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Turning 50 in 2015

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

Updated 1205 GMT (2005 HKT) December 21, 2015
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Happy birthday Andy Dick! The comedian turns 50 on December 21. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
We would love to see actor Ben Stiller have a "Zoolander"-themed birthday on Monday, November 30. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
"Glee" and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy probably has something up his sleeve to creatively mark his birthday on November 30. Mark Davis/Getty Images
The years have been kind to "All My Children" star Ricky Paull Goldin, who turned 50 on January 5. Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty Images
Comedic actress Ali Wentworth turned 50 on January 12. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Shionogi
Actress Diane Lane celebrated her 50th on January 22. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
DJ Jazzy Jeff probably mixed it up on his day, also January 22. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Bud Light
Actor Alan Cumming enjoyed his special day on January 27. Mireya Acierto/Getty Images
Actress Sherilyn Fenn turned 50 on February 1. Lifetime
Funnyman Chris Rock passed the half-century mark on February 7. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Variety
Director Michael Bay may have wanted to blow some stuff up in honor of his big day on February 17. Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Architectural Digest
Dr. Dre can now officially be considered one of the elder statesmen of hip-hop. He celebrated his birthday on February 18. Mike Coppola/Getty Images
"Sex and the City" star Kristin Davis celebrated her big day on February 24. Stewart F. House/Getty Images
How is it possible that comedian Carrot Top turned 50 on February 25?! Ethan Miller/Getty Images
It seems against the law that "21 Jump Street's" Richard Grieco turned 50 on March 23. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker turned fashionably 50 on March 25. Mireya Acierto/Getty Images
Former CNN talk show host Piers Morgan celebrated his milestone on March 30. Angela Weiss/Getty Images
With his boyish personality, it's hard to grasp that "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. hit 50 on April 4. Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PSIFF
"Three and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer turned 50 on April 16. He hit the big 5-0 the same day as fellow funny man ... Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
... Martin Lawrence, who also hit the half-century mark on April 16. Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
Kevin James, center in hat, who played the "King of Queens," turned 50 on April 26. John Minchillo/AP
Supermodel Linda Evangelista makes 50 look pretty spectacular. She celebrated on May 10. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images
It's "Diff'rent Strokes" for older folks now. One of the stars of that show, Todd Bridges, turned 50 on May 27. Yes, you read that right. Bryan Steffy/BMA2015/Getty Images for dcp
She's been a celeb since childhood, and believe it or not, Brooke Shields became a 50-year-old on May 31. Brad Barket/Getty Images
Elizabeth Hurley is still stunning. She turned 50 on June 10. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Kathryn Erbe has 50 on lockdown on July 5. Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images
"Bill and Ted" star Alex Winter's most excellent adventure into his 50s began on July 17. Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch
Reality star Jim Bob Duggar (seen here with wife Michelle Duggar) surely had a massive birthday celebration on July 18. He's the father of 19 and grandfather of four. D Dipasupil/Getty Images
Guitarist Slash rocked into his 50s on July 23. Ferdy Damman/AFP/Getty Images
Jeremy Piven reigns as the elder statesman of his "Entourage." He turned 50 on July 26. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
The big 5-0 was no doubt magical for "Harry Potter" author Joanne "JK" Rowling. She turned 50 on July 31. Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images
Director Sam Mendes won a best director Oscar for "American Beauty" in 1999. He turned 50 on August 1. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
This past year has been a big one for Viola Davis with her hit show "How to Get Away With Murder." She turned 50 on August 11. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
"Parenthood" actor Peter Krause celebrated his 50th on August 12. Mark Davis/Getty Images
"The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper turned a very healthy 50 on August 18. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
"The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick is a fan favorite and celebrated her milestone on August 19 along with ... Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
... Kevin Dillon, who is the second-oldest member of "Entourage" and also an August 19 baby. Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV
Hip-hop hooray! Rapper KRS-One turned 50 on August 20. PYMCA/UIG/Getty Images
Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin is a stunner. She turned 50 on August 24. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images
Man! Shania Twain felt like a 50-year-old woman on August 28. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Some may have doubted he'd make it, but bad boy Charlie Sheen turns 50 on Thursday, September 3. Click through to see other celebs hitting the milestone this year. Juan Ocampo/NHLI/Getty Images
Let's all sing happy birthday to musician Moby has his milestone on September 11. Araya Diaz/Getty Images
"Friday Night Lights" actor Kyle Chandler celebrated his 50th on September 17. Rob Kim/Getty Images
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Cheryl Hines celebrated her milestone on September 21. Mark Davis/Getty Images
Hard to believe that William Zabka from "The Karate Kid" celebrated his 50th on October 21. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images
Bush singer/guitarist and the former Mr. Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, celebrated his b-day on October 30. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
"Hemlock Grove" star Famke Janssen celebrated her birthday on November 5. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
No sleep till Brooklyn! Mike D of the rap group the Beastie Boys celebrated his milestone day November 20. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
Singer Bjork will her day on November 21. Matthew Eisman/Redferns/Getty Images
Gong Li finishes off the year with her milestone. The actress turns 50 on December 31. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images