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

William Shatner

Age: 81

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Becoming a cultural icon for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk on the sci-fi series ‘Star Trek’ and in many of its namesake movies, starring on the series ‘T. J. Hooker,’ ‘The Practice’ and ‘Boston Legal,’ various work as a musician, author, producer, director and celebrity pitchman, and his distinctive speaking style that. Makes him. Sound. Sort of like. This.

Reese Witherspoon

Age: 36

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Her Oscar-winning role in ‘Walk the Line,’ other movies like ‘Election,’ ‘Pleasantville’ and ‘Legally Blonde,’ her former marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe, and currently being pregnant with her third child

George Benson

Age: 69

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician

Known For: Being a 10-time Grammy winner for songs like ‘This Masquerade,’ ‘On Broadway’ and ‘Give Me the Night,’ and charting other songs such as ‘Love Ballad’ and ‘Turn Your Love Around’

Bob Costas

Age: 60

Occupation: Sports Journalist

Known For: Working for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s, covering everything from football to basketball to the Olympics and everything in between, hosting the radio show ‘Costas Coast to Coast,’ and hosting the late-night TV show ‘Later with Bob Costas’

Matthew Modine

Age: 53

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Playing Private Joker in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ high school wrestler Louden Swain in ‘Vision Quest,’ and the oversexed Sullivan Groff on ‘Weeds’

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