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Gary Coleman(† 42)

Actor | Zion, Illinois (US)
turns 55 today

Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010) was an American actor and comedian. Coleman was the highest-paid child actor on television throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. He was rated first on a list of VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars". Coleman was best known for playing the role of Arnold Jackson in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986), which he reprised in numerous other television series such as Hello, Larry (1979), The Facts of Life (1979–1980) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1996), among others. For playing the role of Arnold, he received several accolades, which include two Young Artist Awards; in 1980 for Outstanding Contribution to Youth Through Entertainment and in 1982 for Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series; and three People's Choice Awards; a consecutive three wins for Favorite Young TV Performer from 1980 to 1983; as well as nominations for two TV Land Awards. Coleman's stardom resulted in several roles thereafter, including his film debut On the Right Track (1981), the comedies Jimmy the Kid and The Kid with the Broken Halo (both released in 1982), the cult film Dirty Work (1998), the satirical-comedy film An American Carol (2008) and the independent film Midgets vs. Mascots (2009). He was the star of The Gary Coleman Show (1982) where he voiced Andy LeBeau, and he additionally provided the voice of Kevin in the animated show Waynehead (1996–1997). He also starred in the video games The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) and did some voice acting and motion capture for Postal 2 (2003). Coleman struggled financially in later life; in 1989, he successfully sued his parents and business adviser over misappropriation of his assets, only to declare bankruptcy a decade later. Very few details of Coleman's medical history have been made public, although his battles with issues such as growth deficiency, substance abuse, and depression during his life earned significant media coverage. Coleman died at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah on May 28, 2010, aged 42. He had been admitted two days earlier after falling down the stairs at his home in Santaquin and striking his head, resulting in an epidural hematoma.

* 02/08/1968

Dawn Olivieri(42)

Actress | Seminole, Florida (US)
turns 42 today

Dawn Olivieri (born February 8, 1981) is an American actress perhaps best known for her turn as Lydia in Heroes and Monica Talbot in House of Lies.She has appeared in the Showtime series House of Lies for 41 episodes, starting in 2012, playing the competitive management consultant and ex-wife of main character Marty Kaan and mother of their son, Roscoe Kaan. She acted as Janice Herveaux in the third season of the HBO series True Blood. She played a reporter and Damon Salvatore's girlfriend Andie Star in the hit CW show The Vampire Diaries. Wrapping up the 4th season on Heroes, she has also completed parts on TBS's My Boys, NBC's Knight Rider, TNT's Trust Me, and SyFy's Stargate: Atlantis, and recurred on CBS's How I Met Your Mother. Olivieri played a lead role in the SyFy movie Hydra, and she is the voice of Pepper Potts in the new Avengers animated series on Disney XD. She appeared in the October 2009 issue of Maxim. Olivieri appeared on HBO's Entourage on September 13, 2009, and hosted a contest on Scripped. She voiced Lucy Kuo in a PlayStation 3 video game, inFamous 2, which was released in June 2011.As of March 2018, she has a recurring role on SEAL Team as Amy Nelson.

* 02/08/1981

Kathryn Newton(26)

Actress | Los Angeles, California (US)
turns 26 today

Kathryn Newton (born February 8, 1997) is an American film and television actress, best known for playing Louise Brooks in the CBS television series "Gary Unmarried", as well as for her role as Alex Nelson in the 2012 feature film "Paranormal Activity 4", which earned her the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film. She is also known for portraying the older version of Claire Novak in the CW series "Supernatural" and for playing Abigail Mackenzie on HBO's "Little Big Lies".

