Aug 282018
 

On This Day

28 August 2018


Births



1940

Ken Jenkins

Age 78
Ken Jenkins is an American actor and musician, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine, on the American comedy series Scrubs (2001-2009). Jenkins has also had notable appearances in many popular TV shows.
1965

Amanda Tapping

Age 53
Amanda Tapping is an English-born Canadian actress and director. She is best known for portraying Samantha Carter in the Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1and Stargate Atlantis. She also starred as Helen Magnus in the science fiction-fantasy television series Sanctuary.
1970

Esther Hall

Age 48
Esther Jane Hall is an English actress who has appeared in a number of television dramas. Hall's first high-profile role was as Romey Sullivan in the television drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000). In 2005 Hall joined the main cast of Waking the Dead as Felix Gibson, replacing Holly Aird in the cast as the resident team pathologist, but the character lasted only one series. Recent roles include BBC dramas Rome (2005–2007) and True Dare Kiss (2007)
1973

J. August Richards

Age 45
Jaime Augusto Richards III commonly known as J. August Richards is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB television series Angel and Mike Peterson/Deathlok in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
1984

Sarah Roemer

Age 34
Sarah Christine Roemer is an American actress and model. One of her best-known roles was the lead in Disturbia, but she has also starred in a number of films including AsylumHachi: A Dog's TaleFired Up!Waking Madison, and The Con Artist, as well as the television series The Event and Chosen.
1986

Florence Welch

Age 32
Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, songwriter and producer. She is the vocalist and songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. Florence and the Machine's debut album, Lungs, was released in 2009; on 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position in the UK after being on the chart for 28 consecutive weeks. Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, debuted at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful was released in 2015 to positive reviews from critics, and topped the UK and US charts.
1990

Katie Findlay

Age 28

Katie Findlay is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Rosie Larsen in the American crime drama television series The Killing. From 2013 to 2014, Findlay portrayed Maggie Landers in The CW's teen drama The Carrie Diaries. From 2014 to 2015, Findlay starred as Rebecca Sutter in the first season of the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. In 2017 she joined the cast of FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman in the show's third season.


On This Day   .   Katie Findlay

Aug 272018
 

On This Day

27 August 2018


Births



1976

Sarah Chalke

Age 42
Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress. She is known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner and Andrea on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, Stella Zinman on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Beth Smith on Adult Swim's adult animated science-fiction series Rick and Morty. She also had a recurring role on the third season of the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town.
1988

Alexa Vega

Age 30
Alexa PenaVega is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.


On This Day

Aug 032018
 

On This Day

03 August 2018


Births



1959

John C. McGinley

Age 59
John Christopher McGinley is an American actor. He is most notable for his roles as Perry Cox in Scrubs, Bob Slydell in Office Space, Captain Hendrix in The Rock, Sergeant Red O'Neill in Oliver Stone's Platoon and Marv in Stone's Wall Street. He has also written and produced for television and film. Apart from acting, McGinley is also an author, a board member and international spokesman for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and a spokesman for the National Down Syndrome Society.


On This Day

Jun 222018
 

On This Day

22 June 2018


Births



1956

Derek Forbes

Age 62
Derek Forbes is a Scottish bassist, vocalist, and sometime guitarist, best known for his work with the Scottish band Simple Minds, which he joined in 1978. He recorded with them from their early demos until shortly after their 1985 hit, "Don't You (Forget About Me)".
1956

Tim Russ

Age 62
Timothy Darrell Russ is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is known for his roles as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, as Frank on Samantha Who?, and as Principal Franklin, a recurring character on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly.
1958

Bruce Campbell

Age 60
Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, producer, writer, comedian and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).
1970

Michael Trucco

Age 48
Edward Michael Trucco is an American actor known for his role as Samuel T. Anders on the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and his recurring role as Nick Podarutti in How I Met Your Mother. Recently appearing on the Netflix series, Disjointed, as Tae Kwon Douglas.
1974

Donald Faison

Age 44
Donald Adeosun Faison is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010), and a minor role as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) (subsequently reprised in the television series of the same name). He also starred as Phil Chase in the TV Land sitcom The Exes (2011–15).

Faison has also co-starred in the films Remember the Titans (2000), Uptown Girls (2003), Something New (2006), Next Day Air (2009), and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
1980

Stephanie Jacobsen

Age 38
Stephanie Jacobsen (born Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen) is a Hong Kong-born Australian actress.

