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April Scott

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April Ann McIntosh (born January 29, 1979) is an American actress and model known professionally as April Scott. She has appeared on television programs such as CSI: Miami and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as films such as The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, I Do... I Did, The Penthouse and Living Will. She is currently the host of the TV show Model Turned Superstar on the 4K Universe Channel and Dragonborn Gaming on YouTube. Early life Scott was born in Campbell, Missouri. She is of French, Spanish, and Native American ancestry.[1] During high school, she was a frequent sight at beauty pageants winning 45 titles.[2] Upon graduating from Campbell High School in 1997, she enrolled in College of the Ozarks, in Point Lookout, Missouri. She graduated valedictorian of her class (4.083 GPA) with a degree in Theater and a minor in rhetoric. Soon after graduating from college in 2002, Scott moved to Los Angeles to begin an acting career. Modeling career Scott was named one of People Magazine's 100 M

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Geno Segers

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Geno Segers

Geno Segers is an American actor known for his roles as Chayton Littlestone on Cinemax's Banshee, Mason Makoola in the Disney XD television series Pair of Kings, Kincaid on MTV's Teen Wolf and also as co-host of Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge for two seasons. Early life Born Lonnie G. Segers Jr., he is the oldest son of Lonnie G. Segers Sr. and Sandra Eldridge. Geno has been with girlfriend Maria Canapino since 2011. Segers was an American football player, wrestler, and track athlete in high school and college. He played American football at Western Carolina University. Segers then played professional rugby league. He played in the American National Rugby League and won two caps for United States national rugby league team against Wales national rugby league team in 1995. From there, he moved to New Zealand to play for the Richmond Rovers rugby league team.[1] Career At the suggestion of a friend, Segers auditioned for voice ads at a New Zealand radio station. His natural bass tone earned him a lot of

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Brytni Sarpy

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Brytni Sarpy

Brytni Sarpy (born September 21, 1987) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Valerie Spencer on the ABC network soap opera General Hospital. Early life Sarpy was born on September 21, 1987, in California.[2][3] Her father is Mel Sarpy and her mother's name is Kim.[2] Sarpy is of Creole (French, Italian and African American), Native American (Apache and Cherokee), and Filipino descent.[4] For most of her childhood, Sarpy lived in Sherman Oaks and attended high school in Upland. Sarpy attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[5] Sarpy began auditioning for professional gigs and upon graduation worked several jobs to stay afloat. Sarpy worked as a bartender, a personal trainer at Equinox Fitness and also did commercial work as an athletic print model.[2] Career Sarpy started in theater where she appeared in several main stage and local productions where she received critical acclaim for her dramatic range and comedic timin

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Tom Sizemore

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Tom Sizemore

Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961)[1] is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Passenger 57 (1992), True Romance (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Strange Days (1995), Heat (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Red Planet (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Pearl Harbor (2001), and for voicing Sonny Forelli in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He also played Joey, Marissa's jealous ex-boyfriend in the film Zyzzyx Road (2006), and Anthony Sinclair in the revival television series Twin Peaks (2017). Early life and education Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Judith (née Schannault), was a member of the city of Detroit ombudsman staff, and his father, Thomas Edward Sizemore, Sr., was a lawyer and philosophy professor. He was raised Roman Catholic.[2][3] Sizemore has stated that his maternal grandfather was of French and Nat

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Mariee Sioux

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Mariee Sioux

Mariee Sioux (born February 4, 1985) is an American folk singer-songwriter. Her father Gary Sobonya is a mandolin player of Polish and Hungarian descent, and her mother Felicia is of Spanish, Paiute, and Indigenous Mexican descent. Biography She grew up in Nevada City, California,[1][2] where she wrote verses since she was a young child. At 17 she traveled to Patagonia to volunteer at a school for indigenous children where she taught herself to play the guitar,[1] and in 2006 she debuted her first self-released album A Bundled Bundle of Bundles. A year later in 2007 she released her first studio album Faces in the Rocks which featured her delicate acoustic guitar music alongside the Native American flute by Gentle Thunder, and mandolin played by her father Gary Sobonya.[2][3] The album had a Native American theme to it, filled with references to nature and the Native American people. Since the debut of her first album, she has drawn comparisons from Joanna Newsom to Joni Mitchell, and she has toured through

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Slug (rapper)

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Sean Michael Daley (born September 7, 1972), better known by his stage name Slug, is an American rapper from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Slug is best known as one half of the hip hop group Atmosphere, which he founded with Derek Turner (Spawn). Turner has since left and Anthony Davis (Ant) produces Atmosphere with Slug. In 1995, Slug, in collaboration with Anthony Davis, Musab Saad, and Brent Sayers founded the Minneapolis-based independent hip hop record label Rhymesayers Entertainment. Biography Slug was born Sean Michael Daley in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 7, 1972. The son of Valerie and Craig Daley, he is of Irish, Norwegian, African-American, and Native American descent.[1] Slug's nickname comes from his father's; his dad was known to his friends as "Sluggo" and thus they began to call Sean "little Sluggo," which he shortened to "Slug".[2] Before fully establishing himself as an official artist, Daley spent much time making music with fellow Minnesota rapper Nic Lehnertz. The two worked on projec

