11th February ~ Birthdays today: go to ~ Jennifer Aniston ~ Kelly Rowland ~ Brandy ~ Sheryl Crow & Burt Reynolds ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

February 11th Birthdays

Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston
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Aniston at the premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You in February 2009
Born Jennifer Joanna Aniston
February 11, 1969 (age 44)[1]
Sherman OaksLos Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress, film director, producer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Brad Pitt (m. 2000–05)
Parents

Jennifer Joanna Aniston[2] (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film director, and producer. Aniston made her screen debut in the television series Molloy (1990), but her film career began in the horror film Leprechaun (1993). She gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2012, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, Men’s Health magazine voted Aniston the “Sexiest Woman of All Time”.[3]

Aniston has also enjoyed a successful Hollywood film career. She gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films She’s the One (1996), Office Space (1999), The Good Girl (2002) and Friends with Money (2006).[4] She has had her greatest commercial successes with the films Bruce Almighty (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), The Bounty Hunter (2010), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011) and We’re the Millers (2013).[5] She is the co-founder of the production company Echo Films.

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Kelly Rowland

 

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Kelly Rowland
A dark blonde woman sings into a golden microphone

Rowland in April 2012
Background information
Birth name Kelendria Trene Rowland
Born February 11, 1981 (age 32)
Atlanta, GeorgiaUnited States
Genres R&Bpophip hopdance
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress, television personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–present
Labels ColumbiaRepublic
Associated acts
Website kellyrowland.com

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born February 11, 1981), simply known as Kelly Rowland, is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as a founding member of R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. During their hiatus, Rowland released her debut solo album Simply Deep (2002), which sold 2.5 million copies worldwide[1] and produced the number-one single “Dilemma” with Nelly, as well as the international top-ten hit “Stole“. Rowland also ventured into acting, with guest appearances in television sitcoms, and starring roles in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2004).

Following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2005, she released her second album Ms. Kelly (2007), which included international hits “Like This” and “Work“. In 2009, Rowland served as a host on the first season of The Fashion Show, and was featured on David Guetta‘s number-one dance hit “When Love Takes Over“. The song’s global success influenced Rowland to explore dance music on her third album Here I Am (2011), which spawned the international top-ten hit “Commander” andUS R&B number-one “Motivation“. In 2011, she returned to television as a judge on the eighth season of The X Factor UK, and in 2013, became a judge on the third season of The X Factor US. Rowland’s fourth album Talk a Good Game (2013), which saw a return to her “R&B roots”,[2] was released to critical acclaim.

Throughout a career spanning 16 years, Rowland has sold over 25 million records as a solo artist[3] and 60 million records with Destiny’s Child.[4] Her work has earned her several awards and nominations, including four Grammy Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Soul Train Music Award. Rowland has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Destiny’s Child, and has been honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Essence for her contributions to music.

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Brandy Norwood

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Brandy Norwood
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Norwood filming for her reality show Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, January 2011
Born Brandy Rayana Norwood
February 11, 1979 (age 34)
McComb, MississippiUnited States
Other names Brandy, Bran’Nu, B-Rocka
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actress, model, record producer, dancer
Net worth Increase $60 million[1]
Children Sy’rai Iman Smith (born June 16, 2002)
Relatives Willie NorwoodRay JSnoop Dogg
Musical career
Genres R&Bpopsoul
Years active 1993–present
Labels AtlanticEpicRCAKnockout, Chameleon
Website 4everbrandy.com

Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), also known as Brandy or Bran’Nu, is an American recording artist and entertainer.[2] Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi raised in Carson, California, she enrolled in performing arts schools as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. In 1993, Norwood appeared in a supporting role on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea and signed with Atlantic Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album; singles “I Wanna Be Down” and “Baby” peaked atop the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. Norwood starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in roles in the 1998 horror sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and the TV films Cinderella (1997) and Double Platinum (1999). She resumed her music career in 1998 with the widely successful duet with Monica, “The Boy Is Mine“, and her second album, Never Say Never.

Throughout the 2000s, Norwood experienced career and commercial turbulence. In 2002, she starred in the reality series Brandy: Special Delivery. Her third and fourth albums, Full Moon (2002) and Afrodisiac (2004), were released to critical success. She served as a judge on the first season of America’s Got Talent before being involved in a widely-publicized car accident in 2006. After several lawsuits stemming from the accident, Norwood’s fifth album Human was released in 2008. In 2010, she returned to television as a contestant on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars and starred in the reality series Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business with younger brother Ray J. In 2011, she began a recurring role onDrop Dead Diva and released her sixth album, Two Eleven, the following year.

Within pop music, Norwood has become known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, intricate riffs, and beat-driven R&B.[3] She has since been signed to both Epic Records and RCA Records, where she has acquired a catalogue of hits with singles such as “What About Us?,” “Full Moon,” and “Put It Down” being her most successful. She has sold over 8.62 million copies of her first five studio albums in the United States,[4] and over 30 million records worldwide.[5] Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, three American Music Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.

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Sheryl Crow

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Sheryl Crow
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Crow in January 2008
Background information
Birth name Sheryl Suzanne Crow
Born February 11, 1962 (age 51)
KennettMissouri, United States
Genres Poprockcountrypop rock,folk rockcountry rockroots rocksouthern rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, activist
Instruments Vocalsguitarbasskeyboards
Years active 1987–present
Labels A&MWarner Bros.
Website sherylcrow.com

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actress. Her music incorporates elements of poprockfolkcountry and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums in the US and over 50 million albums worldwide.[1] Additionally, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of thirty-two nominations) from theNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling StonesStevie NicksMichael JacksonEric ClaptonLuciano PavarottiWillie NelsonSmokey RobinsonB.B. KingTony BennettKid Rock and Sting, among others.[2] She has also performed backing vocals for Tina TurnerDon HenleyStevie NicksBelinda Carlisle, Ryan Adams, and for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary celebrating Dylan’s thirty years as a recording artist.

As an actress, Crow has appeared on various television shows including NBC’s 30 RockABC’s GCB and Cougar TownJon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as well as Warner‘s One Tree Hill.[3]

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Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds
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Reynolds in 2011
Born Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr.
February 11, 1936 (age 77)
Waycross, Georgia, USA
Occupation ActorDirector
Years active 1959-present
Spouse(s) Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)

Burton Leon “Burt” Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director and voice artist. Some of his notable roles include Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby “Gator” McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, Paul Crewe then Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights.

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