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Bruno Mars
(First Artist to Receive five Diamond-certified Songs in the U.S.)
Bruno Mars
111
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

American singer, Bruno Mars, is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has a wide range of musical style like R&B, pop, funk, reggae, hip hop and rock. He is also known for his stage performances. Locked Out of Heaven, When I Was Your Man, 24K Magic and That's What I Like are some of his hit songs.

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Steven Spielberg
(One of the Most Influential Personalities in the History of Cinema & Hollywood's Best Known Director)
Steven Spielberg
94
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Film director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg is one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. A pioneer of the New Hollywood era, he popularized the genre of escapist films. As of 2020, he is the highest-grossing film director in history. He has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice.

 3 
Bob Dylan
(One of the Greatest Songwriters of All Time)
Bob Dylan
107
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States

Singer-songwriter and author, Bob Dylan, is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Active in the music industry for almost six decades, he is a major pop culture icon who introduced a range of political, social, and literary influences to pop music. He is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Natalie Wood
(Actress)
Natalie Wood
100
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 29, 1981

Amongst the top child artists of her generation, Natalie Wood garnered fame at the age of eight with the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Later, as an adult, she successfully established herself as a talented and sought after actress with movies like Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story. Her vibrant life came to an end after she died of drowning.

 5 
Mila Kunis
(Actress Known for Her TV Series 'That '70s Show' and Voicing Meg Griffin in the Series 'Family Guy')
Mila Kunis
120
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Popular American actress Mila Kunis garnered huge fame when she played Jackie in American sit-com, That ‘70s Show and later did a voiceover for the cartoon series Family Guy. Post that, the charming actress proved her versatility by working in films of different genres—romantic comedy, psychological thriller, action and fantasy—including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Black Swan.
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Alex Trebek
(Game Show Host & Television Personality)
Alex Trebek
49
Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8, 2020

An eminent television personality, Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted many other game shows, both in America and Canada. In February 1991, he became the first person to host three American game shows at the same time. He is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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 7 
Mel Brooks
(Actor, Comedian And Filmmaker)
Mel Brooks
30
Birthdate: June 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Mel Brooks is the director of iconic comedy films and spoofs like The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety and Spaceballs. He is also an actor and a writer and has written for many films. He has received many awards and accolades and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film. The Producers, in 1969.

 8 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993 - 2020))
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
86
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 2020

The first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An advocate for gender equality and women's rights, she spent the majority of her legal career championing these causes. She remained professionally active until her death in 2020.

 9 
Noam Chomsky
(A Major Figure in Analytic Philosophy Who is Also Known as 'The Father of Modern Linguistics')
Noam Chomsky
72
Birthdate: December 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Regarded by many as the father of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky has authored over 100 books on varied topics, such as politics, linguistics, and war. A multi-talented personality, Noam Chomsky is considered a popular figure in analytic philosophy. Apart from influencing a wide array of academic fields, he has also contributed to the development of cognitivism.

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Zoë Kravitz
(Actress Best Known for Her Role in 'The Divergent' and 'Fantastic Beasts' Film Series)
Zoë Kravitz
107
Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

Actress, singer, and model Zoë Kravitz first gained prominence for her role in the superhero film X-Men: First Class in the early 2010s. She is the daughter of actor parents and her entry into Hollywood is hardly surprising. Besides acting, she also works as a fashion model and musician. As a singer, she is involved with the band Lolawolf.

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Dustin Hoffman
(Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Role as ‘Benjamin Braddock’ in the Iconic Film ‘The Graduate’)
Dustin Hoffman
35
Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

One of the most respected and decorated actors of his generation, Dustin Hoffman is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award and AFI Life Achievement Award among many other prestigious awards. As a cancer survivor, Dustin Hoffman also serves as an inspiration to many people suffering from cancer.

