Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Gwyneth Paltrow
Age: 40
Occupation: Actress, Model, and Author
Known For: Winning an Oscar for 1998's 'Shakespeare in Love,' her guest-starring appearances on 'Glee,' her marriage to Coldplay's Chris Martin, and her overall inflated sense of self

Avril Lavigne
Age: 28
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Number-one hits such as 'Complicated,' 'I'm with You,' and 'Girlfriend,' her brief marriage to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, and current engagement to Nickleback's Chad Kroeger

Tamara Taylor
Age: 42
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her role as doctor Camille Saroyan on 'Bones'

Wilford Brimley
Age: 78
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in the films 'Cocoon,' and 'The Firm,' and acting as a pitchman for Quaker Oats and Liberty Medical, the latter of which dovetails with his being a diabetic and the work he's done to raise awareness of the disease

Meat Loaf
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: His 'Bat Out of Hell' album trilogy, the first of which has sold 43 million copies and is the fifth best-selling album of all time, and his role as Eddie in the iconic 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

Randy Bachman
Age: 69
Occupation: Guitarist, Songwriter
Known For: Founding two iconic bands from the '70s, the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. He and Fred Turner are recording and touring again as Bachman & Turner, and in fact headlined Streetfest a few years ago