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Today’s famous birthdays list for August 9, 2021 includes celebrities Gillian Anderson, Anna Kendrick

Top celebrity birthdays on August 9, 2021

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.

Katharine Ross, from left, Sam Elliott and Cleo Rose Elliott arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Actor Sam Elliott turns 77

Fun fact: Had a small role in ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ early in his career

Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn

Melanie Griffith, left, and Goldie Hawn attend 2018 Equality Now’s “Make Equality Reality” Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Actress Melanie Griffith turns 64

Fun fact: Nominated for an Academy Awards for her role in ‘Working Girl’

Deion Sanders

Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders smiles as he greets his defensive squad after they had recovered a Mississippi Valley State fumble for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP

NFL Hall of Famer and sportscaster Deion Sanders turns 54

Fun fact: Has played in both a Super Bowl and the World Series

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Actress Gillian Anderson turns 53

Fun fact: Recently nominated for an Emmy for playing Margaret Thatcher on ‘The Crown’

Eric Bana

Actor Eric Bana poses for photographers upon arrival at the London Film Festival Awards in London, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Actor Eric Bana turns 53

Fun fact: Played Bruce Banner in the pre-MCU film ‘Hulk’

Kevin McKidd and Jesse Williams

REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 07: Kevin McKidd and Jesse Williams attend Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” 10th Anniversary Gala at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on December 07, 2019 in Redondo Beach, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)Getty Images

Actor Kevin McKidd turns 48

Fun fact: Only four other actors have appeared in more episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ than McKidd

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Jessica Capshaw

Kate Capshaw, from left, Steven Spielberg and Jessica Capshaw arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Spielberg” at Paramount Studios on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Actress Jessica Capshaw turns 45

Fun fact: Graduated from Brown University

Anna Kendrick, Kingsley Ben-Adir

Anna Kendrick, left, and Kingsley Ben-Adir attend a special screening of “Noelle,” hosted by Disney+ with The Cinema Society, at the SVA Theatre, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)Christopher Smith/Invision/AP

Actress Anna Kendrick turns 36

Fun fact: Voice of the troll Poppy in the ‘Trolls’ animated film series

More celebrities with birthdays today

Actor Cynthia Harris (“Mad About You,” “L.A. Law”) is 87. Jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is 79. Comedian David Steinberg is 79. Singer Barbara Mason is 74. Actor Amanda Bearse (“Married…With Children”) is 63. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 62. “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb is 57. Actor Pat Petersen (“Knots Landing”) is 55. News correspondent Chris Cuomo is 51. Actor Thomas Lennon (new “The Odd Couple,” ″Reno 911!”) is 51. Bassist Arion Salazar (Third Eye Blind) is 51. Rapper Mack 10 is 50. Singer Juanes is 49. Actor Liz Vassey (“CSI,” ″All My Children”) is 49. Actor Rhona Mitra (“Nip/Tuck,” “Boston Legal”) is 46. Actor Ashley Johnson (“The Help”) is 38.

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 (57)

with The Associated Press and

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Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)

Celebrity fun facts

Gal Gadot

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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