Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 23-29

Joss Whedon
Director Josh Whedon (”The Avengers,” “Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 55 on June 23. In this photo provided by Disney/Marvel, director Joss Whedon works on set for the film, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The movie releases in the United States, on May 1, 2015. (Jay Maidment/ Disney/Marvel via AP) (AP)
Randy Jackson, from left, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell speak at the "American Idol" farewell season finale at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, left, is 63 on June 23. Randy Jackson, from left, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell speak at the “American Idol” farewell season finale at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP/Matt Sayles)
In this Nov. 7, 2017 photo, actress Beanie Feldstein poses for a portrait to promote "Lady Bird" in New York. Feldstein was named as one of 2017's breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
Actress Beanie Feldstein (”Lady Bird”) is 26 on June 24. In this Nov. 7, 2017 photo, actress Beanie Feldstein poses for a portrait to promote “Lady Bird” in New York. Feldstein was named as one of 2017’s breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP) (Brian Ach/Invision/AP/Brian Ach)
Solange Knowles
Singer Solange Knowles is 33 on June 24. FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Solange Knowles arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. While the official pre-inaugural concert attended by Donald Trump was heavy on country music, it was Solange Knowles and Esperanza Spalding that entertained an enthusiastic gathering, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Peace Ball, an alternative inaugural event organized by progressive activists.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Linda Cardellini
Actress Linda Cardellini is 44 on June 25. Linda Cardellini arrives at the 2019 AFI Awards at The Four Seasons on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Busy Philipps
Actress Busy Philipps is 40 on June 25. This Oct. 16, 2018 photo shows actress Busy Philipps posing for a portrait in New York to promote her memoir, “This Will Only Hurt a Little.” (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) (Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/Taylor Jewell)
FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo., Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city. Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Actress-singer Ariana Grande is 26 on June 26. FILE – In this June 2, 2018 file photo., Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city. Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) (Invision/Chris Pizzello)
In this June 27, 2016 photo, Aubrey Plaza poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
Actress Aubrey Plaza is 35 on June 26. In this June 27, 2016 photo, Aubrey Plaza poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) (Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
J.J. Abrams
Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 53 on June 27. FILE – In this March 2, 2017 file photo, director-producer J.J. Abrams poses for a portrait to promote “The Play That Goes Wrong” at the Lyceum Theatre in New York. Abrams is returning to “Star Wars,” and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of “Episode IX.” Disney announced Abrams return on Tuesday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File) (Christopher Smith/Invision/AP/Christopher Smith)
Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Meyer
Actor Tobey Maguire, right, is 44 on June 27. FILE – In this May 1, 2013, file photo, actor Tobey Maguire, right, and wife Jennifer Meyer attend “The Great Gatsby” world premiere in New York. A representative for Maguire confirmed a People magazine report on Oct. 18, 2016, that Maguire and Meyer have separated after nine years of marriage. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (AP)
Mel Brooks
Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 93 on June 28. FILE – In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the LA Premiere of “If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast” in Beverly Hills, Calif. This week, Brooks will be on hand to kick off the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater Thursday night in Hollywood with a special screening of the first film he ever directed: “The Producers.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Richard Shotwell)
Kathy Bates
. Actress Kathy Bates is 71 on June 28. Kathy Bates attends the LA Premiere Screening of “American Horror Story: Hotel” held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP) (John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
Colin Jost, Scarlett Johansson
Comedian-writer Colin Jost, left, is 37 on June 29. FILE – In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Colin Jost, left, and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost. Johansson’s publicist Marcel Pariseau tells The Associated Press Sunday, May 19, 2019, that the private couple is officially engaged after two years of dating. Pariseau says no date has been set for the nuptials. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Matthew Weiner
Producer-writer Matthew Weiner is 54 on June 29. FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner poses at the 68th Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. A newly published two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains set photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae including series creator Matthew Weiner’s early scribbled notes outlining the drama. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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Joss Whedon
Randy Jackson, from left, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell speak at the "American Idol" farewell season finale at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
In this Nov. 7, 2017 photo, actress Beanie Feldstein poses for a portrait to promote "Lady Bird" in New York. Feldstein was named as one of 2017's breakthrough entertainers by the Associated Press. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
Solange Knowles
Linda Cardellini
Busy Philipps
FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo., Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city. Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
In this June 27, 2016 photo, Aubrey Plaza poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
J.J. Abrams
Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Meyer
Mel Brooks
Kathy Bates
Colin Jost, Scarlett Johansson
Matthew Weiner

Here are some celebrities having a birthday this week.

June 23: Singer Diana Trask is 79. Actor Ted Shackelford (”Knots Landing”) is 73. Actor Bryan Brown (”The Thorn Birds”) is 72. Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 63. Actress Frances McDormand is 62. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 57. Director Josh Whedon (”The Avengers,” `’Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 55. Singer Chico DeBarge is 49. Actress Selma Blair is 47. Actor Joel Edgerton (”Loving”) is 45. Singer KT Tunstall is 44. Singer Virgo Williams of Ghostown DJs is 44. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier (”Two and a Half Men”) is 43. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 42. Actress Melissa Rauch (”The Big Bang Theory”) is 39. Singer Duffy is 35.

