It can be shocking to learn just how old or young some of our favorite celebrities are. We often feel we have a close connection to them through the media, yet often forget that these stars are aging the same way we all do. These celebrities, who we wouldn’t expect to be the same age, are always a source of fascination to us. We take a look at some of the bigger stars who were born the same year.
Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker
Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker were born on two opposite sides of the US, but also on the same year. Both turning 50 years in 2020, you would never expect these two stars to be the same age. Jennifer Lopez, from the Bronx, New York and Sarah Jessica Parker, from Nelsonville, Ohio, have been working in the entertainment industry since their teenage years. Jennifer Lopez got her break in the 90s when she was casted in the hit film Selena, while Sarah Jessica Parker had already gotten her start in Hollywood when she was just thirteen.
Will Smith vs. Vin Diesel
Two of the biggest action stars of the 21st Century were revealed to actually be born the same year. Will Smith, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Vin Diesel, from Alameda County, California, are both 51 years old. Although they are from two completely different backgrounds, their careers in entertainment have made them two of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Will Smith was able to skyrocket to success off the back of his role in the hit tv show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and he continued to make a name for himself with his roles in blockbusters action movies. Vin Diesel, in contrast, had a much more humble start in Hollywood. His breakthrough moment came with his lead role in the movie “The Fast and the Furious”.
Kanye West vs. LeBron James
Two of the biggest names of the entertainment world and sports world collided in this comparison. Kanye West and LeBron James were both born in 1977 and are currently both 42 years old. While it is strange to think of these two influential artists as the same age, it makes perfect sense. Both are considered to be pioneers in their respective fields, as well as being incredibly influential in various aspects of culture and fashion. Kanye West has made a name for himself in the music industry and come out with genre-defining hits, while LeBron James is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time and holds many accomplishments under his belt.
Prince William vs. Leonardo DiCaprio
The future king of the United Kingdom and one of Hollywood’s biggest stars surprisingly have been born the same year. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, born in 1982, and Leonardo DiCaprio, born also in 1982, are both turning 38 years old this year. Prince William’s life has been covered by media extensively as is expected of an heir to the throne, while Leonardo DiCaprio has been an object of fascination due to his A-list status and philanthropic work.
Michael Jordan vs. Sting
A list of celebrities that were born the same year can never be complete without mentioning Michael Jordan and Sting. Even though these two stars have never shared the spotlight together, they are both turning 59 years old in 2021. Michael Jordan is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game due to his incredible athleticism and skill. On the other hand, Sting has gone down in history as one of the greatest musicians of all time, reinventing the genre of rock music and becoming a true musical icon.
It’s always interesting to find out the age difference among our favorite stars, and in some cases there aren’t any! While some celebrities won’t live to see their next birthday, we can look at these stars and realize that even when we don’t expect it, sometimes our favorite celebrities are actually the same age.