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Hany Abu-Assad (October 11, 1961-)

Hany Abu-Assad is a Dutch-Palestinian film director. He has received two Academy Award nominations: in 2006 for his film 'Paradise Now', and again in 2013, at the 86th Awards, for his film 'Omar'. Wikipedia
Nazareth, Palestine
Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams (August 27, 1961-)

Yolanda Yvette Adams is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host on WBLS., she had sold 4.5 million albums since 1991 in the United States, and nearly 8 million albums worldwide according to SoundScan. Wikipedia

Alejandro Agresti (June 2, 1961-)

Alejandro Agresti is an Argentine film director, writer and producer. He directed 'The Lake House' with Hollywood actors Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in 2006. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chris Anderson (writer)

Chris Anderson (writer) (July 9, 1961-)

Chris Anderson is a British-American author and entrepreneur. He was with 'The Economist' for seven years before joining 'WIRED' magazine in 2001, where he was the editor-in-chief until 2012. He is known for his 2004 article entitled 'The Long Tail'; which he later expanded into the 2006 book, 'The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling... Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom
Arnaldur Indriðason

Arnaldur Indriðason (January 28, 1961-)

Arnaldur Indriðason is an Icelandic writer of crime fiction; most of his books feature the protagonist . Wikipedia
Reykjavík, Iceland
Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold (April 5, 1961-)

Andrea Arnold, OBE is an English filmmaker and former actress, who made her feature film directorial debut in 2006 with 'Red Road'. Wikipedia
Dartford, Kent, England
Angelo d'Arrigo

Angelo d'Arrigo (April 3, 1961-March 26, 2006)

Angelo d'Arrigo was an Italian aviator who held a number of world records in the field of flight, principally with microlights and hang gliders, with or without motors. He has been referred to as the "Human Condor". Wikipedia
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Comiso, Sicily.
Jay Aston

Jay Aston (May 4, 1961-)

Jay Hilda Aston is an English singer and occasional songwriter. She was a member of the British pop group Bucks Fizz, from 1981–1985. She was the youngest member of the group's original line-up, being just 19 when they won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest. While Aston was a member, the group had 12 of their 13 UK top 40 hit singles, including three... Wikipedia
Purley, Surrey, England
Luca Barbarossa

Luca Barbarossa (April 15, 1961-)

Luca Barbarossa is an Italian singer-songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1981, and is known for his participation in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Wikipedia
Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale (January 12, 1961-)

Simon Russell Beale, CBE is an English actor, author and music historian. He has been described by 'The Independent' as "the greatest stage actor of his generation." He has appeared in 'Persuasion', 'The Young Visiters', 'Dunkirk', 'The Deep Blue Sea' and as Falstaff in the BBC made-for-television films 'Henry IV, Part I and Part II'. Wikipedia
Penang, Malaya
Kent Beck

Kent Beck (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-)

Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of the Extreme Programming and Test Driven Development software development methodologies, also named agile software development. Beck was one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Wikipedia
Daniel Bélanger

Daniel Bélanger (December 26, 1961-)

Daniel Bélanger is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He is considered one of the best Quebec songwriters and singers to emerge in the past 15 years. His music is eclectic, inspired by alternative rock, folk and electronic music, sometimes humorous sometimes wistful. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lucas Belvaux

Lucas Belvaux (November 14, 1961-)

Lucas Belvaux is a Belgian actor and film director. His directing credits include the 'Trilogie', consisting of three films with interlocking stories and characters, each of which was filmed in a different genre. The three films are 'Cavale', a thriller; 'Un couple épatant', a comedy; and 'Après la vie', a melodrama. The 'Trilogie' received the... Wikipedia
Namur, Belgium

Tracie Bennett (June 17, 1961-)

Tracie Bennett is an English stage and television actress. She trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham, London. Best known for her work in the theatre, both dramatic and musical, she received Olivier Awards for her performances in the musicals 'She Loves Me' and 'Hairspray', and was nominated for a Tony Award for her... Wikipedia
Leigh, Lancashire, England, UK

Amin Bhatia (July 10, 1961-)

Amin Bhatia is a recording artist, film, and television music score composer and producer. In 1981 his compositions won the Roland Corporation International Synthesizer competition for two consecutive years. The judges included Oscar Peterson, Robert Moog, Ralph Dyck, and Isao Tomita. The exposure led to projects with David Foster, Steve Porcaro,... Wikipedia
London, England, United Kingdom

John Burge (January 2, 1961-)

John David Bryson Burge is a Canadian composer, music educator, and pianist. He has won a number of awards for his compositions, including the Alberta Culture Award, the William Erving Fairclough Scholarship, second prize in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Contest and Festival, and five PROCAN Young Composers' Competition prizes between... Wikipedia
Simon Burke

