Birth Month Day of 08-23 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 ...

2. Shelley Long

Actress | Cheers

Shelley Lee Long was born at 7:15 am on Tuesday, August 23, 1949 in Indian Village, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, the only child of Ivadine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Leland Long, a teacher who had previously worked in the rubber industry. Shelley attended school at Kekionga Junior High for ...

3. Barbara Eden

Actress | I Dream of Jeannie

Barbara Eden was born as Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, went on and become one of America's most endearing and enduring actresses. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California. Eden would go on to study at San Francisco's City College as well as the San ...

4. Joanne Froggatt

Actress | Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt was born in 1980 in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in ...

5. Ray Park

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Ray Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England, at the age of seven. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, and be like their heroes. He also began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's fondness ...

6. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

7. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldboy (2003).

8. Scott Caan

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Scott Caan is the son of tough guy actor James Caan. While it is obvious that he admires tough method actors like Marlon Brando and Sean Penn, Scott also has a strong egalitarian streak, evidenced by his reasoning for baring his body in films. He is quoted as saying that originally only the women ...

9. Chris Potter

Actor | The Pacifier

Toronto native, Chris Potter, is a veteran of the film & television industry.

Having appeared in over 450 episodes of various programs (including the Lead of 8 television series), in 10 feature films, in excess of 20 TV movies, and having directed 15 television episodes, Chris is without a doubt one...

10. Gene Kelly

Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

11. Andrew Rannells

Actor | A Simple Favor

Andrew Rannells was born on August 23, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Andrew Scott Rannells. He is an actor, known for A Simple Favor (2018), The Intern (2015) and Bachelorette (2012).

12. Ruta Gedmintas

Actress | A Street Cat Named Bob

Ruta Gedmintas was born on August 23, 1983 in Canterbury, Kent, England. She is an actress, known for A Street Cat Named Bob (2016), The Strain (2014) and The Lost Samaritan (2008).

13. Kim Matula

Actress | Fighting with My Family

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Kim Matula has been acting since she was 12 years old and when she turned 15, she sent out her headshots and managed to land an agent. After graduating from high school, Matula studied film at the University of Texas at Arlington, but dropped out because her acting career...

14. Annie Ilonzeh

Actress | Peppermint

Annie Ilonzeh was born on August 23, 1983 in Grapevine, Texas, USA as Annie Ngasi Illonzeh. She is an actress, known for Peppermint (2018), Person of Interest (2011) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009).

15. Clare Grant

Actress | Walk the Line

Clare Grant first appeared on film, opposite Joaquin Phoenix, in a small, but pivotal role in the Academy-winning film, Walk the Line (2005), while still earning her theater degree in Memphis, TN, where she grew up. While in college, she met Craig Brewer, who cast her in her several indy films, ...

16. Rick Springfield

Actor | Mission: Magic!

Rick Springfield was born Richard Lewis Springthorpe in Guildford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to Eileen Louise (Evennett) and Norman James Springthorpe, a Lt. Colonel in the Australian Army. His maternal grandparents were English, and his father was of English and some Scottish descent. ...

17. Sam Horrigan

Actor | Accepted

Sam Horrigan was born and raised in Northern California. He has starred in over 30 movies and TV shows. Some of his most recognized parts include Spike in Little Giants, Val in the Disney movie Brink!, and Quentin on the Hit TV show Grace Under Fire.. You also might recognize him from One Tree Hill...

18. Jay Mohr

Actor | Go

Jay Mohr, born in Verona, New Jersey, USA, wanted to be a comedian all of his life. He performed stand-up comedy at colleges, comedy clubs, and such television forums as An Evening at the Improv (1982) and Two Drink Minimum (1994). He first gained national attention while a cast member on Saturday ...

19. Roger Avary

Writer | Lucky Day

Award-winning filmmaker Roger Avary first began experimenting in Beta I video and 8mm film formats during the late 1970s. In 1983, his Super-8mm supernatural thriller The Worm Turns won Best Film from the Los Angeles Film Teachers Association Film Expo. He went on to attend the Pasadena Art Center ...

20. Aaron Douglas

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Aaron Douglas was born on August 23, 1971 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016) and Unspeakable (2019).

21. Joey Cramer

Actor | Flight of the Navigator

Joey Cramer was born on August 23, 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Deleriyes August Joe Fisher Cramer. His debut was in the Sci-Fi movie Runaway (1984), directed by Jurassic Park (1993)'s writer, Michael Crichton. 1986 was his most successful year after having a brief role as young ...

22. Marty York

Actor | The Sandlot

Marty York was born on August 23, 1980 in Auburn, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Sandlot (1993), Boy Meets World (1993) and Due Justice.

23. Erin Foster

Actress | Cellular

Erin Foster was born on August 23, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Erin Taylor Foster. She is an actress and producer, known for Cellular (2004), He's Such a Girl (2009) and House (2004).

24. Bob Peck

Actor | Jurassic Park

British actor Bob Peck was born in Leeds in north England on August 23, 1945. He attended Leeds Modern School and then graduated from Leeds College of Art before starting professional stage acting. Peck acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He also starred in more than ...

25. Rags Ragland

Actor | Whistling in Brooklyn

Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie (1942), in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast...

26. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

27. Bolaji Badejo

Actor | Alien

Bolaji Badejo was born on August 23, 1953 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was an actor, known for Alien (1979). He died on December 22, 1992 in Ebute Metta, Lagos.

28. Ed Gale

Actor | Howard the Duck

Ed left his hometown two years after graduating from Plainwell High School (Plainwell, Michigan) at the age of 20 with $41 in his pocket and hitched a ride California to pursue his dream of being not a "star", but a steady working Hollywood "actor". His very first experience in the "biz" was ...

