February 7, 1960 (63)
James Spader is an American actor, best known for his roles in film and television. He first gained recognition in the 1980s with films such as “Pretty in Pink” and “Less Than Zero” before going on to star in the cult classic “sex, lies, and videotape” which won the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. He has also been in a number of critically acclaimed films such as “Crash,” “The Black List,” and “Lincoln.” He is also known for his work on television, particularly his role as Alan Shore in the legal drama “The Practice” and its spin-off “Boston Legal,” for which he won three Primetime Emmy Awards. He also portrayed Raymond “Red” Reddington on the hit series “The Blacklist.” Spader is known for his distinctive voice and his ability to play complex, often morally ambiguous characters.