Will Smith is an extremely popular American actor, who began his career as a rap artist, teaming up with turntabler DJ Jazzy Jeff and beat boxer Ready Rock C. He was known to be a bright student hailing from the Philadelphia's 'Overbrook High School', who decided against attending college, so that he could pursue a career in music. He was successful as a singer, and is also a 'Grammy Award' recipient. At the age of 25, this young man ventured in movies, and debuted with the famous movie 'Six Degree of Separation'. From then on, there was no looking back for this talented young star. Appearing in movies like 'Independence Day', 'I, Robot', 'Enemy of the State', and 'Ali', he proved his mettle to the entire world. His power packed performances showed versatility and promise that this star was here to stay. In the opinion of many directors, the actor was like a breath of fresh air and essayed emotional roles with as much ease as he would portray an action hero. Amongst his several brilliant films, ˜Men in Black' a sci-fi comedy, was one movie that became a roaring hit with moviegoers all over the world. The popularity of the first movie inspired the sequels in the ˜Men in Black' series, which were lauded by fans and critics alike.
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor and producer of remarkable versatility, involved in film, musical theatre, and television. After getting a start in films and television in his native Australia, his role as Curly won him recognition outside Australia while he was catapulted to stardom portraying Wolverine in the blockbuster hit X-Men, a role he reprised over the course of his career in sequels like X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In between, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the romantic comedy, Kate & Leopold, and played a computer-hacking criminal in the thriller, Swordfish. After starring in Christopher Nolan's, The Prestige, and Darren Aronofsky's, The Fountain, he joined fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann for the rather extravagant romantic epic, Australia. A veteran of the musical stage, Jackman was a natural fit to serve as host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards, while also starring in the long-awaited adaptation of Les MisÃ©rables. He has lent his voice to many animated characters and has hosted the Tony Awards three times, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, and the 81st Academy Awards. In addition to this Emmy, he has won two Tonies and a Golden Globe.
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer counted among the highest earning singers in history. Highly popular not just in her native Canada, but all over the world for her soulful and melodious voice, she is best known for singing ˜My Heart Will Go On', the main theme song of the 1997 blockbuster film ˜Titanic'. The song peaked at No. 1 in several countries across the continents including Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia and made her one of the most sought after singers in the world. This was the kind of fame and success even Dion herself would not have envisioned decades ago when as a little girl she was growing up in a large, poverty-stricken family. Talented and ambitious from a young age, she always dreamed of becoming a singer one day. As a child she began performing at the small club her parents operated and composed her first song in collaboration with her mother and brother at the age of 12. This song grabbed the attention of music manager Rene Angelil who was so touched by her voice that he mortgaged his home to finance her first record. His intuition proved to be right, and soon Celine became a major star in Canada. Gradually her popularity spread to other parts of the world and today she figures among the best-known international singers.
Melissa Gisoni is a well-known American reality star who became famous for participating in the series ˜Dance Moms' with her two daughters, <a title='Maddie' href='/famous/madison-ziegler.htm'>Maddie</a> and Mackenzie. She made her initial impression in season one of the dance show and continued for six seasons, till she exited from the show to give her children an opportunity to diversify their careers. Today, both her girls are celebrities in their own right at a tender age. They have gone on to become models and actors who have a number of brand endorsements and television serials to their credit. Melissa has also appeared in a few music videos and TV serials after leaving the show. She comes from a humble background and has taught her children to remain grounded despite their early rise to fame. Her first marriage broke up, which, some say, is due to the pressures of participating in ˜Dance Moms'. Later, she married Greg Gisoni and slowed her pace of life by leaving ˜Dance Moms' and concentrating on the careers of her daughters, who are celebrities today. Melissa is a perfect example of a mother who has made sacrifices for her children in order to groom them to be better human beings.
Famous as the father of social media stars Charli and Dixie D'Amelio. He has been featured on NBC News with his family, promoting his two daughters.
Tony Hawk is a former American skateboarder and actor. He was one of the most influential skateboarders of the modern times. His tryst with skateboard began at the age of nine, when he got his elder brother's blue fiber glass skateboard. Little did anyone know that this little boy would become one of the pioneers of vertical skateboarding in the coming years. He used to practice at the now-defunct Oasis Skatepark at the age of 12, performing maneuvers well beyond his age. He attracted numerous visitors as he performed spectacular maneuvers. As a child, he was hyperactive and the skateboard was an outlet for his excess energy. By the time he was 16 years old, he had become a professional skateboarder. With time, he was able to start his own skateboarding company called ˜BirdHouse,' along with compatriot Per Welinder. He also initiated his own series of video games, 16 titles of which have been released since 1999. Through his own YouTube channel called Ride, he hosts various shows and has teamed up with several artists and musicians who have been inspired by skating. He has started the Tony Hawk Foundation for building skateparks for the underprivileged.
