Famous People Born On May 11th

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People born on May 11 fall under the second Sun Sign, Taurus, whose symbol is the bull. Individuals born on this date are proud, loyal, and tenacious. They take a long time to come to a conclusion, but once that decision is made, woe betide anyone who gets in their way! These individuals ponder over things privately in their minds, and seldom seek input from others, preferring to sift through details and make decisions on their own. One of the most outstanding traits of those born on May 11 is their loyalty. Once a friend, always a friend! Conversely, they have the capability to be the enemy for life as well.

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 1 
Salvador Dali
(Spanish Surrealist Painter Best Known for His Work 'The Persistence of Memory')
Salvador Dali
26
Birth Year: 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.

 2 
Cam Newton
(American Football Quaterback)
Cam Newton
42
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American football quarterback for New England Patriots, Cam Newton shot to fame when he led Auburn Tigers to the 2010 BCS National Championship, won the Heisman Trophy and was selected by Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL draft. In the subsequent nine seasons with the Panthers, he emerged as star player and even bagged NFL’s top player spot in 2016.

 3 
Sabrina Carpenter
(Known for Her Role as 'Maya Hart' in the Disney Channel Series 'Girl Meets World')
Sabrina Carpenter
46
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, United States

A Radio Disney Music Award winner, Sabrina Carpenter is a popular actress and singer. After finishing third in a singing contest called The Next Miley Cyrus Project, Sabrina landed acting roles before launching her music career. Although described as a teen pop singer, she has explored various other genres, such as country, folk pop, and acoustic.

 4 
Cory Monteith
26
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: July 13, 2013

A talented young man whose life was snatched away too soon, Cory Monteith was a Canadian actor, singer, and musician who rose to fame after playing a role in the TV show ‘Glee.’ Despite being a great actor, he had a troubled life involving substance abuse and alcoholism that eventually caused his death at the age of 31.

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Andrés Iniesta
(Football Player)
Andrés Iniesta
25
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who now captains the Japanese club Vissel Kobe, has had a 22-year stint with Barcelona, serving as a captain in three seasons and winning nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He scored the winning goal to help Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
 6 
Kamaru Usman
(Mixed martial artist)
Kamaru Usman
30
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Auchi, Nigeria
 7 
Lana Condor
(Actress Known for Her Role in the Films: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and 'To All the Boys' Film Series)
Lana Condor
21
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Can Tho, Vietnam
Lana Condor was adopted from a Vietnamese orphanage by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Bob Condor and his wife. She gained fame as Lara Jean Covey from the Netflix film To All the Boys I've Loved Before and its sequel. She has also appeared in the films Patriots Day and X-Men Apocalypse.
 8 
Richard Feynman
(One of the Joint Winners of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965)
Richard Feynman
16
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1988

Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, along with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, for his research on quantum electrodynamics. He also contributed to the development of the atomic bomb. Feyman made it to Physics World’s list of the 10 greatest physicists of all time.

 9 
Natasha Richardson
(British Actress Known for Her Films: 'Gothic', 'Patty Hearst' and 'The Parent Trap')
Natasha Richardson
18
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: March 18, 2009

Natasha Richardson, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave, came to prominence after her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. Some of the films that she acted in are Asylum, The Handmaid's Tale, The Parent Trap, Maid in Manhattan and The White Countess. She also worked in many television projects. She died after a skiing accident in Quebec.

 10 
Doug McClure
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Cowboy’ in the TV Series ‘The Virginian’)
Doug McClure
13
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: February 5, 1995
Doug McClure is best known as the cowboy Trampas from the long-running series The Virginian, based on the Owen Wister novel of the same name. He inspired the character of Troy McClure in The Simpsons and also appeared in films such as The Unforgiven and series such as Overland Trail.
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Louis Farrakhan
(Singer, Civil rights advocate, Religious servant, Journalist, Politician, Violinist, Anti-vaccine activist, Muslim minister)
Louis Farrakhan
11
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Louis Farrakhan, formerly known as Louis X, is the leader of the ‘Nation of Islam’ which has been called a black nationalist organisation and a hate group. He has been described as anti-Semitic by monitoring organisations and has been accused of promoting anti-white theology and black superiority over whites. He was banned from Facebook in 2019 for being an extremist.

