famous May birthdays
Adele date of birth May 5, 1988
British singer Adele has had chart-topping success and won all six 2012 Grammy Awards for which she was nominated. Her performance at the awards show was her first appearance since undergoing throat surgery.
Madeleine Albright date of birth May 15, 1937
Appointed to office by the 42nd president (who?), Madeleine Albright was the first female United States secretary of state. She is now a professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service
David Beckham date of birth May 2, 1975
Soccer star David Beckham brought popularity to the sport in America when he moved to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He proudly displays his growing number of tattoos, many of which represent important people in his life, including his wife and children .
Tony Blair date of birth May 6, 1953
Tony Blair served as the prime minister of the United Kingdom (who is the current prime minister?) for 10 years, leaving office in 2007. He chronicled his life through his autobiography, "A Journey"
Cate Blanchett date of birth May 14, 1969
Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett is well known for her role as Galadriel in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. She will reprise that role in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter date of birth May 26, 1966
Oscar-nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter) has proven her versatility in diverse roles in hits such as "The King's Speech" and "Alice in Wonderland." She was honored for her work when she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Cher date of birth May 20, 1946
Cultural and musical icon Cher started her career as part of a famous duo with her former husband Sonny Bono. Also a talented actress , she won an Academy Award for her work
Stephen Colbert date of birth May 13, 1964
Comedian Stephen Colbert gained an audience for his political satire through his work as a "correspondent" for "The Daily Show" You can now catch him on his own parody show, "The Colbert Report"
Danny Elfman date of birth May 29, 1953
Movie and television composer Danny Elfman was the lead singer for Oingo Boingo He wrote the scores for the "Simpsons" title theme and "Batman," which won him a Grammy Award.
Craig Ferguson date of birth May 17, 1962
Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson is host of "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" Before his late-night gig, he played Drew Carey's boss on "The Drew Carey Show."
Tina Fey date of birth May 18, 1970
Writer-comedian-actress Tina Fey gained fame for her work on "Saturday Night Live" often parodying Sarah Palin. She can now be seen on "30 Rock," a show she created.
Ginnifer Goodwin date of birth May 22, 1978
Ginnifer Goodwin is well known as the third wife, Margene, in the polygamous family on the HBO series "Big Love." She currently plays the dual role of Snow White and Mary Margaret Blanchard in the fantasy series "Once Upon a Time."
Cee Lo Green
Cee-Lo date of birth May 30, 1974
Rapper Cee Lo Green rose to fame as part of the group Gnarls Barkley and has found success as a solo artist. You can watch him as a vocal coach on the reality show "The Voice"
Tony Hawk date of birth May 12, 1968
Tony Hawk popularized the sport of skateboarding and started the Tony Hawk Foundation to build skate parks in underprivileged areas. He created a skateboarding video game series in 1999 and now has multiple games
Enrique Iglesias date of birth May 8, 1975
Enrique Iglesias found fast success in the Latin pop genre and made a smooth transition into the United States market He has been in a relationship with tennis star Anna Kournikova since 2001
Janet Jackson date of birth May 16, 1966
Born into a famous family, actress-dancer-singe anet Jackson has been in the entertainment industry for most of her life. She spent 2011 on her "Up Close and Personal" world tour
Henry Kissinger date of birth May 27, 1923
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger served under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He received this notable honorary award in 1973 for his part in the Paris Peace Accords.
Stacy London date of birth May 25, 1969
Fashion consultant Stacy London is best known as the co-host for the makeover show "What Not to Wear." She is also a fashion reporter for the "Today" show
George Lucas date of birth May 14, 1944
Producer and director George Lucas built his legendary career on hits such as the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" series. He is the founder and CEO of the production company Lucasfilm.
Brent Musburger date of birth May 26, 1939
Sportscaster Brent Musburger built his career on the success of hosting CBS' "The NFL Today." He now works with ESPN and ABC networks
Robert Pattinson date of birth May 13, 1986
"Twilight" heartthrob Robert Pattinson won fans to Team Edward with his portrayal of the romantic vampire Edward Cullen. His real-life relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart is followed almost as closely as the movie series.
Ving Rhames date of birth May 12, 1959
"Pulp Fiction" star Ving Rhames reprised his "Mission: Impossible" role in the latest movie in the series, "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." He won a Golden Globe Award for "Don King: Only in America."
Sally Ride date of birth May 26, 1951
Former astronaut Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. After her NASA career, she founded Sally Ride Science, which creates science programs for students.
Dennis Rodman date of birth May 13, 1961
NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman was a five-time NBA champion (watch him play) in his 20-year career. Known for his wild hair colors, piercings and tattoos, he wore a wedding dress to promote one of his books
Darius Rucker date of birth May 13, 1966
Former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker found success as a solo country music artist . He won the Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year in 2009 and has five No. 1 hits, including "This"
Gabourey Sidibe date of birth May 6, 1983
Actress Gabourey Sidibe won several award nominations as well as the hearts of her audience for her work in the film "Precious." Building a promising Hollywood career, she was most recently seen in "Tower Heist."
George Strait date of birth May 18, 1952
"King of Country" George Strait has had an impressive string of No. 1 hits since the early 1980s. A member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, he competes as a team roper and hosts the George Strait Team Roping Classic.
Robert Zemeckis date of birth May 14, 1951
Movie director Robert Zemeckis is best known for his work with the "Back to the Future" trilogy and for the animated adaptation of "Disney's A Christmas Carol," which he also wrote. He also won an Academy Award for Best Director
Mark Zuckerberg date of birth May 14, 1984
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest billionaires and has signed the Giving Pledge with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, among others. He created the Startup:Education Foundation and donated $100 million to Newark Public Schools.