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1990s

1980s

  • Jonathan Ahdout (1989–) American actor (House of Sand and Fog, 24)
  • Justin Baldoni (1984–) American actor (Everwood)
  • Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (1988–) Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • Justin Berfield (1986–) American film/TV actor (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Rachel Bilson (1981–) American film/television actress (The O.C., The Last Kiss)

  • Amanda Bynes (1986–) American film star and former show host on Nickelodeon (She's the Man)
  • Lizzy Caplan (1982–) American film/TV actress (Mean Girls)
  • Matt Cohen (1982–) American film/television actor
  • Lauren Collins (1986–) Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • John Francis Daley (1985–) American actor/director (Freaks and Geeks)
  • Kat Dennings (1986–) American film/TV actress
  • Zac Efron (1987–) American teen idol/actor (High School Musical, Hairspray)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (1983–) American film actor (The Squid and the Whale)
  • Jake Epstein (1987–) Canadian actor/teen idol (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • Stacey Farber (1987–) Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • Ben Feldman (1980–) American film/TV actor
  • Jeremy Ferdman (1986–) Canadian actor
  • Sean Flynn-Amir (1989–) American television actor (Zoey 101)
  • Ben Foster (1980–) American film actor (X-Men: The Last Stand)
  • Jon Foster (1984–) American film/television actor (Stay Alive)
  • Shayna Fox (1984–) American voice actress
  • Gideon Glick (1988–) American actor
  • Jake Goldsbie (1988–) Canadian actor
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981–) American actor
  • Aubrey Graham (1986–) Canadian actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • Max Greenfield (1980–) American film/TV actor
  • Zena Grey (1988–) American film actress (Max Keeble's Big Move)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (1980–) American film star (Brokeback Mountain)
  • Scarlett Johansson (1984–) American film actress; has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after young actresses
  • Ariana Jollee (1982–) American pornographic actress and pornographic film director
  • Robert Kazinsky (1983–) English television actor (EastEnders)
  • Shane Kippel (1986–) Canadian actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • Mila Kunis (1983–) American television actress (That '70s Show)
  • Shia LaBeouf (1986–) American TV/film actor (Even Stevens, Holes)
  • Adam Lamberg (1984–) American actor (Lizzie McGuire)
  • Samm Levine (1982–) American film/TV actor
  • Jaclyn Linetsky (1986–2003) Canadian TV actress (15/Love)
  • Alex D. Linz (1989–) American actor (Home Alone 3, Max Keeble's Big Move)
  • Eli Marienthal (1986–) American film actor (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen)
  • Scott Mechlowicz (1981–) American film actor (EuroTrip, Mean Creek)
  • Sara Paxton (1988–) American actress (Darcy's Wild Life, Aquamarine)
  • Josh Peck (1986–) American actor (Drake & Josh)
  • Ashley Peldon (1984–) American film/television actress
  • Courtney Peldon (1981–) American film/television actress
  • Alisan Porter (1981–) American film and stage actress and singer
  • Natalie Portman (1981–) Israeli-born American film star (V for Vendetta)
  • Laura Prepon (1980–) American film/TV actress (That '70s Show)
  • Nathalie Press (1980–) English film actress (My Summer of Love)
  • Daniel Radcliffe (1989–) English actor (Harry Potter)
  • Nikki Reed (1988–) American film actress/screenwriter (Thirteen)
  • Seth Rogen (1982–) Canadian actor
  • Daphne Rosen (1982–) adult film actress and adult movie producer
  • Emmy Rossum (1986–) American actress (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Sirak M. Sabahat (1981–) Ethiopian-born Israeli actor
  • Lara Sacher (1986–) Australian television actress (Neighbors)
  • Jason Schwartzman (1980–) American film actor (Marie Antoinette)
  • Jason Segel (1980–) American film/TV actor
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981–) American television actress (The Sopranos)
  • Gregory Smith (1983–) Canadian/American film/TV actor (Everwood)
  • Marla Sokoloff (1980–) American film/television actress (Big Day)
  • Shoshannah Stern (1980–) American television actress
  • Margo Stilley (1983–) American film actress (9 Songs)
  • Joss Stone (1987–) British singer and actress
  • Lauren Storm (1987–) American television actress (Flight 29 Down)
  • Kyle Switzer (1985–) Canadian television actor (15/Love)
  • Alona Tal (1983 - ) Israeli-born actress
  • Khleo Thomas (1989–) American film actor (Holes)
  • Ashley Tisdale (1985–) American actress and singer (High School Musical)
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (1985–) American film/television actress (EuroTrip)
  • Raviv Ullman (1986–) Israeli-born American actor, teen idol (Phil of the Future)
  • Anneliese van der Pol (1984 - ) Dutch/American actress
  • Mara Wilson (1987–) American film actress (Matilda)
  • Evan Rachel Wood (1987–) American film actress (Thirteen, The Upside of Anger)
  • Mario Yedidia (1984–) American former child actor (Warriors of Virtue)
  • Anton Yelchin (1989–) Russian-born American film/television actor
  • Joey Zimmerman (1986–) American film/TV actor (Halloween town)

