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 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 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 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).