People: Famous People born in 1988

People in chronological context: 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade. 1988 was a crucial year in the early history of the Internet—it was the year of the first well-known computer virus, the 1988 Internet worm. The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between the United States (National Science Foundation Network) and Europe (Nordunet) as well as the first Internet-based chat protocol, Internet Relay Chat. The concept of the World Wide Web was first discussed at CERN in 1988. The Soviet Union began its major deconstructing towards a mixed economy at the beginning of 1988 and began its gradual dissolution. The Iron Curtain began to disintegrate in 1988 as Hungary began allowing freer travel to the Western world. The first extrasolar planet, Gamma Cephei Ab (confirmed in 2002), was detected this year and the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio. Global warming also began to emerge as a more significant concern, with climate scientist James Hansen testifying before the U.S. Senate on the issue. ()

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Ana de Armas(36)

Actress | Havana (CU)

Ana de Armas was born in Cuba on April 30, 1988. At the age of 14, she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. She made her film debut with Una rosa de Francia (2006), which was directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. In 2006 she moved to Spain where she continued her film career, and started doing television. She currently lives between Madrid and Barcelona. Ana is known for her roles in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Knives Out (2019), and No Time to Die (2021).

* 04/30/1988

Saori Hara(36)

Actress | Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture (JP)

Saori Hara is a former Japanese AV idol, model and actress who has also used the name Mai Nanami and most recently Miyabi Matsunoi or Miyavi Matsunoi.Saori Hara was born in Hiroshima Prefecture to a Japanese mother and a father of mixed German-Japanese parentage.Hara started her career as a junior idol under the name Mai Nanami. As a teenager, she sang the theme song Spicy Days for the animated TV show The Marshmallow Times on TV Osaka in 2004. She also had parts in two movies in 2005, the March TV drama The Dream of Delinquent Boys for TBS, and the April theatrical release, horse-racing melodrama Haru Urara, which was later released as a DVD.She had also made a bikini-model photobook, Mai Nanami First Photobook, in May 2005 and a non-nude DVD titled Mai Nanami: Yamagishi Shin Digital Movie Museum which was released in August 2005. As Nanami, she also played the female lead in another mainstream movie that was due to be released in Japan in 2006 but had its debut at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California in November 2005 as Deep Sea Monster Reigo. The film was eventually released in Japan as Reigo: The Deep Sea Monster vs the Battleship Yamato.After a long hiatus, she re-emerged as Saori Hara in August 2008 and appeared in a non-nude gravure video titled Clear Water. The next month, in September, she posed nude for the first time in the Japanese men's magazine Sabra, and it was announced that she was contracted to the Soft On Demand adult video studio. She became the face of the SOD group in its anti-STD campaign in November 2008, a role formerly played by long-time SOD AV actress Nana Natsume. Hara's first adult video was released by SOD in January 2009 with the title Real Celebrity Saori Hara: Miraculous AV Debut and was reported to have sold 100,000 copies.About the same time as her AV debut, Hara posed for a set of nude photos set in Tokyo public places by photographer Kishin Shinoyama which was published January 28, 2009, by Asahi Press as NO NUDE by KISHIN 1 20XX TOKYO. Shinoyama has said that he likes working with porn stars because they have no problems with nudity. However, both Shinoyama and Hara were charged by Tokyo authorities with public indecency.Also in early 2009, Hara was in the TV Asahi movie Mission Section Chief Hitoshi Tadano: Season 4 Special, a tie-in to the fourth season of the manga-based TV show.Her May 2009 hamedori adult video for SOD, Real Celebrity Saori Hara: Brown Eyes, directed by Company Matsuo, had the quarter-German Hara traveling to Germany for six days to explore her roots. The SOD studio celebrated the end of Hara's first year with the company with the four-hour cosplay video, Real Celebrity Saori Hara: 8 Changes and Sweet Sex, where she plays eight different characters.Not long after her AV debut, Hara had a role in the Nikkatsu sex comedy about the porn industry, Lala Pipo, written by Tetsuya Nakashima, which reached theatres in February 2009. In April of that same year, Hara had a featured part in the disaster-parody comedy Saikin-rettō and also sang the theme song for the movie. July 2009 saw her play the protagonist in kunoichi sexploitation V-Cinema film Female Ninja Spy that was also released in an AV version.

* 01/01/1988

Glen Powell(35)

Actor | Austin, Texas (US)

Glen Thomas Powell Jr. (born October 21, 1988) is an American actor. He began his career with guest roles on television and small roles in films such as The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014) before making his breakthrough performance as Chad Radwell in the Fox comedy-horror series Scream Queens (2015–2016). He has since starred as Finnegan in the coming-of-age comedy Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), astronaut John Glenn in the drama Hidden Figures (2016), and Charlie Young in Set It Up (2018), before achieving international recognition and acclaim as Lieutenant Jake "Hangman" Seresin in Top Gun: Maverick (2022). He went on to star as aviator Thomas Hudner in Devotion (2022).

