Famous January Birthdays 33 Photos © Shirlaine Forrest: Redferns via Getty Images; Dilip Vishwanat: Getty Images; Jason LaVeris: FilmMagic; Riccardo S. Savi: WireImage 1 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Famous January Birthdays Famous people born in January See gallery January marks the beginning of the New Year and the birthdays for a country music matriarch, a record-breaking quarterback, and a Hollywood newlywed. Check out these and other celebrities who will blow out their candles this month. Skip ahead to read about: A famous foodie (slide 7, Nigella Lawson) The last "Golden Girl" (slide 18) Record setting children (slide 27)Search: Famous January birthdays © Eduardo Verdugo: AP 2 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Glen Davis Date of birth: January 1NBA star Glen Davis (see pictures) spent four years with the Boston Celtics before joining his current team (what team?). Big Baby, as he's commonly known, played for the 2008 NBA Championship with his former team (who did they play?).Who else was born this day?A retired Swedish model and ex-wife of a professional golferAn actor who played the mini version of an evil doctorA competitive celebrity chef recognized for her southern-inspired foodSearch: Glen Davis © Richard Shotwell: Invision 3 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Karina Smirnoff Date of birth: January 2Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (see pictures) rose to fame as a dancer on "Dancing with the Stars." She won top honors (which season?) with a soap opera star and former soldier (who?).Who else was born this day?A scandalized televangelist who served time in federal prisonA former Calvin Klein model who is married to a writer/director/actorAn actor who won an Oscar for his role as a colorful football playerSearch: Karina Smirnoff © Gaz Shirley: Pacific Coast News 4 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Mel Gibson Date of birth: January 3Mel Gibson (see pictures) has enjoyed success as both a celebrated actor (see his filmography) and as an award-winning director (he won the Oscar for this movie). His personal life has been known to make more headlines than his career (read the latest news stories).Who else was born this day?An NFL quarterback who comes from a football familyA legendary music producer who worked with an iconic British bandAn actress who played the beautiful dream girl next doorSearch: Mel Gibson © Stephen Lovekin: Getty Images 5 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Michael Stipe Date of birth: January 4Singer Michael Stipe (see pictures) was the front man and co-founder for the alternative rock band R.E.M. (listen to their music). He has also worked as a film producer (including this film).Who else was born this day?A record-breaking NFL coach who had a perfect season with the Miami DolphinsAn athlete and current television actressAn actor and comedian who was part of a television comedy groupSearch: Michael Stipe © Alexandra Wyman: Getty Images 6 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Diane Keaton Date of birth: January 5Veteran actress (see her filmography) Diane Keaton (see pictures) had her breakthrough role in an American classic film (what movie?). Her next movie is scheduled for release in April (what movie?).Who else was born this day?A "shock rocker" known for his goth lookAn actress who shares a name with her birth monthA dancer and choreographer who judges celebrity dancersSearch: Diane Keaton © Tony Barson: WireImage 7 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Nigella Lawson Date of birth: January 6Food writer Nigella Lawson (see pictures) is the best-selling author of numerous cookbooks (get her books). She has hosted several cooking television shows including her current show on BBC (what show?).Who else was born this day?A British comedian known for his strange facial contortionsA Trump Organization executive and advisor on "The Apprentice"An NFL defensive tackle who has been fined and suspended for aggressive playSearch: Nigella Lawson © Dilip Vishwanat: Getty Images 8 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Alfonso Soriano Date of birth: January 7Alfonso Soriano (see pictures) is a two-time World Series Champion (with what team?). Originally a second baseman, he now plays left field for the Chicago Cubs (watch him play).Who else was born this day?A former morning show co-host who now hosts a daytime talk showA British Formula One race car driverA red-haired actor who played an overly dramatic detectiveSearch: Alfonso Soriano © Johns PKI: Splash News: Corbis 9 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Carolina Herrara Date of birth: January 8Fashion designer Carolina Herrara (see pictures) began her self-named clothing line (see her clothes) in 1980. She has clothed a long list of beautiful and famous clients (including this American aristocrat).Who else was born this day?A brilliant physicist and best-selling authorA British glam rock star married to a former supermodelA long-time game show host who worked with newlywedsSearch: Carolina Herrara © Gregory Shamus: Getty Images 10 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Sergio Garcia Date of birth: January 9Professional golfer Sergio Garcia (see pictures) was part of the victorious European Team in the 2012 Ryder Cup. He plays in the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour (watch him play).Who else was born this day?A new British royal and mommy-to-beA NASCAR driver who was named one of the 50 Greatest DriversAn NFL player who previously changed his name to reflect his jersey numberSearch: Sergio Garcia © Peter Kramer: NBC: NBC NewsWire via Getty Images 11 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Rod Stewart Date of birth: January 10British singer (listen to his music) Rod Stewart (see pictures) has been a major influence on rock music in his decades-long career. He was already inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, but was inducted again as a member of a band (what band?) in 2012.Who else was born this day?A champion heavyweight boxer who put his name on a grillA Mexican-American singer