Freddy Adu Biography

Born June 2, 1989, in Ghana; son of Maxwell and Emelia (a hardware store cashier).

Arthur Agatston Biography

Born in 1947; married Sari. Education: Graduate of New York University School of Medicine; specialized medical training at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York University.

Chris Albrecht Biography

Born c. 1952, in Queens, NY; married (divorced); children: two daughters.

Roger Ames Biography

Addresses: Office—Time Warner Inc., One Time Warner Ctr., New York, NY 10019-8016.

Tadao Ando Biography

Addresses: Office—Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, 5-23 Toyosaki 2-Chome Kita-ku, Osaka 531-0072 Japan.

Lori B. Andrews Biography

Born in 1952, in Chicago, IL; married Clem (divorced); children: Christopher. Education: Yale University, B.A.; Yale Law School, J.D., 1978.

Louise Arbour Biography

Born February 10, 1947, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; daughter of Ruth Laberge (a retail store owner); partner for 27 years, Larry Taman; children: Emilie, Patrick, Catherine. Education: College Regina Assumpta, Montreal, BA, 1967; University of Montreal, LL.L, 1970.

Sean Astin Biography

Born Sean Patrick Duke, February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, CA; son of Michael Tell (a rock promoter) and Patty Duke (an actress); raised as the son of John Astin (an actor); married Christine Harrell (an actress and producer), July 11, 1992; children: Alexandra Louise, Elizabeth. Education: Attended junior college; University of California at Los Angeles, degree in history and English with honors, c.

Alan Ball Biography

Born in Georgia, 1957, son of an aircraft inspector and a homemaker. Education: Florida State University, bachelor's degree in theater.

Jason Bateman Biography

Born Jason Kent Bateman, January 14, 1969, in Rye, NY; son of Kent (a TV producer) and Victoria (a flight attendant) Bateman; married Amanda Anka (an actress), July 3, 2001.

Alan Bates Biography

Born Alan Arthur Bates, February 17, 1934, in Allestree, Derbyshire, England; died of pancreatic cancer, December 27, 2003, in London, England. Actor.

Deron Beal Biography

Born c. 1968 in Lancaster, OH; married Jennifer Columbus (a pastry chef), 2003.

Jennifer Beals Biography

Born December 19, 1963, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Alfred (a supermarket owner) and Jeanne (an elementary school teacher) Beals; married Alexandre Rockwell (a film director), 1986 (divorced, 1996); married Kenneth Dixon (a writer and film technician), 1999. Education: Yale University, undergraduate degree with honors in American literature, 1987; studied stage acting at The Goodman School of Drama, DePaul University; studied acting at the Professional Workshop in New York City.

Geoffrey Beene Biography

Born August 30, 1927, in Haynesville, LA; died of complications from pneumonia, September 28, 2004, in New York, NY. Fashion designer.

Elmer Bernstein Biography

Bernstein's childhood was filled with creativity. Born to Ukrainian parents who were both creatively inclined (his father taught English literature and his mother was a dancer), young Bernstein took dancing lessons and played the piano.

Brad Bird Biography

Born c. 1956 in Kalispell, Montana; married; children: Nicholas, two other sons.

Zach Braff Biography

Born April 6, 1975; son of Hal (an attorney) and Anne Braff (a therapist). Education: Northwestern University, B.A., 1997.

Marlon Brando Biography

Born Marlon Brando, Jr., April 3, 1924, in Omaha, NE; died of lung failure, July 1, 2004, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor.

Rose Marie Bravo Biography

Born Rose Marie La Pila, c. 1951, in the Bronx, New York, NY; daughter of a hair-salon owner and a seamstress; married and divorced; married William Jackey (a retired furniture executive), c.

Berkeley Breathed Biography

Born June 21, 1957, in Encino, CA; son of John William and Martha Jane (Martin) Breathed; married Jody Boyman (a psychologist), May 10, 1986; children: two. Education: University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1980.

Poppy Z. Brite Biography

Born Melissa Ann Brite, May 25, 1967, in New Orleans, LA; daughter of Bob and Connie (Burton) Brite; married Chris DeBarr (a chef). Education: Attended University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987.

James Burrows Biography

Born James Edward Burrows, December 30, 1940, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Abe (a writer, composer, and director) and Ruth (maiden name, Levinson) Burrows; married and divorced; married Debbie, 1997; children: three daughters. Education: Received undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, 1962; received graduate degree from the Yale School of Drama, 1965.

Amanda Bynes Biography

Born Amanda Laura Bynes, April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, CA; daughter of Rick (a dentist) and Lynn (an office manager) Bynes.

Santiago Calatrava Biography

Born July 28, 1951, in Valencia, Spain; married Robertina (an office manager and attorney); children: four. Education: Earned degree from Institute of Architecture, Valencia, Spain, 1974; earned two Ph.D.s from Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, 1981.

Art Carney Biography

Born Arthur William Matthew Carney, November 4, 1918, in Mount Vernon, NY; died November 9, 2003, in Chester, CT. Actor and comedian.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Biography

Born August 22, 1908, in Chanteloup, France; died August 3, 2004, in Lisle-sur-la-Sorgue, France. Photographer.

Jim Caviezel Biography

Born James Patrick Caviezel, September 26, 1968, in Mount Vernon, WA; son of James (a chiropractor) and Maggie Caviezel; married Kerri Browitt (a teacher), c. 1996.

Dave Chappelle Biography

Born August 24, 1973, in Washington, DC; son of William Chappelle (a voice teacher and college professor) and Yvonne Seon (a Unitarian minister and college instructor); children: two sons.

