Famous People Born On January 2nd

Those born on 2nd of January, fall under the influence of Capricorn, the 10th sign in the zodiac. True to their sun sign, individuals born on this particular day are approachable and tend to be quite adaptable. Known for their generous characteristics, these individuals are very ambitious and don’t shy away from asking for help. They are also very co-operative and competitive by nature and tend to enjoy group activities. They are also blessed with strong will power and are hard workers, with strong sense of justice and fairness towards others. However, owing to their sensitive nature, at times they can be a tad unpredictable and are also susceptible to mood swings.

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Isaac Asimov
(Writer Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels and Professor of Biochemistry)
Isaac Asimov
47
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992

Isaac Asimov was an American writer. Best known for his science fiction works, Asimov was regarded as one of the Big Three writers along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein. Asimov is credited with influencing most sci-fi writers since the 1950s. Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman stated that one of Asimov's works inspired him to take up Economics.

 2 
Cuba Gooding Jr.
22
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Cuba Gooding Jr., son of soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., shot to fame with his Academy Award-winning role of Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. He has played real-life characters O.J Simpson and Ben Carson on TV. His other notable projects include Pearl Harbor and As Good As It Gets.
 3 
Taye Diggs
(Actor)
Taye Diggs
21
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Taye Diggs is a popular American actor and singer. Such is his popularity that he is often mentioned in several TV series that has nothing to do with him. Video footage of him slipping off a chair became a popular internet meme, making him famous worldwide.

 4 
Dax Shepard
(Known for His Role in NBC Comedy Series 'Parenthood' & Host of the Podcast 'Armchair Expert')
Dax Shepard
42
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Michigan, United States
 5 
Tia Carrere
(Actress and Singer)
Tia Carrere
32
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Tia Carrere’s first breakthrough was as Jade Soong in the soap General Hospital. Fans also loved her as Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter. She voiced Nani in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, appeared on the show Dancing with the Stars, and also won two Grammys for her Hawaiian music albums.
 6 
Ben Hardy
(Actor)
Ben Hardy
31
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Dorset, England,United Kingdom

English actor, Ben Hardy, is best known for his appearance in the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Interested in acting from childhood, he received training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He began his professional career in the early 2010s, appearing in the play The Judas Kiss. He has since acted in many plays, TV shows, and films.

Renee Elise Goldsberry
13
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Actress, singer, and songwriter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, is a popular figure in Broadway theater. She is best known for her role in the musical Hamilton, for which she won a Tony Award. She is also active in films and TV shows. As a singer and songwriter, she is the winner of one Grammy Award. 

 8 
Shelley Hennig
7
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States
 9 
Barry Morris Goldwater
(Former United States Senator)
Barry Morris Goldwater
25
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Phoenix
Died: May 29, 1998

Entrepreneur Barry Morris Goldwater was a five-term Arizona senator. He represented the Republican Party in the 1964 presidential election, which he lost by a landslide margin to Lyndon B Johnson. He impacted the conservative and libertarian movements. He was a skilled photographer and loved collecting kachina dolls.

 10 
Paz Vega
(Spanish Actress)
Paz Vega
15
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Spanish actor Paz Vega is best known for her roles in films such as Sex and Lucia, Spanglish, All Roads Lead to Rome, and Rambo: Last Blood. Fans loved her as Catalina Creel in the Mexican series Cuna de lobos and as Renata in the American series The OA
 11 
Christy Turlington
(American Model and Humanitarian)
Christy Turlington
9
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

Model Christy Turlington is best known for being part of Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign. Named to Time 100, she has worked with Maybelline and Versace, too. Her cover of British Vogue inspired George Michael's video Freedom. She owns the non-profit Every Mother Counts, which works for safe pregnancy and childbirth.

