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Today’s Birthdays – 5/06/11 (Lynn Whitfield and Gabourey Sidibe)

Today's Birthdays - 5/06/11 (Lynn Whitfield and Gabourey Sidibe)

Actress Lynn Whitfield say’s hello to 58 today. The Louisiana native is probably best known for her role as Josephine Baker in The Josephine Baker Story. Her list of film and tv credits include For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, The Fall Guy, The Women Of Brewster Place, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Eve’s Bayou, Boston Public, Madea’s Family Reunion, Head of State and The Cheetah Girls. Her next appearance will be in the upcoming 50 Cent film Things Fall Apart.

Actress Gabourey Sidibe turns 28. Primarily known for her first film Precious, she continues to make strides as an actress becoming a regular on the television show The Big C and appearing in the indie film Yelling To The Sky. Her next project to hit the screen is the Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller flick Tower Heist.

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