Famous People Born Today- Mary J. Blige Is 51


January 11th

Actors:

  • Kim Coles is 60 (“Living Single,” “Six Feet Under,” “Pay It Off,” “Celebrity Mole”)
  • Aja Naomi King is 37 (“Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Deadbeat,” “How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Phyllis Logan is 66 (“Lovejoy,” "Downton Abbey")
  • Amanda Peet is 50 (“Animal Room,” “Jack and Jill,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Togetherness”)
  • The late Felix Silla(1937 – 2021) … he would have been is 85(Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family,” “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”)
  • The late Rod Taylor(1930 – 2015)…he would have been 92(“The Time Machine,” “The Birds,” “Inglourious Basterds”)

Musicians:

  • Mary J. Blige is 51
  • Bones is 28 (born Elmo Kennedy O'Connor)
  • No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont is 54
  • Newton Faulkner is 37 (born Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner)
  • Jamelia is 41
  • Naomi Judd is 76
  • Robert Earl Keen is 66
  • Lunchmoney Lewis is 33 (His given name, Gamal Lewis)
  • Brianna Perry/ aka Lil' Brianna is 30
  • The Bangles’ guitarist Vicki Peterson is 64
  • The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands is 51
  • Cody Simpson is 25
  • Lil Twist is 29 (born Christopher Lynn Moore)
  • The late Clarence Clemons(1942 – 2011)…he would have been 80
  • The late Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell (of Brownstone)(1969 – 2015)…she would have been 53(Maxeedied in a freak accident due to a fall and a wine glass)

Plus:

  • Reality star Yolanda Hadid is 58 (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Making A Model”) (FAST FACT: In the advent of her split from husband, David Foster, she dropped his name in favor of her first husband, Mohammed Hadid. She shares model daughters Bella and Gigi Hadid as well as a son with Mohammed – she never had children with Foster.)
  • Reality star Kyle Richards is 53 (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”)
  • TV & film director Joel Zwick is 80 (“Perfect Strangers,” “Full House,” “Family Matters,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “Second Sight,” “Fat Albert")
  • The late NBA star Darryl Dawkins(1957 – 2015)…he would have been 65(Nicknamed Chocolate Thunder, he was known for his backboard-shattering dunks, as one of the NBA's first highlight-reel dunkers; played mostly for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets in a career that spanned from 1975 to 1989.) (FAST FACT: He played professional basketball in Italy and for the Harlem Globetrotters after ending his NBA career in 1989)
  • The late Founding Father and President Alexander Hamilton(1757 – 1804)(First Secretary of the Treasury, and aide to George Washingtonwho was famously killed in a duel to the deathby Vice President Aaron Burr. He was an active participant in the Philadelphia Convention, which produced the constitution, and he wrote 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the new Constitution.)
  • The late civil rights leader Alice Paul(1885 – 1977)(Aleader of the campaign for Women's Suffrage during the early 20thHer work directly lead to the passing of 19thAmendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.)

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