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Celebrities Born in August!

by Venus Sanders

August is a month filled with stars, and not just those twinkling in the night sky. Throughout history, many talented and iconic celebrities have graced the world with their presence, all sharing a common birth month: August. From Hollywood A-listers to celebrated musicians, and from renowned athletes to trailblazing activists, the month of August has been the birthplace of numerous remarkable individuals.

In this article, we will delve into the lives of some of the most beloved and accomplished celebrities born in August, exploring their achievements, contributions, and the impact they have had on the world. Join us on this journey as we celebrate the diverse talents and extraordinary accomplishments of these August-born luminaries.

01. Madonna

Born August 16th | Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known as the "Queen of Pop", Madonna has been widely recognized for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation.

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02. Halle Berry

Born August 14th | Halle Maria Berry is an American actress. She began her career as a model and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and coming in sixth in the Miss World 1986.

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03. Mila Kunis

Born August 14th | Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. Born in Chernivtsi and raised in Los Angeles, Kunis began playing Jackie Burkhart on the Fox television series That '70s Show at the age of 14. Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the Fox animated series Family Guy.

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04. Jennifer Lawrence

Born August 15th | Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence is known for starring in both action film franchises and independent dramas, and her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide.

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05. Viola Davis

Born August 11th | The recipient of numerous accolades, Davis is one of the few performers to have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony (EGOT); additionally, she is the sole African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting as well as the third person to achieve both statuses. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017, and in 2020, The New York Times ranked her ninth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century.

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06. Anna Kendrick

Born August 9th | Anna Cooke Kendrick is an American actress. Her first starring role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society, for which she earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She made her film debut in the musical comedy Camp, and had a supporting role in The Twilight Saga.

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07. Robert De Niro

Born August 17th | Robert Anthony De Niro is an American actor. Known for his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, he is considered to be one of the most influential actors of his generation.

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08. Barack Obama

Born August 4th | Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president.

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09. Ben Affleck

Born August 15th | Benjamin Géza Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards. Affleck began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi. He is currently the husband to fellow Leo, Jennifer Lopez.

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10. Lisa K. Stephenson

Born August 11th | Lisa K. Stephenson born Jevasia Stephenson of The Bronx, New York is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of ASIAS Brands. As the daughter of a single parent and from a family immersed in African-American studies, she determined early on that education, independence and equal justice were important for all women and men of color. Lisa is now an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, magazine publisher, executive producer and philanthropist.

11. Chris Hemsworth

Born August 11th | Christopher Hemsworth AM is an Australian actor, most known for his role in the Marvel movies where he plays Thor: The God of Lightening. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away before beginning a film career in Hollywood.

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12. Andrew Garfield

Born August 20th | Andrew Russell Garfield is an English and American actor. He has received various accolades, including a Tony Award, a BAFTA TV Award and a Golden Globe, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Laurence Olivier Award and two Academy Awards.

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13. Demi Lovato

Born August 20th | Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends, she rose to prominence for playing Mitchie Torres in the musical television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

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14. Matthew Perry

Born August 19th | Matthew Langford Perry is an American-Canadian actor, comedian and producer. He gained international recognition as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom Friends.

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15. Blake Lively

Born August 25th | Blake Ellender Lively is an American actress. Born in Los Angeles, Lively is the daughter of actor Ernie Lively, and made her professional debut in his directorial project Sandman.

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16. Dustin Hoffman

Born August 8th | Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor. As one of the key actors in the formation of New Hollywood, Hoffman is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters.

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17. Charlize Theron

Born August 7th | Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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18. Steve Martin

Born August 14th | Stephen Glenn Martin is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. He has won five Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2013. Additionally, he was nominated for two Tony Awards for his musical Bright Star in 2016.

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19. Shawn Mendes

Born August 8th | Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, when he posted song covers on the video sharing platform Vine.

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20. Sabastian Stan

Born August 13th | Sebastian Stan is a Romanian–American actor. He gained recognition for his role as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe media franchise beginning with the film Captain America: The First Avenger, and most recently starring in the Disney+ miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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21. Kylie Jenner

Born August 10th | Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American socialite, media personality, and businesswoman. She starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2021 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics. She is the fifth-most-followed person on Instagram.

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22. Michael Jackson

Born August 29th | Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Known as the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century.

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