The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people born in 1956

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz (65)

German-Austrian actor
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks (65)

American actor and producer
Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson (66)

American-Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston (66)

American actor
Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)

American actress and writer
Larry Bird

Larry Bird (65)

American basketball player
Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain (1956 - 2018)

American chef and author
Joe Montana

Joe Montana (66)

American football player
Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol (65)

Indian actor
Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor (65)

Indian actor
Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle (65)

British filmmaker
Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill (65)

American figure skater
Bill Maher

Bill Maher (66)

American comedian, actor, and television host
Bob Saget

Bob Saget (1956 - 2022)

American comedian, actor, and television host
Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos (1956 - 2002)

American serial killer
Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson (66)

American musician and producer
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (65)

Iranian politician
Dana Delany

Dana Delany (66)

American actress
Geena Davis

Geena Davis (66)

American actress
Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall (65)

English-Canadian actress
Mimi Rogers

Mimi Rogers (66)

American actress
Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts (66)

American actor
Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam (66)

Indian director
Andy García

Andy García (66)

Cuban actor
Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton (65)

American actress
Keith David

Keith David (66)

American actor
Diamond Dallas Page

Diamond Dallas Page (66)

American wrestler, fitness instructor, and actor
Bo Derek

Bo Derek (65)

American actress
Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (66)

Danish director
Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane (66)

American actor and singer
Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis (1956 - 1980)

English singer-songwriter
Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn (65)

American actor
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (66)

American businessman
Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani (65)

American musician
Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung (1956 - 2003)

Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actor, and director
Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison (65)

American physician and astronaut
GG Allin

GG Allin (1956 - 1993)

American singer-songwriter
Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick (65)

American actress
Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard (66)

American boxer and actor
La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson (66)

American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, author, and activist
Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads (1956 - 1982)

American guitarist
Brian Douglas Wells

Brian Douglas Wells (1956 - 2003)

American pizza delivery man forced bank robber
David Copperfield

David Copperfield (65)

American illusionist
Kenny G

Kenny G (66)

American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood (65)

Canadian actor
L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid (66)

American songwriter and producer, co-founded of LaFace Records
Teena Marie

Teena Marie (1956 - 2010)

American singer-songwriter and producer
Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck (66)

American actor
David Sedaris

David Sedaris (65)

American comedian, author, and radio host
Sela Ward

Sela Ward (65)

American actress
Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman (65)

American television host
Tim Daly

Tim Daly (66)

American actor, director, and producer