Mike Korchinsky Biography

Born Michael Korchinsky, September 21, 1961, in Brookville, Ontario, Canada; son of Walter (a chemical engineering professor) and Gloria Korchinsky; married Linda Hanson (an insurance–firm owner), 1993. Education: Birmingham University, Birmingham, England, B.S.E.

Dick Kovacevich Biography

Born Richard M. Kovacevich in 1943, in Enumclaw, WA; married Mary Jo; children: three.

Heinz Krogner Biography

Born Heinz Jü Krogner–Kornalik, c. 1941, in Czechoslovakia.

Anthony LaPaglia Biography

Born Anthony M. LaPaglia, January 31, 1959, in Adelaide, Australia; married Gia Carides (an actress).

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson Biography

Born Nicholas Scott Lachey, November 9, 1973, in Harlan, KY; son of John Lachey and Cate Fopma–Leimbach; married Jessica Simpson (a singer and actress), October 26, 2002. Education: Attended the University of Southern California; attended Miami (Ohio) University.

Bill Laimbeer Biography

Born William Laimbeer, Jr., May 19, 1957, in Boston, MA; son of William, Sr. (a business executive) and Mary Laimbeer; married Chris Skiver; children: Eric, Keriann.

Robert Lanza Biography

Born Robert Paul Lanza, February 11, 1956, in Stoughton, MA. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1978, M.D., 1983.

Arthur Levitt Biography

Born Arthur Levitt Jr. in 1931, in New York, NY; son of Arthur Sr.

Eugene Levy Biography

Born December 17, 1946, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; married Deborah Devine, 1977; children: Dan, Sarah. Education: Graduated from McMaster University, 1970.

Daniel Libeskind Biography

Born May 12, 1946, in Lódz, Poland; married Nina Lewis (an architectural–office manager), c. 1969; children: two sons, one daughter.

Ray Lines Biography

Born c. 1960, in Utah; married Sharon; children: Rashelle, Tiffani, Elisse, Camille, Celeste, Savanna, Makenna.

Lisa Ling Biography

Born August 30, 1973, in Sacramento, CA; daughter of Doug (an aviation manager) and Mary Ling. Education: Attended the University of Southern California.

Lewis Lucke Biography

Born c. 1951, in North Carolina; married Joy; children: three.

Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes Biography

Born Laurie MacDonald, c. 1954, in Watsonville, CA; married Walter Parkes, 1983.

Jo Malone Biography

Born c. 1964, in England; daughter of Peter (a painter) and Elaine (a facialist) Malone; married Gary Willcox, 1984; children: Josh.

Brian Marsden Biography

Born Brian Geoffrey Marsden, August, 1937, in Cambridge, England; married Nancy Zissell, 1964; children: two. Education: Attended Oxford University; Yale University, Ph.D., 1965.

Paul Martin Biography

Born Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada; son of Paul Joseph James (a legislator and cabinet official) and Eleanor "Nell" Martin; married Sheila Ann Cowan, 1965; children: Paul, Jamie, David. Education: University of Toronto, B.A., 1962; earned law degree from the University of Toronto, 1965.

Bill Mauldin Biography

Born William Henry Mauldin, October 29, 1921, in Mountain Park, NM; died of pneumonia, January 22, 2003, in Newport Beach, CA. Cartoonist.

Frances Mayes Biography

Born c. 1940, in Fitzgerald, GA; daughter of Garbert (a cotton mill manager) and Frankye (Davis) Mayes; married William Frank King (a computer research scientist; divorced, 1988); married Ed Kleinschmidt (a creative writing professor), 1998; children: Ashley (from first marriage).

Camille McDonald Biography

Born c. 1953.

Ian McEwan Biography

Born Ian Russell McEwan, June 21, 1948, in Aldershot, England; son of David (an army officer) and Rose Lilian Violet (Moore) McEwan; married Penny Allen (a healer and astrologer), 1982 (divorced, 1995); married Annalena McAfee (a journalist); children: Gregory, William (from first marriage), two stepdaughters. Education: University of Sussex, B.A.

Ted McGinley Biography

Born Ted M. McGinley, May 30, 1958, in Newport Beach, CA; married Gigi Rice (an actress); children: Beau Martin, another son.

Betsy McLaughlin Biography

Born Elizabeth M. McLaughlin, c.

Debra Messing Biography

Born August 15, 1968, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Brian (a sales executive) and Sandy Messing; married Daniel Zelman (a screenwriter and actor), September 3, 2000; children: Roman Walker Zelman. Education: Earned undergraduate degree from Brandeis University; received M.F.A.

Metallica Biography

Members include Kirk Hammett (replaced Dave Mustaine, 1983, who had replaced Lloyd Grant), lead guitar; James Hetfield, vocals, rhythmguitar; Jason Newsted (replaced Cliff Burton, who died in a tour bus accident, 1986; left group, 2001), bass; Robert Trujillo (replaced Newsted), bass; Lars Ulrich, drums.

