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Alexis Arquette

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Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette (July 28, 1969 – September 11, 2016) was an American actress, cabaret performer, underground cartoonist, and activist. Early life Arquette was born in Los Angeles, California as Robert Arquette,[3] the fourth of five children of Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak), an actor, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher, and therapist; and Lewis Arquette, an actor and director.[4][5][6] Lewis's family's surname was originally "Arcouet";[7] Lewis's father was comedian Cliff Arquette, who went by the stage name of Charley Weaver. Arquette was distantly related to American explorer Meriwether Lewis.[8][5] Actors Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, and David Arquette were her siblings. Career In 1982, at the age of 12, Arquette's first acting gig was as "this little kid who's on a ride with all these women and whatnot" in the music video "She's a Beauty" by The Tubes.[9] In 1986, Arquette debuted on the big screen in an uncredited role as Alexis, the androgynous friend and bandmate of sexually ambiv

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Traci Bingham

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Traci Bingham

Traci Bingham (born January 13, 1968) is an American actress, model, and television personality who is best known for playing Jordan Tate on the television series Baywatch between 1996 and 1998. Early life Bingham was born in North Cambridge, Massachusetts,[1] the daughter of Betty, a librarian, and Lafayette Bingham, an aircraft technician.[2] She graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1986.[3] Career Bingham began her career in minor acting roles. Aside from Baywatch, Bingham's appearances include the television series D.R.E.A.M. Team and Beverly Hills, 90210, and the film Demon Knight.[4] She also played minor roles in the popular American sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Married... with Children. In 1991, Bingham appeared in the video for "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.[5] Eight years later, she appeared in the video for "I Really Like It" by Harlem World featuring Mase and Kelly Price. In June 1998, Bingham posed for a "Babes of Baywatch" pictorial in Playb

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Da Brat

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Da Brat

Shawntae Harris (born April 14, 1974), better known by her stage name Da Brat, is an American rapper and actress from Chicago, IL. Beginning her career in 1992, her debut album Funkdafied (1994) sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to receive a platinum certification, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt-N-Pepa. Brat has received two Grammy Award nominations. Some of her most successful songs/features include, "I Think They Like Me", "Funkdafied" and "Loverboy."[1][2] Early life and education Born Shawntae Harris on April 14, 1974, in Joliet, Illinois,[3][4][5] Brat was raised on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. Born to a Chicago city bus driver,[6] her parents never married. Brat was subsequently raised in two different households.[7] Da Brat lived part of the time with her mother and grandmother and attended a Apostolic church four times a week, where she sang in the choir. Da Brat attended Kenwood Academy during her sophomore and junior year, wh

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Caprice Bourret

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Caprice Bourret

Caprice Bourret (born October 24, 1971) is an American businesswoman, model, actress, and television personality. She lives in London where she runs her company, By Caprice.[1] Early life Caprice Bourret was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to a Jewish American mother, Valerie Bourret, and a French-Canadian father, Dale Bourret. In 1996 she moved to the United Kingdom. Modeling Bourret has appeared on more than 250 magazine covers[2][3] which have included Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, FHM, and the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated.[4] She was named the world's sexiest woman by the News of the World, GQ's Woman of the Year, and Maxim's International Woman of the Year for three consecutive years.[5] She has been featured in television ad campaigns for Diet Coke and Pizza Hut.[6] Business In 2000, Bourret entered into a licensing agreement with one of the UK's leading department stores, Debenhams, for the use of her name on a lingerie range. Six years later, she bought back the license

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Trishelle Cannatella

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Trishelle Cannatella

Trishelle Cannatella (born November 4, 1979) is an American reality television contestant, Playboy model, and actress, known for her appearances on the MTV reality television series The Real World: Las Vegas, and the Real World spinoff show The Challenge. She has also appeared on other reality shows such as The Surreal Life, Kill Reality, Punk'd and Fear Factor. She has also made appearances in TV ads and music videos, posed nude in Playboy magazine, appeared in the horror film The Scorned, and competed successfully in celebrity poker tournaments.[3] Early life Cannatella was born on November 4, 1979, and raised in Cut Off, Louisiana. She is of French and Italian ancestry. She was raised as a Southern Baptist, and has described herself as a "momma's girl". Her mother, a devout Christian, took her family to church three or four times a week. When she was 14, her mother died from a brain tumor. Cannatella was on several athletic teams throughout her high school career at South Lafourche High School. After vis

