Celebrity Birthdays, April 2: Author Pattie Mallette and actor Christopher Meloni

By Raquel Luster,

Author Pattie Mallette and actor Christopher Meloni celebrate their birthdays today.

Author Pattie Mallette turns 38 today. The influential speaker and also producer is the mom of pop singer Justin Bieber. Originally from Canada, Mallette experienced trouble during her adolescence. She dated Jeremy Bieber for a few years and Justin was born. Jeremy was an active father, but he and Mallette never married.

Pattie grew up acting and singing. She was featured on local TV programs and participated in a children’s talent show. Mallette also performed in theater productions and enjoyed her drama, choir and dancing in school. She earned a number of awards for her talents and was signed by a talent agent, but her dream was short lived due to traveling issues.

Mallette published her autobiography in 2012 titled Nowhere but Up and it ranked No. 17 on the New York Times Best Seller list. She has been an executive producer for a short film titled Crescendo during the same year. Pattie Mallette got to live her acting dream, she has been featured in a few TV series like Weekend Today and Huckabee.

Pattie Mallette has recently started her foundation for resources and assistance called Round 2. She has also dated The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison.

Actor Christopher Meloni turns 53 today. The actor is originally from Washington, D.C., and grew up playing football. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he moved to New York.

Meloni began acting in commercials, small features in films and TV series. His career picked up with films Bound, Dinosaurs and Runaway Bride, starting in 1996.

His acting resume includes films Money Talks, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Man of Steel, just to name a few. Christopher Meloni has also been in a number of TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Oz. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a couple of PRISM Awards.

Meloni was in People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive edition in 2006 and he is a proud supporter of the LGBT community. In that same year, he received the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Award.

Christopher Meloni married production designer Doris Sherman Meloni and the couple have two children, a daughter named Sophia Eva and a son named Dante.

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