In 2018, there's a new way to spell 50: S-E-X-Y. And the celebs celebrating the close of their fifth decade are proving it. Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at the stars who are turning the big 5-0 this year… starting with Parker Posey, whose birthday is on Nov. 8. Keep reading to see who else is just five years away from getting their Denny's senior discount…
Naomi Watts celebrated her 50th on Sept. 28 by riding a camel in Morocco. "A milestone and extraordinary moment. So grateful for all my friends and family who shared this experience with me. Memories forever. And thank you to everyone for all my birthday wishes. Huge gratitude… truly overwhelming week," she captioned a photo of the adventure on Instagram.
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Hunky Australian actor Hugh Jackman celebrated turning 50 on Oct. 12 by making fun of himself on social media. "When people tell you 'you don't look 50' part of you believes it … until you see yourself sleeping," he captioned a photo of himself napping with his pooch.
Debra Messing marked her 50th birthday on Aug. 15. "I was filming 'Will & Grace' on my birthday, and it was great to be working! … Then my son came into town to help me celebrate," she dished to Closer Weekly. "Turning 50 feels kind of wonderful — I feel like I'm very at peace at where I am in my life and I'm very in touch with what I'm grateful for. I know who I am, and I feel really secure about saying no. I think it's a really good place to be!"
Actress, activist and revolutionary Ashley Judd turned 50 on April 19. She took to Facebook to reveal how she rang in her birthday: riding a horse on the beach. "50th birthday celebrations have begun, with the very special beach ride on the North Sea," she captioned a video of herself on horseback.
The lovely Celine Dion celebrated her 50th birthday on March 30. She reportedly spent her big day at home with her three kids after canceling a concert that was scheduled for that evening in preparation for ear surgery.
Kylie Minogue turned 50 on May 28. She celebrated with a star-studded birthday bash at London's exclusive Chiltern Firehouse, where she packed on the PDA with a new beau: Paul Solomons, the creative director of British GQ.
Billy Crudup turned 50 years old on July 8. He spent his birthday on vacation in Europe with girlfriend Naomi Watts, who turned the big 5-0 a couple months later.
Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, turned 50 on Feb. 1. The following day, she celebrated with family and friends including Billy Corgan and twin daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood.
Party of 5-0! Scott Wolf turned 50 on June 4.
Attention, Upper East Siders: "Gossip Girl" alum Kelly Rutherford turned 50 on Nov. 6.
"Hold On" for this next one! Carnie Wilson turned 50 earlier this year. She blew out all those birthday candles on April 29.
Carnie Wilson's Wilson Phillips bandmate Chynna Phillips also turned 50 this year! The singer's big birthday took place on Feb. 12.
British actor Daniel Craig got a little more dapper and dashing on March 2 when he celebrated his 50th birthday. The James Bond actor welcomed a baby girl with wife Rachel Weisz in August.
Country singer Kenny Chesney turned 50 years old on March 26. The Tennessee native released his 17th studio album, "Songs for the Saints," four months later.
Dallas native Owen Wilson is fixin' to turn 50 on Nov. 18.
Gillian Anderson turned 50 on Aug. 9 and we're like, "How?"
Birthday twins! Eric Bana also turned 50 on Aug. 9.
"Xena: Warrior Princess" is 50! Yep, Lucy Lawless celebrated her milestone birthday on March 29.
Jan. 5 marked "Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba's 50th birthday.
Cuba Gooding Jr. doesn't look it, but he turned 50 on Jan. 2.
Chad Lowe has enjoyed a career that spans more than three decades. On Jan. 15, the former "Melrose Place" heartthrob turned 50.
"The Mummy" actor Brendan Fraser will celebrate his 50th birthday on Dec. 3. He recently experienced a career comeback thanks to his role on the FX series "Trust."
This news might knock you out (see what we did there?) but LL Cool J — our favorite rapper from back in the day who turned into one of our favorite TV and movie stars of today — is 50! The eternally sexy star celebrated his big b-day on Jan. 14.
