“ She makes an album every 2-3 years, but wish she would make an album every year. ” - horne_jeffrey
Paula Jai Parker
Paula Jai Parker is from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1987 to study at Howard University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she moved to New York City and played a number of clubs. Her reputation as a comedian earned her a place on the FOX comedy program "The Apollo Comedy Hour," filmed live at the legendary Apollo Theater...
Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent...
“ I wish she would have been on a television long because she said on Full House that she was also a dancer. I wish she could have showed him some of her dance moves as an adult. ” - horne_jeffrey
Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The best man holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private Practice")...
At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Louise (Bryant) and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service. After graduating from high school, Tucker made a change to move to Hollywood from Georgia to pursue a career in show business...
Kellie Shanygne Williams
Kellie Shanygne Williams was born on March 22, 1976, in Washington, D.C. She started her career as a children's fashion model. She made many appearances on stage (e.g., "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," "The Colored Museum," "Butterfingers Angel," and "Goin' Home") as well as in TV commercials. She is best known as Laura Lee Winslow on Family Matters
Countess Danielle Vaughn (her real name) was born August 8, 1978 in Idabel, Oklahoma, a small town of approximately 7500 people. She was born to Leo and Sandra Vaughn who taught in the local schools. Very early Countess established herself as a young singer with a dynamic voice. In 1988 she sang her way to stardom by becoming "Star Search" Junior Vocalist Champion...
Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in the hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers
“ I haven't heard anything from her in over 2 years. ” - horne_jeffrey
Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Peebles is a highly regarded director, actor, producer and writer. His directorial skills can be seen in the retelling of the epic mini-series "Roots" starring Forest Whitaker and Matthew Good. Van Pebbles has directed award-winning shows such as the recent hit "Empire" and "The Last Ship,"...
Lark Voorhies was born on 25 March 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee. She first began acting at the age of two but postponed her acting career until the age of 11, when she appeared on Small Wonder
. Lark later starred as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss
, the predecessor to NBC's popular teen series Saved by the Bell
Shelton Benjamin was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on July 9, 1976. A powerful athelete from an early age, Shelton was the South Carolina state heavyweight champion in high school wrestling in both his junior and senior years at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. In addition to his wrestling career...
“ Oh Preach Brother. Possibly the greatest wrestler to not hold a WWE title. He is a the same cailber as Owen Hart and Mr. Perfect. ” - horne_jeffrey
Keenen Ivory Wayans
The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling African-American family of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who was the first to achieve national prominence by successfully creating, launching and hosting a landmark 1990s black-oriented comedy satire on Fox TV...
An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and TV satire, fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans is the third of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a social worker and singer, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing Projects. He began zeroing in on his comedic skills while still a child...
Larenz Tate was born on the west side of Chicago to Larry and Peggy Tate, the youngest of three brothers. His brothers are actors Larron Tate
and Lahmard J. Tate
. In 1984, Larenz and his family moved to California. It was while living in California that Larenz's parents got him and his brothers involved in a drama program at the Inner City Cultural Center...
“ Very talented cat right here. ” - horne_jeffrey
“ He is almost as talented as his brother. ” - horne_jeffrey
Beautiful N'Bushe Wright started out as a dancer, trained at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Dance, but then switched to acting, enrolling at Stella Adler's studio. Within a year, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead (1992). That year, she won the recurring role of Claudia...
Lisa Nicole Carson
Lisa Nicole Carson has the distinction of having simultaneously starred in television's most lauded comedy and drama series. She has both amused audiences as Renee Radick, the D.A. roommate of Calista Flockhart
on Fox's Ally McBeal
and riveted them as Carla Reese, the mother of Eriq La Salle
's son on NBC's ER
“ I did not know why she wanted to retired so prematurely. I know that is her choice, but she was truly talented. She would have been up there with Beyonce and Mary J. Blige right now if she continued singing. ” - horne_jeffrey
“ She pops up every once in a blue moon, but those pop ups aren't often enough. ” - horne_jeffrey
Faheem Najm was born in Tallahassee, Florida to parents Shasheem Najm and Aliyah Najm. At the age of ten, Faheem reworked his bedroom into a studio and began composing music. Faheem graduated James S. Rickard's High School. He was part of the Tallahassee rap group Nappy Headz. In 2002, he founded his own label...
“ Stop playing around T-pain and make those hits with Kanye West. ” - horne_jeffrey
“ You stop messing around too. Hip Hop needs you back in the studio. ” - horne_jeffrey
Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara
, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that year...
“ AKA WWE wrestler Christian ” - horne_jeffrey
David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry. When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his dream of being a Superstar...
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's where he grew up...
Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron was the youngest of four children, born in southern California to Robert and Barbara Cameron
. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron
, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains
), Candace decided to pursue acting herself. She appeared in several commercials...
Darius McCrary is best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the long-running television series "Family Matters." He began his career in Hollywood at the age of ten. McCrary, who is also a songwriter and music producer, is the son of Grammy-nominated gospel/jazz musician Howard McCrary and older brother of actor Donovan McCrary...
Jo Marie Payton
JoMarie Payton was born in in Albany, Georgia on August 3, 1950. Her father, Driscoll Payton, was a construction worker and mother, Frankie Bell Payton, was a maid. They moved to the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka, Florida in 1950. JoMarie was the second of nine children. JoMarie's first performance on stage was at the tender age of six years old...
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson
's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred
and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising
“ WWE wrestler ” - horne_jeffrey
Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy
, then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough
followed by a decent performance...
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Christopher Culkin
(a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup
. He is the brother of Shane Culkin
Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks. She began her film career with a role alongside Robert De Niro in the 1993 film "A Bronx Tale." Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's "Just Cause" with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne...
“ She played in A Bronx Tale and Belly. I would not mind seeing back on the big screen. ” - horne_jeffrey
“ I miss this dude he was turning into a good actor in the early 90s. In early 2000s, he messed up his life by breaking into someone home. Now, he is still serving time in jail. What a waste of talent. ” - horne_jeffrey