* 10/21/1988

Kang Eun-hye(36)

Actress | 首爾,韓國

Kang Eun-hye, better known by her stage name Viki, or Baek Da-eun is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Dal Shabet.

* 03/28/1988

Haley Joel Osment(36)

Actor | Los Angeles, California (US)

Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an American actor. After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing the title character’s son, Osment rose to fame with his performance as Cole Sear in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller film The Sixth Sense that earned him a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently appeared in leading roles in several high-profile Hollywood films including Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Mimi Leder's Pay it Forward. He made his Broadway debut in 2008 in a revival of American Buffalo, co-starring with John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer.

* 04/10/1988


Actress | Solapur, Maharashtra (IN)

Vedhika (alternatively spelled Vedhicka) is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She made her breakthrough portraying Angamma in Bala's period film Paradesi (2013), winning critical acclaim and award nominations for her portrayal.

* 02/21/1988

Emma Stone(35)

Actress | Scottsdale, Arizona (US)

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the world's highest-paid actress in 2017.Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother and made her television debut in In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot. After small television roles, she made her film debut in Superbad (2007), and received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009). The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone's first starring role, earning her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.Stone gained wider recognition as Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its 2014 sequel. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a recovering drug addict in the black comedy Birdman (2014), and her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in the romantic musical La La Land (2016). Stone received a third Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Abigail Masham in the historical comedy-drama The Favourite (2018).

* 11/06/1988

Regé-Jean Page(36)

Actor | Harare (ZW)

Regererai "Regé-Jean" Page (born 27 April 1988) is an English-Zimbabwean actor. He appeared in several television series such as Waterloo Road (2015) on BBC One, Roots (2016) on History, and For the People (2018–2019) on ABC before rising to prominence for his role in the first season of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020). He then appeared in the action film The Gray Man (2022), also on Netflix.

* 04/27/1988

Nassim Lyes(36)

Actor | Nîmes (FR)

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* 06/03/1988

Luke Thompson(36)

Actor | Southampton, England (GB)

Luke Thompson (born 4 July 1988) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Benedict, the second Bridgerton child, in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020–present).He debuted in 2013 as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre, earning him Ian Charleson and Evening Standard Theatre Award nominations. He also appeared in the BBC One drama In The Club (2014–2016).

* 07/04/1988

Jonathan Bailey(36)

Actor | Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (GB)

Jonathan Stuart Bailey (born 25 April 1988) is an English actor. Known for his comedic, dramatic, and musical roles on stage and screen, he is the recipient of a Laurence Olivier Award as well as nominations for Evening Standard Theatre and Screen Actor Guild Awards. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical in 2019.On screen, Bailey starred in the CBBC action-adventure series Leonardo (2011–12) and Disney Channel musical-comedy Groove High (2012–13) before becoming known for his roles in ITV crime drama Broadchurch (2013–15), BBC satire W1A (2014–17), and Channel 4 comedy Crashing (2016). He gained international recognition for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton in Netflix Regency romance drama Bridgerton (2020–present).

* 04/25/1988

Alicia Vikander(35)

Actress | Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län (SE)

Alicia Amanda Vikander (born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress and former dancer. Born and raised in Gothenburg, she began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Göteborg Opera and trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York. She began her professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition in Northern Europe for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the TV drama Andra Avenyn (2008–10).Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She attracted widespread recognition in 2012 for portraying Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya in Joe Wright's film adaptation of Anna Karenina and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the acclaimed Danish film A Royal Affair, receiving a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. She went on to star in the 2013 Swedish drama film Hotell and appeared in the Julian Assange-biopic The Fifth Estate that same year.In 2014 and 2015, Vikander achieved global recognition and acclaim for her roles as activist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth, a humanoid robot in Ex Machina (for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress) and painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl, for which she received the Academy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, among other awards.

* 10/03/1988
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Sophie Rundle(36)

Actress | Bournemouth, Dorset, England (GB)

Sophie Rundle (born 21 April 1988) is a British actress. She is best known for portraying Ada Shelby in the BBC One historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders, Ann Walker in BBC One and HBO's period drama Gentleman Jack, Vicky Budd in the BBC television series Bodyguard, code-breaker Lucy in the ITV drama series The Bletchley Circle and Labia in the British/American television sitcom Episodes. She also plays Alice in Sky One's 2017 drama Jamestown.

