Famous People Born In Berkeley

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Ben Affleck
(Actor, Director, Producer & Screenwriter Known for the Portrayal of 'Batman' in Superhero Films)
Ben Affleck
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Birthdate: August 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo

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.

 2 
Rebecca Romijn
(Actress Known for Her Role in ‘X-Men' Film Series and 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' TV Series)
Rebecca Romijn
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Birthdate: November 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Rebecca Romijn is an American actress whose skills and beautiful body were tailor-made for the role of Mystique, whom she portrayed in the X-Men film series. Renowned for her beauty, Rebecca Romijn started her career as a model, featuring on the cover of magazines like Glamour and Sports Illustrated. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for popular brands.

 3 
Andy Samberg
(Actor, Comedian and Former Cast Member of Comedy-Sketch Show 'Saturday Night LIve')
Andy Samberg
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Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo

The actor, comedian, writer and musician, Andy Samberg, is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and has also acted in several films like Hot Rod, That's My Boy and Palm Springs. Plus, he has starred in television sitcoms like the Brooklyn Nine-Nine and has been part of Saturday Night Live as a featured player.

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John Fogerty
(American Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist)
John Fogerty
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Nina Hartley
(Actress)
Nina Hartley
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Birthdate: March 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 6 
Melissa Sue Anderson
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mary Ingalls’ in the TV Series ‘Little House on the Prairie’)
Melissa Sue Anderson
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Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Melissa Sue Anderson started as a child actor and was initially seen in several commercials. She then gained fame with the role of Mary Ingalls in the long-running series Little House on the Prairie. She also starred in the film Happy Birthday to Me and later wrote a book.
 7 
Ursula K. Le Guin
(American Author Best Known for Her Works of Speculative Fiction)
Ursula K. Le Guin
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Birthdate: October 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 22, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin was an American author. In a career spanning almost six decades, Ursula wrote about political and social themes like race and sexuality. Throughout her career, Ursula had a major influence on speculative fiction. Her book A Wizard of Earthsea is credited with inspiring ideas like 'wizard school', which was later popularized in the Harry Potter series.

 8 
Daniel Wu
(Flexible and distinctive leading actor in the Chinese language film industry)
Daniel Wu
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Birthdate: September 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Tom Fogerty
(Singer, Guitarist)
Tom Fogerty
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 6, 1990
 10 
Phil Lesh
(Musician)
Phil Lesh
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
 11 
Kathleen Kennedy
(Producer and Co-Founded of ‘Amblin Entertainment’)
Kathleen Kennedy
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Birthdate: June 5, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Film producer Kathleen Kennedy currently serves Lucasfilm as its president. She is the co-founder of Amblin Entertainment with her husband, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg. Over the years, she has produced some of the highest-grossing films of all time, such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Jurassic Park franchise.
 12 
Rockmond Dunbar
(Actor)
Rockmond Dunbar
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Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Nicole Richie
(American Television Personality Best Known for Her TV Series: ‘The Simple Life’, ‘Fashion Star’, ‘Candidly Nicole’)
Nicole Richie
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Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

A television personality, actress, writer, and fashion designer, Nicole Richie's professional success has been overshadowed by her off-screen controversies; she was arrested on a couple of occasions for reasons including a brawl, driving under the influence, and drug possession. However, her image is often revitalized by her philanthropic activities; she is associated with organizations like Red Cross and UNICEF.

 14 
Billy Martin
(Baseball player)
Billy Martin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 25, 1989
 15 
Peter Buck
(Musician)
Peter Buck
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Birthdate: December 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Mike Dirnt
(Rock musician who is the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and former guitarist of Green Day)
Mike Dirnt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Jorma Taccone
(Best Known as One-Third of the Sketch Comedy Troupe ‘The Lonely Island’)
Jorma Taccone
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Birthdate: March 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Jorma Taccone began as a comedian on Saturday Night Live and eventually soared to fame as part of the sketch-comedy trio The Lonely Island. He has directed the SNL spin-off MacGruber and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. He has also voiced characters in The Lego Movie and Storks.
 18 
Akiva Schaffer
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film editor, Songwriter, Writer, Television actor)
Akiva Schaffer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 19 
Bobby Murphy
(Co-Founder of Snapchat. and software engineer)
Bobby Murphy
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
 20 
Martin Eberhard
(Entrepreneur)
Martin Eberhard
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus

Martin Eberhard is an American entrepreneur, inventor, and engineer. He is credited with co-founding Tesla, Inc. in 2002. He then served as the company's chairman and CEO. Martin Eberhard was inducted into the University of Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame in 2015.