Jacobsen had roles of in Battlestar Galactica: Razor and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
1991

Laina Morris

Age 27
Overly Attached Girlfriend, often abbreviated to OAG, is a fictional character and an Internet meme originating in a viral YouTube video published on June 6, 2012. The character was created by Laina Morris, better known mononymously as Laina. The video was a submission to a contest held by Justin Bieber who challenged fans to create a "Girlfriend" counterpart to his hit song "Boyfriend". The video, which satirized elements of the Bieber song that have been perceived as clingy, featured Morris staring at the camera with a fixed smile while singing about Facebook-stalking her boyfriend and other themes.


On This Day

May 282018
 

On This Day


Births



1959

Steve Strange

(Died: 12 Feb 2015)

Aged 55
Steven John Harrington, better known by his stage name Steve Strange, was a Welsh pop singer. From the late 1970s he was a nightclub host and promoter. He became famous as the leader of the new wave synthpop group Visage, best known for their single "Fade to Grey", and was one of the most influential figures behind the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.
1964

Christa Miller

Age 54
Christa Beatrice Miller is an American actress who has achieved success in television comedy. Her foremost roles include Kate O'Brien on The Drew Carey Show and Jordan Sullivan on Scrubs (which was created by her husband Bill Lawrence). She has also appeared in SeinfeldThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and CSI: Miami. From 2009 to 2015, she starred in the TBS sitcom Cougar Town, also created by Lawrence.
1970

Glenn Quinn

(Died: 03 Dec 2002)

Aged 32
Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor. While he was best known for his portrayal of Mark Healy on the popular '90s family sitcom Roseanne, Quinn also amassed a large fan base for his portrayal of Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1982

Alexa Davalos

Age 36
Alexa Davalos is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick(2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the television series Reunion (2005–06) and in Frank Darabont's Mob City (2013). She stars as Juliana Crain, a character in the Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle (2015–present).
1985

Carey Mulligan

Age 33
Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on the stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her cinema film debut was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). Her early roles on BBC television included Ada Clare in Bleak House (2005) and Sally Sparrow in Doctor Who (2007). In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim.
1991

Nikki Runeckles

Age 27
Nikki Runeckles is a British actress best known for her portrayal of seductive student Chantelle in the sitcom Bad Education, awe well as its film spinoff The Bad Education Movie.


On This Day

Apr 212018
 

On This Day

21 April 2018


Births



1970

Glen Hansard

Age 48
Glen Hansard is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.
1970

Nicole Sullivan

Age 48
Nicole Julianne Sullivan is an American actress, voice artist and comedian. Sullivan is best known for her six seasons (1995–2001) on the sketch comedy series MADtv. She also played the role of Holly Shumpert for five seasons (2001–2005, 2007) on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
1983

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Age 35
Gugulethu Sophia "GuguMbatha-Raw is an English actress, known for her role as Kelly in Black Mirror, Dido Elizabeth Belle in Belle, Noni Jean in Beyond the Lights, and Plumette in Beauty and the Beast.


On This Day

Apr 062018
 

On This Day

06 April 2018


Births



1953

Christopher Franke

Age 65
Christopher Franke is a German musician and composer. From 1971 to 1987 he was a member of the electronic group Tangerine Dream. Initially a drummer with The Agitation, later renamed Agitation Free, his primary focus eventually shifted to keyboards and synthesizers as the group moved away from its psychedelic rock origins. While he was not the first musician to use an analog sequencer, he was probably the first to turn it into a live performance instrument, thus laying the rhythmic foundation for classic Tangerine Dream pieces and indeed for the whole Berlin school sound.
1954

Judi Bowker

Age 64
Judi Bowker is an English film and television actress.
1975

Zach Braff

Age 43
Zachary Israel Braff is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as J. D. on the television series Scrubs (2001–2010), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005.
1978

Myleene Klass

Age 40
Myleene Angela Klass is a British singer, pianist, and model, who first rose to prominence as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear'Say. They released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007.
1981

Eliza Coupe

Age 37
Eliza Kate Coupe is an American actress and comedian, most widely known for starring as Jane Kerkovich-Williams in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, as Denise "Jo" Mahoney in the final two seasons of the medical comedy-drama Scrubs and her recurring role as Hannah Wyland in Quantico.
1998

Peyton List

Age 20

  
Peyton Roi List is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Emma Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie and its spinoff Bunk'd, and for playing Holly Hills in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. List appeared in various films and television episodes as a young child and modelled for tween magazines and companies. In 2011, she joined the cast of Jessie as Emma Ross, the eldest of four siblings that are being cared for by a young nanny. In 2015, she reprised the role in the spinoff series Bunk'd. She starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap in 2016.


