Famous People Born On May 31st

People born on May 31 share the Gemini Zodiac Sign. For this particular birthday, the ruling planet is Uranus, which provides these individuals with intelligence and a wild imagination. These individuals make it a priority to give the impression to others that they have a bad streak. This impression is mostly an act, and generally these individuals follow a more conventional lifestyle. May 31st natives take life in the present, and give little thought to the past, and future. These individuals will make life-altering decisions, with little thought about the consequences that will follow. Luckily these individuals possess the trait of adaptability, and will easily progress through any consequence.

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Clint Eastwood
(Among the World's Best Known and Most Successful Movie Stars)
Clint Eastwood
134
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
The quintessential Western man in the Hollywood movies, Clint Eastwood is regarded as the cultural icon of masculinity. Eastwood’s brilliant portrayal of tough, rugged, ruthless guy in the Western movies endeared him to the masses and brought him international fame.
 2 
Colin Farrell
46
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Castleknock, Ireland

Colin Farrell is one of the most popular and celebrated Irish actors. He was ranked fifth in The Irish Times newspaper's Ireland's greatest film actors list in 2020. Known for his casanova image, Colin has also had drug addiction problems and suffers from insomnia. In 2006, he filed a lawsuit against Nicole Narain for releasing their 13-minute sex tape.

 3 
Brooke Shields
(Actress & Model)
Brooke Shields
54
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Popular actress and model, Brooke Shields, was exposed to the show business early on as her mother was a model. Her mother helped her find work when she was just a baby. Starting her career as a model, she eventually moved on to acting. Besides TV shows and films, she has also appeared in many Broadway musicals.

 4 
Joe Namath
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Joe Namath
19
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

Joe Namath is a former football player who was named on The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Football Players list in 1999. He established himself as a sports icon and a pop culture icon after guaranteeing a victory to his team, New York Jets, over the favorites, Baltimore Colts, and then helping his team win Super Bowl III against the Colts.

 5 
Lea Thompson
(Actress Best Known for Her Roles in the 'Back to the Future' Film Trilogy & 'Howard the Duck')
Lea Thompson
29
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Initially a ballerina, Lea Thompson later deviated to acting, after being told she didn’t have the perfect body to pursue ballet. She then modeled for Burger King and eventually bagged a role in Jaws 3-D. She later gained fame with Caroline in the City and the Back to the Future trilogy.

 6 
John Bonham
(Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin)
John Bonham
18
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Redditch, England, UK
Died: September 25, 1980

John Bonham was an English drummer and songwriter. Considered one of the most influential and greatest rock drummers in history, Bonham was part of the world-renowned rock band Led Zeppelin. He influenced several drummers like Joey Kramer, Dave Grohl, Ian Mosley, Neil Peart, and Tommy Lee among other famous drummers. Bonham is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

 7 
Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')
Walt Whitman
12
Birth Year: 1819
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892

Walt Whitman was an American poet, journalist, and essayist. Also a humanist, Whitman played a crucial role in the shift between transcendentalism and realism. Often referred to as the father of free verse, Whitman is one of the most influential American poets of all time. Several decades after his death, Walt Whitman's poetry remains influential.

 8 
Phillipa Soo
(American Actress Best Known for Originating the Role of ‘Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’ in the Broadway Musical ‘Hamilton’)
Phillipa Soo
18
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Libertyville, Illinois, United States

An actress who first gained fame with her role in the Broadway musical Hamilton, Phillipa Soo is currently living her dream of performing in plays, TV shows, and films. Interested in acting from a young age, she graduated from The Juilliard School's acting program before beginning her career. A socially conscious individual, she is also involved in philanthropy.

 9 
Marco Reus
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder / Forward)
Marco Reus
24
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany

Marco Reus is a German football player who plays for the Germany national team and the popular Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. Known for his speed, versatility, technical skills, and shooting ability, Reus was named the Footballer of the Year (Germany) in 2012. In 2013, 2014, and 2019, Marco Reus helped Borussia Dortmund win the prestigious DFL-Supercup.

 10 
Nate Robinson
(American Former Professional Basketball Player)
Nate Robinson
16
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Nate Robinson is a former professional basketball player who has played in the NBA for the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics,  Golden State Warriors, and Chicago Bulls. He went professional in 2005 and became the NBA's first three-time slam dunk champion in 2010. He retired in 2018. He now runs a restaurant in Rainier Beach.

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Tom Berenger
(Actor who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon (1986))
Tom Berenger
6
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 12 
Normani Hamilton
(Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time 'Fifth Harmony')
Normani Hamilton
16
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

 13 
Chris Elliott
(Actor & Comedian)
Chris Elliott
17
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Actor, comedian, and writer Chris Elliott is the winner of four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards. Best known for playing Larry in the movie Groundhog Day, he has also appeared in many TV shows. Besides comedy and acting, he loves to write and is the author of four books spoofing history or pseudo-history.