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Jose Canseco

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Jose Canseco

José Canseco Capas Jr. (born July 2, 1964)[1] is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and designated hitter. During his time with the Oakland A's, he established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game. He won the Rookie of the Year (1986), and Most Valuable Player award (1988), and was a six-time All-Star. Canseco is a two-time World Series winner with the Oakland A's (1989) and the New York Yankees (2000). In 1988 Canseco became the first player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season and won the Silver Slugger award four times: three as an AL outfielder (1988, 1990, 1991), and once as a designated hitter (1998). He ranks 4th all time in A's history with 254 home runs and is one of 14 players in MLB history with 400 home runs and 200 stolen bases. Despite his many injuries during the later part of his career, Canseco averaged 40 home runs, 120 RBIs and 102 runs scored every 162 games. As of 2019, Canseco's 462 career home runs rank him 37th on the MLB

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Gabrielle Carteris

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Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Anne Carteris (born January 2, 1961) is an American actress and trade union leader. Her best known acting role was as Andrea Zuckerman during the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210. In 2012, Carteris was elected as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA, a trade union representing over 100,000 actors and other professionals mainly in the United States. She assumed the position of acting president of the union following the death of the previous president, Ken Howard, on March 23, 2016.[1] On April 9, 2016, Carteris was elected SAG-AFTRA president.[2] She was re-elected to the position in August, 2019.[3] Early years Carteris was born in Scottsdale, Arizona,[4] to Marlene, a realtor, and Ernest J. Carteris, a restaurant owner. She has a twin brother, James.[5][6] Her father was of Greek ancestry[7] whereas her mother is Jewish.[8] Her parents separated six months after her birth. Carteris's mother moved with her children to San Francisco, California, where she set up

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Charo

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Charo

María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza,[1][2] professionally known simply by her stage name Charo, is a Spanish American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist. Charo began playing guitar at the age of 9 and trained under the famed Andrés Segovia. In 1966 she married bandleader Xavier Cugat and they moved to the United States. In the late 1960s and 1970s, she became a ubiquitous presence on American television, frequently appearing as a guest star on series such as Laugh-In, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She is known for her uninhibited and exuberant manner, vague age, ostensible lack of fluency in English, heavy Spanish accent, and the catch-phrase "cuchi-cuchi." As a musician, she has performed and recorded in various styles for five decades. She released a series of disco recordings in the 1970s with Salsoul Records, most notably Dance a Little Bit Closer (1977). In 1995 her flamenco album Guitar Passion (1994) won the Female Pop Album of the Year a

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Chyna

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Chyna

Chyna[11] (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1969 – April 17, 2016) was an American professional wrestler, glamour model, pornographic film actress, actress, and bodybuilder. Chyna first rose to prominence in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1997, where she was billed as the "Ninth Wonder of the World" (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth). A founding member of the stable D-Generation X as the promotion's first female enforcer, she held the WWF Intercontinental Championship (the only female performer to do so) twice and the WWF Women's Championship once.[6] She was also the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble match and King of the Ring tournament, as well as to become number one contender to the WWF Championship.[12] With singles victories over several prominent male wrestlers – including multiple-time world champions Triple H, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Jeff Jarrett[13] – Chyna left what WWE called "a lasting legacy as the most dominant female competitor of all

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Dave Coulier

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Dave Coulier

David Alan Coulier (born September 21, 1959)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, impressionist television host and private pilot. He is well known for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House and for voicing Peter Venkman on the "The Real Ghostbusters", the cartoon adaptation of Ghostbusters, [2] and the infant incarnations of Animal and Bunsen on Muppet Babies.[3] Early life David Alan Coulier, formerly Couwlier, was born to David Alan Couwlier and Arlen Couwlier in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, on September 21, 1959.[1] His mother's side of the family is from Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, and his paternal grandmother was a Jewish immigrant from Germany.[4] He got his start in stand-up comedy in high school by impersonating his principal and other staff over his high school's PA system. He graduated in 1977 from Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan, where he was a member of the varsity ice hockey team, playing defense alongside future NHL player John Blum. Couli

