30 Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

If you or someone you know are turning 30 this year then you’re in good company.

Below are 30 of the biggest celebrities who turn 30 in 2012. They include Jessica Biel, the rumoured fiancée of Justin Timerlake, Rebecca Hall who is dating the film director Sam Mendes, Lizzy Caplan from Mean Girls, Gina Carano who was voted America’s Hottest Woman in 2008, Elisabeth Moss who stars in The West Wing (did you know that she’s also a scientologist!), and Kieran Culkin, the brother of the child Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin.

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan is a Canadian comedian and actor who also does voice overs, he is also known for being a screenwriter and producer.

He first started doing stand up comedy when he was just a teenager and this led to him winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest back in 1998. He got his first acting gig on Freaks and Geeks which was cancelled shortly after.

He has gone on to star in films such as Superbad, Horton Hears a Who, Step Brothers, Jay and Seth VS The Apocalypse and You, ME and Dupree. With credentials like this his career is going form strength to strength.

  • Date of Birth: 15.04.82
  • Career Highlight: Writing and voicing an episode of the Simpsons.
  • Did You Know: His favourite music is the Wu-Tang Clan and Led Zeppelin.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is an actress from America who has starred in more films than many actresses who are twice her age. She began her career in 1999 when she starred in Get Real a TV series.

Her next big break was in 2001 in the Princess Diaries where she played Mia Thermopolis, she also starred in the sequel. Other films in her CV include: Brokeback Mountain, Becoming Jane, The Devil Wears Prada, Alice in Wonderland and The Dark Knight.

She is very much involved in charity work and supports several causes such as The Step Up Women’s Network and The Human Rights Campaign.

  • Date of Birth: 12.11.82
  • Career Highlight: Being nominated for countless awards for her acting roles.
  • Did You Know: Her ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri has been jailed for fraud.

Zach Gilford

Zach Gilford

Zach Gilford hails from America and he first appeared on TV back in 2005 when he starred a single episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

From here he went on to star in Friday Night Lights playing Matt Saracen, his role lasted from 2006 until 2011. He has also starred in Off The Map which began in 2010 and only aired for 13 episodes as it was later cancelled by the TV network.

He has also been in the video for Taylor’s Swift’s ‘Ours’ song and in this he played the boyfriend of the music star.

  • Date of Birth: 14.01.82
  • Career Highlight: Playing Matt Saracen in Friday Night Lights
  • Did You Know: Zach has previously worked for the YMCA.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer is an English actress who has played roles in Casanova, The Tudors and Game of Thrones. She went to the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and secured her first role six months after she graduated.

Natalie has been in nine films so far including Captain America and City of Life.

As far as TV work is concerned she has been a hit and the series Games of Thrones is still being made and is enjoying success in countries all over the world. Natalie has also starred in theatre productions such as .45 and After Miss Julie at the Young Vic.

  • Date of Birth: 11.02.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting the role of Victoria in Casanova.
  • Did You Know: Natalie was bullied while at school.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel might be coming up to 30 but she has packed a lot into her life so far working as an actress, a model and a singer.

She has starred in films such as The A Team, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Easy Virtue. Jessica does a lot for charity and has worked to raise money for many causes. In 2006 John Schiffner paid $30,000 to have a lunch date with the actress raising money for a teenager who had been injured in an accident involving a limousine.

Jessica is currently dating singer Justin Timerlake and is thought to be engaged to him.

  • Date of Birth: 03.03.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting her first starring role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Did You Know: Jessica climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010.

Thora Birch

Thora Birch

Thora Birch is an actress from America who was first famous in the 1990s thanks to films such as Patriot Games and All I Want for Christmas.

During the 1980s Thora starred in several commercials for products such as Burger King, Quaker Oats and California Raisins. Birch caused controversy when she starred in America Beauty, a film which required a topless scene and as she was only 16 at the time of filming she was classed a minor.

Her parents gave her permission to star in the scene and she went on to widely praised. She continues to get film roles and take the world of film by storm.

  • Date of Birth: 11.03.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting nominated for a Golden Globe for Ghost World in 2001.
  • Did You Know: Her parents starred in the adult film Deep Throat!

Sean Faris

Sean Faris

Sean Faris is a model and actor from American who went to the Barbizon School of Modelling, he went on to the Padua Franciscan High School and graduated in 2000. From there he moved onto Los Angeles where he intended to become an actor and pursue his career in the right place.

He starred in his first film Twisted in 2001 and he has been in several TV series such as The Vampire Diaries and The Lost Valentine.

Sean posed naked for the UK version of Cosmopolitan magazine to support pancreatic cancer, a cause which he has been supporting for some time.

  • Date of Birth: 25.03.12
  • Career Highlight: Winning the Young Hollywood Award in 2007.
  • Did You Know: Sean voiced one of the characters in the video game Need for Speed: The Run.

