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

Garth Brooks

Age: 50

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician

Known For: Changing the very face of modern country music with a huge crossover career that’s included record-setting album sales, scads of awards, sold-out concert tours and chart-topping singles like ‘Friends in Low Places’ and ‘The Thunder Rolls,’ and his marriage to fellow country superstar Trisha Yearwood

Eddie Izzard

Age: 50

Occupation: Actor and Comedian

Known For: His cross-dressing, sharply-intelligent and outrageously funny stand-up routines, starring on the TV series ‘The Riches,’ movie roles including ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘Mystery Men,’ and completing 43 marathons in 51 days for charity in 2009, an incredible feat for someone who’d never been a long-distance runner before

James Spader

Age: 52

Occupation: Actor

Known For: Often playing smarmy bad boys in flicks like ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Less Than Zero,’ ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ and ‘Secretary,’ his role as colorful attorney Alan Shore on ‘The Practice’ and its spin-off ‘Boston Legal,’ and his current role as Robert California on ‘The Office’

Chris Rock

Age: 47

Occupation: Actor and Comedian

Known For: Being a former cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ roles in films like ‘New Jack City’ and ‘Dogma,’ his hilarious and wildly-popular Emmy-winning HBO stand-up specials, executive-producing and narrating the UPN show ‘Everybody Hates Chris,’ and being named in many polls as one of the best comedians of all time

Ashton Kutcher

Age: 34

Occupation: Actor, Model and Philanderer

Known For: Playing Michael Kelso on ‘That ’70s Show,’ creating, producing and hosting ‘Punk’d,’ roles in films like ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ and ‘What Happens in Vegas,’ famously replacing Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and his marriage to Demi Moore, which ended after his brief affair with a woman who was all too happy to share the intimate details with tabloids