Birthdays Of Famous People Born In May

Individuals born in the month of May are extremely understanding, resolute and enthusiastic. Their physical attractiveness coupled with their mental strength makes them absolutely irresistible. Extremely hardworking and always on the move, these people always keep themselves occupied with something or the other and detest wasting time. As charming as these May-borns are, they always claim the attention of almost everybody around them and their oratory skills make sure that the attention stays. Zealous and energetic, not only do they exhibit a keen interest in arts, music and literature, but they also tend to have an imaginative bent of mind.

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Dwayne Johnson
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time & One of the World's Highest-Grossing Actors)
Dwayne Johnson
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States

A renowned former wrestler with numerous titles under his belt, Dwayne Johnson initially wanted to be a football player but an injury turned him towards wrestling. He soon entered the world of acting, experienced phenomenal success in television and films and became the highest earning male actor in the world.

John F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States (1961 - 1963))
John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 22, 1963

The 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy was a charismatic leader who, during his tenure, ably dealt with Cuban missile crisis, proposed public service programmes and lent support to the growing civil rights movement. Before becoming one of the youngest Presidents of the country, he served in the navy, U.S. House of Representatives and the US Senate.

(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.

Roman Reigns
(American Professional Wrestler and Longest-Reigning WWE Universal Champion)
Roman Reigns
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

The current WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, is one of the most popular WWE superstars of the current generation. After battling leukemia for 11 years, Reigns announced that he would take an indefinite break to receive treatment. He made a comeback in 2019 and went on to reestablish his position as a popular champion.

Henry Cavill
(British Actor Known for His Portrayal of Charles Brandon in the TV Series 'The Tudors')
Henry Cavill
Birthdate: May 5, 1983
Birthplace: Saint Helier, Jersey

An English actor known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films, Henry Cavill has been active in the film industry for around two decades. As a teenager, he met actor Russell Crowe who inspired him to take up acting. He is known for his sex appeal and is considered a male sex symbol.

Robert Pattinson
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Birthplace: London, England

Though Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the first major film for actor Robert Pattinson, he became an international star with the Twilight movie series. Since then, he has gained immense accolades for working in independent films like The Lost City of Z, Good Time and The Lighthouse. The talented actor is also known for his philanthropic activities.

Megan Fox
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Transformers' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles')
Megan Fox
Birthdate: May 16, 1986
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

With her sharp facial features and stunning figure, actress Megan Fox is undoubtedly a head-turner! Making her debut in the early 2000s as a teenager, she has come a long way in Hollywood and is today counted among the most beautiful and sexiest women in entertainment. She has been featured on various magazine covers as well.


Mr Beast
(Pioneer of YouTube Videos That Center on Expensive Stunts)
Mr Beast
Birthdate: May 7, 1998
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina

Mr Beast is a YouTuber and entrepreneur who began posting videos to YouTube in 2011 but didn’t gain popularity until after a few years. He posts videos on a wide range of topics and is best known for sharing expensive challenge videos. He is also a philanthropist.

Cameron Boyce
Birthdate: May 28, 1999
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6, 2019

American actor Cameron Boyce achieved stardom as a teenager when he played one of the leads in the television show, Jessie. His role in the Descendants television film catapulted him to bigger heights. He also starred in a number of successful feature films like Grown Ups. He died in July 2019, at a young age of 20, due to epilepsy.

The Notorious B.I.G.
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
The Notorious B.I.G.
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1997

The Notorious B.I.G. was a rapper and songwriter and is considered one of the best ever. His debut album Ready to Die in 1994 was critically acclaimed. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in September 1996. His album Life After Death was released two weeks after his death. 

David Beckham
(English Former Professional Footballer Who was One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
David Beckham
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Birthplace: London, England
David Beckham is a former English footballer who was football superstar on-field and a heartthrob off-field. A former player for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan, among others, Beckham was a free-kick specialist, a brilliant crosser of the ball and the first English player to win league titles in four countries. His passion for football, charisma and fashion style have made him an international sensation.  
Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)
Malcolm X
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 21, 1965

An African-American leader of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X was a vocal spokesman of the Nation of Islam and called upon the blacks to protect themselves from the white, even if it meant adopting violence. His radical views and preaching later evolved and he accepted the possibility of peaceful resolution of racial issues in America.

David Attenborough
(English Broadcaster, Biologist and Natural Historian)
David Attenborough
Birthdate: May 8, 1926
Birthplace: Isleworth, England

Widely regarded as a national treasure in the United Kingdom, Sir David Attenborough is the only person to have received BAFTAs for TV shows meant for different television sets, such as black and white, color, 3D, HD, and 4K. In 2002, he was mentioned in BBC's 100 Greatest Britons list.

