This past Tuesday, August 9th, I turned 27 years old. To commemorate this occasion, and to help ignore the soul-crushing depression I feel at not having accomplished even a fraction of what I wanted to at this point in my life, let’s look at some geeky celebrities that share my birthday.

Eric Bana – 1968

The Hulk himself celebrates his birth on the same day that I do, despite having been born almost 20 years prior. The Hulk isn’t the only geeky thing on the Australian actor’s resume. Not only was he in the science fiction romance The Time Traveler’s Wife, he played the villainous Romulan Nero in J.J. Abrams’s 2009 re-imagining of Star Trek. Long live and prosper, birthday buddy.

Kevin McKidd – 1973

While the Scottish actor rose to fame as Owen Hunt on the vomit-inducing Grey’s Anatomy and Lucius Vorenus in Rome, I’ll always know McKidd as Dan Vasser in the criminally-short-lived science fiction show Journeyman. I also enjoyed him as Cooper in Neil Marshall’s 2002 horror Dog Soldiers, but Journeyman holds a special place in my heart and even made my list of Science Fiction Shows That Died Too Soon. Throw in the fact that he voices Captain Soap Mactavish in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series and I am very happy to share a birthday with McKidd.

Gillian Anderson – 1968

When you’re compiling a list of geeky celebrities that share your birthday, you more or less hit the jackpot with one half of Mulder and Scully from The X-Files. Gillian Anderson, who portrayed FBI Special Agent Dana Scully for nine years of The X-Files television series and two feature films, was born on August 9th, 1968 (the same exact day as Eric Bana) in Chicago, Illinois.

Here’s a bit of an embarrassing confession: I’ve never really watched The X-Files. I’ve seen bits here and there and it’s something I’ve been meaning to watch forever, unfortunately, I procrastinate with play just as much as I do with work.

Rhona Mitra – 1976

This British beauty hails from London and has seen plenty of science fiction in her career including the films Hollow Man, Doomsday, and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Hell, she’s even been in a few episodes of Stargate Universe, another entry in Science Fiction Shows That Died Too Soon.

Stephen Fung – 1974

Stephen Fung, exactly ten years my elder, is a Chinese actor, singer, model, writer, and film director based out of Hong Kong, with films like Bio-Cops, Women from Mars, and DragonBlade underneath his belt. And not only is he a quintuple threat, but he has an awesome name to boot. Stephen Fung? Sounds like a cool guy to me.

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