Famous People Born In 1957

Discover the most famous people born in 1957. The list includes people like Michael Clarke Duncan, Osama Bin Laden, Bernie Mac, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, journalists and guitarists born in 1957. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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Steve Harvey
(Comedian, Actor and TV Host)
Steve Harvey
67
Listed In: TV Presenters
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Welch, West Virginia, United States

Comedian, businessman and entertainer Steve Harvey has been active in the entertainment world since 1985. Born to parents who were avid movie lovers, he developed an early love for performing. He began his entertainment career as a stand-up comedian and soon started performing in TV shows and films. Also an entrepreneur, he founded Steve Harvey Global (SHG).

Michael Clarke Duncan
31
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan was one of the most popular actors best known for his portrayal of John Coffey in the fantasy drama film The Green Mile. Apart from acting in films and TV series, he was also featured in several video games, such as SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, and The Suffering: Ties That Bind.

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Steve Buscemi
19
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

From working as a full-time firefighter to becoming one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, Steve Buscemi has quite an interesting story to narrate. His character from the satirical sitcom TV series, 30 Rock ,became an internet meme, making him famous all over the world. In addition to being an actor, he has also directed and produced many movies.

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Hans Zimmer
(Film Score Composer and Music Producer Known for His Work in the Films: ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Dune’)
Hans Zimmer
29
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

German film score composer and record producer Hans Zimmer has composed music for over 150 films so far. He developed a love for music as a child and started playing professionally when he was in his teens. He eventually ventured into films. He is the recipient of four Grammy Awards and three Classical BRIT Awards.

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Vanna White
(Televion Personality)
Vanna White
33
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States
Vanna White is best known for hosting the puzzle-board game show Wheel of Fortune since 1982. She holds the Guinness record for the most claps, after clapping over 3 million times over the show’s 30 seasons. She is fond of crochet and has her own line of yarn.
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Dolph Lundgren
(Starred in Rocky IV as The Imposing Soviet Boxer 'Ivan Drago')
Dolph Lundgren
38
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spånga, Sweden

Swedish actor, Dolph Lundgre,n is mainly known as an action hero. He gained recognition with the 1985 Hollywood film Rocky IV and then went on to do many action and thriller movies like Joshua Tree, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Bridge of Dragons, Universal Soldier, Diamond Dogs and The Expendables. He has also directed several films like Missionary Man and Icarus.

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Fran Drescher
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role of 'Fran Fine' in the Sitcom 'The Nanny')
Fran Drescher
43
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

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Gloria Estefan
(Latin Pop Singer Who Earned Worldwide Success With "Conga" in 1985)
Gloria Estefan
68
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Three-time Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan was named one of Billboard’s Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Miami Sound Machine singer is known for her hits Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Don't Wanna Lose You. One of the best-selling Latin artists, she has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Spike Lee
(Film director)
Spike Lee
44
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Spike Lee is a celebrated and one of the most decorated American filmmakers of his generation. Most of his critically acclaimed films explore political issues, such as urban crime and poverty, colorism in the African-American community, and race relations. Four of his films have been selected for conservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

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Melanie Griffith
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Romantic Comedy-Drama Film ‘Working Girl’)
Melanie Griffith
33
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Melanie Griffith was a successful and popular Hollywood actress in the 1980s and the 1990s. Body Double, Buffalo Girls, Pacific Heights, Mulholland Falls, Lolita and The Bonfire of the Vanities are some of her notable films. She has also worked in several television series, mainly in the 2000s when her movie career waned. She had issues with alcohol and drug addiction.

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Daniel Day-Lewis
(British Actor and Only Person to Have Won Three 'Academy Awards for Best Actor')
Daniel Day-Lewis
53
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England

Retired English actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, is widely regarded as one of the best cinema actors. Known for his dedication to method acting, he has entertained audience with both positive and negative roles. His work in movies like My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln and Gangs of New York have won him fame, critical acclaim and numerous prestigious awards.

