Famous Birthdays Today- Drew Barrymore Is 45

February 22nd


  • Drew Barrymore is 45 (“E.T.,” “Boys On The Side,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Santa Clarita Diet”)
  • Rachel Dratch is 54 (“SNL,” “Just Go With It,” “Click”)
  • James Hong is 91 (“Big Trouble in Little China,” “Blade Runner,” “The Human Vapor,” “Wayne’s World,” “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”)
  • Thomas Jane is 51 (“Boogie Nights,” “Hung,” “The Punisher,” “61*,” “The Expanse”)
  • Kyle MacLachlan is 61 (“Twin Peaks,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Sex and the City,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Portlandia,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Jeri Ryan is 52 (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Dark Skies,” “Shark,” “Body of Proof,” “Bosch”)
  • Lea Salonga is 49 (“Miss Saigon,” “Mulan”)
  • Julie Walters is 70 (“Harry Potter,” “Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been nominated for Oscars twice: Best Actress for “Educating Rita,” and Best Supporting Actress for “Billy Elliot”)
  • The late Robert Young(1907 – 1998)(“Father Knows Best,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.”) 


  • James Blunt is 46
  • The Drifters’ Bobby Hendricks is 82
  • Plain White T’s Tom Higgenson is 41
  • Cole Pendery is 24
  • Creed’s Scott Phillips is 47
  • Queensryche’s Michael Wilton is 58 


  • NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 70 (Known as Dr. J, he helped create the modern style of basketball that emphasizes leaping up and jumping above the rim of the basket. Along the way, Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets – now the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the sixth-highest scorer in ABA/NBA history with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). He was well known for slam dunking from the free throw line in slam dunk contests and was the only player voted Most Valuable Player in both the ABA and the NBA.)
  • TV personality Clinton Kelly is 51 (“The Chew,” “What Not to Wear”)
  • Choreographer Mia Michaels is 54 (“So You Think You Can Dance”)
  • Golfer Vijay Singh is 57 (nicknamed “The Big Fijian,” he is known for his meticulous golf style, and was #1 in the world from 2004-2005)
  • The late director Jonathan Demme [[deh-ME]](1944 – 2017)…he would have been76(“Swing Shift,” “Something Wild,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” “Rachel Getting Married”)
  • The late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin(1962-2006)…he would have been 59(FAST FACT: He caught his first croc when he was just nine-years-old.)
  • The late lawyer Robert Kardashian(1944-2003)…he would have been 76(dad of Kim, Rob, Kourtney,and depending on whom you believe…Khloe)
  • The late Senator Edward Kennedy(1932 – 2009)…he would have been 88(Known as “The Lion of the Senate,” the stain of the infamousChappaquiddick Incidentnever left him.)
  • The late announcer Don Pardo(1918-2014)(Best known to modern audiences for his work on “Saturday Night Live”)
  • The late ‘tallest man in the world’ Robert Wadlow (he was 8’11”)(1918-1940)
  • The late George Washington(1732 – 1799)(FAST FACT: His teeth were not actually wooden. They were made of a combination of hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, metal fasteners, brass, and gold. At his inauguration, he only had one surviving tooth.)

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