with a punk rock/country soundA spandex-clad rock singer with hits in the 1980sSearch: Rod Stewart © Ethan Miller: Getty Images for ACM 12 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Naomi Judd Date of birth: January 11Singer Naomi Judd (see pictures) was part of the successful mother-daughter (who is her daughter?) country music duo the Judds (see their hits). A diagnosis of Hepatitis C forced her retirement.Who else was born this day?An R&B and hip hop singer who has her own line of perfumeA former network television CEO who is married to an iconic television actressA director famous for his work on 1980s sitcoms and a successful sleeper filmSearch: Naomi Judd © Reed Saxon: AP 13 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Jeff Bezos Date of birth: January 12Visionary entrepreneur Jeff Bezos (see pictures) is the founder and CEO of the Internet retailer Amazon.com. An interest in space travel led him to start a spaceflight company (what company?).Who else was born this day?A heartthrob singer with a British boy bandAn actress who has had a public battle with weight lossA controversial radio host and original "shock jock"Search: Jeff Bezos © Jason LaVeris: FilmMagic 14 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Liam Hemsworth Date of birth: January 13Australian (where is he from?) actor Liam Hemsworth (see pictures) will reprise his role as Gale Hawthorne in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" later this year. He is engaged to his former co-star (who?).Who else was born this day?A former "Baywatch" babe and later reality show starAn actor who plays a dreamy doctorAn actress known for her dance moves on a popular 1990s sitcomSearch: Liam Hemsworth © Valerie Macon: Getty Images 15 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Holland Taylor Date of birth: January 14Actress Holland Taylor (see pictures) is well-known for her role as a non-maternal mother on "Two and a Half Men." She wrote, produced and starred in a one-woman play (what play?) based on the life of a Texas politician (who?).Who else was born this day?A drummer for an iconic grunge band and founder of an alternative rock bandAn actress who played a tragic 1930s gangsterAn actor who started out on television sitcoms and later became a film starSearch: Holland Taylor © Harry How: Getty Images 16 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Drew Brees Date of birth: January 15NFL quarterback Drew Brees (see pictures) led his team to victory in Super Bowl XLIV (what team did they play?). He recently broke a long-time record (who held the record?) for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.Who else was born this day?A Spanish comedienne and actress known for her legendary phrase "cuchi-cuchi"An actor who found fame in the "High School Musical" moviesAn actor who plays a New York homicide detectiveSearch: Drew Brees © Jason Merritt: WireImage 17 of 33 To full screen share tweet email John Carpenter Date of birth: January 16Film director John Carpenter (see pictures) is best known for his horror and science fiction movies (see his filmography). An accomplished musician, he has written the musical scores for most of his films.Who else was born this day?A waif-thin model who faced a drug abuse scandalA talk show host and best-selling author of self-help booksAn MLB first baseman and two-time World Series championSearch: John Carpenter © Riccardo S. Savi: WireImage 18 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Betty White Date of birth: January 17Seasoned actress Betty White (see pictures) is well known for her roles in a 1970s television show (what show?) and a 1980s show (what show?). She recently returned to sitcom acting in "Hot in Cleveland."Who else was born this day?A deep-voiced actor who played a masked villainA legendary boxer and social activistA powerful woman in politics who lives at a famous addressSearch: Betty White © Steve Granitz: WireImage 19 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Jason Segel Date of birth: January 18Actor Jason Segel (see pictures) got his start on a dramedy television show (what show?). Along with a successful movie career (see his filmography), he currently stars in the popular sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."Who else was born this day?An actor and director who made playing baseball in Iowa magicalA lead singer for a controversial nu metal bandA stand-up comedian who once hosted his own comedy showSearch: Jason Segel © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 20 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Katey Sagal Date of birth: January 19Actress Katey Sagal (see pictures) played the iconic role of Peg Bundy for 11 seasons on "Married… with Children." She returned to television to star in a show (what show?) created by her husband (who?).Who else was born this day?A country music singer known for her blond wigs and plastic surgeryA celebrity chef recognized for her southern accent and use of butterA comedian known for his many impersonationsSearch: Katey Sagal © Noel Vasquez: Getty Images for Extra 21 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Melissa Rivers Date of birth: January 20Television personality Melissa Rivers (see pictures) first found fame as the daughter of a comedienne (who?). She stars with her mother in a reality show (what show?).Who else was born this day?A historic astronaut who walked on the moonA hard rock singer and guitarist who performed with a "Starchild" characterA comedian who hosts a political talk showSearch: Melissa Rivers © Paul Drinkwater: NBC: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images 22 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Placido Domingo Date of birth: January 21Tenor Placido Domingo (see pictures) has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades (listen to his music). Also a conductor, he directs a prominent opera company (what company?).Who else was born this day?A red-haired actress who once tried out for the Olympic archery teamA professional golfer who also designs golf coursesAn investor who co-founded a computer software companySearch: Placido Domingo © Joe Corrigan: Getty Images 23 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Guy Fieri Date of birth: January 22Celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri (see pictures) joined the Food Network after winning a reality cooking show (what show?). He can now be seen in two of his own shows (this one and this one).Who else was born this day?An actress famous for her role as a demon-possessed childA two-time Pro Bowler and running back with the Baltimore RavensAn Oscar-nominated actress who is married to an Oscar-nominated actorSearch: Guy Fieri © Didier Baverel: Getty Images 24 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Princess Caroline of Monaco Date of birth: January 23Princess Caroline (see pictures) is the current heiress to the throne of Monaco (who holds the throne?). Through her marriage (who is her husband?) she also has ties to a royal family line in Germany, though officially the family's royal titles no longer exist.Who else was born this day?An airline pilot who made a heroic emergency landingAn actor who played an action star known for his resourcefulnessAn actress recognized as the beautiful girl-next-door in a 1980s teen sitcomSearch: Princess Caroline of Monaco © Joe Scarnici: Getty Images for USOC 25 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Mary Lou Retton Date of birth: January 24Famed gymnast Mary Lou Retton (see pictures) was the first American woman to win the all-around Olympic gold medal (which Olympics?). Following that win, she also became the first woman to appear on a box of Wheaties (see the box).Who else was born this day?A singer-songwriter who wrote a song about a KennedyA former child actress who now stars on a daytime soap operaAn NFL linebacker who was once suspended for steroid useSearch: Mary Lou Retton © Shirlaine Forrest: Redferns via Getty Images 26 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Alicia Keys Date of birth: January 25R&B singer (listen to her music) Alicia Keys (see pictures) is a multiple Grammy winner and one of the highest-selling artists (get her albums). She has a son with her husband and fellow performer (who?)Who else was born this day?A screenwriter and director known for his horror filmsAn actress who played the older sister in an "ugly" television comedyA Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and his country's national teamSearch: Alicia Keys © Nathanael Jones: Pacific Coast News 27 of 33 To full screen share tweet email The Suleman Octuplets Date of birth: January 26The Suleman octuplets (see pictures) are the longest living octuplets in the United States (who is their mother?). The controversial circumstances surrounding their birth caused the fertility doctor (who?) to undergo investigation of his practices.Who else was born this day?A daytime talk show host famous for her dance movesA legendary hockey player known as "The Great One"A guitar great who formed an iconic hard rock bandSearch: Suleman Octuplets © George Gojkovich: Getty Images 28 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Cris Collinsworth Date of birth: January 27Sportscaster Cris Collinsworth (see pictures) is a former NFL wide receiver and spent his entire football career with one team (what team?). He replaced a long-time commentator (who?) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."Who else was born this day?A ballet dancer who played a love interest on "Sex and the City"A comedian who gave the voice to an animated ratA casino and hotel businessman who helped revive the Las Vegas stripSearch: Cris Collinsworth © Jim Spellman: WireImage 29 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Elijah Wood Date of birth: January 28Actor Elijah Wood (see pictures) reprised his short-statured role of Frodo Baggins from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy for the first installment of the prequel trilogy "The Hobbit." He can also be seen on the dark comedy television show "Wilfred."Who else was born this day?A singer and advocate for animal rights who stars in ASPCA commercialsAn actor well known for his role as a comedic army doctorA former French president who married a singer while in officeSearch: Elijah Wood © Alex Wong: Getty Images 30 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Paul Ryan Date of birth: January 29U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (see pictures) has served his district (in what state?) since 1999. He was the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2012 election (watch his debate).Who else was born this day?A media magnate and one of the richest women in the worldA former child star who now co-hosts a daytime talk showAn actor famous for his role as a 1980s private investigatorSearch: Paul Ryan © Kevin Winter: Getty Images 31 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Phil Collins Date of birth: January 30Musician Phil Collins (see pictures) found success as part of the rock group Genesis (listen to their music) and as a solo artist (listen to his music). He announced his retirement from the music industry in 2011.Who else was born this day?A former U.S. vice president who had an infamous hunting accidentA British actor who played a masked superheroAn actor famous for his role as a foreign exchange student in a television sitcomSearch: Phil Collins © Jason Merritt: Getty Images 32 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Justin Timberlake Date of birth: January 31Justin Timberlake (see pictures) has enjoyed an equally successful career as a singer (listen to his music) and actor (see his filmography). He married Jessica Biel in October (see their wedding pictures).Who else was born this day?An Oscar-nominated actress who had a short-lived singing careerA legendary MLB pitcher who now owns his former teamAn actress who married a comedienne with another January birthdaySearch: Justin Timberlake © Kazuhiro Nogi: AFP: Getty Images; Jupiterimages: Getty Images; EPA B.V.: Alamy 33 of 33 To full screen share tweet email Next slideshow: New Year's celebrations around the world Also on MSN:Chic bathroom storage solutions for under $50Become a fan of MSN on Facebook. Follow MSN on Twitter.