Post Malone attends the 57th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 08, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kevin Hart attends the 25th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center on March 24, 2024 in Washington, DC. Margot Robbie attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.

People born in July are either a Cancer (July 1 – July 22) or a Leo (July 23 – July 31). For a little more than half of the month, Cancers take charge. Represented by the crab, this water sign is ruled by the moon. Cancers are known to be emotional and nurturing people and usually tend to be the caregivers of the people in their lives. Compassionate with a goofy sense of humor, you can rely on Cancers to be in tune with their emotions.

July Cancer Traits

Cancers born in July tend to have a more mysterious quality about them than their June counterparts. That makes these crabs a little harder to read, thanks to these dreamy and secretive influences of Neptune and Pluto. July-born Cancers are also more protective of their feelings and sensitive hearts, making it harder to get to know them at first.

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Leos, on the other hand, is a fire sign, represented by the ferocious lion. The king of the jungle begins its reign on July 23rd. Opposite to Cancers, Leos are ruled by the sun and with that, usually love becomes the center of attention. They are passionate and theatrical, so it makes sense that a lot of successful actors on this list have found success. This sign brings about natural leaders who are known to be loyal, putting their hearts into every endeavor. However, these positive, strong traits can be impaired by their ego, pride, and jealousy when they start to fear threatened.

July Leo Traits

Leos born in July tend to be the most stereotypical Leos than their August counterparts. This means that July Leos have characteristics involving drama, creativity, confidence, courageousness, and a strong craving for attention. Of their love for attention, July-born Leos are naturally charismatic and have trouble remaining humble.

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Some of the most iconic musicians, actors, and comedians were born in the month of July.

Take a look below at which of our favorite celebrities have a July birthday:

  • Missy Elliot

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    The “Get Ur Freak On” rapper celebrates her birthday on July 1. Born in Virginia, Elliot began her professional career as a member of the R&B girl group Sista during the ’90s, who were part of the larger musical collective Swing Mob. After doing collaborations for a couple of years, Misdemeanor released her debut studio album, Supa Dupa Fly in 1997. The Grammy winner and Rock Hall inductee has had a successful career in music ever since, and is known for her creative visuals in her music videos.

  • Margot Robbie

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    This Barbie girl celebrates her birthday on July 2. The Australian actress studied drama in college, and after a few commercials and independent thriller films under her belt, Robbie relocated to Melbourne to begin acting professionally. She began her career in 2008 on the soap opera series Neighbours. After moving to the United States, she had her breakthrough in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street. She achieved wider global recognition with starring roles in The Legend of Tarzan (2016), her role as Harley Quinn in the DCEU that started in 2016, I, Tonya (2017), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), and of course, her latest blockbuster, Barbie (2023).

  • Tom Cruise

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    This legendary action star celebrates his birthday on June 3. Cruise pursued an acting career at 18 years old and made his film debut in a small part in 1981’s Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role in Taps later that year. Just two years later, the actor snagged a role in the ensemble cast of The Outsiders, then All the Right Moves, and Risky Business. With 53 acting credits under his belt, this action star doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

  • Post Malone

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    This genre-hopping artist celebrates his birthday on the Fourth of July. Born Austin Richard Post, the musician chose Post Malone as his stage name when he was a teenager with the help of a rap name generator. As a professional musician, he started off as a rapper before taking on pop influence in his music. With five albums under his belt, Posty’s sixth studio album, F-1 Trillion, is set to be his first country record, featuring Morgan Wallen and Blake Shelton.

  • Kevin Hart

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    The comedic actor celebrates his birthday on July 6. Hart’s career began as a stand-up comedian before he had his first breakthrough in Judd Apatow TV series Undeclared (2001). Since then, the actor has starred in films like Think Like a Man (2012), Ride Along (2014), Get Hard (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and Lift (2024). In 2017, Hart founded Laugh Out Loud, a media and production company.

  • 50 Cent

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    The “Many Men” rapper celebrates his birthday on July 6. Born Curtis James Jackson III in Queens, NY, he began rapping in a friend’s basement, where he used turntables to record over instrumentals. 50 began pursuing a musical career in 1996. After he recorded his unreleased debut album Power of the Dollar, he was struck by nine bullets during a shooting in 2000, causing its release to be canceled and Jackson to be dropped from Columbia Records. His 2002 mixtape, Guess Who’s Back? was discovered by Eminem, who signed 50 to his label that same year. He has since focused on his career in television, having executive-produced and starred in the television series Power and its spin-offs.

  • Ringo Starr

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    The Beatles drummer celebrates his birthday on July 7. The English musician, who was born Richard Starkey, occasionally sang lead vocals with the legendary rock band, usually for one song on each album, including “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.” As a drummer, Starr’s playing style is influential among drummers because of his techniques of playing with feeling more than the technical aspects of it. He was inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a Beatle in 1988 and as a solo artist in 2015.

  • Tom Hanks

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    The Forrest Gump alum celebrates his birthday on July 9. Hanks studied theater before making his debut in the low-budget slasher film He Knows You’re Alone (1980). With a few sitcoms and comedy films under his belt, Hanks’ career took off in the ’90s with lead roles in classic films like Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and The Green Mile (1999). For families across the globe, Hanks’ voice is recognizable as Woody in the Toy Story animated films and The Polar Express (2004).

  • Courtney Love

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    The “Violet” singer celebrates her birthday on July 9th. In 1988, Love taught herself to play guitar and placed an ad in a local ‘zine to start a band. By 1989, she formed Hole, getting the inspiration from a line an ancient Greek tragedy titled Medea: “There is a hole that pierces right through me,” as well as a conversation in which her mother told her that she could not live her life “with a hole running through her.” The musician is also well-known for her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

  • Luke Bryan

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    The “Knockin’ Boots” singer celebrates his birthday on July 17. Bryan’s father urged him to pursue a career in music, so he moved from his home state of Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee. After a couple of features, the musician released his debut studio album in 2007 titled I’ll Stay Me. With ten studio albums under his belt, Bryan is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with 11.5 million global album sales and 52 million track sales worldwide. He has also been a judge on American Idol since 2018.

  • Selena Gomez

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    The Only Murders In The Building star celebrates her birthday on July 22. Gomez got her start as a child actress on the television series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. A few years later, she rose to prominence as a teen idol when she starred in Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place. While a Disney star, Gomez also pursued a music career and formed pop rock band Selena Gomez & the Scene. She went on to release three studio albums as a solo artist while steadily acting in successful films and television shows.

  • Slash

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    The Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist celebrates his birthday on July 23. Born Saul Hudson in London, England, he was given his nickname Slash by actor Seymour Cassel because he was always “in a hurry, hustling whatever it was I was hustling at the time and never had time to sit and chat.” In 1985, Slash was asked by Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin to join their new band Guns N’ Roses, along with Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. After achieving worldwide success, Slash has received critical acclaim and is considered one of the greatest guitarists in history.

  • Jennifer Lopez

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    J-Lo celebrates her birthday on July 24. The singer and actress began her career as a dancer, making her television debut as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy series In Living Color in 1991. She later rose to prominence as an actress, with leading roles in the late ’90s films Selena, Anaconda, and Out of Sight, establishing her as the highest-paid Latin actress. J-Lo has released nine studio albums, as well as starred in almost 40 films.

  • Mick Jagger

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    The founding member and frontman of the Rolling Stones celebrates his birthday on July 26. The legendary musician has written and continues to write most of the band’s songs alongside his longtime bandmate, Keith Richards. His music career has spanned over six decades, and he has gone down in history as one of the most influential frontmen in rock music. Jagger sang as a child and was in the church choir growing up in Kent, England. He met Richards while in primary school.

  • Taylor Momsen

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    The Pretty Reckless rocker celebrates her birthday on July 26. Before she pursued her rock career as a singer and guitarist, Momsen was known for her role in 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Cindy Lou Who. Seven years later, she snagged a role on the teen series Gossip Girl, but quit her acting career to focus on music. In 2009, she formed the Pretty Reckless and signed a deal with Interscope Records. The band has released four albums and became the first female-fronted band to have five number one singles when “Death by Rock and Roll” hit number one on the charts.

  • Ashley McBryde

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    The “Light On In The Kitchen” singer celebrates her birthday on July 29. The Arkansas native wrote her first song at age 12 and traveled with her mother to bluegrass festivals which further inspired her music career. After releasing her 2016 EP Jalopies & Expensive Guitars, she drew attention from Eric Church, whose support helped her gain a recording contract with Warner Music Nashville. McBryde has since released four studio albums and is a Grammy winner.

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