Alba at the 2011 ALMA Awards, September 10
|Born||Jessica Marie Alba
April 28, 1981
Pomona, California, U.S.
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Cash Warren (m. 2008)|
Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American television and film actress and model. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack(1994). Alba rose to prominence as the lead actress in the James Cameron television series Dark Angel (2000–2002) when she was 19 years-old.
Alba has been called a sex symbol. She appears on the “Hot 100” section of Maxim and was voted number one on AskMen.com‘s list of “99 Most Desirable Women” in 2006, as well as “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007. In 2005, TV Guide ranked her # 45 on its “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” list. The use of her image on the cover of the March 2006 Playboy sparked a lawsuit by her, which was later dropped. She has also won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.
Cruz at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
|Born||Penélope Cruz Sánchez
April 28, 1974
Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
|Spouse(s)||Javier Bardem (m. 2010)|
|Relatives||Mónica Cruz (sister)|
Penélope Cruz Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈnelope kruθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams(2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Blow.
She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas movie Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005). She has received critical acclaim for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009) receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cruz has modeled for companies such as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed items for Mango. She has donated both her time and money to charities. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working for Mother Teresa; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun’s mission. A wax sculpture of Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris
Ann-Margret in 1964
April 28, 1941
|Education||New Trier High School|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer|
|Spouse(s)||Roger Smith (m. 1967)|
As an actress, she is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Viva Las Vegas (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Carnal Knowledge (1971), and Tommy (1975). She has won five Golden Globe Awardsand been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy Awards. In 2010, she won her first Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU.
Her singing career spans five decades, like her acting career, and started in 1961; initially she was billed as a female version of Elvis Presley. She had a minor hit in 1961 and a charting album in 1964, and scored a disco hit in 1979. In 2001 she recorded a critically acclaimed gospel album, and an album of Christmas songs from 2004 continues to be available.
Too $hort at Martin Luther’s Rebel Soul Fest at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, July 2008
|Birth name||Todd Anthony Shaw|
|Born||April 28, 1966
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Origin||East Oakland, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, west coast hip hop|
|Occupations||Rapper, actor, record producer|
|Labels||Jive, Up All Nite|
|Associated acts||E-40, Mac Dre, Ant Banks,Rappin’ 4-Tay, Snoop Dogg,UGK, Mistah F.A.B., 8Ball & MJG,Lil’ Jon, Luniz|
Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966), better known by the stage name Too Short (stylized as Too $hort), is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known for his hit songs like “The Ghetto” and “Blow the Whistle“.
Charles Alfred “Chuck” Leavell (born April 28, 1952) is an American musician, who was a member of the Allman Brothers Band during the height of their 1970s popularity, a founding member of the jazz-rock combo Sea Level, a frequently employed session musician, and long-time touring member of the Rolling Stones. Leavell has also toured and recorded with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Gov’t Mule and John Mayer.