From Cindy Crawford to Adam Sandler: 15 celebrities turning 50 in 2016

by A. Pawlowski / / Source: TODAY

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Milestone birthdays have a way of jolting anyone, famous or not.

If you’re turning 50 in 2016, you’re in good company as lots of celebrities are reaching the half-century mark along with you. Many who became stars in their 20s and 30s continue to thrive in their careers; others are just beginning to reach their professional and creative peaks.

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Like many 50-somethings-to-be, they want to look good and feel better. They’re embracing aging, but also defying it with exercise regimens, careful diets and meticulous skin care.

For supermodel Cindy Crawford, who turns 50 in February, staying healthy and fit has no age limit.

Cindy Crawford
Cindy CrawfordJason Merritt / Getty Images

"I always thought, 'When can I just let it all go?'… It's just never. There is no age now!" Crawford told People this month.

“(I’m) embracing turning 50 and celebrating the past, but at the same time I am embracing where I am.”

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A TODAY survey conducted in 2014 to mark Hoda Kotb’s 50th birthday found this time of life comes with higher life satisfaction and less stress. Among the findings:

  • Sixty-two percent of respondents in their 50s said they were satisfied with their lives
  • They really do feel wiser and more balanced than they used to
  • More than 68 percent of respondents said they were more confident in their 50s
  • More than half said they were satisfied with their physical appearance.

“I feel really lucky about where I am now: when you think about what’s in the rear view mirror and you think about what’s ahead,” Hoda said. “I can’t believe this is what 50 feels like.”

Read more: 9 things I wish I knew before I turned 50

Here’s a look at some of the famous faces who will celebrate their 50th birthday in 2016:

J.J. Abrams (center)
J.J. Abrams (center)
Netflix's "House Of Cards" Q&A Screening Event - Red Carpet
Robin WrightGetty Images
Premiere Of Netflix's "The Ridiculous 6" - Arrivals
Adam SandlerGetty Images
Janet Jackson
Janet JacksonGetty Images file
Charity Screening Of "WINNING: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman" - Red Carpet
Patrick Dempsey / Getty Images
Salma Hayek: ‘The Prophet’ is about ‘things that bind us’
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"Love & Mercy" - 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival
John CusackGetty Images
The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Arrivals
Helena Bonham CarterGetty Images
2015 FOX Programming Presentation
David Schwimmer / Getty Images
Fallout 4 Video Game Launch Event - Los Angeles, CA
Halle BerryGetty Images
2015 CFDA Fashion Awards - Inside Arrivals
Julianna Margulies / Getty Images
"Documentary Now!" New York Screening
Fred Armisen / Getty Images
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia NixonGetty Images
Kiefer Sutherland poses with his father, actor Donald Sutherland
Kiefer SutherlandGabriel Bouys / Getty Images

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