Top celebrity birthdays on October 23, 2020

Birthday wishes go out to Ryan Reynolds, Emilia Clarke, and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning a year older on October 23rd and learn an interesting fact about each of them.

Ang Lee

Taiwanese director Ang Lee poses on the red carpet at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Lee is the guest at this year’s Golden Horse Awards, one of the Chinese-language film industry’s biggest annual events. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)AP

Director Ang Lee turns 66

Fun fact: Directed the pre-MCU ‘Hulk’ in 2003

Dwight Yoakam, Emily Joyce

Dwight Yoakam, left, and Emily Joyce arrive at GQ’s Men of the Year Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Musician Dwight Yoakam turns 64

Fun fact: Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003

Craig DiGregorio, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 10: Craig DiGregorio, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell speaks onstage the STARZ’ Ash vs Evil Dead Panel At Hammerstein Ballroom During New York Comic Con at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for STARZ)

Director Sam Raimi turns 61

Fun fact: Is directing the upcoming ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Meghan Foley, from left, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Annie Stoll

Meghan Foley, from left, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Annie Stoll pose in the press room with the award for best boxed or special limited edition package for “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Musician Weird Al Yankovic turns 61

Fun fact: Has a small uncredited role in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 09: Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty attend the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell on November 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)Getty Images for Baby2Baby

TV personality Cat Deeley turns 44

Fun fact: Has been nominated for multiple Emmys for her work as a host on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

Actor Ryan Reynolds, left, is joined by his pregnant wife, actress Blake Lively at the premiere of “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” at Military Island in Times Square on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actor Ryan Reynolds turns 44

Fun fact: Is set to appear in the upcoming ‘Clue’ remake

Jessica Stroup

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Jessica Stroup attends The 2020 InStyle And Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for InStyle)Getty Images for InStyle

Actress Jessica Stroup turns 34

Fun fact: Played David Silver’s younger sister in ’90210′

Emilia Clark

Emilia Clark introduces a performance by Jennifer Hudson at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Actress Emilia Clarke turns 34

Fun fact: Has performed on Broadway

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Emilia Clarke through the years (AP)

More Emilia Clarke fun facts

Check out our slideshow featuring many more interesting facts about Emilia Clarke.

Taylor Spreitler

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 04: Taylor Spreitler attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Let It Snow” at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on November 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)Getty Images

Actress Taylor Spreitler turns 27

Fun fact: Recently appeared in an episode of ‘Young Sheldon’

Sigourney Weaver, right, and Margaret Qualley

Actresses Sigourney Weaver, right, and Margaret Qualley pose during a photo-call for the film of the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)AP

Actress Margaret Qualley turns 26

Fun fact: Born in Montana, but grew up in N. Carolina

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Actress Amandla Stenberg turns 22

Fun fact: Played the young girl Rue in ‘The Hunger Games’

More celebrities with birthdays today

Movie director Philip Kaufman is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Barbara Ann Hawkins (The Dixie Cups) is 77. Actor Michael Rupert is 69. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 64. Rock musician Robert Trujillo (Metallica) is 56. Christian/jazz singer David Thomas (Take 6) is 54. Rock musician Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 54. Country singer-musician Junior Bryant is 52. Actor Jon Huertas is 51. Movie director Chris Weitz is 51. CNN medical reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta is 51. Bluegrass musician Eric Gibson (The Gibson Brothers) is 50. Country singer Jimmy Wayne is 48. Actor Vivian Bang is 47. Rock musician Eric Bass (Shinedown) is 46. Actor Saycon Sengbloh is 43. Rock singer Matthew Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 37. TV personality Meghan McCain (“The View”) is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Miguel is 35. Actor Masiela Lusha. Actor Briana Evigan is 34. Actor Inbar Lavi is 34. Neo-soul musician Allen Branstetter (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 30.

Other popular or historical birthdays on October 23rd

Marcus Agrippa, Roman general

John Heisman, football pioneer

Johnny Carson, comedian

Michael Crichton, author

Pele, soccer star (80)

with The Associated Press and HistoryOrb.com

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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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