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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams (November 5, 1959-)

Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Wikipedia
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Sade Adu

Sade Adu (January 16, 1959-)

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, known as Sade, is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. Following a brief stint of studying fashion design and modelling Adu began back up singing for a band named Pride, during this time she attracted attention from record labels and along with other members left Pride and formed Sade.... Wikipedia
Ibadan, Ọyọ State, Nigeria
Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander (September 23, 1959-)

Jay Scott Greenspan, better known by the stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, singer, and writer. Wikipedia
Harrison, New Jersey, U.S.
Paul Alivisatos

Paul Alivisatos (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Paul Alivisatos is an American scientist of Greek descent who has been hailed as a pioneer in nanomaterials development, and is an internationally recognized authority on the fabrication of nanocrystals and their use in biomedical and renewable energy applications. He is ranked fifth among the world's 100 top chemists in the list released by... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Craig Armstrong (composer) (April 29, 1959-)

Craig Armstrong, OBE is a British composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Wikipedia
Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette (August 10, 1959-)

Rosanna Lisa Arquette is an American actress, film director, and producer. Wikipedia
New York City
Rob Ashford

Rob Ashford (November 19, 1959-)

Rob Ashford is an American director and choreographer. He is a Tony Award, Olivier Award, Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner. Wikipedia
Joe Awada

Joe Awada (March 12, 1959-)

Joe Awada is a professional poker player, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wikipedia
Beirut, Lebanon
Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield (October 29, 1959-)

Jesse Lee Barfield is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He batted and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois
Sean Bean

Sean Bean (April 17, 1959-)

Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean is an English actor. Wikipedia
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Luc Besson

Luc Besson (March 18, 1959-)

Luc Besson is a French film director, writer, and producer. He is known for directing and producing thrillers and action films that are visually rich. Critics cite Besson as a pivotal figure in the Cinéma du look movement, a specific, highly visual style produced from the 1980s into the early 1990s. 'Subway', 'The Big Blue' and 'Nikita' are all... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Linda Blair

Linda Blair (January 22, 1959-)

Linda Denise Blair is an American actress. Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the film 'The Exorcist', for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe. She reprised her role in 'Exorcist II: The Heretic'. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri U.S.

Peter Blauner (October 29, 1959-)

Peter Blauner is an American author, journalist, and television producer. Wikipedia

Gretha Boston (April 18, 1959-)

Gretha Boston is an American actress. Boston made her Broadway debut as "Queenie" in the 1994 revival of 'Show Boat', directed by Hal Prince. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance and was also nominated in the same category in 1999 for her performance in the original musical revue 'It Ain't Nothin' But... Wikipedia
Crossett, Arkansas
Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg (July 26, 1959-)

Rick Bragg is an American journalist and writer known for non-fiction books, especially those about his family in Alabama. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 recognizing his work at 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Piedmont, Alabama, USA
Patrick Bruel

Patrick Bruel (May 14, 1959-)

Patrick Bruel is a French singer, actor, and professional poker player of Jewish descent. Wikipedia
Tlemcen, French Algeria
Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle (June 1, 1959-)

Martin John Brundle is a British racing driver, best known as a Formula One driver and as a commentator for ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008, the BBC from 2009 to 2011 and Sky Sports from 2012. Wikipedia
King's Lynn, Norfolk, Great Britain
Ali Campbell

Ali Campbell (February 15, 1959-)

Alistair Ian "Ali" Campbell is an English singer, solo artist and songwriter who was the lead singer and a founding member of UB40. As part of UB40, Campbell sold over 70 million records worldwide and toured the globe for 30 years. In 2008 Campbell left UB40 and embarked on a solo career. In 2012, Campbell was announced as one of the three judges... Wikipedia
Birmingham, England
Nick Cassavetes

Nick Cassavetes (May 21, 1959-)

Nicholas David Rowland "Nick" Cassavetes is an American film actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
Gustavo Cerati

Gustavo Cerati (August 11, 1959-September 4, 2014)

Gustavo Adrián Cerati, was an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and producer, considered one of the most important and influential figures of Ibero-American rock and a Latin American rock legend. As a solo artist, and with his band Soda Stereo, he set the gold standard for Latin American Rock, Rock En Español, and Ibero-American Rock. Soda... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan (January 26, 1959-)

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a Turkish photographer, screenwriter, actor, and film director. He was the winner of the Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2014. He is married to filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan, with whom he co-starred in 'Climates'. Wikipedia
Istanbul, Turkey
Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark (October 10, 1959-)

Victoria Clark is an American musical theatre singer and actress. Clark has performed in many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work, and her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films. In 2008, she released her first solo album. She won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a... Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke (November 1, 1959-)

