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Dwayne Johnson – wrestler and actor

Dwayne Johnson – wrestler and actor

Dwayne Johnson – wrestler and actor

Dwayne Johnson is an American wrestler and film actor, also known under the pseudonym The Rock. From 1996 to 2004 he performed in World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (WWF / E). He is an eight-time WWF / E champion, two-time WCW champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental champion. He is also the sixth Triple Crown champion and the winner of the Battle Royal in 2000.
In 2000, Johnson wrote an autobiographical book The Rock Says, which debuted in first place in the list of New York Times bestsellers.
In 2001, he began acting in movies, and in 2002 starred in the movie The Scorpion King. His fee ($ 5.5 million) entered the Guinness Book of Records as the highest fee for the first starring role. In addition, Johnson starred in such films as The Mummy Returns, Walking Tall, The Rundown, Doom, Tooth Fairy, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2, Hercules, as well as in The Fast and The Furious.
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Whoopi Goldberg – Black Humor

Whoopi Goldberg – Black Humor

Whoopi Goldberg – Black Humor

Whoopi Goldberg is an American film and stage actress, producer, writer, TV presenter, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She is one of the few celebrities who were awarded four major US prestigious awards – Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony. She also received two Golden Globe awards, BAFTA and a Star on the Walk of Fame. Whoopi is one of the brightest Hollywood stars of 1980-1990-ies.
Caryn Elaine Johnson (her real name) was born on November 13, 1955 in Manhattan, New York. Her mother worked as a nurse and teacher, and her father was a priest.
At the age of eight Caryn began performing in the Helen Rubenstein experimental children’s theater. The girl had to left school due to dyslexia.
In the late 1960s, Caryn joined the hippie movement. She left home to live in a commune where she addicted to marijuana, and later – to the heavier drugs. The girl didn’t work for a long time. She tried to get rid of the addiction but it was very difficult.
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Eddie Redmayne – film and theater actor

Eddie Redmayne – film and theater actor

Eddie Redmayne – film and theater actor

Eddie Redmayne is a British film and theater actor. He became famous for his role as a theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. He is a winner of Oscar Academy Award, Golden Globe award, the British Academy Award, Tony and the Laurence Olivier Award. In 2015 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for outstanding achievements in the drama.
Eddie Redmayne was born on January 6, 1982 in London, UK. His father was a bank director and his mother was the owner of the transport company. Eddie is the middle son. He has two brothers Jim and Tommy. Eddie is the nephew of the personal librarian of Queen of England.
After graduation from Colet Court elementary school he studied at Eton College in the same class with Prince William. The elder brother Jim studied together with the future Prime Minister of Great Britain, and the youngest, Tom studied with Prince Harry.
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Wanda Sykes – actress and comedian

Wanda Sykes – actress and comedian

Wanda Sykes – actress and comedian

Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian and screenwriter. She got Emmy award for the screenplay for The Chris Rock Show. In 2004 Entertainment Weekly magazine named her one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is known for her role in the TV series The New Adventures of Old Christine and show Curb Your Enthusiasm. In November 2009, she launched her own show on Fox The Wanda Sykes Show. In the movie, Sykes is known for her roles in Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty. She also voiced characters in cartoons Over the Hedge, Barnyard, Brother Bear 2, Rio, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.
Wanda Sykes was born on March 7, 1964 in Portsmouth, Virginia into the family of Harry Sykes, a colonel in the US Army, and Marion Louise, a banker. Wanda grew up in Washington.
She graduated from Arundel high school in Gambrills, Maryland and the Hampton University, where she received a Bachelor of Marketing. After graduating from university, she got a job as a procurement officer in the National Security Agency, where she worked for five years.
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Ryan Reynolds – successful actor

Ryan Reynolds – successful actor

Ryan Reynolds – successful actor

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor and film producer. He is known for his roles in the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and in the films Van Wilder, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror, X-Men: Origins. Wolverine, Buried, Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern and Deadpool. In 2003 he was a winner of the Young Hollywood Award.
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, Canada. His father James Chester was a food wholesaler and his mother Tammy Reynolds was a retailer. Reynolds has Irish roots and was brought up as a Catholic, he was the youngest of four brothers.
In 1994, Reynolds graduated from secondary school in Vancouver and studied at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University but quit it. His two older brothers are police officers; one of them is a member of the Canadian Mounted Police.
Reynolds career began when he was still a boy and played the role of Billy in the Canadian youth soap opera Hillside (Fifteen). He received an award Best Young Actor at the cable TV.
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Rosamund Pike – English actress

Rosamund Pike – English actress

Rosamund Pike – English actress

Rosamund Pike is an English actress, known primarily thanks to her roles in the films Die Another Day (one of the James Bond films), The Libertine, Promised Land, Barney’s Version and Pride and Prejudice. Her breakthrough was in 2014 in the detective thriller Vanished and the actress received a number of awards.
Rosamund Pike was born on January 27, 1979 in London. She is the only child into a family of opera singers Julian and Caroline Pike. Rosamund attended boarding school in Bristol. At the age of 16 she joined famous National Youth Theatre, where she played for three seasons. Her most significant role in this theater was the role of Juliet in the play Romeo and Juliet.
Then Rosamund entered Wadham College at Oxford University to study English literature. There she became friends with Chelsea Clinton.
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Robert Vaughn – American actor

Robert Vaughn - American actor

Robert Vaughn – American actor

Robert Vaughn was an American actor with a rich repertoire of roles in theater, film and television.
Robert Francis Vaughn was born in New York on November 22, 1932 into a family of theater actress Marcella Francis and broadcaster Gerald Walter Vaughn. His childhood Robert spent in Minneapolis with his grandparents who raised their grandson in the Irish Catholic tradition.
After graduating from high school Vaughn entered the University of Minnesota, Department of Journalism, but a year later he gave up studying and moved to Los Angeles with his mother.
There he continued his studies, but he studied Performing Arts and received a master’s degree in theater.
In 1970, after the start of his acting career, Robert earned his doctorate in philosophy at the University of Southern California.
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