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Megan Fox(35)

Actress | Rockwood, Tennessee, USA
turns 35 today

Megan Denise Fox  (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television show. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character, in the blockbuster film, Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the eponymous lead in the film Jennifer's Body. Fox is also considered one of the modern female sex symbols and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone and FHM. Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Gloria Darlene (née Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox. She has English, and smaller amounts of Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American, ancestry.She was raised "very strictly Pentecostal", but later attended Catholic school for twelve years. Fox's parents divorced when she was young. Fox's mother later remarried, and she and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather, Tony Tonachio. She said that the two were "very strict" and that she was not allowed to have a boyfriend or invite friends to her house. She lived with her mother until she made enough money to support herself. Fox began her training in drama and dance at age five, in Kingston, Tennessee. She attended a dance class at the community center there and was involved in Kingston Elementary School's chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. At 10 years of age, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. When she was 13 years old, Fox began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina. At age 17, she tested out of school via correspondence in order to move to Los Angeles, California. Fox has spoken extensively of her time in education; that in middle school she was bullied and picked on and she ate lunch in the bathroom to avoid being "pelted with ketchup packets". She said that the problem was not her looks, but that she had "always gotten along better with boys" and that "rubbed some people the wrong way". Fox also said of high school that she was never popular and that "everyone hated me, and I was a total outcast, my friends were always guys, I have a very aggressive personality, and girls didn’t like me for that. I’ve had only one great girlfriend my whole life". In the same interview, she mentions that she hated school and has never been "a big believer in formal education" and that "the education I was getting seemed irrelevant. So, I was sort of checked out on that part of it". Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

* 05/16/1986

Melanie Lynskey(44)

Actress | New Plymouth, New Zealand
turns 44 today

Melanie Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress best known for playing Charlie Harper's neighbor/stalker Rose on Two and a Half Men, and a range of characters in films such as Win Win, Up in the Air, The Informant!, Away We Go, Flags of Our Fathers, Shattered Glass, Sweet Home Alabama, Ever After and Heavenly Creatures.

* 05/16/1977

Pierce Brosnan(68)

Actor | Navan, County Meath, Ireland
turns 68 today

Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE (16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist who holds Irish and American citizenship. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but trained at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87). After Remington Steele, Brosnan took the lead in many films such as Dante's Peak and The Thomas Crown Affair. In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Since playing Bond, he has starred in such successes as The Matador (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005), Mamma Mia! (National Movie Award, 2008), and The Ghost Writer (2010). In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism. He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, becoming an American citizen in 2004.

* 05/16/1953

Jermaine Fowler(33)

Actor
turns 33 today

Jermaine Fowler (born May 16, 1988) is an American actor, writer and comedian, best known for starring in Coming 2 America and on the CBS television series Superior Donuts.

* 05/16/1988

IU(28)

Actress | Seoul, Korea
turns 28 today

Lee Ji-eun (Korean: 이지은; born May 16, 1993), better known by her stage name IU (Korean: 아이유), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that people can become one through music. Her fan club name is Uaena, where each syllable has a different meaning: "U" is "You" from English, "ae" is Sino-Korean for "love", and "na" is Korean for "me".

* 05/16/1993

Chingmy Yau(53)

Actress | Hong Kong
turns 53 today

​Born May 16, 1968 as Yau Suk Ching, Chingmy Yau get her start in the entertainment industry by participating in beauty pageants. It was after her appearance at the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant in 1989 (where she took the "Miss Photogenic" trophy) that she began to get film offers. Most of her early work consisted of her playing goody-two-shoes roles in romantic comedies until notorious film-maker Wong Jing took Yau under his wing -- and into his bed, even though he was married at the time. Yau became one of the queens of Category III (Hong Kong's version of the NC-17 rating, given to movies with high doses of sex and/or violence) films, through her roles in movies such as the deliciously sleazy Naked Killer (1992). However, unlike most Cat III actresses, she never appeared fully nude. Rumors abounded that Wong Jing (who either directed or produced almost every film Yau was in at the time) had strict control over what Yau could or could not show. Despite Wong's restrictions, Yau continued to heat up the screen in her roles. She even lent a bit of "real" sensuality to the usually sexually tame Jackie Chan in 1992's City Hunter (where she sports almost the exact same outfit as worn by Lara Croft in the hit video game "Tomb Raider"). Gambling never seemed as sexy as when Yau combined kung-fu with wagering in God of Gamblers Returns (1994). Yau provided excellent comic relief (and got back a bit at the hounding Hong Kong press) as well as providing a nice bit of "eye candy" by portraying an annoying tabloid TV reporter in High Risk (1995). Despite her attempts to diversify her acting portfolio, she is still best known for her roles in ultra-sleazy exploitation flicks such as Raped by an Angel (1993). The Hong Kong tabloid press is well-known for being rabid, especially towards actresses, and Chingmy Yau was no exception. Almost from the beginning of her film career, Yau was hounded by reporters claiming that she had slept her way into the film industry, and critics were always quick to cut her down. By 1997, when she publicly announced her and Wong Jing's breakup, no one was really surprised and most people expected her to retire outright. She has continued to work -- albeit at a much slower pace, now doing about one movie a year. But it seems as if Yau is following the lead of many other Hong Kong actresses who shot to fame and left just as quickly. She recently tied the knot to a fashion designer, and if the marriage goes well, she may never work again.

