Celebrity Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Missy Elliott!

Fantasia, Malia Obama and more celebrate this week.

Missy Elliott - A young Missy Elliott got her big break as a writer and producer on “That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of” for a then-seven-year-old Raven-Symoné in 1993. The rapper/songwriter went on to produce and write hits such as the G-funked up "Heartbreaker" remix (1999) for Mariah Carey; tracks on Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love; and worked with her right-hand producer Timbaland on Aaliyah's One in a Million.The Supa Dupa Fly-hitmaker also took charge as producer on her commercially successful solo efforts Miss E… So Addictive (2001), Under Construction (2002), This Is Not a Test! (2003) and The Cookbook (2005).  (Photo: Cindy Ord/BET/Getty Images for BET)

1 / 23

Missy Elliott: July 1 - The veteran rapper and singer celebrates her 43rd birthday this week.(Photo: Cindy Ord/BET/Getty Images for BET)


2 / 23

Fantasia: June 30 - The powerhouse vocalist hits the big 3-0 this week!(Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson, @miketyson - Tweet: "Remembering Tupac today on the anniversary of his birth."Boxing great Mike Tyson took a few moments to reflect on his fallen friend and hip hop legend Tupac Shakur's birthday earlier this week, June 16.(Photo: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

3 / 23

Mike Tyson: June 30 - The retired professional boxer will turns 48. (Photo: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)


4 / 23

David Alan Grier: June 30 - The Peeples actor celebrates his 58th birthday this week. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Directors Guild Elects Its First African-American President - Paris Barclay, who served on the Directors Guild America union?s board as vice president, will now head the union?s negotiations in 2014 as the organization?s first African-American president. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

5 / 23

Paris Barclay: June 30 - The famed television director and producer will also be turning 58. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


6 / 23

Tony Rock: June 30 - The actor and comedian celebrates his big 4-0! (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)


7 / 23

Henry Simmons: July 1 - The NYPD Blue actor celebrates his 44th birthday this week.(Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


8 / 23

Pamela Anderson: July 1 - The former Playboy playmate will be turning 47.(Photo: Kika Press, PacificCoastNews)


9 / 23

Carl Lewis: July 1 - The former track and field star turns 53 this week! (Photo: CPA, PacificCoastNews)

2007 - In 2007, King returned with a new attitude and album Open Book. Her single ?The Dance? peaked at No. 12 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

10 / 23

Evelyn "Champagne" King: July 1 - The "Love Come Down" singer turns 54 this week!(Photo: Steve Snowden/Getty Images)


11 / 23

Andre Braugher: July 1 - The City of Angels actor celebrates his 52nd birthday. (Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com)


12 / 23

Lindsay Lohan: July 2 - The Parent Trap actress celebrates her 28th birthday this week. (Photo: Ringo, PacificCoastNews)


13 / 23

Monie Love: July 2 - The British emcee will be turning 44 this week. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)


14 / 23

Montel Williams: July 3 - The former talk show host celebrates his 58th birthday this week. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)


15 / 23

Tom Cruise: July 3 - The Top Gun actor turns 52 this week. (Photo: Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon")

Audra McDonald - ?What a Little Moonlight Can Do?  - Actress Audra McDonald makes for quite the jazz performer on the eccentric "What a Little Moonlight Can Do." Eclectic for sure. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

16 / 23

Audra McDonald: July 3 - The record-breaking Broadway actress celebrates her 44th birthday this week! (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Ready for the World - Malia Obama turns 16 on July 4, which also is when the U.S. celebrates Independence Day. This first daughter, pictured here during a March trip to China with her mother, grandmother and sister, Sasha, has already begun taking steps toward her independence. She interned on the set of Extant and soon will begin taking driving lessons. Look out world! Here she comes! ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)    (Photo: Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)

17 / 23

Malia Obama: July 4 - The president's older daughter will be celebrating her sweet 16 this week. (Photo: Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Joe Brown Arrested for Outburst in Court - Judge Joe Brown, 66, once handed down judgments for small claims on court television, but now he's the one being tried. Brown was arrested and sentenced to five days in jail during an outburst in a child-support hearing Monday in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

18 / 23

Judge Joe Brown: July 5 - The infamous TV judge turns 67 this week. (Photo:  Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Ahhhh! - (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

19 / 23

Kevin Hart: July 6 - The Think Like A Man Too front man celebrates his 35th birthday this week.  (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)


20 / 23

Della Reese: July 6 - The legendary singer and actess turns 83 this week. (Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Tia Mowry - Tis? the season for highlights! Opt for golden chunks of honey a la Tia. P.S. while you?re at, steal her coral lip color and flirty lashes, too. (Photo:  Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

21 / 23

Tia Mowry-Hardrict: July 6 - The Instant Mom actress turns 36 this week. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)


22 / 23

Tamera Mowry-Housley: July 6 - The Real co-host, and twin, also celebrates her 36th birthday this week! (Photo: AdMedia / Splash News)

50 Cent - 50 has been a nuisance to several of his enemies on social media over the past few years and the butt of some of his pranks have included Shyne, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and Fat Joe. And last week, hip hop's comedy king took it to new heights when he challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. to read out loud via a video on Instagram, insinuating that the boxing champion has trouble reading. As 50 Cent and Floyd's war continues to escalate, check out more artists who've mastered the art of trolling. ? Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)(Photo: Rosie Mendoza/WENN.com)

23 / 23

50 Cent: July 6 - The "21 Questions" rapper turns 39 this week.  (Photo: Rosie Mendoza/WENN.com)