Popularly known as "His Airness", or "Air Jordan", Michael Jordan has won the hearts of millions of fans with his famous dunk shot. The basketball legend, showed a knack for the game, from the time he was in school. Having won several awards in college for his prowess, he decided to compete in the 'NBA Championships' at the age of twenty-one. Though not chosen on the best 'NBA' teams, this talented player gave it his all as a member of the 'Chicago Bulls'. This athlete proved to be a match-turner, changing the fate of his team with his talent. From a losing team, 'Chicago Bulls' began winning most of their matches, and finally emerged victorious for six consecutive championships. This remarkable player is considered a treat to watch, and though he retired on two occasions, every time he returned, it was to mesmerise the spectators. From 'Chicago Bulls', he moved on to the 'Washington Wizards', first serving as President of Operations, and then as a player. After his final retirement, he took over the 'Charlotte Bobcats' as a part-owner, with a majority hold in stakes. From then on, he has gone on to be the only billionaire athlete in history. To know more about his life and works read on
Considered one of the most successful actors of all time in terms of box office draw and recognition, Johnny Depp has formed a solid bond with moviegoers spanning multiple generations due to his ability to fully absorb himself into an assortment of dynamic characters. The talented actor's real life story is filled with equally surprising twists and turns at par with the plots of some of the movies he's starred in throughout his career. During his early years, Depp had musical aspirations; however, it wasn't long before he discovered the allure of the big screen. The versatile actor emerged from his teen idol days to find success in a string box office hits. His unique ability to bring characters to life has included high profile collaborations with top directors and a lucrative relationship with the Disney team in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series. While he has established a solid reputation for knowing what moviegoers want, Depp has also a penchant for choosing projects based more on the challenge of the role rather than the potential for box office success. He has managed to find just the right balance between choosing roles for the true love of becoming absorbed into a character's world to reprising familiar roles with renewed enthusiasm. To know more about the life and works of this virtuoso actor read on
Brad Pitt is a renowned American actor who started out with insignificant roles in Hollywood movies. Displaying an interest in acting since a very young age, the actor dropped out of college to pursue a career in the showbiz world. After minor acting stints in movies like '21 Jump Street', 'Cutting Class', and 'Happy Together', he got his big break in 'Legends of the Fall'. Playing the lead role within a talented ensemble cast, including the famous Anthony Hopkins, his performance was well-received. He then acted in the Morgan Freeman-starrer 'Seven', gradually making a name for himself in the film industry. His acting career has been a mix of ups and downs, but over the years, he has proved his mettle to the world, and now is a sought-after actor. His major hits have been movies like 'Fight Club', 'Ocean's Eleven', its sequels, 'Troy', 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'The Departed', 'Babel', and 'World War Z'. This famous actor also has his own production house, 'Plan B Entertainment', which has produced some impressive movies. Other than acting, he has lent his voice to several animated characters, including 'Sindbad' and 'Metro Man'. This actor has impressed the world, not just with his acting calibre, but also the social causes that he advocates and regularly contributes to
The American singer, actress, model, and producer, Whitney Houston is one of the world's most successful female entertainers of all time. Having been exposed to a family with a musical background, the naturally talented beauty became inspired to sing and play the piano at an early age. She entered the entertainment industry by touring nightclubs with her mother, while singing and modeling, until eventually signing her own recording contract and coming out with her debut album. This musical introduction would not only become her best-selling studio album to-date, but would earn her a Grammy, thrusting her into super-pop-stardom, followed by a string of Hollywood film features and production efforts. Throughout her career, she released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, winning her various awards. Her powerful voice, spirit, and beauty redefined the image of a soul artist. As much as the renowned singer was an international icon and inspiration to females, emerging recording artists, and the community, she also faced some personal challenges that would impair her influential status. From drug addictions to a troubled relationship with husband Bobby Brown, Houston's reputation was painted with a series of eventful ups and downs before she ultimately succumbed to her tragic death
John Phillip Stamos is an actor cum musician who is a major television celebrity in the U.S. with shows like ˜Full House' and ˜General Hospital' under his belt. Initially he had an image of the quintessential bad-boy with his boyish charms and raw sex appeal though later on he worked hard to shed off this image by taking on more serious roles. As a teenager he used to work in his parents' fast food restaurant and also used to play drums in his school's marching band. He was just 15 when he announced to his parents his intentions of pursuing a career in acting and music which they fully supported. The young man got his first break when he was cast as Blackie in the soap opera ˜General Hospital'. He was much loved in this role and this paved the way for more substantial television and movie roles in future. His portrayal of Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House made him an overnight heartthrob and established his reputation as a major television star. Along with acting, he branched into the musical theatre making his Broadway debut as an emcee in 1995. He is also a skilled musician who can play several instruments like drums, guitar, keyboard and bass.