Simon Burke (October 8, 1961-)

Simon Gareth Burke is an Australian actor. Burke began his acting career as a 13-year-old in the Australian film, 'The Devil's Playground' for which he was awarded Best Actor at the 1976 Australian Film Institute Awards. Wikipedia
Andrés Calamaro

Andrés Calamaro (August 22, 1961-)

Andrés Calamaro, is an Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner. His former band 'Los Rodríguez' was a major success in Spain in the 1990s. He became one of the main icons of the Argentine rock and has sold over 1.3 million copies. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle (April 14, 1961-)

Robert Carlyle, OBE is a Scottish actor. His film work includes 'Trainspotting', 'The Full Monty', 'The World Is Not Enough', 'Angela's Ashes', 'The 51st State', and '28 Weeks Later'. He has been in the television shows 'Hamish Macbeth', 'Stargate Universe', and 'Once Upon a Time'. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for 'The Full Monty' and a... Wikipedia
Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland
Gianrico Carofiglio

Gianrico Carofiglio (May 30, 1961-)

Gianrico Carofiglio is a novelist and former anti-Mafia judge in the Italian city of Bari. His debut novel, 'Involuntary Witness', published in 2002 and translated into English in 2005 by Patrick Creagh, was published by the Bitter Lemon Press and has been adapted as the basis for a popular television series in Italy. The subsequent novels were... Wikipedia
Michael Cates

Michael Cates (May 5, 1961-)

Michael Elmhirst Cates, FRS, FRSE is a British physicist. He is Professor of Natural Philosophy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh. He has been appointed as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge with effect from 1 July 2015. Wikipedia
Manu Chao

Manu Chao (June 21, 1961-)

Manu Chao is a French-born musical artist of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Galician, and Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. With... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark (March 10, 1961-February 1, 2003)

Laurel Blair Salton Clark was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist who died in the Space Shuttle 'Columbia' disaster. Wikipedia
Ames, Iowa
over Texas
George Clooney

George Clooney (May 6, 1961-)

George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing. Wikipedia
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes (April 14, 1961-)

Daniel Gillespie Clowes is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and screenwriter. Most of Clowes's work first appeared in 'Eightball', a solo anthology comic book series. An 'Eightball' issue typically contained several short pieces and a chapter of a longer narrative that was later collected and published as a graphic novel, such as 'Like a Velvet... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes (November 28, 1961-)

Alexander Martin Clunes, OBE is a British actor, best known for portraying Martin Ellingham in the ITV drama series 'Doc Martin' and Gary Strang in 'Men Behaving Badly'. Clunes has narrated a number of documentaries for ITV, the first of which was 'Islands of Britain' in 2009. He has since presented a number of documentaries centered around... Wikipedia
Wimbledon, London, England
Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe (August 19, 1961-)

Jonathan Coe is an English novelist and writer. His work has an underlying preoccupation with political issues, although this serious engagement is often expressed comically in the form of satire. For example, 'What a Carve Up!' reworks the plot of an old 1960s spoof horror film of the same name. It is set within the "carve up" of the UK's... Wikipedia
Bromsgrove, UK
Eric Allin Cornell

Eric Allin Cornell (December 19, 1961-)

Eric Allin Cornell is an American physicist who, along with Carl E. Wieman, was able to synthesize the first Bose–Einstein condensate in 1995. For their efforts, Cornell, Wieman, and Wolfgang Ketterle shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. Wikipedia
Palo Alto, California
Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter (December 8, 1961-)

Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland (December 30, 1961-)

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist and artist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller 'Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture', popularized terms such as 'McJob' and 'Generation X'. He has published thirteen... Wikipedia
Baden-Söllingen, Germany
Cui Jian

Cui Jian (August 2, 1961-)

Cui Jian is a Beijing-based Chinese singer-songwriter, trumpeter and guitarist. Affectionately called "Old Cui", he is considered to be a pioneer in Chinese rock music and one of the first Chinese artists to write rock songs. For this distinction Cui Jian is often labeled "The Father of Chinese Rock". Wikipedia
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Shiamak Davar

Shiamak Davar (October 19, 1961-)

Shiamak Davar is an Indian choreographer, noted as one of the first to bring contemporary jazz and western forms of dances to India. He is known as the Guru of Contemporary dance in India. He is responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene especially in the film and theatre industry, and is respected for his ever evolving and very popular... Wikipedia

Brett Dean (October 23, 1961-)

Brett Dean is a contemporary Australian composer, violist and conductor. Wikipedia
Brisbane, Australia
Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio (May 8, 1961-)

