Disgraced Actor Jussie Smollett Turns 40 Today


Meredith Baxter is 75 (“Family,” “Family Ties,” “A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story,” “Cold Case,” “Finding Carter”)

Erica Durance is 44 (“Smallville,” “Saving Hope,” “Supergirl”)

Ron Ely is 84 (“Tarzan,” “How To Marry A Millionaire,” “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze”)

Michael Gross is 75 (“Family Ties,” Tremors,” “Suits”) (FAST FACT: While most fans know him for warmer, fuzzier roles… “Law & Order” devotees know his particularly creepy turns as killers in “Criminal Intent” and “SVU” episodes)

Mariette Hartley is 82 (“Ride the High Country,” “One Life to Live,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)

Juliette Lewis is 49 (“Cape Fear,” “What's Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Kalifornia,” “From Dusk till Dawn,” “The Other Sister,” “Conviction,” “Secrets & Lies”)

Michael Malarkey is 39 (“The Vampire Diaries”)

David Morrissey is 58 (“The Reaping,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Centurion,” “The Walking Dead”)

Chris Pratt is 43 (“Everwood,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Wanted,” “Moneyball,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Jurassic World,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “Passengers,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) (FAST FACT: In 2015, “Time” magazine named Pratt one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual ‘Time 100 list.’ Now counting ‘Governator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger as his father-in-law, Pratt got hitched to Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019. Their first child together, Lyla Maria, was born in August 2020, they welcomed their second daughter, Eloise Christina, in May 2022)

Carrie Preston is 55 (“True Blood,” “Person of Interest,” “Crowded,” “The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight”)

Doug Savant is 58 (“Melrose Place,” “Godzilla,” “Desperate Housewives,” “24,” “What Color Is Love?”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to “Melrose Place” castmate Laura Leighton since 1998)

Maggie Siff is 48 (“Mad Men,” “Push,” “Billions,” “Sons of Anarchy”)

Jussie Smollett is 40 (“The Might Ducks,” “Empire,” “Alien: Covenant”)

The late Jane Russell (1921-2011) (“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Fate is the Hunter”)


Kris Allen is 37

Ray Davies is 78

Lana Del Rey is 37 (Her real name? Elizabeth Woolridge Grant)

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers is 41 (FAST FACT: He joined the Killers in response to a newspaper ad)

Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer is 72

Kathy Mattea is 63


YouTube sensation Rebecca Black is 25 (FAST FACT: Rebecca Black earned her fame with the song “Friday” in 2011, which went viral for being one of the worst music videos of all time. More recently, she returned the consciousness by way of the FOX series, “The Four: The Battle For Stardom” as well as a stint on NBC’s “The Voice”)

Edward Snowden is 39 (FAST FACT: Former CIA employee who made global headlines in June 2013 when he told the media about the National Security Agency's invasive tactics)

Britain’s Prince William/Duke of Cambridge is 40 (FAST FACT: He is the eldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and is second in line for the throne.)

The late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) …she would have been 69 (FAST FACT: became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state. She was assassinated in a bombing in Pakistan after spending nine years in self-exile)

The late philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) (FAST FACT: he is considered the father of existentialism)

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