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Celebrity Birthdays for April 30 – Cloris Leachman, Johnny Galecki and More

Cloris Leachman and Johnny Galecki both celebrate birthdays on April 30
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Cloris Leachman
Age: 86
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Winning an Oscar for her role as a supporting actress in the film ‘The Last Picture Show,’ as well as winning more Primetime Emmy Awards than any other actress, her memorable roles in the ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ spinoff ‘Phyllis’ and ‘The Facts of Life,’ being the oldest celebrity to dance on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and having one of the dirtiest mouths in Hollywood.

Johnny Galecki
Age: 37
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Being one of the many Rusty Griswolds in ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,’ his role as David Healy on the ’90s TV show ‘Rosanne,’ and his role as the lovable geek Leonard on ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Coincidentally, he shares his birthday with fellow ‘Big Bang Theory’ cast member Kunal Nayyar, who turns 31 today.

Willie Nelson
Age: 79
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
Known For: “Outlaw country” genre hits like ‘On the Road Again,’ ‘To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,’ and ‘Take It to the Limit,’ achieving platinum status for 18 albums and gold status for another seven, countless successful collaborations with Waylon Jennings, having his assets seized by the US government in 1990 for owing $32 million in unpaid taxes, and his support for legalizing marijuana.

Akon
Age: 39
Occupation: R&B Recording Artist
Known For: Being the first solo artist to hold both the No. 1 and No. 2 spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice, three Grammy nominations for his album ‘Konvicted,’ and his collaboration with ‘Saturday Night Live’ group the Lonely Island in satirical songs like ‘I Just Had Sex.’

Kirsten Dunst
Age: 30
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Earning a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Claudia in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ at the age of 12, playing Mary Jane Watson in the ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, and a short-lived relationship with Hollywood hunk Jake Gyllenhaal.

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