Greg Paul is a well-known social media personality who is best recognized as the father of social media stars <a title='Logan' href='/famous/logan-paul.htm'>Logan</a> and <a title='Jake Paul' href='/famous/jake-paul.htm'>Jake Paul</a>. On Instagram, he holds about 596k followers. He has a modest fan following on Twitter as well, with about 104k followers. In addition, the American social media star also holds a YouTube channel and has hundreds of thousands of subscribers on the social platform. Paul is also a licensed realtor and commercial roofer. On a personal note, he loves the outdoors. He likes to spend his leisure time with his wife and sons. Paul is a funny guy in real life. His sense of humour is highly appreciated by both his family members and fans. He is a doting father and is also incredibly proud of his sons who are doing a great job on various social media platforms. With his positive attitude and energy, Paul is sure to garner more fans and admirers in the coming future.
Lisa Kudrow is an American actress best known for her role in the television sitcom ˜Friends'. Her portrayal of Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom not only won her many awards, but also made her a much recognized face in American television. Along with being an actress she is also a writer and producer. Born to a physician father and a mother who worked as a travel agent, there was nothing in her early life to hint about the career path she would ultimately chose and succeed in. A good student who did well in the sciences at school, she initially aspired to follow in her father's footsteps and venture into medicine. She studied biology in college and worked with her father for a few years. She seemed destined for a career in research but life had other plans for her. At the urging of an acquaintance, she ventured into acting while continuing to work for her father as a medical researcher. Eventually she realized that acting was her true calling and decided to become a full time actress. Smart, talented and passionate, she bagged several television roles which made her a well-known face in American show business. Her career touched new heights following the success of ˜Friends' and it was not long before she started appearing in movies as well.
Kevin Chamberlin is an American actor best recognized for his theatrical performances in the plays ˜Seussical', ˜Dirty Blonde', ˜Triumph of Love' and ˜The Addams Family'. He is also famous for portraying the character of Bertram Winkle on the Disney Channel's sitcom ˜Jessie'. Besides these, the actor has appeared in a number of other TV and web series like ˜Heroes', ˜Law and Order: Special Victims Unit', ˜Frasier' and ˜Grace and Frankie', to name a few. As far as his silver screen projects are concerned, Chamberlin has acted in tons of movies including ˜Trick', ˜Die Hard with a Vengeance', ˜Lucky Number Slevin', ˜In & Out', ˜Letters from a Killer' and ˜Suspect Zero'. Coming to his awards and honors, the American actor has been nominated several times for the Tony Award as well as the Drama Desk Award for his performances in ˜Dirty Blonde,' ˜Seussical' and ˜The Addams Family.' On personal note, Chamberlin is openly gay.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, popularly known as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. One of the leading pop stars of the 1980s and 1990s, he won a Grammy for best album of the year in 1987. Rising to fame as one of the music duo Wham!, which he formed when he was a teenager, he achieved his first worldwide hit in 1984. Since then, he had scored a number of hit singles and albums. He also achieved success as a solo artist with his debut solo album ˜Faith'. He was one of the best-selling music artists of his era, registering sales of more than 80 million records worldwide as a solo artist. Growing up in and around London, he developed a passion for music at an early age. While in high school, he and his friend Andrew Ridgeley bonded over their love for pop music. Both dropped out of school and started a band which was short-lived. But soon they landed a recording deal and named themselves Wham! After several successes with Wham!, he broke away from the group to pursue a solo career. As a solo artist, he bagged his first Grammy Award for a duet with Aretha Franklin. On the personal front, he had had a few encounters with the law. A great philanthropist, he had contributed considerable time and money to various charities. He died of heart and liver diseases in 2016, at the age of 53.
Former ˜Saturday Night Live' star, Mike Myers has successfully managed to make the move from television to films. He is best known for his Austin Power series of films, through which he gained immense success and worldwide acclaim. Born in Ontario, Canada, to British parents, Mike Myers began his career in the entertainment industry as a child star. By the age of eight he had appeared in a number of television commercials. After he graduated from high school he began appearing on Canadian TV shows and later joined the Second City Theatre, an improvisational comedy group in Chicago. Soon he made his debut as an actor in the comedy film, ˜Wayne's World'. His first Austin Power series of film was ˜Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery'. The subsequent films include, ˜Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me' and ˜Austin Powers in Goldmember'. He has also played voice roles in the series of ˜Shrek' films. He is a passionate footballer and is also a Dungeons & Dragons player, which is a fantasy role playing game.
Humorous talkshow host known for hosting Late Night from 1993 to 2009. He hosted The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien for a year before becoming the host of Conan on TBS in 2010.
Known best for creating and heading the ROBLOX internet games corporation, this software and technology entrepreneur also founded a company called Knowledge Revolution and served as Vice President of MSC Software.