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Bill Maher (born Jan. 20, 1956)
Bill Maher (born Jan. 20, 1956): Maher got his start doing stand-up comedy. His show 'Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher' was canceled after he made a controversial statement about 9/11. You can see him now on his HBO show 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'
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David Lynch (born Jan. 20, 1946)
David Lynch (born Jan. 20, 1946): Lynch directed several cult classic films. He first found mainstream success with 'The Elephant Man,' and may be best known for his 'Twin Peaks' TV series. He has been nominated for three Oscars.
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Geena Davis (born Jan. 21, 1956)
Geena Davis (born Jan. 21, 1956): This former model is best-known for her acting, and won an Oscar for her work in 'The Accidental Tourist.' She's also an Olympic-caliber archer.
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Diane Lane (born Jan. 22, 1956)
Diane Lane (born Jan. 22, 1956): This Oscar winner successfully transitioned from child actress to star. She'll reprise her 'Man of Steel' role as Martha Kent in 2015's 'Batman vs. Superman.'
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Guy Fieri (born Jan. 22, 1968)
Guy Fieri (born Jan. 22, 1968): This restaurant owner was born Guy Ferry. He has written three books and stars in 'Guy's Big Bite' on the Food Network.
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Linda Blair (born Jan. 22, 1959)
Linda Blair (born Jan. 22, 1959): This actress is probably best-known as the pea-soup-spewing possessed child in 'The Exorcist.' She has also written a book about going vegan.
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Alicia Keys (born Jan. 25, 1981)
Alicia Keys (born Jan. 25, 1981): 'Songs in A Minor,' her debut album, was a commercial and critical success. She followed it with a string of hits. She also acts, appearing in films such as 'The Secret Life of Bees.'
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Wayne Gretzky (born Jan. 26, 1961)
Wayne Gretzky (born Jan. 26, 1961): A hockey player isn't nicknamed 'The Great One' for nothing. This Canadian star played 20 seasons in the NHL, including a Stanley Cup-winning season with the L.A. Kings.
Ellen DeGeneres (born Jan. 26, 1958)
Ellen DeGeneres (born Jan. 26, 1958): This funny lady got her start doing stand-up comedy, acted in movies and hosts 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named her a Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. She's been tapped to host the 2014 Oscars.
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Eddie Van Halen (born Jan. 26, 1955)
Eddie Van Halen (born Jan. 26, 1955): This guitar god was born in the Netherlands and grew up in California. He and his brother, Alex, founded Van Halen, which had a string of hits in the '80s and '90s.
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Bridget Fonda (born Jan. 27, 1964)
Bridget Fonda (born Jan. 27, 1964): Fonda's first film role was small: She played a child in a hippie commune in 'Easy Rider,' starring her father, Peter Fonda. She attracted a lot of attention for roles in 'Single White Female' and 'Jackie Brown.' She's married to composer Danny Elfman.
Keith Olbermann (born Jan. 27, 1959)
Keith Olbermann (born Jan. 27, 1959): This former sports journalist transitioned to political commentary. He is frequently labeled liberal, but resists the description. He hosted 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' until March 2012.
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Alan Alda (born Jan. 28, 1936)
Alan Alda (born Jan. 28, 1936): This actor, born Alphonso D'Abruzzo, is best known as Hawkeye Pierce on 'M*A*S*H.' He was popular as Senator Vinick on 'The West Wing,' and recently appeared on 'The Big C' on Showtime.
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Elijah Wood (born Jan. 28, 1981)
Elijah Wood (born Jan. 28, 1981): This former child star may be best known as Frodo in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Wood has since starred as Ryan in the FX series 'Wilfred.' Wood returned to the silver screen as Frodo in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'
Nick Carter (born Jan. 28, 1980)
Nick Carter (born Jan. 28, 1980): Nick Carter, older brother of singer Aaron Carter, was a member of the Backstreet Boys and has released two solo albums as well. He starred in the reality series 'House of Carters' in 2006.
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Joey Fatone (born Jan. 28, 1977)
Joey Fatone (born Jan. 28, 1977): Joey Fatone was one-fifth of popular boy band 'N Sync in the '90s, alongside fellow Aquarian Justin Timberlake. He has gone on to act in films such as 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' and placed second on 'Dancing With the Stars' back in 2007.
