Brittany Snow celebrates her 32nd today. She had her first screen role as Daisy Lemay on Guiding Light for a little over 2 years beginning in December, 1998. Following that stint, she starred as Meg Pryor on NBC’s American Dreams. She then began following common paths for young performers trying to transition to film, appearing in a high school rom-com (John Tucker Must Die) and a slasher film (the 2008 remake of Prom Night). She also appeared as Amber Von Tussle in the 2007 version of Hairspray, and starred with Dave Bautista in last year’s Bushwick. Her most prominent recent film role has probably been as Chloe Beale in the Pitch Perfect trilogy.
Juliette Binoche celebrates her 53rd today. She began acting in school productions in her teens, and soon began working in French film. In 1985, she appeared in several films, including her first lead role in Rendez-Vous, which brought her the first of nine Cesar Award nominations for Best Actress. She made her first English-language film, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, in 1988.
In the nineties Binoche had great success in both French and English-language cinema. She won a Cesar for Best Actress for starring as Julie Vignon in the first film of Kieslowski’s “Colors” trilogy, Trois Couleurs: Bleu, and then added an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1996 Best Picture winner, The English Patient. She began the next decade by receiving her second Oscar nomination, for Best Actress, for Lasse Hallström‘s Chocolat.