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Celebrity birthdays: Chimamanda, Prince Harry, Tommy Lee Jones, celebrate today,


Author Chimamanda Adiche, Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, and actors Tommy Lee Jones and Tom Hardy are celebrating their birthdays today, September 14.

 

  1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 15 September 1977)

Chimamanda is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and nonfiction. She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.

Adichie has written the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014). Her most recent books are Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), Zikora (2020) and Notes on Grief (2021).

In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize in 2018.

 

  1. Prince Harry

Henry Charles Albert David,Duke of Sussex (born 15 September 1984) is a member of the British royal family. 

He is the younger son of King Charles III and his first wife Diana, Princess of Wales. He is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne. In 2018, he married former actress, Meghan Merkle, and they have a son.

He served in the military under the British Army and served from 2005–2015. He described his 10 years in the army as “the happiest times in my life”. Since leaving the army, he has been closely involved with the armed forces through the Invictus Games, honorary military appointments and other official engagements. 

He has been honoured for his charitable efforts by the international community. In addition, he has made television appearances in the Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry in Lesotho ITN, The Diamond Queen, Harry’s South Pole Heroes, Our Queen at 90, Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute, Prince Harry in Africa , Rising Phoenix Netflix and The Me You Can’t See.

 

  1. Tom Hardy

Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor. After studying acting at the Drama Centre London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down (2001). 

He has appeared in films such as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), This Means War (2012), Locke (2013), The Drop (2014), and The Revenant (2015), Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Dunkirk (2017),  Venom and its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), and the series Peaky Blinders.

 

  1. Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive.

His other notable movies include  Lonesome Dove, Men in…



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