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

M. Night Shyamalan
Age: 42
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Producer
Known For: Movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings such as the Oscar-nominated ‘The Sixth Sense,’ other films including ‘Signs,’ ‘The Village’ and ‘The Last Airbender,’ and co-founding the production company Night Chronicles

Vera Farmiga
Age: 39
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Oscar-nominated turn in 2009′s ‘Up in the Air,’ other films such as ’15 Minutes’ and ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,’ and her upcoming role as Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie in the biopic ‘The Drummer’

Merrin Dungey
Age: 41
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Playing Kelly Palmer on ‘The King of Queens,’ Francie Calfo on ‘Alias,’ Kitty Kernaban on ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ and Susannah on the WB drama series ‘Summerland’

Soleil Moon Frye
Age: 36
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her childhood role as TV’s ‘Punky Brewster,’ later work in ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,’ posing for men’s magazines like Playboy and Maxim, and being part-owner of The Little Seed, an environmentally-conscious children’s specialty boutique in Los Angeles

Melissa George
Age: 36
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Playing Lauren Reed on ‘Alias’ and Laura on HBO’s ‘In Treatment,’ movie roles in ‘Mulholland Drive’ and the 2005 remake of ‘The Amityville Horror,’ and her relationship with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons