Celebrities Born on June 9th Include Johnny Depp and Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox, known for his roles on “Family Ties” and “Spin City” on TV and for playing Marty McFly in the “Back To The Future” movies, was born June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991 and has become an activist in finding a cure. Since semi-retiring from acting in 2000, Fox has voiced “Stuart Little,” made guest appearances on several TV shows including “Boston Legal” “The Good Wife” and “Rescue Me,” and has written three books.
The man known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies was also born on a June 9th in 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. Johnny Depp first gained prominence as the lead character on the TV show “21 Jump Street.”
Depp played the title role in “Edward Scissorhands” and went on to work on seven more films with director Tim Burton. Other noteworthy characters Depp has portrayed include the title role in “Ed Wood,” Hunter S. Thompson in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” George Jung in “Blow” and John Dillinger in “Public Enemies.” The actor is currently filming a cameo role for the movie “21 Jump Street” scheduled for release in 2012.
Also sharing a June 9th birthday are:
- Comedian and actor Jackie Mason-born in Sheboygen, Wisconsin in 1936. He was the first voice-over actor on “The Simpsons” to win an Emmy.
- Actress Natalie Portman-she was born in Jerusalem, Isreal on June 9, 1981 and has dual American and Isreali citizenship. She played Padme Amidala in the “Star Wars” movies and Nina in “Black Swan,” for which she received a Golden Globe, an Oscar and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Her most recent films were “No Strings Attached” and “Your Highness.”