Best Showbiz Names

by Brakathor | created - 17 Jan 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. Dick Van Dyke

Actor | Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had ...

2. Karen X. Gaylord

Actress | Cover Girl

Karen X. Gaylord was born on January 4, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Karen Xandra Gaylord. She was an actress, known for Cover Girl (1944). She was married to Don McGuire. She died on August 1, 2014 in Ocala, Florida, USA.

3. Steve Tittensor

Actor | The Drift

Steve Tittensor is known for his work on The Drift (2014) and Fray Bentos (2014).

4. Fatso-Fasano

Actor | John Tucker Must Die

Fatso-Fasano is an actor, known for John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Black Dahlia (2006) and Righteous Kill (2008).

5. Bogdan Diklic

Actor | Obrana i zastita

Bogdan Diklic was born on August 1, 1953 in Bjelovar, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for A Stranger (2013), Fuse (2003) and No Man's Land (2001).

6. Whitney Cummings

Actress | Made of Honor

Whitney Cummings was born on September 4, 1982 in Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Whitney Ann Cummings. She is a writer and actress, known for Made of Honor (2008), Whitney (2011) and The Wedding Ringer (2015).

7. Honeysuckle Weeks

Actress | Foyle's War

Honeysuckle Weeks was born on August 1, 1979 in Cardiff, Wales as Honeysuckle Susan Weeks. She is an actress, known for Foyle's War (2002), The Wicker Tree (2011) and The Five (2016). She has been married to Lorne Stormonth-Darling since July 2007. They have one child.

8. Fanny Fischer

Actress | Esperanza

Fanny Fischer is an actress, known for Esperanza (1949) and Hollywood es así (1944).

11. Courteney Cox

Actress | Friends

Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, into an affluent Southern family. She is the daughter of Courteney (Bass) and Richard Lewis Cox (1930-2001), a businessman. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother, Richard, Jr...

12. Sosie Bacon

Actress | Loverboy

Sosie Bacon was born on March 15, 1992 as Sosie Ruth Bacon. She is an actress, known for Loverboy (2005), Scream: The TV Series (2015) and 13 Reasons Why (2017).

14. Mary Mouser

Actress | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Mary Mouser was born on May 9, 1996 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA as Mary Matilyn Mouser. She is known for her work on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Son of the Mask (2005).

15. Kate Micucci

Actress | When in Rome

Kate Micucci was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid, she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college, she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College.


16. Bill Fagerbakke

Actor | SpongeBob SquarePants

Bill Fagerbakke was born on October 4, 1957 in Fontana, California, USA as William Mark Fagerbakke. He is an actor, known for SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). He has been married to Catherine McClenahan since ...

17. Tandi Tugwell

Actress | Black Water

Tandi Tugwell began her acting career at age ten in local theatrical productions. She earned equity in theater in Dallas Texas and then moved to Los Angeles CA in 2014. She joined SAG/AFTRA in 2016 and has performed in the following feature films; Altitude with Denise Richards, Andover with ...

18. Bente Fokkens

Actress | Kappen!

Bente Fokkens is a Dutch actress and musician. She is known for her performance in the first season of 'The Voice of Holland Kids' in 2011. She writes her own music and plays the guitar and piano.

She attended cultural educated high school and will finish this in 2018.

In 2014 she played her first ...

19. Claire Coffee

Actress | Grimm

Claire graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a degree in Theater. She began performing on stage at age 5 in The Mountain Play Theater Company's production of "The King and I" in Mill Valley, CA. She continued acting extensively on stage before moving to Los Angeles after...

20. Michael Grossman

Director | Drop Dead Diva

Michael Grossman is a director and assistant director, known for Drop Dead Diva (2009), Cobra Kai (2018) and Pretty Little Liars (2010).

21. Sandy Tung

Director | Alice Upside Down

Sandy Tung is an American independent film director, writer and producer. He was born on Staten Island, New York. He received an MFA in film making from New York University.

Tung was also the first director of Asian American descent to receive the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for his...

