Famous people born on leap day

Every four years we are lucky enough to get an extra day in the year – February 29. Here are six people born on Leap Day that went on to become famous. See how many you knew of:

Ja Rule

Ja Rule in the video clip for Livin' it Up.

Ja Rule in the video clip for Livin' it Up.

Ja Rule might not always be there when you call but he’s always on time. In this case being on time meant being one of the most famous leap babies.

Ja Rule was born in 1979 and has had a long career as a rapper and actor. Between 1999 and 2005 Ja Rule had plenty of songs that made the top 20 singles list. Songs like Always on Time, Aint it Funny (with Jennifer Lopez), Between Me and You and Livin it Up will be bouncing around the head of anyone of a certain age just because we mentioned his name.

He also served a two year prison sentence for gun possession and tax evasion.

Frank Woodley 

One of the funniest people in Australia was born on a leap year. Frank Woodley is one half of the comedy duo Lano and Woodley Since the duo’s break up after almost 20 years in 2006 has been performing solo.

Woodley, born in 1968, was the physical, crazy-man to Colin Lane’s straight and suprised man.

See a couple of their clips here, here, here, and here.

Sean Abbott

Sean Abbott fires up after taking a wicket for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.

Sean Abbott fires up after taking a wicket for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.

Australian cricket player, Sean Abbott is a leap year baby! The talented youngster was born in 1992 and was originally from Windsor. He began his grade cricket career at Parramatta District Cricket Club and has now played for Australia and has a contract with Indian Premier League team, Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He is considered one of the up and coming young multi-talented players in the Australian game and debuted for NSW in First Class cricket at just 17. He is a strong pace bowler who can do a lot more than just carry his bat in the lower order. 

Clinton Toopi 

Clinton Toopi fends of a Tigers player while playing for the Auckland Warriors. Photo by Dean Treml/Getty Images.

Clinton Toopi fends of a Tigers player while playing for the Auckland Warriors. Photo by Dean Treml/Getty Images.

Born in 1980, Clinton Toopi is a long-time rugby league player. He first played for the Auckland Warriors in 1999 and played 129 games for the club, scoring 57 tries.

He also spent time with Leeds Rhinos and the Gold Coast Titans.

During his career he played four games for New Zealand Maori and 22 for the New Zealand national team, scoring 11 tries.

He also had a short stint in rugby union, signing with Bay of Plenty in 2009.

Toopi finished his career playing two years and 27 games for the Gold Coast Titans.

Anthony (Tony) Robbins

Tony Robbins participated in Australia's first 3D hologram presentation in Melbourne.

Tony Robbins participated in Australia's first 3D hologram presentation in Melbourne.

Motivational speaker, hypnotist and firewalker, Tony Robbins knows how to give an exciting speech. Born in 1960, Robbins has developed a very successful career as a speaker and author. 

He has written three best-selling books – Unlimited Power, Awaken the Giant Within and Money: Master the Game – as well as delivered a famous TED talk where he got to high five Al Gore.

Robbins is set for life as he now hosts a TV show on Oprah’s OWN Network. Lucky man.

Pope Paul III

A portrait of Pope John III described as "Titan".

A portrait of Pope John III described as "Titan".

Pope Paul III’s birth name was Alessandro Farnese. He was born on February 29, 1468 and was pope from October 13 until his death in 1549.

This Pope was famous for releasing the document “Sublimus Dei". It included the declaration that "the Indians were human beings and they were not to be robbed of their freedom or possessions".

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