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Frances Fisher
9
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Frances Fisher began as a theater actor before gaining fame with her portrayal of Deborah 'Red' Saxon in the soap The Edge of Night. She has played significant roles in movies such as Titanic, The Host, and True Crime, and has also starred in the series Resurrection and Watchmen.
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Thibaut Courtois
(Belgian Football Goalkeeper)
Thibaut Courtois
9
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Bree, Flanders, Belgium

Belgian footballer Thibaut Courtois who is a goalkeeper for the Spanish club Real Madrid is considered one of the best of his time. Starting his career with Genk, he later also played for Chelsea. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup third place-holding Belgian squad in 2018.

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Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
7
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Prince Royce
(Singer-songwriter)
Prince Royce
10
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
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Christian Brando
(Son of Marlon Brando)
Christian Brando
5
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: January 26, 2008

Christian Brando was an American actor and son of legendary actor, Marlon Brando. He garnered national attention in 1990 when he fatally shot Dag Drollet at his father's Hollywood Hills residence. Since Drollet was the boyfriend of Cheyenne, his half-sister, the trial was highly publicized. In 1991, Brando was sentenced to prison and died several years later due to pneumonia.

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Jeffrey Donovan
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Michael Westen’ in the TV Series ‘Burn Notice’)
Jeffrey Donovan
5
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States

Jeffrey Donovan is an American actor. He is known for playing important roles in popular films like Hitch, Changeling, and J. Edgar. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Jeffrey Donovan has been actively supporting several causes and organizations, such as Life Rolls On (LRO), which aims at helping people with spinal cord injuries.

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Irving Berlin
(Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film score composer)
Irving Berlin
4
Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Tyumen
Died: September 22, 1989

Irving Berlin was a composer and lyricist. He made tremendous contributions to the Great American Songbook and is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He had an extensive career spanning six decades, during which he composed an estimated 1,500 songs. He received the Lawrence Langner Tony Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘The Waitress’ in the FX Sitcom ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’)
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
4
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States
Mary Elizabeth Ellis is best known as The Waitress from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and as Lisa Palmer from Santa Clarita Diet. Ellis has also appeared in Perfect Couples and The Grinder, and in stage productions such as The Tempest. She also co-wrote the movie A Quiet Little Marriage.
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Denver Pyle
(Actor and Director Known for His TV Series ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’)
Denver Pyle
11
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Bethune, Colorado, United States
Died: December 25, 1997

Denver Pyle was an American actor and director. He achieved popularity during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s when he appeared in TV series like The Andy Griffith Show and The Doris Day Show. Also known for his charitable efforts, Denver Pyle sponsored a tournament called Uncle Jesse's Fishing Tournament, which raised over $160,000 in 10 years to support children's programs.

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Chang Bunker
(Showmen)
Chang Bunker
6
Birth Year: 1811
Birthplace: Meklong, Thailand
Died: January 17, 1874

Chang Bunker was a Siamese-American man and one-half of the popular conjoined twin brothers. Chang and his conjoined twin Eng were two of the most studied human beings during the 19th century. They toured the United States and Europe as part of their freak shows, gaining financial success and fame. They are credited with coining the colloquial term Siamese twins.

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Tim Blake Nelson
7
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Holly Valance
(Actress Known for Playing ‘Flick Scully’ in the Australian Soap Opera ‘Neighbours’)
Holly Valance
6
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Born to a Serbian musician/model father and a British model mother, Holly Valance first gained fame as Felicity Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She later created a sensation in the world of pop, with hits such as Kiss Kiss. She now co-owns The Candy Foundation with her husband, Nick Candy.