On This Day   .   Peyton List

Mar 312018
 

On This Day

31 March 2018


Births



1934

Richard Chamberlain

Age 84
George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–1966).
1952

Dermot Morgan

(Died: 28 Feb 1998)

Aged 45
Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international recognition for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
1980

Kate Micucci

Age 38
Kate Micucci is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, songwriter and artist that is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her well known roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie in Steven Universe, Sara Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, Daisy in Nature Cat, Clayface in The Lego Batman Movie, Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo, Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales, and Dr. Fox in Unikitty!.


On This Day

Feb 122018
 

On This Day

12 February 2018


Births



1945

Gareth Thomas

(Died: 13 Apr 2016)

Aged 71
Gareth Daniel Thomas was a British actor. He was best known for his role as Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7, but appeared in many other films and television programmes, including Shem in the ITV sci-fi series Star Maidens and Adam Brake in the fantasy series Children of the Stones.
1950

Michael Ironside

Age 68
Frederick Reginald Ironside, known as Michael Ironside, is a Canadian actor. He has worked as a voice actor, producer, film director and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. He is best known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes.
1980

Christina Ricci

Age 38
Christina Ricci is an American actress and former child actress. Her debut performance in Mermaids (1990) was followed by a breakthrough role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family(1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) when she was eleven and thirteen years old, respectively. Following her success with the Addams Family films, she earned something of a "teen icon" status thanks to appearances in various big-budget productions, notably Now and Then (1995) and Casper (1995), which were marketed for younger audiences. She made a successful transition into adult-oriented roles with the art-house drama The Ice Storm (1997), at the age of seventeen.
1980

Enver Gjokaj

Age 38
Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter.
1980

Sarah Lancaster

Age 38
Sarah Lancaster is an American actress. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Chloe Grefe in Lovers Lane, Madison Kellner on The WB's Everwood, and Marjorie in ABC's TV series What About Brian.
1986

Georgina Reilly

Age 32

    
Georgina Reilly is a Canadian film and television actress, best known to date for her roles in the films Pontypool and This Movie Is Broken, the television series The L.A. Complex and Murdoch Mysteries, and the CBC Radio drama series Trust Inc.


On This Day   .   Georgina Reilly

Feb 102018
 

On This Day

10 February 2018


Births



1939

Peter Purves

Age 79
Peter Purves is an English television presenter and actor. He played Steven Taylor in Doctor Who during the era of the First Doctor, a role he continues to play in audio dramas for Big Finish Productions, and later became a presenter on the BBC children's programme Blue Peter for eleven years. He has continued to make regular appearances on television, including an association with television coverage of the Crufts dog show.
1947

Michael Keating

Age 71
Michael Keating is an English actor. He is best known as for his role as Vila Restal in the science fiction television series Blake's 7.
1974

Elizabeth Banks

Age 44
Elizabeth Irene Banks (née Mitchell) is an American actress, director, model and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known for her roles in the films Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Pitch Perfect (2012), Power Rangers (2017), The Lego Movie (2014), and The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015).
1975

Claire Goose

Age 43
Claire Goose is a British actress. She played Tina Seabrook, a nurse in BBC One's Casualty, DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead. and Inspector Rachel Weston in ITV's The Bill. She also narrated the last two series of Road Wars for digital satellite channel Sky 1 in 2009 and 2010.
1976

Keeley Hawes

Age 42
Keeley Clare Julia Hawes is an English actress. She is best known for playing Alex Drake on the British television series Ashes to Ashes and for voicing Lara Croft in several Tomb Raider video games. Hawes is also known for her roles as Kitty Butler in Tipping the Velvet, Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002–2004), Lady Agnes in the 2010 reboot of Upstairs, Downstairs, Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton in the second and third series of Line of Duty (2014–2016), as a mother in search of her abducted child in the BBC series The Missing, and as Louisa Durrell in the ITV series The Durrells.
1981

Holly Willoughby

Age 37

Holly Marie Baldwin (née Willoughby) is an English television presenter and model, best known for her television work with ITV. She currently presents a number of television programmes alongside Phillip Schofield such as Dancing on Ice (2006–2011, 2018–present) and This Morning (2009–present).
1991

Emma Roberts

Age 27

   
Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–2007). She released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts then appeared in numerous films, including Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).
1997

Chloe Moretz

Age 21

    
Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her film career at age seven, with roles in The Amityville Horror (2005), The Poker House (2008), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and Let Me In (2010). Moretz' breakthrough came in 2010 with her performance as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2. She has since starred in numerous films, such as Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie(2013), If I Stay (2014), The Equalizer (2014), The 5th Wave (2016) and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016).


On This Day   .   Holly Willoughby   .   Emma Roberts   .   Chloe Moretz