* 02/08/1997

Nick Nolte(82)

Actor | Omaha, Nebraska (US)
turns 82 today

Nick Nolte is an American actor, film producer, voice artist, comedian, and former model. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides. He went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Affliction and Warrior.Nolte was a model in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In a national magazine advertisement in 1972, he appeared in jeans and an open jean shirt for Clairol's "Summer Blonde" hair lightener sitting on a log next to a blonde Chris O'Connor; and they appeared on the packaging. In 1992, Nolte was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.Nolte first starred in the television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, based on Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-selling novel. Later he appeared in over forty films, playing a wide variety of characters. Diversity of character, trademark athleticism, and gravelly voice are signatures of his career. In 1973, he guest-starred in the Griff episode, "Who Framed Billy the Kid?", as Billy Randolph, a football player accused of murder. Nolte also made two guest appearances in the television series Barnaby Jones in 1974 and 1975. He co-starred with Andy Griffith in Winter Kill, a television film made as the pilot of a possible television series, and another one, Adams of Eagle Lake, but neither was picked up.Nolte starred in The Deep, Who'll Stop the Rain, North Dallas Fort, which is based on Peter Gent's novel, and starred in 48 Hrs. with Eddie Murphy. During the 1980s, he starred in Under Fire, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Extreme Prejudice, and New York Stories. Nolte starred with Katharine Hepburn in her last leading film role in Grace Quigley. Nolte and Murphy starred again in the sequel Another 48 Hrs. In 1991, Nolte starred in The Prince of Tides and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Later, he starred in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear with Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange. Nolte also starred in Lorenzo's Oil, Jefferson in Paris, Mulholland Falls and Afterglow. He received his second Academy Award nomination the same year for Affliction. Nolte starred with Sean Penn in three films, including Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line, U Turn and Gangster Squad.Nolte continued to work in the 2000s, taking smaller parts in Clean and Hotel Rwanda, both performances receiving positive reviews. He also played supporting roles in the 2006 drama Peaceful Warrior and the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder. In 2011, Nolte played recovering alcoholic Paddy Conlon in Warrior, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Beginning in 2011, Nolte starred with Dustin Hoffman in the HBO series Luck. At the start of production of the second season, however, HBO ended the series after the death of three horses during filming. In 2015, Nolte starred in the biopic comedy-drama A Walk in the Woods and in the revenge thriller Return to Sender.

* 02/08/1941

Brooke Adams(74)

Actress | New York City, New York (US)
turns 74 today

Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949) is an American actress.

* 02/08/1949

Seth Green(49)

Actor | Overbrook Park, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
turns 49 today

Seth Benjamin Green (né Gesshel-Green; born February 8, 1974) is an American actor. His film debut came with a role in the comedy-drama film The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), and he went on to have supporting roles in comedy films throughout the 1980s, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988). During the 1990s and 2000s, Green began starring in comedy films such as Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Rat Race, America's Sweethearts (both 2001), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and Without a Paddle (both 2004), and became known for his portrayal of Scott Evil, Dr. Evil's son, in the Austin Powers film series (1997–2002). Also during this time, he began taking more serious roles in action films, including Knockaround Guys (2001) and The Italian Job (2003). He has provided the voice for Howard the Duck in a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe films and series, most notably in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). In 2019, he wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy-drama film Changeland. Green's first lead role on television was on the ABC sitcom Good & Evil in 1991, for which he won a Young Artist Award. Green later gained attention for his supporting roles as Oz, a teenage guitarist and the boyfriend of Willow Rosenberg, on the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2000), and as the voice of Chris Griffin on the Fox adult animated sitcom Family Guy (1999–present). He also voiced Leonardo in the Nickelodeon animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014–2017) and Joker in the Mass Effect video game series (2007–2012). Green created, directs, writes, and produces the adult animated comedy series Robot Chicken and its spinoffs (2005–present), which have earned him three Primetime Emmy Awards and five Annie Awards.

* 02/08/1974

Mary Steenburgen(70)

Actress | Newport, Arkansas (US)
turns 70 today

Mary Nell Steenburgen (born February 8, 1953) is an American actress. She was most successful for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme's Melvin and Howard, which earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

* 02/08/1953

Susan Misner(52)

