‘Tis the Season of Birthdays on “Little Christmas”

In Ireland, Jan. 6 is known as “Little Christmas,” and it marks the final day of the Christmas season. In other countries, this day is also referred to as the Epiphany or Three King’s Day. Aside from all of the global celebrations, Jan. 6 also happens to be the day that I-and several celebrities-were born.

According to UrbanDictionary.com, a “birthday twin” is someone who shares the same birthday as you. This does not necessarily mean that two individuals were born on the same day and year. It just means that two people were born on the same calendar day. After conducting some careful research, I was pleased to discover which famous faces have the same birthday as me. I encourage everyone to do a quick Google search to learn which celebrities were born on their birthday. You may be surprised at what you find.

Rowan Atkinson: 1955

This British funnyman has an impressive resume. Though most known for his role as the infamous art curator, Mr. Bean, Atkinson has also starred in the Scooby-Doo, Rat Race, Love Actually, and as the titular character in the Johnny English movie series. As his dry humor is unlike anything else, he delivers his technique with such poise and plays off his characters with an impressive nonchalance. His performances do not come off as rehearsed and his mannerisms are memorable. He also performed a memorable routine at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and he even attended the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William back in 2012.

Julie Chen: 1970

This former co-host of “The Talk” is arguably one of the most influential television personalities. Though she is better known for being the wife of former CBS CEO Les Moonves, she’s also the face of the reality television phenomenon, Big Brother, having hosted all 20 seasons of the U.S. version of this series, since its premiere in July 2000. Chen is a remarkable television host, with a style that is all her own. She is charismatic and holds her own on-stage, and her interviews with contestants are widely discussed amongst the show’s fanbase. She returns as the host of the second season of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which premieres on CBS on Mon, Jan. 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Kate McKinnon: 1984

McKinnon rose to fame after she studied theater at the prestigious Columbia University in New York. Six years after her university graduation, she made her first appearance on Saturday Night Live on the 18th episode of the 37th season on April 7, 2012. She impersonated Bravo reality star Tabatha Coffey during a spoof of Andy Cohen’s show, Watch What Happens Live. Her signature impersonations of Justin Bieber, Jane Lynch, and Hillary Clinton have cemented her role as one of the most accomplished cast members to grace the Studio 8H stage. Her hard work has certainly paid off, as she currently holds two Emmy Awards from six nominations for her contributions to Saturday Night Live. She has also appeared in numerous feature films and television shows, such as Masterminds, Sisters, The Spy Who Dumped Me and Family Guy.

Alex Turner: 1986

As the front man of the iconic British band, Arctic Monkeys, Turner is beloved for his signature style and powerhouse vocals. As the lead behind hits such as “Do I Wanna Know” and “Fluorescent Adolescence,” he has made his mark as the face of modern alternative rock. Though he once mentioned that he “…doesn’t enjoy opening his presents in front of other people,” Turner has plenty to celebrate these days. Back in May, the Arctic Monkeys’ album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino became the band’s sixth consecutive number one album. The Arctic Monkeys currently hold five Grammy nominations, with no wins.

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