Because we often view celebrities through the prism of their previous years’ works, movies, albums and on-the-field exploits — keeping them trapped in their youth — we often overlook the fact that they age right along with us.
You will be surprised to see who turns the big 4-0 in the year 2015. Take a look.
Allen Iverson: Nicknamed “A.I.” and “The Answer,” Iverson turns 40 on June 7.
Andre 3000: Andre Benejamin, one-half of the groundbreaking Atlanta rap group OutKast with Big Boi, turns 40 on May 27
Tiger Woods: The second-greatest winner of majors in pro golf history, Woods turns 40 at the end of the year, on Dec. 30.
Kimora Lee Simmons: She is expecting her fourth child in a few months. She is the mother of Atlanta entrepreneur and hairdresser Ming Lee.
50 Cents: Curtis Jackson, who’s career exploded with the intoxicating club anthem “In Da Club, turns 40 on July 6.
Will.I.Am, prolific writer and producer and founder of the Black Eyed Peas, he turns 40 on March 20.
M.I.A.: The singer who’s been nominated for two Grammys and an Oscar turns 40 on July 18.
India.Arie: The sultry smooth singer and writer of “Brown Skin” and “Video Girl” turns 40 on Oct. 3.
Lauryn Hill: She produced one of the greatest R&B albums of the modern era with the Mis-Education o fLaruyn Hill. She turns 40 on May 26.
Ray Allen: The NBA’s all-time leader in the 3-point shots made and attempted, Allen turns 40 on July 20.
Traci Thomas: She was featured on the movie Devil Wears Prada. She turns 40 on Aug. 19.
Talib Kweli, the rapper who dominated in the 1990s turns 40 on Oct. 3
Mel B: Once a member of the British pop candy ground Spice Girls, “Scary Spice” turns 40 on May 29.
Paul Patton: The soon-to-be ex-wife of Robin Thicke is starring in the upcoming TV drama series “Runner.” She turns 40 on December 5.