Bill de Blasio is a New York City elected official, holding the citywide office of New York City Public Advocate, which serves as an ombudsman between the electorate and the city government. He formerly served as a New York City Council member representing the 39th District in Brooklyn. He is the Democratic Party nominee in the 2013 election to... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat (August 23, 1961-)

Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat is a French film composer. He has won one Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, seven BAFTA nominations, seven Golden Globe Award nominations, and six Grammy nominations. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Amr Diab

Amr Diab (October 11, 1961-)

Amr Abd El-Basset Abd El-Azeez Diab is an Egyptian popstar and composer of Pop music. He is widely considered the god father of Mediterranean music and the best selling middle eastern artist of all time . He has been awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist four times: 1996 for album 'Nour El Ain', 2001 for album 'Akter... Wikipedia
Port Said, Egypt
Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales (July 1, 1961-August 31, 1997)

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Wikipedia
Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Paris, France

Dale Dickey (September 29, 1961-)

Dale Dickey is an American film, stage and television character actress. Dickey has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance as Merab in the 2010 independent drama film 'Winter's Bone'. She is also known for her character roles in the number of mainstream and independent films as of early 2000s, and for... Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Joe DiPietro (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-)

Joe DiPietro is an American playwright and author. Wikipedia
Teaneck, New Jersey
The Edge

The Edge (August 8, 1961-)

David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, is a British-born Irish musician, songwriter and singer best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 13 studio albums with the band as well as one solo record. As a guitarist, the Edge... Wikipedia
Barking, Essex, England
Margaret Edson

Margaret Edson (July 4, 1961-)

Margaret Edson is an American playwright. She is a recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'Wit'. She has been a public school teacher since 1992. Wikipedia
Gyrðir Elíasson

Gyrðir Elíasson (April 4, 1961-)

Gyrðir Elíasson is an author and translator in Iceland. Wikipedia

Enya (May 17, 1961-)

Enya is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Wikipedia
Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland
Konstantin Ernst

Konstantin Ernst (February 6, 1961-)

Konstantin Lvovich Ernst is a Russian director, producer and TV personality, working as Director General of the Channel One. Ernst was director of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia
Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge (May 29, 1961-)

Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album 'Melissa Etheridge' was released in 1988 and became an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on the 'Billboard' 200, and its lead single, "Bring Me Some Water", garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal... Wikipedia
Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde (January 11, 1961-)

Jasper Fforde is a British novelist. Fforde's first novel, 'The Eyre Affair', was published in 2001. Fforde is mainly known for his Thursday Next novels, although he has written several books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series and has begun two more independent series, The Last Dragonslayer and Shades of Grey. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne (July 30, 1961-)

Laurence John Fishburne III is an American actor, playwright, director, and producer. Fishburne is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in 'The Matrix trilogy' and Jason "Furious" Styles in the 1991 film 'Boyz n the Hood'. Wikipedia
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Tom Ford

Tom Ford (August 27, 1961-)

Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of Gucci and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film 'A Single Man'. Wikipedia
Austin, Texas, USA
Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox (June 9, 1961-)

Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the 'Back to the Future trilogy'; Alex P. Keaton from 'Family Ties', for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty in 'Spin City', for... Wikipedia
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Paolo Fresu

Paolo Fresu (February 10, 1961-)

Paolo Fresu is an Italian trumpeter and flugelhorn jazz player, as well as an arranger of music, and music composer. Wikipedia
Berchidda, Sardinia
Andrés Galarraga

Andrés Galarraga (June 18, 1961-)

Andrés José Padovani Galarraga is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels. He batted and threw right-handed. Wikipedia
Caracas, Venezuela
Vincent Gallo

Vincent Gallo (April 11, 1961-)

Vincent Vito Gallo, Jr. is an American actor, director, model, musician and painter. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as 'Goodfellas', 'Arizona Dream', 'The Funeral' and 'Palookaville', he is most associated with independent movies, including 'Buffalo '66', which he wrote, directed, scored and starred in and 'The Brown Bunny',... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York
James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini (September 18, 1961-June 19, 2013)

James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. was an Italian-American actor and producer. Wikipedia
Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Rome, Italy

Sergio George (May 23, 1961-)

Sergio George is an American pianist arranger and record producer, known for working with many famous performers of salsa music, although he has worked in other genres of the music industry as well. He has worked with some of Latin music's most popular artists including Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Tito Nieves, Víctor Manuelle, Frankie Negrón,... Wikipedia
East Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais (June 25, 1961-)

Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and musician. Wikipedia
Whitley, Berkshire, England
Gillian Gilbert

Gillian Gilbert (January 27, 1961-)