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Jeanne Shaheen

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Jeanne Shaheen

Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen (née Bowers; January 28, 1947) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New Hampshire. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first female U.S. Senator in New Hampshire's history, was the first female Governor of New Hampshire, and the first woman elected as both Governor and a U.S. Senator in American history.[1] After serving two terms in the New Hampshire Senate, Shaheen was elected governor in 1996 and reelected in 1998 and 2000. In 2002 she ran for the United States Senate unsuccessfully against Republican nominee John E. Sununu. She served as Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics before resigning to run for the U.S. Senate again in the 2008 election, defeating Sununu in a rematch. She is the current dean of New Hampshire's congressional delegation. Shaheen became the first Democratic Senator from New Hampshire since John A. Durkin, who was defeated in 1980. In 2014, she became only the second Democrat from New Hampshire to be reele

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Larry Sellers

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Larry Sellers

Larry Sellers (born October 2, 1949) is an American actor/stuntman of Osage/Cherokee/Lakota heritage. He commonly portrays Native American characters such as his role as Cloud Dancing (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor) on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. While on Dr. Quinn, Sellers is credited as the show's Native American Consultant. His other roles were The Naked Indian spirit from Wayne's World 2. Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 2013 Four Winds --------- short movie; Native American Consultant; very special thanks 2007 Four Sheets to the Wind Cufe's Uncle uncredited 2006 Sacred Blood The Baron direct-to-video movie; rumoured 1999 Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie Cloud Dancing television movie 1996 Crazy Horse unknown television movie 1995 Skullduggery Indian short movie 1994 Lightning Jack Comanche Leader 1993 Wayne's World 2 Naked Indian 1993 Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Vega 1991 S

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Frank Silva

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Frank Silva

Frank A. Silva (October 31, 1950 – September 13, 1995) was an American set dresser and sometime actor best known for his performance as the evil spirit Killer BOB in the TV series Twin Peaks.[1] Silva had a degree in lighting design from San Francisco State University and worked as a prop master and set decorator on several films including David Lynch's Dune and Wild at Heart. Silva worked on Lynch’s Twin Peaks. According to David Lynch on the 2007 Gold Edition DVD release of Twin Peaks, Lynch was upstairs in the Laura Palmer house, near Silva as he worked, and suddenly realized that Silva might have a place in the show. He asked Silva if he was an actor, and Silva said that he was. Later, Lynch accidentally caught him on camera when his reflection appeared in a mirror, and thus was born the character of Killer BOB, a dark spirit who haunts Laura. Silva appeared occasionally as BOB for the remainder of the Twin Peaks series and in the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. His first major appearance was

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Pat Smear

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Pat Smear

Georg Albert Ruthenberg (born August 5, 1959), better known by the stage name Pat Smear, is an American musician and actor. He was a founding member of punk band the Germs, and was the touring guitarist for grunge band Nirvana from 1993 to 1994. After Nirvana ended, its drummer Dave Grohl went on to become the frontman of rock band Foo Fighters; Smear soon joined on guitar, and has since recorded four studio albums and a live album with the band. Early life Georg Ruthenberg was born and raised in West Los Angeles, California, to a mother of African-American and Native American descent and a German Jewish immigrant father. His parents forced him to take piano lessons at a young age, and a few years later, he began teaching himself to play the guitar. Before becoming a musician, he was a very religious child and at age 13 left home to join a commune. Later, he attended IPS (Innovative Program School), an alternative school within University High School in Los Angeles.[1] It was there that he met vocalist Darb

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Esperanza Spalding

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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Emily Spalding[2] (born October 18, 1984) is an American jazz bassist and singer. Spalding was raised in Portland, Oregon, and was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at five years old. She was later both self-taught and -trained on a number of instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music. In 2017, she was appointed Professor of the Practice of Music at Harvard University.[3] She has won four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,[4] making her the first jazz artist to win the award.[5][6] Early life Spalding[7] was born in Portland, Oregon, to an African-American father and a mother of Welsh, Native American, and Hispanic descent.[8][9] She was raised in the King neighborhood in Northeast Portland,[10] which at that time was at its height of gang violence.[11][12] Her mother raised her and her brother as a single p

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India Summer

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India Summer

India Summer (born April 26, 1975)[1] is an American pornographic actress and nude model. Her stage name is based on the phrase Indian summer. She is the single most productive female performer in the US pornography industry, starring in more than 1000 adult scenes.[2] Summer also has mainstream acting credits.[3][4] Career Summer's first job was as a lifeguard at age 15, which she continued to do until graduating from college.[5] Summer received her education towards becoming a teacher. She then worked in finance for 6 years before moving to modeling and acting.[6] Summer began working in the adult film industry at the age of 29.[7] She is one of several performers to be cast as characters similar to politician Sarah Palin in a porn parody such as the 2009 Drill Baby Drill by Penthouse Features.[8] In July 2009, she signed an exclusive girl/girl contract with Girlfriends Films studios.[9] In November 2011, her debut as a director was announced with the movie Perfect Fit.[10] In January 2012, the Interne

