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Celebrity Birthdays for March 23 – Ric Ocasek, Chaka Khan and More

Ric Ocasek, Chaka Khan
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Ric Ocasek
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Producer
Known For: Fronting and being the principal songwriter for New Wave group The Cars, known for the songs ‘Just What I Needed,’ ‘My Best Friend’s Girl,’ ‘Shake It Up,’ ‘You Might Think’ and ‘Drive,’ producing albums for other artists like No Doubt, and his longtime marriage to supermodel Paulina Porizkova

Chaka Khan
Age: 59
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Earning the nickname Queen of Funk while singing lead for the band Rufus, which had hits like ‘Tell Me Something Good’ and ‘Sweet Thing,’ and a long string of solo hits including ‘Ain’t Nobody,’ ‘I’m Every Woman,’ ‘I Feel for You’ and ‘Through the Fire’

Amanda Plummer
Age: 55
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her Tony-winning work on stage, her roles in films such as ‘The Fisher King,’ ‘So I Married An Axe Murderer’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ her Emmy-winning guest-spots on shows like ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ and being the daughter of actor Christopher Plummer

Catherine Keener
Age: 53
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Oscar-nominated turns in ‘Being John Malkovich’ and ‘Capote,’ roles in other films including ‘Into the Wild,’ ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ and ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ and a former marriage to actor Dermot Mulroney

Keri Russell
Age: 36
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Playing the title character on the series ‘Felicity,’ causing a nationwide panic when she had her long curly hair cropped short between seasons, and movie roles in ‘We Were Soldiers,’ ‘Mission: Impossible III’ and ‘Waitress’

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