Actors (of Color!)

JANUARY

Sophie Okonedo
Born: January 1, 1968
After Earth, Æon Flux

Morris L. Chestnut
Born: January 1, 1969
American Horror Story, V, The Cave

Tia Carrere (Althea Rae Janairo)
Born: January 2, 1967
Covenant, Zombie Nightmare, Friday’s Curse, Quantum Leap, Tales From the Crypt, The Daedalus Encounter (video game), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child (voice), Kull the Conqueror, Hercules (TV), The Night of the Headless Horseman (voice), Merlin: The Return, Lilo & Stitch (voice), Lilo & Stitch II: Stitch Has a Glitch (voice), Johnny Bravo (voice), Megas XLR, Aloha, Scooby Doo! (voice), Leroy & Stitch (voice), Supernova, Duck Dodgers, Warehouse 13, Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Asteroid vs. Earth

Taye Diggs (Scott Leo Diggs)
Born: January 2, 1971
Black Panther, Equilibrium, House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Rinko Kikuchi (Yuriko)
Born: January 6, 1981
Pacific Rim

Lester Speight
Born: January 7, 1963
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Steven Williams
Born: January 7, 1949
The X-Files, Supernatural

José Ferrer
Born: January 8, 1912
Died: January 26, 1992
(Lawrence of Arabia), Dune, Covenant, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, The Swarm, The Amazing Captain Nemo, The Sentinel, Gideon, Fantasy Island, Bewitched (TV series, narrator), The Wind in the Willows (voice)

Alex Meraz (Alejandro)
Born: January 10, 1985
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2

Anitra Ford
Born: January 13, 1942
Invasion of the Bee Girls, Messiah of Evil, Wonder Woman (1974 TV movie)

Vonetta McGee
Born: January 14, 1945
Died: July 9, 2010
(The Eiger Sanction), Blacula

Carl Weathers
Born: January 14, 1948
Predator, Tales of the Unexpected, Alien Siege

James Todd Smith (“LL Cool J”)
Born: January 14, 1968
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, Deep Blue Sea

Mario Van Peebles
Born: January 15, 1957
The Outer Limits, Highlander: The Final Dimension, Full Eclipse

Dorian Missick
Born: January 15, 1976
Haven, The Cape

Richard Timothy Jones
Born: January 16, 1972
Revolution, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Eartha Kitt
Born: January 17, 1927
Batman, the series; The Emperor’s New Groove

James Earl Jones
Born: January 17, 1931
Star Wars trilogy, Field of Dreams

Naveen William Sidney Andrews
Born: January 17, 1969
Lost, Rollerball, Once Upon a Time

Samantha Mumba
Born: January 18, 1983
The Time Machine, Evolution

Edwidge Danticat, author
Born: January 19, 1969
Beloved

Marsha Thomason
Born: January 19, 1976
Lost, The Haunted Mansion, Black Knight

Denise Boutte
Born: January 19, 1982
Young Justice, Way of the Vampire

Reno Wilson
Born: January 20, 1970
Transformers franchise, She Creature

Kenneth “Ken” Leung
Born: January 21, 1970
Lost, X-Men: The Last Stand, Saw

Keith Hamilton Cobb
Born: January 28, 1962
Andromeda

Oprah Winfrey
Born: January 29, 1954
Beloved

Charles Stanley Dutton
Born: January 30, 1951
Alien 3, American Horror Story: Coven, Threshold, Gothika

Carol Channing, comedienne, award-winning actress, Broadway performer, singer
Born: January 31, 1921
Alice in Wonderland; voice roles: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Two Stupid Dogs, The Magic School Bus, Thumbelina

FEBRUARY

Brandon Bruce Lee
Born: February 1, 1965
Died: March 31, 1993
The Crow

Rutina Wesley
Born: February 1, 1979
True Blood, 13 Sins

Duane Jones
Born: February 2, 1937
Died: July 22, 1988
Night of the Living Dead, Vampires, Negatives, Ganja and Hess

Leonard Jackson
Born: February 7, 1928
The Brother From Another Planet, Basket Case II

Marion H. “Pooch” Hall, Jr.
Born: February 8, 1977
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, Warehouse 13

Jason Winston George
Born: February 9, 1972
The Witches of East End, Fallen

Brandy Norwood (“Brandy”)
Born: February 11, 1979
Arachnophobia, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Cinderella (TV movie)

Jesse Rath
Born: February 11, year unknown
Defiance, Being Human, The Howling: Reborn, Assassin’s Creed: Lineage

Enver Gjokaj
Born: February 12, 1980
The Avengers, The Walking Dead

Kelly Hu
Born: February 13, 1968
X-Men United

Ice-T (Tracy Lauren Marrow)
Born: February 16, 1958
Leprechaun in the Hood, Johnny Mnemonic, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Duckman, Batman Beyond

LeVar Burton (Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr.)
Born: February 16, 1957
Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Supernaturals, Rise of the Zombies

Mahershala Ali
Born: February 16, 1974
The 4400, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Genelle Williams
Born: February 18, 1984
Warehouse 13, Bitten, The Incredible Hulk

Steve James
Born: February 19, 1952
The Brother From Another Planet

Benicio Del Toro
Born: February 19, 1967
Sin City, The Wolfman, Thor: The Dark Collector, Big Top Pee Wee, Tales From the Crypt, Guardians of the Galaxy

