Skateboarder Tony Hawk, and actors Jason Biggs and Malin Akerman are celebrating their birthdays today.
Tony Hawk, 46
Professional skateboarder and actor Tony Hawk turns 45 today. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900. Hawk also has numerous video game titles distributed from Activism. In 2002, he created the “Boom Boom HuckJam”, an extreme sports exhibition and tour that launched in Las Vegas.
Hawk tried his hand at acting, making appearances in Gleaming the Cube, The New Guy, XXX and CSI: Miami. He has also been involved in various philanthropic activities, including the Tony Hawk Foundation which helps to build skate parks in financially distressed areas. In 2014, Hawk was labeled as one of the Most influential skateboarders of all-time by Fox Weekly.
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Jason Biggs, 36
Actor Jason Biggs turns 36 today. Biggs began acting at five years old. He made his television debut in FOX’s Drexell’s Class. Biggs appeared in the Broadway production of Conversations with My Father, and then went on to star in the soap opera As The World Turns. Biggs went to New York University for a short period of time, and left to pursue acting.
In 1999, Biggs gained commercial success after starring in American Pie. He reprised his role in the three sequels that followed. He also starred in the films Loser, Guy X, Eight Below, My Best Friend’s Girl and Grassroots.
Biggs is married to actress Jenny Mollen and have a son, Sid. Biggs currently plays Larry Bloom on the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black.
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Malin Akerman, 36
Actress, model and singer Malin Akerman turns 36 today. Akerman started acting in different Canadian productions before transitioning to the United States market. She has appeared in films including The Utopian Society and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, before gaining her first starring roles in the feature films The Heartbreak Kid and 27 Dresses.
In 2009, Akerman played Silk Spectre II in Watchmen, and earned a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also had supporting and starring roles in The Proposal, Couples Retreat, Wanderlust and Rock of Ages. She also appeared on the television shows Children’s Hospital and Suburgatory.
Akerman has a son, Sebastian Zincone, from her previous marriage. She currently stars in the ABC series, Trophy Wife.