List of Famous people born in Belgium
Max Emilian Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver currently competing in Formula One, under the Dutch flag, with Red Bull Racing. At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when he was aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One. He holds several other "firsts" in Formula One racing.
Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Belgium national team.
Divock Okoth Origi is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Belgium national team.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme and JCVD, is a Belgian actor, filmmaker, fight choreographer and retired martial artist best known for his martial arts action films.
Angèle van Laeken, better known by her stage mononym Angèle, is a Belgian singer-songwriter, musician, pianist, record producer and actress.
Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German politician and physician who has been the president of the European Commission since 1 December 2019.
Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Belgium national team. He is known for his creativity, speed, dribbling and passing.
Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer and songwriter. He is mostly known for his works in the genre of the hip hop and electronic music. Stromae came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song "Alors on danse", which became a number one in several European countries. In 2013, his second album Racine carrée was a commercial success, selling 2 million copies in France alone and nearly 600,000 units elsewhere. The main singles from the album include "Papaoutai" and "Formidable". He has sold over 8.5 million records worldwide. His music is primarily sung in French, though he has performed some songs in Flemish.
Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City, where he is vice-captain, and the Belgian national team. Recognized for his exceptional passing, shooting and dribbling abilities, he is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world and has often been described as a "complete" midfielder.
John Mark Galecki is an American actor. He played Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019) and David Healy in the ABC sitcoms Roseanne and The Conners (2018–present). Galecki also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Prancer (1989), Suicide Kings (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Bookies (2003), In Time (2011), and Rings (2017).
Luca Brecel is a Belgian professional snooker player. He won the European Under-19 title at the age of 14 and is the youngest player to play at the Crucible Theatre after qualifying for the 2012 World Championship aged 17. In 2017, Brecel became the first player from mainland Europe to win a ranking event by defeating Shaun Murphy in the final of the China Championship.
Virginie Efira is a Belgian-French actress and television presenter.
William Anthony Parker Jr. is a French-American former professional basketball player and majority owner of ASVEL Basket in LNB Pro A. The son of a professional basketball player, Parker played for two years for Paris Basket Racing in the French basketball league, before joining the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, and quickly became their starting point guard. Parker won four NBA championships, all of which were with the Spurs. He also played for ASVEL Basket in France during the 2011 NBA lockout, and finished his career after one season with the Charlotte Hornets. He retired as the ninth leading postseason scorer in NBA history.
Andreas Hugo Hoelgebaum Pereira is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lazio, on loan from Premier League side Manchester United, and the Brazil national team.
Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Belgium national team.
Julia Koschitz is an Austrian actress. She appeared in more than forty films since 2005.
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco is a Belgian footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Belgium national team as a winger and wingback.
Tatiana Silva Braga Tavares is a Belgian model who was crowned Miss Belgium in 2005. She entered the pageant as Miss Brussels and represented Belgium at the Miss World contest in December 2005.
Roméo Johnny Elvis Kiki Van Laeken, better known by his stage name Roméo Elvis, is a Belgian rapper and hip hop artist.
Michy Batshuayi-Atunga is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Crystal Palace, on loan from fellow Premier League club Chelsea, and the Belgian national team.