Famous People Born On April 4th

The individuals born on April 4, fall under the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. Aries is ruled by the red planet Mars, named after the Roman God of War. Aries is a ‘masculine’ sign and usually brings with it all of the traits associated with masculinity such as assertiveness, dominance and a strong will. Individuals born under this sign usually think highly of themselves and keep their own counsel. April 4 individuals in particular are capable of accomplishing extraordinary things with the added influence of the planet Uranus.

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Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Downey Jr.
156
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Robert Downey, Jr is an American actor who is best known for his performances in the movie Chaplin as well a in the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes film series. The son of filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr, he entered the world of acting early, fought a successful battle with drug and alcohol addiction and proved his talent and versatility with his impressive body of work.
 2 
Heath Ledger
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘The Joker’ in the Film ‘The Dark Knight’)
Heath Ledger
171
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: January 22, 2008

An Australian actor, Heath Ledger grabbed limelight in America with the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. However, it was role in Brokeback Mountain that made him a star and earned him comparisons with greats actors like Marlon Brando. The brilliant actor gave his last performance as Joker in The Dark Knight which became a massive success.

 3 
Maya Angelou
(American Poet and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Autobiography ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’)
Maya Angelou
62
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: May 28, 2014
Poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was a champion for black feminism and is best remembered for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and over 50 honorary degrees was also a child sex abuse survivor.
 4 
David Cross
(Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and Director Best Known for His Comedy Series ‘Mr. Show’)
David Cross
23
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Roswell, Georgia, United States

David Cross is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. Cross is credited with creating and developing popular TV series, such as The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Freak Show. In 2013, the co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, revealed that David Cross was one of the first investors of Kickstarter, a public benefit corporation.

 5 
Natasha Lyonne
(Known for Her Role of ‘Nicky Nichols’ on the Comedy Series ‘Orange Is the New Black’)
Natasha Lyonne
42
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Best known as Nicky Nichols from Orange Is the New Black and Nadia Vulvokov from Russian Doll, Emmy-nominated actor Natasha Lyonne began her career at age 6, with Pee-wee's Playhouse. Fans loved her as Jessica in the teen-comedy franchise American Pie. Natasha has struggled with legal issues and heroin addiction.
 6 
Hugo Weaving
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Elrond’ in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film Series)
Hugo Weaving
22
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Uch Ibadan organogram, Ibadan, Nigeria

Hugo Weaving is a British actor best known for playing the roles of suave villains, such as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy. Apart from being an actor, Weaving is also an animal rights activist; he serves as an ambassador for a non-profit animal protection charity called Voiceless. Over the years, he has played an important role in popularizing Voiceless.

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Anthony Perkins
(Film actor, Film director)
Anthony Perkins
7
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died: September 12, 1992
 8 
Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
21
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: April 30, 1983
Grammy-winning blues singer McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, is considered the father of modern Chicago blues. He is remembered for his tracks Hoochie Coochie Man and Rollin' Stone, with the latter inspiring the name of the band The Rolling Stones. He shaped the rock and roll genre.
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Graham Norton
(Best Known for His Comedy Chat Show ‘The Graham Norton Show’)
Graham Norton
33
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Clondalkin, Ireland

Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, and actor, Graham Norton, is an eight-time BAFTA TV Award winner. He is best known for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show. His innuendo-laden dialogue and flamboyant presentation style have made him a fan favorite. He is openly gay and is the winner of one Gaytime Award.

 10 
Eric Andre
(Actor)
Eric Andre
22
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
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Craig T. Nelson
13
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States

Craig T. Nelson is an American stand-up comedian and actor. One of the earliest members of the popular comedy troupe The Groundlings, Nelson went on to form his own comedy team along with Rudy De Luca and Barry Levinson. Also an avid racer and motorsports fan, Nelson founded the Screaming Eagles Racing in 1992.

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Todrick Hall
(Singer)
Todrick Hall
14
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States
Rapper/choreographer Todrick Hall gained fame after appearing in the ninth season of American Idol. His YouTube videos, featuring his songs and parodies, too, became viral. He has also been a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race and is openly gay. He has also appeared as Billy Flynn in the play Chicago.
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David Blaine
(Illusionist, Endurance Artist and Extreme Performer)
David Blaine
14
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States

David Blaine is a one of the most popular magicians and illusionists globally who fascinates others with his magic tricks, endurance stunts and extreme performances. His famous stunts include Frozen in Time and Above the Below. He started as a street performer and later began doing television shows.

