Famous Birthdays Today- Nicolas Cage Is 56

January 7th


  • Liam Aiken is 30 (“Road to Perdition,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Stepmom”)
  • Hayley Bennett is 32 (“The Equalizer,” “Marley & Me,” “Music and Lyrics”)
  • Nicolas Cage is 56 (“Valley Girl,” “Moonstruck,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “National Treasure,” “Ghost Rider”)
  • David Caruso is 64 (“First Blood,” “Jade,” “NYPD Blue,” “CSI: Miami”) (FAST FACT: While his brooding characters live on in syndication, he’s largely retired from acting. Aside from a couple of media ventures, he’s the co-owner of Steam on Sunset, a clothing store in South Miami.)
  • Lauren Cohan is 38 (“Casanova,” “Death Race 2,” “Supernatural,” “The Walking Dead,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”)
  • Brett Dalton is 37 (“Killing Lincoln,” “Beside Still Waters,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Dustin Diamond is 43 (“Saved By the Bell,” “Miss Bliss”)
  • Lyndsy Fonseca is 33 (“Kick Ass,” “Nikita,” “How I Met Your Mother”)
  • Erin Gray is 70 (“Silver Spoons,” “Buck Rogers in the 25thCentury,” “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday,” “The Guild”)
  • Camryn Grimes is 30 (“The Young and the Restless” “Swordfish,” “The Young and the Restless”)
  • David Marciano is 60 (“Due South,” “The Shield,” “Homeland”)
  • Ruth Negga is 38 (“Loving,” “Preacher,” “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)(that’s according to Wiki… AP has her as May 4th)
  • Jeremy Renner is 49 (“The Hurt Locker,” “The Avengers, “American Hustle,” “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation”)
  • Marcus Scribner is 20 (“Castle,” “Black-ish”)
  • Robert Sheehan is 32 (“Misfits,” “Cherrybomb,” “Love/Hate,” “City of Bones”)
  • Hallie Todd is 58 (“Lizzie McGuire,” “Brothers”)
  • David Yost is 51 (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “Power Rangers: The Movie”)
  • The late Butterfly McQueen(1911 - 1995)(“Gone with the Wind” “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”) (FAST FACT: McQueen first appeared in film in 1939 as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid, in the film, “Gone with the Wind.” She was unable to attend the movie's premiere because it was held at a whites-only theater.”)


  • Aloe Blacc is 41
  • Kenny Loggins is 72
  • David Lee Murphy is 61
  • Big & Rich’s John Rich is 46
  • The late Jack Greene(1930 - 2013)…he would have been 90(FAST FACT: He won four CMA Awards during his career) 


  • Celebrity kidlet Blue Ivy Carter (daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z) is 8
  • Global news anchor for Yahoo! News Katie Couric is 63 (Having hosted on all ‘Big Three’ networks, and with a laundry list of notable credits, Couric was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004)
  • The “red bottom” shoe designer Christian Louboutin is 56
  • Former NFL player Michael Sam is 30 (FAST FACT: The first openly gay NFL player to be drafted in 2014, his career is already all but over. After stints with the St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys, he headed north to play for the Montreal Alouettes in 2015. He barely started playing with them before baling out – citing concerns about his mental health after a 12-month stretch which he described as "difficult.” He’s now a motivational speaker.)
  • Reality TV star Lauryn Shannon is 20 (“Here Come’s Honey Boo Boo’s” Pumkin)
  • The late 13thPresident of the United States Millard Fillmore(1800 - 1874)(FAST FACT: He founded the University of Buffalo and was the last president to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House. He ascended to the presidency after the death of Zachary Taylor. Fillmore was instrumental in getting theCompromise of 1850passed, a bargain that led to a brief truce in the battle over slavery.)
  • The late Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston(1891-1960)(FAST FACTS: Best known for her 1937 novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” new editions of her work were published after a revival of interest in her in 1975. In 2001, her manuscript, “Every Tongue Got to Confess,” a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives)

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