A person’s birthday dictates their star sign. Those who are born between July 23 and August 22 fall under the Leo zodiac sign and this star sign is represented by a lion symbol. Each of the signs of the zodiac have typical personality traits associated with that star sign. According to Allure, Leos are dramatic, fiery, vivacious, and theatrical. They are also big-hearted, compassionate, and natural leaders. Of course, not every personality trait associated with the star sign will apply to every Leo. Due to the theatrical nature of Leos and their love of the spotlight, it is hardly surprising that there are many Leo celebrities who have made a huge success of their career in entertainment. Here are our 20 favorite Leo celebrities.
20. Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig is clearly proud to be a Leo, as she once had it tattooed on her back. However, she has since had the tattoo removed. The actress was born in New York on August 22, 1973, which means her birthday is on the cusp of two star signs. Wiig rose to fame in 2005 when she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. She had supporting roles in several films before making her name for co-writing and starring in the 2011 film ‘Bridesmaids,’ for which she was nominated for multiple awards. Some of her other films in which she has had a role or for which she has provided voices are ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘ How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl,’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.’
19. Demi Lovato
Singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato was born in New Mexico on August 20, 1992. She began her career as a child, appearing in the television series ‘Barney & Friends.’ Lovato rose to prominence in 2008 when she appeared in the musical television film ‘Camp Rock.’ Two years later, she starred in the sequel. Her appearances in musical television launched her music career, and she released her debut album in 2008. In addition to her acting and music careers, Demi Lovato was also a judge on ‘The X Factor USA’ during seasons two and three.
18. Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss was born in Los Angeles on July 24, 1982, although she holds dual British and American citizenship. Although her career began in 1990, she became famous for playing Zoey Bartlett in ‘The West Wing’ between 1999 and 2005. Moss gained further recognition in the period drama ‘Mad Men,’ in which she played Peggy Olsen from 2007 to 2015. Currently, she is best known for playing June Osborne in the dystopian drama series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’
17. Steve Carrell
Born in Massachusetts on August 16, 1962, actor Steve Carrell is best -known for his comedic roles. He began his career in 1989 and gained recognition a decade later when he was a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.’ Carrell is now better known for his comedy films, including ’40-Year-Old Virgin,’ ‘Date Night,’ ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ ‘Get Smart,’ ‘Evan Almighty,’ and ‘The Way, Way Back.’ He has also provided voices for the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise and animated films such as ‘Over the Hedge’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who!’
16. Ben Affleck
Another Leo celebrity is Ben Affleck, who was born on August 15, 1972, in California. The actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter began his career as a child actor in 1984 when he starred in ‘The Voyage of the Mimi,’ the PBS educational series. He appeared in various films during the 1990s but did not receive widespread recognition until he and Matt Damon co-wrote and starred in the 1997 film ‘Good Will Hunting.’ Affleck made his directorial debut in the 2007 film ‘Gone Baby Gone.’ His other films include ‘The Way Back,’ ‘Triple Frontier,’ ‘The Accountant,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Argo,’ and ‘Hollywoodland.’ He also starred as Batman in ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League.’
15. Mila Kunis
Leo Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine on August 14, 1983. She first appeared on television in 1986 in the ‘That ‘70s Show.’ She made her breakthrough in the film industry in the 2008 film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Kunis then received further acclaim for her performance in the 2010 psychological thriller ‘Black Swan.’ Her other films include ‘Friends with Benefits,’ ‘Bad Moms,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas,’ and ‘Ted.’ Kunis is also known for voicing Meg Griffiths on ‘Family Guy’ since 1999.
14. Jason Momoa
Aquaman was one of the least favorite superheroes until he was played by Jason Momoa in 2018, and there is an ‘Aquaman’ sequel planned for 2022. Momoa has also starred in films including ‘Stargate Atlantis’ and ‘Dune.’ The actor has also enjoyed a career in television, with roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Frontier.’ Jason Momoa was born in Hawaii on August 1, 1979.
13. Sandra Bullock
Glamour says that Sandra Bullock is one of the most famous Leo celebrities. Bullock was born in Virginia on July 26, 1964. The actress made her film debut with a small role in the 1987 thriller ‘Hangmen.’ She began to gain attention after she played a supporting role in the 1993 action film ‘Demolition,’ but her breakthrough was the 1994 action thriller ‘Speed.’ Bullock went on to star in films covering a wide range of genres. Some of her most famous films are ‘Miss Congeniality and its sequel, ‘Gravity,’ ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ ‘Premonition,’ ’28 Days,’ and ‘Two Weeks Notice.’ She has won multiple awards and accolades throughout her career.
