Tupac Shakur, better known by his stage name 2Pac, was a highly successful rapper and actor known for his violent and shocking lyrics that earned him many fans as well as critics. Born into a family notorious for their brushes with law, he had no contact with his biological father until he was an adult. Violence was nothing new to the youngster whose mother was imprisoned while pregnant with him. It is no surprise that his music was replete with references to ghettos, street violence, sex, gangs and other social problems he faced while growing up. At the beginning of his career he worked for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground as a roadie and backup dancer. Eventually the talented young man released his solo debut ˜2Pacalypse Now' which generated considerable controversy due to the violent nature of its lyrics and became very popular primarily due to this very reason. Even though professionally he was becoming successful, his life became entangled in violence and he had frequent rifts with the police. In addition to his music career, he had also acted in some films. He was a voracious reader and a big fan of Shakespeare. His blooming career was cut short by his brutal death in a drive-by shooting.
Calvin Broadus, famously known by his stage name ˜Snoop Dogg', is an American rapper and actor who became one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s. Although he has received much recognition as a singer, Snoop has also appeared in numerous films and television dramas throughout his career. Born in the United States, he enjoyed singing and rapping from a young age but was jailed several times as a teenager in cases of drug possession before he decided to pursue a career in hip-hop seriously. Eventually, his talent was spotted by the famed producer-rapper Dr. Dre, and Snoop's debut album ˜Doggystyle' was released which introduced him to the world of music. With singles such as Who Am I (What's My Name)? and Gin and Juice, he became famous for his laid-back rapping style and his name became synonymous with gangster rap of the 1990s. Over the years, he has continued his success with numerous hit albums such as ˜The Doggyfather', ˜No Limit Top Dogg', ˜R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece' and ˜Doggumentary'. In his illustrious career, Snoop has also appeared in numerous movies and has been a frequent guest on television shows. Throughout his life, he has also been accused of several criminal activities but was later acquitted of all the charges. An exemplary artist, his music and trouble with the law have kept him in the headlines ever since the beginning of his career
Tejano performing artist who sold over twenty-one million albums and earned a Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American Album for Live! in 1994. She was murdered by <a title='Yolanda Saldivar' href='/famous/yolanda-saldivar.htm'>Yolanda Saldivar</a>, the former president of her fan club who she had previously fired for embezzling money.
David Walliams is an English comedian, actor, and author who shot to fame for his partnership with <a title='Matt Lucas' href='/famous/matt-lucas.htm'>Matt Lucas</a> on ˜Little Britain', a British character-based TV sketch show. He has also been judging ITV ˜Britain's Got Talent' from the last four years. He began his career in showbiz when he was 24 and struggled for a few years before finally tasting the success he desired. After ˜Little Britain' helped him establish himself, he went on to gain more popularity for writing and starring in two series of the British sitcom ˜Big School', where he portrayed the role of a chemistry teacher Keith Church. His portrayal of Tommy Beresford in the BBC series ˜Partners in Crime' also earned him acclaim. Walliams is also a well-known writer of children's books. His books have been translated into 46 languages, and more than 12.5 million copies have been sold. He has been the fastest growing author for children's books in the UK. His literary style has often been compared to that of Roald Dahl, whom he admires. He has also featured in 13 films till date. Walliams has been active in charity work as well, and has raised funds for Sport Relief by swimming and cycling. He received a special award in recognition of his efforts for charity. Lead singer of The Bluetones, Mark Morriss, wrote a song, ˜Fade In/Fade Out', in honor of Walliams' achievement.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an actor and singer who first entered the world of show business as the lead singer of the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. His band released the song ˜Good Vibrations' which became a No.1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album ˜Music for the People' was also a big hit. Growing up as the youngest of nine children in a broken home, he was exposed to drugs and violence from a young age. He was in serious trouble with the law by the time he was 16; he was charged with attempted murder at such a young age and jailed for his involvement in a savage assault. Sensing that he had hit rock bottom he vowed to rise above a life of crime and become a respectable individual. His brother Donnie who had a successful boy band called ˜New Kids on the Block' introduced him to music. Music literally rescued the young Mark from a life of drugs and violence and gave him a new purpose in life. Motivated by his success as a musician he forayed into acting and made his debut in the 1993 TV movie ˜The Substitute'. He also launched a line of sports nutrition supplements called ˜Marked' before entering the world of films.
Amanda Louise Holden is a British actress, singer, and TV presenter. She is best recognized as a judge on the reality competition show, ˜Britain's Got Talent'. On television, she has also appeared in several American and British programs, such as ˜Wild at Heart', ' Kiss Me Kate', 'The Grimleys,' 'Hearts and Bones', ' Ready When You Are, Mr McGill', 'Big Top', ˜Smack the Pony', ˜Celeb' and ˜EastEnders', to name a few. As a television presenter, she has presented/co-presented various shows like 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards', 'The Door', 'Dispatches: Exposing Hospital Heartache', 'Give a Pet a Home' and 'I've Got Something To Tell You'. The British actress has also acted on stage, most notably in the plays 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and 'Shrek the Musical'. She has also done a few films including ˜Intimate Relations' and ˜Virtual Sexuality'. Talking about Holden's accolades, she was awarded with ˜WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award' under the category ˜Best Actress in a Musical' for her performance in ˜Shrek the Musical.'