Susanna Mary Clarke is an English author best known for her debut novel 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell', a Hugo Award-winning alternative history. Clarke began 'Jonathan Strange' in 1993 and worked on it during her spare time. For the next decade, she published short stories from the 'Strange' universe, but it was not until 2003 that Bloomsbury... Wikipedia
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson (December 29, 1959-)

Patricia Davies Clarkson is an American actress. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as 'The Station Agent', 'The Green Mile', 'Far from Heaven', 'High Art', 'Dogville', 'Good Night, and Good Luck', 'Easy A', and 'Cairo Time'. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe for... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn (July 5, 1959-)

Marc Craig Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" from his eponymous 1991 album. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Cris Collinsworth (January 27, 1959-)

Anthony Cris Collinsworth is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for eight seasons, all with the Cincinnati Bengals, during the 1980s. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was recognized as an All-American. He is currently a television... Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Deborah Conway

Deborah Conway (August 8, 1959-)

Deborah Ann Conway is an Australian rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, and had a career as a model and actor. She was a founding member of the 1980s rock band Do-Ré-Mi with their surprise top 5 hit "Man Overboard". Wikipedia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Frank Cottrell Boyce (September 23, 1959-)

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a British screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Michael Winterbottom. He has recently achieved fame as the writer for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony and for sequels to 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car', a children's... Wikipedia
Rainhill, Liverpool, England, UK
Dave Coulier

Dave Coulier (September 21, 1959-)

David Alan Coulier is an American stand-up comedian, impressionist, television and voice actor, and television host. He became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom 'Full House'. Wikipedia
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, U.S.
Fred Couples

Fred Couples (October 3, 1959-)

Frederick Steven Couples is an American professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. A former World No. 1, he has won numerous events, most notably the 1992 Masters Tournament. In August 2011 he won his maiden senior major at the Senior Players Championship and followed this up in July 2012 when he won the Senior British... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
Carlton Cuse

Carlton Cuse (March 22, 1959-)

Arthur Carlton Cuse is an American screenwriter, showrunner and producer, most famous as executive producer and screenwriter for the American television series 'Lost' for which he made the 'Time' magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Cuse is also considered a pioneer in transmedia storytelling. Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico

Jeannine Dalton (February 1, 1959-)

Jeannine Boger Dalton is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss North Carolina USA and her state's representative at Miss USA 1982. Wikipedia
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels (December 24, 1959-)

Lee Louis Daniels is an American actor, film producer, and director. He produced 'Monster's Ball' and directed 'Precious', which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director; the film won two of the awards. In 2013, Daniels directed 'The Butler,' a historical fiction drama featuring an ensemble cast portraying unique events on... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Frank Deasy (May 19, 1959-September 17, 2009)

Frank Deasy was an Irish screenwriter. He won an Emmy Award for the television series 'Prime Suspect' and was also nominated for his works, 'Looking After Jo Jo' and 'The Grass Arena'. His other works included the BBC/HBO mini-series, 'The Passion'. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Marie Desplechin (January 7, 1959-)

Marie Desplechin is a French writer. She studied literature and journalism before becoming a writer. She is the author of a children's novel and 'Taking it to Heart', a collection of short stories. 'Sans Moi', her first novel, has been a great success in France, where it has sold over 120,000 copies. She won the Prix Médicis in 2005 for her book,... Wikipedia
Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt (July 29, 1959-)

Sanjay Balraj Dutt is an Indian film actor, producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He was briefly associated with politics. Dutt, son of film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, made his acting debut in 1981. Since then he has acted in some of the most popular Hindi language films. Although Dutt has enjoyed major success in movie genres... Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton (April 27, 1959-)

Sheena Shirley Easton is a Scottish international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality television programme 'The Big Time: Pop Singer', which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records. Wikipedia
Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi (April 18, 1959-)

Susan Charlotte Faludi is an American humanist, journalist and author. She won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1991, for a report on the leveraged buyout of Safeway Stores, Inc., a report that the Pulitzer Prize committee commended for depicting the "human costs of high finance". Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Sam Farha

Sam Farha (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Ihsan "Sam" Farha is a professional poker player. He is best known for finishing as runner up in the World Series of Poker main event in 2003 and has won three bracelets at the WSOP. Wikipedia
Beirut, Lebanon
Wayne Federman

Wayne Federman (June 22, 1959-)

Wayne Federman is an American comedian, actor, author, comedy writer, and musician. He is noted for his numerous stand-up comedy appearances in clubs, theaters, and on television; his biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich; and his supporting comedic acting roles in 'The X-Files', 'The Larry Sanders Show', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Legally Blonde', '50... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Andrew Fire

Andrew Fire (April 27, 1959-)

