We celebrate top celebrities this day December 21
Samuel L. Jackson
Distinguished actor, producer, and civil rights activist Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors.
He won a BAFTA Best Supporting Actor Award for his role as Jules Winfield in the 1994 classic Pulp Fiction. He also played Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and had memorable roles in the films Sphere, The Negotiator, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jurassic Park and Jackie Brown. Additionally, he was cast as George Washington Williams in the 2016 film Tarzan.
Before fame, he co-founded the acting group, Just Us Theatre, while in college, and later became the apprentice of Morgan Freeman. He was one of the ushers at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral.
He was cast as Nick Fury in Marvel’s Avengers series, appearing in the Iron Man films as well as Thor and Captain America features.
He married actress and producer LaTanya Richardson in 1980 and he has a daughter named Zoe Jackson.
The 67 year old was born December 21, 1948.
Longtime actress who became known for her Oscar-winning performance in the 1971 film Klute and for vocalizing her opposition to the Vietnam war. Her most memorable film roles include Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, Sunday in New York and Period of Adjustment. She also plays Grace in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
She dropped out of Vassar College to become a fashion model.
Her father is legendary actor Henry Fonda, who starred in such films as 12 Angry Men and Once Upon a Time in the West.
She was married to Roger Vadim from 1965 to 1973, Tom Hayden from 1973 to 1990 and CNN founder Ted Turner from 1991 to 2001. She has two daughters named Vanessa and Mary and a son named Troy.
She starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the 2005 film Monster in Law.
The 79 year old was born December 21, 1937.
Television actor portrays secret agent and American hero Jack Bauer on the hit FOX series 24. He has also appeared in such films as Stand By Me, A Few Good Men, The Sentinal and The Lost Boys.
When he first moved to Hollywood, he lived with fellow actor Robert Downey, Jr. for three years.
He starred as Martin Bohm in another FOX series, Touch, from 2012 to 2013.
He married Camelia Kath in 1987 and the couple had a daughter in 1988. He is the son of actor, Donald Sutherland.
He played the villain opposite Colin Farrell in the 2002 film Phone Booth.
The 49 year old was born December 21, 1966.
He is best known for his role as sportswriter, Ray Barone on the television show, Everybody Loves Raymond. He would later star in the critically loved but lesser known show Men of a Certain Age.
He did voice over work in the animated film, Ice Age.
He married Anna Romano in 1987 and the couple had twin sons in 1993.
He and Queen Latifah both lent their voices to the Ice Age film series.
The 58 year old was born December 21, 1957.