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Happy Birthday!! Who’s Celebrating Today!!

If today, April 21st is your birthday, then you share your special day with some very famous people!!

Here’s a short list of those who are also celebrating today:

ROBBIE AMELL – 29 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on this day in 1988, Robbie is best known for his roles as Ronnie Raymond (Deathstorm/Firestorm) on CW’s The Flash and Stephen Jameson on CW’s The Tomorrow People. He also played the lead male role in The Duff and will be starring in the upcoming horror film The Babysitter.

Amell is married to actress Italia Ricci and the couple now lives in Los Angeles, California.

FRANK DILLANE – 26 

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Born in London, England on this day in 1991, Frank Dillane is the son of Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon, Game of Thrones). He is best known for his roles as Tom Riddle (teenage Lord Voldemort) in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Henry Coffin in In the Heart of the Sea and currently, Nick Clark in Fear the Walking Dead.

JAMES MCAVOY – 38 

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on this day in 1979, James McAvoy began his career in 1995 and went on to appear in several television shows and a long list of feature films. Some notable films include Atonement, Wanted and The Last King of Scotland. He is currently best known for his portrayal of young Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movie franchise. This year he starred in Split, portraying a character named Kevin who has 23 personalities.

McAvoy is currently divorced from his former Shameless co-star, Anne-Marie Duff and the two have one son together named Brenden. Although, no longer romantically involved, they still share a home in London for the benefit of their son.

ROBERT SMITH (The Cure) – 58 

Born in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK on this day in 1959, Robert Smith is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band The Cure. He has also played guitar for the band Siouxsie and the Banshees. The Cure’s most notable songs include: Friday I’m in Love, Lovecats, Boys Don’t Cry, Just Like Heaven,  Pictures of You and Lovesong.

Smith is currently married to Mary Theresa Poole and the couple decided together that they would not have any children.

IGGY POP – 70 

Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Iggy Pop was born James Newell Osterberg, Jr in 1947. He was the vocalist of punk band The Stooges. He has had a very successful career with The Stooges as well as solo. Notable songs include: Search and Destroy (The Stooges) and I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges). Solo songs include: Lust for Life and Real Wild Child (Wild One). The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

Iggy Pop is currently married to Nina Alu and has a  47 year old son named Eric Benson, whom he had with Paulette Benson in 1970.

Well, there you go guys. Just a few of today’s birthdays. So, like I said before, if today is your birthday as well, we here at Fan Fest News want to wish you, those listed above and ALL who share this very special day, the very happiest of birthdays with many, many more to come!!!

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Librarian by day, Nerd girl by night, WSC/FanFest Ambassador. Enjoys movies and television. Loves to attend SDCC every year and any WSC that she is able to. Loves to meet fellow ambassadors and anyone belonging to TWDFamily. If you ever see her around...SAY HI!

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