List of Famous people born on August 16th

Taika Waititi

Taika David Waititi
First Name Taika
Born on August 16, 1975 (age 47)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Taika David Cohen, known professionally as Taika Waititi, is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award as well as two further nominations. He has also received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She is also known for pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both critical acclaim and controversy. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.

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Larry Nassar

Lawrence Gerard Nassar
First Name Larry
Born on August 16, 1963 (age 59)

Lawrence Gerard Nassar is an American convicted serial rapist and sex offender, former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, former osteopathic physician, and former professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Nassar's cumulative sexual assault crimes were the basis of the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal that began in 2015, in which he was accused of assaulting at least 265 young women and girls dating back to 1992. His victims included numerous Olympic and United States women's national gymnastics team gymnasts, and he has admitted to 10 of those accusations.

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Steve Carell

First Name Steve
Last Name Carell
Born on August 16, 1962 (age 60)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Steven John Carell is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of boss Michael Scott on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013), on which he also worked as an occasional producer, writer and director. Carell has received numerous accolades for his performances in both film and television, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his work on The Office. He was recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life magazine.

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Young Thug

Jeffery Lamar Williams
First Name Young
Last Name Thug
Born on August 16, 1991 (age 31)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Jeffery Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation, with his music having heavily shaped contemporary trap music and inspired numerous artists. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Birdman and Gucci Mane. Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise.

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Mahesh Manjrekar

First Name Mahesh
Born on August 16, 1958 (age 64)
Born in India

Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is credited with directing the critically acclaimed films Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Astitva (2000) and Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005). He has won a National Film Award and two Star Screen Awards. Besides direction, he has acted in several films, including some of his own productions. He was first seen in Door darshan Marathi series named Kshitij in which he played a leprosy patient. He first gained acclaim as an actor for his performance in the 2002 film Kaante, and later played negative roles in the Tamil film Arrambam (2013), Telugu film Okkadunnadu (2007) and as the gangster Javed in the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). He played Shivaji in Marathi film Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy. He also played the negative role of Harpeez Dongara in the Aakhri Chunauti series of episodes in C.I.D.. Manjrekar was acclaimed for the negative role as inspector D.R. Talpade in the movie Wanted.

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Karine Le Marchand

Karine Mfayokurera
First Name Karine
Born on August 16, 1968 (age 54)
Born in France, Grand Est
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Karine Le Marchand, is a French television host.

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Saif Ali Khan

First Name Saif
Last Name Khan
Born on August 16, 1970 (age 52)
Born in India, Delhi

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor and producer who works in Hindi films. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra's drama Parampara (1993), but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Khan's career prospect declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).

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Kathie Lee Gifford

First Name Kathie
Born on August 16, 1953 (age 69)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Kathryn Lee Gifford is an American television presenter, singer, songwriter, occasional actress and author. She is best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She is also known for her 11-year run with Hoda Kotb, on the fourth hour of NBC's Today show (2008–2019). She has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of the Today team. Gifford's first television role had been as Tom Kennedy's singer/sidekick on the syndicated version of Name That Tune only in the 1977–1978 season. She also occasionally appeared on the first three hours of Today and was a contributing NBC News correspondent.

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Yua Mikami

First Name Yua
Born on August 16, 1993 (age 29)
Height 159 cm | 5'3

Momona Kitō , known professionally as Yua Mikami , is a Japanese AV actress and an idol singer. She debuted as a member of the idol group SKE48 in 2009 before leaving in 2014. She entered the adult entertainment industry in 2015 under the Muteki label with huge success and by 2017 she became one of the most popular and best-selling contemporary AV idols winning several awards. Mikami is currently performing under the S1 No. 1 Style label, and appeared in over 150 adult films.

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Angela Bassett

Angela Evelyn Bassett
First Name Angela
Last Name Bassett
Born on August 16, 1958 (age 64)
Height 161 cm | 5'3

Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress, director, producer, and activist. She is known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Bassett has additionally portrayed real life figures Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013). Her other notable film roles include Reva Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Bernie Harris in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Rachel Constantine in Contact (1997), Lynne Jacobs in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), and Queen Ramonda in Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

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Yu Darvish

First Name Yu
Last Name Darvish
Born on August 16, 1986 (age 36)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Farid Yu Darvishsefat , popularly known as Yu Darvish, is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Darvish has also played in MLB for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. In international play, Darvish pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of the Japanese national team.

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Caeleb Dressel

First Name Caeleb
Born on August 16, 1996 (age 26)

Caeleb Remel Dressel is an American freestyle and butterfly swimmer who specializes in the sprint events. He currently represents the Cali Condors which is part of the International Swimming League. He won seven gold medals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest and a record eight medals, including six gold, at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju. Dressel is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world records in the 100 meter butterfly, 50 meter freestyle, and 100 meter individual medley.

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Colt Brennan

Colton James Brennan
First Name Colt
Last Name Brennan
Born on August 16, 1983
Died on May 11, 2021 (aged 37)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Colton James "Colt" Brennan is a former American professional football quarterback. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, but was released two years later. He played college football for the University of Hawaii Warriors.

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Victoria Swarovski

First Name Victoria
Last Name Swarovski
Born on August 16, 1993 (age 29)
Born in Austria, Tyrol

Victoria Swarovski is an Austrian pop singer. She is also an heiress to the multi-billion Swarovski crystal empire.

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Diego Schwartzman

First Name Diego
Last Name Schwartzman
Born on August 16, 1992 (age 30)
Born in Argentina
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Diego Sebastián Schwartzman ; German: [ˈʃvaʁtsman]; born 16 August 1992) is an Argentine professional tennis player competing on the ATP Tour. He has won three ATP singles titles, and reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 in October 2020. Although known as a clay court specialist, he actually prefers grass courts. He is noted for his high-quality return game.

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Okieriete Onaodowan

First Name Okieriete
Born on August 16, 1987 (age 35)

Okieriete Onaodowan is an American actor and singer, known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the 2015 musical Hamilton and the role of Dean Miller in the ABC drama and Grey's Anatomy spin-off series Station 19.

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Gerri Santoro

Geraldine Twerdy
First Name Gerri
Born on August 16, 1935
Died on June 8, 1964 (aged 28)

Geraldine "Gerri" Santoro was an American woman who died because of an illegal abortion in 1964. A police photograph of her dead body, published in 1973, became a symbol of the abortion-rights movement.

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Moussa Sissoko

First Name Moussa
Last Name Sissoko
Born on August 16, 1989 (age 33)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Moussa Sissoko is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the French national team. He plays as a box-to-box midfielder in the centre of the pitch, and is capable of playing in either a holding midfield role, or even as an attacking midfielder, right winger or right back.

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Pierre Richard

Pierre-Richard Maurice Charles Léopold Defays
First Name Pierre
Last Name Richard
Born on August 16, 1934 (age 88)

Pierre Richard is a French actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for the roles of a clumsy daydreamer in comedy films. Richard is considered by many, such as Louis de Funès and Gérard Depardieu, to be one of the greatest and most talented French comedians in the last 50 years. He is also a film director and occasional singer.

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