February 10: Happy Birthday Chloe Moretz and Emma Roberts
Our two headliners have been photographed together on a few occasions, including the premiere of Hick, when the above photo was taken (with Roberts on the left, Moretz on the right).
Chloë Moretz is celebrating her 21st birthday today. Her first screen appearance came shortly after her 7th birthday, in a guest appearance on The Guardian. Over the next few years, she made several additional TV guest appearances, and also was the voice of Darby for the Disney Channel’s My Friends Tigger & Pooh. She made her first feature film appearances in 2005, including one in the remake of The Amityville Horror. In the next few years, she had several additional film roles, including a significant one in Lori Petty’s The Poker House (which starred a young Jennifer Lawrence), before landing her breakout role as Mindy McCready/Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass.
Since 2010, Moretz has had starring roles in Hick and as the title character in the 2013 remake of Carrie, and reprised the role of Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2. She has also had prominent roles in Hugo, The Equalizer, and Clouds of Sils Maria, to name a few. Last year she starred in I Love You, Daddy and November Criminals, and this year she will play the title role in The Miseducation of Cameron Post and costar opposite Dakota Johnson in a remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
Emma Roberts is turning 27. Like our other headliner, Roberts (daughter of Eric, niece of Julia) made her screen debut at a young age, in Ted Demme’s Blow, which was filmed when she was nine. She had her first major film role in Aquamarine in 2006, and a year later starred as the title character of Nancy Drew. Some of her more recent major film roles have included playing Jill Roberts in Scream 4, Casey Mathis/Miller in We’re the Millers, and Vee Delmonico in the 2016 sci-fi thriller Nerve.
Roberts has also had a decent television career. In 2004 she was cast in the lead role of Addie Singer on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous. More recently she has done a lot of work on Ryan Murphy’s projects—she has appeared in the casts of three seasons of American Horror Story, and starred as Chanel Oberlin on Scream Queens.
Yara Shahidi, who turns 18 today, starred on the first three seasons of Black-ish as Zoey Johnson; she currently stars in the same role in the spinoff series, Grown-ish and makes guest appearances on the parent series. English actor Max Brown, who is 37, is known for his regular roles on British television, on The Tudors and Spooks, and in the US, on Beauty & the Beast and The Royals. Tom Schilling, who celebrates his 36th, is a leading star of German film and television, best known for his award winning starring role in the 2012 film Oh Boy! Nigerian-American director Julius Onah, who is 35, made his feature debut in 2015 with The Girl is in Trouble, and directed the upcoming The Cloverfield Paradox. Hannah Hoekstra, who turns 31, is a two-time winner of the Golden Calf, the Netherlands’ highest film award, for Best Actress, for Hemel and The Fury.
Laura Dern and Elizabeth Banks were the headliners last year on this date.
Laura Dern is 51 today. She was nominated for her sixth Primetime Emmy, and won for the first time, as Renata Klein on Big Little Lies, and also won her fourth career Golden Globe. She also costarred in Wilson, played Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in The Last Jedi, and made a cameo in Downsizing. Elizabeth Banks, who is turning 44, played Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers, and returned to the role of Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberger in Pitch Perfect 3, which she also produced. She is also reported to be directing a reboot of the Charlie’s Angels feature film series.
Michael Apted turned 77; his latest directing effort was the thriller Unlocked. If he continues the Up series of documentaries, the next film would come out in 2019. Alexander Payne, who directed Downsizing, his first feature in four years, is celebrating his 57th. Vince Gilligan, who is 51, received his two latest Emmy nominations for Better Call Saul, for which he remains an executive producer and periodic writer and director. Karen Fukuhara, who is 26, is currently a voice actor on Craig of the Creek. Uzo Aduba, who is 37 today, received her third Emmy nomination as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange is the New Black. Keeley Hawes, who returns to her starring role on The Durrells, is 42 today.
Robert Wagner, who turns 88, had an uncredited cameo in What Happened to Monday; he was recently in the news after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department named him a “person of interest” in their reopened investigation of the 1981 death of Natalie Wood, his wife at the time.
If today is your birthday, congratulations on sharing your big day with these notable names. Birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a big day today. Come back tomorrow for more celebrity birthdays.
Posted on February 10, 2018, in Celebrity Birthdays and tagged Alexander Payne, Chloe Moretz, Elizabeth Banks, Emma Roberts, Julius Onah, Laura Dern, Uzo Aduba, Yara Shahidi. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.