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

Mary-Louise Parker
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Golden Globe-winning turn as Nancy Botwin on the Showtime series 'Weeds,' other TV roles in 'The West Wing' and 'Angels in America,' film appearances in 'RED,' 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and 'Boys on the Side,' and winning a Tony for her work in the 2001 play 'Proof'

Kevin Smith
Age: 42
Occupation: Screenwriter, Actor and Director
Known For: Hipster movie classics like 'Clerks,' 'Chasing Amy' and 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,' a 2010 brouhaha with Southwest Airlines after it insisted he purchase two seats to accommodate his girth, and participating in long, humorous Q&A sessions that are often filmed for DVD release

Peter O'Toole
Age: 80
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His Oscar-nominated role as the title character in 1962's 'Lawrence of Arabia,' seven other nominations for films including 'Becket,' 'My Favorite Year' and 'Venus,' holding the dubious record of the most Oscar nods without a win, and his copious Shakespearean stage work

Victoria Jackson
Age: 53
Occupation: Actress and Crackpot
Known For: Being funny for about a minute during her run as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live' before going on to become a paranoid extremist who thinks she's being spied on because of her right-wing political views

Edward Furlong
Age: 35
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in 'Terminator 2' and 'American History X,' modeling work for Calvin Klein and The Gap, and countless brushes with the law due to a long history of substance abuse

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