American people of Swiss descent

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  1. Paul Walker

    Paul Walker


    Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor. Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence with breakout roles in coming-of-age and teen films such as She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained international fame for his portrayal of Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in five of the next six installments. He also starred in films such as Eight Below, Timeline, Into the Blue, Joy Ride and Running Scared.

  2. Eminem



    Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce da 5'9") half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States; Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. He has sold more than 172 million albums, making him one of the world's best-selling artists. As of June 2014, Eminem is the second-bestselling male artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, the sixth-bestselling artist in the United States and the bestselling hip-hop artist, with sales of 45.1 million albums and 42 million tracks (including 31 million digital single certifications).

  3. Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor


    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. Beginning as a child star with MGM in the 1940s, she became a screen actress during Hollywood's Golden Age. She appeared in more than 50 films, playing mostly dramatic roles, and won two Academy Awards for Best Actress.

  4. Nina Hartley

    Nina Hartley


    Nina Hartley (born Marie Louise Hartman; March 11, 1959) is an American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author.

  5. Zooey Deschanel

    Zooey Deschanel


    Zooey Claire Deschanel (/ˈz. dʃəˈnɛl/; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model, musician, and producer. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford, followed by her breakout role as Anita Miller in Cameron Crowe's 2000 semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous. Deschanel soon became known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009). She also received acclaim for her dramatic turns in films Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005) and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). She has played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl since 2011, for which she has received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations. USA Today described her performance as "Given a role tailored to launch her from respected indie actor to certified TV star, Deschanel soars, combining well-honed skills with a natural charm."

  6. Macaulay Culkin

    Macaulay Culkin


    Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He is also known for his roles in Uncle Buck (1989), My Girl (1991), The Good Son (1993), The Pagemaster (1994), Richie Rich (1994), Party Monster (2003), and the music video for Michael Jackson's "Black or White". At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple. Culkin ranked at number two on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid-Stars" and E!'s list of the "50 Greatest Child Stars".

  7. Candice Accola

    Candice Accola


    Candice Rene King (née Accola) (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's hit show, The Vampire Diaries.

  8. Renée Zellweger

    Renée Zellweger


    Renée Kathleen Zellweger (/rəˈn ˈzɛl.wɛ.ɡər/; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009; and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses as of 2007.

  9. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams


    Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an American actress. After starting her career with television guest appearances in the early 1990s, Williams achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on the The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek, which she played from 1998 to 2003. Williams graduated to full-length features, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Dick (1999), and Prozac Nation (2001).

  10. Robert Downey Jr.

    Robert Downey Jr.


    Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.

  11. Lucas Till

    Lucas Till


    Lucas Daniel Till (born August 10, 1990) is an American actor. He began acting in the early 1990s starting at a young age, and has since appeared in a number of films and television parts, including roles on House, Hannah Montana: The Movie, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Lucas also starred in the music video for Taylor Swift's song, "You Belong with Me". Lucas starred in the recent (2015) film, Bravetown , opposite Josh Duhamel.

  12. Katie Cassidy

    Katie Cassidy


    Katherine Evelyn Anita "Katie" Cassidy (born November 25, 1986) is an American actress who stars as Laurel Lance/Black Canary on The CW's series Arrow. She has also appeared on the CW shows Supernatural, Melrose Place, and Gossip Girl; on the CBS miniseries Harper's Island; and in the films When a Stranger Calls (2006), Black Christmas (2006), Taken (2008), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), and The Scribbler (2014).

  13. Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer


    Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (/ˈffər/; born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her breakout performance in Scarface (1983). Pfeiffer's greatest commercial successes are Batman Returns (1992), What Lies Beneath (2000) and Hairspray (2007).

  14. Emily Deschanel

    Emily Deschanel


    Emily Erin Deschanel (/dʃəˈnɛl/; born October 11, 1976) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan since 2005.