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Solé

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Solé

Tonya Michelle Johnston[1][2][3][2](born July 17, 1973), better known by her stage name Solé, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri.[3] Biography Solé was born in 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri to Phyllis Frazier and James Johnston,[4] .[5] Her siblings are Sean and Charlie (Chuck) Johnston, Sierra and Tamika Gamble.[6] Solé has family in General Acha, Argentina. She held various jobs, including working for AT&T and as a spa coordinator for a salon.[7] She also attended cosmetology school; and attempted college where she studied Political Science and Psychology.[8] Personal life Solé has daughters De'jan Nicole (born March 7, 1992) and Cypress Soleil Lee (born January 9, 1995) from a previous relationship. Solé met Ginuwine in June 1999[9] and began dating in October 1999.[9] The two became engaged in August 2000. Solè married Ginuwine on September 8, 2003 in Grand Cayman. They resided in Brandywine, Maryland.[10] They have two daughters together: Story Asaundra (born March 29, 2001)[11] a

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Tracie Spencer

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Tracie Spencer

Tracie Monique Spencer (born July 12, 1976)[5][6] is an American singer–songwriter, actress, and model. Spencer is best known for her R&B and pop singles during the late–1980s through the 1990s such as; "Symptoms of True Love" (1988), "This House" (1990), "Tender Kisses" (1991) and "It's All About You (Not About Me)" (1999). A Waterloo native, Spencer's first claim to fame was when she participated on the CBS talent competition television show Star Search; winning the junior vocalist competition in 1987. Following her win on the show, Spencer signed a contract with Capitol Records, at the time the youngest female artist to do so; releasing three albums with the label. Since 2007, Spencer has taken a hiatus from music; however, she is still modeling and pursuing other interests. Biography Early life and education Born in 1976 to Theresa (née Williams) and Marvin E. Spencer Sr. (1938–2014),[7] a well-known musician.[8] Spencer was raised in Waterloo, Iowa along with her three siblings; Marvin Jr., Marty

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J. Christopher Stevens

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J. Christopher Stevens

John Christopher Stevens (April 18, 1960 – September 11, 2012) was an American career diplomat and lawyer who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya from May 22, 2012 to September 11, 2012.[3][4] Stevens was killed when the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by radical Islamic terrorists on September 11–12, 2012.[3][5] Stevens was the eighth U.S. Ambassador to be killed while in office.[6] Early life and education Stevens was born on April 18, 1960, in Grass Valley, California, the eldest of three siblings born to Jan S. Stevens, a California Assistant Attorney General,[7] and his wife Mary J. Stevens (née Floris),[8] from a West Coast family of French, Swedish and Chinook ancestry.[9] Stevens was raised in Northern California and had two younger siblings, Anne (b. 1962) and Thomas (b. 1965).[10] Stevens' parents divorced in 1975, and both remarried. He had a half-sister, Hilary (b. 1980), from his father's second marriage.[7] His mother, a cellist, joined the Marin Symphony Orchestra (

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Jodie Sweetin

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Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin (born January 19, 1982)[1] is an American actress and television personality. She is known for her role as Stephanie Tanner in the ABC comedy series Full House and its Netflix spin-off series Fuller House. Early life and career Sweetin was born in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were both in prison at the time, and she was adopted and raised as an only child by her uncle Sam Sweetin and his second wife Janice when she was nine months old.[2] The adoption was not finalized until she was two years old because her birth father was one-fourth Native American. Years later, she said she was told not to talk about her adoption publicly out of fear that people would think she was forced into acting.[3] While in high school, she and actor Matthew Morrison performed in musical theatre together.[4] She made her acting debut in the 1987 comedy series Valerie as Pamela, the niece of Mrs. Poole (Edie McClurg). Jeff Franklin cast her as Stephanie Tanner in the ABC comedy series Full House in 1

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Nedra Talley

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Nedra Talley

Nedra Talley, now known as Nedra Talley-Ross (born January 27, 1946[1]), is an American singer best known as a former member of the girl group The Ronettes, in which she performed with her cousins Ronnie and Estelle Bennett.[2] She is of African American, Native American and Puerto Rican descent.[3] In 2007, the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[4] In 1967, Talley and Estelle Bennett left the Ronettes, reportedly due in part to interference from the group's producer Phil Spector, who later married Ronnie Bennett.[4] Talley said that when she met Scott Ross, her future husband, she became a born-again Christian. Talley also decided to leave the Ronettes because she felt there was little place for Christian-inspired music.[5] In 1977, Talley recorded several Christian songs written by her church's music director, Ted Sandquist. These were released on the album The Courts of the King: The Worship Music of Ted Sandquist. One of the cuts, a medley, "Love of My Lord" / "Redwood Tree" was

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Taboo (rapper)

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Taboo (rapper)

Jaime Luis Gomez[2] (born July 14, 1975),[3] known professionally as Taboo,[4] is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and DJ, best known as a member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Personal life Jaime Luis Gomez was born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California.[5] His parents were both from Mexico.[5][6][7] He attended Rosemead High School (class of 1993), and was educated at Richard Garvey Intermediate School. Two days before his 33rd birthday, Taboo married Jaymie Dizon in Pasadena, California on July 12, 2008. will.i.am and apl.de.ap served as groomsmen. The couple had their first child, Jimmy Jalen Gomez on July 19, 2009 and their second, Journey, on April 19, 2011. He has another son from a previous relationship, Joshua,[8] who was born October 13, 1993.[9][10] The couple had a daughter, Jett, in February 2016. His autobiography, "Fallin' Up: My Story", co-authored with Steve Dennis, was released in February 2011. He was diagnosed with stage 2 testicular cancer in June 2014 and we

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Joe Taylor (American football)

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Joe Taylor (American football)

Joseph L. Taylor (born August 27, 1939 in Thomasville, Georgia) is a former professional American football cornerback who played his entire 8-year National Football League career with the Chicago Bears. External links NFL.com player page

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Shaun Taylor-Corbett

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Shaun Taylor-Corbett

Shaun Michael Taylor-Corbett (October 6, 1978)[1] is an American actor, singer and writer. He is the son of choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Music Executive Michael Corbett. Taylor-Corbett is of Native American descent and has three sisters.[2] Life and works Taylor-Corbett graduated from the University of Delaware. It was there he sang for an a cappella group called the University of Delaware YChromes. He was also the vice president of the university's World Peace Club and was an honors student. He received vocal training from Shirley Callaway. After college, Taylor-Corbett joined The New York Public Theater, where he performed Shakespeare. He also joined the Harrington Theater Arts Company and appeared on the soap opera All My Children many times. Taylor-Corbett also played Romeo in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey.[3] In 2003, Taylor-Corbett joined the American counterpart to the Australian kids' show Hi-5. In Hi-5, his segment is Shapes and Space, w

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Corey Taylor

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Corey Taylor

Corey Todd Taylor (born December 8, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.[1] Taylor and Jim Root joined Stone Sour and re-started the band around 1995, playing in the Des Moines area, and working on a demo. He joined Slipknot in 1997 to replace their original vocalist and has subsequently released six studio albums with them. After the first two Slipknot albums went Platinum, Taylor revived Stone Sour to record an album and tour in 2002. He has worked with several bands, including Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Korn, Disturbed, Apocalyptica, Code Orange, Anthrax, Steel Panther, and Soulfly. Taylor was ranked at number 86 in Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.[2] He was also named the seventh greatest heavy metal frontman by NME. Taylor has a vocal range of F1-G5.[3] Early life Corey Todd Taylor was born on December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa.[4][5][6] He was mostly raised by his single mother in

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Robert Tessier

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Robert Tessier

Robert W. Tessier (June 2, 1934 – October 11, 1990) was an American actor and stuntman who was best known for playing heavy, menacing characters in films and on television. Early life Born in Lowell, Massachusetts of Algonquian descent, Tessier served as a paratrooper in the Korean War earning both a Silver Star and Purple Heart.[1] Performing career Tessier was an accomplished motorcycle rider doing stunts in the circus. These skills helped him secure his first film role in The Born Losers directed by Tom Laughlin. With his shaven head, size and threatening appearance, Tessier went on to play a series of villainous roles on both TV and in film. He later formed a stunt troupe called Stunts Unlimited with director Hal Needham. Tessier starred as the menacing convict "Connie Shokner" in the 1974 comedy-drama The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds (whom he counted as one of his friends) and as Kevin in The Deep. He also played a bare knuckle fighter in the Charles Bronson film Hard Times. In his spare time,

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Miguel Terekhov

Miguel Terekhov (August 22, 1928 – January 3, 2012) was a Uruguayan-born American ballet dancer and ballet instructor. Terekhov and his wife, Yvonne Chouteau, one of the Five Moons, a group of Native American ballet dancers, founded the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma in 1961.[1] Terekhov was born on August 22, 1928, in Montevideo, Uruguay.[1] His mother, Antonia Rodriguez, was a Charrúa Indian, a people indigenous to Uruguay and southern Brazil.[1] His father, Mikhail Terekhov, a former dancer, immigrated to Uruguay from Ukraine.[1] Terekhov met and married his wife, Yvonne Chouteau, while he was dancing for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.[1] Terekhov died at his daughter's home in Richardson, Texas, of complications from lung fibrosis on January 3, 2012, at the age of 83.[1] He and his wife, who survived him, were residents of Oklahoma City.[1] References Anderson, Jack (2012-01-09). "Miguel Terekhov, Dancer With Ballets Russes, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-28.

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Philip Michael Thomas

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Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas (born May 26, 1949) is an American retired actor and musician. Thomas' most famous role is that of detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first notable roles were in Coonskin (1975) and opposite Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. After his success in Miami Vice, Thomas appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and advertisements for telephone psychic services. He served as a spokesperson for cell phone entertainment company Nextones, and supplied the voice for the character Lance Vance in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Early life Thomas was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in San Bernardino, California.[1] His father, Louis Diggs, was a plant foreman at Westinghouse. Thomas's mother was Lulu McMorris. He and his seven half brothers and sisters had the surname Thomas, which was the last name of his mother's first husband.[2] As a child, he acted in his church's theater group and, at age 15, while parti

