Famous People Born On August 15th

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Influenced by the Sun and Venus, individuals with their birthday on August 15 have atypical traits and features. By nature, they are blessed with a warm heart and cheerful friendly disposition. August 15th natives are kind, generous and responsible folks with an optimistic sense of approach towards everything in life. An interesting trait in these people is that they are observant by nature. More than studying, it is through observation that these people learn the basic things of life. Skilled at work, Leo’s with this birthday are flexible but with a subtle bossiness. They can get absolutely stubborn when aggravated. Since these people are prone to taking hurried decisions, it is advisable for them to be calm and composed and contemplate well before making a choice.

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 1 
Jennifer Lawrence
124
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Indian Hills, Kentucky, United States

One of the extremely talented and successful actresses of Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence is known for her performances in movies like Silver Linings Playbook, Hunger Games and Joy. The acclaimed actress, who supports numerous charitable causes, made her debut as a teenage actor in television and soon gained recognition with series, The Bill Engvall Show, and the movie, The Poker House.

 2 
Napoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French (1804-1814))
Napoleon Bonaparte
109
Birth Year: 1769
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 5, 1821
French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte ruled as the French emperor from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He strengthened France’s position in Europe through the Napoleonic Wars and extended his kingdom. However, he was eventually defeated by the Seventh Coalition at the Battle of Waterloo and sent to exile. 
 3 
Nipsey Hussle
76
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: March 31, 2019

Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper who left behind quite a legacy when he was fatally shot at the age of 33. His death was met with a strong artistic response as more than 50 murals dedicated to him were painted in Los Angeles alone within a few months after his death. As a rapper and activist, Hussle influenced several youngsters.

 4 
Joe Jonas
(Member of the Pop Rock Band the 'Jonas Brothers')
Joe Jonas
43
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Casa Grande, Arizona, United States

American singer, songwriter and actor Joe Jonas shot to fame as the lead vocalist of the famous pop-rock band, Jonas Brothers. Later, he released a solo album, Fastlife and also formed another band, DNCE before once again joining his brothers for a single, Sucker. He has also appeared in various films and television shows.

 5 
Ben Affleck
(Actor, Director, Producer & Screenwriter Known for the Portrayal of 'Batman' in Superhero Films)
Ben Affleck
83
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Ben Affleck is actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He started as a child actor and attained fame after winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997. He has been involved in a number of successful and critically acclaimed films. He’s had issues with alcoholism and has been accused by women of inappropriate behaviour.

 6 
Julia Child
14
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Pasadena, California
Died: August 13, 2004
Julia Child gained fame with her culinary show The French Chef and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also founded The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. She received several Emmys and the Peabody Award for her work, and had a rose named after her.
 7 
Chief Keef
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer)
Chief Keef
30
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chief Keef is a hip-hop sensation who has revolutionized the drill and trap sub-genres. His track I Don’t Like was remixed by Kanye West and was featured on the Billboard Rap Top 20. He was dropped by the label Interscope for several legal issues and then formed his own label.

 8 
Anthony Anderson
(Best Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'Black-Ish' and Series 'K-Ville' and 'Law & Order')
Anthony Anderson
9
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Anthony Anderson of All About the Andersons fame gained fame as Andre in Black-ish and as Bryan Brown in The Bernie Mac Show. He has also hosted To Tell the Truth and been a judge on Iron Chef America, apart from appearing in films such as The Departed and Transformers.
 9 
Debra Messing
(American Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Ned and Stacey' and ‘Will & Grace’)
Debra Messing
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Debra Messing is an American actress who received five Primetime Emmy and seven Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Grace Adler in the popular sitcom Will & Grace. For her contribution to television, Debra Messing was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. 

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Natasha Henstridge
(Actress, Model)
Natasha Henstridge
12
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Canadian actor Natasha Henstridge is best known for her performances in the Species movies. She was also part of the films The Whole Nine Yards and Would Be Kings, winning the Gemini Award for the latter. She has also appeared in the series Eli Stone and The Secret Circle.
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Boban Marjanović
(Serbian Basketball Player)
Boban Marjanović
8
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Boljevac, Serbia

Boban Marjanović is a Serbian basketball player who plays for the Serbia national basketball team. In 2017, he helped his team win the silver medal at the EuroBasket in Turkey. He also plays in the NBA and is currently a part of the Houston Rockets. Apart from being a basketball player, Boban Marjanović is also an actor.

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Abiy Ahmed
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)
Abiy Ahmed
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Beshasha, Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed is an Ethiopian politician and the current prime minister of Ethiopia. Since becoming the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for launching a wide program of economic and political reforms in Ethiopia. He also played a major role in ending the 20-year Eritrean–Ethiopian War for which he was honored with the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Song Ji-hyo
(Actress, Model)
Song Ji-hyo
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea

South Korean actress and model, Song Ji-hyo, is a prominent figure in the South Korean entertainment industry and has appeared in many hit TV shows and films. Beginning her career as a model, she soon branched out into acting. One interesting fact about the actress is that she has a degree in tax accounting!