22. Abbey Hoes

Actress | Petticoat

Emily Abigail Ashley Hoes was born on May 20th, 1994 in the city of Rotterdam. At the age of 10 she started taking singing, dancing and acting lessons at the Hofplein Children's theatre. After a couple of auditions for musical-theater she discovered that acting instead of singing was where her ...

23. Marcia Gay Harden

Actress | Mystic River

Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theatre when the family was...

24. Suki Waterhouse

Actress | Love, Rosie

Alice Suki Waterhouse (born 5 January 1992) is an English actress, model and entrepreneur.

She was born in Hammersmith, London and was raised in Chiswick, London, the daughter of Elizabeth, a cancer care nurse, and Norman Waterhouse, a plastic surgeon. She has a brother named Charlie, and two ...

25. Michael Winterbottom

Director | A Mighty Heart

Michael Winterbottom was born on March 29, 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He is a director and producer, known for A Mighty Heart (2007), A Summer in Genoa (2008) and The Killer Inside Me (2010).

26. Lilia Cuntapay

Actress | Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay

Lilia Cuntapay was born on January 3, 1935 in Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines. She was an actress, known for Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay (2011), Brokedown Palace (1999) and Dugo ng birhen: El kapitan (1999). She died on August 20, 2016 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

27. Ellery Sprayberry

Actress | Wakefield

Ellery Sprayberry was born in Houston, Texas, USA. She is known for her work on Wakefield (2016), Baskets (2016) and The Bronze (2015).

28. Hayley Scherpenisse

Actress | Rogue

Hayley Scherpenisse was born as Hayley Monique Scherpenisse. She is an actress, known for Rogue (2013), Catty Shack (2017) and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (2017).

30. Eunice Gayson

Actress | Dr. No

Eunice Gayson was an English actress best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond's girlfriend in the first two Bond films (Dr. No and From Russia with Love). Originally, Gayson was to be cast as Miss Moneypenny, but that part went to Lois Maxwell instead.

Gayson was originally to have been a ...

31. Tab Hunter

Actor | Damn Yankees

Dreamy Tab Hunter stood out in film history as one of the hottest teen idols of the 1950s era. With blond, tanned, surfer-boy good looks, he was artificially groomed and nicknamed "The Sigh Guy" by the Hollywood studio system, yet managed to continue his career long after his "golden boy" prime.


32. Blanca Negri

Actress | Sinfonía de una vida

Blanca Negri was born in 1909 in Castilla y León, Spain as María Paz Barrial Díaz de Liaño. She was an actress, known for Symphony of Life (1946), La hija del penal (1936) and Déjate de amigos (1929). She died on July 18, 1988 in Madrid, Spain.

33. Huguette Faget

Actress | L'ami Maupassant

Huguette Faget was born on December 5, 1922 in Paris, France. She was an actress, known for L'ami Maupassant (1986), Race for the Bomb (1987) and Riff Raff Girls (1959). She died on April 17, 2016 in Nogent-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne, France.

34. Bum Krüger

Actor | Die spanische Fliege

Bum Krüger was born on March 13, 1906 in Berlin, Germany as Willy Krüger. He was an actor, known for Die spanische Fliege (1966), Die Tochter des Brunnenmachers (1965) and Das Jubiläum (1962). He died on March 15, 1971 in West Berlin, West Germany.

35. Anna Gaylor

Actress | Une chambre en ville

Anna Gaylor was born on May 13, 1932 in Paris, France as Anna Senioutovitch. She is an actress and director, known for Une Chambre en Ville (1982), The Visitors (1993) and Les lionceaux (1960).

36. Irene Gay

Actress | Margherita da Cortona

Irene Gay was born on March 22, 1908 in California, USA. She was an actress, known for Margaret of Cortona (1950) and Nero's Mistress (1956). She died on October 9, 1976 in Orange County, California.

