Birth Month Day of 12-09 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. John Malkovich
Actor | Being John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary ...
2. Simon Helberg
Actor | The Big Bang Theory
Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg, his main interest as a young boy was karate. In his teens, though, he discovered acting and went on to study at New York...
3. Toby Huss
Actor | Copshop
Toby Huss was born on December 9, 1966 in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Copshop (2021), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and King of the Hill (1997).
4. Jesse Metcalfe
Actor | Desperate Housewives
Award-winning actor and producer Jesse Metcalfe was born in Northern California's Carmel Valley.
Raised in Waterford, Connecticut, as an only child, Jesse's family relocated time and again. He attended three different elementary schools: Cohanzie, Quaker Hill and Oswegatchie Schools as well as Clark...
5. Judi Dench
Actress | Skyfall
Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...
6. Leah Lewis
Actress | The Half of It
Adopted from a Chinese orphanage as an infant, American actress Leah Lewis is poised to emigrate into living rooms everywhere with her triple talent as an actress, singer, and dancer.
Leah acknowledges that her life would have been quite different had a Florida couple not come to Shanghai and ...
7. Michael Dorn
Actor | Star Trek: First Contact
Michael Dorn is an American actor from Texas. He is best known for playing Worf in the "Star Trek" franchise, the first Klingon character to be part of a television series' main cast. Dorn played the character regularly from 1987 to 2002, appearing in four films and 272 television episodes. Dorn ...
8. Kirk Douglas
Actor | Spartacus
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...
9. Felicity Huffman
Actress | Transamerica
Felicity toiled away for 20 years in ill fated television shows, Broadway plays, and independent films in the shadow of her successful husband, actor William H. Macy. Then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives (2004) and Bree in the film Transamerica (2005)...
10. John Cassavetes
Actor | Rosemary's Baby
John Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film, as he often financed his own films.
Cassavetes was born in New York City in 1929 to Nicholas John Cassavetes (1893-1979) and his wife, Katherine Demetre (1906-1983). ...
11. Michael Nouri
Actor | The Hidden
Michael Nouri was born on December 9, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Hidden (1987), Flashdance (1983) and The Terminal (2004). He was previously married to Vicki Light and Lynn Goldsmith.
12. Beau Bridges
Actor | The Fabulous Baker Boys
Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his ...
13. Reiko Aylesworth
Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem
Reiko was born in Chicago, IL. where she and her younger brother were raised by their mother who worked in a methadone clinic and later ran a rehabilitation corrections facility. At 13, she was introduced to the world of acting and theater by her soon-to-be step-father. The family moved to Seattle,...
14. Margaret Hamilton
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Jennie (Adams) and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume ...
15. Joe Lando
Actor | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
A former cook in a Hollywood restaurant, Lando first came to the attention of casting directors in the role of heartthrob Jake Harrison on the soap opera One Life to Live (1968). That job led to the co-starring role as the backwoodsman/love interest of Jane Seymour on TV's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman...
16. Allison Smith
Actress | The West Wing
Allison Smith's career started on Broadway at the age of nine, in the original production of "Evita", quickly followed by her landing the title role of "Annie" on Broadway in the musical "Annie" at the age of ten. She was the longest-running and youngest star of a Broadway musical at that time, ...
17. Dick Van Patten
Actor | Spaceballs
Dick Van Patten began acting as a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances at age seven in "Tapestry in Grey". After, he appeared in numerous films, including Freaky Friday (1976), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Spaceballs (1987). His television credits include his best-known role...
18. Jolene Purdy
Actress | The White Lotus
Jolene Purdy was born on December 9, 1983 in Redondo Beach, California, USA. She is an actress, known for The White Lotus (2021), WandaVision (2021) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). She has been married to Chuck Brandt since 2007. They have one child.
19. Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
Actress | Sesame Street
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph was born on December 9, 1962 in Walnut Creek, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005) and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004). She has been married to Paul Rudolph since August 5, 2000.
