Birthday Shout! Louis van Gaal, Meagan Good, Dustin Hoffman, Countess Vaughn…

Birthday Shout! Louis van Gaal, Meagan Good, Dustin Hoffman, Countess Vaughn…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebs this day August 8

Louis van Gaal

Former midfielder who scored 26 goals in 248 appearances for Sparta Rotterdam from 1978 to 1986. He became an accomplished manager after retirement, taking the helm of teams like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajax, and Manchester United.

He debuted professionally for Ajax in 1972. He landed his first head managing job with Ajax in 1991.

He won five league titles in six seasons as a manger from 1993-1999, the first three with Ajax in the Eredivisie and the last two with Real Madrid in La Liga. He’s also managed the Dutch national team.

He was married to Fernanda Obbes until her death in 1994; they had two daughters. He married Truus van Gaal in 2008.
He became Arjen Robben’s manager on the Dutch national team.

He turns 65 today.

Meagan Good

Became known for her roles in Think Like a Man and Californication in 2012. She also starred in the NBC drama Deception in 2013. In 1998, she was nominated for a YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film for her role in Eve’s Bayou.

She earned her first television role at the age ten in the series Gabriel’s Fire.

She made her film debut as Kid #2 in Friday.

She married Columbia Pictures executive DeVon Franklin in 2012.

She acted alongside Paula Patton in the 2011 film Jumping the Broom.

She turns 35.

Dustin Hoffman

Renowned method actor who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Rain Man in 1988. He had his breakthrough role as Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 classic The Graduate and also played leading roles in the films Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie and All the President’s Men.

He began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse with his roommate and fellow actor Gene Hackman. He made his debut in the 1967 film, the Tiger Makes Out.

He voices the character Master Shifu in the Kung Fu Panda films.

He married his second wife, attorney Lisa Gottsegen, in October 1980. He has six children.

He starred opposite Tom Cruise in the Barry Levinson film Rain Man.

He turns 79.

Countess Vaughn

Moesha actress who earned a spin-off series with The Parkers in 1999. Her acting earned her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

She had her first acting role at age 10 as Alexandria DeWitt in 227.

She gained reality fame on the competitions Celebrity Fit Club and Celebrity Rap Star.

She has two children with ex-husband Joseph James.

She had a supporting film role opposite Donald Faison in the 1999 comedy Trippin’.

She turns 38

Jackie Cruz

Singer-songwriter and actress who became most well known for her supporting role on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

She has been singing and acting her entire life. She bounced around between the Dominican Republic, Los Angeles, New York, and Miami after being born in New York City.

She was a fashion correspondent during New York Fashion Week for OK! Magazine in 2014. She was named by Latina Magazine as their “Celebrity Style Crush” and “Best Dress Latina.”

She was raised by her mother and mother’s sisters who all helped Jackie overcome a near fatal car accident that left Jackie in a coma.

She joined a list by The Hollywood Reporter in November of 2013 called the Top Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood Under 40 that also included Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato.

She turns 30.


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