Gillian Lesley Gilbert is an English musician, keyboardist, guitarist and singer, best known as a member of New Order and a founding member of The Other Two. Wikipedia
Whalley Range, Greater Manchester, England
Iain Glen

Iain Glen (June 24, 1961-)

Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television, and stage actor. Glen is best known for his roles in the 'Resident Evil' films and for portraying Ser Jorah Mormont on 'Game of Thrones'. Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Martin Gore

Martin Gore (July 23, 1961-)

Martin Lee Gore is an English singer songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ. He is a founding member of Depeche Mode and has written the majority of their songs. His work now spans over three decades. Gore's best-known compositions include hits such as "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", "Stripped","It's No Good", "In Your... Wikipedia
Dagenham, London, England
Elizabeth Gracen

Elizabeth Gracen (April 3, 1961-)

Elizabeth Ward Gracen is an American actress who won the title of Miss America in 1982. Wikipedia
Ozark, Arkansas

Ludo Graham (May 26, 1961-)

Ludo Graham is a British television producer and director. Wikipedia
Carol W. Greider

Carol W. Greider (April 15, 1961-)

Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider is an American molecular biologist. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California,... Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky (January 26, 1961-)

Wayne Douglas Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. He is the leading scorer in NHL... Wikipedia
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Kathy Guadagnino (March 20, 1961-)

Kathy Guadagnino is an American professional golfer. Up to 1987, she played under her maiden name of Kathy Baker. She attended the University of Tulsa and South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary and was the low amateur at the 1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore. She soon joined the LPGA Tour and in 1985, she was a surprise winner of the U.S.... Wikipedia
Albany, New York
Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson (July 23, 1961-)

Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a double Academy Award nominee, seven-time Emmy Award nominee and one-time winner. Wikipedia
Midland, Texas, U.S.

Leon Harris (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-)

Leon Harris is an American journalist and newscaster. Harris was born to Leon Sr. and Lorrene Harris in Akron, Ohio. He has three brothers: Marcus, Jerry, and J.J., who still reside in Akron; and a sister, Kimberly, who lives in Houston. Wikipedia
Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes (January 2, 1961-)

Todd Haynes is an American independent film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his feature films 'Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story', 'Poison', 'Velvet Goldmine', 'Safe', and the Academy Award-nominated 'Far from Heaven' and 'I'm Not There'. Wikipedia
Encino, California, U.S.

Brian Helgeland (January 17, 1961-)

Brian Thomas Helgeland is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for 'L.A. Confidential', 'Mystic River', and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master'. Helgeland wrote and directed '42', a biopic of Jackie Robinson. Wikipedia
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Corinne Hermès (November 16, 1961-)

Corinne Hermès is a French singer. She represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 where she won with "Si la vie est cadeau" with music by Jean-Pierre Millers and words by Alain Garcia. Wikipedia
Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Helen Humphreys (June 13, 1961-)

Helen Humphreys is a Canadian poet and novelist. Wikipedia
Bonnie Hunt

Bonnie Hunt (September 22, 1961-)

Bonnie Lynne Hunt is an American actress, comedian, writer, director, television producer, and daytime television host. She has appeared in the films 'Rain Man', 'Beethoven', 'Beethoven's 2nd', 'Jumanji', 'Jerry Maguire', 'The Green Mile', 'Cheaper by the Dozen', and 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2'. As well as doing voice work in the Pixar films 'A Bug's... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson (October 31, 1961-)

Sir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker. He is best known as the director and producer of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and 'The Hobbit' trilogy, both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. Other notable films include the drama 'Heavenly Creatures', the mockumentary 'Forgotten Silver', the horror... Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand
Ben Johnson (sprinter)

Ben Johnson (sprinter) (December 30, 1961-)

Benjamin Sinclair "Ben" Johnson is a Canadian former sprinter, who won two Olympic bronze medals and an Olympic gold medal, which was later rescinded. He set consecutive 100 metres world records at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics and the 1988 Summer Olympics, but he was disqualified for doping, losing the Olympic title and both records. Wikipedia
Falmouth, Jamaica
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay (November 9, 1961-)

Jackie Kay MBE is a Scottish poet and novelist. Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Fergal Keane (January 6, 1961-)

Fergal Patrick Keane OBE is a foreign correspondent with BBC News, and an author. For some time, Keane was the BBC's correspondent in South Africa. He is the nephew of Irish playwright, novelist and essayist John B. Keane. Wikipedia
London, England

M. M. Keeravani (July 4, 1961-)

Koduri Keeravaani, better known as M. M. Keeravaani and his aliases Maragatha Mani and M. M. Kreem is an Indian film music composer and playback singer, who works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi cinema. Legendary singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. S. Chithra have recorded the maximum number of songs in his composition. In 1997, he... Wikipedia