* 04/21/1988

Vanessa Hudgens(35)

Actress | Salinas, California (US)

Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008), which brought her significant mainstream media success. The success of the first film led Hudgens to acquire a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly, Sucker Punch (both 2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Spring Breakers (both 2012), Second Act (2018), Bad Boys for Life (2020), and Tick, Tick...Boom! (2021). She starred in the Netflix Christmas movies The Princess Switch (2018) and its sequels (2020 and 2021) and The Knight Before Christmas (2019), and co-produced the latter three.Hudgens played the role of Emily Locke in the NBC series Powerless (2017). She also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi (2015) and had roles in two of Fox's live musical productions: Rizzo in Grease: Live (2016) and Maureen Johnson in Rent: Live (2019). In 2022, Hudgens co-hosted the Met Gala in Manhattan.

* 12/14/1988

Melissa O'Neil(36)

Actress | Calgary, Alberta (CA)

Melissa Crystal O'Neil (born July 12, 1988) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Officer Lucy Chen on theABCpolice procedural drama seriesThe Rookie and Two / Rebecca / Portia Lin on theSyfyscifi seriesDark Matter.In 2005, she won the third season ofCanadian Idol, the first Canadian female to have won.

* 07/12/1988

Ed Speleers(36)

Actor | Chichester, West Sussex (GB)

Edward John Speleers (born 7 April 1988) is an English actor and producer. He is known for playing the title role in the 2006 film Eragon, antagonist Stephen Bonnet in the TV series Outlander and Jimmy Kent in the TV series Downton Abbey. He recently appeared as Rhys Montrose in the fourth season of You (2023) and Jack Crusher in the third season of Star Trek: Picard (2023).

* 04/07/1988

Charlie Murphy(36)

Actress | Enniscorthy (IE)

Charlotte "Charlie" Murphy (born 19 April 1988) is an Irish actress. She is best known for playing the lead role of Siobhan Delaney in the hit RTÉ drama Love/Hate for which she won the 2013 Irish Film and Television Award for Best TV Actress, and as Ann Gallagher in the acclaimed BBC One drama Happy Valley. She is currently appearing in the BBC One historical crime drama television series Peaky Blinders.

* 04/19/1988

Jesse Plemons(36)

Actor | Dallas, Texas (US)

Jesse Plemons (born April 2, 1988) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor and achieved a breakthrough with his role as Landry Clarke in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011). He subsequently portrayed Todd Alquist in season 5 of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2012–2013) and its sequel film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019). For his role as Ed Blumquist in season 2 of the FX anthology series Fargo (2015), he received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won a Critics' Choice Television Award. He received a second Emmy nomination for his performance in "USS Callister", an episode of the Netflix anthology series Black Mirror (2017). Plemons has acted in supporting roles in film such as The Master (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), Game Night (2018), The Irishman (2019), Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) and Killers of the Flower Moon (2023). He starred in Other People (2016) and I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020). For playing a rancher in The Power of the Dog (2021), he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and for playing three roles in the anthology film Kinds of Kindness (2024), he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

* 04/02/1988

Luo Yunxi(35)

Actor | Chengdu, Sichuan (CN)

Luo Yunxi (Chinese: 罗云熙, born July 28, 1988), also known by his English name Leo Luo, is a Chinese actor, singer and dancer. Luo first became known for his role in My Sunshine, and gained widespread acclaim for his roles in Ashes of Love, Love Is Sweet and Till the End of the Moon. He graduated from the Shanghai Theater Academy where he majored in ballet.

* 07/28/1988

Haley Bennett(36)

Actress | Fort Myers, Florida (US)

Haley Loraine Keeling (born January 7, 1988), known professionally as Haley Bennett, is an American actress. She made her film debut in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics (2007) and has since appeared in films such as The Equalizer (2014), Swallow (2019), Hillbilly Elegy (2020), Cyrano (2021), and Magazine Dreams (2023).

* 01/07/1988

Jing Tian(35)

Actress | Xi'an, Shanxi Province (CN)

Jing Tian is a Chinese actress. She graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing Film Academy. She is known for her roles in The Warring States, Special ID, and Police Story 2013. Wikipedia.

* 07/21/1988

Kim Soo-hyun(36)

Actor | Seoul (KR)

Kim Soo Hyun (Hangul: 김수현, born February 16, 1988) is one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea.His accolades include four Baeksang Arts Awards, two Grand Bell Awards and one Blue Dragon Film Award. From 2012 to 2016 and in 2021, he has appeared in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list. He was selected as Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year in 2014 and was featured by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2016.Kim took acting classes during his school years on his mother's recommendation to overcome his introvert personality. Following a few theatrical works, he made his television debut in 2007 with the family sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile. He went on to established himself with starring roles in the television dramas Dream High (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), as well as in the top-grossing films The Thieves (2012) and Secretly, Greatly (2013). His performance as King Lee Hwon in Moon Embracing the Sun won him the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actor in the category of Television.He became a top Hallyu star as he gained further success with the fantasy rom-com My Love from the Star (2013), and the variety-drama The Producers (2015), which earned him three Daesangs (Grand Prize). After his movie Real (2017), he enlisted to complete his mandatory military service.On January 2020, Kim joined newly established entertainment agency Gold Medalist as one of the two senior actors under the organization alongisde Seo Yea-ji. He marked his successful return to acting with the romance drama It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) and is set to star in the thriller drama One Ordinary Day (2021).

