Birthday Shout! Zinedine Zidane, Randy Jackson, Selma Blair, Memphis Bleek…

Birthday Shout! Zinedine Zidane, Randy Jackson, Selma Blair, Memphis Bleek…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate these celebs this day June 23

Zinedine Zidane

Star attacking midfielder who began his career at the young age of 14, led the French national team for over 10 years and played club soccer for Juventus and Real Madrid. He helped France win the 1998 FIFA World Cup Championship, scoring two goals in the final match.

He began his youth career with US Saint-Henri in 1982 and debut professionally for Cannes in 1989.

He was kicked out of the World Cup Finals in 2006 because of a dangerous head-butt to Italian defender Marco Materazzi.

He married Veronique Zidane in 1993 and he has four children: Enzo, Luca, Elyaz and Theo.

He played alongside another star scorer, Thierry Henry, on the French national team.

The 44 year old was born June 23, 1972.

Randy Jackson

Television show host who became known as the supportive judge on American Idol and the executive producer of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

He was a musician in bands for Santana and Jerry Garcia.

He produced the entertaining dance craze show, ABDC, on MTV, and won a Grammy Award for his work as a producer.

He divorced Elizabeth Jackson, with whom he had one daughter named Taylor, in 1990. In 1995, he married Erika Riker, with whom he had a daughter named Zoe and a son named Jordan.

He played bass for Madonna throughout her album Like a Prayer.

The 60 year old was born June 23, 1956.

Selma Blair

Actress who played Reese Witherspoon’s rival in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. She also had prominent roles in the films Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Columbus Circle and Hellboy.

She studied Photography and acted in theater in college.

She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her narration of the 2011 documentary The Diary of Anne Frank.

She had a child with her boyfriend at the time, Jason Bleick, in July 2011. She was married to Ahmet Zappa from 2004 to 2006.

She portrays the character Liz Sherman in the Hellboy films alongside Ron Perlman, who plays the title character.

The 44 year old was born June 23, 1972.

Melissa Rauch

Actress and comedian who played Bernadette Rostenkowski on the award-winning CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. In 2016 she provided her voice for the movie Ice Age: Collision Course.

She had a critically acclaimed one-woman show, The Miss Education of Jenna Bush, in Manhattan.

She also appeared in several episodes of the HBO series True Blood, and participated on VH1’s comedy show Best Week Ever.

Her husband Winston Beigel co-wrote several scripts with her.

She was in the film Dirty Sexy Money, with Paul Rudd and Jason Siegel.

The 36 year old was born June 23, 1980.

Memphis Bleek

CEO of Get Low Records, protégé of Jay-Z, and rapper whose first four albums all went gold. He was one of the first artists to sign to Roc-A-Fella Records.

He grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York.

His song “Is That Yo Chick” was #7 on the Hot Rap Singles Billboard Chart.

He took time off of music to help his brother after a motorcycle accident.

Missy Elliot appeared on his song “Is That Yo Chick.”

The 38 year old was born June 23, 1978.

Joel Edgerton

Australian actor who has played roles in films such as Animal Kingdom and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. His other credits include Star Wars Episode II and III, Kinky Boots, and The Thing.

He studied drama at the University of Western Sydney.

He played the role of Pierce in the TV show Big Sky.

He has a brother named Nash.

He appeared in The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The actor was born June 23, 1974.


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