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Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Adjani (June 27, 1955-)

Isabelle Adjani is a French film actress and singer. She is a five-time César Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee. Wikipedia
Gennevilliers (near Paris), France

Mark Andrus (December 13, 1955-)

Mark Andrus, born December 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, is an American screenwriter. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States

Neil Armfield (April 22, 1955-)

Neil Geoffrey Armfield is an Australian director of theatre, film and opera. His homosexuality has informed much of his work. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales

Claude Arnaud (April 24, 1955-)

Claude Arnaud is a French writer, essayist, biographer. He won the 2006 Prix Femina Essai. Wikipedia
Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro (November 6, 1955-)

Catherine Asaro is an American science fiction and fantasy author. She is best known for her books about the Ruby Dynasty, called the Saga of the Skolian Empire. Wikipedia
Oakland, California
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson (January 6, 1955-)

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE is a British actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms 'Blackadder' and 'Mr. Bean'. Atkinson first came to prominence in the sketch comedy show 'Not the Nine O'Clock News', and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Balls from 1979. His other work includes the sitcom 'The Thin... Wikipedia
Consett, County Durham, England

Kylene Barker (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Kylene Barker is an American from Galax, Virginia who was Miss Virginia 1978 and Miss America 1979. Wikipedia
Galax, Virginia

Sebastian Barry (July 5, 1955-)

Sebastian Barry is an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. He is noted for his dense literary writing style and is considered one of Ireland's finest writers. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Bob Beemer (February 8, 1955-)

Robert "Bob" Joseph Beemer is an American sound mixer who has won four Oscars. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California United States
Dorothy Benham

Dorothy Benham (December 11, 1955-)

Dorothy Kathleen Benham is an American from Edina, Minnesota, who was Miss America 1977 and Miss Minnesota 1976. Wikipedia
Edina, Minnesota
Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron (May 6, 1955-)

Thomas "Tom" Bergeron is an American television personality and game show host, best known as the host of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and host of the ABC reality series 'Dancing with the Stars'. He was also host of 'Hollywood Squares' and a fill-in host for 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'. He is the winner of both a Daytime Emmy Award and a... Wikipedia
Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee (June 8, 1955-)

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the Internet sometime... Wikipedia
London, England
Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard (June 6, 1955-)

Sandra Bernhard is an American comedian, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture and political figures. Bernhard is number 97 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan, United States
Allan Border

Allan Border (July 27, 1955-)

Allan Robert Border AO is an Australian former cricketer. A batsman, Border was for many years the captain of the Australian team. His playing nickname was "A.B.". He played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales
Ian Botham

Ian Botham (November 24, 1955-)

Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. He was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket, and remains well known by his nickname "Beefy". While at times a controversial player both on and off the field, Botham also held a number of Test... Wikipedia
Heswall, Cheshire
James Brooke (journalist)

James Brooke (journalist) (February 21, 1955-)

James Bettner Brooke, an American journalist, is currently the Russia/former Soviet Union Bureau Chief for Voice of America, based in Moscow. For VOA, he writes Russia Watch, a weekly blog. Previously, he worked as Moscow Bureau Chief for Bloomberg. Before Bloomberg, he reported for 24 years for 'The New York Times', largely overseas. Wikipedia
New York City

Geraldine Brooks (writer) (September 14, 1955-)

Geraldine Brooks is an Australian American journalist and author whose 2005 novel, 'March', won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. While retaining her Australian passport, she became an United States citizen in 2002. Wikipedia
Sydney, Australia
Kix Brooks

Kix Brooks (May 12, 1955-)

Leon Eric "Kix" Brooks III is an American country music artist, actor, and film producer best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn and host of radio's 'American Country Countdown'. Prior to the duo's foundation, he was a singer and songwriter, charting twice on Hot Country Songs and releasing an album for Capitol Records. Brooks and... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana, US

John Burnside (March 19, 1955-)

John Burnside is a Scottish writer, born in Dunfermline. He is one of only two poets to have won both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize for the same book. Wikipedia
Dunfermline
Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell (March 29, 1955-)

Earl Christian Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is a former professional American football running back. He, Paul Hornung, and O. J. Simpson are the only Heisman Trophy winners to have also been first overall National Football League draft picks and members of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Tyler, Texas

Caleb Carr (August 2, 1955-)

Caleb Carr is an American novelist and military historian. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey (June 2, 1955-)

Dana Thomas Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian, known for his work as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the 'Wayne's World' films. Wikipedia
Missoula, Montana, United States
Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi (August 22, 1955-)

Chiranjeevi is an Indian film actor, producer, politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. He was the Minister of State with independent charge for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Prior to politics, Chiranjeevi has attended the Madras Film Institute, and had worked primarily in Telugu cinema, in addition to Tamil, Kannada... Wikipedia
Mogalthur, Narsapuram, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh India
François Cluzet

François Cluzet (September 21, 1955-)

