Celebrity Birthdays, May 27: Andre 3000 and Jack McBrayer

By Marie Blake,

Rapper Andre 3000 and actor Jack McBrayer are celebrating their birthdays today.

Andre 3000, 39

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Rapper, singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer and actor Andre 3000 turns 39 today. Born Andre Lauren Benjamin, he is best known for being one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast, alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. He has also done solo work, and collaborated with artists including Beyonce, Chris Brown, B.o.B., Young Jeezy and Frank Ocean. He has won six Grammy awards, mostly for his work in OutKast.

Andre 3000 has also had a successful acting career, appearing in numerous films and television shows including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and All Is By My Side, where he played the lead role of Jimi Hendrix.

Andre 3000 has a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin with R&B singer Erykah Badu.

Jack McBrayer, 41

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Actor Jack McBrayer turns 41 today. McBrayer appeared in multiple sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 2002 to 2004. He also had a small role as a waiter in Arrested Development. In 2008, he was featured throughout the video for "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey. McBrayer also appears in the first episode in the fifth season of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as a spokesman in a spoof advertisement for the fictional "Diarrhea-phragm."

McBrayer worked as a voice actor in the American animated series Ugly Americans and appeared in the 2010 film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He had a recurring role on the third season of Disney's Phineas and Ferb. He regularly appears in the skit "Knock Knock Joke of the Day" on the hit children's television show, Yo Gabba Gabba!. He lent his voice to the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph.

McBrayer is most notably known for his role as Kenneth Parcell on NBC's 30 Rock, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2009. He currently stars and voices the title character in the Disney Channel original series Wander Over Yonder.

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