Birthdays in Film & TV on July 24

  • 1807 Ira Aldridge, famed 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867) [1]

Frank WedekindFrank Wedekind (1864-1918)

German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), born in Hanover, German Confederation

  • 1899 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Nora Swinburne [Leonora Mary Johnson], British actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 2000)
  • 1913 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1970)
  • 1914 Robert Emhardt, American actor (Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1933 John Aniston, American actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives), born in Crete, Greece
  • 1936 (Charles) Mark Goddard, American actor (Lost in Space - "Don West"; The Detectives; Roller Boogie), and teacher, born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1940 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • 1947 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • 1947 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1948 Marvin the Martian, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Haredevil Hare"
  • 1949 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • 1951 Lynda Carter, American actress (Wonder Woman, Sky High) and Miss USA (1973), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1952 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1962 Cleo Rocos, British-Greek comic actress (The Kenny Everett Television Show), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1965 Doug Liman, American film director (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Kadeem Hardison, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American stage singer and actress (Wicked), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • 1968 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1968 Troy Kotsur, American deaf actor (CODA), born in Mesa, Arizona

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez (53 years old)

1969 American actress (Selena) and pop singer (J. Lo; Jenny From The Block), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1970 Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1992) who killed herself and her child, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1971 John Partridge, British singer (Cats) and actor (EastEnders), born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
  • 1971 Patty Jenkins, American film director (Monster, Wonder Woman), born in Victorville, California
  • 1975 Eric Szmanda, American actor
  • 1975 Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
  • 1977 Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
  • 1979 Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1979 Rose Byrne, Australian actress (Damages, Mrs. America, Bridesmaids, Neighbors), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981 Summer Glau, American actress (Firefly), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1982 Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss (40 years old)

1982 American actress (Mad Men), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1982 Elise Crombez, Belgian model
  • 1984 Sarah Greene, Irish stage and screen actress (The Cripple of Inishmaan; Penny Dreadful; Ransom - "Maxine"), born in Cork, Ireland
  • 1986 Megan Park, Canadian actress
  • 1987 Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)
  • 1990 Daveigh Chase, American model, actress (Donnie Darko), and singer, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1991 Emily Bett Rickards, Canadian actress (Arrow), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1998 Bindi Irwin, Australian TV personality, conservationist; daughter of Steve Irwin, born in Buderim, Australia