Keanu Charles Reeves, a Canadian actor known for his nobility in the Hollywood film industry, is a humble and down to earth actor who does not shy away from sharing his success with the co-actors and the crew of his movies. The gentle actor famously gave away most of his earnings from the blockbuster trilogy ˜The Matrix' to the special effects and costume designer team of the movie because he felt that they were the real heroes of the movie. He also gave away the opportunity to earn millions just so his production team could afford ace actors for his movies like Al Pacino for ˜The Devil's Advocate' and Gene Hackman for ˜The Replacement'. Reeves had an emotionally instable childhood because his father left him and his mother when he was only 3 years old and his mother went on to marry three more times after that. He travelled along with his mother to Sydney, New York and Toronto before he decided to leave for LA for good to start his acting career at the age of 15. Reeves has given many blockbuster hits like: ˜The Matrix'. The Matrix Reloded', ˜The Matrix Revolutions', ˜The Devil's Advocate', ˜Speed', ˜Constantine', etc. He is a recluse and tries to stay away from the media and enjoys ballroom dancing and surfing more than anything. He has faced many tragedies in his life like the birth of his still born daughter ˜Ava', death of his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Syme and the death of his dear friend and actor River Phoenix. Recently, Reeves made his directorial debut with the movie ˜Man of Tai Chi' in 2013.
Jack Barakat is a popular Lebanese-American guitarist who gained popularity following his guitar performance within his well acclaimed band All Time Low. Founded back in 2003 as NeverReck, the band was started by two music enthusiastic school friends - Jack Barakat and Marc Shilling. Barakt soon roped in a drummer, Yanni Giannaros, and another school friend (now lead vocalist at All Time Low) <a title='Alex Gaskarth' href='/famous/alex-gaskarth.htm'>Alex Gaskarth</a> into the group. The band started out by visiting songs by pop punk bands such as Blink-182 as well as, writing and composing their own songs. The Maryland quartet that started off as a nerdy school band, transformed into an official band named All Time Low in 2004. The all-boys band got their first successful break after the release of their very first studio album The Party Scene in 2005. Thereafter the group went on to enjoy the success & stardom with several songs that grabbed the #1 spot on the US charts.
Moe Sargi is a Lebanese YouTuber known for uploading challenge and prank based videos on his self-titled channel. He is also a gamer who uploads gameplays on his side channel titled 'Moe Plays'. He remains in front of the camera most of the time, filming and entertaining his audience. He has always enjoyed entertaining people and as a full-time YouTuber, he has built a career out of his passion. Talking about his channels' popularity, Sargi's main channel has successfully earned over 1 million subscribers and about 129 million views as of April 2018. His gaming channel has amassed over 80k subscribers and 690k views. Besides YouTube, Sargi is also famous on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. His strong fan base on social media and the love and support of his fans mean the world to him. He feels grateful for all his subscribers as they motivate him to come up with more funny and entertaining videos. On a personal note, Sargi is a very warm, friendly, and down-to-earth person. He loves to hang out with his family and friends in his free time.
