Special Report

25 Famous People Born on Leap Day

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21. Ja Rule
> Date: 1976
> Occupation: Rapper

Besides carving out a career as a rapper, Ja Rule is also an actor and reality television star. He became a hip-hop star in the early 2000s while performing under the Murder Inc. label.

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22. Peter Scanavino
> Date: 1980
> Occupation: Actor

Actor Peter Scanavino might be best known as Detective Dominick Carisi Jr. on the long-running television crime series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He’s also appeared on the television series “The Good Wife” and “The Blacklist.”

23. Cam Ward
> Date: 1984
> Occupation: Hockey player

Cam Ward is a recently retired hockey player who played all 13 years for the Carolina Hurricanes. In 2006, he won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the most valuable player during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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24. Cullen Jones
> Date: 1984
> Occupation: Swimmer

Cullen Jones swam a leg on the American men’s 4×100-meter freestyle team that set a world record at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

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25. Jessie Usher
> Date: 1992
> Occupation: Actor

Jessie Usher has appeared in many television series, including “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Level Up,” and “The Boys.” He also played the stepson of Will Smith’s character in the film “Independence Day: Resurgence.”