Mika Nakashima
Born: February 19, 1983
Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution

James Gaylyn
Born: February 20, 1942
Avatar, Power Rangers, Legend of the Seeker, Xena: Warrior Princess, Bridge to Terabithia

Abhi Sinha
Born: February 20, 1990
In Time, After the Dark

Tucker Smallwood
Born: February 22, 1944
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, Contact, Deep Impact, Star Trek: Enterprise

Dichan Lachman
Born: February 22, 1982
Being Human, Dollhouse, Axtec Rex, Aquamarine, Bled

Kasi Lemmons
Born: February 24, 1961
Silence of the Lambs

Oumou Sangaré
Born: February 25, 1968
Beloved

Li Bingbing
Born: February 27, 1973
Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction

Ysaye Maria Barnwell (singer, Sweet Honey in the Rock)
Born: February 28, 1946
Beloved

Tayshaun Prince (basketball player, Memphis Grizzlies)
Born: February 28, 1980
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror

MARCH

Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan)
Born: March 2, 1971
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror

Carol Lynn Maillard
Born: March 4, 1951
Beloved

Eva Mendes
Born: March 5, 1974
Ghost Rider, How to Catch a Monster

Jolene Blalock
Born: March 5, 1975
Star Trek Enterprise

Momoko Kôchi
Born: March 7, 1932
Died: November 5, 1998
The original Godzilla movies

Chrystee Pharris
Born: March 7, 1976
Passions, Chronicle

Hettienne Park
Born: March 7, 1983
Hannibal

Louise Beavers
Born: March 8, 1902
Died: October 26, 1962
Freaks

Boris Kodjoe
Born: March 8, 1973
Starship Troopers 3, Surrogates, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution

Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Born: March 8, 1976
Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo II: Monsters Unleashed, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (voice), Witches of East End, Robot Chicken (voice), Wing Commander, Psych, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Raúl Juliá (Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay)
Born: March 9, 1940
Died: October 24, 1994
Addams Family films, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Frankenstein Unbound, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

Chaske Spencer
Born: March 9, 1975
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2

Jasmine Guy
Born: March 10, 1962
Scary Movie 5, Dead Like Me, Dead Like Me: Life After Death

Edi Gathegi
Born: March 10, 1979
X-Men: First Class, Beauty and the Beast, the Twilight movies

Terrence Dashon Howard
Born: March 11, 1969
Awake, Iron Man, The Princess and the Frog (voice)

Courtney B. Vance
Born: March 12, 1960
FlashForward, The Divide, Final Destination 5, Space Cowboys

Carol Speed
Born: March 14, 1945
Abby

Tamara Tunie
Born: March 14, 1959
The Devil’s Advocate, Captain Blackout, SeaQuest 2032

Grace Park
Born: March 14, 1974
Battlestar Galactica

Will.i.am (William Adams)
Born: March 15, 1975
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Erik Estrada (Henry Enrique Estrada)
Born: March 16, 1949
Kolchak The Night Stalker, Sealab 2021, Chupacabra vs. the Alamo

Tim Kang
Born: March 16, 1973
Night Tales, The Forgotten

Felisha Terrell
Born: March 16, 1979
Teen Wolf, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Richard Biggs
Born: March 18, 1960
Tremors (TV series), Invasion: Anime (documentary, 2002), Touched By An Angel, The Alien Within, Beauty and the Beast (1987), The Twilight Zone, Babylon 5, Babylon 5: In the Beginning, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Babylon 5: The River of Souls

Vanessa L. Williams
Born: March 18, 1963
Eraser, Futuresport, 666 Park Avenue

Queen Latifah (Dana Elaine Owens)
Born: March 18, 1970
Stranger Than Fiction, Sphere, Living with the Dead

Yul Vázquez
Born: March 18 (year unknown)
Tales From the Crypt, War of the Worlds (2005), The Lottery, Futurestates, Fringe

De’Aundre Bonds
Born: March 19, 1976
Tales From the Hood

Freema Agyeman
Born: March 20, 1979
Doctor Who, Torchwood

Suraj Sharma
Born: March 21, 1993
Life of Pi

Will Yun Lee
Born: March 22, 1971
The Wolverine, Total Recall, Elektra, Superman: Unbound (voice), Bionic Woman (2007), Fallen (TV series), Witchblade, Brimstone, The Amazing Spider-Man (video game)

Guillermo Díaz (Rodriguez)
Born: March 22, 1975
Futurestates, Touched By An Angel, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (video game)

Akira Kurusawa
Born: March 23, 1910
Director, The Hidden Fortress, which inspired Star Wars

Robbie Gee
Born: March 24, 1970
Young Dracula, Underworld

Keisha Castle-Hughes
Born: March 24, 1990
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Whale Rider, The Almighty Johnsons

James McDaniel
Born: March 25, 1958
Stargate SG-1, Sacrifice

LisaGay Hamilton
Born: March 25, 1964
Beloved, Beastly, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, Alien Rising, Twelve Monkeys

Laz Alonso
Born: March 25, 1974
Avatar, Constantine

Kiowa Gordon
Born: March 25, 1990
Into the Darkness, Twilight Saga movies

Seychelle Gabriel
Born: March 25, 1991
Falling Skies, The Legend of Korra (voice), The Last Airbender