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Sarah McLachlan (born Jan. 28, 1968)
Sarah McLachlan (born Jan. 28, 1968): This Canadian singer-songwriter founded the Lilith Fair tour. Her best-selling album, 'Surfacing,' won her two Grammy awards in 1997. She lends her voice to ASPCA TV ads.
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Edward Burns (born Jan. 29, 1968)
Edward Burns (born Jan. 29, 1968): The acclaimed indy filmmaker jumped onto Hollywood's radar when his debut 'The Brothers McMullen' played at Sundance. He had a major role in 'Saving Private Ryan.'
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Tom Selleck (born Jan. 29, 1945)
Tom Selleck (born Jan. 29, 1945): This actor is best known for his starring role on 'Magnum, P.I.' — and his luxurious mustache. He was hugely popular as Monica's boyfriend Richard on 'Friends,' and regularly turns up as the star of the 'Jesse Stone' TV movie series.
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Adam Lambert (born Jan. 29, 1982)
Adam Lambert (born Jan. 29, 1982): This 'American Idol' runner-up was a winner on the Billboard charts. His debut album, 'For Your Entertainment,' went platinum. He's also been known to collaborate with his music crush, Queen, taking center stage as the band's frontman.
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Heather Graham (born Jan. 29, 1970)
Heather Graham (born Jan. 29, 1970): This actress had a breakout role in Gus van Sant's 'Drugstore Cowboy' and was hugely popular in 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.' She stars as Jade in the 'Hangover' movies.
Oprah Winfrey (born Jan. 29, 1954)
Oprah Winfrey (born Jan. 29, 1954): Winfrey took a low-rated Chicago morning TV show and grew it into a media empire. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Sofia in 'The Color Purple.' She is currently the head of the Oprah Winfrey Network cable channel.
Gene Hackman (born Jan. 30, 1930)
Gene Hackman (born Jan. 30, 1930): This former Marine and two-time Oscar winner is best known for his role as Popeye Doyle in 'The French Connection.' He also starred as Lex Luthor in three Superman movies.
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Vanessa Redgrave (born Jan. 30, 1937)
Vanessa Redgrave (born Jan. 30, 1937): Redgrave comes from an acting family; both her parents were stage stars, and she is the mother of actresses Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson. She won an Academy Award for her role as the title character in 'Julia.'
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Phil Collins (born Jan. 30, 1951)
Phil Collins (born Jan. 30, 1951): This English drummer and singer-songwriter was part of the progressive rock group Genesis. He also has had success as a solo artist, winning several Grammys and finding success on the Billboard charts.
Brett Butler (born Jan. 30, 1958)
Brett Butler (born Jan. 30, 1958): This funny lady has worked as an actress, writer and comedian. She is best known for her starring role on the TV series 'Grace Under Fire.' She recently had a recurring role on 'Anger Management.'
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Justin Timberlake (born Jan. 31, 1981)
Justin Timberlake (born Jan. 31, 1981): This former Mouseketeer rose to fame in 'N Sync. He has had several solo hit singles, including 'SexyBack.' His acting career includes an acclaimed performance in 'The Social Network.' He's currently globe-trotting for his '20/20 Experience World Tour.'
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Minnie Driver (born Jan. 31, 1970)
Minnie Driver (born Jan. 31, 1970): This actress and singer is best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in 'Good Will Hunting.' She was also the voice of Jane in the 1999 animated version of 'Tarzan.'
Lisa Marie Presley (born Feb. 1, 1968)
Lisa Marie Presley (born Feb. 1, 1968): Elvis and Priscilla Presley's daughter is a an accomplished singer and songwriter in her own right. She was briefly married to Michael Jackson.
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Shakira (born Feb. 2, 1977)
Shakira (born Feb. 2, 1977): This singer, born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Colombia, rocketed to stardom with her hit 'Hips Don't Lie.' She welcomed a baby boy with Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué in January 2013.
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Christie Brinkley (born Feb. 2, 1954)
Christie Brinkley (born Feb. 2, 1954): Brinkley hit the big time in the '70s as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model. She is one of the world's richest models.
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Duane Chapman (born Feb. 2, 1953)
Duane Chapman (born Feb. 2, 1953): 'Dog' is an ex-con and bail bondsman. He had a brief reality show career as the star of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter' from 2004 to 2012.