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Portsmouth

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English football player. He is an important member of the England national team and the Premier League club Liverpool. In 2012, he became the second-youngest player to play for England at the UEFA European Football Championship, only behind the legendary player Wayne Rooney. He also represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Melinda Gates
(American Philanthropist and Co-Founder of ‘Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’)
Melinda Gates
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Melinda Gates, ex-wife of software magnate Bill Gates, is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She previously worked at Microsoft and managed projects such as Microsoft Encarta and Expedia. She has authored a book, too, and has won several honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Toni Watson
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Best Known for Her Single ‘Dance Monkey’)
Toni Watson
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Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
(Director, Best Known for Making Psychological Drama Films)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu, is known internationally for his films about the human condition. Beginning his entertainment career as a radio host, he started composing music and producing films as the years went by. The recipient of many prestigious awards, he is the first Mexican filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Peter Hermann
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
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Rose Marie
(Actress)
Rose Marie
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Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 28, 2017
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Anthony of Padua
3
Birth Year: 1195
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: June 13, 1231

Thirteenth-century Portuguese Catholic priest Anthony of Padua was the friar of the Franciscan Order. He is remembered for his self-less devotion to the poor and the sick and is revered as the patron saint of lost items. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1946.

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Walter Scott
(Novelist and Poet known for his Works Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake)
Walter Scott
10
Birth Year: 1771
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832

Walter Scott was a Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and playwright. Scott's ability as a writer and his knowledge of history made him a pioneering figure in the formation of the historical novel genre. An influential writer, many of his works remain classics of Scottish as well as English-language literature. Scott was admired by other prominent writers like Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

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Mike Connors
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: January 26, 2017
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Kerri Walsh Jennings
(Beach Volleyball player)
Kerri Walsh Jennings
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States

American beach-volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings was born to a baseball player father and a volleyball player mother, and was naturally drawn toward sports. She later attended Stanford on a sports scholarship and won three gold medals at the Olympics. She is married to fellow beach-volleyball player Casey Jennings

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Carlos Pena Jr.
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Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
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Stephen Breyer
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1994 to 2022)
Stephen Breyer
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Stephen Breyer is an American lawyer, legal scholar, and jurist. Since August 1994, Breyer has been serving as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court after being nominated by President Bill Clinton in May 1994. He is also credited with writing several influential textbooks while working as a lecturer and law professor at Harvard Law School in the 1960s. 

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Oscar Peterson
(Jazz Pianist)
Oscar Peterson
4
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: December 23, 2007
Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist Oscar Peterson had initially wished to be a trumpeter but switched to the piano because of a lung ailment. He was the first living person, apart from a king, to get a commemorative Canadian stamp. He used a signature handkerchief between performances.
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Eric Bieniemy
(American Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as the Offensive Coordinator)
Eric Bieniemy
2
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Eric Bieniemy is an American football coach, currently working as the offensive coordinator for National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. A former player, Eric Bieniemy stirred controversy while representing the San Diego Chargers in 1993; he harassed a female parking attendant by grabbing her by the neck, for which he was arrested in Boulder, Colorado.

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Quinton Aaron
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 29 
Carol Thatcher
(Journalist)
Carol Thatcher
2
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: London
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Zaira Nara
(Argentine Model, Actress and TV Personality)
Zaira Nara
4
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Boulogne, Argentina

Argentine-born Lebanese model and host Zaira Nara has graced the covers of top-notch magazines such as Cosmopolitan and has campaigned for brands such as Pantene. The sister of football agent Wanda Nara, Zaira has a huge fan base on Instagram. She replaced Wanda in Bailando 2011 during the latter’s pregnancy.

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Stieg Larsson
(Swedish Writer and Activist Best Known for His Millennium Trilogy of Crime Novels)
Stieg Larsson
5
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden
Died: November 9, 2004

Stieg Larsson was a Swedish writer and journalist. He is best remembered for his Millennium trilogy of novels, which were adapted as three films in Sweden. After his sudden death, due to a heart attack, Stieg Larsson was posthumously honored with several awards, such as the Glass Key award, Galaxy British Book Award, and Anthony Award.

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Louis de Broglie
(Physicist)
Louis de Broglie
4
Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Dieppe
Died: March 19, 1987

Louis de Broglie was a French aristocrat and physicist who made important contributions to quantum theory. His de Broglie hypothesis, which suggests that all matter has wave properties, is one of the most important features in the theory of quantum mechanics. In 1929, de Broglie was honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work.

