Birthday Shout! Sean Connery, Tim Burton, Blake Lively…

Birthday Shout! Sean Connery, Tim Burton, Blake Lively…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day August 25

Sean Connery

Iconic Scottish actor who starred as secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1962 to 1983, including Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. He earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1987 gangster film The Untouchables and also played prominent roles in the films The Hunt for Red October, The Name of the Rose, Highlander, The Rock and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Before fame, he worked as a milkman, a truck driver, and a body builder. The U.S. Navy discharged him due to his being afflicted with a duodenal ulcer.

In July 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
After he set the standard as the original James Bond, the role was then passed down to Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

The 85 year old was born August 25, 1930 in Scotland.

Tim Burton

Director, producer, animator, and artist known for his highly stylized gothic-fantasy films. His best known features include Batman, Batman Returns, Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

He would make silent stop motion films in his backyard on 8mm film as a kid. He made the short animated film The Island of Doctor Agor when he was 13.

He wrote and illustrated a poetry book entitled The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories in 1997.

He and Johnny Depp worked together on many movies across several decades, including Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The 57 year old was born August 25, 1958 in California.

Blake Lively

Actress who played Serena van der Woodsen in The CW series Gossip Girl, a role that earned her three Teen Choice Awards. She also had prominent roles in such films as Accepted, The Town, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Savages.

She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her role in Green Lantern.

She married actor Ryan Reynolds in 2012 and in December 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named James.

The 28 year old was born August 25, 1987 in California.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Country singer best known for his #1 single “Achy Breaky Heart” from his 1992 U.S. certified 9x multi-platinum debut album Some Gave All. He also starred on the TV series Doc from 2001 to 2004 and on Disney’s Hannah Montana alongside his daughter Miley from 2006 to 2011.

He wrote the song “Pictures Don’t Lie” for the Red Hot Organization’s AIDS benefit concert in 1994.

He married Cindy Cyrus in 1987; after their divorce in 1991, he married Tish Cyrus on December 28, 1993. Billy Ray and Tish announced their impending divorce in 2013. He has a total of six children, three daughters and three sons.

The 54 year old was born August 25, 1961 in Kentucky.

Kel Mitchell

Sketch comedian with partner Kenan Thompson on Nickelodeon’s hit 90’s series All That and Kenan & Kel.

He began his acting career at age 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation.
He married Tyisha Hampton in 1999 and they had two children.

He appeared on the television show, Sister, Sister with Tahj Mowry.

The 37 year old was born August 25, 1978 in Illinois.

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