Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 2-8

Sep 26, 2022, 6:15 AM | Updated: 6:44 am

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Oct. 2 - Oct. 8 shows Sting, from left, G...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Oct. 2 - Oct. 8 shows Sting, from left, Gwen Stefani, Dakota Johnson, Kate Winslet, Elisabeth Shue, Toni Braxton and Matt Damon. (AP Photo)

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 2-8:

Oct. 2: Critic Rex Reed is 84. Singer Don McLean is 77. Country singer Jo-el Sonnier is 76. Actor Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 74. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 72. Musician Sting is 71. Actor Robin Riker (“General Hospital,” ´´The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 70. Actor Lorraine Bracco (“The Sopranos”) is 68. Guitarist Greg Jennings of Restless Heart is 68. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 67. Singer Freddie Jackson is 67. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 64. Drummer Bud Gaugh of Sublime and Long Beach Dub All-Stars is 55. Musician Gillian Welch is 55. Actor Joey Slotnick (“Boston Public,” ´´The Single Guy”) is 54. Country singer Kelly Willis is 54. Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet is 52. Actor-talk show host Kelly Ripa (“Live With Kelly and Michael,” ´´All My Children”) is 52. Guitarist Jim Root of Slipknot is 51. Singer Tiffany is 51. Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape is 50. Singer Lene Nystrom (Aqua) is 49. Actor Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”) is 49. Gospel singer and former “American Idol” contestant Mandisa is 46. Bassist Mike Rodden of Hinder is 40. Actor Christopher Larkin (“The 100”) is 35. Singer Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is 34. Actor Samantha Barks (“Les Miserables”) is 32. Actor Elizabeth McLaughlin (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 29.

Oct. 3: Composer Steve Reich is 86. Singer Chubby Checker is 81. Actor Alan Rachins (“Dharma and Greg”) is 80. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 73. Jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws is 72. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 71. Actor Hart Bochner (“Breaking Away”) is 66. Actor Peter Frechette (“Profiler”) is 66. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 63. Actor-singer Jack Wagner is 63. Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 60. Actor Janel Moloney (“The West Wing”) is 53. Singer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is 53. Singer Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys is 51. Singer G. Love is 50. Actor Keiko Agena (“Prodigal Son,” “Gilmore Girls”) is 49. Actor Neve Campbell is 49. Actor Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) is 49. Singer India.Arie is 47. Rapper Talib Kweli is 47. Actor Alanna Ubach (“Legally Blonde” movies) is 47. Actor Seann William Scott (movie “Dukes of Hazzard,” ´´American Pie”) is 46. Actor Shannyn Sossamon (TV’s “Moonlight,” Film’s “The Rules of Attraction”) is 44. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 43. Guitarist Mark King of Hinder is 40. Actor Tessa Thompson (“Westworld”) is 39. Country singer Cherrill Green of Edens Edge is 39. Country singer Drake White is 39. Actor Meagan Holder (“Pitch”) is 38. Actor Christopher Marquette (“Barry,” “Joan of Arcadia”) is 38. Singer-actor Ashlee Simpson is 38. Rapper A$AP Rocky is 34. Actor Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl,” “Ex Machina”) is 34. Actor Noah Schnapp (“Stranger Things”) is 18.

Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 93. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,” “Kotch”) is 90. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 81. Actor Lori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”) is 81. Actor Clifton Davis (“Madam Secretary,” “Amen”) is 77. Actor Susan Sarandon is 76. Actor Armand Assante is 73. Actor Alan Rosenberg (“Cybill,” ´´L.A. Law”) is 72. Actor Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” ´´Water for Elephants”) is 66. Actor Bill Fagerbakke (“Coach,” ´´Spongebob Squarepants”) is 65. Actor Kyra Schon (“Night of the Living Dead”) is 65. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 65. Actor Wendy Makkena (“Sister Act” films) is 64. Keyboardist Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys is 63. Keyboardist Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard of Sawyer Brown is 62. Actor David W. Harper (“The Waltons”) is 61. Singer Jon Secada is 61. Media personality John Melendez (aka “Stuttering John”) is 57. Actor Jerry Minor (“Dr. Ken,” ´´Community”) is 55. Actor Liev Schreiber (“The Manchurian Candidate,” ´´Scream 2´´) is 55. Actor Abraham Benrubi (“Men In Trees,” ´´ER”) is 53. Country singer-guitarist Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony) is 52. Singer-guitarist M. Ward of She and Him is 49. Actor Alicia Silverstone is 46. Keyboardist Robbie Bennett of The War On Drugs is 44. Actor Dana Davis (“Franklin and Bash,” “10 Things I Hate About You”) is 44. Actor Phillip Glasser (“Hang Time”) is 44. Singer-guitarist Marc Roberge of O.A.R. is 44. Actor Rachel Leigh Cook (“Josie and the Pussycats,” ´´She’s All That”) is 43. Singer Jessica Benson of 3LW is 35. Actor Melissa Benoist (“Supergirl,” ´´Glee”) is 34. Actor Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) is 33. Singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix is 31

Oct. 5: Actor Glynis Johns (“Mary Poppins”) is 99. Singer Arlene Smith of The Chantels is 81. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 79. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 75. Actor Karen Allen is 71. Director Clive Barker is 70. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 68. Astrophysicist and “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson is 64. Actor Daniel Baldwin (“Homicide: Life On the Streets”) is 62. Guitarist Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 58. Actor Guy Pearce (“Memento,” “L.A. Confidential”) is 55. Actor Josie Bissett (“Melrose Place”) is 52. Singer-actor Heather Headley is 48. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 48. Guitarist Brian Mashburn of Save Ferris is 47. Actor Parminder Nagra (“ER,” ´´Bend It Like Beckham”) is 47. Actor Scott Weinger (“Full House,” “Aladdin”) is 47. Actor Kate Winslet is 47. Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5 is 44. Bassist Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte is 42. Actor Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) is 39. Singer Brooke Valentine is 37. Actor Joshua Logan Moore (“Desperate Housewives”) is 28.