Producer, actress and toddler mom Lucy Liu is turning 50 on Dec. 2.
Anthony Michael Hall celebrated his 50th birthday on April 14. The actor most recently starred on YouTube Premium's "Bodied."
The magnificent Terry Crews also celebrated his 50th in 2018. The comedic actor and recent crusader against sexual assault in Hollywood officially left his 40s behind on July 30. He took to Instagram to share a photo of himself looking ripped during a mid-birthday workout: "THIS IS 50! Thank you world for all the wonderful birthday wishes… MY BEST DAYS ARE STILL AHEAD OF ME! (I'm so serious because I've got to finish this workout," he wrote in the caption.
Josh Brolin — who starred in the huge 2018 hits "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Deadpool 2" — joined the 50 club on Feb. 12. Josh will next appear in the biopic "George and Tammy," which he's also producing.
Helena Christensen has appeared in nearly every fashion magazine so it's no surprise that as she edges toward her 50th birthday on Dec. 25, she's still a timeless beauty. Though the former Victoria's Secret Angel-turned-photographer still struts her stuff on the runway occasionally, the proud mama now gets to watch her lookalike son with ex Norman Reedus, aspiring model Mingus Reedus, captivate the camera.
Pretty in pink? More like ravishing in red. Our favorite '80s actress, Molly Ringwald, turned 50 on Feb. 18. "I feel like I just know a lot more," she told Closer magazine of turning the big five-oh. "You feel more confident that you have a little bit of life experience to back up what you say." Added the actress, "I'm really happy with where I am at in my life."
Believe it or not, Rachael Ray turned 50 on Aug. 25. The chef has been hosting her eponymous TV show for 12 years.
Salsa king Marc Anthony turned cincuenta (that's 50 in Spanish) on Sept. 16. He kicked off his birthday celebration by watching ex-wife Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas residency show with current love Raffaella Modugno.
Kristin Chenoweth turned 50 on July 24. The singer-actress told People magazine she's "happy" to be aging. She also shared the advice Prince gave her about getting older: "He said, 'How old are you?' And I think at that time I was like 35 or something, and I said, 'Oh, I'm 35,'" the Broadway star recalled. "He goes, 'Age is just a number.' And I said, 'How old are you?' He goes, 'I actually don't know.' I thought that was cool. Like, who cares?"
Sophie Okonedo — whom you might remember from such films as "Hotel Rwanda" and "The Secret Life of Bees" — turned 50 on Aug. 11 but seriously doesn't look a day over 25.
Sam Rockwell turned 50 on Nov. 5.
Tracy Morgan turns 50 on Nov. 10. The former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star returned to TV earlier this year with "The Last O.G."
Tracy Morgan's former "30 Rock" co-star, Jane Krakowski (who went on to play our favorite oblivious rich woman, Jacqueline, on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), made 50 look fabulous when she celebrated her birthday on Oct. 11.
Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette turned 50 on April 8. The night before her birthday, she tweeted that she attended a a David Lynch-themed drag show that featured her character from "Lost Highway."
Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin turned 50 years old on Oct. 13. She's reportedly in talks to shoot a reboot of her hit show "Martin."
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke turned 50 on Oct. 7.
Shaggy turned 50 years old on Oct. 22. The singer recently released a collaboration album, "44/876," with Sting.
Tony Hawk turned 50 on May 12. The skateboarding superstar celebrated his big birthday by releasing a video of himself completing 50 of his signature tricks. "As I turn 50, I thought it would be fun to try to revisit some of the tricks I created," he said in the video. "I realized very quickly that they're not as easy as they used to be. Some of these, this will be the last time I do them, but that's okay, we had a good run."
Food Network host Guy Fieri celebrated his 50th birthday on Jan. 22. The Ohio native is currently hosting and executive producing a number of shows on the Food Network.