Nathan Lane (born Feb. 3, 1956)
Nathan Lane (born Feb. 3, 1956): This stage and screen actor has won acclaim and awards for such diverse roles as Albert in 'The Birdcage,' Max Bialystock in 'The Producers' and Timon in 'The Lion King.'
Alice Cooper (born Feb. 4, 1948)
Alice Cooper (born Feb. 4, 1948): Born Vincent Damon Furnier, this musician is as well-known for his showmanship and witty persona as he is for his music. 'School's Out' is one of his biggest hits.
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Tom Brokaw (born Feb. 6, 1940)
Tom Brokaw (born Feb. 6, 1940): This journalist was an anchor of 'NBC Nightly News' 1982-2004. He has written several books, including his 1998 best-seller 'The Greatest Generation.'
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Chris Rock (born Feb. 7, 1965)
Chris Rock (born Feb. 7, 1965): This former 'Saturday Night Live' star is a popular and successful comedian and actor. He's had roles in 'Dogma,' 'Nurse Betty' and 'Down to Earth.' He also made 'Good Hair,' a documentary.
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Garth Brooks (born Feb. 7, 1962)
Garth Brooks (born Feb. 7, 1962): This country singer was one of the most popular acts of the '90s. He's married to fellow country star Trisha Yearwood.
Ashton Kutcher (born Feb. 7, 1978)
Ashton Kutcher (born Feb. 7, 1978): This former model hit paydirt starring on 'That '70s Show.' He moved on to films such as 'Dude, Where's My Car' and 'The Butterfly Effect.' You can see him on the hit sitcom 'Two and a Half Men.'
Seth Green (born Feb. 8, 1974)
Seth Green (born Feb. 8, 1974): This former child actor has developed a grown-up career. He starred in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and in 'Party Monster' with Macaulay Culkin. He's one of the geniuses behind 'Robot Chicken.'
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Nick Nolte (born Feb. 8, 1941)
Nick Nolte (born Feb. 8, 1941): Nolte started out as a model. His breakout role was alongside Eddie Murphy in '48 Hrs.' His performance in 'Prince of Tides' was both popular and critically acclaimed.
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Joe Pesci (born Feb. 9, 1943)
Joe Pesci (born Feb. 9, 1943): Audiences remember Pesci for his Oscar-winning role in 'Goodfellas.' The short, fast-talking star seems to gravitate to playing criminals. He's almost as well-known for his turn as a bumbling crook in two 'Home Alone' movies.
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Mia Farrow (born Feb. 9, 1945)
Mia Farrow (born Feb. 9, 1945): The star of prime-time soap 'Peyton Place' and of 'Rosemary's Baby' is almost as well-known for her long relationship with Woody Allen.
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Laura Dern (born Feb. 10, 1967)
Laura Dern (born Feb. 10, 1967): Dern is known for picking unusual roles. She found mainstream success in 'Jurassic Park,' but often works with David Lynch, her director in 'Blue Velvet,' 'Wild at Heart' and 'Inland Empire.' She won a Best Actress Golden Globe in 2011 for her role in HBO’s 'Enlightened.'
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Brandy (born Feb. 11, 1979)
Brandy (born Feb. 11, 1979): Brandy Norwood is a singer, actress and reality TV star. She comes from a musical family; her brother is Ray J and her cousin is Snoop Dogg. 'The Boy is Mine,' a duet with Monica, was one of her biggest hits.
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Jennifer Aniston (born Feb. 11, 1969)
Jennifer Aniston (born Feb. 11, 1969): Aniston has said she considered quitting acting after making 'Leprechaun' in 1993. The following year she hit it big as Rachel on 'Friends.' Since that show ended in 2004, she has made several movies, including 'Marley & Me' and 'He's Just Not That Into You.'
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Sarah Palin (born Feb. 11, 1964)
Sarah Palin (born Feb. 11, 1964): This former mayor and governor of Alaska burst onto the political scene when John McCain chose her to be his running mate in his race against President Obama in 2008. She resigned her office as governor of Alaska in 2009. She has written two books.
Sheryl Crow (born Feb. 11, 1962)
Sheryl Crow (born Feb. 11, 1962): This former elementary school music teacher worked her way up from writing advertising jingles and doing backup vocals to become a multiple-Grammy-winning star. Her debut album, 'Tuesday Night Music Club,' went platinum.
