There is an account with my name, the wrong birthday, and NO EMAIL ADDRESS. How to delete or otherwise take control?

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Hi. My name is Skyler Knopp.
Years ago, my sister created an IMDb account for me, yet she did not use an email address, and she put the wrong date for my birthday.
Now that I am beginning to accumulate credits, I need to gain control of that account, or otherwise delete it entirely.
Is there a process for this? What should I do?
Thanks,
Skyler
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Skyler: To be clear, are we talking about an IMDb name page or an IMDb user page or both?

I see an IMDb name page under your name at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6220198/. That is where your credits get listed (assuming that you are the Skyler Knopp referred to on that page; if not, you will need to have your credits listed on a new name page for "Skyler Knopp (II)" to distinguish yourself from the Skyler Knopp of "Electric", "The Novelist", and "Caught Dead").

However, there is no birthdate listed on that name page, so I don't know what the birthdate might have to do with it.

In addition, you may also have an IMDb user page. That is the page that represents you as a user of IMDb (who may or may not necessarily be a person with any film or television credits). I don't know what page that would be, but its URL would start with http://www.imdb.com/user/ur..

When we talk about IMDb accounts on this board, usually we are referring to the account associated with a user page.

If you are able to log in to IMDb, you can go to https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb/details and correct your birthdate there and go to https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb/changeemail and correct your e-mail address there. Those changes are for your user account, and don't necessarily have anything to do with your name page.

I don't think this will answer all your questions, but hopefully you can provide more details so people here can advise you.