Birth Place Matching "Riga, Latvia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Mikhail Baryshnikov

Actor | The Turning Point

Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.

Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was ...

2. Rutanya Alda

Actress | The Deer Hunter

Rutanya Alda was born on October 13, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Rutanya Skrastina. She is known for her work on The Deer Hunter (1978), Mommie Dearest (1981) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She was previously married to Richard Bright.

3. Cynthia Lynn

Actress | Hogan's Heroes

Cynthia Lynn was born on April 2, 1936 in Riga, Latvia as Zinta Valda Zimilis. She was an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She died on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

4. Elya Baskin

Actor | Spider-Man 2

Elya Baskin is a Russian-American Latvian actor known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He has been married to Marina since 1995. They have one child. He has ultimately become one of the most popular choices whenever a Russian is needed in a ...

5. Sergei M. Eisenstein

Director | Aleksandr Nevskiy

The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...

6. Wolf Ruvinskis

Actor | Neutrón, el enmascarado negro

Of Jewish origins, Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics was born in 1921 in Riga (Latvia), but fearing persecution during World War II his family relocated to Argentina, where they lived in extreme poverty. In spite of his deprived childhood, Wolf excelled in sports and became interested in wrestling. When he ...

7. Bill Rebane

Producer | Twister's Revenge!

Bill Rebane was born on February 8, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is a producer and director, known for Twister's Revenge! (1988), The Capture of Bigfoot (1979) and The Alpha Incident (1978).

8. Natalia Ryumina

Actress | Their Finest

Natalia Ryumina was born in Riga, Latvia. She grew up in a multilingual family, speaking Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian, English and German. After graduating from Jazep Medin Riga School of Music, where she had trained as a classical singer, she moved to London to study at Mountview Academy of Theatre...

9. Boris Frumin

Writer | Black and White

Boris Frumin was born on October 24, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Boris Moiseyevich Frumin.

10. Rosa von Praunheim

Director | Anita: Tänze des Lasters

Rosa von Praunheim was born on November 25, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Holger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky. He is a director and writer, known for Anita: Dances of Vice (1987), Horror Vacui (1984) and I Am My Own Woman (1992). He was previously married to Carla Egerer.

11. Michael Idov

Writer | Yumorist

Michael Idov was born on July 9, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. He is a writer and director, known for The Humorist (2019), Leto (2018) and Londongrad (2015).

12. Heinz Erhardt

Actor | Heinz Erhardt Festival

The multi-talented comedian, pianist, singer and home-spun poet Heinz Erhardt was born in Riga, the son of a successful bandmaster. After his parents split up, he had a somewhat unsettled upbringing, spent, alternately, with his mother in St. Petersburg, with his grandparents in Riga and with his ...

13. Agata Mutsenietse

Actress | Zakrytaya shkola

Agata Mutsenietse was born on March 1, 1989 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for Zakrytaya shkola (2011), The Conquest of Siberia (2019) and The Three Musketeers (2013). She has been married to Pavel Priluchnyy since July 19, 2011. They have two children.

14. Alan Melikdjanian

Director | Citizen Mavzik

Alan Melikdjanian is the son of a well-known Soviet-era Russian circus performer Vilen Melikdjanian. At a very young age, he developed impressive drawing skills, designing characters and worlds in countless caricatures and comic strips. He considered pursuing a career in animation, but eventually ...

15. Yuriy Bogatyryov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Yuriy Bogatyryov was born on March 2, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov. He was an actor, known for Oblomov (1980), Dead Souls (1984) and At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974). He died on February 2, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].

16. Gil Kane

Writer | Green Lantern Corps

Gil Kane is most often associated with the Green Lantern as well as other DC titles and yet, during his long career, he managed to put his signature on virtually every watershed character or comic enterprise that has ever mattered. For example, his landmark Spiderman series of stories gathered ...

17. Boris Ingster

Producer | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Ingster was born in 1903 in Riga of what is now Latvia. He worked with Sergei Eisenstein in Russia before arriving in the United States in 1930. In the 1930's, he worked as a writer for several movies, among them The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. His directorial debut was in the 1940 classic "...

18. Ieva Seglina

Actress | Beatus

Ieva Seglina was born in Riga, Latvia. She moved to Moscow, Russia to study acting in Acting studio-school MHAT (course of Roman Kozak and Dmitry Brusnikin) and graduated in 2011. She is living in Riga, Latvia.

Ieva is fluent in English, Latvian, Russian. She is an actress who works in Films, ...

