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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.

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, Adams appeared as Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg's Frank Abagnale biopic Catch Me If You Can. Her breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, for which she received critical acclaim and her first of four Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2007, Adams starred in the Disney animated musical film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

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Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress, who first came to prominence with her role as Angela Chase in the 1994 series My So-Called Life. The role won her the first of four Golden Globe Awards. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women. Her other films include Romeo + Juliet, The Rainmaker, Les Misérables, Brokedown Palace, Igby Goes Down, The Hours, Shopgirl and Stardust. From 1998–2000, Danes attended Yale University, before dropping out to return to acting. She appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. In 2010, she starred in the title role of the HBO ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He is known for his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, and Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. His early film career began with supporting roles in mainstream films such as Wanted, Bride Wars, Jennifer's Body, Moneyball, What's Your Number?, The Five-Year Engagement, Zero Dark Thirty, Movie 43, Delivery Man and Her before achieving leading man status in 2014 with the blockbuster films The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. He will star in Jurassic World, the continuation of the popular Jurassic Park franchise. In 2014, Pratt was ranked as #2 on People magazine's annual list of Sexiest Men Alive. ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota, United States of America

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1979
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. After facing allegations of an illegal marriage ...more

Age: Died at 22 (1979-2001)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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