Favorite Actors

by purreffect | created - 06 Jan 2018 | updated - 28 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

2. Adrien Brody

Actor | The Pianist

Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the ...

3. Melissa Joan Hart

Actress | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Melissa grew up in Sayville, New York. Her acting career started at the age of four, when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa is the oldest of eight children, some from her mother's second marriage. Six ...

4. Blake Anderson

Actor | Workaholics

Blake Anderson is a comedian and one of the stars and creators of the Comedy Central show Workaholics. Originally from Concord, California, Anderson studied with The Groundlings and with Upright Citizens Brigade. He formed the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy along with Workaholics costars and...

5. Adam Devine

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Adam Devine was born on November 7, 1983 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA as Adam Patrick DeVine. He is an actor and writer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Workaholics (2011) and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).

6. Anders Holm

Actor | Workaholics

Anders Holm was born on May 29, 1981 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Workaholics (2011), The Intern (2015) and Game Over, Man! (2018). He has been married to Emma Nesper Holm since September 2011. They have one child.

7. Kenan Thompson

Actor | Snakes on a Plane

Kenan Thompson was born on May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kenan Stacy Thompson. He is an actor, known for Snakes on a Plane (2006), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Kenan & Kel (1996). He has been married to Christina Evangeline since November 11, 2011. They have two children.

8. Kel Mitchell

Actor | Mystery Men

Acting Career - Hailing from the Windy City, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the young age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Young Kel wowed audiences with his on-stage performances in Chicago theatrical productions such as "Kasimu & the Coconut Palm" and "Dirt." But it was his ...

9. Jillian Bell

Actress | 22 Jump Street

Jillian Bell was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She began studying improv at the age of eight. She graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 2002, and then moved to Los Angeles, where she became a member of the Groundlings. She auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and though she did not join the ...

10. Maribeth Monroe

Actress | Keeping Up with the Joneses

Maribeth Monroe was born on March 25, 1978 in Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016), The Back-up Plan (2010) and Downsizing (2017).

11. Kal Penn

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the ...

12. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.

13. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actress | Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Judith (LeFever), a special needs tutor and author, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., and New ...

14. Jerry Stiller

Actor | Hairspray

As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), on which they ...

15. Ashton Kutcher

Actor | That '70s Show

Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother...

16. Josh Peck

Actor | Mean Creek

Josh Peck was born on November 10, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA as Joshua Michael Peck. He is an actor, known for Mean Creek (2004), Red Dawn (2012) and The Wackness (2008). He has been married to Paige O'Brien since June 19, 2017. They have one child.

17. Drake Bell

Actor | Drake & Josh

Drake Bell was born on June 27, 1986 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Jared Drake Bell. He is an actor, known for Drake & Josh (2004), Superhero Movie (2008) and Yours, Mine & Ours (2005).

18. Miranda Cosgrove

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's ...

19. Mitch Hedberg

Actor | Almost Famous

Mitch Hedberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 24, 1968. He began his stand-up career in Florida, and after a period of honing his skills there he moved to Seattle and began touring. He soon appeared on MTV's "Comikaze", then a 1996 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) ...

20. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

21. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

22. Danny Masterson

Actor | That '70s Show

Danny Masterson was born on March 13, 1976 in Long Island, New York, USA as Daniel Peter Masterson. He is an actor and producer, known for That '70s Show (1998), Dracula 2000 (2000) and Face/Off (1997). He has been married to Bijou Phillips since October 18, 2011. They have one child.

23. Laura Prepon

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1993, when she was 13 years old. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and ...

24. Wilmer Valderrama

Actor | That '70s Show

Wilmer Valderrama has amassed an extensive acting resume in film and television that solidified him in Hollywood as a sought after leading man. Valderrama stars in FOX's sci-fi series Minority Report (2015) as 'Will Blake,' a new police detective on the force. The series, which also stars Meagan ...

25. Kurtwood Smith

Actor | RoboCop

Kurtwood Smith was born on July 3, 1943 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA as Kurtwood Larson Smith. He is an actor, known for RoboCop (1987), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and That '70s Show (1998). He has been married to Joan Pirkle since November 5, 1988. He was previously married to ...

