Writers/Directors/Producers/Composers

by bonz6596-507-522839 | created - 27 Jan 2018 | updated - 5 hours ago | Public

Creators of it all.

1. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

2. Eriq La Salle

Actor | ER

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juilliard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. ...

3. Rob Schneider

Actor | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1975), Schneider has gone on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the ...

4. Seth MacFarlane

Writer | Family Guy

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He ...

5. Lena Waithe

Writer | Master of None

Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Master of None (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and Queen & Slim (2019). She has been married to Alana Mayo since November 2019.

6. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

7. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

8. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

9. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

10. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

11. Joe Chappelle

Director | The Pages

Graduated from Northwestern University.

12. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

13. Michael Cusack

Actor | All Night Gaming

Michael Cusack is an actor and writer, known for All Night Gaming (2016), Journey for Ted and Smiling Friends (2020).

14. Kevin Hart

Actor | Ride Along

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kevin Darnell Hart. He is a producer and actor, known for Ride Along (2014), Central Intelligence (2016) and Grudge Match (2013). He has been married to Eniko Parrish since August 13, 2016. They have one child. He was ...

15. Issa Rae

Producer | Insecure

Issa Rae was born on January 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Insecure (2016), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011) and Little (2019).

16. Mark Curry

Actor | Armageddon

A class clown since his earliest years, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. It was these customers, as well as his family and friends, ...

17. Jay Chandrasekhar

Director | Super Troopers

Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Club Dread (2004) and Beerfest (2006). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.

18. Redd Foxx

Actor | Sanford and Son

Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his ...

19. Paris Barclay

Producer | NYPD Blue

Paris Barclay is one of television's most successful and honored directors. Throughout his illustrious career in television, Paris has directed over160 episodes of television, including episodes of NYPD BLUE, ER, THE WEST WING, LOST, THE GOOD WIFE, CSI, SONS OF ANARCHY, HOUSE, GLEE, IN TREATMENT, ...

20. Keenen Ivory Wayans

Writer | In Living Color

The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling family dynasty of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who led the familial pack and was the first to achieve national prominence when he successfully created, launched,...

21. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

22. Michael Rapaport

Actor | Deep Blue Sea

A true New Yorker through and through, Michael Rapaport was born on March 20, 1970, in Manhattan, to June Brody, a radio personality, and David Rapaport, a radio program manager. He is of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.

Rapaport moved to Los Angeles to try stand-up comedy following high ...

23. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

24. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school ...

25. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

26. John Carpenter

Writer | The Fog

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

27. Myra J.

Actress | Indecent Proposal

On a dare, Myra J. took to the stage in Los Angeles telling jokes over twenty years ago. After much encouragement from fellow comic and friend, Robin Harris, Myra left behind a career in the social services and decided to make a career as a stand up comedienne and never looked back. Making her mark...

28. Kim Fields

Actress | The Facts of Life

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Kim Victoria Fields. She is an actress and director, known for The Facts of Life (1979), Living Single (1993) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). She has been married to Christopher Morgan since July 23, 2007. They ...

29. David Mann

Actor | Meet the Browns

David Mann was born on August 7, 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as David Anthony Mann. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet the Browns (2009), Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). He has been married to Tamela J. Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four children.

30. Tamela J. Mann

Actress | Madea Goes to Jail

Tamela J. Mann was born on June 9, 1966 in Limestone County, Texas, USA as Tamela Jean Johnson. She is an actress and producer, known for Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) and Meet the Browns (2008). She has been married to David Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four ...

31. Waco O'Guin

Writer | Paradise PD

Waco O'Guin was born on June 24, 1975 in Lakeland, Georgia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Paradise PD (2018), Brickleberry (2012) and Stankervision (2005).

32. Tyler Perry

Writer | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a ...

33. Malik S

Writer | The Neighborhood

Malik S was born as Malik Sanon. He is a writer and actor, known for The Neighborhood (2018), #BlackAF (2020) and Legends of Chamberlain Heights (2016).

34. Eddie Griffin

Actor | A Star Is Born

Eddie Griffin was born on July 15, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on A Star Is Born (2018), Eddie Griffin: Undeniable (2018) and The Comeback Trail (2020).

35. Brad Grey

Producer | The Departed

Brad Grey was born on December 29, 1957 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Bradley Alan Grey. He was a producer, known for The Departed (2006), The Sopranos (1999) and The Larry Sanders Show (1992). He was married to Cassandra Huysentuyt and Jill Gutterson. He died on May 14, 2017 in ...

36. Bernie Brillstein

Producer | The Blues Brothers

Bernie Brillstein was born on April 26, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard J. Brillstein. He is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). He was married to Carrie Brillstein and Deborah Koskoff. He died on August 7, 2008 in Los ...

37. Brad Stevens

Writer | Happy Together

Brad Stevens is a writer and producer, known for Happy Together (2018), The Great Indoors (2016) and 2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2014).

38. Raquel Harper

Actress | Star

Raquel Harper was born on May 24, 1982 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Raquel Odile Harper. She is a writer and actress, known for Star (2016), TMZ on TV (2007) and Raq Rants (2018).

