China Anne McClain is not your average 18-year old! She is special. Some of you may know her as Chyna Parks from the Disney show, 'A.N.T. Farm', or as Gabby Harrison from the comedy, 'How to Build a Better Boy'. Some of you may know her as the cute 12-year old kid who played Chris Rock's daughter in the 2010 hit, 'Grown-Ups'. If not any of these, you may know her as the core member of the Pop and R&B girl group, 'McClain'. Oh, and here is the icing on the cake: she has also picked up quite a few awards on her way to stardom! Now, that is an impressive track record, isn't it? Well, didn't we tell you that she's not a face in the crowd? Here is a brief account of the extraordinary feats of the extra-special McClain.
Blake Lively is an American actress most famous for her role of Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama series 'Gossip Girl', which ran successfully for six seasons straight. She comes from a family deeply rooted in the entertainment industry. She bagged the role of Bridget in the blockbuster movie 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' by just showing her photograph at the auditioning. She cemented her place in Hollywood with films like 'Accepted', 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee', 'The Town', 'Green Lantern', 'Savages', 'The Age of Adaline' and 'The Shallows'. She is also a successful model who has been the face of famous brands like L'Oreal and Gucci. Lively has already been nominated for numerous awards in her short career so far, and has won many of them. Known as a celebrity homemaker for her love for cooking and interior decoration, Lively has participated in various cooking workshops and has appeared in magazines featuring her cooking equipments and dishes. She is married to famous actor Ryan Reynolds and currently lives in Bedford, New York, with her husband and two daughters.
Any follower of country music would have heard the name of Billy Ray Cyrus. This talent from Tennessee struck gold with his very first album. However, he had to go through a fair share of struggles and rejections before making it to the top. Initially interested in baseball, he started learning the guitar at the age of twenty and he was confident enough to drop out of college in order to pursue a career in music. After refining his skills and furthering his reputation by performing in local clubs, his opening act for the iconic country singer Reba McEntire got him his first recording contract. Soon, his debut album followed, which propelled him into instant stardom. His intermingling of country music with rock, coupled with his singing, his on-stage charisma and his good looks made him the toast of the nation. However, the album's success also led to sky-high expectations from his subsequent albums, which he couldn't live up to. With his music career on a downward spiral, Cyrus smartly turned his focus to acting and was cast in a TV show, ˜Doc'. He has been alternating between making music and acting ever since. In an industry where excesses are the order of the day, Cyrus has retained his humility and morals and continues to be an inspiration to several aspiring musicians.
Christian Lalama is a Canadian singer, musician, YouTuber, and Musical.ly star who gained fame for his original and cover songs on both Musical.ly and YouTube. He started showing off his talent for music at the very young age of 10, when he participated and won the Q107.1 radio contest. The contest hosted by famous Canadian artist, Kim Mitchell, made him part of the ˜Kid Mitchell Band'. Simultaneously, he started to focus on his Musical.ly account and YouTube channel. His singing and piano skills have gained him a fan following of millions, making him one of the rising stars of the Canadian kid pop industry. ˜Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran' and ˜We Don't Talk Anymore “ Selena Gomez & Charlie Puth', are two of his most popular covers. Consequently, the young musician has also ventured into creating original music. ˜Tic “ Toc', ˜Helicopter', and ˜Beautiful' are some of his best original compositions. Besides music and live shows, Christian also creates vlogs on his channel to remain connected to his fans on a more personal level.
Tray Bills is a musical artist from Atlanta, US. He has a fan following across several social-media platforms. Besides music, he takes keen interest in acting and modeling. His taste in music is heavily inspired by the neighborhood he grew up in and the hip-hop culture that surrounded him. Tray rose to prominence with tracks such as 'Killin My Dab,' 'Chiraq,' and 'Who The Plug.' His music and his favorite tracks can be found on his 'SoundCloud' account. Tray owns two 'YouTube' channels. One of them is in collaboration with his friend and vlogger <a title='Chris Gilly' href='/famous/chris-gilly.htm'>Chris Gilly</a>, and the other one is his individual channel. Both the channels host similar content.
Selfie-taking Instagram personality who also features solo pictures of himself taken by others and pictures with friends on his marcgomeezzz account.
