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

John Lithgow

Age: 66

Occupation: Actor and Author

Known For: Playing Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom ’3rd Rock from the Sun,’ Oscar nominations for his roles in ‘The World According to Garp’ and ‘Terms of Endearment,’ winning a Tony Award for his performance in ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ and writing several books of poetry and children’s literature

Evander Holyfield

Age: 49

Occupation: Retired Professional Boxer

Known For: Being a former World Undisputed Champion in both cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, being the only five-time World Heavyweight champion, and having Mike Tyson mistake his ear for a tasty snack during a 1997 bout

Jennifer Holliday

Age: 51

Occupation: Actress and Singer

Known For: Originating and winning a Tony Award for the iconic role of Effie White in ‘Dreamgirls,’ and her stunning show-stopping song from the production, ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,’ which is beloved by belting singers and drag-queens alike

Jon Favreau

Age: 46

Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, and Director

Known For: Writing and acting in ‘Swingers,’ directing ‘Elf’ and both ‘Iron Man’ films, playing Monica’s boyfriend on ‘Friends,’ and his close friendship and collaboration partnership with actor Vince Vaughn

Jason Reitman

Age: 34

Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

Known For: Four Academy Award nominations for his work on the films ‘Juno’ and ‘Up in the Air,’ and being the son of legendary comedic director Ivan Reitman

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