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

Jacoba Francisca Maria ‘Cobie’ Smulders is a Canadian actress who has also been a model, but she gave up modelling after a short time as she felt that she didn’t like the industry. She is well known for starring in How I Met Your Mother as Robin Scherbatsky.

As a child she wanted to be a marine biologist or a doctor, but found a love of acting after graduating from high school. She got her first permanent acting role in Veritas: The Quest.

Cobie is engaged to Taran Killam and they had their first child in 2009, they have yet to set a date for their wedding.

  • Date of Birth: 03.04.12
  • Career Highlight: Her first big break was getting a role in Jeremiah a sci fi series that was shown on TV.
  • Did You Know: Cobie is a huge fan of the Vancouver Canucks.

Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell is an English actress who began her acting career in 2005, it wasn’t until 2007 that she won her first big role in the Woody Allen film Cassandra’s Dream. In this film she played opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor.

She also acts in the West End in plays such as A View from the Bridge, this role earned Hayley a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award.

In 2011 she played Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger and this put her on the map for MTV fans who loved her in the role and saw her as someone to watch out for.

  • Date of Birth: 05.04.82
  • Career Highlight: Being nominated for a London Film Critics’ Circle Award.
  • Did You Know: Her mother is a motivational speaker.

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel is a Canadian actor who lives in Quebec still. He is well known for being a comedy actor however he started his career in the TV series My Hometown, he also hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with fellow actor Elisha Cuthbert.

He then went on to star in films such as Knocked Up, How to Train Your Dragon, Tropic Thunder and She’s Out of My League to name but a few.

He is currently working on a screen play Goon. He is also due to star in Pig a horror/ slasher / comedy that he will also be directing.

  • Date of Birth: 09.04.12
  • Career Highlight: Starring in Million Dollar Baby, a film that got the Best Picture Oscar.
  • Did You Know: Jay has several tattoos.

Jack Huston

Jack Huston

Jack Huston is an English actor who has played roles in several films and TV series in the US. His first role on TV was in Spartacus as Flavius. In 2007 he starred in the film Shrooms and Miss Austen Regrets.

In 2010 he was in the incredibly popular Twilight series in the film Twilight Saga: Eclipse where he played Royce King. In 2010 he was also in the smash hit TV series Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, he was in this for a total of 10 episodes.

Right now he is in the TV series Parade’s End which is also popular.

  • Date of Birth: 07.12.82
  • Career Highlight: Becoming a regular on Boardwalk Empire
  • Did You Know: Jack is the son of Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley.

Gina Carano

Gina Carano

Gina Carano is an actress, mixed martial arts fighter, TV personality and fitness models who hails from America. She started her career as a Muay Thai fighter and she has had a great deal of success in this area with 12 wins for kickboxing and 8 wins for Mixed Martial Arts.

Her first film was Ring Girls and in 2009 she got a leading role in Haywire, a spy film.

She has currently been cast in In The Blood which will show off her fighting skills as well as her acting ability. Gina was also in the TV series Gladiators where she was Crush.

  • Date of Birth: 16.04.82
  • Career Highlight: Being ranked the third in the world as a 145lb female fighter.
  • Did You Know: She was voted the Hottest Woman in America in 2008.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan is an actor from Northern Ireland who is also known for being a musician and model. He got his big break when he met Keira Knightly on an Asprey photo shoot, she introduced him to her PFD agent. He went on to date Keira Knightly for two years after they met.

His first film role was in Marie Antoinette, his next film was Beyond the Rave which was a Hammer Horror film in which he played the lead role.

During 2011 he was in the TV series Once Upon a Time as Sherrif Graham who was killed off in one of the episodes.

  • Date of Birth: 01.05.82
  • Career Highlight: Being introduced to his manager in 2003.
  • Did You Know: His band were called Sons of Jim and they were a folk band.

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is an actress from England who has been in The Town, Frost / Nixon, The Prestige and Vicky, Christina Barcelona. Her first acting role was in the British TV series The Chamomile Lawn which was made in 1992.

It was not until 2006 that she earned her first ‘real’ film role in Starter for Ten. Her debut on the stage was earlier in 2002 in Mrs Warren’s Profession where she won the 2003 Ian Charleston Award.

She is currently dating the film director Sam Mendes who was married to Kate Winslet and they have recently gone public with their relationship.

  • Date of Birth: 19.05.82
  • Career Highlight: Her career highlight was being nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Vicky, Christina Barcelona.
  • Did You Know: Her father directed The Chamomile Lawn.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith

Cory Allan Michael Monteith is a musician and actor who is Canadian. He is well known for his role as Finn Hudson in Glee.

His first roles were small and in films such as Final Destination 3, Deck the Halls and Whisper. He has also been in the MTV series Kaya where he played the lead role. It was not until 2009 however when he auditioned for his role in Glee that he really started to be noticed by the public.

