Famous July Birthdays

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Famous July birthdays

July marks the birth of our nation and the birth of a billionaire investor, 'Jenny from the Block,' a Hollywood A-lister and a TV-star comedian. See gallery

Check out these celebrities and others who will turn another year older this month.

 
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Liv Tyler

Date of birth: July 1

 

Actress Liv Tyler (see pictures) got her first movie role (what movie?) at age 16 and had her first starring role a few years later (in what movie?). She will appear in a sci-fi movie (what movie?) later this year.

 

Who else was born this day? 

A former “Baywatch” beauty who was married to a rock star

An “SNL” alum and member of the Blues Brothers

An actor who played a cross-dresser on a long-running sitcom

 
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Larry David

Date of birth: July 2

 

Comedian and writer Larry David (see pictures) found fame as the producer of "Seinfeld," which he co-created with Jerry Seinfeld. He also created an improvisational sitcom (what show?) that is a fictional version of his life (watch him on the show).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actress with well-documented problems with substance abuse

An actress and model who was once married to a rock icon

A former NASCAR driver and multiple championship winner

 
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Tom Cruise

Date of birth: July 3

 

Actor Tom Cruise (see pictures) is a blockbuster star with a string of hit movies (see a list of his movies) spanning several decades. He added another successful movie to his filmography with a sci-fi thriller (what movie?) that was released earlier this year.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who currently plays a criminal investigator

A celebrity chef with controversial methods

A journalist famous for publishing the world’s secrets

 
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Geraldo Rivera

Date of birth: July 4

 

Journalist Geraldo Rivera (see pictures) hosts a newsmagazine show (what show?) and contributes to a cable news network (what network?). He is also widely recognized as the host of a former daytime talk show (what show?), which ran for 11 years.

 

Who else was born this day?

A chef and television host with strange tastes

An author and anti-war activist whose memoir was turned into a movie

The oldest daughter of a political family

 
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Dave Haywood

Date of birth: July 5

 

Country music singer Dave Haywood (see pictures) is best known as part of the successful trio Lady Antebellum (watch them perform). He and his band mates have earned seven Grammy Awards, most recently in 2012 for Best Country Album (what album?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A frontman for a rock band popular in the 1980s

A painter and photographer famous for his large-scale portraits

An actress who plays a pill popping nurse

 
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Nancy Reagan

Date of birth: July 6

 

Former first lady Nancy Reagan (see pictures) met her future husband (whom?) while working as an actress (see her filmography). As first lady, she led a war on drugs with an iconic campaign (what was the famous slogan?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A former U.S. president and son of a former president

A set of showbiz twins who got their start as child actresses

A spiritual leader who was exiled from his country

 
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Kirsten Vangsness

Date of birth: July 7

 

Actress Kirsten Vangsness (see pictures) found fame on a popular crime drama series (what show?). She will star in a noir comedy (what movie?) with a couple of her co-stars later this year.

 

Who else was born this day?

A former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist

A trumpeter and former talk show band leader

An actress well known for her role as a crime investigator

 
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Kevin Bacon

Date of birth: July 8

 

Actor Kevin Bacon (see pictures) has tackled a variety of roles in his career (see his filmography), which created a game based on his Hollywood associations (what game?). He can currently be seen on a psychological drama (what show?) as a former FBI agent.

 

Who else was born this day?

A child actor and son of a famous couple

A country music singer who frequently performs for military troops

An actor famous for his role as a wise-cracking criminal investigator

 
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Nigel Lythgoe

Date of birth: July 9

 

Producer Nigel Lythgoe (see pictures) used his background in choreography and dance to create a popular dance competition show (what show?). He is also a former producer for another talent reality show (what show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An Oscar-winning actor who has played many iconic roles

A singer and musician who was in a rock duo with his then-wife

An actress, singer and widow of a music legend

 
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Sofia Vergara

Date of birth: July 10

 

Actress Sofia Vergara (see pictures) is a multiple Emmy Award nominee for her current role on "Modern Family." Also an active spokesmodel, she has appeared in several television commercials (notably for this brand and this brand).

