Birth Month Day of 08-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...

2. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Drama Centre London. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award...

3. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

4. Taissa Farmiga

Actress | The Final Girls

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga.

Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no ...

5. Austin Butler

Actor | Aliens in the Attic

Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management ...

6. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

7. Donnie Wahlberg

Actor | Saw II

Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969 in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and more distant French-Canadian, English, and Scottish, descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk,...

8. Rachel Hurd-Wood

Actress | Peter Pan

Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (2003), Corrie McKenzie in Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), and Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray (2009). She was born on 17 August 1990 in the Streatham district of South London, England, as ...

9. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...

10. Jessi Klein

Writer | Inside Amy Schumer

Jessi Klein was born on August 17, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Inside Amy Schumer (2013), Transparent (2014) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

11. Tim Bagley

Actor | The Mask

Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings, Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan.

After High School Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The Young ...

12. David Conrad

Actor | Men of Honor

David Conrad was born on August 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as David Crawford Conrad. He is an actor, known for Men of Honor (2000), Wedding Crashers (2005) and Return to Paradise (1998).

13. Mae West

Actress | She Done Him Wrong

Mae West was born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night (1932), ...

14. Brady Corbet

Actor | Funny Games

American actor Brady James Monson Corbet was born on August 17, 1988, in Scottsdale, AZ. Brady made his film debut as Mason Freeland in 2003's "Thirteen" and later had roles as Brian Lackey in "Mysterious Skin" and as Alan Tracy in "Thunderbirds." He also has guest starred on the television shows "...

15. Natalie Gold

Actress | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Natalie Gold was born on August 17, 1976 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Love & Other Drugs (2010) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

16. Oleg Tabakov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Oleg Tabakov is a renown Russian actor, director, and public figure, who played over 100 roles in film and on TV. He is best known for his roles as Count Nikita Rostov in War and Peace (1966) by Sergey Bondarchuk, and as Oblomov in the eponymous film by Nikita Mikhalkov.

He was born Oleg Pavlovich ...

17. Robert Joy

Actor | Land of the Dead

Robert Joy was born on August 17, 1951 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Land of the Dead (2005), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) and The Hills Have Eyes (2006).

18. Glenn Corbett

Actor | Chisum

An American lead actor and supporting actor, rugged and commanding Glenn Corbett's background didn't seem like it would lead to Hollywood stardom. The son of a garage mechanic, Corbett served a hitch in the Navy and later met Judy, the woman who would become his wife, while she was working at a ...

19. Noni Hazlehurst

Actress | Candy

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Leonie Elva Hazlehurst. She is an actress, known for Candy (2006), Little Fish (2005) and Monkey Grip (1982).

20. Tammy Townsend

Actress | Sherri

Tammy Townsend is a tomboy at heart and alumni of The School of The Arts. She landed her first TV role at only 14; a guest spot on "Diff'rent Strokes" with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. She soon found work on shows like "In the Heat of the Night", "Quantum Leap" and as a regular on the popular ...

21. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Kelebegin Rüyasi

Born in 1989, Farah Zeynep Abdullah is graduated from Kent University Drama & French Language Department in 2013. During her education she has to suspend study for 2 years as she was chosen to a Turkish TV drama's cast ( Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki). Farah Zeynep Abdullah's leading role "Aylin" was the...

22. Julian Fellowes

Writer | Gosford Park

Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Julian Alexander Fellowes. He is an actor and writer, known for Gosford Park (2001), Downton Abbey (2010) and From Time to Time (2009). He has been married to Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes since April 28, 1990. They have one child.

23. Bryton James

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Bryton James was born on August 17, 1986 in Lakewood, California, USA as Bryton Eric McClure. He is an actor and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Hero Factory (2010) and Young Justice (2010). He was previously married to Ashley Leisinger.

24. Jennifer Rhodes

Actress | Heathers

From Rosiclare, Illinois, Jennifer headed for the Drama Department at Southern Illinois University where, after touring a semester playing "Cherie" in "Bus Stop", she was hooked. She went to New York where she studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio, performed Off-Broadway, toured with the ...

25. Larry B. Scott

Actor | Revenge of the Nerds

Larry B. Scott was born on August 17, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Revenge of the Nerds (1984), The Karate Kid (1984) and SpaceCamp (1986).

26. John Marshall Jones

Actor | John Doe

John Marshall Jones (The Last Revolutionary, Sundance Channel's Rectify, Call of Duty-Infinite Warfare) has worked with such stars as Oscar winners Sean Penn, Helen Hunt, Jamie Foxx, Forrest Whittaker, Robin Williams and Steve Martin. He's had 5 TV series, 20 feature films, has made over 200 TV ...

27. Judith Regan

Self | Gone Too Soon

Judith Regan was born on August 17, 1953 in Massachusetts, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Gone Too Soon (2010), House Arrest Starring Chris Colombo (2005) and O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened (2006). She was previously married to Robert Kleinschmidt.

28. Kate McNeil

Actress | Monkey Shines

Kate McNeil was born on August 17, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Monkey Shines (1988), The House on Sorority Row (1983) and Space Cowboys (2000). She has been married to Roy Friedland since 1987. They have two children.