Oct. 6: Actor Britt Ekland is 80. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 73. Singer Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon is 71. Guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is 68. Actor Elisabeth Shue is 59. Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 58. Actor Jacqueline Obradors (“NYPD Blue”) is 56. Country singer Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) is 56. Bassist Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) is 56. Actor Amy Jo Johnson (“Felicity,” ´´Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) is 52. Actor Emily Mortimer (“Mary Poppins Returns”) is 51. Actor Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”) is 51. Actor Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four,” ´´Horatio Hornblower”) is 49. Actor Jeremy Sisto (“Law and Order,” ´´Six Feet Under”) is 48. Actor Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things”) is 46. Singer Melinda Doolittle (“American Idol”) is 45. Actor Wes Ramsey (“CSI: Miami”) is 45. Actor Karimah Westbrook (“All American”) is 44. Musician Will Butler of Arcade Fire is 40.

Oct. 7: TV personality Joy Behar (“The View”) is 80. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 77. Actor Jill Larson (“All My Children”) is 75. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O’Kanes is 73. Musician John Mellencamp is 71. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 71. Actor Mary Badham (“To Kill A Mockingbird”) is 70. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 69. Actor Christopher Norris (“Trapper John, M.D.”) is 67. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is 67. Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 65. Actor Judy Landers (“Vega$,” “BJ and the Bear”) is 64. Reality competition judge Simon Cowell is 63. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich (Iron Butterfly) is 63. Actor Paula Newsome (“Chicago Med,” “Barry”) is 61. Singer Ann Curless of Expose’ is 59. Singer Toni Braxton is 55. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 54. Actor Nicole Ari Parker (“Murder in the First,” “Soul Food”) is 52. Actor Allison Munn (“One Tree Hill”) is 48. Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go is 47. Singer Taylor Hicks (“American Idol”) is 46. Actor Omar Miller (“The Unicorn,” “CSI: Miami”) is 44. Singer Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 44. Actor Shawn Ashmore (TV’s “The Rookie”) is 43. Actor Jake McLaughlin (“Quantico”) is 40. Electronic musician Flying Lotus is 39. Actor Holland Roden (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 36. Actor Amber Stevens (“Greek”) is 36.

Oct. 8: Actor Paul Hogan is 83. Singer Fred Cash of The Impressions is 82. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 79. Author R.L. Stine (“Goosebumps”) is 79. Country singer Susan Raye is 78. TV personality Sarah Purcell (“Real People”) is 74. Singer Airrion Love of The Stylistics is 73. Actor Sigourney Weaver is 73. Singer Robert “Kool” Bell of Kool and the Gang is 72. Singer-guitarist Ricky Lee Phelps (Brothers Phelps, Kentucky Headhunters) is 69. Actor Michael Dudikoff (“American Ninja”) is 68. Comedian Darrell Hammond (“Saturday Night Live”) is 67. Actor Stephanie Zimbalist (“Remington Steele”) is 66. Actor Kim Wayans (“In The House,” ´´In Living Color”) is 61. Singer Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies is 59. Actor Ian Hart (TV’s “Dirt”) is 58. Singer CeCe Winans is 58. Bassist C.J. Ramone of The Ramones is 57. Actor Karyn Parsons (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 56. Singer Teddy Riley is 56. Actor Emily Procter (“CSI: Miami”) is 54. Actor Dylan Neal (“Blood Ties,” ´´Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) is 53. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 52. Actor Martin Henderson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 48. Actor Kristanna Loken (“The L Word,” “Burn Notice”) is 43. Singer Byron Reeder of Mista is 43. Singer Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums is 43. Actor Nick Cannon is 42. Actor J.R. Ramirez (TV’s “Manifest”) is 42. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 37. Actor Angus T. Jones (“Two and a Half Men”) is 29. Actor Molly Quinn (“Castle”) is 29. Actor Bella Thorne (TV’s “Shake It Up,” film “Midnight Sun”) is 25.

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              FILE - Matt Damon poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Stillwater' at the 74th international film festival, on July 9, 2021, Cannes, southern France. Damon turns 52 on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
              This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Oct. 2 - Oct. 8 shows Sting, from left, Gwen Stefani, Dakota Johnson, Kate Winslet, Elisabeth Shue, Toni Braxton and Matt Damon. (AP Photo)
            FILE - Kate Winslet, winner of the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie for "Mare of Easttown" poses at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Winslet turns 47 on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) FILE - Gwen Stefani performs at day two of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Stefani turns 53 on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) FILE - Toni Braxton performs "Unbreak My Heart" at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Braxton turns 55 on Oct. 7. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) FILE - Sting performs at KAABOO Texas at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Sting turns 71 on Oct. 2. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) FILE - Dakota Johnson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. Johnson turns 33 on Oct. 4. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) FILE - Elisabeth Shue poses for a portrait to promote the television series "The Boys" on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. Shue turns 59 on Oct. 6. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)


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