Actresses From New York

New York has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Julia Garner, Nicola Peltz, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Connelly and others.

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Scarlett Johansson
113
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

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Anne Hathaway
(Academy Award-Winning Actress)

Anne Hathaway
29
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio

One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in the 2010s, Anne Hathaway is the recipient of many awards, including an Academy Award. She began acting as a teenager in the early 2000s and often portrayed princesses in her initial films. She started taking up versatile roles as her career progressed. She campaigns for gender equality and supports LGBTQA+ rights.

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Marisa Tomei
(Actress)

Marisa Tomei
15
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American actress, Marisa Tomei, gained fame when she starred in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny. She received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She was also appreciated for in the movies In the Bedroom and The Wrestler. What Women Want, Anger Management, The Ides of March, Cyrus, The Big Short and Avengers: Endgame are some of her other notable films.

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Lucille Ball
(Actress)

Lucille Ball
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Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1989

One of the most popular actresses of the 1950s and 1960s, Lucille Ball created the sitcom, I Love Lucy, in 1951. In 1962, she started managing the Desilu Productions, becoming the first woman to run a major TV studio. The recipient of two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lucille Ball was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Susan Sarandon
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Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra

Susan Sarandon is hailed as one of the best actresses of her time. She has starred in many acclaimed Hollywood films like Bull Durham, Thelma and Louise, Atlantic City and Lorenzo's Oil. In 1995 she won an Oscar for Dead Man Walking. She’s also a political activist and has often protested against issues like war, gun violence and migrant separation policy.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(Known for Her Work in 'Saturday Night Live')

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
16
Birthdate: January 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn

An actress and comedian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won more Screen Actors Guild Awards and more Emmy Awards than any other artist in American television history. In 2016, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. In 2018, she was presented with America's highest comedy honor - The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Sigourney Weaver
13
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress. Widely considered one of the most important female protagonists in the history of cinema, Sigourney is also regarded as a pioneer of action heroines in sci-fi films, thanks to her role in the Alien franchise. In 2003, she was ranked 20th in Channel 4's list of 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time.

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Jane Fonda
(Actress)

Jane Fonda
43
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Jane Fonda is hailed as one of the best actresses ever and has won two Oscars. She has acted in popular and acclaimed films like Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, Klute, Coming Home, Julia, The Morning After, The China Syndrome and California Suite. She’s also known for her exercise videos and is famous for her opposition to the Vietnam War.

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Bea Arthur
(Actress)

Bea Arthur
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Birthdate: May 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 25, 2009

American actress Bea Arthur worked extensively in television and was hailed for her comic timing. All in the Family, Maude and The Golden Girls are some of her acclaimed series. In her long career, she also worked in films like Lovers and Other Strangers, History of the World 1 and For Better or Worse. She won many accolades, including two Emmy awards.

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Mary Tyler Moore
10
Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 2017

Actress and producer, Mary Tyler Moore, was well known for appearing in popular sitcoms in the 1960s and 1970s. She also appeared in a few movies and was nominated for an Academy Award. She advocated for animal rights and diabetes prevention and was the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Jennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)

Jennifer Lopez
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Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

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Whoopi Goldberg
(Actress, Comedian and Host; Best Known for Her Role in 'The Color Purple' and 'Ghost')

Whoopi Goldberg
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Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Accomplished American comedian, actress, singer and Broadway star, Whoopi Goldberg is amongst the select few who have won all the four awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Moreover, she is also a political activist, author and talk show host. Her notable work include films Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple; Broadway show Thoroughly Modern Millie and talk show The View.

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Rita Hayworth
(Actress, Dancer)

Rita Hayworth
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Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 14, 1987

Rita Hayworth was one of the most glamorous Hollywood actresses of the 1930s and 1940s. Her filmography includes 61 films among which the most notable ones are The Strawberry BlondeGilda and Cover Girl. The personal life of the actress, who was also known as the Love Goddess, was marked by a series of failed marriages.

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Alexandra Daddario
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Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rising to fame with her role as Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, actress Alexandra Daddario made her television debut at the age of 16. A daughter of lawyers, she chose a profession considered unconventional in her family circle. Fully dedicated to her profession, she has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.

