Birth Place Matching "Johannesburg, South Africa" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Johnny Flynn

Actor | Clouds of Sils Maria

Joe Flynn, A.K.A. Johnny Flynn, is an English poet, musician, and actor. He is the son of Eric Flynn, who was an actor who specialized in musicals. As a child, Johnny sang in the Winchester College chapel choir. He knew that he wanted to be a musician after listening to the Bob Dylan record, "...

2. Sharlto Copley

Actor | District 9

Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content...

3. Sasha Pieterse

Actress | Inherent Vice

Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She immigrated over to the United States with her professional dancer parents in 2000. She started acting at the age of four in modeling and commercials and moved to theatrical work starring as "Buffy" in her first TV show, Family Affair (2002)...

4. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.

5. Tammin Sursok

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Tammin Sursok was born on August 19, 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Tammin Pamela Sursok. She is an actress and producer, known for Pretty Little Liars (2010), Rules of Engagement (2007) and Crossing Over (2009). She has been married to Sean McEwen since August 24, 2011. They have two ...

6. Cariba Heine

Actress | H2O: Just Add Water

Cariba Heine was born in 1 October 1988, originally belongs from Johannesburg, South Africa and she is active as an actress and dancer from the year 2003 till the present moment of time. Mostly, she is recognized by her work as Rikki Chadwick in H2O: Just Add Water (2006) which is top ranked ...

7. Basil Rathbone

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Basil Rathbone was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1892, but three years later his family was forced to flee the country because his father was accused by the Boers of being a British spy at a time when Dutch-British conflicts were leading to the Boer War. The Rathbones escaped to England, ...

8. Justine Waddell

Actress | Mishen

Justine Waddell was born on November 4, 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an actress and director, known for Target (2011), The Fall (2006) and Chaos (2005).

9. Troye Sivan

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Troye Sivan Mellet is South African-born YouTuber, actor, model and singer known for his roles in The Spud Franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Boy Erased (2018). He moved to Perth, Australia when he was two years old. Troye has two brothers and a sister, and was raised Modern Orthodox. In 2018...

10. Dean Geyer

Actor | Neighbours

Dean Geyer was born in Johannesburg South Africa, into a family with two sisters. Geyer immigrated to Australia when he was 15 years old, commencing his schooling in Australia by going to Melbourne High School.

Geyer's family have a strong connection to martial arts, with members from previous and ...

11. Gavin Hood

Director | Tsotsi

Gavin Hood was born on May 12, 1963 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an actor and producer, known for Tsotsi (2005), A Reasonable Man (1999) and Eye in the Sky (2015). He was previously married to Janine Eser.

12. Dave Matthews

Actor | Just Go with It

Dave Matthews was born on January 9, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa as David John Matthews. He has been married to Jennifer Ashley Harper since August 10, 2000. They have three children.

13. Jessica Marais

Actress | The Wrong Girl

Jessica Marais was born on the 29th January 1985 in South Africa and moved to Perth Australia at a young age. Recently she moved to Sydney where she has a TV role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian comedy series Packed to the Rafters. She has also recently appeared in the new Australian film Two ...

14. Trevor Noah

Producer | The Daily Show

Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a producer and writer, known for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996), Black Panther (2018) and Born a Crime.

15. Ninja

Actor | Chappie

Ninja was born on September 26, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Watkin Tudor Jones. He is an actor, known for Chappie (2015), Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (2014) and Umshini Wam (2011).

16. Sidney James

Actor | Carry On Cleo

The star of the Carry On series of films, Sid James originally came to prominence as sidekick to the ground breaking British comedy actor Tony Hancock, on both radio and then television. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and named Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife ...

17. Roxane Hayward

Actress | Saints & Strangers

Roxane Hayward was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Having finished her final year of school at the age of 16, Roxane was given a head start in life. She studied Drama, Dancing and Musical Theatre for four years through Trinity College London and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance London ...