Graham King (December 19, 1961-)

Graham King is a British film producer. He is President and CEO of production companies Initial Entertainment Group and GK Films. He is best known for his Academy Award winning 2006 crime thriller film 'The Departed', which was awarded the Best Picture Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards. He has had several major commercial successes as producer, such... Wikipedia
England, United Kingdom
Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski (January 24, 1961-)

Nastassja Aglaia Kinski is a German actress and former model who has appeared in more than sixty films in Europe and the United States. She enjoyed her worldwide breakthrough with 'Stay As You Are', then came to global prominence with her Golden Globe Award-winning performance as the title character in the Roman Polanski-directed film 'Tess'. Other... Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany

Clyde Klotz (June 8, 1961-)

Errol Clyde Klotz is a Canadian television art director and production designer. He worked as an assistant art director on several TV series filmed in Vancouver, such as 'The Hitchhiker', '21 Jump Street' and 'The X-Files'; and as an illustrator on the films 'This Boy's Life' and 'Look Who's Talking Too'. Wikipedia

Edward E. Kramer (March 20, 1961-)

Edward E. Kramer is an American who has worked as a clinical and educational consultant, edited several science fiction, fantasy, and horror works, was co-founder and former part-owner of the Dragon*Con media convention and is a convicted child sex offender. He lives in Duluth, Georgia and is former program director of the Metropolitan Atlanta... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, New York

LaChanze (December 16, 1961-)

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, known professionally as LaChanze is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical in 2006 for her role in 'The Color Purple'. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, to parents Walter and Rosalie Sapp, her stage name "LaChanze", is taken from her grandmother.... Wikipedia
St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.

Chris Landreth (August 4, 1961-)

Chris Landreth is an American animator working in Canada, best known for his work on the 2004 film, 'Ryan'. He has made many CGI animated films since the mid-90s, including 'The End', 'Bingo', 'The Listener', 'Caustic Sky: A Portrait of Regional Acid Deposition', and 'Data Driven The Story Of Franz K'. Wikipedia
Hartford, CT
K.d. lang

K.d. lang (November 2, 1961-)

Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Wikipedia
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis (July 1, 1961-)

Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold. His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.... Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Cecile Licad (May 11, 1961-)

Cecile Licad is a Filipina classical pianist. Wikipedia
Manila, Philippines
John Logan (writer)

John Logan (writer) (September 24, 1961-)

John David Logan is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer. Wikipedia
San Diego
George Lopez

George Lopez (April 23, 1961-)

George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is mostly known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom 'George Lopez'. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican American culture. He was the host of the late-night talk show 'Lopez Tonight' on TBS until its cancellation on August 12, 2011. Wikipedia
Mission Hills, California, U.S.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (January 13, 1961-)

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedienne, and producer. She is known for her work on the comedy series 'Seinfeld', 'The New Adventures of Old Christine', and 'Veep'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen (September 11, 1961-)

Virginia Madsen is an American film actress and producer. She made her film debut in 'Class', which was filmed in her native Chicago. She soon moved to Los Angeles, and was cast in a series of successful movies for the teenage audience, including 'Electric Dreams', 'Modern Girls' and 'Fire with Fire'. In 1984, David Lynch cast her in 'Dune' as... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim (March 8, 1961-)

Camryn Manheim is an American actress known primarily for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt on ABC's 'The Practice', Delia Banks on CBS's 'Ghost Whisperer' and as Elvis's mother, Gladys Presley in the 2005 mini-series 'Elvis', and "Control" on Person of Interest. Wikipedia
Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Dan Marino

Dan Marino (September 15, 1961-)

Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. The last quarterback of the Quarterback Class of 1983 to be taken in the first round, Marino became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in league history, holding or having held almost every major NFL... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis (October 18, 1961-)

Wynton Learson Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, United States. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and his 'Blood on the Fields' was the first... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Andrew Masterson (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-)

Andrew Masterson is an Australian author of crime fiction, horror and non-fiction. Masterson emigrated from the UK to Australia in 1968. He has worked as a journalist since 1984 in a number of countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Germany and U.S.A. Wikipedia
Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly (April 20, 1961-)

Donald Arthur Mattingly is an American professional baseball first baseman, coach and manager. Mattingly is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "The Hit Man" and "Donnie Baseball", he spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York Yankees. Wikipedia
Evansville, Indiana
Margaret Mazzantini

Margaret Mazzantini (October 27, 1961-)

