Famous People Born On January 2nd

Those born on 2nd of January, fall under the influence of Capricorn, the 10th sign in the zodiac. True to their sun sign, individuals born on this particular day are approachable and tend to be quite adaptable. Known for their generous characteristics, these individuals are very ambitious and don’t shy away from asking for help. They are also very co-operative and competitive by nature and tend to enjoy group activities. They are also blessed with strong will power and are hard workers, with strong sense of justice and fairness towards others. However, owing to their sensitive nature, at times they can be a tad unpredictable and are also susceptible to mood swings.

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 1 
Isaac Asimov
(Writer)

Isaac Asimov
29
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992

Isaac Asimov was an American writer. Best known for his science fiction works, Asimov was regarded as one of the Big Three writers along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein. Asimov is credited with influencing most sci-fi writers since the 1950s. Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman stated that one of Asimov's works inspired him to take up Economics.

 2 
Ben Hardy
(Actor)

Ben Hardy
12
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Bournemouth, England

English actor, Ben Hardy, is best known for his appearance in the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Interested in acting from childhood, he received training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He began his professional career in the early 2010s, appearing in the play The Judas Kiss. He has since acted in many plays, TV shows, and films.

 3 
Tia Carrere
(Actress)

Tia Carrere
7
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Tia Carrere’s first breakthrough was as Jade Soong in the soap General Hospital. Fans also loved her as Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter. She voiced Nani in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, appeared on the show Dancing with the Stars, and also won two Grammys for her Hawaiian music albums.

Renee Elise Goldsberry
4
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Actress, singer, and songwriter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, is a popular figure in Broadway theater. She is best known for her role in the musical Hamilton, for which she won a Tony Award. She is also active in films and TV shows. As a singer and songwriter, she is the winner of one Grammy Award. 

 5 

Cuba Gooding Jr.
14
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Cuba Gooding Jr., son of soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., shot to fame with his Academy Award-winning role of Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. He has played real-life characters O.J Simpson and Ben Carson on TV. His other notable projects include Pearl Harbor and As Good As It Gets.

 6 
Bryson Tiller
(Best Known for Hit Single 'Don't')

Bryson Tiller
6
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Bryson Tiller is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. After achieving success with his debut single Don't, Tiller went on to sign a deal with RCA Records and then came up with his debut album Trapsoul, which peaked at the eighth position on the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and has performed alongside the likes of Rihanna.

 7 
Taye Diggs
(Actor)

Taye Diggs
14
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Taye Diggs is a popular American actor and singer. Such is his popularity that he is often mentioned in several TV series that has nothing to do with him. Video footage of him slipping off a chair became a popular internet meme, making him famous worldwide.

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 8 
Dax Shepard
(Known for His Role in NBC Comedy Series 'Parenthood' & Host of the Podcast 'Armchair Expert')

Dax Shepard
25
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Michigan, United States

 9 
Barry Morris Goldwater
(Former United States Senator)

Barry Morris Goldwater
8
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Phoenix
Died: May 29, 1998

Entrepreneur Barry Morris Goldwater was a five-term Arizona senator. He represented the Republican Party in the 1964 presidential election, which he lost by a landslide margin to Lyndon B Johnson. He impacted the conservative and libertarian movements. He was a skilled photographer and loved collecting kachina dolls.

 10 
Kane Tanaka
(World's Oldest Living Person)

Kane Tanaka
6
Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Japan

 11 

Shelley Hennig
1
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States

 12 
Paz Vega
(Actress)

Paz Vega
2
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Spanish actor Paz Vega is best known for her roles in films such as Sex and Lucia, Spanglish, All Roads Lead to Rome, and Rambo: Last Blood. Fans loved her as Catalina Creel in the Mexican series Cuna de lobos and as Renata in the American series The OA

 13 

Alden Richards
6
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, Philippines
While he considers Hello, Love, Goodbye, the highest-grossing Filipino film ever, as his best project so far, actor Alden Richards has had a long career, peppered with films, music, and more. He will now be seen with Bea Alonzo in a film based on the Japanese series Pure Soul.