François Cluzet is a French film and theatre actor. In 2007 Cluzet won a French César Award after starring as a doctor suspected of double homicide in thriller 'Tell No One'. Cluzet may be best known for his role as Philippe in the international hit film 'The Intouchables'. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Bill Condon (October 22, 1955-)

William "Bill" Condon is an American screenwriter and director. Condon is best known for directing and writing the critically acclaimed films 'Gods and Monsters', 'Chicago', 'Kinsey', 'Dreamgirls' and the two final installments of the 'Twilight' series, 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1' and 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2'. In... Wikipedia
New York City, New York

Jesse Corti (July 3, 1955-)

Jesse Corti, is an Venezuelan-American actor, prolific in voice over roles, perhaps best known as Lefou in the 1991 Disney animated film 'Beauty and the Beast' and playing Courfeyrac in the original Broadway show 'Les Misérables'. He was the voice of the Spanish Dignitary in Disney's "Frozen" feature film. He has appeared in numerous feature films.... Wikipedia
Venezuela
Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner (January 18, 1955-)

Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and singer. He has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award, and has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards. In 2013, he was awarded the Honorary César. Wikipedia
Lynwood, California, U.S.
Jim Cuddy

Jim Cuddy (December 2, 1955-)

James Gordon "Jim" Cuddy is a Canadian singer-songwriter primarily associated with the band Blue Rodeo. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis (May 26, 1955-)

Kevin Adam Curtis, better known as Adam Curtis, is an English documentary filmmaker. Curtis says that his favourite theme is "power and how it works in society", and his works explore areas of sociology, philosophy and political history. He describes his work as journalism that happens to be expounded upon through the medium of film. His films have... Wikipedia
Dartford, Kent, England
Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe (July 22, 1955-)

William J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor, voice actor and model. Wikipedia
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Michel Dalberto (June 2, 1955-)

Michel Dalberto is a French concert pianist. Wikipedia
Pino Daniele

Pino Daniele (March 19, 1955-January 4, 2015)

Pino Daniele was an Italian singer-songwriter, and guitarist, whose influences covered a wide number of genres, including pop, blues, jazz, and Italian and Middle Eastern music. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Rome, Italy
Judy Davis

Judy Davis (April 23, 1955-)

Judy Davis is an Australian film, television and stage actress. She has won seven Australian Academy Awards and two British Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Perth, Western Australia

Nick Dear (June 11, 1955-)

Nick Dear is an English writer for stage, screen and radio. He received a BAFTA for his first screenwriting credit, a TV adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'. Wikipedia
Portsmouth
Freddy Deeb

Freddy Deeb (November 27, 1955-)

Kassem Ibrahim "Freddy" Deeb is a professional poker player who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 19. Wikipedia
Anthony Dod Mantle

Anthony Dod Mantle (April 14, 1955-)

Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, ASC, B.S.C. is a British cinematographer notable for his work in digital cinematography. Wikipedia
Witney, England

Peter Douglas (November 23, 1955-)

Peter Vincent Douglas is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, the German American producer Anne Buydens. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, United States

Polly Draper (June 15, 1955-)

Polly Carey Draper is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. Draper received several awards, including a Writers Guild of America Award, and is noted for speaking in a "trademark throaty voice." She first gained recognition for her role in the ABC primetime television drama 'Thirtysomething'. Wikipedia
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy (December 23, 1955-)

Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland

Shirley Eikhard (November 7, 1955-)

Shirley Rose Eikhard is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Her song, "Something to Talk About", was recorded by musician Bonnie Raitt to significant success in the 1990s. Her song "Born with the Hunger" was recorded by Cher for her album 'Not.com.mercial'. She sang the theme song to the movie 'The Passion of Ayn Rand', "Love Is, Love Is Not". "Lovers... Wikipedia
Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott (October 8, 1955-)

In 1985, Elliott scored 11 wins and 11 poles out of 28 races and also won the first Winston Million in the Southern 500 at Darlington. This would give him the nickname "Million Dollar Bill" and "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville". He won the Daytona 500, the Winston 500 at Talladega, and the Southern 500 to earn the second Winston Million. The only... Wikipedia
Dawsonville, Georgia, USA
Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel (May 31, 1955-)

William Thomas "Tommy" Emmanuel AM is an Australian virtuoso guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Although originally a session player in many bands, Emmanuel has carved out his own style as a solo artist in recent... Wikipedia
Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich (November 10, 1955-)

Roland Emmerich is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films, most of which are English-language, Hollywood productions, have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide. His films have grossed just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 14th-highest grossing director of all time. He began his work in the film... Wikipedia
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Rob Epstein (April 6, 1955-)

Rob Epstein, also credited as Robert P. Epstein, is an American director, producer, writer and editor. Epstein has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, for the films 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt'. Wikipedia
New Jersey, United States
Susie Essman

Susie Essman (May 31, 1955-)

Susan "Susie" Essman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer, television producer, and voice artist. She is best known for her role as Susie Greene on the HBO television sitcom 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. She is also known for her portrayal of "Mittens" in 'Bolt'. Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.

