American professional basketball player, Stephen Curry, plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association and is considered to be one of the greatest shooter in NBA history. His three-point shot is said to have revolutionised the basketball game. He has many records to his credit and his team has won couple of NBA championships.
Simone Biles is an artistic gymnast. Having won a combined total of 30 World Championship and Olympic medals, Biles is the world's third-most decorated gymnast and the most decorated in America. Regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time by some, Simone Biles continues to inspire several aspiring gymnasts around the world, especially gymnasts from the black community.
A woman of many talents, Sasha Grey is an American actress, author, musician, and former pornographic actress. Grey's journey from the pornographic industry to the mainstream film industry has been quite inspirational. Also a well-known DJ, Grey is credited with co-founding the now-defunct industrial music band aTelecine. An openly bisexual star, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.
Regarded as one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the previous century, Quincy Jones is known for his work with other legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. As the first African-American to find success at the Academy Awards ceremony, Quincy has influenced a host of black musicians and songwriters.
A British film icon, Michael Caine is one of the highest grossing box office stars. His filmography is extensive with numerous acclaimed performances. This includes Ipcress File, Hannah and Her Sisters, Educating Rita, Sleuth, The Quiet American and Inception. The esteemed actor, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, is also a bestselling author with eleven published books.
Daniel Gillies is a Canadian-New Zealander actor. Despite being born into a family of medical professionals, Daniel Gillies decided to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Although he initially had to work as a waiter and dishwasher, Gillies chose not to give up and eventually established himself as an actor.
Billy Crystal is an American actor, filmmaker, television host, comedian, and singer. He is credited with hosting the Academy Awards nine times. In recognition of his contribution to the American entertainment industry, Crystal has been honored with six Primetime Emmys, a Mark Twain Prize, and a Tony Award. Also a philanthropist, Crystal has worked with non-profit organizations like Comic Relief.
Considered one of India’s most influential and best actors of all time, Aamir Khan is known for his interesting choice of films, which are well-crafted, entertaining and commercially successful. They mostly have a social message and are appreciated both by critics and the people. Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, PK and Dangal are some of his acclaimed films.
If you love characters, such as Tintin from The Adventures of Tintin and Thing from Fantastic Four, then you probably know that Jamie Bell is the guy who played those characters to perfection. Despite being an English actor, Jamie Bell has had quite an impact in the American film industry. He is also known for his dancing skills.
Comedian, actor, and producer, Brian Quinn, is best known as a member of the comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. As part of the troupe, he appears in the comedy series Impractical Jokers. The group also posts comedy sketches on YouTube, Myspace, and Metacafe where they have millions of views. Quinn suffers from depression and talks about his struggles openly.
Antoni Porowski is a Polish-Canadian TV personality, actor, author, and chef. He served as the food and wine expert in the Netflix series Queer Eye. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He is a self-taught cook. He was named the Sexiest Reality Star on People's annual list in 2019.
Megan Follows is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Anne Shirley in the miniseries Anne of Green Gables, for which she won a Gemini Award in 1986. Also known for her humanitarian work, Megan Follows travelled to Tanzania and Rwanda as a spokeswoman for World Vision Canada, a relief, advocacy, and development organization.
Merlin Santana was an American actor who played important roles on TV series like The Cosby Show and The Steve Harvey Show. He was shot dead at the age of 26 by Damien Andre Gates who was later convicted of first-degree murder. Merlin Santana's untimely death was mourned by several celebrities.
Corey Stoll is an American actor best known for playing Peter Russo on the popular political thriller television series House of Cards. As an actor who plays important roles, Corey Stoll has contributed to the success of popular films like Ant-Man, Midnight in Paris, Black Mass, and First Man.
Model and Instagram influencer Joselyn Cano, also known as "The Mexican Kim Kardashian,” had modeled for Lowrider magazine and appeared in quite a few videos, such as World Star Hip Hop's Valentine's Day Special. She also owned a swimwear line. She died due to a botched butt-lift surgery in 2020.
German scientist Paul Ehrlich is remembered for his contribution to immunology, which also won him a Nobel Prize. Known as the pioneer of chemotherapy, he also discovered the first-known treatment of syphilis. Born into a business family, he was introduced to the method of studying cells by his pathologist uncle.
Former US Navy Seal officer Dan Crenshaw is now a Republican politician and a US Representative from Texas’s 2nd District. The Harvard alumnus now wears an eye patch, having lost his right eye in an explosion in Afghanistan. In late 2021, he came under fire for stating his party had liars.
Best known for his History Channel show Ancient Aliens, Swiss ufologist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is a major supporter of the Ancient Astronaut Theory. One of the few people to have conducted alien-related expeditions to remote areas of the Earth, he was, surprisingly, a bodybuilding promoter in his early days.
Known for her busty frame and her dazzling smile, award-winning porn star Nicole Tyler, better known by her pseudonym, Eva Angelina, had entered the porn industry through a newspaper ad. She filmed her first sex scene just 3 months after turning 18. She is now a qualified real-estate agent.
Actor, singer, and DJ, Ansel Elgort, started taking acting classes as a child and made his debut when he was a teenager. Gaining international fame with his role in the film The Fault in Our Stars, he was named one of the best actors under 20 years of age. As a singer, he has released several singles.
Leonid Rogozov was a Soviet general practitioner remembered for performing his own appendectomy as he developed appendicitis while stationed at Novolazarevskaya Station; he was part of the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1961 when he developed appendicitis. The self-surgery, which was documented by Rogozov’s colleagues, resulted in a change of policy and health checks were made mandatory during such expeditions.
Canadian women’s rights activist Emily Murphy was part of The Famous Five, a group of women activists who launched the Persons Case to make women eligible to be part of the Senate. Murphy also served as the first police magistrate in Canada and the British Empire.
Wolfgang Petersen is a German film producer, director, and screenwriter. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed German filmmakers of all time, Petersen is credited with directing successful films like In the Line of Fire, Troy, and Outbreak. His 1981 West German war film Das Boot earned him two Academy Award nominations.