List of Famous people born on December 17th
Sarah Catharine Paulson is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
Domino Suzy Kirke is an English-American singer, doula and actor.
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, CLH is a Filipino professional boxer and Senator of the Philippines. Nicknamed "PacMan", he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He was elected as Senator of the Philippines in 2016 and is serving a six-year term.
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is an American activist and whistleblower. She is a former United States Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents. She was imprisoned from 2010 until 2017 when her sentence was commuted. A trans woman, Manning stated in 2013 that she had a female gender identity since childhood and wanted to be known as Chelsea Manning. She also expressed a desire to begin hormone replacement therapy.
John Abraham is an Indian film actor, film producer and former model who appears in Hindi-language films. After modelling for numerous advertisements and companies, he made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him the Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom (2004). He received two Filmfare Award nominations, for his negative roles in Dhoom, and in Zinda (2006). He later appeared in the major critical success Water (2005). He was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Baabul (2006). Since then, Abraham has starred in many critically and commercially successful films including Garam Masala (2005), Taxi No. 9211 (2006), Dostana (2008), New York (2009), Housefull 2 (2012), Race 2 (2013), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Madras Cafe (2013), Welcome Back (2015), Dishoom (2016), Parmanu (2018), Satyameva Jayate (2018) and Batla House (2019), thus establishing himself as a commercially successful actor of Hindi cinema.
Abdessamad "Abde" Ezzalzouli is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish team Barcelona B.
Christopher H. Hutchinson is an American former college football player who was a defensive tackle and outside linebacker for the Michigan Wolverines football team of the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1992. He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1992. He was also named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1992, was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team three times, was voted a team captain and MVP in 1992, and won an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Anthony David Benavidez is an American professional boxer. He is a two-time WBC super middleweight champion, having held the title from 2017 to 2018 and again from 2019 to August 2020. As of May 2020, he is ranked as the world's second best active super middleweight by The Ring and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and third by BoxRec.
Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich is an American actress, model, and musician. Her starring roles in numerous science fiction and action films led the music channel VH1 to deem her the "reigning queen of kick-butt" in 2006. In 2004, Forbes determined that she was the highest-paid model in the world.
Eugene Levy CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer. From 1976 until 1984, he appeared in the Canadian television sketch comedy series SCTV. He is also well known for works such as the American Pie series of movies and the Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek. He often plays flustered and unconventional figures. He is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman (1996).
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock is a South African international cricketer and current captain of the Proteas in all three formats. Playing for the Titans at the domestic level, Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and South Africa at international level. He was named the Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa's 2017 Annual Awards.
Sir Thomas Hicks,, known professionally as Tommy Steele, is an English entertainer, regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star. He reached number one with "Singing the Blues" in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK act to reach number one in his native country.
Rian Craig Johnson is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for writing and directing the neo-noir film Brick (2005), the comedy-drama The Brothers Bloom (2008), the science-fiction thriller Looper (2012), the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and the murder-mystery Knives Out (2019), the last of which was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and earned Johnson a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Michele Joan Tafoya Beaurain, known professionally as Michele Tafoya, is an American sportscaster. Since 2011, she has been a reporter for NBC Sports, primarily as a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football.
Katheryn Winnick is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles in Amusement (2008), Bones (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), Vikings (2013–2020), The Art of the Steal (2013), Polar (2019), and Wu Assassins (2019).
Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh is an Indian film actor, architect, producer and entrepreneur. He is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra late Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh.
William Pullman is an American film, stage, and television actor. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater, Pullman worked as an adjunct professor at Montana State University before deciding to pursue acting. He made his film debut in the 1986 film Ruthless People, and has since gone on to star in films including Spaceballs (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Casper (1995), Independence Day (1996), Lost Highway (1997) and Lake Placid (1999). He has appeared frequently on television, usually in TV films, though starting in the 2000s he has also acted in miniseries and regular series, including starring roles in 1600 Penn (2012–13) and The Sinner (2017–present).
Wolfram Grandezka is a German actor.
James, Viscount Severn
James, Viscount Severn is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger child and only son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and the youngest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is twelfth in the line of succession to the British throne.