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Stephen Fry
(English Actor, Writer and Director Known for His Films: ‘V for Vendetta’ and ‘A Fish Called Wanda’)
Stephen Fry
34
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

One half of the famous comedy duo Fry and Laurie, Stephen Fry is an English actor and comedian. Considered a living legend by many, Stephen Fry has made major contributions to the field of entertainment and literature. An openly gay man, Fry serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community. He is also known for his charitable activities.

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Ray Romano
(Best Known for His Role as Ray Barone on the CBS sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond')
Ray Romano
8
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Ray Romano is best known as Ray Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond and Hank Rizzoli from Parenthood. He has also amazed audiences with his roles in Men of a Certain Age and the films The Irishman and Get Shorty. He has competed in the World Series of Poker multiple times.
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Sid Vicious
(Musician)
Sid Vicious
40
Listed In: Bassists
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2, 1979
Punk rock legend Sid Vicious was the lead singer and bassist of the Sex Pistols. He had a tumultuous life and was also accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death. He eventually died of a heroin overdose. His unreleased solo singles were collated and released as a posthumous album. 
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Caroline Kennedy
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cornell Medical Center Hospital, New York City, New York, U.S.

Caroline Kennedy is an American author, diplomat, and attorney. The only surviving child of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Caroline served as the US Ambassador to Japan between 2013 and 2017. A prolific author who writes about civil liberties, Caroline Kennedy has also served as a spokesperson for the Kennedy family's legacy.

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LeVar Burton
(Best Known for Playing 'Geordi La Forge' in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' (1987–1994))
LeVar Burton
16
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Landstuhl, Germany

Best known for his performances as Kunta Kinte in Roots and Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, LeVar Burton is also known for his 23-year stint as the award-winning host of Reading Rainbow. Though he initially aspired to be a Catholic priest, he doesn’t believe in any religion anymore.

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Bret Hart
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time - A Member of the Hart Wrestling Family)
Bret Hart
11
Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bret Hart is a Canadian-American former professional wrestler. Regarded as one of the all-time greats, Bret Hart was one of the most popular and important WWF wrestlers during the promotion's New Generation Era. In 1996, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is amongst the seven people who have entered the WWE Hall of Fame twice

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Donny Osmond
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)
Donny Osmond
24
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States
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Vince Gill
(Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
Vince Gill
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Vince Gill is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He currently holds the record for the most number of Grammy Awards won by a male country music artist with 22 awards under his belt. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Vince Gill also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Martin Luther King III
(Human Rights Activist)
Martin Luther King III
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
The American civil rights activist has continued his legendary father Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for racial equality. Martin Luther King III headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded by his father and endorsed Barack Obama’s nomination for American presidency. King fought against police brutality, but he also denounced capital punishment, saying he did not belive in retributional justice.
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Paul Reiser
(Comedian)
Paul Reiser
8
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Denis Leary
(Actor and Comedian)
Denis Leary
10
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Denis Leary is an Irish-American actor, producer, writer, and comedian. Leary is credited with creating popular TV series, such as Rescue Me and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Also a humanitarian, Denis Leary established the Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000. The foundation has been donating money to fire departments in New York City, Boston, and Worcester.

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Michael Madsen
(Actor)
Michael Madsen
5
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Mukesh Ambani
(Indian businessman)
Mukesh Ambani
66
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

The richest person in Asia, Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire business magnate. He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). The son legendary Dhirubhai Ambani, he started his career by helping his father build their family business. As of today, he is the only Indian businessman on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people.

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Frances McDormand
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Films: ‘Fargo’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’)
Frances McDormand
36
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gibson City, Illinois, United States

Frances McDormand has earned the "Triple Crown of Acting," with two Academy Awards, a Tony, and two Primetime Emmys. She is best known for her roles of headstrong women in Coen brothers’ films, such as Fargo. She has also been vocal about the Me Too and Time's Up movements.