1970s

  • Shiri Appleby (1978–) American film/television actress (Roswell)
  • David Arquette (1971–) American film actor
  • Mili Avital (1972–) Israeli-born actress11
  • Elizabeth Banks (1974–) American film actress (Invincible)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (1971–) English comedian/actor (Ali G, Borat)
  • Justin Bartha (1978–) American film actor (Gigli, National Treasure)
  • Dani Behr (1971–) English television presenter, actress and singer
  • Amber Benson (1977–) American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Elizabeth Berkley (1972–) American television, film, and stage actress
  • Mayim Bialik (1975–) American actress (Blossom)
  • Lani Billard (1979–) Canadian actress (Ready or Not)
  • Claudia Black (1972–) Australian actress
  • Michael Ian Black (1971–) American actor, comedian and comedy writer
  • Selma Blair (1972–) American film actress (Cruel Intentions)
  • Alex Borstein (1971–) American actress, writer and comedian
  • Caprice Bourret (1971–) American/English fashion model and actress, often known by her first name
  • Zach Braff (1975–) American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer (Scrubs, Garden State)
  • Tamara Braun (1971–) American soap opera actress
  • Adam Brody (1979–) American actor (The O.C.)
  • Adrien Brody (1973–) Academy Award-winning American film actor (The Pianist)
  • Sarah Brown (1975–) American actress
  • Brooke Burke (1971–) American television personality and model
  • Scott Caan (1976–) American film actor, son of James Caan
  • James Callis (1971–) English film/television actor (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Neve Campbell (1973–) Canadian film/television actress (Party of Five)
  • Josh Charles (1971–) American stage, film and television actor
  • David Charvet (1972–) French-born actor/singer (Baywatch)
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (1977–) Canadian actress
  • Jennifer Connelly (1970–) Academy Award-winning film American actress
  • Erin Daniels (1973–) American actress
  • Dustin Diamond (1977–) American actor (Saved by the Bell)
  • Meital Dohan (1976–) Israeli actress (Weeds)
  • Oded Fehr (1970–) Israeli/American actor (The Mummy)
  • Corey Feldman (1971–) American film actor, 1980s teen idol
  • Isla Fisher (1976–) Australian actress, model and author
  • James Franco (1978–) American film actor (James Dean, Spider-Man)
  • Soleil Moon Frye (1976–) American actress and director (Punky Brewster)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971–) French actress
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977–) American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sara Gilbert (1975–) American actress (Roseanne)
  • Jessalyn Gilsig (1971–) Canadian actress
  • Elon Gold (1970–) American comedian, television actor, writer and producer
  • Adam Goldberg (1970–) American film actor
  • Seth Green (1974–) American actor and television producer
  • Bryan Greenberg (1978–) American film/television actor (Prime)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977–) Golden Globe-nominated American actress
  • Chelsea Handler (1975–) American actress/comedian
  • Alyson Hannigan (1974–) American actress ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Date Movie)
  • Samantha Harris (1973 - ) American actress and TV presenter
  • Cole Hauser (1975–) American film actor
  • Kate Hudson (1979–) American film actress (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)
  • Oliver Hudson (1976–) American film/television actor
  • Rashida Jones (1976–) American actress, writer, model, and musician (The Office)
  • Jordan (Katie Price) (1978–) British model/actress
  • Chris Kattan (1970–) American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • Mia Kirshner (1976–) Canadian film/television actress
  • Alla Korot (1970–) Ukrainian-born American actress
  • Lisa Kushell (1971–) American comedic actress (MADtv, co-host of Dinner and a Movie)
  • David Krumholtz (1978–) American actor (NUMB3RS)
  • Jenny Lewis (1976–) American musician and former child actress
  • Matt Lucas (1974–) English comedy actor
  • Michael Lucas (1972–) Russian-born porn star
  • Jamie Luner (1971–) American actress (Melrose Place)
  • Natasha Lyonne (1979–) American film/television actress (American Pie)
  • Gabriel Macht (1972–) American film actor
  • Idina Menzel (1971–) American actress, singer and songwriter
  • Seth Meyers (1973–) American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman (1970–) English television actress (Eastenders)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (1972–) Academy Award-winning American actress and singer
  • Adam Pascal (1970–) American actor (Rent)
  • Amanda Peet (1972–) American film actress
  • Joaquin Phoenix (1974–) Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American film actor (Walk the Line)
  • Rain Phoenix (1973–) American actress/musician
  • River Phoenix (1970–1993) Academy Award-nominated American film actor
  • Summer Phoenix (1978–) American actress and model
  • Pink (1979–) Grammy Award-winning American singer and actress
  • Josh Radnor (1976–) American actor (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Leah Remini (1970–) American actress (The King of Queens)
  • Simon Rex (1974–) American actor and model
  • Michael Rosenbaum (1972–) American film and television actor (Smallvile)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (1972–) American actress, daughter of singer Diana Ross
  • Eli Roth (1972–) American film actor, director, producer and writer
  • Maya Rudolph (1972–) American actress/comedian, cast member of Saturday Night Live
  • Keri Russell (1976–) Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and dancer (Felicity, The Upside of Anger)
  • Winona Ryder (1971–) Academy Award-nominated American film actress
  • John Safran (1972- ) Australian comedian/filmmaker
  • Fred Savage (1976–) American actor and television director
  • Miriam Shor (1971–) American film/television actress (Big Day)
  • Sarah Silverman (1970–) American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer
  • Alicia Silverstone (1976–) American actress and former fashion model (Clueless, Batman and Robin)
  • Ione Skye (1971–) English-born American actress
  • Lindsay Sloane (1977–) American actress
  • Bahar Soomekh (1975–) Iranian-born American actress (Crash)
  • Tori Spelling (1973–) American actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • Jordana Spiro (1977–) American television actress (My Boys)
  • Rachel Stevens (1978–) English singer and occasional actress/model
  • Matt Stone (1971–) American animator, film director, screenwriter, actor and voice actor (South Park)
  • Danny Strong (1974–) American film/television actor
  • Mageina Tovah (1979 - ) American actress
  • Kevin Weisman (1970–) American film/television actor
  • Rachel Weisz (1971–) Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-nominated English actress
  • Jennifer Westfeldt (1971–) American actress and writer (Kissing Jessica Stein)
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (1973–) American film, television and stage actress (Hairspray stage version)
  • Noah Wyle (1971–) American film/television actor
  • Nikki Ziering (1971–) American model and actress
  • Ethan Zohn (1973–) Survivor: Africa winner and actor
  • Arianne Zuker (1974–) American soap opera actress

1960s

  • Paula Abdul (1962–) American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer, and television personality
  • Ronni Ancona (1968–) Scottish impressionist/actress
  • Patricia Arquette (1968–) Golden Globe-nominated American actress
  • Hank Azaria (1964–) Emmy Award-winning American actor
  • David Baddiel (1964–) English comedian, actor, novelist and television presenter
  • David Alan Basche (1968–) American actor
  • Randall Batinkoff (1968–) American film/television actor (For Keeps?)
  • Mary Kay Bergman (1961–1999) American voice actress (South Park)
  • Troy Beyer (1964–) American film director, screenwriter and actress
  • Craig Bierko (1964–) American film/television actor (Cinderella Man)
  • Jack Black (1969–) American film actor and musician
  • Yasmine Bleeth (1968–) American television/film actress (Baywatch)
  • Lisa Bonet (1967–) American film/television actress (The Cosby Show)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (1966–) Academy-Award nominated English film/television actress
  • Matthew Broderick (1962–) American film and stage actor (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Producers)
  • Gabrielle Carteris (1961–) American actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • Phoebe Cates (1963–) American film actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Scott Cohen (1964–) American film/television actor
  • Mindy Cohn (1966–) American television actress (The Facts of Life)
  • David Cross (1964–) American actor/comedian
  • Dean Devlin (1962–) former actor, now producer and screenwriter
  • Don Diamont (1961–) American soap opera actor (The Young and the Restless)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (1965–) Academy Award-nominated American actor and musician (Iron Man)
  • Rachel Dratch (1966–) American comedienne (Saturday Night Live)
  • David Duchovny (1960–) Golden Globe Award-winning American television and film actor (The X-Files)
  • Lisa Edelstein (1967–) American actress (House)
  • Jon Favreau (1966–) American actor/director
  • Vanessa Feltz (1962–) English television personality and actress
  • Dan Futterman (1967–) American actor and an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter
  • Jeff Garlin (1962–) American comic actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Brad Garrett (1960–) three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor and comedian
  • Gina Gershon (1962–) American film actress
  • Jami Gertz (1965–) American film/television actress
  • Melissa Gilbert (1964–) American former child actress, served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild
  • Judy Gold (1962–) American stand-up comedian and actress
  • Bill Goldberg (1966-) Currently inactive wrestler that wrestled for both WCW and WWE and American film/television actor
  • Jennifer Grey (1960–) American actress (Dirty Dancing)
  • Arye Gross (1960–) American film/television actor
  • Greg Grunberg (1966–) American film/television actor (Heroes)
  • Annabelle Gurwitch (1961–) American comedic actress, hostess of TBS's Dinner and a Movie
  • Daryl Hannah (1960–) American film actress (Splash)
  • Jessica Hecht (1965–) American film/stage actress
  • Monica Horan (1963–) American television actress (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  • Helen Hunt (1963–) Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress
  • Jason Isaacs (1963–) English film actor
  • Sean Kanan (1966–) American soap opera actor (General Hospital)
  • Mathieu Kassovitz (1967–) French actor, director, screenwriter, considered one of contemporary France's top young film talents
  • Paul Kaye (1965–) English comedian and writer
  • Heather Paige Kent (1969–) American television actress
  • Marc Kudisch (1966–) American stage actor
  • Lisa Kudrow (1963–) Emmy Award and SAG-winning American actress (Friends)
  • Juliet Landau (1965–) American actress, daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain
  • John Lehr (1967–) American actor/comedian (10 Items or Less)
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962–) Hollywood film actress
  • Courtney Love (1964–) rock musician and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known as lead singer for the now-defunct alternative rock band Hole
  • Joshua Malina (1966–) American film and stage actor
  • Camryn Manheim (1961–) American actress (The Practice)
  • Cindy Margolis (1965–) American actress/model, included in 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as a result of being the "most downloaded" person in 1999
  • Julianna Margulies (1966–) American film/television actress (ER)
  • Marlee Matlin (1965–) Academy Award-winning American actress (Children of a Lesser God)
  • Debra Messing (1968–) Emmy Award-winning American actress (Will & Grace)
  • Dina Meyer (1968–) American film/television actress (Saw films)
  • Ari Meyers (1969–) American actress (Kate & Allie)
  • Maia Morgenstern (1962–) Romanian film and stage actress (The Passion of the Christ)
  • Rob Morrow (1962–) American actor (Northern Exposure, Numbers)
  • Sophie Okonedo (1969–) Academy Award-nominated English actress (Hotel Rwanda)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (1965–) Golden Globe, Emmy-winning American actress
  • Sean Penn (1960–) Academy Award-winning American film actor
  • Jeremy Piven (1965–) American actor (Entourage)
  • Rain Pryor (1969–) American actress and comedian, daughter of Richard Pryor
  • Ted Raimi (1965–) American actor, brother of Spider-Man director Sam Raimi
  • Paul Rudd (1969–) American actor
  • Adam Sandler (1966–) American actor, comedian, producer, and musician
  • Rob Schneider (1963–) American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
  • Bitty Schram (1968–) Golden Globe-nominated American actress
  • Liev Schreiber (1967–) Tony Award-winning American actor
  • David Schwimmer (1966–) Emmy-nominated American actor and director (Friends)
  • Sam Seder (1966–) actor, comedian, writer, producer, director
  • Kyra Sedgwick (1965–) Emmy-nominated American actress
  • Ally Sheedy (1962–) American screen and stage actress ("Brat Pack" films The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire)
  • Pauly Shore (1968–) American actor and comedian
  • Jonathan Silverman (1966–) American film/television actor
  • Helen Slater (1963–) American film actress and singer-songwriter
  • Georgia Slowe (1966–) English actress
  • Rena Sofer (1968–) American actress
  • Jon Stewart (1962–) American comedian, actor, author, producer, host of The Daily Show
  • Amy Stiller (born August 9, 1961 in New York City, New York) is an American actress
  • Ben Stiller (1965–) American comedian, actor, and film director
  • Michael Vartan (1968–) French-born American film/television actor (Monster-in-Law)
  • Steven Weber (1961–) American film/television actor
  • Scott Wolf (1968–) American actor (Party of Five)
  • Ian Ziering (1964–) American actor (Beverly Hills 90210)