Andrew Zachary Fire is an American biologist and professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Craig C. Mello, for the discovery of RNA interference. This research was conducted at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and published... Wikipedia
Palo Alto, California
Frode Fjellheim

Frode Fjellheim (August 27, 1959-)

Frode Fjellheim is a Norwegian yoiker and musician. He is most well known for his band Transjoik and writing the song "Eatnemen Vuelie" which served as the title song for 'Frozen'. Fjellheim was raised in Karasjok and is of Southern Sámi origin. Wikipedia
Mosjøen, Norway
Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming (February 14, 1959-)

Renée Fleming is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice. She has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano operatic roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian,... Wikipedia
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse (September 29, 1959-)

Jon Olav Fosse is a Norwegian author and dramatist. Wikipedia
Haugesund, Norway
David Frankel

David Frankel (April 2, 1959-)

David Frankel is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for directing 'The Devil Wears Prada'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen (August 17, 1959-)

Jonathan Earl Franzen is an American novelist and essayist. His 2001 novel, 'The Corrections', a sprawling, satirical family drama, drew widespread critical acclaim, earned Franzen a National Book Award, was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, earned a James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Fujisawa Shu (June 29, 1959-)

Fujisawa Shū is a Japanese writer active during the late Shōwa and early Heisei period periods of Japan. Wikipedia
Nishikanbara District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Mauricio Funes

Mauricio Funes (October 18, 1959-)

Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena is a Salvadoran politician who was President of El Salvador from 2009 to 2014. He won the 2009 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front political party and took office on 1 June 2009. Wikipedia
San Salvador, El Salvador
Rodrigo García (director)

Rodrigo García (director) (August 24, 1959-)

Rodrigo García Barcha is a Colombian television and film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer, best known for his films 'Mother and Child, Nine Lives, Albert Nobbs, Last Days in the Desert' and TV series 'In Treatment'. Wikipedia
Bogotá, DC, Colombia
James Gelfand

James Gelfand (April 3, 1959-)

James Gelfand is a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. He is best known for his film and television scores. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dave Graney

Dave Graney (February 2, 1959-)

David John "Dave" Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne. Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists, The White Buffaloes, Coral Snakes, The Dave Graney Show, Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist... Wikipedia
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm (February 5, 1959-)

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a Canadian-born American politician, educator, author, and political commentator who served as Attorney General and 47th governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003 when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was... Wikipedia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Will Gregory (September 17, 1959-)

William Owen "Will" Gregory is an English musician and record producer. He is best known as lead keyboardist, producer and composer of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp. Wikipedia
Bristol, England
Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959-September 21, 1998)

Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the "fastest woman of all time" based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 metres and 200 metres still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Mission Viejo, California, United States
Paul Gross

Paul Gross (April 30, 1959-)

Paul Michael Gross, OC is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer and writer born in Calgary, Alberta. He is known for his lead role as Constable Benton Fraser in the television series 'Due South' as well as his 2008 war film 'Passchendaele', which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. During 'Due South' ' s final season, Gross acted... Wikipedia
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden (August 14, 1959-)

Marcia Gay Harden is an American film, television, and theatre actress. Wikipedia
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Morten Harket

Morten Harket (September 14, 1959-)

Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts internationally after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985. A-ha disbanded in 2010 after they played their last gig in Oslo. Harket has also released six solo albums. Before joining A-ha... Wikipedia
Kongsberg, Norway
Monika Hauser

Monika Hauser (May 24, 1959-)

Monika Hauser is a Swiss-born Italian physician gynecologist and humanitarian. She spent her youth in Switzerland, in the village of Thal, Saint Gallen, in German Switzerland, before leaving Switzerland to continue her medical studies in Innsbruck, Austria. Wikipedia
John Hawkes (actor)

John Hawkes (actor) (September 11, 1959-)

John Hawkes is an American film and television actor. He is known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series 'Deadwood', Dustin Powers on 'Eastbound & Down', Academy Award-nominated performance as the menacing backwoods meth addict "Teardrop" Dolly in 'Winter's Bone' and his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominated... Wikipedia
Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
Finola Hughes

Finola Hughes (October 29, 1959-)

Finola Hughes is an English actress, television host, entrepreneur, authoress and former dancer, best known for role as Anna Devane on the ABC soap opera 'General Hospital', 'General Hospital: Night Shift', and her role as Anna Devane's identical twin sister, Doctor Alexandra Devane Marick, on 'All My Children'. She is also known as Patty Halliwell... Wikipedia
London, England, United Kingdom

Kathryn Hughes (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Kathryn Hughes FRSL is a British historian, biographer and journalist. Educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University and the University of East Anglia; her doctorate in Victorian history was developed into her first book, 'The Victorian Governess'. She is the Director of Creative Non-Fiction at the University of East Anglia, though is not based... Wikipedia
Ernie Irvan

