Famous Birthdays Today- Pope Francis Is 83

December 17th


  • Emma Bell is 33 (“Final Destination 5,” “Frozen,” “Walking Dead”)
  • Kiersey Clemons is 26 (“Cloud 9,” “Transparent,” “Austin & Ally”)
  • Bernard Hill is 75 (“Titanic,” “Lord of the Rings” franchise, “Boys from the Blackstuff”)
  • Laurie Holden is 50 (“The Mist,” “Silent Hill,” “The Walking Dead”)
  • Ernie Hudson is 74 (“Oz,” “The Crow,” “Ghostbusters”)
  • Milla Jovovich is 44 (“The Fifth Element,” “Resident Evil” franchise, ‘Cymbeline”)
  • Eugene Levy is 73 (“SCTV,” “Best in Show,” “A Mighty Wind”)
  • Sarah Paulson is 45 (“Serenity,” “American Gothic,” “American Horror Story” franchise, “12 Years a Slave,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson”) (FAST FACT: In 2017, “Time” magazine named Paulson one of the 100 most influential people of the year)
  • Bill Pullman is 66 (“The Serpent and the Rainbow,” “Lost Highway,” “Spaceballs,” “Independence Day,” “1600 Penn”)
  • Giovanni Ribisi is 45 (“Avatar,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Ted”)
  • Marissa Ribisi is 45 (“Dazed and Confused,” “Pleasantville,” “100 Girls”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married Beck since 2004, but sadly, they filed for divorce this year)
  • Sean Patrick Thomas is 49 (“Save the Last Dance,” “The Fountain,” “Cruel Intentions”)
  • Katheryn Winnick is 42 (“Love & Other Drugs,” “Killers,” “50 First Dates,” “The Art of the Steal,” “Vikings”)
  • Nat Wolff is 25 (“The Fault in our Stars,” “Black Sheep,” “The Naked Brothers Band”)
  • Shannon Woodward is 35 (“Raising Hope,” “Girlfriend,” “The Haunting of Molly Hartley”) (FAST FACT: She’s BFFs with Katy Perry)
  • The late George Lindsey(1928-2012)… he would have been 91(“The Andy Griffith Show,” “Mayberry R.F.D,” “Robin Hood”)
  • The late Dave Madden(1931-2014)… he would have been 88(“The Partridge Family,” “Alice,” “Charlotte’s Web”) 


  • Tracy Byrd is 53
  • Mikky Ekko is 35 (born as John Stephen Sudduth)
  • Yellowcard’s Ryan Key is 40
  • Paul Rodgers is 70 (FAST FACT: He was named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time)
  • Three Days Grace’s Neil Sanderson is 41
  • Paramore’s Taylor York is 30
  • The late Temptation’s Eddie Kendricks(1939-1992)… he would have been 80


  • Pope Francis is 83 (266thPope who took over for Benedict XVI in March 2013)
  • “Ace of Cakes” mogul Duff Goldman is 45
  • Director Rian Johnson is 45 (“Brick,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “Looper,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)
  • Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson is 74 (“Dustbin Baby,” “Double Act”)
  • The late composer Ludwig Van Beethoven(1770-1827)(A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composer.)
  • The late “Penthouse” publisher Bob Guccione(1930-2010)…he would have been 89
  • The late journalist William Safire(1929-2009)… he would have been 90

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