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Rozonda Ocielian Thomas (born February 27, 1971), known professionally as Chilli, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, television personality and model who rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of group TLC, one of the best-selling girl groups of the 20th century. Early life Thomas was born in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Benjamin Elijah Mays High School in 1989.[2] Her father, Abdul Ali, is of Arab and Bengali descent, and her mother, Ava Thomas, is African American. Thomas, who had been raised by her mother, later allowed the Sally Jessy Raphael television talk show to air footage of her meeting her father for the first time in 1996, when she was 25.[3][4] When she was a child her great grandmother, who she called Big Mama, took her to the Seventh-day Adventist Church[5][6] Music career 1991–present: TLC Thomas was first a dancer for Damian Dame. In 1991, she joined TLC, replacing founding member Crystal Jones, and was nicknamed "Chilli" by Lisa Lopes so that the group could

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Celeste Thorson

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Celeste Thorson

Celeste Thorson (born July 23, 1984) is an American actress, model,[1] screenwriter, and activist. She is best known for her roles on How I Met Your Mother, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Exes, Heartbeat and as a host for numerous lifestyle and travel television shows. Thorson has written twenty four episodes of television and several short films. As a model, she has been featured in modeling and commercial campaigns for Reebok, Lady Foot Locker, Yoplait, Sprint, Nissan Nokia, Samsung, Yahoo!, Body Glove, Toms Shoes, and Paul Mitchell. Early life Thorson was born in Orange County, California, to her mother a fine artist, and father a United States Marine; the two divorced during Thorson's childhood. Her mother is of Lebanese, Spanish, French Huguenot and Apache Mescalero Native American descent. Her father was born in South Korea and was adopted as a young child by the Thorson family in Colorado. On her father's side she is of South Korean and Scottish Irish descent. Thorson traveled much of the southwestern Uni

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T.I.

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980),[1] known professionally as T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper, and actor. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999 with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, and C-Rod. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003.[2][3] Harris is also known as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with Jeezy and Gucci Mane.[4] Harris has released ten studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, Harris has also released several highly successful singles, including Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life", the la

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Tiffany Darwish

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Tiffany Darwish

Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), simply known by her mononym Tiffany, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and former teen icon. She is most notable for her 1987 cover of the song "I Think We're Alone Now", originally recorded in 1967 by Tommy James and the Shondells. Released as the second single from her eponymous album, Tiffany, the song quickly became a teen anthem.[1] Thanks to an original mall tour, "The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour '87", Tiffany found commercial success;[2] both the single and the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. The singles "Could've Been" and "I Saw Him Standing There", a cover version of The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There", followed soon after, with the former also claiming the No. 1 position on the Hot 100. Although Tiffany's second album, Hold an Old Friend's Hand, managed to yield a top-10 single and chart in the upper register of the Billboard 200 in 1988, and ultimately

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Emma Tillman

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Emma Tillman

Emmaline Fanchon Tillman, (née Faust; November 22, 1892 – January 28, 2007) was an American supercentenarian and, at age 114 years 67 days, the oldest validated living person from the death of 115-year-old Puerto Rican man Emiliano Mercado del Toro on January 24, 2007 until her own death four days later.[1] Biography Tillman was one of 23 children born to former slaves Alphonso Faust and Martha Gibson Faust in Gibsonville, North Carolina.[2][3] Her maiden name, Faust, had been adopted from the plantation owner who owned her father's family before the Civil War, Cane Faust.[2][4] The family moved to Glastonbury, Connecticut in 1900,[2][5] where Tillman became the only African-American attending Glastonbury High School, graduating in 1909 as the first African-American to do so there.[4][6][7] Although she enjoyed studying commercial arithmetic,[2][5] and did the accounts on her father's tobacco farm,[5] she moved to Hartford in 1914,[5] to take up a position as a housekeeper, the only paid employment open to

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Billy Ray Thunder

Billy Ray Thunder (born William Ray Higginbottom) is a bull rider and bareback bronc rider who has been active for nearly 30 years.[1] He is nicknamed "The Living Legend".[2] Early life Billy Ray Higginbottom was born in Akron, Ohio, on September 20, 1954, he has African-American heritage from both of his parents.[3] He identifies as a Black Indian, saying his grandfather was "a Heron black American."[4][2] Thunder is 6'3", 225 pounds, and over 60 years old.[4] Education He attended Archbishop Hoban High School from 1969-1973, where he was a defensive end on the school football team. After graduating in 1973 he joined the Army, followed by a stint in the Navy and reenlisted in the Army, before he'd had enough of military life and decided to try his hand at professional football.[3] Career While in the service Billy Ray was also part of a semi-pro football team in Germany, so pro-football seemed like a good fit. He tried out for the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, without making the team in e

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DJ Trevi

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DJ Trevi

Treavor Alvarado (born June 27, 1990) better known by his stage name DJ Trevi is an American electronic musician, DJ, music producer, reality show personality, and actor, having appeared on the independent film Left At The Rio Grande[3] and 12 Corazones, the second season of Telemundo's long-running reality television series, 12 Corazones.[4] Trevi first single Love scored him his first top ten. The single Love peaked at number 9 on MTV Jango Radio Airplay.[5] In 2012 his debut album EP, Apocalypse 2012, was released[6][7] on CS Recordings. Alvarado grew up in the United States, but moved to Barcelona, Spain in 2016 to continue his music and film career. Early life Alvarado grew up in the United States. In his early year's Alvarado would play DJ with his weekly top show. In his tween years, his mother bought him his first mixer and turntables.[8] Career Television and Film Before becoming an international DJ/Producer Alvarado was an intern at American Broadcasting Company working on the Emmy winning maga