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Jadyn Wong
(Best Known for Her Performance in the TV Series 'Scorpion')
Jadyn Wong
5
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Alberta, Canada

Jadyn Wong is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Happy Quinn in the popular American action drama TV series, Scorpion. A multi-talented personality, Jadyn Wong is a trained classical pianist and holds a black belt in karate. Her expertise in karate helps her land roles that require her to perform stunts and action sequences.

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Giovani dos Santos
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Plays as Attacking Midfielder, Winger and Striker)
Giovani dos Santos
5
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Starting his youth career with teams such as Monterrey and Barcelona, Mexican footballer Giovani dos Santos later went on to win a gold medal with the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. He was also part of the U-17 FIFA World Championship-winning Mexican squad and is a 3-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner.

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Martha Graham
(Modern Dancer and Choreographer Known for Her 'Graham Technique' Style)
Martha Graham
4
Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 1, 1991

Martha Graham was a modern dancer and choreographer who revolutionized American dance. She developed what later became known as the Graham technique, a modern dance movement style and pedagogy. She had an extensive career spanning over 70 years. The Martha Graham School, founded in 1926, is the oldest school of dance in USA.  

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Eric Burdon
(Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Eric Burdon
2
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Margaret Rutherford
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Duchess of Brighton’ in the Film ‘The V.I.P.s’)
Margaret Rutherford
3
Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Balham, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 22, 1972

Margaret Rutherford was an English actress best known for playing the Duchess of Brighton in the 1963 drama film, The V.I.P.s, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. In 1961, she was made an Officer of the OBE. In 1967, she was elevated to become a DBE.

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Karen Kilgariff
2
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Petaluma, California, United States
 30 
Phil Silvers
(Actor, Stage actor, Television actor)
Phil Silvers
3
Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 1, 1985

Phil Silvers was an American comedian and entertainer. Dubbed the King of Chutzpah, Silvers won two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Tony Awards during his illustrious career that spanned almost six decades. In 1996, he was ranked 31st on TV Guide's list of 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Silvers’ work has inspired other comedians like Dick Van Dyke.

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Bernard Fox
2
Birth Year: 1927
Birthplace: Port Talbot, England
Died: December 14, 2016
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Saadat Hasan Manto
9
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Samrala
Died: January 18, 1955

Saadat Hasan Manto was a Pakistani playwright, writer, and author. Best remembered for his 22 collections of short stories, Manto was renowned for writing about the bitter truths of society. Not surprisingly, he was tried for obscenity on six occasions but was never convicted. Considered one of the 20th century's finest Urdu-language writers, Manto is the subject of two movies.

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Foster Brooks
6
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: December 20, 2001
 34 
Valentino
(Italian Fashion Designer Known for Garments in His Trademark 'Valentino Red')
Valentino
0
Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Voghera, Italy

Valentino is an Italian fashion designer. He is credited with founding the popular luxury fashion house Valentino S.p.A. A prominent and influential fashion designer, Valentino has received several prestigious awards throughout his career. He is the recipient of the Couture Council Award and the Golden Plate Award. 

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Martha Quinn
(Actor, Television actor, Radio personality)
Martha Quinn
0
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Albany
 36 
Baron Münchhausen
(Fiction writer)
Baron Münchhausen
2
Birth Year: 1720
Birthplace: Bodenwerder
Died: February 22, 1797
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Jeremy Maclin
(American football player)
Jeremy Maclin
3
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Kirkwood, Missouri, United States
 38 
James Reid
(Singer, Actor, Dancer & Record Producer)
James Reid
18
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: St Leonards, Australia

Filipino-Australian actor-singer James Reid had been a talented gymnast and swimmer in childhood. He is best known for pairing up with Nadine Lustre in projects such as Diary Ng Panget and On the Wings of Love. Though he and Nadine dated later, they broke hearts with their split in 2020.

