On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1981

  • Jan 1 Jonas Armstrong, Irish-born British actor (Robin Hood), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 1 Eden Riegel, American actress (All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 5 Brooklyn Sudano, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 6 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 6 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jan 13 Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jan 17 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], American singer and actor (Everything You Want), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Jan 17 Scott Mechlowicz, American actor, born in New York
  • Jan 18 Kang Dong-won, South Korean model & actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Jan 20 Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress & model, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 21 Izabella Miko, Polish-born actress and model
  • Jan 22 Willa Ford [Amanda Lee Williford], American pop singer, and actress, born in Ruskin, Florida
  • Jan 22 Beverley Mitchell, American actress, born in Arcadia, California

Person of interestElijah Wood

Jan 28 Elijah Wood, American actor (The Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Jan 29 Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 31 Sergio D. Acosta, American Chicano Filmmaker, born in San Jose, California

Person of interestJustin Timberlake

Jan 31 Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter ("Can't Stop The Feeling!"; "Sexyback"), and actor (Friends With Benefits) born in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Feb 1 Graeme Smith, South African cricket batsman, captain and broadcaster (117 Tests, 9,265 runs @ 48.25, 27 x 100s; 197 ODIs), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Feb 3 Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
  • Feb 5 Nora Zehetner, American actress, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Feb 6 Calum Best, American model, born in San Jose, California
  • Feb 8 Tommy Michaels, actor (Timmy Hutton-All My Children), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Feb 9 Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England
  • Feb 10 Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter, born in Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Feb 15 Jenna Morasca, American actress, model, and reality TV contestant, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestParis Hilton

Feb 17 Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress (The Simple Life), born in NYC, New York

Actress & Heiress Paris Hilton
Actress & Heiress
Paris Hilton
  • Feb 18 Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 19 Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Feb 19 (Mary) Beth Ditto [Patterson], American rock singer (The Gossip), and actress, born in Judsonia, Arkansas,
  • Feb 20 Chris Thile, American folk and progressive bluegrass mandolin player, songwriter (Nickel Creek; Punch Brothers), and broadcaster (Live From Here), born in Oceanside, California
  • Feb 23 Josh Gad, American stage (Book of Mormon), screen, and voice (Frozen - "Olaf") actor, born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Feb 25 Misty Giles, American beauty queen and Survivor contestant
  • Feb 25 Jamie Lynn, American model
  • Feb 25 Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor (Ishq Vishk), born in New Delhi, India
  • Mar 1 Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • Mar 1 Adam LaVorgna, American actor

  • Mar 2 Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
  • Mar 3 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 3 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 5 Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
  • Mar 6 Ellen Muth, American actress
  • Mar 11 David Anders, American actor
  • Mar 18 Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 19 Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model
  • Mar 20 BeBe Zahara Benet [Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa], Cameroonian male model and drag queen (S1 winner: America's Next Drag Superstar), born in Cameroon
  • Mar 23 Luciana Carro, Canadian actress

Person of interestCasey Neistat

Mar 25 Casey Neistat, American filmmaker and YouTube star, born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat

Person of interestJulia Stiles

Mar 28 Julia Stiles, American actress (Bourne series; Save the Last Dance; The Prince And Me), born in New York City

Actress Julia Stiles
Actress
Julia Stiles
  • Mar 28 Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor (Torchwood), born in Bettws, Newport, Wales
  • Mar 28 Lindsay Frimodt, American model
  • Mar 29 Megan Hilty, American actress and singer (Wicked), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • Apr 2 Michael Clarke, Australian cricket batsman and captain (115 Tests, 8,643 runs @ 49.10, 28 x 100s; 245 ODIs) and broadcaster (9 Network, FoxSports), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 2 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Apr 8 Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model (Friday Night Lights), born in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Apr 10 Laura Bell Bundy, American actress (Hairspray), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Michael Pitt, American actor (The Dreamers), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Apr 11 Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model (Victoria's Secret Angel) and actress, born in Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Apr 13 Courtney Peldon, American actress, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestHayden Christensen

Apr 19 Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Apr 19 Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress (Maria Full of Grace), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Apr 20 Matus Valent, European male fitness model, born in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Apr 21 Stephanie Larimore, American model
  • Apr 23 Joanna Krupa, Polish-American supermodel and actress, born in Warsaw, Poland