12. Joe Jonas
One of our favorite Leo celebrities from the music world is Joe Jonas of the pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers. The group consists of Joe and his brothers Kevin and Nick. They released their debut studio album, ‘It’s About Time,’ in 2006. Around this time, the band gained a large following via the Disney Channel. Not only did they feature in ‘Camp Rock’ and its sequel, but they also got two of their own series, ‘Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream’ and ‘Jonas.’ After releasing four albums with the Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas released his debut solo album, ‘Fastlife,’ in 2011. In 2015, Jonas formed the funk-pop band DNCE, of which he is the lead vocalist.
11. Meghan Markle
Originally an American actress, then a British princess, then back to being an American television personality in the space of just a few years, Meghan Markle has made her mark on both sides of the Atlantic. She was born in Los Angeles on August 4, 1981. After establishing a career in television in the United States and a failed marriage to film producer Trevor Engelson, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018. Following her marriage, she became Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The couple now has a son, Archie, and a daughter, Lilibet.
10. Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, on August 11, 1983. Hemsworth and his brothers, Luke and Liam, are all actors. After rising to prominence in the Australian soap opera ‘Home and Away,’ Chris Hemsworth began a film career in Hollywood. He is now best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of his other films are ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘A Perfect Getaway,’ ‘Extractions, Ghostbuster,’ ‘Men in Black: International,’ ‘Blackthat,’ ‘Red Dawn,’ ‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ and ‘Rush.’
9. Shawn Mendes
Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes was born in Ontario on August 8, 1998, which means he was born under the star sign of Leo. He became famous after uploading himself singing covers on Vine, then signed a record deal a year later. Mendes released his debut Studio album, Handwritten,’ in 2015. He has now recorded four studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, and 20 singles.
8. Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was born in Kentucky on August 15, 1990. She began her career in 20016 and initially landed guest roles on television series. Her first major role was in ‘The Bill Engvall Show’ from 2007 to 2009. In 2008, Lawrence made her film debut in ‘Garden Party.’ Although she has since starred in many films, she is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’ film series between 2012 and 2015. She is married to art gallery director Cooke Maroney, and they have residences in Lower Manhattan and Beverly Hills.
7. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is a media personality, model, socialite, and businesswoman who was born in Los Angeles on August 10, 1997. She found fame alongside her family in the reality series ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ Her popularity on the series led to her being the most followed person on Instagram. Now, Jenner has her own cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics, and she has a cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits.
6. J.K. Rowling
Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J.K. Rowling, is an author, film producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. She is best known as the author of the Harry Potter series of books, which inspired the films and a wide range of merchandise. Her story is a true rag to riches tale, as she went from being an unemployed single mother to becoming the world’s highest-paid author in 2017 and 2019. She owns a multimillion home in Kensington, London, and the historic Killiechassie House and its estate in Scotland. Rowling was born in Gloucestershire on July 31, 1965.
Pop legend Madonna was born in Michigan on August 16, 1958. At the age of 20, she moved to New York City to pursue a career as a dancer. She then began performing as a singer and instrumentalist in several bands. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1983, and it instantly propelled her into stardom. In a career that spans six decades, Madonna has released 14 studio albums, three soundtrack albums, six compilation albums, and six live albums. She has also released 88 singles and 24 promotional singles. Furthermore, she has starred in multiple films, including ‘Desperately Seeking Susan,’ ‘Dick Tracy,’ and ‘Evita.’
4. Barack Obama
New Idea lists Barack Obama as one of the most famous Leo celebrities. He is one of the most notable world leaders of the 21st century, after serving two terms as the President of the United States between 2009 and 2017. Since the end of his presidency, he has appeared as a speaker at various political events and supported the work of many charities. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.
3. Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe shot to fame as a child actor when he was cast in the role of Harry Potter in a series of films of the same name. He was born in London on July 23, 1989, and he began his career in 1999. After the Harry Potter series of films was completed, Radcliffe wanted to avoid being stereotyped, so he took on films across a diverse sector of genres. Some of his films include ‘The Woman in Black,’ ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ ‘Victor Frankenstein,’ ‘Now You See Me 2,’ and ‘Swiss Army Man.’
2. Halle Berry
American actress Halle Berry was born in Ohio on August 14, 1966, and she is one of our favorite Leo celebrities. One of her major roles since the turn of the Millennium is Storm in the ‘X-Men’ film series, and she has played this role from 2000 to 2014. In 2002, Berry was a Bond girl in the film ‘Die Another Day.’ Some of her other movies include ‘Monster’s Ball,’ ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum,’ ‘The Call,’ and ’Gothika.’ Prior to becoming an actress, Halle Berry was a model.
1. Jennifer Lopez
According to Women’s Health, one of the top Leo celebrities is Jennifer Lopez. The singer, actress, dancer, and businesswoman was born in New York City on July 24, 1969, and she began her career in 1986. At the beginning of her career, Lopez was a regular dance on ‘In Living Color.’ Lopez made her acting debut in the 1997 biopic and went on to have an acting career that had both highs and lows. Jennifer Lopez also ventured into the music industry and released her debut studio album in 1999. She went on to release a further seven studio albums.