Famous August birthdays 33 Photos (Clockwise from top left) President Barack Obama, Madonna, Tom Brady & Giuliana Rancic (© Sipa USA/Rex Features; Patrick McMullan Co./Rex Features; Broadimage/Rex Features; FayesVision) 1 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Famous August birthdays Check out these celebrities and others who will add another year to their ages this month. See gallery August ushers in birthdays for a best-selling author, a world-class sprinter and a child reality star. In fact, one birthday boy earned some good birthday karma last month with a nice gift to a certain ESPN host. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows (© Gabriel Grams/Rex Features) 2 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Adam Duritz Date of birth: August 1 Singer-songwriter Adam Duritz (see pictures) is well known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Counting Crows (watch them perform). He has recently discussed (read the news coverage) his experience with a mental illness (what disorder?). Who else was born this day?A lead singer for a British heavy metal bandA rapper and leader of an influential rap groupAn English musician and son of rock royalty Kevin Smith (© PictureGroup/Rex Features) 3 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Kevin Smith Date of birth: August 2 Director, producer and screenwriter Kevin Smith (see pictures) began his career with a popular independent film (what movie?). He owns a comic-book store (what store?) in New Jersey, which spawned a reality show (what show?). Who else was born this day?A movie director best known for his horror moviesAn actress who played a drug-dealing housewifeA Nobel Peace Prize winner and current president of a Middle Eastern country Tom Brady (© Broadimage/Rex Features) 4 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Tom Brady Date of birth: August 3 NFL quarterback Tom Brady (see pictures) has three Super Bowl wins (when was his last win?) in his career as well as two Super Bowl MVP awards. He married a Brazilian supermodel (who?) in 2009 (see them together). Who else was born this day?An Olympic medalist swimmer who has his own documentary television showA domestic superstar who got in trouble with the lawAn iconic actor and patriarch of an acting family President Barack Obama (© Sipa USA/Rex Features) 5 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Barack Obama Date of birth: August 4 President Barack Obama (see pictures) won a second term in office and was sworn in earlier this year (see pictures from the inauguration). He received a prestigious international award (what award?) in 2009. Who else was born this day?A NASCAR driver who drives the No. 24 carAn actor who plays a police officer on a tropical islandA musician and actor best known for his independent films Golfer Paula Creamer (© Scott Halleran/Getty Images) 6 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Paula Creamer Date of birth: August 5 Professional golfer Paula Creamer (see pictures) began her career in 2005 when she joined the LPGA (watch her play). She works with a charitable organization (what organization?) targeting young golfers. Who else was born this day?An actress well known for being a “Brady Bunch” kidA blond bombshell actress once married to her co-starA world champion track-and-field athlete who faced disappointment in the Olympics Soleil Moon Frye (© Startraks Photo/Rex Features) 7 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Soleil Moon Frye Date of birth: August 6 Former child star Soleil Moon Frye (see pictures) played the main character in a 1980s sitcom (what show?). She now owns a children’s clothing store (what store?) and recently published a book (what book?). Who else was born this day?A former girl-band member and fashion designerA Hall of Fame NBA player and past military officerA screenwriter and director best known for his supernatural thrillers Wayne Knight (© Nick Wass/Invision/AP) 8 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Wayne Knight Date of birth: August 7 Actor Wayne Knight (see pictures) is well known for his role as Newman on the sitcom “Seinfeld.” He joined a former co-star (who?) on his current show (what show?). Who else was born this day?An Academy Award-winning actress who played a serial killerA radio personality who hosted a popular public radio showA famous “Friends” guest star recognized for her whiney voice Timothy Geithner (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP) 9 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Timothy Geithner Date of birth: August 18 Timothy Geithner (see pictures) served as the U.S. secretary of the treasury until he left the office earlier this year (who is the current secretary?). Previous to this post, he was president of a Federal Reserve Bank (which one?). Who else was born this day?A legendary movie star who founded a film festivalA former Cosby kid who continued a career in acting and directingA personal trainer and mentor for a reality show Dustin Hoffman (© Koji Sasahara/AP) 10 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Dustin Hoffman Date of birth: August 8 Oscar-winning actor (his most recent win was for this movie) Dustin Hoffman (see pictures) made his breakthrough performance in an iconic 1960s movie (what movie?). He recently directed his first film (what movie?). Who else was born this day?A high-ranking Swiss tennis playerA lead singer and founding member of a rock bandAn actor best known for his role as a wisecracking teen on a popular sitcom Hoda Kotb (© Picture Perfect/Rex Features) 11 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Hoda Kotb Date of birth: August 9 Television journalist Hoda Kotb (see pictures) is one half of a daytime talk show duo (with whom?) on the “Today” show. She recently published her second book (what book?). Who else was born this day?A Western movie star with a full, bushy mustacheAn athlete who played in the World Series and the Super BowlAn actor who played a famous Trojan and a super hero Suzanne Collins (© Simon Burchell/Getty Images) 12 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Suzanne Collins Date of birth: August 10 Author Suzanne Collins (see pictures) is best known for two best-selling book series (this was her first series). The second movie (what movie?) based on her “Hunger Games” trilogy will be released later this year. Who else was born this day?A model and reality star with a famous familyA sexy Latin actor who played a masked avengerA fashion designer with a wild look and big personality Viola Davis (© John Shearer/Invision/AP) 13 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Viola Davis Date of birth: August 11 Actress Viola Davis (see pictures) has found success in film (she was nominated for an Oscar for this film and this film), television and stage (she won a Tony Award for this production). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year. Who else was born this day?An actor who played a hammer-wielding god turned superheroA computer engineer who co-founded a computer companyA former professional wrestler who had a reality show with his family Peter Krause (© Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) 14 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Peter Krause Date of birth: August 12 Actor Peter Krause (see pictures) is well known for his Emmy-nominated role on a hit HBO show (what show?). He currently stars on the family-themed show “Parenthood” (he’s dating his co-star). Who else was born this day?An actor recognized for his tanAn actor who has a famous big brotherThe president of a European country Motocross & supercross champion Ryan Villopoto (© Jeff Kardas/Getty Images) 15 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Ryan Villopoto Date of birth: August 13 Ryan Villopoto (see pictures) is a champion motocross and supercross racer (he races for this team). With his win this year, he joined a select group of riders who are consecutive three-time AMA Supercross Series Champions (watch him race). Who else was born this day?An actor who stars in a 1960s themed television showA weather anchor for a morning talk showA former child star who grew up to be a reality star Mila Kunis (© Ian Gavan/Getty Images) 16 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Mila Kunis Date of birth: August 14 Actress Mila Kunis (see pictures) rose to fame on the sitcom “That ‘70s Show” (she’s dating this former co-star). She made a successful transition into film, including a Golden Globe-nominated role (for this movie). Who else was born this day?An Oscar-winning actress who is expecting a babyAn NFL quarterback known for his kneelAn actor and comedian recognized for his physical comedy Jennifer Lawrence (© WENN) 17 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Jennifer Lawrence Date of birth: August 15 Actress Jennifer Lawrence (see pictures) has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress, winning the award for “Silver Linings Playbook” (she was also nominated for this movie). She is also widely recognized for her role as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” (when will the sequel be released?). Who else was born this day?A musician who plays with his brothersA British royal and noted philanthropistA three-time Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player Madonna (© Patrick McMullan Co./Rex Features) 18 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Madonna Date of birth: August 16 Pop icon Madonna (see pictures) has rocked a successful music career (get her music) that has spanned four decades. Also an accomplished actress, she won a Golden Globe award for playing a historic figure (who?). Who else was born this day?A comedic actor who voiced a lovable villainA movie director and producer known for his blockbuster hitsA morning talk show host and Broadway star Giuliana Rancic (© FayesVision/WENN) 19 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Giuliana Rancic Date of birth: August 17 Television journalist Giuliana Rancic (see pictures) can be seen as the co-anchor of “E! News” and as a co-host of a fashion critic show (what show?). She also co-founded a website dedicated to women’s issues (what website?). Who else was born this day?A former boy-band member who became an actorA past NFL head coach turned football analystA lead singer for a 1980s girl group who had a successful solo career John Stamos (© Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire/Getty Images) 20 of 33 To full screen share tweet email John Stamos Date of birth: August 19 Actor John Stamos (see pictures) rose to fame on a popular 1980s sitcom (what show?). Currently, he can be seen on a television drama (what show?). Who else was born this day?A former U.S. president with a political wifeAn actress well known for her role on a family-themed television showA former second lady and professional photographer Amy Adams (© Stefanie Keenan/WireImage/Getty Images) 21 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Amy Adams Date of birth: August 20 Actress Amy Adams (see pictures) has been nominated for four Academy Awards (most recently for this movie). She recently played a comic-book character (who?) in a superhero movie (what movie?). Who else was born this day?A former child actress who had enjoyed a successful acting and music careerA lead singer for a legendary British rock bandA daytime talk show weatherman and mystery author Usain Bolt (© Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB Scanpix/Reuters) 22 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Usain Bolt Date of birth: August 21 Sprinter Usain Bolt (see pictures) is a multiple world record holder and considered by many as the fastest person in the world (watch him run). He repeated his wins in the 2008 Olympic Games in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4-x100-meter relay (who was on the team?) with gold medal performances in the same races in the 2012 Olympic Games. Who else was born this day?An actress best known for her role on a sexy HBO seriesAn actress who currently plays a country music singer on a television showA country music singer who starred in a movie based