Actress Jenna Fischer is best known for her role in the NBC sitcom, The Office, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She was interested in performing from a young age and studied theater in college. Entering the entertainment industry in the late 1990s, she struggled for a while before making a name for herself as an actress.
One of the most popular and decorated British-American actresses, Rachel Weisz is the recipient of many awards, such as the Academy Award. One of the most beautiful actresses, she has been featured on several magazine covers. In 2010, Rachel Weisz was named the global ambassador for L'Oréal. She has also served as fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez's muse.
American actor Bryan Cranston became a household name when he starred in the hit television series Breaking Bad. He won four Primetime Emmy Awards for the role. Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle and Sneaky Pete are some of his other notable series. He has also worked in many films and has received critical acclaim for movies like Trumbo and The Upside.
Wanda Sykes is an American actress, writer, and comedian. In 2004, Sykes was named in Entertainment Weekly magazine's list of 25 funniest people in America. Also known for her role as an activist, Sykes has been emceeing fundraisers and hosting events to tackle issues concerning same-sex marriages. She is also an ardent supporter of the Ruth Ellis Center.
Peter Sarsgaard is a versatile American actor known for his work on stage, films, and TV series. A world-renowned actor, Peter is equally good with women and has dated several good-looking women like Dita Von Teese and Shalom Harlow.
Tobias Menzies is an English actor. Over the years, Menzies has contributed immensely to the British film, TV, and theatre industries. He was also part of one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. His fine acting performance has earned him Golden Globe nominations among many other honors.
Country singer Townes Van Zandt is remembered for his melancholy and lyrical tracks. His hits such as Pancho and Lefty and To Live Is to Fly have influenced many artists of subsequent generations. He struggled with depression and spent a considerable part of his life in cheap shacks and motels.
Rik Mayall was an English comedian, actor, and writer. A pioneer of alternative comedy, Rik Mayall's approach to sitcom and creativity inspired a generation of comedians. Widely regarded as one of the greatest comedy performers of all time, Rik Mayall received several posthumous honors after sudden and untimely death at the age of 56.
Nicéphore Niépce revolutionized science by inventing heliography and made the first permanent photographic image. He had initially been part of Napoleon’s army but had to quit due to his failing health. The Niépce Prize is awarded to a photographer every year in France, in his honor.
Michael Eisner is an American businessman. From 1984 to 2005, Eisner served as the chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company. For his contribution to the American entertainment industry, Eisner was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012, he was made an inductee of the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Born to professional tennis players, Czech-American tennis legend Ivan Lendl has eight Grand Slam titles under his belt. Known for his topspin groundstrokes, he later turned coach and was responsible for three Grand Slams of Andy Murray. Lendl also has a few Celebrity Tour golf wins in his kitty.
Vanessa Ponce is a Mexican beauty queen and model. In 2018, she became the first Mexican to be crowned Miss World and the oldest winner in the history of the competition thus far. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Vanessa Ponce is currently working on a project called Na Vili, which aims at helping the children of Mexican day laborers.
Anna Magnani was an Italian actress best remembered for her real-life portrayals of characters and explosive acting. In 1956, Magnani became the first Italian ever to receive an Academy Award when she won the award for her portrayal of Serafina Delle Rose in the 1955 film, The Rose Tattoo. She had also won other prestigious awards like the Silver Bear.
Billionaire businessman John C. Malone is currently the chairman of Liberty Media, Liberty Global, and Qurate Retail Group. Previously, he was the CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). He is also believed to be the largest private landowner in USA. He established the Malone Family Foundation and has given away millions of dollars in charity, especially to educational institutions.
Author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis was part of the literary Brat Pack. A skilled satirist, he often repeats the same characters in his novels. Some of his bestselling works include Less Than Zero and American Psycho, and four of his novels have been adapted into movies.
The son of renowned astronomer William Herschel, John Herschel was educated at Eton and Cambridge and grew up to be a polymath. Apart from contributing to the field of photography, he was known for cataloguing and naming stars and satellites. He briefly also served as the Master of the Royal Mint.
The second-born daughter of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Lucilla was married off to his father’s co-ruler, Lucius Verus, who was twice his age. After both Verus and Aurelius died, Commodus, Lucilla’s brother, came to power. Though Lucilla was politically conscious, she was eventually executed in her early 30s for plotting the murder of Commodus.
David Baltimore is an American university administrator and biologist. He is currently serving as President Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He won the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries concerning the interaction between the genetic material of the cell and tumor viruses. In 1999, he was honored with the National Medal of Science.
Thomas Hayes is a Norwegian-British DJ and actor best known for his portrayal of William Magnusson in the popular teen drama streaming TV series, Skam. Thomas Hayes has also appeared in several music videos of popular artists like Alan Walker.
Janet Guthrie created history when she became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 races. An adventure lover from the very beginning, she was interested in planes and parachutes since her teens. She also excelled in physics and worked as an aerospace R&D engineer.