Margaret Mazzantini is an Italian writer and actress. She became a film, television and stage actor, but is best known as a writer. Mazzantini began her acting career in 1980 starring in the cult horror classic 'Antropophagus', she has also appeared in television and theatre. As a successful writer her novels include 'Non ti muovere' which was... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott (October 26, 1961-)

Dylan McDermott is an American actor. He is known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series 'The Practice', which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Wikipedia
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane (March 16, 1961-)

Todd McFarlane is a Canadian cartoonist, artist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series 'Spawn'. Wikipedia
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Barry McGuigan (February 28, 1961-)

Finbar Patrick McGuigan MBE, known as Barry McGuigan and nicknamed 'The Clones Cyclone', is a retired professional boxer from Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland who became a World Boxing Association featherweight champion. Barry was a fan favourite for British and Irish audiences, as he represented neutrality and peace in a time when Northern Ireland... Wikipedia
Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
Janet McTeer

Janet McTeer (August 5, 1961-)

Janet McTeer, OBE is an English actress. She is a Tony Award, Olivier Award and Drama Desk Award winner. She is also a two-time Academy Award nominee. She was made an OBE in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours. Wikipedia
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK
Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows (February 5, 1961-)

Timothy "Tim" Meadows is an American actor and comedian best known as one of the longest running cast members on 'Saturday Night Live'. Wikipedia
Highland Park, Michigan, United States
Ray Mercer

Ray Mercer (April 4, 1961-)

Ray Mercer is a former American professional boxer. Mercer is a former WBO heavyweight champion. He boxed for 19 years from 1989 to 2008, and competed in several kickboxing and MMA bouts from 2004 to 2009. Mercer has defeated four boxing world champions in Ossie Ocasio, Francesco Damiani, Tommy Morrison and Tim Witherspoon. As an MMA fighter, he... Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Florida
Mark Messier

Mark Messier (January 18, 1961-)

Mark Douglas Messier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre of the National Hockey League and former special assistant to the president and general manager of the New York Rangers. He played a quarter of a century in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. He also played professionally with the World... Wikipedia
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat (November 18, 1961-)

Steven William Moffat, OBE is a Scottish television writer and producer, known for his work as showrunner, writer and producer of the British television series 'Doctor Who' and 'Sherlock'. Wikipedia
Paisley, Scotland
Truls Mørk

Truls Mørk (April 25, 1961-)

Truls Olaf Otterbech Mørk is a Norwegian cellist. Wikipedia
Bergen, Norway
Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet (June 18, 1961-)

Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly worked as a solo artist. Wikipedia
Larry Mullen, Jr.

Larry Mullen, Jr. (October 31, 1961-)

Laurence Joseph "Larry" Mullen, Jr. is an Irish musician and actor, best known as the drummer of the Irish rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 13 studio albums with the group. Mullen was born and raised in Dublin, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School, where, in 1976, he co-founded U2 after posting a... Wikipedia
Artane, Dublin, Ireland
Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy (April 3, 1961-)

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine (September 13, 1961-)

David Scott "Dave" Mustaine is an American musician. He was the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica and is the co-founder, rhythm and lead guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth. Wikipedia
La Mesa, California, United States
Michele Norris

Michele Norris (September 7, 1961-)

Michele L. Norris is an American radio journalist and former host of the National Public Radio evening news program 'All Things Considered', which she joined on December 9, 2002. She is the first African-American female host for NPR. Wikipedia
Jeremy Northam

Jeremy Northam (December 1, 1961-)

Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Barack Obama

Barack Obama (August 4, 1961-)

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the 'Harvard Law Review'. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law... Wikipedia
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Roland Orzabal

Roland Orzabal (August 22, 1961-)

Roland Orzabal is a British musician, songwriter and record producer. He is known mainly as a co-founding member of Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist, but he has also achieved success as a producer of other artists. In 2014, Orzabal published his first novel. Orzabal met Curt Smith while both were in their early... Wikipedia
Anna Oxa

Anna Oxa (April 28, 1961-)

Anna Oxa stage name of Anna Hoxha is an Italian singer, actress and television presenter of Albanian origin, well-known through her numerous appearances in the Italian National Sanremo Music Festival. Oxa, known as "la Voce e il Cuore", debuted with a song called "Fiorellin del Prato" at the age of 15. Two years later, the promising singer came in... Wikipedia
Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne (February 10, 1961-)

Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films 'Citizen Ruth', 'Election', 'About Schmidt', 'Sideways', 'The Descendants', and 'Nebraska'. His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska
Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst (November 4, 1961-)

Jeffrey Lee "Jeff" Probst is an American game show host and an executive producer. He is best known as the Emmy Award winning host of the U.S. version of the reality show 'Survivor'. Additionally, he was the host of 'The Jeff Probst Show', a syndicated daytime talk show produced by CBS Television Distribution from September 2012 to May 2013 that... Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas, United States