Jesús Salvador Treviño
Born: March 26, 1946
Director: Babylon 5, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Seaquest 2032

Tod Thawley
Born: March 26, 1971
Roswell, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Art Evans (Arthur James)
Born: March 27, 1942
Fright Night (1985), Alien Rising, The X-Files, Revenge of the Nerds

Jimmy Wong
Born: March 28, 1987
John Dies at the End, The Guild

Mark Consuelos
Born: March 30, 1971
American Horror Story: Coven, My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Tony Cox
Born: March 31, 1958
Beetlejuice, Spaceballs, Return of the Jedi, Captain EO, Willow, Oz the Great and Powerful, Almost Human

APRIL

Dave Olyelwo
Born: April 2, 1969
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Ajay Devgn
Born: April 2, 1969
Taarzan: The Wonder Car, Bhoot (2003)

Roselyn Sánchez
Born: April 2, 1973
Nightstalker, Cayo

Adam Michael Rodríguez
Born: April 2, 1975
Roswell, All Souls

Deon Richmond
Born: April 2, 1978
Hatchet, Scream 3

Eddie Murphy
Born: April 3, 1961
The Shrek franchise, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, The Nutty Professor (1996), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Dr. Doolittle I & II, The PJs (voice), The Golden Child, Vampire in Brooklyn, Mulan (voice), The Haunted Mansion

Phillip Morris
Born: April 4, 1959
Smallville, Black Panther, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (voice), Atlantis: Milo’s Return, Justice League (voice), Green Lantern: The Animated Series (voice)

Lorraine Toussaint
Born: April 4, 1960
Forever, Dark Skies, Numb3rs, Red Dwarf, M.A.N.T.I.S

David Blaine
Born: April 4, 1973
Illusionist

Haruma Miura
Born: April 5, 1990
Samurai High School, Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Ivan Dixon
Born: April 6, 1931
(Hogan’s Heroes), The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits

Billy Dee Williams
Born: April 6, 1937
The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Batman

Clarke Peters
Born: April 7, 1952
Doctor Who: Dreamland, Life on Mars, Outland

Jackie Chan
Born: April 7, 1954
The Forbidden Kingdom, Jackie Chan Adventures, Mulan (voice), The Myth

Sung Kang
Born: April 8, 1972
Forbidden Warrior, Knight Rider (2008)

Orlando Jones
Born: April 10, 1968
Sleepy Hollow, Evolution

Jamie Jilynn Chung
Born: April 10, 1983
Believe, Sucker Punch

Bokeem Woodbine
Born: April 13, 1973
Blade: The Series, Riddick, The Host

Wesley French
Born: April 13, 1979
Defiance, Mutant X, Skinwalkers

Michael Ansara
Born: April 15, 1922
Died: July 31, 2013
Star Trek (original), Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Flex Alexander (Mark Alexander Knox)
Born: April 15, 1970
Snakes on a Plane, The Hills Have Eyes 2

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Born: April 16, 1947
The Stand

Martin Lawrence
Born: April 16, 1965
Black Knight

L. Scott Caldwell (Laverne Scott)
Born: April 17, 1950
Lost, The Net

Kimberly Elise
Born: April 17, 1967
Beloved, Twilight Zone (2002), Masters of Science Fiction

Henry Ian Cusick Chávez
Born: April 17, 1967
Lost, Fringe

Robert Hooks
Born: April 18, 1937
M.A.N.T.I.S., The Flash, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

Noble Johnson
Born: April 18, 1881
Died: January 9, 1978
King Kong (original, 1933), Son of Kong, Dante’s Inferno (1924), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916), The Mummy (1932), The Most Dangerous Game, She, Lost Horizon, Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), A Game of Death, Angel on My Shoulder

Fred Scruggs Fredro Starr
Born: April 18, 1971
Blade: The Series, Vegas Vampires, The Addiction

Tobi-Wan D’Acosta
Born: April 18, 1983
Moonlight

Chloe Bennet
Born: April 18, 1992
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

George Takei
Born: April 20, 1937
Star Trek (TV and movies), Twilight Zone, Oblivion

Joel de la Fuente
Born: April 21, 1969
Space: Above and Beyond, The Happening, The Adjustment Bureau, Hemlock Grove, Julia

Brian J. White
Born: April 21, 1975
The Cabin in the Woods, Moonlight

Francis Capra
Born: April 22, 1983
Heroes

Dev Patel
Born: April 23, 1990
Chappie, The Last Airbender

Djimon Gaston Hounsou
Born: April 24, 1964
Guardians of the Galaxy, Stargate, Push

Gina Torres
Born: April 25, 1969
Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Hannibal

Joan Chen
Born: April 26, 1961
Cyber Wars, Twin Peaks

Debra Wilson
Born: April 26, 1962
Avatar, Celebrity Paranormal Project

Jet Li
Born: April 26, 1963
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The One

Penélope Cruz Sánchez
Born: April 28, 1974
Brujas, Vanilla Sky

Jessica Alba
Born: April 28, 1981
Dark Angel, Fantastic 4

Sam Jones III
Born: April 29, 1983
Smallville

Adrian Pasdar
Born: April 30, 1965
Heroes, Near Dark, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

