Famous People Born In 1961

Discover the most famous people born in 1961. The list includes people like Barack Obama, Michael J. Fox, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, George Clooney and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, football players, journalists and directors born in 1961. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia 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 
Barack Obama
(44th President of the United States)

Barack Obama
163
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

 2 
Princess Diana
(Member of the British Royal Family)

Princess Diana
52
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: August 31, 1997

 3 

Eddie Murphy
30
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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 4 

George Clooney
50
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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 5 
Michael J. Fox
(Retired Actor, Activist & Philanthropist)

Michael J. Fox
21
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

 6 

Woody Harrelson
20
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
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Wayne Gretzky
(Ice Hockey Player)

Wayne Gretzky
36
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
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 8 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(Known for Her Work in 'Saturday Night Live')

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
28
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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Ralph Macchio
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States

 10 
Tilda Swinton
(Known for Her Roles in Independent Films and Blockbusters)

Tilda Swinton
18
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
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Meg Ryan
(One of the Top Actresses of 1990s & Early 2000s)

Meg Ryan
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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Jennifer Coolidge
23
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 13 
Forest Whitaker
(Best Known for His Role in 'The Last King of Scotland')

Forest Whitaker
9
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States

 14 
Ricky Gervais
(Actor, Comedian)

Ricky Gervais
10
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Whitley, Reading, England
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Laurence Fishburne
16
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

 16 
Stephen Hillenburg
(Creator of the Nickelodeon Animated TV Series 'SpongeBob SquarePants')

Stephen Hillenburg
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Died: November 26, 2018
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Heather Locklear
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 18 
Billy Ray Cyrus
(American singer-songwriter)

Billy Ray Cyrus
20
Listed In: Country Singers
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
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 19 
Peter Jackson
(Best Known as the Director and producer of the 'Lord of the Rings trilogy' and the 'Hobbit trilogy')

Peter Jackson
12
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pukerua Bay, New Zealand

 20 
Dennis Rodman
(Arguably the Best Rebounding Forward in NBA History)

Dennis Rodman
34
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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James Gandolfini
16
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 19, 2013

 22 
Isaiah Thomas
(Basketball Player)

Isaiah Thomas
25
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Christopher Meloni
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 24 
Enya
(Singer)

Enya
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
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Nadia Comaneci
16
Listed In: Athletes
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Onești, Romania

 26 
George Lopez
(Actor Known for Starring in His Self-Produced 'ABC Sitcom')

George Lopez
5
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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 27 
Dan Marino
(American football player)

Dan Marino
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 28 
Nancy Travis
(Actress)

Nancy Travis
5
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
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 29 
Susan Boyle
(Singer)

Susan Boyle
16
Listed In: Pop Singers
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland

 30 

Marco Pierre White
9
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom

 31 
Steve Young
(American football player)

Steve Young
8
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

 32 
Bonnie Hunt
(Actress, comedian whose roles include Rain Man, Beethoven, Beethoven's 2nd, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile, Cheaper by the Dozen)

Bonnie Hunt
2
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 33 

John Corbett
10
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States

 34 
Iain Glen
(Actor)

Iain Glen
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

 35 
Julia Gillard
(27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013))

Julia Gillard
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barry, Wales

 36 
Dylan McDermott
(Actor known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice)

Dylan McDermott
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

 37 
Elizabeth McGovern
(American film actor)

Elizabeth McGovern
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States

 38 

Robert Carlyle
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maryhill

 39 
Eugenio Derbez
(Actor, comedian, director and producer who became known for starring in XHDRBZ and La familia P. Luche)

Eugenio Derbez
6
Birthdate: 2nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villa Milpa Alta, Mexico

 40 
Vince Neil
(The Lead Vocalist & Occasional Rhythm Guitarist of Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')

Vince Neil
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 41 
Jane Leeves
(Actress)

Jane Leeves
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilford, Essex

 42 
Henry Rollins
(Lead Vocalist of Los Angeles Hardcore Group 'Black Flag')

Henry Rollins
4
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 43 
Lea Thompson
(Actress)

Lea Thompson
11
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, USA

 44 
Carey Lowell
(Actress)

Carey Lowell
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States

 45 
Carl Lewis
(Track and field athlete)

Carl Lewis
10
Listed In: Athletes
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

 46 
John Schnatter
(Founder of Papa John's Pizza)

John Schnatter
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States

 47 
Tom Ford
(Fashion designer)

Tom Ford
24
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

 48 
Joko Widodo
(President of Indonesia)

Joko Widodo
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surakarta

 49 
Reggie White
(American Football Player)

Reggie White
4
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died: December 26, 2004

 50 
David Mustaine
(American musician)

David Mustaine
2
Listed In: Guitarists
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Mesa