Thursday, August 4, 2011

Famous August birthdays

Famous August birthdays
Famous August birthdays. An NFL quarterback, Spice Girl, child star and U.S. president are among the celebrities with August birthdays. Scroll through to discover who else will celebrate a birthday this coming month.
Aug. 1 birthdays
The rapper had a tough time as a young adult, spending time in jail and rehab. He straightened himself out, gaining notice with this song featured in the film "Dangerous Minds" and became one of the most well-known rappers of the '90s.

This singer is the lead vocalist of "Counting Crows". He also co-wrote and sang "Accidentally in Love," which you may have heard in a popular feature film.
Aug. 2 birthdays
Mary-Louise Parker
The actress first got noticed on the big screen in "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "The Client" in the early '90s. Now she's the star of the hit Showtime show "Weeds". She adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia in 2007.

This legendary pitcher has played for the Boston Red Sox since 1995. He was the recipient of this award in 2010, becoming the first Red Sox player to receive it.
Aug. 3 birthdays
Tom Brady
The New England Patriots quarterback played football for the University of Michigan before being drafted by the Patriots in 2000. He married a supermodel in 2009, and they had their first child in December that year.

This businesswoman first got noticed as the host of her own cooking and lifestyle show
in the '90s. She expanded her brand with books, magazines and other merchandise enduring a brief stint in jail in 2004.
Aug. 4 birthdays
Crystal Chappell
This actress got her start on "All My Children" and "Days of Our Lives". She moved on to "Guiding Light" in 1999, winning a Daytime Emmy in 2002.

This very famous politician has two daughters and a dog. His fashionable wife is focused on ending childhood obesity in the U.S.
Aug. 5 birthdays
Neil Armstrong
This legendary astronaut made history as the first man to walk on the moon.

This blond actress is best-known as Marcia Brady from the hit '70s show "The Brady Bunch".
Aug. 6 birthdays
Geri Halliwell
This singer rose to superstardom as part of '90s girl band the "Spice Girls". Halliwell went on to a solo career after leaving the band.

This singer and guitarist was part of the '80s family singing group DeBarge.
Aug. 7 birthdays
Wayne Knight
This actor had an ongoing rivalry with a famous comedian on one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. Before that, he had small parts in several popular films, including this one starring Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze.

This blond beauty proved she is more than just a pretty face when she completely transformed herself for a role in a crime drama. She's now rumored to be dating a sexy actor.
Aug. 8 birthdays
Robin Quivers
This radio personality makes many people laugh as co-anchor on "The Howard Stern Show." Quivers is rumored to be leaving the show after a long stint.

This legendary guitarist was born in England but grew up in another country. His signature look includes a beanie. Oh and he's part of a little band called U2.
Aug. 9 birthdays
Deion Sanders
The former NFL cornerback was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Sanders is now an analyst on the NFL Network. Watch clips of him as a former Atlanta Falcons star.

This well-known singer is one of the biggest pop stars of all time. She's made headlines in recent years for her drug use and her tumultuous relationship with this man.
Aug. 10 birthdays
Patti Austin
The Grammy-winning R&B artist got her start very young. R&B greats Dinah Washington and Sammy Davis Jr. helped launch her career.

This handsome actor wowed fans in "The Mask of Zorro" and as the voice of Puss in Boots in the "Shrek" films.
Aug. 11 birthdays
Hulk Hogan
The retired WWE wrestler was born in the South. Hogan became an overnight sensation after a part in "Rocky III." Watch clips of him on his reality show, "Hogan Knows Best."

This model and actress has posed many places, including for Estée Lauder. She was featured on the cover of the 2005 swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated and once dated this rocker.
Aug. 12 birthdays
Suzanne Vega
The '80s and '90s singer-songwriter started to play the guitar at age 11. She recently released a two-volume CD set with fresh arrangements of her hits.

This tennis legend won 14 Grand Slams during his career, making him one of the all-time tennis greats. He's married to a famous actress.
Aug. 13 birthdays
Danny Bonaduce
Bonaduce is best known for his role as Danny Partridge on "The Partridge Family". A cocaine addiction and time in rehab followed, and although he attempted to revive his career in 2005 with the VH1 reality show "Breaking Bonaduce," he has failed to transcend his child star status.

This American actress is best known for her role in 1977's "The Goodbye Girl," for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She invented the HipHugger baby sling after having her daughter in 2000.
Aug. 14 birthdays
Halle Berry
The seemingly ageless actress, born in Cleveland in 1966, got noticed in 1991's "Jungle Fever" and has been in a string of films since then. She's been married twice and has a daughter with a male model.

This famous basketball player shocked many when he announced in 1991 that he had a life-threatening condition. See photos and watch video of the former Los Angeles Laker.
Aug. 15 birthdays
Joe Jonas
Perhaps the biggest heartthrob of this boy group, Jonas has dated quite a few Hollywood stars, including Taylor Swift, Camilla Belle and Ashley Greene.

