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

Gina Gershon
Age: 50
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Appearing in films including the cult-classic 'Showgirls' as well as 'Cocktail,' 'The Insider' and 'P.S. I Love You,' recurring roles on the TV shows 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Rescue Me' and 'Ugly Betty,' and her current role the HBO series 'How to Make It in America'

Jeanne Tripplehorn
Age: 49
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Playing the tortured wife in 'Basic Instinct' and 'The Firm,' other roles in moves like 'Waterworld' and 'Mickey Blue Eyes,' playing Barbara Henrickson on the HBO series 'Big Love,' and a previous engagement to actor Ben Stiller

Elizabeth Hurley
Age: 47
Occupation: Actress and Model
Known For: Appearing in the 'Austin Powers' film franchise, being the long-running spokesmodel for cosmetics company Estee Lauder, and her inexplicably rocky love-life, including being Hugh Grant's girlfriend when he was infamously busted for picking up a hooker

Faith Evans
Age: 39
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Known For: Being the first female artist signed to Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment label, releasing three platinum albums, being the widow of slain rapper Biggie Smalls, and writing and performing on the Grammy-winning tribute song 'I'll Be Missing You'

Shane West
Age: 34
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing Eli Sammler on 'Once and Again,' Dr. Ray Barnett on 'ER' and Michael on 'Nikita,' and starring opposite Mandy Moore in the film 'A Walk to Remember'

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