Famous People Born In 1965

Discover the most famous people born in 1965. The list includes people like Shah Rukh Khan, Charlie Sheen, Bashar al-Assad, Viola Davis, Dr. Dre and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, models, directors and actresses born in 1965. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Downey Jr.
154
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Robert Downey, Jr is an American actor who is best known for his performances in the movie Chaplin as well a in the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes film series. The son of filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr, he entered the world of acting early, fought a successful battle with drug and alcohol addiction and proved his talent and versatility with his impressive body of work.
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J. K. Rowling
(Author of Children's Fantasy Series, 'Harry Potter')
J. K. Rowling
295
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yate, England

JK Rowling’s story is that of rags-to-riches. She is the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, which have sold more than 500 million copies and is the best-selling book series in history. She also writes crime fiction albeit under a pen name. Rowling supports many charities and has founded Lumos, an international NGO, working for children.

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The Undertaker
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
The Undertaker
164
Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, The Undertaker is currently signed to WWE. In a career spanning over three decades, he has clinched the world heavyweight championship seven times. He has appeared in a few films and TV shows as well. In 2004, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

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Dr. Dre
(Rapper, Record Producer & Entrepreneur)
Dr. Dre
71
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

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Chris Rock
(Ranked No. 5 on Rolling Stone's List of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time)
Chris Rock
84
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina, United States

A high-school drop-out, Chris Rock worked at restaurants before stepping into stand-up comedy. He gained fame with SNL and earned his first role through Eddie Murphy. Known for voicing Marty in the Madagascar franchise, Chris also created the series Everybody Hates Chris and was voted Comedy Central’s fifth-greatest stand-up comedian.

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Ben Stiller
(Actor, Comedian)
Ben Stiller
61
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

One of the most popular comedic actors of his generation, Ben Stiller is part of the famous group The Frat Pack – he has been described as the leader of the group, which involves names like Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson and Steve Carell. A popular and successful actor, his movies have grossed over $2.6 billion in the USA and Canada.

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Viola Davis
(Only African-American to Achieve the Triple Crown of Acting)
Viola Davis
103
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
A popular television, film, and stage actress, Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to be honored with Triple Crown of Acting. She is also known for supporting equal rights for women. In 2012 and 2017, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.
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Shania Twain
(Singer Known for Her Album 'Come On Over')
Shania Twain
51
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

Widely regarded as the Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain is the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She is also one of the best-selling music artists ever. According to Billboard, Shania Twain is the 13th Greatest Music Video Female Solo Artist ever.

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Mads Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in Films: 'Pusher', 'Casino Royale' and the Series 'Hannibal')
Mads Mikkelsen
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Østerbro, Denmark

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for his portrayal of Le Chiffre in the 2006 spy film Casino Royale, which earned him international recognition. One of the most celebrated and decorated Danish actors of his generation, Mads Mikkelsen has received several prestigious awards such as the Bodil Award, European Film Academy Achievement award, and Cannes Film Festival Award.

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Scottie Pippen
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Small Forwards of All Time)
Scottie Pippen
52
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Arkansas, United States

Former professional basketball player, Scottie Pippen, is best known for his stint with the Chicago Bulls with who he won six NBA championships. Considered one of the greatest small forwards of all time, he played a key role in transforming the Bulls into one of the most formidable forces in NBA in the 1990s.

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Diane Lane
(American Actress Known for Her Performance in the Movie 'Unfaithful')
Diane Lane
38
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ranked 79th on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Diane Lane started off as a child actress before becoming a well-known leading Hollywood actress. Also known for her beauty, Diane has been featured in lists, such as Top 99 Most Desirable Women. A talented actress, Diane Lane has also worked with several charity organizations, such as Heifer International.