Audrey Hepburn
(British Actress Who was Famous as a Film and Fashion Icon)
Audrey Hepburn
Birthdate: May 4, 1929
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: January 20, 1993

British actress Audrey Hepburn is counted among the greatest female screen legends in Golden Age Hollywood. Rising to prominence in the 1950s, she became one of the few people to win Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. She devoted much of her time in her later life to UNICEF and was actively involved in humanitarian work.

Cillian Murphy
(One of the Greatest Irish Actors Who is Known for His Collaboration With Director Christopher Nolan)
Cillian Murphy
Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Birthplace: Douglas, Ireland

Cillian Murphy is one of the greatest Irish film actors. He has done some of his best work in collaboration with director Christopher Nolan. The includes The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Dunkirk. Cillian was also the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of the rock band The Sons of Mr. Green Genes

Clint Eastwood
(Among the World's Best Known and Most Successful Movie Stars)
Clint Eastwood
Birthdate: May 31, 1930
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
The quintessential Western man in the Hollywood movies, Clint Eastwood is regarded as the cultural icon of masculinity. Eastwood’s brilliant portrayal of tough, rugged, ruthless guy in the Western movies endeared him to the masses and brought him international fame.
Helena Bonham Carter
(English Actress Who is Known for Her Roles in Period Dramas)
Helena Bonham Carter
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress who is known for her performances in independent films and huge blockbusters. Some of her notable films are The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech, Hamlet, Howards End, Fight Club, Les Misérables . She was also part of the Harry Potter series. She was bestowed with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.

Mark Zuckerberg
(Co-Founder of Facebook)
Mark Zuckerberg
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States

The co-founder and CEO of the popular social networking website, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is also amongst the richest men in the world. Fascinated by computer since his early life, Zuckerberg co-created TheFacebook while still in college and later even dropped out to devote more time to it. At 23, he became the youngest self-made billionaire in history at that time.

Novak Djokovic
(One of the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time)
Novak Djokovic
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is currently third in the list of number of Grand Slam singles titles won by male players. He is known for his powerful two-handed backhand and his service returns. Djokovic is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters and he has achieved this feat twice.

Stevie Wonder
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
Stevie Wonder
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

American singer and songwriter, Stevie Wonder, is one of most influential and the best-selling musicians of all time. That Girl, Gotta Have You, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Part-Time Lover and Happy Birthday are some of his chartbuster songs. He has won many awards and accolades, including 25 Grammy Awards.

Bob Dylan
(One of the Greatest Songwriters of All Time)
Bob Dylan
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States

Singer-songwriter and author, Bob Dylan, is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Active in the music industry for almost six decades, he is a major pop culture icon who introduced a range of political, social, and literary influences to pop music. He is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

George Clooney
(Actor Best Known for His TV Series 'ER' and Films: 'Syriana' and 'Ocean's Eleven' Trilogy)
George Clooney
Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Multiple award winning actor, producer, writer and director, George Clooney rose to fame with a medical drama ER and has since then established himself as a bigtime star with movies like Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck and Ocean's Eleven trilogy. The living legend is also known for his humanitarian work and support to numerous social and political causes.
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John Wayne
(American Actor Who was a Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age)
John Wayne
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979

Famous for his roles in Western films in the mid-20th century, actor John Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. In a career spanning over half a century, he starred in 142 motion pictures. Upon his death, he came to be recognized as “an enduring icon who symbolized and communicated American values and ideals.”

(DJ Famous for Wearing a Helmet Resembling a Marshmallow)
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))
Queen Victoria
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 22, 1901

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for over six decades, Queen Victoria reigned for longer than any of her predecessors. Her rule witnessed the vast expansion of the British Empire and ushered in a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated with great pomp and show.

Janet Jackson
(One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists)
Janet Jackson
Birthdate: May 16, 1966
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

A member of the prominent Jackson family, Janet Jackson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. Popularly known for her innovative and socially conscious songs, she was considered a sex icon in her youth. Beginning her career as a teenager, she went on to become one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.

George Lucas
(Filmmaker Known for Creating the 'Star Wars' & 'Indiana Jones' Franchises)
George Lucas
Birthdate: May 14, 1944
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
National Medal of Arts-winner George Lucas is best known for his iconic movie series Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He wished to the join the U.S. Air Force but was rejected, following which he studied film production at USC. He is also a Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee.
Stevie Nicks
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Work With the Band 'Fleetwood Mac' and as a Solo Artist)
Stevie Nicks
Birthdate: May 26, 1948
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Stevie Nicks is a songwriter and vocalist with the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. She also performs solo and is known for her unique voice. She has numerous hits to her credit and her records have sold in millions. She has won many awards, including the Grammy and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine.