 21 
Kshmr
(Record producer, Disc jockey)
Kshmr
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Sam Shankland
(American Chess Grandmaster)
Sam Shankland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
 23 
Arif Zahir
(Voice actor, comedian and impressionist popular on YouTube)
Arif Zahir
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Birthdate: April 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Jamaal Wilkes
(Basketball player)
Jamaal Wilkes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 25 
Sasha Velour
(Drag queen)
Sasha Velour
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
 26 
Alexander Shulgin
(Rediscoverer of MDMA)
Alexander Shulgin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 2, 2014

A pioneer of psychedelic drug synthesis, Alexander Shulgin came to be known as The Godfather of Ecstasy, for reinventing the drug MDMA, or ecstasy, for medical use. The Harvard drop-out, who later studied psychiatry and pharmacology, would often experiment his newly invented drugs on himself, his wife, and his friends.

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Mike Mignola
(Comics artist, Novelist, Artist, Screenwriter)
Mike Mignola
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Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
 28 
Amani Toomer
(American football player)
Amani Toomer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Alex Skolnick
(American Musician and Lead Guitarist and Songwriters of the Thrash Metal Band 'Testament')
Alex Skolnick
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
 30 
Mackenzie McDonald
(American Professional Tennis Player)
Mackenzie McDonald
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Albert Scott Crossfield
(Naval officer)
Albert Scott Crossfield
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 19, 2006
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Roger Guenveur Smith
(Actor, Screenwriter, Television actor)
Roger Guenveur Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Bob Webster
(American Retired Diver)
Bob Webster
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Alexi Pappas
(Greek-American Track and Field Athlete)
Alexi Pappas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries

Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American runner, actor, writer, and filmmaker. In 2016, she set the national record for 10,000m at the Rio Olympics where she represented Greece. As a filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is credited with bankrolling and writing Olympic Dreams, the first fictional film to be shot in an Olympic village. 

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Ralph Merkle
(Computer scientist)
Ralph Merkle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Eddie House
(Basketball Player)
Eddie House
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 37 
Michael Heizer
(Artist, Painter)
Michael Heizer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Kenny Williams
(Baseball Player)
Kenny Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
 39 
David Brower
(American Prominent Environmentalist and Ski Mountaineer)
David Brower
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 2000

Prominent environmentalist and world-class mountaineer, David Brower became aware of the environmental issues through his proximity to nature, eventually joining Sierra Club, serving it in different capacities over a long period before establishing several organizations of his own. Author of three autobiographies, he fought to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon and was thrice nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.  

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Walter Alvarez
(US Professor and Geologist Who Stated that Dinosaurs Were Killed by an Asteroid)
Walter Alvarez
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra

The son of Nobel Prize-winning US physicist Luis Walter Alvarez, Walter Alvarez is remembered for his theory that dinosaurs died due to an asteroid impact, a theory he developed with his father. The theory stemmed from their discovery of an iridium-rich layer of clay, since iridium is commonly found in asteroids.

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Joe Ross
(Baseball player)
Joe Ross
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 42 
Dana Scott
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, Topologist, University teacher)
Dana Scott
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
 43 
Tyson Ross
(Baseball player)
Tyson Ross
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
 44 
Susannah McCorkle
(Singer)
Susannah McCorkle
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 19, 2001
 45 
Phil Chenier
(Basketball player)
Phil Chenier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 46 
Mike Davis
(American football player)
Mike Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 25, 2021
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
John McCracken
(Artist)
John McCracken
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Birthdate: December 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 8, 2011
 48 
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Writer known for her series of historical horror novels about the vampire Count Saint-Germain)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Curtis T. McMullen
(Mathematician)
Curtis T. McMullen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Christopher Keene
Christopher Keene
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 8, 1995