Famous People Born On May 17th

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The zodiac sign of people born May 17th is Taurus. The ruling astrological planet of this particular day is Saturn. The influence of the Planet is best felt on the individuals born on May 17th. They are bestowed with a sharp mind that is tilted towards business demeanors. Saturn’s influence also makes sure that these people are induced with loads of self-discipline. This incredible trait of the people born on May 17th leads them to become successful in every little pursuit in their lives. The natives of May 17th are very strong willed and they prefer to complete their tasks on their own, without any helping hand. Thus, they are self-sufficient and love to remain independent. They have a very pleasing and soothing personality and are equally charming and soft spoken individuals.

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 1 
Bill Paxton
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His TV Series 'Big Love')
Bill Paxton
26
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 25, 2017

Versatile actor, Bill Paxton is recognised for his work in the movies, Apollo 13, Twister and Titanic, as well as the television series, Big Love. Before these, he began his career as a set-dresser, learnt acting under Stella Adler, did various minor roles and finally bagged films like The Terminator and Alien. His work as a director are Frailty and Fish Heads.

 2 
Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
49
Birth Year: 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.

 3 
Dennis Hopper
(Actor, Filmmaker and Photographer Best Known for His Films: ‘Easy Rider’, ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘The Last Movie’)
Dennis Hopper
19
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas, United States
Died: May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper was an American actor, photographer, and filmmaker. His directorial film debut Easy Rider glorified the counterculture of the 1960s and became the cinematic symbol of counterculture, inspiring several youngsters. Also a photographer, Hopper’s photographs of the 1963 March on Washington were published. Hopper is also credited with influencing actress Amber Tamblyn whose father was one of his friends.

 4 
Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
14
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

 5 
Enya
(Irish Singer and Musician Known for Pioneering Modern 'Celtic' and 'New-Age' Music)
Enya
11
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

 6 
Sasha Alexander
(Actress Known for Her Roles in TV Series: ‘NCIS’, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ and ‘Dawson's Creek’)
Sasha Alexander
17
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Active in Hollywood for over two decades, actress Sasha Alexander began her career in theater. Soon, she moved on to TV and appeared in a few shows before gaining popularity. She has also acted in many short films and feature films and is the winner of one People's Choice Award. One interesting fact about her is that she is multilingual.

 7 
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
(Daughter of ‘Apple’ Co-Founder Steve Jobs)
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
23
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Oregon, United States
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and painter Chrisann Brennan, is a journalist who has written for Vogue and The Southwest Review. Jobs initially denied having fathered her, but a DNA test and a legal case proved the paternity. The Apple Lisa computer was named after her.
 8 
Craig Ferguson
12
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland

Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American comedian, television host, and author. He helped popularize The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which he hosted and received the prestigious Peabody Award for the same. A recovering alcoholic, Craig Ferguson has stayed sober since 1992 and is an inspiration to those trying to quit drinking.

 9 
Nikki Reed
(Actress and Screenwriter Known for Her Film ‘Thirteen’)
Nikki Reed
23
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Nikki Reed started her acting career with Thirteen, a teen drama film, which she co-wrote with Catherine Hardwicke. The film's character Tracy was inspired by Reed's own experiences as a teenager. Also known for her activism, Reed advocates animal rights and volunteers at animal shelters. For her work as an animal rights advocate, she was given the ASPCA Compassion Award.

 10 
Derek Hough
(Professional Dancer and Six Times Winner of the Dance Competition Series 'Dancing with the Stars')
Derek Hough
14
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Derek Hough is an American Latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer. After winning the dance competition TV series, Dancing with the Stars, for a record six times, Hough used his popularity to launch his acting and singing career. Also a writer, his book Taking the Lead was featured in The New York Times Best Seller list.

 11 
Tony Parker
(French-American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard)
Tony Parker
24
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium

Tony Parker is a French-American former basketball player. During his playing career, he helped the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA win four NBA championships. He currently plays a major role in France's professional basketball league 'LNB Pro A' where he owns one of the league's team, ASVEL Basket. Also a philanthropist, Parker serves as the ambassador for Make-A-Wish France.

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Trent Reznor
(American Rock Singer Who was Frontman and Founder of the Industrial Rock Band 'Nine Inch Nails')
Trent Reznor
10
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and composer. Reznor is credited with founding the popular band Nine Inch Nails, where he serves as the principal songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Trent Reznor is also credited with mentoring Marilyn Manson and has contributed to the latter's albums. . 

