Famous People Born On May 12th

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If May 12th marks your birthday, you fall under the second sun sign, which is Taurus. Much as determined as you are, you are equally stubborn. You believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well, and will use patience and persistence to see that happen. Planning for the future is very important, and you want to know that your hard work will have permanent value. The ultimate “work hard, play hard” believer, you also love to take time out to enjoy life. Making your house into home where you feel comfortable and relaxed is essential to you.

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Rami Malek
(Famous For His Portrayal of 'Freddie Mercury' in the Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody')
Rami Malek
44
Birth Year: 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..

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Katharine Hepburn
(Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
14
Birth Year: 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.

 3 
Florence Nightingale
(Social Reformer & Founder of Modern Nursing and Known as 'The Lady with the Lamp')
Florence Nightingale
19
Birth Year: 1820
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 13, 1910
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.
 4 
George Carlin
(One of the Most Important and Influential Stand-Up Comedians of All Time)
George Carlin
13
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2008

Counted amongst the most influential stand-up comedians, George Carlin was known for his dark comedy. His comedy routine, Seven Dirty Words, was hugely controversial and played a critical role in Supreme Court’s ruling to censor offensive material on broadcast media. In his career, he released many comedy albums, starred in 14 HBO special, authored books and acted in numerous films.

 5 
Emilio Estevez
(Actor, Filmmaker and Son of Actor Martin Sheen)
Emilio Estevez
13
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States

Emilio Estevez is known for acting in movies like The Mighty Ducks, The Breakfast Club and Repo Man as well as Bobby and The Public, the last two of which he also wrote and directed. One of the members of 1980s Brat Pack group of actors, he has also directed television shows like CSI: NY and appeared in music videos.

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Emily VanCamp
(Actress)
Emily VanCamp
22
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Port Perry, Canada

Emily VanCamp is a Canadian actress best known for playing Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in superhero films like Captain America. Trained in tap dance, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, VanCamp believes that she would have continued dancing had she not gone into acting. She also credits her training in dance with helping her through her action sequences in films.

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Tony Hawk
(Skateboarder)
Tony Hawk
14
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Carlsbad

Tony Hawk, nicknamed The Birdman, reinvented vertical skateboarding and became the first person to complete the "900" skateboarding trick. He owns a video game series, has launched a YouTube channel, and has collaborated to create the Emojipedia skateboarding emoji. The Birdhouse owner also contributes to building skateparks for the underprivileged.

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Domhnall Gleeson
(Known for His Role as Bill Weasley in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & Part 2')
Domhnall Gleeson
10
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Born to award-winning Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson initially gained fame with his Tony-nominated role in the Broadway play The Lieutenant of Inishmore. However, he is best known to audiences as Bill Weasley from the Harry Potter film series. He has also been part of series such as Black Mirror.

 9 
Madeleine Beth McCann
(The Most Heavily Reported Missing-Person in Modern History)
Madeleine Beth McCann
38
Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Madeleine McCann was a British child who went missing while on a vacation in Portugal with her parents and her twin siblings in 2007. She disappeared while sleeping in her bed at their resort as her parents dined at the resort’s restaurant. Her case inspired a Netflix documentary series. 
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Malin Akerman
(Actress & Model)
Malin Akerman
20
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Malin Akerman is a Swedish-American model, actress, singer, and producer. She is known for playing important roles in such films like The Heartbreak Kid and Watchmen in which her nude scenes garnered much attention. She also works closely with a nonprofit organization called Opportunity International.