Ernie Irvan (January 13, 1959-)

Virgil Earnest "Ernie" Irvan is a retired American stock car racing driver. A former competitor in NASCAR, he is best remembered for his comeback after a serious head injury at Michigan International Speedway. He is inducted in numerous halls of fame and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. After a series of concussions in the... Wikipedia
Salinas, California
Martyn Jacques

Martyn Jacques (May 22, 1959-)

Martyn Jacques is a British musician, singer and songwriter mostly known as the founder and front man of cult British trio The Tiger Lillies. Wikipedia
Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain (September 6, 1959-)

Naveen K. Jain is a business executive and entrepreneur. He is the founder of InfoSpace, Intelius, Moon Express. In 2000, Forbes ranked Jain 121 on their list of 400 Richest Americans with a net worth of 2.2 billion dollars. Wikipedia
Uttar Pradesh, India
Allison Janney

Allison Janney (November 19, 1959-)

Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress. She is a six-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for her television work and has won a Drama Desk Award and received two Tony Award nominations for her work in the theater. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson (August 14, 1959-)

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA... Wikipedia
Lansing, Michigan

Janusz Kamiński (June 27, 1959-)

Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński is a Polish cinematographer and film director who started his career in the United States. He rose to fame in the 1990s with 'Schindler's List'. Since then, he has photographed all of Steven Spielberg's films. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on 'Schindler's List' and 'Saving Private Ryan'. In... Wikipedia
Ziębice, Poland

Peter Keleghan (September 16, 1959-)

Peter Keleghan is a Canadian actor, perhaps best known for portraying Ben Bellow in the comedy series '18 to Life', for portraying Clark Claxton, Sr. in the comedy series 'Billable Hours', and for portraying Ranger Gord in 'The Red Green Show'. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec
Gary Kemp

Gary Kemp (October 16, 1959-)

Gary James Kemp is an English pop musician and actor who is the guitar player and chief songwriter for the 1980s new wave band Spandau Ballet. His brother, Martin Kemp, plays bass guitar in the band. Gary Kemp also provided backing vocals on many of the tracks to lead singer Tony Hadley. Wikipedia
Smithfield, London, England, UK
Mac King

Mac King (December 2, 1959-)

Mac King is a comedy magician who has performed on television specials, often as a co-host. He has his own family-friendly show, "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show," at the Harrah's Las Vegas in the Clint Holmes Theater. Wikipedia
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Andrea Kremer

Andrea Kremer (February 25, 1959-)

Andrea Kremer is an American television sports journalist. She currently works as the Chief Correspondent for the NFL Network where she leads the network's coverage and in-depth reporting on health and safety, a critical issue facing professional sports. Kremer is also a correspondent on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel". Until the 2011 season... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof (April 27, 1959-)

Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist, author, op-ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He has written an op-ed column for 'The New York Times' since November 2001 and 'The Washington Post' says that he "rewrote opinion journalism" with his emphasis on human rights abuses and social injustices, such as human trafficking... Wikipedia
Yamhill, Oregon
Anthony LaPaglia

Anthony LaPaglia (January 31, 1959-)

Anthony M. LaPaglia is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series 'Without a Trace', for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, and for his portrayal of Simon Moon on the TV show 'Frasier', for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor... Wikipedia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie (June 11, 1959-)

James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie', 'Blackadder', and 'Jeeves and... Wikipedia
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman (March 7, 1959-)

Thomas Edward Lehman is an American professional golfer. His tournament wins include one major title, the 1996 Open Championship; and he is the only golfer in history to have been awarded the Player of the Year honor on all three PGA Tours: the regular PGA Tour, the Nationwide Tour and the Champions Tour. Wikipedia
Austin, Minnesota
Lenine (musician)

Lenine (musician) (February 2, 1959-)

Lenine, artist name of Osvaldo Lenine Macedo Pimentel, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter from Recife, Pernambuco. In 2005, he has won two Latin Grammy Awards for "Best Brazilian Contemporary Album" and "Best Brazilian Song". Wikipedia
Recife, Pernambuco Brazil
John Linnell

John Linnell (June 12, 1959-)

John Sidney Linnell is an American musician, known primarily as one half of Brooklyn, New York alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants. In addition to singing and songwriting, he plays accordion, baritone and bass saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards for the group. Wikipedia
New York, NY
Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman (January 31, 1959-)

Laura Lippman is an American author of detective fiction. Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia
Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott (May 8, 1959-)

Ronald Mandel "Ronnie" Lott is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Lott played college football for the University of Southern California, and was honored as a consensus All-American. A... Wikipedia
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United State
Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe (October 4, 1959-)

