Birth Month Day of 05-26 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Les Misérables

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

2. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

3. Pam Grier

Actress | Jackie Brown

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...

4. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

Actress | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was born the 26th May of 1986 in Barcelona, Spain to a Spanish Father and a French-American Mother of English descent. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and Catalan. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey made her acting debut in 2007 on French television. In 2008, she made her feature debut ...

5. Margaret Colin

Actress | Independence Day

Margaret Colin was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island. She graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1976. Margaret began acting in The Edge of Night (1956) (her character was a heiress and former terrorist, with seven murder attempts), and was employed next on As the World ...

6. Bobcat Goldthwait

Director | God Bless America

Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian, and writer, producer, director, and star of films and television shows. He is most widely known for his at times screechy voice and scattergun delivery during his standup comedy performances and some film roles.

He was ...

7. Doug Hutchison

Actor | The Green Mile

Doug grew up in Detroit and Minneapolis, eventually moved to N.Y.C., and attended the Juilliard School for a brief stint. After studying two years with Sanford Meisner and working a plethora of odd-ball jobs (including dressed as a giant Citibank card handing out fliers in Times Square), the actor ...

8. Elisabeth Harnois

Actress | Keith

Elisabeth was born in Detroit in 1979 and grew up in Los Angeles. An actress since the age of 3, she co-starred at the age of 5 in two movies (One Magic Christmas (1985) and Where Are the Children? (1986)). She did numerous TV commercials until being chosen by Disney Productions to star as Alice in...

9. Musetta Vander

Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

A Dutch South African, Musetta Vander was raised without that most basic of modern conveniences--television! Radio programming, childhood books and weekend trips to the drive-in introduced her to the magical world of movies. It was not until the mid-'70s that South Africa finally got television, ...

10. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

11. Alex Garland

Writer | Ex Machina

Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).

Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).

He is ...

12. Jolene Anderson

Actress | All Saints

Jolene Anderson was born on May 26, 1980 in Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for All Saints (1998), Rush (2008) and The Dust Walker.

13. James Arness

Actor | Gunsmoke

American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman ...

14. Laurence Fox

Actor | The Hole

RADA-trained Laurence Fox is the third son of the actor James Fox and his wife Mary. He is a rising British actor who has appeared in several important films, plays, and television programs.

He comes from a theatrical family and promises to have an illustrious career ahead of him.

15. Lenny Kravitz

Actor | The Hunger Games

Four time Grammy Award-winner Leonard Albert Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the only child of actress Roxie Roker and Hollywood producer Sy Kravitz. The family moved to California when Lenny was ten. His father was Jewish and his mother was of ...

16. Nicki Aycox

Actress | Perfect Stranger

Nicki Aycox has lived a full artistic life since the age of nine, when she fell in love with the family piano and began playing music. By the time she had reached her preteens Nicki was performing Beethoven for audiences all around Oklahoma, until her family had a huge financial setback and was ...

17. Genie Francis

Actress | General Hospital

Genie Francis was born on May 26, 1962 in Englewood, New Jersey to actors Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. She grew up in Long Island, New York and California. She has an older brother, Ivor Francis, and a younger brother, Kenneth Francis, and a half-sister, Shelley Francis. The attractive, blonde ...

18. Julianna Rose Mauriello

Actress | LazyTown

Julianna Rose Mauriello was born in Irvington, New York on a glorious spring morning, May 26, 1991. Always singing, she appeared as a child in Party Scene of The Nutcracker at SUNY Purchase, asleep under the Christmas tree. Her fascination with performing continued to grow as she first watched her ...

19. Kerry Ingram

Actress | Les Misérables

Kerry's first professional stage role was in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She then went on to play the lead role of Matilda Wormwood in Matilda, a Musical in Stratford Upon Avon's Courtyard Theatre. The show was a success and It then transferred to West End and Kerry was the only ...

20. Lisa Niemi

Actress | One Last Dance

Lisa Niemi was born on May 26, 1956 in Houston, Texas, USA as Lisa Anne Haapaniemi. She is an actress and director, known for One Last Dance (2003), She's Having a Baby (1988) and Super Force (1990). She has been married to Albert DePrisco since May 25, 2014. She was previously married to Patrick ...

21. Lauryn Hill

Soundtrack | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Lauryn Hill, a native of South Orange, New Jersey, first came to attention with the multi-talented Fugees. Their first album, "Blunted On Reality", went virtually unnoticed by the public; their real breakthrough came with the sophomore album, "The Score", which featured "Killing Me Softly". That ...

22. Tarsem Singh

Director | The Fall

Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career ...

23. Humble Harve Miller

Actor | The Hollywood Knights

Legendary rock'n'roll disc jockey Humble Harve Miller began his long and illustrious career in 1958 at radio station WAAT in Trenton, New Jersey. Miller then switched to WIBG in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he worked from 1958 to 1962. Humble Harve subsequently moved to Los Angeles in 1965 and...

24. Rochelle Okoye

Stunts | War for the Planet of the Apes

Rochelle is a Professional Hollywood Stunt Woman, Actress, Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker and Co-Owner of Tristar Vancouver Martial Arts. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and began her gymnastics career at the very early age of 2. When Rochelle was 7 yrs old, both her parents decided ...

25. Philip Michael Thomas

Actor | Miami Vice

Philip Michael Thomas - the multi-talented performer best known as Detective Rico Tubbs in the iconic 1980s TV series Miami Vice (1984) - made his Broadway debut in 1971 in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play No Place to Be Somebody...and hasn't looked back since.

In a remarkable career that spans ...

26. Selenis Leyva

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Selenis Leyva was born on May 26, 1972. She is known for her work on Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).