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Nancy McKeon
(Actress)
Nancy McKeon
25
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States

Nancy McKeon is an American actress known for researching her characters and roles. For instance, she spent several hours with a police force before playing Jinny Exstead in the police procedural drama TV series The Division. Also known for her skills as a dancer, McKeon competed in the 2018 season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Amanda Righetti
16
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: St. George, Utah
Amanda Righetti is best known as Grace Van Pelt from the series The Mentalist. She has also starred in the horror films Friday the 13th and Return to House on Haunted Hill. Fans also loved her as Maddie Kenner in the series Colony and as Hailey Nichol in The O.C.
 16 
Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)
Jill Scott
22
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 17 
Isoroku Yamamoto
(Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941)
Isoroku Yamamoto
42
Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Died: April 18, 1943
Isoroku Yamamoto was a Marshal Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy. During World War II, he served as the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet and oversaw operations such as the Pearl Harbor attack. He died when his fighter plane was shot down by the U.S. Air Forces
 18 
Austin Mahone
(Singer-songwriter)
Austin Mahone
15
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Bea Benaderet
(Actress)
Bea Benaderet
6
Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 13, 1968
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Christine Lahti
(Actress and Filmmaker)
Christine Lahti
12
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States
With an acclaimed television, stage and film career spanning over four decades, Christine Lahti bagged in her first Academy Award nomination for her performance in Swing Shift and took the statue home for her directorial debut, Lieberman in Love. For her role in Chicago Hope, she earned a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
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Sarah Gadon
(Actress who gained recognition for her roles in David Cronenberg's films A Dangerous Method (2011), Cosmopolis (2012), and Maps to the Stars (2014))
Sarah Gadon
5
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Andrei Tarkovsky
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Filmmakers in Soviet and World Cinema)
Andrei Tarkovsky
9
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Zavrazh'ye, Russia
Died: December 29, 1986

Andrei Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian writer, theatre director, filmmaker, and film theorist. Renowned for making movies that explored metaphysical and spiritual themes, Tarkovsky is often regarded as one of the most influential and greatest directors in the history of world cinema. The recipient of many prestigious awards, Andrei Tarkovsky's work continues to influence several filmmakers around the world.

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Tad Lincoln
(Son of Abraham Lincoln)
Tad Lincoln
2
Birth Year: 1853
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: July 15, 1871
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James Roday
(Actor, Director and Screenwriter Best Known as 'Shawn Spencer' in TV series 'Psych')
James Roday
11
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reuben Foster
(American football player)
Reuben Foster
7
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
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Lorraine Toussaint
(Actress)
Lorraine Toussaint
10
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
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Clive Davis
(Business Leader, Music Producer)
Clive Davis
3
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
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Jack Del Rio
(Coaches)
Jack Del Rio
5
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, USA
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Josephine Skriver
9
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish model Josephine Skriver, known for her work with Gucci and Armani, was discovered by an agent when she was in New York City with her school soccer team. Raised by a gay father and a lesbian mother, and conceived through IVF, she is also a prominent LGBT activist.

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Caracalla
(Roman emperor)
Caracalla
5
Birth Year: 0188
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: April 8, 0217
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Hugh Masekela
(South African Trumpeter Known for His Jazz Compositions and for Writing Well-Known Anti-apartheid Songs)
Hugh Masekela
8
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Emalahleni Local Municipality, South Africa
Died: January 23, 2018

A pioneer of South African jazz, instrumentalist Hugh Masekela excelled in the trumpet and introduced South African music to countries such as the U.S. He was also a vocal anti-apartheid activist, played for the Jazz Epistles, and was known for his iconic albums such as Hope and Johannesburg.

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Phil Morris
Phil Morris
1
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Iowa City
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Kenneth Mars
(Actor, Voice actor, Film actor, Television actor)
Kenneth Mars
3
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: February 12, 2011
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Caroline McWilliams
(Actress)
Caroline McWilliams
4
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: February 11, 2010
 35 
Georg von Trapp
(Naval officer)
Georg von Trapp
4
Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Died: May 30, 1947

Georg von Trapp, or Captain von Trapp, was an Austrian naval officer who led the Trapp Family Singers, the family that inspired the play and the film The Sound of Music. An able military man, he had also been part of World War II and was knighted by the Austrian government.

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Gong Hyo-jin
(Actress)
Gong Hyo-jin
7
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Sinwol-dong

Gong Hyo-jin is a South Korean actress known for playing Yang Mi-sook in the film Crush and Blush, for which she won a couple of Best Actress awards. Thanks to her association with successful rom-com dramas, Gong is regarded as the queen of romantic comedies in Korea. She is also regarded as an influential fashion icon by young Korean women.