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Emma Roberts
(Actress)

Emma Roberts
12
Birthdate: February 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Making her film debut as a child actress, Emma Roberts impressed the critics and audiences with her strong performance in the film Blow. She started taking up more mature roles as a teenager and continued giving brilliant performances. She is also a singer and has released one album that was a moderate success.

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Lady Gaga
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists & Only Female to Achieve 4 Singles that Sold 10 Million Copies Globally)

Lady Gaga
16
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

Popular singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga has been active in the music industry since her teens. One of the world's best-selling music artists, she is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. A versatile performer, she is known for her consistent image reinventions in music. She is actively involved in philanthropy and social activism.

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Jennifer Connelly
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Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

An actress who began her career as a child model, Jennifer Connelly appeared in magazine, newspaper, and television advertising prior to taking up acting roles. The winner of an Academy Award, she is an accomplished actress who has appeared in many critically acclaimed films. She has been included on the lists of the world's most beautiful women many times.

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Barbara Stanwyck
(Actress known for her strong, realistic screen presence and versatility.)

Barbara Stanwyck
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 20, 1990

Barbara Stanwyck went on to become one of the greatest actresses of Classical Hollywood cinema after being orphaned at age four. One of the favorite actresses of directors like Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara had become the highest-paid actress in America by 1944. Known for her realistic screen presence, Barbara won several prestigious honorary lifetime awards for her contribution to cinema.

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Saoirse Ronan
(Known for Her Work in Period Dramas)

Saoirse Ronan
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Birthdate: April 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries

Saoirse Ronan is noted for her roles in period dramas since she was in her teens. Her breakthrough came when in 2007 she played a precocious teenager in the film Atonement. Since then she has acted in several successful movies. She’s also a stage artist and was featured by Forbes in two of their 30 Under 30 lists in 2016.

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Kate McKinnon
(Actress, Comedian)

Kate McKinnon
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Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Kate McKinnon is a popular American actress and comedian known for her work in sketch comedy series, such as Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She is also famous for co-creating a web-series called Notary Publix and an audio series titled Heads Will Roll. An openly gay actress, McKinnon serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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Liv Tyler
(Actress)

Liv Tyler
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Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Liv Tyler is one of the most popular American actresses. Apart from acting, she is also known for her activism; she is an ardent supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund. She also donates to the Women's Cancer Research Fund. Tyler practices transcendental meditation as she believes it helps her make better decisions.

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Lauren Bacall
(Actress)

Lauren Bacall
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Birthdate: September 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 12, 2014

Known for her sultry looks and distinctive voice, Lauren Bacall was an important actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood. As part of a publicity stunt, Bacall was asked to sit on the piano that was being played by Vice President Harry Truman at the National Press Club. The picture of Bacall sitting on the piano remains an iconic photograph.

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Kate Mara
(Actress)

Kate Mara
10
Birthdate: February 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces

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Hayden Panettiere
(Best Known for Her Roles in Series: 'Heroes', 'Nashville' and 'Scream' Film Franchise)

Hayden Panettiere
12
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

American actress and model, Hayden Panettiere, started her career as a child artist. Her fame grew when she portrayed the role of a high school cheerleader with regenerative healing powers in the television series Heroes. She has also worked in the TV series, Nashville, and a number of films like Custody, Scream 4 and Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

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Lindsay Lohan
(Actress)

Lindsay Lohan
12
Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer

Beginning her career as a beloved child artist, Lindsay Lohan is a Hollywood favourite who went on to star in some of the high-grossing big-screen productions. Her praise-worthy performances in high school dramas earned her the title of a teen idol, before her career took a downward turn because of alcohol and substance abuse.

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Rosario Dawson
(Best Known for Portraying the 'Star Wars' Character 'Ahsoka Tano')

Rosario Dawson
12
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

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Bridget Moynahan
(Known for Her Role in the Police Drama 'Blue Bloods')

Bridget Moynahan
13
Birthdate: April 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus

Bridget Moynahan is an American actress known for playing important roles in popular movies like the John Wick film series and I, Robot. From being a tomboy who loved playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at school to becoming a famous model and then an actress, Bridget Moynahan has had quite an inspiring and interesting journey so far.

