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Famous People Born in 1959

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List of famous people born in 1959, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1959 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1959. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1959, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1959 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Celebs on this list include Magic Johnson and Hugh Laurie.

If you're trying to answer the question, "Which celebrities were born in 1959?" then this list should be a perfect resource for you.
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  • Allison Janney
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    Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. A prolific character actress, Janney has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Janney won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984, following her graduation from Kenyon College. After years of minor and uncredited film and television appearances, Janney's breakthrough came with the role of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama The West Wing (1999–2006), for which she received four Primetime Emmy Awards. The character was widely popular... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

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  • Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as the chief anchor for the network's cable news channel MSNBC and as host of the network's nightly wrap-up program, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.Williams is known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. After Williams joined the program in December 2004, NBC News was awarded the Peabody Award for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and Williams accepted the award on behalf of the organization. In February 2015, Williams was suspended for six months from his position as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Barry Allen Darsow (born October 6, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler who performs as Smash, one half of the tag team Demolition. He has also wrestled as Krusher Kruschev, Repo Man, The Blacktop Bully and "Mr. Hole in One" Barry Darsow. Throughout his career he worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and several regional promotions in the 1980s and 1990s. He is a four-time former world tag team champion, winning three WWF World Tag Team Championships as part of Demolition and one NWA World Tag Team Championship as part of a three-man team with Ivan and Nikita Koloff (although the NWA no longer recognizes... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Colin Quinn
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    Colin Edward Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on MTV's 1980s game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick, and as host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Notable film work includes his role as Dooey in A Night at the Roxbury, Dickey Bailey in the Grown Ups films and playing Amy Schumer's father in the film Trainwreck. Comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Attell cite him as the quintessential New York comedian. Quinn has also become known for his comedic one-man shows that offer... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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