20. Isaiah Russell-Bailey
Actor | We Can Be Heroes
Isaiah Russell-Bailey burst on the scene in 2018, and has quickly become a young actor to watch. He stars in the upcoming Netflix family comedy, "Family Reunion" starring Tia Mowry and Loretta Divine. Isaiah plays 'Shaka,' the mischievous, yet well-intentioned young son of the McKellan Family, as ...
21. Jaren Lewison
Actor | Never Have I Ever
Jaren Lewison was born on December 9, 2000 in the USA. He is an actor, known for Never Have I Ever (2020) and Tag (2018).
22. Jackson A. Dunn
Actor | Brightburn
Jackson starred in a leading role opposite Elizabeth Banks and David Denman in Brightburn (2019), which premiered May 24, 2019. He also appeared in Avengers: Endgame as Scott Lang (12 years old). Born in San Diego in 2003, Jackson's debut into acting was at the age of four when he played the Grinch...
23. Kevin Daniels
Actor | Will Trent
Kevin Daniels was born on December 9, 1976 in San Diego, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Will Trent (2023), The Big Leap (2021) and Sirens (2014).
24. Joshua Sasse
Actor | No Tomorrow
In 2022 Joshua Sasse can be seen starring in FOX's upcoming epic, multi-generational musical drama "Monarch." The series revolves around America's first family of country music; the reigning King of Country Albie Roman (Trace Adkins), and his insanely talented but tough-as-nails wife, Dottie (Susan...
25. David Anthony Higgins
Actor | Malcolm in the Middle
David Anthony Higgins was born on December 9, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Mike & Molly (2010) and The Wrong Guy (1997). He has been married to Julia since 2000. They have two children.
26. Broderick Crawford
Actor | All the King's Men
Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King's Men (1949) and as Chief Dan Mathews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol (1955). He was also memorable as Judy Holliday's vulgar partner in Born Yesterday (1950), roles both actors ...
27. Sean Durkin
Director | Martha Marcy May Marlene
Sean Durkin was born on December 9, 1981 in Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), The Nest (2020) and Mary Last Seen (2010).
28. Sebastian Spence
Actor | First Wave
He is most notably recognized today as "Cowboy" Cliff Harting in Hallmark Channel's original television series "Cedar Cove," based on the books by award-winning author Debbie Macomber (series began in 2013)
Not to be typecast, Sebastian has become one of the most sought-after actors in Vancouver, BC...
29. Emma Thomas
Producer | Inception
Emma Thomas is a British film producer, known for co-producing films such as The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010) (2010), the Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017). She frequently collaborates with her husband, filmmaker Christopher Nolan.
She has produced all of ...
30. Redd Foxx
Actor | Sanford and Son
Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his ...
31. Jacqueline Lovell
Actress | Forest Bathing: Friends W/Benefits
Jacqueline Lovell was born and raised in Southern California. From a very young age, she had the immense innate talent and enthusiasm for performance. She expressed this through school musicals and church plays from grade school through high school. In much of her free time, she was writing skits ...
32. Richard Brooks
Director | Anticipation
Commanding actor Richard Brooks was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an actor, director and singer. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brooks studied acting, dance, and voice work at Interlochen Academy of Arts in Michigan. Later, he moved to New York City and was a student of the Circle in the Square ...
33. Donny Osmond
Actor | Mulan
Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond was born December 9, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, to Olive Osmond (née Davis) and George Osmond on . He was the seventh of eight brothers and has one sister. When Donny was young, his family went to see Lawrence Welk in California. They were unable to meet with him so they ...
34. Cosmo Pfeil
Assistant Director | Take Shelter
Cosmo Pfeil was born on December 9, 1977 in Shoreham, Vermont, USA. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Take Shelter (2011), Acceptable Limits and Shotgun Stories (2007). He has been married to Betty Gilpin since August 6, 2016. They have one child.
35. Blair Tefkin
Actress | Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Blair Tefkin, born in California, got her first taste of acting as the innocent "Robin Maxwell" in V (1983), when Dominique Dunne was murdered. After the two "V" miniseries and the TV series, she starred in other movies, such as Fright Night Part 2 (1988) and S.F.W. (1994).
