Famous People Born In Sydney

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Hugh Jackman
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Logan / Wolverine’ in the ‘X-Men’ Film Series)
Hugh Jackman
89
Birthdate: October 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

Australian actor Hugh Jackman’s Hollywood debut in the film X-Men made him a transatlantic actor and he went on to do the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018. Some of his other prominent films are Kate & Leopold, Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, The Prestige and Australia. He is also a singer, songwriter and a dancer.

 2 
Paul Hogan
(Famous For His Role as Michael 'Crocodile' Dundee From the 'Crocodile Dundee' Film Series)
Paul Hogan
70
Birthdate: October 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra

Paul Hogan is an Australian actor and television presenter. He is credited with popularizing the Crocodile Dundee film series with his award-winning portrayal of Michael "Crocodile" Dundee in the movie series. Such is his popularity in Australia that Hogan was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to entertainment and tourism.

 3 
Michael Hutchence
(Lead Singer and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'INXS')
Michael Hutchence
52
Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 22, 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

 4 
Iggy Azalea
(Rapper Whose Musical Act Came Second to Rank at Number One & Two Simultaneously on The Hot 100)
Iggy Azalea
109
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Rapper Iggy Azalea is known for her viral and chart-topping tracks Pu$$y, Two Times, and Fancy. A high-school dropout, she had worked illegally in Miami, before she hit the jackpot with her Billboard-topping debut album, The New Classic. She was the first non-American female rapper to top the Billboard chart.
 5 
Natalie Imbruglia
(Singer & Actress)
Natalie Imbruglia
38
Birthdate: February 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Australian singer-songwriter, model, and actress Natalie Imbruglia aspired for a career in the show business since her youth. Beginning her career with minor roles in commercials, she worked hard to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She has acted in many hit films and is also active as a singer with many records to her credit.

 6 
Miranda Kerr
(Rose to Fame as the First Australian to Model for 'Victoria's Secret Angels')
Miranda Kerr
60
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

One of the highest-earning models according to Forbes, Miranda Kerr was the first Victoria's Secret model from Australia. Known for her attractive physique, she is often named in the sexiest women in the world lists by several magazines. She has used her fame and beauty to launch a brand of skincare products called KORA Organics.

 7 
Delta Goodrem
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Delta Goodrem is an Australian actress, singer, and songwriter. Many of her albums have topped the ARIA Albums Chart, with her debut album Innocent Eyes staying at the top for 29 consecutive weeks. Also known for her charity work, Goodrem established the Delta Goodrem Foundation in an attempt to raise money for blood cancer research.

 8 
Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
Rick Springfield
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Rick Springfield is best known for his Grammy-winning single Jessie's Girl. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Noah Drake in the soap General Hospital and Dr. Irving Pitlor in True Detective. He has also written an autobiography and a novel, both New York Times bestsellers.
 9 
Rebel Wilson
(Australian Actress and Comedian)
Rebel Wilson
106
Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

Australian actress, Rebel Wilson, started her acting career with television in Australia and then gained wider recognition after appearing in Hollywood films. Struck by Lightning, Bachelorette, Isn't It Romantic, The Hustle, Cats and Jojo Rabbit are some of the notable films she has acted in. She received critical appreciation for the 2012 film, Pitch Perfect, and subsequently acted in its two sequels.

 10 
Kevin Parker
(Rock Musician Known for his Musical Project 'Tame Impala')
Kevin Parker
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Kevin Parker is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with founding the psychedelic music project, Tame Impala. Over the years, Parker has won several prestigious awards, such as a Brit Award and ARIA Music Awards

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Angela White
(Australian Porn Actor and Director)
Angela White
71
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces

Award-winning Australian porn actor-director Angela White now mostly works in the US. Part of the AVN Hall of Fame, is a gender studies graduate from the University of Melbourne and has conducted extensive research on pornography. She became the first Fleshlight Girl from Australia and has also been a webcam model.

