One of the most decorated English actors of his generation, Colin Firth has had a major impact in both British and American film industries. Also one of the most bankable actors, his movies have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. Also renowned for his activism, Colin was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list in 2011.
Arnold Palmer was an American golfer who won 62 PGA Tour titles in a career spanning over 60 years. Nicknamed The King, Palmer is considered one of the most charismatic and greatest players in the history of professional golf. He is seen as the first superstar who helped popularize the sport in the television age, which started in the '50s.
Actor Ryan Phillippe has been active in the entertainment industry for almost three decades. Making his debut in the early 1990s with small roles in TV dramas, he gained international fame for playing a gay teenager in the show One Life to Live. He soon ventured into films and found success there as well.
Jack Grealish is an English professional footballer. At present, he is affiliated with Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He plays as a winger or attacking midfielder. He joined the Highgate United Youth Club as a boy and started playing professionally as a teenager. He is known for his ability to run and dribble past defenders.
Bill O'Reilly is an American author, journalist, and former TV host. The host of Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly played a major role in the success of Fox News Channel during his time at the channel. He is also credited with founding the No Spin News podcast, which he has been hosting since 2017.
Amy Irving is an American actress known for her contribution across all three major acting mediums. The daughter of Priscilla Pointer and Jules Irving, Amy Irving followed in the footsteps of her parents to establish herself in the American entertainment industry. Over the years, she has played an important role in the success of several TV series and films.
Film director, producer, and screenwriter Chris Columbus has been active in the entertainment industry for over 35 years. He was interested in film-making from a young age and studied at Tisch School of the Arts. He started his career as a screenwriter and went on to make his directorial debut. He co-founded 1492 Pictures, a film production company.
Irish singer and musician Siobhan Fahey is best known as a founding member of the British/Irish girl group Bananarama. As part of the group, she delivered several top 10 hits. Later, she formed the musical act, Shakespears Sister, which went on to win an Ivor Novello Award. In her 60s now, she continues to be active in the music scene.
Occultist and herbalist Marie Laveau was known as the Vodoo Queen of New Orleans. Though a hairdresser, she was chiefly known for her spiritual practices which she used to heal the sick and the poor. She has inspired several books, such as Robert Tallant's The Voodoo Queen.
Stephen Jay Gould was an American evolutionary biologist, paleontologist, and historian of science. One of the most widely read and influential authors of popular science, Gould was named a Living Legend in April 2000 by the US Library of Congress. He is also counted among the most frequently cited scientists, as far as evolutionary theory is concerned.
Manju Warrier is an Indian actress, producer, director, dancer, and singer known for her work in the Malayalam film industry. One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, Warrier has received many awards like Filmfare Awards South, Kerala State Film Award, and a National Film Award. She is a founding member of an organization named Women in Cinema Collective.
Harry Treadaway garnered international fame with his phenomenal performance in Penny Dreadful. He formed a band called Lizardsun with his twin brother, Luke Treadaway. He bagged in the British Independent Film Award nomination for the Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in Brothers of the Head. He earned a Satellite Award nomination for his role in Mr. Mercedes.
Giannina Facio is a Costa Rican actress best known for her association with English filmmaker and husband, Sir Ridley Scott. Apart from being an actress, Facio is also a producer. Some of the films which she has produced include Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House and Tristan & Isolde.
Edmond O'Brien was an American film director and actor. During his illustrious career, that spanned almost four decades, O'Brien recieved several prestigious awards like an Academy Award and Golden Globe Awards. He also has a couple of stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Johnathon Schaech is an American actor best known for playing James Mattingly II in the 1996 comedy film That Thing You Do, which marked Tom Hanks' directorial debut. Also a producer and writer, Johnathon Schaech has co-written several screenplays for films, such as Road House 2. He has also released a book named Rick Dempsey's Caught Stealing.
Chinmayi Sripada is an Indian singer, voice actor, radio jockey, and TV presenter who works predominantly in the South Indian film and TV industry. Chinmayi is also credited with founding Blue Elephant, a translation services company, for which she serves as the CEO. Also known for her activism, Chinmayi Sripada has been an important figure in India's Me Too movement.
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is best known for her Dykes to Watch Out For strip, which gained a lot of popularity in various LGBT weeklies. The strip’s prime character is believed to be modeled on her. The lesbian artist’s works gave rise to the Bechdel Test, which targets gender inequality in Hollywood.