Famous People Born On May 22nd

People born on May 22nd are born under the third sign of the zodiac which is Gemini and is ruled by Mercury. Due to this, often individuals with this birthday display more than one personality. However, they are adaptable and easy-going by nature. Since this birthday is also associated with ideas and communication, these people are great at both. They have a creative mind and are very good at communication. The curious nature and free spirit of May 22 people is almost always noticeable because it is so striking. However, this person can get easily bored. May 22nd people are also spiritual by nature but they rarely reveal this aspect of theirs.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Novak Djokovic
(Tennis player)

Novak Djokovic
50
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic is currently third in the list of number of Grand Slam singles titles won by male players. He is known for his powerful two-handed backhand and his service returns. Djokovic is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters and he has achieved this feat twice.

 2 
Maggie Q
(Actress)

Maggie Q
16
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Maggie Q is mostly known for her roles in thrillers and action films/series, such as Mission: Impossible III, Designated Survivor, and Nikita. Audiences loved her in Divergent and its sequels. Named by PETA as one of the "Sexiest Vegans" of 2017, Maggie is also a prominent animal rights activist.

 3 

Naomi Campbell
27
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Streatham
Naomi Campbell is one of the “Big Six” supermodels of the 1980s and the 1990s, who has graced both the ramp and print. She has also released a music album, been part of a fashion reality show, started a web series, and founded charitable organizations such as Fashion for Relief.

 4 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(British Writer Who Created the Character of Sherlock Holmes)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
14
Birth Year: 1859
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: July 7, 1930
Physician-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is remembered for creating the iconic character Sherlock Holmes. He wrote four novels and 56 short stories on Holmes’s detective adventures and also created the characters Professor Challenger and Brigadier Gerard. A sports lover, he had dabbled in cricket, football, and bodybuilding, too.

 5 

Ginnifer Goodwin
19
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Ginnifer Goodwin is best known as Snow White from Once Upon a Time and Margene Heffman from Big Love. She also appeared in an award-winning voice role, as Judy Hopps, in the animated movie Zootopia. Max Mara’s 2018 Face of the Future, Goodwin is trained in Shakespearean theater.

 6 
Richard Wagner
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)

Richard Wagner
7
Birth Year: 1813
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: February 13, 1883
German composer and conductor Richard Wagner is best remembered for his operas and music dramas. He explored the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, which combined many forms of art, including the visual, poetic, and musical. He also established the opera house Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which hosted his works The Ring and Parsifal.

 7 
George Best
(Footballer)

George Best
8
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 25, 2005
Manchester United winger/midfielder George Best was the 1968 European Footballer of the Year and was placed sixth on the FIFA Player of the Century list. A skilled dribbler, the Northern Irish player was also known for his stunning good looks and his affinity for women and alcohol. 
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Emma Chamberlain
(American YouTuber and Podcaster)

Emma Chamberlain
31
Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: California, United States
Social-media sensation Emma Chamberlain has soared to fame with her YouTube channel that showcases her vlogs, hauls, and DIYs. She made it to TIME 100 Next in 2019 and won the 2018 Streamy Award for Breakout Creator. She has her own podcast, Anything Goes, and her coffee brand, Chamberlain Coffee.

 9 
Bernie Taupin
(Songwriter)

Bernie Taupin
7
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Lyricist Bernie Taupin is best known for his collaboration with Elton John for over 30 albums. Their works include the iconic hit Candle in the Wind. Taupin has also had a successful solo career and has performed with the band Farm Dogs. He has also exhibited his original artwork.

 10 

Laurence Olivier
5
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: July 11, 1989
Four-time Academy Award-winning actor Laurence Olivier began his career with stage, mostly playing Shakespearean characters. He founded London’s National Theatre. Some of his noteworthy films were Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, and the movie version of Hamlet. He had received the knighthood, the Order of Merit, and a life peerage.

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Daniel Bryan
(Professional Wrestler)

Daniel Bryan
6
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States

Daniel Bryan is a professional wrestler. He is one of the most recognized WWE wrestlers of the current generation and is credited with starting the Yes Movement. A self-proclaimed vegan-turned-vegetarian, Daniel Bryan was honored with PETA's Libby Award under the Most Animal-Friendly Athlete category. Bryan is also a self-described environmentalist.

 12 
Harvey Milk
(Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from the 5th district (1978))

Harvey Milk
18
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, United States
Died: November 27, 1978
LGBT rights activist Harvey Milk became California’s first openly gay elected official when he became a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were later assassinated by politician Dan White. Milk's story later inspired the 2008 biopic Milk.