Mikhaïl Faerman (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Mikhail Faerman is a Russian-Belgian classical pianist. Wikipedia

Dave Fanning (December 30, 1955-)

Dave Fanning is an Irish rock journalist, DJ, retired film critic and veteran broadcaster. Wikipedia

Miguel Ferrer (February 7, 1955-)

Miguel José Ferrer is an American actor and voice actor mostly known for villainous roles, notably Bob Morton, the designer of the titular character in 'RoboCop'. He also voiced the antagonistic Hun leader Shan Yu in 'Mulan' and Big Boss in 'Rio 2'. Ferrer's other notable roles include Dr. Garret Macy on 'Crossing Jordan', NCIS Assistant Director... Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch (November 9, 1955-)

Janet Fitch is most famously known as the author of the Oprah's Book Club novel 'White Oleander', which became a film in 2002. She is a graduate of Reed College, located in Portland, Oregon. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Jeffrey Ford

Jeffrey Ford (November 8, 1955-)

Jeffrey Ford is an American writer in the fantastic genre tradition, although his works have spanned genres including fantasy, science fiction and mystery. His work is characterized by a sweeping imaginative power, humor, literary allusion, and a fascination with tales told within tales. He is a graduate of Binghamton University, where he studied... Wikipedia
West Islip, New York
Mira Furlan

Mira Furlan (September 7, 1955-)

Mira Furlan is a Croatian actress and singer, currently resident in the United States. She is well known for her roles as the Minbari Ambassador Delenn on all five seasons of the science fiction television series 'Babylon 5', and as Danielle Rousseau on 'Lost'. Wikipedia
Zagreb, FPR Yugoslavia (now Republic of Croatia)
Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher (August 19, 1955-)

Peter Killian Gallagher is an American actor, musician and writer. Since 1980, Gallagher has played roles in numerous Hollywood films. He starred as Sandy Cohen in the television drama series 'The O.C.' from 2003 to 2007. From 2010 to 2015, he appeared in a recurring role on the USA Network drama 'Covert Affairs', as CIA Clandestine Services... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Bill Gates

Bill Gates (October 28, 1955-)

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, United States

Bill Geddie (July 17, 1955-)

William Fredrick "Bill" Geddie is an American television producer. He is currently the executive producer of ABC Daytime's 'The View', on the ABC television network. He is also a partner with Barbara Walters in 'BarWall Productions' and is responsible for co-producing popular American television shows such as 'The Barbara Walters Special' and 'The... Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Chau Giang

Chau Giang (July 2, 1955-)

Chau Tu Giang is a Vietnamese-born American professional poker player of Chinese descent, who is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a three-time final tablist of the World Poker Tour with over $3 million in live tournament winnings alone. Wikipedia
Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson (March 29, 1955-)

Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known performances include supporting roles in films such as 'Braveheart', 'Gangs of New York', '28 Days Later', 'Troy', and the 'Harry Potter' films and leading roles in films such as 'In Bruges', 'The Guard', and 'Calvary'. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg (November 13, 1955-)

Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, screenwriter, producer, author, singer, songwriter, DJ, talk show host, and political activist. Although she made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film 'Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away', her... Wikipedia
New York City, U.S.
Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik (June 16, 1955-)

Alison Gopnik is an American professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. She is known for her work in the areas of cognitive and language development, specializing in the effect of language on thought, the development of a theory of mind, and causal learning. Her writing on psychology and... Wikipedia
Philadelphia
Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried (February 28, 1955-)

Gilbert Gottfried is an American actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian best known for his trademark comedic persona of speaking in a loud, grating tone of voice and squinting. He has played numerous roles in film and television, perhaps most notably voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's 'Aladdin', and co-starred in the 'Problem Child' movies. He... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Randy Graff

Randy Graff (May 23, 1955-)

Randy Graff is an American actress. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer (February 21, 1955-)

Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer and activist. Wikipedia
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass (August 13, 1955-)

Paul Greengrass is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. His early film Bloody Sunday won the Golden Bear at 52nd Berlin International Film Festival. Other films he has directed include two in the 'Bourne'... Wikipedia
Cheam, Surrey, England

Jim Grimsley (September 21, 1955-)

Jim Grimsley is an American novelist and playwright. Wikipedia
United States
John Grisham

John Grisham (February 8, 1955-)

John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American lawyer, politician, and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages. Wikipedia
Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

David Haig (September 20, 1955-)

David Haig Collum Ward, MBE is an Olivier Award-winning English actor and FIPA Award-winning writer. He is known for his versatility, having played dramatic, serio-comic and comedic roles, playing characters of varied social classes. He has appeared in top roles in stage productions all over the West End and has done numerous TV and film roles over... Wikipedia
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Darrell Hammond

Darrell Hammond (October 8, 1955-)

Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist. He was a regular on 'Saturday Night Live' from 1995 until 2009, the longest tenure of any cast member. Upon his departure, Hammond, at age 53, was the oldest cast member in the show's history. Hammond has made more 'SNL' appearances than any other cast member and has... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Florida, U.S.
Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Thomas Hampson (baritone) (June 28, 1955-)