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Sandra Denton

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Sandra Denton

Sandra Jacqueline Denton (born November 9, 1964[9][10] or 1969[11][12][13][14]) (sources differ), better known by her stage name Pepa or Pep, is a Jamaican-American hip hop rapper and actress, best known for her work as a member of the Grammy Award-winning female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa. Denton starred in The Salt-N-Pepa Show, a reality TV series focusing on reforming the group which aired on the VH1 network in 2008. Since January 2016, Denton has appeared as a supporting cast member on the music reality television show Growing Up Hip Hop which airs on WE tv.[15][16] Early life and education Born in Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaican parents Charles and Enid Denton (née Hyacinth),[17][18] Denton was the youngest of eight children. Denton lived on a farm in Jamaica with her grandmother until she was six years old.[19] Denton's family moved to Queens, New York when she was three; and she later joined them. Denton has been a performer since childhood. Although her personality was full of joy growing up, Denton was mol

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Adrianne Curry

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Adrianne Curry

Adrianne Marie Curry-Rhode (born August 6, 1982)[1] is an American fashion model, actress and television personality. She is best known as the winner of the first cycle of America's Next Top Model in 2003.[2] Career Modeling Curry won the first cycle of America's Next Top Model.[1][3] She was signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City. She has modeled for several magazines, including Life & Style, Us Weekly, Star, OK!, Stuff, People, Maxim (and made the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2005), Spanish Marie Claire, Von Dutch, Von Dutch Watches, Salon City, Macy's, Famous Stars and Straps, Lucky, Ed Hardy, Kinis Bikinis, Beverly Hills Choppers, and Merit Diamonds.[3] Curry's runway shows include Anne Bowen Spring 2005, Jaime Pressly, Pamela Anderson's line, Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, and Christopher Deane. She has appeared in a commercial for the Merit Diamonds Sirena Collection[1] that ran from November 2004 to January 2006. She appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial for the American edition Playboy in February

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C.C. DeVille

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C.C. DeVille

C.C. DeVille (born Bruce Anthony Johannesson; May 14, 1962) is the lead guitarist of the multi-platinum-selling glam metal band Poison. His work with the band has sold over 45 million records worldwide,[1] including 15 million in the United States.[2] He named himself after his favorite car, the Cadillac Coupe Deville. He has also acted in both reality television and television drama shows. He starred in The Surreal Life season 6 and The Surreal Life: Fame Games. DeVille also formed a band in 1998 called Samantha 7. In 2015, DeVille was ranked at number one by VH1 as the most underrated hair metal guitarist of the '80s.[3] Early years DeVille was born Bruce Anthony Johannesson in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York. His interest in music began at age two while watching the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. DeVille began playing the guitar at the age of five after he was given a $27 Japanese Telecaster copy. As his love of music grew, he began listening to bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabba

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Janice Dickinson

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Janice Dickinson

Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 16, 1955)[2] is an American model, author, actress, television personality, and talent agent. Initially notable as a model, she has been disputably described by herself and others as the first supermodel.[3] One of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s, she also served as a judge on four cycles on America's Next Top Model beginning in 2003. She opened a modeling agency in 2005, which was documented in the reality television series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (2006–2008). Early life Dickinson was born in Brooklyn, New York,[4] the second daughter to Jennie Marie (née Pietrzykowski) and Ray Dickinson.[5] Her mother was of Polish descent[5] and her father was of Scottish and Irish ancestry.[6] She was raised in Hollywood, Florida with her elder sister, Alexis, who became a real estate agent, and her younger sister, Debbie, who also became a model.[7][8] Dickinson has been open about the emotional and physical abuse she suffered as a child and teenag

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Flavor Flav

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Flavor Flav

William Jonathan Drayton Jr. (born March 16, 1959),[2] better known by his stage name Flavor Flav , is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy.[3] He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man[4] and for yelling "Yeah, boyeee!" and "Flavor Flav!" during performances.[3][5] After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, Flav reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love. Early life and education Drayton was born in Roosevelt, New York and grew up in nearby Freeport, two communities within the Town of Hempstead.[6] He taught himself to play the piano and began playing at the age of 5.[7] A musical prodigy, he sang in the youth choir at his church and mastered the piano, drums, and guitar at an early age.[8] According to Chuck D, Drayton is proficient in fifteen instruments.[5] He set a house on fire as a small chil

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Erik Estrada

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Erik Estrada

Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada[1] (born March 16, 1949) is an American actor, voice actor, and police officer known for his co-starring lead role as California Highway Patrol officer Francis (Frank) Llewelyn "Ponch" Poncherello in the police drama television series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983. His CHP motorcycle unit was 7 Mary 4 until the final season in which he was assigned to 15 Mary 6.[1] He later became known for his work in Spanish-language telenovelas, his appearances in reality television shows and infomercials and as a regular voice on the Adult Swim series Sealab 2021. Early life Estrada was born on March 16, 1949, in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York, the son of Carmen Moreno, a seamstress, and Renildo Estrada.[1] His parents are of Puerto Rican descent.[2] Career 1970–2000 In the 1970 film version of The Cross and the Switchblade, Estrada made his film debut in the role of Nicky Cruz alongside Pat Boone, who played the role of David Wilkerson. In 1972, Estrada co-starred with George C. Sc

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Steve Harwell

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Steve Harwell

Steven Scott Harwell (born January 9, 1967) is an American musician who is best known as the lead vocalist for the band Smash Mouth.[1][2][3][4] He and bassist Paul De Lisle are the two constant members of the band since their formation. Career Greg Camp formed Smash Mouth with Harwell, Kevin Coleman, and Paul De Lisle. Harwell was previously a rapper in F.O.S.[5] Harwell was a featured cast member in the sixth season of the VH1 reality show, The Surreal Life, in 2006.[6] He has appeared on other television and radio shows, as well as making a cameo in the 2001 film Rat Race. He also performed 2 songs "Beside Myself" and "Everything Just Crazy" for the South Korean animated film Pororo, the Racing Adventure 2013. On August 27, 2016, during a performance with Smash Mouth in Urbana, Illinois, Harwell collapsed on stage and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The band completed the concert without him, with De Lisle taking over on vocals.[7] Personal life Harwell's six-month-old son, Presley Scott Harwell

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Carey Hart

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Carey Hart

Carey Jason Phillip Hart (born July 17, 1975)[1] is an American former professional freestyle motocross competitor, motorcycle racer and current off-road truck racer. He is known for being the first motorcyclist to perform a back flip on a 250cc motorcycle during a competition, and for his company Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing Company. He and singer Pink have been married since 2006. Career Hart became a professional motorcyclist at 18 and started competing in the AMA supercross circuit. Two years before, he had sustained two broken femurs, broken tibia and fibula as well as fractured wrists, after he was blind-sided by a tractor working on the track he was riding on, smashing straight into the vehicle. Hart was among the first riders to begin competing in freestyle motocross in 1996.[2] Hart was the first rider to publicly perform BMX trick the "superman seat grab" at IFMA events in 1998–99. He was also the first person to perform the "invert superman" seat grab at the 1999 Gravity Games i

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Sherman Hemsley

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Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Alexander Hemsley (February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his roles as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen, and B.P. Richfield on the ABC series Dinosaurs. For his work on The Jeffersons, Hemsley was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. He also won an NAACP Image Award. Early life Hemsley was born and raised in South Philadelphia by his mother, who worked in a lamp factory.[1] He did not meet his father until he was 14.[1] He attended Barrat Middle School, Central High School for 9th grade and Bok Technical High School for 10th, when he dropped out of school and joined the United States Air Force, where he served for four years. On leaving the Air Force, he returned to Philadelphia, where he worked for the United States Postal Service during the day while attending the Academy of Dramatic Arts at night.[1] He then moved to New York, continuing to work for the P