He hosted the 2010 Teen Choice Awards which is a coveted role that many actors and actresses want to secure each year.

  • Date of Birth: 11.05.82
  • Career Highlight: His career highlight was getting cast in Glee.
  • Did You Know: By the age of 5 he could read at the level of a fourth grader.

Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Jewel Belair Staite is an actress from Canada who has been in many TV movies and series including The Odyssey, The X Files, Flash Forward, Da Vinci’s Inquest, The Forgotten Ones, Cold Squad and Doomsday Prophecy. With such a career packed with series and films it is no wonder that she is so well known in the US.

As well as starring in productions she has also provided the voice for characters in Sabrina: The Animated Series and Mummies Alive!

On 23rd April 2003 she got married to Matt Anderson who is also an actor, they announced their divorce in 2011.

  • Date of Birth: 02.06.82
  • Career Highlight: Her career highlight was getting the role of Samantha in Gold Diggers: Secret of the Bear Mountain.
  • Did You Know: She announced her divorce on her food blog.

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan

Elizabeth Anne Caplan (Lizzy) is an actress from America who has been in films such as Mean Girls where she starred alongside Lindsay Lohan, Hot Tub Time Machine and Tru Calling. Her first role was in the TV series Freaks and Geeks where she played the girlfriend of one of the characters.

In Cloverfield she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award from the Saturn awards. She has been seeing Friends star Matthew Perry for several years.

At the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 she was proud that two of her films – Bachelorette and Save the Date – were being premiered.

  • Date of Birth: 30.06.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting the role in Mean Girls.
  • Did You Know: She has a cat which is called Lisa Turtle.

Hilarie Burton

Hilarie Burton

Hilarie Ross Burton is an actress from America who has hosted Total Request Live on MTV as well as playing a role in One Tree Hill for a total of six seasons. The films that she has starred in include: The List, Solstice and Our Very Own.

Right now she is in the TV drama White collar where she plays Sara Ellis, she has been in the show from season three onwards. In 2007 she started Southern Gothic Productions her very own production company.

She is seeing actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan and they had their first son Gus in 2010.

  • Date of Birth: 01.07.82
  • Career Highlight: Hosting Total Request Live.
  • Did You Know: She has named her cat after Edgar Allan Poe.

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush is a spokesperson, actress and director from America who has starred as Brooke Davis in One Tree Hill.

She has also starred in films such as The Hitcher, The Narrows and John Tucker Must Die although her first film role was in Van Wilder which enjoyed relative success on both sides of the Atlantic.

She has also posed on the front of many popular magazines like Lucky, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle, around these times she also had endorsement deals with some of the biggest names around like MasterCard and Chevy Cobalt and these deals continue to come in.

  • Date of Birth: 08.07.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting the role in One Tree Hill.
  • Did You Know: Her nine year old cousin was fatally shot in 2011.

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki is an actor from America who is known for his part in the TV series Gilmore Girls. He has also been in many films such as House of Wax and New York Minute.

He is currently starring in Supernatural a CW TV series that is very popular in America and England. His first film was A Little Inside from 1999, the year after that he was given the role in Gilmore Girls.

He has also hosted the horror series Room 401 on MTV, however this only ran for a total of 8 episodes due to low viewing figures.

  • Date of Birth: 19.07.82
  • Career Highlight: His career highlight was getting the role in Gilmore Girls.
  • Did You Know: He was in the film Cheaper By the Dozen but his role was not credited.

Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley is an actor who is Polish American who is well known for playing Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. He has also played a leading role in Fallen, an ABC TV series.

He has also starred in shows such as – 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, Cane, Everwood, Smallville, The OC and many more. He made the film The Baytown Disco in 2011 and he is currently working in the Vampire Diaries which is incredibly popular in England and the States.

He married his girlfriend Torrey DeVitto in the April of 2011, they do not have any children as yet.

  • Date of Birth: 23.07.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting the role in The Vampire Diaries.
  • Did You Know: His real name is Paul Thomas Wasilewski, but he changed this as it was too hard for people to pronounce.

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Singleton Moss is an actress that hails from America and she is known for starring in the TV series The West Wing as the daughter of President Jed Bartlett. She was first on TV in 1990 in the made for TV film Bar Girls.

To date she has starred in more than 30 TV series and films including: Animaniacs, Picket Fences, Imaginary Crimes, The Last Supper, A Thousand Acres, Batman: The Animated Series and Get Him to the Greek.

She was married to Fred Armisen in 2009 but the marriage ended in divorce in 2011, the couple had no children.

  • Date of Birth: 24.07.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting the role in The West Wing.
  • Did You Know: Elisabeth is a Scientologist.

