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

Gwyneth Paltrow
Age: 40
Occupation: Actress, Model, and Author
Known For: Winning an Oscar for 1998's 'Shakespeare in Love,' her guest-starring appearances on 'Glee,' her lifestyle site, her marriage to Coldplay's Chris Martin, and her overall inflated sense of self

Wilford Brimley
Age: 78
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in the films 'The China Syndrome,' 'Cocoon,' and 'The Firm,' and acting as a pitchman for Quaker Oats and Liberty Medical, the latter of which dovetails with his being a diabetic and the work he's done to raise awareness of the disease

Meat Loaf
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: His 'Bat Out of Hell' album trilogy, the first of which has sold 43 million copies and is the fifth best-selling album of all time, his epic lyrical style, and his role as Eddie in the iconic 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

Lil Wayne
Age: 30
Occupation: Rapper
Known For: Holding the Guinness World Record for Most US Hot 100 Hits By A Rap Artist with 64 hits between 1999 and 2010, his 'Tha Carter' quartet of albums, singles such as 'Lollipop,' and his 2010 prison stint after a conviction on weapons charges

Avril Lavigne
Age: 28
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Number-one hits such as 'Complicated,' 'Sk8er Boi,' 'I'm with You,' 'My Happy Ending,' and 'Girlfriend,' her hard-partying persona, and her brief marriage to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley

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