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Ron Jeremy

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Ron Jeremy

Ronald Jeremy Hyatt (born March 12, 1953) is an American pornographic actor, filmmaker, actor, and stand-up comedian.[3][1] Nicknamed "The Hedgehog", Jeremy was ranked by AVN at No. 1 in their "50 Top Porn Stars of All Time" list.[4] Jeremy has also made a number of non-pornographic media appearances, and director Scott J. Gill filmed a documentary about him and his legacy, entitled Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy, which was released in 2001. Early life Ronald Jeremy Hyatt was born in Queens, New York, to a middle-class Jewish family from Russia and Poland.[5][2] His father, Arnold (born 1918) [6] was a physicist, and his mother a book editor[7] who served in the O.S.S. during World War II, as she spoke fluent German and French.[8] He graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School.[9] Pornographic film career Dennis Hof, Heidi Fleiss, and Jeremy at the Adult Video Network Convention in Las Vegas, 2006 Jeremy left the teaching profession (he called it his "ace in the hole") to pursue a legiti

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Tawny Kitaen

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Tawny Kitaen

Julie E. "Tawny" Kitaen is an American actress, comedienne and media personality.[1] Early life Tawny Kitaen was born in San Diego, California, in 1961, the daughter of Linda Kitaen (née Taylor), a housewife and a former beauty pageant participant, and Terry Kitaen, an employee of a neon sign company.[2] Julie began using the nickname "Tawny" at the age of 12 on her own initiative.[3] Acting career Kitaen began her acting career in 1983 with a minor role in the television movie Malibu. In 1984, she starred as the title character of the erotic-adventure movie The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak, also called Gwendoline. She also co-starred in the movie Bachelor Party as the bride-to-be of a young Tom Hanks and was the star of the 1986 horror movie Witchboard.[4] She also starred in the 1997 movie "Dead Tides" with the wrestler Roddy Piper. Kitaen appeared in several videos in the 1980s for the band Whitesnake, including the hits "Here I Go Again", "Still of the Night", "Is This Love," and "

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Christopher Knight (actor)

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Christopher Knight (actor)

Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957)[2] is an American actor, comedian and businessman. He is known for playing Peter Brady on the 1970s series The Brady Bunch. He has since gone on to become a successful businessman and enjoyed a semi-resurgence in the public eye with television appearances in the 2000s. His father, Edward Knight, was also an actor. Early career Knight as middle son Peter on The Brady Bunch After the end of his Brady Bunch appearances, Knight's acting career consisted mostly of making guest appearances on other television shows (Happy Days, The Love Boat), and occasional film roles (Just You and Me, Kid, Curfew, Good Girls Don't, The Doom Generation, and Nowhere). He reunited with his former Brady costars in the holiday TV movie A Very Brady Christmas (1988). Before the Brady Bunch series, he had had some small television roles, including an appearance on the first season of Mannix, in a 1967 episode called "Coffin for a Clown". Computer career In 1988, Knight, a self-des

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Emmanuel Lewis

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Emmanuel Lewis

Emmanuel Lewis (born March 9, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing the title character in the 1980s television sitcom Webster. Personal life Lewis was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Midwood High School in 1989 and then Clark Atlanta University in 1997. Lewis is a practitioner of taekwondo.[1] Lewis's height has only changed by 6 inches since his childhood appearances in Webster, making him relatively short, though this is not due to any particular medical condition [2] Friendship with Michael Jackson Lewis had a strong friendship with Michael Jackson for several years. The two first met when Jackson invited Lewis to the set of the Thriller music video, teaching him dance moves. The friendship was first seen in public in 1984 when Jackson and Lewis attended the 26th Annual Grammy Awards. Subsequently, they spent more time in public together. After being injured in a Pepsi commercial hair fire incident, Jackson moved into Lewis' house once he was discharged from the hospital. He

