10 Not-So-Spooky Stars Born on Friday the 13th
Birthday: Sept. 13, 1996
It seems as though this Riverdale star's birth date actually brought about lots of luck, according to a birthday tribute boyfriend and costar Cole Sprouse posted on Instagram.
"Lil @lilireinhart was born on a Friday the 13th and haven’t I just been so lucky ever since?" Sprouse captioned this adorable set of snaps.
Birthday: Jan. 13, 1961
Despite the so-called unluckiness that surrounds the day she was born, the actress went on to play the iconic Elaine Benes on the beloved sitcom Seinfeld for eight years, she currently stars as the hilarious and sharp-witted Selina Meyer in Veep and won enough Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards to fill an entire room.
Her luck changed in September 2017 when she announced she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer. One year later, she shared the great news that she was in remission, and in an August 2018 interview with Vanity Fair, said, "I'm very happy to be alive."
Birthday: Dec. 13, 1957
For most people, being hit by a bus as a young child could make you feel unlucky, but not for Buscemi. He felt fortunate to be alive when he walked away with just a fractured skull, according to The Guardian. That's the type of outlook this celebrated actor has kept and has benefitted from, despite Friday the 13th's chilling reputation.
Birthday: May 13, 1966
The frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish paved the way for younger stars like Lil Nas X to break through the color barrier that still exists in country music. The pioneer has enjoyed decades of success with his band and a solid solo career, so there's definitely no traces of a Friday the 13th curse here.
Birthday: June 13, 1986
Many are determined to leave their small town and make it big in Hollywood, but only a select few actually make it through each year. Despite the supernatural spookiness that shrouds the day she was born, Dennings braved the competition and not only made her mark in television as Max Black in 2 Broke Girls, but also hit the silver screen in Marvel films, such as Thor and Thor: The Dark World.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Birthday: June 13, 1986
Being born on a freaky Friday seems trivial when you consider the insane careers these ladies have built for themselves. The two started as child stars on Full House, became young millionaires once they inked a deal to co-own their own production company (Dualstar Entertainment Group) and are now considered titans of fashion with their brands, The Row and Elizabeth and James.
Birthday: Oct. 13, 1967
An ominous birth date didn't stop this actress from landing the role of Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
Her luck did take a turn for the worse in 2015 when she faced a devastating brain tumor diagnosis, but she managed to find the silver lining.
“I ended up finding this amazing doctor here in L.A. who is kind of a total Addison and I say that only because I’m like, I can’t believe I kind of found an Addison,” she said during an episode of ABC Radio’s No Limits With Rebecca Jarvis after the benign tumor was successfully removed.
Birthday: April 13, 1951
The longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band banished any possibility for an ill-fated future once he earned his spot in the legendary group, which eventually landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Birthday: Dec. 13, 1929
Plummer's long list of accolades includes an Oscar, Emmys, Tonys, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and more. His triumphant career has spanned six decades, which is practically unheard of in show business.