Actress | Paterson, New Jersey (US)
turns 52 today

Susan Misner (born February 8, 1971) is an American dancer, television and film actress.Misner portrayed the doomed Grace Davidson on the ABCsoap operaOne Life to Live from March 12, 1999 to November 17, 1999.In 2002, Misner appeared in the film Chicago, performing the renowned "Cell Block Tango" as Liz, 'Pop' with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Denise Faye, Deidre Goodwin, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova and Mýa Harrison.Misner has guest-starred on many TV series, including three of the series in the Law & Order franchise — Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001/2005), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002) and Law & Order (2006) — as well as both CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002) and CSI: Miami (2004). She had a dancing role in the 2002 film Chicago. Misner appeared as Theresa on Rescue Me in 2006 and 2007, and later as Gretchen Martin in the 2007 miniseries The Bronx Is Burning. She appeared in two episodes of the hit CBS procedural Without a Trace during the 2004-2005 television season. She portrayed Alison Humphrey in several 2007 episodes of The CW series Gossip Girl and Sergeant Burnett in New Amsterdam (2008). In 2010, she played the girlfriend of therapist Paul Weston in the series In Treatment. Currently, she has the roles of Jessica Arndt in Person of Interest, Sandra Beeman in The Americans, and Stacy in Nashville.Misner grew up in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

* 02/08/1971

Chai Hansen(34)

Actor | Ko Samui (TH)
turns 34 today

Chai Hansen (born Surachai Romruen, February 8, 1989) is a Thai-Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Monkey in The New Legends of Monkey, Zac in Mako Mermaids, Ilian in The 100 and Jordan Kyle in Shadowhunters.

* 02/08/1989

Nora Miao(71)

Actress | Hong Kong (CN)
turns 71 today

Nora Miao (Chinese: 苗可秀, born 8 February 1952) is a Chinese actress, most well known for her roles in Bruce Lee's "Big Boss", "Fist of Fury" and "Way of the Dragon". Despite her petite frame and cute looks, she proved to be an effective and strong female on the big screen. She was launched as a sword fighting queen in the movie "The Comet Strikes", though she will forever be remembered as the only woman to share an onscreen kiss with Bruce Lee in "Fist of Fury".Miao lives in Toronto, Canada and hosts radio show called "Coffee Talks".

* 02/08/1952

Hannah Hoekstra(36)

Actress | Netherlands (NL)
turns 36 today

Hannah Hoekstra (born August 2, 1987) is a Dutch actress.

* 02/08/1987

Liam McIntyre(41)

Actor | Adelaide (AU)
turns 41 today

Liam McIntyre (born 8 February 1982) is an Australian actor most known for his work in several short films and guest starring roles in Australian TV series. He plays the lead role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Vengeance.Although McIntyre has started his career in mostly short films, the actor had more promising roles guest starring in Australia's popular television series' Rush and Neighbours. McIntyre made his US television debut guest starring in an episode of the award nominated HBO mini-series The Pacific.

* 02/08/1982
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Nozomi Sasaki(35)

Actress | Akita (JP)
turns 35 today

In the past fifteen years Nozomi Sasaki has gone from an unknown quantity to something of a phenomenon thanks to her physical attributes and talent. She has leveraged the adoring looks of the fans, commentators and advertisers to a career in big screen films, TV serials, endless number of commercial work, Public relations assignments, photo books, music albums and adult (gravure) and fashion modelling. Sasaki was born in the northern prefecture of Akita and proudly carried the local dialect 'akitaben' as she began modelling at the age of fourteen and all the way through her becoming a popular name. Speaking of which, she has often chosen to stylize her name simply as Nozomi. She is often featured within or on the cover of magazines with fans praising her slim build, legs, eyes and smile. After dating several celebrities, including a member of the boy band Arashi, Nozomi Sasaki announced her engagement to comedian Watabe Ken on NTV's live variety program Gyoretsu No Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo on April 9 of 2017. The couple had been dating for two years. They subsequently married in April 2017. She gave birth to a boy in September 2018. Subsequently multiple reports emerged of his cheating during their courtship and subsequently. She is signed to the Top Coat Group agency.

* 02/08/1988

James Dean(† 24)

Actor | Marion, Indiana (US)
turns 92 today

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). After his death in a car crash on September 30, 1955, Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in East of Eden. Upon receiving a second nomination for his role in Giant the following year, Dean became the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list.

