Famous People Born In 1956

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.

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

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 1 
Tom Hanks
(One of the Most Popular Film Stars Worldwide Regarded as the 'American Cultural Icon')

Tom Hanks
46
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
47
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
27
Birthdate: 7th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
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Aileen Wuornos
(Serial killer)

Aileen Wuornos
98
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States
Died: October 9, 2002
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 5 
Anthony Bourdain
(Celebrity Chef, TV Personality)

Anthony Bourdain
32
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 2018

 6 

Christoph Waltz
25
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
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Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)

Mel Gibson
46
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
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Bryan Cranston
16
Birthdate: 7th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
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 9 
Joe Montana
(American football player)

Joe Montana
16
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States

 10 
Bo Derek
(Actress)

Bo Derek
50
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
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Andy Garcia
6
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 12 
Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)

Bob Saget
33
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 2022
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Sugar Ray Leonard
13
Listed In: Public Speakers
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 14 
Kim Cattrall
(Actress)

Kim Cattrall
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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 15 
Mimi Rogers
(Actress)

Mimi Rogers
13
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

 16 
Rita Wilson
(Actress)

Rita Wilson
9
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Geena Davis
(Actress)

Geena Davis
25
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

 18 

Keith David
11
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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Eric Roberts
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

 20 

William Fichtner
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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 21 
Dwight Yoakam
(Singer-songwriter)

Dwight Yoakam
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

 22 

Maureen McCormick
7
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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 23 
Dana Delany
(Actress)

Dana Delany
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 24 

Linda Hamilton
13
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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 25 
Tim Daly
(Actor)

Tim Daly
8
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 26 
Joy Mangano
(Inventor, Entrepreneur)

Joy Mangano
8
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
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Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

Mae Jemison
10
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States

 28 
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
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 29 

Nathan Lane
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

 30 
Gary Cole
(Actor)

Gary Cole
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States

 31 
Martina Navratilova
(Tennis player)

Martina Navratilova
22
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 32 

David Copperfield
7
Listed In: Magicians
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metuchen, New Jersey, United States

 33 
Randy Rhoads
(Guitarist, Musician, Classical guitarist)

Randy Rhoads
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: March 19, 1982

 34 
Jerry Hall
(Model, Actress)

Jerry Hall
12
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas, United States

 35 

Luis Guzmán
9
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico

 36 
Delta Burke
(Actress)

Delta Burke
2
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

 37 
Larry Hogan
(Ppolitician)

Larry Hogan
11
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 38 

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
12
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 40 
Cherry Jones
(Actress)

Cherry Jones
13
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, Tennessee, United States

 41 
Sinbad
(Stand-up comedian)

Sinbad
4
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 42 
David Alan Grier
(actor, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor)

David Alan Grier
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit

 43 
Randy Jackson
(Bassist)

Randy Jackson
12
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

 44 
Björn Borg
(Tennis Player)

Björn Borg
27
Listed In: Tennis Players
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 45 

David Caruso
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Forest Hills Gardens, New York, United States

 46 
Jamie Hyneman
(Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist)

Jamie Hyneman
3
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall

 47 
Lars von Trier
(Film director)

Lars von Trier
2
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lyngby, Denmark

 48 
Kelly Curtis
(Actress)

Kelly Curtis
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 49 
Alan Ruck
(Actor)

Alan Ruck
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

 50 
Ian Curtis
(Singer-songwriter)

Ian Curtis
6
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stretford
Died: May 18, 1980