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11 Milestone Celebrity Birthdays in November

Cheers to Jodie Foster, Alfre Woodard and other stars celebrating big ones this month

(Left to right) Jodie Foster and Alfre Woodard
(Left to right) Jodie Foster and Alfre Woodard
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November 1: Toni Collette, 50

Toni Collette poses for a portrait to promote the film "Dream Horse" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Park City, Utah. Collette turns 50 on Nov. 1.
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The Aussie-born Oscar nominee for her role in The Sixth Sense has been making a big splash on the small screen this year, first in the Netflix thriller Pieces of Her, in which she played a mother with a violent past, and then in HBO Max’s The Staircase, a true-crime drama based on a celebrated docuseries of the same name. Collette stars as Kathleen Peterson, a woman who was found dead at the bottom of her home’s staircase and whose husband (Colin Firth) was convicted of her murder. Later this month, she’ll dive into some lighter material with the comedy The Estate, in which she and Anna Faris play sisters trying to convince their terminally ill Aunt Hilda (Kathleen Turner) to add them to her will before she dies.

November 6: Thandiwe Newton, 50

Thandiwe Newton attends the red carpet for "God's Country" Premiere prior "Deauville Talent Award" ceremony during the 48th Deauville American Film Festival on September 6, 2022 in Deauville, France.
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In the credits of her first film, 1991’s Flirting, the London-born actress’ Zimbabwean name was misspelled, with the “w” dropped from Thandiwe, and she decided to stick with the easier-to-pronounce “Thandie.” Last year, she reclaimed her real name, pronounced tan-DEE-way. Since 2016, she has starred as the android Maeve Millay in HBO’s Westworld, for which she won a best supporting actress Emmy, and this year, she appeared in the thrillers God’s Country, about a college professor who begins a battle of wills with two hunters trespassing on her property, and All the Old Knives, as an ex-CIA agent who may or may not have been a mole.

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November 8: Alfre Woodard, 70

Alfre Woodard attends the Clooney Foundation For Justice Inaugural Albie Awards at New York Public Library on September 29, 2022 in New York City.
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Recently named one of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century by the critics at The New York Times, Woodard has earned four Emmys, a Golden Globe and three SAG Awards, and been nominated for an Oscar and two Grammys. She received some of her most rapturous reviews for the 2019 drama Clemency, in which she starred as a death row warden. This year, she appeared in the Canadian period drama The Porter, about Black Pullman porters working after World War I, and Netflix’s big-budget action thriller The Gray Man, and she’ll play a gender-swapped doctor in Salem’s Lot, an adaptation of the Stephen King vampire novel.

November 11: Demi Moore, 60

Demi Moore attends The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2021 in London, England.
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After releasing her best-selling 2019 memoir, Inside Out, the former soap star–turned–blockbuster actress has enjoyed a bit of a career renaissance. She costarred in the pandemic-inspired dystopian thriller Songbird, voiced the lead character in the erotic podcast Dirty Diana and made a cameo in the gonzo Nicolas Cage comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Next up, Moore joins the cast of the Ryan Murphy anthology series Feud: Capote’s Women as socialite and former showgirl Anne Woodward, who was accused of murdering her banking-heir husband.

November 17: Martin Scorsese, 80

Martin Scorsese attends a screening of "Personality Crisis: One Night Only" during the 60th New York Film Festival at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall on October 13, 2022 in New York City.
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Perhaps no director alive today is more associated with New York City than the Queens-born auteur behind such classics as Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. Recently, he’s shown his devotion to the Big Apple with two nonfiction works: the 2021 Netflix docuseries Pretend It’s a City, about the iconic humorist Fran Lebowitz, and this year’s Personality Crisis: One Night Only, a concert film about New York Dolls member David Johansen. For his next film, Scorsese is heading about 1,500 miles west for Killers of the Flower Moon, based on David Grann’s book of the same name about a series of murders on Oklahoma’s Osage Nation in the 1920s after oil was discovered on tribal land. It will be his 10th collaboration with Robert De Niro and his sixth time working with Leonardo DiCaprio.

November 18: Linda Evans, 80

Linda Evans at the Late Night Shopping in the Designer Outlet Soltau.
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A regular on the 1960s Western series The Big Valley, opposite Barbara Stanwyck, Evans returned to TV in a big way in the ’80s as Krystle Carrington, the catfight-loving wife of an oil magnate. Last year, she appeared in her first film in 41 years with Swan Song, about a retired hairdresser (Udo Kier) who busts out of his nursing home to style the hair of a recently deceased former client for her funeral. Yes, Evans plays that dead woman, but she also gets some beyond-the-grave scenes with Kier.

November 19: Jodie Foster, 60

Jodie Foster attends the MPTF's "100 Years Of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service" at The Lot Studios on June 18, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.
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Few child stars have fared as beautifully as this Yale graduate, who went on to win two Oscars and an honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. After earning critical acclaim (and a Golden Globe) for last year’s Guantanamo Bay drama The Mauritanian, Foster is set to appear as Bonnie Stoll, the coach of long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad (Annette Bening) in the upcoming biopic Nyad. And she’ll channel the gritty darkness of The Silence of the Lambs in the fourth season of HBO’s True Detective, playing a detective investigating the disappearance of six men from a research station in Alaska.

November 28: Jon Stewart, 60

Mark Twain Prize recipient Jon Stewart arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Washington.
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He spent 16 years hosting The Daily Show, racking up an impressive 22 Emmys before leaving the program in 2015. Stewart also lent his considerable influence to advocating for health care for 9/11 first responders, and was instrumental in the passage of the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022, which ensured increased health care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Last year, he debuted his Apple TV+ series, The Problem With Jon Stewart, which returned for its much-anticipated second season in October, and was honored with the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.


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November 29: Andrew McCarthy, 60

Andrew McCarthy. Season five of THE RESIDENT on FOX.
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Best known as a member of the group of young 1980s actors dubbed the Brat Pack, McCarthy starred in such ’80s classics as Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire, earning him a spot at number 40 on VH1’s list of the 100 greatest teen stars of all time. Since then, he’s found success behind the camera, working as a director on shows like Orange Is the New Black, New Amsterdam and Good Girls, on which he also recurred as the hit man Mr. Fitzpatrick, and published a memoir, Brat: An ’80s Story. This year, he was promoted to series regular on the Fox medical drama The Resident.

November 30: Mandy Patinkin, 70

Mandy Patinkin of "Homeland" speaks during the Showtime segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 13, 2020 in Pasadena, California.
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The Tony-winning Broadway legend, who originated roles in Evita and Sunday in the Park With George, has become a television fixture, starring as FBI special agent Jason Gideon on Criminal Minds and CIA intelligence officer Saul Berenson on Homeland. Last year, he joined fellow theater vets Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald on the Paramount Plus legal drama The Good Fight as a decidedly quirkier character: Hal Wackner, a Chicago man with no legal training who opens a court in the back of his copy shop.

November 30: Bo Jackson, 60

Chicago White Sox legend Bo Jackson participates in Opening Day pre-game ceremonies prior to the game against the Seattle Mariners on April 12, 2022 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois.
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Considered by some to be the greatest multisport athlete of all-time, the Heisman Trophy winner was the first pro to be named an All-Star in both the NFL (in which he played for the L.A. Raiders from 1987 to 1990) and MLB (in which he played from 1986 to 1994), and that barely scratches the surface of his abilities: In fact, during high school, he was a two-time state champion in the decathlon, and he set records for the high jump and the triple jump. If you’re a fan, you might want to check out a new biography, The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson, by Jeff Pearlman, who calls Jackson “the greatest athlete to walk the earth.”