Birthdays in Film & Television in August 1965

  • Aug 1 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
  • Aug 2 Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 4 Crystal Chappell, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Aug 5 Scott William Winters, American actor
  • Aug 6 Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • Aug 6 Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • Aug 8 Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 10 Claudia Christian, American actress
  • Aug 11 Viola Davis, American actress (The Help, Prisoners, Suicide Squad), born in St. Matthews, South Carolina
  • Aug 11 Embeth Davidtz, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Aug 12 Peter Krause, American actor
  • Aug 14 Emmanuelle Seigner, actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Jim Florentine, American comedian
  • Aug 19 Kevin Dillon, actor (Heaven Help Us, Platoon), born in New York City
  • Aug 19 Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World)
  • Aug 19 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • Aug 21 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Aug 22 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 23 Roger Avary, Canadian-born screenwriter, director, and producer

Person of interestMarlee Matlin

Aug 24 Marlee Matlin, American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Aug 26 Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
  • Aug 26 Jon Hensley, Doylestown PA, actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • Aug 26 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • Aug 29 Dina Spybey, American actress
  • Aug 31 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor
  • Aug 31 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress