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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha (1972).

Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese’s comedy-drama Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster’s breakthrough came with Scorsese’s psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; at age 14, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney’s Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980).

After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She won her second Academy Award three years later for the psychological horror The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which she portrayed Clarice Starling. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year with Little Man Tate, and founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992.

The company’s first production was Nell (1994), in which she also played the title role, garnering her fourth nomination for an Academy Award.

Her other successful films in the 1990s were the romantic drama Sommersby, western comedy Maverick (1994), science fiction Contact (1997), and period drama Anna and the King (1999).

Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s, including the cancellation of a film project and the closing down of her production company, but she then starred in four commercially successful thrillers: Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), and The Brave One (2007).

She has focused on directing in the 2010s, directing the films The Beaver (2011) and Money Monster (2016), as well as episodes for Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), and Hotel Artemis (2018).

  • Full name: Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 19 November 1962 (age 57 years), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Spouse: Alexandra Hedison (m. 2014)
  • TV shows: Gunsmoke, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, MORE
  • Children: Kit Bernard Foster, Charles Bernard Foster
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Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is an American actress and author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and blockbuster films.

She has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and two Golden Globes. Time magazine named Moore one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.

After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance.

Her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), and she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992).

Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman’s Short Cuts (1993), and successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Safe (1995) continued this acclaim.

Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months (1995) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) established her as a leading lady in Hollywood.

Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002) and The Hours (2002).

In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three starred her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife.

She also had success with the films The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), Children of Men (2006), A Single Man (2009), The Kids Are All Right (2010), and Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change (2012).

Moore won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her playing an Alzheimer’s patient in Still Alice (2014) and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars (2014).

Her highest-grossing releases include the final two films of The Hunger Games series and the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children’s books about a character named “Freckleface Strawberry”. She is married to director Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children.

  • Full name: Julianne Moore
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 3 December 1960 (age 59 years), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
  • Upcoming movie: The Woman in the Window
  • Spouse: Bart Freundlich (m. 2003), John Gould Rubin (m. 1986–1995)
  • TV shows: As the World Turns, I’ll Take Manhattan, Lisey’s Story, Inside Amy Schumer, Gloria Bell: Extras
  • Children: Liv Freundlich, Caleb Freundlich
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Amy Adams

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. Known for both her comedic and dramatic performances, she has placed three times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actresses in the world.

Her accolades include two Golden Globes, and nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards.

She trained to be a ballerina, but at age 18, she found musical theater a better fit, and from 1994 to 1998, she worked in dinner theater.

She made her feature film debut with a supporting part in the 1999 satire Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles, she made guest appearances in television and took on “mean girl” parts in small-scale features.

Her first major role came in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, but she was unemployed for a year afterward.

Her breakthrough came in the part of a loquacious pregnant woman in the 2005 independent film Junebug.

The 2007 musical Enchanted, in which Adams played a cheerful princess, was her first major success as a leading lady.

She followed it by playing naïve, optimistic women in a series of films such as the 2008 drama Doubt.

timShe subsequently played stronger parts to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010) and the psychological drama The Master (2012).

In 2013, she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014).

Further acclaim came for playing a linguist in the science fiction film Arrival (2016), a self-harming reporter in the miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), and Lynne Cheney in the satirical film Vice (2018).

Adams’s stage roles include the Public Theater’s revival of Into the Woods in 2012, in which she played the Baker’s Wife.

In 2014, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time and featured in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

  • Full name: Amy Lou Adams
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 20 August 1974 (age 45 years), Caserma Ederle, Italy
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Darren Le Gallo (m. 2015)
  • Children: Aviana Olea Le Gallo
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Michael Bennet

Michael Farrand Bennet is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician who has served as the senior United States Senator from Colorado since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed to the seat when Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior.

Bennet previously worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.

  • Full name: Michael Farrand Bennet
  • Profession: American businessman, lawyer and politician
  • Born: 28 November 1964 (age 55 years), New Delhi, India
  • Office: Senator (CO) since 2009
  • Spouse: Susan Daggett (m. 1997)
  • Books: The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics
  • Education: Yale Law School, Wesleyan University, Beauvoir, Yale University, St. Albans School
  • Children: Halina Bennet, Caroline Bennet, Anne Bennet
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Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis is an American actress. Her breakout film role came in 2008, playing Rachel in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

She gained further critical acclaim and accolades for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), for which she received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, and nominations for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other major films include the action films Max Payne (2008) and The Book of Eli (2010), the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits (2011), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as the Wicked Witch of the West, and the comedies Ted (2012), Bad Moms (2016) and its sequel (2017).

  • Full name: Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 14 August 1983 (age 36 years), Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Ashton Kutcher (m. 2015)
  • Children: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, Dimitri Portwood Kutcher
  • Nationality: American, Ukrainian
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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.

He first appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified (2002), which yielded the successful singles “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body”, and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

  • Full name: Justin Randall Timberlake, JT
  • Born: 31 January 1981 (age 39 years), Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter, actor
  • Spouse: Jessica Biel (m. 2012)
  • Music groups: NSYNC (1995 – 2002), Jawbreakers (Since 2005), Bravo All Stars (1998 – 1998)
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Actors Director & Producer

Julia Roberts

Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after headlining the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide.

