With the onset of summer, June ushers in a season of warmth and sunny days to cherish. The arrival of the first summer month also brings joy in the form of numerous birthdays among the famous faces of the acting and music industry.
Many talented actors, renowned musicians, and well-known TV anchors can take pride in their June birthdays. So, let’s delve into their birth dates to find more reasons to celebrate this summer.
Morgan Freeman, born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, has had an illustrious acting career spanning several decades. His portrayal of a wise inmate in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and roles in films like ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’ further highlighted his versatility. His performance in ‘Invictus’ as Nelson Mandela brought him critical acclaim, including an Oscar nomination and the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor.
Freeman posted photos from last year’s celebration on social media. The actor decided to step back to the ’70s with a themed party, dressing the way people did back then. He also thanked all his followers for the birthday wishes he had received.
Anderson Cooper, born on June 3, is celebrated for his work as the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, where he persistently holds politicians and policymakers accountable. Alongside his CNN role, he also regularly contributes to CBS’s 60 Minutes.
Last year, a proud father Anderson Cooper shared photos of his children, expressing gratitude for the birthday wishes from his followers. The TV anchor added that he feels extraordinarily fortunate to have his two sons in his life.
Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie, born June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, rose to stardom with her role in “Girl, Interrupted” (1999), and further cemented her place with parts in “Lara Croft” blockbusters, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005), “Wanted” (2008), “Salt” (2010), and “Maleficent” (2014).
Angelina Jolie on October 27, 2021 | Source: Getty Images
In addition to her cinematic accomplishments, Jolie has made significant contributions to international charitable efforts, particularly those benefiting refugees. She is often listed among the most beautiful women globally, and her personal life frequently captures the tabloid press’s attention.
Celebrating his birthday on June 5, Mark Wahlberg has evolved from a teen pop sensation to a respected actor in the American entertainment scene. His compelling performance in “The Departed” (2006) earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and his role in “The Fighter” (2010) received widespread critical acclaim.
The actor shared a short clip in celebration of his 51st birthday, toasting the milestone age with a glass of Flecha Tequila, a brand backed by Wahlberg.
Renowned actor Liam Neeson, born on June 7, 1952, began his journey with a diverse range of jobs, from a forklift operator to an amateur boxer, before turning to acting. Initially aspiring to be a teacher, Neeson’s path took a turn when he joined the Belfast Lyric Players’ Theater in 1976.
Liam Neeson on February 22, 2018 | Source: Getty Images
His acting career took flight after he moved to Dublin’s Abbey Theater and impressed director John Boorman, who cast him in his first high-profile film role as Sir Gawain in “Excalibur” (1981).
Legendary singer Tom Jones, born on June 7, 1940, in Pontypridd, South Wales, boasts an impressive career filled with hit singles like “It’s Not Unusual”, “Kiss”, and “Delilah”. His 1999 album ‘Reload’ became a massive hit, selling five million copies, marking the highest sales in his then 35-year-long career.
Last year Jones celebrated being “82 years young” inviting his followers to join him in watching the stream from his Shepherd’s Bush Empire concert.
Johnny Depp, born on June 9, achieved stardom in 1987 with the TV series “21 Jump Street.” He’s known for his eclectic choice of roles and collaborations with director Tim Burton in films like “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) and “Sleepy Hollow” (1999).
Johnny Depp on May 18, 2017 | Source: Getty Images
Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003), a role that earned him an Oscar nomination. His other notable performances include roles in “Finding Neverland” (2004), “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005), and “Alice in Wonderland” (2010).
Born on June 9, 1981, Natalie Portman made her impactful film debut in “Leon” (1994). Her global fame skyrocketed with her role as Queen Amidala in the blockbuster “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (1999) and its sequels.
Natalie Porman on October 16, 2021 | Source: Getty Images
Portman won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in “Black Swan” (2010) and earned another Best Actress nomination for portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in “Jackie” (2016).
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox, born on June 9, 1961, is renowned for his memorable roles in television and film. After moving to Los Angeles at 18, he landed the role of Alex P. Keaton in the sitcom “Family Ties” (1982), which launched him into stardom. Fox’s major movie roles include “Teen Wolf” (1985), “High School U.S.A.” (1983), “Poison Ivy” (1985), and the iconic “Back to the Future” (1985), where he cemented his place in pop culture history.
Last year Fox got the sweetest birthday tribute from his wife Tracy Pollan. She shared the photo with Fox referring to him as her person declaring her love.
Elizabeth Hurley, born on June 10, debuted on screen in “Aria” (1987), followed by roles in television and the film “Remando al Viento” (1988). Hurley’s performance in the BBC serial “Christabel” (1988) was appreciated, leading her to European films. Her first Hollywood venture came with the Wesley Snipes action drama, “Passenger 57” (1992).
While celebrating her birthday in 2022, Hurley shared a series of sunny photos wearing a bright yellow Versace dress.