Birthdays in Film & TV on January 2

  • 1713 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), born in Paris, France (d. 1803)
  • 1886 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1889 Walter Baldwin, American actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Long, Long Trailer), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1892 Lura Anson, American silent film actress, born in Nebraska (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1900 William Haines, American actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1901 Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille; Zara; Midnight, Thief), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1938 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • 1943 Barış Manço, Turkish rock guitarist, singer-songwriter (Kurtalan Ekspres - "Arkadaşım Eşek (My Friend the Donkey"), and television producer (From 7 to 77), born in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • 1947 Jack Hanna, American zookeeper and TV personality (Good Morning America; David Letterman), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1949 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1951 Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller], American model (Oui), born in Woodstock, New York
  • 1952 (Graeme) "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks - "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word"; "Jukebox in Siberia"), TV host (Shirl's Neighbourhood), and carpenter (Our House), born in Malvern, Victoria, Australia (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Man-Tat Ng, Hong Kong actor (The Final Combat), born in Xiamen, China
  • 1952 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Cynthia Sikes, American actress (Flamingo Road; St Elsewhere), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • 1955 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1957 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • 1961 Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas

Gabrielle CarterisGabrielle Carteris (62 years old)

1961 American actress (Andrea in Beverly Hills 90210), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • 1961 Todd Haynes, American film director
  • 1967 Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
  • 1967 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Cuba Gooding Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr. (55 years old)

1968 American actor (Boyz n the Hood: Gladiator; As Good As It Gets: Jerry Maquire), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1968 Evan Parke, Jamaican actor

Christy TurlingtonChristy Turlington (54 years old)

1969 American model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Tommy MorrisonTommy Morrison (1969-2013)

American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), born in Gravette, Arkansas

  • 1970 Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971 Renée Elise Goldsberry, American actress and singer (Hamilton), born in San Jose, California
  • 1971 Taye Diggs, American actor (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Best Man), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1972 Christopher Lennertz, American television, film and video game composer, born in Methuen, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Lucy Davis, British actress
  • 1973 Will Kirby, American actor
  • 1975 Dax Shepard, American actor (Parenthood (TV series); CHiPS (movie)), born in Highland Township, Michigan
  • 1976 Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1977 Brian Boucher, American NHL hockey goaltender, 1999-2013 (Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, and 5 other teams; NHL modern record for longest shutout streak 332:01, 2003-04) and broadcaster, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 1978 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1978 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 1978 Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1979 Suranne Jones, British actress
  • 1983 Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Loui Batley, British actress
  • 1987 Shelley Hennig, American actress (Stephanie Johnson-Days of Our Lives; When We First Met)and model who won Miss Teen USA 2004, born in Metairie, Louisiana
  • 1991 Ben Hardy, English actor (X-Men: Apocalypse; Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Bournemouth, England