June 24: Actress Michele Lee is 77. Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown is 76. Guitarist Jeff Beck is 75. Singer Colin Blunstone of The Zombies is 74. Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 72. Actor Peter Weller is 72. Bassist John Illsley of Dire Straits is 70. Reggae singer Derrick Simpson of Black Uhuru is 69. Actress Nancy Allen (”RoboCop”) is 69. Actor Joe Penny (”Jake and the Fatman,” `’Riptide”) is 63. Singer Astro of UB40 is 62. Singer-keyboardist Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark is 60. Actor Iain Glen (”Game of Thrones”) is 58. Bassist Curt Smith of Tears for Fears is 58. Actress Danielle Spencer (”What’s Happening”) is 54. Actress Sherry Stringfield (”ER”) is 52. Actress Carla Gallo (”Bones”) is 44. Actor Amir Talai (”LA to Vegas”) is 42. Actress Mindy Kaling (”The Mindy Project,” `’The Office”) is 40. Actress Minka Kelly is 39. Actress Vanessa Ray (”Blue Bloods”) is 38. Actor Justin Hires (2016’s “MacGyver,” `’Rush Hour”) is 34. Singer Solange Knowles is 33. Actor Max Ehrich (”The Young and the Restless,” `’Under the Dome”) is 28. Actress Beanie Feldstein (”Lady Bird”) is 26.

June 25: Actress June Lockhart is 94. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Floyd is 82. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 80. Singer Carly Simon is 74. Rock musician Ian McDonald (Foreigner; King Crimson) is 73. Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 72. Actor-director Michael Lembeck is 71. TV personality Phyllis George is 70. Rock singer Tim Finn is 67. Rock musician David Paich (Toto) is 65. Actor Michael Sabatino is 64. Actor-writer-director Ricky Gervais is 58. Rapper-producer Richie Rich is 52. Rock musician Mike Kroeger (Nickelback) is 47. Actress Linda Cardellini is 44. Actress Busy Philipps is 40.

June 26: Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 81. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 76. Actor Clive Francis is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brenda Holloway is 73. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 69. Singer-musician Mick Jones is 64. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 63. Rock singer Patty Smyth is 62. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 60. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) is 56. Country musician Eddie Perez (The Mavericks) is 51. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 50. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is 49. Actor Sean Hayes is 49. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 49. Actor Nick Offerman is 49. Actress Rebecca Budig is 46. Contemporary Christian musician Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys) is 45. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 45. Rock musician Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) is 40. Pop-rock singer-musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 40. Actor-musician Jason Schwartzman is 39. Actress Aubrey Plaza is 35. Actress-singer Ariana Grande is 26.

June 27: Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 77. Actress Julia Duffy is 68. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 64. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 60. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 53. Actor Christian Kane is 47. Actor Tobey Maguire is 44. Rock singer Bernhoft is 43. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 43. Christian rock singer Zach Williams is 41. Musician Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) is 37. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is 35. Actor Drake Bell is 33. Actor Ed Westwick is 32. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 28. Pop singer Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) (TV: “The X Factor”) is 23. R&B singer H.E.R. is 22. Actor Chandler Riggs is 20.

June 28: Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 93. Comedian-impressionist John Byner is 82. Rock musician Dave Knights (Procul Harum) is 74. Actor Bruce Davison is 73. Actress Kathy Bates is 71. Jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 56. Actress Jessica Hecht is 54. Rock musician Saul Davies (James) is 54. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 53. Actor John Cusack is 53. Actor Gil Bellows is 52. Actress-singer Danielle Brisebois is 50. Jazz musician Jimmy Sommers is 50. Rock musician Tim Nordwind (OK Go) is 43. Rock musician Mark Stoermer (The Killers) is 42. Country singer Big Vinny Hickerson (Trailer Choir) is 36. Country singer Kellie Pickler is 33.

June 29: Movie producer Robert Evans is 89. Singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys is 76. Actor Gary Busey is 75. Comedian Richard Lewis is 72. Actor-turned-politican-turned-radio personality Fred Grandy is 71. Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 71. Singer Don Dokken (Dokken) is 66. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men at Work) is 66. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 64. Actress Kimberlin Brown (TV: “The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 58. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 58. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 57. Actress Judith Hoag is 56. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is 56. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stedman Pearson (Five Star) is 55. Producer-writer Matthew Weiner is 54. Musician Dale Baker is 53. Actress Melora Hardin is 52. Actor Brian D’Arcy James is 51. Actress Christina Chang is 48. Rock musician Sam Farrar is 41. Country musician Todd Sansom (Marshall Dyllon) is 41. Comedian-writer Colin Jost is 37. Actress Lily Rabe is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Aundrea Fimbres is 36. Actress Camila Mendes (TV: “Riverdale”) is 25.

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