* 02/08/1931

Lana Turner(† 74)

Actress | Wallace, Idaho (US)
turns 102 today

Lana Turner ( LAH-nə; born Julia Jean Turner; February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Over the course of her nearly 50-year career, she achieved fame as both a pin-up model and a film actress, as well as for her highly publicized personal life. In the mid-1940s, she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the United States, and one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's (MGM) biggest stars, with her films earning more than $50 million for the studio during her 18-year contract with them. Turner is frequently cited as a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamour and a screen legend of classical Hollywood cinema. Born to working-class parents in northern Idaho, Turner spent her childhood there before her family relocated to San Francisco. In 1936, when Turner was 15, she was discovered while purchasing a soda at the Top Hat Malt Shop in Hollywood. At 16, she was signed to a personal contract by Warner Bros. director Mervyn LeRoy, who took her with him when he transferred to MGM in 1938. She soon attracted attention by playing the role of a murder victim in her film debut, LeRoy's They Won't Forget (1937), and she later moved into supporting roles, often appearing as an ingénue. During the early 1940s, Turner established herself as a leading lady and one of MGM's top stars, appearing in such films as the film noir Johnny Eager (1941); the musical Ziegfeld Girl (1941); the horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941); and the romantic war drama Somewhere I'll Find You (1942), one of several films in which she starred opposite Clark Gable. Turner's reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her critically acclaimed performance in the noir The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), a role which established her as a serious dramatic actress. Her popularity continued through the 1950s in dramas such as The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Peyton Place (1957), the latter for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Intense media scrutiny surrounded the actress in 1958 when her teenage daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed Turner's lover Johnny Stompanato to death in their home during a domestic struggle. Her next film, Imitation of Life (1959), proved to be one of the greatest commercial successes of her career, and her starring role in Madame X (1966) earned her a David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress. Turner spent most of the 1970s in semi-retirement, making her final film appearance in 1980. In 1982, she accepted a much-publicized and lucrative recurring guest role in the television series Falcon Crest, which afforded the series notably high ratings. In 1992, Turner was diagnosed with throat cancer and died of the disease three years later at age 74.

* 02/08/1921

Kim Sung-ryung(56)

Actress | Seoul (KR)
turns 56 today

Kim Sung-ryung(김성령) is a South Korean actress. After winning theMiss Koreabeauty pageant in 1988 (she later represented her country at theMiss Universe 1989pageant),Kim began her career as a reporter onKBS's showbiz news program, Entertainment Weekly. In1991, she made a memorable film acting debut inKang Woo-suk'sWho Saw the Dragon's Claws?, though she became more active in television in the next decade. She returned to the big screen in 2007.

* 02/08/1967

Aiko Beemsterboer(20)

Actress | Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland (NL)
turns 20 today

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* 02/08/2003

Brendan Wayne(51)

Actor | Encino, California (US)
turns 51 today

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* 02/08/1972

Mathilda May(58)

Actress | Saint Ouen, Seine Saint Denis (FR)
turns 58 today

Born on February 8, 1965 in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France as Karima Mathilda Haim. She is known for her work on Lifeforce (1985), The Jackal (1997) and Le cri du hibou (1987).

* 02/08/1965

Brittany Bristow(33)

Actress | Toronto (CA)
turns 33 today

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* 02/08/1990

Jim Parrack(42)

Actor | Allen, Texas (US)
turns 42 today

Jim Parrack (born February 8, 1981) is an American actor best known for his role as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO series True Blood. He has also appeared in the film Battle: Los Angeles and as "Slim" in the 2014 Broadway production of Of Mice and Men alongside James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester. In 2020, he began starring in the Fox drama 9-1-1: Lone Star.

* 02/08/1981

Paul Wight(51)

