A legendary country singer with a fondness for smoking doobies, the star of a wildly popular NBC series, and a controversial talk show host all celebrate a birthday this last week of April.
Actor Al Pacino, an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Tony Award winner, has starred in a number of well-known films including The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Dick Tracy, Ocean’s Thirteen, You Don’t Know Jack, and many others. Fans can next see Pacino, who is 71 today, in this year’s Son of No One and Jack & Jill.
Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones’ Diary, Cold Mountain) and My Name is Earl’s Jason Lee also celebrate a birthday today. Zellweger is 42 and Jones is 41.
Actor Channing Tatum will celebrate his 31st birthday tomorrow. Tatum, who is currently shooting the romantic comedy Ten Year, has starred in Step Up, Stop-Loss, Public Enemies, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, and Dear John, among others. Tatum’s upcoming movies include The Eagle and The Son of No One.
Jordana Brewster (Chuck, Fast Five) also celebrates her 31st birthday tomorrow, while actor Kevin James (King of Queens) turns 46.
Nigel Barker, the English fashion photographer who is a judge on America’s Next Top Model, will be 39 on Wednesday. Barker also judged the Miss America pageant in 2007 and has worked as a photographer for GQ, Seventeen, Town & Country, and many others.
American actor and radio personality Casey Kasem will be 79 on Wednesday, while soap star Maura West (As the World Turns) will be 39 years old.
An Academy Award winning actress, Penelope Cruz has starred in a number of films including Vanilla Sky, Don’t Move, Volver, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress), Nine, and Sex and the City 2, among many others. Last month the Spanish actress, who will be 37 on Thursday, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Little Fockers) will celebrate her 30th birthday on Thursday, while Jay Leno, host of NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, will be 61.
Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld, co-creator and star of the long-running NBC comedy Seinfeld, will be 57 on Friday. Seinfeld won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the show, which many magazines and publications have called the greatest television series of all time.
Michelle Pfeiffer also celebrates a birthday on Friday. The Batman Returns, The Age of Innocence actress will be 53. Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) will be 41.
Country singer-song writer Willie Nelson will celebrate his 78th birthday this weekend. Nelson has won a slew of awards for his work, including 10 Grammys, and has appeared in such films as Austin Powers, The Dukes of Hazzard, Beer for My Horses, and several others. A prolific musician, Nelson has released 65 studio albums, 7 live albums, 15 compilations, 97 singles and 3 soundtracks. The musician is also an advocate for the legalization of marijuana.
Actress Kirsten Dunst (Bring It On, Spider-Man) also celebrates a birthday on Saturday. The blond beauty will be 29. Actor Johnny Galecki (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory) will turn 36.
Country singer Tim McGraw (“Indian Outlaw, “I Like It, I Love It,” “Don’t Take the Girl”) will be 44 on Sunday. Like Nelson, McGraw has also ventured into acting, appearing in such films as The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, and Country Strong.
Also celebrating a birthday this Sunday is actress Julie Benz (No Ordinary Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Benz will be 39.