Famous People Born On May 16th

Born under the sign of Taurus, individuals born on May 16th have a courageous personality and a strong inner drive to succeed. While these people may often be quick tempered, they usually possess a strong desire to achieve balance and harmony among their peer group. People born on this day thrive on attention and recognition for their strong work ethic and attitude. Though these individuals are born with strong personalities that may often clash with others, they are well liked by most and are loyal friends. May 16th natives are enthusiastic beings and tend to be the life of any party.

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Megan Fox
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Transformers' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles')
Megan Fox
168
Birth Year: 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.

 

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Janet Jackson
(One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists)
Janet Jackson
80
Birth Year: 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.

 3 
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
(English Actor Known for His Role as ‘Sam’ in the Film ‘Love Actually’)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
68
Birth Year: 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.

 4 
Danny Trejo
34
Birth Year: 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.

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Pierce Brosnan
(Best Known for His Role of the Secret Agent 'James Bond' in the 'Bond' Film Series)
Pierce Brosnan
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Birth Year: 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.

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Henry Fonda
(American Actor Who Cultivated an Everyman Screen Image in Several Films Considered to be Classics)
Henry Fonda
15
Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 12, 1982
Hollywood legend Henry Fonda, father of Peter and Jane Fonda, is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning role as Norman Thayer Jr. in On Golden Pond. He began his career with Broadway plays and then appeared in classics such as The Grapes of Wrath and 12 Angry Men
 7 
Joseph Morgan
(British Actor and Director Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’)
Joseph Morgan
17
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: London, England
Joseph Morgan soared to fame with his award-winning role of Klaus Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals. He supports the non-profit Positive Women, which works for AIDS-affected women and children. He has also appeared in films such as Immortals and Master and Commander.
 8 
David Boreanaz
(Actor Best Known for His Role in TV Series: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, 'Angel', 'Bones' and 'SEAL Team')
David Boreanaz
13
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

David Boreanaz is an American actor, director, and television producer. He came into prominence after playing Angel on the popular supernatural drama TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also credited with co-founding Chrome Girl, a nail polish line, along with his wife Jaime Bergman ​and their friends Aaron Ravo and Melissa.

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Debra Winger
(Best Known for Her Academy Award Nominated Films 'An Officer and a Gentleman', 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Shadowlands')
Debra Winger
22
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Cleveland Heights

Initially an aspiring criminologist, Debra Winger vowed to pursue her dream of acting after a major accident. The 3-time Academy Award-nominated actor soared to fame with films such as An Officer and a Gentleman and Shadowlands. She also delivered an Emmy-nominated role in the TV movie Dawn Anna.

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Miles Heizer
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Greenville, Kentucky, United States
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IU
(Singer)
IU
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
30
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4, 1987
Known as “Mr. Showmanship,” pianist, singer, and actor Liberace shot to fame with The Liberace Show, which he ended regularly with his theme song I'll Be Seeing You. The highest-paid entertainer from the 1950s-1970s, he performed in concerts and tours frequently. He also released several autobiographies and cookbooks.
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Kirstin Maldonado
(Best Known as the Mezzo-Soprano of the A Cappella Group 'Pentatonix')
Kirstin Maldonado
12
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning artist Kirstin Maldonado, part of the a cappella group Pentatonix, is known for hits such as Break a Little and All Night, and has sold more than 6 million albums. She has also performed in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots and appeared in an episode of Bones.
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Mare Winningham
(American actress)
Mare Winningham
24
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Lynn Collins
(Actress)
Lynn Collins
10
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Lynn Collins is an American actress best known for playing Kayla Silverfox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. Although her portrayal of Kayla increased her popularity, Collins’ depiction of Portia in the 2004 romantic drama film, The Merchant of Venice, proved to be a turning point in her acting career. On the personal front, Collins is a spiritual person.

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Grigor Dimitrov
(Bulgarian Former World Number 3 Tennis Player)
Grigor Dimitrov
12
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Haskovo, Bulgaria

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov had had a career-high ranking of number 3 in singles. The most successful player in Bulgarian tennis history, he has also been in the news for his relationship with Maria Sharapova. Known for his acrobatics and athleticism, he was initially named Baby Federer.

