December 17 celebrity birthdays

Updated: Dec. 17, 2015 at 11:02 AM CST
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(KFVS) - Let's check the December 17 birthday list.

He's the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church who took over for Benedict the 16th in 2013. He's the first pontiff from the Americas who has brought a more modern view to the church on such issues as homosexuality and contraception. Pope Francis is 79 today.

She's a fashion model and actress who was born in the Ukraine. He movies include "The Fifth Element" and "The Three Musketeers." You've also seen her in the "Resident Evil" films. Milla Jovovich is 40 today.

She's an actress who's best known for her role as Andrea on the TV series "The Walking Dead." Laurie Holden is 46 today.

He had the role of President Whitmore in the movie "Independene Day." He's also starred in "Spaceballs" and "Lost Highway." Bill Pullman is 62 today.

He's a country recording artist who's hits include "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous," "Watermelon Crawl" and "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo." Tracy Byrd is 49 today.

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