Jared Leto is an actor cum musician who was critically praised for his portrayal of the heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in the film ˜Requiem for a Dream'. He began his acting career in a cameo appearance in the television sitcom ˜Camp Wilder' before moving on to more substantial roles. A major television breakthrough came in the form of an offer to play Jordan Catalano in the teen drama ˜My So-Called Life' which ensured that the hitherto little-known actor got noticed. Desiring to further his career he made his entry into Hollywood with the film ˜How to Make an American Quilt'. However, it was his role in ˜Prefontaine' which earned him critical acclaim as an actor and enabled him to bag leading roles in the future. One of the most challenging roles he has ever played was that of drug addict Harry Goldfarb in ˜Requiem for a Dream' for which he received rave reviews. Deciding to explore his musical streak, he formed the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars with his brother Shannon Leto and some friends. The band experimented with progressive metal, alternative rock, hard rock, emo, and synthrock in their music. Their lyrics were full of philosophical and spiritual allusions reflecting the style of their idol Pink Floyd.
Elon Musk is one of the greatest and most prolific modern inventors and is responsible for monumental advancements in futuristic technology like renewable energy and space travel. Many of his innovations seem to be right out of a science-fiction movie, but throughout his career he has brought about huge scientific breakthroughs. After making his first fortune from the internet payment service ˜PayPal', he invested $100 million in his space travel company, ˜SpaceX' and began building satellites, launch vehicles and other spacecraft both for NASA and for his own company, creating new milestones with his privately funded spacecraft. Many of his revolutionary ideas and inventions focus on space travel, renewable energy, commercial electric cars and other technologies, that look to a future where fossil fuels and other resources may be in shorter supply. His futuristic and visionary ideas have won him both scientific and philanthropic recognition and awards. The pop culture sometimes portrays him as a sort of real life super hero, dedicated to providing worldwide solutions to international problems. Musk looks to the future, hopes for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe and continues to plan far-reaching futuristic goals such a human colony on Mars. Scroll down to learn all about this illustrious personality.
David Tennant is a well-known Scottish actor and voice actor known for his roles of the Tenth Doctor in the British TV series 'Doctor Who', Alec Hardy in the crime drama series 'Broadchurch', and Kilgrave in the Marvel web TV series ˜Jessica Jones.' He also had a role in the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', the fourth film in the popular Harry Potter movie franchise. Born in West Lothian, Scotland, he decided to become an actor at a very early age, after being inspired by the British sci-fi series ˜Doctor Who'. He used to act during his school days as well. He also started taking Saturday classes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to hone his skills and frequently collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After appearing in small but challenging roles in several stage productions and TV series, he eventually bagged his first major role in the drama series ˜Takin' Over the Asylum.' In the ensuing years, he successfully established himself as a talented actor with powerful performances both on the small and the big screen.
Kelly Hyland is a popular American TV star best known for participating in the famous reality show ˜Dance Moms'. Since her appearance on ˜Dance Moms', Kelly Hyland has become popular on social media with a million followers on ˜Instagram' and over 558,000 followers on ˜Twitter'. Her official ˜Facebook' page reflects a fan base of 74.5 K, where she generally keeps her viewers in tune with various events in her life. Her daughters, <a title='Brooke' href='/famous/brooke-hyland.htm'>Brooke</a>, and Paige, were participants on Lifetime's dance reality series from the first to the fourth season. Kelly was majorly known to be an outspoken mother on the show, who was protective and supportive of her children's choices. Kelly is a trained dancer and was trained by Abby Lee Miller for eight years before becoming a cheerleader. In season four of the show, Kelly got involved in a quarrel with Abby and a result of this she, along with her daughters, was dismissed from the show.
English-born American rapper known for his "super villain" stage persona. He's popular for hits such as "Rhymes Like Dimes," "DOOMsday," and "Rapp Snitch Knishes."
Jeff Kinney, born as Jeffrey Patrick Kinney is an American Author, cartoonist, game designer, and producer. He is best known for authoring the ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series that features many children's books like ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules', ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw', ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel', ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days', ˜Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book' and ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever', to name a few. Kinney is also the creator of Poptropica, a kid-oriented website. He is the designer of many online games as well. In addition to these, he has also served as the executive producer of the feature films that are based on his ˜Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series and has even acted in them. The American children's author also owns a bookstore and cafÃ© in Massachusetts. On a personal note, Jeff Kinney is a happily married man and a father of two handsome sons.