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Jon Lovitz
(Comedian and former cast member on Saturday Night Live who has appeared in such films as The Wedding Singer and Rat Race)
Jon Lovitz
8
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Aliko Dangote
(Businessman)
Aliko Dangote
25
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kano

Nigerian billionaire business magnate and philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, is the wealthiest person in Africa. He is also the richest black person in the world. Born into a wealthy family, he grew up to be an astute young man. He founded the multi trillion-naira conglomerate, The Dangote Group. A dedicated philanthropist, he has donated millions to health care in Nigeria.

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Dan Castellaneta
(Best Known as the Voice of “Homer Simpson” on the Animated Series “The Simpsons”)
Dan Castellaneta
7
Listed In: Voice Actors
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dan Castellaneta is an American actor, screenwriter, comedian, and voice actor. Over the years, Castellaneta has played a major role in the success of the animated sitcom The Simpsons in which he has been voicing one of the main protagonists, Homer Jay Simpson. Unlike Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta is a teetotaler and vegetarian and exercises regularly.

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Lyle Lovett
(Singer-songwriter)
Lyle Lovett
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Judge Reinhold
(Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Ruthless People’, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, ‘Stripes’ and ‘Gremlins’)
Judge Reinhold
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
More than seventy-five film and television roles, over two decades of relationship with international audiences across all generations, Judge Reinhold is well-known for his multi-faceted personality. His career gained momentum when he appeared in Beverly Hill Cop. He earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance in Seinfeld.
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Sheila E.
(Percussionist)
Sheila E.
5
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
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Kathy Najimy
(Actress & Comedian Known as the Voice of ‘Peggy Hill’ on the Animated TV Series ‘King of the Hill’)
Kathy Najimy
13
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Kathy Najimy is best known for her Annie Award-winning voice role as Peggy Hill in King of the Hill. She initially gained fame for the play The Kathy and Mo Show. Fans loved her as Sister Mary Patrick in the Sister Act movies. She supports LGBT and women’s rights.
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Ethan Coen
(Film Producer and Director)
Ethan Coen
17
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States

Ethan Coen is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. One half of the popular filmmaking duo the Coen Brothers, Ethan Coen has received several prestigious awards alongside his brother. The duo has won four Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Awards, and Producers Guild of America Awards.

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Mark Levin
(Lawyer, Author and Host of Radio Show ‘The Mark Levin Show’ and TV Show ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’)
Mark Levin
18
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Mark Levin is an American lawyer and radio personality. He hosts popular shows, such as The Mark Levin Show and Life, Liberty & Levin. Since 2015, he has been contributing immensely as the editor-in-chief of the popular American website Conservative Review. Also a well-known author, Mark Levin has written seven New York Times best-selling books.

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Kevin Pollak
(Actor, Comedian and Impressionist Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’)
Kevin Pollak
7
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Kevin Pollak is an American actor, impressionist, comedian, and podcast host. He is best known for playing Moishe Maisel in the popular, Emmy Award-winning TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which he has received a couple of Screen Actors Guild Awards. Kevin Pollak is also an avid poker player who participated in the 2012 World Series of Poker.

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John Turturro
(Actor, director who received early critical recognition with the independent film Five Corners (1987))
John Turturro
6
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Jan Hooks
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her TV Series ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Jan Hooks
6
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: October 9, 2014
Jan Hooks is best remembered for her stint on Saturday Night Live, where she played characters such as Candy Sweeney. Fans also loved her in Designing Women and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She was initially part of the comedy troupe The Groundlings and voiced Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon in The Simpsons.
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Nana Visitor
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kira Nerys’ in the TV Series ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’)
Nana Visitor
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Nana Visitor is an American actress well-known for portraying important roles in popular TV series, such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Wildfire. Thanks to her popularity and association with the Star Trek series, an amateur astronomer named William Kwong Yu Yeung honored her by naming the asteroid 26733 Nanavisitor after her in 2001.

