Celebrity Birthdays in January
With every new year comes a new batch of stars that are waiting to shine in Hollywood. They say that people born in January have a higher tendency to develop Crohn’s Disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s, because according to the UK Office of National Statistics, January babies are less exposed to sunlight during their first months. This in some way stunts development and renders them more prone to catching diseases. Still, these lucky celebrity birthdays in January have been hogging the limelight in Tinseltown for quite some time now, and they don’t seem to be getting any kind of sickness any time soon.
January Jones – January 5
Now what could be the reason she was named this way? Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this sexy beauty first started out as a model before she focused on her acting career. Her first on-screen gig was for Sorority in 1999. After a series of other roles, she finally landed the one that got her the most recognition as Betty Francis in Mad Men, an award-winning TV series. She is also known for being the femme fatale Emma Frost or White Queen in X-Men: First Class opposite Kevin Bacon.
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Nicolas Cage – January 7
Nicolas Cage makes his own path.
As Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew, he could have ridden the fame train without breaking a sweat. But because he wanted to make a career of his own, he changed his name from Nicolas Kim Coppola to Nicolas Cage. And boy, did he make one heck of a career! Not only did he land great leading roles such as the ones in Family Man and National Treasure, but he also became one of the most popular internet memes, all thanks to his eclectic personality and infinite number of facial expressions. He describes himself as a method actor, and he won the Academy Award for best actor on account of his amazing performance in “Leaving Las Vegas”.
Whether we like his acting style or not, we have to admit that Cage is, without a doubt, a versatile chameleon. With his son, Weston, he even wrote a comic book called “Voodoo Child”, which was published by Virgin Comics.
Betty White – January 17
This multi-talented actress, comedian, singer, producer, author, and all-around awesome woman was actually awarded in the Guinness World Records for the longest television career ever for a female entertainer. And why wouldn’t she be awarded this prestigious honor? She has won 7 Emmy Awards and has grabbed 21 Emmy nominations in over 70 years of her career. She also received a Primetime Emmy Award for being the most aged person to host Saturday Night Live as a guest. On top of that, she is also an animal rights activist. Didn’t we say she is one awesome gal?
Jason Segel – January 18
Funnyman Jason Segel is best known for his role as Marshall Ericksen in How I Met Your Mother, but he actually started out as a moviemaker and puppet enthusiast when he attended Harvard-Westlake School. Since then, he began to exercise his creativity writing films like the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as well as co-writing The Muppets and The Five-Year Engagement.
Elijah Wood – January 28
We’re sure that Cedar Rapids, Iowa had no idea they would be home to Frodo Baggins, blockbuster star of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. While Elijah Wood was filming The Faculty in 1998, he heard about the Middle Earth production and knew that this was going to be his big break. Thanks to the help of his personal friend Director George Huang, he submitted an audition tape that was painstakingly shot and cut from different angles, and he got the part.
Christian Bale – January 30
At the tender age of 9, Christian Bale made his first on-screen appearance in a commercial after he was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Since then, he’s had a number of critically-acclaimed roles such as in Empire of the Sun, Little Women, American Psycho, The Machinist, The Prestige, The Fighter, Terminator Salvation, and of course, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. One of his latest roles is in the hit flick American Hustle with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
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