1950s

  • Caroline Aaron (1957–) American actress and producer
  • Jason Alexander (1959–) American actor (Seinfeld)
  • Adam Arkin (1956–) American television, film, and stage actor
  • Tom Arnold (1959–) American actor and comedian
  • Rosanna Arquette (1959–) American actress, film director, and film producer
  • Ellen Barkin (1954–) American actress
  • Robby Benson (1956–) American actor, former teen idol
  • Sandra Bernhard (1955–) American actress and comedian
  • Mike Binder (1958–) American screenwriter, film director and actor
  • Jerry Butler (1959–) American pornographic actor, one of the most popular male performers in the 1980s
  • Kate Capshaw (1953–) American actress (Indiana Jones)
  • Katie Couric (1957–) American media personality, appeared in Shark Tale
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (1958–) Golden Globe-winning American film actress, successful writer of books for children
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (1957–) Academy Award-winning British-born actor
  • Fran Drescher (1957–) American film and television actress
  • Ben Elton (1959–) English comedian, actor and writer
  • Tovah Feldshuh (1952–) American actress, singer, and playwright
  • Harvey Fierstein (1954–) American actor, author, and singer
  • Carrie Fisher (1956–) American film actress, novelist (Star Wars)
  • Al Franken (1951–) American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator and radio host
  • Stephen Fry (1957–) English comedian, author, actor and filmmaker
  • Mira Furlan (1955–) Croatian actress/singer
  • Kathie Lee Gifford (1953–) American singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Joanna Gleason (1950–) Canadian-born actress
  • Jeff Goldblum (1952–) Academy Award nominated American film actor
  • Henry Goodman (1950–) English theatre actor
  • Steve Guttenberg (1958–) American actor
  • Mary Hart (1950–) American former actress and television personality (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Nina Hartley (1959–) American adult film actress
  • Amy Irving (1953–) American actress
  • Ron Jeremy (1953–) American adult film actor
  • Toni Kalem (1956–) American film, television actress, screenwriter and director
  • Carol Kane (1952–) Academy Award-nominated American actress
  • Julie Kavner (1950–) American film/television actress (voice of Marge on the The Simpsons)
  • Richard Kind (1956–) American actor
  • John Landis (1950–) American actor, director, writer, and producer
  • Carol Leifer (1956–) American comedienne and actress
  • Dani Levy (1957–) Swiss/German filmmaker, theatrical director, actor
  • Jon Lovitz (1957–) American actor and comedian
  • Joan Lunden (1950–) American broadcaster (Good Morning America), has also acted
  • Howie Mandel (1955–) Canadian comedian and actor
  • Melanie Mayron (1952–) American actress and director (Thirty Something)
  • Kay Mellor (1950–) English actress, scriptwriter and director
  • Larry Miller (1953–) American stand-up comedian, actor
  • Rick Moranis (1953–) Canadian comic actor
  • Don Most (1953–) American actor (Happy Days)
  • Bebe Neuwirth (1958–) Tony Award-winning American theater, television, and film actress
  • Laraine Newman (1952–) American comedienne and actress
  • Ken Olin (1954–) American actor, director and producer
  • Mandy Patinkin (1952–) American actor of stage and screen
  • Lorna Patterson (1956–) American film, stage and television actress
  • Scott Patterson (1958–) American actor (Gilmore Girls)
  • David Paymer (1954–) American character actor
  • Ron Perlman (1950–) film/television actor (Hellboy)
  • Kevin Pollak (1957–) American actor, impressionist and comedian
  • Paul Reiser (1957–) American actor, author and stand-up comedian (Mad About You)
  • Tanya Roberts (1954–) American actress (Charlie's Angels)
  • Mimi Rogers (1956–) American actress and poker player
  • Roseanne Barr (1952–) American actress, writer, talk-show host and comedienne
  • Alan Rosenberg (1950–) American actor, 24th president of the Screen Actors Guild
  • Katey Sagal (1954–) American actress, singer, and writer (Married... with Children)
  • Bob Saget (1956–) American actor, stand-up comedian and game show host
  • Herschel Savage (1955–) American pornographic actor and porn movie director
  • Richard Schiff (1955–) American actor (The West Wing)
  • Steven Seagal (1951–) American action movie actor, producer, writer, director and singer
  • Jerry Seinfeld (1954–) Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning American comedian, actor, and writer
  • Jane Seymour (1951 - ) English-born film/television actress
  • Wendie Jo Sperber (1958–2005) American television/movie actress
  • Annie Sprinkle (1954–) American prostitute, stripper, porn film star, cable television host, porn magazine editor/writer, and sex film producer
