Lawrence in June 2013
|Birth name||Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence|
|Born||April 16, 1965
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse,Germany
Cedric the Entertainer
(1997–2010 m. 2010–2012)
|Partner(s)||Lark Voorhies (1993–94)|
|Notable works and roles||Martin Payne on Martin
Miles Logan in Blue Streak
Boog in Open Season
Bobby Davis in Wild Hogs
Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys andBad Boys 2
Malcolm Turner / Big Momma in the Big Momma’s House
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and comedian. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably in the films House Party, Bad Boys, Blue Streak, Big Momma’s House and A Thin Line Between Love & Hate. Lawrence has had numerous film roles and his own highly rated television series eponymously named after him, Martin, which aired on the Fox network from 1992 to 1997.
Akon in 2008
|Birth name||Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam|
|Born||April 16, 1973
St. Louis, Missouri
|Genres||R&B, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Konvict Muzik, Kon Live Distribution, Republic Records(current)
Universal, SRC, UpFront (former)
|Associated acts||David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Young Jeezy|
Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon (pronounced /ˈeɪkɒn/), is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up“, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You“.
He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3x platinum, three songs certified as 2x platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1x platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson,Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gwen Stefani and many more artists. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis and T-Pain.
Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011. Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.
|Born||James Arthur Osmond
April 16, 1963
Canoga Park, California
|Known for||The Osmonds|
James Arthur “Jimmy” Osmond (born April 16, 1963) is an American singer, actor, and businessman.
Early life, career, work with The Osmonds
Osmond was born in Canoga Park, California, the ninth and last child of Olive May (née Davis) and George Virl Osmond. He is the youngest of his siblings and a member of their musical group, the Osmonds. His siblings are Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, and Marie Osmond. He is also the only Osmond of the nine not to have been born in the family’s hometown of Ogden, Utah.
At the age of seven, Jimmy was the first to be awarded a gold record in the Osmond name. It was for a song he recorded in Japanese, “My Little Darling”.
As a solo artist, Jimmy has accumulated six gold records, one platinum record, and two gold albums and is in the “Guinness Book Of World Records”, as the youngest artist to have a number 1 record on the UK charts. In addition, Jimmy and his siblings have sold more than 100 million records and share 51 gold and platinum recordings along with numerous other awards and honors, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Barkin at the Ocean’s Thirteen premiere, 2007
|Born||Ellen Rona Barkin
April 16, 1954
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Gabriel Byrne (1988–1999; divorced)
Ronald O. Perelman (2000–2006; divorced)
|Children||2 (with Byrne)|
Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. She won an Emmy Award in 1997, for Before Women Had Wings and a Tony Awardin 2011, for The Normal Heart.
Haas in April 2007
|Born||Lukas Daniel Haas
April 16, 1976
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
Lukas Daniel Haas (born April 16, 1976) is an American actor and musician. His acting career has spanned three decades, during which he has appeared in more than 50 feature films and a number of television shows and stage productions.