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Heidi Klum, who turns 50 on June 1, got her start as a model after winning a contest sponsored by a German fashion magazine. Born outside of Cologne, Germany, the future supermodel (a self-described nudist) has graced countless magazine covers, and was one of the first Victoria’s Secret “Angels.” A former judge on “America’s Got Talent,” Klum created the Amazon fashion competition show “Making the Cut” with co-host Tim Gunn after Bravo wouldn’t let them reinvent “Project Runway.” A mother of four teenagers, including budding model Leni, Klum married musician Tom Kaulitz of the German rock band Tokio Hotel, in Capri, Italy, in 2019. She’s thrown an annual Halloween party for over 20 years and is known for showing up in elaborate costumes. In 2022, she dressed as a giant worm!
After being discovered at a theater camp in his native New Mexico, Neil Patrick Harris played opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the drama “Clara’s Heart,” earning him a Golden Globe nomination at only 15 years old! The following year, Harris – who turns 50 on June 15 – became “Doogie Howser, M.D.” He graduated to adult roles like the womanizing Barney on “How I Met Your Mother,” which he reprised in 2022 in the spinoff “How I Met Your Father.” The Tony and Emmy-winning star and frequent awards show host married actor and chef David Burtka in Italy in 2014. Their children, fraternal twins Harper and Gideon, participated in the ceremony and Elton John performed at the reception. Harris will play a villain in the new season of “Doctor Who,” due out later this year.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Cyndi Lauper started writing songs before she was 12. Her first solo album, “She’s So Unusual,” hit big with singles like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “Time After Time,” earning her two Grammy awards. Lauper co-founded nonprofit True Colors Fund to address youth homelessness. She’s also been a spokeswoman for psoriasis awareness. Lauper and her husband, actor David Thornton, have been married since 1991, and are the parents of one grown son, Declyn. Known for her ever-changing hair colors and unmistakable New York accent, the eternally spirited Lauper, who turns 70 on June 22, just wrapped a tour and is producing a documentary about her life.
As a teenager, Johnny Depp played guitar with a band called Kids, which opened for the Talking Heads and the B-52s. To earn money, he and his bandmates sold pens for a telemarketing firm. The guitarist-turned actor, who turns 60 on June 9, landed his first movie role in 1984’s “Nightmare on Elm Street,” in which his character is eaten by a bed. He became an instant teen idol with “21 Jump Street,” an image he subverted with darker roles in “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean.” In 2022, he returned to his musical roots, recording an album and touring with the late Jeff Beck. He’s playing King Louis XV of France in the upcoming French historical film “Jeanne du Barry,” which was filmed on-site at Versailles.
Growing up in California, Carson Daly, who turns 50 on June 22, aspired to be a professional golfer. He worked as a country club caddy and even played alongside Tiger Woods before shifting to radio, where he interned for Jimmy Kimmel. While working as a DJ in L.A., Daly was discovered by MTV and hired for “Total Request Live.” Since it premiered, he’s been hosting NBC’s “The Voice,” which recently returned for its 23rd season. The father of four with his wife, food blogger Siri Daly, also co-hosts a golf podcast. In 2022, while hosting NBC News’ “Today,” Daly reported from a golf competition in Scotland with his son, Jackson, a budding broadcaster. Daly and his “Voice” co-host Blake Shelton created the USA Network celebrity game show “Barmageddon,” which will return for a second season.
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