This list of famous people born in August is divided into two groups. Those born under the Zodiac sign of Leo, from August 1 through to August 22, and those born under the Zodiac Sign of Virgo, from August 23 to August 31.
We have a excellent list of August Birthstones that apply to everyone listed here, regardless of Zodiac Sign.
Born under Leo in August
August 1 – August 22
Born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa on August 1, 1979 in Nānākuli, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Jason is an American actor. Jason played Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe series of movies. He also played parts in Baywatch Hawaii and the television series Stargate Atlantis and Game of Thrones. He even played the title role in the 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian.
Born Mary-Louise Parker on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, U.S.A. Mary-Louise is an American actor. She is famous for her theatre and film work. Some notable performances were in movies like Fried Green Tomatoes, The Client, The Portrait of a Lady and The Spiderwick Chronicles. She has also received accolades for the several TV series, such as Weeds and Angels in America.
John C McGinley
Born John Christopher McGinley on August 3, 1959 in New York City, New York, U.S.A. John is an American actor. John is well known for a number of roles. Perry Cox in the very popular TV series Scrubs, and other roles in films like Office Space, Platoon, Point Break and Wall Street. He is also actively involved with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the American National Down Syndrome Society.
Born under Virgo in August
August 23 – August 31
Born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1931 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Barbara is an American actor and singer. Barbara started her singing career in a church, singing solos, but also sang in local bands. She is well known for her role as Jeanie in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. She also had starring roles in Five weeks in a Balloon, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and Swingin’ Along.
Born Stephen John Fry on August 24, 1957 in Hampstead, London, England. Stephen is an English comedian, writer and actor. Stephen has appeared in a number of films, gaining a Golden Globe Award nomination for his lead role in Wilde. He also starred as Gordon Deitrich in V for Vendetta. The television series he has starred in include Black Adder, Kingdom and Bones. In addition he has been involved in a number of documentary shows including a travel series Stephen Fry in America and the Emmy Award winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. He has also contributed many columns and articles for magazines and newspapers as well as authoring several books
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Born Thomas Sean Connery on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland. Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a Scottish producer and actor. His best known role was as James Bond in the Bond series of films. Sir Thomas has had a broad career starring in many different films. Just a few better know ones include The Untouchables, Marnie, The Man Who Would Be King, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October and Murder on the Orient Express. During his career he has won two BAFTA Awards, an Academy Award, three Golden Globes and a Henrietta Award.