MAY

Roscoe Lee Browne
Born: May 2, 1922
Died: April 11, 2007
Logan’s Run, Treasure Planet

Dwayne Johnson (“The Rock”)
Born: May 2, 1972
The Scorpion King, Hercules, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Dulé Hill
Born: May 3, 1975
Psych, 10.5

Darrin Henson
Born: May 5, 1972
Tekken

Gabourey Sidibe
Born: May 6, 1983
American Horror Story: Coven

Lynn Whitfield
Born: May 6, 1953
Touched By An Angel, Jaws: The Revenge

Thelma Houston
Born: May 7, 1946
Beloved

Wilmer Calderon
Born: May 8, 1975
10,000 Days, Dexter, Devil’s Highway, Stephen King’s Dead Zone (TV series)

Rosario Dawson
Born: May 9, 1979
Men in Black II, The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Lorena Gale
Born: May 9, 1958
Died: June 21, 2009
Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins, The Butterfly Effect, Fantastic Four, The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Battlestar Galactica, Masters of Science Fiction, Bionic Woman (2007), The 4400, Sanctuary, Slither, Supernatural, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Chronicles of Riddick, Kingdom Hospital, Tru Calling, Stephen King’s The Dead Zone (2003), Shadow Realm, Halloween: Resurrection, Dark Angel, Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century, The Sentinel, The X-Files, Highlander (TV), The Fly II

Taurean Blacque
Born: May 10, 1941
Deep Star Six

Darryl M. Bell
Born: May 10, 1963
Homeboys in Outer Space

Kenan Thompson
Born: May 10, 1978
Snakes on a Plane, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

“Ving” Rhames (Irving Rameses Rhames)
Born: May 12, 1959
Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, The People Under the Stairs

Vanessa A. Williams
Born: May 12, 1963
Candyman

Kim Fields
Born: May 12, 1969
Mork & Mindy, The Kid With the Broken Halo

Franklyn Ajaye
Born: May 13, 1949
The ‘Burbs, Queen of the Damned

Tamara Dobson
Born: May 14, 1947
Jason of Star Command, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Amazons (TV-1984)

Cleavant Derricks, Jr.
Born: May 15, 1953
Sliders

Russell Hornsby
Born: May 15, 1974
Grimm, Haunted

Danny Trejo
Born: May 16, 1944
Anaconda, From Dusk Till Dawn

Janet Jackson
Born: May 16, 1956
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Tiya Sircar
Born: May 16, 1982
The Witches of East End, The Vampire Diaries

Hill Harper
Born: May 17, 1966
Beloved, The 4400, The Breed

Busta Rhymes (Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.)
Born: May 20, 1972
The Rugrats Movie (voice), Halloween: Resurrection

Tahmoh Penikett
Born: May 20, 1975
Supernatural, Man of Steel, Continuum, Arrow, Haven, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Riverworld, Dollhouse, Titan Maximum, Robot Chicken, Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica: Razor, Smallville

Mr. T (Laurence Tureaud)
Born: May 21, 1952
Alvin & the Chipmunks, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Out of This World, The Terrible Thunderlizards, Inspector Gadget, The Simpsons (voice), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Aaron Yoo
Born: May 21, 1979
The Tomorrow People

Sun Ra/Le Sony’r Ra (Herman Poole Blount)
Born: May 22, 1914
Died: May 30, 1993
Space is the Place

Paul Winfield
Born: May 22, 1939
Died: March 7, 2004
The Terminator, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Mars Attacks!, The Charmings, Babylon 5, Gargoyles, Touched By An Angel

Mark Christopher Lawrence
Born: May 22, 1964
3rd Rock From the Sun, Terminator II

Maggie Denise Quigley (“Maggie Q”)
Born: May 22, 1979
Priest

Scatman Crothers
Born: May 22, 1979
Born: May 23, 1910
Died: November 22, 1986
Coonskin, The Shining

Philip Michael Thomas
Born: May 26, 1949
Coonskin, The Wizard of Speed and Time, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

Lenny Kravitz
Born: May 26, 1964
The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Madeleine Mantock
Born: May 26, year unknown
The Tomorrow People

Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr.
Born: May 27, 1936
The Batman, Enemy Mine, Stargate SG-1

Dondre Whitfield
Born: May 27, 1969
Ghost Whisperer, Eureka

Nonso Anozie
Born: May 28, 1979
Dracula (TV), Game of Thrones

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke
Born: May 28, 1983
The 4400, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

JUNE

Morgan Freeman
Born: June 1, 1937
Seven, Transcendence, The Lego Movie (voice), Oblivion, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Conan the Barbarian (2011), War of the Worlds (2005), Bruce Almighty, Dreamcatcher, Deep Impact, Outbreak

Cleavon Little
Born: June 1, 1939
Died: October 22, 1992
(Blazing Saddles), Once Bitten

Anthony Montgomery
Born: June 2, 1971
Star Trek: Enterprise

Wentworth Miller
Born: June 2, 1972
Resident Evil franchise, Dinotopia, Underworld

Irma P. Hall
Born: June 3, 1935
Beloved, Wolf

Keith David Williams
Born: June 4, 1956
The Chronicles of Riddick, The Cape, Cloud Atlas, The Thing (1982)

