Eminem was born in Missouri, but his formative years were influenced by his life in the neighbourhood of Detroit. Having developed a passion for rapping, at a young age of fourteen, he began by attending local open-mic competitions with friends Mike Ruby and Proof. As he grew up, he formed a group of rappers called 'D12', which became quite popular with audiences. Soon, he caught the attention of famous record producer, Dr. Dre, and the two formed a long-lasting professional relationship. With Dre's assistance he released successful albums like 'The Slim Shady LP', and 'The Marshall Mathers LP'. His albums have all been roaring hits, making him one of the biggest sensations in the rap industry. Most of this rapper's songs are based on his personal struggles with his family members and in his career. This is considered by many as the USP of his albums, making them close to his fans' hearts. He has often run into trouble with lawmakers, sometimes due to violence, on other occasions because of substance abuse. However, what remains most controversial is the kind of lyrics he uses in his songs. He is known for his explicit use of words, often sending out aggressive signals. Yet, this famous rap artiste has managed to win the hearts of critics and followers alike, bagging fifteen 'Grammy Awards' for his songs
Dwayne Johnson is professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in the fantasy adventure film, ˜The Mummy Returns'. A highly successful professional wrestler before making his foray into films, Johnson is also famous by his ring name, ˜The Rock'. Born into a family of wrestlers, it comes as no surprise that he too made a name for himself in the sport. Athletic and inclined towards sports from a young age, he used to participate in many sporting activities as a school student. He played football for his high school and was also a member of the school's track and field and wrestling teams. He was a promising footballer and received a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle. He was hopeful of making it big as a professional footballer when an injury put a full-stop to his football ambitions. Though disappointed, he did not let this incident demotivate him and instead decided to become a wrestler. His father, a professional wrestler himself, began training the young man. Eventually he made his WWF debut and established himself as a successful wrestler. Due to his popularity coupled with his rugged good looks he started receiving offers from Hollywood studios and he began his acting career with the movie, ˜The Mummy Returns'.
Also known as Biggie Smalls, he is considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He first rose to fame with the release of his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, which made him an East Coast hip-hop icon and won him a Billboard Music Award for Rap Artist of the Year in 1995.
Celebrity family member and public figure who is recognized for being the mother of popular TikTok creators Charli and Dixie D'Amelio.
GloZell Lyneette Simon, popularly known as GloZell Green, is an American internet personality who became famous through her YouTube videos, which are mostly comedies and song parodies. Having performed at the World Famous Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and several other such venues, she has also performed on shows such as ˜Showtime at the Apollo', and ˜The Dr Oz Show.' She established her YouTube Channel in 2008 and most of her early videos were ˜translations' of pop songs, like ˜Tik Tok' by Kesha, and ˜Rude Boy' by Rihanna. Later, she began parodying popular music videos as well. She first became popular in 2011, after her vlog was mentioned by actor Elijah Wood during an interview. In 2012, she took part in the cinnamon challenge, an internet food challenge, where one had to eat a spoonful of ground cinnamon in a minute. Not only her video went viral, but it also got ranked on The Guardian's ˜Viral Video Chart'. She also released two singles in 2013. She gained a lot of attention in 2015, after her interview with the then US President <a title='Barack Obama' href='/famous/barack-obama.htm'>Barack Obama</a> which was hosted at the White House. In 2016, she played a lead role in the webseries ˜Escape the Night.' Along with the rest of the cast, GloZell won the Streamy Award for best ensemble cast.
Sofia Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress and model who started her acting career as a co-host of a couple of Spanish-language television shows on UnivisiÃ³n. Steering through a lot of hardships to achieve success, Sofia proved that hard work and perseverance pay off in the end. She is most famous for playing the role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the ABC series 'Modern Family', which brought her numerous award nominations. She also did significant roles in movies like 'Chasing Papi', 'Four Brothers', 'Meet the Browns', 'Madea Goes to Jail', 'The Smurfs', 'Happy Feet Two', 'The Three Stooges', 'Machete Kills' and 'Hot Pursuit'. She has been the top-earning actress on US television for three years and ranked 32nd on the Forbes' list of most powerful women in the world. She has modeled for a number of brands and products, and has launched her own clothing line and jewelry collection. She is married to Joe Manganiello and currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her son from her first marriage, Manolo. She is a cancer survivor and has created a foundation to help families in Colombia cope with cancer.
7-foot center commonly known as Shaq who was a 3-time NBA Finals MVP, 15-time All-Star selection and 4-time NBA Champion. He was drafted 1st overall by the Orlando Magic in 1992, then went on to win the NBA MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 as well as three straight NBA Championships before helping the Miami Heat win the franchise's first ever NBA Championship in 2006.
