Celebrities born in 1978
  • Ian Somerhalder

    He became known to television drama audiences for playing the heartthrob Damon Salvatore in the The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in Lost.

    Ian Somerhalder

  • Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is one of the most popular and successful basketball players of recent times. His father is a retired professional basketball player of America and his father is probably the inspiration behind his fondness for this game. He started playing from an early age and even represented his school in many matches. He helped his school register a victory after fifty-three years which was a great moment for the school and Bryant both. After completing high school, this player decided to pursue a career in basketball and did not continue further studies. He was one of few players who were inducted into the ˜NBA' directly from high school. He was made a member of his long-time favourite team ˜Lakers' and since then this talented player has never looked back. His performance improved with every game and he added a new feather to his crown. He has experienced many upheavals during his career like injuries and allegations, but this sports personality faced every challenge that came his way and emerged successful. He has set several records and even broke many old records. He has apparently, turned into an asset to his team, the ˜Los Angeles Lakers'. To know more about his life and works read on.

    Kobe Bryant

  • James Corden

    James Kimberley Corden is a well known English actor, comedian, singer, and TV host who is popular for shows like ˜The Late Late Show with James Corden', which started airing from 2015 on the CBS network. The show has been a moderate success, and has earned a few awards. Born and raised in Greater London, in the UK, he made his first stage appearance at the age of 18 in a popular award winning musical named ˜Martin Guerre.' Soon he started appearing in commercials as well as in supporting roles in several TV shows. He came to prominence after his brilliant performance in the British drama series named ˜Fat Friends'. His role also earned him a nomination for the 2000 British Royal Society Award. Shortly after, he co-produced as well as starred in the romantic comedy series ˜Gavin & Stacey', which became a huge hit, and earned international popularity. His spectacular skills as an actor and comedian have won him several significant awards throughout his career. He has also been appointed ˜Officer of the Order of the British Empire', an honor which he received from Princess Anne during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Some of his latest works include the thriller movie ˜Kill Your Friends' and the animated comedy film ˜Trolls.'

    James Corden

  • Jensen Ackles

    Jensen Ackles is a popular American actor and director. Ackles wanted to pursue a career in sports medicine to become a therapist, but a modeling experiment changed his life. Soon, he ˜chanced' upon the role of Eric Brady in the Emmy Award-winning show, ˜Days of our Lives'. He is known for his bewitchingly good looks, stunning screen-presence and his stupendous ability to enchant his viewers with his acting flair and persona. He has had a very unpretentious beginning and has made a mark in both television and Hollywood as an actor with ˜superstar' qualities. He is best known for portraying the characters of Eric Brady, Jason Teague and Dean Winchester in various popular American shows, and is the proud recipient of numerous awards and honors. Apart from being an actor, he has also experimented with direction and production in his spare time. He has directed a couple of episodes of ˜Supernatural' and received appreciation for the same. He considers himself a non-denominational Christian and is currently married to ˜One Tree Hill' actor, Danneel Harris.

    Jensen Ackles

  • Usher

    R&B singer performer who rose to fame after releasing his six-times Platinum-selling album My Way. His 2004 album Confessions became the fastest-selling R&B album in history. 

    Usher

  • James Franco

    James Franco is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He developed a keen interest in learning and enrolled in various institutions concentrating mainly in creative writing. However, his main stay remained acting. He debuted in NBC's television series Freaks and Geeks which became a cult classic. His debut film was Never Been Kissed. He catapulted to fame with his role in Spider-Man as Harry Osborn. He reprised his role in the sequels Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. He appeared intermittently in the soap opera General Hospital as Robert James Franco Frank. He won critical acclaim and popularity for his performance in Pineapple Express. He received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the title role of James Dean. Milk was yet another movie in which his performance won much praise and he was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 127 Hours, he portrayed real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, and was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG award, and won an Independent Spirit Award. He has tried his hands at directing and scripting. He has also written short stories and taught film and English at USC, UCLA, CalArts and NYU. He continues his acting carrier with passion.

