By Damon Mitchell •
Published: 24 Sep 2020 • 11:00
FIND out which celebrities, sportspeople, pop sensations and Hollywood stars will be enjoying their birthdays this week.
James Dee, Comedian, 24 September 1961, 59
English stand-up comedian known for his sarcasm and deadpan humour. Appeared as a team captain on Shooting Stars and hosted Jack Dee: Live at the Apollo, which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2006. He won Celebrity Big Brother 1 in 2001.
Will Smith, Actor, September 25, 1968, 52
Actor and rapper who had his breakthrough acting role on the sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. In 2007, he was named the most powerful actor in Hollywood. His long list of film credits includes Men in Black, Independence Day and Bad Boys.
Nev Schulman, TV host, September 26, 1984, 36
Schulman was the subject of the documentary ‘Catfish’, in which he met and fell in love with a woman he met online. He later finds out that she is not who she claimed to be. The documentary led to the creation of TV series ‘Catfish’ on MTV of which he is the host.
Meat Loaf, Rock singer, September 27, 1947, 73
Grammy Award-winning rock singer who has sold over 40 million copies of his album, ‘Bat Out of Hell’. Survived numerous near-death experiences: crashing in a car that rolled over, getting hit by a shot during a shot-put event, and breaking both his legs after jumping off stage.
Brigitte Bardot, Actress, September 28, 1934, 86
French actress who was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, Starred in films including ‘Contempt’ and ‘…And God Created Woman’. Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Foreign Actress in the film Viva Maria!
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock singer, September 29, 1935, 85
Known as, ‘The Killer’. Described as “rock & roll’s first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century.”
Known for hits “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire”, his career faltered when he married Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin.
Monica Bellucci, Actress, September 30, 1964, 56
Exotic Italian actress Bellucci began her career as a fashion model, modelling for Dolce & Gabbana and Dior, before starring in Italian and American films. She featured in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Matrix Reloaded.
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