Celebrity Birthdays, December 29: Ross Lynch, Jon Voight, Alison Brie

By Marie Blake,

Actors Ross Lynch, Jon Voight, and Alison Brie are celebrating birthdays today.

Ross Lynch, 18

Ross Lynch turned 18 today. Actor, dancer, musician, and cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough, Lynch moved to Los Angeles with his family in 2007. Lynch appeared on So You Think You Can Dance as well as the music video for Kidz Bop's "Let It Rock."

In 2011, Lynch was cast in Disney's Austin & Alley, which is currently on its third season. Lynch recorded numerous songs for the television series and sang all 14 songs on the soundtrack. Lynch is also in the group R5 with his brothers Riker and Rocky, his sister Rydel, and Ellington Ratliff. Lynch appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Teen Beach Movie, and he will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming film Muppets Most Wanted.

Jon Voight, 75

Actor Jon Voight turned 75 today. Besides being known as Angelina Jolie's father, Voight has had a successful acting career. His career started in 1969 with Midnight Cowboy. In the 1970s, Voight starred in films like Deliverance, The Champ, and Coming Home, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Voight has since appeared in films like Mission: Impossible, Anaconda, Enemy of State, Holes, National Treasure 1 & 2, and the television series 24.

Voight has won one Academy Award out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards out of nine nominations. He currently stars in Showtime's Ray Donovan, and he is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a series, miniseries, or television film.

Alison Brie, 31

Actress Alison Brie turned 31 today. Brie made her television debut as a novice hairdresser in Hannah Montana. She then starred in the web series My Alibi. She played the role of Trudy Campbell in AMC's Mad Men. Brie also appeared in films like Scream 4 and The Five-Year Engagement.

Brie currently plays the role of Annie Edison on NBC's Community, which will premier its fifth season in January.


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