Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:


Jake Gyllenhaal
Age: 32
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in films like 'Donnie Darko,' 'The Day After Tomorrow' and 'Jarhead,' earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Jack Twist in the film 'Brokeback Mountain,' being the little brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, and previous relationships with Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon

Alyssa Milano
Age: 40
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her childhood role as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom 'Who's the Boss?', an eight-year stint as Phoebe Halliwell on the series 'Charmed,' being a series regular on the original 'Melrose Place,' and writing regularly on Major League Baseball's website

Cicely Tyson
Age: 79
Occupation: Singer and Actress
Known For: Her Oscar-nominated role in the film 'Sounder,' winning two Emmy Awards for 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,' other respected work in shows like 'Roots,' and a former marriage to jazz great Miles Davis

Jennifer Beals
Age: 49
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Appearing in more than 50 films, most notably as welder-turned-dancer Alexandra "Alex" Owens in 1983's 'Flashdance,' starring as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama 'The L Word,' and being a Yale graduate

Criss Angel
Age: 45
Occupation: Illusionist
Known For: Starring in the television show 'Criss Angel Mindfreak,' his live performance illusion show 'Criss Angel Believe' with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas, and creating

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