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Ving Rhames
3
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Ving Rhames, mostly seen as the villain in films such as Con Air and Pulp Fiction, won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of real-life boxing promoter Don King in Don King: Only in America. He is also known as Luther Stickell from the Mission: Impossible franchise.
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Jonah Lomu
(New Zealand Rugby Union Player)
Jonah Lomu
13
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: November 18, 2015

Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player whose dominance on the field had a huge impact on the game. Considered the first global superstar of rugby, Jonah Lomu proved to be a crowd-puller. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

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Yogi Berra
(One of the Greatest Catchers in Baseball History)
Yogi Berra
9
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 22, 2015
Baseball catcher Yogi Berra is remembered for his long-running association with the MLB team New York Yankees. The 18-time All Star had won 10 World Series championships, too. He also won the American League MVP thrice. He was famous for his malapropisms such as “It ain't over 'til it's over.”
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Marcelo Vieira
(Football - Left-back for Brazil)
Marcelo Vieira
8
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer Marcelo Vieira, who now captains the Spanish club Real Madrid, is known as one of the world’s best left-backs. The Rio-born football star has previously had a successful stint with the Brazilian club Fluminense. He also won Brazil a team bronze and a team silver at the Olympics.

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Burt Bacharach
(One of the Most Influential Composers of Pop Music in the 20th Century)
Burt Bacharach
9
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Legendary musician and songwriter Burt Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David and created many popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, including countless Billboard charters. He has won six Grammys and three Academy Awards for his tracks, and most of his songs were sung by Dionne Warwick. 
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Jason Biggs
5
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Pompton Plains, New Jersey, USA
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Gabriel Byrne
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Gabriel Byrne
4
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Walkinstown, Dublin, Ireland
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is best known for his Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated role of Dr. Paul Weston in the series In Treatment. He has also been part of movies such as Stigmata and End of Days. He is also a seasoned theater actor and has narrated several audiobooks.
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Otto Frank
(German Businessman and Father of ‘Anne Frank', the Author of 'The Diary of a Young Girl’)
Otto Frank
6
Birth Year: 1889
Birthplace: Province of Hesse-Nassau
Died: August 19, 1980
Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, published her journal, detailing her experience during the Holocaust, as The Diary of a Young Girl, after her death. Otto was the only person in his family to survive the Holocaust. A former banker, he had also served in the German army.
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Steve Winwood
(Musician)
Steve Winwood
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Two-time Grammy-winning artist Steve Winwood experiments with a variety of genres, including rock, blues, and jazz. He has been part of groups such as Traffic and Blind Faith, and has delivered Billboard-topping hits such as Roll with It. He is one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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Maryam Mirzakhani
(First Iranian to Be Honored With the ‘Fields Medal’, the Most Prestigious Award in Mathematics)
Maryam Mirzakhani
9
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: July 14, 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician best remembered for her innovative methods and research involving different branches of mathematics like symplectic geometry and ergodic theory. On 13 August 2014, she became the first Iranian and only woman to date to be honored with the prestigious Fields Medal. Maryam Mirzakhani died of breast cancer when she was 40 years old.

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Etika
(YouTuber)
Etika
12
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 22, 2019
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Catherine Tate
3
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London, England
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Sawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)
Sawyer Sweeten
15
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: April 23, 2015

Sawyer Sweeten gained prominence with his performance in Everybody Loves Raymond. He took his own life from a self-inflicted gunshot a fortnight before his 20th birthday. The news of his death left his fans and co-stars shocked.

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Samantha Mathis
(Actress and Trade Union Leader Known for Her Films: ‘Pump Up the Volume’ and Super Mario Bros)
Samantha Mathis
3
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Williamsburg, New York, United States
Samantha Mathis, VP of SAG-AFTRA, is best known for Young Artist Award-nominated role in This Is My Life and her Saturn Award-nominated performance in Salem's Lot. Fans also loved her in Broken Arrow and American Psycho. She dated actor River Phoenix before he died of a drug overdose.
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Frenkie de Jong
(Dutch Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder )
Frenkie de Jong
7
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Gorinchem, Netherlands
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Odeya Rush
(Actress & Model)
Odeya Rush
4
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Odeya Rush is an Israeli model and actress best known for playing lead roles in American films like The Giver, The Bachelors, and Let It Snow. In 2016, Rush was honored at the Young Artist Awards with the Best Performance in a Feature Film award. In 2017, she received the Awards Circuit Community Award for her performance in Lady Bird.