Nancy Ajram is a Lebanese pop folk singer and multi-platinum recording artist. Born in Lebanon to a Maronite Catholic, she developed a flair for music at a young age. At the age of eight, she appeared at a singing contest for kids on national television in Lebanon. At the age of twelve, she participated in a Lebanese reality television competition, ˜Noujoum Al-Moustakbal, ("Stars of the Future"), where she won a gold medal. Subsequently, she started focusing on her voice and also took theory lessons, which led to the release of her first studio album as a teenager. Although her first two albums achieved moderate success, it was her lead single ˜Akhasmak Ah' and third studio album ˜Ya Salam' which gained her much popularity in the Arab World. The following year, she released another international best-seller ˜Ah W Noss', which cemented her pop icon status in the Middle East. Her 2008 album ˜Bitfakkar Fi Eih' showcased mature vocal abilities like never before and she won her first World Music Award as Best-selling Middle Eastern Artist. She has released several studio albums till date, along with other chart-topping singles and two children's albums. Although her reception has been generally positive, she has faced criticism for being portrayed as a sex symbol in the Arab world. A leading philanthropist and humanitarian, she is the perfect epitome of a modern woman who is loved for her liberal thinking and delightful singing
Maher Zain is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and musician, originally from Lebanon. He is best known for his music albums ˜Thank You Allah' and ˜Forgive Me.' He was born in Tripoli, Lebanon, and moved with his family to Sweden when he was 8 years old. Although his father himself was a singer in Lebanon, Maher knew that it was not going to be easy for him to be part of the hip-hop music scene. He ventured into music at a very early age, after he got a keyboard at the age of 10. He learned to play the keyboard himself. When he got into school, he spent nights with friends, learning to make music. In 2005, he was introduced to Swedish music producer RedOne. In 2006, RedOne moved to the US and Maher followed suit. In 2009, Maher released his debut album, ˜Thank You Allah.' The album resonated with the youth, especially in Muslim countries. The album became a major success, and the succeeding albums, ˜Forgive Me' and ˜One,' also became popular. He has a major fan following in Malaysia, where he was the most-Googled personality in 2010.
Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American former professional basketball player and coach currently affiliated with the Golden State Warriors. He won the NBA championships five times as a player, three times with the Chicago Bulls and twice with the San Antonio Spurs, as well as three times as the head coach of the Warriors. Born and raised in the Middle East, Kerr attended Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was a player for the Palisades Dolphins. In college basketball, Kerr played for the Arizona Wildcats. In 1988, he began his professional career with the Phoenix Suns before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He spent three seasons with them and one season with the Orlando Magic before joining the Chicago Bulls. Kerr played an instrumental role in garnering the Bulls their second championship. In 1999, the Spurs acquired him from the Bulls and subsequently won the championship, making Kerr one of two players to have four successive NBA titles. After a season-long stint with the Portland Trail Blazers, Kerr finished his playing career with the Spurs in 2003. Since retirement, he has been a television analyst, and from 2007 to 2010, the general manager of the Suns. In 2014, he joined the Warriors as the head coach.
English pop singer known for his platinum-selling album Life in Cartoon Motion. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Love Today" in 2008.
Serj Tankian is a renowned musician and lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning rock band, ˜System of a Down'. Apart from being known as the lead singer of this famous rock band, he is also the record producer of ˜Serjical Strike Records', musician, poet and political activist. Through his career, he has released five alums with the band, ˜System of a Down' and has additionally released three solo albums as well. When Tankian is not performing or recording songs in the studio, he dons his creative hat and pens poetry. His first poetry book, ˜Cool Gardens' established him as a successful poet as well. An ardent political activist, Serj Tankian founded an organization ˜Axis of Justice' aimed to motivate the youths' interest in politics. His feelings for human rights, genocides, animal rights and social justice have helped contour his lyrical style for music and have also helped shape his personality.
Lebanese singer and actress who released the successful debut album Houwa El-Zaman. She appeared in the film Sea of Stars.
Amal Clooney, born Amal Ramzi Alamuddin, is a Lebanese-British barrister, human rights activist and philanthropist. A graduate of Oxford University and New York University School of Law, her long and accomplished career in the fields of international law and human rights have won her international acclaim. Her high-profile clients have included several nation-states, including the country of Armenia in its fight for recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish government. Amal Clooney became engaged to and married American actor George Clooney in 2014, instantly becoming a household name in popular culture. Years before this, though, she was already well-known and respected in legal circles for consistently representing her clients with skill and success. The scope of her work ranges from tackling social justice and human rights issues to representing several multinational corporations in their negotiations and court actions regarding government regulation. As of 2015, she is a barrister”one type of legal representative in British courts”at London-based Doughty Street Chambers.
Passionate Arabic singer who released her first album, Baddy Doub, in 1999. She would go on to win the Murex d'Or award for Best Female Artist, an Arabic Music Award for Best Video Clip, and multiple World Music Awards for Best Selling Artist.