Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast Biography

Members include Ted Allen (born in Chicago, IL); Kyan Douglas (born c. 1970, in Miami, FL); Thom Filicia (born c.

Karel Reisz Biography

Born in 1926, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia; died of a blood disorder, November 25, 2002, in London, England. Film director.

Caroline Rhea Biography

Born April 13, 1964, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; daughter of David (an obstetrician–gynecologist) and Margery (an antiques dealer) Rhea. Education: Studied comedy at the New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 1989.

Paola Rizzoli Biography

Born Paola Malanotte Rizzoli, c. 1943, in Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy.

V. Gene Robinson Biography

Born May 29, 1947, in Lexington, KY; son of Charles (a sharecropper) and Imogene (a sharecropper); married Isabella "Boo" Martin, 1972 (divorced, 1987); children: Ella, Jamee. Education: University of the South, Sewanee, B.A., 1969; General Theological Seminary, NY, M.

Andy Roddick Biography

Born Andrew Stephen Roddick, August 30, 1982, in Omaha, NB; son of Jerry (a franchise owner) and Blanche (a teacher) Roddick.

Ilene Rosenzweig Biography

Born c. 1965; daughter of Alan Rosenzweig (a legal recruiter) and Joy Zuckerman (a yoga instructor); married Rick Marin (a writer), May, 2003.

Coleen Rowley Biography

Born Coleen Cheney, c. 1955, in Fort Belvoir, VA; daughter of Larry (a mail carrier) and Doris Cheney; married Ross Rowley, c.

Donald Rumsfeld Biography

Born Donald H. Rumsfeld, July 9, 1932, in Chicago, IL; married Joyce; children: Valerie, Marcy, Nick.

Jeffrey D. Sachs Biography

Born in 1954, in Detroit, MI; son of Theodore Sachs (an attorney); married Sonia Ehrlich, c. 1979.

Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada Biography

Born July 1, 1930, in La Paz, Bolivia; son of Enrique (a diplomat); married Ximena Iturralde Monje (a former Miss Bolivia); children: one son, one daughter. Education: University of Chicago, bachelor's degree, 1951.

John Schlesinger Biography

Born John Richard Schlesinger, February 16, 1926, in London, England; died of complications from a stroke, July 25, 2003, in Palm Springs, CA. Director and actor.

Joel Schumacher Biography

Born August 29, 1939, in New York, NY; son of Francis and Marian (Kantor) Schumacher. Education: Attended Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; attended Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.

Ryan Seacrest Biography

Born December 24, 1976, in Atlanta, GA; son of Gary (an attorney) and Connie (a homemaker) Seacrest. Education: Attended University of Georgia and Santa Monica College.

Barry Sears Biography

Born in 1947, in Long Beach, CA; son of Dale (a floor–covering salesman) and Betty Sears; married Lynn Magnuson, 1969; children: Kristin, Kelly. Education: Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, B.S.; Indiana University, Ph.D., 1969.

Ivan Seidenberg Biography

Born December 10, 1946, in New York, NY; married Phyllis Maisel, 1969; children: two. Education: City University of New York, B.A.

Ron Shaich Biography

Born Ronald Mark Shaich, December 30, 1953, in Boston, MA; son of Joseph (a certified public accountant) and Pearl R. Shaich; married Nancy Antonacci (an education specialist), May 10, 1998; children: two.

Nisha Sharma Biography

Born c. 1982, in India; daughter of Devdutt (a factory owner) and Vidya Sharma.

Carol Shields Biography

Born Carol Ann Warner, June 2, 1935, in Oak Park, IL; died of breast cancer, July 16, 2003, in Victoria, BC, Canada. Author.

Bill Shoemaker Biography

Born William Lee Shoemaker, August 19, 1931, in Fabens, TX; died of natural causes, October 12, 2003, in San Marino, CA. Professional jockey.

Nina Simone Biography

Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, February 21, 1933, in Tryon, NC; died in her sleep of natural causes, April 21, 2003, in Carry–le–Rouet, France. Singer and pianist.

Walter Sisulu Biography

Born Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu, May 18, 1912, in Transkei, South Africa; died May 6, 2003, in Soweto, South Africa. Activist.

Donald J. Sobol Biography

Born October 4, 1924, in New York, NY; son of Ira J. and Ida (Gelula) Sobol; married Rose Tiplitz (an engineer and children's author), 1955; children: Diane, Glenn, Eric, John.

David Spergel Biography

Born David Nathaniel Spergel, March 25, 1961, in Rochester, NY; married Laura H. Kahn (a doctor), August 26, 1990; children: Julian, Sarah, Joshua.