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Kim Fields
(Television Actress)
Kim Fields
2
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Kim Fields is an American actress best known for playing Dorothy Ramsey in the popular TV series, The Facts of Life. Also a musician, Fields briefly performed R&B and rap music with a group named Impromp 2. Fields is also known for her directorial skills and has directed several episodes of Kenan & Kel and Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

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Rhea Seehorn
(Actress and Director Best Known for Role as ‘Kim Wexler’ in TV Series ‘Better Call Saul’)
Rhea Seehorn
8
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
First seen in independent comedy films, Rhea Seehorn gained prominence with her performance in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Her works also include a number of supporting roles and short-lived comedy series. 
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Stephen Baldwin
(Actor, Producer and Director)
Stephen Baldwin
14
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Massapequa, New York, United States

The youngest of the Baldwin Brothers, Stephen Baldwin is an actor, filmmaker, and conservative political activist. Apart from being associated with the film industry, Stephen Baldwin is also known for his activism in religion and politics. His book The Unusual Suspect details his days of drug abuse and how he became a born-again Christian.

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Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Public Speaker & Philosopher)
Jiddu Krishnamurti
8
Birth Year: 1895
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: February 17, 1986

Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher, speaker, and writer. Many years after his death, Krishnamurti's supporters oversee several schools based on his views and ideas. The Krishnamurti Foundation runs several schools in India and foreign countries. Among those who were influenced by his works were Toni Packer, Dada Dharmadhikari, and Achyut Patwardhan.

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Bruce Boxleitner
(Best Known for His Roles in TV Series ‘How the West Was Won’ and ‘Bring 'Em Back Alive’)
Bruce Boxleitner
3
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States

The American actor, who shot to fame following his success in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive and Scarecrow and Mrs King, starred in Babylon 5 films. Bruce William Boxleitner is also known for his comic roles. He appeared in video games and is credited as the author of two science fiction novels.

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Mackenzie Astin
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Andy Moffett Stickle’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Facts of Life’)
Mackenzie Astin
4
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Son of award-winning actress, Patty Duke, and John Astin, Mackenzie Astin is an American actor who debuted at the age of nine. He is noted for his roles in the television sitcom The Facts of Life and the political series Scandal. An accident cost him the top edge of his right ear. He is the half-brother of actor-director Sean Astin.

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Deborah Kara Unger
8
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Canadian actress Deborah Kara Unger is best known for her role in the film Between Strangers, for which she received a Genie Award nomination. She received training at  Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, becoming the first Canadian to do so. She has appeared in many independent films since her debut 30 years ago.

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Billy Squier
(Rock guitarist who released songs like "The Stroke," "Lonely Is the Night," and "My Kinda Lover.")
Billy Squier
2
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
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Carla Hall
(Chef who appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show)
Carla Hall
4
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Chris Sacca
(Venture Investor)
Chris Sacca
3
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Investor and lawyer Christopher Sacca owns the venture capital firm Lowercase Capital, which has invested in organizations such as Twitter, Instagram, and Uber. He has also worked with Google Inc. and appeared as a "Guest Shark" on the show Shark Tank. He has also signed The Giving Pledge.
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Luke Benward
5
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee
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Ian Dury
(Singer)
Ian Dury
5
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: March 27, 2000
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
2
Birth Year: 1828
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 9, 1882

Known for founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a legendary poet and painter of the 19th century. His illustrations also adorned the books of his poet sister Christina Rossetti. Known for volumes such as The House of Life, he also influenced the Aesthetic movement.

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Mary Kay Ash
(Businesswoman)
Mary Kay Ash
8
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Hot Wells, Cypress, Texas, United States
Died: November 22, 2001
 41 
Lawrence Phillips
(American football player)
Lawrence Phillips
12
Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 13, 2016
 42 
Jamie Luner
(Actress)
Jamie Luner
2
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
 43 
Nathan Fielder
(Best Known for Co-creating, Directing, and Starring in the Comedy Central Parody Reality Show 'Nathan for You')
Nathan Fielder
4
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A graduate of Humber College Comedy, Nathan Joseph Fielder is best known for his hit docu-realty television series, Nathan for You. Beginning his career in 2006 as the writer-director of a short film called Morris; he made his  acting debut with a television series called This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Today, he is considered an established writer, director and comedian.

