When I was a kid, all I wanted was to share my birthday with a cool celebrity. I think it all stemmed from the fact that I was born during a summer month, so in elementary school, when we'd have a birthday month party, I got lumped in with the Julys and Augusts, too. It felt less special. And that meant planning my actual birthday parties was always a little rough because we had to schedule around camp and travel schedules if we wanted to ensure all of my little friends could come.
The one actor on the list I recognized when I was young was Selma Blair, who, let's face it, I wasn't entirely fond of due to roles in movies like Cruel Intentions. But I grew up, and she took a role in one of my favorite guilty pleasure chick flicks of all time, The Sweetest Thing, so now I'm happy to share the day with her.
But these days, with my much more in-depth knowledge of all things pop culture (and the fact that new celebrities emerge every year!), I have added quite a few more recognizable names to those to whom I raise my celebratory cupcake when celebrating today:
So here's wishing a very Happy Birthday to Frances McDormand, Joss Whedon, Duffy, Jason Mraz, the late June Carter Cash, Martin Klebba, Paul Wesley, David Kelley, the late Bob Fosse, and Randy Jackson!
...Out of respect for all of us adding another year, I have refrained from listing what years we were born, though!