Ed Spray Biography

Born Edward A. Spray, November 28, 1941, in Seymour, IN; married Donna Cornwell, June 29, 1963; children: Brian, Catherine.

Robert Stack Biography

Born January 13, 1919, in Los Angeles, CA; died of heart failure, May 14, 2003, in Bel Air, CA. Actor.

Philippe Starck Biography

Born January 18, 1949, in Paris, France; son of André (an airplane designer) and Jacqueline (Lanourisse) Starck; married Brigitte Laurent (died, 1992); married Nori Vaccari, April, 2000; children: Ara (first marriage), Oa (with photographer Patricia Bailer), K. (second marriage).

William Steig Biography

Born November 14, 1907, in Brooklyn, NY; died of natural causes, October 3, 2003, in Boston, MA. Author and illustrator.

Joe Strummer Biography

Born John Graham Mellor, August 21, 1952, in Ankara, Turkey; died of a heart attack, December 22, 2002, in Broomfield, Somerset, England. Musician, actor, and activist.

Pat Summitt Biography

Born Patricia Head, June 14, 1952, in Ashland City, TN; daughter of Richard and Hazel Head; married R.B. Summitt (a bank president); children: Ross Tyler.

Genndy Tartakovsky Biography

Born in 1970, in Moscow, Russia; son of Boris (a dentist) and Miriam Tartakovsky; married Dawn David, 2000; children: Jacob. Education: Attended Columbia College, Chicago, IL; attended the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.

Donna Tartt Biography

Born in 1963, in Greenwood, MS; daughter of Don (a politician) and Taylor (Bousche) Tartt. Education: Attended University of Mississippi, c.

Audrey Tautou Biography

Born August 9, 1978, in Beaumont, France.

Nancy Tellem Biography

Born c. 1953; married to Arn Tellem (a sports agent); children: Mike, Matty (son), Eric.

Rene Thom Biography

Born Rene Frederic Thom, September 2, 1923, in Montbeliard, France; died of vascular disease, October 25, 2002, in Bures–sur–Yvette, France. Mathematician.

Strom Thurmond Biography

Born James Strom Thurmond, December 5, 1902, in Edgefield, SC; died of natural causes, June 26, 2003, in Edgefield, SC. Politician.

Robert L. Tillman Biography

Born c. 1944.

Tim Tully Biography

Born c. 1954, in Washington, IL; son of William P.

Gabrielle Union Biography

Born Gabrielle Monique Union, October 29, 1972, in Omaha, NB; daughter of Sylvester E. (a military sergeant and business executive) and Teresa (a phone company manager) Union; married Chris Howard (a sports therapist), May 5, 2001.

Jay Walker Biography

Born Jay S. Walker, November 5, 1955, in Yonkers, NY; married Eileen; children: two.

Ben Wallace Biography

Born September 10, 1974, in White Hall, AL; son of Sadie Wallace; married Chanda, 2001. Education: Attended Cuyahoga Community College; attended Virginia Union University.

Mike Weir Biography

Born Michael Richard Weir, May 12, 1970, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; son of Richard and Rowie Weir; married Bricia; children: Elle Marisa, Lily. Education: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, B.S.

Paul Wellstone Biography

Born Paul David Wellstone, July 21, 1944, in Washington, DC; died in a plane crash, October 25, 2002, in Eveleth, MN. United States Senator.

Barry White Biography

Born Barry Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944, in Galveston, TX; died of kidney failure, July 4, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA. Singer.

Treat Williams Biography

Born Robert Treat Williams, December 1, 1951, in Rowayton, CT; married Pamela Van Sant; children: Gill, Eleanor Claire. Education: Attended Franklin and Marshall College.

Yao Ming Biography

Born September 12, 1980, in China; son of Yao Zhi Yuan (father, a former basketball player, an engineer) and Fang Feng Di (mother, a former basketball player, a Chinese sports research institute official).

Tim Zagat and Nina Biography

Born Eugene H. Zagat Jr., c.

Elias A. Zerhouni Biography

Born Elias Adam Zerhouni, April 12, 1951, in Nedroma, Algeria; married to Nadia Azza (a pediatrician); children: three. Education: University of Algiers, M.D., 1975.

Warren Zevon Biography

Born Warren William Zevon, January 24, 1947, in Chicago, IL; died of lung cancer, September 7, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and songwriter.

Bashar al-Assad Biography

Born on September 11, 1965, in Damascus, Syria; married Asma (Emma) al–Akhras, December 31, 2000; children: Hafez. Education: Studied medicine at the University of Damascus.