Actor | Aiken, South Carolina (US)
turns 51 today

Paul Randall Wight, Jr.better known by hisring nameBig Show, is an Americanprofessional wrestlercurrently signed withWWE. Wight is a seven-timeworld champion, having won theWCW World Heavyweight Championshiptwice, theWWF/E Championshiptwice, theECW World Championshiponce, and theWorld Heavyweight Championshiptwice, making him the first and only wrestler ever to hold all four championships. In addition to these championships, he has also won theWWE Intercontinental Championshiponce, theWWE United States Championshiponce, andWWE Hardcore Championshipthree times. Wight is also an 11-time world tag team champion, having won the WWE's originalWorld Tag Team Championshipfive times(twice withThe Undertaker, and once each withKane,Chris Jericho, andThe Miz), theWWE Tag Team Championshipthree times(once each with Jericho, Miz, and Kane), and theWCW World Tag Team Championshipthree times(once each withLex Luger,Sting, andScott Hall). In addition to these accolades, Big Show is the 24th WWE Triple Crown Champion, the sixteenth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history, and the third wrestler (afterKurt AngleandEdge) to have held every currently active male championship in WWE. Between WWE and WCW, Wight has held 23 total championships. He was also the winner of WCW's annualWorld War 360-manBattle Royalin1996, and has headlined many pay-per-views for WCW and the WWF/E since the mid-1990s, including the2000episode of WWE's premier annual event,WrestleMania. Outside of professional wrestling, Wight has appeared in feature films and television series such asThe Waterboy,Star Trek: Enterprise,andUSA Network's comedy-dramaRoyal Painsand the action-dramaBurn Notice. In 2010, he had his first major role in the comedy filmKnucklehead, which was produced byWWE Studios. Wight has said he would like to continue his acting career and expand beyond roles based on his size.

* 02/08/1972

Stanley Baker(† 48)

Actor | Ferndale, Rhondda, Wales (GB)
turns 95 today

Stanley Baker was a Welsh actor and film producer perhaps best known for the 1964 film Zulu.

* 02/08/1928

Christine Chatelain(38)

Actress | Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
turns 38 today

Christine Chatelain is a Canadian film and television actress. She had a recurring role on The Collector as Taylor. Originally an art student in Vancouver, she tried acting as a hobby and quickly gained roles in 40 Days and 40 Nights and 3000 Miles to Graceland.

* 02/08/1985

Rin Ogawa(38)

Actress | Kawagoe Saitama japan
turns 38 today

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* 02/08/1985

Anna Hutchison(37)

Actress | Auckland (NZ)
turns 37 today

Hutchison's career began on the New Zealand soap operaShortland Streetand continued in the American seriesPower Rangers Jungle Fury. She also played Allison Dine, the girlfriend of crime figureTerry Clarkin the Australian television seriesUnderbelly: A Tale of Two Citiesalso known asUnderbelly: The Mr Asia Story,and Amy Smart in the New Zealand television comedy-drama seriesGo Girls. In 2012, she starred in theJoss Whedon-Drew Goddard meta-fictional slasher filmThe Cabin in the Woods.

* 02/08/1986

Henry Czerny(64)

Actor | Toronto, Ontario (CA)
turns 64 today

Henry Czerny is a Canadian stage, film and television actor, best known for playing regular character Conrad Grayson in the television series "Revenge". He's a graduate of the National Theatre School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

* 02/08/1959

Ricci Harnett(50)

Actor | London, England UK
turns 50 today

Ricci Harnett (born 20 March 1975) is an English actor, best known for his role as Carlton Leach In the film Rise of the Footsoldier. He was born in London. He made his screen debut in The Object of Beauty alongside John Malkovich. He also appeared in the film 28 Days Later as Corporal Mitchell. Harnett played the lead character of Carroll Bailey in Porcelain Film's 2009 film Breathe. Harnett has made a number of appearances on popular television series such as The Thin Blue Line, Casualty and The Bill. He is now playing the role of Dylan in EastEnders.

* 02/08/1973

Jack Lemmon(† 76)

Actor | Newton, Massachusetts (US)
turns 98 today

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

* 02/08/1925

Josh Keaton(44)

Actor | South Pasadena, California (US)
turns 44 today

Joshua Luis Wiener (born February 8, 1979), known by his stage name Josh Keaton, is an American voice actor. He is known for his roles as Takashi 'Shiro' Shirogane in Voltron: Legendary Defender, Spider-Man in various media in addition to Electro in the video game Marvel's Spider-Man, Jack Darby in Transformers: Prime and the adolescent Hercules in Hercules. He was also the voice of Ryu Hayabusa in the console versions of Ninja Gaiden, and the voice of Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.He is also the voice of King Anduin Wrynn in the MMORPG World of Warcraft.

* 02/08/1979
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