Very few Hollywood actresses have been as lucky as Cameron Diaz, who got the opportunity to make her Hollywood debut with the big-budget mega hit movie ˜The Mask'. The movie catapulted her career and she reached the heights of stardom and went on to appear in box office hits such as ˜My Best Friend's Wedding'. With her enchanting looks, blue eyes and blonde hair, Diaz won the heart of millions of people around the world and was soon hailed as a powerful performer. She delivered brilliant performances in movies like ˜My Sisters Keeper', ˜There's Something About Mary' and ˜Vanilla Sky'. She has also made appearances on ˜Saturday Night Live', ˜Top Gear' and was a guest judge for the television show ˜The X factor'. Diaz began her career in the entertainment industry as a young model, who by the age of sixteen had already appeared in popular commercials, for brands like Calvin Klein and Levi's. With her stellar performances, this Californian beauty has established herself as one of the A-listers in Hollywood. She has also been voted the best looking female star by many prominent magazines. To learn more interesting facts about her childhood, personal life and professional achievements, scroll down and continue to read this biography.
Billy Joe Armstrong is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist. His interest in music developed from a very young age. His father was a jazz musician and bought him his first guitar and thus his tryst with music began. When he was five-year-old, he recorded his first song ˜Look for Love'. He learnt to play the guitar from George Cole for almost ten years. He also learned to play the drums, piano, harmonica and mandolin. He formed a band called,˜Sweet Children' along with childhood friend <a title='Mike Dirnt' href='/famous/mike-dirnt.htm'>Mike Dirnt</a>. Two years later, they formed the band ˜Green Day' along with other friends. ˜Green Day's' most famous hit is the rock opera, ˜American Idiot' which fetched them many awards and was also made into a Broadway musical in which Armstrong himself acted. ˜Green Day's' other albums include ˜Kerplunk' and ˜Dookie'. He has penned the lyrics for a number of songs,for singers like Penelope Houston and bands like ˜Rancid'as well as˜The Go-Go's'. He is the co-owner of the recording company, ˜Adeline Records'.
Paul Donald Wight II, more popular by his ring name, Big Show, is an American actor and professional wrestler currently affiliated with the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A native of South Carolina, he was doing odd jobs when he met Danny Bonaduce, who later introduced him to Hulk Hogan. Wight's in-ring presence deeply impressed Hogan who mentioned his name to several of his colleagues, including World Championship Wrestling Vice President Eric Bischoff. In 1995, he made his professional wrestling debut in WCW under the ring name, The Giant. During his tenure in the promotion, he became part of the New World Order (nWo) stable, which virtually controlled the WCW content in the late 1990s. In February 1999, Wight left WCW for their biggest competitor, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and adopted the ring name ˜Big Show.' In the ensuing years, Big Show emerged as one of the most successful and influential professional wrestlers in the history of sports entertainment. He has been the WCW World Heavyweight Champion twice, the WWF/WWE Champion twice, WWE's World Heavyweight Champion twice and the ECW World Heavyweight Champion once. Wight made his debut as an actor in the 1996 release ˜Reggie's Prayer' and has since appeared in various other films, including ˜The Waterboy', ˜MacGruber', and ˜Countdown.'
Gabrielle Union is a popular American actress, activist and author who is noted for her roles in various films and television series. She began her career as a model and went on to obtain minor acting roles in some of the most popular sitcoms and teen-comedies of the 1990s. She made her breakthrough through her roles in the acclaimed medical drama series ˜City of Angels' as well as the 2002 film ˜Bring It On'. Union received wide critical acclaim for her role in the film ˜Neo Ned'. She is also an author and entrepreneur, having her own clothing line as well as a range of cosmetics and watches. Her book ˜We're Going To Need More Wine' was judged the ˜Best Book by a Black Author' for that year. She is an activist and advocate for survivors of assault. She has also campaigned for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and President Barack Obama.
Missi Pyle is a popular American actress known for her roles in films like ˜Big Fish' and ˜50 First Dates', and television series, such as ˜Mad About You', ˜Friends', ˜Two and a Half Men', ˜My Name Is Earl' and ˜2 Broke Girls.' She loves to sing as well and was once a part of the country-rock band ˜Smith & Pyle.' Versatile and talented, Missi Pyle has a long list of successful films and television series under her kitty. She started her career towards the end of the 1990s and experienced great success in the following decade. She has given outstanding supporting performance in many successful films and television shows. Furthermore, she has ventured into theatre and the web media as well. Pyle's tryst with singing began while she was filming ABC's comedy pilot ˜Travelling in Packs'. During this time, she first met Shawnee Smith. She revealed to Smith her long-cherished dream of being in a rock band. Almost immediately, Smith gave her the opportunity by creating the country-rock band Smith & Pyle in Los Angeles, California. Their debut album ˜It's OK to Be Happy' was recorded under their own record label. Though disbanded today, Smith & Pyle helped realized Pyle's dream of becoming a successful singer.