List of Famous people born on April 17th
Jennifer Anne Garner is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. After her supporting role in Pearl Harbor (2001), Garner gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action thriller television series Alias (2001–2006). For her work on the series, she won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Patricia Rooney Mara is an American actress and animal rights activist. Born into the Rooney and Mara sports business families, she graduated from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2010. She began acting in television and independent films, such as the coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and first gained recognition for a supporting role in David Fincher's biographical drama The Social Network (2010).
Phoebe Harriet Dynevor is an English actress. She began her career as a child actress, appearing in the BBC school drama Waterloo Road (2009–2010). She is known for her starring role in Bridgerton (2020), a Netflix period drama. Her other work includes recurring roles in the BBC series Prisoners' Wives (2012–2013) and Dickensian (2015–2016), the TV Land comedy-drama Younger (2017–2021), as well as a main role in the Crackle crime series, Snatch (2017–2018).
Adam McKay is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons and is the co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade. He is the director of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all of which he co-wrote with his creative partner Will Ferrell. Together McKay and Ferrell have co-written and produced numerous TV series and films, and produced their comedy website Funny or Die and HBO's Eastbound & Down through their company Gary Sanchez Productions.
Alexander II was the Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination.
Siddharth Suryanarayan is an Indian film actor who is known for his roles in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi language films. Apart from acting, he has also been involved in films as a screenwriter, producer and playback singer. He has been featured in many advertisements.
Cyle Christopher Larin is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Turkish club Beşiktaş and the Canada national team.
Roderick George Toombs was a Canadian professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, and actor, better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe, which originally ran from 1993 to 1997.
Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English singer, fashion designer and television personality. She rose to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Posh Spice. With over 85 million records sold worldwide, the group became the best-selling female group of all time. After the Spice Girls split in 2001, Beckham was signed to Virgin Records, in which she released her self-titled debut solo album, which produced two UK Top 10 singles.