People: People born on this day(Thu., 05/23)

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John Ortiz(51)

Actor | Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
turns 51 today

John Ortiz (born May 23, 1968) is an American actor and artistic director/co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company. He is known for his antagonist role as Arturo Braga in Fast & Furious (2009) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Clyde in Jack Goes Boating (2010), which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ortiz's other film performances include Guajiro in Carlito's Way (1993), Sheriff Eddie Morales in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Javier J. Rivera in American Gangster (2007), Ronnie in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and Victor Nieves in Kong: Skull Island (2017).

* 05/23/1968

Sergio Mur(42)

Actor | Madrid, Spain
turns 42 today

Sergio Mur López is a Spanish television actor. He is best known for his performances in the television series Física o Química and Cable Girls.

* 05/23/1977

D.J. Cotrona(39)

Actor | Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
turns 39 today

Donald Joseph Cotrona (born May 23, 1980) is an American actor, known for his role in the film G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) and as Seth Gecko in the El Rey Network horror television series From Dusk till Dawn.

* 05/23/1980

Nadja Uhl(47)

Actress | Stralsund, Germany
turns 47 today

Nadja Uhl (born 23 May 1972 in Stralsund) is a German actress. Uhl grew up near Stralsund, in the (very) small town of Franzburg. She lived with her mother in a three-generation house, shared with aunts and her grandparents, who had moved in shortly after the war. (Her father left the family home when she was two: she never got to know him.) Many years later, after setting up her own multi-generation multi-family house in Potsdam in 2005, with friends and relations ranging in age from 20 to 90, she told an interviewer that childhood experience of living with aunts and grand parents taught her that this type of extended family community in a single home was a challenge which could only succeed if each member was allowed some free space. At school she tried shooting, ballet, table tennis and gymnastics. A perceptive school report noted that "Nadja likes to be part of a group". An art teacher spotted her talent for entertaining others and arranged for her to take part in a weekly amateur drama group after school each Monday. That became a weekly highlight. She studied at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig between 1990 and 1994, beginning her career as a theatre actress at the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam in 1994. There, she opened a music hall with her partner (and business manager) Kay Bockhold in 2006. She first appeared in a film in 1993 (Thomas Koerfer's Der Grüne Heinrich, playing Agnes' role), but in 2000 she attracted international attention acting in Volker Schlöndorff's The Legend of Rita (Die Stille nach dem Schuß). In this film she played Tatjana, an East German waitress who rebels against the system of her country. Due to her work in this film, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards). In 2002 she appeared in Twin Sisters (De Tweeling), directed by Dutch director Ben Sombogaart and based on the novel The Twins, a bestseller by Tessa de Loo. Here she played Anna, Lotte's sister. They are separated from each other after the death of their parents; the Second World War and the Holocaust will consolidate their situation. The film was a 76th Academy Awards nominee for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2003. In 2005 she played the role of Nicole in Summer in Berlin (Sommer vorm Balkon), directed by Andreas Dresen, and was nominated for Best Actress at the German Film Awards. In 2006 she played Katja Döbbelin in Die Sturmflut, directed by Jorgo Papavassiliou. This successful RTL TV miniseries focused on the North Sea flood of 1962, which left 315 dead. In 2008 she participated in Uli Edel's Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, based on the bestseller of the same title by Stefan Aust; the film and the book are based on real events. In the film, Nadja Uhl plays Brigitte Mohnhaupt, a member of the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion or R.A.F., a German terrorist group of Marxist ideology active from the late 1960s to 1998), and leader of its second generation. Also in 2008, Nadja Uhl participated in a TV production, also based on real events, about the Lufthansa Flight 181 hijacking (during the German Autumn of 1977), which was perpetrated by four terrorists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in collusion with the R.A.F. Here, Nadja Uhl plays flight attendant Gabriele Dillmann, who was one of the victims of the hijacking. Coincidentally, at the moment of the hijacking, the R.A.F.'s leader was Brigitte Mohnhaupt. In the film Mogadischu she plays a flight attendant aboard hijacked Flight LH181. In a 2017 Nadja Uhl told an interviewer that she still loves the land of her birth, the German Democratic Republik (GDR) "in spite of everything ... that happened with my family". Although the family in which she grew up was not particularly politicised during her early childhood, they were forced to confront an uglier side of the socialist paradise when her uncle was arrested during the later 1980s and imprisoned at Bautzen in connection with his "environmental activism which at that time was not welcome [to the authorities] in the GDR ... [Those activists] did nothing wrong. They just pointed out the abuses. That alone was enough to be seen as an attack on the system." Nadja Uhl has two daughters, born in 2006 and in 2009.