 17 
Yannick Bisson
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as Detective ‘William Murdoch’ in the TV Series ‘Murdoch Mysteries’)
Yannick Bisson
19
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian actor and director Yannick Bisson is best known as Detective William Murdoch from the series Murdoch Mysteries. He has also played major roles in series such as Learning the Ropes, High Tide, and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, and won an award for hosting The Adventures of Napkin Man!
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Gabriela Sabatini
(One of the Leading Tennis Players of Her Generation)
Gabriela Sabatini
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. One of the leading female tennis players in the 1980s and 1990s, she amassed 41 titles, including the WTA Finals in 1988 and the 1990 US Open. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. Also a businesswoman, she runs a line of fragrances.

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John Salley
(Basketball player)
John Salley
4
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Yvonne Craig
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Batgirl/Barbara Gordon' in the 1960s Television Series 'Batman')
Yvonne Craig
4
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 17, 2015

Yvonne Craig was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Batgirl in the iconic 1960s TV series Batman. Such was her popularity that she was called a pioneer of female superheroes during the 1960s. Also remembered for her skills as a ballet dancer, Yvonne Craig's training as a ballerina helped her a lot while performing stunts in Batman.

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Gardner Minshew
(American football player)
Gardner Minshew
19
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Flowood, Mississippi, United States
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Ralph Tresvant
(Singer)
Ralph Tresvant
3
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Roxbury
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Behati Prinsloo
(Namibian Model)
Behati Prinsloo
9
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Grootfontein, Namibia
Namibian model Behati Prinsloo gained fame as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She had previously campaigned for the lingerie line Pink. Behati is married to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. An avid philanthropist, she has worked for the victims of the Haiti earthquake and for the protection of the black rhinoceros.
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Billy Martin
(Baseball player)
Billy Martin
2
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: December 25, 1989
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Adam Richman
(TV host on various dining and eating-challenge programs on the Travel Channel.)
Adam Richman
5
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Nancy Ajram
(Singer)
Nancy Ajram
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Achrafieh

Nancy Ajram is a Lebanese singer and businesswoman. She began performing as a child and was just 15 when she released her debut album. As a young woman, she became known as a sex symbol. She has sold millions of records worldwide and is one of the best-selling Middle Eastern music artists. She has numerous accolades to her name.

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Tracey Gold
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Carol Seaver’ in the TV Series ‘Growing Pains’)
Tracey Gold
10
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Former child actor Tracey Gold is best known as Carol Seaver from the sitcom Growing Pains. She has gone through a publicized battle with anorexia and has also starred in the TV film For the Love of Nancy, which narrates the true story of an anorexic woman.
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Krist Novoselic
(Musician)
Krist Novoselic
8
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
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Margaret Sullavan
4
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: January 1, 1960
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Stephen Mangan
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Roles in the Series 'Green Wing', 'I'm Alan Partridge' and 'Episodes')
Stephen Mangan
4
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: London, England
Stephen Mangan is best known as Guy Secretan from Green Wing and Sean Lincoln from Episodes. He delivered a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Norman Conquests. He has also appeared as Dr. Crane in the film Billy Elliot and has been part of Shakespearean plays on radio.
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Joey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)
Joey Graceffa
15
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Olga Korbut
(Soviet Former Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Olga Korbut
9
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus

Olga Korbut is a former gymnast who represented the Soviet Union in two Olympic Games, winning four gold medals and two silver medals. Nicknamed the Sparrow from Minsk, Korbut also participated in the 18th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships where she won two gold medals and four silver medals. In 1988, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. 