Person of interestJessica Alba

Apr 28 Jessica Alba, American actress (Dark Angel, Sin City) and businesswoman (The Honest Company), born in Pomona, California

Actress and Businesswoman Jessica Alba
Actress and Businesswoman
Jessica Alba
  • Apr 29 Alex Vincent, American actor
  • Apr 30 Emma Pierson, British actress
  • Apr 30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London
  • May 1 Daniel Letterle, American actor (Camp), and singer, born on Northfield, Ohio
  • May 5 Danielle Christine Fishel, American actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • May 5 Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian-Lebanese supermodel, born in Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil

Person of interestXie Na

May 6 Xie Na, Chinese television host and actress (Happy Camp), born in Deyang, Sichuan

Television Presenter and Actress Xie Na
Television Presenter and Actress
Xie Na
  • May 8 Stephen Amell, Canadian actor (Arrow), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 11 Austin O'Brien, American actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • May 12 Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999

Person of interestRami Malek

May 12 Rami Malek, American actor (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Los Angeles, California

Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek
  • May 13 Sunny Leone, Canadian born Indian American model and actress, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 13 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • May 13 Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
  • May 15 Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
  • May 16 Jim Sturgess, English actor
  • May 17 R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
  • May 19 Calico Cooper, American actress (Lila Black-Bloomers) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 22 Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
  • May 27 Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor
  • May 30 Blake Bashoff, American actor

Person of interestAmy Schumer

Jun 1 Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • Jun 4 T. J. Miller, American actor and comedian
  • Jun 5 Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • Jun 6 Johnny Pacar, American film actor
  • Jun 7 Larisa Oleynik, American actress
  • Jun 7 Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress

  • Jun 8 Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actor
  • Jun 8 Jess Weixler, American actress

Person of interestNatalie Portman

Jun 9 Natalie Portman [Neta-Lee Hershlag], Israeli-American actress (V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars), born in Jerusalem, Israel

  • Jun 9 Vic Zhou, JVKV band member, Taiwanese actor, singer and model.
  • Jun 10 Hoku, American singer and actress
  • Jun 10 Jonathan Bennett, American actor (Mean Girls), born in Rossford, Ohio
  • Jun 12 Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel, born in Salvador, Brazil

Person of interestChris Evans

Jun 13 Chris Evans, American actor (Captain American, Human Torch-Fantastic Four), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jun 14 Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
  • Jun 14 Chauncey Leopardi, American actor
  • Jun 15 Cristin Duren, Miss Florida Teen USA (Miss Photogenic-1997)
  • Jun 15 Jordi Vilasuso, American actor
  • Jun 17 Amrita Rao, Indian Bollywood actress (Vivah)
  • Jun 22 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2015)
  • Jun 25 Sheridan Smith, British actress (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
  • Jun 25 Pooja Umashankar, Indian-Sri Lankan actress (Asai Man Piyabanna), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jul 5 Ryan Hansen, American actor (Veronica Mars), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • Jul 11 Carla Campbell, Jamaican model
  • Jul 11 Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician
  • Jul 14 Lee Mead, English actor
  • Jul 21 Chrishell Stause, American actress, born in Draffenville, Kentucky
  • Jul 21 Blake Lewis, American musician (American Idol), born in Redmond, Washington
  • Jul 21 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • Jul 24 Summer Glau, American actress
  • Jul 26 Abe Forsythe, Australian actor and director (Down Under), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 28 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor, born in Clarinda, Iowa
  • Jul 28 Jo In Sung, South Korean actor (What Happened in Bali), born in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong District, South Korea
  • Jul 31 Eric Lively, American actor (The Butterfly Effect 2), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 31 J.Son Dinant, American comedian, born in Syracuse, New York
  • Aug 1 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California

  • Aug 4 Marques Houston, American R&B singer (Immature-IMx) and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 4 Abigail Spencer, Gulf Breeze, Florida, American actress (Cowboys & Aliens)

Person of interestMeghan Markle

Aug 4 [Rachel] Meghan Markle, American former actress, Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, born in Los Angeles, California

