Paul Walker was an American actor famous for his starring role in ˜The Fast and the Furious' franchise. He had also appeared in other popular movies such as ˜Varsity Blues', ˜Eight Below', ˜Timeline', ˜Into the Blue', ˜Joy Ride' and ˜Running Scared'. Born as the son of a fashion model, he inherited his mother's good looks, confidence and poise. Exposed to the world of show business as a toddler, it is not surprising that he developed an early interest in acting. He was just two when he began modeling and after a few years started appearing in television series in guest roles. He ventured into filmdom as a teenager when he bagged a role in the horror/comedy ˜Monster in the Closet' and there was no looking back. He effectively left behind his television days and soon gained a reputation as a popular teen star. His roles in the coming-of-age films like ˜She's All That' and ˜Varsity Blues' made him a well-known face and he was able to easily make the transition to more mature roles. He received the opportunity of a lifetime when he was chosen to play Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film ˜The Fast and the Furious' which established him as a highly successful Hollywood star. The life of this talented actor was tragically cut short in a fatal car accident in 2013
Jason Nash is an American actor, writer, comedian and YouTube personality. In the world of digital media, there are only a very few creative people who have made it far enough to be considered a celebrity, and Jason Nash is one among then. Starting off with stand-up comedy and being a semi-finalist on the ˜Last Comic Standing', Jason has come a long way and achieved quite a name and fame for himself in the online media arena. Frustrated of the system which lacked originality, he took the matter in his own hands and took to internet, where there was no censorship and nobody to stop him or guide him. Talent somehow finds its own way and today, he has more than a million online followers. He has confessed that he wanted to be a filmmaker like Woody Allen. Jason is also known for his highly popular web series titled ˜Jason Nash is Married', which is often dubbed as the most successful web series of all times. Ever since he showed up on the horizon of the entertainment industry, he has sold ideas to MTV and made online series for GQ, Regal Cinema's ˜Date night fails' and comedy central.
Heidi Klum is a German-American model, television host, actress and business woman. She originally wanted to be a dancer but persuaded by her friends, she applied for the contest, ˜Model 92', in her native Germany and was lucky enough to win the competition that paved way for a successful career in modelling. Apart from being a model, she also explored her talent in acting and has made appearances in films like ˜Blow Dry' and ˜Ella Enchanted'. She has also made her appearance in television sitcoms like˜How I Met Your Mother', ˜Yes, Dear', ˜Spin City' and ˜Sex and the City'. As a designer, she has launched, ˜A Pea in the Pod' and ˜Motherhood Maternity', in the maternity lines and jewellery collection for QVC called, ˜Wildlife'. She has explored her avenues as an entrepreneur by her association with HKNB, widely known as ˜New Balance' and made available a line of women's wear on amazon.com. She has also proved her might as a singer by releasing her single, ˜Wonderland', which became a great hit. She is a philanthropist who served as an ambassador in the 2011 Trick-or-Treat campaign. She also works for ˜International Red Cross', ˜American Red Cross' and the ˜Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation'. She also sings in concerts to raise money for humanitarian causes.
Born in London, England, Kate Beckinsale was exposed to films and acting from a very young age with both her parents being actors. A bright student at Oxford University, Beckinsale finally quit university to concentrate on her acting career. Debuting with ˜Much Ado about nothing', she was finally noticed by the critics and the audiences for her performance in the BBC television comedy movie ˜Cold Comfort Farm'. Thereafter, she appeared in several films and finally moved to USA for her big break in Hollywood. Appreciated for her role in ˜The Last Days of Disco', Beckinsale finally found fame with the commercially successful film ˜Pearl Harbor', where she starred alongside <a title='Ben Affleck' href='/famous/ben-affleck.htm'>Ben Affleck</a>. The film paved the way for a brilliant career and there was no looking back. Soon, she became hugely famous for her action role in the ˜Underworld' series directed by her husband. With several successful movies, Beckinsale has made a mark in Hollywood and the critics have praised her many times for her impeccable performances. Living now in Venice, California with her daughter, she has interesting projects in her kitty and still has a long road to travel in the world of entertainment! Scroll further for more interesting information on this personality.
Pharell Williams is an American singer and songwriter who gained fame for his Oscar nominated hit song ˜Happy'. Also a record producer and film producer, he produced the 2016 biographical drama film ˜Hidden Figures'. The film, which was based on a book of the same name, turned out to be a huge hit and won several awards such as the ˜Hollywood Film Award' and also gained three Oscar nominations. A successful businessman as well, Williams has been involved with several corporations such as ˜Adidas', and ˜Moncler'. He has been a music enthusiast since he was a child. Along with his friend Chad Hugo, he started performing from an early age and soon they formed a record production duo named ˜The Neptunes'. As a producer for rap artists such as ˜Ol' Dirty Bastard', and ˜Jay-Z', ˜The Neptunes' soon came to popularity. They also became known for their work in ˜Justified', which was the debut studio album of popular American singer Justin Timberlake. Williams' solo debut studio album ˜In My Mind' was released in 2006. Debuting at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, it is amongst his most successful works. In 2014, he released a second album, ˜Girl', which also turned out to be a huge hit.
