List of Famous people born on May 12nd
Rami Said Malek is an American actor. He is best known for portraying computer hacker Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot (2015–2019), for which he received accolades such as the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), for which he received awards such as the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and British Academy Film Award for Best Actor. He has also received multiple other accolades, and is the first actor of Egyptian heritage to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Time magazine named Malek one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
Stephen Andrew Baldwin is an American actor, producer, director, and conservative political activist. He has appeared in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Posse (1993), 8 Seconds (1994), Threesome (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He also starred in the television series The Young Riders (1989–92) and as himself in the reality shows Celebrity Big Brother 7 (UK) and Celebrity Apprentice. In 2004, he directed Livin' It, a Christian-themed skateboarding DVD. He is the youngest of the four Baldwin Brothers.
Rishi Sunak is a British politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he was previously Chief Secretary to the Treasury from July 2019 to February 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015.
Bettina Stark-Watzinger is a German economist and politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) who has been serving as Minister of Education and Research in Chancellor Olaf Scholz's cabinet since 2021. She has been a member of the Bundestag from the state of Hesse since 2017. Since 2021, she has been the chairwoman of the FDP in Hesse.
James Edward Costa, known by his stage name Jamie Costa, is an American actor, director, producer, writer, voice actor, filmmaker, comedian, and impressionist who is best known for the likeness of Robin Williams and impressions of many characters.
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic and author. Regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, he was dubbed "the dean of counterculture comedians". He was known for his dark comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and taboo subjects. His "seven dirty words" routine was central to the 1978 United States Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to censor indecent material on the public airwaves.
Alina Maratovna Kabaeva is a Russian politician, model, actress, retired individual rhythmic gymnast, and Honored Master of Sports.
Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian actress known for her roles on The WB television series Everwood, the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters and Revenge, and as Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). Since 2018, VanCamp has starred as the female lead in the Fox medical drama series The Resident, which debuted in January 2018 as a midseason entry in the 2017–18 United States television season.
Suzette Maria Taylor is an American sportscaster for NBC Sports. She has worked for ESPN and the SEC Network. She has covered college football, college volleyball, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and men's and women's college basketball.
Emilio Estévez is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer.
Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor, screenwriter, and short film director. He is the son of actor Brendan Gleeson, with whom he has appeared in a number of films and theatre projects. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Jonah Tali Lomu was a New Zealand rugby union player. He became the youngest ever All Black when he played his first international in 1994 at the age of 19 years and 45 days. Playing on the wing Lomu finished his international career with 63 caps and 37 tries. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby and consequently had a huge impact on the game. Lomu was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9 October 2007, and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24 October 2011.
Katya Jones is a Russian dancer and choreographer. She is best known for being a professional dancer on the competition show Strictly Come Dancing, which she won in 2017 with dance partner Joe McFadden. In the 2020 season, Jones was paired with retired professional and Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams OBE. They became the first same-sex couple to compete in the history of the UK Strictly Come Dancing competition format.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. She cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer, plus eight further nominations. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
Kim Victoria Fields is an American actress and director. Fields is best known for her roles as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–1988), and as Regine Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single (1993–1998). Fields is the daughter of actress/director Chip Fields Hurd and older sister of actress Alexis Fields.
Josephine Myrtle Corbin was an American sideshow performer born as a dipygus. This referred to the fact that she had two separate pelvises side by side from the waist down, as a result of her body axis splitting as it developed. Each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She was said to be able to move her inner legs, but they were too weak for walking.
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, known as Marcelo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best left backs of all time.
Florence Nightingale, was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), all but the last for the New York Yankees. He was an 18-time All-Star and won 10 World Series championships as a player—more than any other player in MLB history. Berra had a career batting average of .285, while hitting 358 home runs and 1,430 runs batted in. He is one of only six players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
Desmond Daniel Amofah, better known by his online alias Etika, was an American YouTuber, streamer, and model, best known for his over-the-top reactions to Nintendo Direct presentations.