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Famous People Born in 1978

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List of famous people born in 1978, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1978 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 1978. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1978, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1978 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

This list has a variety of celebs, like Kobe Bryant and Katie Holmes, in it.

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    Christopher Ashton Kutcher (; born February 7, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006). He made his film debut in the romantic comedy Coming Soon (1999), followed by the comedy film Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), which was a box office hit. In 2003, Kutcher moved into romantic comedies, appearing in that year's Just Married and My Boss's Daughter. In 2003, he created and produced the television series Punk'd, also serving as host for the first eight of its ten seasons. In 2004, Kutcher starred in the lead role of the psychological film The Butterfly Effect. Kutcher subsequently...  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
    • Gender: Male

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    Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the New York Yankees. He also played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport's most highly touted prospects, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Rodriguez amassed a .295 batting average, over 600 home runs (696), over 2,000 runs batted in (RBI), over 2,000 runs scored, over 3,000 hits, and over 300 stolen bases, the only player in MLB history to achieve all of those feats. He was...  more
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, USA
    • Gender: Male
    • Alternative Name: Alex Rodriguez^! ARod

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  • Brooke Elizabeth Burns (born March 16, 1978) is an American fashion model, game show host, actress, and television personality. Burns began her television career in 1995, portraying the supporting character Peg, in the Spanish-American teen sitcom Out of the Blue (1995–96), appearing in all episodes but gaining little notoriety. However, Burns won recognition in 1998, when she joined the cast of the action drama series Baywatch alongside David Hasselhoff and Kelly Packard, in her breakthrough role portraying the character Jessie Owens. Burns subsequently starred in Baywatch's second rendition, Baywatch: Hawaii, alongside Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Stacy Kamano and again David Hasselhoff, until...  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Gender: Female

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    Beth Jean Riesgraf (born August 24, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Parker on the TNT television series Leverage (2008–2012)....  more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Belle Plaine, Minnesota, USA
    • Gender: Female