36. John Paragon
Actor | Pee-wee's Playhouse
John Dixon Paragon was born in Alaska, but grew up and attended schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. He got his start in the Los Angeles-based improvisation group The Groundlings alongside Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman. John is best known for his work on children's show Pee-wee's Playhouse where he ...
37. Buck Henry
Writer | The Graduate
Prolific, multi-talented comedy writer, story editor, actor and director. His father was an Air Force general (Paul Steinberg Zuckerman) turned stockbroker and his mother was silent screen star Ruth Taylor, formerly a member of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Buck Henry's first fling with comedy ...
38. Dalton Trumbo
Writer | Roman Holiday
Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, arguably the most talented, most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10, was born in Montrose, Colorado to Orus Trumbo and his wife, the former Maud Tillery.
Dalton Trumbo was raised at 1124 Gunnison Ave. in ...
39. McKayla Maroney
Actress | Bones
McKayla Maroney was born and raised in California. The daughter of Mike and Erin Maroney, she was home-schooled so that she could train as an elite gymnast. She started her senior career in 2011 at the age of 15. At that year's world championships, Maroney won gold medals in the team and vault ...
40. Brad Savage
Actor | Red Dawn
Brad had his first career as a child actor from 1967 to 1988. Credits include 7 features, 2 TV series, 7 pilots, numerous TV movies and "Guest Shots", lots of theater and over 100 commercials. Some highlights include:
Red Dawn (1984)/film (Directed by John Milius), "On Golden Pond"/stage (Ahmanson ...
41. Pixie Davies
Actress | Mary Poppins Returns
Pixie Davies was born on December 9, 2006 in England, UK. She is an actress, known for Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and Humans (2015).
42. Kendall Vertes
Actress | Todrick Hall: Freaks Like Me
Kendall Vertes was born as Kendall K Vertes on December 9, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She is the youngest daughter of Erno and Jill Vertes. She has been a dancer since the age of 18 months. As of 2016, Kendall is still dancing for the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...
43. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Actor | The Rise of Catherine the Great
Although he appeared in approximately 100 movies or TV shows, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. never really intended to take up acting as a career. However, the environment he was born into and the circumstances naturally led him to be a thespian. Noblesse oblige.
He was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. in ...
44. Todd Allen
Actor | Django Unchained
Actor/writer/producer Todd Allen has appeared in close to 70 film and television productions in his career. He has worked with Kevin Costner on three films and with Robert Duvall on The Apostle (1997), and again on Broken Trail (2006), in which Allen received excellent reviews as territorial ...
45. Frances Reid
Actress | Days of Our Lives
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised in Berkeley, California, she attended/graduated at The Pasadena Community Playhouse where her major was acting, and she pursued her career immediately. The Emmy Award nominee who has played Alice Horton for the entire 37 years that Days of Our Lives has ...
46. Cody Kennedy
Actress | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Cody Kennedy is an actress, writer, and model. At the start of her career she acted in many commercials and music videos including a Sears spot directed by Steven Spielberg's legendary cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski. Both David Fincher and Brett Ratner handpicked Kennedy for their projects. While...
47. Dia Mirza
Actress | Kaafir
Dia Mirza was born on 9 December 1981 in Hyderabad in an interracial, German and Bengali family.
Her father Frank Handrich was a German graphic and industrial fair designer, architect, artist and interior designer and her mother Deepa excelled in interior and landscape design. She now volunteers as ...
48. Lori Greiner
Producer | Shark Tank
Lori Greiner was born on December 9, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an entrepreneur, inventor, and television personality, known for Shark Tank (2009) and Beyond the Tank (2015). She holds over 120 patents and has invented over 400 products. She first appeared on television on the Home ...
49. Raja Gosnell
Director | Big Momma's House
Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...
50. Antony Alda
Actor | National Treasure
Antony Alda was born on December 9, 1956 in Saint-Julien, France. He was an actor and director, known for National Treasure (2004), Role of a Lifetime (2002) and Driving Me Crazy (1991). He was previously married to Loretta S Carrell and Leslie Clark. He died on July 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, ...