Birthdays in Film & Television in 1957

  • Jan 1 Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • Jan 2 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • Jan 3 Frank Dicopoulos, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 7 Reena Roy, Indian actress
  • Jan 12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 14 Suzanne Danielle, English actress
  • Jan 15 Mario Van Peebles, Mexican actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
  • Jan 17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
  • Jan 22 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (d. 1993)
  • Jan 24 Adrian Edmondson, British comedian
  • Jan 25 Jenifer Lewis, actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act)
  • Jan 25 Martha Elizabeth Thomsen, Moses Lake Wash, playmate (May, 1980)
  • Jan 27 Frank Miller, American comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • Jan 28 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
  • Jan 28 Frank Skinner English comedian
  • Feb 2 Sandra Joyce Cagle, American model and playmate (Feb 1980), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 3 Michele Greene, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 6 Kathy Najimy, actress (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet)
  • Feb 6 Robert Townsend, comedian and actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
  • Feb 16 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Feb 18 Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Feb 19 Ray Winstone, British actor
  • Feb 27 Timothy Spall, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
  • Feb 28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 8 Cynthia Rothrock, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 9 Faith Daniels, news anchor (CBS-TV)
  • Mar 10 Shannon Lee Tweed, St Johns NF, playmate (Nov 1981)/actress (Meatballs 3)
  • Mar 10 Matt Knudsen, American actor
  • Mar 12 Jerry Levine, actor (Born on 4th of July), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Mar 15 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee

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Mar 20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Mar 20 Theresa Russell, [Paup], SD California, actress (Black Widow, Razor's Edge)
  • Mar 20 Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
  • Mar 21 Sabrina Le Beauf, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 22 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
  • Mar 23 Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • Mar 26 Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)
  • Mar 29 Christopher Lambert, actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me)
  • Mar 30 Paul Reiser, American actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 31 Marc McClure, San Mateo California, actor (Ross-California Fever)
  • Mar 31 Mary Cadorette, East actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
  • Apr 4 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
  • Apr 7 Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
  • Apr 9 Brian Alexander, British broadcaster
  • Apr 11 John Castellanos, actor (John Silva-Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 13 Gary Kroeger, Cedar Falls Iowa, comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog)

  • Apr 13 Saundra Santiago, actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
  • Apr 14 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • Apr 17 Byron Cherry, actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 21 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 22 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
  • Apr 23 Jan Hooks, Decatur Georgia, comedienne actress (SNL, Designing Women)
  • Apr 27 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian

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Apr 29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

  • May 5 Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
  • May 5 Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • May 5 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
  • May 7 Shauna McDonald Brown, TV producer
  • May 7 Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 8 Jeff Wincott, actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 13 Eloise Broady, playmate (Apr, 1988), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • May 14 Leon White, American professional wrestler
  • May 15 Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
  • May 19 Sophia Crawford, actress (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • May 21 Judge Reinhold, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • May 21 Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
  • May 22 Gary Sweet, Australian actor
  • May 23 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • May 25 Hillary Bailey Smith, actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 26 Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
  • Jun 1 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • Jun 12 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • Jun 12 Timothy Busfield, actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 15 Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 15 Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
  • Jun 16 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • Jun 17 Jon Gries, American actor
  • Jun 17 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
  • Jun 18 Andrea Evans, actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live)
  • Jun 20 Butch Patrick, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters), born in Inglewood, California
  • Jun 20 Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler

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Jun 23 Frances McDormand, American actress (Fargo, Academy Award), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 23 Lee John, [John L Mcgregor], English singer/actor (Body Talk)
  • Jun 29 Maria Conchita Alonso, Cuba, actress (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • Jul 2 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • Jul 7 Jonathan Dayton, American film director
  • Jul 9 Kelly McGillis, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 9 Paul Merton, British comedian
  • Jul 11 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
  • Jul 12 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • Jul 20 Donna Dixon, Virginia, actress and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)
  • Jul 21 Jon Lovitz, Tarzana California, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
  • Jul 23 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
  • Jul 24 Dorothy Mays, playmate (Jul, 1979), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 26 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in New York City
  • Jul 26 Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor and martial artist, born in Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong
  • Jul 26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
  • Jul 27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • Jul 27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 30 Mark Tymchyshyn, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 31 Dirk Blocker, actor (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ryan's Four), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 31 Victoria E Cooke, playmate (Aug, 1980), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 1 Laura Johnson, actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 1 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 2 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • Aug 3 Mani Shankar, Indian filmmaker
  • Aug 5 Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • Aug 6 Faith Prince, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Aug 8 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • Aug 8 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • Aug 9 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
  • Aug 14 Jackee [Harry], actress (Sandra-227), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Aug 14 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
  • Aug 15 Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
  • Aug 16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Aug 18 Carole Bouquest, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Darby Hinton, actor (Israel in Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 24 Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London
  • Aug 28 Daniel Stern, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Aug 28 Rick Rossovich, actor (Top Gun, Roxanne, ER), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 4 Khandi Alexander, American actress
  • Sep 4 Patricia Tallman, American actress
  • Sep 6 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park)
  • Sep 6 Tim Whitnall, English actor and narrator
  • Sep 8 Heather Thomas, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Sep 10 Brian Fitzpatrick, actor (Rick Alden in Loving), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 Kate Burton, actress (Ice Storm, August), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sep 12 Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
  • Sep 12 Rachel Ward, Cornwell Manor England, actress (Thorn Birds)
  • Sep 20 Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • Sep 21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Sep 22 Lynn Herring, Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital)
  • Sep 23 Sylvie Garant, Montmagny Quebec, playmate (Nov, 1979)
  • Sep 23 Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • Sep 25 Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
  • Sep 25 Ian Reddington, English actor
  • Sep 28 Marc Duret, actor (Dobermann, Hatred, Big Blue)
  • Sep 29 Andrew "Dice" Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)
  • Sep 30 Fran Drescher, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 30 William Christian, actor (Derek Frye-All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 1 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • Oct 2 Kimberly Herrin, playmate (March, 1981), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 4 Christina Smith, playmate (Mar, 1978), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 4 Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • Oct 4 Kyra Schon, American actress
  • Oct 5 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • Oct 8 James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)
  • Oct 11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)
  • Oct 11 Paul Bown, English actor
  • Oct 17 Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)
  • Oct 17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer
  • Oct 18 Jon Lindstrom, Medford Ore, actor (Kevin Collins-General Hospital)
  • Oct 20 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • Oct 23 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 24 John Kassir, American actor and comedian
  • Oct 27 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 29 Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson
  • Oct 31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 3 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky IV, The Expendables 2), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 5 Jon-Erik Hexum, Tenafly NJ, actor (Voyager, Cover-up)
  • Nov 6 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress (Roisin Connor-Bad Girls), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 6 Lori Singer, American actress (Fame, V, Footloose), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nov 7 Christopher Knight, American actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Ray McKinnon, American film actor/director
  • Nov 16 Jacques Gamblin, French actor
  • Nov 17 Debbie Thrower, BBC News Reader
  • Nov 24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 29 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • Dec 10 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
  • Dec 15 Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
  • Dec 19 Liz Glazowski, playmate (April, 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 19 Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • Dec 19 John Gulager, American film director
  • Dec 20 Joyce Hyser, American actress
  • Dec 21 Joshua Mostel, American actor (Delta House, At Ease), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Lisa Gerritsen, American actress (Bess-The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York
  • Dec 22 Lynne Thigpen, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • Dec 25 Jillie Mack, Mrs Tom Selleck/actress (Magnum PI)
  • Dec 26 Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
  • Dec 29 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
  • Dec 30 Matt Lauer, American TV host (Today Show 1997-2017), born in New York City
  • Dec 30 Patricia Kalember, actress (Georgie Whitsig-Sisters), born in Schnectady, New York