Virgo is represented by the virgin or maiden. Which could lead you to believe that Virgos are always shy and modest. However, as you can see by the careers of the Virgo celebrities listed below, that's not exactly true.
Virgo is the mutable Earth sign that's ruled by Mercury. This means all of these famous Virgos are graceful, charming, and clever, down-to-earth individuals. They are also hardworking perfectionists who are incredibly talented, intelligent, and quick-witted.
Famous Virgo Actors and Actresses
Virgo actors and actresses have critical minds and pay attention to detail. They're reliable, study the script, immerse themselves in the character, take direction, rehearse, and analyze their performance.
Melissa McCarthy, born August 26, 1970, is a busy Virgo; she runs a production company, has a line of clothing, stars in blockbuster comedies, and racks up award nominations.
Born August 26, 1980, Chris Pine has a Virgo stellium (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn). He played James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Cameron Diaz, born on August 30, 1972, is an actress turned wellness guru. Virgo is related to health, and Cameron has published two health books, The Longevity Book and No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Body Book."
Keanu Reeves was born on September 2, 1964. Reeves is a quintuple Virgo. He is a very complex Virgo with his Sun, Rising, Mercury, Uranus, and Pluto all in Virgo.
Born September 10, 1960, Colin Firth is a charming, low-key actor who has been dubbed "the thinking woman's heartthrob." Firth has won many best actor awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying King George VI in The King's Speech.
Tyler Perry was born on September 13, 1969. He is fully involved in all aspects of the movie business. He is a producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Tyler Perry received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 93rd annual Academy Awards.
Famous Virgo Singers and Musicians
Virgo singers are perfectionists who leave their shy modesty behind when they take center stage.
Beyoncé, born September 4, 1981, is not a just diva and songwriter; she's a perfectionist and oversees every aspect of her performances. According to MTV.com, Beyoncé said, "I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, 'Oh God, that hair did not work.' Or 'I should never do that again.' I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I'm always eager for new information."
Pink was born on September 8, 1979. She is a singer and songwriter who has been nominated for multiple awards, including three Grammy Awards. Interestingly, pink and perfection are semantically related.
Born August 26, 1993, Keke Palmer is a singer, actress, and television personality who is so proud of her Sun sign that she released a song called Virgo Tendencies.
Jennifer Hudson was born on September 12, 1981. Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol. For her role in the musical Dreamgirls, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jennifer and her sister, Julia, created the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. The foundation is a catalyst for change in the health, education, and welfare of children.
Born on September 5, 1946, Freddie Mercury is the legendary lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Freddie was truly mercurial. His onstage persona was vibrant and exuberant, but he was unbelievably modest, shy, and vulnerable offstage.
"The King of Pop," Michael Jackson, was born on August 29, 1958. He was as famous for his dance moves as he was for his singing. Michael was remarkably talented, driven, patient, and kind, but also a self-critical perfectionist. Still, as dynamic as his stage persona was, Michael was a very sensitive and terribly shy man in private.
B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925. He's the legendary musician known as "The King of the Blues." His song The Thrill is Gone won him a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. B.B. King was one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Famous Virgo Rappers
Hard-working, creative, and dedicated, Virgos have several personality traits that make them great rappers.
Born September 7, 1964, Easy-E was the frontman of the groundbreaking rap group NWA and played a significant role in popularizing gangsta and West Coast rap. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS. His controversial death is explored in WEtv's limited series. The Mysterious Death of Easy-E.
Born on September 11, 1977, Ludacris is a Three-time Grammy-winning rapper. Ludacris is a proud Virgo who wrote these lyrics: "Hey girl, just come and hold my hand / Won't you come and chill out with the Virgo (tell 'em, tell 'em)." His Ludacris Foundation is associated with many youth initiatives.
Born on September 13, 1996, Playboi Carti is a Mumble rapper known for his gothic fashion and quirky personality. GQ has described him as a "leader of a youth style."
Famous Virgo Writers
A Virgo writer finds life and language beyond fascinating. This, coupled with their scholarly intellect, natural social intelligence, and fantastic imaginations, makes them prolific writers who get their point across beautifully.
