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

Ricky Gervais

Age: 51

Occupation: Comedian, Actor and Writer

Known For: Creating the TV shows ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras,’ starring in the films ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘The Invention of Lying,’ writing the best-selling ‘Flanimals’ book series, winning far too many awards to count, and being hilariously unafraid of calling a spade a spade during his stints hosting the Golden Globes

George Michael

Age: 49

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Hits like ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ while with Wham!, solo hits including ‘Faith,’ ‘Father Figure’ and ‘I Want Your Sex,’ selling more than 100 million records worldwide, and having a special affection for public restrooms

Carly Simon

Age: 67

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

Known For: Singles including ‘Nobody Does It Better,’ ‘Coming Around Again’ and ‘Anticipation,’ a former marriage to fellow singer-songwriter James Taylor, and being very evasive when asked about whom her hit song ‘You’re So Vain’ was written

Jimmie Walker

Age: 65

Occupation: Actor and Comedian

Known For: Playing J. J. Evans on the series ‘Good Times,’ uttering the word “Dy-no-mite!” ad nauseum, and guest appearances on shows including ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ and ‘Chelsea Lately’

Busy Philipps

Age: 33

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Movie appearances in ‘Made of Honor’ and ‘He’s Just Not That Into You,’ roles on shows like ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ and her current Critic’s Choice Award-winning gig playing Laurie Keller on ‘Cougar Town’