18. Carl Beukes

Actor | Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Carl Beukes was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Eye in the Sky (2015) and Dominion (2014).

19. Dan Mindel

Cinematographer | Star Trek

Dan Mindel was born on May 27, 1958 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Ivor Daniel Mindel. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), John Carter (2012) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He has been married to Lisa Fallon since 1992. They have four children. He was previously married to Paula ...

20. Peter Youngblood Hills

Actor | Band of Brothers

Peter is the son of an American mother and English father. He was brought up for the first few years in Botswana before moving to the USA where his father attended Indiana University to train as an opera singer. After his parents divorced in 1981 he lived in Tennessee with his mother but later ...

21. Daniel Bonjour

Actor | The Walking Dead

Daniel Bonjour was born on September 28, 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), iZombie (2015) and Frequency (2016). He has been married to Jelly Howie since July 19, 2014. They have one child.

22. Brian Murray

Actor | Treasure Planet

This wonderfully witty, enormously talented, classically-trained theatre actor has yet to find THE film project to transition into twilight screen stardom; yet, at age 70 plus, there is still a glimmer of hope for Brian Murray if one fondly recalls the late-blooming adulation bestowed upon such ...

23. Dena Kaplan

Actress | Dance Academy: The Movie

Dena Kaplan was born in South Africa and moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1996. Dena is an actress and dancer who may be best known for her role as Abigail Armstrong in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series 'Dance Academy' (2010-2012). Kaplan attended high school in Melbourne ...

24. Jonathan Liebesman

Director | Battle Los Angeles

Jonathan Liebesman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 15, 1976. He would remain in his home country, studying filmmaking at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, until 1996; that year, he traveled to New York City to visit his cousin who was ...

25. Zakes Mokae

Actor | Waterworld

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, actor Zakes Mokae was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became one of the most distinguished thespians in South Africa for over two decades. Mokae was one of the few actors capable of crossing the divided racial sections, punctuated by his ...

26. Vikki Krinsky

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Vikki Krinsky was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is known for her work on A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Ted 2 (2015) and Wild Card (2003).

27. Janet Suzman

Actress | Nicholas and Alexandra

This alert and classy Britisher seemed poised for Hollywood stardom in the early 1970s. Although it wasn't meant to be, Janet Suzman has remained one of the more respected classical stage actresses of her time. Born in 1939, she was raised in a staunch, liberal family household in South Africa at a...

28. Louis Hayward

Actor | And Then There Were None

From his birthplace in South Africa, Louis Charles Hayward was brought to England and was educated there and on the Continent. He spent a short time managing a London nightclub, displayed some acting talent and decided on acting, and was quickly tapped by playwright Noël Coward, who became his ...

29. Jack Klaff

Actor | Star Wars

Jack Klaff was born on August 6, 1951 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and King David (1985).

30. Cliff Simon

Actor | Stargate: Continuum

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Air Force veteran and International athlete ,Cliff Simon's unique presence sets him apart every-time. A powerful veteran actor living in Los Angeles since 2000 realized his dream of becoming a USA citizen. He is a published author of 'Paris Nights my year at the ...

31. Olga Edwardes

Actress | Scrooge

Olga Edwardes was born on May 26, 1917 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was an actress, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) and Sherlock Holmes (1951). She was married to Anthony Baerlein and Nicholas Davenport. She died on July 1, 2008 in Elstree, England.

32. Dean Israelite

Director | Acholiland

Dean Israelite was born on September 20, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for Acholiland (2009), Project Almanac (2015) and Power Rangers (2017).

33. Marius Weyers

Actor | The Gods Must Be Crazy

Marius Weyers was born on February 3, 1945 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an actor, known for The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), Blood Diamond (2006) and Gandhi (1982).

34. Jennifer Nash

Actress | The Player

Jennifer Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy, the National Theater of Great Britian's Drama Program and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Ms Nash went on to do Broadway, regional theater, television and film. She has lived in Austin, ...

