Comedian Kevin Hart, rapper 50 Cent, and actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry are celebrating their birthdays today.
Kevin Hart, 35
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart turns 35 today. Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. In 2000, he gained more fame after being cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in movies like Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, and Little Fockers.
Hart’s comedy continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I’m a Grown Little Man, and his roles in the films Think Like a Man, Grudge Match, Ride Along and About Last Night. He released two more comedy albums, Seriously Funny in 2010 and Laugh at My Pain in 2011. He appeared at Madison Square Garden for his stand-up show entitled Let Me Explain in 2013.
He currently stars as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood, and can be seen in Think Like a Man Too, in theaters now.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson III, 39
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Rapper, entrepreneur, investor 50 Cent turns 39 today. Born Curtis James Jackson III, he rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003, which has been certified nine times platinum, and The Massacre in 2005. Jackson is well known for his troubled past, leaving the life of drug dealing to become a rapper, and getting sot nine times during an incident in 2000. Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo.
Throughout his music career, Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. He transitioned into acting, appearing in Home of the Brave, All Things Fall Apart, Fire with Fire and Last Vegas.
Jackson’s upcoming sixth studio album, Street King Immortal, is scheduled to be released September 16, 2014.
Tia and Tamera Mowry, 36
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Actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry turn 36 today. Tia and Tamera began entering pageants and talent shows while their family was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. They convinced their mother to relocate to California at age 12, so they can pursue their acting career. They began appearing in commercials and small roles, and eventually landed roles as twin sisters separated at birth in the sitcom Sister, Sister in 1994. After the show ended, both sisters studied psychology at Pepperdine University.
Tia and Tamera both went on to star in The Hot Chick, Seventeen Again, Twitches and its sequel Twitches Too. Tia landed the lead role of Melanie Barnett in the television series The Game, and Tamera went on to have a starring role in the television series Strong Medicine.
In July 2011, the sisters landed their own reality show Tia & Tamera on Style Network. The show followed their day-to-day lives while Tia was pregnant and Tamera was engaged planning her wedding. In May 2012, Tia published her first book, Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, about her pregnancy and being a working mom. Tamera is currently one of the hosts of The Real talk show alongside Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Loni Love, which premiered on July 15, 2013.
Tia is married to actor Cory Hardrict and have a son, Cree Taylor Hardrict. Tamera married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley and have a son, Aden.