People from The Netherlands

by pablo-originals | created - 16 Jan 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Actors or actresses born in The Netherlands, speaking/should know Dutch language or is of Dutch descents.

1. Peter Vollebregt

Actor | EastEnders

Born in Dublin of Dutch parents and now living in London, Peter Vollebregt is a highly versatile actor who trained in drama at Trinity College Dublin. His theatre experience includes lead roles in all the major theatres in Ireland as well as productions from Sydney, Australia to London's West-End. ...

Certainly one of the best! Remember this name!!

2. Nina Foch

Actress | The Ten Commandments

A leading lady of the 1940s, the tall and blonde Foch usually played cool, aloof and often foreign, women of sophistication. As film roles became harder to find, Foch proved to be versatile in many areas. She was a panelist on several TV quiz shows, worked as George Stevens' assistant director for ...

I saw her first on the Dharma & Greg episode "Death & Violins". Great!!

3. Carice van Houten

Actress | Game of Thrones

One of Europe's most celebrated actresses, Carice van Houten is perhaps best known for her lead roles in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning Black Book, Bryan Singer's Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise and as Melisandre on Game of Thrones.

Her Dutch-language feature Love Life, gained her further critical ...

Minoes!

4. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and ...

"Do a commercial about a beer brand....? No, I am waiting for something better..." :P

5. Famke Janssen

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Famke was born in Holland, where she began her professional career as a model. She later moved to the United States, where she has made her home since 1984. Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin. She then ...

6. Thekla Reuten

Actress | In Bruges

As a young Dutch actress with numerous internationally acclaimed films under her belt and whose work has been twice Oscar nominated, Thekla Reuten is an undeniable front-runner in the new wave of European actresses lauded on the international stage and screen.

Thekla first came to wide international...

7. Lara Stone

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Lara Stone was born on December 23, 1983 in Geldrop, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands as Lara Catherina Stone. She is an actress, known for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016), En moi (2016) and Je T'Écoute (2013). She was previously married to David Walliams.

8. Doutzen Kroes

Actress | Wonder Woman

Doutzen Kroes is a supermodel best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in eight Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2005 through 2014 and served as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2008 to 2014. Kroes has been a brand ambassador for Miu Miu since 2013, L'Oreal ...

9. Lotte Verbeek

Actress | The Fault in Our Stars

Lotte Verbeek is an award-winning Dutch actress, dancer and model. Lotte was born in Venlo, Netherlands. She was educated at Gymnasium Collegium Marianum in Venlo and graduated in 2008 at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam. From 1999, Verbeek attended the Dance Academy in Arnhem and the Amsterdam ...

10. Paul Verhoeven

Director | Zwartboek

Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval ...

11. Jan de Bont

Director | Speed

Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the ...

12. Sylvia Kristel

Actress | Emmanuelle

Sylvia Kristel was born on September 28, 1952 in Utrecht, Netherlands. She first came to international attention in the early 1970s with Emmanuelle (1974) for director Just Jaeckin. Then two more sequels followed in which she also starred. Included in her credits are a long list of European films ...

13. Jeroen Krabbé

Actor | The Fugitive

Jeroen Krabbé was born on December 5, 1944 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Jeroen Aart Krabbé. He is an actor and director, known for The Fugitive (1993), The Living Daylights (1987) and Left Luggage (1998). He has been married to Herma van Geemert since 1964. They have three children.

14. Carel Struycken

Actor | Addams Family Values

Carel Struyken was born in the Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following ...

15. Anneliese van der Pol

Actress | Vampires Suck

Anneliese van der Pol was born on September 23, 1984 in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, to Dyan Ross and Willem van der Pol. She moved to the United States when she was a young child. Her American-born mother named her after Holocaust victim Anne Frank. A graduate of the Musical Theater Program at The ...

16. Cobie Smulders

Actress | The Avengers

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several ...

Although born in Canada, she has a Dutch father... and therefore a typical Dutch name

17. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, and of an English and Austrian ...

She has a Dutch mother and she was born in Brussels, Belgium... where they aught to speak both Dutch and French...

18. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor | Double Team

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...

Born as Jean-Claude van Varenberg in St.-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium, he has a Dutch last name and should know some about the Dutch language. At least he speaks fluently French ;)

19. Yorick van Wageningen

Actor | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Yorick van Wageningen was born on April 16, 1964 in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands. He is an actor, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), De wederopstanding van een klootzak (2013) and The Way (2010).

20. Anna Drijver

Actress | Loft

From the age of 6, she practiced classical ballet. Anna started her career as a model at age 15 (1998). During her secondary school she traveled for her work as a model. After she starred in a TV series she studied at the Amsterdam Drama School. In the final year of this Academy she filmed Bride ...