Christopher Sean "Chris" Lowe is an English musician, who, with colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the pop duo Pet Shop Boys. Wikipedia
Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Richard Lowenstein (March 1, 1959-)

Richard Lowenstein is an Australian film-maker. He has written, produced and directed: feature films, including 'Strikebound', 'Dogs in Space' and 'He Died with a Felafel in His Hand'; music videos for bands such as INXS and U2; concert performance films, 'Australian Made: The Movie' and 'U2: LoveTown'; and TV adverts. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia

Thure Erik Lund (June 27, 1959-)

Thure Erik Lund is a Norwegian author and cabinet maker. He debuted in 1992 with the novel 'Tanger', for which he won Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. Wikipedia
Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan (February 22, 1959-)

Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films such as 'Blue Velvet' as Jeffrey Beaumont, 'The Hidden' as Lloyd Gallagher, and as Paul Atreides in 'Dune'. He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in 'Twin Peaks', Trey MacDougal in 'Sex... Wikipedia
Yakima, Washington, United States

Joe Manley (June 11, 1959-)

Joe Louis Manley Jr. is an American former boxer who fought at light welterweight. Wikipedia
Lima, OH

Brent Mason (July 13, 1959-)

Brent Mason is an American session guitarist player and occasional songwriter based in Nashville. He is known primarily for his work in the field of country music. In addition to releasing two instrumental studio albums, he holds several credits as a songwriter. He is a Grammy Award winner and a two-time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the... Wikipedia
Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea (June 21, 1959-)

Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic and traditional country sounds to her music. Active since 1983 as a recording artist, she has recorded seventeen albums and has charted more than thirty singles on the 'Billboard' Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. This total includes... Wikipedia
South Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.

Cynthia Maung (December 6, 1959-)

Dr. Cynthia Maung is a Burmese medical doctor who since 1989 has lived in Mae Sot, on the Thai-Burmese border. An ethnic Karen, Dr. Maung left Burma after the 8888 Uprising and has since run a clinic treating Burmese refugees, migrants and orphans at Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border, together with 100 paramedics and teachers. Wikipedia
Insein Township, Rangoon, Burma

Ian Maxtone-Graham (July 3, 1959-)

Ian Howes Maxtone-Graham is an American television writer and producer. He has written for 'Saturday Night Live' and 'The Simpsons', and has also served as a co-executive producer and consulting producer for 'The Simpsons'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Sally Mayes (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Sally Lee Mayes is an American actress and cabaret and concert singer. Wikipedia
John McEnroe

John McEnroe (February 16, 1959-)

John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States often rated among the greatest tennis players of all time, especially for his touch on the volley. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He also won a record eight... Wikipedia
Wiesbaden, West Germany
Mark McKinney

Mark McKinney (June 26, 1959-)

Mark Douglas Brown McKinney is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for his work in the sketch comedy troupe 'The Kids in the Hall'. Following the run of their television series and feature film, he went on to star in 'Saturday Night Live' from 1995 to 1997. From 2003 to 2006, he co-created, wrote and starred in the acclaimed mini-series... Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú (January 9, 1959-)

Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life publicizing the rights of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War, and to promote indigenous rights in the country. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 and the Prince of Asturias Award in 1998.... Wikipedia
Quiché, Guatemala
Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine (March 22, 1959-)

Matthew Avery Modine is an American film actor. His best-known film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket', the title character in Alan Parker's 'Birdy', high school wrestler Louden Swain in 'Vision Quest', and oversexed Sullivan Groff on 'Weeds'. Wikipedia
Loma Linda, California, U.S.
Sarah Jane Morris (singer)

Sarah Jane Morris (singer) (March 21, 1959-)

Sarah Jane Morris is a pop, jazz, rock and R&B singer and songwriter. Wikipedia
Southampton, England
Morrissey

Morrissey (May 22, 1959-)

Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or by his nickname, Moz, is a British singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten... Wikipedia
Davyhulme, Lancashire, England

Viktoria Mullova (November 27, 1959-)

Viktoria Yurievna Mullova is a Russian violinist. She is best known for her performances and recordings of a number of violin concerti, compositions by J.S. Bach, and her innovative interpretations of popular and jazz compositions by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, the Beatles, and others. Wikipedia
near Moscow, Russia, USSR
Akkineni Nagarjuna

Akkineni Nagarjuna (August 29, 1959-)

Akkineni Nagarjuna is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter who works primarily in the Telugu Cinema, and Television. He has acted in over ninety films as an actor in a lead, supporting and cameo roles, including Bollywood and Tamil films. He has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz (May 17, 1959-)