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Phoebe Tonkin
(Actress)
Phoebe Tonkin
52
Birthdate: July 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Phoebe Tonkin is best known as Hayley Marshall from The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals. Her role as Cleo in the series H2O: Just Add Water earned her an AFI Award nomination. A seasoned model, she has also been featured on the Maxim Hot 100 list. 
 13 
Jim Jefferies
(Known for His Comedy Central Show ‘The Jim Jefferies Show')
Jim Jefferies
14
Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jim Jefferies is an Australian-American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer best known as the creator of the FX sitcom Legit and the Comedy Central late-night show The Jim Jefferies Show. He trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before beginning his career. Besides his TV shows, he has also appeared in films and performed at festivals. 

 14 
Calum Hood
(Bassist & Social Media Star)
Calum Hood
36
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Calum Hood is best known as part of the Australian pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer, which has delivered hits such as She Looks So Perfect. He has also written songs for artists such as Makeout. He quit his plans of pursuing a soccer career to venture into music.

 15 
John Howard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
John Howard
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo

John Howard is an Australian former politician who served serving as the prime minister of Australia from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He is the second-longest-serving Australian prime minister, behind Sir Robert Menzies. As the prime minister, John Howard enforced new gun laws after the Port Arthur massacre of 1996. His tenure as PM has inspired several books.

 16 
Ryan Kwanten
(Actor, Producer)
Ryan Kwanten
8
Birthdate: November 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Alycia Debnam-Carey
(Australian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Lexa’ in the TV Series ‘The 100’)
Alycia Debnam-Carey
25
Birthdate: July 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Alycia Debnam-Carey is best known as Lexa from the sci-fi series The 100. She initially gained fame with the reality show Next Stop Hollywood. Fans also loved her in the films Into the Storm and Friend Request and in the series McLeod's Daughters and Fear the Walking Dead.
 18 
Flume
(Australian Musician, DJ and Record Producer)
Flume
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Australian electronic musician and DJ Harley Edward Streten, is better known as Flume, a moniker he chose inspired by his favorite Bon Iver song. From being a saxophonist in his school band, Flume ended up releasing a debut album that topped the Australian and New Zealand charts.

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Scott Morrison
(30th Prime Minister of Australia (2018 – 2022))
Scott Morrison
69
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

Scott Morrison served as the 30th prime minister of Australia between 2018 and 2022. He led his coalition to an unexpected victory in the 2019 election. Morrison's term witnessed increased tension between China and Australia. He was criticised for failure to adequately address climate change in Australia. His coalition was defeated in 2022 election and subsequently he resigned as the leader of the Liberal Party.

 20 
John Singleton
(Director)
John Singleton
9
Birthdate: January 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 28, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Peter Weir
(Film Director)
Peter Weir
5
Birthdate: August 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo

Peter Weir is an Australian former film director. He is best known for directing critically acclaimed and successful films like Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. In 2022, Peter Weir was honored at the Academy Awards with the Academy Honorary Award for his lifetime achievement.

 22 
Nia Jax
(American Professional Wrestler Who Also Performs Under the Ring Name ‘Lina Fanene’)
Nia Jax
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

Nia Jax is a professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A former WWE Raw Women's Champion, Nia Jax has been an important member of WWE's women's division since 2018. Nicknamed The Irresistible Force because of her speed and size, Jax has often been criticized for causing unintentional injuries to her colleagues while performing risky moves on the ring.

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Luke Bracey
16
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

Luke Bracey is an Australian actor whose sheer hard work and determination landed him prominent roles in popular films, such as The November Man, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Hacksaw Ridge. Luke Bracey is often cited as an inspiration for young and aspiring Australian actors and actresses.

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Bryan Brown
(Actor)
Bryan Brown
8
Birthdate: June 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Poppy Montgomery
(Australian-American Actress Known for Her TV Series ‘Without a Trace’)
Poppy Montgomery
22
Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini

Poppy Montgomery is an Australian-American actress best known for playing FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular police procedural drama TV series, Without a Trace. Quite an adventurer, Montgomery dropped out of school at age 15 to pursue a career in stage acting. She moved to the US at age 18 and went on to establish herself as an actress.