 12 
Roger Miller
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Roger Miller
5
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: October 25, 1992
 13 
Alden Richards
(One of the Celebrated and Most Awarded Artists in the Philippines)
Alden Richards
19
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
While he considers Hello, Love, Goodbye, the highest-grossing Filipino film ever, as his best project so far, actor Alden Richards has had a long career, peppered with films, music, and more. He will now be seen with Bea Alonzo in a film based on the Japanese series Pure Soul.
 14 
Jack Hanna
(Zoologist)
Jack Hanna
5
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
 15 
Thérèse of Lisieux
(Roman Catholic Nun Known as the ‘Little Flower of Jesus’)
Thérèse of Lisieux
8
Birth Year: 1873
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: September 30, 1897
French nun Thérèse of Lisieux, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus,” became one of the most well-known Catholic saints ever. She became the youngest Doctor of the Church and the third woman to receive the honor. A devoted Carmelite, she died of tuberculosis at age 24.
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Fernando Tatis Jr.
(Baseball player)
Fernando Tatis Jr.
20
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
 17 
Anthony Carrigan
(Actor, Television actor)
Anthony Carrigan
6
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
 18 
Turner Tenney
(American Former Online Streamer)
Turner Tenney
19
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, United States
 19 
Kate Bosworth
(American Actress Known for Her Films ‘The Horse Whisperer’ and ‘Remember the Titans’)
Kate Bosworth
14
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Kate Bosworth is an American model and actress known for playing Anne Marie Chadwick in the 2002 sports film Blue Crush. Apart from acting, Bosworth is also interested in fashion; she co-designed a jewelry line called JewelMint. Also known for her work as an activist, Kate Bosworth was named in People magazine's 25 Women Changing the World list in 2018.

 20 
Pernell Whitaker
(American Professional Boxer Who Was a Four-Weight World Champion)
Pernell Whitaker
5
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: July 14, 2019
 21 
Peter Gadiot
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘James Valdez’ in the TV Series ‘Queen of the South’)
Peter Gadiot
7
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: London, England
Peter Gadiot is best known as James Valdez from the series Queen of the South and as Cyrus from Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. He is a trained stage actor, too. He engages in extreme stunts, such as climbing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, to raise money for social causes
 22 
Pauline Chalamet
(American–French Actress, Writer and Director)
Pauline Chalamet
6
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: United States
 23 
Gabrielle Carteris
(Best Known for Her Role as Andrea Zuckerman in 'Beverly Hills, 90210')
Gabrielle Carteris
11
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
 24 
Mehmed IV
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed IV
4
Birth Year: 1642
Birthplace: Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: January 6, 1693

Mehmed IV reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 8 August 1648 to 8 November 1687. After ascending the throne at age six following the dethronement of his father in a coup, Mehmed IV went on to become the second-longest reigning emperor in the history of the Ottoman Empire after Suleiman the Magnificent.

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Anna Lee
(Actress)
Anna Lee
2
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Ightham, Kent, England
Died: May 14, 2004
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Karina Smirnoff
(Ballroom dancer who won the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars)
Karina Smirnoff
6
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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David Cone
(Baseball player)
David Cone
3
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 28 
Joanna Pacula
(Actress)
Joanna Pacula
1
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
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Abbie Eaton
(Racing driver)
Abbie Eaton
1
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Hull, England, UK
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Trombone Shorty
(Musician)
Trombone Shorty
1
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Todd Haynes
(Film director)
Todd Haynes
1
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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David Bailey
(Photographer)
David Bailey
0
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Leytonstone

David Bailey is an English portrait and fashion photographer. He is credited with co-creating the Swinging London movement along with Brian Duffy and Terence Donovan during the 1960s. Bailey is also known for his work with the famous Vogue magazine. The character played by David Hemmings in the 1966 mystery thriller film Blowup was inspired by David Bailey.

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Francois Pienaar
(South African Retired Rugby Union Player)
Francois Pienaar
7
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Vereeniging, South Africa

Francois Pienaar is a former rugby player who captained the South African national team from 1993 to 1996. He is best-known for helping his team win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. In 2004, he was ranked 50th in a list named Top 100 Great South Africans. In 2005, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.

 34 
Jagmeet Singh
(Canadian Politician and Leader of the New Democratic Party)
Jagmeet Singh
20
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Jagmeet Singh is a Canadian politician and lawyer. Since 2017, Singh has been serving as the leader of the popular Canadian political party, New Democratic Party. Jagmeet Singh serves as an inspiration to other Canadian politicians of Indian origin as he is the first member from a visible minority group to lead a prominent federal political party in Canada.