Terry Crews is a former American footballer player turned actor who became well-known for his roles in several popular television sitcoms and game shows besides films. Crews played in the ˜National Football League' as a defensive end and linebacker. He ended his rather mediocre career in football to pursue an acting career that proved more profitable. He made his debut in the early 2000s and followed it up with quite a few other appearances that got him public attention and recognition. He also appeared in a number of television shows, including a highly-popular reality show and his own reality series starring his entire family. As a model in television commercials for a popular brand of aftershave, he won the hearts of a lot of people. Crews has emerged as a vocal supporter for women's rights and is an activist against sexual atrocities, striking an emotional chord with his audience by sharing the experience of abuse that his family suffered at the hands of his violent father. The ˜Time' magazine included him in the list of people named ˜Person of the Year' in 2017 for his courage in sharing with the public his experience of sexual assault.
siKylie Ann Minogue, the pride of Australia, is a renowned singer-songwriter and an actress. She started her career at a very young age with Australian television series like: ˜Skyways', ˜The Sullivans', ˜The Henderson Kids' and ˜Neighbor'. It was ˜Neighbor' that helped put her on the centre stage when an English record company decided to give her a break. She has given many hit albums to the world, like: ˜Kylie', ˜Kylie Minogue', ˜Fever', ˜Rhythm of Love', ˜Body Language', etc. She has worked in many movies as well. Her concerts are considered to be iconic and she is a style icon all over the world. Her energy and conformability in sexually portraying herself has led people and media to constantly compare her with Madonna. Where Madonna is known as the ˜Queen of Pop', Kylie is called the ˜Princess of Pop'. She has been a victim of breast cancer and fought with it bravely and survived. After her recovery she made it a point to talk about her fight with cancer to the media to give more courage and inspiration to the people struggling with cancer.
Owen Wilson is an actor cum screenwriter who is famous for his collaboration with the film maker <a title='Wes Anderson' href='/famous/wes-anderson.htm'>Wes Anderson</a> with whom he has worked on several projects. Wilson and Anderson had met while they both attended the University of Texas and began their career by writing the screenplay for ˜Bottle Rocket'. The movie was directed by Anderson and starred Owen and his brother Luke. The movie bombed at the box office but drew the attention of critics and got positive reviews which helped launch the duo's careers. As a youngster he was a big troublemaker at school and was expelled for stealing a teacher's notebook. Growing up as the middle child with one elder and one younger brother, Owen was always on the lookout for some mischief that would set him apart from his brothers and get him his parents' attention. But once he entered the world of films the loving brother took along both his siblings with him to Hollywood. With his distinctive crooked nose, smooth comedic style and deadpan humour he soon found himself an unlikely candidate for comedy films like ˜The Cable Guy'. Soon he was acting in a number of commercially successful films, many of which he also co-wrote. Along with his successful career, the actor is also famous for his link-ups with several beautiful women.
Guy Ramsay Ferry, better known as Guy Fieri, is a man of many talents; he is a restaurateur, author, game show host, and television personality. He started making a mark in the American hospitality by opening a chain of restaurants in different cities of California in collaboration with others. Presently, he is the co-owner of three restaurants in California and licences his name to two restaurants, one each in Las Vegas and Baltimore, under the brand ˜Guy Fieri's Kitchen and Bar'. After earning recognition as a restaurateur, he attempted to make his presence felt in the small screen segment of the entertainment industry. Based on a videotape he had sent to the organizers of the reality food show, ˜Next Food Network Star', he was selected as a contestant in the program's second season, which he ultimately went on to win. Thereafter, he hosted a self-titled cooking show, ˜Guy's Big Bite' which continues to be aired on ˜Food Network'. He also hosts the popular food show, ˜Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives', in which he showcases local eateries of America. Fieri has co-authored a few recipe books as well as written a recipe book independently.
LL Cool J is a ground-breaking hip-hop artist, most celebrated for popularizing hip-hop music all across the globe. The double-Grammy winner fought against domestic violence in his childhood to emerge as a child-prodigy and started composing tracks by the age of 11. Dealing with childhood abuse toughened him up, something which is reflected in his powerful and hard-hitting lyrics. He signed with a new Record Company, ˜Def Jam Recordings', and was single-handedly responsible for its success. He continued his relationship with the company for 23 years, producing 13 albums in the process. Despite his prospering music career, LL Cool J was not one to get complacent or rest on his laurels and instead, tried his hand in a new field, acting. His acting career had a slow start, but in time LL Cool J established his credentials as an actor with a string of power-packed performances in films as well as TV shows. LL Cool J has also displayed his versatility, as he started a music record label, started his own clothing line and also co-authored four books. Despite an immensely successful career, LL Cool J remains a devoted husband and father and continues to be a music icon.
Marco Antonio Muniz, popularly known as Marc Anthony, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record and television producer. He was born and brought up in New York City in a Spanish Harlem. He started singing for freestyle and Underground New York house music gigs. It was when Anthony released his first Spanish album ˜Otra Nota' that he was noticed by the world and soon after that, after the release of his many Spanish and English albums and hit singles, he was established as the most popular tropical salsa artist of all times. He has been nominated for the Grammys for six times and won two Grammys for ˜Contra La Corriente' and ˜Amar Sin Mentiras'. Anthony has acted in many movies as well like ˜Man on Fire', ˜In the times of the Butterflies' opposite Salma Hayek and ˜El Cantante' opposite Jennifer Lopez. He was married to his old friend singer/ actress Jennifer Lopez for 8 years and has two twins with her.