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin is an actress from New Zealand who was actually born in Canada. Her first film role was in The Piano and she won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work at the age of just 11.

She has also been in Almost Famous, many of the X Men films and She’s All That. She also had a small cameo in Scream 4 which came out in 2011.

Her most major role however is that of Sookie Stackhouse in the world smash TV series True Blood. She met and married fellow actor Stephen Moyer on the set of the series.

  • Date of Birth: 24.07.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting the role in The Piano.
  • Did You Know: Before The Piano her only role had been a skunk in a school play.

Damon Wayans Jr

Damon Wayans Jr

Damon Kyle Wayans Jr is an actor from America who is also a stand up comedian and writer. His father is director Damon Wayans and he first starred in one of his father’s films, Blankman in 1994.

He was also in a sitcom directed by his father – My Wife and Kids. His film Dance Flick was one of the Wayans biggest hits and he was in one of the leading roles.

Right now he is in the TV series Happy Endings and he was nominated for the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for the role at the NAACP Awards.

  • Date of Birth: 18.11.82
  • Career Highlight: His career highlight was his first film Blankman.
  • Did You Know: He received a standing ovation for his comedy routine at the Def Comedy Jam.

Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish is an actress who is from New South Wales and she grew up on a huge farm and it was here that she discovered her love of acting.

Her first job was at 13 when she modelled for Dolly Magazine. She was then in Everything Goes a short film which won several awards and also starred Hugo Weaving.

Many of her films were very well received and her performances in particular marked her out for praise. With films such as The Golden Age, Somersault, Sucker Punch and Candy in her resume it is clear why she is so popular with audiences at home and abroad.

  • Date of Birth: 07.08.82
  • Career Highlight: Her career highlights are her numerous awards for her films.
  • Did You Know: She is a vegetarian and has been since she was 13.

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet

Cam Joslin Gigandet is an actor from America who is well known for his roles in the TV series’ and films including: Burlesque, The OC, Twilight, Never Back Down and The Roommate.

His first role was in CSI in 2003 and from here he went on to star in Jack and Bobby and The Young and the Restless.

However it was playing the role of James in the first Twilight film which was a box office smash. He continues to star in films. He is married to Dminque Geisendorff and they have one daughter together who was born in 2009.

  • Date of Birth: 16.08.82
  • Career Highlight: His career highlight was getting the role in Twilight.
  • Did You Know: He is a practitioner of Krav Maga.

Mark Salling

Mark Salling

Mark Salling is an actor, musician, singer, songwriter and composer from Amercia who is most well known for playing Puck in the TV series Glee. Mark attended the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music which is where he continued his love of music. His first film was Children of the Corn IV:The Gathering in 1996.

He has also been in the series Walker Texas Ranger for one episode. As a result of his part in Glee he has received several Teen Choice Awards nominations.

So far he has released two albums of his own music as well as 11 albums with the rest of the cast of Glee.

  • Date of Birth: 17.08.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting cast in Glee.
  • Did You Know: He named his dog after his Glee character.

Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings is an actress and comedian who was born in America. She has been in the cast of the popular MTV series Punk’d and she has also been in the sitcom Whitney made by NBC.

She has been on many TV shows to perform and these include: The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Chelsea Lately and she has also been involved in many of the Comedy Central Roasts.

She has also been on tour with comedy greats such as Dennis Leary and she has her own very popular stand up routine which draws large audiences.

  • Date of Birth: 04.09.82
  • Career Highlight: Getting her own sitcom – Whitney.
  • Did You Know: She has also been a model.

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert is an American actress, voice actress and musician who starred in the comedy series Party of Five. She has also been in The Wild Thornberrys, Ah! Real Monsters. Hercules, The Lion King Two: Simba’s Pride and many more roles where she has been used a voice actress.

Her first big break was in Mean Girls back in 2004 for which she won the MTV Movie Award for Best On screen Actress.

She has since then won several other awards and continues to be incredibly popular as a voice actress for children’s animated films and TV shows and more adult animations such as Family Guy.

  • Date of Birth: 30.09.82
  • Career Highlight: Her career highlight was the film from 1998 Lost in Space.
  • Did You Know: She has been in two video games as a voice actress.

Kieran Culkin

Kieran Culkin

Keiran Culkin is the younger brother of actor Macaulay Culkin and he is an actor from America. His first role was a small one in Home Alone in which his older brother Macauley took the lead.

He has also been in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Music of the Heart and both Father of the Bride films.

He is also at home on the stage and has been in productions of This is Our Youth, suburbia, After Ashley and The Moment When. With these productions he has played in London, New York and Sydney at some of the finest theatres in the world.

  • Date of Birth: 30.09.82
  • Career Highlight: His career highlight was being nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co Starring in a Motion Picture for Father of the Bride.
  • Did You Know: His sister was killed in an accident in 2008.

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