Thomas Walter Hampson is an American lyric baritone, a classical singer who has appeared world-wide in major opera houses and concert halls and made over 170 musical recordings. Wikipedia
Elkhart, Indiana
Hariharan (singer)

Hariharan (singer) (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Tamil,Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Telugu films, an established ghazal singer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India and is a two-time National Award winner. Wikipedia
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
E. Lynn Harris

E. Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955-July 23, 2009)

Everette Lynn Harris was an American author. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books that reached 'The New York Times' Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African-American or gay authors of his era. Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris (January 8, 1955-)

Harriet Sansom Harris, often credited as Harriet Harris, is an American actress best known for her portrayals of Bebe Glazer on 'Frasier' and Felicia Tilman on 'Desperate Housewives'. She won a Tony Award in 2002 as a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing the evil white slaver Mrs. Meers in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Apart from her television... Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Glenne Headly (March 13, 1955-)

Glenne Aimee Headly is an American actress. She has received Theatre World Awards and Drama Desk Awards, and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. Wikipedia
New London, Connecticut, U.S.

Clare Higgins (November 10, 1955-)

Clare Frances Elizabeth Higgins is an English actress. She is a three-time Olivier Award winner. Wikipedia
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Nina Kiriki Hoffman (March 20, 1955-)

Nina Kiriki Hoffman is an American fantasy, science fiction and horror writer. Wikipedia
San Gabriel, California
Mark Howe

Mark Howe (May 28, 1955-)

Mark Steven Howe is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League and 6 seasons in the World Hockey Association. He is the son of Colleen and Gordie Howe, brother of Marty Howe and nephew of Vic Howe. Despite the enormous shadow cast by his father and splitting time between two leagues,... Wikipedia
Detroit, MI, USA

Holly Hughes (performance artist) (March 10, 1955-)

Holly Hughes is an American lesbian performance artist. She began as a feminist painter in New York but is best known for her connection with the NEA Four, with whom she was denied funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and for her work with the Women's One World Cafe. Her plays explore sexuality, body images and the female mind. She is... Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan
Leann Hunley

Leann Hunley (February 25, 1955-)

Leann Hunley is an American Emmy Award–winning television actress. Although she has worked in numerous productions, she is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Anna DiMera on NBC's long-running 'Days of our Lives'. Wikipedia
Forks, Washington, U.S.

Dan Hurlin (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Dan Hurlin is an American puppeteer and performance artist. Wikipedia

Paul Hyde (May 21, 1955-)

Paul Reginald Nelson, known by the stage name Paul Hyde, is a British-born Canadian musician and record producer. Wikipedia
Billy Idol

Billy Idol (November 30, 1955-)

William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. Unlike other British punk rock artists of his era, Idol was inspired by The Beatles and The Rolling... Wikipedia
Stanmore, Middlesex, England
Alberto Iglesias

Alberto Iglesias (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi is a Spanish composer. He has written the music for several Spanish films, mostly from Pedro Almodóvar and Julio Medem. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the films 'The Constant Gardener', 'The Kite Runner' and again for 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. His other film credits include... Wikipedia

Annabel Jankel (June 1, 1955-)

Annabel Jankel is an English film and TV director who first came to prominence as a music video director and the co-creator and director of the pioneering cyber-character Max Headroom. She is the sister of musician and songwriter Chaz Jankel, who is best known as a member of new wave band Ian Dury & The Blockheads. Wikipedia
London, England
Eugene Jarvis

Eugene Jarvis (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Eugene Peyton Jarvis is a game designer and programmer, known for producing pinball machines for Atari and video games for Williams Electronics. Most notable amongst his works are the seminal arcade video games 'Defender' and 'Robotron: 2084' in the early 1980s, and the 'Cruis'n' series of driving games for Midway Games in the 1990s. He co-founded... Wikipedia
Palo Alto, California
Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette (March 5, 1955-)

Penn Fraser Jillette is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, actor, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free-market capitalism. Wikipedia
Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955-October 5, 2011)

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was an American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. By the time of his death in 2011, he was considered the entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who "revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing." Wikipedia
San Francisco, United States
Palo Alto, California, United States

Cathy Jones (April 6, 1955-)

Catherine Theresa Mary Andrea "Cathy" Jones is a Canadian comedian and writer. Wikipedia
St. John's, Newfoundland
Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan (April 29, 1955-)

Leslie Allen Jordan is an American actor and playwright from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Wikipedia
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Jayant Kaikini

Jayant Kaikini (January 24, 1955-)

Dr.Jayant Kaikini is an Indian poet, short stories author and a lyricist working in Kannada cinema. Wikipedia
Gokarna, Karwar, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka
Harutyun Khachatryan

Harutyun Khachatryan (January 9, 1955-)

Harutyun Khachatryan is an Armenian film director, script writer, director of photography, film producer, General director of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Meritorious Artist of the Republic of Armenia and voting Member of European Film Academy since 2006. Wikipedia
Armenia
Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher (March 7, 1955-)

Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in several hundred films and many plays. Mainly working in Bollywood films, he has also appeared in acclaimed international films such as the 2002 Golden Globe nominated 'Bend It Like Beckham', Ang Lee's 2007 Golden Lion winning 'Lust, Caution', and David O. Russell's 2013 Oscar winning 'Silver... Wikipedia
Shimla, India
Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher (June 14, 1955-)

Kirron Anupam Kher is an Indian theatre, film and television actress, a TV talk show host and a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party. In May 2014, she was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament from Chandigarh. Wikipedia
Mumbai, India

Betsy King (August 13, 1955-)

:'Betsy King was also a childhood name for Lizzie Lloyd King.' Wikipedia
Reading, Pennsylvania
Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955-March 31, 2014)

Francis Nicholls, better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ and record producer. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Ed Kuepper

Ed Kuepper (December 20, 1955-)

Edmund "Ed" Kuepper is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He co-founded the punk band The Saints, the experimental post-punk group Laughing Clowns and the grunge-like The Aints. He has also recorded over a dozen albums as a solo artist using a variety of backing bands. His highest charting solo album, 'Honey Steel's Gold', appeared... Wikipedia
Bremen, Germany
Geoffrey A. Landis

Geoffrey A. Landis (May 28, 1955-)

Geoffrey Alan Landis is an American scientist, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on planetary exploration, interstellar propulsion, solar power and photovoltaics. He holds nine patents, primarily in the field of improvements to solar cells and photovoltaic devices and has given presentations and commentary on the... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Chris Layton

Chris Layton (November 16, 1955-)

Christopher "Chris" Layton is an American drummer who rose to fame as one of the founding members of Double Trouble, a blues rock band led by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Layton moved to Austin in 1975 and joined the band Greezy Wheels. He later joined Vaughan's band Double Trouble in 1978. After forming successful... Wikipedia
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Martine Le Coz (September 13, 1955-)

Martine Le Coz is a French novelist. Wikipedia
Charente, France
Beth Leavel

Beth Leavel (November 1, 1955-)

Beth Leavel is an American stage and screen actress and singer. Wikipedia
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo (December 28, 1955-)

Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist who called for political reforms and the end of communist single-party rule. He is currently incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning. Wikipedia
Changchun, Jilin, China

Rolf Løvland (April 19, 1955-)

Rolf Undsæt Løvland is a Norwegian composer and lyricist. Together with Fionnuala Sherry, he formed the Celtic group Secret Garden, in which he was the composer, producer, and keyboardist. He began composing at an early age and grew up studying at the Kristiansand Music Conservatory, later receiving his Masters degree from the Norwegian Institute... Wikipedia
Kristiansand, Norway
Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma (October 7, 1955-)

Yo-Yo Ma is a French-born Chinese American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of five. He graduated from Juilliard School and Harvard University and has enjoyed a prolific career as both a soloist performing with orchestras around the world and a recording artist.... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Moses Malone

Moses Malone (March 23, 1955-)

Moses Eugene Malone is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player who starred in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. A three-time NBA MVP and one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, Malone was the most successful prep-to-pro player of his era, going straight from Petersburg High to a 21-year... Wikipedia
Petersburg, Virginia
Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel (November 29, 1955-)

Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show 'Deal or No Deal', as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC... Wikipedia
Willowdale, North York, Ontario

Ann M. Martin (August 12, 1955-)

Ann Matthews Martin is an American children's author. Wikipedia
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Tom McCamus (July 25, 1955-)

Tom McCamus is a Canadian film and theatre actor who is most widely known for his work on the science-fiction television show 'Mutant X'. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Val McDermid

Val McDermid (June 4, 1955-)

Val McDermid is a Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring Dr. Tony Hill. Wikipedia
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire (March 28, 1955-)

Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and... Wikipedia
Kiowa, Oklahoma, U.S.

Simon McKeon (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Simon Vincent McKeon AO is an Australian businessman, philanthropist and sportsman. On 25 January 2011 he was named the 2011 Australian of the Year. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Robert Menzies (actor) (November 4, 1955-)

Robert Menzies is an Australian actor, who is best known for starring in 'Three Dollars'. Menzies was nominated as Best Lead Actor in Television Drama in the 2009 AFI Awards for Television for his acting in the ABC TV production of '3 Acts of Murder'. Wikipedia
David Mirkin

David Mirkin (September 18, 1955-)

David Mirkin is an American feature film and television director, writer and producer. Mirkin grew up in Philadelphia and intended to become an electrical engineer, but abandoned this career path in favor of studying film at Loyola Marymount University. After graduating, he became a stand-up comedian, and then moved into television writing. He... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Mo Yan

Mo Yan (February 17, 1955-)

Guan Moye, better known by the pen name Mo Yan, is a Chinese novelist and short story writer. Donald Morrison of U.S. news magazine 'TIME' referred to him as "one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers", and Jim Leach called him the Chinese answer to Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller. Wikipedia
Gaomi, Shandong, China
Ángela Molina

Ángela Molina (October 5, 1955-)