    James Franco

  • John Legend

    John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known for his albums, such as ˜Once Again', and ˜Darkness and Light'. Born in Springfield, Ohio, in the United States, Legend showed a keen interest in music from an early age. He started performing in his church choir at the age of four. From the age of seven, he started playing the piano. During his time at college, he served as the president and music director of a musical group named Counterparts. Having released a total of five studio albums till date, Legend has also collaborated with lots of other stars such as <a title='Kanye West' href='/famous/kanye-west.htm'>Kanye West</a>, Britney Spears, as well as Lauren Hill. In 2015, he won the Oscar for the song ˜Glory', which he had written for the historical movie ˜Selma.' He has also won several other significant awards, which include ten Grammy awards, as well as one Golden Globe Award. He is also an actor and has made an appearance in the movie ˜La La Land', which became a huge hit, winning six Oscars. He is known for his philanthropic activities, such as raising awareness to help the victims of the Hurricane Katrina.

    John Legend

  • Charles Lincoln Neal III

    Part of the popular YouTube comedy duo known as Rhett and Link alongside <a title='Rhett McLaughlin' href='/famous/rhett-mclaughlin.htm'>Rhett McLaughlin</a>. Their Good Mythical Morning channel has earned over 14 million subscribers. He and Rhett host the weekly variety show The Mythical Show with Rhett & Link, the daily morning show Good Mythical Morning, and the weekly podcast Ear Biscuits. 

    Charles Lincoln Neal III

  • Luis Fonsi

    Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, popularly known as Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter who shot to stardom with his world famous Spanish song ˜Despacito'. He won four Latin Grammy Awards for the song. Interested in music from a young age, he always knew that he was meant to be a singer. As a child, he joined a local children's choir. He later attended the Florida State University School of Music to study music on a scholarship. The university's choir gave him the opportunity to travel and perform across the world. However, he did not stay to complete his course and eventually dropped to pursue a career in music. His debut album ˜Comenzaré' (I Will Begin) was a smashing hit which established his career. After releasing many other studio albums in the ensuing years, he shot to worldwide stardom in 2017 with the song ˜Despacito', which topped the charts in around 50 countries and received an overwhelming run on the US Top 40. At one point of time, it was the most streamed song and the most watched video ever on YouTube, with five billion views received by May 2018.

    Luis Fonsi

  • Alesha Dixon

    English hip-hop artist and singer known for being a member of the trio Mis-Teeq. She began to pursue a solo career in 2006, releasing singles like "Lipstick" and "Knockdown." 

    Alesha Dixon

  • January Jones

    January Jones is an established American film and television actress and model. She gained popularity with her role as Betty Draper in the American TV show ˜Mad Men' and has been cast in some of the most memorable films of the American film industry such as ˜Bandits', ˜Anger Management', ˜American Wedding' in her initial career. Born and brought up in South Dakota, she began her career as a model in New York and gradually acquired roles in television and movies after moving to Los Angeles. Initially she acted in supporting roles and guest appearances until she was cast as the lead. January was also rated amongst the hottest women in the ˜Maxim', a monthly magazine for men. After gathering international fame she made it to the front pages of several European and Asian magazines, including the British GQ magazine in 2009. With time, she became a versatile actress, signing roles that were more demanding. Her recent projects include ˜Seeking Justice', ˜X-Men: First Class' and ˜The Last Man on Earth'. Most of her performances have been critically acclaimed and have landed her nominations at the Golden Globe and Guild Screen Awards.

    January Jones

  • Ashton Kutcher

    Ashton Kutcher is a renowned actor, model and producer. He has attributed his creative inspiration to his journeys to the source of creation (his visits to Kabalah centers). He calls himself a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. He has been described as a hunky, young actor who is heading in all directions, at once. During his University days, he worked as college summer hire in the Cereal department of General Mills plant to earn money for his tuitions. He has displayed entrepreneurial skills by investing in the Italian restaurant ˜Dolce', and a Japanese- themed restaurant ˜Geisha House' located in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York City. He has dabbled in sports, and was named the assistant coach for the freshman football team at Harvard- Westlake School in Los Angeles, for a year. He tried his hand at action movies, pairing up with Kevin Costner for the Movie Guardian. He underwent intensive physical training for his role as rescue swimmer.

    Ashton Kutcher