26. Debra Jo Rupp

Actress | That '70s Show

Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New...

27. Hugh Laurie

Actor | House M.D.

Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for ...

28. Robert Sean Leonard

Actor | Dead Poets Society

One actor who has deserved much acknowledgment and fame and has had to do without it on a number of occasions is Robert Sean Leonard, known by most as Dr. James Wilson on House (2004). But his career has spanned a number of classic films, alongside such greats as Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, ...

29. Lisa Edelstein

Actress | House M.D.

From her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the hit Fox series "House" to her starring role as Abby McCarthy in Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," Lisa Edelstein's range of roles are as diverse as her talent. Set for a Summer 2018 Season 5 premiere, "Girlfriends' Guide" is a ...

30. Kristen Bell

Actress | Frozen

Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). ...

31. William Jackson Harper

Actor | Paterson

William Jackson Harper was born on February 8, 1980 in Dallas, Texas, USA as William Fitzgerald Harper. He is an actor, known for Paterson (2016), Midsommar (2019) and The Good Place (2016).

32. D'Arcy Carden

Actress | The Good Place

D'Arcy Carden was born on January 4, 1980 in Danville, California, USA as Darcy Beth Erokan. She is an actress and writer, known for The Good Place (2016), Barry (2018) and Broad City (2014). She has been married to Jason Carden since July 31, 2010.

33. Ted Danson

Actor | Cheers

Ted Danson is well known for his role as Sam Malone in the television series Cheers (1982). During the show's 11-year run, he was nominated nine times for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and won twice, in 1990 and 1993. The role also earned him a Golden Globe Award for ...

34. Manny Jacinto

Actor | The Good Place

Manny Jacinto is an actor, known for The Good Place (2016), Top Gun: Maverick (2020) and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).

35. Omar Epps

Actor | House M.D.

Omar Epps is an American actor, starring on the ABC drama Resurrection (2014).

Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal. No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films, including Paramount's ...

36. Charlyne Yi

Actress | This Is 40

Californian Charlyne Yi has many strings to her bow as an actress, comedian, writer, musician and artist. She grew up in the Inland Empire in California. After attending the University of California, Riverside, she left and began a career as a comedian. Her innovative routine includes jokes, music,...

37. Kyle Newacheck

Writer | Workaholics

Kyle Newacheck was born on January 23, 1984 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Kyle Richard Newacheck. He is a writer and producer, known for Workaholics (2011), Murder Mystery (2019) and Game Over, Man! (2018).

38. Ally Sheedy

Actress | The Breakfast Club

Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish and German (father) descent. While at New York's Bank Street School, twelve-year old Ally Sheedy wrote about a ...

39. Callum Blue

Actor | The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Callum Blue, born in London, England, has enjoyed a steady career in film and TV. Best known for his role as Mason in the hit Showtime series, Dead Like Me (2003), he has also achieved other hits with Related (2005) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), co-starring Anne Hathaway. He ...

40. Ellen Muth

Actress | Dolores Claiborne

Not only is Ellen an actress but she is a member of Mensa, a student at the Lee Strasberg School, drives and races a six speed SS and collects Burmese cats. Her awards include Best Actress at the AFI for The Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999) and best supporting actress at the Japanese Film Festival...

41. Cynthia Stevenson

Actress | Happiness

Cynthia Stevenson was born in Oakland, California, to Al Stevenson, an upholstery warehouse owner and Gayle Stevenson née Boniface, an editor. She moved north with her mother and brother, Gregory, to Bellevue, Washington and then to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she spent most of her childhood.

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42. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

43. Jennifer Saunders

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Jennifer Saunders was born July 6, 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to Jane, a biology teacher, and Robert Thomas Saunders, an RAF pilot. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians ...

44. Joanna Lumley

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

45. Jane Horrocks

Actress | Little Voice

Jane Horrocks was born January 18, 1964 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, UK, she is the youngest of three children born to Barbara and John Horrocks. She attended Balladen County Primary School before she enrolled at Oldham College, and later, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among her classmates...



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