Top celebrity birthdays on August 9, 2020

Birthday wishes go out to Gillian Anderson, Anna Kendrick  and all the other celebrities with birthdays today.  Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on August 9th and learn an interesting fact about each of them.

Sam Elliott attends the LA Special Screening of “All The Bright Places” at the ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Actor Sam Elliott turns 76

Fun fact: Was nominated for an Oscar for his role in ‘A Star is Born’

Eva Longoria, Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith, right, hugs Eva Longoria following a ceremony honoring Eva longoria with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Actress Melanie Griffith turns 63

Fun fact: actors Don Johnson and Antonio Banderas are both former husbands

Deion Sanders

FILE – In this Thursday, June 23, 2016, file photo, Deion Sanders, Pro Football Hall of Famer, speaks during a news conference, in New York. Sanders co-founded a multi-campus charter school called Prime Prep Academy in Texas in 2012. He coached there and served in other capacities but had a rocky relationship with administrators and was twice fired and rehired. The school’s enrollment slid amid financial and administrative problems, and it closed in early 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)AP

NFL Hall of Famer and sportscaster Deion Sanders turns 53

Fun fact: Once appeared in an M.C. Hammer music video

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson attends the 2020 BAFTA tea party at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Actress Gillian Anderson turns 52

Fun fact: Born in the United States but spent most of her childhood years growing up in England

Eric Bana, Connie Britton

Eric Bana, left, and Connie Britton present the award for outstanding variety talk series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Actor Eric Bana turns 52

Fun fact: Started his career as a comic in Australia

Arielle Goldrath and Kevin McKidd

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: (L-R) Arielle Goldrath and Kevin McKidd attend The Art Of Elysium Presents WE ARE HEAR’S HEAVEN 2020 at Hollywood Palladium on January 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Art of Elysium)Getty Images for The Art of Ely

Actor Kevin McKidd turns 47

Fun fact: Voiced a Mandalorian soldier in the animated show ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

Jessica Capshaw

HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 26: Jessica Capshaw at the Premiere Of HBO’s “Spielberg” at Paramount Studios on September 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Getty Images

Actress Jessica Capshaw turns 44

Fun fact: In addition to her longtime role on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Capshaw also appeared in an episode of ‘ER’ early in her career

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick arrives for the world premiere of “The Day Shall Come” at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Monday, March 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP

Actress Anna Kendrick turns 35

Fun fact: Was nominated for a Tony Award when she was only 12

More celebrities with birthdays today

Actor Cynthia Harris is 86. Jazz musician Jack DeJohnette is 78. Comedian-director David Steinberg is 78. Singer Barbara Mason is 73. Actor Amanda Bearse is 62. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 61. TV host Hoda Kotb is 56. Actor Pat Petersen is 54. Producer-director McG (aka Joseph McGinty Nichol) is 52. TV anchor Chris Cuomo is 50. Actor Thomas Lennon is 50. Rock musician Arion Salazar is 50. Rapper Mack 10 is 49. Actor Nikki Schieler Ziering is 49. Latin rock singer Juanes is 48. Actor Liz Vassey is 48. Actor Rhona Mitra is 45. Actor Texas Battle is 44. Actor Ashley Johnson is 37.

Other popular or historical birthdays on August 9th

Amedeo Avogadro, scientist

Smokey the Bear (first poster released)

Whitney Houston, singer

Brett Hull, NHL Hall of Famer (56)

with The Associated Press and

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Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)

Celebrity fun facts

Emilia Clarke

Sophie Turner

Jason Momoa

Danielle Fishel and the ‘Boy Meets World’ cast

Chris Hemsworth

Amanda Seyfried

Kat Dennings

Robert Downey Jr.

Alyson Hannigan

Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Miley Cyrus

Emma Stone

Seth MacFarlane

Mark Hamill

Jennifer Lawrence & Mila Kunis

David Hasselhoff

Lindsay Lohan

Natalie Portman

George Clooney

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Emma Watson

Alec Baldwin

Jenna Fischer

Kate Mara

Jennifer Aniston

Alan Alda

Betty White

Dave Matthews

Danica McKellar

Taylor Swift

Britney Spears

Bill Nye

Scarlett Johansson

Rachel McAdams

Demi Moore

Julia Roberts

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A look at prior movie and tv-related fun fact lists (Associated Press)

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