37. Odd Borg

Assistant_director | Elskere

Odd Borg was born on May 26, 1931 in Oslo, Norway as Odd Carl Arthur Borg. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Elskere (1963), Kvinnens plass (1956) and Bedre enn sitt rykte (1955). He was married to Anne Borg. He died on November 13, 1965 in Oslo.

38. Dink Trout

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

Dink Trout was born on June 18, 1898 in Beardstown, Illinois, USA as Francis Trout. He was an actor, known for Alice in Wonderland (1951), Cinderella Swings It (1943) and Scattergood Baines (1941). He died on March 26, 1950 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Ini Assmann

Actress | Revenge

Ini Assmann was born on July 13, 1945 in Kassel, Germany. She was an actress, known for Revenge (1969), The Magnificent Tony Carrera (1968) and Death Knocks Twice (1969). She died on December 6, 2015 in California, USA.

40. Gaylord Cavallaro

Actor | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Gaylord Cavallaro was born on August 28, 1920 in Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy as Mariano Cavallaro. He was an actor, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Floods of Fear (1958) and Pickup Alley (1957). He was married to Joanna Busby. He died on June 29, 1998 in Gaithersberg, Maryland, USA.

42. Ruth Killer

Actress | Der Geigenmacher von Mittenwald

Ruth Killer was born on April 18, 1920 in Graz, Styria, Austria. She is an actress, known for Der Geigenmacher von Mittenwald (1950), Secrets of a Soul (1948) and Das ewige Spiel (1951).

43. Heini Göbel

Actor | Die Galerie der großen Detektive

Heini Göbel was born on May 15, 1910 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as Heinrich Göbel. He was an actor, known for Die Galerie der großen Detektive (1954), Der Fall Winslow (1961) and Der Revisor (1955). He died on September 24, 2009.

44. Brigitte Horney

Actress | Jakob und Adele

Brigitte Horney was born on March 29, 1911 in Dahlem, Germany. She was an actress, known for Jakob und Adele (1982), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943) and Liebe, Tod und Teufel (1934). She was married to Hanns Swarzenski and Konstantin Irmen-Tschet. She died on July 27, 1988 in Hamburg, ...

45. Astrid Boner

Actress | Der Mörder mit dem Seidenschal

Astrid Boner was born on August 4, 1935. She is an actress, known for Der Mörder mit dem Seidenschal (1966), The Brutes (1970) and Peters Bastelstunde (1973).

46. Spring Byington

Actress | You Can't Take It with You

The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although ...

47. Kike Biguri

Actor | Los hombres de Paco

Kike Biguri was born on July 9, 1964 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain. He is an actor, known for Paco's Men (2005), Hospital Central (2000) and Periodistas (1998).

48. Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje

Actor | Knock-Out

Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje is an actor and assistant director, known for Knock-Out (1969), The Diamond Mercenaries (1976) and Safari 3000 (1982).

49. Mary-Robin Redd

Actress | Airplane II: The Sequel

Mary-Robin Redd was born on March 18, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Medical Center (1969) and Cannonball! (1976).

50. F. Hugh Herbert

Writer | The Moon Is Blue

(1953-1954) President of the Screen Writers Guild.

51. Rebecca Acock

Actress | The Cleansing

Rebecca Acock is an actress, known for The Cleansing (2019) and The Watcher in the Woods (2017).

52. Toni Trucks

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Toni Trucks is an American theater, film, and television actress.

Trucks studied Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Upon graduation, she moved to New York where she performed regionally before relocating to Los Angeles to make her television debut as the ...

53. Fern Persons

Actress | Hoosiers

Fern Persons was born on July 27, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Fern Ball. She was an actress, known for Hoosiers (1986), Risky Business (1983) and Field of Dreams (1989). She was married to Max Persons. She died on July 22, 2012 in Littleton, Colorado, USA.

54. Mino Doro

Actor | La dolce vita

Mino Doro was born on May 6, 1903 in Venice, Veneto, Italy as Ermino Napoleone Doro di Costa di Vernassino. He was an actor, known for La Dolce Vita (1960), (1963) and Una notte dopo l'opera (1942). He died on May 12, 2006 in Bellagio, Italy.

