin is a Belgian actor and writer whose career spans over almost 4 decades. He is known for his versatility, delivering award-winning performances both in drama and comedy as well as theater. Most recently he received international acclaim for his role in festival favorite King of ...

44. Kürt Rogiers

Actor | Vet hard

Kürt Rogiers was born on March 14, 1971 in Zele, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for Too Fat Too Furious (2005), Kattenoog - Het Geheim van de Griezelclub (2015) and David (2009). He has been married to Els since 2003. They have two children.

45. Michaël R. Roskam

Director | The Drop

Michaël R. Roskam was born on October 9, 1972 in Sint-Truiden, Flanders, Belgium as Michaël Reynders. He is a director and producer, known for The Drop (2014), Bullhead (2011) and Racer and the Jailbird (2017).

46. George Bruggeman

Actor | If I'm Lucky

George Bruggeman was born on November 1, 1904 in Antwerp, Belgium as Georges Bruggeman. He is known for his work on If I'm Lucky (1946), You Hit the Spot (1945) and The Living Christ Series (1951). He was married to Emily Priscilla Mills. He died on June 9, 1967 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

47. Pauline Etienne

Actress | La religieuse

Pauline Etienne was born on June 26, 1989 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and director, known for The Nun (2013), Silent Voice (2009) and Lost Paradise (2012).

48. Dirk Roofthooft

Actor | De bossen van Vlaanderen

Dirk Roofthooft was born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium. He is an actor, known for De bossen van Vlaanderen (1991), De Partizanen (1995) and Don't Cry Germaine (2000).

49. Tom Waes

Actor | Undercover

Tom Waes was born on November 7, 1968 in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for Undercover (2019), Het geslacht De Pauw (2004) and Reizen Waes (2013).

50. Fabrice du Welz

Director | Alléluia

Fabrice du Welz was born on October 21, 1972 in Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Alléluia (2014), Vinyan (2008) and Adoration (2019).


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