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Diane Lane
(Known for Her Performance in the Movie 'Unfaithful')

Diane Lane
8
Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ranked 79th on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Diane Lane started off as a child actress before becoming a well-known leading Hollywood actress. Also known for her beauty, Diane has been featured in lists, such as Top 99 Most Desirable Women. A talented actress, Diane Lane has also worked with several charity organizations, such as Heifer International.

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Angela Bassett
(Known for Her Portrayal of Singer Tina Turner in the Biopic 'What's Love Got to Do with It')

Angela Bassett
13
Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo

Best known for playing real-life black women in biopics, Angela Bassett does not mind being typecast as someone who often plays biographical roles. She has portrayed prominent personalities like Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Katherine Jackson, and Coretta Scott King. Also a director, producer, and activist, Angela Bassett works toward bettering the lives of African-Americans.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Actress - Famous for The Series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer')

Sarah Michelle Gellar
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Birthdate: April 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was a prolific actress during her childhood and in her teens, is best known for her work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from 1997 to 2003. I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions and The Grudge are some of her notable films. She’s also starred in many other prominent television series.

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Brooke Shields
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Birthdate: May 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini

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.

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Sarah Hyland
(Actress)

Sarah Hyland
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Birthdate: November 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Best known for portraying Haley Dunphy in the sitcom Modern Family, Sarah Hyland is a celebrated Hollywood actress. Despite undergoing 16 surgeries, including several kidney surgeries, Sarah went on to become a critically acclaimed actress. In 2018, she revealed that she had contemplated suicide because of her health issues. She has had two kidney transplants in the past.

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Lucy Liu
(Famous for Her Role in TV Series 'Ally McBeal' and Two 'Charlie's Angels' films.)

Lucy Liu
11
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American actress, Lucy Liu, shot to fame with television series Ally McBeal and later proved her acting skills with films like Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill, Volume 1, Shanghai Noon and television series Elementary and Southland. Intelligent and multitalented, she has voiced animated films, turned producer/director, made her Broadway debut and last but not the least, is also a visual artist.

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Julia Stiles
(Actress)

Julia Stiles
12
Birthdate: March 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

Julia Stiles attained fame in the late 1990s when she portrayed a feminist teenager in 10 Things I Hate About You. As an adult, The Business of Strangers, Save the Last Dance and Hustlers are some of her acclaimed films. She has also starred in the Bourne film series. She has had a good run doing television series like Dexter and Riviera.

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Téa Leoni
(Actress)

Téa Leoni
10
Birthdate: February 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces

Téa Leoni went on to establish a successful acting career in the American entertainment industry after landing her breakthrough role in the action comedy movie Bad Boys. Such was her popularity in the 1990s that an asteroid was named after her in 1993. Also known for her humanitarian work, Téa Leoni was named a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in 2001.

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Lena Horne
(Singer, Dancer, Actress)

Lena Horne
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 9, 2010

Lena Horne was an American singer, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. Horne's 70-year acting career was embellished with several prestigious awards, such as Grammy Awards. Her life and career were depicted in many stage shows, where she was portrayed by actresses like Leslie Uggams, Nikki Crawford, and Ryan Jillian.

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Claire Danes
(Known for Her Performance in TV Series 'Homeland')

Claire Danes
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Birthdate: April 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries

Claire Danes is best known for playing the role of a CIA agent in the popular television series Homeland, which ran from 2011 to 2020. However, her breakthrough role was as a 15-year-old in 1994-95 critically acclaimed television series, My So Called Life. She’s also acted in films like Terminator 3, The Hours, Les Miserables, Brokedown Palace and The Rainmaker.

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Jennifer Esposito
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Birthdate: April 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

Jennifer Esposito is an American actress who despite suffering from celiac disease, the details of which she has written in her book Jennifer's Way, went on to establish herself in the entertainment industry. Apart from being an actress and author, Jennifer also serves as the brand ambassador for Eclair Naturals, a body and skin care line.

