'Ted' Star Mark Wahlberg Turns 51 Today


Chad Allen is 48 (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “My Two Dads,” “Battle for Terra”) (FAST FACT: In April 2015, Allen announced his retirement from acting, saying that he plans to become a clinical psychologist – he graduated from UCLA in June 2015)

Amanda Crew is 36 (“Final Destination 3,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” “Whistler,” “Silicon Valley”)

Jeff Garlin is 60 (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Goldbergs”)

Hank Greenspan is 12 (“The Neighborhood”)

Nick Kroll is 44 (“I Love You, Man,” “Date Night,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Dinner for Shmucks,” “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” “Adult Beginners,” “Loving,” “Kroll Show”)

Ron Livingston is 55 (“Swingers,” ″The Practice,” “Sex and the City,” “Band of Brothers,” “Boardwalk Empire”)

Sophie Lowe is 32 (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”)

Mark Wahlberg is 51 (“The Departed,” “Renaissance Man,” “Entourage,” “Ted,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Patriots Day”)

Liza Weil is 45 (“Gilmore Girls,” “How To Get Away With Murder")

The late Spaulding Gray (1941-2004) …he would have been 81 (“Swimming to Cambodia,” “Monster in a Box,” “Gray's Anatomy”) (FAST FACT: Gray died in New York City of an apparent suicide in 2004 – he went missing in January that year and was pulled from the city’s East River the following March. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh made the 2010 documentary, “And Everything Is Going Fine,” about Gray's life.)


Laurie Anderson is 75

Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler is 66

Kenny G is 66 (his full name Kenneth Bruce Gorelick)

Simple Plan’s Sebastian Lefebvre is 41 (FUN FACT: He learned to play guitar by watching Green Day videos.)

Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain is 70

Brian McKnight is 53

Odesza musician Harrison Mills is 33

Sly and the Family Stone’s Freddie Stone is 75

Don Reid of The Statler Brothers is 77

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz is 43


TV personality Sterling “Steelo” Brim is 34 (“Fear Factory,” “Ridiculousness”)

Entrepreneur/ owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft is 81

Nashville Predators’ center Mike Fisher is 42 (FUN FACT: He’s been with Carrie Underwood since 2008 – and married to her since 2010.)

Author Ken Follett is 73 (“Eye of the Needle,” “The Key to Rebecca,” “Pillars of the Earth,” “World Without End,” “Whiteout”)

TV journalist Bill Moyers is 88 (FAST FACT: He also served White House Press Secretary in the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967)

Financial advisor, motivational speaker and TV personality Suze Orman is 71

Author Rick Riordan is 58 (His best-known works include “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” “The Kane Chronicles,” the Tres Navarre books, and “The Maze of Bones”) (FAST FACTS: He is a two-time Mark Twain Award winner - 2008 and 2009 - as well as winner of the Children's Choice Books Awards for Author of the Year in 2011)

The late children’s author Richard Scarry (1919-1994) (“Busytown,” “Best Word Book Ever”) (FAST FACTS: After high school, Scarry enrolled in a business college but soon dropped out. He then studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained until being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, Scarry worked for the art departments of various magazines before making a career breakthrough in 1949 with Little Golden Books.)

The late Mexican war hero Pancho Villa (1878-1923) (FAST FACTS: Villa and his supporters seized hacienda land for distribution to peasants and soldiers. He robbed and commandeered trains and, like the other revolutionary generals, printed fiat money to pay for his cause. Villa's men and supporters became known as Villistas during the revolution from 1910 to roughly 1920.)

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