Jim Provenzano (December 6, 1961-)

Jim Provenzano is an American author, playwright, photographer and currently an editor with the 'Bay Area Reporter'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Michael Ramirez (May 11, 1961-)

Michael Patrick Ramirez is an American cartoonist. His cartoons typically present conservative viewpoints. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan

Alex Ramos (January 17, 1961-)

Alex Ramos is a former middleweight boxer from the 1980s. A native of Manhattan, New York, whose parents were from Puerto Rico, Ramos won four Golden Gloves titles in New York City in the late 1970s and was on the USA Boxing team from 1978–80. Ramos was nicknamed "The Bronx Bomber", after Joe Louis, whose nickname was "The Brown Bomber". Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York
Knut Reiersrud

Knut Reiersrud (February 12, 1961-)

Knut Reiersrud is a Norwegian blues guitarist. His work also incorporates elements of Norwegian traditional music and African music. He lives in Oslo. He has collaborated extensively with the Norwegian organist Iver Kleive. He is lead guitarist and one of the original members of Cloudberry Cream. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman (May 13, 1961-)

Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. He was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Wikipedia
Trenton, New Jersey
Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins (February 13, 1961-)

Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He is also a regular columnist for 'LA Weekly' and 'Rolling Stone Australia'. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Tim Roth

Tim Roth (May 14, 1961-)

Timothy "Tim" Simon Roth is an English actor and director. Wikipedia
London, England
Francisco Santos Calderón

Francisco Santos Calderón (August 14, 1961-)

Francisco Santos Calderón also known as Pacho Santos born 14 August 1961 in the city of Bogotá, is a Colombian politician and journalist. Santos was elected as Álvaro Uribe's second runner up and became Vice President in the Colombian elections of 2002. Santos was re-elected in the presidential elections of 2006 for a second term once again with... Wikipedia
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Jon Secada

Jon Secada (October 4, 1961-)

Jon Secada is a Cuban American singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has worked as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer... Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba

Doug Sellars (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-December 30, 2011)

Doug Sellars was a Canadian television executive who worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Fox Sports. Wikipedia
Dayanita Singh

Dayanita Singh (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-)

Dayanita Singh is an Indian photographer, lives and works in New Delhi and now also is partly based in Goa, who is known for her portraits of India's urban middle and upper-class families. Most of her work is in black-and-white, though of late she has also delved into colour, and starting in 1980s she worked as a photo journalist on assignments for... Wikipedia
New Delhi
Tarsem Singh

Tarsem Singh (May 26, 1961-)

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, known professionally as Tarsem, is an Indian-American director who has worked on films, music videos, and commercials. Wikipedia
Jalandhar, India
Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin (June 9, 1961-)

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays 'A Few Good Men' and 'The Farnsworth Invention'; the television series 'Sports Night', 'The West Wing', 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip', and 'The Newsroom'; and the films 'A Few Good Men', 'The American President', 'Charlie Wilson's... Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States

Michael Spiller (August 1, 1961-)

Michael Alan Spiller is an American cinematographer and television director. Wikipedia
New Jersey, U.S.
Johanna ter Steege

Johanna ter Steege (May 10, 1961-)

Johanna ter Steege is a Dutch actress. Wikipedia
Wierden, Netherlands
Suhasini Maniratnam

Suhasini Maniratnam (August 15, 1961-)

Suhasini Charuhasan is a actress known for her works in South Indian Cinema. She made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film 'Nenjathai Killathe' for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. Suhasini has won the National Film Award for Best Actress for 'Sindhu Bhairavi' in 1986. She has received five Filmfare Award for... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Owen Teale

Owen Teale (May 20, 1961-)

Owen Teale is a Welsh actor. Wikipedia
Swansea, Wales, UK

Jeanine Tesori (<a href="/born/year/1961" title="Celebrities Born in 1961">1961</a>-)

Jeanine Tesori is an American composer and musical arranger. She is the most prolific and honored female theatrical composer in history, with five Broadway musicals, four Tony nominations. She won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play for Nicholas Hytner's production of 'Twelfth Night' at Lincoln Center and the 2004 Drama Desk... Wikipedia
Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas (April 30, 1961-)

Isiah Lord Thomas III is a retired American basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. The 12-time NBA All-Star was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Thomas has also been a professional and... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Greg Thomey (May 8, 1961-)

Greg Thomey is Canadian comedian, actor and playwright and a founding member of the long-running television program 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes'. He has been a recipient of numerous Gemini Awards. Wikipedia
Isabel Toledo

Isabel Toledo (April 9, 1961-)

Isabel Toledo is a Cuban-American fashion designer based in New York. Wikipedia
Amir Vahedi

Amir Vahedi (February 25, 1961-January 8, 2010)

Amir Vahedi was an Iranian professional poker player born in Tehran, Iran. who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2003 World Series of Poker in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event. Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Lito Vitale

Lito Vitale (December 1, 1961-)

Héctor Facundo Vitale, known as Lito Vitale, is an Argentine musician, composer and arranger. Wikipedia
Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives (August 7, 1961-)

Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo is a Colombian singer, composer and actor. He holds a publicist degree from Jorge Tadeo Lozano's University. Wikipedia
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Paul Wagnberg (April 25, 1961-)

Paul Wagnberg is a Swedish-Norwegian jazz musician, mostly known for his jazz-organ playing. He also sings and plays the piano in addition to composing. Wikipedia
Norrköping, Sweden
Andy Wallace (racing driver)

Andy Wallace (racing driver) (February 19, 1961-)

Andy Wallace is a professional racing car driver from the United Kingdom, who has been racing since 1979. In 1976, a 15-year-old Wallace attended the Jim Russell Racing Drivers' School. Wikipedia
Anthony Warlow

Anthony Warlow (November 18, 1961-)

Anthony Warlow is an Australian opera and musical theatre performer, noted for his character acting and considerable vocal range. He is a classically trained lyric baritone. Wikipedia
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Ellen Wheeler (October 9, 1961-)

Ellen Wheeler is an American actress, director and producer. She has appeared in several soap operas, including 'Another World' and 'All My Children'. In 1986, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series" for her work as twins Marley and Vicky Love Hudson on 'Another World'. In 1988, she won another Daytime Emmy for... Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker (July 15, 1961-)

Forest Steven Whitaker III is an American actor, producer, and director. Wikipedia
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Fatima Whitbread

Fatima Whitbread (March 3, 1961-)

Fatima Whitbread MBE is a British former javelin thrower. She is a former world champion and world record holder. She won the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart and the 1987 World Championships in Rome. Whitbread is also a two-time Olympic medallist, winning bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and silver at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom
Julie White

Julie White (June 4, 1961-)

Julie White is an American actress of film, stage and television. She is a Tony Award winner for the play 'The Little Dog Laughed'. She may be best known for her role as Nadine Swoboda in the television series 'Grace Under Fire' and for her role as Judy Witwicky in the 'Transformers' film series. Wikipedia
San Diego, California, U.S.
Reggie White

Reggie White (December 19, 1961-December 26, 2004)

Reginald Howard "Reggie" White was an American college and professional football player who was a defensive end and defensive tackle in the National Football League for 15 seasons during the 1980s and 90s. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was recognized as an All-American. After playing two professional seasons for... Wikipedia
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore (October 30, 1961-)

Elister Larry Wilmore is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. Wilmore is the host of 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore', a late-night panel talk show, which premiered on January 19, 2015 on Comedy Central. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Gary Winick

Gary Winick (March 31, 1961-February 27, 2011)

Gary Scott Winick was an American filmmaker whose movies as a director include 'Tadpole' and '13 Going on 30', and who also produced such films as 'Pieces of April' and 'November' through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
James Worthy

James Worthy (February 27, 1961-)

James Ager Worthy is a retired Hall of Fame American professional basketball player and current basketball commentator, television host, and analyst. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, "Big Game James" was a seven-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA champion and the 1988 NBA Finals MVP. A standout at the University of North... Wikipedia
Gastonia, North Carolina

Michelle Wright (July 1, 1961-)

Michelle Wright is a Canadian country music artist. She is one of the country's most widely recognized and awarded female country singers of the 1990s, winning the Canadian Country Music Association's Fans' Choice Award twice. In 2011, Wright was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Brian Ferriman of Savannah Records has been her... Wikipedia
Steve Young

Steve Young (October 11, 1961-)

Jon Steven "Steve" Young is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for fourteen seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Young played college football for Brigham Young University, and played professionally for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, and the... Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Dan Zanes

Dan Zanes (November 8, 1961-)

Dan Zanes was a member of the popular 1980s band The Del Fuegos and is now the front man of the Grammy-winning group Dan Zanes and Friends. Wikipedia
Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Zarganar (January 27, 1961-)

Maung Thura "Zarganar" is a popular Burmese comedian, film actor, and a film director as well as a fierce critic and often political prisoner of the Burmese military government. Known for his wicked puns against the government which is a military junta, Zarganar, whose name translates to "tweezers", is widely considered to be the most popular... Wikipedia
Yangon, Myanmar

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