Ángela Molina Tejedor is a Spanish actress, and a daughter of Antonio Molina, Spanish singer and actor. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain
Ian Moss

Ian Moss (March 20, 1955-)

Ian Richard Moss is an Australian rock musician from Alice Springs. He is the founding mainstay guitarist and occasional singer of Cold Chisel. In that group's initial eleven year phase from 1973 to 1984, Moss was recorded on all five studio albums, three of which reached number one on the national Kent Music Report Albums Chart. In August 1989 he... Wikipedia
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Dwayne Murphy

Dwayne Murphy (March 18, 1955-)

Dwayne Keith Murphy is a former Major League Baseball player who spent most of his career playing for the Oakland Athletics as an outfielder. He was the first base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays during the 2013 season, and retired after that season. Wikipedia
Merced, California

Pat Murphy (writer) (March 9, 1955-)

Patrice Ann 'Pat' Murphy is an award-winning American science writer and author of science fiction and fantasy novels. Wikipedia
State of Washington
Ornella Muti

Ornella Muti (March 9, 1955-)

Ornella Muti is an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Guillermo Navarro

Guillermo Navarro (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Guillermo Navarro, ASC is a Mexican cinematographer and director. He has worked in Hollywood since 1993 and is a frequent collaborator of Guillermo del Toro and Robert Rodriguez. In 2006 he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the film 'Pan's Labyrinth'. His work often features very vivid blues and yellows which often take up most of... Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman (October 20, 1955-)

Thomas Montgomery Newman is an American composer best known for his many film scores. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Greg Norman

Greg Norman (February 10, 1955-)

Gregory John Norman AO is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. He is nicknamed 'The Great White Shark' or sometimes simply 'The... Wikipedia
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Mike Norris (baseball) (March 19, 1955-)

Michael Kelvin Norris is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played with the Oakland Athletics. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Bill Nye

Bill Nye (November 27, 1955-)

William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady (June 14, 1955-)

Paul James Michael O'Grady, MBE is an Anglo-Irish comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc-jockey and BAFTA TV Award winner, best known for his comedic drag queen character, Lily Savage, and later became well known for presenting TV shows as himself, such as 'The Paul O'Grady Show'. Wikipedia
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Klas Östergren

Klas Östergren (February 20, 1955-)

Klas Östergren is a Swedish novelist, screenwriter and translator. On 28 February 2014, the Swedish Academy announced that Östergren had been appointed a new member of the Academy, succeeding Ulf Linde on seat 11. Östergren was formally installed as a member on 20 December 2014. In 1999, he was nominated for his country's top film award, the... Wikipedia
Stockholm
Anne Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter (May 9, 1955-)

Anne Sofie von Otter is a Swedish mezzo-soprano whose repertoire encompasses lieder, operas, oratorios and also rock and pop songs. Her art is documented on a collection of numerous CDs. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden

Paul Overstreet (March 17, 1955-)

Paul Lester Overstreet is an American country music singer and songwriter. He recorded 10 studio albums between 1982 and 2005, and charted 16 singles on the 'Billboard' country charts, including two No. 1 hits. He has also written singles for several other country acts, including No. 1 hits for Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, and Keith Whitley, as... Wikipedia
Vancleave, Mississippi, U.S.
Steve Ovett

Steve Ovett (October 9, 1955-)

Stephen Michael James "Steve" Ovett OBE, is a former middle-distance runner from England. He was gold medalist in the 800 metres at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, and set world records for 1500 metres and the mile run. Wikipedia
Brighton, Sussex, England
Svante Pääbo

Svante Pääbo (April 20, 1955-)

Svante Pääbo is a Swedish biologist specializing in evolutionary genetics. One of the founders of paleogenetics, he has worked extensively on the Neanderthal genome. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Smita Patil

Smita Patil (October 17, 1955-December 13, 1986)

Smita Patil was an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. Regarded among the finest stage and film actresses of her times, Patil appeared in over 80 Hindi and Marathi films in a career that spanned just over a decade. During her career, she received two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. She was the recipient of the Padma Shri,... Wikipedia
Pune, India
Mumbai
Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton (May 17, 1955-)

William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including 'Apollo 13', 'Weird Science', 'Twister', 'Aliens', 'True Lies', and 'Titanic'. He also starred in the HBO series 'Big Love' and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries 'Hatfields & McCoys'. Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Zbigniew Preisner

Zbigniew Preisner (May 20, 1955-)

Zbigniew Preisner is a Polish film score composer, best known for his work with film director Krzysztof Kieślowski. Wikipedia
Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Susan Price (July 8, 1955-)

Susan Price is an English author of children's and young-adult novels. She has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for British children's books. Wikipedia
Alain Prost

Alain Prost (February 24, 1955-)

Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE, Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur is a French racing driver. A four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion, Prost has won more titles than any driver except for Juan Manuel Fangio, and Michael Schumacher. From 1987 until 2001 Prost held the record for most Grand Prix victories. Schumacher surpassed Prost's total of 51... Wikipedia
Saint-Chamond, France