Born September 21, 1947, Stephen King is the prolific author of supernatural fiction, horror, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction. Many of King's books have been adapted into films, television series, and comic books.
Roald Dahl, born September 13, 1916, was the author of children's books. Among other famous works, Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and James and the Giant Peach.
Famous Virgo Athletes
Virgos are the most health-conscious of all the zodiac signs. Virgo athletes exercise both their bodies and their minds. They care about their sport, practice, work out, and are incredibly conscious of their health. Famous Virgo athletes know how to endure, and they have a natural strength that makes them tenacious and strong.
Born September 12, 1913, Jesse Owens is one of the most outstanding track and field athletes of all time. He won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics, destroying Hitler's assertion of Aryan supremacy.
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978. He was an All-Star Award winner who wrote a book titled The Mamba Mentality, which he described as "prioritizing professional goals over having a normal, balanced life," and, "as playing without fear, mastering your craft and wanting not only to win but to dominate."
Ángel Cabrera, born on September 12, 1969, is an Argentinian golfer who earned his first major championship in 2007 with a first-place finish at the US Open. Cabrera then went on to become the Master's Tournament Champion in 2009.
Lance Armstrong, born September 18, 1971, American professional road racing cyclist. After battling Cancer, Lance founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer, now called LiveStrong.
Born August 30, 1982, Andy Roddick is a tennis player who won the US Open win in 2003. Roddick reached the finals of three Wimbledons but was defeated in all three by Roger Federer. Upon retirement, Roddick's focused on the Andy Roddick Foundation.
Famous Virgo Politicians
Most Virgo politicians feel they are the servants of the people, and their goal is to create a kinder, gentler, and more efficient world.
Lyndon Johnson, born on August 27, 1908, was the 36th President of the United States. In true Virgo fashion, he won passage of a significant tax cut, the Clean Air Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Social Security Amendments of 1965. He also created the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs.
Born on September 8, 1941, Bernie Sanders is the Social Democratic Vermont senator who advocates for universal healthcare, doubling the federal minimum wage, and free higher education, among other progressive causes.
William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft, born on September 15, 1857, was the 27th President of the United States and also served as the tenth Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. He had a tremendous impact as Chief Justice and is often thought to be the most significant US Chief Justice of all time.
Ferdinand Marcos, born September 11, 1917, served as the tenth president of the Philippines. Of course, there is the miserly aspect of a dark Virgo, and Marcos was deemed a kleptocrat. Marcos' dictatorship caused an economic collapse during which the people of the country suffered greatly.
Famous Virgo Entrepreneurs
Mercury-ruled, Virgo entrepreneurs enjoy their work and need to be productive. Virgo entrepreneurs have a talent for knowing where to invest their money and make it work for them.
Born on August 30, 1930, Warren Buffett is an investor, business tycoon, and philanthropist often referred to as the "Oracle" or "Sage" of Omaha. Buffett is the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. A notable Virgo, Buffett has pledged to give away most of his wealth to philanthropic causes.
Born on September 10, 1964, Jack Ma established the Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba. In 2020, he was the second-wealthiest person in China. In 2019, he stepped down from the executive chairman of Alibaba and focused on philanthropy and environmental causes.
Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank fame was born on September 14, 1962. An investor who has written several business books, he founded the internet security software BRAK Systems (later sold to AT&T.) He also established the Herjavec Group and turned it into one of Canada's biggest IT security firms.
Brian Chesky, born on August 29, 1981, is the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. He was made an ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by then US President Barack Obama. Chesky is also part of The Giving Pledge and has been on the Youngest Forbes 400 list.
Other Famous Virgos
Virgos are humanitarian and intellectual. They use their mental acumen with the exacting sensibility and razor-sharp attention to detail.
Born August 26, 1910, Mother Teresa is a Roman Catholic nun known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in the Catholic church. Mother Teresa devoted her life to caring for the sick and needy. Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work.
Born on September 16, 1956, David Copperfield is a magician described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield has been named a Living Legend by the US Library of Congress.
Creativity and Hard Work
As you can see by these famous Virgos, all Virgos have different talents related to their entire birth chart. Still, all Virgos know that hard work pays off and throw themselves into their passions.