James William "Jim" Nantz, III is an American sportscaster who has worked on telecasts of the National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men's basketball and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports since the 1990s. He has been the NFL announcer on CBS's top play-by-play team since 2004. Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Mats Näslund

Mats Näslund (October 31, 1959-)

Mats Torsten Näslund, nicknamed "Le Petit Viking", is a retired Swedish ice hockey player. He played as a left wing. Wikipedia
Timrå, Sweden
Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour (October 1, 1959-)

Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician. In 2004, 'Rolling Stone' described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa. From April 2012 to October 2012, he was Senegal's Minister of Tourism and Culture, and from October 2012 to... Wikipedia
Dakar, Senegal
Kevin Newman (journalist)

Kevin Newman (journalist) (June 2, 1959-)

Kevin Newman is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. From 2001 to 2010, he was the chief anchor and executive editor of 'Global National'. In August 2012, he became the host of CTV's 'Question Period' and correspondent for the investigative series 'W5'. He is co-author of 'All Out', a memoir written with his son Alex. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Michel Onfray

Michel Onfray (January 1, 1959-)

Michel Onfray is a contemporary French writer and philosopher who promotes hedonism, atheism, and anarchism. He is a highly prolific author on philosophy, having written more than 50 books. Wikipedia
Argentan, Orne, France
Ferzan Özpetek

Ferzan Özpetek (February 3, 1959-)

Ferzan Özpetek is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, residing in Italy; who also has Italian citizenship. Wikipedia
Istanbul

Jon Kimura Parker (December 25, 1959-)

Jon Kimura Parker, OC is a Canadian pianist. Wikipedia
Vancouver, Canada
Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña (September 23, 1959-October 14, 2014)

Elizabeth Peña was an American actress. Wikipedia
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Saul Perlmutter

Saul Perlmutter (September 22, 1959-)

Saul Perlmutter is an American astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003. He is also a member of the National... Wikipedia
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce (April 3, 1959-)

David Hyde Pierce is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom 'Frasier', for which he won four Emmy Awards during the show's run. Wikipedia
Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.

Marco Pirroni (April 27, 1959-)

Marco Francesco Andrea Pirroni is an English guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He has worked with Adam Ant, Sinéad O'Connor, Siouxsie and the Banshees and many others from the late 1970s to the present day. Wikipedia
Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone (December 29, 1959-)

Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian. Wikipedia
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Greg Proops

Greg Proops (October 3, 1959-)

Gregory Everett "Greg" Proops is an American actor, stand-up comedian and television host. He is widely known for his work as an improvisational comedian on the UK and U.S. versions of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'. He also performed on 'Drew Carey's Green Screen Show' and played Max Madigan on the Nickelodeon sitcom 'True Jackson, VP'. Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Gireesh Puthenchery

Gireesh Puthenchery (September 23, 1959-February 10, 2010)

Gireesh Puthenchery was a noted Malayalam lyricist and screenwriter. He also served as a governing council member of the Indian Performance Rights Society. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics seven times. He died on 10 February 2010 in Kozhikode. Wikipedia
Kozhikode, Kerala
Kozhikode, Kerala
Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn (June 6, 1959-)

Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian and writer best known for his five years in the cast of 'Saturday Night Live', as the sidekick/announcer of MTV's late 1980s gameshow 'Remote Control' and as host of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn' on Comedy Central from 2002–2004. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Anthony Stanislas Radziwill (August 4, 1959-August 10, 1999)

Prince Anthony Stanislaw Albert Radziwill was an American television executive and filmmaker. Wikipedia
Lausanne, Switzerland,
New York City, United States
Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi (October 23, 1959-)

Samuel M "Sam" Raimi is an American film director, producer, writer and actor, famous for creating the cult horror comedy 'Evil Dead' series, as well as directing the original 'Spider-Man' trilogy and the superhero film 'Darkman'; his most recent work is 2013's fantasy film 'Oz the Great and Powerful'. Raimi has produced several successful... Wikipedia
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

Roja Ramani (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Roja Ramani is a South Indian movie actress who predominantly worked in Telugu cinema. She was a child star in her debut movie 'Bhakta Prahlada' for which she received National Film Award for Best Child Artist. She was popular during the 1970s and early 1980s and has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada movies. She worked in 400 films as a... Wikipedia
Madras, India
Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss (September 15, 1959-)

Michael "Mike" L. Reiss is an American television comedy writer. He served as a show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series 'The Simpsons' and co-created the animated series 'The Critic'. He created and wrote the webtoon 'Queer Duck' and has also worked on screenplays including: 'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs', 'The Simpsons Movie'... Wikipedia
Bristol, Connecticut, United States

Håvard Rem (February 7, 1959-)

Håvard Rem is a Norwegian poet, living in Telemark. Wikipedia
Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames (May 12, 1959-)

