Award-winning actress Kerry Washington turns 36-years-old on Jan. 31

Written by | Ray Cornelius

This week’s celebrity birthdays include five hip hop stars, a jazz icon, an ageless beauty and the reigning Queen of Media. Get plugged into the RC Birthdays for this week: January 27-February 2, 2013!

Jan. 28:  rapper Rakim, 45 and singer Anthony Hamilton, 42

Jan. 28:  rappers Rick Ross, 36 and J. Cole, 28

Jan. 29:  Media Maven Oprah Winfrey, 59

Jan. 30:  actor Charles S. Dutton and singer-songwriter Jody Watley, 54

Jan. 31:  singer-actor Justin Timberlake, 32

Feb. 1:  jazz pianist  Joe Sample, 74 and Outkast’s Big Boi, 38

Feb. 2:  Goodie Mob’s T-Mo, 41