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Jennifer Tilly

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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958)[3][4] is an American actress, voice actress, and poker player. She is most recognised as Tiffany Valentine in the Child's Play franchise (1998–). Her first notable acting role was on the sitcom Shaping Up (1984), which she followed with her film debut in No Small Affair the same year. She is known for her distinctive voice and comedic timing.[5][6][7] Tilly is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner, the first celebrity to win a World Series tournament. She is the older sister of actress Meg Tilly. Tilly came to prominence when she received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Olive Neal in Woody Allen's 1994 film Bullets over Broadway. She earned further acclaim, as well as Saturn Award and MTV Award nominations, for her performance in the Wachowskis' 1996 neo-noir thriller Bound. Her other film appearances include Let It Ride; The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Made in America (1993), The Getaway (1994), Edie & Pen; H

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Meg Tilly

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Meg Tilly

Meg Tilly (born Margaret Elizabeth Chan; February 14, 1960) is a Canadian-American actress and novelist.[1] For her role in the 1985 film Agnes of God, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include Psycho II (1983), The Big Chill (1983), Masquerade (1988), and Valmont (1989). For her role in the television series Bomb Girls (2012–13), she won the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Tilly has also written six novels, including Porcupine (2007), which was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. She is the younger sister of actress Jennifer Tilly. Early life Tilly was born in Long Beach, California,[2] the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Tilly), a Canadian teacher, and businessman Harry Chan.[3][4] Her father was Chinese American, while her mother was of Irish and Finnish descent.[5] Following her parents' divorce when she was three, Tilly was raised by her mother and stepfa

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Thomas Tate Tobin

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Thomas Tate Tobin

Tom Tobin (1823–1904) was an American adventurer, tracker, trapper, mountain man, guide, US Army scout, and occasional bounty hunter. Tobin explored much of southern Colorado, including the Pueblo area. He associated with men such as Kit Carson, "Uncle Dick" Wootton, Ceran St. Vrain, Charley Bent, John C. Fremont, "Wild Bill" Hickok, William F. Cody, and the Shoup brothers. Tobin was one of only two men to escape alive from the siege of Turley's Mill during the Taos Revolt. In later years he was sent by the Army to track down and kill the notorious Felipe Espinosa and his nephew; Tobin returned to Ft. Garland with their heads in a sack.[1] Biography Thomas Tate Tobin was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 1, 1823 to Bartholomew Tobin, an Irish immigrant, and Sarah Autobees. Sarah, believed to have been a Lenape, had been widowed before marrying Tobin. She brought her son Charles Autobees (later Autobee) into the marriage. A year later, the couple had a daughter Catherine together. Early life In 1828, Cha

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True (artist)

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True (artist)

TRUE, formerly known as David John Riggins (b. 1968, Los Angeles, California) is an American artist, designer, filmmaker, and producer of German-Russian, African-American, and Blackfoot Confederacy descent who splits his time between New York City and New Orleans, LA[1]. He began using the word “TRUE” in place of his birth name in the mid-1990s[2]. His career has incorporated illustration, graphic design, animation, and filmmaking[3]; his current focus is producing cultural events. He began his professional career in the late 1980s as a set painter for Roger Corman Studios in Venice Beach, California[4]. He moved to New York in 1991 to study at Sarah Lawrence College, and then transferred to The Art School of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (BFA, 1996). He first gained international recognition for a series of non-permissional site-specific “guerrilla” installations on the streets of Los Angeles[5] and New York City[6], and in NYC’s subway system[7] (1993–1994), which were done anonym

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Elyse Umemoto

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Elyse Umemoto

Elyse Umemoto (born May 10, 1984), is an American dance team manager and former Miss Washington in the Miss America circuit. She is known for finishing third place at Miss America 2008, and for competing on the reality competition show Survivor, following her stint as Miss Washington. Early life Umemoto grew up in Wapato, Washington, with her three younger sisters and her parents, Gary and Luana. She attended Wapato High School, where played soccer and tennis, and performed as a cheerleader. She graduated in 2001.[2] Later, she enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University, double-majoring in psychology and political science.[1] Umemoto is of German, Japanese, Hispanic, and Native American origin. She is an enrolled member of the Yakama tribe.[2] Miss America pageant While in college, one of Umemoto's friends suggested that she enter a beauty pageant. Her first such pageant, Miss Pierce County (WA), took place in 2006. She won, and went on to finish as first runner-up at Miss Washington that year. One year lat

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The Undertaker

Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by the ring name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE.[4] Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time,[6] Calaway began his wrestling career in 1984, working under various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and other affiliate promotions. After signing for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989, he enjoyed a brief stint as a mid-card performer named "Mean Mark" Callous, prior to joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990. In WWE, Calaway was rebranded as "The Undertaker" and gained significant mainstream popularity as a horror-themed, macabre entity who employed scare tactics and held links to the supernatural. The Undertaker became one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era, featuring in various pivotal storylines and matches as WWF sustained a boom period in business in the late 1990s. His character transitioned into a biker in