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Eric Christian Olsen
(Actor)
Eric Christian Olsen
10
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA
 15 
Don Ameche
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Leading Man Roles in 1930's and 40's)
Don Ameche
3
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 6, 1993
Don Ameche started as a comedian and vaudeville performer. He later gained fame on radio, too, appearing in the sketch comedy The Bickersons. He also earned a 20th Century Fox contract, appeared in movies such as Trading Places, and won an Academy Award for his role in Cocoon.
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Denholm Elliott
8
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: October 6, 1992

Veteran English actor, Denholm Elliott, had more than 125 film and TV credits to his name. He is best remembered for playing Mr. Emerson in the film, A Room with a View. A much-respected character actor, he received three British Academy Film Awards. He was secretly bisexual and had an open marriage to actress Susan Robinson.

 17 
Evan Fong
(Canadian Internet Personality, Video Game Commentator and YouTuber)
Evan Fong
5
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 

Born to a Korean mother and a Chinese father in Canada, Evan Fong is a college-drop-out-turned-YouTuber. Known for his massively successful YouTube channel, VanossGaming, which showcases his reactions to video games, Fong is one of the top 10 earners on the site. He has also started experimenting with music.

 

 18 
Cupcakke
(Rapper)
Cupcakke
22
Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 19 
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005)
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
7
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: April 6, 2005
Rainier III, son of Prince Pierre, was the Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005. He reduced Monaco’s dependence on gambling as a source of revenue and made it more of a tourist destination. He also reduced the powers of the royalty. He was married to renowned actor Grace Kelly.
 20 
Archie Panjabi
17
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Edgware, United Kingdom

Archie Panjabi is an English actress who became the first person of Asian origin to receive a Primetime Emmy Award for acting; she won the prestigious award for her portrayal of Kalinda Sharma in the American legal drama TV series The Good Wife. Also a well-known philanthropist, Panjabi works with the non-governmental organization Amnesty International in support of women's rights.

 21 
Jordy Nelson
(American Football Player)
Jordy Nelson
5
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, USA
 22 
Gable Steveson
(American Professional Wrestler and Retired Freestyle and Folkstyle Wrestler)
Gable Steveson
11
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
 23 
Jonathan Tucker
(Actor)
Jonathan Tucker
7
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 24 
Yael Grobglas
(French-Israeli Actress Best Known for Her Roles as 'Petra Solano' in the TV Seies 'Jane the Virgin')
Yael Grobglas
10
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Paris, France

Yael Grobglas is an Israeli actress known for her performance in the popular American satirical telenovela Jane the Virgin. After appearing in a couple of Israeli films, Grobglas achieved international recognition when she played Shir in a horror film titled Rabies. She then established herself in the American TV and film industry by appearing in projects like Jane the Virgin.

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Waka Flocka Flame
(Rapper Known for His Singles: ‘O Let's Do It’, ‘Hard in da Paint’, and ‘No Hands’)
Waka Flocka Flame
11
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame rose to fame with the release of his single O Let's Do It in 2009. His debut album released the following year, peaked at number six on the US Billboard 200. He is a member of the group 1017 Brick Squad.  He is involved in mental health advocacy and charitable endeavors.

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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
(Author and Clergyman Known for His Best-Selling Book ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’)
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
1
Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States
Died: December 24, 1993

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was an American author and minister best known for his efforts to popularize the concept of positive thinking. His book The Power of Positive Thinking is a great testimony to his efforts. Peale influenced several US presidents, including President Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. Artist and cartoonist Scott Adams has cited Peale as a major influence.

 27 
Iga Swiatek
(The Second Youngest Tennis Player To Win the French Open)
Iga Swiatek
8
Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
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Lady Margaret Beaufort
(Mother of King Henry VII of England, Noblewoman)
Lady Margaret Beaufort
6
Birth Year: 1443
Birthplace: Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England
Died: June 29, 1509
Lady Margaret Beaufort, descendant of King Edward III, was a significant figure during the Wars of the Roses. She laid the foundation of the Tudor Dynasty by helping her son, Henry Tudor, acquire the English throne. She also established the Cambridge institutes Christ's College and St. John's College
 29 
Gregory Harrison
(Actor)
Gregory Harrison
0
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Avalon, Catalina Island, California, USA
 30 
Corey Hart
(Pop Singer Known for His Hit Singles 'Sunglasses at Night' and 'Never Surrender')
Corey Hart
6
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corey Hart is a Canadian singer-songwriter best known for his hit singles, Never Surrender and Sunglasses at Night. In a career spanning over 35 years, Hart has released successful albums like Boy in the Box which peaked at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. He has been inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame and Canada's Music Hall of Fame.