Ray Charles Biography

Born Ray Charles Robinson, September 23, 1930, in Albany, GA; died of liver disease, June 10, 2004, in Beverly Hills, CA. Singer.

Patricia Clarkson Biography

Born Patricia Davies Clarkson, December 29, 1959, in New Orleans, LA; daughter of Buzz and Jackie (an elected official) Clarkson. Education: Attended Louisiana State University, c.

Alistair Cooke Biography

Born Alfred Cooke, November 20, 1908, in Salford, England; died March 30, 2004, in New York, NY. Journalist.

Stephen F. Cooper Biography

Born October 23, 1946, in Gary, IN; married Nancie; children: two daughters. Education: Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, B.S., 1968; Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1970.

Jeff Corwin Biography

Born Jeffrey S. Corwin, July 11, 1967, in Norwell, MA; married Natasha; children: Maya Rose.

Francis Crick Biography

Born June 8, 1916, in Northampton, England; died of colon cancer, July 28, 2004, in San Diego, California. Scientist.

Johnny Damon Biography

Born Johnny David Damon, November 5, 1973, in Fort Riley, KS; son of Jimmy (a retired army sergeant) and Yome Damon; married Angie Vannice, 1992 (divorced, 2002); married Michelle Mangan, December 30, 2004; children: Madelyn, Jackson (from first marriage).

Edwidge Danticat Biography

Born January 19, 1969, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; immigrated to United States, 1981; daughter of André Miracin (a cab driver) and Rose Souvenance (a textile worker) Danticat. Education: Barnard College, B.A.

George David Biography

Born George Alfred Lawrence David, April 7, 1942, in Bryn Mawr, PA; son of Charles David (a history professor); married Barbara Osborn, September, 1965 (divorced, 1997); married second wife, August, 2003; children: two daughters, one son (from first marriage). Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1965; Virginia University, M.B.A., 1967.

Howard Dean Biography

Born Howard Brush Dean III, November 17, 1948, in New York, NY; son of Howard Jr. (a stockbroker) and Andree Dean; married Judith Steinberg (a doctor), 1981; children: Anne, one son.

Janice Dickinson Biography

Born February 15, 1955 (some sources say February 17, 1953); married Ron Levy (a music composer; divorced); married Simon Fields (a film producer; divorced); children: Nathan (with Fields), Savannah (with Michael Birnbaum).

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana Biography

Born Domenico Dolce, August 13, 1958, in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily. Born Stefano Gabbana, November 14, 1962, in Milan, Italy.

Duran Duran Biography

Members include Sterling Campbell (group member, 1990-92), drums; Warren Cuccurullo (born on December 8, 1956; group member, 1986-2001), guitar; Simon Le Bon (born on October 27, 1958, in Bushey, England), vocals; Nick Rhodes (born Nicholas Bates, June 8, 1962, in England), keyboards; Andy Taylor (born on February 16, 1961, in Dolver-Hampton, England; group member, 1978-85, 2001—), guitar, keyboards; John Taylor (born on June 20, 1960, in Birmingham, England; group member, 1978-97, 2001—), bass; Roger Taylor (born on April 26, 1960, in Birmingham, England; group member, 1978-85, 2001—), drums.

James Dyson Biography

Born May 2, 1947, in Cromer, Norfolk, England; son of Alec (a teacher) and Mary (Bolton) Dyson; married Deirdre Hindmarsh (a teacher and painter), 1967; children: Emily, Jacob, Sam. Education: Attended Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England, and the Royal College of Art, London, 1966-70.

Gertrude Ederle Biography

Born Gertrude Caroline Ederle, October 23, 1905, in New York, NY; died November 30, 2003, in Wyckoff, NJ. Record-setting swimmer.

Louise Erdrich Biography

Born June 7, 1954, in Little Falls, MN; daughter of Ralph Louis (a teacher with the Bureau of Indian Affairs) and Rita Joanne (affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs; maiden name, Gourneau) Erdrich; married Michael Anthony Dorris (a writer and professor of Native American studies), October 10, 1981 (died April 11, 1997); children: Reynold Abel (deceased), Jeffrey Sava, Madeline Hannah, Persia Andromeda, Pallas Antigone, Aza Marion, Azure. Politics: Democrat.

Janet Evanovich Biography

Born April 22, 1943, in South River, NJ; married Peter Evanovich; children: Peter, Alex. Education: Douglass College, NJ, B.A., 1965.

Dakota Fanning Biography

Born Hannah Dakota Fanning, February 23, 1994, in Conyers, GA; daughter of Steve and Joy Fanning.

Tovah Feldshuh Biography

Born Terri Sue Feldshuh, December 27, 1952, in New York, NY; daughter of Sidney (an attorney) and Lillian (maiden name, Kaplan) Feldshuh; married Andrew Harris-Levy (an attorney), March 20, 1977; children: Garson Brandon, Amanda Claire. Education: Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College; studied acting with Uta Hagen; attended University of Minnesota.

Craig Ferguson Biography

Born May 17, 1962, in Glasgow, Scotland; married Sascha, July 18, 1998 (divorced); children: Milo.

Tina Fey Biography

Born May 18, 1970, in Pennsylvania; daughter of Donald (a grant writer) and Jeanne (a brokerage firm worker) Fey; married Jeff Richmond (a director), June, 2001. Education: University of Virginia, B.A.

Joschka Fischer Biography

Born Joseph Martin Fischer, April 12, 1948, in Gerabronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; married Edeltraud, 1967 (divorced, 1984); married Inge, 1984 (divorced, 1987); married Claudia, 1987 (divorced, 1999); married Nicola Leske (a journalist), c. 1999 (divorced, 2003).