She has won three Golden Globe Awards, from eight nominations, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

  • Full name: Julia Fiona Roberts
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 28 October 1967 (age 52 years), Smyrna, Georgia, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Daniel Moder (m. 2002), Lyle Lovett (m. 1993–1995)
  • Children: Hazel Moder, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder
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Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an American actress. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2017.

Stone has appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and in 2017, she was featured by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Full name: Emily Jean Stone
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 6 November 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • TV shows: Maniac, Malcolm in the Middle
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress
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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant.

One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards.

In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

  • Full name: Priyanka Chopra
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 18 July 1982, Jamshedpur, India
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Spouse: Nick Jonas (m. 2018)
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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress and best known for her role in Winter’s Bone, The Hunger Games, X-Men, Joy. Also, she won an Oscar for her role in “Silver Linings playbook.”

Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. During 2015 a 2016 she was one of highest paid actress in the world.

She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

  • Full name: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
  • Born: 15 August 1990 (age 29 years), Indian Hills, Kentucky, United States
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Spouse: Cooke Maroney (m. 2019)
  • TV shows: The Bill Engvall Show, Monk, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2: Extras, Silver Linings Playbook: Extras
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Megan Fox

Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom.

In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

  • Full name: Megan Denise Fox
  • Born: 16 May 1986 (age 33 years), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • Spouse: Brian Austin Green (m. 2010)
  • TV shows: Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox, New Girl, Hope & Faith, The Help, Ocean Ave.
  • Children: Bodhi Ransom Green, Noah Shannon Green, Journey River Green
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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known for her role on TV’s ‘Dark Angel.’ And for the ‘Fantastic Four’ movies.

She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack, but rose to prominence at 19, as the lead actress of the television series Dark Angel, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.

  • Full name: Jessica Marie Alba
  • Born: 28 April 1981 (age 38 years), Pomona, California, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Cash Warren (m. 2008)
  • Children: Honor Marie Warren, Haven Garner Warren, Hayes Alba Warren
  • Net worth: US$340 million (May 2016)
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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is an Israeli American actress and filmmaker. Prolific in film since a teenager, she is an Oscar winning actress.

She is best known for her role in films such as ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Jackie,’ ‘Thor’ and the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.

While continuing her career, Portman earned a degree in psychology from Harvard University.

  • Full name: Natalie “Hershlag” Portman
  • Born: 9 June 1981, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Spouse: Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)
  • Children: Amalia Millepied, Aleph Portman-Millepied
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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, best known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. Many consider him as one of the most significant rappers of all time.

He has sold 75 million albums to date, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.

A sensitive, well rounded, talented and troubled soul, Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. His murder has never been solved.

  • Full name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
  • Born: 16 June 1971, East Harlem, New York, United States
  • Assassinated: 13 September 1996, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and actor
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50 Cent

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is an American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.

He became famous for his streetwise raps and rags-to-riches life story. He gained his fame with his 2003 debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.”

  • Full name: Curtis James Jackson III
  • Born: 6 July 1975 (age 44 years), South Jamaica, New York, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.
  • Height: 1.83 m
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Sofia Vergara

Sofía Vergara is an American-Colombian actress, television producer, presenter and model. She was the top-earning actress in American television in 2012, 2013, and 2016, and is among the best-paid actresses in the world as of 2019.

  • Born: 10 July 1972, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Full name: Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
  • Height: 1.7 m
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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. The recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, she is among the highest-paid actresses in the world, as of 2019. Wikipedia

  • Born: 22 March 1976 (age 43 years), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Full name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
  • Height: 1.56 m
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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.

  • Born: June 4, 1975, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Full name: Angelina Jolie Voight
  • Citizenship: United States, Cambodia
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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian actress and producer. She has won many awards including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She was listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2006, 2018, and 2019. Time magazine twice named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2004 and 2018.

  • Born: 20 June 1967,Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Full name: Nicole Mary Kidman
  • Citizenship: Australia, United States
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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.

He began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers, followed by roles in his father’s films A Dangerous Woman and Homegrown.

  • Born: 19 December 1980, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Full name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
  • Height: 1.82 m
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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era’s changing attitudes towards sexuality.

Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2019) by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.

  • Born: 1 June 1926, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Died: 5 August 1962, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Height: 1.66 m
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Adam Driver

Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Volpi Cup, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award.

A former Lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps,

  • Born: 19 November 1983 (age 36 years), San Diego, California, United States
  • Full name: Adam Douglas Driver
  • Height: 1.89 m
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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly was an Oscar-winning American actress who was a major Hollywood star in the 1950s. 

In 1956, after starring in eleven films, she retired from acting to marry Prince Rainer of Monaco. As Princess consort of Monaco, she fulfilled duties of her Royal position and set up a Foundation to promote the arts and help disadvantaged children.

  • Born: 12 November 1929, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • Died: 14 September 1982, Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco
  • Full name: Grace Patricia Kelly
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Actors Business Man & Woman Director & Producer

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film producer, and businesswoman.

The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1987 film Mac and Me. Her first major film role came in the 1993 horror comedy Leprechaun.

  • Born: 11 February 1969 (age 51 years), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, US
  • Full name: Jennifer Joanna Aniston
  • Height: 1.64 m
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Will Smith

Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter.

He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music.

In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”.

Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

  • Born: 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Full name: Willard Carroll Smith Jr.
  • Height: 1.88 m