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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, and movie roles in ‘The House of Mirth,’ ‘The Mighty Celt’ and ‘The Last King of Scotland’

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,’ ‘Munich,’ ‘Troy’ and ‘Star Trek,’ his upcoming role as the King of Rock and Roll in ‘Elvis & Nixon,’ and his charity work on behalf of the homeless and the mentally ill

Anna Kendrick
Age: 27
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Oscar-nominated role as Natalie Keener in ‘Up in the Air,’ other appearances in films including ‘The Twilight Saga,’ ‘Camp’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ and stage work in the Broadway musical ‘High Society’

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