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Keiynan Lonsdale
(Actor)
Keiynan Lonsdale
18
Birthdate: December 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Australian actor, dancer and singer-songwriter Keiynan Lonsdale is best-known for playing Wally West/Kid Flash in The CW series The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Other on-screen portrayals of Lonsdale includes Oliver Lloyd in the series Dance Academy and Uriah Pedrad in film The Divergent Series: Insurgent. He has also released the studio-album Rainbow Boy and worked as an MTV VJ.  

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Malcolm Turnbull
(29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015 - 2018))
Malcolm Turnbull
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Malcolm Turnbull is a retired Australian politician. From 2015 to 2018, Turnbull served as the 29th prime minister of Australia. He also served as the leader of the Liberal Party on two occasions. For his service to the Parliament of Australia, Turnbull was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia during the 2021 Australia Day Honours

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Baz Luhrmann
(Filmmaker, Writer, and Producer Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’)
Baz Luhrmann
16
Birthdate: September 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer and filmmaker. Thanks to his deep involvement in the direction, writing, and musical aspects of his work, Luhrmann is cited as an example of an auteur. His involvement often reflects on his work as he is one of the most successful Australian directors of his generation; many of his films are huge commercial successes.

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Julian McMahon
(Australian-American Actor Best Known for His Role in TV Series 'Profiler')
Julian McMahon
10
Birthdate: July 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

Known for playing prominent roles in Australian series such as The Power, the Passion and Home and Away, Julian McMahon is also popular as Dr. Doom from the Fantastic Four franchise. The son of Sir William McMahon, former prime minister of Australia, Julian had initially dabbled in modeling.

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Claudia Black
(Actress)
Claudia Black
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Birthdate: October 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Australian actor Claudia Black is best known as Aeryn Sun from the series Farscape and the subsequent miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, winning a Saturn Award for the latter. She also gained fame with the series Stargate SG-1 and the film Pitch Black, and has voice-acted for several video games.
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Timothy F. Cahill
(Australian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Timothy F. Cahill
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Australian former professional footballer Timothy F. Cahill was known for "his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area" during his playing years. Having scored 50 goals in 108 caps, he is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Australia national team. Currently, he works as a pundit for BBC Sport and Sky Sports. 

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Peyton Royce
(Australian Professional Wrestler)
Peyton Royce
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Claudia Karvan
(Film actress)
Claudia Karvan
5
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Having a Greek stepfather who owned a popular nightclub exposed Claudia Karvan to glitz and glamor quite early in life. The Australian actor had her first stint with acting as a child and grew up to star in films such as The Heartbreak Kid. She is a yoga lover, too.
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Tony Williams
(Drummer)
Tony Williams
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 23, 1997
 35 
Ken Rosewall
(Australian Former World Top-Ranking Amateur and Professional Tennis Player)
Ken Rosewall
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Throughout his 25-year illustrious career, Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall has won 18 Grand Slams, including 8 singles titles. Known for his 5’7” lean frame, he was nicknamed Muscles by his teammates, apparently, for the lack of them. The son of a grocer, he had begun playing tennis at age 3.

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Chris Lilley
(Australian Comedian Who Has Faced Racism Allegations)
Chris Lilley
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Two-time Logie Award-winning Australian comedian/actor Chris Lilley is known for his mockumentary series such as Ja'mie: Private School Girl and Summer Heights High. In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement, Netflix removed 4 of his shows due to their controversial content featuring blackface characters.

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Danielle Spencer
(Singer-songwriter and actress who released singles like "Blast Off" and "Forgive Me.")
Danielle Spencer
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 38 
Indiana Evans
(Actress)
Indiana Evans
17
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Indiana Evans is an Australian actress, songwriter, and singer. She is best known for playing Matilda Hunter in a TV soap opera titled Home and Away, for which she won the Dolly Teen Choice Award under the Queen of Teen category. Evans is also known for contributing immensely to the 2011 soundtrack for series three of H2O: Just Add Water.