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Jim Hutton
(Actor)
Jim Hutton
1
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, USA
Died: June 2, 1979
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Sharon Gless
(Actress)
Sharon Gless
5
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 33 
Johnny Paycheck
(Singer-songwriter)
Johnny Paycheck
4
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Greenfield, Ohio
Died: February 19, 2003
 34 
Erik Karlsson
(Swedish Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman)
Erik Karlsson
8
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden

Erik Karlsson is a Swedish ice hockey player who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. An important member of the Sweden men's national team, Karlsson was part of the team that won the silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He also helped his national team win the bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF World Championship.

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Peter Yarrow
(Singer-songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary)
Peter Yarrow
3
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 36 
Moses Moody
(Basketball player)
Moses Moody
7
Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
 37 
Dave Roberts
(Baseball player)
Dave Roberts
5
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Naha, Okinawa, Japan
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Alida Valli
(Former Actress who appeared in more than 100 films in a 70-year career)
Alida Valli
3
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Pola, Italy
Died: April 22, 2006
 39 
Kenny Lofton
(Baseball player)
Kenny Lofton
1
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States
 40 
Sean Flynn
(Actor, Photojournalist)
Sean Flynn
0
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 1, 1971
 41 
Darryl McDaniels
(Musician)
Darryl McDaniels
2
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 42 
Svetlana Alexievich
(Journalist, Essayist & Oral Historian - The Winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Svetlana Alexievich
3
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Nobel Prize-winning Belarusian journalist and oral historian Svetlana Alexievich is known for her signature documentary-style novels, which mingle fiction and reporting. Her five-part Voices of Utopia mirrored the lives of people in the Soviet Union. With her writing, she often criticizes the governments of Belarus and the Soviet Union.

 43 
Fred Allen
(American comedian)
Fred Allen
1
Birth Year: 1894
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: March 17, 1956
 44 
Reggie Yates
(Actor, Presenter, Disc jockey)
Reggie Yates
2
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Archway
 45 
Wesley Willis
(Singer-songwriter)
Wesley Willis
5
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 21, 2003
 46 
Paolo Sorrentino
(Italian Film Director, Screenwriter, and Writer)
Paolo Sorrentino
2
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Though he wasn’t trained in a film school, Paolo Sorrentino created some of the most iconic movies of world cinema, including the Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty. His films often feature Toni Servillo, have obscure plots, and have prologues extending more than 10 minutes before the main title.

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Susie Essman
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Susie Essman
0
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Mount Vernon
 48 
Sebastian Koch
(Actor)
Sebastian Koch
1
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
 49 
Michelle Chen
(Actress)
Michelle Chen
0
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan alma_mater = University of Southern California
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Patti Stanger
(Businesswoman)
Patti Stanger
2
Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Short Hills, New Jersey Short Hills, New Jersey, U.S.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 31

Personality
People born on this day are charming and known to be witty. These individuals approach any issue in life, with a calmness and good judgment. They are confident, and can resolve any issue that is thrown their way. These individuals are usually quite popular, but can be argumentative, if they strongly do not believe in an idea. They are self-assured in their thoughts, and have no issue stating that to others. They generally do not upset others in their arguments though, since they throw in their charming wit, and cleverness into the debate. These individuals do need to monitor their quarrelsome ways, and learn to accept other people’s opinions and thoughts.

Health
People born on this day, rarely visit the doctor, and are mostly seen having a casual approach to their health and any illness. They feel as though they are invincible, and their health cannot be negatively affected. Due to this logic, these individuals are frequently experiencing health issues. Diet is important in regulating moodiness and temperament for them; therefore they should focus on eating several healthy meals a day. As they get older, they generally take a stronger approach in their health and well-being. These individuals are prone to experiencing mental health issues in life, and should try to eliminate stress and anxiety from their lives.

Finance
May 31st natives are very generous, which usually ends them up in financial hardship. These natives need to work on budgeting, for they are known to spend carelessly, and rarely save their money. These individuals find it a difficult task, when trying to save money for a special purchase, and generally will live paycheck to paycheck.

Career
People having this birthdate prefer a career path, which provides a bit of danger in their job. They desire a career that includes daily challenges, therefore making each workday unique and exciting. The best professions for these individuals are those that have a hint of danger with a different challenge to face.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
People born on May 31st are generally popular, and are seen as the leaders in social circles. People are drawn to their charm and good looks, and unique perspective on life. Their popularity may lead them to live a promiscuous life, while they are young. Once in a relationship, they will put in an abundance of effort to make it successful. With their own children, these individuals tend to use the same disciplinary methods, which they were brought up on. They will build a comfortable life for their family, and will express affection towards their spouse and children. They are loyal and devoted, and are rather protective of the ones they love.

Lucky Colors: Electric White and Blue
Lucky Numbers: 22, 31, and 40
Lucky Days (of the week): Sunday and Tuesday
Lucky Days (of the month): 4, 13, 22, 31