 12 
Carl Sagan
(Astronomer and Planetary Scientist Best Known for His Scientific Contribution in Research on Extraterrestrial Life)
Carl Sagan
32
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 20, 1996
Pulitzer- and Emmy-winning astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan was best known for co-writing the TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. His novel Contact was adapted into a film. He was known for his extensive research on extra-terrestrial life, had taught at major universities, and written countless papers and science books.
 13 
Nicole Scherzinger
(Lead Singer of the American Girl-Group 'Pussycat Dolls')
Nicole Scherzinger
56
Birthdate: June 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Hawaiian born singer, dancer and television personality, Nicole Scherzinger grabbed attention with TV show Popstars and later as the lead singer of the popular girl’s band, The Pussycat Dolls. She further created a place for herself with her solo albums, acting assignments, participation in reality singing and dancing shows and finally by becoming a judge on various reality shows.

 14 
Vera Farmiga
(Actress)
Vera Farmiga
50
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States

Vera Farmiga is a famous American actress and filmmaker. She is widely regarded as one of the most popular scream queens of Hollywood, thanks to her roles in movies like The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, Joshua, and Orphan.

 15 
Liev Schreiber
(Actor & Producer)
Liev Schreiber
27
Birthdate: October 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Actor, director, and screenwriter, Liev Schreiber, is mainly known for his appearances in independent films. He had a difficult childhood and struggled a lot as a young man before destiny led him to the world of entertainment. Besides his work on the screen, Liev Schreiber has appeared in many Shakespearean plays.

 16 
Milla Jovovich
(Actress & Supermodel Best Known for Her Role of 'Alice' in the 'Resident Evil' Film Series)
Milla Jovovich
50
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

The quintessential action heroine of Hollywood, Milla Jovovich was rightly called the reigning queen of kick-butt by VH1 in 2006. Milla Jovovich is synonymous with the Resident Evil film series as the series revolves around its central character Alice, played by Milla. The Resident Evil film franchise is the highest-grossing movie series to be adapted from video games.

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Lenny Kravitz
(One of The Greatest Artists of Hard Rock Known for His Hits 'It Ain't Over 'til It's Over' and 'Again')
Lenny Kravitz
32
Birthdate: May 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

A well-known singer-songwriter, Lenny Kravitz won the Grammy Award for four consecutive years from 1999 to 2002 under the same category - Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. In 2003, he founded a New York City-based company called Kravitz Design Inc. From being an award-winning musician to a successful entrepreneur, Lenny Kravitz is truly a multi-talented individual.

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Katey Sagal
(Actress and Singer)
Katey Sagal
44
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Talented film and television actress Katey Sagal’s big break came with the popular comedy series Married.... with Children. Later, she lent her voice for the animated series Futurama and gave an award winning performance in the drama series Sons of Anarchy. Her film credits include Futurama: Bender's Big Score and Pitch Perfect 2. She has also released two music albums.

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Alan Arkin
(Actor, Director & Screenwriter)
Alan Arkin
9
Birthdate: March 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 29, 2023
Alan Arkin is best known for his Academy Award-winning role in Little Miss Sunshine. Fans also loved him in the movies Argo, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. He has also written several books and directed an Oscar-nominated short film.
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Jesse Eisenberg
(Best Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ in the Film ‘The Social Network’)
Jesse Eisenberg
52
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Jesse Eisenberg amazed audiences with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He began his stint on TV at 16, with Get Real. He has also been part of Rodger Dodger, Adventureland, and Now You See Me. He has written three plays and a short-story collection.
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Leonard Nimoy
(Known for Playing 'Spock' in The 'Star Trek' Franchise)
Leonard Nimoy
21
Birthdate: March 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27, 2015
Three-time Emmy nominee Leonard Nimoy is best known for playing the iconic character Spock in the Star Trek franchise, for almost 50 years. Spock became a cult, and even Nimoy’s autobiographies were named after the character. He also appeared in Zombies of the Stratosphere and hosted a documentary series.
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Jon Stewart
(Best Known for Hosting The Satiric Television News Program 'The Daily Show')
Jon Stewart
38
Birthdate: November 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Jon Stewart is an American actor, writer, political commentator, television host, and filmmaker. He is credited with popularizing Comedy Central's satirical news program The Daily Show. Also a prominent comedian, Jon Stewart has influenced and inspired several other comedians like Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Larry Wilmore, Hasan Minhaj, Jordan Klepper, Samantha Bee, and Bassem Youssef.