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Vicky Kaushal
(Actor)
Vicky Kaushal
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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John Conyers
(Politician)
John Conyers
6
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, United States
Died: October 27, 2019
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Jim Sturgess
(Best Known for His Role as "Jude" in the Musical Romance Drama Film "Across the Universe")
Jim Sturgess
8
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England
Jim Sturgess is best known as Jude from the film Across the Universe and as Ben Campbell from the film 21. He has also played significant roles in Crossing Over and Cloud Atlas. He also voiced a character in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.
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William H. Seward
(Former United States Secretary of State)
William H. Seward
2
Birth Year: 1801
Birthplace: Florida, New York, United States
Died: October 10, 1872
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Adrienne Rich
(American poet)
Adrienne Rich
14
Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 27, 2012
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Harry Carey Jr.
(Actor)
Harry Carey Jr.
0
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Saugus, Santa Clarita, California Saugus, Santa Clarita, California Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: December 27, 2012
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Tiya Sircar
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Real Eleanor’ in the TV Series ‘The Good Place’)
Tiya Sircar
3
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Tarrant County, Texas, United States
Tiya Sircar is an American actor of Indian Bengali descent, who is known for her roles in the series The Good Place and the Netflix film Good Sam. She has also voiced Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels. The website Beauty Blitz named her their guest celebrity editor. 
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George Gaynes
(Actor and Singer Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Police Academy’ and the Comedy Film ‘Tootsie’)
George Gaynes
5
Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: February 15, 2016

Finnish-born American singer, actor, voice artist and Second World War veteran George Gaynes served the Royal Netherlands Navy during the war. He later immigrated to the US and became a US citizen before commencing his career in acting on Broadway. He is most noted for his performances in the Police Academy series and in the satirical romantic comedy film Tootsie.

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Thurman Thomas
(American football player)
Thurman Thomas
4
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
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Kevin McDonald
(Actor)
Kevin McDonald
2
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Montreal
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Jack Morris
(Baseball player)
Jack Morris
5
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Stanislav Ianevski
(Bulgarian Actor)
Stanislav Ianevski
6
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
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Davika Hoorne
(Actress)
Davika Hoorne
11
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
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Atticus Mitchell
5
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
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Richard Blackwood
(comedian, stand-up comedian)
Richard Blackwood
1
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Clapham
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Studs Terkel
(Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer, Poet lawyer, Music journalist)
Studs Terkel
0
Birth Year: 1912
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 31, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Studs Terkel is remembered for his contribution to American history and for his book The Good War. Initially aspiring to be a lawyer, he later became a radio actor. He also interviewed people for his show Studs’s Place and published bestselling oral histories such as Division Street.

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Adriana Caselotti
(Actress, Singer)
Adriana Caselotti
3
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 19, 1997
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Khary Payton
(Actor, Voice actor, Television actor)
Khary Payton
2
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Augusta

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 16

Personality
People born on May 16th may often seem hard headed and quick tempered. Because of this, others may be quick to judge these individuals on the basis of their fiery nature. However, these individuals tend to desire group harmony and cooperation. While the first impression of these individuals is often one of boorishness, their hardened personality is often a facade. These individuals tend to open up more to those they consider to be close friends.

Health
These individuals are hard workers and dedicated in their professions. Rarely having adequate time for exercise or preparing proper meals, they tend to have weight problems. They may heavily rely on fast food and because of this, are prone to ulcers and early onset strokes. These individuals should make the effort to dedicate some time to their personal health and well-being.

Finance
People born on this day typically safeguard their money. As such, those who are close to them may regard them as being "cheap" or miserly. However, May 16th individuals are wise with their finances and take care to build a substantial account, which will help enable them to retire early.

Career
Natural hard workers, these people are often pursued and sought after by large corporations and employers. May 16th natives possess work ethics and are known for putting in long hours at the office, often staying past closing time. Because of their drive to succeed, these individuals make wonderful lawyers, small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Because these individuals are committed to their work, their personal relationships often suffer. Though they may have several work acquaintance, they have few close friends, due to the lack of free time to cultivate meaningful friendships and relationships. Due to this, these individuals typically stay single until middle age, never seeming to be able to slow down to form romantic attachments. Unfortunately, these people are no strangers to divorce either, and may go through several romantic partners before finding the right one. Because of these reasons, they don't tend to have a large brood of children and may typically remain childless.

Lucky Colors: Maroon, Orange, Bright Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 11, 27
Lucky Days (of the week): Tuesday, Sunday
Lucky Days (of the month): 2, 7, 16