RuPaul Charles is perhaps the most famous drag queen in the US. Known for his cross-dressing personality, RuPaul has been in the entertainment industry since the 1980s. He is an actor, producer, model, singer, songwriter, and author. He is most famous for hosting the reality competition show ˜RuPaul's Drag Race,' which is still going strong and has welcomed various spin-offs, such as ˜RuPaul's Drag U' and ˜RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.' He has won two ˜Emmy Awards' for the show in 2016 and 2017. He also hosted ˜The RuPaul Show' on ˜Vh1.' The show ran for more than a hundred episodes. He has interviewed celebrity guests such as Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Bea Arthur, and the ˜Backstreet Boys.' RuPaul became an international personality after the release of his debut single ˜Supermodel (You Better Work)' from his debut album ˜Supermodel of the World' (1993). His other notable albums are ˜Foxy Lady' (1996), ˜Champion' (2009), ˜Glamazon' (2011), ˜Born Naked (2014)', and ˜American' (2017). He is an intense supporter of LGBT rights. He has also been named as one of the hundred most influential people of 2017 by ˜Time' magazine.
Jeremy Clarkson is a British journalist, TV broadcaster, and writer, better known as a motoring journalist. He became a known face after appearing as a presenter in ˜BBC's ˜Top Gear,' from 1988 to 1998 and then from 2002 to 2015. Born and raised in Doncaster, Jeremy belonged to an average English family. His early interest in cars led him to pursue a career in the field. He faced hard times in his teenage years. He was expelled from ˜Repton Public School' for bad behavior, following which he joined his parents' business of selling toys. He laid the foundation of the ˜Motoring Press Agency' in 1984, which helped him enter motoring journalism. He was later approached by publications such as ˜The Sun' and ˜The Sunday Times' to write motor reviews for them. His bold and controversial opinions on several brands made him a widely popular figure in motor journalism. He is known for his hatred of diesel cars, as he famously calls them Diseasel cars. Since his early days at ˜BBC,' he has played a significant part in his show's success.
Excellent dribbling action, powerful assists, accurate passes and impressive footwork made Diego Mardona rise up to the ranks, within a short period, to become the greatest football player of all times. Argentina's national hero and pride, this exceptionally talented young man was born to play the sport. As such, despite coming from a humble background with lack of financial stability, he made his way to the football field at the age of ten and made his professional debut by 16. His compact physique and great physical strength gave him the edge over other players and helped him achieve the pinnacle of success. In a career spanning over 21 years, he rose from being an inexperienced club player to the most coveted soccer player. He scored 34 goals in 91 international appearances. It was through his sheer display of brilliance on the field that he was awarded FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. He is the only player to appear sixteen times as the captain of a World Cup team, which in itself is a World Cup record. To know more about his life, playing career and timeline, read on.
Jane Marie Lynch is a renowned American actress who has impressed her viewers with her portrayal of casual and indifferent characters with a rare tinge of wit and humor. Apart from being an actress and singer, she has also donned the role of a host on various occasions. She has appeared in multiple acting ventures, many of which have been highly appreciated and applauded by the audiences. However, one truly notable role that made her all the more popular is that of Sue Sylvester in ˜Glee'. She has won various awards for all her good work and this endless list asserts her immense talent and potential. In the span of 56 years, she has been associated with numerous projects and even now she is working tirelessly. She has also worked as a voice actor and given her voice to multiple animated films, including Space Chimps, Shrek Forever After Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and Wreck-It Ralph. She has also been honored with the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' in television category.
He is the frontman of U2, and is well known for songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Beautiful Day." The group has won over 20 Grammy Awards and sold over 150 million albums worldwide. He is also a well-known philanthropist who has fought for issues in his home country of Ireland, Africa, and all around the world.
Angela Raiola aka Big Ang was an American reality television personality who was best known for appearing in the VH1 series ˜Mob Wives.' Her appearance in the reality show ˜Big Ang' and its spinoff ˜Miami Monkey' also garnered her considerable fame. Often referred to as a mob moll, Raiola was a woman who dated criminals and lived an opulent lifestyle. She was once herself convicted for her role in a narcotics deal and spent some time in jail. Owing to her links with gangsters and the mystery surrounding her persona, Raiola was one of the most talked about reality TV stars during her heyday. She had an enigmatic personality and was always the center of attention in parties, events, and shows. Although she was wealthy and lived a lavish lifestyle, she went through several ups and downs in her personal life. Towards the end of her life, she became ill with cancer and struggled with the disease for several months. Despite undergoing grueling treatments, she eventually succumbed to the illness in 2016.
