Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Montel Williams
Age: 55
Occupation: Talk Show Host and Activist
Known For: His tabloidy syndicated TV series, 'The Montel Williams Show,' his work with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, and founding the non-profit MS Foundation after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1990s

Tom Cruise
Age: 49
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films such as 'Mission Impossible' and 'Jerry Maguire,' being a devoted Scientologist, and leaving footprints on other people's couches

Gloria Allred
Age: 70
Occupation: Attorney
Known For: A career that began honorably enough with cases about women's rights but has since devolved into representing celebrity mistresses and a love affair with the media

Johnny Lee
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: A string of hits in the 1980s, including 'Lookin' for Love,' which was featured on the soundtrack for the film 'Urban Cowboy'

Dave Barry
Age: 64
Occupation: Writer and Humorist
Known For: His Pulitzer Prize-winning work as an author and columnist for The Miami Herald, as well as numerous books and comedic novels