 14 
Turner Tenney
(YouTuber, Twitch Streamer)

Turner Tenney
7
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

 15 
Christy Turlington
(Supermodel)

Christy Turlington
2
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

Model Christy Turlington is best known for being part of Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign. Named to Time 100, she has worked with Maybelline and Versace, too. Her cover of British Vogue inspired George Michael's video Freedom. She owns the non-profit Every Mother Counts, which works for safe pregnancy and childbirth.

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Jagmeet Singh
(Politician)

Jagmeet Singh
12
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Jagmeet Singh is a Canadian politician and lawyer. Since 2017, Singh has been serving as the leader of the popular Canadian political party, New Democratic Party. Jagmeet Singh serves as an inspiration to other Canadian politicians of Indian origin as he is the first member from a visible minority group to lead a prominent federal political party in Canada.

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Jack Hanna
(Zoologist)

Jack Hanna
3
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

 18 
Roger Miller
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

Roger Miller
1
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: October 25, 1992

Thérèse of Lisieux
5
Birth Year: 1873
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: September 30, 1897
French nun Thérèse of Lisieux, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus,” became one of the most well-known Catholic saints ever. She became the youngest Doctor of the Church and the third woman to receive the honor. A devoted Carmelite, she died of tuberculosis at age 24.

 20 

Gabrielle Carteris
3
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

 21 

Peter Gadiot
2
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: London, England
Peter Gadiot is best known as James Valdez from the series Queen of the South and as Cyrus from Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. He is a trained stage actor, too. He engages in extreme stunts, such as climbing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, to raise money for social causes

 22 
Anthony Carrigan
(Actor, Television actor)

Anthony Carrigan
3
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

 23 
Pernell Whitaker
(Boxer Who Competed from 1984 to 2001)

Pernell Whitaker
1
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: July 14, 2019

 24 
Fernando Tatis Jr.
(Baseball player)

Fernando Tatis Jr.
12
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic

 25 
Kate Bosworth
(Actress)

Kate Bosworth
10
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Kate Bosworth is an American model and actress known for playing Anne Marie Chadwick in the 2002 sports film Blue Crush. Apart from acting, Bosworth is also interested in fashion; she co-designed a jewelry line called JewelMint. Also known for her work as an activist, Kate Bosworth was named in People magazine's 25 Women Changing the World list in 2018.

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Tommy Morrison
11
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Gravette, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 1, 2013

Tommy Morrison was an American boxer who was ranked among the best boxer in the world by BoxRecheld in 1992. He held the WBO heavyweight championship in 1993. In addition to his boxing career, Tommy Morrison also had an acting career; he portrayed Tommy Gunn and appeared alongside Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone in the 1990 sports drama movie Rocky V.

 27 
Todd Haynes
(Film director)

Todd Haynes
0
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 28 
David Bailey
(Photographer)

David Bailey
0
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Leytonstone

David Bailey is an English portrait and fashion photographer. He is credited with co-creating the Swinging London movement along with Brian Duffy and Terence Donovan during the 1960s. Bailey is also known for his work with the famous Vogue magazine. The character played by David Hemmings in the 1966 mystery thriller film Blowup was inspired by David Bailey.

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Kirk Hinrich
(Basketball Player)

Kirk Hinrich
1
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States

 30 
Anna Lee
(Actress)

Anna Lee
1
Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: Ightham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 14, 2004

 31 
Abbie Eaton
(Racing driver)

Abbie Eaton
0
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Hull, England, UK

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Renata Notni
(Actress)

Renata Notni
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico

 33 
Trombone Shorty
(Musician)

Trombone Shorty
0
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 34 
Cole Caufield
(Ice hockey player)

Cole Caufield
1
Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Mosinee, Wisconsin, United States

 35 
Andre Aciman
(Writer)

Andre Aciman
1
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

 36 
James Wolfe
(Officer)

James Wolfe
0
Birth Year: 1727
Birthplace: Westerham, United Kingdom
Died: September 13, 1759

 37 
David Cone
(Baseball player)

David Cone
1
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

 38 
Mehmed IV
(Sultan)

Mehmed IV
3
Birth Year: 1642
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: January 6, 1693

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Oscar Micheaux
2
Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25, 1951

 40 
Oleg Deripaska
(Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessperson)

Oleg Deripaska
2
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russian SFSR

Oleg Deripaska is a Russian industrialist. He is credited with founding one of the country's largest industrial groups, Basic Element. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Deripaska is credited with establishing Russia's largest charitable foundation, Volnoe Delo Foundation. A humanitarian, Oleg Deripaska donated money during the COVID-19 pandemic to build hospitals in Siberia.

 41 

Naoki Urasawa
0
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

Award-winning Japanese manga artist Naoki Urasawa is best known for his thriller Monster and the sci-fi 20th Century Boys. Fans love his intricate and psychologically complicated plots. He also teaches at the Nagoya Zokei University and is a skilled rock musician who once performed as Bob Lennon.

 42 
Nadia Nadim
(Association football player)

Nadia Nadim
13
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan

 43 
Robert John Bardo
(Murderer of actress and model Rebecca Schaeffer)

Robert John Bardo
6
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States

 44 
Carla Juri
(Actress)

Carla Juri
1
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Locarno, Switzerland

Carla Juri is a Swiss actress best known for her role in the biographical film Paula. She studied theater in London and Los Angeles and traveled across Berlin, London, and Rome to find jobs early in her career. She started acting professionally in the mid-2000s and has since appeared in many critically acclaimed films and TV shows. 

 45 
Francois Pienaar
(Rugby union player)

Francois Pienaar
3
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Vereeniging

Francois Pienaar is a former rugby player who captained the South African national team from 1993 to 1996. He is best-known for helping his team win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. In 2004, he was ranked 50th in a list named Top 100 Great South Africans. In 2005, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.

 46 
Joanna Pacula
(Actress)

Joanna Pacula
1
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland

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David Gyasi
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

 48 
Sister Nancy
(Singer)

Sister Nancy
0
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Kingston

Sister Nancy is a Jamaican singer and dancehall DJ. She is the first female dancehall DJ to achieve international recognition. Sister Nancy was the most popular female dancehall DJ in the world for over two decades. One of her most popular singles Bam Bam is often referred to as the reggae anthem.

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Kristen Hager
(Actress)

Kristen Hager
3
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Red Lake, Canada

Swedish-Canadian actor Kristen Hager is best known for her roles in films such as Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Wanted. Fans also loved her as Nora Sergeant in the Syfy series Being Human and as Mae Barber in the thriller series Condor.

 50 
Maxi Rodríguez
(Association football player)

Maxi Rodríguez
1
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Rosario

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 2nd

Personality
Individuals born on the 2nd of January are very responsible and dedicated in whatever they pursue. They detest favoritism and possess great team spirit, which makes them excellent co-worker and friend. At times, they can be extremely demanding and don’t hold others responsible for their successes and failures. They fear being judged by others, owing to which they prefer not to reveal their inner insecurities. Though often reserved by nature, these people are sociable and make a lot of friends.

Health
These individuals may often suffer from stress related disorders, which may be due a high-paced lifestyle, with little time for relaxation. They are also susceptible to teeth, gums and skin related problems and thus need to take care of their diet. It is also advisable for them to take part in outdoor activities such as skating and rock climbing, which can be extremely beneficial for their health.

Finance
Though they can manage their finances well, however at time they may lose money-making opportunities and tend to overspend at times. However, with time and maturity they learn how to handle their finances to meet their responsibilities.
    
Career
As these people are blessed with intuitive nature, they often make good teachers and social workers. They also make good managers and achieve success in the field of public relations. They also possess creative skills which makes them successful writers, journalists, photographers as well as musicians.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Even though they don’t get themselves romantically attached very easily, when they fall in love, they are very loyal and dedicated. They tend to look for partners who share their interest and goals. They are very devoted to their family members and enjoy a healthy family life. As parents, they are very loving and caring towards their children and also cultivate some degree of independence in their kids from a very young age.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Brown & Silver
Lucky Numbers: 2 & 3
Lucky Days (of the Month): 2nd & 3rd
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Monday