21. Halina Reijn

Actress | Valkyrie

Halina Reijn was 6 when she decided to become an actress. She grew up in Groningen, a small city in the Netherlands. When she was 20 years old she was accepted by three theatre schools in the Netherlands. She choose to go to the Maastricht theatre academy. In her second year of training, Job ...

22. Daniella Van Graas

Actress | Maid in Manhattan

Daniella Van Graas was born on August 4, 1975 in Tuitjenhorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Maid in Manhattan (2002), Perfect Stranger (2007) and Something's Gotta Give (2003).

23. Katja Herbers

Actress | Manhattan

In her home country the Netherlands, Katja has played major roles on screen as well as in the theater.

After quite uniquely being accepted to both the Maastricht and the Amsterdam drama school, she started her film career during her studies at The Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam.

She worked with ...

24. Johanna ter Steege

Actress | Spoorloos

From 1979 to 1984 Johanna ter Steege studied at the academy of dramatic art in Kampen to become a drama teacher. Her initial desire to develop theatre for and with children prompted her to seek a career as an actress and a teacher. From 1984 to 1988 she attended the school of acting at Arnhem to ...

25. Lucia Rijker

Actress | Million Dollar Baby

Lucia Rijker was born on December 7, 1967 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Lucia Frederica Rijker. She is an actress and producer, known for Million Dollar Baby (2004), Star Trek (2009) and JAG (1995).

26. Azra Akin

Actress | Anlat Istanbul

Azra Akin (December 8, 1981, Almelo/Holland) She has won Elite Model Look Turkey in 1998 and entitled to attend in Elite Model Look International which she qualified for the first 15 and became a finalist. In 2002 she has won Miss Turkey title and same year entitled to attend Miss World Contest and...

27. Edward Van Halen

Soundtrack | Twister

Edward Van Halen was born on January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. He has been married to Janie Liszewski since June 27, 2009. He was previously married to Valerie Bertinelli.

28. Tiësto

Soundtrack | Ecstasy

Tijs Michiel Verwest born in Holland back in 1969, Tiesto's aim from the start was 'to share his music with others'. By first gaining experience with his residency in Dutch club The Spock all while perfecting his producing skills in the studio at the start of 1995, he was always searching for the ...

29. Mary Steenburgen

Actress | Last Vegas

Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress.

She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant ...

30. Neve Campbell

Actress | Scream 2

Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five (1994). Described as TV's ...

31. Rebecca Romijn

Actress | X-Men

Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Rebecca attended Berkeley High School where her nickname was the "...

32. Tahyna MacManus

Actress | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Tahyna MacManus (Formerly Tahyna Tozzi) is an Australian writer, director and Actress. She is known for X-men Origins Wolverine in which played popular mutant character Emma Frost before she turned her focus behind the scenes. Oren, her first narrative short film won many awards and solidified her ...

33. Julia Levy-Boeken

Actress | World War Z

Born in France, Julia is the daughter of Dutch film producer Ludi Boeken and French journalist and writer Annette Levy Willard. Julia's first breakout role in France was playing Louba in "Louba's Ghost" at age fourteen; a film about Holocaust survivors for which Julia was invited to the San ...

34. Saskia Reeves

Actress | Luther

Born and raised in London to a Dutch mother and English father, who is himself an accomplished actor, Saskia took an early interest in drama and continues to do so, first studying at the London Guildhall School of Speech and Drama and since working with the likes of Mike Leigh, Stephen Poliakoff ...

35. Omar Metwally

Actor | The Affair

Omar Metwally was born in Queens, New York in 1975 to an Egyptian father and a Dutch mother, and moved with the family to Orange County, California at age three where he was raised. Metwally gained a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and while acting around the Bay area ...

36. James Van Der Beek

Actor | Dawson's Creek

James David Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977 in Cheshire, Connecticut, as the oldest of three children of Melinda (Weber), a gymnastics studio owner and Broadway dancer, and Jim Van Der Beek, a cell phone company executive. He has a brother named Jared who was born in 1979, and a sister named...

37. Willeke van Ammelrooy

Actress | The Lake House

Willeke van Ammelrooy was born on April 5, 1944 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Willy Geertje van Ammelrooij. She is an actress and director, known for The Lake House (2006), Antonia's Line (1995) and Ciske the Rat (1984). She has been married to Marco Bakker since November 20, 1989.

38. Antonie Kamerling

Actor | Exorcist: The Beginning

Antonie Kamerling was born on August 25, 1966 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands as Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling. He is known for his work on Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) and Mindhunters (2004). He was married to Isa Hoes. He died on ...

39. André van Duin

Actor | De Dik Voormekaar show

André van Duin was born as Adrianus Marinus Kyvon on February 20th, 1947. At the age of 15 he sent letters to several TV networks, requesting an audition. He's always had the talent of amusing people, imitating celebrities and singing. Unfortunately every network turned him down, because he was too...