Lance Reddick
Born: June 7, 1962
Fringe, American Horror Story: Coven

Bernie Casey
Born: June 8, 1939
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde; Amazon Women on the Moon; Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure; In the Mouth of Madness; The Man Who Fell to Earth

Lexa Doig
Born: June 8, 1973
Andromeda, Continuum

Dayo Okeniyi
Born: June 14, 1988
The Hunger Games, Revolution

Ray Santiago
Born: June 15, 1984
In Time

Bill Cobbs
Born: June 16, 1934
Night at the Museum, The Brother From Another Planet

John Yohan Cho
Born: June 16, 1972
Star Trek

Alana De La Garza
Born: June 18, 1976
Forever, Charmed, Smallville, Mortal Kombat: Conquest

Meaghan Rath
Born: June 18, 1986
Being Human

Elain R. Graham
Born: June 19, 1949
666 Park Avenue

Zoe Saldana
Born: June 19, 1978
Avatar I, II; Star Trek Into Darkness; Guardians of the Galaxy

Ray Stoney
Born: June 20, 1975
Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Collins Pennie
Born: June 20, 1985
In Time, Prom Night, Hell On Earth

Schoolly D (Jesse B. Weaver, Jr.)
Born: June 22, 1962
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (narrator, theme music)

Paterson Joseph
Born: June 22, 1964
Æon Flux, Chop Socky Chooks, Ghosts of Albion: Legacy, Ghosts of Albion: Embers, Survivors, Hyperdrive, Jekyll, Neverwhere, Doctor Who, The Leftovers

Donald Faison
Born: June 22, 1974
(Scrubs), Skyline

Jimmie Walker
Born: June 25, 1947
(Good Times), The Guyver, Super Shark

<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0391063/">Kene Holliday (Kenneth Earl Holliday)
Born: June 25, 1949
The Incredible Hulk, G.I. Joe cartoon (voice), G.I. Joe: The Movie, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

John Beasley
Born: June 26, 1943
Lost Souls, The Gift, Millenium

Yancey Arias
Born: June 27, 1971
Medium, The Time Machine, Legion, Warehouse 13, Charmed

Razaaq Adoti
Born: June 27, 1973
Doom, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Haven

Benito Martinez
Born: June 28, 1971
Supernatural, Outbreak, Torchwood

Conni Marie Brazelton
Born: June 28, 1955
The People Under the Stairs

Rick Gonzalez
Born: June 30, 1979
Reaper

David Alan Grier
Born: June 30, 1956
Tales From the Hood, Bewitched (2005), Jumanji

JULY

Andre Braugher
Born: July 1, 1962
The Andromeda Strain, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, ‘Salem’s Lot (2004), The Mist

Henry Simmons
Born: July 1, 1970
Ravenswood

Blu Mankuma
Born: July 5, 1948
M.A.N.T.I.S, Fringe, Smallville, The League of Super Evil, The X-Files, Supernatural, Forever Knight, Trollz, Andromeda, Dead Like Me, The Twilight Zone (2002), Stephen King’s Dead Zone (2002), Night Visions, X-Men Evolution, The Outer Limits, Honey I Shrunk the Kids (TV), Intensity, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures (TV), G.I. Joe

Cree Summer
Born: July 7, 1969
(A Different World), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (voice), Sabrina: The Animated Series (voice)

Jimmy Smits
Born: July 9, 1955
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (game, voice), Dexter, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, The Tommyknockers, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Believers

Enrique Murciano
Born: July 9, 1973
666 Park Avenue, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Chiwetelu Umeadi “Chiwetel” Ejiofor, OBE

Born: July 10, 1977
Serenity, Children of Men, 2012

Linda Park
Born: July 9, 1979
Star Trek: Enterprise, Infestation, Spectres, Jurassic Park II

Jeremy Ray Valdez
Born: July 10, 1980
Constantine, The Nightmare Room

Beah Richards
Born: July 12, 1920
Died: September 14, 2000
Beloved

Denise Nicholas
Born: July 12, 1944
Blacula, Ghost Dad

Natalie Desselle
Born: July 12, 1967
(B.A.P.S.), Cinderella (1997 TV movie)

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
Born: July 12, 1978
Avatar, Lost, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Breed, Bloodrayne, Machete, Machete Kills, Battle: Los Angeles

Natalie Martinez
Born: July 12, 1984
Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Ken Jeong
Born: July 13, 1969
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Vampires Suck

Lana Parrilla
Born: July 15, 1977
Once Upon a Time

Andre Royo
Born: July 18, 1968
Fringe, Heroes

Vin Diesel
Born: July 18, 1967
Riddick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Babylon A.D., Pitch Black,The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Back, The Iron Giant (voice)

Eddie Matos
Born: July 18, 1978
Psych, Charmed, Tru Calling, Ghost Whisperer, Awake, Call of Duty: Back Ops II (game, voice)

Omar Epps
Born: July 20, 1973
Scream 2, Resurrection, Dracula 2000

Osric Chau
Born: July 20, 1986
Supernatural, 2012, The 100, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Danny Glover (Daniel Lebern Glover)
Born: July 22, 1946
Predator 2, Touch, Space Warriors, Age of the Dragons, Angels in the Outfield, Nite Tales: The Series, The Shaggy Dog (2006), Earthsea, Saw, Beloved

Marlon Wayans
Born: July 23, 1972
Dungeons and Dragons, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Scary Movie series