 

Who else was born this day?

A singer, actress, fashion designer and former reality star

A lead singer for a country music trio

A football coach who coaches at a Big Ten college

 
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Jacoby Jones

Date of birth: July 11

 

NFL wide receiver Jacoby Jones (see pictures) made a record-setting play (what play?) in

Super Bowl XLVII (what’s his team?). After his team’s victory, he landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated (see the cover).

 

Who else was born this day?

A comedian and co-host of an unusual game show

A rock guitarist who was once married to a blond actress

A fashion designer who has designed costumes for movies

 
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Brian Grazer

Date of birth: July 12

 

Producer Brian Grazer (see pictures) produced an Academy Award-winning movie (what movie?) among his many successful films and television shows. He is the co-founder (with who?) of Imagine Entertainment.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor and comedian famous for his role as a sitcom father

An actor best known for his portrayal of a goofy 1970s teenager

A fitness expert recognized by his flashy outfits

 
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Cameron Crowe

Date of birth: July 13

 

Director and screenwriter Cameron Crowe (see pictures) began his career at a young age as a writer for a popular music publication (what magazine?). He wrote, directed and produced a film (what movie?) loosely based on his early career.

 

Who else was born this day?

An iconic actor who appeared in two famous movie series

An actor who played a famous sci-fi ship captain

An inventor who introduced a mind-teasing puzzle

 
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Jane Lynch

Date of birth: July 14

 

Actress Jane Lynch (see pictures) won an Emmy Award among other awards for her role on a television musical (what show?). She lent her voice to a video game character in an animated film (what movie?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A music executive who is married to a Latin pop star

An actor famous for his role on a mysterious sci-fi drama

A film and television star whose career started in the 1950s

 
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Adam Savage

Date of birth: July 15

 

Television host Adam Savage (see pictures) is part of the team of experimenters on the show "MythBusters" (watch him on the show). Also a special effects and industrial designer, he’s been a model maker for several films (including this one).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who won an Oscar for his role as a deadly dictator

A journalist who started a news website

A former professional wrestler who rose to a political position

 
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Will Ferrell

Date of birth: July 16

 

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell (see pictures) began his career as a member of the "Saturday Night Live" cast (watch him on the show). He will reprise his role as Ron Burgundy in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," which will be released later this year (watch the trailer).

 

Who else was born this day?

A former NFL head coach and current television football analyst

An actress best known for her role on a musical television show

A former child actor who appeared in several movies in the 1980s

 
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Luke Bryan

Date of birth: July 17

 

Country music singer Luke Bryan (see pictures) began his career with a successful debut single (what song?) and continues to produce hits (get his albums). He was awarded a top honor (what award?) at the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor famous for his role on a beach-themed television show

An actor who appeared in a movie with his son

A former motorcycle racer who is married to a pop star

 
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Richard Branson

Date of birth: July 18

 

British business magnate Richard Branson (see photos) is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies worldwide. What's his net worth?

 

Who else was born this day?

A TV personality who hosts an outrageous talk show

A former astronaut and U.S. senator

An action film star

 
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Stuart Scott

Date of birth: July 19

 

Sportscaster Stuart Scott (see pictures) anchors a sports news show (what show?) on ESPN. After battling cancer off and on, he announced earlier this year that the disease had returned (read the news coverage).

 

Who else was born this day?

A guitarist and songwriter for an iconic British rock band

A billionaire businessman who leads a popular coffee chain

An actor well known for his role as a doctor on a medical drama

 
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Julianne Hough

Date of birth: July 20

 

Dancer and actress Julianne Hough (see pictures) rose to fame as a professional ballroom dancer and coach on "Dancing With the Stars" (watch her on the show). She got her first starring role in a remake of a 1980s classic movie (what movie?)

 

Who else was born this day?