19. Viktors Ritelis

Director | The Corpse

Viktors Ritelis was born on December 10, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is known for his work on Crucible of Horror (1971), Blake's 7 (1978) and Paul Temple (1969).

20. Juris Strenga

Actor | Hullumeelsus

Juris Strenga was born on June 13, 1937 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Hullumeelsus (1969), Samaya dlinnaya solominka (1982) and Dügün Dernek (2013).

21. Nikita Tarasov

Actor | Ikariya

Nikita Tarasov was born on December 3, 1979 in Riga, Latvia, USSR. He is an actor, known for Ikariya, Deadline (2004) and Attraction (2017).

22. Igrida Andrina

Actress | Me, gamomdziebeli

Igrida Andrina was born on June 23, 1944 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Ingrida Andrina. She was an actress, known for Me, gamomdziebeli (1971), Viimne reliikvia (1969) and Den angela (1968). She died on September 17, 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

23. Vladimir Koshevoy

Actor | Prestuplenie i nakazanie

Vladimir Koshevoy was born on September 1, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Vladimir Olegovich Koshevoy. He is an actor, known for Prestuplenie i nakazanie (2007), Liturgiya oglashennykh (2018) and Vmesto menya (2000).

24. Varis Brasla

Director | Ziemassvetku jampadracis

Varis Brasla was born on April 25, 1939 in Riga, Latvia as Varis Jean Brasla. He is a director and assistant director, known for Ziemassvetku jampadracis (1993), Noveli man lidojumam nelabveligu laiku (1981) and O lyubvi govorit' ne budem (1988).

25. Vilis Lapenieks

Cinematographer | Kojak

Vilis Lapenieks was born on November 10, 1931 in Riga, Latvia. He is known for his work on Kojak (1973), The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981) and Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965). He died on July 3, 1987 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

26. Viesturs Kairiss

Director | Pa celam aizejot

Viesturs Kairiss was born on January 30, 1971 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. He is a director and writer, known for Leaving by the Way (2001), The Chronicles of Melanie (2016) and Wedding (2000). He is married to Ieva Jurjane.

27. Jessy Rameik

Actress | Das unsichtbare Visier

Jessy Rameik was born on April 18, 1934 in Riga, Latvia as Jessica Rameik. She was an actress, known for Das unsichtbare Visier (1973), Geheimcode B 13 (1967) and Das siebente Jahr (1969). She was married to Hasso Zorn. She died on August 31, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

28. Andrzej Lapicki

Actor | Lalka

Andrzej Lapicki was born on November 11, 1924 in Riga, Latvia. He was an actor and director, known for Lalka (1968), Epilog norymberski (1971) and Zbrodnia lorda Artura Savile'a (1968). He was married to Kamila Mscichowska and Zofia Chrzaszczewska. He died on July 21, 2012 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, ...

30. Ivars Kalnins

Actor | Fotografija ar sievieti un mezakuili

Ivars Kalnins was born on August 1, 1948 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Ivars Edmundovitch Kalnins. He is an actor, known for Fotografija ar sievieti un mezakuili (1987), Teatris (1978) and Little Tragedies (1980).

31. Victor Janson

Director | Die Dame in Schwarz

Victor Janson was born on September 25, 1884 in Riga, Russian Empire. He was an actor and director, known for Die Dame in Schwarz (1920), Das Skelett des Herrn Markutius (1920) and The Marriage of Figaro (1949). He died on June 29, 1960 in West Berlin, West Germany.

32. Elina Garanca

Soundtrack | Combien tu m'aimes?

Elina Garanca was born on September 16, 1976 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for How Much Do You Love Me? (2005), Anna Bolena (2011) and The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006). She is married to Karel Mark Chichon. They have two children.

33. Girts Jakovlevs

Actor | Dundurins

Girts Jakovlevs was born on July 10, 1940 in Riga, Latvia as Girt Aleksandrovich Yakovlev. He is an actor, known for Dundurins (1974), Proshchaniye s Peterburgom (1972) and Naves ena (1971).

34. Arnis Licitis

Actor | Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein

Arnis Licitis was born on January 8, 1946 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Arnis Alfredovitch Licitis. He is an actor, known for Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (1989), Uznik zamka If (1988) and Prikazano vzyat zhivym (1984).

35. Maksims Busels

Actor | Romeo n' Juliet

Maxim Busel is a prominent young Latvian stage and film actor. Best known for his solo performance as Tim Tuni in The Legend of the Pianist. 1900. For this role, was nominated for Best Actor 2018 at "The Night of the Artist" award, the highest recognition in Latvian theatre and also a contender for...