Kadeem Hardison
Born: July 24, 1965
(A Different World), Vampire in Brooklyn

Jennifer Lopez
Born: July 24, 1969
Ice Age: Continental Drift (movie and video game – voice), Anaconda, The Cell

Dileep Rao
Born: July 29, 1973
Avatar, Drag Me To Hell, Inception

Laurence Fishburne
Born: July 30, 1961
The Matrix trilogy, Hannibal, Event Horizon, Man of Steel, Cherry 2000, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (voice), Predators, The Colony

Wesley Trent Snipes
Born: July 31, 1962
Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Futuresport

Dean Cain
Born: July 31, 1966
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Futuresport, Smallville

AUGUST

Zuleyka Silver
Born: August 2, 1991
In Time

Isaiah Washington IV
Born: August 3, 1963
The Hundred, The Bionic Woman

Michael Ealy
Born: August 3, 1973
Almost Human, Underworld: Awakening

Daniel Dae Kim
Born: August 4, 1968
Lost, Arena, Spider-Man 2, The Legend of Korra, Justice League (voice), Avatar: The Last Airbender (voice, TV, 2006), The Cave, Angel, Star Trek: Voyager, Charmed

Meghan Markle
Born: August 4, 1981
Fringe, Knight Rider

M. Night Shyamalan
Born: August 6, 1970
The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village

Julian Acosta
Born: August 7, year unknown
Futurestates

Harold Perrineau, Jr.
Born: August 7, 1963
Lost, The Matrix, 28 Weeks Later

Cirroc Lofton
Born: August 7, 1978
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Texas Battle
Born: August 9, 1980
Final Destination 3, Wrong Turn 2, Hydra, Boggy Creek

Dawnn Lewis
Born: August 13, 1961
The 10th Kingdom

Carl Winston Lumbly
Born: August 14, 1951
M.A.N.T.I.S.

Halle Maria Berry
Born: August 14, 1966
X-Men, Cloud Atlas, Gothika, Catwoman

Tanedra Howard
Born: August 15, 1980
Saw IV, Saw 3-D, Scream Queens

Angela Bassett
Born: August 16, 1958
American Horror Story: Coven, Strange Days

Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Born: August 18, 1970
Jeremiah

William Horace Marshall
Born: August 19, 1924
Died: June 11, 2003
Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream, Abby, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Star Trek

Paula Jai Parker
Born: August 19, 1969
Tales From the Hood

Jamil Walker Smith
Born: August 20, 1982
Stargate Universe

Clarence Williams III
Born: August 21, 1939
(Mod Squad), Tales From the Hood

Loretta Devine
Born: August 21, 1949
Supernatural, Urban Legends: Final Cut

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Born: August 22, 1967
The Mummy Returns, Lost

Brandon Adams
Born: August 22, 1979
The People Under the Stairs, Ghost in the Machine

Blair Erwin Underwood
Born: August 25, 1964
The Event, Gattaca, Deep Impact

Peter Mensah
Born: August 27, 1959
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, True Blood, Transformers Prime

J. August (Jaime Augusto) Richards III
Born: August 28, 1973
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Angel

Quvenzhané Wallis
Born: August 28, 2003
(12 Years a Slave), Beasts of the Southern Wild, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (voice)

Xernona Clayton
Born: August 30, 1930
The House on Skull Mountain

Christopher “Chris” Tucker
Born: August 31, 1971
The Fifth Element

SEPTEMBER

Keanu Charles Reeves
Born: September 2, 1964
The Matrix trilogy, A Scanner Darkly, Constantine, 47 Ronin, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Klaatu (The Day the Earth Stood Still remake), Johnny Mnemonic

Damon Wayans, Sr.
Born: September 4, 1960
Blankman, Last Action Hero, Earth Girls Are Easy

Katerina “Kat” Alexandre Graham
Born: September 5, 1989
The Vampire Diaries

Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba
Born: September 6, 1972
Pacific Rim, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Prometheus, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 28 Weeks Later

Naomie Harris
Born: September 6, 1976
28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Jay Laga’aia
Born: September 10, 1963
Daybreakers, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Taraji Henson
Born: September 11, 1970
Satan’s School for Girls (2000), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Roxann Dawson
Born: September 11, 1964
Star Trek: Voyager

Barry White, singer (Barry Eugene Carter)
Born: September 12, 1944
Died: July 4, 2003
Coonskin

Ramon Franco
Born: September 12, 1963
Resident Evil: Extinction, Medium, X-Files

Robert Wisdom
Born: September 14, 1953
Supernatural, Poltergeist: The Legacy

Jada Pinkett Smith
Born: September 18, 1971
Scream 2, The Matrix franchise

Rosanna Carter
Born: September 20, 1918
The Brother From Another Planet

Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
Born: September 22, 1971
The Walking Dead, The Machinist

Daniella Alonso
Born: September 22, 1978
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, The Collector, Black Knight, Re-Kill, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

Chelsea Tavares
Born: September 22, 1991
Fright Night (2011)

Rosalind Chao
Born: September 23, 1957
Star Trek: The Next Generation, DS9

Anthony Mackie
Born: September 23, 1979
The Adjustment Bureau, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr.
Born: September 25, 1968
Men in Black I, II, III; Hancock; Independence Day; I Robot; I Am Legend; After Earth