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Katie Wagner
(Television personality)
Katie Wagner
3
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 40 
Ace Hood
(Rapper)
Ace Hood
5
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States
 41 
Maurice Harkless
(Basketball player)
Maurice Harkless
6
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 42 
Edsger W. Dijkstra
(Dutch Mathematician and Computer Scientist Best Known for His Shortest-Path Algorithm in Graph Theory)
Edsger W. Dijkstra
2
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: August 6, 2002

A pioneering computer scientist from the Netherlands, Edsger W. Dijkstra had initially studied theoretical physics, before focusing on computers. He developed the domain of structured programming and also won honors such as the Turing Award. He died at 72, after a long struggle with cancer.

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Mychal Judge
(Catholic priest)
Mychal Judge
2
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 11, 2001

Designated Victim 0001 of the 2011 Twin Tower attack, Mychal Judge was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. Developing an early interest in monastic life, he served in various parishes before being appointed chaplain to New York City Fire Department. On hearing about the attack, he rushed to the spot and died while praying for the victims inside North Tower.

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Pam Ferris
(Actress)
Pam Ferris
4
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
 45 
Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Classical Dancer and Choreographer)
Mrinalini Sarabhai
3
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Kerala
Died: January 21, 2016

Padma Shri- and Padma Bhushan-winning classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai received a unique education, having been part of both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Shantiniketan. She specialized in Bharatnatyam and Kathakali, and later launched her own dance academy, along with her physicist husband Vikram Sarabhai.

 46 
Butch Trucks
(Musician)
Butch Trucks
4
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Died: January 24, 2017
 47 
Bill Ackman
(CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management)
Bill Ackman
4
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bill Ackman is an American hedge fund manager and investor. He is credited with founding the popular hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management. Also a philanthropist, Ackman has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes like the Center for Jewish History. In 2006, he founded the Pershing Square Foundation, which supports various sectors like education and healthcare.

 48 
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(Numerous starring roles on the stage)
Shohreh Aghdashloo
17
Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
 49 
Stephen Paea
(American Football player)
Stephen Paea
4
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
 50 
Jeremy Paxman
(Journalist, Television presenter, Writer, Radio personality)
Jeremy Paxman
1
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Leeds

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 11

Personality
May 11th individuals are impulsive, loyal, practical, emotional, and sensual. They dislike changes, and can be downright inflexible. Appealing to their sensual nature may help. They have a very distinct view of how things should be done, and will not hesitate to explain it to you. Others may at times see them as exasperating know-it-alls, but they really just want to share what they’ve learned with everyone. They are incredible friends-- patient, faithful, and generous. They are the ones whom you can turn to at the time of crises, who would stay calm and methodically, choose the best course of action, and render plenty of emotional support.

Health
These individuals need to be on guard against throat infections and asthma. Their love for good food can lead to be a healthy diet, but remember, too much of even the very best food can be a problem. Taking a conscious effort to keep the weight in check is a must for May 11th individuals.

Finance
Due to their love for luxury, May 11th individuals understand that money is the key to getting what they want. They are practical and cautious in money matters, and are likely to be quite comfortable financially from a very early age.

Career
The patience and practicality of these individuals make them excellent candidates for the banking and accounting fields, as well as architecture. But their sensuality, and willingness to get their hands dirty both literally and metaphorically, means that they also excel at artistic endeavors, and farming. The influence of Venus may lend them an especially lovely singing voice.

Relationships
These individuals are not likely to fall in love “at first sight”. They approach matters of the heart, slowly and with much consideration. They prefer to get to know a potential partner before entering into a romantic relationship. Once they have made up their mind, however, they are wonderful, thoughtful lovers, showering their partner with affection and generosity. They are passionate in the bedroom, and quietly demonstrative in public. As a parent, they are patient and pragmatic. They’re affectionate and indulgent, and always ready to kiss a skinned knee or soothe that first broken heart. The children of May 11th borns know beyond a doubt that they are deeply loved.

Lucky Color: Cream, White, Green
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 23
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