40. Leighton Meester

Actress | Gossip Girl

Leighton Marissa Meester was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Constance Lynn (Haas) and Douglas Jay Meester. Although born in Texas, Meester spent her early years in Marco Island, Florida with her grandparents. There, she became involved with the local playhouse and made her stage debut in a ...

41. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Actor | NYPD Blue

Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father, Hans Gosselaar, who is from the Netherlands, is of Dutch Jewish and German descent, and was a plant supervisor at Anheuser-Busch. His mother, Paula (van den Brink), was born in Indonesia, of Dutch and Indonesian ...

42. Kevin Zegers

Actor | Transamerica

Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.

Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...

Both his grandparents were Dutch, Zegers is a typical Dutch surname.

43. Liza Sips

Actress | Penny's Shadow

Liza Sips was born on September 10, 1990 in Harderwijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for Penny's Shadow (2011), Goede tijden, slechte tijden (1990) and App (2013).

44. Thomas Dekker

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Thomas Dekker was born to parents who possess very artistic and theatrical characteristics. His mother is an acting coach, actress, singer and concert pianist, while his father was an artist, set designer, opera singer and actor. His maternal grandfather was famed Welsh radio actor Alun Williams.

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45. Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau

Actress | Pain & Gain

Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen (born on March 19, 1985) is a Dutch/Spanish actress, born on the Spanish island of Ibiza. As a little girl all she wanted to do was acting and at the age of 16 she had her first significant part. Now she had to choose between going to acting school or acting in practice...

46. Bas Rutten

Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Bas Rutten is a world-renowned mixed martial artist who has also made a name for himself outside the ring as an actor, host, and television personality.

As an actor Rutten can be seen next summer co-starring in the Kevin James feature film Here Comes the Boom for Columbia Pictures. Rutten previously...

47. Jelka van Houten

Actress | Jackie

Jelka van Houten was born in Culemborg, Netherlands, on 1 September 1978, as the second daughter of Margje Stasse (presently on the board of Dutch educational TV Teleac) and film historian / musicologist Theodore van Houten. She is the only sister of actress Carice van Houten (b. 1976). In the ...

48. Judith Light

Actress | Who's the Boss?

Judith Light was born February 9, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey to Pearl Sue and Sidney Light. Judith later graduated from St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, and later enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University, where she earned a degree in drama. With several television appearances...

49. Lisa Zweerman

Actress | Dubbelspel

Lisa Zweerman was born on February 13, 1995 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She is an actress and director, known for Doublegame (2013), Riphagen (2016) and Renesse (2016).

50. Jessica De Gouw

Actress | Underground

Jessica grew up in Australia. After moving to Los Angeles, she successfully auditioned for a role in the action-adventure series, Arrow as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress. Following this, Jessica starred in NBC's Dracula opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Jessica regularly works in Australia, her ...

51. Matt LeBlanc

Actor | Friends

Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model ...

Questionable Dutch roots, but he has... as well as many others, :D But gotta make this list even more attractive ;)

52. Douglas Booth

Actor | Jupiter Ascending

Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien (De Cala), an artist, and Simon Booth, who works in shipping for Citigroup. He has appeared on English television as (Christopher and His Kind (2011), Great Expectations (2011)), starred in the film Romeo &...

half British, quart Spanish and quart Dutch... the perfect sailor, hehehe!

53. Gina Gershon

Actress | Bound

Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania (1981), Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading ...

Of French, Russian and Dutch descents

54. Allie Haze

Actress | Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody

Very cute and sexy 5'7" brunette Allie Haze was born Brittany Sturtevant on May 10, 1987 in California. She's of Dutch and Latin descent. Allie grew up as a bit of a tomboy in a small San Bernardino County town. Haze not only started modeling as a kid, but also participated in pageants and stage ...

55. Bruce Springsteen

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian ancestry. He has an older ...

Quart Dutch (and half Italian and quart Irish)

56. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Writer | The President's Mystery

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt. His father was 54 at the time of FDR's birth and already had a grown son, nicknamed "Rosy". Sarah was only 27 when FDR was born. Growing up, FDR had a happy but sheltered childhood. His ...

57. Theodore Roosevelt

Writer | Arena

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Roosevelt Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Arena (2016), Simple Gifts (1977) and The River of Doubt (1928). He was married to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee. He died on ...

58. Sasha Pieterse

Actress | Inherent Vice

Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to acrobatic dancer parents. At 6 years old, Sasha got her start in television, co-starring as "Buffy" on The WB comedy series Family Affair (2002), opposite Gary Cole. She now returns to series television playing Cole's daughter on Wanted (...