* 05/16/1968

David Boreanaz(52)

Actor | Buffalo, New York, USA
turns 52 today

David Boreanaz (born May 16, 1969, height 6' 1" (1,85 m)) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime drama Bones.

* 05/16/1969

Mare Winningham(62)

Actress | Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
turns 62 today

Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award. A seven-time Emmy Award nominee, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Amber Waves in 1980 and George Wallace in 1998. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1995 film Georgia. Winningham's other film and TV roles include St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Miracle Mile (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), The War (1994), Dandelion (2004), Swing Vote (2008), Brothers (2009), Mildred Pierce (2011), Hatfields & McCoys (2012) and appeared in American Horror Story for four seasons; Coven (2013), Freak Show (2014), Hotel (2015–16) and Cult (2017). She made her New York stage debut in the 2007 Off-Broadway musical 10 Million Miles, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. and her Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of Picnic. In 2014, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the original Broadway production of Casa Valentina. She was cast as Cherry Lockhart for Seasons 1–2 and 4 as Cole's mother in the TV series The Affair.

* 05/16/1959

Danny Trejo(77)

Actor | Los Angeles, California, USA
turns 77 today

Danny Trejo is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as hypermasculine characters, villains and anti-heroes. Some of his notable films include Heat, Con Air, Machete, and Desperado, the latter two with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez.

* 05/16/1944

Debra Winger(66)

Actress | Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA
turns 66 today

Debra Lynn Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress. She starred in the films An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Shadowlands (1993), each of which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment, and the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for A Dangerous Woman (1993). Her other film roles include Urban Cowboy (1980), Legal Eagles (1986), Black Widow (1987), Betrayed (1988), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Forget Paris (1995), and Rachel Getting Married (2008). In 2012, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of the David Mamet play The Anarchist. In 2014, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Transilvania International Film Festival. She starred as a series regular in the Netflix original television series The Ranch (2016–2020).

* 05/16/1955

Bill Smitrovich(74)

Actor | Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
turns 74 today

Bill Smitrovich (born June 16, 1947) is an American actor.

* 05/16/1947

Joseph Morgan(40)

Actor | Wales, UK
turns 40 today

Joseph Morgan is a British actor.

* 05/16/1981
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Lynn Collins(44)

Actress | Houston, Texas, USA
turns 44 today

Viola Lynn Collins (born May 16, 1977), better known as Lynn Collins, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Kayla Silverfox in the live-action film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

* 05/16/1977

Kohsuke Toriumi(48)

Actor | Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
turns 48 today

Kohsuke Toriumi is a Japanese voice actor, he uses the aliases Burisuke Houdentei and Spoon Sakiware for adult content.

* 05/16/1973

Henry Fonda(† 77)

Actor | Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
turns 116 today

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda made his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles on Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transferred to the screen in 1935 and became the startup of Fonda's longtime Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane and Peter Fonda also were to become screen stars. Henry Fonda is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and more recently Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career, which spanned almost 50 years, is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television.

* 05/16/1905

Khary Payton(49)

Actor | Augusta, Georgia, US
turns 49 today

Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American voice, film and television actor, better known for his voice role of the DC Comics characters Cyborg across various films and video games and Kaldur'ahm / Aqualad in Young Justice (2010-present). He is also known for his live action performances on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.

* 05/16/1972

Tiya Sircar(39)

Actress | Fort Worth, Texas, USA
turns 39 today

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982) is an American actress. She portrayed Sabine Wren in Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018) and Rooni Schuman in ABC's Alex, Inc. (2018). She had a minor role in The Internship (2013) and a recurring role as Vicky in The Good Place (2016–2020).

