List of Famous people born on May 21st
Taylor Sheridan is an American screenwriter, director and actor. Sheridan first reached prominence for portraying David Hale in the FX television series Sons of Anarchy.
Noel Fielding is an English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician and television presenter. He is best known for his work with The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe alongside comedy partner Julian Barratt in the 2000s and more recently as a co-presenter of The Great British Bake Off since 2017. A comedian and comic actor, he is known for his use of surreal humour and black comedy.
Hwang Dong-hyuk is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.
Joshua Patrick Allen is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played one year of junior college football at Reedley College before transferring to the University of Wyoming, where he led the Cowboys to a Mountain West Conference division title and two bowl games.
Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu is a Russian politician and General of the Army who serves as Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation. Since 2012, Shoigu has also served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the CIS since 2012. Previously, Shoigu was Minister of Emergency Situations from 1991 to 2012, and briefly served as Governor of Moscow Oblast in 2012. A close confidant and ally of Vladimir Putin, Shoigu belongs to the Silovik, Putin's inner circle.
Aditya Chopra is an Indian filmmaker who works in Hindi cinema. His work as a director includes Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), and Befikre (2016).
Nadine Vanessa Dorries is a British politician serving as Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety since 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005. She is considered to be on the political right of the Conservative Party. In February 2020 Dorries became the first MP to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
Robert Joe Cox is an American former professional baseball third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982 to 1985. He later rejoined the Braves in 1986 as a general manager. He moved back to the manager's role during the 1990 season and stayed there until his retirement following the 2010 season. The Atlanta Braves have since retired the number 6 in commemoration of Bobby Cox. He led the Atlanta Braves to the World Series championship in 1995. He holds the all-time record for ejections in Major League Baseball with 158, a record previously held by John McGraw.
Thomas Robert Daley is an English diver, television personality and YouTube vlogger. He specialises in the 10-metre platform event and is a double World champion in the event; he won the 2009 FINA World Championship in the individual event at the age of 15, before regaining it in 2017. Daley was the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in the event.
Mr. T is an American actor, television personality, and retired professional wrestler. He is known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team and as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III. He is also known for his distinctive hairstyle inspired by Mandinka warriors in West Africa, his gold jewelry, his tough-guy image, and his catchphrase "I pity the fool!", first uttered as Clubber Lang in Rocky III, then turned into a trademark and reused in slogans or titles, like the reality show I Pity the Fool in 2006.
Alan Stuart Franken is an American comedian, former politician, media personality, and author who served as a United States senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a staff writer and performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live. After decades as a comedic actor and writer, he became a prominent liberal political activist, hosting The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio.
Mario Mandžukić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Besides being a prolific goalscorer, he is known for his defensive contribution and aerial power.
Maximilian Nepomuk "Max" Mutzke is a German singer, songwriter, drummer, and television personality. He gained public interest in early 2004 when he won SSDSGPS, a talent contest hosted in Stefan Raab's late-night-show TV total. Mutzke subsequently qualified for and won the national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Germany 12 Points!, and thus represented Germany with his debut single "Can't Wait Until Tonight" that year, eventually finishing eighth in a field of 24 participants. Meanwhile, "Can't Wait Until Tonight" debuted atop the German Singles Chart and became a top five hit in Austria and Switzerland. His epynomous debut album, a mixture of soul and pop songs in German and English language, was released in January 2005 and also reached number one in Germany, where it was certified gold by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).
Laura Elizabeth Loomer is an American far-right and anti-Muslim political activist, conspiracy theorist, and internet personality. She was the Republican nominee to represent Florida's 21st congressional district in the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections, losing to Democrat Lois Frankel. Loomer's candidacy was considered a long shot.
Gary Woodland is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Following a successful college career, he turned pro in 2007 and briefly competed on the circuit then known as the Nationwide Tour, now the Korn Ferry Tour. Woodland has competed on the PGA Tour since 2009 and has four wins; he is known as one of the longest hitters on tour. Woodland won the U.S. Open in 2019, his first major championship and sixth professional victory.
Thomas Henry Alex "Hal" Robson-Kanu is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for West Bromwich Albion and the Wales national team. Although he initially played primarily on the wing, he has also been used as a forward, including during Wales' run to the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016.
Jeffrey Ross Toobin is an American lawyer, blogger, author and legal analyst for CNN. During the Iran–Contra affair, he served as an associate counsel in the Department of Justice. He moved from government into writing during the 1990s, and wrote for The New Yorker from 1993 to 2020. Toobin has written several books, including an account of the O. J. Simpson murder case. That book was adapted as a TV series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which aired in 2016 as the first season of FX American Crime Story; it won nine Emmy Awards. In October of 2020, Toobin took a leave from CNN and was suspended and then fired from The New Yorker after exposing himself and masturbating while on a Zoom video call.
Mark Simon Cavendish is a Manx professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step. As a track cyclist he specialises in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines; as a road racer he is a sprinter. He is considered one of the greatest road sprinters of all time, but is also known for his aggressive riding style that has led to various incidents.
Wouter "Wally" De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, is a Belgian-born Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of his Dutch given name "Wouter".
Antoine de Maximy
Antoine de Maximy is a French backpacker, television host and producer. He is best known as the TV host and producer of J'irai dormir chez vous, a tourism TV show on France 5.