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Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day October 8

Matt Damon

Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

American actor, screenwriter and producer. Damon and Ben Affleck wrote Academy Award-winning screenplay, “Good Will Hunting” (1997).

His other films include “The Bourne series”, the “Ocean’s trilogy”, and The Talented “Mr. Ripley”.

Matt Damon played the role of Private Ryan in “Saving Private Ryan”, the film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.

Growing up with Ben Affleck, who is his cousin, he helped shape his dream of becoming an actor. He dropped out of Harvard University, where he was majoring in English, to pursue a career in acting.

He is among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and one of the top-40 highest-grossing actors of all time. In addition to the many awards and nominations Damon has received, such as Academy, Golden Globe and other industry awards, for his work in the film industry—in 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

He dated actress Winona Ryder from 1997 to 2000. He married Luciana Barroso in 2005 and he has four daughters named Alexia, Stella, Gia and Isabella.

The 45 years old was born October 8, 1970.

Bruno Mars

Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

Peter Gene Hernandez better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor and choreographer who was raised in a family of musicians.

He was raised by his parents, Pete Hernandez and Bernadette, in Honolulu; his mother died of a brain aneurysm in June 2013.

Right from a young age, he had started performing in various musical venues in his hometown.

Mars had an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, but then signed with Atlantic in 2009. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals to the songs “Nothin’ on You” by B.o.B, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, which were worldwide successes. His debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010), was anchored by the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade”, as well as the number-five single “The Lazy Song

Mars has received many awards and nominations, including two Grammy Awards and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, in 2011. In December 2013, he was named “Artist of the Year” by Billboard and ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

His is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time and is also known for co writing Flo Rida’s hit song “Right Round.”

He began dating model/actress Jessica Caban in 2011 and he previously dated fellow singer Rita Ora.

The 30 years old was born October 8, 1985.

Nick Cannon

Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

Nickelodeon star of “All That” who  is also known for hosting The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘N Out, and America’s Got Talent. Also a recording artist, he released his self-titled debut album in 2003 and his song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” was featured in the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

He received his first taste of fame during a stand up comedy routine on a local cable network at age 11.

He has appeared in such films as ‘Drumline”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, and “Roll Bounce”.

In 2008, he married singer and actress Mariah Carey, the couple welcomed twins named Moroccan and Monroe in 2011 and in 2014, he and Carey separated.

The 35 years old was born October 8, 1980.

Cece Winans

Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

Famous Gospel singer Cece Winans had a duet with the legendary Whitney Houston on the song “Count on Me” which reached # 8 on the Billboard Charts. She is one of the best-selling female gospel artists to ever record.

She released her first album in 1995, which was titled “Alone in His Presence”.

She is the godmother of Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina.

She has two children with her husband Alvin Love II, whom she married in 1984.

The 51 years old music star was born October 8, 1964.

Bella Thorne

Birthday Shout! Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Nick Cannon…

This  actress who became known for her Imagen and Young Artist Award-winning role as dancer CeCe Jones on Disney’s “Shake It Up”. She also won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance for her role in the series “My Own Worst Enemy”. She played Hilary in the 2014 film “Blended”, Madison in the 2015 film “The Duff” and Amanda in the 2015 TV movie “Perfect High”.

Before gaining popularity, her first significant role occurred in the film “Stuck on You”, which starred Matt Damon.

She played roles on HBO’s Big Love and the Wizards of Waverly Place.

She was raised as the youngest of four child actors, and worked as a model. Her father passed away in 2007 in a car accident.

She began a relationship with Gregg Sulkin in 2015.

The 18 years old was born October 8, 1997.


Bella Thorne