nov bdayNovember is drawing to a close. Before turning our heads toward jingle bells, let’s take a moment to look back at this month while our minds are still on turkey and pumpkin pie. Many birthdays of note from those born in Illinois occurred in November. History starts the moment we are born. The famous, historic, or otherwise distinguished figures who can track their birthplaces back to Illinois in November are as follows:

  • Maria Shriver: Former First Lady of California, wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger and American journalist and author, born on Nov. 6, 1955 in Chicago
  • Kiernan Shipka: Actress best known for her role as Sabrina on the ­Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, born on Nov. 10, 1999 in Chicago
  • Jimmy Garoppolo: American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, born on Nov. 2, 1991 in Arlington Heights
  • Aaron Swatrz: Computer programmer and internet-protégé and activist, in 1999 at age 12 he created the encyclopedia website The Info Network, born on Nov. 8, 1986 in Chicago
  • Terrence Malick: Screenwriter and film director, nominated for the Academy Award Best Director for the movie The Thin Red Line, born on Nov. 30, 1943 in Ottawa
  • Nelson Ellis: Actor and playwright best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the television show True Blood, born on Nov. 30, 1977 in Harvey