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Beyonce Knowles
(Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Lead Singer of the R&B Group ‘Destiny’s Child’)
Beyonce Knowles
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Beyonce Knowles is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She developed an interest in music as a child. As a teenager, she became the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. She is one of the world's best-selling recording artists and one of the highest-earning black musicians of all time

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Patrick Swayze
(Best Known For His Roles in the Films: 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost')
Patrick Swayze
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Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the American actor, dancer, singer and songwriter, was very popular during the 1980s. His movie the ‘Dirty Dancing’ catapulted him to stardom. Ghost was another of his hit films. Swayze died in September, 2009, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. His final role was that of a FBI Agent in the television series ‘The Beast’.

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The Undertaker
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
The Undertaker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, The Undertaker is currently signed to WWE. In a career spanning over three decades, he has clinched the world heavyweight championship seven times. He has appeared in a few films and TV shows as well. In 2004, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

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Travis Scott
(Rapper)
Travis Scott
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1992
Sun Sign: Aries

Travis Scott is a highly successful rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2016, his second albun, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. It was followed by his album, Astroworld, which received widespread critical praise. His music is a fusion of fusion of traditional, hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.

 5 
Jennifer Garner
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Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Active in the entertainment industry since the mid-1990s, actress Jennifer Garner gained international fame her supporting role in Pearl Harbor. The daughter of conservative middle-class parents, she was determined to achieve big things and decided to become an actress. Besides acting, she is also an entrepreneur and is the co-founder of a baby food company.

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Kenny Rogers
(Best-Selling Country Music Artists of All Time)
Kenny Rogers
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 20, 2020

Kenny Rogers was an American singer-songwriter. He is among the best-selling musicians of all-time list, having sold over 100 million records. His songs and albums remain influential among country music lovers. A multi-talented personality, Rogers was also successful as an actor and entrepreneur; he was the co-founder of the Kenny Rogers Roasters chain of restaurants.

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Michael Strahan
(Former Professional American Football Player and Television Personality)
Michael Strahan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Michael Strahan is a journalist, television personality, and former professional American football player. Strahan helped the New York Giants, where he spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career, win the Super Bowl XLII. After retiring from football, Michael Strahan co-hosted the talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, for which he received a couple of Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Wes Anderson
(Filmmaker Best Known for His Movies 'The Royal Tenenbaums','Moonrise Kingdom' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel')
Wes Anderson
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Birthdate: May 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus

Wes Anderson’s movies mostly have eccentric narratives. BBC named his films The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel to their list of the greatest films made since 2000. He owns a production company and has won a Silver Bear for the animation film Isle of Dogs.

 9 
Anna Nicole Smith
(1993 Playmate of the Year)
Anna Nicole Smith
73
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 8, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith was one of those Playboy Playmates whose personal lives gained more attention than their professional achievements. She made headlines at the age of 27 when she married the 89-year old J. Howard Marshall. Despite denying media speculation that she married him for his money, she was involved in a legal battle over his property after Howard's death. She died of drug overdose at the age of 39.

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Jim Parsons
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Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

In 2018, Jim Parsons was named by Forbes as the world's highest-paid TV actor. His role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory has played a major role in determining his success as a TV actor. Apart from making him rich, the series was also responsible for earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Alexis Bledel
(Best Known for Her Roles in the TV Series: 'Gilmore Girls' and 'The Handmaid's Tale')
Alexis Bledel
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Actress and model Alexis Bledel is best known for her role in the TV series Gilmore Girls. Her mother encouraged her to act when she was a child. She made her TV debut in the early 2000s and eventually ventured into films.

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Hilary Duff
(Actress, Singer)
Hilary Duff
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra

Child actor Hilary Duff turned into a teenage sensation with the television series Lizzie McGuire in 2001. Her film career took off soon with movies like A Cinderella Story. She is currently seen in the hit series Younger. A multitalented personality, she has also released numerous hits albums, launched her perfume brand and clothing lines and published Elixir book series.

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Dennis Quaid
(American Actor Best Known for His Dramatic & Comedic Roles)
Dennis Quaid
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Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Regarded as one of the best actors to have not received an Oscar nomination by The Guardian, Dennis Quaid is popular for portraying a wide variety of roles. He fought drug addiction early in his career to become a successful actor. He is also a musician and golfer; Golf Digest magazine mentioned him as the top golfer among Hollywood celebrities.
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Billy Gibbons
(Guitarist, Singer)
Billy Gibbons
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Melissa Benoist
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Titular Role in the Superhero TV Series 'Supergirl')
Melissa Benoist
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

American actress, Melissa Benoist gained recognition with the musical comedy-drama series Glee and superhero adventure series Supergirl. As a singer, she has earned appreciation for her songs in Glee albums. Her film credits include Whiplash and Patriots Day. Earlier, she made her acting debut on stage. Since then, she has appeared in numerous plays and even made her Broadway debut.

