7 Celebrities Celebrating Their Birthdays on the Spookiest Day of the Year

For these celebrities, their Halloween candy comes with a side of birthday cake

01 of 07

Vanilla Ice

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Rapper and TV host Vanilla Ice (né Robert Matthew Van Winkle) was born in 1967 and turns 55 on Oct. 31, 2022. He rose to fame after the release of his 1990 album To The Extreme, featuring the hits "Ice Ice Baby" and "Play That Funky Music." He later transitioned to acting and reality TV, starring on The Vanilla Ice Project about his construction career. Vanilla Ice also appeared in the horror comedy Da Hip Hop Witch (2000).

02 of 07

Willow Smith

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Willow Smith — daughter of actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith —was born in 2000. The singer, actress and Red Table Talk co-host turns 22 on Oct. 31, 2022. She made her acting debut in 2007's I Am Legend, starring in the post-apocalyptic thriller alongside her father. Willow also tapped into the spookiness of Halloween in the self-directed music video for her 2022 single "Purge."

03 of 07

Dermot Mulroney

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Actor Dermot Mulroney was born in 1963 and turns 59 on Oct. 31, 2022. Though he's best known for his roles in romantic films — including How to Make an American Quilt (1995), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and The Wedding Date (2004) — he's starred in horror films such as 2015's Insidious: Chapter 3. Mulroney also appeared on the anthology series American Horror Story and The Purge.

04 of 07

Rob Schneider

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Comedian Rob Schneider was born in 1963 and turns 59 on Oct. 31, 2022. Schneider got his big break on NBC's Saturday Night Live, starting as a writer in 1988 before becoming a cast member in 1990. Since leaving SNL in 1994, he has appeared in several comedy films, including the Adam Sandler-led 2020 comedy Hubie Halloween. Schneider also made a memorable exit during the 2021 Halloween episode of The Masked Singer when he revealed himself as the Hamster.

05 of 07

Sir Peter Jackson

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson was born in 1961 and celebrates his 61st birthday on Oct. 31, 2022. Though best known for directing epic films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong (2005), and The Hobbit trilogy, the Oscar winner's second film was the 1996 horror comedy The Frighteners. His experience making the film helped him to create the scary atmosphere needed for the supernatural sequences in The Lord of the Rings franchise.

06 of 07

Piper Perabo

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Actress Piper Perabo was born in 1976 and turns 46 on Oct. 31, 2022. After making her big break in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly, Perabo went on to star in a few horror films throughout her career, including Carriers (2009) and Into the Grizzly Maze (2015). She also appeared on the series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in 2020 in the recurring role of Linda Craft.

07 of 07

Vanessa Marano

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Actress Vanessa Marano was born in 1992 and is celebrating a significant milestone on Halloween. She turns 30 on Oct. 31, 2022. Getting her start in Hollywood as a child actress, the Switched at Birth star has made guest appearances on series with scary elements such as Ghost Whisperer, Dexter and Outcast. Marano also starred as the lead on the supernatural Snapchat Original series The Dead Girls Detective Agency.

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