  • Howard Stern (1954–) American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humoist, actor and author
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (1951–) American actor
  • Robert Trebor (1953–) American actor (Hercules, Xena)
  • Debra Winger (1955–) Academy Award–nominated American actress
  • Mare Winningham (1959–) American film and television actress

1940s

  • Bob Balaban (1945–) American actor and director
  • Richard Belzer (1944–) American stand up comedian, writer and actor
  • Albert Brooks (1947–) Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director
  • James Caan (1940–) Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor
  • Nell Carter (1948–2003) Tony Award-winning American singer and film, stage, and television actress
  • Peter Coyote (1941–) American actor and author
  • Billy Crystal (1947–) American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director
  • Larry David (1947–) Emmy-winning American actor, writer, comedian, producer and film director
  • Michael Douglas (1944–) Academy Award-winning American actor and producer
  • Richard Dreyfuss (1947–) Academy Award-winning American actor
    Bob Dylan (1941–) singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet, also appeared in several films
  • Richard Elfman (1949–) American film director, writer and actor
  • Harrison Ford (1942–) Academy Award-nominated American actor
  • Bonnie Franklin (1944–) American actress
  • Victor Garber (1949–) Emmy award nominated Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer
  • Paul Michael Glaser (1943–) American actor (Starsky & Hutch)
  • Scott Glenn (1941–) American actor
  • Christopher Guest (1948–) Lord Haden-Guest, American actor/director
  • Goldie Hawn (1945–) Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer
  • Dan Hedaya (1940–) American character actor
  • Barbara Hershey (1948–) American actress, known for her many film roles
  • Xaviera Hollander (1943–) Indonesia-born call girl, madam and actress
  • Madeline Kahn (1942–1999) Academy Award-nominated American actress of film, television, and theater
  • Gabe Kaplan (1945–) American actor, comedian, and professional poker player
  • Andy Kaufman (1949–1984) American entertainer
  • Judy Kaye (1948–) Tony-award-winning American singer and actress
  • Lainie Kazan (1940–) American actress and singer
  • Robert Klein (1942–) American stand-up comedian and occasional actor
  • Kevin Kline (1947–) Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor
  • Richard Kline (1944–) American actor and television director
  • Sherry Lansing (1944–) American former CEO of Paramount Studios and actress
  • Michael Lembeck (1948–) American actor and director
  • Eugene Levy (1946–) Canadian actor, director, producer and writer
  • Richard Lewis (1947–) American comedian and actor
  • Maureen Lipman (1946–) English film, television & theatre actress
  • Peggy Lipton (1947–) American television actress and socialite (The Mod Squad)
  • Stephen Macht (1942–) American actor
  • Miriam Margolyes (1941–) English character actress
  • Richard Masur (1948–) American actor
  • Bette Midler (1945–) American singer, actress, and comedian, also known as The Divine Miss M
  • Olivia Newton-John (1948–) English-born Australian pop singer and actress
  • Frank Oz (1944–) English-born American film director, actor and puppeteer
  • David Proval (1942–) American actor (The Sopranos)
  • Gilda Radner (1946–1989) American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live)
  • Harold Ramis (1944–) American actor, director, and writer
  • Harry Reems (1947–) American theater and adult film actor
  • Rob Reiner (1947–) American actor, director, producer, writer and anti-tobacco activist; son of Carl Reiner
  • Peter Riegert (1947–) American film/television actor
  • Garry Shandling (1949–) American comedian and actor
  • Wallace Shawn (1943–) American actor and writer
  • Harry Shearer (1943–) American comedic actor and writer
  • Brent Spiner (1949–) American actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Ben Stein (1944–) American lawyer, economist, law professor, actor, comedian, and former White House speechwriter
  • Barbra Streisand (1942–) two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director
  • Jeffrey Tambor (1944–) American film/television actor (Hellboy, Arrested Development)
  • Jessica Walter (1941–) American film/television actress (Arrested Development)
  • Zoë Wanamaker (1949–) American-born English actress
  • Lesley Ann Warren (1946–) Academy Award-nominated American stage, film and television actress
  • Anson Williams (1949–) American actor (Happy Days)
  • Henry Winkler (1945–) American actor, director, producer and author (Happy Days)