Cate Blanchett
(One of the Finest and Most Versatile Actresses of Her Generation)
Cate Blanchett
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

Cate Blanchett is one of the most celebrated actresses of her times. She attained fame with the drama film, Elizabeth, in 1998. The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, Notes on a Scandal, Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley, Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are some of her other acclaimed and successful films. She has won two Academy awards so far.

Rami Malek
(Famous For His Portrayal of 'Freddie Mercury' in the Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody')
Rami Malek
Birthdate: May 12, 1981
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

Rami Malek became the first actor of Egyptian origin to receive the prestigious Oscar for Best Actor, which he earned for playing British singer, Freddie Mercury, in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. In 2019, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world. He also has a philanthropic side and supports various charities..

Lily-Rose Depp
(Actress, Model and Daughter of the American Actor, Johnny Depp, and French Actress Vanessa Paradis)
Lily-Rose Depp
Birthdate: May 7, 1999
Birthplace: Paris, France

Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of famous American actor Johnny Depp and popular French singer and model Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose followed in her parents' footsteps to become active in the entertainment industry. Despite suffering from anorexia in the past, Lily-Rose Depp has managed to establish herself as an actress in Hollywood.

YNW Melly
(Rapper and Singer Best Known for His Songs ‘Murder on My Mind’ and ‘Mixed Personalities’)
YNW Melly
Birthdate: May 1, 1999
Birthplace: Gifford, Florida, United States

YNW Melly is an American rapper whose song Murder on My Mind became a huge hit, especially after Melly was charged with double-murder. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If proven guilty, he could face life imprisonment or even capital punishment. Apart from the double-murder charges, he is a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy.

André the Giant
(French Professional Wrestler Known for His Great Size)
André the Giant
Birthdate: May 19, 1946
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: January 27, 1993

André the Giant was one of the most popular French wrestlers ever to appear in WWF. He stood over seven feet tall due to a condition aptly called gigantism, but used his condition to gain popularity. Also an actor, André the Giant continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in the world, several years after his death.

(Greek Philosopher and Founder of Platonist School)
Birthdate: May 21, 0428
Birthplace: Classical Athens, Greece
Died: 0348 AD

Plato was one of the most important Ancient Greek philosophers, who contributed greatly to the fields of mathematics, metaphysics, politics, art, and poetry. Along with his famous student Aristotle and equally famous teacher Socrates, Plato is considered one of the founders of spirituality and Western religion. Platonism remains one of his important contributions.

Katharine Hepburn
(The Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003

Katharine Hepburn served as the leading American actress for over six decades. She is regarded as an influential cultural figure and was included in the popular book Women Who Changed The World. Katharine Hepburn is also named in lists like 300 Women Who Changed the World, 100 Icons of the Century, and 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of All Time.

Billy Joel
(Singer, Composer)
Billy Joel
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Popularly known as the Piano Man, Billy Joel is a singer-songwriter and musician. Having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, Billy is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He is also America's third best-selling solo artist and the sixth best-selling recording artist. He is also known for his multiple relationships with popular women.

Rosario Dawson
(Best Known for Portraying the 'Star Wars' Character 'Ahsoka Tano')
Rosario Dawson
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster
(English Actor Known for His Role as ‘Sam’ in the Film ‘Love Actually’)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Birthdate: May 16, 1990
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Thomas Brodie-Sangster is a British actor who gained international recognition after playing Jojen Reed in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Known for playing characters younger than his actual age, Brodie-Sangster played a 15-year-old in the film Death of a Superhero, which has achieved cult status.

Seth Rollins
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of His Generation)
Seth Rollins
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Colby Lopez, better known as "Seth Rollins," previously wrestled in ROH as "Tyler Black." He is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion. He competed as part of The Shield in the Survivor Series and is the only wrestler to win all three top WWE titles: the WWE, Universal, and NXT Championships.
Karl Marx
(Philosopher & Economist - Famous for His Theory of 'Marxism' )
Karl Marx
Birthdate: May 5, 1818
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: March 14, 1883

Karl Marx, the philosopher, economist, political theorist and socialist revolutionary, is best-known for the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. His theories, called Marxism, maintained that class conflict leads to the development of human societies and that internal tension were inherent in capitalism, which would ultimately be replaced by the socialist mode of production.