 13 
Matt Ryan
(American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Matt Ryan
17
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

NFL quarterback Matt Ryan, also known as "Matty-Ice,” plays for the Atlanta Falcons. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2008 and the NFL MVP in 2016. His $150 million extension with the team in 2018 made him the highest-paid NFL player back then.

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Tahj Mowry
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Show ‘Smart Guy’)
Tahj Mowry
10
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Known to his fans as TJ from Smart Guy, Tahj Mowry was a versatile child actor of the 1990s. Along with his twin sisters, Tia and Tamera, Tahj ruled the U.S. sitcoms. He later earned accolades for his voice role in the Kim Possible franchise and also dabbled in singing.
 15 
Tessa Virtue
(Ice dancer)
Tessa Virtue
11
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: London, Canada
Canadian former ice dancer Tessa Virtue is a two-time Olympic champion and a three-time world champion, with her dance partner Scott Moir. She has also won the Canadian national championship eight times. Virtue and Moir are the only winners of the Career Super Grand Slam in ice-dance history.
 16 
Karrueche Tran
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role as Vivian Johnson in the Web Series ‘The Bay’)
Karrueche Tran
6
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Karrueche Tran is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Vivian Johnson in the popular web series, The Bay. Apart from playing an important role in The Bay, Tran also produced the series for which she won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Before becoming an actress, Karrueche Tran worked as a model and was the face of Lady Crooks.

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Erik Satie
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Work ‘Gymnopédies’)
Erik Satie
9
Birth Year: 1866
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: July 1, 1925

Erik Satie was a French pianist and composer. An influential artist during his time, Satie's works served as a predecessor to later artistic movements like repetitive music, minimalism, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Apart from being a musician, Erik Satie was also a prolific writer, who contributed to publications, such as Vanity Fair and 391.

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Ross Butler
(Actor and Model Known for His Role as ‘Zach Dempsey’ in the TV Series ‘13 Reasons Why’)
Ross Butler
12
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Singapore
Ross Butler is best known as Zach Dempsey from the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Fans also loved him in K.C. Undercover and Riverdale. He has also been featured on a BTS music video and has appeared as Trevor Pike in the To All the Boys franchise.
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Paige Turco
(American Actress Best Known for Her Film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze’)
Paige Turco
6
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Paige Turco is best known as April O'Neil from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise. She has also played significant roles in series such as All My Children, Person of Interest, and The 100. Though she aspired to be a ballerina, an ankle injury made her change her plans.

 20 
Kandi Burruss
(Singer-songwriter)
Kandi Burruss
9
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States
 21 
Edward Jenner
(Physicians)
Edward Jenner
9
Birth Year: 1749
Birthplace: Berkeley, England
Died: January 26, 1823

Edward Jenner was an English scientist and physician. Referred to as the father of immunology, Jenner is credited with pioneering the concept of vaccines. Jenner's work laid the foundation for subsequent discoveries in the field of immunology; his work is believed to have saved more lives than any other work. In 2002, Jenner was included in BBC’s Greatest Britons list.

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Maureen O'Sullivan
3
Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died: June 23, 1998
 23 
Hill Harper
6
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
 24 
Matthew McGrory
8
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 9, 2005
 25 
Jim Nantz
(Sportscaster)
Jim Nantz
4
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
13
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The queen consort of the Netherlands, Queen Máxima is the daughter of Argentine politician Jorge Zorreguieta. She initially worked in the sales departments of HDFC and Deutsche Bank. She apparently didn’t know she was meeting a prince when she met her husband, King Willem-Alexander, at the Seville Spring Fair.

 27 
Passenger
(English Singer-Songwriter and Musician Best Known for His Chart-Topping Song ‘Let Her Go’)
Passenger
1
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Brighton and Hove
 28 
Nushrat Bharucha
5
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 29 
Sendhil Ramamurthy
3
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 30 
Andrea Corr
(Singer-songwriter)
Andrea Corr
4
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

 31 
Jordan Knight
(Singer, musician, singer-songwriter)
Jordan Knight
2
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Worcester
 32 
Josh Homme
(Founder and Only Continuous Member of the Rock Band 'Queens of the Stone Age')
Josh Homme
3
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Joshua Tree, California, United States

Josh Homme is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is credited with founding the popular rock band, Queens of the Stone Age, for which he serves as the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist. He is also credited with co-founding other rock bands, such as Eagles of Death Metal and Kyuss.

 33 
Rochelle Aytes
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘April Malloy’ in the TV Series ‘Mistresses’)
Rochelle Aytes
5
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

Actress and model, Rochelle Aytes, gained international fame for her role in the  ABC drama series Mistresses. An alumnus of the State University of New York at Purchase College, she began her career soon after her graduation. After appearing in commercials for several popular brands, she made her acting debut. She has since acted in many films and TV shows.

 34 
Paul Whitehouse
2
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Stanleytown, Wales
 35 
Charlotte Crosby
(Television Personality Known for Her Reality Series ‘Geordie Shore’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’)
Charlotte Crosby
4
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

Charlotte Crosby is an English TV personality best known for winning the 12th series of Celebrity Big Brother. Just before joining college, she successfully auditioned to appear in the reality series Geordie Shore. She was featured in 12 series of the show before she quit. She went on to star in her own MTV reality series, The Charlotte Show. 

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Chris Henry
(American football player)
Chris Henry
8
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 17, 2009
 37 
Taj Mahal
(Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician)
Taj Mahal
3
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 38 
Erin Richards
(Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Breaking In' and 'Gotham')
Erin Richards
4
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Welsh actor-director Erin Richards is best known to audiences for her roles in the series Gotham and Breaking In. She has also appeared in films such as The Quiet Ones and That Good Night. She likes doing her own stunts and is fond of low-budget productions with good storylines.

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Carlos Pena
(Baseball first baseman)
Carlos Pena
0
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
 40 
David Eigenberg
0
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, United States
 41 
Luann de Lesseps
(TV personality, Singer)
Luann de Lesseps
0
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Berlin, Connecticut, United States
 42 
Alan Kay
(Computer Scientist)
Alan Kay
36
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
 43 
Austin Ekeler
(American football player)
Austin Ekeler
0
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
 44 
Simon Fuller
(Entrepreneur)
Simon Fuller
1
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Cyprus
 45 
Bartholomew Roberts
5
Birth Year: 1682
Birthplace: Puncheston, United Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1722
 46 
Howard Ashman
(Playwright, Lyricist & Stage Director)
Howard Ashman
3
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 14, 1991
 47 
Lena Waithe
(Screenwriter)
Lena Waithe
10
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
 48 
Danny Manning
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Danny Manning
2
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
 49 
Matt Cassel
(American football quarterback)
Matt Cassel
2
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
 50 
John Paul Tremblay
(For his role as Julian in the TV series Trailer Park Boys)
John Paul Tremblay
0
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 17
 
Personality
People born on May 17th are born intelligent, but they are very careful not to boast about their immense power of intelligence. They are absolutely loving, caring and charming individuals who cast a strong spell on the people surrounding them. The depth of their intelligence is unknown to many people surrounding them due to their non-boasting attitude, but they do not mind what other people think of them. People born on May 17th are somewhat straightforward with their thoughts and their speech. They speak out what they think and this particular trait of the people born on this day make others believes that they are opinionated. They are self-dependent and love to pose an original image all the time. However, they are sometimes a little bit more emotional than the demanding situation.

Health
People born on May 17th are very cautious regarding their health matters. They take extra care of their health and always make sure that they are incredibly fit and healthy everyday of their life. They are dedicated towards any exercise regime, diet therapy and meditative techniques. They really work very hard to keep themselves healthy and fit. The natives of May 17th love to follow a healthy and balanced diet religiously. They are however more susceptible to nervous attacks due to lots of stress. Relaxation techniques when followed will help these individuals to recover fast.

Finance
The natives of May 17th have an incredible power of turning small instalments of money into big instalments because they have a good knowledge about different investment schemes. People born on May 17th hate to borrow money during the time of crisis, hence, they always focus to save some money and keep them aside for the rainy days. They are good investors and excellent financial managers. They are experts in tackling their bank balances and are always successful to save more money.

Career
People born May 17th excel in all fields of business and financial careers. They always prefer a good authoritative power and do not care much for money. They are capable of making very quick decisions and hence, are a best fitted for management and financial careers. People born on May 17th always prefer to select a career that they love to pursue.

Relationships, Marriage And Children
Natives of May 17th always value the importance of intense family values. These people are excellent guardians of their younger siblings. People born on May 17th act as loving parents with strict disciplinary terms. They induce strong discipline in their offspring’s. In love relationships, they often turn out to be a bit demanding. They actually do not love to compromise at lesser levels where the deep romantic relationships are concerned. People born on May 17th are very sure of their expectations and demands from their partners.

Lucky Colors: Red, White, Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 17, 22, 26, 31
Lucky Days (of the week): Sunday, Tuesday, Friday
Lucky Days (of the month): 4, 6, 9, 15, 23, 26, 28