This royal is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. She survived a kidnapping attempt in London in 1974.
Aug. 16 birthdays
This pop superstar had her first top 40 hit in 1983. Known as much for her fashion sense as her music, she recently launched a fashion line with daughter Lourdes.

This film director is known for his blockbusters, including "Titanic" and a 3-D revelation.
Aug. 17 birthdays
Sean Penn
The actor, star of "Milk" and "21 Grams," recently broke up with a much-younger starlet and is making headlines with his new rumored girlfriend. His new film, "This Must Be the Place," is due out this year.

This pop singer was the lead singer for the Go-Go's before launching a successful solo career.
Aug. 18 birthdays
Rosalynn Carter
The wife of former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn has worked for many causes over the years, including mental health. She co-founded the Carter Center in 1982.

This actor, star of "Fight Club" and "The Incredible Hulk," is a big believer in philanthropy, launching Crowdrise in 2010.
Aug. 19 birthdays
Bill Clinton
The former president of the United States was the third youngest president at age 46. Clinton's involvement with an intern led to his impeachment, although he was later acquitted.

This country crooner has had a number of hits, including the very successful 2000 hit "I Hope You Dance," for which she won a Grammy.
Aug. 20 birthdays
Connie Chung
After getting her bachelor's degree in journalism in 1969, Chung worked at a TV station in Washington, D.C. She joined CBS in 1971 and made a name for herself covering a famous scandal. The longtime reporter and news anchor is married to talk show host Maury Povich.

This popular weatherman is best known for his cheery personality on NBC's "Today" show. His weight loss, much of it the result of gastric bypass surgery, has been well documented in recent years.
Aug. 21 birthdays
Kenny Rogers
This popular singer from Houston emerged in the '70s with his easy-listening country tunes. The singer expanded his career to TV and movies and even opened a chain of chicken restaurants.

This blond actress is famous for her role as sexy Samantha in "Sex and the City."
Aug. 22 birthdays
Kristen Wiig
The "Saturday Night Live" star has made a solid move to movies with the success of 2011's "Bridesmaids" and alien flick "Paul". Watch clips of her on "SNL."

This retired Army general was a commander in the Persian Gulf war. Hint: His nickname was Stormin' Norman.
Aug. 23 birthdays
Kobe Bryant
The famous basketball player was drafted to the NBA in 1996. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he's been ever since. Who's better, Kobe or LeBron ?

This actress is best known for her roles as the barmaid Diane in "Cheers" and Carol Brady in "The Brady Bunch Movie."
Aug. 24 birthdays
Marlee Matlin
The actress, who is deaf, is best known for being the youngest person, at the time, to win the Academy Award for best actress for her role in "Children of a Lesser God". She went on to star in more films as well as a popular TV show.

This red-headed actor, from Hertfordshire, England, has wowed fans all over the globe as Harry Potter's sidekick Ron Weasley.
Aug. 25 birthdays
Blair Underwood
The handsome actor got his start with a guest appearance as Denise Huxtable's boyfriend on "The Cosby Show." His big career break was spending six seasons on "L.A. Law," and he's since gone on to star in a number of films and TV shows.

This blond actress has wowed teens and adults alike as a socialite on "Gossip Girl" and has recently made the move to films, starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in "Green Lantern."
Aug. 26 birthdays
Search: Cassie
The R&B singer joined P. Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment in 2006 and released the hit song "Me & U." Cassie also had a part in "Step Up 2: The Streets."

This actor got his start with a guest appearance on "ER," but you might know him best as Captain Kirk in this 2009 blockbuster.
Aug. 27 birthdays
Paul Reubens
This actor known by many as his famous character, Pee Wee Herman, spent time in the late '70s with the Groundlings improv group, where he introduced Pee Wee in a sketch. He was arrested in 1991 and again in 2002.

One of this young actress's first films was "Twister," playing a young Helen Hunt, although you might know her better as Carmen in this family-film franchise.
Aug. 28 birthdays
Shania Twain
This country/pop superstar made it big in the mid-'90s and has had a string of hit songs since then. She made headlines when her marriage to Robert John "Mutt" Lange fell apart and again when she married the ex-husband of the woman who allegedly slept with Lange. Check out her new reality show.

This former figure skater won gold at the 1984 Olympics. He is a producer and co-founder of "Stars on Ice."
Aug. 29 birthdays
John McCain
The former presidential hopeful is serving as a U.S. senator for the Grand Canyon state. Read about his time as a prisoner of war.

This actress from Ontario is known for playing Paige Michalchuk on the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Watch clips of the star.
Aug. 30 birthdays
Cameron Diaz
She got noticed in "The Mask" with Jim Carrey and has gone on to star in a string of movies, including her newest, "Bad Teacher," with ex Justin Timberlake.

This American tennis great is a U.S. Open winner and has reached the Wimbledon finals three times. He is married to a model/actress.
Aug. 31 birthdays
Chris Tucker
This actor/comedian has been in a number of movies and is known worldwide for his stand-up act. He recently announced that he'll be doing a stand-up tour this year.

This singer was just 17 when she made it big in the late '80s with songs like "Only in My Dreams." See video clips of her.