Charlize Theron is a former model and was an aspiring ballerina whose career came to a halt after a knee injury. However, an unexpected encounter brought her in the world of acting and she went on achieve tremendous success including winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She is currently one of the world's highest-paid actresses.
Mike Trout is an American baseball player. An eight-time MLB All-Star, Mike Trout is widely regarded as one of the best Major League Baseball (MLB) players of the current generation and one of the best young players in baseball history. He is also one of the most popular American sportsmen, with endorsement deals worth $2.5 million in his kitty
Canadian professional ice hockey player Sidney Crosby is the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, he made his professional debut in 2005. Immediately rising to stardom, he has continued to impress the audience with his powerful gameplay.
Taissa Farmiga is an American actress whose performance in horror TV series like American Horror Story earned her a reputation as a scream queen of the current generation. She is also credited with bringing the famous character Raven to life with her impressive voice-acting skills.
DeMar DeRozan is an American basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. A four-time NBA All-Star, DeRozan has also been an important member of the United States national team, helping the team win gold medals at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
American actor Michael Shannon was born into a family of academicians and then decided not to follow in the footsteps of his parents due to his passion for acting. Also a musician, Michael Shannon is credited with forming an indie rock band called Corporal.
David Duchovny is best known for his Golden Globe-winning roles of FBI Agent Fox Mulder in the sci-fi series The X-Files and Hank Moody in Californication. He is an environment enthusiast and advocates for the use of electric cars. He has released music albums, written books, and recorded audiobooks.
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, born in August 1963, was the infant son of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who died just a little over 39 hours after his birth. Patrick was born prematurely, with hyaline membrane disease (HMD), now known as infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS).
Bruce Dickinson is an English singer-songwriter best known for his association with the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. An important member and lead singer of the band since 1981, Dickinson is famous for his energetic stage presence and wide-ranging operatic vocal style. Also an aircraft enthusiast, Dickinson is credited with creating Cardiff Aviation, a pilot training and aircraft maintenance company.
Maggie Wheeler is best known as Janice, Chandler’s girlfriend, from the iconic sitcom Friends. She was also popular as Linda in Everybody Loves Raymond and as Anita Warrell in Ellen. She also voiced Steelheart in the series Silverhawks and appeared in movies such as The Parent Trap.
Harold Perrineau is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as The Matrix franchise and Romeo + Juliet. For his portrayal of Thomas Cole in the 1995 independent film Smoke, Harold Perrineau received the Independent Spirit Award nomination under the Best Supporting Male category.
World renowned stage magician James Randi, better known by his stage name, The Amazing Randi, had been drawn to magic while recovering from a bicycle accident. He later dropped out of high school to become a road magician. He is also fond of debunking theories of paranormal activity.
Edgar the Peaceful reigned as the King of the English for more than 17 years. His reign was noted for its stability as he consolidated his predecessors' work. His coronation at Bath in 973, which was the pinnacle of his reign, forms the basis for the present-day coronation ceremony.
Jordan Cameron is a former American football player who represented The Cleveland Browns and The Miami Dolphins at the National Football League. Although he started playing basketball at Brigham Young University, Cameron decided to go back to his first love football after redshirting his freshman year. He then went on to sign a $15 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Carlos Vives is a Colombian actor, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his fusion of pop music and traditional Colombian musical styles, such as champeta, cumbia, vallenato, and porro. Carlos Vives has won important awards like the Grammys, Latin Grammy Awards, and Premios Nuestra Tierra. In 2020, he was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.
A shy kid, Hans Matheson hated school and, on the insistence of his mother, joined a drama school. The Scottish actor is best known for his roles in Doctor Zhivago, Sherlock Holmes, and Tess of the D'Urbervilles. He loves playing the guitar, harmonica, and violin, and often travels by train.
Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning geneticist M. S. Swaminathan is best known for his contribution to the Indian Green Revolution. Featured on Time, he introduced high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice seedlings to Indian farmers. He is also known for his administrative work as part of the Indian civil services.