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Charlie Sheen
(Best Known for His Role of 'Charlie Harper' in the CBS Sitcom 'Two and a Half Men')
Charlie Sheen
64
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: NNew York, New York, United States

Born to veteran actor Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen began acting at an early age and later became a big star with movies like Platoon and Wall Street and television shows like Spin City and Two and a Half Men. The actor has also been in news for his alcoholism, drug abuse issues and violent behaviour towards women in his life.

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Brooke Shields
(Actress & Model)
Brooke Shields
55
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Popular actress and model, Brooke Shields, was exposed to the show business early on as her mother was a model. Her mother helped her find work when she was just a baby. Starting her career as a model, she eventually moved on to acting. Besides TV shows and films, she has also appeared in many Broadway musicals.

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Elizabeth Hurley
(Best Known for Her Role ‘Vanessa Kensington’ in ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’)
Elizabeth Hurley
41
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Best known for her roles in the Austin Powers franchise, Bedazzled, and The Royals, Elizabeth Hurley began her career as an Estee Lauder model. A trained ballerina, she has also been in the news for her relationship with Hugh Grant and her marriage to textile magnate Arun Nayar.

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Kevin James
(Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'The King of Queens' & the Movie 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop')
Kevin James
22
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States

Kevin James’s performance as Doug in The King of Queens earned him an Emmy Award nomination. He was active in wrestling and football in school and is also known for delivering the 2007 Pepsi 400 NASCAR command. He has also voiced characters in films such as the Hotel Transylvania series.

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Martin Lawrence
(Known for His Roles in the Sitcom 'Martin' & 'Bad Boys' Movie Franchise)
Martin Lawrence
15
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Martin Lawrence is a German born-American actor and comedian. Despite being traumatized after witnessing his parents' divorce at the age of eight, Lawrence went on to succeed as a comedian and later as a leading Hollywood actor. After a problematic 1990s, which included episodes of arrests, lawsuits, and health problems, he bounced back with several hit films.

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Slash
(Musician)
Slash
31
Listed In: Guitarists
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hampstead

Slash is an English-American songwriter, musician, and record producer. After achieving popularity as the lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Slash left the band to form Velvet Revolver, a hard rock supergroup. Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock, Slash is often named in lists, such as the Top Guitarists of All Time.

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Brandon Lee
(American Actor, Martial Artist and Son of Film Star Bruce Lee)
Brandon Lee
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: March 31, 1993

The son of the legendary martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee followed in his father’s footsteps. Trained in martial arts, he made his film debut in the 1980s and became a successful star in his own right. He was accidentally wounded while filming The Crow and died. The film, dedicated to him, became a hit.

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Bjork
(Famous as the Lead Singer of Alternative Rock Band 'The Sugarcubes')
Bjork
53
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Bjork is an Icelandic singer, record producer, songwriter, DJ, and actress. She is best known for her association with the now-defunct yet popular band, The Sugarcubes. The bestselling Icelandic singer-songwriter of all time, Bjork was named in Time magazine's most influential people in the world list in 2015. Over the course of her illustrious career, Bjork has received several awards.

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Shawn Michaels
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Shawn Michaels
21
Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arizona, United States

Retired professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter, Shawn Michaels, is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. He is a four-time world champion and two-time Royal Rumble winner. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. Besides wrestling, he has appeared in a few films and TV shows.

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John C. Reilly
(Known for His Oscar-Nominated Role in 'Chicago')
John C. Reilly
19
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

American actor and comedian John C. Reilly soared to fame with his role in the war drama Casualties of War and his Academy Award-nominated role in Chicago. A musician, too, he performs with his own band. He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the play True West.

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Steve Kerr
(American Professional Basketball Coach and Former Player)
Steve Kerr
45
Listed In: Coaches
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Professional basketball coach and former player, Steve Kerr, is currently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He has won five NBA titles as a player and three as a head coach. He has been immensely successful as a coach, helping his team break the record for the most wins in an NBA season.