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Young Thug
(Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter)
Young Thug
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Young Thug, is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Famous for his eccentric vocal style, he has inspired many others in the music industry. His debut studio album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and earned him international fame.

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Jimmy Butler
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Small Forward)
Jimmy Butler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo

Though his childhood was rough, Jimmy Butler III’s talent as a basketball player eventually led to his selection by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 draft. He played six seasons with the Bulls and became the first player in its history to bag the NBA Most Improved Player award. He played for Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers before joining Miami Heat.

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Jalen Hurts
(American football player)
Jalen Hurts
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Matt Stone
(Actor, Writer, Animator, and Composer who Co-Created the Animated Sitcom ‘South Park’)
Matt Stone
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Birthdate: May 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Matt Stone co-created the Comedy Central animated sitcom South Park, with Trey Parker. The duo voiced most of the show’s characters, too. The show won the duo five Emmys and was turned into a film. Stone has also co-directed the Grammy- and Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon, with Parker. 
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Liza Koshy
(American YouTube Star)
Liza Koshy
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

Liza Koshy serves as an inspiration to many social media stars and YouTubers as she went on to become an actress and TV host after starting her career on Vine. She even received an Emmy nomination for hosting a game show called Double Dare. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list.

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Shannon Elizabeth
(Actress and Poker Player Best Known for Her Films: ‘American Pie’, ‘Scary Movie’, and ‘Love Actually’)
Shannon Elizabeth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Shannon Elizabeth is best known as Nadia from the iconic sex comedy American Pie. She also appeared in films such as Scary Movie and Thirteen Ghosts, and on shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars. She now manages her non-profit Animal Avengers in South Africa. 
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Phylicia Rashad
(Actress, Singer and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Clair Huxtable’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’)
Phylicia Rashad
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Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Phylicia Rashad, the Mother of The Black Community, became the first Black lady to win the Tony Award for Best Actress, for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, she also appeared in Colored Girls and Creed. 
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Melora Hardin
(Known for Her Role as ‘Jan Levinson’ in the TV Series ‘The Office’)
Melora Hardin
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Birthdate: June 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer

The daughter of retired actress Diane and actor Jerry Hardin, Melora Hardin is herself an actress and singer. She was introduced to the entertainment industry at an early age and began her career when she was ten. She has since appeared in many TV shows and films. She has also directed a couple of projects.

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Jaclyn Smith
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Kelly Garrett’ in the TV Series ‘Charlie's Angels’)
Jaclyn Smith
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Birthdate: October 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Jaclyn Smith is best known as Kelly Garrett from the iconic series Charlie's Angels, and appeared in the same role in two Charlie’s Angels films later. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for the TV film Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She owns an apparel brand and has battled breast cancer.
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Solange Knowles
(Singer, Songwriter & Performance Artist)
Solange Knowles
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Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.
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Shelley Duvall
(Actress)
Shelley Duvall
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Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mike Singletary
(American Football Coach & Player)
Mike Singletary
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Marcus Luttrell
(Retired Navy SEAL Who Received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for His Actions Against Taliban in 2005)
Marcus Luttrell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Recipient of Purple Heart and Navy Cross for his actions against Taliban fighters in 2005, Marcus Luttrell became a SO1 in the United States Navy by the end of his eight-year career. He was the lone survivour during the Operation Red Wings. He is the co-host of television show After Action.
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Randy Quaid
(American Actor Who is Known for His Roles in Both Serious Drama and Light Comedy)
Randy Quaid
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Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra

Randy Quaid is an American actor who received critical acclaim for playing President Lyndon Johnson in the 1987 television movie LBJ: The Early Years. Controversy's favorite child, Randy Quaid could not work for almost a decade due to legal troubles; Quaid has been charged with burglary and defraud among other illegal activities.

