Scottish actor, director and screenwriter ALAN CUMMING was born on this date.

Born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Cumming studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where he met Forbes Mason, with whom he formed the comedy duo ‘Victor Barry’ and Hilary Lyons, who he later married (in 1985) and divorced (in 1993). On January 7, 2007, Cumming married illustrator Grant Shaffer. Cumming has had a very active acting career and has been in various shows from TV’s “Third Rock from the Sun” to LOGO’s “Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World” and films from Goldeneye, Eyes Wide Shut and the X-Men movies.