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David Zayas
(Puerto Rican Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Angel Batista’ on Showtime's Series ‘Dexter’)
David Zayas
3
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

David Zayas is a Puerto Rican actor known for playing important roles in American TV series like Dexter, Oz, and Gotham. His portrayal of Angel Batista in Dexter earned him a Satellite Award and a nomination for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Ethel Barrymore
4
Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 18, 1959
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Emily Kinney
(actor, musician, singer, stage actor, television actor)
Emily Kinney
5
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Nebraska
 36 
Belinda Peregrín
(Spanish-Mexican Singer, Songwriter and Actress)
Belinda Peregrín
9
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Belinda Peregrín, tagged as "Princess of Latin Pop" by international press is best known for her commercially hit studio albums like Belinda and Utopía and singles like Vivir, which made her the third best-selling female Mexican act. She also had screen success with films like The Cheetah Girls 2 and Mexican telenovelas like Amigos x siempre.   

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Stanley Milgram
(Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist)
Stanley Milgram
1
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 20, 1984

Social psychologist Stanley Milgram was inspired by the suffering of the Jews during the Holocaust to understand what drove people to harm others, and thus created his Milgram experiment. He also taught at prestigious institutes such as Harvard and Yale. His studies also included the six degrees of separation concept.

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Carl Edwards
(American Former Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Carl Edwards
2
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
 39 
Princess Anne
(Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip)
Princess Anne
35
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Clarence House, Westminster, London, England

The second child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, is 14th in line to the throne as of May 2019. She is the royal couple’s only daughter. She is the patron of over 300 organizations and is known for her high-profile charity work. She is considered one of Britain's most popular royals.

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Pat Priest
(Actress)
Pat Priest
3
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Bountiful, United States
 41 
Wendy Hiller
(Actress)
Wendy Hiller
1
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Bramhall, Cheshire, England
Died: May 14, 2003
 42 
Huntz Hall
(Actor)
Huntz Hall
1
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 30, 1999
 43 
Jill Haworth
(Actress)
Jill Haworth
0
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Hove, Sussex, England
Died: January 3, 2011
 44 
Vernon Jordan
5
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 45 
Tommy Aldridge
0
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
 46 
Samuel Roukin
2
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Southport, England, UK
 47 
AnnMaria De Mars
(Judoka, Technology Executive)
AnnMaria De Mars
1
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States
 48 
Maya Soetoro-Ng
(Maternal Half-Sister of Former American President Barack Obama)
Maya Soetoro-Ng
3
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Maya Soetoro-Ng is the maternal half-sister of former American President Barack Obama. She is currently working as a consultant for the Obama Foundation and is credited with working towards the development of the Asia-Pacific Leaders Program. She is also credited with co-founding nonprofit organizations, such as Institute for Climate and Peace and The Peace Studio.

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Jim Dale
(Actor)
Jim Dale
0
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England, UK
 50 
Bobby Caldwell
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Jazz musician)
Bobby Caldwell
2
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: New York City

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on August 15

Personality
Charming, sociable and courteous, August 15th individuals are unique from the other Leo counterparts in their nature and disposition. They are homely beings and attend to the needs and demands of their friends and family. They keep their relationships on a high pedestal and value them. These individuals have a hospitable nature and are caring to one and all. They are sympathetic and fair and have a warm and generous attitude. Though they are optimistic by nature, these individuals tend to be emotionally dependent on others and constantly crave for approval and reassurance. Typical Leo traits like, stubbornness, bossiness and attention seeking are also present in these people but they know how to channelize these traits well.

Health
The general health and physical condition of individuals born on August 15th is sound, except on occasions when they overindulge in food. As these people are fond of rich food, they stuff themselves way too much when they get their hands on some. The direct result of this greed makes them unhealthy and prone to illness. To add to the woes, the laziness and irregularity in exercise routine further cause weight issues. Disciplined food habits and regular exercise routine is a must for individuals with this birthdate.

Finance
August 15th natives are indulgent people. They love to pamper and spoil themselves for the luxuries and comforts of life. As such, they are not the ones to settle for anything less. These people demand a competitive salary as only this could assure them a lifestyle that they crave for. Splurging in the delightful sumptuousness that life has to offer is the way to go about for these people.

Career
Ambitious and forward thinking, August 15th individuals know what type of career would suit them. As such, they work towards getting a place for themselves in the specific field. Unlike other Leo counterparts, people born on this date consider financial gains as an important factor while choosing a vocation. They aim for the top position and work hard to reach there. They are not the ones who believe in shortcuts. Instead, August 15th individuals look towards utilizing their talent, expanding their wisdom and expressing their sociability through their job or vocation.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Leo’s with August 15th birthday value relationships and consider them sacred. Romantically, they are quite sentimental and as such, rush into love relationships. These people seek for a partner with whom they can share a harmonious relationship. Respect and emotional support is what they yearn for from an association. Many a times these people find love in their long term close friend. August 15th natives are passionate about love but can be easily impressed by flattery and boost of ego. As such, they need to be cautious and watchful. In terms of parenting, they are loving, caring and involved. They attend to the needs and demands of their children.

Lucky Colors: White, Cream, Rose, Pink
Lucky Numbers: 6, 15, 24, 33, 42
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
LUckly Days (of the month): 6, 16, 24