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

Debra Messing

Age: 43

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Her Emmy-winning role as wacky Grace Adler in the groundbreaking sitcom ‘Will & Grace’ and frequent comparisons to legendary comedienne Lucille Ball

Ben Affleck

Age: 39

Occupation: Actor, Director, and Screenwriter

Known For: Roles in films such as ‘Chasing Amy’ and ‘Armageddon,’ directing the movies ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘The Town,’ winning an Oscar with Matt Damon for writing ‘Good Will Hunting,’ and his marriage to actress Jennifer Garner

Linda Ellerbee

Age: 67

Occupation: Journalist

Known For: Several jobs at NBC News, including Washington, DC correspondent, and hosting the Nickelodeon network’s ‘Nick News’

Melinda Gates

Age: 47

Occupation: Philanthropist

Known For: Her marriage to Microsoft founder Bill Gates and her role as co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Joe Jonas

Age: 22

Occupation: Singer and Musician

Known For: Two number one albums and several programs on the Disney Channel as part of the bubblegum pop group the Jonas Brothers, and a prior relationship with country star Taylor Swift