Birth Month Day of 10-17 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Matthew Macfadyen
Actor | Succession
David Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Meinir (Owen), a drama teacher and actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. He is of Scottish and Welsh descent. Because of his father's career, he spent at least part of his childhood in Indonesia, before finishing his ...
2. Rob Marshall
Director | Mary Poppins Returns
Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Chicago (2002) and Into the Woods (2014).
3. Wood Harris
Actor | Remember the Titans
Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, ...
4. Felicity Jones
Actress | Rogue One
Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress and producer. Jones started her professional acting career as a child, appearing at age 12 in The Treasure Seekers (1996). She went on to play Ethel Hallow for one series in the television show The Worst Witch and its sequel Weirdsister College. ...
5. Christopher Lowell
Actor | The Help
Chris Lowell can currently be seen in Emerald Fennell's feature PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, opposite Carey Mulligan, for Film Nation and Focus Features, which premiered at Sundance 2020, as well as the hit Hulu series HOW I MET YOUR FATHER. He just wrapped a recurring role on Shonda Rhimes's highly ...
6. Michael McKean
Actor | This Is Spinal Tap
McKean was born in New York City at Manhattan Women's Hospital, now part of the Mt. Sinai St. Luke's complex on Amsterdam Avenue. He is the son of Ruth Stewart McKean, a librarian, and Gilbert S. McKean, one of the founders of Decca Records, and was raised in Sea Cliff, New York, on Long Island. ...
7. Erin Kellyman
Actress | The Green Knight
Erin Mae Kellyman (born 17 October 1998) is a British actress. Kellyman appears as Enfys Nest, leader of the rebel Cloud Riders, in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Eponine Thénardier in the 2019 BBC adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel Les Miserables.
Originally from Tamworth, Staffordshire, Kellyman was...
8. Michelle Ang
Actress | Fear the Walking Dead
Michelle is well known around the world from her early work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours" and the hit teen shows "The Tribe" and "Underemployed".
Emmy-nominated for her role of Alex in "Fear the Walking Dead; Flight 462", she won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the...
9. Rita Hayworth
Actress | Gilda
Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo Cansino Reina, was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita's American mother, Volga Margaret (Hayworth), who was of mostly ...
10. Irene Ryan
Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies
Before becoming known to millions as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Irene Ryan was already an established vaudeville, radio and movie actress, though not as famous prior to her television stint. She accompanied Bob Hope on his famous military tours and she was known as "the gal who makes...
11. Margot Kidder
Actress | Superman
Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...
12. Mike Judge
Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Mike Judge is an American actor, animator, film director, screenwriter, and television producer.
In 1962, Judge was born in Guayaquil, the largest city of Ecuador and the country's main port. His parents were expatriate Americans. His father was archaeologist William James Judge and his mother was ...
13. Harriet Dyer
Actress | The Invisible Man
Harriet Dyer was born on October 17, 1988 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. She is an actress and writer, known for The Invisible Man (2020), No Activity (2015) and Love Child (2014). She has been married to Patrick Brammall since 2021. They have one child.
14. Norm MacDonald
Actor | Dirty Work
MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Quebec City, Quebec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ...
15. Max Irons
Actor | Condor
Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons is an English-Irish actor and model. He is known for his roles in Red Riding Hood (2011), The White Queen and The Host (2013), Woman in Gold and The Riot Club (2014), his first leading role in Bitter Harvest (2017), and The Wife (2018). Irons also played the lead role...
16. Cameron Esposito
Actress | Take My Wife
Cameron Esposito is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, actor and writer based in Los Angeles known for her appearances on CBS, NBC, Comedy Central, E!, TBS, IFC and the Cartoon Network.
Cameron is the host/creator of Buzzfeed's Ask A Lesbian series and the host of the popular Put Your Hands ...
17. Andy Whitfield
Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Andy Whitfield was born on October 17, 1971 in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK. He was an actor, known for Spartacus (2010), Gabriel (2007) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). He was previously married to Vashti Whitfield. He died on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
18. Montgomery Clift
Actor | From Here to Eternity
Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...
19. Julie Adams
Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Betty May Adams was the daughter of a travelling Iowa cotton buyer with a penchant for alcohol. Growing up in Arkansas, Betty expressed an early interest in acting and made her performing debut in a third grade play of "Hansel and Gretel." Beautiful, talented and determined, the freshly minted '...
Soundtrack | 8 Mile
Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...
21. Beverly Garland
Actress | The Alligator People
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...
22. Erin Karpluk
Actress | Being Erica
Erin Karpluk was born on October 17, 1978 in Jasper, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Erica (2009), Reasonable Doubt (2014) and Wyvern (2009).
23. George Wendt
Actor | Cheers
George Robert Wendt III was born and raised in Chicago to Loretta Mary (Howard) and George Robert Wendt II, who was a realtor and navy officer. He attended a strict Jesuit prep school, Rockhurst College (Kansas City, Missouri). He later dropped out of Notre Dame University after a few uneventful ...
24. Mark Gatiss
Actor | The League of Gentlemen
Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.
He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...
25. Angel Parker
Actress | The Recruit
Since her acceptance into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts at just 16 years old, Angel Parker has enjoyed a thriving and respected career through her talent, hard work, and sophisticated charisma. Angel's body of work reflects her ease with both comedy and drama across an array of networks and...
26. Sharon Leal
Actress | Dreamgirls
Sharon Leal is a military brat. She was born in Tucson, Arizona. Sharon then moved with her parents to the Philippines, till she was 6 years old. She went to prayer-school there. Then, her parents packed up to move back to the US and settled in Fresno, California. Her mother, Angelita, who is ...