39. Charlie Day

Producer | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Charles Peckham Day was born in New York City, NY, and raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His parents are both music teachers - his mother, Mary (Peckham), is a piano teacher, and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, was a professor of music at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. ...

40. Melvin Van Peebles

Actor | The Shining

Melvin Van Peebles was born on August 21, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Shining (1997), Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) and Don't Play Us Cheap (1973).

41. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

42. Lil Rel Howery

Actor | Get Out

Comedian, actor, writer, and producer Lil Rel Howery is a movie star. His role as TSA agent Rod Williams in the Oscar-winning instant classic Get Out (2017), written and directed by Jordan Peele ushered Howery into superstar status. His keen ability to mesh humor and honor resonated so deeply with ...

43. Scott Ryan

Writer | Mr Inbetween

Scott Ryan is a writer and actor, known for Mr Inbetween (2018), The Magician (2005) and Magic Happens: The Story of 'The Magician' (2006).

44. Arpy Ayvazian

Actress | Jack Ryan

Arpy Ayvazian was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 2008. She moved to Beirut with her family in 2012 and started attending school where she showed great interest in theatrical activities.

Arpy settled in California in 2015, with her family, where she began taking acting lessons on a scholarship. Arpy, a ...

45. Carlton Cuse

Producer | Lost

Born in Mexico City, Cuse grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History.

Cuse, along with Damon Lindelof, served as writer and showrunner for all six seasons of Lost (2004) for ABC. He wrote, directed,...

46. Hugh Moore

Writer | Superior Donuts

Hugh Moore is a writer and producer, known for Superior Donuts (2017), Diary of a Future President (2020) and Black Jesus (2014).

47. Lior Raz

Actor | Fauda

Lior Raz was born on November 24, 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for Fauda (2015), The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) and Dumb (2016). He has been married to Meital Berdah since 2008. They have three children.

48. Tim McAuliffe

Writer | The Office

Tim McAuliffe was born on September 18, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a writer and producer, known for The Office (2005), The Last Man on Earth (2015) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009).

49. Alfred Hitchcock

Director | Psycho

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and ...

50. Peter Berg

Actor | Chicago Hope

Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday (1989). He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear (1992). Roles in Fire in the Sky (1993) and Cop Land (1997) followed, and the Tom Cruise films ...

51. Gerald McDermott

Director | Arrow to the Sun

Gerald McDermott was born on January 31, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Arrow to the Sun (1973), Anansi the Spider (1969) and Sun Flight (1966).

52. Rashida Jones

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is African-American and her mother is ...

53. Kurt Sutter

Writer | Sons of Anarchy

Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt ...

54. Shawn Ryan

Producer | The Shield

Shawn Ryan was born on October 11, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Shield (2002), S.W.A.T. (2017) and Timeless (2016). He has been married to Cathy Cahlin Ryan since April 25, 1998. They have two children.

55. Shane Van Dyke

Actor | Titanic II

Shane Van Dyke was born on August 28, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Shane Thomas Van Dyke. He is an actor and writer, known for Titanic II (2010), The Silence (2019) and Chernobyl Diaries (2012).

56. Carey Van Dyke

Writer | The Silence

Carey Van Dyke was born on February 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carey Wayne Van Dyke. He is an actor and writer, known for The Silence (2019), Chernobyl Diaries (2012) and Don't Worry Darling.

57. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...

58. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a composer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Iron Man (2008) and Westworld (2016). He is married to Jennifer Hawks. They have two children.

59. Rob McElhenney

Writer | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Rob McElhenney was born on April 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Dale McElhenney. He is a writer and producer, known for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020) and Latter Days (2003). He has been married to Kaitlin Olson since September ...

60. Joseph B. Vasquez

Writer | Hangin' with the Homeboys

Born in the South Bronx, the son of two heroin addicts, Joseph Vazquez was 10 months old when his mother left him (and his two older brothers) to be raised by her mother (his father died of a drug overdose in 1985). When he was 12, he began making his own movies, using a relative's Super-8 camera. ...

61. Fred Savage

Actor | The Wonder Years

Fred Savage was born July 9, 1976. He began acting at age 9 in a production produced by Lorimar called Morningstar/Eveningstar (1986). He was found by Roger Damon Price to play the role of Alan Bishop. During production Fred auditioned for The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) which launched Jay Underwood's...

62. Shelley Fabares

Actress | The Donna Reed Show

Vibrant, increasingly lovely teen fave Shelley Fabares withstood the test of time by transitioning successfully into adult parts unlike many of her 1960s "teen queen" peers who faded quickly into the memory books. She was born Michele Marie Fabares on January 19, 1944, in sunny Santa Monica, ...

63. Regina King

Actress | Ray

Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

64. Justin Roiland

Actor | Rick and Morty

Justin Roiland was born on February 21, 1980 in Stockton, California, USA as Mark Justin Roiland. He is an actor and writer, known for Rick and Morty (2013), The Most Extraordinary Space Investigations (2005) and 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show (2008).

