Famous People Born In 1956

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Discover the most famous people born in 1956. The list includes people like Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks, Eric Roberts, Ellen DeGeneres, Mel Gibson and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, guitarists and journalists born in 1956. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Canada and many more countries.
Vote for Your Favourite Person
 1 
Tom Hanks
(One of the Most Popular Film Stars Worldwide, Known for Both His Comedic and Dramatic Roles)
Tom Hanks
63
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, California, United States
 2 
Carrie Fisher
(Famous for Playing Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' Films)
Carrie Fisher
58
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27, 2016
 3 
Larry Bird
(Basketball player)
Larry Bird
30
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
Recommended Lists:
 4 
Aileen Wuornos
(American Serial Killer)
Aileen Wuornos
137
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States
Died: October 9, 2002
Recommended Lists:
 5 
Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)
Mel Gibson
52
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
 6 
Anthony Bourdain
(American Celebrity Chef and TV Personality)
Anthony Bourdain
43
Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 2018
Recommended Lists:
 7 
Christoph Waltz
(Best Known for His Academy Award Winning Roles in the Films: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and 'Django Unchained')
Christoph Waltz
36
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
 8 
Bryan Cranston
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Breaking Bad' and ' Malcolm in the Middle')
Bryan Cranston
19
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Recommended Lists:
 9 
Joe Montana
(One of the Greatest Quarterbacks in the History of the National Football League)
Joe Montana
19
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States
 10 
Bo Derek
(Actress)
Bo Derek
58
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Recommended Lists:
 11 
Andy Garcia
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films ‘Ocean's Eleven’ and ‘The Godfather Part III’)
Andy Garcia
8
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
 12 
Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
46
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 2022
Recommended Lists:
 13 
Kim Cattrall
(British and Canadian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Samantha Jones’ in the Series ‘Sex and the City’)
Kim Cattrall
27
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
 14 
Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Recommended Lists:
 15 
Linda Hamilton
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
 16 
Mimi Rogers
(Actress)
Mimi Rogers
17
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Recommended Lists:
 17 
Rita Wilson
(Actress)
Rita Wilson
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 18 
Geena Davis
(Actress Known for Her Role in Films: 'The Accidental Tourist', 'Thelma & Louise' and 'The Fly')
Geena Davis
31
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
Recommended Lists:
 19 
Keith David
11
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 20 
Maureen McCormick
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as 'Marcia Brady' in the TV Sitcom ‘The Brady Bunch’)
Maureen McCormick
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Recommended Lists:
 21 
Dwight Yoakam
(Singer-songwriter)
Dwight Yoakam
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
 22 
Eric Roberts
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Recommended Lists:
 23 
Dana Delany
(Actress)
Dana Delany
11
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 24 
William Fichtner
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Recommended Lists:
 25 
Joy Mangano
(American Inventor and Entrepreneur Known for Inventions Such as the Self-Wringing Miracle Mop)
Joy Mangano
10
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
 26 
Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)
Mae Jemison
13
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
Recommended Lists:
 27 
Kenny G
(Smooth Jazz Saxophonist and One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time )
Kenny G
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
 28 
Gary Cole
(Actor)
Gary Cole
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Recommended Lists:
 29 
Nathan Lane
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
 30 
Tim Daly
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Joe Hackett’ in the TV Series ‘Wings’)
Tim Daly
10
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 31 
David Copperfield
(American Magician Known for Making the ‘Statue of Liberty’ Disappear and Walking Through the ‘Great Wall of China’)
David Copperfield
9
Listed In: Magicians
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
 32 
Jerry Hall
(American Model, Actress and Ex-Partner of Musician 'Mick Jagger')
Jerry Hall
14
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas, United States
 33 
Luis Guzmán
13
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
 34 
Martina Navratilova
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Martina Navratilova
24
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
 35 
Randy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)
Randy Rhoads
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: March 19, 1982
 36 
Lisa Niemi
(Writer, Director and Lead Actress of the Film 'One Last Dance')
Lisa Niemi
9
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 37 
Larry Hogan
(62nd Governor of Maryland )
Larry Hogan
13
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 38 
Matthew Adam Garber
(British Child Actor)
Matthew Adam Garber
7
Listed In: Child Actors
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: June 13, 1977
 39 
Cynthia Rhodes
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 40 
Delta Burke
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Suzanne Sugarbaker’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Designing Women’)
Delta Burke
5
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 41 
Sinbad
(Stand-up comedian)
Sinbad
5
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
 42 
Alan Ruck
(Actor)
Alan Ruck
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
 43 
David Alan Grier
(actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor)
David Alan Grier
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit
 44 
Anil Kapoor
8
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay State, India
 45 
Jamie Hyneman
(Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist)
Jamie Hyneman
5
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall
 46 
Björn Borg
(Swedish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Björn Borg
29
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
 47 
Bruce Greenwood
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Voice actor)
Bruce Greenwood
4
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rouyn-Noranda
 48 
Tsai Ing-wen
(7th President of the Republic of China)
Tsai Ing-wen
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 49 
Ian Curtis
(Singer-songwriter)
Ian Curtis
8
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stretford
Died: May 18, 1980
 50 
Lars von Trier
(Director and Screenwriter Known for His Films: ‘Dancer in the Dark’, ‘Breaking the Waves’ and ‘Europa’)
Lars von Trier
2
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lyngby, Denmark