* 02/16/1988

Hakan Kurtaş(35)

Actor | İzmir (TR)

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* 09/07/1988

Inbar Lavi(36)

Actress | Ramat Gan (IL)

Inbar Lavi (Hebrew: ענבר לביא‎, born October 27, 1986) is an Israeli actress.

* 01/01/1988

Lio Tipton(35)

Actress | Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)

Lio Tipton (formerly Analeigh Tipton; November 9, 1988) is an American actor and fashion model. Tipton is known for placing third on Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model and for their roles in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Warm Bodies (2013), and Two Night Stand (2014).

* 11/09/1988

Emily Browning(35)

Actress | Melbourne, Victoria (AU)

Emily Jane Browning (born 7 December 1988) is an Australian actress. She made her film debut in the television film The Echo of Thunder (1998), and subsequently appeared in television shows such as High Flyers (1999), Something in the Air (2000–2001), and Blue Heelers (2000–2002). Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, which introduced her to a wider audience. In 2005, Browning won the Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Violet Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). Browning is also known for her roles in the horror film The Uninvited (2009), the action film Sucker Punch (2011), and the independent drama Sleeping Beauty (2011). She was named the Breakthrough Performer of The Year by the Hamptons International Film Festival for her role in the latter. Browning's other films include Summer in February, Plush (both 2013), Pompeii (2014), Legend (2015) and Golden Exits (2017). From 2017 to 2021, she starred as Laura Moon in the Starz TV series American Gods. She also had a recurring role in Showtime's drama series The Affair (2018–2019).

* 12/07/1988

Michael Cera(36)

Actor | Brampton, Ontario (CA)

Michael Austin Cera (born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian actor and musician. He started his career as a child actor, voicing the character of Brother Bear on the children’s television show The Berenstain Bears and portraying a young Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002).He has had numerous roles in United States television and film productions, including character George Michael Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019) and for his film roles as Evan in Superbad (2007), Paulie Bleeker in Juno (2007), Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and a fictional version of himself in This Is the End (2013). He voiced Dick Grayson/Robin in The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Barry (a deformed sausage) in Sausage Party (2016), and Sal Viscuso, the voice behind the announcements in Childrens Hospital.Cera made his Broadway debut in the 2014 production of Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth. For his performance in the 2018 production of Lonergan's Lobby Hero, Cera was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. Cera starred in the revival of Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery.In addition to acting, Cera is a musician, having released his debut album True That in 2014. Cera has also performed as the touring bassist for indie rock supergroup Mister Heavenly.

* 06/07/1988

Lin Gengxin(36)

Actor | Shenyang, Liaoning (CN)

Lin Gengxin (Chinese: 林更新; pinyin: Lín Gēngxīn, born on February 13, 1988), also known as Kenny Lin, is a Chinese actor. Lin rose to fame for his role in Scarlet Heart (2011), and has starred in movies such as Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013), My Old Classmate (2014), The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014) and Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017) as well as television series Princess Agents (2017) and The Legend of Shen Li (2024). Lin ranked 77th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2015, 43rd in 2017, and 84th in 2019.

* 02/13/1988

Rupert Grint(35)

Actor | Harlow, Essex, England (GB)

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor. Grint rose to fame for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. He was cast as Weasley at age eleven, having previously acted only in school plays and his local theatre group. Since then, he continued his work on film, television, and theatre.Beginning in 2002, he began to work outside of the Harry Potter franchise, with a co-leading role in Thunderpants. He has had starring roles in Driving Lessons, a dramedy released in 2006, and Cherrybomb, a limited-release drama film in 2010. He co-starred with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt in the comedy Wild Target. His first film project after the Harry Potter series was a supporting role in the 2012 anti-war film Into the White. In 2013, his film CBGB was released, and he was cast in CBS's new show Super Clyde. He made his stage debut in Jez Butterworth's Mojo in October 2013 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. In 2014, he voiced the character of Josh in Postman Pat: The Movie; and from 2017 to 2018, he executive-produced and starred in the television series Snatch, based on the film of the same name. Since 2019, he stars in the Apple TV+ psychological horror series Servant.

* 08/24/1988

Mae Whitman(36)

Actress | Los Angeles, California (US)

Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988) is an American television, movie and voice actress. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development, her role as Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Amity in the The Owl House, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies.

* 06/09/1988
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