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Andrea Lowell

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Andrea Lowell

Andrea Lowell (born January 17, 1983) is an American actress and model most recognizable from her Playboy magazine nude pictorials and on air work for a variety of Playboy TV programs.[1] Career Lowell was the co-host of The Playboy Morning Show on Playboy Radio.[2] In 2006, Andrea appeared on VH1's The Surreal Life and then came back the following season as a cast member of The Surreal Life: Fame Games.[1] On November 20, 2015, at World Series of Fighting 25 Lowell was a guest ring card girl.[3] Personal life Lowell attended the University of California, Irvine, where she pursued her Biology degree. On December 29, 2009, Lowell married longtime boyfriend James Kim, who is of Korean descent, in Las Vegas.[4] Filmography Television Year Title Role Notes 2005–06 Totally Busted Herself Host 2006 The Surreal Life Herself 2007 The Surreal Life: Fame Games Herself 2010–16 The Playboy Morning Show Herself Host 2015 World Series of Fighting 25 Herself Guest Ring Ca

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Omarosa Manigault

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Omarosa Manigault

Omarose Onee Manigault-Newman[1][a] (born February 5, 1974),[1] often referred to by the single name Omarosa,[2] is an American reality television show participant and former political aide to President Trump who is best known for her appearances as a contestant on The Apprentice[3] and its sister programs The Celebrity Apprentice and All-Star Celebrity Apprentice[4] as well as for serving as the Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the White House during the Trump administration.[5] After exiting the Trump administration, she competed on Celebrity Big Brother and made it to the final five of the season while also garnering headline news for her objections expressed against Donald Trump and his administration.[6] TV Guide included her in its 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest TV Villains of All Time.[7] Early life and career Omarosa was born in Ohio, the daughter of Theresa Marie Walker and Jack Thomas Manigault Sr. Omarosa's father was murdered when she was seven years old.[2][8] After

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Jerri Manthey

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Jerri Manthey

Jerri Lynn Manthey (born September 5, 1970) is an American reality television actress. She was a contestant in Survivor: The Australian Outback, where she placed 8th, All-Stars, where she placed 10th and Heroes vs. Villains, where she placed 4th, giving Manthey her highest ranked finish during her time on the show. Early life Jerri Manthey was born in Stuttgart, Germany, to American parents and attended both high school and college in Germany.[1] Manthey's father, Cyril, was a career member of the United States Army and served several years in Germany. In 1991, Manthey worked for Hooters at their Huntsville, Alabama restaurant before moving to their restaurant in Oklahoma City.[2] She later appeared in the Summer 1992 edition of Hooters magazine with country singer Vince Gill.[2] Manthey worked as a bartender in Los Angeles while attempting to build an acting career.[1] Reality television In 2001, Manthey appeared on the television reality show Survivor: The Australian Outback.[1] She was frequently invol

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MC Hammer

Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s, until the early 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flashy dance movements, choreography and eponymous Hammer pants. A multi-award winner, M.C. Hammer is considered a "forefather/pioneer" and innovator[1] of pop-rap (incorporating elements of freestyle music), and is the first hip hop artist to achieve diamond status for an album.[2][3][4][5] BET ranked Hammer as the No. 7 "Best Dancer Of All Time".[6] Vibe's "The Best Rapper Ever Tournament" declared him the 17th favorite of all-time during the first round.[7] Burrell became a preacher during the late 1990s with a Christian ministry program on TBN called M.C. Hammer and Friends. Additionally, he starred in a Saturday-morni

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Vince Neil

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Vince Neil

Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961)[2] is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe which he co-founded in 1981, but he has also released three albums as a solo artist. He is known for his turbulent personal life which has led to multiple arrests and convictions, including one for vehicular manslaughter.[3] Early life Neil was born in Hollywood, California to Shirley (née Ortiz) and Clois "Odie" Wharton. He has Mexican ancestry on his mother's side and Native American ancestry on his father's.[4] During the 1960s, his family moved around Southern California from Inglewood to Watts, before finally settling in Glendora, attending Sunflower Intermediate School and later Royal Oak High School. As well as having an interest in music while a teenager, Neil was also interested in surfing, basketball, baseball, football and wrestling. Music career With Mötley Crüe Neil was discovered while performing with his band Rock Candy in 1979, and joined Mötley Crü