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Chris Tucker

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Chris Tucker

Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in F. Gary Gray's Friday and as Detective James Carter in Brett Ratner's Rush Hour film series. He became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, and Brett Ratner's Money Talks. Early life and education Tucker was born on August 31, 1971[2][3][4] in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest son of Mary Louise (née Bryant) and Norris Tucker.[3] One of six children, Tucker learned early in life that humor has the power to draw attention to himself both at school and at home.[5] His father was an independent businessman who owned a janitorial service.[6][7] Tucker grew up in Decatur, Georgia; after graduating from Columbia High School, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy and acting. Tucker grew up in a Pentecostal Christian household

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Originally from the United States, she became a Swiss citizen in 2013. Turner rose to prominence as a duo with her then-husband Ike Turner before reinventing herself as a solo performer. One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide.[2][3] Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs. She began her career in 1958 as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, recording under the name "Little Ann" on "Boxtop." Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue with the hit single "A Fool In Love."[4] Success followed with a string of notable hits, including "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (1961), "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966), the Grammy-winning "Proud Mary" (1971), and "Nutbush

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Charlie Viracola

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Charlie Viracola

Charles "Charlie" Viracola (born June 24, 1963) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor from Los Angeles, California and North Carolina. Filmography Film & television Year Title Role Notes 1987 Under Cover (film) Stevie Barkin Film 1996 Full Frontal Comedy himself TV Series 2001 Premium Blend himself TV Series 2003 Comedy Central Presents himself TV Series 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead himself Film 2006 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno writer TV Series 2007 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson himself TV Series 2008 Late Night with Conan O'Brien himself TV Series 2009 Comedy.TV himself TV Series 2010 I Am Comic himself documentary 2011 Who Wants to Date a Comedian? himself TV Series External links Charlie Viracola on IMDb Official website @planetcharlie on Twitter Comedy Central Charlie Viracola on Facebook

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Casper Van Dien

Casper Robert Van Dien Jr. (born December 18, 1968) is an American actor and producer. Early life Van Dien was born and raised in Milton, Florida, the son of Diane (née Morrow), a nursery school teacher, and Casper Robert Van Dien Sr., a U.S. Navy Commander and fighter pilot.[1] There is a long military tradition in Van Dien's family. Aside from his father, his grandfather was a Marine during World War II. Van Dien is descended from an old Dutch family long settled in the New York area; his other heritage includes Swedish, French, and English.[2] The street on which Van Dien grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Van Dien Avenue, was named after his great-great-great-grandfather.[3] When Van Dien was older, his family moved to Florida, where he enrolled at the St. Petersburg campus of the Admiral Farragut Academy, graduating 3rd in command. While in the Florida prep school, Van Dien was often referred to as "Ken doll" due to his good looks, and got into many fights for that reason.[4] Even some writers later d

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Waka Flocka Flame

Juaquin James Malphurs[1] (born May 31, 1986), better known as Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper. Signing to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. Records in 2009, he became a mainstream artist with the release of his singles "O Let's Do It", "Hard in da Paint", and "No Hands", with the latter peaking at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100. His debut studio album Flockaveli was released in 2010. His second studio album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family was released in 2012 and was preceded by the lead single "Round of Applause". Early life Malphurs was born in South Jamaica, Queens. His family eventually settled in Riverdale, Georgia.[2] His mother, Debra Antney, is rapper Gucci Mane's former manager and the CEO of So Icey/Mizay Entertainment.[3] The name "Waka" was given to him by his cousin, after the Muppets character Fozzie Bear's catchphrase, "Waka Waka". The name "Flocka Flame" was given to him by Gucci Mane,[4] whom he has known since he was 19.[5] Career 2009–2010: Flockaveli Waka

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Vicki Vann

Victoria "Vicki" Vann (born Victoria Araceli Denise Vann Turnbough, July 14, 1980)[1] is an American country music artist, model and actress. She has been called the Cinderella of country music and was chosen to appear as a featured artist in a Country Music Television documentary called "Waiting in the Wings." The documentary focuses on the ongoing struggles of the African American music artists in the country music industry.[2] Early years Victoria Vann was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father was born in Mississippi and was one of the original founding members of the Grammy Award Winning Gospel Group, Mighty Clouds of Joy. Her mother, whose family is of German descent, worked as a model for print ads and television. As a young girl she was exposed to various types of music including gospel, jazz, and country, however her love for country music grew very strong and grew to be her preferred style.[3] Among her musical influences are Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Amy Gr

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Amber Valletta

Amber Evangeline Valletta (born February 9, 1974) is an American fashion model and actress.[2] She began her career as a fashion model, landing her first of sixteen American Vogue covers at the age of eighteen. During the 1990s, Valletta reached the status of supermodel, working as the face of Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Escada, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Gucci and Versace, and signing multimillion-dollar cosmetics contracts with Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden.[3][4] From 1995 to 1996, Valletta and her friend and fellow model Shalom Harlow hosted the MTV show House of Style. In the 2000s, Valletta began to focus on her career as an actress. She had her first major film role as a poltergeist in Robert Zemeckis's supernatural thriller What Lies Beneath (2000). She has since appeared in films such as Hitch (2005), Transporter 2 (2005), Man About Town (2006), Dead Silence (2007), Gamer (2009), and The Spy Next Door (2010). In 2011, she moved to television, appearing in a recurring role as the fallen socialit

