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Celebrity Birthdays for August 9 – Melanie Griffith, Gillian Anderson and More

Melanie Griffith, Gillian Anderson
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Melanie Griffith
Age: 55
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Academy Award-nominated turn in the 1988 film ‘Working Girl,’ other work in ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’ and ‘Pacific Heights,’ a former longtime relationship with Don Johnson, her current marriage to Antonio Banderas, and spending just a little too much time with her plastic surgeon

Gillian Anderson
Age: 44
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Making geekboys drool while playing Special Agent Dana Scully in ‘The X-Files’ TV show and subsequent films

Hoda Kotb
Age: 48
Occupation: TV Personality
Known For: Being tasked with keeping Kathie Lee Gifford in line on the fourth hour of the ‘Today’ show

Sam Elliott
Age: 68
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘Road House,’ ‘Tombstone’ and ‘Thank You for Smoking,’ being the narrator in ‘The Big Lebowski,’ his trademark mustache, and a deep gravelly voice that is often used in commercial voiceovers

Eric Bana
Age: 44
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Notable parts in the movies ‘Black Hawk Down,’ ‘Troy,’ ‘Star Trek,’ and Bruce Banner in the first ‘Hulk’ movie

Anna Kendrick
Age: 27
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her role as Bella’s classmate, Jessica Stanley, in the ‘Twilight’ movies

Jessica Capshaw
Age: 36
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her role as Dr. Arizona Robbins on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and “pre-cog” Evanna in ‘Minority Report,’ and being Kate Capshaw’s daughter and Steven Spielberg’s step-daughter

Deion Sanders
Age: 45
Occupation: Retired athlete, Football analyst
Known For: Being the only man to have ever played in a World Series AND a Super Bowl, and his series of Directv NFL Ticket “fairy” ads

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