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Mark Hamill
(Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Luke Skywalker' in the 'Star Wars' Film Series)
Mark Hamill
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Birthdate: September 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

A popular American actor, Mark Hamill became a teen idol after playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie series. He then went on to become a prolific voice actor, contributing immensely to animated films by voicing such characters as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, Skips in Regular Show, and Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Billie Joe Armstrong
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Green Day')
Billie Joe Armstrong
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician and record producer. He is credited with co-founding and popularizing the rock band, Green Day. As a guitarist and vocalist, he has also contributed immensely to the success of the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder. In 1997, Armstrong founded Adeline Records to help support contemporary bands; the record company was closed in 2017.

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Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
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Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

Actress and singer Zendaya is best known for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up. She began her career as a model and is trained in different forms of dance. As a singer, she has released one studio album and several singles. She identifies as a feminist and has shown support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

 4 
Damian Lillard
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard)
Damian Lillard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer

Stunning his fans with his precise shooting abilities, 33 points per game average and five NBA All-Star selections, Damian Lillard has only kept rising in his career as a professional basketball player. In addition to playing for Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA, Lillard is devoted to music and has been creating life-inspired songs under his rap persona, Dame D.O.L.L.A.

 5 
Kamala Harris
(The First Female Vice President of the United States)
Kamala Harris
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra

A Democrat politician and lawyer, Kamala Harris is the vice president-elect of the United States. She will assume the office on 20 January 2021, alongside President-elect Joe Biden.  Half-Indian, half-Jamaican, Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian-American to be elected vice president.  

 6 
Brandon Lee
(American Actor, Martial Artist and Son of Film Star Bruce Lee)
Brandon Lee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 31, 1993

The son of the legendary martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee followed in his father’s footsteps. Trained in martial arts, he made his film debut in the 1980s and became a successful star in his own right. He was accidentally wounded while filming The Crow and died. The film, dedicated to him, became a hit.

 7 
Mahershala Ali
(The First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar)
Mahershala Ali
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Birthdate: February 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Mahershala Ali is an American rapper and actor. One of the finest and most decorated actors of his generation, Ali has won many prestigious awards such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award. In 2019, Mahershala Ali was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 8 
Shemar Moore
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Birthdate: April 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus

A fashion model turned actor, Shemar Moore is known for his rugged good looks and raw sex appeal. He started modeling in college and soon moved to act in TV shows. After having a successful stint in the TV series The Young and the Restless, he became a popular name in the show business.

 9 
Paul Pierce
(American Former Basketball Player Who Played at the 'Small Forward' Position)
Paul Pierce
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra

Former Boston Celtics basketball player Paul Pierce led his team to two NBA Finals and won one NBA championship. He later also played for teams such as the Los Angeles Clippers. The 10-time NBA All-Star was also named the NBA Finals MVP in 2008. Shaquille O'Neal named him “The Truth.”

 10 
G-Eazy
(Rapper Best Known for His Album 'These Things Happen')
G-Eazy
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini

G-Eazy’s success as a rapper can be gauged from the performance of his studio albums, such as When It's Dark Out and The Beautiful & Damned. Although a socially responsible person, G-Eazy was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of assault and use of narcotics. He later pleaded guilty to assault against an official, narcotics possession, and violent resistance.

 11 
Kehlani
(Famous for Her Performance on America's Got Talent With The Band 'Poplyfe')
Kehlani
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Kehlani Ashley Parrish soared to fame on America's Got Talent, performing with the teen pop band Poplyfe. The Grammy-nominated artist is known for her chartbusting tracks 1st Position and Raw & True. She is pansexual and is known for her love for tattoos. She is also a sexual-assault survivor.
 12 
Marshawn Lynch
(American Former Football Running Back)
Marshawn Lynch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Football running back Marshawn Lynch, also known as Beast Mode, initially played for UCB and was then drafted by the Buffalo Bills. He was then traded to the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he won Super Bowl XLVIII. He retired twice, only to get back to playing both the times.
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Sheila E.
(Percussionist)
Sheila E.
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Birthdate: December 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Gary Payton
(Former Basketball player who played the point guard position)
Gary Payton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Max Baer Jr.
(Actor Known for His Role of Jethro Bodine in the Sitcom 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Max Baer Jr.
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Birthdate: December 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Max Baer Jr. is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer best known for portraying the dim-witted Jethro Bodine in the popular television sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies. Although his role in the series increased his popularity, it also subdued his acting career as he became a victim of typecasting. Max Baer Jr. then turned his attention towards directing and producing.