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Brigitte Nielsen

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Brigitte Nielsen

Brigitte Nielsen (Danish pronunciation: ; born Gitte Nielsen; 15 July 1963) is a Danish actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV, later returning to Rocky series in Creed II (2018). She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone, with whom she starred in the 1986 film Cobra. She played Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and the Black Witch in the 1990s Italian film series Fantaghiro. She later built a career starring in B-movies, hosting TV shows, and appearing on reality shows. Early life Brigitte Nielsen was born Gitte Nielsen in Rødovre, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the daughter of Hanne, a librarian, and Svend Nielsen, an engineer,[1] and the ex-sister-in-law of Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Career Modeling Standing 1.85 m (6'1"), at the beginning of the 1980s, Nielsen did some modeling work, and was photographed by Gr

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Bronson Pinchot

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Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Alcott Pinchot (born May 20, 1959) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Balki Bartokomous in the ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers (1986–93). He also performed in films, such as Risky Business (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), True Romance (1993), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), It's My Party (1996), Courage Under Fire (1996) and The First Wives Club (1996), as well as on television series, such as The Prankster in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In 2012, he starred in his own reality series, The Bronson Pinchot Project on the DIY Network. Pinchot has worked extensively as an audiobook narrator, with over 100 recordings as of 2014.[1] AudioFile magazine recognized him as Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for his 2010 renderings of Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965), Karl Marlantes's Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (2009) and David Vann's Caribou Island (2011).[2] Personal life Pinchot was born in New York City.[3] His mother, Rosina (

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Bridget Powers

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Bridget Powers

Bridget Powers (born October 11, 1980) is an American hardcore pornographic actress with dwarfism. She is often credited as "Bridget the Midget"[1] or with the alternate spelling "Bridget Powerz".[1] Besides her adult work, she has also appeared in many films in either comedic or dramatic roles, such as Big Money Rustlas, Tiptoes, and S.W.A.T.. Biography Her parents divorced when she was one year old, and she had a number of operations between the ages of three and fourteen to correct bowed legs; the results left her with one straight leg and one that points to the left. Powers has to wear a knee brace.[2] Powers was discovered at a goth nightclub by a man who was working as a make-up artist for a gothic vampire adult movie.[2] She made her first porn film in 1999.[3] By her own count, she appeared in 65 to 70 original films, with compilations bringing that up to over 110.[4] She left the business as she wished to do condom-only scenes yet many of the male performers would remove the condoms.[4] Disillusio

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Brande Roderick

Brande Nicole Roderick (born June 13, 1974) is an American model and actress known for her appearances in Baywatch and Playboy. In April 2000, she was selected as Playmate of the Month and then became the Playmate of the Year in 2001. Career In 2000, Roderick starred as Leigh Dyer in Baywatch. In April 2000, she appeared in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. In 2001, Roderick became the Playmate of the Year. In 2003, she starred in the Bollywood movie Out of Control, as the American wife of an Indian man (played by Riteish Deshmukh) who, on a visit to India, gets pressured by his family into marrying an Indian girl. Other recent film credits include Starsky & Hutch, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, Club Wild Side 2 and The Nanny Diaries. In addition, she has guest-starred in Joey, The Parkers, Just Shoot Me!, Fear Factor and Beverly Hills, 90210.[2] Appearances Roderick is a "Girl of RPS" for the USA Rock Paper Scissors League.[3] In 2006, Roderick was one of six celebrity contestants on the CBS

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Marcus Schenkenberg

Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop better known as Marcus Schenkenberg, (born August 4, 1968), is a Swedish model. He was born in Solna (Stockholm County), to Dutch parents, and has dual citizenship of both Sweden and the Netherlands. Schenkenberg, best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements in the early 1990s, is also an actor, singer, writer, and TV personality. He has been modelling for 27 years. Modeling Schenkenberg is best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements. He has also modelled for Versace, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan and Iceberg. In the past he has been signed to Storm Model Management in London, Wilhelmina Models, Success Models in Paris, Boss Models, and D' Management Group in Milan. His present agency is Ford Models and Soul Artist Management in New York. Onscreen Marcus Schenkenberg has also appeared—mostly as himself—in many episodes of different international TV shows including the Pamela Anderson vehicle V.I.P. (2001), American soap opera As the World Turns, Stacked (2005), o