29. Frederick Lau

Actor | Victoria

Frederick Lau is a German actor. He was born and raised in Steglitz, Berlin, Germany, and still lives there. He played in over 50 roles since 2000. In 2008 he won the Deutscher Filmpreis award (Lola) for best male role for being Tim Stoltefuss in "Die Welle". He is also known for portraying ...

30. Andrew Koenig

Actor | InAlienable

Andrew Koenig was born on August 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Andrew Koenig. He was an actor and editor, known for InAlienable (2007), Batman: Dead End (2003) and Growing Pains (1985). He died on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

31. David Bromstad

Self | DIY Insider

David Bromstad was born on August 17, 1973 in Cokato, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for DIY Insider (2015), HGTV Design Star (2006) and HGTV Showdown (2008).

32. Charles Aitken

Actor | The Knick

Charles was born in England, but raised and educated in the United States. In 2001, he earned his Bachelors degree in History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Whilst there, he joined their drama group the Dukes Players and, after graduating, played the lead in musical productions with ...

33. Belinda Carlisle


Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go's and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's "Beauty And The Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 ...

34. Brock Kelly

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Brock Kelly was born on August 17, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Brock Vincent Kelly. He is an actor and producer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), No Ordinary Family (2010) and Costa Rican Summer (2010).

35. Giuliana Rancic

Actress | 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Giuliana DePandi was born in Naples, Italy in 1975. Her family moved to the United States, namely Washington D.C., during her childhood. Fluent only in Italian, Giuliana prides herself on the fact that she taught herself English by watching day-time soaps and other television shows.

After graduating...

36. Wesley Eure

Actor | Land of the Lost

Wesley Eure was born on August 17, 1951 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Land of the Lost (1974), C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

37. Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Actor | Dances with Wolves

A renowned American Indian activist-singer-songwriter.

38. Saraya-Jade Bevis

Actress | WWE NXT

Saraya-Jade Bevis (born 17 August 1992) is an English professional wrestler and actress. She is signed to WWE, where she performs under the ring name Paige. She is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in WWE's developmental branch, NXT. She is the only person to ...

39. Martha Coolidge

Director | Valley Girl

Martha Patterson Coolidge was born on August 17, 1946 in New Haven Connecticut. She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, but changed majors, becoming the first film major at the school. She attended and graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she ...

40. Cinta Laura Kiehl

Actress | After the Dark

Cinta Laura Kiehl is a German-Indonesian actress, singer and model in Indonesia. Beginning her career in 2007, she starred in several big hit TV series and movies. Her success lead her to become the face of several local and international brands. Over the span of her career, she has won several ...

41. Don McKellar

Actor | Last Night

Don McKellar was born on August 17, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Last Night (1998), Blindness (2008) and The Red Violin (1998). He was previously married to Tracy Wright.

42. Julius Harris

Actor | Live and Let Die

Prior to breaking into films, Philadelphia native Julius Harris worked as a bouncer in New York City.

It was due to his many associations with struggling actors, that on a dare, Harris auditioned for his first role, in the well-received picture Nothing But a Man (1964), in which he played a father ...

43. Emily Schulman

Actress | Small Wonder

Emily Schulman was born on August 17, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Small Wonder (1985), Caddie Woodlawn (1989) and Troop Beverly Hills (1989). She has been married to Derek Webster since August 31, 2002. They have three children.

44. Ken Kwapis

Director | One Mississippi

Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director who has moved easily between the worlds of feature filmmaking and television directing. He most recently directed the Warner Bros. comedy "License to Wed" starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. He previously directed "The Sisterhood of the ...

45. Dana Daurey

Actress | Bewitched

Ever since She can remember, She always wanted to be an actress. First, though, to whet the performing appetite... She got into dancing as a preteen. It snowballed quickly into a professional career - and taught her how to be comfortable in her own skin and truly express herself.

Her acting bug ...

46. Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Writer | BoJack Horseman

Raphael Bob-Waksberg was born on August 17, 1984 in San Mateo, California, USA as Raphael Matthew Bob-Waksberg. He is a writer and producer, known for BoJack Horseman (2014), Undone (2019) and Save Me (2013).

47. Anthony Valentine

Actor | Callan

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for Callan (1967), Scobie in September (1969) and An Age of Kings (1960). He was married to Susan Valentine. He died on December 2, 2015 in the UK.

48. Sondra Blake

Actress | The Killer Elite

Sondra Blake was born on August 17, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sondra Orans. She is an actress, known for The Killer Elite (1975), Mannix (1967) and Helter Skelter (1976). She was previously married to Robert Blake.

49. Fritz Wepper

Actor | Cabaret

Fritz Wepper was born on August 17, 1941 in Munich, Germany. He is an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), Der Kommissar (1969) and Um Himmels Willen (2002). He has been married to Angela von Morgen since 1979. They have one child.

50. Erika Toda

Actress | Death Note

Toda Erika was born in Kobe in central Japan on August 17th 1988. While her official first acting credit dates back to Audrey (Ôdorî ) in 2000 she truly began her career four years later. She used the intermediate period with gravure adult and other fashion modelling from age thirteen. She has been...

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