35. Ciara Charteris

Actress | Mary Shelley

Ciara Charteris was born on August 3, 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Mary Shelley (2017) and Poldark (2015).

36. Dave Wittenberg

Actor | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Dave Wittenberg was born on September 1, 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa as David Richard Paul Wittenberg. He is an actor and writer, known for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) and Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999).

37. Ian Duncan

Actor | Master of None

Ian Duncan's career began in South Africa where he became a household name on both the stage and screen. Wanting to perfect his craft, Ian Duncan moved to England, where he trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre school - home to many great alumni including Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, Olivia ...

38. Bruce Lester

Actor | The Letter

Bruce Lester was born on June 6, 1912 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Bruce Somerset Lister. He was an actor and writer, known for The Letter (1940), My Son, My Son! (1940) and Pride and Prejudice (1940). He was married to Jane. He died on June 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Trevor Rabin

Composer | Deep Blue Sea

Trevor Rabin was born in South Africa in 1954. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 after having had piano lessons since he was a toddler. In 1972 he formed the band Rabbit becoming the most successful rock act ever to emerge from South Africa. Rabin left Rabbit to pursue a solo career in ...

40. Doreen Mantle

Actress | Scoop

Doreen June Mantle was born 22 June 1926 in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a character actress who is probably best known for her recurring role as Mrs Warboys in the long-running British sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990) appearing in 18 episodes in the 1990s.

Mantle first travelled to Britain ...

41. Trevyn McDowell

Actress | Frankenstein

Trevyn McDowell was born on April 26, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), An Ideal Husband (1999) and Capital City (1989).

42. Candice Hillebrand

Actress | Tekken

Candice Hillebrand was born on January 19, 1977 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa as Candice Antoinette Hillebrand. She is an actress, known for Tekken (2010), Othello: A South African Tale (2005) and How to Make Love to a Woman (2010).

43. Sheila Steafel

Actress | The 10th Kingdom

Sheila Steafel was born on May 26, 1935 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Sheila Frances Steafel. She was an actress, known for The 10th Kingdom (2000), Parting Shots (1998) and The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968). She was married to Harry H. Corbett. She died on August 23, 2019 in London, England.

44. Jason Stone

Producer | This Is the End

Jason Stone was born on November 25, 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and producer, known for This Is the End (2013), Tender as Hellfire (2009) and At First Light (2018).

45. John Daly

Actor | The Front Page

John Daly was born on February 20, 1914 in Johannesburg, South Africa as John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly. He was an actor, known for The Front Page (1949), The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Virginia Warren and Margaret Criswell Neal. He died on ...

46. Tinarie van Wyk Loots

Actress | Jimmy in Pienk

Tinarie van Wyk Loots was born on December 17, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Jimmy in Pienk (2013), Zulu (2013) and The Company You Keep (2003).

47. Katharine Blake

Actress | Assassin for Hire

Katharine Blake was born on September 11, 1921 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Illonne Katharine Inglestone. She was an actress and writer, known for Assassin for Hire (1951), The Avengers (1961) and Folio (1955). She was married to Charles Jarrott, David Greene and Anthony Jacobs. She died on ...

48. Dennis Lotis

Actor | The City of the Dead

Dennis Lotis was born on March 8, 1925 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is an actor, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960) and Love Is a Woman (1966).

49. Steve Nash

Self | Life as We Know It

Steve Nash was born on February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Steven John Nash. He is an actor and director, known for Life as We Know It (2010), Untitled Ecstasy Project and Into the Wind (2010). He has been married to Lilla Frederick since September 4, 2016. He was previously married ...

50. Abner Pastoll

Director | A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

Abner Pastoll is a British film director and screenwriter based in London. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 12, 1982, his family used to run a two screen cinema in Rustenburg. He moved to London with his parents at the age of 2, and although relocating and growing up in the UK, he ...


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