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Renata Notni
(Actress)
Renata Notni
2
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Oscar Micheaux
4
Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25, 1951
 37 
Edgar Martínez
(Baseball player)
Edgar Martínez
1
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 38 
David Gyasi
(Actor)
David Gyasi
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
 39 
Naoki Urasawa
(Artist)
Naoki Urasawa
1
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

Award-winning Japanese manga artist Naoki Urasawa is best known for his thriller Monster and the sci-fi 20th Century Boys. Fans love his intricate and psychologically complicated plots. He also teaches at the Nagoya Zokei University and is a skilled rock musician who once performed as Bob Lennon.

 40 
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1806 - 1826))
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2
Birth Year: 1784
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: January 29, 1844

Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha reigned as the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld from 9 December 1806 to 12 November 1826. He oversaw the construction of many projects, including a court theatre, in Coburg. Ernest is also remembered for the educational, constitutional, and economic development of his territories.

 41 
Craig James
(Sports commentator)
Craig James
1
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Texas
 42 
Folke Bernadotte
(Swedish Diplomat Who Negotiated the Release of 31000 Prisoners from German Concentration Camps in World War II)
Folke Bernadotte
3
Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17, 1948

Folke Bernadotte was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. He is best remembered for negotiating the release of over 30,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during World War II. Folke Bernadotte was assassinated at the age of 53 by a Zionist paramilitary organization called Lehi.

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Sister Nancy
(Singer)
Sister Nancy
1
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Kingston

Sister Nancy is a Jamaican singer and dancehall DJ. She is the first female dancehall DJ to achieve international recognition. Sister Nancy was the most popular female dancehall DJ in the world for over two decades. One of her most popular singles Bam Bam is often referred to as the reggae anthem.

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Maxi Rodríguez
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer)
Maxi Rodríguez
8
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
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Kirk Hinrich
(Basketball Player)
Kirk Hinrich
3
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
 46 
James Wolfe
(Officer)
James Wolfe
2
Birth Year: 1727
Birthplace: Westerham, United Kingdom
Died: September 13, 1759
 47 
Cole Caufield
(American Professional Ice Hockey Right Winger)
Cole Caufield
3
Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Mosinee, Wisconsin, United States
 48 
Robert Helenius
(Finnish Professional Boxer)
Robert Helenius
7
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Popularly known as The Nordic Nightmare, Finnish boxer Robert Helenius was born in Sweden and moved to Finland with his parents at age 2. He was 5 when he began training in boxing and grew up to win a silver at the 2006 European Championships. He has played for both Sweden and Finland,

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Aaron Wiggins
(Basketball player)
Aaron Wiggins
1
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
 50 
Carla Juri
(Actress)
Carla Juri
4
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Locarno, Switzerland

Carla Juri is a Swiss actress best known for her role in the biographical film Paula. She studied theater in London and Los Angeles and traveled across Berlin, London, and Rome to find jobs early in her career. She started acting professionally in the mid-2000s and has since appeared in many critically acclaimed films and TV shows. 

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 2nd

Personality
Individuals born on the 2nd of January are very responsible and dedicated in whatever they pursue. They detest favoritism and possess great team spirit, which makes them excellent co-worker and friend. At times, they can be extremely demanding and don’t hold others responsible for their successes and failures. They fear being judged by others, owing to which they prefer not to reveal their inner insecurities. Though often reserved by nature, these people are sociable and make a lot of friends.

Health
These individuals may often suffer from stress related disorders, which may be due a high-paced lifestyle, with little time for relaxation. They are also susceptible to teeth, gums and skin related problems and thus need to take care of their diet. It is also advisable for them to take part in outdoor activities such as skating and rock climbing, which can be extremely beneficial for their health.

Finance
Though they can manage their finances well, however at time they may lose money-making opportunities and tend to overspend at times. However, with time and maturity they learn how to handle their finances to meet their responsibilities.
    
Career
As these people are blessed with intuitive nature, they often make good teachers and social workers. They also make good managers and achieve success in the field of public relations. They also possess creative skills which makes them successful writers, journalists, photographers as well as musicians.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Even though they don’t get themselves romantically attached very easily, when they fall in love, they are very loyal and dedicated. They tend to look for partners who share their interest and goals. They are very devoted to their family members and enjoy a healthy family life. As parents, they are very loving and caring towards their children and also cultivate some degree of independence in their kids from a very young age.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Brown & Silver
Lucky Numbers: 2 & 3
Lucky Days (of the Month): 2nd & 3rd
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Monday