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Kyra Sedgwick
(Best Known for Her Role as Deputy Chief 'Brenda Leigh Johnson' on the TNT Crime Drama 'The Closer')
Kyra Sedgwick
30
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Kyra Sedgwick is a popular American filmmaker and actress. Such is her popularity as a TV actress that Kyra Sedgwick started earning around US$300,000 per episode in 2007. Among many other prestigious awards, such as an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Sunita Williams
(American Astronaut Who Formerly Held the Record for the Most Spacewalks By a Woman)
Sunita Williams
80
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio, United States

Sunita Williams is an American US Navy officer and astronaut. She formerly held the records for most spacewalk time for a woman and most spacewalks by a woman. In 2007, she became the first person to run a marathon in space. She has several honors under her belt, including a NASA Spaceflight Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal.

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Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)
Muggsy Bogues
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Muggsy Bogues is a former basketball player. Standing at 5 feet 3 inches tall, Bogues is the shortest player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). When his 14-season NBA career came to an end, Bogues served as the head coach for Charlotte Sting, which participated in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2007. 

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Connie Nielsen
(Danish Actress)
Connie Nielsen
24
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frederikshavn, Denmark
Danish actor Connie Nielsen is best known for her award-winning role of Lucilla in Gladiator. She also appeared in the film One Hour Photo and in the series Boss and The Following. She played Hippolyta in DC films such as Wonder Woman. Nielsen is a polyglot who speaks eight languages.
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Kristin Davis
(Actress)
Kristin Davis
27
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, U.S

Kristin Davis is an American actress best known for portraying Charlotte in the popular comedy-drama TV series Sex and the City. Also renowned for her philanthropic work, she has campaigned in support of Oxfam's work as the confederation's global ambassador since 2004. As part of her philanthropic work, Kristin Davis has traveled to places like South Africa, Haiti, and Mozambique.

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Marlee Matlin
(The First Deaf Performer to Win an Academy Award and the Youngest Winner in the 'Best Actress' Category)
Marlee Matlin
16
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Morton Grove, Illinois, United States

Marlee Matlin is an American actress and author. Her portrayal of Sarah Norman in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the only deaf performer to have received an Oscar. Apart from being an accomplished actress, Matlin is also an important member of the National Association of the Deaf.

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William Zabka
(Known for His Role as Johnny Lawrence in the Karate Kid)
William Zabka
23
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, United States

William Zabka is an actor best known for his role as Johnny Lawrence in the film The Karate Kid. He started attending California State University but quit before completing his degree. He began his acting career in the mid-1980s and established himself in Hollywood within a few years. He turned a producer with the short film Most in 2003.  

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Sherilyn Fenn
(Actress and Author Best Known for Her Role as ‘Audrey Horne’ on the TV Series ‘Twin Peaks’)
Sherilyn Fenn
16
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress best known for playing Audrey Horne on the mystery horror drama TV series, Twin Peaks. Over the years, Fenn's acting skills have been overshadowed by her good looks with several publications including her on their lists like the most beautiful women in the world, sexiest women in the world, and 50 hottest babes ever.

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Alan Cumming
(Scottish Actor, Writer and Singer Known for His TV Series ‘The Good Wife’)
Alan Cumming
29
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, filmmaker, comedian, and singer. A Tony Award winner, Cumming has contributed immensely to the development of the Scottish Youth Theatre, of which he is a patron. An openly bisexual actor, Cumming's work as an LGBT rights activist has earned him several awards, including the Vito Russo Award and HRC's Humanitarian Award.

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Sarah Jessica Parker
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Carrie Bradshaw' in the TV Series 'Sex and the City')
Sarah Jessica Parker
81
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nelsonville, Ohio, United States

Sarah Jessica Parker's name is synonymous with the TV series, Sex and the City TV. Apart from being an actress, she is also known for her work in the fashion industry; she has become the face of several popular fashion brands, such as Garnier and Gap. Not surprisingly, she has launched her own fashion line, featuring accessories and clothing items.