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Vox Day

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Vox Day

Theodore Robert Beale (born August 21, 1968), also known as Vox Day, is an American far-right activist,[2] writer, publisher, and video game designer. He has been described as a white supremacist,[3] a misogynist,[4] and part of the alt-right.[5][6] Beale went into video game development, which led to him writing science fiction, and social commentary with a focus on issues of religion, race, and gender. He became active in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, from which he was expelled, and was a central figure in the "Rabid Puppies" controversy involving the Hugo Awards for science fiction. He is active in publishing being a founding member of Castalia House. Early life and music career Beale grew up in Minnesota, the son of Rebecca and Robert Beale.[1] He states on his blog that he is of English, Irish, Mexican, and Native American descent.[7] He graduated from Bucknell University in 1990.[8] Beale was a member of the band Psykosonik between 1992 and 1994.[9][10] Video game development

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Sinqua Walls

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Sinqua Walls

Sinqua Walls (born April 6, 1985) is an American actor and former college basketball player for Cal Poly Pomona and the University of San Francisco.[1] Early life Originally from Louisiana, Sinqua moved to Los Angeles with his family and attended El Segundo High School. Growing up he played a variety of sports, but spent much of his childhood learning plays and studying his favorite movies, and would always watch his favorite movies until he could remember every line as practice for a future movie career. He knew that acting was what he wanted to do since he was eleven years old after watching "The Radio Flyer," which is also the first movie he memorized from start to finish. In 2007, he attended and graduated from University of San Francisco's art program where he studied Theatre and Film.[2] Career Walls played Beta werewolf Boyd, a formerly recurring character on the MTV drama series Teen Wolf.[3] He has also made appearances on Pair of Kings, Lincoln Heights, Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy, Blue

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Greg T. Walker

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Greg T. Walker

Greg T. Walker (born July 8, 1951) is an American bassist who played with rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd between 1971 and 1972. His main band, named Blackfoot existed between 1969 and 1985. In 2004 a new line-up was born, with Axe frontman Bobby Barth as their singer/guitarist. In the classic line-up of the band, he played with Rickey Medlocke as frontman, Charlie Hargrett as second guitarist, and Jakson T. Spires on drums. Besides playing the bass, he also ensures the backing vocals together with drummer Jakson T. Spires. His backing vocals can for example be heard on their hit Train, Train from the Strikes album. In 2014 he recorded a 5-song EP with French rock trio Lloyd Project and played a couple of concerts in Paris along with the band. His Native American ancestry is Muscogee from the Eastern Branch of the Florida Creek Nation (pipe carrier). Greg makes his own bows and arrows and many types of traditional Native American crafts and jewelry. When not touring or recording, his time is spent on ancestral la

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Dionne Warwick

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Dionne Warwick

Marie Dionne Warwick ( DEE-on WORR-ik; née Warrick; born December 12, 1940) is a six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, television host, and former United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization and United States Ambassador of Health. Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955-1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. She is one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998, and 80 singles making all Billboard charts combined.[1][2][3] Early life Marie Dionne Warrick, later Warwick, was born on December 12, 1940, in Orange, New Jersey, to Mancel Warrick and Lee Drinkard. Her mother was manager of the Drinkard Singers, and her father was a Pullman porter, chef, record promoter and CPA. Dionne was named after her aunt on her mother's side.[4] She had a sister, Delia ("Dee Dee"), who died in 2008, and a brother, Mancel Jr., who was killed in an accid

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Fred Ward

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Fred Ward

Freddie Joe "Fred" Ward (born December 30, 1942) is an American character actor, producer and model. Starting with a role in an Italian television film in 1973, Ward has had a long and diverse career, including such film as Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams, Tremors, Henry & June, The Player and Short Cuts. Ward has also done model shootings with Lara Stone, Linda Evangelista, Dree Hemingway and Beri Smither as well as appearing in the 1998 Pirelli Calendar. Early life Ward was born Freddie Joe Ward[1] in San Diego, California. He is of part Cherokee descent.[2] Before acting, Ward spent three years in the United States Air Force. He was also a boxer (breaking his nose three times) and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska,[3][4] janitor, and short-order cook. He studied acting at New York's Herbert Berghof Studio after serving in the U.S. Air Force. While living in Rome, he dubbed Italian films into English and appeared in films by neorealist director Roberto Rossellini.[5] Career '70s and

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Marisa Washington[1] (born January 31, 1977)[2][3][4] is an American actress. She gained wide public recognition for starring as Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert, in the ABC drama series Scandal (2012–2018).[5] For her role, she received nominations for two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her portrayal of Anita Hill in the HBO television film Confirmation (2016), earned her another Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In film, Washington is known for her roles as Della Bea Robinson in Ray (2004), as Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Shaft in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012). She has also starred in the independent films Our Song (2000), The Dead Girl (2006), Mother and Child (2009) and Night Catches Us (2010). Time magazine included Washington in its Time 100 list of 2014.[6] In 2018, Forbes named her the eighth highest-paid

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