Top celebrity birthdays on July 12, 2020

Birthday wishes go out to Rachel Brosnahan, Topher Grace and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on July 12th and learn an interesting fact about each of them.

Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks

Singer/keyboardist Christine McVie, from left, bassist John McVie and singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks perform onstage with Fleetwood Mac at the Capital One Arena on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP

Musician Christine McVie turns 77

Fun fact: McVie’s grandfather used to play the organ at Westminster Abbey

Richard Simmons

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, fitness guru Richard Simmons arrives at the Project Angel Food’s 2013 Angel Awards in Los Angeles. After an absence from the spotlight, Richard Simmons is speaking out directly to his fans, saying, “Hope to see you again soon!” Simmons issued a statement to People magazine Wednesday. After reportedly being hospitalized Monday for severe indigestion, Simmons sent greetings Wednesday to “everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes.”
He also says that “by now you know that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a little under the weather. I’m sure I will be feeling good and back home in a couple of days.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Fitness instructor Richard Simmons turns 72

Fun fact: Simmons once voiced a dinosaur version of himself for an episode of ‘Dinosaurs’

Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Unforgettable” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Actress Cheryl Ladd turns 69

Fun fact: Voiced Melody on the ’70s cartoon ‘Josie and the Pussycats’

Kristi Yamaguchi

FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, Kristi Yamaguchi attends the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party held at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco. Unable to stage its annual major fundraiser due to the coronavirus pandemic, Figure Skating in Harlem is going from the ice to the internet.The Figure Skating in Harlem Champions in Life Virtual Gala will be held on May 14 and will feature Olympics champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, FIle)John Salangsang/Invision/AP

Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi turns 49

Fun fact: Her husband also competed in the Olympics as part of Team USA’s hockey squad in 2006

Anna Friel

Actress Anna Friel poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK premiere of ‘Sulphur and White’ at a central London cinema, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Actress Anna Friel turns 44

Fun fact: Friel was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2008 for her role on ‘Pushing Daisies’

Brock Lesnar

FILE – In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. While real sports have shut down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, WWE has pressed on and is set to run this weekend its first WrestleMania in an empty arena. WWE stood firm that the show must go on and largely moved a card highlighted by stars Brock Lesnar and John Cena to its performance center in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)AP

Pro wrestler and MMA fighter Brock Lesnar turns 43

Fun fact: Brock graduated from the University of Minnesota

Topher Grace, Ashley Hinshaw

Topher Grace, left, and Ashley Hinshaw arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actor Topher Grace turns 42

Fun fact: Played Venom opposite Tobey Maguire in ‘Spider-Man 3′

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actress Michelle Rodriguez turns 41

Fun fact: Set to reprise her role as Letty in the upcoming ‘F9′

Kristen Connolly

Kristen Connolly at The Museum of Modern Art on May 11, 2017 in New York City.Getty Images

Actress Kristen Connolly turns 40

Fun fact: Used to be part of the ‘House of Cards’ cast along with fellow birthday celebrant Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan

Actress Rachel Brosnahan arrives for the Dior fashion collection during Women’s fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Actress Rachel Brosnahan turns 30

Fun fact: Is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More celebrities with birthdays today

Movie director Monte Hellman is 91. Actress Denise Nicholas is 76. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 75. Singer Walter Egan is 72. Writer-producer Brian Grazer is 69. Gospel singer Ricky McKinnie is 68. Country singer Julie Miller is 64. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 64. Actress Mel Harris is 64. Actor Buddy Foster is 63. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 58. Actress Judi Evans is 56. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 55. Actress Natalie Desselle Reid is 53. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 51. Country singer Shannon Lawson is 47. Rapper Magoo is 47. CBS newsman Jeff Glor is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tracie Spencer is 44. Actress Alison Wright is 44. Actor Steve Howey is 43. Country singer-musician Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) is 37. Actor Matt Cook (TV: “Man With a Plan”) is 36. Actress Natalie Martinez is 36. Actor Bernard David Jones is 35. Actress Ta’Rhonda Jones is 32. Actress Melissa O’Neil is 32. Actor Erik Per Sullivan is 29. Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber is 25.

Other popular or historical birthdays on July 12th

Henry David Thoreau, naturalist

George Eastman, inventor

Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist

R Buckminster Fuller, architect

Pablo Neruda, poet

Milton Berle, comedian

Jay Thomas, actor

Malala Yousafzai, activist (23)

with The Associated Press and

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Prior celebrity fun facts (Associated Press)

Celebrity fun facts

Emilia Clarke

Sophie Turner

Jason Momoa

Danielle Fishel and the ‘Boy Meets World’ cast

Chris Hemsworth

Amanda Seyfried

Kat Dennings

Robert Downey Jr.

Alyson Hannigan

Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Miley Cyrus

Emma Stone

Seth MacFarlane

Mark Hamill

Jennifer Lawrence & Mila Kunis

David Hasselhoff

Lindsay Lohan

Natalie Portman

George Clooney

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Emma Watson

Alec Baldwin

Jenna Fischer

Kate Mara

Jennifer Aniston

Alan Alda

Betty White

Dave Matthews

Danica McKellar

Taylor Swift

Britney Spears

Bill Nye

Scarlett Johansson

Rachel McAdams

Demi Moore

Julia Roberts

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A look at prior movie and tv-related fun fact lists (Associated Press)

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