Actor Vin Diesel Is 55 Today


Lee Arenberg is 60 (“Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “Once Upon a Time”) (FAST FACTS: He attended Santa Monica High School at the same time as Sean Penn, Robert Downey, Jr. and Emilio Estevez.)

Kristen Bell is 42 (“Veronica Mars,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Good Place”) (FAST FACTS: She was named the world’s sexiest vegetarian in 2006 by PETA…and in 2012 went vegan. She’s been with Dax Shepherd since 2007 – and married to him since 2013)

Grant Bowler is 54 (“Lost,” “Ugly Betty,” “Defiance,” “True Blood”) (FAST FACTS: He was also the host of the TV show “The Mole”)

James Brolin is 82 (“Marcus Welby, MD,” “Amityville Horror,” “Traffic,” “The Reagans,” “Life In Pieces”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Barbra Streisand since 1998)

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is 40 (2017’s “Baywatch,” “Quantico,” “Isn't It Romantic”) (She’s been married to Nick Jonas since 2018 and the couple welcomed their first child – a daughter – in January 2022)

Chace Crawford is 37 (“Gossip Girl,” “The Covenant,” “Blood & Oil”)

Vin Diesel is 55 (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, “Guardians of the Galaxy”) (FAST FACT: His birth name in Mark Sinclair)

Margo Martindale is 71 (“The Hours,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Dead Man Walking,” “The Firm,” “Lorenzo's Oil,” “Eye of God,” “Justified,” “Marvin's Room,” “The Americans”)

Elizabeth McGovern is 61 (“Ordinary People,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “The Handmaid's Tale,” “The Wings of the Dove,” “Downton Abbey”)

The late Harriet Nelson (1909-1994) (“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”)

The late Richard “Red” Skelton (1913-1997) (“Clem Kadiddlehopper”)

The late Chill Wills (1902-1978) (“The Alamo,” “Gunsmoke”)


I.A. is 47 (born Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam)

Ryan Cabrera is 40

Benzino is 57 (His given name? Raymond Leon Scott)

Lil Bibby is 28 (born Brandon Dickinson)

XTC’s Terry Chambers is 67

Eve 6 drummer Tony Fagenson is 44

Underoath and The Almost’s Aaron Gillespie is 39

Hopsin is 37 (born Marcus Jamal Hopson)

Founding Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons is 60 (He’s also played with Pearl Jam, among others)

Yung Lean is 26 (born Jonatan Aron Leandoer Håstad)

Public Image Ltd.’s Keith Levene is 65 (He was also a founding member of The Clash)

System of a Down’s Daron Malakian is 47

Martha Reeves is 81

Ricky Skaggs is 68

The late blues singer “Screamin’” Jay Hawkins (1929-2000) … he would have been 93 (“I Put a Spell On You”) (FAST FACTS: Hawkins had six marriages; his last wife was 31 at his death. Singing partner Shoutin' Pat Newborn stabbed him in jealousy when he married Virginia Sabellona. He had three children with his first wife and claimed variously to have 57 or 75 in total. After his death, his friend and biographer Maral Nigolian set up a website to trace these children, identifying 33.)


Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is 72 (He owns Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines and hundreds of other companies under the Virgin brand) (FAST FACTS: He began his first business in high school with a magazine called “The Student,” which advertised records for lower prices than stores were selling them. He bought his own island and was named the United Kingdom’s 4th richest citizen in 2012.)

Author Elizabeth Gilbert is 53 (“Eat, Pray, Love,” “Stern Men”) (FAST FACTS: In 2007 Gilbert married Jose Nuñes, whom she met in Bali while on her travels in “Eat, Pray, Love.” On July 1, 2016 Gilbert announced on her Facebook page that she and Nunes, were separating and that while the split was amicable, that their reasons were "very personal". Then, in September of that year, Gilbert revealed that she was involved with her best friend/writer Rayya Elias, and that their relationship was related to the breakup of her marriage. She and Elias celebrated a commitment ceremony in June 2017, and sadly, Elias died in January, 2018.)

The late Astronaut and Senator John Glenn (1921 – 2016) (FAST FACTS: He became the first person to orbit the Earth in 1962 and the oldest person to go to space in 1998.)

Model (and sometime actress) Elsa Pataky is 46 (“The Fast and the Furious”) (FAST FACTS: She’s been married to Chris Hemsworth since 2010 and is fluent in English, Romanian, Italian, Spanish AND French.)

Director Paul Verhoeven is 84 (“Basic Instinct,” “Showgirls”)

Talk show host Wendy Williams is 58

The late South African revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) (FAST FACTS: He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He served 27 years in prison and became South Africa’s first black chief executive upon his release in 1994.)

The late journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) …he would have been 85 (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”) (FAST FACTS: He became a counter culture icon for his drug use, patriotism and resounding literary violence.)

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