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

Montel Williams

Age: 56

Occupation: Talk Show Host and Activist

Known For: Helming the tabloid-esque syndicated TV series ‘The Montel Williams Show,’ his work with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, and founding the non-profit MS Foundation after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1990s

Tom Cruise

Age: 50

Occupation: Actor and Sofa Jumper

Known For: His breakthrough role in ‘Risky Business,’ Oscar nominations for ‘Born on the Fourth of July,’ ‘Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Magnolia,’ starring in the newly-released ‘Rock of Ages,’ being a devout Scientologist, his impending divorce from third wife Katie Holmes, and leaving footprints on other people’s couches

Gloria Allred

Age: 71

Occupation: Attorney

Known For: A career that began honorably enough with cases about women’s rights but has since devolved into representing celebrity mistresses and an icky and sensationalistic love affair with the media

Johnny Lee

Age: 66

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician

Known For: A string of country hits in the 1980s, including the No. 1 singles ‘One in a Million,’ ‘Bet Your Heart on Me,’ ‘You Could’ve Heard a Heart Break,’ and his crossover hit, ‘Lookin’ for Love,’ which was featured on the ‘Urban Cowboy’ soundtrack and reached No. 5 on the pop charts as well

Aaron Tippin

Age: 54

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: His 1990 debut single ‘You’ve Got to Stand for Something,’ which became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War, his patriotic post-9/11 anthem ‘Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,’ and charting more than 30 other country singles such as ‘There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,’ ‘That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You’ and ‘Kiss This’