Dame Margaret Natalie Smith was born on December 28, 1934. She has acted on stage, in movies, and on television. You may remember her from such roles as:
Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films:
Jean in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969):
And Lady Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey:
Smith has won a Tony Award (Best Actress in a Play in 1990), two Oscars (Best Actress in 1969 and Best Supporting Actress in 1978), several BAFTA awards (including the BAFTA Special Award in 1993), three Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy (2003).