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Eric Singer
(Drummer)
Eric Singer
3
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 45 
Clare Bowen
(Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Scarlett O’Connor' in the ABC/CMT Television Series 'Nashville')
Clare Bowen
3
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: South Coast, Australia
 Australian actress Clare Bowen is best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the musical-drama television series Nashville. Bowen appeared as the female lead in the Australian drama film The Combination in 2009 and has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre, and television. She also guest-starred in the TV series The Cut, Gangs of Oz, Chandon Pictures and Home and Away
 
 46 
Henry Cabot Lodge
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1893-1924))
Henry Cabot Lodge
2
Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 9, 1924
 47 
Gustav I of Sweden
(King of Sweden (1523-60))
Gustav I of Sweden
1
Birth Year: 1496
Birthplace: Uppland, Sweden
Died: September 29, 1560

Gustav I of Sweden reigned as the king of Sweden from 1523 to 1560. Gustav was an energetic administrator who worked tirelessly to bring about a reformation in Sweden. He is credited with replacing medieval Sweden's elective monarchy with a hereditary monarchy, thus helping three of his sons become the rulers of Sweden at different points in history.

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Dorothy Hodgkin
(Biochemist)
Dorothy Hodgkin
3
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: July 29, 1994

Dorothy Hodgkin received the 1964 Nobel Prize for mapping the structure of penicillin and Vitamin B12. She is also known for her work on insulin. Beginning her work on structure of an organic compound by using X-ray crystallography as an undergraduate student, she later developed it further and used it to determine the three-dimensional structure of complex organic molecules.

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Tom Snyder
(Radio personality, Journalist)
Tom Snyder
3
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: July 29, 2007
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Darren Randolph
(Association football player)
Darren Randolph
2
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland

Irish footballer Darren Randolph is best known as a goalkeeper for teams such as West Ham United and Birmingham City. He has also had a successful stint with the Scottish team Motherwell and with the Premier League team Charlton Athletic. He has also made headlines for his relationship with singer Alexandra Burke.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 12
 
Personality
As someone with a May 12 birthday, you have boundless energy and a need to help people. A natural leader, you don’t like to push people into things, but rather guide them to see life through your perspective. You love the serious aspects of life, but don’t dwell on small matters. You like to live each day to the fullest, whether at work or play. Not liking to fail, you set your sights lower so that you are sure to achieve your goals. You may get the urge to often give up your pursuits, particularly if you worry that you will fail, and rely heavily on friends and family to support and urge you to move forward.

Health
People born on May 12 are destined to be some of the healthiest of any born. You naturally know what is healthy and unhealthy, and are drawn to the healthiest of foods. You like to exercise moderately, without pushing your body. You may love to walk, but would never consider running a marathon. You love to be on the move, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Mentally, you also like to be active.

Finance
You have good business sense, and know the value of a dollar. As you are inclined to work hard, you value the money that you earn. Of course, you like to enjoy yourself to, so you may splurge on a night on the town or an exciting vacation.

Career
Not one to limit yourself, you may start several careers before finding where you truly belong. You are drawn to the arts, and take your work very seriously. You may involve yourself in careers that combine your love for hard work and art.

Relationships, Marriage, & Children
Trustworthy and reliable, you seek a partner who is the same. But that doesn’t mean boring! Like you, you want your partner to have a fun, friendly side, who cares just as much about enjoying life as career. People born on May 12 feel a real connection to their family history. Interested in genealogy and tradition, you love learning stories of the generations before you. You will also love passing these stories down to your children. However, you raise your children liberally. You don’t want them to make the mistakes you did, but you want them to find their own path in life. You tend to be encouraging without being overbearing.

Lucky colors: Yellow, Dark Green, Umber
Lucky numbers: 6, 11, 23
Lucky Days (of the week): Monday, Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 7, 16, 25