on one of his songs Giada De Laurentiis © Todd Williamson/Invision for EFG/AP Images) 23 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Giada De Laurentiis Date of birth: August 22 Chef Giada De Laurentiis (see pictures) hosts a cooking show (what show?) on the Food Network and serves as a mentor for a competitive cooking show (what show?). She is also the author of several best-selling cookbooks (get her books). Who else was born this day?An “SNL” alumna known for her comedic moviesAn actress widely recognized for her role as a quirky roommate on a sitcomAn actor who plays an Emmy-winning role on a popular television show Kobe Bryant (© Alex Gallardo/Reuters) 24 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Kobe Bryant Date of birth: August 23 NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (see pictures) has spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers (watch him play). He and the Lakers have won five National Championships (when was their last win?). Who else was born this day?An actress well known as a midriff-bearing genieAn actor and comedian who has a sports talk radio showA widow of a Middle Eastern king Mike Huckabee (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP) 25 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Mike Huckabee Date of birth: August 24 Politician Mike Huckabee (see pictures) was a former governor (of what state?) and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in the 2008 election. Currently, he is the host of a talk show (what show?). Who else was born this day?An actor best known as a wizard’s sidekickA sometimes reclusive actor and comedianAn Oscar-winning deaf actress Rachael Ray (© Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 26 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Rachael Ray Date of birth: August 25 Celebrity chef Rachael Ray (see pictures) is the Emmy-winning host of the daytime talk show “Rachael Ray” and hosts several shows for the Food Network (what shows?). She is also the author of several cookbooks (get her cookbooks). Who else was born this day?A singer and actor with a famous daughterA legendary actor who played an iconic British spyA movie director known for his dark and unusual films Melissa McCarthy (© MediaPunch/Rex Features) 27 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Melissa McCarthy Date of birth: August 26 Actress Melissa McCarthy (see pictures) gained fame with her role on a family drama-comedy (what show?). She continues work on television (what’s her current sitcom?) and in movies as well (her latest movie was released last month). Who else was born this day?An actor who recently played a famous sci-fi captainAn NBA coach and brother of an NBA coachAn entrepreneur and “chief shoe giver” of an innovative company Cesar Milan (© MediaPunch/Rex Features) 28 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Cesar Millan Date of birth: August 27 Dog trainer Cesar Millan (see pictures) is best known for his television show (what show?) that showcased his work with dog rehabilitation. He has also authored several best-selling books (get his books). Who else was born this day?An actress known for her role as a neurotic doctorAn Australian Formula One driverA former Bond girl who is married to a rock icon Alana 'Honey Boo boo' Thompson (© Ivan Nikolov/WENN) 29 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Alana Thompson Date of birth: August 28 Reality star Alana Thompson (see pictures) is best known by her nickname and rose to fame on “Toddlers and Tiaras” as a child beauty pageant contestant. She and her family star in their own spin-off show (what show?). Who else was born this day?An actor and musician who voiced a lovable pandaA country music singer and actress who married her co-starA child actress who earned an Oscar nomination Autism activist Temple Grandin (© Donna Svennevik/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) 30 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Temple Grandin Date of birth: August 29 Professor (where?) Temple Grandin (see pictures) is an activist for animal welfare and autism rights. An Emmy-winning movie (what movie?) based on her life was released by HBO in 2010. Who else was born this day?A singer and actress best known for her role on a musical television showA Republican senator who had an unsuccessful bid for presidentA television personality who reported on the wealthy Warren Buffett (© Nati Harnik/AP) 31 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Warren Buffett Date of birth: August 30 Billionaire businessman Warren Buffett (see pictures) is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is a notable investor. An avid philanthropist, he has donated a large amount to a notable charitable foundation (what foundation?) and co-founded the Giving Pledge. Who else was born this day?A former professional tennis player who runs a charitable foundationA comedian known for his satirical rantingAn actress recognized for her role as a member of a hip undercover cop trio Richard Gere (© Miles Willis/Invision/AP) 32 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Richard Gere Date of birth: August 31 Actor Richard Gere (see pictures) is well known for a long string of hit movies (see his filmography) in his decades-long career. Also known for his activism, he advocates for the rights of Tibet and co-founded the Tibet House. Who else was born this day?An internationally famous violinist and conductorA former teen pop star turned Broadway actressAn NFL head coach and two-time Super Bowl winner (Clockwise from top left) Lamar Odom, Christine Taylor, Curtis Conway & Salma Hayek (© Doug Pensinger/Getty Images; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images; Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images; Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images) 33 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Also see this featured slide show Famous fathers-in-lawAlso on MSN:Mid-summer outfit ideas to try now12 crazy landlord requests Become a fan of MSN on Facebook.Follow MSN on Twitter.