Favorite Artists

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1. Michael Bublé

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 2

Multi-platinum artist Michael Bublé grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was introduced to swing music and old standards by his grandfather, who offered his services for free as a professional plumber to musicians who were willing to let Michael sing a couple of songs with them on ...

2. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

3. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

4. Cássia Eller

Soundtrack | Houve uma Vez Dois Verões

Cássia Eller was born on December 10, 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Cássia Rejane Eller. She died on December 29, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro.

5. Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Writer | El Chavo del Ocho

Roberto Gomez Bolaños more commonly known by his pseudonym Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare" was a Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and author. He is widely regarded as the most important Latin and Spanish-language humorist of all ...

6. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

7. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

8. Jim Carrey

Actor | Bruce Almighty

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

9. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist and business executive, and Joseph Anthony ...

10. Jeff Tremaine

Producer | Bad Grandpa

Jeff Tremaine was born a military brat and hustled from state to state until finally settling in Rockville, Maryland. There, he quickly gravitated towards the alternative world of skateboarding, BMX, reggae music, and art... pursuits that would shape a career to come.

After attending Washington ...

11. Phil Collins

Soundtrack | Tarzan

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" ...

12. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Tickle Me

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

13. Hilary Swank

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

14. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

15. Ronald Golias

Actor | A Verdadeira História de Romeu e Julieta

Ronald Golias was born on May 4, 1929 in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor, known for A Verdadeira História de Romeu e Julieta (1990), Agnaldo, Perigo à Vista (1969) and Tudo Legal (1960). He was married to Lúcia Melo Machado. He died on September 27, 2005 in São Paulo, ...

16. Iain Armitage

Actor | Young Sheldon

Iain Armitage is an American child actor. He is best known for Young Sheldon, a prequel to the sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies.

He also appeared in the films The Glass Castle (2017) and Our Souls at Night (2017).

His acting debut was in an episode of Law & Order: ...

17. Sérgio Britto

Soundtrack | Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata

Sérgio Britto was born on September 18, 1959 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Sérgio de Britto Álvares Afonso. He is married to Raquel Garrido. They have one child.

18. Milhem Cortaz

Actor | Tropa de Elite

Milhem Cortaz begin his career studying with the Brazilian director Antunes Filho. He wen to the Piccollo Teatro de Milano, in Italy where he spent three years studying Comedy Dellart and other techniques. Back to Brazil, he started doing some films. One of his first films was "Olhos de Vampa" and ...

19. Marisa Monte

Soundtrack | De Pernas pro Ar

Marisa Monte was born on July 1, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marisa de Azevedo Monte.

20. Silvio Santos

Director | Charme

Silvio Santos is a Brazilian TV show host and entrepreneur. He is the owner of Grupo Silvio Santos, whose holdings include SBT, the second largest television network in the country. His net worth was US$2.3 billion in 2013.

He is also the only celebrity in the country on the list of billionaires by ...

21. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

22. James Gandolfini

Actor | The Sopranos

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...

23. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

24. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

25. Maria Gadú

Composer | Teus Olhos Meus

Maria Gadú was born on December 4, 1986 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Mayra Corrêa Aygadoux. She is known for her work on Soulbound (2011), Todas as Canções de Amor (2018) and From Beginning to End (2009).

26. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

27. Jack Dylan Grazer

Actor | It

Jack Dylan Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Angela LaFever and Gavin Grazer.

Growing up in and around the entertainment world it was not long before Jack's talent was spotted and he was encouraged to try acting professionally.

Never afraid of hard work, always with a smile on ...

28. Ramón Valdés

Actor | Chanoc en la isla de los muertos

Ramón Valdés was a Mexican actor of film and television best known for his portrayal of Don Ramón in the popular sitcom El Chavo. Prior to becoming a television star, Valdés was an extra in many films.

Valdés participated in more than 50 Mexican films, specializing in hyperactive underdog characters...

29. María Antonieta de las Nieves

Actress | La Chilindrina en Apuros

María Antonieta de las Nieves was born on December 22, 1950 in Nayarit, Mexico as María Antonieta Gómez Rodríguez. She is an actress and writer, known for La Chilindrina en Apuros (1994), Chespirito (1980) and Chespirito (1970).

30. Eden Sher

Actress | The Middle

Eden was born December 26, 1991. She was raised in Los Angeles, California, where she resides with her family. Eden began acting at the age of 8, participating in school plays and local theater. She has done numerous commercials, including voice-over work. Eden also appeared in the short film Stuck...

31. Charlie Sheen

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art ...

32. Jon Cryer

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer was born on April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Niven Cryer. He is an actor, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). He has been married to Lisa Joyner since June 16, 2007. They have one child. He was ...

33. Carlos Villagrán

Actor | ¡Ah qué Kiko!

Carlos Villagrán was born on January 12, 1944 in Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico as Carlos Villagrán Eslava. He is an actor and director, known for ¡Ah qué Kiko! (1987), Las nuevas aventuras de Fredericco (1983) and Chespirito (1970).

34. John Williams

Music_department | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...

35. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

36. Cole Sprouse

Actor | Riverdale

Cole Mitchell Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse, and was raised in Long Beach, in their native California. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the ...

37. Dylan Sprouse

Actor | Big Daddy

Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Sprouse has acted from the young age of six months and continues to do so out of his new home base of NYC after receiving his bachelors degree from NYU. Along with acting, ...

38. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

39. Isis Valverde

Actress | Avenida Brasil

Isis Valverde Nable (Aiuruoca or Belo Horizonte, 17 February , 1987) is a Brazilian actress. His first leading role was the mysterious Ana Veil Sinha on the novel Girl in 2006. Then came the young Rakelli novel Pure Beauty, in 2008, the most prominent character of his career so far. His first came ...

40. Zachary Levi

Actor | Chuck

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Alton Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "...

41. 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 ...

42. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

43. Rick Moranis

Actor | Parenthood

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange...

44. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

45. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

46. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2020).

He was born ...

47. Renato Russo

Soundtrack | O Homem do Futuro

Renato Russo was born on March 27, 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Renato Manfredini Júnior. He died on October 11, 1996 in Rio de Janeiro.

48. Bradley Cooper

Actor | A Star Is Born

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

49. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

50. Johnny Knoxville

Writer | Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville was born on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Philip John Clapp. He is a writer and producer, known for Bad Grandpa (2013), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and The Ringer (2005). He has been married to Naomi Nelson since September 24, 2010. They have two children. He was ...

51. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

52. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

53. John Cena

Actor | Bumblebee

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was ...

54. Tiririca

Actor | Tiririca: Qual É... Qual Foi?

Tiririca was born on May 1, 1965 in Itapipoca, Ceará, Brazil as Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva. He is an actor, known for Tiririca: Qual É... Qual Foi? (1996), Romeu e Julieta (2003) and Quem Te Viu, Quem Te Vê (2003).

55. Adele

Soundtrack | Skyfall

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele's first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. ...

56. Lady Antebellum

Soundtrack | American Honey

Their 2010 Grammy winning Country hit "Need You Know"(#2 Country) is a reworking of the 1982 hit for "The Alan Parsons Project", "Eye In The Sky"(#3 US Pop).

57. Linkin Park

Soundtrack | Transformers

Mike and Pheonix helped present the award for Best Butcher at the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006.

58. The Black Eyed Peas

Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Won Best International Group at the 2006 Juno Awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a tie with Coldplay.

59. Gorillaz

Soundtrack | Cloverfield

Formed in Essex, England, UK, in 1998.

60. Elis Regina

Soundtrack | Hable con ella

Elis Regina was born on March 17, 1945 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Elis Regina Carvalho da Costa. She is known for her work on Talk to Her (2002), Be Cool (2005) and Next Stop Wonderland (1998). She was married to César Camargo Mariano and Ronaldo Boscoli. She died on January 19, ...

61. Jorge Vercillo

Soundtrack | Um Show de Verão

Jorge Vercillo was born on October 11, 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Jorge Luís Sant'Anna Vercillo.

62. Roupa Nova

Soundtrack | Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs

Roupa Nova is known for his work on Bingo: The King of the Mornings (2017), Torre de Babel (1998) and Uga Uga (2000).

63. Ivete Sangalo

Actress | Gabriela

Ivete Sangalo was born on May 27, 1972 in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil as Ivete Maria Dias de Sangalo. She is an actress, known for Gabriela (2012), Uga Uga (2000) and Crô: O Filme (2013). She has been married to Daniel Cady since May 12, 2011. They have three children. She was previously married ...

64. Charlie Brown Jr.

Composer | O Magnata

Charlie Brown Jr. was born in 1997 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. He is known for his work on O Magnata (2007), Young Hearts (1995) and Trail of Lies (2013).

65. Ana Carolina

Soundtrack | Do Começo ao Fim

Ana Carolina was born on September 9, 1974 in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Ana Carolina Souza.

67. Maurício Manieri

Soundtrack | Poder Paralelo

Maurício Manieri was born on September 10, 1970 in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil.

68. Marcelo D.2.

Soundtrack | Fast Five

Marcelo D.2. was born on November 5, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marcelo Maldonado Gomes Peixoto.

69. Mr. Catra

Actor | O Homem do Ano

Mr. Catra was born on November 5, 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Wagner Domingues da Costa. He was an actor, known for The Man of the Year (2003), I Love Paraisópolis (2015) and Almost Brothers (2004). He died on September 9, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil.

70. Kid Abelha

Soundtrack | Araguaia

Kid Abelha was born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

71. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...

72. Trisha Yearwood

Soundtrack | Con Air

Trisha Yearwood was born on September 19, 1964 in Monticello, Georgia, USA as Patricia Lynn Yearwood. She has been married to Garth Brooks since December 10, 2005. She was previously married to Robert Reynolds and Christopher Latham.

73. Michael Bolton

Soundtrack | MacGruber

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide. He continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and ...

74. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

75. George Michael

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...

76. Tracy Chapman

Soundtrack | One Day

Tracy Chapman was born on March 30, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

77. A-Ha

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Norwegian pop group formed in 1985 comprised of: Morten Harket, lead singer and song writer; Magne Furuholmen (("Mags"), keyboards, piano, vocals and song writer, and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (Pål Waaktaar), guitars, vocals and song writer.

Achieved a major breakthrough in 1985 with the hit "Take On Me."...

78. Whitney Houston

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...

79. Luis Miguel

Soundtrack | Spanglish

Luis Miguel's exceptional artistic career began in 1982, when at the age of 12 he debuted with his first recording, "Uno + Uno Dos Enamorados (1 + 1 = 2 Lovers)". It became an immediate hit and catapulted him onto the Latin music charts, making him a household name in Spanish speaking countries all...

80. Brian Stepanek

Actor | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Brian Stepanek was born on February 6, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014), Young Sheldon (2017) and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005). He has been married to Parisa Yazdanfar since July 14, 2002. They have three children.



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