A Latin guitarist known for his musical collaborations

A Brazilian fashion model who is married to an NFL quarterback

An actress famous for her role as a feisty doctor

 
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Robin Williams

Date of birth: July 21

 

Actor and comedian Robin Williams (see pictures) broke into Hollywood playing an alien on a sitcom (what show?). He won an Oscar for his role as a psychiatrist in a 1990s drama (what movie?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A comedian, actor and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus

A musician who is part of a popular children’s band

A folk singer who famously converted to Islam

 
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Selena Gomez

Date of birth: July 22

 

Actress Selena Gomez (see pictures) began her career as a child actress and is best known for her role on a Disney Channel show (what show?). Also a singer, she is the lead singer for a pop band (what band?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor well known for his cop character from a movie series

A longtime trivia game show host

A singer and musician who helped form a famous rock band

 
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Woody Harrelson

Date of birth: July 23

 

Actor Woody Harrelson (see pictures) is well known for his debut role as a naïve bartender on a popular sitcom (what show?). He has had varied movie roles including his latest in a movie trilogy (what movies?) based on a popular book series (who is the author?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A British actor famous for his role as a young wizard

A multi-Grammy-winning singer and fiddle player

An actress who is married to a celebrity chef

 
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Jennifer Lopez

Date of birth: July 24

 

Singer, dancer and actress Jennifer Lopez (see pictures) showed her skills in her first starring role (in what movie?) as a Latin pop star (who?). She recently released a new single (what song?) and produces a new television show (what show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actress who played a TV superhero

An Oscar-winning actress who currently plays a vampire

An actor and comedian famous for his role as a kooky neighbor

 
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Darren Star

Date of birth: July 25

 

Producer Darren Star (see pictures) created a hit television show for HBO (what show?) among other series. He also produced the two movies based on the series (this movie and this movie).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who played a goofy but lovable “Friend”

A restaurateur, author and "Iron Chef"

A fashion model and actress who is married to a rock star

 
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Dorothy Hamill

Date of birth: July 26

 

Professional figure skater Dorothy Hamill (see pictures) won the hearts of Americans when she won the Olympic gold medal and the world championship in the same year (what year?). She was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" earlier this year, but had to withdraw due to health reasons (watch her on the show).

 

Who else was born this day?

A singer and frontman of an iconic British rock band

An actress who won an Oscar for playing a queen

A celebrated Hollywood actor and artistic director for a London theater

 
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Alex Rodriguez

Date of birth: July 27

 

MLB third baseman Alex Rodriguez (see pictures) was drafted (by what team?) out of high school. He won the World Series with his current team (what team?) in 2009.

 

Who else was born this day?

A WWE wrestler and company executive

An Irish actor who played an infamous monarch

An actor and comedian who has a famous catch phrase

 
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Bill Bradley

Date of birth: July 28

 

Former NBA basketball player (what team?) Bill Bradley (see pictures) became a senator (from what state?) following his retirement from basketball. He has written several books and is host of a radio show (what show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A cartoonist who has a famous fuzzy subject

An actress best known for her role in a 1980s sitcom

An Argentinean NBA star and multiple NBA champion

 
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Josh Radnor

Date of birth: July 29

 

Actor Josh Radnor (see pictures) is well known for his role as Ted Mosby on "How I Met Your Mother." Also a successful filmmaker, he premiered his second film (what movie?) at a film festival (what festival?) in 2012.

 

Who else was born this day?

A petite country music singer with a big voice

A fashion mentor on a reality show

A former child actor known for his role on a sci-fi TV show

 
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Christopher Nolan

Date of birth: July 30

 

Screenwriter and director Christopher Nolan (see pictures) directed the hit "Dark Knight" trilogy among other successful films (see his filmography). He produced another superhero film (what movie?) this year.

 

Who else was born this day?

A bodybuilder and actor who became a politician

A beach volleyball player who won three Olympic gold medals

A celebrity chef and host of several Food Network shows

 
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Mark Cuban

Date of birth: July 31

 

Businessman Mark Cuban (see pictures) owns an NBA team (what team?) among his other business ventures. Also an investor, he is part of the investor panel on a reality show (what show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A British author of a famous magical series

An action film star who served time for tax evasion

An actor who played the "Man of Steel"