1930s

  • Anouk Aimée (1932–) French film actress
  • Woody Allen (1935–) Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, and comedian
  • Alan Arkin (1934–) Academy Award-winning American film actor, director
  • Barbara Barrie (1931–) American actress and author of children's books
  • Richard Benjamin (1938–) American actor/film director
  • Steven Berkoff (1937–) English actor, writer and director
  • Claire Bloom (1931–) English film and stage actress
  • Bernard Bresslaw (1934–1993) English comedian and actor
  • Eleanor Bron (1938–) English actress
  • Dyan Cannon (1937–) three-time Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress, editor, producer and director
  • Eddie Carmel (1936–1972) entertainer known as "The Jewish Giant"
  • Joan Collins (1933–) English actress and bestselling author
  • Jerry Douglas (1932–) American television actress (The Young and the Restless)
  • Marty Feldman (1934–1982) English writer, comedian and film and television actor
  • Fenella Fielding (c. 1930–) English actress
  • Jonathan Goldsmith (born September 26, 1938) is an American actor.
  • Elliott Gould (1938–) Academy Award-nominated American film/television actor
  • Charles Grodin (1935–) American actor and former cable talk show host
  • Estelle Harris (1932–) American actress (Seinfeld)
  • Judd Hirsch (1935–) American actor (Taxi, NUMB3RS)
  • Dustin Hoffman (1937–) two-time Oscar winning American actor
  • Tony Jay (1933–2006) English/American actor
  • Harvey Keitel (1939–) Academy Award-nominated American actor
  • Walter Koenig (1936–) American actor, writer, teacher and director (Star Trek)
  • Yaphet Kotto (1937–) American actor, son of Cameroonian Crown Prince
  • Michael Landon (1936–1991) actor, producer and director who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades
  • Louise Lasser (1939–) American stage/film/television actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman)
  • Piper laurie (1932–) American actress
  • Linda Lavin (1937–) Tony Award and Golden Globe Award-winning stage, film and television actress
  • Shari Lewis (1933–1998) American ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's television show host, popular during the 1960
  • Hal Linden (1931–) American actor and television director
  • Tina Louise (1934–) American model, singer, and film and television actress
  • Jackie Mason (1931–) American stand-up comedian/actor
  • Paul Mazursky (1930–) American film director and actor
  • Shelley Morrison (1936–) American actress
  • Nadira (1932–2006) Indian Bollywood actress
  • Barry Newman (1931–) American actor
  • Anthony Newley (1931–1999) English actor, singer & songwriter
  • Leonard Nimoy (1931–) American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer
  • Elvis Presley (1935–1977) American singer, musician and actor
  • Ron Rifkin (1939–) American actor, director
  • Joan Rivers (1933–) American comedienne, actress, talk show host, and celebrity
  • Andrew Sachs (1930–) German-born English actor
  • George Segal (1934–) American film and stage actor
  • William Shatner (1931–) Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian actor
  • Janet Suzman (1939–) South African actress and director
  • Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932–) Oscar-winning English/American film actress & sex symbol
  • Chaim Topol (1935–) one of the most famous Israeli theatrical and film performers
  • Gene Wilder (1933–) American actor and comedian
  • Mike & Bernie Winters (1930–, 1932–1991) double act of English comedians

