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Birthday reflections and the arts

Well, today is my birthday

I’m now the ripe old age of 33. Wow, I can’t believe it. It seems like time goes so fast. To get back to the point here, I got to thinking. I wonder who many notable people in the arts share my special day. I did a little research and the number is actually quite extensive. That being the case, I decided to include a very brief list for your enjoyment.


actress Fredia Pinto

Fredia Pinto

actor Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

actor George C Scott

George C Scott


singer Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

musician Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis


author H.L. Davis

H. L. Davis

writer Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford

wendy wasserstein playwright

Wendy Wasserstein


sexy Jaime Koeppe

Jaime Koeppe

Why do so many rappers become actors?

Several years ago

if someone had mentioned names like LL Cool J or Ludacris to you, assuming you follow popular music, you’d probably associate these guys with the rap music scene. But not today.

There comes a time in a rap artists’ life that they have to “move on” to another venture. And for many of them, for some reason, they seem to transition rather well into acting. Why? Well, like most things in life, I doubt there is any single answer. That being the case, I’m going to offer my two cents worth anyway.

It’s very possible that these guys and girls slide into acting because they are natural performers. Many of them also have created personas for themselves and being able to do such a thing is a huge asset in the acting world. I’m sure that experience with scenes in an number of music videos can be a beneficial to draw from as well.

Here is a brief list of some of the musicians turned actors and actresses who have made this career progression.

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

Queen Latifah

Will Smith

Mark Wahlberg

Ice T


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