Doubtful knowing the Dutch language...but with a Dutch surname and born in South Africa (the south african language is very similar to Dutch) she might just know the language!

59. Charlize Theron

Actress | Monster

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) ...

Like #58, Sasha Pieterse, might know the Dutch language :)

60. Joan Van Ark

Actress | Knots Landing

Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing (1979). Van Ark began...

61. David Cronenberg

Director | The Fly

David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

62. Nadja Hüpscher

Actress | De boekverfilming

Nadja Hüpscher was born on March 23, 1972 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. She is an actress, known for De boekverfilming (1999), Dennis P. (2007) and Levenslied (2011).

63. Erik van Trommel

Actor | Ernst, Bobbie en de rest: De grote sinterklaashow

Erik van Trommel was born on April 2, 1967 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor and writer, known for Ernst, Bobbie en de rest: De grote sinterklaashow (2006), Ernst, Bobbie en de rest (1998) and XMIX (2009).

64. Gert-Jan van den Ende

Actor | Ernst, Bobbie en de rest: De grote sinterklaashow

Gert-Jan van den Ende was born on December 26, 1962 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is an actor and writer, known for Ernst, Bobbie en de rest: De grote sinterklaashow (2006), Ernst, Bobbie en de rest (1998) and Ernst, Bobbie en de geslepen Onix (2007).

65. Bas van Toor

Actor | Bassie & Adriaan

Bas van Toor was born on September 17, 1935 in Maassluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Bastiaan van Toor. He is an actor, known for Bassie & Adriaan (1978), Bassie & Adriaan (1984) and Een spannend avontuur van Clown Bassie: De speurtocht naar Charly (2007).

66. Aad van Toor

Soundtrack | Bassie & Adriaan

Adriaan van Toor was born on the 30th of October 1942 as the younger brother of Bas van Toor. His brother persuaded him to join the circus. In 1959 they worked with the circustheater where they develloped acts under the names: "The Melton Brothers" and "The Crocksons". Under that last name, they ...

67. Robert De Niro

Actor | Cape Fear

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...

68. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

69. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

70. Just Meyer

Actor | Het Huis Anubis

Just Meyer is one of those young people who moved to Amsterdam to try their luck in showbusiness. Like Hilde de Mildt and others, he started his career with the famous Tekstpierement theatre of Jos Brink and Frank Sanders. Playing roles in musicals like "Madame Arthur", "Max Havelaar" and the Dutch...

71. Emmy Rossum

Actress | The Phantom of the Opera

It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination.

...

72. John de Mol

Producer | The Voice

John de Mol was born on April 24, 1955 in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Johannes Hendrikus Hubert de Mol. He is a producer and writer, known for The Voice (2011), Gooische vrouwen (2011) and The Voice of Germany (2011). He was previously married to Willeke Alberti.

just won an Emmy for The Voice :)

73. Martin Spanjers

Actor | 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter

Martin Spanjers was born on February 2, 1987 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for 8 Simple Rules (2002), The Accomplice (2017) and First Night (2007).

Has Dutch grandparents, on father's side.

74. Bill Pullman

Actor | Independence Day

William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...

75. Michiel Huisman

Actor | The Age of Adaline

Huisman was born on July 18, 1981 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones (2011), Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed Black Book (2006), and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot (2009) about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he ...

76. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

Has a Dutch father, was born with last name "Jongejans"

77. Jimmy Smits

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), NYPD Blue (1993) and The West Wing (1999). He was previously married to Barbara Smits.

78. P.J. Soles

Actress | Halloween

P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, ...

79. Shantel VanSanten

Actress | Shooter

Shantel Yvonne VanSanten is an American model and actress, born July 25, 1985. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and one quarter Norwegian descent. VanSanten was raised in Spring, Texas where she ...

80. Marwan Kenzari

Actor | Seven Sisters

Marwan Kenzari is an award-winning Dutch actor. He received critical acclaim for his powerful and brooding performance in the Dutch crime drama Wolf, in which he plays a recently paroled Moroccan immigrant struggling to toe the line between promising boxer and rising criminal enforcer. His ...

81. Alex ter Avest

Actress | Stuck in Love

Alex ter Avest was born on February 15, 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA as Alexandria Lauren ter Avest. She is an actress, known for Stuck in Love (2012), Logan Lucky (2017) and Cell (2016).

82. Sydney ter Avest

Actress | Lake City

Sydney lives in North Carolina with her parents Jerry and Julie and her sister Alex who is also an actress. The rest of Sydney's family reside in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Sydney's Dutch last name comes from her grandparents who immigrated to the USA in 1950 from The Netherlands. Sydney's father Jerry...

83. Emmy Rossum

Actress | The Phantom of the Opera

It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination.

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