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames is an American actor best known for his work in 'Bringing Out the Dead', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Out of Sight', 'Baby Boy', 'Don King: Only in America', 'Dawn of the Dead', 'Rosewood', 'Con Air', and as Luther Stickell in the 'Mission: Impossible' film series. Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Stephen Roche

Stephen Roche (November 28, 1959-)

Stephen Roche is a former Irish professional road racing cyclist. In a 13-year professional career, he peaked in 1987, becoming the second of only two cyclists to win the Triple Crown of victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia stage races, plus the World road race championship. Roche's rise coincided with that of fellow Irishman Sean... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper (October 17, 1959-)

Richard E. Roeper is an American columnist and film critic for 'The Chicago Sun-Times' and who was a co-host from 2010 until 2014 on 'The Roe and Roeper Show' with Roe Conn on WLS-AM. He co-hosted the television series 'At the Movies' with Roger Ebert from 2000–2008, as Gene Siskel's successor. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Mark Romanek

Mark Romanek (September 18, 1959-)

Mark Romanek is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, music videos, and commercials. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Gary Rydstrom (June 29, 1959-)

Gary Roger Rydstrom is an American sound designer and director. He has won seven Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg (September 18, 1959-)

Ryne Dee Sandberg, nicknamed "Ryno", is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs for sixteen years. He became "interim manager" of the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2013. He was officially named manager of the Philadelphia... Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington
James Schamus

James Schamus (September 7, 1959-)

James Allan Schamus is an American award-winning screenwriter, co-founder of Good Machine production company, and the CEO of Focus Features until its merging with FilmDistrict, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company. His output includes as screenwriter 'The Ice Storm', 'Eat, Drink, Man, Woman' and 'Crouching... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel (November 6, 1959-)

Erik Seidel is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won eight World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Toni Servillo

Toni Servillo (January 25, 1959-)

Toni Servillo is an Italian television and film actor and director of theater and opera. Wikipedia
Afragola, Italy
Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer (April 10, 1959-)

Brian Robert Setzer is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He first found widespread success in the early 1980s with the 1950s-style rockabilly revival group Stray Cats, and revitalized his career in the late 1990s with his Swing revival band, The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Wikipedia
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh (August 6, 1959-)

Rajendra Singh is a well-known water conservationist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. Also known as "waterman of India", he won the Stockholm Water Prize, an award known as "the Nobel Prize for water", in 2015. Previously, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 2001 for his pioneering work in community-based efforts in... Wikipedia
Daula, Bagpat district, Uttar Pradesh
Robert Smith (musician)

Robert Smith (musician) (April 21, 1959-)

Robert James Smith is an English musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in 1976. 'NY Rock' describes him as "pop culture's unkempt poster child of doom and gloom," and asserts that some of his songs are a "somber introspection over... Wikipedia
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Marco Antonio Solís

Marco Antonio Solís (December 29, 1959-)

Marco Antonio Solís is a Mexican musician, composer, and record producer. Solís has been awarded 5 Latin Grammy Awards throughout his career. Wikipedia
Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico

Martha Soukup (July 20, 1959-)

Martha Soukup is a Nebula award-winning and Hugo award-nominated science fiction author, and playwright for the Monday Night PlayGround emerging playwrights group. In 2003, she won their annual June Anne Baker Prize commission. Wikipedia
Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey (July 26, 1959-)

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor... Wikipedia
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Srinivas (singer) (November 7, 1959-)

Srinivas is a playback singer who has sung over 2000 songs in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He has also worked independently as a music composer, working on films and private albums. Wikipedia
Matthew Stadler

Matthew Stadler (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Matthew Stadler has written four novels and received several awards and fellowships in recognition of his work. More recently, he has compiled four anthologies about literature, city life and public life. His essays have been published in magazines and museum catalogs around the world, and focus on architecture, urban planning and the problem of... Wikipedia

Nick Stafford (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Nick Stafford is a British playwright and writer. He is best known for writing the stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel 'War Horse', which garnered him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play in 2008, and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2011. Wikipedia
Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson (October 31, 1959-)

Neal Town Stephenson is an award-winning American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction. Wikipedia
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, USA
Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles (April 22, 1959-)

Ryan Lee Stiles is an American-born Canadian actor, comedian, director, and voice actor whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. He is best known for his improv and co-production work on the American and British versions of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and the role of Lewis Kiniski on 'The Drew Carey Show'. He plays Herb Melnick on... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, US

Marina Suma (November 4, 1959-)

Marina Suma is an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy

Suman (actor) (August 28, 1959-)