29. Charley Boorman

Actor | Excalibur

Actor, father, motorbike fanatic: Charley Boorman is the epitome of the modern adventurer in pursuit of fresh challenges away from the success of his personal life. Choosing two wheels as his preferred mode of transport, Charley harnessed the challenges of a 'round the World trip with Ewan McGregor...

30. David Robb

Actor | Downton Abbey

David Robb was born on August 23, 1947 in London, England. He is known for his work on Downton Abbey (2010), I, Claudius (1976) and Ivanhoe (1982). He was previously married to Briony McRoberts.

31. Jaime Lee Kirchner

Actress | The Mob Doctor

Jaime Lee Kirchner was born in Germany to a white father of German descent and a black mother. She considers herself "mixed". Jaime began performing at The Roxy Regional Theater in Tennessee at the age of 8. Kirchner's first big break came when she was was just 17-years-old and still in high school...

32. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...

33. Skipp Sudduth

Actor | Ronin

Skipp Sudduth was born on August 23, 1956 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Lee Sudduth IV. He is an actor and director, known for Ronin (1998), Louie (2010) and Quarry (2016).

34. Peter Wyngarde

Actor | Flash Gordon

Peter Paul Wyngarde was born at the home of an aunt in Marseille, Southern France, and is the son of an English father and French mother. Owing to his father's work as a member of the British Diplomatic Service, Peter spent much of his early childhood moving from one country to another, and was ...

35. Marian Seldes

Actress | Home Alone 3

Tony Award-winner Marian Hall Seldes, one of the premier stage actresses in America, was born on August 23, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, to writer and journalist Gilbert Seldes, and his socialite wife, the former Alice Wadhams Hall. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her ...

36. Katherine Evans

Actress | The Killing

Katherine Evans was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

She fell in love with performing at a young age, singing and acting out songs at voice recitals and taking dance classes. At the age of ten, she discovered musical theatre and obtained her first role with a professional musical theatre ...

37. Tony Bill

Director | Flyboys

He graduated in 1962 from the University of Notre Dame with majors in English and Art. Tony began his career in the film industry as an actor. His acting years were distinguished by the quality of the directors who chose him for their films, including Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Tony...

38. Kristine Cofsky

Actress | In No Particular Order

Kristine Cofsky is an actor, filmmaker, and photographer, with a deep love for independent arts. Her breakout role as an actor came in the feature film When Life Was Good, directed by Vancouver filmmaker Terry Miles in 2008. The indie film enjoyed wide-spread festival and distribution success after...

39. Erik Stolhanske

Actor | Super Troopers

Erik Stolhanske brings an element of wholesome comedy into the group dynamic, as one-fifth of the Broken Lizard comedy group. His special blend of parlor and Scandinavian humor adds a Midwestern peppering to the group's fragrant comedic mix.

Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of ...

40. Jessica Lee Keller

Actress | The Adjustment Bureau

Jessica Lee Keller was born on August 23, 1990 in Canton, Ohio, USA. She is known for her work on The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Now You See Me 2 (2016) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

41. Jeramie Rain

Actress | The Last House on the Left

Jeramie Rain was born on August 23, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia. After appearing on episodes of General Hospital (1963) and The Doctors (1963), she gained international recognition in 1972 for her convincing portrayal of the sadistic Sadie in Wes Craven's controversial debut film The Last ...

42. Richard Sanders

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

Richard Sanders was born on August 23, 1940 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Richard Kinard Sanders. He is an actor and writer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Men of Honor (2000) and Day of the Tentacle (1993). He is married to Marilynn Marko-Sanders.

43. Robert Mulligan

Director | To Kill a Mockingbird

Robert Mulligan was born on August 23, 1925 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Patrick Mulligan Jr. He was a director and producer, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Summer of '42 (1971) and The Other (1972). He was married to Sandy Mulligan and Jane Lee Sutherland. He died ...

44. Kobe Bryant

Actor | Daddy's Home

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He is a producer and writer, known for Daddy's Home (2015), Dear Basketball (2017) and Detail (2018). He has been married to Vanessa Laine Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have four children.

45. Trevor Wright

Actor | Shelter

Trevor Wright was born on August 23, 1980 in San Diego County, California, USA as Trevor Christopher Wright. He is an actor, known for Shelter (2007), The Social Network (2010) and Air Buddies (2006).

46. Michael Taliferro

Actor | Life

Michael Taliferro was born on August 23, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Life (1999), The Replacements (2000) and Bad Boys (1995). He died on May 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Valeriy Nikolaev

Actor | The Terminal

Gifted actor and dancer Valery Nikolaev has choreographed five productions at the Chekhov MKhAT theater. He choreographed the musical "My Fair Lady" (Moscow, 2000), as well. In 1997 he traveled to Hollywood in 1997 to play in Phillip Noyce's "The Saint." Nikolaev graduated from MKhAT, where he ...

48. Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins

Actor | Lean on Me

At 14 years of age, Huggy fell into the acting business when his mother brought him to a cattle-call audition in New York for the Warner Brothers feature "Lean on Me", a starring role as a misguided drug-abusing junior high school student. The line to get in to the audition for the role of Thomas ...

49. John Snyder

Actor | The Warriors

Anyone lucky enough to have seen his work never forgets the incredible richness that John Snyder brings to film. With his uncanny Christopher Lee demeanor, Joe Strummer looks, and James Mason-esque gaze, it is perhaps his haunting and indelible voice that makes his career so legendarily paved.

Born ...

50. Leslie Bogart

Leslie Bogart was born on August 23, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Leslie Howard Bogart. She has been married to Erich Shiffmann since 1990.


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