Asha Menina

Cute, winsome child actress who debuted with a sensitive performance as a girl who withdraws into a fantasy world in "House of Cards" (1993). Menina, who first name is East Indian for "hope" and whose last name, which means "my little girl" in Portuguese, is a pseudonym to protect her family's privacy, was chosen for the part after one of her schoolteachers submitted her name to a casting agency.
Credits: House of Cards BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1984

Max Pomeranc

One of America's top 100 chess players in his age group, this precocious 8-year-old made his acting debut as the lead of "Searching for Bobby Fischer", based on the childhood of chess master Josh Waitzkin. Max Pomeranc (pronounced "Pomerantz") proved an ideal casting choice because of his innocent yet intelligent look, excellent concentration and his formidable knowledge of the game. His portrayal...

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara
A relative unknown for the first five years of her career, actress Rooney Mara became the object of major media attention in 2010 when she was cast in David Fincher's remake of the Swedish thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011). The sister of actress Kate Mara, she was a notable presence in such indie films as "Dream Boy" (2008) and "Tanner Hall" (2009), where she delivered sensitive...

Sophie McShera

Sophie McShera
Though her character, scullery maid Daisy Mason, lacked the carriage or extravagant wardrobe of her co-stars, actress Sophie McShera shared the rush of fame enjoyed by all of her castmates on "Downton Abbey" (ITV/PBS, 2010- ), one of the most celebrated dramas in the history of television. McShera began acting on stage as a preteen, which led to minor parts on television dramas before her breakout...
Credits: Cinderella, Downton Abbey, Survivors BIRTHDATE| 11/30/1984