Suman is an Indian film actor from Karnataka, India, known for his work predominantly in Telugu cinema. He was one of the most prominent stars of Telugu cinema in 80's. He has also played the roles of Gods like Venkateswara, Shiva and Rama in Telugu. Suman has also starred in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. He enacted the historic character... Wikipedia
Andhra Pradesh, India
Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor (February 4, 1959-)

Lawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League. He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football, and has been ranked as the greatest defensive player in... Wikipedia
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson (April 15, 1959-)

Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations, often playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony. Wikipedia
London, England

Timothy Tyson (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Timothy B. Tyson is an American writer and historian from North Carolina who specializes in the issues of culture, religion and race associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century. He has joint appointments at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. He has won numerous teaching awards, as well as recognition for... Wikipedia
Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman (December 30, 1959-)

Trace Ullman known as Tracey Ullman, is an English television, stage, and film actress, as well as a comedian, singer, dancer, director, author, screenwriter, and businesswoman of dual British and American citizenship. Wikipedia
Slough, Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire), England, UK

Tim Van Patten (June 10, 1959-)

Timothy "Tim" Van Patten is an American director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed episodes of 'The Sopranos', 'The Wire', 'Deadwood', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Rome', 'The Pacific', 'Game of Thrones', 'Ed', and 'Sex and the City'. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for portraying Salami on 'The White Shadow'. He also played the... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega (July 11, 1959-)

Suzanne Nadine Vega is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music. Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, United States
Sandro Veronesi

Sandro Veronesi (<a href="/born/year/1959" title="Celebrities Born in 1959">1959</a>-)

Sandro Veronesi, born in Florence, Tuscany in 1959, is an Italian novelist, essayist, and journalist. After earning a degree in architecture at the University of Florence, he opted for a writing career in his mid to late twenties. Veronesi published his first book at the age of 25, a collection of poetry that has remained his only venture into... Wikipedia
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Cyndy Violette

Cyndy Violette (August 19, 1959-)

Cyndy Violette is an American professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004. Wikipedia
Queens, New York
William T. Vollmann

William T. Vollmann (July 28, 1959-)

William Tanner Vollmann is an American novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist. He won the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel 'Europe Central'. He lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife and daughter. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fran Walsh (January 10, 1959-)

Frances Rosemary "Fran" Walsh, is a New Zealand screenwriter, film producer and lyricist. She is the life partner of filmmaker Peter Jackson. They have two children: Billy and Katie. Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand
Deborah Warner

Deborah Warner (May 12, 1959-)

Deborah Warner CBE is a British director of theatre and opera known for her interpretations of the works of Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Büchner, and Henrik Ibsen. She is a frequent collaborator of Irish actress Fiona Shaw. Wikipedia
Oxfordshire, England

Robert B. Weide (June 20, 1959-)

Robert B. Weide is an American screenwriter, producer, and director, perhaps best known for his work on documentaries and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Wikipedia

Ellen Weiss (January 30, 1959-)

Ellen Weiss is a journalist and three-time Peabody Award winner. She joined National Public Radio in 1982, eventually running the NPR News national desk and serving as executive producer of the NPR News magazine 'All Things Considered'. She was named NPR vice president for news in April 2007 and held that post until January 2011 when she left the... Wikipedia
Westchester, NY
Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson (July 25, 1959-)

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist best known for her work at the 'Philadelphia Daily News'. Wikipedia
Wichita Falls, Texas
Brian Williams

Brian Williams (May 5, 1959-)

Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist. He is best known for serving ten years as anchor and managing editor for 'NBC Nightly News', the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine months after taking the position in December 2004, he anchored NBC coverage from New Orleans of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath and NBC News... Wikipedia
Middletown Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Mark Williams (actor) (August 22, 1959-)

Mark Williams is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and presenter. He is best known as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show 'The Fast Show', as well as his role as Olaf Peterson in 'Red Dwarf' and for his role as Arthur Weasley in the 'Harry Potter' films. More recently he has appeared as the title character in the BBC series... Wikipedia
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F. Wilson (April 15, 1959-)

Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. is an American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, stand-up comedian, and podcaster. He is best known for playing Biff Tannen in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's 'Freaks and Geeks'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Mare Winningham

Mare Winningham (May 16, 1959-)

Mary Megan "Mare" Winningham is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is an Academy Award, Tony Award and eight-time Emmy Award nominee, winning Emmys in 1980 and 1998. Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson (August 27, 1959-)

Jeanette Winterson, OBE is an award-winning English writer, who became famous with her first book, 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit', a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values. Some of her other novels have explored gender polarities and sexual identity. Winterson is also a broadcaster and a... Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn (November 16, 1959-)

Sheryl WuDunn is an American business executive, writer, lecturer, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
"Weird Al" Yankovic

"Weird Al" Yankovic (October 23, 1959-)

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of... Wikipedia
Downey, California

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