Shelley Conn
Born: September 21, 1976
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Terra Nova, Marchlands, The Lottery

Scott Lawrence
Born: September 27, 1963
Avatar, The Host, Cloverfield

Indra Ové
Born: September 27, 1968
Resident Evil: Retribution, Interview With a Vampire, The Fifth Element

Joe Torry
Born: September 28, 1965
Tales From the Hood

Alexis Cruz
Born: September 29, 1974
Stargate, Touched By an Angel, Stargate SG-1, Drag Me to Hell

Manuel Tadros
Born: September 30, 1956
Assassin’s Creed: Lineage

Li Xiaolu
Born: September 30, 1982
Push, The Dragon Heroes, Beauty World (TV series, China)

OCTOBER

Esai Morales
Born: October 1, 1962
Caprica, Jericho

Avery Franklin Brooks
Born: October 2, 1948
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Keiko Agena
Born: October 3, 1973
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Nightmare Room

Tessa Thompson
Born: October 3, 1983
666 Park Avenue

Dana Davis
Born: October 4, 1978
Heroes, Prom Night (2008)

Manu Bennett
Born: October 10, 1969
30 Days of Night

Lennie James
Born: October 11, 1965
Jericho, The Walking Dead

Charles Gordone
First African-American to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Born: October 12, 1925
Died: November 16, 1995
Coonskin

Hiroyuki Sanada, MBE
Born: October 12, 1960
Lost, Helix, Wolverine

Usher Raymond IV (“Usher”)
Born: October 14, 1978
The Faculty

Joseph Thomas “Joe” Morton, Jr.
Born: October 18, 1947
The Brother From Another Planet, Highlander, Eureka, The Astronaut’s Wife, Terminator II: Judgment Day, Paycheck

Snoop Dogg (Calvin Corodovar Bradus, Jr.)
Born: October 20, 1971
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, Scary Movie 5

Amandla Stenberg
Born: October 23, 1998
The Hunger Games, Sleepy Hollow

Mehcad Brooks
Born: October 25, 1980
True Blood

James Pickens, Jr.
Born: October 26, 1954
The X-Files

François Chau
Born: October 26, 1959
Lost, Stargate SG-1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II

Reggie Lee/Valdez
Born: October 26, 1973
Grimm, The Dark Knight Rises, No Ordinary Family

Ruby Dee
Born: October 27, 1922
Died: June 11, 2014
The Stand, Cat People (1982)

Samantha Logan
Born: October 27, 1996
666 Park Avenue

Jane White
Born: October 30, 1922
Died: July 24, 2011
Beloved

Michael Anthony Beach
Born: October 30, 1963
The Abyss, Stargate: Atlantis, Justice League

Nia Long
Born: October 30, 1970
Stigmata, Premonition

Erica Cerra
Born: October 31, 1979
Eureka, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica

NOVEMBER

Mike Evans
Born: November 3, 1949
Died: December 14, 2006
(Good Times, All in the Family, The Jeffersons), The House on Skull Mountain

Thandie Newton
Born: November 6, 1972
Beloved, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Vampire Chronicles

Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Clippers)
Born: November 6, 1979
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror

Kim Yoon-jin (Yunjin Kim)
Born: November 7, 1973
Lost

Esther Rolle
Born: November 8, 1920
Died: November 17, 1998
(Good Times), Poltergeist: The Legacy

Alfre Woodard
Born: November 8, 1952
True Blood, Star Trek: First Contact, The Core

Albert P. Hall
Born: November 10, 1937
Brimstone, Beloved

Michael Jai White
Born: November 10, 1967
Spawn, The Dark Knight, Arrow

Whoopi Goldberg
Born: November 13, 1955
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ghost, Alice in Wonderland

Aisha Hinds
Born: November 13, 1975
Stephen King’s Under the Dome, Star trek: Into the Darkness, True Blood, Mr. Brooks, Stargate SG-1, Invasion (TV, 2005-2006), Medium

Sammy Sheik
Born: November 15, 1981
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Yaya Alafia
Born: November 15, 1982
In Time, Tron: Legacy

Harry Lennix
Born: November 16, 1964
Dollhouse, Man of Steel, The Matrix: Revolutions

Lisa Bonet
Born: November 16, 1967
Lathe of Heaven, Tales From the Darkside, Angel Heart

Demore Barnes
Born: November 16, 1976
Hannibal, Hemlock Grove, Supernatural, Fringe, Awakening

Delroy George Lindo
Born: November 18, 1952
Beauty and the Beast, Believe

Naoko Mori
Born: November 19, 1971
Doctor Who, Torchwood

Sandrine Holt
Born: November 19, 1972
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Underworld: Awakening

Sullivan Walker
Born: November 20, 1946
Earth 2

Ming-Na Wen
Born: November 20, 1963
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Stargate Universe, Eureka, Push

Alexander Siddig (Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi)
Born: November 21, 1965
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Michael Kenneth Williams
Born: November 22, 1966
The Road, RoboCop

Derrick Brice
Born: November 23, 1962
The Return of the Living Dead

Salli Elise Richardson-Whitfield
Born: November 23, 1967
Eureka, Gargoyles

Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Born: November 24, 1956
Gargoyles, Spawn

