40 Celebrities Who Are Turning 40 This Year

These famous faces have something to celebrate in 2021.

The big 4-0 is a special birthday for all of us. Some of us dread it, while others embrace, but the truth is, no matter how you feel about it, you can't avoid it—even if you're famous. In 2021, a ton of celebrities are turning 40, and considering so many of these stars have been in our lives since they were teens, it's hard to believe they're "over the hill." From Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel to pop sensation Britney Spears, check out 40 beloved celebrities who will be turning 40 in 2021. And for more on stars who first found fame at this age, check out the 40 Stars Who Didn't Become Famous Until After 40.

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1
Eli Manning

Eli Manning at Samsung's Hope for Children Gala in 2012
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Jan. 3

2
Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko Kikuchi at the Berlinale International Film Festival in 2015
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Jan. 6

3
Pitbull

Pitbull at the premiere of 'Ugly Dolls' in 2019
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Jan. 15

4
Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
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Jan. 25

5
Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood 2019
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Jan. 28

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6
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake at the premiere of 'Cafe Society' in 2016
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Jan. 31

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7
Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston
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Feb. 9

8
Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba at the premiere of 'The Way Back' in 2020
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Feb. 10

9
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon Levitt
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Feb. 17

10
Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton arrives for the 2019 REVOLVE Awards on November 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA
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Feb. 17

11
Josh Gad

Josh Gad the premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast' in 2017
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Feb. 23

12
Josh Groban

Josh Groban at the Tony Awards in 2017
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Feb. 27

13
Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard at the premiere of 'Darkest Hour' in 2017
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Mar. 2

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14
Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles at the BAFTA TV Awards in 2019
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Mar. 28

15
Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in 2019
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Apr. 11

16
Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen at the premiere of 'Takers' in 2010
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Apr. 19

17
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba at the Baby2Baby Gala in 2019
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Apr. 28

18
Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar at 'The Big Bang Theory' Series Finale Party in 2019
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Apr. 30

19
Danielle Fishel

Daniell Fishel in 2019
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May 5

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20
Rami Malek

Rami Malik at Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet in 2018
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May 12

21
Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer
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Jun. 1

22
Larisa Oleynik

Larisa Oleynik 2019
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Jun. 7

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23
Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova at the Teen Choice Awards Party in 2011
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Jun. 7

24
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman 2019
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Jun. 9

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25
Chris Evans

Chris Evans wears a blue suit at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" in 2019
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Jun. 13

26
Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2017
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Jul. 6

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27
Michiel Huisman

Michiel Huisman at te Pre Sag Awards Celebration in 2017
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Jul. 18

28
Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams at the premiere of 'The Birth Of A Nation' in 2016
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Aug. 5

29
Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr
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Aug. 6

30
Meghan Markle

Megan Markle and Prince Harry visited Millennium Point in Birmingham on International Women's Day in 2018
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Aug. 4

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31
Beyoncé

Beyonce poses backstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum
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Sept. 4

And for one thing you may not know about Beyoncé's name, check out The Secret Origin Story of Beyoncé's Name You Never Knew.

32
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson at the premiere of 'Sing' in 2016
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Sept. 12

33
Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel 2018
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Sept. 16

And for more on Bledel's marriage, find her among the Celebrity Couples Who Had Top-Secret Weddings.

34
Serena Williams

Serena Williams on red carpet in black and gold outfit
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Sept. 26

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35
Christina Milian

Christina Milian at the premiere of 'Aladdin' in 2019
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Sept. 26

36
Susan Kelechi Watson

Susan Kelechi Watson at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2019
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Nov. 11

37
Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer at the premiere of 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling' in 2018
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Nov. 14

38
Britney Spears

Britney Spears
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Dec. 2

39
Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery at the premiere of 'Downtown Abbey' in 2019
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Dec. 15

40
Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller
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Dec. 28

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