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Celebs turning 50 in 2017

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

Updated 9:27 AM ET, Thu September 7, 2017
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2017 is set to be a big year for many reasons. For the following celebrities, it will mark a milestone as they celebrate the big 5-0. Funny lady Leslie Jones of "Ghostbusters" and "SNL" fame turns 50 on September 7. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Singer R. Kelly turned 50 January 8. Prince Williams/WireImage/Getty Images
Musician Dave Matthews celebrated his big day on January 9. Jamie McCarthy/MJF2016/Getty Images
Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell also turned 50 on January 9. Earl Gibson III/WireImage/Getty Images
British actress Emily Watson breaks the waves of being a quinquagenarian on January 14. Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage/Getty Images
Actress Laura Dern will not only star in "Twin Peaks" this year, but she also celebrated her 50th birthday on February 10. Dan Steinberg/Invision/Showtime/AP
Movie star Benicio del Toro may have rounded up some of the "Usual Suspects" for his big day on February 19. ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images
"CSI" star George Eads turned 50 on March 1. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
We don't know if Connie Britton was in "Nashville" or not on her special day. She turned 50 on March 6. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images
Did you remember to raise a cup of java in honor of "Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life" star Lauren Graham on March 16? Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Here's hoping Billy Corgan had a Smashing (Pumpkins) time on March 17. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Actress Tracey Needham, seen here with David James Elliott, celebrated her milestone on March 28. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
We sang happy birthday to Liz Phair on April 17. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images
Actress Maria Bello got her cake on April 18. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Hopefully Sherri Shepherd enjoyed "The View" from wherever she celebrates on April 22. Brad Barket/Getty Images
"CSI: NY" star Melina Kanakaredes celebrated her birthday on April 23. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Country superstar Tim McGraw marked his milestone the same year as his wife Faith Hill (more on that later). His birthday is May 1. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Newsflash! CNN's Anderson Cooper turned 50 on June 3. Dimitrios Kambouris/Turner/Getty Images
We don't anticipate that Paul Giamatti's day went "Sideways" on June 6. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Nicole Kidman is a superstar, and she was sure treated like one for her 50th on June 20. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Sherry Stringfield turned 50 on June 24. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
"Eyewitness" star Gil Bellows celebrated his birthday on June 28. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
"Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson marked a half-century on July 1. Robin Marchant/Cantor Fitzgerald/Getty Images
July 16 was the big day for Will Ferrell. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Vin Diesel raced into his birthday on July 18. CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
"Friends" feted Matt LeBlanc on July 25. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
"The Expendables" star Jason Statham celebrated on July 26. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Carrie-Anne Moss, star of "Jessica Jones" and "The Matrix," got her day on August 21. Mike Coppola/Peabody Awards/Getty Images
Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje turned 50 on August 22. John Phillips/Getty Images
Ty Burrell brings the funny on "Modern Family" and may have on August 22. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Crooner and talk-show host Harry Connick Jr. turns 50 on September 11. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Comedian Louis C.K. hits his milestone on September 12. ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images
"3rd Rock from the Sun" star Kristen Johnston can get her shine on September 20. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Country star Faith Hill marks her big birthday the same year as husband Tim McGraw. She turns 50 on September 21. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
"Ray Donovan" star Liev Schreiber and his scruff turn 50 on October 4. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
You can wish actor Guy Pearce a happy birthday on October 5. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images
Keith Urban's actress wife, Nicole Kidman, actually beats him to this milestone. His birthday is October 26. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Such a "Pretty Woman!" Julia Roberts celebrates her 50th on October 28. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Actress Joely Fisher celebrates her birthday on October 29. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Rocker Gavin Rossdale has his special day on October 30. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Ice ice baby! Rapper and reality star Vanilla Ice is chill about turning 50 on October 31. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
"Melrose Place" star Courtney Thorne-Smith has her birthday on November 8. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is 50 on November 13. Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty Images
Hard to believe Denise from "The Cosby Show" is turning 50. Lisa Bonet celebrates on November 16. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
"Spotlight" star Mark Ruffalo has his day on November 22. Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/Getty Images
Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield is a pre-Thanksgiving baby. Her birthday is November 23. Mike Windle/Getty Images
Director Judd Apatow had a hit with "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." He turns 50 on December 6. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Academy Award-winning actress Mo'Nique turns 50 on December 11. Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa/AP
Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx may be "Sleepless" on December 13. That's the day he turns 50. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images