Garcelle Beauvais
Born: November 26, 1966
I Know Who Killed Me, Manhunter

Bruce Lee
Born: November 27, 1940
Died: July 20, 1973
Kato in The Green Hornet

Kirk Acevedo
Born: November 27, 1971
Fringe, The Walking Dead, Grimm, Collision Earth (TV movie), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 12 Monkeys (TV, 2015)

S. Epatha Merkerson
Born: November 28, 1952
Jacob’s Ladder, Terminator II: Judgment Day

Samuel Monroe, Jr.
Born: November 28, 1973
Tales From the Hood

Don Cheadle
Born: November 29, 1964
Iron Man/Avengers franchise

Teyo Johnson
Born: November 29, 1981
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror

Adam Jamal Craig
Born: November 29, year unknown
In Time

Nelsan Ellis
Born: November 30, 1978
True Blood

DECEMBER

Obba Babatundé
Born: December 1, 1951
Star Wars (Video Games), M.A.N.T.I.S, April Fools, Necronomicon, The Eye (2008)

Nestor Gastón Carbonell
Born: December 1, 1967
Lost, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Bates Motel

Charles Michael Davis
Born: December 1, 1984
The Originals, The Vampire Diaries

Zoë Kravitz
Born: December 1, 1988
X-Men: First Class, After Earth

John L. Adams
Born: December 4, 1970
Stephen King’s Dead Zone

Tony Todd
Born: December 4, 1954
Night of The Living Dead, The Crow

Tyra Banks
Born: December 4, 1973
Halloween: Resurrection

Paula Patton
Born: December 5, 1975
Mirrors, Warcraft (2015), Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Armando Riesco
Born: December 5, 1977
A Gifted Man, Elementary, Fringe, National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Colin Salmon
Born: December 6, 1962
Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Retribution, Arrow, Punisher: War Zone, Blood: The Last Vampire, Alien vs. Predator, Hex, Dinotopia, Annihilation Earth, Devil’s Playground

Jeffrey Wright
Born: December 7, 1965
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Only Lovers Left Alive

Michael Dorn
Born: December 9, 1952
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Jolene Aiko Purdy
Born: December 9, 1983
Donnie Darko, Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Michael Clarke Duncan
Born: December 10, 1957
Died: September 3, 2012
Daredevil, Planet of the Apes, Green Lantern, The Green Mile

Raven-Symoné
Born: December 10, 1985
Dr. Doolittle, Kim Possible animated series (voice), Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Mos Def aka Dante Terrell Smith aka Yasiin Bey
Born: December 11, 1973
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

KC Collins (Christopher Carl Collins)
Born: December 12, 1951
Lost Girl

Garrett Richard Wang
Born: December 15, 1968
Star Trek: Voyager

Benjamin Bratt
Born: December 16, 1963
Despicable Me 1 and 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 and 2, The Andromeda Strain (2008), Catwoman, Red Planet, The Woodsman,

Ernest Lee “Ernie” Hudson, Sr.
Born: December 17, 1945
Ghostbusters, The Crow, Heroes

Wes Studi
Born: December 17, 1947
Avatar, Mystery Men

Ossie Davis
Born: December 18, 1917
Dr. Doolittle, Touched By An Angel, The Soul Collector (TV), The Stand, Dinosaur (voice), Bubba Ho-Tep

Tim Reid
Born: December 19, 1944
Stephen King’s It

Jennifer Beals
Born: December 19, 1963
The Bride, Vampire’s Kiss, The Grudge 2, Prophecy II

Ernest Morrison (“Sunshine Sammy” Morrison)
Born: December 20, 1912
Died: July 24, 1989
(Member of the Original “Our Gang”), Spooks Run Wild, Ghosts on the Loose

Iqbal Theba
Born: December 20, 1963
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Ramon Rodriguez
Born: December 20, 1979
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Battle Los Angeles

Samuel L. Jackson
Born: December 21, 1948
Avengers; Iron Man I, II; Star Wars; Thor; Jurassic Park; Captain America: The First Avenger; Unbreakable, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Amaury Nolasco
Born: December 24, 1970
Transformers

C.C.H. Pounder (Carol Christine Hilaria)
Born: December 25, 1952
Avatar, Warehouse 13, Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight, Arkham Origins

John Amos
Born: December 27, 1929
(Good Times, Roots), The Beastmaster

Theresa Randle
Born: December 27, 1964
Spawn, Space Jam

Nichelle Nichols
Born: December 28, 1932
Star Trek, The Supernaturals

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.
Born: December 28, 1954
The Book of Eli, Fallen, Déjà Vu, The Bone Collector, The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Israel Aduramo Oyelumade
Born: December 28, 1968
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Exorcist: The Beginning

Mekhi Thira Phifer
Born: December 29, 1974
Torchwood, Dawn of the Dead, Asher

Daniel Sunjata
Born: December 30, 1971
The Dark Knight Rises

Tyrese Gibson
Born: December 30, 1978
Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Death Race

Kristin Kreuk
Born: December 30, 1982
Smallville, Beauty and the Beast

Li Gong
Born: December 31, 1965
Hannibal Rising

Tembi Locke
Born: December 31, 1969
Sliders, Eureka

Bronson Pelletier
Born: December 31, 1986
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Dinosapien

Birthdates unknown:

Jasika Nicole – 1980
Fringe

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