By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act June 7, 2011 at 4:56AM
Singer and Minnesota native Prince welcomes 53. His music can be heard in many productions including Risky Business, Knight Rider, My Stepmother Is An Alien, Pretty Woman, Batman, The Last Boyscout, Poetic Justice, Vampire In Brooklyn, Romeo + Juliet , Scream 2, Bamboozled, Rush Hour 3, Glee, Happy Feet and more. Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge and Under The Cherry Moon showcased his acting skills with the latter two highlighting his directing abilities as well.
Comedienne and actress Kym Whitley turns 50 today. The Ohio native started her career as a stand-up comic and eventually entered the field of acting appearing in productions like Martin, Married With Children, Arliss, Next Friday, Nutty Professor 2, Moesha, My Wife and Kids, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Parkers, That's So Raven, Fun With Dick And Jane, Grey's Anatomy, College Road Trip, Black Dynamite, The Boondocks and Let's Stay Together. Her most recent appearance was in 35 & Ticking, a film in which she acts as executive producer as well. Her next upcoming appearance will be in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.