Tyra Banks is an American former supermodel, actor, author, producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. She is best known for creating, producing and presenting the long-running reality television series 'America's Next Top Model'. She also created and hosted the twice Emmy winning daytime talk-show, 'The Tyra Banks Show', for five years. Banks, who gained recognition as a supermodel, originally wanted to be a writer or producer working in the film industry. Being teased by her older brother as well as her peers for her disproportionate body shape and dark skin color, she hardly ever imagined modeling as a career option until she was encouraged by a classmate and became aware of her potential. Despite initial discouragement from professionals, she eventually bagged a high profile modeling assignment after a French scout spotted her. She went on to model for every leading clothing line and was featured on the covers of prestigious magazines like 'GQ' and 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue' as the first black woman. Over the years, she has dabbled at everything from writing, singing, acting, to teaching. However, it is her genuine personality, rather than her outward beauty, that helped her make into 'TIME' magazine's list of most influential people.
He captivated audiences as Rick in The Walking Dead, and was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Actor in 2013.
A prodigious child, Harris was bitten by the acting bug early in his life. Not the one to prolong his desires, he put his first foot into the professional world of acting right after graduating from school. Spotted by playwright Mark Medoff, he soon found himself a role in the movie, ˜Clara's Heart'. His brilliance at acting and outstanding artistic effort got him roles after role. He became a household name with the ABC's show, ˜Doogie Howser, M.D. It was followed by numerous films and television offers and a busy schedule. He was seen acting in ˜The Next Best Thing', ˜Undercover Brother', and ˜Starship Troopers'. Harris not just ruled television and films, but was a star at the theatre as well with numerous Broadway stage plays and musicals. Over the course of time, he has worn the hat of the director as well and rendered his voice to various animated film. It is due to his exceptional acting skills and talent that he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011.
Seth Macfarlane is a popular American personality who has made his mark as a television producer, singer, lyricist, actor and film maker. Though his works are spread over different genres, he principally focusses on comedy and animation. Animation has been a passion for him since childhood; he began drawing cartoon characters when he was as young as two years old. This interest earned him work as a cartoonist with a local newspaper when he was only nine years old. Seth Macfarlane is also known to give frequent talks at various renowned universities across USA; a few of which are Stanford University, Harvard University, George Washington University, University of Texas and University of Toledo. He is a strong supporter of gay rights and has a strong commitment to humanist values and equal marriage rights for all. In his personal life, Seth Macfarlane is passionate about music and finds time to nurture this interest. His kind of music primarily includes traditional pop, jazz, swing, and big band. He is also a trained pianist. Seth Macfarlane has English, Irish and Scottish lineage.
James Joseph Parsons, popularly known as Jim Parsons, is an American actor best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the popular comedy series ˜The Big Bang Theory'. This role has not only earned him international prominence but also won him several prestigious awards. The show, which airs on CBS, is directed by Mark Cendrowski, and is centered on four geeky characters living in California whose lives change after a waitress and an aspiring actress move into an apartment across theirs. Born in Houston, Texas, in the United States, Parsons developed an interest in acting at an early age. Inspired by shows such as ˜Three's Company' and the ˜Cosby Show', he was soon determined to be an actor. After completing his graduation from the University of Houston, he soon moved to New York, where he initially worked in theater. After playing supporting roles in the show ˜Judging Amy' and the film ˜Garden State', he reached the peak of his career with his role in ˜The Big Bang Theory.' He has won several awards throughout his career which includes four Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Teen Choice Award.
Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques, better known by the shorter version of his name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican reggae artist and dancehall who rose to fame with his Grammy award winning album ˜Dutty Rock'. Born into a family of athletes, sports were his first love. He was a talented swimmer and athlete who had represented his country's national water polo team as a youngster. He was academically very gifted and attended some of the best educational institutes in his country and earned a degree in hotel management. He was also a music lover from childhood and soon his desire to create music overpowered his athletic and academic aspirations. He began rapping at local bars and clubs where his talent got him noticed by the producer Jeremy Harding who later became his manager. Soon he released his debut album ˜Stage One' which peaked at No. 2 on the Top Reggae Albums chart. His second album, ˜Dutty Rock' was an even bigger success and established him as a rising reggae superstar. Till date the rhyme singer has sold over 10 million copies of his albums worldwide and has spawned several No. 1 hits. However, he remains down-to-earth and modest about his success, a feature that endears him further to the millions of his fans.
Influential rap artist whose 1994 debut album, Illmatic, is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. MTV listed him as the fifth Greatest MC of All Time.