Phil Mickelson Biography

Born Philip Alfred Mickelson, June 16, 1970, in San Diego, CA; son of Phil (a pilot) and Mary Mickelson; married Amy; children: Amanda Brynn, Sophia, Evan. Education: Graduated from Arizona State University, bachelor's degree (psychology).

Anthony Minghella Biography

Born January 6, 1954, in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England; married Carolyn Choa (a producer and choreographer); children: two. Education: University of Hull, Yorkshire, B.A.

Monica Biography

Born Monica Denise Arnold, October 24, 1980, in College Park, GA; daughter of M.C. Arnold, Jr.

Les Moonves Biography

Born October 6, 1949, in New York; married Nancy Wiesenfeld (an actress); children: three. Education: Earned degree from Bucknell University, 1971; took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City.

Mandy Moore Biography

Born Amanda Leigh Moore, April 10, 1984, in Nashua, NH; daughter of Don (an airline pilot) and Stacy (a homemaker and former reporter) Moore.

Carrie-Anne Moss Biography

Born August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, BC, Canada; married Steven Roy (an actor and director), 1999; children: one. Education: Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena, CA, early 1990s.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Biography

Born March 16, 1927, in Tulsa, OK; died of a ruptured appendix, March 26, 2003, in Washington, DC. Professor and United States Senator.

Takashi Murakami Biography

Born in 1962, in Tokyo, Japan. Education: Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, B.F.A., 1986; M.F.A., 1988; Ph.D., 1993.

Indra Nooyi Biography

Born Indra K. Nooyi, October 28, 1955, in Madras, India; married to Raj; children: two daughters.

Donald O'Connor Biography

Born Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor, August 28, 1925, in Chicago, IL; died of heart failure, September 27, 2003, in Woodland Hills, CA. Singer, dancer, and actor.

Dean Ornish Biography

Born July 16, 1953, in Dallas, TX; son of Edwin (a dentist) and Natalie (a historian) Ornish; married Shirley E. Brown (a nutritional expert and co–director of Ornish's research; divorced, 1994); married Mary Blackwell, June, 1998.

OutKast Biography

Members include André 3000 (born André Benjamin, May 27, 1975, in Georgia; son of Lawrence Walker (a collections agent) and Sharon Benjamin Hodo (a real estate agent); children: Seven (son, with Erykah Badu). Education: Took filmmaking courses at the University of Southern California.), vocals; Big Boi (born Antwan Patton, February 1, 1975, in Savannah, GA; son of Tony Kearse (a Marine Corps officer) and Rowena Patton (a retail supervisor); children: Jordan (daughter), Bamboo (son), Cross (son)), vocals.

Lindsay Owen-Jones Biography

Born c. 1946 in Wallasey, England.

Chuck Palahniuk Biography

Born February 21, 1962, in Pasco, WA; son of Fred and Carol Palahniuk. Education: University of Oregon, journalism major, 1986.

Robert Palmer Biography

Born Robert Allen Palmer, January 19, 1949, in Batley, Yorkshire, England; died after a heart attack, September 26, 2003, in Paris, France. Singer.

Suzy Parker Biography

Born Cecilia Ann Renee Parker, October 28, 1932, in Long Island City, NY; died May 3, 2003, in Montecito, CA. Fashion model.

John Patton Biography

Born John S. Patton, c.

Gregory Peck Biography

Born Eldred Gregory Peck on April 5, 1916, in La Jolla, CA; died June 12, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor.

Nancy Pelosi Biography

Born Nancy D'Alesandro, March 26, 1940, in Baltimore, MD; daughter of Thomas Jr. (a politician) and Annunciata D'Alesandro; married Paul F.

Stefan Persson Biography

Born October 4, 1947, in Stockholm, Sweden; son of Erling (an entrepreneur) and Margrit Persson.

Mekhi Phifer Biography

Born December 29, 1975, in New York, NY; son of Rhoda Phifer (a teacher); married Malinda Williams (divorced); children: Omi (son).

Sam Phillips Biography

Born Samuel Cornelius Phillips, January 5, 1923, in Florence, AL; died of respiratory failure, July 30, 2003, in Memphis, TN. Record label executive.

Pink Biography

Born Alecia Beth Moore, September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, PA; daughter of James (an insurance salesman) and Judy (an emergency room nurse) Moore.

George Plimpton Biography

Born George Ames Plimpton, March 18, 1927, in New York, NY; died September 26, 2003, in New York, NY. Author, editor, and actor.

Lisa Marie Presley Biography

Born February 1, 1968, in Memphis, TN; daughter of Elvis (a rock 'n' roll star) and Priscilla (Beaulieu) Presley; married Danny Keough (a musician), 1988 (divorced, 1994); married Michael Jackson (a pop singer), May, 1994 (divorced, 1996); married Nicolas Cage (an actor), August 10, 2002 (divorced, 2002); children: Danielle, Benjamin (from first marriage). Religion: Scientology.