December 8, 2014 | G-BLOG



If today is your birthday, then you share it with the following celebs:


Nicki Minaj (Hip-hop artist whose 2010 debut album, Pink Friday, went 4x platinum and had seven singles reach the Billboard’s Hot 100 at the same time. Her follow up album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012.) – 32


Ian Somerhalder (He became known to television drama audiences for playing the heartthrob Damon Salvatore in the The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in Lost.) – 36


AnnaSophia Robb (She became known for her roles in Winn-Dixie and Race to Witch Mountain, for which she won a Denver Film Festival Rising Star Award. She had her first role in a McDonald’s commercial, appeared in Tim Burton’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, and also made an appearance in Soul Surfer.) – 21


Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587: Became Queen of Scotland when she was only 6 days old because she was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. She was imprisoned and forced to abdicated her thrown in 1567.) – would have been 472 years old today!


Teala Dunn (Television actress who made her screen debut in Transamerica, a film starring Felicity Huffman and also appeared in the 2007 Enchanted.) – 18


Dwight Howard (NBA big man who began his career with the Orlando Magic and helped lead the team to the NBA Finals in 2009; traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012 and then signed with the Houston Rockets in 2013.) – 29


Jim Morrison (1943-1971: One of the most iconic figures of classic rock music for his shamanistic performances, his poetry, and songs with the group The Doors, such as “Light My Fire.” He was joined in the Doors by drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek. He was found dead in his Paris, France apartment and his grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery became a much-visited site for both Doors fans and tourists.) – would have been 71 years odl today.


Dominic Monaghan (He played the hobbit Merry in Lord of the Rings, and also starred as Charlie in Lost. His roles as Bolt in X-Men Orgins: Woverine and Charlie Pace on Lost also contributed to his fame.) – 38


Kim Basinger (Best Supporting Actress who played a major role in Batman in 1989 and starred in L.A. Confidential in 1997. She played Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again.) – 61


Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990: Popular singer, dancer, actor, and member of the Rat Pack who released the hit “The Candy Man” in 1972.) – would have been 89 years old today.


Teri Hatcher (Actress who starred as Susan in the ABC series Desperate Housewives and played the role of Lois Lane in the series Lois and Clark from 1993 to 1997. She also provided the voice of Dottie in the 2013 film Planes.) – 50


Serena Ryder (Canadian pop singer who earned her first Gold-certified single with “Stompa” in 2012. She is also a painter and sculptor.) – 32


Jen Ledger (Drummer and backing vocalist for the Christian metal band, Skillet. She joined the band in 2008 and played on the 2009 album Awake and Rise in 2013.) – 25


Flip Wilson (1933-1998: Two-time Emmy Award-winning African American comedian who often played the sassy Geraldine on the television variety show, The Flip Wilson Show.) – would have been 81 years old today.


Chrisette Michele (R&B and soul singer known for her #1 album Epiphany in 2009. She has been signed with Motown Records.) – 32


Sinéad O’Connor (Irish singer-songwriter whose album The Lion and the Cobra brought her commercial success, as well as her cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”) – 48


David Carradine (1936-2009: Wild west martial arts fighter who gained fame on TV’s Kung Fu and starred in Kill Bill. His performance in North and South earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.) – would have been 78 years old today.


Wendell Pierce (Played the role of Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire, which was a television show about police detectives in Baltimore. He also played a trombonist in Treme.) – 48



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