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Dean Lewis
(Singer)
Dean Lewis
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra

Dean Lewis is an Australian singer and songwriter known for his 7× Platinum-certified single Waves and his 10× Platinum-certified single Be Alright. He released his debut studio album in March 2019. Over the years, he has won several awards, including three ARIA Music Awards and three APRA Awards. He has also received a couple of MTV Europe Music Award nominations.

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Nathaniel Buzolic
(Actor and Host of TV Show ‘The Mint’)
Nathaniel Buzolic
8
Birthdate: August 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nathaniel Buzolic was asked to change his name to Nate Buzz by his agency, as his real name didn’t sound glamorous enough. Though he lost the role of Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries to Paul Wesley, he bagged the role of Kol Mikaelson in the series and its spin-off.
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Peta Wilson
(Actress, Model)
Peta Wilson
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Peta Wilson is an Australian actress, model, and lingerie designer. She is best known for her portrayal of Nikita in the action-drama television series La Femme Nikita, for which she received nominations at several award ceremonies, such as the Gemini Awards and Saturn Awards. Also an entrepreneur, Wilson founded a lingerie label called Wylie Wilson in 2012.

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Elisabeth Murdoch
(American Media Executive Best Known as the daughter of Media and Television Executive 'Rupert Murdoch')
Elisabeth Murdoch
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

Elisabeth Murdoch is an Australian-born media executive best known for founding the UK-based TV production company Shine Group in 2001. She is also known as the daughter of popular multi-billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. In 2013, Elisabeth Murdoch was named UK’s fifth most powerful woman by Woman's Hour.

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Markus Zusak
(Australian Writer Known for His Bestselling Novels 'The Messenger' and 'The Book Thief')
Markus Zusak
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

Markus Zusak is an Australian writer best known for his novels The Book Thief and The Messenger, which became international bestsellers. His mother is originally from Germany, while his father hails from Austria. Zusak was born and raised in Australia. He received the Kathleen Mitchell Award in 2006 and the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014. 

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Courtney Barnett
(Rock Singer Known for Her Deadpan Singing Style and Witty, Rambling Lyrics)
Courtney Barnett
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Courtney Barnett is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for her witty lyrics and deadpan singing style, Barnett achieved international recognition after releasing her highly successful EP, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. Over the years, she has won several important awards, such as APRA Music Awards, ARIA Music Awards, and AIR Awards

 45 
Melissa Leong
(Australian TV Host, Radio Broadcaster, Freelance Food Writer, Cookbook Editor, Critic, and Marketer)
Melissa Leong
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
 46 
Joan Sutherland
(Australian Opera Singer)
Joan Sutherland
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 10, 2010

Australian soprano Joan Sutherland was exposed to music at an early age, being the daughter of a singer. Trained in voice and the piano by her mother, she made her debut as Dido in Dido and Aeneas. The first Australian to earn a Grammy, she was also awarded the DBE.

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Billie Kay
(Australian Professional Wrestler)
Billie Kay
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer

Billie Kay is an Australian professional wrestler best known for her time in WWE. She was part of the tag team The IIconics alongside Peyton Royce. She was interested in wrestling from a young age and was trained by Madison Eagles. She was once associated with the Pro Wrestling Women's Alliance promotion. She now competes on the independent circuit. 

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Yael Stone
(Actress)
Yael Stone
5
Birthdate: March 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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George Miller
(Australian Filmmaker Best Known for His 'Mad Max' Film Franchise and 'Happy Feet')
George Miller
4
Birthdate: March 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
A filmmaker who was catapulted to fame with his Mad Max franchise, George Miller has exhibited his diversity, too, with projects such as Happy Feet. The Academy Award-winning director-producer was a practicing physician before stepping into films. He is all set to shoot his next venture, Furiosa, in post-COVID Australia.
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Jacki Weaver
(Actress)
Jacki Weaver
15
Birthdate: May 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)