Famous People Born Today- Dakota Fanning Is 27


February 23rd

Actors:

  • Aziz Ansari is 38 (“Human Giant,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Master of None”)
  • Emily Blunt is 38 (“Into the Woods,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” “The Girl On A Train”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to John Krasinski since 2010)
  • Shakira Caine is 74 (“Son of Dracula,” “The Man Who Would Be King”) (FAST FACTS: At 19, she came in third at the 1967 Miss World competition – it launched her modeling career. Also, after seeing her in a TV commercial for Maxwell House coffee,Michael Cainebecame obsessed with finding the woman he considered to be "the most beautiful... he had ever seen.” He did – and the couple was married in Las Vegas on January 8thThey have one daughter, Natasha, and are still together.)
  • Kristin Davis is 56 (“Melrose Place,” “Sex and the City”)
  • Dakota Fanning is 27 (“I Am Sam,” “Man on Fire,” War of the Worlds,” “Coraline,” “The Runaways,” “Twilight” series, “The Alienist”)
  • Josh Gad is 40 (“The Book of Mormon,” “Frozen,” “The Comedians,” “A Dog's Purpose”)
  • Niecy Nash is 51 (“Reno 911!,” “The Soul Man,” “Scream Queens,” “Selma,” “Claws”)
  • Patricia Richardson is 70 (“Home Improvement,” “Ulee's Gold,” “Strong Medicine,” “Last Man Standing”)
  • The late Peter Fonda(1940 – 2019) ...he would have been 81(“Easy Rider,” “The Wild Angels”) (FAST FACT: He accidentally shot himself in the stomach at age 11)

Musicians:

  • Sister Hazel’s Jeff Beres is 50
  • Skylar Grey is 35
  • The Cardigans’ Lars-Olof Johansson is 48
  • Howard Jones is 66
  • Ab-Soul (born Herbert Anthony Stevens IV) is 34
  • Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford is 69
  • Poco’s Rusty Young is 75
  • The late Sweet bassist Steve Priest(1948 – 2020) ...he would have been73
  • The late Johnny Winter(1944-2014)…he would have been 77

Plus:

  • Baseball Legend Bobby Bonilla is 58 (He participated in six All-Star Games and won three Silver Slugger Awards. And get this – from 1992 to 1994, Bonilla was the highest paid player in the league, earning more than $6-million per year. Bonilla is currently being paid approximately $1.19-million by the New York Mets each year. This was part of a deal made when the Mets released Bonilla before the 2000 season while still owing him $5.9-million for the final year of his contract. The deal expires in 2035, at which point Bonilla will have been paid $29.8-millionfor a season in which he didn’t even play for the Mets)
  • Entrepreneur Michael Dell is 56 (FAST FACT: He founded his computer company in his dorm room at age 19. And no, this isn’t Padma Lakshmi’s baby daddy – that would be Adam Dell,Michael’s brother)
  • Entrepreneur and Shark Tank Star Daymond John is 52 (FAST FACT: His fashion brand FUBU stands for “For Us, By Us”)
  • Songwriter Robert Lopez is 46 (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) (FAST FACT: The youngest person to ever EGOT – win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony.)
  • The late author and activist W.E.B Du Bois(1868-1963)(FAST FACT: He was the first African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard. Among his famous quotes: “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line;” “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”)
  • The late composer George Frederic Handel(1685-1759)