65. Dan Harmon

Writer | Rick and Morty

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is best known as the creator, writing, and producer for Community (2009) and Rick and Morty (2013). He also is known for writing and producing earlier works such as Computerman (2003), and Laser Fart (2004). He was previously ...

66. Todd McFarlane

Writer | Venom

Todd McFarlane was born on March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Todd Dean McFarlane. He is a writer and producer, known for Venom (2018), Spawn and Spawn (1997). He has been married to Wanda since July 27, 1985. They have three children.

67. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

68. Lea Thompson

Actress | Back to the Future

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The ...

69. Lea Thompson

Actress | Back to the Future

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The ...

70. Federico Fellini

Writer | Amarcord

The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the ...

71. Alan Myerson

Director | Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach

Alan Myerson was born on July 1, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a director, known for Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988), The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and Knight Rider (1982).

72. Victoria Rowell

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Victoria Rowell is an award-winning actress, international lecturer, holds two 'honorary' doctorates - a teacher, advocate, mother, and former foster youth. She has been recognized by 193 members of Congress for advocacy work on behalf of education, arts, foster and adoptive youth and parents as ...

73. Larry David

Writer | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Gene David. He is a writer and producer, known for Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Whatever Works (2009) and Seinfeld (1989). He has been married to Ashley Underwood since October 7, 2020. He was previously ...

74. 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...

75. Evan Goldberg

Producer | This Is the End

Evan Goldberg is a Canadian director, screenwriter and producer. Goldberg is known for his work on Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Funny People, The Green Hornet, 50/50, Goon, The Watch, This is the End, Neighbors, The Interview and The Night Before. Goldberg works alongside longtime ...

76. Diarra Kilpatrick

Actress | American Koko

Diarra Kilpatrick is an actress and writer, known for American Koko (2017), The Twilight Zone (2019) and The Last O.G. (2018).

77. Lauren Morelli

Producer | Orange Is the New Black

Lauren Morelli was born on July 22, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Tales of the City (2019) and Hum (2017). She has been married to Samira Wiley since March 25, 2017. She was previously married to Stephen Basilone.

78. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

79. Cheo Hodari Coker

Producer | Luke Cage

Cheo Hodari Coker is a producer and writer, known for Luke Cage (2016), Southland (2009) and Notorious (2009).

80. Stan Lee

Producer | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

81. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

82. Shane Carruth

Composer | Upstream Color

Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer (2004) in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P...

83. Ben Ketai

Writer | Chosen

Ben Ketai is a writer and producer, known for Chosen (2013), Beneath (2013) and The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018).

84. Marc Ecko

Producer | Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Marc Ecko was born in 1972 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA as Marc Milecofsky. He is a producer and writer, known for Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (2005), Complex Conversations (2016) and Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 (2020). He has been married to Allison ...

85. Ariana Grande

Actress | Sam & Cat

Ariana Grande was born Ariana Grande-Butera on June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Marguerite Grande, a chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communications & Edward Charles Butera, a graphic designer/founder of IBI Designs Inc. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical, 13 ...

86. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

87. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

88. Mel Brooks

Actor | Spaceballs

Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...

89. Alec Berg

Producer | Barry

Alec Berg is a producer and writer, known for Barry (2018), The Cat in the Hat (2003) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). He has been married to Michele Maika since May 28, 2000.

90. Brian Volk-Weiss

Producer | Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Brian Volk-Weiss was born on May 26, 1976 in Queens, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Down to Earth with Zac Efron (2020), Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019) and Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016).

91. Seth Green

Actor | Robot Chicken

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...

92. Gareth Evans

Writer | Serbuan maut

Welsh born writer/director, in 2003 directed a short film "Samurai Monogatari" telling the tale of a Samurai waiting to be executed. The short was in Japanese language and starred students from Tokyo who were studying at Cardiff University at the time.

In 2003 he also graduated with an MA in ...

93. Vanessa Parise

Director | Runaways

Vanessa Parise is a director, actor, and writer. Named one of "Ten Female Directors Breaking Stereotypes" by SheKnows, Vanessa grew up one of five children in a large, extended, Italian-Columbian-Jewish family, which inspired Kiss the Bride (2002).

Parise graduated from Harvard magna cum laude in ...

94. Olan Rogers

Actor | Final Space

Olan Rogers was born on June 11, 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Final Space (2018), Conan (2010) and Pop Rocket (2012).

97. Nash Edgerton

Stunts | Mr Inbetween

Nash Edgerton was born on January 19, 1973 in Australia. He is known for his work on Mr Inbetween (2018), Gringo (2018) and The Square (2008).

98. Mike Flanagan

Writer | The Haunting of Bly Manor

Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop ...

99. Katheryn Winnick

Actress | Vikings

Canadian actress, director and producer Katheryn Winnick stars in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television series Vikings, produced by MGM and The History Channel. In addition to her lead role on Vikings, an episode directed by Winnick debuted in 2020. Entertainment Weekly declared ...

100. Marlon Wayans

Actor | White Chicks

Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Marlon L. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996). He was previously married to Angelica Zachary.



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