27. Kevin Gage

Actor | Heat

Kevin Gage was born on May 26, 1959 in Wisconsin, USA as Kevin Gaede. He is an actor and producer, known for Heat (1995), G.I. Jane (1997) and The 'Burbs (1989). He has been married to Shannon Perris-Knight since March 26, 2006. He was previously married to Kelly Preston.

28. Roy Dotrice

Actor | Amadeus

The ever-impressive, chameleon-like British character actor Roy Dotrice was born on the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which is part of the United Kingdom. He was the first-born child of Louis and Neva Dotrice who prospered as bakers. The Germans occupied ...

29. Matt Stone

Music Department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

30. Jay Silverheels

Actor | The Lone Ranger

Jay Silverheels was born on Canada's Six Nation's Reserve and was one of 10 children. He was a star lacrosse player and a boxer before he entered films as a stuntman in 1938. He worked in a number of films through the 1940s before gaining notice as the Osceola brother in a Humphrey Bogart film Key ...

31. Stevie Nicks

Soundtrack | Sweet November

Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met ...

32. Scott Disick

Actor | Youthful Daze

Scott Disick was born on May 26, 1983 in Eastport, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Youthful Daze (2012), Flip It Like Disick (2019) and Royal Pains (2009).

33. Ashley Massaro

Actress | Smallville

Ashley Massaro was born on May 26, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA as Ashley Marie Massaro. She was an actress, known for Smallville (2001), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE Raw (1993). She died on May 16, 2019 in Suffolk County, New York.

34. Benji Gregory

Actor | ALF

Blue-eyed Benji Gregory was born in Encino, California, USA on May 26, 1978. His parents are Manny and Patti, and he has an older sister, Becky, and a younger brother, Matthew. His father, uncle and sister were all actors; his grandmother is his agent.

As a veteran of dozens of commercials, Benji ...

35. Levon Helm

Actor | Shooter

Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental.

On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born...

36. Adam Robitel

Director | The Taking

Adam Robitel graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

Robitel's latest film, Escape Room (2019) which he developed and directed for Original Films and Sony Pictures Studios, opened at number 2 in the domestic box office with a stellar haul of 18 million ...

37. Jacques Bergerac

Actor | Gigi

Jacques Bergerac was born on May 26, 1927 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Jacques Gilbert Henri Bergeruc. He was an actor, known for Gigi (1958), Un homme se penche sur son passé (1958) and Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966). He was married to Dorothy Malone and Ginger Rogers. ...

38. Shannon Kenny

Actress | The Invisible Man

Shannon Kenny was born on May 26, 1971 in Australia. She is known for her work on The Invisible Man (2000), Max Steel (2000) and Batman Beyond (1999). She has been married to Nestor Carbonell since January 3, 2001. They have two children.

39. Paul Lukas

Actor | The Lady Vanishes

Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 ...

40. John Dall

Actor | Rope

John Dall was born John Dall Thompson on May 26, 1920. He made his Broadway debut in Norman Krasna's comedy "Dear Ruth," directed by Moss Hart, in 1944. The show was a hit, running for over a year and a half and 680 performances.

He next appeared on Broadway in Jean-Paul Sartre's "Red Gloves" in ...

41. Tamara Clatterbuck

Actress | Criminal Minds

Tamara Clatterbuck was born on May 26, 1963 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is an actress, known for Criminal Minds (2005), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Days of Our Lives (1965). She has been married to Alexander Farkas since September 8, 2001.

42. Charles Winninger

Actor | State Fair

Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to ...

43. Rachael Blake

Actress | Lantana

Rachael Blake was born on May 26, 1971 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Rachael Morelle Blake. She is an actress, known for Lantana (2001), Sleeping Beauty (2011) and Gods of Egypt (2016). She has been married to Tony Martin since December 21, 2003.

44. Robert Morley

Actor | Marie Antoinette

English character actor Robert Morley was educated in England, Germany, France and Italy. His family planned for him to go into the diplomatic service but he liked the idea of acting more. After studying at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London he appeared on the London stage in 1929 ...

45. Phil Elverum

Soundtrack | My Suicide

Phil Elverum was born on May 26, 1978 in Anacortes, Washington, USA as Phil Elvrum. He is a composer, known for Archie's Final Project (2009), Faux (2010) and These Ways I Transgress (2018). He has been married to Michelle Williams since July 2018. He was previously married to Geneviève Castrée.

46. Peggy Lee

Actress | Lady and the Tramp

Peggy Lee was Born Norma Dolores Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, on May 26, 1920. At age four her mother died. Peggy's father, a railroad station agent, remarried but later left home, leaving Peggy's care entrusted to a stepmother who physically abused her. Peggy later memorialized this in the ...

47. Barbara Stock

Actress | Dallas

Barbara Stock was born on May 26, 1956 in Downers Grove, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Dallas (1978), Spenser: For Hire (1985) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).

48. Marcus Nispel

Director | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Marcus Nispel was born on May 26, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Pathfinder (2007) and National Treasure (2004).

49. T.J. Ramini

Actor | 24

TJ is a British actor, writer and producer who was born and raised in London. He has enjoyed a fruitful career in multiple platforms from television and film, theatre and several voice overs in numerous video games.

TV fans will most likely recognize TJ from his recurring roles on 24, NCIS and ...

50. Diane Roter

Actress | The Virginian

Danielle B. Roter was born on May 26, 1948 in Brussels, Belgium, the daughter of Tovia and Bella Roter. Along with her younger brother, Michel, the family departed from Cherbourg, France in early December 1948 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in New York, New York, USA on December 13, 1948. Diane's...


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