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Daniel Stern
(Best Known for His Role as 'Marv Murchins' in the 'Home Alone' Series )
Daniel Stern
5
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

American actor, artist, director, and screenwriter Daniel Stern is best-recognised for playing the tall and dim-witted thief Marv Murchins in first two films of the Home Alone franchise. He is also noted for his role in the film City Slickers and its sequel; voice-role in the TV series Dilbert; and for directing the sports-comedy film Rookie of the Year.

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Shannon Tweed
(Canadian Model and One of the Most Successful Actresses of Mainstream Erotica)
Shannon Tweed
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. John's, Canada
Canadian actor/model Shannon Tweed soared to fame with erotic thrillers such as Illicit Dreams and Victim of Desire and was also named the Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1982. She was part of the reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels and is married to Kiss member Gene Simmons. 
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Ted Levine
(Best Known for His Role in Film ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and TV Series ‘Monk’)
Ted Levine
19
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bellaire, Ohio, United States

Ted Levine is an American actor known for portraying important roles in popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Fast and the Furious, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A self-made man, Ted Levine serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors with no or little background in the entertainment industry.

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Donna Dixon
(Actress, Model)
Donna Dixon
13
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, US

Donna Dixon is an American actress and model. In 1976, she won the Miss Virginia USA pageant and followed it up by winning the Miss District of Columbia World title the next year. She then established herself as an actress, appearing in TV series like Bosom Buddies. She is also the wife of popular actor, musician, and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd.

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Kelly McGillis
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Witness’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Made in Heaven’ and ‘The Accused’)
Kelly McGillis
26
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States

Kelly McGillis is an American actress known for her performance in films like Witness and Top Gun. An openly lesbian actress, McGillis serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community. McGillis, who currently teaches acting, worked full-time with alcoholics and drug addicts at Seabrook House Drug Alcohol Rehab Center in Bridgeton, New Jersey, where she touched the lives of many.

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Rachel Ward
(Actress and Director)
Rachel Ward
16
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

English-born Australian actress, director, and screenwriter, Rachel Ward, has been active in the entertainment industry for over 40 years. She attended the Byam Shaw School of Art in London for some time but quit midway to start her career as a model. Following a successful stint as a model, she began acting and screenwriting.

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Bill Fagerbakke
(Actor, Voice Actor)
Bill Fagerbakke
4
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontana

Bill Fagerbakke is an American actor best known for voicing Patrick Star in the popular animated comedy TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants. Apart from voicing Patrick Star in the series, Fagerbakke has also voiced the famous character in several video games, such as Nicktoons Racing, SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman, and SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

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Denise Crosby
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tasha Yar’ in the TV Series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’)
Denise Crosby
7
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Denise Crosby is an American model and actress best known for playing Tasha Yar in the popular sci-fi TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Before establishing herself as a prominent actress, Denise Crosby worked as a model and turned heads when she posed nude for one of the issues of Playboy magazine in 1979.

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Christopher Knight
(Actor, Businessperson)
Christopher Knight
8
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennebec County, Maine, United States
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Dawn French
(British Actress, Comedian, Presenter and Writer)
Dawn French
14
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Holyhead
Golden Rose of Montreux-winning comedian Dawn French co-created the sketch comedy series French and Saunders and the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, both with Jennifer Saunders. The BAFTA Fellowship honoree is also known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Murder Most Horrid. She has also authored a bestselling autobiography.
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Siouxsie Sioux
(Singer, Musician, Exotica, Songwriter)
Siouxsie Sioux
4
Listed In: Rock Musicians
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Southwark
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Paul Kagame
(4th President of Rwanda)
Paul Kagame
5
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ruanda-Urundi
Paul Kagame has been the president of Rwanda since 2000. He has previously been the chairperson of the African Union, and the vice president and the defense minister of Rwanda. As part of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, he helped put an end to the Rwandan Genocide by the Hutu extremists.