Five times Grammy Award winning American actress and comedian, Kathy Griffin is one of the most talented and multifaceted comedians. She has made her audiences laugh merrily with her comedic skills and her laughter invoking discussions about Hollywood stars and celebrity blunders. Two times Emmy Award winner, Kathy Griffin is best known for her trademark rapid fire wit and her capability to fast-talk on any subject. She is also recognised for her ability to relate her experiences with celebrities in her stand-up comedy. She gained recognition and fame with her reality show, ˜Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List', which won her two Primetime Emmy awards. This feisty red-head began her career with the Los Angeles comedy group called, ˜The Groundlings'. After which she went on to audition for many roles and appeared in minor roles in movies and television shows. She is also an author of her autobiographical book, ˜Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin', which was one of the bestselling books that also featured on the New York Times Bestseller list.To learn more interesting and intriguing facts about her childhood, personal life and professional achievements in the field of movies, television and comedy, scroll down and continue to read this biography.
Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, director, producer and singer. He began his acting career with a series of films by maverick director Pedro AlmodÃ³var. Following a string of early projects with the director, he attracted international attention as an obsessed kidnapper in AlmodÃ³var's controversial, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!. He was introduced to American audiences in Madonna's documentary, Truth or Dare and The Mambo Kings. Proving that he was more than just a pretty face, the actor drew rave reviews for his performance as Tom Hanks' devoted lover in the Academy Award-winning AIDS drama, Philadelphia. Banderas quickly cashed in as an action hero in hits like Robert Rodriguez's ˜Desperado' and as the titular swordsman in ˜The Mask of Zorro', opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. He made his directorial debut with ˜Crazy in Alabama', a comedy-drama starring his wife, Melanie Griffith. He also took part in several family features, including Rodriguez's popular Spy Kids franchise and as the voice of Puss in Boots in ˜Shrek 2' and its subsequent sequels. For the first time in more than two decades, he reunited with AlmodÃ³var for the psychological thriller, ˜The Skin I Live In', delivering what some called his most compelling work in years. Handsome, charismatic and definitely gifted, he is indeed one of cinema's most popular leading men.
Colin Andrew Firth is an award winning actor best known for portraying King George VI in ˜The King's Speech' which won him an Academy Award along with several other honours. Blessed with broad shoulders, square face and an air of quiet dignity, Firth seems to the perfect man to play the leading male in period dramas. He loved acting from childhood and attended drama workshops from the time he was ten. By the time he was a teenager, he just knew that he had to pursue acting as a profession. Deciding not to pursue academic studies, he joined the National Youth Theatre where he made several acquaintances who would help him in his future career. In spite of his good looks and talent, success did not come easy to him. He started acting in stage productions and television during the 1980s though it would be years before he became a famous name. He finally got his breakthrough when he was selected to play Mr. Darcy in the television adaptation of Jane Austen's ˜Pride and Prejudice'. The show was a big hit both in the U.S. and U.K. and established him as a television star. Films like ˜The English Patient' and ˜Bridget Jones's Diary' made him an acclaimed film star as well.
One of the most talented British actors, Hugh Grant is among the Hollywood's most successful actors. Born in a modest family in London, he earned a scholarship to college and became a part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, which exposed him to the world of acting. He made his debut with the film ˜Privileged', while he was still a student. After his performance in the film was appreciated, he went on to choose a career in acting and abandoned his plans to pursue a Ph.D. He gained fame and acclaim with his role in the film, ˜Four Weddings and a Funeral', after which his career in the movies reached great heights, with a number of successful films. Some of his well-known films include, ˜Sense and Sensibility', ˜Notting Hill', ˜Bridget Jones's Diary' and ˜Music and Lyrics'. Hugh Grant has established himself as one of the ˜A list' Hollywood actors. He is best known for his effortless comic style and satirical comic timing.
Lisa Vanderpump is an English actress, restaurateur, and television personality. She is best known for her appearances in the shows ˜Dancing with the Stars', ˜The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and ˜Vanderpump Rules'. Born in London, Vanderpump spent many years in Monte Carlo and the south of France before she relocated to California. She had a successful career in Europe and since moving to the states, she has continued to establish her identity as a prominent businesswoman. Today, the English beauty owns several restaurants, clubs, and bars in Los Angeles and London, including The Shadow Lounge, Pump, Bar Soho, SUR and Villa Blanca. More recently, she took on the role of the editor-in-chief of the ˜Beverly Hills Magazine.' Vanderpump, who is extremely benevolent, is associated with numerous charities. Currently, she is in charge of her newly established foundation called Vanderpump Dogs. An advocate for the LGBT community, Vanderpump also serves as a spokesperson for GLAAD.
Julianne Moore is a talented American-British actress and an author. She is an acclaimed film and TV actress who is known for portraying strong female characters. As a trained actress from Boston University, she started her career with theater and then moved on to do splendid roles in TV series and movies. Her every performance won rave reviews. Her power packed acting fetch numerous awards including Golden Globe award, Emmy Awards and even an Oscar award in ˜Best Actress' category. She has also been honored with ˜Best Actress' awards in film festivals at Cannes, Venice and Berlin. She also donned the hat of a writer and wrote books for children about a character ˜frackleface strawberry'. Her book was turned into a series and has been listed as ˜New York Times Best Sellers'. She stays in New York City with her husband and two children.