Are you celebrating a birthday during the month of April? If so, you may share your birthday with one of these famous artists, authors, actors, athletes, and other accomplished individuals!
April 1st: Asa Butterfield
On Aprils Fools day, Asa Butterfield turned 24 years old this year. Known for starring the lead roles in Ender’s Game, Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Boy in Striped Pajamas, and Hugo, Asa has been an actor for nearly his entire life. He is currently dating Ella Purnell, who also starred in Miss. Peregrine’s home for peculiar children, along with Maleficent and others.
April 3rd: Jane Goodall
Loved for her work as a zoologist, Jane Goodall will be turning 87 today. Known to work with chimpanzees, she was inspired at a young age by a lifelike toy her father gave her. Her son, Hugo (more commonly known as Grub) has been helping her for the 54 years of his life. Jane continues to do awe-inspiring work, never letting age stop her!
April 4th: Robert Downey Jr.
Very widely-known for being Iron Man since 2008, Robert Downey Jr. will be turning 57 years old. He started when he was 5 years old, starring in Pound, which his father directed. Since then, he’s been in too many films to name. Ever since his first appearance in Iron Man, he was in nearly (if not all) of the Marvel movies. He is currently married to Susan Downey and has 3 kids. We expect much more to come from Downey.
April 6th: Candace Cameron-Bure
Turning 45 years old, Candace Cameron-Bure has been known for working with Hallmark to make several TV movies. However, her most famous appearance has to be on Full House and Fuller House in which she stars as D.J. Tanner, a mother of 3 kids. Another major appearance is Joy, a song and music video by For KING & COUNTRY, who is really good friends with Candace. She is married to Valeri Bure and has 3 happy kids.
April 7th: Tauren Wells
Well-known for many songs he has written over the past 5 years, Tauren Wells will be turning 35 years old. From 2014 through 2017, Tauren was the main singer in a Christian band called Royal Tailor, which eventually disbanded. But that didn’t stop Wells! In 2017, he released his first solo album, Hills and Valleys, which was an immediate hit. Songs like Known, God’s Not Done with You, Hills and Valleys, When We Pray, Famous For, Echo, and most recently, All God’s Children have been inspirational around the globe. He is married and has 3 kids.
April 9th: Kristen Stewart
Turning 31 years old this year, Kristen Stewart has plowed non-stop through the acting profession. In 2005, she starred in Zathura, which was her starting point in acting. In 2008, she made her breakthrough, playing one of the two main characters in Twilight, alongside Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, starring as Bella Swan. After that, she kept right on going, acting in Snow White and The Huntsman, Equals, Certain Women, Seberg, and most recently, Underwater.
April 10th: Sofia Carson
Loved for her work in the Descendants trilogy, Sofia Carson will be turning 28 years young. After playing Evie in Descendants, she played in Songbird and Feel the Beat in 2020. She isn’t married but that doesn’t stop her from acting, singing, and dancing. She is bound to have many more movies and songs to come.
April 14th: Baker Mayfield
Currently playing as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Baker will be turning 26 years old. In 2018, the Browns drafted the first overall pick, and they picked Baker Mayfield, who was from The University of Oklahoma. He is married to Emily Wilkinson and has been in the relationship for over a year.
April 15th: Emma Watson
Adored for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson will be turning 31 years old. When Emma was only 10 years old, she took up the nearly impossible job of being Hermione Granger. She played this role for a decade and didn’t stop there! In 2012, she played one of the three main characters in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and in 2017, she succeeded in fulfilling the role of playing Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson shows no sign of slowing down as in 2019 she played in Little Women.
April 18th: David Tennant
He’s known for… well, everything he does! In 2005, he played Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and starting in 2017, he has been playing Scrooge McDuck in Ducktales. He also acts in Doctor Who, How to Train Your Dragon, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Good Omens. Tennant will be turning 50 years old.
April 21st: Tony Romo
Perhaps the most famous football player ever, Tony Romo is now a sports analyst and turning 41 years old. He is married to Candice Crawford and has 3 kids. In 2003, Tony got drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and played for them for 14 seasons, or 14 years. After he retired in 2017, he became a sports analyst and is still doing so today.
April 23rd: John Cena
Dun-dun-dun-dun! Famous for stunts and wrestling, John Cena will be turning 44 years old. Although he is part of WrestleMania, he has also performed as an actor. Most recently starring in Playing with Fire and Dolittle, he has acted and wrestled around the world. He has been married to Shay Shariatzadeh since 2020.
April 24th: Kelly Clarkson
Possibly the most famous female country singer of all time, Kelly Clarkson is going to be turning 39 years old. In 2002, she won American Idol and released her debut single, A Moment Like This. In 2006, she won a Grammy for her song Since U Been Gone. Since then, she has released songs like Because of You, Behind Those Hazel Eyes, Breakaway, and Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You). She broke up with Brandon Blackstock last year, but that won’t stop her from continuing her amazing work. Like she says, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”
April 25th: Matthew West
Matthew West is a famous Christian artist. Matthew West is turning 44 years old on April 25th.
April 26th: Aaron Judge
One of the most well-known baseball players ever, Aaron Judge will be turning 29 years young. He has set numerous records in the eight years of baseball. In 2017, he passed Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. He is currently single but will be breaking records for a long time.
April 30th: Gal Gadot
Widely known for her role Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot will be turning 36 years old. However, before she also played Princess Diana, she acted in five Fast and Furious movies and more. She recently was in Ralph breaks the internet as Shank. Ever since 2008, she has been married to Yaron Varsano.
As someone who celebrates an April birthday myself, I’m so excited to be writing this article for all of our students to read! I personally would like to thank all of the people in the FLVS Newspaper Club who have written spectacular articles for all of Florida Virtual School to read.