Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Annette Bening
Age: 54
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Being a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in ‘The Grifters,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Being Julia’ and ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ winning Golden Globe Awards for the latter two films, and her longtime marriage to former Hollywood lothario Warren Beatty

Melissa Etheridge
Age: 51
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Her confessional lyrics and raspy voice, successful rock singles including ‘Similar Features,’ ‘Bring Me Some Water’ and ‘Come to My Window,’ surviving a bout with breast cancer, and the tabloid-esque story that erupted in the late 1990s when she publicly admitted that rock icon David Crosby had fathered her two children with ex-partner Julie Cypher

La Toya Jackson
Age: 56
Occupation: Being a Jackson
Known For: Charting dance songs like ‘Just Wanna Dance’ and ‘Free the World,’ appearing in Playboy twice, being part of the famous Jackson clan that includes Michael and Janet, and keeping a plastic surgeon very, very busy

Rupert Everett
Age: 53
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His scene-stealing turn in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding,’ appearing in other movies including ‘Another Country,’ ‘An Ideal Husband,’ ‘The Next Best Thing’ and the ‘Shrek’ series, his close friendship with Madonna, and copious stage work on and off Broadway

Melanie Brown
Age: 37
Occupation: Singer, Dancer and Actress
Known For: Being “Scary Spice” in British girl group the Spice Girls, known for hits like ‘Wannabe’ and ’2 Become 1,’ her successful solo career in the UK, and her work on the Australian and British versions of ‘X Factor’ and on the Australian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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