36. Dainis Grube

Actor | Beatus

Dainis Grube is a famous Latvian actor, was born in Madona, Latvia. He moved to Riga, Latvia to study acting in Latvian Academy of Culture and graduated from it in 2009. He is living in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor who works in Films, Theatre, Television and Voice Over.

Dainis is fluent in English, ...

37. Leonids Leimanis

Director | Kapteinis Nulle

Leonids Leimanis was born on April 16, 1910 in Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire as Leonid Janovich Leimanis. He was a director and writer, known for Kapteinis Nulle (1964), Pie bagatas kundzes (1969) and Nauris (1957). He died on July 6, 1974 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR.

38. Dzemma Skulme

Self | Rigas makslinieku grupa

Dzemma Skulme was born on September 20, 1925 in Riga, Latvia as Dzemma Lija Skulme. She was married to Ojars Abols and Arturs Dimiters. She died on November 9, 2019 in Riga.

39. Gunars Cilinskis

Director | Nakts bez putniem

Gunars Cilinskis was born on May 23, 1931 in Riga, Latvia as Gunars Alfreds Cilinskis. He was an actor and director, known for A Birdless Night (1979), Ezera Sonate (1977) and Divaina menesgaisma (1987). He was married to Velta Line. He died on July 25, 1992 in Adazu pagasts, Latvia.

40. Raimonds Pauls

Composer | Homo Novus

Raimonds Pauls is the most acclaimed of Latvian composers, best known in the former Soviet Union, in Europe and Japan for his popular hits "Million roses" and "Maestro" as well as for his film scores and choral music.

He was born Raymonds Voldemar Pauls on January 12, 1936 in Riga into a family of a...

41. Lya Mara

Actress | Charlotte Corday

Lya Mara was born on August 1, 1897 in Riga, Russian Empire as Aleksandra Gudowiczówna. She was an actress, known for Charlotte Corday (1919), Kri-Kri, die Herzogin von Tarabac (1920) and Anna Karenina (1920). She was married to Frederic Zelnik. She died on March 1, 1960 in Ticino, Switzerland.

42. Aleksandrs Petukhovs

Actor | The Last Soviet Movie

Born 1967 in Riga (Latvia), studied Film at the National Filmschool VGIK, Moscow. He worked as a film critics for the daily newspaper "Pravda". The son of an Ukrainian mother and Jewish-Russian father, he moved from Riga to America to LA to Poland, and at home he spoke 3 languages. In the 90s he ...

43. Lilita Ozolina

Actress | Melanijas hronika

Lilita Ozolina was born on November 19, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Lilita Arvidovna Ozolina. She is an actress, known for The Chronicles of Melanie (2016), Melna vîza spiles (1976) and The Heritage of Love (2016).

44. Beata Jonite

Actress | Romeo n' Juliet

Beata Jonite was born on August 1, 1995 in Riga, Latvia. She is an actress, known for Romeo n' Juliet (2015).

45. Maris Martinsons

Writer | Nereikalingi zmones

Maris Martinsons is an internationally awarded film director, screenwriter, editor and producer. After graduating from Latvia Conservatoires in 1989 as a "drama theatre director" he worked together with Latvian musicians as an independent director/producer for music videos. His first, "This Is My ...

46. Juris Zagars

Actor | Dubultnieks

Juris Zagars was born on January 26, 1961 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for Dubultnieks (1986), The Dark Deer (2006) and The Python (2003).

47. Emilia Unda

Actress | Mädchen in Uniform

Emilia Unda was born on January 29, 1879 in Riga, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Mädchen in Uniform (1931), Freie Liebe (1919) and Baby (1932). She died on December 7, 1939 in Berlin, Germany.

48. Ivars Auzins

Actor | The Cosmonaut

Ivars Auzins was born on October 27, 1969 in Riga, Latvia. He is an actor, known for The Cosmonaut (2013), Sarkanais Mezs (2019) and Ded 005 (2013).

49. Lilita Berzina

Actress | Limuzins Janu nakts krasa

Lilita Berzina was born on July 17, 1903 in Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve (1981), Lacplesis (1930) and Nauris (1957). She died on May 27, 1983 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR.

50. Mikhail Tal

Actor | Grossmeyster

Mikhail Tal was born on November 9, 1936 in Riga, Latvia. He was an actor, known for Grossmeyster (1973). He died on June 28, 1992 in Moscow, Russia.


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