50 Celebrities Born With A Cancer Zodiac Sign

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12 Celebrities Born With A Cancer Zodiac Sign
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Their accomplishments speak for themselves.

In astrology, Cancers are very caring zodiac signs. And in relationships, they are loyal to a fault; once invested in a relationship, they are in 100 percent and will do whatever it takes to make their commitment work.

But we can also find these traits in the famous Cancers of Hollywood.

If you have followed these famous people on social media and kept up with their work outside of entertainment, you should know that their Cancer sign shines through, and they have a lot more to give than their acting talents.

Musicians, actors, actresses, rappers, and comedians — all these celebrities fit the bill for being a Cancer! 

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1. Selena Gomez

Birthday: July 22, 1992

While Gomez got her start on Disney Channel, starring on Wizards of Waverly Place, she eventually made the switch to singer. While she’s also appeared in other movies, her hit songs include “Come & Get It,” “Lose You to Love Me,” “Love You Like a Love Song,” and “Back to You.”

2. Ariana Grande

Birthday: June 26, 1993

Sometimes dubbed "Mariah Lite" because of her singing range, Grande has given us a slew of bangers! She also started acting as a child, starring on Sam & Cat, but has since had hits like “The Way,” “thank u, next,” “7 Rings,” “God is a Woman,” “No Tears Left to Cry,” and “Breathin.”

3. Tom Cruise

Birthday: July 3, 1962

This actor is one of the most highly paid actors, and one of the highest-grossing box office stars ever. His breakthrough came in the 1980s with Risky Business, and he’s since gone on to star in Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Minority Report, Jack Reacher, Interview with the Vampire, and the Mission Impossible films.

4. Vin Diesel

Birthday: July 18, 1967

Vin Diesel is best known for his role in the Fast & Furious movies, but also appeared in The Iron Giant, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Find Me Guilty, Saving Private Ryan, and provided the voice for Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.

5. Tom Hanks

Birthday: July 9, 1956

Tom Hanks is beloved and is one of the rare actors who plays both dramatic and comedic roles. His best known movies include Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Splash, Big, The Post, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Captain Phillips, Toy Story, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

6. Busy Philipps

Birthday: June 25, 1979

While Philipps starred in Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek in the late 90s/early 2000s, she’s since gone on to appear and star in ER, Cougar Town, Home Room, White Chicks, Vice Principals, He’s Just Not That into You, and I Feel Pretty.

7. Sylvester Stallone

Birthday: July 6, 1946

Though Stallone acted in films in the 1960s, he’s most well known for playing Rocky Balboa in the Rocky movies. He’s also starred as John Rambo in the Rambo films, The Expendables, Homefront, Grudge Match, Bullet to the Head, and Shade. He also created and wrote the big three franchises he’s known for!

8. Khloé Kardashian

Birthday: June 27, 1984

While her family is famous for well... being famous, Kardashian has appeared in her family’s reality television series, as well as its spin-offs. Along with these shows, she has clothing lines with her two sisters, Kim and Kourtney, and currently stars in Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian.

9. Chris Pratt

Birthday: June 21, 1979

Most recognizable for his role as the lovable Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, Chris Pratt has become a superstar in the last few years! He’s since starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as well as Passengers, The Lego Movie, and The Magnificent Seven.

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10. Sir Patrick Stewart

Birthday: July 13, 1940

A Shakespearean actor, his first on-screen roles were in Hedda and I, Claudius. Since then, he’s become well known for portraying Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Picard, as well as X-Men, Blunt Talk, and Ted.

11. Harrison Ford

Birthday: July 13, 1942

You just can’t be a movie fan and not know Harrison Ford! He’s starred in some of the greatest films, including Star Wars, the Indiana Jones movies, Air Force One, Patriot Games, The Fugitive, Blade Runner, and What Lies Beneath.

12. Will Ferrell

Birthday: July 16, 1967

Funny guy Will Ferrell rose to fame after appearing as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He’s since starred in hilarious movies like Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Old School, Elf, Zoolander, Stranger Than Fiction, and Talladega Nights.

13. Kristen Bell

Birthday: July 18, 1980

While you may recognize her voice as the narrator on Gossip Girl, she’s most well known for playing the titular role on Veronica Mars. Bell went on to star in movies and television shows like The Good Place, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, Heroes, Frozen, Bad Moms, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and House of Lies.

14. Milo Ventimiglia

Birthday: July 8, 1977

Though he currently stars in This Is Us, Ventimiglia first gained popularity for appearing on Gilmore Girls and Heroes. His other acting credits include The Bedford Diaries, Creed II, Pathology, Damned, Chosen, and The Whispers.

15. Kevin Bacon

Birthday: July 8, 1958

We’re all connected to Kevin Bacon through less than six people, but aside from this interconnectedness, we’ve seen him on the big screen and in television. His credits include Footloose, Sleepers, Tremors, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Wild Things, Frost/Nixon, The Following, and Mystic River.

