Birth Place Matching "Belgium" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was a Dutch noblewoman, while her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, to English and Austrian parents.

After her parents' divorce, ...

2. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor | Double Impact

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...

3. Johnny Galecki

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

John Mark Galecki was born in Bree, Belgium, to American parents; his father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was three years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up with his parents, Mary Lou and Richard Galecki, and siblings, sister Allison (...

4. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

5. Cécile de France

Actress | L'auberge espagnole

Cecile de France was born in Namur in Belgium in 1975 and discovered her vocation at the early age of six. As soon as she was seventeen, she was off to Paris with the ambition of beginning a career on the stage. She studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, actor and assistant to Peter Brook, before ...

6. Lyne Renée

Actress | Split

Lyne Renée (real name Line van Wambeke, born 17 May 1979) is a Belgian actress.

She graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlick in Antwerp, Belgium. From 2003 to 2005, she worked as a stage actress in Belgian theaters, and then starred in the Belgian TV series Kinderen van Dewindt and the Dutch film ...

7. Eline Powell

Actress | For Elsie

Eline Powell is a Belgian actress. Powell was born in Leuven, Belgium. She has a brother. When she was in high school she participated in theater classes. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2011 with a BA degree in acting, with special skills in ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, ...

8. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

9. Virginie Efira

Actress | Elle

Virginie Efira was born on May 5, 1977 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and writer, known for Elle (2016), Sibyl (2019) and Victoria (2016). She was previously married to Patrick Ridremont.

10. Patrick Bauchau

Actor | Panic Room

Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that ...

11. Lubna Azabal

Actress | Incendies

Lubna Azabal was born on August 15, 1973 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Incendies (2010), Coriolanus (2011) and Body of Lies (2008).

12. Maaike Neuville

Actress | De Dag

Maaike Neuville (°1983) is a Belgian actress and director.

Maaike graduated in 2005 from Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp. Her career got a jump-start as she starred in various short and feature films such as Dennis van Rita by Hilde Van Mieghem, Dirty Mind by Pieter Van Hees, Droomtijd by Tom Van...

13. Carole Weyers

Actress | Manhattan

Carole Weyers was born in Anderlecht, Belgium.

She began her acting career in Belgium, where she received her training from the well-respected drama school IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion). Upon graduation, she attended LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) in a year-long program ...

14. Veerle Baetens

Actress | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Veerle Baetens studied Musical Theatre at the "Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts" in Brussels. After this she had roles in theatre and then started her TV career for VTM.

In 2005 she won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award" for her role in the theatre version of Pippi Longstocking. And in 2008 she ...

15. Ronald Guttman

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Ronald Guttman was born on August 12, 1952 in Uccle, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Welcome to the Punch (2013) and 27 Dresses (2008). He has been married to Amy Kaplan since September 26, 1977. They have two children.

16. Hanna Verboom

Actress | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Hanna Verboom made her motion picture debut in 2004 playing the female lead in the Dutch film "Snowfever", directed by Pim van Hoeve. She has hosted the Dutch National TV channel BNN's weekly music show "Top of the Pops". Born in Belgium, Verboom spent her early childhood in the African nations of ...

17. Victor Francen

Actor | Hold Back the Dawn

Victor Francen was born on August 5, 1888 in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium as Victor Franssen. He was an actor, known for Hold Back the Dawn (1941), I Accuse (1938) and Hell and High Water (1954). He was married to Eleanor Kreutzer, Renée Corciade and Mary Marquet. He died on November 18, 1977 in ...

18. Marie Gillain

Actress | Coco avant Chanel

Marie Gillain was born on June 18, 1975 in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Coco Before Chanel (2009), Elective Affinities (1996) and Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991).

19. Koen De Bouw

Actor | Professor T.

Award-winning Koen De Bouw (1964) is one of the leading actors in Belgium. He studied theatre at the prestigious Antwerp Studio Herman Teirlinck, and made his film debut in 1988 upon graduation. Since then he played leading parts in more than 30 Belgian and international films as well as a similar ...

20. Déborah François

Actress | Populaire

The daughter of a police officer and a social worker and the middle of three siblings, Déborah François was cast by the Dardenne brothers in L'enfant in 2005 while she was in high school. Between the ages of 10 to 16 François had taken acting classes but she did not expect to make acting her career...

21. Adil El Arbi

Director | Black

Adil El Arbi was born on June 30, 1988 in Edegem, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and actor, known for Black (2015), Gangsta (2018) and Image (2014).

22. Kevin Janssens

Actor | Revenge

Kevin Janssens (°1979) studied at the Studio Herman Teirlinck (Antwerp) and got his first important role in his last year of his studies, when he was asked to play the leading role in a mini TV series about a boxer called KING OF THE WORLD, by Guido Henderickx. Continuously, he performed several ...

23. Émilie Dequenne

Actress | Rosetta

Émilie Dequenne was born on August 29, 1981 in Beloeil, Wallonia, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Rosetta (1999), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Our Children (2012). She has been married to Michel Ferracci since October 11, 2014.

24. Jaco Van Dormael

Director | Mr. Nobody

Jaco Van Dormael was born on February 9, 1957 in Ixelles, Brabant, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Toto the Hero (1991).

25. Lynn Van Royen

Actress | Beau Séjour

Lynn is a Dutch-speaking Belgian actress, best known for her lead role in Hotel Beau Séjour (2016), for which she received the 2018 TV Drama Best Actress award at the Television Festival in Monte Carlo. While studying acting at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels, ...

