Famous Immigrant Birthdays in June
CitizenPath recognizes June birthdays for famous, accomplished and notable immigrant Americans. Thank an immigrant for making the USA great. Immigration reform will help the best and brightest doctors, engineers, entertainers and entrepreneurs stay in the U.S.
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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards, seven Grammy Awards, and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.
Liam John Neeson (born June 7, 1952) is an Irish American actor who has starred in numerous successful films. He rose to fame in his Academy Award-nominated performance in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Schindler’s List.
Anna Kournikova (born June 7, 1981) is a Russian American retired professional tennis player whose appearance made her name one of the most common search strings on Google by fans looking for images of the tennis star.
Michael J. Fox (born June 9, 1961) is a Canadian American TV and film actor, author and producer. He has won five Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Golden Globes Awards. He is best known for roles in Family Ties, Spin City, and Back to the Future movies.
Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) is an Isreali American actress who gained notoriety as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Portman has an Academy Award in addition to two Golden Globes and several other awards.
John Augustus Roebling (June 12, 1806 – July 22, 1869) was a German American civil engineer who is famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, in particular the Brooklyn Bridge.
Dabbala Rajagopal “Raj” Reddy (born June 13, 1937) is an Indian American computer scientist and one of the early pioneers of artificial intelligence. He has served on the faculty of Stanford and Carnegie Mellon for over 40 years and was given the prestigious Turing Award in 1994.
Vivek “Vic” Gundotra (born June 14, 1968) is an Indian American computer engineer who’s contributed big to American technology companies. Mr. Gundotra is currently a chief executive at Alivecor, Inc. Previously he held senior management roles at Microsoft and Google.
Taylor Gun-Jin Wang (born June 16, 1940) is a Chinese American scientist and astronaut who was the first ethnic Chinese person to go into space. Wang was a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-B.
Nicole Mary Kidman (born June 20, 1967) is an Australian American actress and film producer. The Academy Award-winning actress has starred in countless blockbuster films such as Dead Calm, Days of Thunder, Moulin Rouge! and The Hours.
Pierre Morad Omidyar (born June 21, 1967) is a French-born Iranian American entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the founder and chairman of the eBay auction site, Omidyar became a billionaire.
Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (June 24, 1771 – October 31, 1834) was a French American chemist and industrialist who founded the chemical company that bears his name, DuPont.
General John Shalikashvili (June 27, 1936 – July 23, 2011) was a Polish American U.S. Army general who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Supreme Allied Commander. Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born man to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor and inventor. He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. He is the founder of multiple companies, most notably SpaceX, PayPal, and Tesla Motors. Read more…
Billy Wilder (June 29, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian American screenwriter, director and producer who was considered one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood’s golden age.