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Leah Remini
(Actress)

Leah Remini
7
Birthdate: September 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

Leah Remini is best known as Carrie Heffernan from The King of Queens and Vanessa from Kevin Can Wait. She also appeared in Dancing with the Stars. She was raised a Scientologist, but turned against the faith later, releasing an explanatory memoir and an Emmy-winning documentary series on the same.

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Sienna Rose Miller
11
Birthdate: December 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Sienna Rose Miller is a British-American actress. From being a photography model, who posed topless for Pirelli calendar, to becoming a prominent actress in the American film and TV industry, Miller's journey has been quite inspirational so far. Also known for her charity work, Miller touched the lives of many when she traveled to Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Mae West
(Actress)

Mae West
4
Birthdate: August 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 22, 1980
Mae West began her career as a child actor in vaudeville. She later appeared in films such as You Done Me Wrong and Go West, Young Man. She became famous for her signature double entendres and sexual liberty she projected on screen. She also wrote books and plays later.

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Natasha Lyonne
13
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Best known as Nicky Nichols from Orange Is the New Black and Nadia Vulvokov from Russian Doll, Emmy-nominated actor Natasha Lyonne began her career at age 6, with Pee-wee's Playhouse. Fans loved her as Jessica in the teen-comedy franchise American Pie. Natasha has struggled with legal issues and heroin addiction.

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Kerry Washington
(Actress and Producer Famous for Her Portrayal of ‘Olivia Pope’ in the Drama Series ‘Scandal’)

Kerry Washington
6
Birthdate: January 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius

American actress, Kerry Washington, attained fame when she starred in the television series, Scandal, which ran from 2012 to 2018. She was also commended for her role in the television film, Confirmation, and for the miniseries, Little Fires Everywhere. She has also acted in films like The Last King of Scotland, Django Unchained, Our Song, The Dead Girl and American Son.

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Melanie Griffith
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Birthdate: August 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo

Melanie Griffith was a successful and popular Hollywood actress in the 1980s and the 1990s. Body Double, Buffalo Girls, Pacific Heights, Mulholland Falls, Lolita and The Bonfire of the Vanities are some of her notable films. She has also worked in several television series, mainly in the 2000s when her movie career waned. She had issues with alcohol and drug addiction.

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Lori Loughlin
(Actress)

Lori Loughlin
13
Birthdate: July 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo

Actress and producer, Lori Loughlin, has been active in the entertainment world for over four decades. Beginning her career as a print model at the age of 11, she started acting as a teenager. With time, she moved on to play more mature roles. In 2020, she was sentenced to two months in prison after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

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Phoebe Cates
(Actress)

Phoebe Cates
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
A knee injury at age 15 forced Phoebe Cates to reject a scholarship to the School of American Ballet. Daughter of a Broadway producer, this Juilliard-alumna is known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. She also owns a boutique called Blue Tree on Madison Avenue.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal
5
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Daughter of filmmaker Stephen Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal is known for her Golden Globe-winning performance in the miniseries The Honorable Woman. Fans also loved her in Secretary and The Dark Knight. She has liberal political views and supports non-profits associated with human rights, eco-friendly fashion, and people with hearing loss.

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Lea Michele
(Actress)

Lea Michele
6
Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

Lea Michele is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway and is best known for the role of Rachel Berry on the comedy-drama series Glee. She won many awards and was critically acclaimed for it. However, Lea has also been accused of being rude to her co-actors on the sets of Glee.

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Rooney Mara
(Actress)

Rooney Mara
10
Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries

Rooney Mara is a well-known actress who won the Cannes Film Festival Award for her performance in the movie Carol. Apart from being an actress, Rooney is also an animal rights activist. Also known for her charity work, Rooney supervises the Uweza Foundation, which supports programs for children in Nairobi. She is also the founder of Hiraeth Collective, a vegan clothing line.

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Alyssa Milano
(Actress)

Alyssa Milano
12
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
An unexpected audition led a young Alyssa Milano to her role in touring musical Annie. She became a teen star with sitcom Who's the Boss?. A bit of struggle later, she finally bagged her big break as an adult in the television show Charmed. Alyssa Milano is also a political activist and UNICEF Ambassador.