* 05/16/1982

Ju Ji-hoon(39)

Actor | Seoul, South Korea
turns 39 today

Ju Ji-hoon is a South Korean actor. He began as a model but transitioned into acting with his breakout role as Crown Prince Lee Shin in 2006's Princess Hours. Ju Ji-hoon is perhaps most widely known for his role Haewonmak in the box office smash hit films Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds and Along with the Gods: The Last 49 days and his role of Prince Yi Chang in the Netflix Historical Zombie TV series Kingdom.

* 05/16/1982

Thomas Brodie-Sangster(31)

Actor | Southwark, London, England, UK
turns 31 today

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (born 16 May 1990) is an English film and television actor, best known for his roles in Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, Nowhere Boy, and The Maze Runner. He also provides the voice of Ferb in the animated Disney show Phineas and Ferb.

* 05/16/1990

Rebecca Front(57)

Actress | Stoke Newington, London, England, UK
turns 57 today

Rebecca Front (born 16 May 1964) is a British stage, film and television actress, comedian and writer, best known for playing characters on the comedy show "The Thick of It" as well as the Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent in the television drama series "Lewis".

* 05/16/1964

Vincent Regan(56)

Actor | Swansea, Wales
turns 56 today

Vincent Regan (born 16 May 1965) is a British film and television actor, best known for his roles in 300, Troy, Unleashed, Clash of the Titans and Lockout.

* 05/16/1965

Jim Sturgess(43)

Actor | England, UK
turns 43 today

James Anthony "Jim" Sturgess (born 16 May 1981) is a British actor and musician. His breakout role was playing Jude in 2007's Across the Universe.

* 05/16/1978

Laurie Bartram(† 49)

Actress | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
turns 63 today

Laurie Lee Bartram (May 16, 1958 – May 25, 2007) was an American actress and ballet dancer best known for her role as "Brenda" in the 1980 landmark slasher film Friday the 13th.

* 05/16/1958

Frances Sholto-Douglas(25)

Actress | Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
turns 25 today

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* 05/16/1996

Ahn Bo-hyun(33)

Actor | Busan, South Korea
turns 33 today

Ahn Bo-Hyun (born May 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor. He debuted as a model.

 
* 05/16/1988

Belle Shouse(21)

Actress
turns 21 today

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* 05/16/2000

Asami Imai(44)

Actress | Tokyo, Japan
turns 44 today

Asami Imai is a Japanese singer and voice actress, affiliated with Early Wing. She has also provided voice acting under the aliases Eriko Toyama and Keiko Horikoshi during earlier works within her career.

* 05/16/1977

Miles Heizer(27)

Actor | Greenville, Kentucky, USA
turns 27 today

Miles Heizer (born May 16, 1994) is an American actor. His most notable film appearance was in Rails & Ties, playing Davey Danner when he was 12 years old. He also played the recurring character Joshua Lipnicki on the television series ER.

* 05/16/1994

Jacob Zachar(35)

Actor | Chicago, Illinois, USA
turns 35 today

Jacob Zachar (born May 16, 1986) is an American actor whose roles include Russell "Rusty" Cartwright on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.

 
* 05/16/1986

Alissa Skovbye(19)

Actress | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
turns 19 today

Alissa ‘Ali’ Skovbye was born in Vancouver,Canada. She comes from a Scandinavian background and most of her extended family resides in Sweden and Denmark.Although she did not initially take to acting like her older sister Tiera, she did eventually become curious around the age of four.Shortly after she booked her first commercial, a US National for Cadillac.At the age of five she booked a supporting role in the feature film Gemeinsam stärker – Personal Effects (2009)opposite Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ashton Kutcher.A string of commercial and short film projects followed and in 2010 she booked a part in her first TV series playing the role of “Haley” in an episode of the long running series “Smallville”.The past year has seen Ali continue to book guest starring roles in such highly acclaimed shows as “Fringe”,” Supernatural”,” R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour”,and ” Motive”.She also booked a recurring role as “Grace/Paige” on the new hit show for ABC “Once Upon a Time”,as well as the recurring role of “Emily” on the Steven Speilberg produced TNT show “Falling Skies”.Ali has developed a true passion for acting and has shown her ability to handle a diverse range of characters. Although she loves to play the comedic roles and enjoys the Disney shows and all of the typical “tween” fare,Ali has an uncanny ability to play the more disturbing and “flawed” characters and is excited by the challenges that these roles present!She is incredibly dedicated to her craft and continues to train privately as well as pursuing theatre and musical theatre.Despite her busy acting schedule. she still enjoys school where she participates in a number of activities including her favorite sport volleyball.Outside of school she enjoys singing,dancing and playing the guitar.

* 05/16/2002
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