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Taissa Farmiga
(American Actress Known for Her Numerous Appearances in Horror Films)
Taissa Farmiga
31
Birthdate: August 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Readington Township, New Jersey, United States

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress whose performance in horror TV series like American Horror Story earned her a reputation as a scream queen of the current generation. She is also credited with bringing the famous character Raven to life with her impressive voice-acting skills.

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Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')
Leonard Bernstein
27
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1990

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, music educator, conductor, pianist, author, and humanitarian. One of the most important cultural personalities of 20th century America, Bernstein influenced many generations of musicians. He is also credited with mentoring famous conductors like John Mauceri, Herbert Blomstedt, Alexander Frey, Marin Alsop, and Edo de Waart among many others.

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Shelley Winters
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'A Patch of Blue')
Shelley Winters
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 14, 2006

Shelley Winters was an American actress who contributed immensely to all the three major acting mediums in a career spanning almost sixty years. The winner of two Academy Awards, Shelley Winters remained popular throughout her life. She was also known for her much-publicized personal life, which included her four marriages and the romance with actor Farley Granger.

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Traci Lords
(Actress)
Traci Lords
69
Birthdate: May 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States

Traci Lords' journey as the most sought-after pornographic actress to a mainstream actress in Hollywood has been very inspirational. She then went on to establish herself as a singer, writer, and fashion model. She has also voiced her support for the LGBT community and has worked towards encouraging homeless teens and runaways get off the streets.

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Amy Schumer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actress)
Amy Schumer
58
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York, United States

American actor and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer is best known for the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which ran from 2013 to 2016. She was the creator and co-writer of the television show and also starred in it. She has also acted in films and has worked on the Broadway. She is known to address various social issues through comedy.

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Calvin Klein
(American Fashion Designer and Founder of 'Calvin Klein Inc')
Calvin Klein
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Known for designing tight-fitting signature jeans, the award-winning American designer is the co-founder of the New York-headquartered fashion brand 'Calvin Klein Inc'. Calvin Klein featured in The International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame. Father of noted television producer, Marci Klein, Calvin has funded Democratic Party candidates and made financial contributions to the Political Action Committee.

 29 
Josh Groban
(Singer-songwriter with Four Solo Multi-Platinum Certified Albums)
Josh Groban
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Josh Groban is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Groban had a major impact on the music industry right after making his debut. He has sold over 20 million albums inside a decade, with his first four solo albums receiving multi-platinum certifications. Also a well-known philanthropist, Groban has performed for several charity events.

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Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
24
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Joel Kinnaman
25
Birthdate: November 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Joel Kinnaman is an actor who holds Swedish and American citizenships. He has played important roles in popular films like RoboCop and Suicide Squad. He has also been a household name in the United States for many years with portrayals of prominent roles in TV series like House of Cards.

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Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)
Judith Sheindlin
26
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Judith Sheindlin is a prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author. Since 1996, she has been presiding over her own arbitration reality court show Judge Judy, which has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. The longest-serving judge in the history of the courtroom-themed program, Judith Sheindlin was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work.

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Fred Savage
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Kevin Arnold’ in the TV Series ‘The Wonder Years’)
Fred Savage
22
Birthdate: July 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Fred Savage is best known for his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Kevin Arnold in the series The Wonder Years. He has also been part of Crumbs and The Grinder, and has directed a few episodes of series such as Phil of the Future and Wizards of Waverly Place
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Abraham Maslow
(American Psychologist Who was Known for Creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Abraham Maslow
9
Birthdate: April 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 1970

Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist best remembered for creating an idea in psychology called Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow, who advocated self-actualization, is also credited with co-founding the school of transpersonal psychology. In 1967, he was adjudged Humanist of the Year by the popular non-profit organization, American Humanist Association.

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Chuck Schumer
(Politician)
Chuck Schumer
70
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 36 
Elliott Gould
(Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘M*A*S*H’)
Elliott Gould
18
Birthdate: August 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Elliott Gould is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and his perfomances in Robert Altman films such as M*A*S*H, Nashville, and The Long Goodbye. Fans also loved him as Jack Geller in Friends and as Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean's franchise.

