Famous Birthdays Today- Michael J. Fox Is 59

June 9th


  • Logan Browning is 32 (“Meet the Browns,” “Hit The Floor,” “Dear White People”)
  • Michaela Conlin is 42 (“MDs,” “Bones”)
  • Johnny Depp is 57 (“21 Jump Street,” “Platoon,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Alice in Wonderland” series, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas,” “The Rum Diary,” “Black Mass”) (FAST FACTS: In 2007, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” and in 2015, Depp was inducted as a Disney Legend.)
  • Michael J. Fox is 59 (“Back to the Future,” “The American President,” “Boston Legal,” “Scrubs,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Rescue Me,” “Designated Survivor”)
  • Tamela Mann is 54 (“Kingdom Come,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea's Big Happy Family”)
  • Natalie Portman is 39 (“V For Vendetta,” “Black Swan,” “Rush,” “Closer,” “Star Wars” prequels,” “Thor,” “Jackie”) (FAST FACTS: Portman was born in Israel and speaks Hebrew. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in psychology.)
  • Gloria Reuben is 56 (“ER,” “Raising the Bar,” “Falling Skies,” “Lincoln,” “Mr. Robot,” “Saints & Sinners”)
  • Brian Patrick Wade is 42 (“Generation Kill,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Teen Wolf”)
  • Mae Whitman is 32 (“Avatar,” “Parenthood,” “Arrested Development,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “The Duff,” “Good Girls”) (FUN FACT: She started her career doing voiceovers for Tyson chicken commercials.)


  • Muse’s Matthew Bellamy is 42 (FAST FACT: He shares son Bing with Kate Hudson)
  • Uriah Heep’s Mick Box is 73
  • Hootie & the Blowfish’s Dean Felber is 53
  • Puddle of Mudd’s lead singer Wes Scantlin is 48 (FAST FACTS: He is the only founding member of Puddle of Mudd left in the band – due in large part to his arrests and other shenanigans Scantlin has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by “Hit Parader” magazine.)
  • The Chemical Brothers’ Ed Simons is 50
  • The late Les Paul(1915-2009)(A jazz and blues guitarist, he pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, influencing what would become rock 'n' roll music.)
  • The late Jackie Wilson(1934-1984) …he would have been 86


  • Author Patricia Cornwell is 64 (“Kay Scarpetta” crime novel series) (FAST FACT: A descendant of abolitionist and writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, her books have sold more than 100-million copies.)
  • Miami Heat’s power forward/center Udonis Haslem is 40
  • Religious leader and author Bishop T.D. Jakes is 63 (FAST FACT: Pastor of The Potter House, a megachurch with 30,000 members, whose sermons are broadcast all over the world on numerous stations including Trinity Broadcasting Network and BET)
  • Screenwriter David Koepp is 57 (“Jurassic Park,” “Mission Impossible”) (FAST FACT: He is among some of the most successful screenwriters on Earth, having sold over 2-billion dollars in ticket sales and box office receipts.)
  • Legendary funnyman Jackie Mason is 89
  • Film writer and producer Aaron Sorkin is 59 (“Sports Night,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Newsroom,” “The West Wing,” “The Social Network,” “Steve Jobs”)
  • Legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale is 81
  • The late songwriter Cole Porter(1891-1964)(Songwriter and winner of the 1948 Tony Award for Best Musical for “Kiss Me, Kate.” He wrote such American musical theater and popular standards as "Night and Day," "I Get a Kick Out of You," and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs.)

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