  15. Lisa Marie Scott

    Lisa Marie Scott


    Lisa Marie Scott (born February 1, 1974) is an American model and actress. She was born in Pensacola, Florida to an American serviceman (of Scottish and Swiss descent) and his Japanese wife, from the island of Okinawa. Scott is known through her appearances in Playboy magazine. She first appeared as the Playmate of the Month for February 1995, and later appeared in Playboy magazines, videos, and television. She had a short career playing smaller roles in some Hollywood films and television shows. Her film appearances include Ringer (1996), The Corporate Ladder (1997), and Glass Cage (1995). Television appearances include the sitcom Married... with Children. Scott has also appeared in FHM and Vanity Fair. Two of her main passions in life are traveling and architecture.

  16. Rashida Jones

    Rashida Jones


    Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American actress, comic book author, film producer, and screenwriter. She is known for playing Ann Perkins on NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation, Louisa Fenn on Fox's Boston Public, and Karen Filippelli on The Office. She has had film roles in Our Idiot Brother, The Social Network, The Muppets, I Love You, Man, and Celeste and Jesse Forever (for which she wrote the screenplay).

  17. Leelee Sobieski

    Leelee Sobieski


    Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta Sobieski (born June 10, 1983), known professionally as Leelee Sobieski, is an American film and television actress. Sobieski achieved recognition in her mid-teens for her performance in the 1998 film Deep Impact and as the daughter of a costume store owner in Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She received an Emmy nomination for the 1999 TV movie Joan of Arc, and two Golden Globe nominations for Joan of Arc and the 2001 TV movie Uprising.

  18. Jim Caviezel

    Jim Caviezel


    James Patrick "Jim" Caviezel (born September 26, 1968) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for portraying Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Other notable roles include the golfer Bobby Jones in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Detective John Sullivan in Frequency, Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo, Catch in Angel Eyes, Carroll Oerstadt in Déjà Vu, and Private Witt in The Thin Red Line. Since September 2011, he has starred as John Reese on the CBS science-fiction crime drama series Person of Interest.

  19. David Cassidy

    David Cassidy


    David Bruce Cassidy (born April 12, 1950) is an American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is widely known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to him becoming one of pop culture's most celebrated teen idols and pop singers of the 1970s. He has since had a career in both acting and music.

  20. Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper


    Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist. Her career has spanned over 30 years. Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through the Night" earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack for the motion picture The Goonies and her second record True Colors (1986). This album included the number one hit of the same name and "Change of Heart" which peaked at number 3.

  21. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep


    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received her first Academy Award nomination for The Deer Hunter. Nominated for 19 Academy Awards in total, Streep has more nominations than any other actor or actress in history, winning Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), and Best Actress for Sophie's Choice (1982) and for The Iron Lady (2011).

  22. Rock Hudson

    Rock Hudson


    Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.; November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985) was an American actor. Hudson is generally known for his turns as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s. He achieved stardom with roles in films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956), and found continued success with a string of romantic comedies costarring Doris Day (Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), Send Me No Flowers (1964)). After appearing in films like Seconds (1966), Tobruk (1967) and Ice Station Zebra (1968) in the late 1960s, Hudson began a second career in television through the 1970s and '80s, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty.

  23. Etta James

    Etta James


    Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.

  24. Karina Lombard

    Karina Lombard


    Karina Lombard (born January 21, 1969) is a French-American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Marina Ferrer on the Showtime series The L Word, The 4400, Geneviève in Rescue Me, and Isabelle Two in Legends of the Fall.

  25. Kieran Culkin

    Kieran Culkin


    Kieran Kyle Culkin (born September 30, 1982) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor, acting alongside his older brother Macaulay in the Home Alone franchise (1990-92) before going on to feature in films including the 1991 Father of the Bride remake and its 1995 sequel, The Mighty (1998), She's All That, The Cider House Rules (1999), The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Movie 43. His breakout role in Igby Goes Down (2002) received critical acclaim and he was nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe Award, as well as winning a Critics' Choice Movie Award and Satellite Award. He has also acted on-stage, most notably in several productions of the Kenneth Lonergan play This is Our Youth, and is set to appear in the second season of Fargo on FX.

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