Birthday Shout! Beenie Man, Kristen Wiig, James Corden, Richard Armitage

Birthday Shout! Beenie Man, Kristen Wiig, James Corden, Richard Armitage

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate these celebs this day August 22

Beenie Man

Jamaican rapper and reggae artist who is known as the ‘King of Dancehall.’He is best known for the singles ‘Girls,’ ‘Bossman,’ and ‘Dude’.

He released his first song, ‘Too Fancy,’ at age eight after winning a talent competition in his native Jamaica.

He won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2000 for his album Art & Life.

He was married to D’Angel Downer from 2006 to 2011; the couple had a son named Marco.

He was featured on the remix to Lil Jon ‘s song “Get Low.”

He turns 43

Kristen Wiig

Actress who starred on NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012 and had her breakthrough film role as the lead in the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids. She has also played roles in such films as Ghostbusters, Knocked Up, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Skeleton Twins.

She took up an art major at the University of Arizona, then decided to drop out to pursue acting. She relocated to Los Angeles and joined the improv group The Groundlings.

She had voice acting roles in Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon. She also appeared in the 2016 comedy Zoolander No. 2.

She was married to Hayes Hargrove from 2005 to 2009.

She starred alongside her former Saturday Night Live castmate Bill Hader in the 2014 film The Skeleton Twins.

She turns 43

James Corden

Comedic actor who became host of the Late Late Show on CBS. He won a BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance for his work on BBC’s Gavin & Stacey and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in the award-winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors.

He made his acting debut in a one-line role in the 1996’s musical Martin Guerre. He also played Gareth Jones in the 1999 series Boyz Unlimited.

He has co-hosted the BRIT awards three times. He appeared in the 2014 film Into the Woods.

In 2012, he married Julia Carey, whom he met through former housemate and actor Dominic Cooper. He and Julia have a son named Max.

He has a recurring role in season five and six of Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith.

He turns 38

Richard Armitage

English actor who was introduced to international audiences as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in 2012. Prior to this role, he was known for playing John Thorton on North & South.

He played the cello and flute in school orchestras as a teen. After graduating Brockington College in Enderby, he attended Pattison College and studied acting.

He had his breakout television role as Guy of Gisborne on the UK’s Robin Hood.

He has an older brother named Chris. His mother Margaret was a secretary and his father John was an engineer.

He had a supporting role opposite Chris Evans in the 2011 hit action film, Captain America: The First Avenger.

He turns 45.


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