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
  • Aug 5 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress (47 Ronin), born in Toshima, Japan
  • Aug 6 Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer (Hamilton), born in New York City
  • Aug 8 Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • Aug 8 Meagan Good, American actress
  • Aug 11 Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 15 Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
  • Aug 17 Kristin Holt, American television personality (American Idol), born in Plano, Texas
  • Aug 20 Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian-The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London
  • Aug 24 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Aug 24 Chad Michael Murray, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 24 Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, American model, born in New Jersey
  • Aug 25 Rachel Bilson, American actress
  • Aug 25 Bobby Berk, American interior designer and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 26 Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Aug 27 Demetria McKinney, American actress (House of Payne), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Aug 27 Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor (Suits), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 29 Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), New Zealand actor, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 31 Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker
  • Sep 2 Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director and producer
  • Sep 2 Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
  • Sep 3 Fearne Cotton, British television presenter (Top of the Pops, Radio 1), born in London, England

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

Sep 4 Beyoncé Knowles, American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, producer and actress (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • Sep 8 Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor (Home Improvement), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress, born in Lanús Oeste, Argentina

Person of interestJennifer Hudson

Sep 12 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • Sep 13 Angel Williams, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 14 Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor, born in Konohana-ku ward, Osaka, Japan

  • Sep 16 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • Sep 16 Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 18 Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model, born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • Sep 21 Nicole Richie, American socialite, author and TV personality (The Simple Life), born in Berkeley, California
  • Sep 21 Rimi Sen, Indian actress
  • Sep 21 Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
  • Sep 22 Ashley Drane, American actress
  • Sep 22 Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
  • Sep 23 Misti Traya, American actress
  • Sep 24 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player and broadcaster, born in Oakland, California
  • Sep 24 BenDeLaCreme [Benjamin Putnam], American drag queen, burlesque performer and actor (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 25 Van Hansis, American actor, born in North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Sep 26 Collien Fernandes, German TV host and actress, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Sep 26 Christina Milian, American actress and singer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 28 Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress
  • Oct 3 Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
  • Oct 8 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct 9 Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor (Brad-Home Improvement), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Oct 10 Michael Oliver, American actor (Problem Child), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Beau Brady, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 12 Tom Guiry, American actor (The Sandlot), born in Tom's River, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Sneha, Indian actress (Aanandham), born in Mumbai, India
  • Oct 16 Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress (Alice, The November Man), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 18 Richard Vuu, actor (Last Emperor)
  • Oct 22 Michael Fishman, American actor (DJ in Roseanne), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 24 Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress (Murder), born in Moth, Hisar district, Haryana, India
  • Oct 24 Tila Tequila, American TV personality (A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila), born in Singapore
  • Oct 26 Sam Brown, American comedian (The Whitest Kid U'Know), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress (No Mercy), born in South Korea
  • Oct 29 Reema Sen, Indian actress

  • Oct 30 Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress (My Sassy Girl), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 6 Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 7 Muhammad Hassan, American professional wrestler, born in Syracuse, New York
  • Nov 7 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • Nov 7 Anushka Shetty, Indian film actress (Arundhati), born in Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Nov 9 Scottie Thompson, American actress, born in Padada, Davao del Sur
  • Nov 11 Natalie Glebova, Russian Canadian TV host and Miss Universe 2005, born in Tuapse, Russia
  • Nov 15 Krysten Ritter, American actress (Jessica Jones), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 16 Caitlin Glass, American voice actress, born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • Nov 17 Coyote [Nathaniel] Peterson, American YouTube personality (Brave Wilderness), born in Newbury, Ohio
  • Nov 18 Christina Vidal, American actress
  • Nov 18 Giancarlo "Gian" Magdangal, Filipino pop singer and stage actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Nov 22 Shangela [D.J. Pierce], American drag queen, comedian, actor, dancer, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Paris, Texas
  • Nov 24 Morgan James [Grunerud] American Broadway actress, singer and songwriter (Hunter; The White Album), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Nov 27 Gary Lucy, English actor (The Bill), born in Chigwell, Essex
  • Nov 29 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Dec 3 Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Dec 5 Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress (The Last Breakthrough), born in Hong Kong
  • Dec 9 Diya Mirza, Indian actress, born in Hyderabad, India

About 1981

How Old? 39 or 40 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Rooster (Feb 5 - Dec 31)