27. Bill Hudson
Actor | Hysterical
Bill Hudson was born on October 17, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Hysterical (1982), What The (2011) and The Cindy Williams Comedy Special (1994). He was previously married to Cindy Williams and Goldie Hawn.
28. Dora Madison
Actress | Dark Places
Dora Madison starred as paramedic "Chili" on NBC's "Chicago Fire." She can also be seen in the "Unt. Terrence Malick Project" and Paramount's "Everybody Wants Some" from director Richard Linklater. She starred alongside James Marsden and Karl Urban in "The Loft." On the television side, she has had...
29. Marsha Hunt
Actress | Pride and Prejudice
Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or ...
30. Robert Lowery
Actor | Batman and Robin
Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record ...
31. Rizwan Manji
Actor | The Dictator
Rizwan Manji was born on October 17, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dictator (2012), Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and Transformers (2007). He has been married to Taslim Manji since June 12, 2002. They have three children.
32. Alimi Ballard
Actor | Fast Five
Alimi ("Ali - Me") dazzles as the enigmatic and debonair Marcel Dumas on the Netflix and USA Network smash hit, Queen of The South. Ballard was last seen as Dr. Robert Dubois on the acclaimed original drama series Queen Sugar from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker creator/executive producer Ava ...
33. Jean Arthur
Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...
34. Tom Poston
Actor | Christmas with the Kranks
Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston, he with the bugged-out eyes that commonly accentuated a vague look of bewilderment, was born in Columbus, Ohio, on October 17, 1921. By age nine, the young boy was appearing with an acrobatic troupe.
Poston later attended Bethany College in West Virginia when World ...
35. Nikesh Patel
Actor | Indian Summers
Nikesh Patel was born on October 17, 1985 in Wembley, London, England, UK. He is an actor, known for Indian Summers (2015), London Has Fallen (2016) and Halal Daddy (2017).
36. 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 ...
37. J.C. MacKenzie
Actor | October Faction
J.C. MacKenzie was a student at Concordia University when he saw his first play. Within two years, he was accepted at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He has made over 150 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as "Ludlow" in Martin Scorsese's ...
38. Sam Bottoms
Actor | Apocalypse Now
Sam Bottoms was born on October 17, 1955 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Seabiscuit (2003). He was previously married to Laura Bickford and Susan Arnold. He died on December 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, ...
39. Sarah Minnich
Actress | Walker: Independence
Raised in the high desert of California, Sarah Minnich is a film and television actress known for her work in Army of the Dead (2021), Them: Covenant (2021), Briarpatch (2019), The Wave (2019), Better Call Saul (2015-2018) and Deputy (2020). Sarah has earned both a Bachelors degree and Master's ...
40. Vincent Van Patten
Actor | 7 Days to Vegas
Vincent Van Patten was born on October 17, 1957 in Bellerose, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for 7 Days to Vegas (2019), World Poker Tour (2003) and The Break (1995). He has been married to Eileen Davidson since April 15, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to ...
41. Fern Sutherland
Actress | The Brokenwood Mysteries
Fern Sutherland was born on October 17, 1987 in New Zealand. She is an actress, known for The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014), The Almighty Johnsons (2011) and The Blue Rose (2013).
42. Laura Regan
Actress | Minority Report
Laura Regan was born on October 17, 1977 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for Minority Report (2015), Mad Men (2007) and Dead Silence (2007). She has been married to Farhad Safinia since 2007.
43. Sabrina Scharf
Actress | Easy Rider
Sandra Mae Trentman, known as Sandy, was a typical small-town girl. She was in grade school when her parents divorced. It was during her seventh-grade year when her mother decided that a change was needed and they left Delphos, Ohio, and headed first to Van Wert, Ohio, for two years and then out ...
44. John Marley
Actor | Love Story
Veteran character actor John Marley was one of those familiar but nameless faces that television and filmgoers did not take a shine to until the late 1960s, when he had already hit middle age. Quite distinctive with his dour, craggy face, dark bushy brows and upswept silvery hair, John started life...
45. Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Actor | Ragtime
Howard E. Rollins Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. He was the youngest of four children born to Howard E. Rollins Sr. (steelworker) and Ruth R. Rollins (domestic worker). Rollins graduated from Towson State College, where he studied theater. His first break into acting came when a ...
46. Bianca Brigitte Van Damme
Actress | Assassination Games
Bianca Bree grew up in the film industry watching her father, martial artist/actor Jean-Claude Van Damme perform on sets all over the world and is extremely athletic due to her mother, ex-bodybuilder and fitness competitor Gladys Portugues.
Having two very athletic parents, Bianca was thrown into ...
47. Guy Henry
Actor | Rogue One
Guy Henry is a British stage and screen actor. He is best-known for his roles in Rome (2005) and John Adams (2008). He trained at RADA (1979-1981). He has done most of his work at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter ...
48. Chloé Jouannet
Actress | Avis de mistral
Chloé Jouannet is an actress, known for My Summer in Provence (2014), Riviera (2017) and Lucky Luke (2009).
She is the daughter of Swiss actor Thomas Jouannet and French actress Alexandra Lamy. She then grew up in the world of comedy and thus decided to follow her parents' footsteps.
Since Alexandra ...
49. Björn Bengtsson
Actor | The Last Kingdom
Björn Bengtsson was born on October 17, 1973 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He is an actor and writer, known for The Last Kingdom (2015), Tjockare än vatten (2014) and Bröderna Karlsson (2010).
50. Maxwell Simkins
Actor | The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
Maxwell Brooke Simkins was born October 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Hilary and John. He is the oldest of two children. He began acting at age six, when his parents looked for ways to channel his creativity and vivid imagination. He played his first role when Rob Reiner directed him in ...