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Celebrities Born in 1988

Updated on October 11, 2011

Though still young, they're already breaking into the world of celebrity. There seems to have been an abundance of "stars" that were born in 1988: musicians, actors, and children of celebrities trying to make names for themselves. Here's a list of the people I've found, but new stars emerge all the time. Please comment if you know of any more!

Haley Bennett

Haley Bennett, born Haley Loraine Keeling, is an American singer and actress who first starred in Music and Lyrics (2007), in which she sang several of the songs for the soundtrack. She has been in two other Warner Brothers movies since then: College and The Haunting of Molly Hartley (both 2008). She was born on January 8, 1988 in Naples, Florida.

Nikki Blonsky

Nicole Margaret "Nikki" Blonsky is an American singer and actress. She was received a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the musical-turned-movie Hairspray (2007), where she performed alongside Queen Latifah and John Travolta, among others. She was born on November 9, 1988 in Great Neck, New York.

Emily Browning

Emily Jane Browning is an Australian actress who first starred in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). She went on to star in Sucker Punch (2011) as Babydoll and has won numerous awards for her acting. She was born on December 7, 1988 in Melbourne, Australia.

Michael Cera

Michael Austin Cera is a Canadian-born actor first known for his comedic timing in the television series Arrested Development (2003-2006) and movies Superbad and Juno (both 2007). He has gone on to star in many other major motion pictures, including Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist (2008), Year One (2009), and Youth in Revolt (2010). He has been known to play instruments and sing in movies occasionally, as well. He was born on June 1, 1988 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Billy Gilman

William Wendell "Billy" Gilman III is an American singer. He released his first single "One Voice" at the age of 12 and has since put out a handful of country albums. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his singing and was the youngest singer to reach the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. He was born on May 24, 1988 in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Rupert Grint

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint is a British actor who grew up in the public eye as Ron Weasley in the popular Harry Potter (2001-2012) movie series. Originally known as a sidekick, he has since starred in two full-length films as the leading man: Driving Lessons (2006) and Cherrybomb (2009).  He has won a handful of awards for several Harry Potter movies for his portrayal of Harry Potter's best friend.  He was born on August 24, 1988 in Harlow, Essex, England.

Brooke Hogan

Brooke Ellen Bollea, better known as Brooke Hogan, is an American television personality turned recording artist and the daughter of professional wrestler Terry "Hulk" Hogan.  America first came to know her in her family's reality television show Hogan Knows Best (2005-2007).  After the cancellation of that show, she continued with her own spinoff called Brooke Knows Best (2008-2010).  She released her first album Undiscovered in 2006 and has continued to make music since then.  She was born on May 5, 1988 in Tampa, Florida.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Ann Hudgens is an American singer and actress who received most of her fame from her lead role as Gabriella Montez opposite Zac Effron in High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007). Her first major motion picture role was in Thirteen (2003), in which she played the friend of the main character, played by Evan Rachel Wood.  She has also appeared in several Disney television shows such as The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2006). She was born on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California.

Andrew Lawrence

Andrew James Lawrence is an American actor who starred in the television series Brotherly Love (1995-1997) with his two older brothers: Joey Lawrence and Matthew Lawrence.  He did the voice of main character T.J. Detweiler on the animated Disney show Recess (1998-2001) and has since played various roles on many different shows, including Bones (2008) and United States of Tara (2009).  He was born on January 12, 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Devon Murray

Devon Michael Murray is the Irish actor who played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter movie series (2001-2012).  He also played Malachy in the movie version of Angela's Ashes (1999).  He was born October 28, 1988 in County Kildare, Ireland.

Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who gained his fame from his Oscar-nominated performance as Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense (1999).  He landed lead roles in several later movies, including Pay It Forward (2000) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), both of which landed him awards for his performances as such a young actor.  He was born on April 10, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Tania Raymonde

Tania Raymonde is an American actress. She has appeared on many television series but is most famous for her recurring roles on Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2003) and Lost (2006-2010). She has also appeared in individual episodes of popular television shows such as CSI: NY (2008) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2009). She was born on March 22, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Nikki Reed

Nicole Houston "Nikki" Reed is an American actress. Her most famous role was that of experimental teen Evie Zamora in Thirteen (2000) opposite Evan Rachel Wood. She also co-wrote that movie, based partially on her own experience, with director Catherine Hardwicke. She has also appeared in the Twilight Saga (2009-2012) as Rosalie Hale and on The O.C. (2006) in a recurring role. She was born on May 17, 1988 in West Los Angeles, California.


Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- known as Rihanna -- is a Barbadian R&B singer with multiple number-one hits worldwide. Her first album Music of the Sun (2005) was released on Def Jam Recordings. She has since released a handful of other albums and consistently tops charts all over the world. She is also a philanthropist, performing many charity concert events and having created Believe Foundation in 2006 to assist children who are terminally ill. She was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

Brenda Song

Brenda Song is an American actress. Her first work was as a child model, but she really gained recognition with her recurring role as London Tipton on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005-2008), which she also co-produced.  She has starred in several Disney made-for-TV movies and landed her first major motion picture role in The Social Network (2010). She was born on March 27, 1988 in Carmichael, California.

Alexa Vega

Alexa Ellesse Vega is an American actress. Her most well-known role was that of Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids series (2001-2003), for which she did most of her own stunts. She also starred in Twister (1996) as Jo Harding, age 5.  She is also a singer; she has released several songs in tandem with the Spy Kids series and later starred in Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) as Shilo Wallace. She was born on August 27, 1988 in Miami, Florida.

Hayley Williams

Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer/songwriter. She is the lead vocalist for the popular band Paramore. The band was formed with her high school friends in Tennessee in 2004 and has gained international success.  The band's first album All We Know Is Falling was released in 2005, and since then they have toured extensively. She was born on December 27, 1988 in Meridian, Mississippi.

Rumer Willis

Rumer Glenn Willis is an American actress. She is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and has appeared in many of her parents' movies, such as Now and Then (1995) and The Whole Nine Yards (2000). Both of her parents have remarried, making her the step-daugher of Emma Heming and Ashton Kutcher. She was born on August 16, 1988 in Paducah, Kentucky.

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This list seems to be pretty American-heavy so if you know of any other celebrities born in 1988 (especially non-Americans), please comment and let me know so I can add them!


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      stalin raj 5 years ago

      my birth is 6.1.1988

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      scarlet 6 years ago

      Don't forget KEITH JACK and JESSIE J!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      fofo 6 years ago

      i am also born in 1988 but im older than Tania Raymonde by 2 days only,hehe

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      sophia 6 years ago

      S'phe Ntanzi- Rihanna's birthday is feb 20th 1988 same day as mine she wasn't born in august

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      FortuneCookieProj 7 years ago

      88 Was a good year! I would know, I was born in it as well :)

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      kevinclarkfan13 7 years ago

      Kevin Alexander Clark is also born in 1988.

      His' birthday is December 3, 1988.

      Pleaase include him.


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      somendra singh 7 years ago

      ne1 born on 25th aprill.

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      dimitris 7 years ago

      am also born on same date

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      I like this, it gives me an idea for a hub.

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      Manju 7 years ago

      am also born on same date

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      shane 7 years ago

      Haley Joel Osment is still a kid for me although he is my age!!! :)..btw I love sixth sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      j2 7 years ago

      Tania Raymonde was born one day before me that is strange

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      Brittany 7 years ago

      I thought some of these celebrities like Rhianna, Nikki Blonsky, Emily Browning, Rupert Grint, and Haley Joel Osment were born in earlier years, I thought they were a bit older than me, oh well though. still great celebs. :)

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      MrKnowledge 7 years ago from Tacoma!