16. Meryl Streep

Birthday: June 22, 1949

Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, we’ve seen Streep give incredible performances, leading to 32 Golden Globe nominations over the years. Her well known roles in movies and shows include The Deer Hunter, Sophie’s Choice, The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia, and Big Little Lies.

17. Post Malone

Birthday: July 4, 1995

Aside from his plethora of tattoos on his body and face, Post Malone has bended genres in his music. His hit songs include “Congratulations,” “Psycho,” “Sunflower,” “Circles,” “Better Now,” and “Take What You Want.”

18. Kevin Hart

Birthday: July 6, 1979

Comedian Kevin Hart is an actor as well, starring in movies and shows like Undeclared, Think Like a Man, Grudge Match, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Soul Plane, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. He also has four comedy albums.

19. Larry David

Birthday: July 2, 1947

Larry David is most famous for creating Seinfeld as well as Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he plays a fictionalized version of himself. He’s written for Saturday Night Live as well, and played Bernie Sanders in 2016 and 2020, giving us comedic gold!

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20. Lindsay Lohan

Birthday: July 2, 1986

Starting her career as a child, Lohan had her breakthrough in The Parent Trap. She later went on to star in Get a Clue, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Life-Size, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, The Canyons, and Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.

21. Lisa Rinna

Birthday: July 11, 1963

While Lisa Rinna is a soap opera actress known for her roles on Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place, she’s also a cast member on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She’s also appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice, The Middle, Community, Veronica Mars, and Dancing with the Stars.

22. Jaden Smith

Birthday: July 8, 1998

The son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith made his film debut alongside his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness. He’s also starred in The Karate Kid, After Earth, and Neo Yokio, and has 2 studio albums.

23. Lana Del Rey

Birthday: June 21, 1985

Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey has given us great songs of sorrow and has sold almost 20 million records worldwide. Some of her popular songs include “Summertime Sadness,” “Young and Beautiful,” “West Coast,” and recently did two covers of the Sublime song “Doin’ Time.”

24. Margot Robbie

Birthday: July 2, 1990

Actress Margot Robbie got her start on the Australian soap opera, Neighbours, and eventually had a breakthrough in the US. She’s starred in films like The Wolf of Wallstreet, Focus, Suicide Squad, I, Tonya, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Bombshell.

25. Benedict Cumberbatch

Birthday: July 19, 1976

Though it’s fun to say his name, Cumberbatch is a trained actor who got his start on the stage. He’s since gone on to star in movies and television shows like Sherlock, Hawking, Patrick Melrose, 12 Years a Slave, The Hobbit, and portrays Dr. Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

26. Megan Rapinoe

Birthday: July 5, 1985

This professional soccer player is not only known for being part of the US National team, winning gold medals at the Olympics and the World Cup, she’s also captain of the team! In addition, she’s been a staunch activist for LGBT organizations.

27. Sandra Oh

Birthday: July 20, 1971

Sandra Oh gained recognition for her role on Grey’s Anatomy, and went on to star in the series Killing Eve. She’s also starred and appeared in Judging Amy, American Crime, Hard Candy, Tammy, The Princess Diaries, and Under the Tuscan Sun.

28. Linda Cardellini

Birthday: June 25, 1975

While she’s recently known for starring in Dead to Me alongside Christina Applegate, Cardellini has also starred in Freaks and Geeks, ER, Mad Men, Gravity Falls, Scooby-Doo, Legally Blonde, A Simple Favor, Daddy’s Home, and Grandma’s Boy.

29. Nick Offerman

Birthday: June 26, 1970

Perhaps best known for playing Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, Offerman has also made appearances and starred in The Founder, Making It, The Lego Movie, Sing, Fargo, and hosts Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics.

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30. Pamela Anderson

Birthday: July 1, 1967

Bombshell Pam Anderson is an actress and model, appearing in numerous issues of Playboy. She’s also an actress, starring on Baywatch, Home Improvement, Stacked, Raw Justice, and V.I.P.

31. Olivia Munn

Birthday: July 3, 1980

Getting her start as a host for the network G4, she’s since appeared and starred in Big Stan, Date Night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, New Girl, Attack of the Show!, Magic Mike, The Newsroom, The Predator, and Iron Man 2.

32 & 33. Tia and Tamera Mowry

Birthday: July 6, 1978

These twin actresses are perhaps most popular for their role in Sister, Sister, starring alongside each other. Though they’ve starred together in Twitches and Tia & Tamera, and even formed a singing group together, their acting credits differ.

Tia Mowry has starred in The Game, Seventeen Again, The Hot Chick, and Family Reunion; Tamera has starred in Strong Medicine, and was a co-host on The Real.

34. Sofía Vergara

Birthday: July 10, 1972

We all love Vergara’s performance on Modern Family, but the actress has also starred or appeared in Four Brothers, Machete Kills, Chef, Hot Pursuit, Madea Goes to Jail, and Meet the Browns. She’s currently a judge on America’s Got Talent.

35. Carlos Santana

Birthday: July 20, 1947

While he’s featured on that amazing Rob Thomas song, “Smooth,” Carlos Santana is a pioneer of the fusion of Latin American jazz and rock and roll. His greatest hits include “Black Magic Woman,” “Maria Maria,” “Oye Como Va,” “Corazon Espinado,” and “Evil Ways.”

36. David Hasselhoff

Birthday: July 17, 1952

Dubbed “The Hoff,” he’s most well known for starring on The Young and the Restless and Baywatch, but also in Hop, Click, Dodgeball, and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. He’s also appeared on Broadway, released his own studio album, and was a judge on America’s Got Talent.

37. Jessica Simpson

Birthday: July 10, 1980

Jessica Simpson signed to a record label at just 16 years old! Since then, she’s given us bops like “With You,” “I Think I’m In Love With You,” “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” and “Take My Breath Away.” 

38. Derek Jeter

Birthday: June 26, 1974

This retired baseball player for the New York Yankees was a World Series champion 5 times over, and is the career leader for the NYY in stolen bases, hits, games played, and times on base.

39. Camila Mendes

Birthday: June 29, 1994

Before starring as Veronica on Riverdale, Mendes starred in The Perfect Date, Palm Springs, Coyote Lake, and The New Romantic. She also appeared in music videos for “Give a Little” by Maggie Rogers, and “Side Effects” by The Chainsmokers.

40. Selma Blair

Birthday: June 23, 197

Getting her breakthrough role on Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, that same year, she went on to receive critical acclaim for her role in Cruel Intentions. Since then, she’s starred in The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde, Hellboy, Anger Management, American Crime Story, Dark Horse, and After.

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41. Mel Brooks

Birthday: June 28, 1926

This comedy genius is responsible for creating and writing some of the most hilarious movies of the century! They include The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and High Anxiety. He’s also one of only 16 EGOT winners!

42. Michael Phelps

Birthday: June 30, 1985

Competitive swimmer Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals, with 3 silver and 2 bronze. He holds the record for the most medal wins by any Olympic athlete! Though he’s retired now, he started the Michael Phelps Foundation, and was the flag bearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations.

43. Liv Tyler

Birthday: July 1, 1977

Starting as a model as a teenager, she eventually became an actress. She’s had leading roles in Empire Records, Armageddon, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Stealing Beauty, The Strangers, The Leftovers, Harlots, Super, Wildling, and Ad Astra. She’s the daughter of Steven Tyler.

44. Tobey Maguire

Birthday: June 27, 1975

While Tobey Maguire is best known for the Spider-Man trilogy from the early 2000s, he’s also starred in The Great Gatsby, Seabiscuit, Pawn Sacrifice, Wonder Boys, The Cider House Rules, and Brothers.

45. Alex Trebek

Birthday: July 22, 1940

Alex Trebek has been the beloved host of Jeopardy! since 1984, but has also hosted other game shows: To Tell the Truth, Double Dare, and Battlestars, to name a few. In 2019, he announced he had been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, but as of July 2020, he says the treatment is “paying off.” Whew!

46. Frances McDormand

Birthday: June 23, 1957

Often taking on unique roles, McDormand has the Triple Crown of Acting, receiving Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, and a Tony. She’s starred in films and shows like Raising Arizona, Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Burn After Reading, Almost Famous, and even appeared on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire and Good People.

47. Kathy Bates

Birthday: June 28, 1948

Considered another of the greats, Bates has received 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmy Awards, and 1 Academy Award. Though she’s best known for Misery, she’s also starred in The Waterboy, Titanic, About Schmidt, Six Feet Under, American Horror Story, and Harry’s Law, among others.

48. Ricky Gervais

Birthday: June 25, 1961

The hilarious English comedian starred in and co-wrote the original Office, but is also a stand-up comedian. His additional movie and television roles also include Extras, The 11 O’Clock Show, For Your Consideration, Special Correspondents, Child Support, and After Life.

49. Mindy Kaling

Birthday: June 24, 1979

Kaling made us laugh as Kelly Kapoor on The Office, where she was also a writer and producer, and later went to write, star and produce her series, The Mindy Project. She’s also starred in Inside Out, The Night Before, Late Night, Ocean's 8, and has two best-selling memoirs.

50. Missy Elliott

Birthday: July 1, 1971

Starting her career in an R&B girl group, and later a member of Swing Mob, Missy Elliott has given us bops for decades now. Some of the best include “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” Hot Boyz,” “Sock It 2 Me,” “One Minute Man,” “Lose Control,” and “Pass That Dutch.”

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