Aaron Pryor (October 20, 1955-)

Aaron Pryor is a former boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was World Junior Welterweight Champion from 1980 to 1985 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. Pryor was voted by the Associated Press as the #1 junior welterweight of the 20th century in 1999. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Milly Quezada (May 21, 1955-)

Milagros Quezada Borbón, known simply as Milly Quezada, is a Latin Grammy-winning Dominican Merengue music singer. She is a singer in Latin America; especially in those Latin American countries bordered by the Caribbean Sea, and in the eastern seaboard region of the United States. She is also known as Merengue Queen. She has won four Latin Grammy... Wikipedia
Santo Domingo, RD

Gino Quilico (April 29, 1955-)

Gino Quilico, OC is a Canadian lyric baritone of Italian descent and the son of Canadian baritone Louis Quilico and Lina Pizzolongo. Quilico was once married to violist and pianist Kathryn Stephenson. They have two children, Enrico and Sofia. Wikipedia
Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle (January 19, 1955-)

Sir Simon Denis Rattle, is an English conductor. He rose to international prominence during the 1980s and 1990s, while Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has been principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, and plans to leave his position at the end of his current contract, in 2018. It was announced in... Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Ken Read

Ken Read (November 6, 1955-)

Ken Read, BA is one of the most decorated sport leaders in Canadian history. This World Cup alpine ski racer from Canada was a specialist in the downhill and a two-time Olympian, he won five World Cup races during his ten-year international career. Wikipedia
Mike Reno

Mike Reno (June 8, 1955-)

Joseph Michael John "Mike" Reno is a Canadian drummer/musician and the lead singer of the rock band Loverboy. He is reported to have played the guitar, being self-taught. He fronted other bands, including Moxy, before helping form Loverboy. Reno has a son from his first marriage, Alex Reno, who was born on January 23, 1988. Wikipedia
New Westminster, BC, Canada

Adi Roche (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Adi Roche is a campaigner for peace, humanitarian aid and education. She is the chief executive of Irish-based charity Chernobyl Children International and in November 2010 received the Health Award at the World of Children Awards ceremony. Adi Roche has spent her life, since 1977, campaigning for and publicly active in issues relating to the... Wikipedia
Clonmel, County Tipperary
Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez (January 19, 1955-)

Paul Rodriguez is a Mexican-born American stand-up comedian and actor. Wikipedia
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Toño Rosario

Toño Rosario (November 3, 1955-)

Máximo Antonio del Rosario, commonly known as Toño Rosario, is a Grammy-award nominee Merengue musician. Wikipedia
Higuey, Dominican Republic
Rajesh Roshan

Rajesh Roshan (May 24, 1955-)

Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath, better known as Rajesh Roshan is a Hindi cinema music composer. He is the younger brother of film director and producer Rakesh Roshan and the uncle of Hrithik Roshan. Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharashtra
David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth (October 10, 1955-)

David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Gregg Rudloff (November 2, 1955-)

Gregg Rudloff is an American re-recording mixer. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Sound and has been nominated for four more in the same category. He has worked on 150 films since 1983. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Sanduk Ruit

Sanduk Ruit (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Dr. Sanduk Ruit is an award-winning Nepali eye surgeon whose small-incision cataract surgery, which utilizes inexpensive intraocular lenses, has enabled hundreds of thousands of poor cataract patients in Nepal and other countries to regain their sight. Over the last three decades, he has successfully treated over 100,000 people across the... Wikipedia
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kario Salem (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Kario Salem is an American television, film, and stage actor and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz (May 28, 1955-)

Laura Amy Schlitz is an American author of children's literature. She is a librarian and storyteller at The Park School in Brooklandville, Maryland. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland

Denise Scott (April 24, 1955-)

Denise Margaret Scott is a Australian stand-up comedian, actor and radio personality, based in Melbourne She has appeared frequently on Australian television since her regular slot on ABC TV's 'The Big Gig' in 1990, and a weekly segment on 'Tonight Live with Steve Vizard'. Scott was one of the most frequent guests on musical quiz show 'Spicks and... Wikipedia
Australia

Lisa Scottoline (July 1, 1955-)

Lisa Scottoline is an American author of legal thrillers. According to her website, her last name is pronounced as if it rhymes with fettuccine or scaloppine. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Simon Shaheen (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Simon Shaheen is a Palestinian-American oud and violin virtuoso and composer who holds Israeli citizenship. Wikipedia
Charles Shaughnessy

Charles Shaughnessy (February 9, 1955-)

Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy, 5th Baron Shaughnessy, or simply known as Charles Shaughnessy, is a British peer and television, theatre and film actor. He is known for his roles on American television, as Shane Donovan on the soap opera 'Days of Our Lives' and as Maxwell Sheffield on the sitcom 'The Nanny'. Along with his brother David... Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom

Tony Sheldon (September 12, 1955-)

Tony Sheldon is an Australian actor/singer best known for his work in theatre; he is also a writer. Wikipedia
Brisbane, QLD
John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp (January 22, 1955-)