      Nice hub, I may just have to post one for the 90's!

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      Kyle Bud 7 years ago


      Wish I could be one of them too since I'm a dragon year born.

      Secondly, there is a couple popular artists in England born in the same year that is MISSING from this list.

      1st: LA ROUX, singer song writer ("Bullit Proof". Her real name is Eleanor Jackson and she was born on March 12, 1988. I LOVE her music.

      2nd: Mike Bailey, born April 6, 1988 is a one show actor on a great british comedy series called SKINS, where he plays a character named Sid who is the under dog in the show. If you haven't seen this show (SKINS), then you really need to look it up on youtube, because it's the best show ever made and it's better than anything America would ever produce. Trust me, look this show up, you won't regret it =)

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      cherrie 7 years ago

      Brook Hogan and I had the same birthday! May 5, 1988 Awesome! :)

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      Dwayne 7 years ago

      Rihanna's birthday is a day after mine's and my future wife (Brenda Song) turns 22 in a few weeks

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      MikeNV 8 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Michael Cera, Rupert Grint and Moore are pretty much the only ones I knew from this list. I had heard the names of a few others but not seen any of their work.

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      Alex Navarro 8 years ago

      weird. Rihanna is only 5 days older than me. I feel old now.

      And whatever happened to Haley Joel Osment???

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      n.n 8 years ago

      hey i love tariro

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      Victor 8 years ago

      Oh!!! Yeah!!! give it up for the year 1988!!! Yeee Ha!!...oh and an addition, Shia Lebouf!!! how do you not put the guy who made Transformers possible, huh!...but still, 1988 rocks!

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      darya 8 years ago

      i am 1988

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      Mudkipz 8 years ago

      Hayley Williams (Paramore) was born in December 1988

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      raaj228 8 years ago

      Great pics

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      khoustello 8 years ago from lancashire

      And every one of them useless untalented celebs.Most will be forgotten the dross hyped up.

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      rj228 8 years ago

      Nice Pics

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      S'phe Ntanzi 8 years ago

      I was born in 1988 August 17 I'm happy to be born on the same month with you Rihanna. South African boy saing

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      KAROLINE 8 years ago

      I LOVE MY DATE OF BITH 1988!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      rosvi 8 years ago

      Andrew lawrence desde pequeño es lindo pero ahorita esta buenisimo... y tiene 21 añitos como yo!

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      Sydney 8 years ago

      I can't wait to see Chain Letter too, it looks like a fun tongue-in-cheek type of horror movie. And Nikki will be great in it, I'm sure.

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      Reina Robinson 8 years ago

      OMG Nikki Is 20!!! Shes so beautiful and talented!!! Cant wait to see her new movie Chain Letter

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      kahh¹²³ 9 years ago

      Meu Deus do Ceuu !!

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      Dakota rohrer 9 years ago

      my face is the next one that's gonna be up there. born in 1988 got the luck of the dragon on my side and the ambition of the taurus...i will succeed.

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      napie 9 years ago

      Rumer scares me..... ps Andrew's brother Matt is so hot!

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      Dawny 9 years ago

      It's already got some of yours, but here's a list of some more famous ppl.

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      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      I concur with every one else. Most of these people I have not heard of. A lot of people say I am dumb or naïve not sure which one suits me

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      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great HUB!

      regards Zsuzsy

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      helenathegreat 10 years ago from Manhattan

      Yep, he goes to NYU, and she saw him a lot during the first few weeks of their freshman year!

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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Went to school with him? How fascinating!

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      helenathegreat 10 years ago from Manhattan

      Great, thanks Patty Inglish! Haley Joel Osment actually goes to school with my best friend, and she used to see him all the time and would always say, "Since when is he not eleven?!"

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      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Simply wonderful! Celebrities from all around the world, too.

      How did Haley Joel Osment grow up so fast?????? hahaha

      Thank you for this great Hub - I'm your fan.