26. Jonas Bloquet

Actor | Elle

Jonas Bloquet was born on July 10, 1992 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for Elle (2016), The Nun (2018) and 3 Days to Kill (2014).

27. Jérémie Renier

Actor | In Bruges

Jérémie Renier was born on January 6, 1981 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for In Bruges (2008), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and My Way (2012).

28. Jan Bijvoet

Actor | Peaky Blinders

Jan Bijvoet was born on December 28, 1966 in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and composer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), Embrace of the Serpent (2015) and The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012).

29. Alexandra Vandernoot

Actress | Highlander

Alexandra Vandernoot was born on September 19, 1965 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and producer, known for Highlander (1992), Le Dîner de Cons (1998) and Ready to Wear (1994).

30. Chantal Akerman

Director | Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), Je Tu Il Elle (1974) and No Home Movie (2015). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5...

31. Ella-June Henrard

Actress | Boy 7

Ella-June Henrard was born on June 4, 1993 in Antwerpen, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Boy 7 (2015), The Admiral (2015) and Portable Life (2011).

32. Pauline Etienne

Actress | La religieuse

Pauline Etienne was born on June 26, 1989 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and director, known for The Nun (2013), Silent Voice (2009) and Lost Paradise (2012).

33. Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business.

In 1978 ...

34. Johan Heldenbergh

Actor | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Johan Heldenbergh was born on May 11, 1967 in Wilrijk, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and The Brand New Testament (2015).

35. Benoît Poelvoorde

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Benoît Poelvoorde was born on September 22, 1964 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Romantics Anonymous (2010).

36. Jonathan Zaccaï

Actor | Robin Hood

Jonathan Zaccaï was born on July 22, 1970 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for Robin Hood (2010), Private Lessons (2008) and The Bureau (2015).

37. Jenna Thiam

Actress | O Caderno Negro

Jenna Thiam was born on December 19, 1990 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for The Black Book of Father Dinis (2018), Next Year (2014) and The Collection (2016).

38. Tom Waes

Actor | Undercover

Tom Waes was born on November 7, 1968 in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for Undercover (2019), Het geslacht De Pauw (2004) and Reizen Waes (2013).

39. Michaël R. Roskam

Director | The Drop

Michaël R. Roskam was born on October 9, 1972 in Sint-Truiden, Flanders, Belgium as Michaël Reynders. He is a director and producer, known for The Drop (2014), Rundskop (2011) and Racer and the Jailbird (2017).

40. Axelle Carolyn

Actress | Tales of Halloween

Axelle Carolyn started out as a freelance reporter for some of the world's most prestigious film magazines and websites. Her non-fiction writing career culminated with the 2009 publication of her book 'Horror Movies In The New Millennium'. After a brief stint in front of the camera (most notably in...

41. Giorgio Serafini

Director | Senior Moment

Giorgio Serafini worked with actors such as Roy Scheider, Peter Bogdanovich, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Jean Smart, Esai Morales, Wesley Snipes, Natalia Dyer and Dolph Lundgren. He has directed and/or written for companies such as CBS, Sony, Lionsgate, EOne, Voltage Pictures, Canal+, RAI ...

42. Bilall Fallah

Director | Black

Bilall Fallah was born on January 4, 1986 in Vilvoorde, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and actor, known for Black (2015), Gangsta (2018) and Image (2014).

43. Felix van Groeningen

Director | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Felix van Groeningen was born in 1977 in Gent, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Beautiful Boy (2018) and The Misfortunates (2009).

44. Wim Willaert

Actor | Quand la mer monte...

Wim Willaert was born on March 19, 1967 in Nieuwpoort, Flanders, Belgium. He is known for his work on When the Sea Rises (2004), Offline (2012) and Cargo (2017).

45. Marcus Thomas

Actor | Drowning Mona

Marcus Thomas was born in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor, known for Drowning Mona (2000), You Kill Me (2007) and Kill the Irishman (2011).

46. Nicolas Gob

Actor | Cannibal

Nicolas Gob was born on October 29, 1982 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor, known for Cannibal (2010), Merci, les enfants vont bien! (2005) and What Love Means (2008).

47. Louis Talpe

Actor | Of Kings and Prophets

Louis Talpe was born on May 22, 1981 in Kortemark, Belgium. He is an actor, known for Of Kings and Prophets (2016), Allegory of the Jam Jar (2015) and Spitsbroers (2015).

48. Olivier Gourmet

Actor | Le fils

Grandson of a carpenter, Olivier Gourmet grew up in Mirwart, a Belgian village where his father was a cattle dealer and mother the manager of a family hotel-restaurant. At 13, he was sent to boarding school, which was an unhappy experience that led him to "be closed in on myself". It was at this ...

49. Tony Parker

Producer | Escape Plan 2: Hades

Tony Parker was born on May 17, 1982 in Brugge, Belgium as William Anthony Parker Jr. He is a producer and actor, known for Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018), Meet the Blacks (2016) and The Rhythm Section (2020). He has been married to Axelle Francine since August 1, 2014. They have two children. He was ...

50. Eric Godon

Actor | In Bruges

Eric Godon is a Belgian actor who started his career in 2001, at the age of 41. After studying German and English linguistics and literature, he worked for 20 years in various fields before discovering his acting skills through improvisation theater. Ever since then, he has been playing in over 120...


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