 37 
Armie Hammer
(Actor)
Armie Hammer
95
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 38 
Danny Kaye
(Actor, Comedian and Singer)
Danny Kaye
9
Birthdate: January 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 3, 1987
Danny Kaye is best remembered for his pantomimes, physical comedy, and patter songs, one of the most popular being Inchworm. Some of his most notable movies were the 1947 movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Court Jester, and Hans Christian Andersen. He was UNICEF’s first ambassador-at-large.
 39 
Daniela Ruah
(Actress and Director Known for Her Role as ‘Kensi Blye’ in TV Series ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’)
Daniela Ruah
16
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Portuguese-American actress, Daniela Rua,h is best known for her role in the TV series, NCIS: Los Angeles. She began acting as a teenager and went on to study performing arts at the London Metropolitan University. She then trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute before commencing her professional career. She works in both Portuguese and American films.

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Ally Sheedy
(Actress)
Ally Sheedy
23
Birthdate: June 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Paul W. S. Anderson is best known for directing sci-fi movies based on video games, such as the Resident Evil franchise and Mortal Kombat. His Event Horizon was panned by critics initially but went on to achieve a cult following later. He also created the Death Race series of films.
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Nikocado Avocado
(YouTube Star)
Nikocado Avocado
69
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine
 42 
Matt Czuchry
(Actor)
Matt Czuchry
8
Birthdate: May 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jack Palance
(American Actor Who Was Known for Playing Tough Guys and Villains)
Jack Palance
11
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 10, 2006

Jack Palance was an American actor known for playing villains and tough guys in the '50s and '60s. In 1992, he was made an inductee of the Western Performers Hall of Fame. It is widely believed that comic book artist Jack Kirby modeled Darkseid on Jack Palance. Jack Palance was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Ben Savage
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Cory Matthews’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’)
Ben Savage
17
Birthdate: September 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Ben Savage is an American actor known for portraying Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World. After starting his career as a child artist, Ben Savage went on to establish himself as a successful adult actor in the TV industry. Also known for displaying his skills on stage, Savage won an Ovation Award for portraying Roddy Stern in the play Unexpected Tenderness.

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Arlo Guthrie
(Folk Singer Known for His Song 'Massachusetts', Which Became the Official Folk Song of the State)
Arlo Guthrie
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is known for his songs that have prominent social themes and talk about his anti-war sentiments or about social injustice. Two of his most popular tracks are Alice's Restaurant Massacree, Massachusetts, and City of New Orleans. He has also starred in films such as Alice's Restaurant.
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Jeremy Piven
(Actor, Comedian, and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Ari Gold’ in the TV Series ‘Entourage’)
Jeremy Piven
9
Birthdate: July 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Jeremy Piven is best known for his Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Ari Gold in the series Entourage. Fans also loved him in the movie Serendipity, in the series Mr Selfridge, and on the show Ellen. He has hosted a Travel Channel special, documenting his journey across India.
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Kendra Wilkinson
(Television Personality and Model Best Known for Her TV Series ‘The Girls Next Door’)
Kendra Wilkinson
12
Birthdate: June 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Kendra Wilkinson gained fame as one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. She was also part of the reality show The Girls Next Door, which showcased her life inside the Playboy Mansion. She later got her own show, Kendra. She reportedly also formed a company to sell her sex tapes.
 48 
Roseanne Barr
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actress Known for Her TV Sitcom ‘Roseanne’)
Roseanne Barr
30
Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Roseanne Barr was initially a stand-up comedian in Colorado clubs. She shot to fame with her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning sitcom Roseanne and The Roseanne Show. Roseanne was canceled in 2018, due to a racist tweet posted by her. She was earlier criticized for singing the national anthem disrespectfully.
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Erika Eleniak
(Actress and Former Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘Shauni McClain’ in the TV Series ‘Baywatch’)
Erika Eleniak
16
Birthdate: September 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Erika Eleniak began her career at age 12, in a supporting role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She is best known as Shauni McClain from Baywatch and as Vicki De Soto from the 1988 film The Blob. She has posed for Playboy, too, and has suffered from an eating disorder.
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Pamela Adlon
(Actress)
Pamela Adlon
12
Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)