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

Gene Simmons

Age: 63

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor

Known For: Being “the demon” in the rock group Kiss on hits such as ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ his freakishly long tongue, and his reality show ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’

Elvis Costello

Age: 58

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: His Buddy Holly hornrims, influential songs such as ‘Watching the Detectives,’ ‘Alison,’ ‘Pump It Up’ and ‘Everyday I Write the Book,’ and his marriage to chanteuse Diana Krall

Sean Connery

Age: 82

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Playing James Bond in seven films, winning an Academy Award for his work in ‘The Untouchables,’ and other roles in ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,’ ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October’

Alexander Skarsgård

Age: 36

Occupation: Actor

Known For: His roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series ‘True Blood,’ Meekus in ‘Zoolander’ and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries ‘Generation Kill’

Blake Lively

Age: 25

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Playing Serena van der Woodsen on ‘Gossip Girl,’ movie work in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ and ‘The Town,’ and her current romance with actor Ryan Reynolds

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