Nicholas Cage Profile
Birth Date: January 7, 1964
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA
Profession: Actor, Producer, Composer, Director
Claim to fame: As punk rocker Randy in Valley Girl (1983)
Nicolas Cage was born in Los Angeles. His mother suffered bouts of depression and was hospitalized during his childhood. Nevertheless, he was close to her and later used his understanding of her mental illness to help create his film characters. His parents divorced when he was twelve. Cage left high school early to pursue acting studies at the American Conservatory Theater. He made his film debut in Valley Girl (1983) and began portraying a series of characters that were loopy, underhanded and borderline psychotic.