Celebrity Birthdays for May 4 – Mike Dirnt of Green Day, Lance Bass and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Occupation: Rock musician
Known For: Co-founding and playing bass for Green Day, co-writing lyrics for some of the bands songs, creating the baselines for all of the bands songs, and making the noise “dirnt dirnt dirnt” while plucking an air base in high school to earn the creative nickname “Dirnt.”
Occupation: Pop star
Known For: Being one of the five heartthrob members of boy band ‘N Sync, finally coming out of the closet in 2006 after pretty much everyone had figured it out, being a certified Russian cosmonaut, and randomly showing up as himself in all kinds of TV shows and movies.
Occupation: Country singer
Known For: Having had more than 30 songs from his 22 studio albums hit the Billboard Country charts, being rejected from every major label in Nashville at the start of his career, launching the neo-traditional country era with his hit ‘Forever and Ever, Amen,’ and carrying home no fewer than six Grammys.
Known For: Her stint as a ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member from 1996-2002, hilarious impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion, and Barbra Streisand auditioning to play Princess Leia, and for being unable to get a bowl of soup from Seinfeld’s soup nazi (her first credited role!).
Known For: Earning an Emmy nomination for his magical portrayal of George Oscar Bluth II on ‘Arrested Development,’ rivaling Jack Donaghy on ’30 Rock,’ currently starring with Christina Applegate in NBC’s ‘Up All Night,’ and for letting Amy Poehler wear the pants in the family.