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Celebrity Birthdays, February 9: Avan Jogia, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Day

By Marie Blake,

Actors Avan Jogia, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Day are all celebrating their birthdays today.

Avan Jogia, 22

Avan Jogia turns 22 today. His first acting role was in 2006 as the brother of a transsexual male to female in A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story. He then went on to appear in other television movies including Devil's Diary, Gym Teacher: The Movie and Spectacular. In 2009, Jogia played Ben in the Sci Fi series Capria.

In 2010, Jogia landed the role of Beck Oliver on Nickelodeon's Victorious. After the series ended, Jogia went on to play the lead role in ABC Family's Twisted. He plays Danny Desai, a teenager who was recently released from a juvenile detention center after killing his aunt. He is charged with the murder of a classmate, and must prove his innocence while trying to keep the secret of why he killed his aunt.

Jogia also founded the organization "Straight But Not Narrow," which aims to change the attitudes and viewpoints of straight teenagers about the LGBT community. His friend Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games) helps to support the cause.

Tom Hiddleston, 33

Actor Tom Hiddleston turns 33 today. Hiddleston started acting in the theater while attending the University of Cambridge. While doing plays, he also appeared in British television, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Conspiracy and The Gathering Storm. His first film role was in Unrelated (2006). He has also starred in Midnight in Paris, War Horse, Exhibition and episodes of Robot Chicken and Family Guy.

Hiddleston is best known for his role as Loki in the 2011 Marvel film, Thor. He reprised his role for The Avengers in 2012 and Thor: The Dark World in 2013.

Charlie Day, 38

Actor, producer, musician and screenwriter Charlie Day turns 38 today. Day has appeared in numerous television shows including Law & Order, Third Watch and Reno 911!

He has also appeared in films including Going the Distance, Horrible Bosses, Monsters University and Pacific Rim.

Day currently plays Charlie Kelly on FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He is also the executive producer and one of the writers, and has written some of the music in the show. Day also plays Benny in the box office hit The Lego Movie.

 
 

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