Today’s Birthdays

Written by on February 16, 2021

Koffee – 21 years old

Singer and rapper who began receiving major attention when her 2017 song “Legend” became a viral hit on Instagram. She signed with Columbia Records U.K. the following year and released her debut EP, Rapture (2018). 

The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) – 31 years old

The Canadian singer has Grammys for his Beauty Behind the Madness album and “Earned It,” his soundtrack contribution to 50 Shades of Grey. He also got an Oscar nomination for that song.Born 1990

Elizabeth Olsen – 32 years old

The Olsen twins’ younger sister has co-starred in such films as Martha Marcy May Marlene, Peace Love and Misunderstanding, Liberal Arts and Very Good Girls.Born 1989

Lupe Fiasco (Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) – 39 years old

The Chicago rapper is also a businessman, clothing designer, label owner and record producer.Born 1982

Mahershala Ali (Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore) – 47 years old

He won Best Supporting Actor Oscars in 2017 for Moonlight and in 2019 for Green Book. His other credits include Hidden FiguresThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 and 2The Place Beyond the PinesPredatorsThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button and TV’s House of CardsTrue DetectiveThe 4400 and Crossing Jordan.Born 1974

Jerome Bettis – 49 years old

A six-time Pro Bowl running back with the Rams and Steelers, “The Bus” ended his 13-year NFL career on a high note when Pittsburgh won Super Bowl XL in 2006. He became a commentator on NFL Network and NBC.Born 1972

Pete Willis – 61 years old

Ex-Def Leppard guitaristBorn 1960

John McEnroe – 62 years old

Tennis star/game show host/talk show host/musicianBorn 1959

Ice-T (Tracy Marrow) – 63 years old

The rapper, singer (solo/Body Count), author and actor (New Jack CityRicochetSurviving the GameTank Girl) whose anti-police lyrics caused a national furor now plays a cop on TV’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.Born 1958

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