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Rob Zombie
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal band 'White Zombie')
Rob Zombie
28
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

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Shah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)
Shah Rukh Khan
115
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Referred to as King of Bollywood and King Khan in the media, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars of the Hindi film indusrty. Beginning his career as a TV actor, he struggled for many years before making it big as a Hindi film star. 

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Kyle Chandler
13
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

Kyle Chandler is an American actor who received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Eric Taylor in the sports drama TV series Friday Night Lights. Apart from acting, Chandler volunteers as a firefighter. He also raises funds to help football players with spinal cord injuries by taking part in a charity golf tournament that takes place every year.

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Owen Hart
(Professional Wrestler)
Owen Hart
19
Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: May 23, 1999
Owen Hart, also known as “The Golden Nugget” and “Blue Blazer,” was part of the Hart wrestling family. He had won several titles, such as the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WWF World Tag Team Championship. He died in an equipment malfunction accident at the 1999 WWF Over the Edge.
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Reggie Miller
(Basketball player)
Reggie Miller
8
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
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Jami Gertz
(Actress)
Jami Gertz
22
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Rick Harrison
(American Businessman, Reality TV Personality and Owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop)
Rick Harrison
18
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lexington, North Carolina, United States
Rick Harrison, co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, shot to fame with the History Channel show Pawn Stars. His memoir, License to Pawn, became a New York Times bestseller. Named the National Pawnbrokers Association’s 2010 Pawnbroker of the Year, he also appeared on the game show Pawnography
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Jon Cryer
(Actor)
Jon Cryer
11
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Jon Cryer is best known for his two-time Emmy-winning performance as Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men and his Saturn Award-nominated role of Lex Luthor in DC series such as Supergirl, Batwoman, and Arrow. He has been a successful stage actor and has also appeared in NCIS.
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Michael Bay
(One of the Most Commercially Successful Film Directors in History)
Michael Bay
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Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Filmmaker Michael Bay, the man behind films such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the Transformers movies, is known for his big-budget action films with eye-catching special effects. He also co-owns two production houses, one of which has remade several horror films, such as The Amityville Horror and Friday the 13th.
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Maura Tierney
(Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series: ‘NewsRadio’, ‘ER’ and ‘The Affair’)
Maura Tierney
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Maura Tierney is an actress who has been contributing immensely to the success of the American film and TV industry since the 1990s. She mainly plays supporting roles, many of which have been worthy of prestigious awards. Maura Tierney is a cancer survivor.

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Trent Reznor
(American Rock Singer Who was Frontman and Founder of the Industrial Rock Band 'Nine Inch Nails')
Trent Reznor
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and composer. Reznor is credited with founding the popular band Nine Inch Nails, where he serves as the principal songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Trent Reznor is also credited with mentoring Marilyn Manson and has contributed to the latter's albums. . 

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Cheryl Hines
(Actress)
Cheryl Hines
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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Mario Lemieux
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Mario Lemieux
13
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Canadian former professional ice hockey player Mario Lemieux spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing parts of 17 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons. A gifted playmaker and fast skater, he is considered to be one of the best players of all time. With a 0.754 career goals-per-game average, he ranks second in NHL history, behind only Mike Bossy.

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Melissa McBride
(Actress)
Melissa McBride
23
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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Frank Grillo
(Known for His Portrayal of 'Brock Rumlow' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Frank Grillo
24
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Italian-American actor, Frank Grillo, is known for his work in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Warrior, The Grey and Zero Dark Thirty. A business graduate, he began his show business career by doing commercials and later moved to acting. He other significant work include films like The Purge: Anarchy, Wolf Warrior 2 and television series Prison Break and Kingdom.

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Booker T
(American Color Commentator and Retired Professional Wrestler)
Booker T
24
Listed In: WWE Wrestlers
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
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Chris Penn
(Actor)
Chris Penn
37
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 24, 2006
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J. B. Smoove
(Actor)
J. B. Smoove
14
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States