Rob Gronkowski
(American Former Football Tight End)
Rob Gronkowski
Birthdate: May 14, 1989
Birthplace: Amherst, New York, United States

Widely regarded as the greatest tight end of all time, Rob Gronkowski is also considered one of the best American football players of his generation. Also one of the most popular players, thanks to his larger-than-life personality, Rob Gronkowski has set many National Football League (NFL) records as a tight end.

Danny Trejo
Birthdate: May 16, 1944
Birthplace: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, United States

From working as a construction foreman to a regular visitor to the state prisons in California, Danny Trejo's future looked bleak. However, his boxing skills came to his rescue as he landed the job of training Eric Roberts for a boxing scene in one of his movies. Eventually, Trejo became a film star and part of an incredible rags-to-riches story.

James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006

Referred to by honorific nicknames, such as Godfather of Soul, James Brown was a prominent figure of 20th century music. A progenitor of funk music, Brown influenced the development of many music genres. An inductee of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Brown is ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

Miranda Cosgrove
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role of 'Carly Shay' in the Teen Sitcom 'iCarly')
Miranda Cosgrove
Birthdate: May 14, 1993
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

An American actress and singer, Miranda Cosgrove started out as a child actress. In 2010, she became the second-highest-paid child star, having earned $180,000 per episode for the TV series iCarly. Also a philanthropist, Miranda Cosgrove supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is a spokesperson for an organization called Light the Night Walk which raises awareness for blood cancer.

Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 9, 2022

Bob Saget was an American actor, director, television host, and stand-up comedian. Renowned for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy routine, Saget hosted popular TV shows, such as America's Funniest Home Videos. Also known for his charity work, Bob Saget served as one of the members of the board of the non-profit organization, Scleroderma Research Foundation.

Pierce Brosnan
(Best Known for His Role of the Secret Agent 'James Bond' in the 'Bond' Film Series)
Pierce Brosnan
Birthdate: May 16, 1953
Birthplace: Drogheda, Ireland

Irish-American actor and film producer Pierce Brosnan is best known for playing secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series. As a young man, he trained at the Drama Centre London and made his acting debut soon after. First gaining fame as a TV actor, he didn’t take long to enter films as well.

James Stewart
(American Actor Known for His Distinctive Drawl and Everyman Screen Persona)
James Stewart
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 2, 1997

Best known for his everyman screen persona, James Stewart was ranked third in the greatest American male actors list published by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 1999. During his 55-year acting career, he displayed strong morality both on and off the screen, as a result of which he epitomized the ideal American man of the 20th century.

Chris Paul
(One of the Greatest Point Guards of All Time)
Chris Paul
Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Chris Paul is a professional basketball player and one of the highest-paid sportspersons in the world. Apart from earning from his career as a basketball player, he also earns by signing endorsement deals with companies like State Farm and Air Jordan. A religious person, Chris Paul attends church whenever possible.

Salvador Dali
(Spanish Surrealist Painter Best Known for His Work 'The Persistence of Memory')
Salvador Dali
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Birthplace: Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Died: January 23, 1989

Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist best remembered for his precise draftsmanship and technical skills. His artwork is famous for depicting bizarre and striking images. In spite of producing brilliant artworks, Dali's ostentatious and eccentric public behavior often overshadowed his professional achievements, much to the irritation of his fans and critics. His works have influenced other artists like Jeff Koons.

Harry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States)
Harry S. Truman
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26, 1972

Harry Truman was the US president from 1945 to 1953 and his administration successfully guided the US economy through the post-war challenges. He established the Truman Doctrine to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. He authorised the first and only use of nuclear weapons during a war when he sanctioned bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

Apart from being obstinate and insensitive at times, a trait typical to Taureans, one more weakness of the people born in May is that they can be easily influenced. Taurus is the principal zodiac sign, ruling the month of May and people born under this sun sign display all the characteristics of the zodiac. Some individuals born in this month also fall under the Taurus/Gemini cusp, whose personality and character traits are influenced by both the zodiacs. On the whole, people born in May are usually very stable, strong-willed and highly self-motivated. They hardly hesitate in offering their opinions and are assertive, pragmatic and extremely courageous individuals. Though good at handling difficulties in life and equipped with a tremendous common sense, these people tend to be extravagant. However, this weakness generally goes unnoticed as these individuals earn well and are financially very stable. People born in May are extremely confident individuals and they tend to spend lavishly, only because they believe that they can make up for all their expenses.