55. 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 ...

56. Kirby Dick

Director | The Invisible War

Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, The Hunting Ground (2015), a monumental exposé about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius/The ...

57. Minnie Driver

Actress | Good Will Hunting

Amelia Fiona J. Driver was born January 31, 1970 in Finsbury Park, London. Her mother, Gaynor Churchward (née Millington), was a designer and former couture model, and her father, Charles Ronald "Ronnie" Driver, was a businessman. She has a sister, Kate Driver, who is a model and a producer. ...

58. Kali Money

Actress | Wishin' and Hopin'

Kali Money was born in New London Connecticut on January 16, 1997, and grew up in a small town nearby. She grew up doing a lot of background work in films like Grownups, 27 Dresses, and a few small horror films. She currently attends University of Connecticut. She lives with her mother, Corina, ...

59. Lori Birdsong

Actress | Blood Salvage

Lori Birdsong is an actress, known for Blood Salvage (1990), High Desert Kill (1989) and Hunter (1984).

60. Lilli Birdsell

Actress | Once Upon a Crime

Lilli Birdsell is an actress and writer, known for Once Upon a Crime (2009), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and The Big Lebowski (1998).

62. Matreya Scarrwener

Actress | Imaginary Mary

Matreya Scarrwener is an actress and casting director, known for Imaginary Mary (2017), Once Upon a Time (2011) and Ties That Bind (2015).

63. Holliday Grainger

Actress | Cinderella

Holliday Grainger was born on March 27, 1988 in Didsbury, Manchester, England as Holliday Clark Grainger. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), My Cousin Rachel (2017) and The Finest Hours (2016).

64. Jo Woodcock

Actress | Dorian Gray

Jo Woodcock was born on September 9, 1988 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. She is an actress, known for Dorian Gray (2009), Collision (2009) and Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008).

65. Armie Hammer

Actor | The Social Network

Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's ancestry includes ...

66. Shree Crooks

Actress | Captain Fantastic

Shree Crooks is an actress, known for Captain Fantastic (2016), The Glass Castle (2017) and Ray Donovan (2013).

67. Sadie Sink

Actress | Stranger Things

Sadie Sink is an actress, best known for her role as Suzanne Ballard on Odyssey (2015), Kimberly on The Bleeder (2016) and Lori on The Glass Castle (2017). It has recently been announced that Sink has been cast in the highly coveted role of 'Max' for season 2 of Stranger Things (2017). Sadie also ...

68. Helen Twelvetrees

Actress | Millie

Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward...

69. Alec Gaylord

Actor | The Farm

Alec Gaylord is an actor and producer, known for The Farm (2018), A.T (2017) and I've Been Thinking (2018).

70. Moon Bloodgood

Actress | Terminator Salvation

Moon Bloodgood was born on September 20, 1975 in Alliance, Nebraska, USA as Korinna Moon Bloodgood. She is known for her work on Terminator Salvation (2009), Faster (2010) and The Sessions (2012). She has been married to Grady Hall since August 2011. They have two children.

71. Given Sharp

Actress | Swamp Thing

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Given Sharp is an American actress best known for her roles as Shawna Sunderland in DC Universe's Swamp Thing, Lilly in Marvel's episodic The Gifted and as Susie Cox in the upcoming Netflix drama, The Devil All the Time. Given has lived and trained in both Atlanta and Los ...

72. Miracle Laurie

Miracle Laurie was born on August 1, 1981 in Huntington Beach, California, USA as Miracle Ann Elizabeth Laurie. She is an actress and writer, known for Insane Jane, Scenic Route (2013) and Dollhouse (2009). She has been married to Christopher May since November 2010.

73. Sixx Orange

Actress | The Kicks

Leader, Inspiration, Soccer Phenom, & Actor are a few of many words that have been used to describe Sixx Orange. Sixx was born in Annapolis, Maryland on December 30, 2001. From the time she could walk Sixx loved to sing, dance, & play make believe. She thrived on making her family & friends smile &...

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