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Verne Troyer

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Verne Troyer

Verne Jay Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer who played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series. He was only 2 ft 8 in (81 cm) tall, the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia;[1][2] this made him one of the shortest men in the world. Early life Troyer was born January 1, 1969,[3] in Sturgis, Michigan, the son of Susan, a factory worker, and Reuben Troyer, a repair technician.[4] He had two siblings, Davon and Deborah. He stated that his parents "never treated me any different than my other average-sized siblings. I used to have to carry wood, feed the cows and pigs and farm animals".[5] Troyer was initially raised Amish, but his parents left the faith when he was a child.[6] During his childhood, Troyer spent much time visiting Amish relatives[7] in Centreville, Michigan. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1987, where a plaque was dedicated to him in 2003.[8] Career Troyer's film career began when a former president of Little People of A

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Ryan Starr

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Ryan Starr

Tiffany Montgomery[2] (born November 21, 1982) better known by the name Ryan Starr is a singer who finished seventh on first season of American Idol. She went on to release a successful single over iTunes and participated in a handful of other television programs, modeling campaigns, and worldwide music tours. Career American Idol Starr appeared during the audition rounds on the first season of American Idol. According to Simon Cowell's memoir he said "she was cripplingly shy" at the audition, but "Paula [Abdul] saw some potential for stardom in her, and decided to mentor her." Starr was received very well by the press after appearing on American Idol. Instead of the usual pop hits that other contestants were singing, Starr chose an unusual song, "The Frim Fram Sauce," in the first semi-final. She was the second singer from that group to be voted into the Top Ten. The following week, Starr was the first to perform on American Idol's first live show. She sang "If You Really Love Me" by Stevie Wonder, and re

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Vanilla Ice

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Vanilla Ice

Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), known professionally as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Ice released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 on Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group, which released a reformatted version of the album in 1990 under the title To the Extreme, which contained Ice's best-known hits: "Ice Ice Baby" and a cover of "Play That Funky Music". "Ice Ice Baby" was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Although he was successful, Ice later regretted his business arrangements with SBK, which had paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance to appeal to a mass audience and published fabricated biographical information without his knowledge. After surviving a suicide attempt, Ice changed his musical style and lifestyle. While his later, less mainstream albums failed to chart or receive much radio airplay, Ice has had a

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Jane Wiedlin

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Jane Wiedlin

Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin (born May 20, 1958) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actress best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist of the new wave band the Go-Go's. Wiedlin has also had a solo musical career. Early life Jane Wiedlin was born in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.[2] Her father, Robert Arthur Wiedlin, Sr., an oral surgeon, was born in Chicago, Illinois, of German and German-Swiss ancestry. Her mother, Betty Jane (née Herro),[3] was of Lebanese heritage, from Oconomowoc, where many immigrants from Lebanon settled. Wiedlin's parents met while students at Marquette University and later, married. Jane spent her early childhood growing up in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[4] She is one of five children, with a sister and three brothers, growing up in a Catholic family. When Wiedlin was six, her father took a job with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, at a VA Hospital in Los Angeles and her family followed in tow.[4] As a child, Wie

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Maven Huffman

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Maven Huffman

Maven Klint Huffman[1] (born November 26, 1976)[1] is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time with World Wrestling Entertainment under his first name. He is most popularly known for co-winning of the inaugural season of Tough Enough alongside Nidia Guenard. He also became a three-time WWF Hardcore Champion.[3] Professional wrestling career World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment Tough Enough and Hardcore Champion (2001–2002) Huffman began his professional wrestling career in 2001 upon being selected to participate in the inaugural season of Tough Enough, a reality television show used by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) to find new WWF stars. Ultimately, Maven would become the co-winner of the competition alongside Nidia Guenard, and he was sent to the Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA) to receive further training.[1] On the October 4 episode of SmackDown!, Maven made his in-ring debut against Tazz, one of his Tough Enough trainers, who forced him to submit to the Tazzmission.[

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