Arsenio Hall (born Feb. 12, 1956)
Arsenio Hall (born Feb. 12, 1956): This comedian and 'Coming to America' star may be best known for hosting his own talk show. His signature gesture, a fist-pump accompanied by chanting 'Woof!' was everywhere in the '90s.
Christina Ricci (born Feb. 12, 1980)
Christina Ricci (born Feb. 12, 1980): This former child star — she played Wednesday in the film versions of 'The Addams Family' — grew up to be an acclaimed actress. She won a Golden Globe for her work in 'The Opposite of Sex.'
Peter Gabriel (born Feb. 13, 1950)
Peter Gabriel (born Feb. 13, 1950): Gabriel first hit it big as part of Genesis, but left to pursue a solo career. The video for his song 'Sledgehammer' is one of the most-played in MTV history.
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John McEnroe (born Feb. 16, 1959)
John McEnroe (born Feb. 16, 1959): This talented tennis star was one of the most popular players ever, despite the fact that his famous temper got him disqualified from the 1990 Australian Open. He has appeared in movies and works as a TV commentator.
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Ice-T (born Feb. 16, 1958)
Ice-T (born Feb. 16, 1958): This rapper and actor, born Tracy Marrow, released 'O.G. Original Gangster' in 1991, which effectively defined gangsta rap. You can see him on TV in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'
Paris Hilton (born Feb. 17, 1981)
Paris Hilton (born Feb. 17, 1981): This heir to the Hilton Hotels family fortune was a slightly famous socialite until her infamous sex tape appeared online. Immediately afterward, she starred with Nicole Richie in the reality show 'The Simple Life.'
Larry the Cable Guy (born Feb. 17, 1963)
Larry the Cable Guy (born Feb. 17, 1963): Daniel Lawrence Whitney is a comedian and actor. He got his start in radio, and performed his Larry the Cable Guy character on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He is the voice of Mater in the 'Cars' animated movies.
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Michael Jordan (born Feb. 17, 1963)
Michael Jordan (born Feb. 17, 1963): This former Chicago Bulls star, known as 'His Airness' or 'Air Jordan,' is considered to be one of the best to play the game. He owns the Charlotte Bobcats.
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Lou Diamond Phillips (born Feb. 17, 1962)
Lou Diamond Phillips (born Feb. 17, 1962): This actor had a huge hit as Ritchie Valens in 'La Bamba.' He is an avid poker player, and played in the World Series of Poker in 2009.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (born Feb. 17, 1981)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (born Feb. 17, 1981): This child star of '3rd Rock From the Sun' has transitioned into a respectable acting career, starrin in box office smashes 'Inception,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' '500 Days of Summer' and 'Don Jon.'
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Yoko Ono (born Feb. 18, 1933)
Yoko Ono (born Feb. 18, 1933): This artist and musician is best known as John Lennon's widow. She still writes music and engages in peace activism.
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Vanna White (born Feb. 18, 1957)
Vanna White (born Feb. 18, 1957): Her career of turning letters on 'Wheel of Fortune' has lasted nearly three decades. Her cheery demeanor and glam fashion sense make her immensely popular.
Cybill Shepherd (born Feb. 18, 1950)
Cybill Shepherd (born Feb. 18, 1950): This actress' breakout role was Jacy in 'The Last Picture Show.' She saw a resurgence in popularity as Maddie on 'Moonlighting' in the '80s, and more recently on 'The L Word' and 'The Client List.'
Jillian Michaels (born Feb. 18, 1974)
Jillian Michaels (born Feb. 18, 1974): This tough-talking personal trainer is best known for whipping contestants on 'The Biggest Loser' into shape.
Molly Ringwald (born Feb. 18, 1968)
Molly Ringwald (born Feb. 18, 1968): This teen star had a string of hits in John Hughes movies such as 'Sixteen Candles' and 'The Breakfast Club.' She has written two books, and you can see her on the ABC Family series 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.'
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John Travolta (born Feb. 18, 1954)
John Travolta (born Feb. 18, 1954): This actor and dancer hit it big with 'Saturday Night Fever,' and starred in a string of hits. His popularity declined in the '80s, but he burst back on the scene with an Oscar-nominated performance in 'Pulp Fiction.'
Matt Dillon (born Feb. 18, 1964)
Matt Dillon (born Feb. 18, 1964): This actor has been working steadily since he was 16. He had noteworthy roles in 'The Outsider,' 'Drugstore Cowboy' and' There's Something About Mary.'