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Famous People Born in 1979

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List of famous people born in 1979, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1979 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 1979. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1979, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1979 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Examples include Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Morrison.

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Brandon Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993) was an American actor and martial artist. He was the first child of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell (née Emery), the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. At the age of thirteen, five years after his father's passing, Lee studied acting and pursued martial arts. By 1986 Lee joined David Carradine in ABC's Kung Fu: The Movie, where he received second billing and starred in his first leading role in Ronny Yu's Hong Kong action film Legacy of Rage. Shortly after he returned to Kung Fu for the spin-off pilot named Kung Fu: The Next Generation (1987), one episode of TV ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 28 (1965-1993)

Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the lead singer for the pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine began his musical career in 1994, when he co-founded the band Kara's Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist. The band split up after their only album, The Fourth World (released in 1997), which did not gain popularity. In 2001, the group was reformed – with guitarist James Valentine joining the line-up – and began a new musical chapter, changing their name to Maroon 5. In 2002, the band released their first album, Songs About Jane, which went multi-platinum in the US. Since then, they ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Blanca Soto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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{{Infobox person |name = Blanca Soto |image = |caption = |birth_name = Blanca Delfina Soto |birth_date = (1979-01-05) January 5, 1979 |birth_place = Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico |other_names = |occupation = Actress, model, former beauty queen |years_active = 1997-present |title = Nuestra Belleza Morelos 1997Miss Verano Viña del Mar 1997Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 1997 |competitions = Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 1997(Winner)Miss World 1997(Unplaced) |children = |parents = |relatives = |imagesize = |spouse = {{marriage|Fernando Collings |2013| Blanca Delfina Soto Benavides (born January 5, 1979) is a Mexican ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Chris Neil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Chris Neil (born June 18, 1979) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger. Neil was originally drafted in the sixth round, 161st overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, and played his entire NHL career with the Senators organization. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Flesherton, Canada