Kel Mitchell is an American actor, comedian, dancer and rapper known for his film roles and the Nickelodeon comedy sketch series ˜All That'. Kel started his acting career as early as the age of 12 with ETA Creative Arts Foundation and rocked the stage with his comedy and serious performances in the Chicago theatre circuit. At the age of 14, he landed up Nickelodeon's Kid series ˜All That', where he used his acting chops to the fullest and became one of the most sought after young comic actors. Soon after that, the roles started pouring in and one big break came in form of ˜Mystery Man', a satirical superhero film starring Geoffrey Rush and Ben Stiller, and just like that, Hollywood welcomed this great powerhouse of a talent. He didn't limit his talents to acting in TV shows and movies. He has also been a voice actor for many comedy animation films and has also appeared in a number of music videos, such as Kanye West's ˜All Falls Down'.
Thomas Oliveira is a Brazilian-American YouTube star best recognized as the CEO and owner of the renowned gaming channel Faze Clan. Popular as FaZe Temperrr/ iiTeMpeR among his fans, Oliveira has today emerged as one of the most subscribed to gaming YouTubers. With over 5 million subscribers on his channel, he is extremely talented when it comes to gaming. He also owns a second channel on which he posts games, vlogs, reactions, and other fun entries. Although Oliveira is already successful on the social platform, he strives to reach even greater heights. He loves his audience and enjoys entertaining them. This is why the Brazilian-American YouTuber makes interesting and engaging gaming content. Besides YouTube, he has millions of followers on Twitter as well. As for now, he has over 1.37 million followers on his Twitter handle. On a personal note, he is a fun-loving guy and an avid lover of dogs.
Bryana Salaz is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 12. Belonging to a military family, she credits her background for her mental toughness and resilience that she thinks is very important to survive in the highly competitive environment of the entertainment industry. Having participated in many singing and talent contests from a young age, she feels that she now has the confidence and the experience to pursue singing as a career. Having acted in musical plays and appeared in commercials from a young age, she is inclined to pursue both music and acting simultaneously as career.
It is true that talent and innovativeness can set any man's career soaring high and Tim Burton is no less. Blessed with a great acumen for imaginativeness coupled with excellent drawing skills, Burton soon converted his passion and hobby into his career and had no looking back since then. A graduate of California Institute of Arts, he started his career by taking up the position of an apprentice animator at the Walt Disney studios. However, this was just the beginning of his super illustrious career as he set forth to make a mark as a director, producer, writer, poet and stop motion artist in the American film industry. In his four decades of career, he came up with dark, gothic, macabre and quirky horror and fantasy films. Adding to the dark gothic setup is the effective use of musical interludes which is prominently seen in almost all his films. Most of his films focuses around a misunderstood outcast and include characters who distrust the protagonist. As of 2012, he has directed 16 films and produced 12 films. Some of his super successful films include ˜Pee-wee's Big Adventure', ˜Batman', ˜Batman Returns', ˜Planet of the Apes', ˜Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and ˜Alice in Wonderland'.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying the iconic role of the spy, ˜James Bond' in movies. He was raised in poverty and started working at an early age to support his family. He had a keen interest in bodybuilding and took part in a bodybuilding competition which changed the course of his life. He was appreciated for his muscular built and was suggested to audition for a role in a musical. He got the part and decided to make acting his profession for the rest of his life. He starred in some minor roles in films and television programs along with his work in theatre. The big break of his life came when he was approached to play the role of a British secret agent, James Bond, in movies based on novels by Ian Fleming. He played it with extreme sophistication and style which made him an overnight star. He was much appreciated for his portrayal of this legendary character and established a tremendous fan following all over the world. Apart from it, he also starred in other productions which were critically as well as commercially quite successful. He is still one of the most charming and charismatic actors in the industry, with a sense of gratitude for his audience, who turned him from an ordinary person to an unforgettable superstar of all times.
Abraham Mateo is a Spanish pop singer-songwriter and actor. Abraham started singing at the age of 3 and began taking vocal lessons around the same time. He also learned to play guitar, flute and the piano. From the age of 7, Mateo started winning prizes for his extraordinary vocal skills. He was also awarded the ˜Revelation Prize' at Spain's national music contest for kids, when he was only 9. He was barely 11 when ˜EMI Music Spain' signed him, after he was discovered by the record label's producers on ˜YouTube.' He released his debut album ˜Abraham Mateo' in 2009. He has given hits, such as ˜SeÃ±orita,' ˜Loco Enamorado,' ˜HÃ¡blame Bajito,' and ˜Se AcabÃ³ El Amor.' He has performed at countless sold out shows with artists such as ˜One Direction,' Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, 50 Cent and Alejandro Sanz. He has also appeared in several TV show, including ˜Dias Sin Luz' (2009), ˜Dreamland' (2014), and ˜Massa Fresca' (2014).