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Barack Obama
Barack Obama was born to a white American mother, Ann Dunham, and a black Kenyan father, Barack Obama Sr., who were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard, she and Barack stayed behind, and his father ultimately returned alone to Kenya, where he worked as a government economist...
Billy Bob Thornton
Actor, Armageddon
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969)...
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band...
Cole Sprouse
Twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. The Sprouses began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Brett Butler's youngest child, Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire...
Greta Gerwig
Actress, Frances Ha
Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Sacramento, California, to Christine Gerwig (nee Sauer), a nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, a financial consultant and computer programmer. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry. Gerwig was raised as a Unitarian Universalist...
Frank Vincent
"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas. However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in the Greenville section of Jersey City...
Daniel Dae Kim
Actor, Lost
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...
Abigail Spencer
Actress, Mad Men
A talented actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood. Spencer will next be seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. The Disney film will be released on March 8, 2013...
Meghan Markle
Actress, Suits
Dylan Sprouse
Twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. The Sprouses began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998, the twins shared the role of Brett Butler's youngest child, Patrick Kelly...
Richard Belzer
A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999).
Sebastian Roché
Actor, Beowulf
Sebastian Roché is a Scottish-French actor and writer known for his roles as Kurt Mendel on Odyssey 5, , Thomas Jerome Newton on Fringe, Balthazar on Supernatural, and Mikael Mikaelson on both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. On film, he has appeared in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), The Peacemaker (1997)...
Adhir Kalyan
Born in 1983 and raised in Durban, South Africa, Adhir Kalyan moved to London to pursue an acting career. He appeared as a guest star on the BBC series Holby City and MI-5. Kalyan's first leading role was in the CW's comedy series Aliens in America, in which he played Raja, a devout Pakistani Muslim exchange student in Medora...
Lauren Tom
Actress, Futurama
Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club, and a recurring role as Ross's girlfriend on NBC's Friends. Lauren plays the role of "Mai Washington" on the new ABC series Men in Trees. She recently appeared in a recurring role on the Showtime series Barbershop...
Andy Hallett
Actor, Angel
Andy Hallett is from the tiny Cape Cod village of Osterville, part of the town of Barnstable. He attended Barnstable High School and then Assumption College in Worcester. Always shy, he didn't begin singing until Patti LaBelle invited him onstage at a concert. After moving to Los Angeles he worked as a runner for an agency and then as a property manager and personal assistant...
Ron Lester
Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health was in serious danger...
Donald Gibb
Actor, Bloodsport
Massive (6' 4"), muscular behemoth Donald Richard Gibb was born on August 4, 1954, in New York City, New York and raised in California. He attended the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, then transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played football and was a member of the varsity basketball team...
Don Davis
Composer, The Matrix
Jared Ward
Actor, Bosch
Melissa Rivera
Actress, Sexless
Melissa was born into a creative family that includes musicians, writers, photographers, and entrepreneurs. She was interested in performance from an early age. At age 4, she would use her school lunchtime to prepare for music class with the Cepeda Brothers - a famous Puerto Rican folk music group -and remembers rushing her mother to school at age 5 for a performance done standing on a chair...
David Lewis
David James Lewis was born and raised in Vancouver BC. As a child his parents took him to the drive-in to watch Jaws. Not only was he scarred mentally from entering the water for the next decade, he was also bitten by the movie bug. Upon leaving high school he was lucky enough to step into the film and TV world that was exploding in Vancouver...
Martin Jarvis
Actor, Titanic
Martin Jarvis OBE is one of Britain's most versatile leading actors. His distinguished career continues to encompass just about every aspect of the entertainment industry: film, television, theatre, radio and audio recording. He is also the author of two bestselling books: a hilarious autobiography Acting Strangely and a compelling account of his award-winning time on Broadway in 2001: Broadway...
Timothy Adams
A graduate of Jersey City State University with a B.S. in computer science, Adams was a partner in a trucking company when he decided to pursue a career in entertainment. He signed with the Boss Modeling Agency and had his first major break as an actor in winning a role on the soap opera Sunset Beach.
Sabine Singh
Sabine Singh, the daughter of an Indian Maharaja father and an Austrian beauty queen mother, was born in New York where, as a young girl, she divided her attentions between dance and theatre. A student at The University of Michigan, Sabine ultimately matriculated to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she concentrated on acting earning her BFA...
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon was born in Vallejo, California (just miles away from the Speedway in Sonoma, California) in 1971. He started racing with Go-Carts and Sprint Cars and worked his way up to the NASCAR's Busch Series and then landed a few races in 1992. Gordon's first NASCAR race came when NASCAR Legend Richard Petty was going through his last...
Will Stewart
Grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father was a professor at the Harvard Law School. Has lived in New York City; Berkeley, California; Hyde Park, Chicago; Oxford, England. Attended Concord Academy prep school and Harvard College. Older brother of Elizabeth Stewart.
Anita Page
Beautiful Anita Page was one of the most famous and popular leading ladies during the last years of the silent screen and the first years of the talkie era. She was best known for starring in The Broadway Melody, the first sound film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Her leading men included the likes of John Gilbert, Clark Gable, Buster Keaton and Robert Montgomery...