1920s

  • Ed Ames (1927–) American singer and actor
  • Beatrice "Bea" Arthur: (May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009)
  • Ed Asner (1929–) American actor
  • Soupy Sales (1926 - 2009)
  • Lauren Bacall (1924–) Golden Globe and Tony Award winning, as well as Academy Award-nominated, American film and stage actress
  • Alfie Bass (1921–1987) English character actor
  • Julian Beck (1925–1985) American actor, director, poet, and painter
  • Shelley Berman (1926–) American comedian, writer, teacher, and actor
  • Herschel Bernardi (1923–1986) American film, Broadway and television actor
  • Theodore Bikel (1924–) character actor, folk singer and musician
  • Larry Blyden (1925–1975) American actor
  • Lloyd Bochner (1924–2005) Canadian film and television actor
  • Tom Bosley (1927–) American film/television actor (Happy Days)
  • Mel Brooks (1926–) Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer
  • Lenny Bruce (1925–1966) American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist
  • Susan Cabot (1927–1986) American actress
  • Sid Caesar (1922–) American comic actor and writer
  • Howard Caine January 2, 1928 – December 28, 1993
  • Robert Clary (1926–) French-born American actor, published author, and lecturer
  • Tony Curtis (1925–) American film star
  • Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004) American comedian and actor
  • Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925–1990) American entertainer, member of the "Rat Pack"
  • Peter Falk (1927–) American actor
  • Leonard Fenton (1926–) English actor (Eastenders)
  • Fyvush Finkel (1923–) American actor
  • Lee Grant (1927–) Academy Award-winning American theater, film and television actress, and film director
  • Buddy Hackett (1924–2003) American comedian and actor
  • Monty Hall (1921–) Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster (Let's Make a Deal)
  • Laurence Harvey (1928–1973) Lithuanian-born actor, achieved fame in British and American films
  • Steven Hill (1922–) American film and television actor
  • Judy Holliday (1921–1965) Academy Award-winning American actress, singer
  • Miriam Karlin (1925–) English actress (The Rag Trade)
  • Alan King (1927–2004) American comedian and actor
  • Werner Klemperer (1920–2000) Emmy Award-winning comedic actor
  • Harvey Korman (1927–2008) American actor
  • Jerry Lewis (1926–) American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons
  • Bill Macy (1922–) American actor
  • Walter Matthau (1920–2000) Academy Award-winning American actor
  • Anne Meara (1929–) American comedienne and actress, partner and wife of Jerry Stiller
  • Warren Mitchell (1926–) English/Australian actor
  • Yvonne Mitchell (1925–1979) English stage, television and film actress
  • Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962) American actress, singer and model5
  • Ron Moody (1924–) English film actor (Oliver!)
  • Vic Morrow (1929–1982) American actor
  • Paul Newman (1925–) Academy Award-winning American actor and film director, founder of Newman's Own
  • Tony Randall (1920–2004) American comic actor
  • Carl Reiner (1922–) American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian5
  • Regina Resnik (1922–) American opera singer and actress5
  • Don Rickles (1926–) American comedian, film actor, and voice actor
  • Doris Roberts (1929–) Emmy Award-winning American actress
  • Peter Sellers (1925–1980) English comedian, actor, and performer
  • Rod Serling (1924–1975) American screenwriter and actor (The Twilight Zone)
  • Simone Signoret (1921–1985) Academy Award-winning French actress
  • Jerry Stiller (1927–) American comedian and actor
  • Mel Tormé (1925– 1999) American actor and singer, known as one of the great male jazz singers
  • Jack Warden (1920–2006) Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated American actor
  • Jack Weston (August 21, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American film, stage, and television actor.
  • Shelley Winters (1920–2006) two-time Academy Award-winning American actress

1910s

  • Mason Adams (1919–2005) American character actor
  • Jean-Pierre Aumont (1911–2001) French-born actor
  • John Banner (1910–1973) Austrian/American actor
  • Mel Blanc (1908–1989) American voice actor, performing on radio, in television commercials, and most famously, in hundreds of cartoon shorts for Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera during the Golden Age of American animation
  • Red Buttons (1919–2006) Academy Award-winning American comedian and actor
  • Lee J. Cobb (1911–1976) Academy Award-nominated American film actor
  • Kirk Douglas (1916–) Hollywood film star (Spartacus)
  • Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000)
  • John Garfield (1913–1952) American actor, 1940s film star
  • Paulette Goddard (1910–1999) Oscar-nominated American film and theatre actress
  •  Lorne Greene (1915–1987) Canadian actor known for roles on American television
  • Kitty Carlisle Hart (1910–2007) American singer, actress, and spokeswoman for the arts
  • Sid James (1913–1976) English film and television actor
  • Danny Kaye (1913–1987) American film actor, singer and comedian
  • David Kossoff (1919–2005) British actor
  • Marc Lawrence (1910–2005) American character actor
  • Herbert Lom (1917–) international film actor
  • Zero Mostel (1915–1977) American stage and film actor
  • Jan Murray (1916–2006) American stand-up comedian, actor
  • Luise Rainer (1910–) two-time Academy Award-winning film actress
  • Lillian Roth (1910–1980) American singer and actress, noted performer on Broadway
  • Dinah Shore (1916–1994) American singer and actress88
  • Sylvia Sidney (1910–1999) American film actress
  • Phil Silvers (1911–1985) American entertainer and comedy actor
  • Harold J. Stone (1913–2005) American film and television character actor
  • Mike Wallace (1918–) American journalist, briefly acted during the 1940s
  • Eli Wallach (1915–) American film, TV and stage actor
  • Sam Wanamaker (1919–1993) American actor and director
  • Keenan Wynn (1916–1986) American character actor