John Wesley Shipp is an American actor best known as Mitch Leery, the title character's father on the television drama 'Dawson's Creek' from 1998 to 2001 and for roles in several daytime soap operas. Among his daytime roles, Shipp is probably best known as Kelly Nelson on 'Guiding Light' from February 5, 1980 to November 6, 1984 and as Douglas... Wikipedia
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver (November 6, 1955-)

Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist, activist, author of six best-selling books, and former First Lady of California as the wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has received a Peabody Award and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of 'The Alzheimer's... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, US
Sam Simon

Sam Simon (June 6, 1955-March 8, 2015)

Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of the television series 'The Simpsons'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, U.S.
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise (March 17, 1955-)

Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Blue Island, Illinois, U.S.
Sirindhorn

Sirindhorn (April 2, 1955-)

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Wikipedia
Bangkok, Thailand
Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits (July 9, 1955-)

Jimmy Smits is an American actor. Smits played attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama 'L.A. Law', NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama 'NYPD Blue', and Matt Santos on 'The West Wing'. He also appeared as Bail Organa in the 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy, and Miguel Prado in 'Dexter'. In 2012, he joined the main cast of... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Suresh Peters

Suresh Peters (December 21, 1955-)

Suresh Peters is a music director and playback rapper/singer for films in India whose notable songs include "Chikku Bukku Rayile" from 'Gentleman 'and "Style" from the film 'Sivaji: The Boss'. Peters received his first break as a music director through the Malayalam movie 'Punjabi House' in which he composed both melodies and folk songs. He also... Wikipedia
Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton (August 4, 1955-)

Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 thriller 'One False Move' and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama 'Sling Blade', for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay... Wikipedia
Hot Springs, Arkansas, US

Pål Thowsen (July 15, 1955-)

Pål Thowsen is a Norwegian drummer, mainly playing jazz. He is known for his collaborations with a number of Norwegian and international jazz musicians, has also released several solo albums and received two Spellemannprisen awards. Wikipedia
Lillestrom, Akershus

Ricky Tognazzi (May 1, 1955-)

Ricky Tognazzi is an Italian actor and film director. He has appeared in 50 films and television shows since 1963. His film 'The Escort' was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín (May 30, 1955-)

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. Wikipedia
Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
Fernando Trueba

Fernando Trueba (January 18, 1955-)

Fernando Trueba is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Wikipedia
Madrid, Spain

Cynthia Tucker (March 13, 1955-)

Cynthia Tucker, is a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s journalism school and a former columnist and blogger for 'The Atlanta Journal-Constitution', syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate. In 2007, she received a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007 for her work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was also a Pulitzer finalist... Wikipedia
Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen (January 26, 1955-)

Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. He is often considered one of the world's greatest guitarists. Allmusic guide has described him as "Second only to Jimi Hendrix, undoubtedly the most... Wikipedia
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Abraham Verghese is a physician-author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is also the author of three best-selling books, two memoirs and a novel. In 2011, he was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine. Wikipedia
Ethiopia
Butch Vig

Butch Vig (August 2, 1955-)

Bryan David "Butch" Vig is an American musician and record producer, best known as the drummer and co-producer of the alternative rock band Garbage and the producer of diamond-selling album 'Nevermind' by Nirvana. Wikipedia

Martin Walsh (film editor) (November 8, 1955-)

Martin Walsh is a film editor with more than 30 film credits dating from 1985. Walsh won the Academy Award for Film Editing and the ACE Eddie Award for the film 'Chicago', for which he was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing. Walsh has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors. Wikipedia
Manchester, England, UK

Leslie What (<a href="/born/year/1955" title="Celebrities Born in 1955">1955</a>-)

Leslie What is a writer of fantasy and literary fiction and nonfiction. She grew up in Southern California and attended Santa Ana College, and earned a certificate in Vocational Nursing. She also attended California State University Fullerton and received her MFA in Writing from Pacific University in 2006. Wikipedia

Darnell Williams (March 3, 1955-)

Darnell Williams is a British-born soap opera actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Jesse Hubbard on the ABC soap opera 'All My Children' from 1981 to 1988, and from 2008 to 2011, a role which has earned him two Daytime Emmy Awards. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis (March 19, 1955-)

Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in 'Moonlighting'. He is perhaps best known for his role of John McClane in the 'Die Hard' series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has appeared... Wikipedia
Idar-Oberstein, Germany (U.S. Military Base)
Steven Wright

Steven Wright (December 6, 1955-)

Steven Alexander Wright is an American comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, anti-humor, and one-liners with contrived situations. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Angus Young

Angus Young (March 31, 1955-)

Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and his popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, 'Rolling Stone' magazine has ranked Young as the 24th greatest... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
William P. Young

William P. Young (May 11, 1955-)

William Paul Young is a Canadian author, best known for the novel 'The Shack'. Wikipedia
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Robin Yount

Robin Yount (September 16, 1955-)

Robin R. Yount is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop and center fielder. He spent his entire 20-year baseball career with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1999, Yount was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Wikipedia
Danville, Illinois

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