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Lisa Niemi
(Writer, Director and Lead Actress of the Film 'One Last Dance')
Lisa Niemi
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Lisa Niemi is known for her appearance in Steel Dawn and One Last Dance, with her former husband Patrick Swayze. She also released memoirs, both New York Times bestsellers and one of them co-written by Swayze. Swayze’s death due to pancreatic cancer led her to spread awareness about the ailment.
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Richard Linklater
(Film director)
Richard Linklater
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Birthdate: July 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Michael Nesmith
(American Musician, Songwriter and Actor)
Michael Nesmith
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 10, 2021
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')
Debbie Allen
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter.  She appeared in the musical-drama TV series Fame and also worked as the series’ principal choreographer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. She runs the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

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Karamo Brown
(Known for His MTV Reality Series the 'Real World: Philadelphia', The First Openly Gay Black Man on a Reality Show)
Karamo Brown
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Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A dynamic talk and lifestyle television host, Karamo Brown is also a reality television personality, actor, author, and an award-winning activist. Beginning his career with a small role in The Princess Diaries, he later switched to television, making his mark with the MTV reality series The Real World: Philadelphia.  Also a published author, he has three titles to his credit.

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Missi Pyle
(Actress)
Missi Pyle
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Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Missi Pyle is an American singer and actress known for playing supporting roles in successful comedy films, such as Bringing Down the House and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. As a musician, Missi Pyle is credited with forming the now-defunct country-rock duo Smith & Pyle.

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Lyle Lovett
(Singer-songwriter)
Lyle Lovett
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Haylie Duff
(Actress)
Haylie Duff
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Birthdate: February 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Haylie Duff, older sister of singer/actor Hilary Duff, is best known as Sandy Jameson from the series 7th Heaven. Fans also loved her in the film Napoleon Dynamite and the Disney series Lizzie McGuire. She has recorded soundtracks and written a culinary book. She also owns a cookery blog.
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Machine Gun Kelly
(Rapper - Noted For Contemporary & Alternative Hip-Hop With Rock)
Machine Gun Kelly
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Mark Ballas
(Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Stage actor, Guitarist)
Mark Ballas
4
Birthdate: May 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Billy Preston
(Musician & Songwriter)
Billy Preston
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 6, 2006

Billy Preston was an American musician and top session keyboardist who worked with popular artists like Ray Charles, Reverend James Cleveland, Sam Cooke, and the Beatles. A two-time Grammy Award winner, Preston struggled throughout his life with his sexual orientation. He chose not to come out as gay until before his death, due to his religious beliefs.

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Isaiah Washington
(Actor & TV Personality Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Preston Burke’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Isaiah Washington
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Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

Isaiah Washington is an American actor who achieved popularity after playing Dr. Preston Burke in the popular medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy. After learning about his African roots with the help of a genealogical DNA test, Isaiah Washington traveled to Sierra Leone where he touched the lives of many by building a school and donating supplies to a hospital.

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DeAndre Jordan
(Basketball player)
DeAndre Jordan
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Brent Spiner
(Actor)
Brent Spiner
8
Birthdate: February 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Candice King
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Caroline Forbes’ in the TV Series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Candice King
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Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus

Candice King is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after playing Caroline Forbes in the popular teen drama television series The Vampire Diaries. Also a musician, Candice King played an important role in the success of the album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, co-writing 12 of the 14 songs from the album.

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Scarface
(Rapper)
Scarface
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Lynn Collins
(Actress)
Lynn Collins
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Birthdate: May 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

Lynn Collins is an American actress best known for playing Kayla Silverfox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. Although her portrayal of Kayla increased her popularity, Collins’ depiction of Portia in the 2004 romantic drama film, The Merchant of Venice, proved to be a turning point in her acting career. On the personal front, Collins is a spiritual person.

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Loretta Devine
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Adele Webber’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Loretta Devine
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Birthdate: August 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Loretta Devine is best known for her portrayal of Lorrell Robinson in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Her performance as Adele Webber in Grey's Anatomy won her an Emmy. She has also delivered stellar performances in the films Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife and the series Family Reunion.
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Chandra Wilson
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Dr. Miranda Bailey’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Chandra Wilson
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Birthdate: August 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo

Chandra Wilson is an American actress best known for playing Dr. Miranda Bailey in the popular medical drama TV series Grey's Anatomy, for which she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Apart from being an actress and director, Chandra Wilson is also an activist; she works towards raising awareness about cyclic vomiting syndrome.

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Scott Cawthon
(Game Designer, Animator)
Scott Cawthon
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
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Marianne Williamson
(Writer)
Marianne Williamson
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Listed In:
Birthdate: July 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer