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Celebrity Birthdays for April 2 – Emmylou Harris, Christopher Meloni and More

Emmylou Harris, Christopher Meloni
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Emmylou Harris
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Winning 12 Grammys during her legendary country/bluegrass career, which includes the No. 1 singles ‘Together Again,’ ‘Beneath Still Waters’ and ‘(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date,’ the soundtrack to ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and her best-selling collaborative album with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, ‘Trio,’ and writing and working with dozens of other musicians

Christopher Meloni
Age: 51
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Over a decade in the role of NYPD Det. Elliot Stabler on ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ playing inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama ‘Oz,’ his upcoming role in season 5 of ‘True Blood,’ being a long-time gay rights supporter, and being rightfully included on a lot of lists of the sexiest men in Hollywood

Leon Russell
Age: 70
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: His 1970s singles ‘Tight Rope’ and ‘Lady Blue,’ writing the classic and much-covered ballads ‘Superstar’ and ‘This Masquerade,’ his well-respected session work with scores of other artists, and being a member of the Rock and Hall of Fame

Linda Hunt
Age: 67
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Oscar-winning role in ‘The Year of Living Dangerously,’ appearances in other films including ‘Dune,’ ‘Kindergarten Cop’ and ‘Prêt-à-Porter,’ and her current role as Hetty Lange on the CBS drama ‘NCIS Los Angeles’

Michael Fassbender
Age: 35
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Acclaimed work in films like ‘Hunger,’ ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘Shame,’ the latter of which featured such explicit full-frontal nudity that even Charlize Theron recently joke that she’d be more than happy to work with him anytime

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