1900s

  • Stella Adler (1901–1992) American actress, for decades regarded as America's foremost acting teacher
  • Leon Askin (1907–2005) Austrian actor
  • Milton Berle (1908–2002) American comedian and actor
  • Joe Besser (1907–1988) American comedian (Three Stooges)
  • Ben Blue (1901–1975) Canadian actor and comedian
  • David Abraham Cheulkar (1908–1982) Indian Hindi-language film actor
  • Howard Da Silva (1909–1986) American film actor
  • Melvyn Douglas (1901–1981) American actor, won all three of the entertainment industries' highest awards (two Oscars, a Tony and an Emmy)
  • Larry Fine (1902–1975) American comedian and actor (Three Stooges)
  • Curly Howard (1903–1952) one of the Three Stooges
  • Sam Levene (1905–1980) Russian/American stage and film actor
  • Peter Lorre (1904–1964) Hungarian-born stage and screen actor
  • Zeppo - Herbert, Marx (1901–1979) member of the Marx Brothers
  • Jessie Matthews (1907–1981) English dancer, singer and actress
  • Ritz Brothers (1901-1965, 1904-1985, 1907-1986) American comedy team

1890s

  • Jack Benny (1894–1974) American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor
  • Gertrude Berg (1899–1966) American radio and television actress
  • Elisabeth Bergner (1897–1986) Austrian film actress
  • Fanny Brice (1891–1951) American comedian, singer, and entertainer
  • George Burns (1896–1996) American comedian and actor
  • Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) American comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, one of the most popular entertainers in the U.S. in the early and middle 20th century
  • Ricardo Cortez (1899–1977) silent film star, known as a "Latin lover" type
  • Hermione Gingold (1897-1987) , British actress
  • Leslie Howard (1893–1943) English film actor (Gone with the Wind)
  • Moe Howard(1897–1975) the "leader" of the Three Stooges
  • Shemp Howard (1895–1955) part of the Three Stooges comedy team
  • Sam Jaffe (1891–1984) Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor
  • Ida Kaminska (1899–1980) Academy Award-nominated Polish actress
  • Francis Lederer (1899 - 2000) Czech-born actor
  • Philip Loeb (1892–1955) American stage, film, and television actor
  • Paul Lukas (1895–1971) Hungarian film actor
  • Groucho - Julius Henry, Marx (1890–1977) American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own
  • Gummo - Milton, Marx (1893–1977) one of the Marx Brothers
  • Solomon Mikhoels (1890–1948) Soviet actor and director in Yiddish theater; chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
  • Paul Muni (1895–1967) Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood
  • Carmel Myers (1899–1980) American silent film actress
  • Molly Picon (1898–1992) American star of stage, screen and television
  • Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973) American stage and film actor
  • Joseph Schildkraut (1896–1964) Austrian-born stage and film actor
  • Meier Tzelniker (1894–1982) British actor, appeared in Yiddish theatre
  • Anton Walbrook (1896–1967) Austrian film actor
  • Mae West, (1893–1980) American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol

1880s

  • Broncho Billy Anderson (1880–1971) American actor, writer, director, and producer, perhaps best-known as the first star of the Western film genre
  • Theda Bara (1885–1955) American silent film actress, known as the first screen "Vamp"
  • Douglas Fairbanks (1883–1939) American actor, screenwriter, director and producer
  • Al Jolson (1886–1950) American singer and actor
  • Max Linder (1883–1925) French pioneer of silent film
  • Chico - Leonard, Marx (1887–1961) one of the Marx Brothers
  • Harpo - Adolph (later Arthur), Marx (1888–1964) one of the Marx Brothers
  • Sophie Tucker (1884–1966) American actress, singer and comedienne
  • Erich von Stroheim (1885–1957) Austrian-born filmmaker and actor
  • Ed Wynn (1886–1966) American comedian and actor

1870s

  • Anna Held (1872–1918) Polish-born stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband
  • Harry Houdini was a Hungarian American magician, escapologist (widely regarded as one of the greatest ever) and stunt performer, as well as a skeptic and investigator of spiritualists, film producer and actor. Harry Houdini forever changed the world of magic and escapes
  • Alla Nazimova (1879–1945) American theater and film actress, scriptwriter, and producer

1860s

  • Boris Thomashefsky (1868–1939) Ukrainian-born (later American) singer and actor

1850s

  • Jacob Pavlovitch Adler (1855–1926) Russian-born (later American) actor, a star of the Yiddish theatre
  • Augustus Harris (1852–1896), actor and theatre manager; son of Augustus Glossop Harris

1840s

  • Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923) world-famous stage actress

1830s

Adah Isaacs Menken (1835?-1868), actress and poet

1820s

  • Rachel (1820/21–1858) stage actress

 

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