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Peter Vaughan
(Actor)
Peter Vaughan
4
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Wem, Shropshire, England, UK
Died: December 6, 2016
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Dorothea Dix
(Social Reformer)
Dorothea Dix
5
Birth Year: 1802
Birthplace: Maine, US
Died: July 17, 1887

Dorothea Dix was an American advocate who fought for the welfare of the mentally ill. She helped create the first generation of mental asylums in the United States. Dix also played a key role during the Civil War, serving as a Superintendent of Army Nurses. In 1979, Dorothea Dix was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Barry Pepper
(Actor)
Barry Pepper
4
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Campbell River, Canada
 40 
Elmer Bernstein
(Composer)
Elmer Bernstein
2
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 18, 2004
 41 
Gil Hodges
(Baseball player)
Gil Hodges
3
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Princeton, Indiana, United States
Died: April 2, 1972
 42 
Thaddeus Stevens
(Former United States Representative)
Thaddeus Stevens
5
Birth Year: 1792
Birthplace: Danville
Died: August 11, 1868
Thaddeus Stevens was member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and a Radical Republican leader. He played a major role in ending slavery and chaired the House Ways and Means Committee during the American Civil War. He was also known for ill-treating the ex-Confederates during Reconstruction.
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Collette Wolfe
3
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: King George, Virginia, United States
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Stephan Bonnar
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Stephan Bonnar
4
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Hammond, Indiana, United States
 45 
Sami Khedira
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Sami Khedira
24
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
 46 
Daniela Bobadilla
(Known for playing Sam Goodson in the FX series Anger Management)
Daniela Bobadilla
2
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
 47 
Joe Chen
(Taiwanese Actress, Singer and Television Host)
Joe Chen
6
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Hsinchu County, Taiwan

Taiwanese actor Joe Chen, also known as the Queen of Idol Dramas, soared to fame with her roles in series such as The Queen of SOP, Swordsman, and Cruel Romance. She met her Malaysian boyfriend, Alan Chen, on the Chinese dating reality show Meeting Mr Right II.

 48 
Berry Oakley
(Musician)
Berry Oakley
3
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 11, 1972
 49 
Tris Speaker
(Baseball Player)
Tris Speaker
0
Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Hubbard, Texas, United States
Died: December 8, 1958
 50 
Cherie Lunghi
(Actress)
Cherie Lunghi
2
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Nottingham, England

Personality Traits & Characteristics Of Famous People Born On April 4th   

Personality
April 4 is specifically influenced by Uranus. This is a stabilizing influence that may help to counter-balance the impulsiveness that can come with being an Aries. As a result, people born on April 4 can not only access the vitality and energy of Aries but also the grounded sense of Uranus. This mixture can create a positive, confident, and straightforward person who is also quite warm and practical. They are usually logical and fair. On the negative side, they can be perceived as overbearing and insensitive.

Health
People born on the 4th of April often suffer from illnesses caused by stress such as, headaches and eye-strain. They may find it difficult to express their feelings adequately and tend to bottle their frustrations instead, which leads to emotional and physical tension. People born on this day often find it hard to relax and do not typically get relief from traditional relaxation techniques such as spas and massages. These individuals need healthy eating and sleeping habits to keep up their high energy requirements.

Finance
Energetic Aries often see keeping a budget, a tedious and wearisome job, but Aries born on April 4 may not feel so burdened, thanks to the grounding influence of the planet Uranus. This influence helps promote a more tempered and reliable character.

Career
April 4 persons can be perfectionists who scrutinize even themselves. Fears of inadequacy may cause them to easy, low-risk jobs that do not push them to their full potential. At their best, however, they are natural leaders known to lead their teams to victory against incredible odds.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Aries may find the happiest and the most fulfilling relationships with the Air signs Gemini, Aquarius and Libra. Typically, Air signs are logic-oriented and enjoy handling the details that often bore Aries. April 4 persons may seem fickle but are often quite loyal once they fall in love and their trademark honesty inspires a deep trust in their partners. As parents, Aries are usually the ones cheering from the sidelines at every ‘Little League’ game. High-energy group activities can be some of the most rewarding family activities for Aries, as long as they keep their natural competitiveness in check.

Trivia
Lucky Colors: Rose & Blue.
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8.
Lucky Days (of The Week): Tuesday & Sunday
Lucky Days (of the Month): 8th & 4th