* 05/23/1972

Jorge Reynoso(62)

Actor | Aguascalientes, Mexico
turns 62 today

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Known for: Mission Kill
* 05/23/1957

Ryan Coogler(33)

Crew | Oakland, California, USA
turns 33 today

Ryan Kyle Coogler is an African-American screenwriter-director born on May 23, 1986, in Oakland, California. In his earlier years, he played football -- a vocation that stayed with him into his college career. While he was at Saint Mary's College of California, his English professor, Rosemary Graham, suggested that Coogler consider a screenwriting career. Coogler then attended Sacramento State, and later, USC School of Cinematic Arts, eventually directing four short films while there: Locks (2009), Fig (2011), The Sculptor (2011), and Gap (2011). Three of these shorts either won or were nominated for different awards. Coogler's first feature film was titled Fruitvale, and later Fruitvale Station (2013). It is based on the final 24 hours of Oscar Grant's life, before he was shot and killed by one of Oakland's Fruitvale BART station's police officers, on the first day of 2009. Produced by actor-director Forest Whitaker, the feature starring Michael B. Jordan won many awards. Coogler then directed Creed (2015), a sequel/spin-off of the Rocky movies. It won critical accolades for both him and actor Jordan, who had collaborated with Coogler again. In early 2016, Coogler was slated to direct and jointly write the script for Marvel Studios' feature film, Black Panther.

* 05/23/1986

Kappei Yamaguchi(54)

Actor | Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
turns 54 today

Mitsuo Yamaguchi (山口 光雄, Yamaguchi Mitsuo, born May 23, 1965), better known by the stage name of Kappei Yamaguchi (山口 勝平, Yamaguchi Kappei), is a Japanese actor and voice actor from Fukuoka, affiliated with Gokū and 21st Century Fox. He is best known for voicing lead characters in long-running popular anime shows. He voiced the male Ranma Saotome in Ranma ½, Inuyasha in Inuyasha, L in Death Note, Usopp in One Piece and Shinichi Kudo in Detective Conan. Other roles he has done include Jackson Neil in Miracle Girls, Tombo in Kiki's Delivery Service, Yattarō in Kyatto Ninden Teyandee, Ryuichi Sakuma in Gravitation, Hideyoshi Soya in The Law of Ueki, Yamada Hifumi in Danganronpa and Monta in Eyeshield 21. In overseas dubs, he is the Japanese voice for Kyle Broflovski, Bugs Bunny and Crash Bandicoot. Yamaguchi has appeared in eroge as Kyōya Ushihisa (牛久 京也, Ushihisa Kyōya). He made his first public appearance in North America at Otakon 2008; and was also a guest at Sakura-Con 2009. Yamaguchi's third appearance to date has been at Animazement in 2010. He also made a fourth appearance in Hawaii at Kawaii Kon in 2011. He is married and has two sons.

* 05/23/1965

Helen O'Connell(† 73)

turns 99 today

Helen O'Connell (May 23, 1920 – September 9, 1993) was an American singer, actress, and hostess, sometimes described as "the quintessential big band singer of the 1940s".

* 05/23/1920

Mohamed Ramadan(31)

turns 31 today

Mohamed Ramadan is an Egyptian film and television actor.

* 05/23/1988

Mali Levi(39)

Actress | Tel Aviv, Israel
turns 39 today

Mali Levi was born on May 23, 1980, in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is an actress, known for Atomic Falafel (2015), Dead End (2006) and Rabin, the Last Day (2015). She is married to Shimon Gershon.

* 05/23/1980

P Padmarajan(† 45)

Crew | Alappuzha, Kerala, India
turns 74 today

P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed. Padmarajan was noted for his fine and detailed screenwriting and expressive direction style. Padmarajan made some of the landmark motion pictures in Malayalam cinema, including masterpieces like Oridathoru Phayalvaan (1981), Koodevide (1983), Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (1986), Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987), Moonnam Pakkam (1988), Innale (1989), Season (1989) and Njan Gandharvan (1991).

* 05/23/1945

Zalman King(† 69)

Crew | Trenton, New Jersey, USA
turns 77 today

Zalman King (born Zalman King Lefkowitz; May 23, 1941 – February 3, 2012) was an American film director, writer, actor and producer. His films are known for incorporating sexuality, and are often categorized as erotica.

* 05/23/1942
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H. Jon Benjamin(53)

Actor | Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
turns 53 today

H. Jon Benjamin (born May 23, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for voicing characters such as Sterling Archer in Archer; Bob Belcher in Bob's Burgers; Carl Graves in Family Guy; Ben in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist; Satan in Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil as well as Coach McGuirk and Jason Penopolis on Home Movies.

* 05/23/1966

O-Lan Jones(69)

Actress | Los Angeles, California, USA
turns 69 today

O-Lan Jones is an American actress, composer, and theater producer. She played Esmeralda in Edward Scissorhands.

* 05/23/1950

Melissa McBride(54)

Actress | Lexington, Kentucky, USA
turns 54 today

Melissa Suzanne McBride (born May 23, 1965) is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier on the AMC series The Walking Dead. McBride has garnered critical acclaim and received multiple awards and nominations for her role on the show.

* 05/23/1965

Linden Ashby(59)

Actor | Atlantic Beach, Florida, USA
turns 59 today

Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby III  (born May 23, 1960) is an American film/television actor and martial artist.

* 05/23/1960

Rosemary Clooney(† 74)

Actress | Maysville, Kentucky, USA
turns 91 today

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House". She also had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002.

* 05/23/1928

Poolaphat Attapanyapol(31)

turns 31 today

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* 05/23/1988

Tom Tykwer(54)

Crew | Wuppertal, Germany
turns 54 today

Tom Tykwer (German: [ˈtɪkvɐ]; born 23 May 1965) is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known internationally for directing the thriller films Run Lola Run (1998), Heaven (2002), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), and The International (2009). He collaborated with The Wachowskis as co-director for the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012) and the Netflix series Sense8 (2015–2018).

* 05/23/1965

James Gleason(† 76)

Actor | New York City, New York, USA
turns 137 today

James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at the Liberty Theater in Oakland, California, which his parents were running. James and his wife then moved to Portland, Oregon, where they played in stock at the Baker Theater. For several years afterward they toured in road shows until James enlisted in the army during World War I. When he returned he appeared on the stage in "The Five Million." He then turned to writing, including "Is Zat So", which he produced for the NY stage. He also wrote and acted in "The Fall Guy" and "The Shannons on Broadway." Next he wrote The Broadway Melody (1929) for MGM. He collaborated, in 1930, on The Swellhead (1930), Dumbbells in Ermine (1930), What a Widow! (1930), Rain or Shine (1930) and His First Command (1929). He and his wife were then contracted to Pathe, Lucille to act, and James (or Jimmie as he was known) as a writer. Probably his most famous acting role was as Max Corkle, the manager of Joe Pendleton who was wrongly plucked from this life into the next, in the hit fantasy Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

* 05/23/1882

Marnie Blok(57)

turns 57 today

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* 05/23/1962

Laura Devon(† 76)

Actress | Chicago, Illinois, USA
turns 88 today

Laura Devon (May 23, 1931 – July 19, 2007) was an American actress, singer, and model.

* 05/23/1931

Jaron Sorat(31)

turns 31 today

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* 05/23/1988

Pauline Julien(† 70)

turns 91 today

Pauline Julien, (May 23, 1928 – October 1, 1998), nicknamed "Le Renarde", was a singer, songwriter, actress, feminist activist and Quebec sovereigntist. Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Julien was the companion of the poet and Québec provincial MLA Gérald Godin, another Trifluvian and sovereignist. Julien performed pro-independence songs in Montréal clubs as early as 1964. In 1965 she hosted the CBC television series Mon pays, mes chansons. At the CBC she also collaborated and recorded with pianist Herbert Ruff, and performed on the program On Stage. In 1970, Julien and Godin were arrested during the October Crisis and were released eight days later without charge. In 1994, France decorated her with the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Julien was made a Chevalière de l'Ordre national du Québec. Diagnosed with a debilitating brain disease, Julien took her own life early October 1998 in Montreal.

* 05/23/1928

Joan Collins(86)

Actress | London, England, UK
turns 86 today

Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author, and columnist. After making her stage debut in the Henrik Ibsen play A Doll's House at the age of nine, she trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She then signed an exclusive contract with the Rank Organisation and appeared in various British films. At age 22 in 1955, Collins headed to Hollywood and landed sultry roles in several popular films, including The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) and Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958). While she continued to make films in the US and the UK throughout the 1960s, she also guest-starred in an episode of Star Trek in 1967 named "The City on the Edge of Forever", as Edith Keeler. Her career languished in the 1970s, when she appeared in a number of horror films. Near the end of the decade, she starred in two softcore pornographic films based on best-selling novels by her younger sister Jackie Collins: The Stud (1978) and its sequel The Bitch (1979). She began appearing on stage, playing the title role in the 1980 British revival of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, and later had a lead role in the 1990 revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives. In 1981, she landed the role of Alexis Carrington, the vengeful and scheming ex-wife of John Forsythe's character, in the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1982; she is credited with the success of Dynasty, which was the most-watched television series in the United States during the 1984–85 broadcast season. Collins also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983 for career achievement. In 2015, Collins was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity. Since the late-1970s, Collins has written several books (including beauty and autobiographical books). In 1988, she published her first novel, Prime Time, and she has continued to publish various kinds of writing. A member of the Conservative Party, Collins was invited to attend the funeral of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in April 2013.

* 05/23/1933

Sara Hjort Ditlevsen(31)

turns 31 today

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* 05/23/1988

John Pollono(47)

Actor | Syosset, New York, USA
turns 47 today

John Pollono is an American stage, film and television actor and writer.

Known for: Stronger
* 05/23/1972

Charlie Yeung(45)

Actress | Hong Kong
turns 45 today

Charlie Yeung Choi-Nei, sometimes spelled Charlie Young, is a Chinese film actress and singer. She was first noticed after appearing in a jewellery commercial with Aaron Kwok. Since then she has participated in the music videos of artists such as Hacken Lee, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Jacky Cheung and made a number of films, most famously with Tsui Hark (The Lovers, Love in the Time of Twilight, Seven Swords) and Wong Kar-wai (Ashes of Time, Fallen Angels). She retired at the height of her career in 1997, but has since returned in 2004 in New Police Story.

* 05/23/1974

Christian Monzon(42)

turns 42 today

Christian Monzon is an American film and television actor and model.

* 05/23/1977

Alberto Frezza(30)

turns 30 today

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* 05/23/1989
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