 16 
MC Hammer
(One of the Most Significant Rappers and Dancers of All Time)
MC Hammer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Rap legend MC Hammer, a pioneer of the pop-rap genre, became the first hip-hop artist to earn the “diamond” status. He is also known for his chartbusting tracks such as U Can't Touch This and his signature "Hammer pants." He later became a preacher and hosted his own reality show.
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Timothy B. Schmit
(Bassist and vocalist for Poco and Eagles/)
Timothy B. Schmit
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Ryan Coogler
(Director)
Ryan Coogler
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Birthdate: May 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Emily Compagno
(Journalist, TV Host)
Emily Compagno
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Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Lyndsy Fonseca
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Birthdate: January 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Lyndsy Fonseca is best known as Colleen Carlton from the iconic soap The Young and the Restless. She has also been part of long-running shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Big Love, and Desperate Housewives. She also appeared as Katie Deauxma in the Kick-Ass film franchise.
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Robert Culp
(Known for His Role as 'Kelly Robinson' in TV series 'I Spy')
Robert Culp
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Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 24, 2010
Robert Culp is best remembered as Kelly Robinson from the series I Spy and as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from Trackdown. Fans also loved him as Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero and as Warren Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. He had also appeared in films and written scripts.
 22 
Keyshia Cole
(American Singer, Songwriter and TV Personality Known for Her Albums ‘The Way It Is’ and ‘Just Like You’)
Keyshia Cole
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

With her vocal range of a soprano, Keyshia Cole became a successful singer right with her 2005 debut album, The Way It Is, which sold 1.6 million copies. Her subsequent albums like Just Like You and A Different Me were also well received. She is also a songwriter and television producer who brought out a successful documentary series on herself. 

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Jack Soo
(Actor)
Jack Soo
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Birthdate: October 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 11, 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Daniella Pineda
(She came to prominence playing witch Sophie Deveraux in the supernatural drama series The Originals)
Daniella Pineda
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Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Amy Tan
(American Author Known for Her Novels: ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’)
Amy Tan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Lance Gross
(Actor)
Lance Gross
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Birthdate: July 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mxmtoon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Mxmtoon
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Birthdate: July 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Marcus Peters
(American football player)
Marcus Peters
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Dennis Eckersley
(Baseball pitcher)
Dennis Eckersley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Paul Schneider
(Actor)
Paul Schneider
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Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jeff Hanneman
(Musician, best known as a founding member and rhythm/lead guitarist of the American thrash metal band Slayer)
Jeff Hanneman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 2, 2013
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Abby Martin
(Journalist)
Abby Martin
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Birthdate: September 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Michael Franti
(Creator and Lead Vocalist with a Hip Hop Fusion Group Called 'Michael Franti & Spearhead')
Michael Franti
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus

American musician, singer and songwriter, Michael Franti is also a well-known activist, who advocates peace and social justice, especially in the Middle East. Currently the lead singer of the musical group, Michael Franti and Spearhead, he is known for blending hip-hop with other varieties of music such as jazz, rock, reggae, soul, funk, pop, and folk, releasing numerous albums since 1988.

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Josh Johnson
(American football player)
Josh Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Buster Crabbe
(Winner of the 1932 Olympic Gold Medal for 400-meter Freestyle Swimming Event)
Buster Crabbe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 23, 1983

Apart from being an Olympic gold-winning swimmer, Buster Crabbe later also became a well-known actor. He was seen in over 170 movies, with lead roles in series such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. The International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee had also penned fitness books and owned a swimming pool company.

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June Pointer
(Singer)
June Pointer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 11, 2006
 37 
Cary Joji Fukunaga
(Director of the James Bond Movie 'No Time to Die' & the TV Show ‘True Detective’)
Cary Joji Fukunaga
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Birthdate: July 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American TV director and filmmaker. In 2014, Fukunaga became the first director of Asian origin to earn a Primetime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series category; he won the award for directing the first season of the popular crime drama television series, True Detective.

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Maurice Jones-Drew
(American football player)
Maurice Jones-Drew
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Mac Dre
(Musician, Rapper)
Mac Dre
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 1, 2004
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Ted Lange
(Actor)
Ted Lange
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Birthdate: January 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Khamani Griffin
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Birthdate: August 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jimmy Rollins
(Baseball player)
Jimmy Rollins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 43 
Jo Van Fleet
(Actress)
Jo Van Fleet
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Birthdate: December 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 10, 1996
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Del tha Funkee Homosapien
(Rapper)
Del tha Funkee Homosapien
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
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Don Budge
(American Tennis Player Who Was the First To Win All Four Grand Slams Consecutively Overall)
Don Budge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 26, 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 46 
Alan Mulally
(Engineer)
Alan Mulally
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
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Doug Martin
(American football player)
Doug Martin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Raphael Saadiq
(Singer)
Raphael Saadiq
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Edwin Meese
(Lawyer)
Edwin Meese
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Drew Gooden
(Basketball player)
Drew Gooden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)