 13 
Ted Kaczynski
(Unabomber)

Ted Kaczynski
60
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

From a brilliant mathematician and an assistant professor at University of California, Theodore Kaczynski became the notorious American criminal—Unabomber—who was responsible for mail bombs that killed three people and injured 23 in eighteen years. He was eventually caught and sentenced to life imprisonment after his anti-technology essay sent to the media was recognised by his brother.

 14 
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(Socio-religious Reformer)

Raja Ram Mohan Roy
16
Birth Year: 1772
Birthplace: Radhanagore, West Bengal, India
Died: September 27, 1833

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian social and religious reformer. He is credited with co-founding the Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement. Often referred to as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance, Roy has had an influential role in fields like politics, education, and religion. In 2004, he was ranked 10th in BBC's Greatest Bengali of all time poll.

 15 

Camren Bicondova
7
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

 16 
Sean Gunn
(Actor)

Sean Gunn
8
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 17 
Charles Aznavour
(One of the Greatest Songwriters in the History of Music and an Icon of 20th-Century Pop Culture.)

Charles Aznavour
6
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 1, 2018

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian actor, singer, diplomat, and lyricist. One of France's most famous singers, Aznavour was called the Frank Sinatra of France. One of the best-selling musicians of his generation, Aznavour sold 200 million records. In 1998, CNN named him the Entertainer of the Century. In 2017, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 18 
Ann Cusack
(Actress)

Ann Cusack
5
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Ann Cusack, sister of actor John Cusack and comedian Joan Cusack, has appearded in minor roles in many series, such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Bones, Better Call Saul, Castle Rock, and The Boys. She has also appeared in movies such as Multiplicity and A League of Their Own.

 19 
Suho
(Singer)

Suho
7
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Suho is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He serves as the leader of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its sub-group Exo-K. Over the course of his career as an entertainer, Suho has won several prestigious awards, such as a Yegreen Musical Award, Stagetalk Audience Choice Award, JIMFF Award, DIMF Award, and Asia Culture Award.

 20 
Arturo Vidal
(Footballer)

Arturo Vidal
9
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: San Joaquín, Chile

 21 

Alison Eastwood
3
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Actress, director, and producer, Alison Eastwood, is the daughter of actor Clint Eastwood. Growing up in close proximity to Hollywood, she began getting acting offers at an early age. She took up a few projects as a child and decided to pursue acting professionally as a young woman. She also runs her own business and a non-profit animal welfare organization. 

 22 
Morrissey
(Frontman of Rock Band the 'Smiths')

Morrissey
23
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Davyhulme, Urmston, England
Morrissey, frontman of the 1980s’ rock band The Smiths, is known for his anti-establishment lyrics and themes such as isolation. He has dabbled in music journalism and has had a successful solo career, too. A cultural icon, he is an animal rights activist and has a huge gay fan base.

 23 
Saroo Brierley
(Businessman, Author)

Saroo Brierley
3
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India

Indian-born Australian entrepreneur and author Saroo Brierley was separated from his mother at 5, when he accidentally boarded a train to Howrah station from Burhanpur. He ended up being adopted by an Australian couple. He later found his mother via Google Earth. His autobiography was adapted into the film Lion.

 24 
Sara Pascoe
(Comedian)

Sara Pascoe
0
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Dagenham, London, England

Born to musician Derek Pascoe, comedian Sara Pascoe was raised by her mother amid poverty after her parents’ divorce. Initially a tour guide, she later stepped into comedy and never looked back. She is known for shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Twenty Twelve.

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Nazanin Boniadi
18
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Nazanin Boniadi is an Iran-born English actress and activist best known for her portrayal of Nora in the popular American sitcom How I Met Your Mother. She has also played important roles in several other American television series like Homeland and Counterpart. From 2009 to 2015, Nazanin Boniadi served as a spokesperson for the popular non-governmental organization Amnesty International.

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Peyton Elizabeth Lee
16
Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 27 
Molly Ephraim
(Actress)

Molly Ephraim
3
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 28 
Katie Price
(Model, Television Personality)

Katie Price
27
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Katie Price began her career as "Jordan," modeling for British tabloids. She then gained fame with her appearances on reality shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Jordan. She has also released an album and written several children’s books, autobiographies, and novels.

 29 
Johnny Gill
(Singer-songwriter)

Johnny Gill
1
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Washington DC

 30 
Brooke Smith
(Actress)

Brooke Smith
0
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Brooke Smith is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series like Grey's Anatomy and Bates Motel. An actress who is vocal about matters such as politics, Brooke Smith spoke at an Open the Debates rally in 2008, opposing the Commission on Presidential Debates' decision to exclude third party candidates' presidential debates from being aired nationally.

 31 
Dustin Moskovitz
(Entrepreneur)

Dustin Moskovitz
15
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Dustin Moskovitz is an Internet entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular social networking service, Facebook. In 2008, he co-founded a web and mobile application called Asana after quitting Facebook. One of the youngest self-made billionaires of all time, Dustin Moskovitz is also renowned for his philanthropic activities; he co-founded a philanthropic organization called Good Ventures in 2011.

 32 
Mary Cassatt
(Painter)

Mary Cassatt
5
Birth Year: 1844
Birthplace: Allegheny
Died: June 14, 1926

 33 

Paul Winfield
1
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 7, 2004

Paul Winfield was an American actor best remembered for playing Nathan Lee in the 1972 drama film Sounder, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He also earned four Emmy nominations over the course of his career, one of which came for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 miniseries King.

 34 
Lauri Markkanen
(Basketball player)

Lauri Markkanen
5
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

 35 

Dieter Dengler
5
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Wildberg, Germany
Died: February 7, 2001

 36 
Hergé
(Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin))

Hergé
0
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
Died: March 3, 1983

Better known by his pseudonym, Hergé, Belgian cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi was the man behind Tintin, a cartoon series that several generations of kids and young adults have grown up reading. He was a self-taught artist and wrote Destination Moon, featuring Tintin, 15 years before Neil Armstrong’s feat.

 37 
Clyde Tolson
(Associate Director of the FBI)

Clyde Tolson
2
Birth Year: 1900
Birthplace: Laredo, Missouri, United States
Died: April 14, 1975

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Michael Constantine
0
Birth Year: 1927
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

 39 
Sun Ra
(American composer)

Sun Ra
0
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Died: May 30, 1993

 40 
Hideaki Anno
(Film director, Animator, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film actor)

Hideaki Anno
2
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Ube

 41 
Denise Welch
(Actor, Autobiographer)

Denise Welch
1
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Ebchester

 42 
T. Boone Pickens
(Entrepreneur)

T. Boone Pickens
2
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: September 11, 2019

 43 
Molly Yeh
(Host of the Food Network cooking show Girl Meets Farm)

Molly Yeh
0
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Glenview, Illinois, United States

 44 

Michael Sarrazin
0
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: April 17, 2011

 45 
Tommy John
(Baseball Players)

Tommy John
1
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

 46 
The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)

The Great Gama
1
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: May 22, 1963

A world-renowned Indian pehlwan, or wrestler, Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt competed using the ring name The Great Gama. Also known as Rustam-e-Hind, he remained undefeated over an illustrious career of almost 5 decades and even saved many Hindus during the communal riots at the time of the Partition of India.

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Apolo Ohno
(Short track speed skater)

Apolo Ohno
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington (state) Washington

 48 
Michael Lockwood
(Guitarist)

Michael Lockwood
0
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Hawthorne

 49 
A. J. Langer
(American actress)

A. J. Langer
0
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

 50 
Marcus Dupree
(Football Player)

Marcus Dupree
4
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 22

Personality
May 22nd people are hardworking by nature and enjoy the inner satisfaction of their completed projects. Interestingly, unlike other people, these individuals do not need many accolades to boost their self-esteem.  They have a tenacious and independent personality that is known for creative ideas and innovation but tends to over reach and can be unrealistic. May 22nd people take a long time to come to a conclusion or form a decision. People born on May 22 who recognize their own weaknesses and rise above a tendency to be obsessive and controlling make huge contributions to society with inventions, art and music.

Health
The health of a person born on May 22 is usually very good because the person born on this day likes to be fit and will be dedicated to a fitness program and watch his/her weight carefully. Because this person makes fitness a priority, he/she does not indulge in rich foods, alcohol or sweets. May 22nd people are often vegetarian and are normally slim. A May 22nd born person should take care to consume enough protein and drink enough water.

Finance
People sharing the date May 22nd as their birthday are not as motivated by money as they are by their passion or causes. A May 22nd person can be very single minded about an issue he/she cares about. If a May 22 person is able to find a career or vocation that matches his/her interest or passion, this person will never have to worry about money.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
Because May 22 people have a tendency to be controlling and obsessive, they need to be careful in their relationships. They should not try to control the independent free spirit that gets attracted them. However, when it comes to them, May 22nd individuals hate to be controlled and tied down. They want a partner who understands them, is there for them but at the same time, allows them to be free and independent. In terms of parenting, May 22nd parents can be very strict and controlling and yet, they are fair. It is important to these parents that they instil in their children a sense of honesty and integrity.

Lucky Colors: Yellow, Orange, Silver
Lucky Numbers: 4, 9
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Sunday
Lucky Days (of the month): 7, 16, 25