Dominique Nils Conseil Biography

Born c. 1962.

Robert Crais Biography

Born c. 1954, in Louisiana; married Pat (a child therapist); children: one daughter.

Raymond Davis Biography

Born October 14, 1914, in Washington, DC; died of complications of Alzheimer's disease, May 31, 2006, in Blue Point, NY. Physicist.

Rosario Dawson Biography

Born May 9, 1979, in New York, NY; daughter of a construction worker father and Isabel (a professional singer, plumber, and electrician) Dawson.

Guerrino De Luca Biography

Born in September, 1952, in Lanciano, Italy; married Daniela (an artist); children: Ottavia, Chiara. Education: Earned degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rome.

Brian De Palma Biography

Born Brian Russell De Palma, September 11, 1940, in Newark, NJ; son of Anthony (an orthopedic surgeon) and Vivenne (also Vivienne) De Palma; married Nancy Allen (an actress), 1979 (divorced, 1983); married Gail Anne Hurd (a film producer), 1991 (divorced, 1993); married Darnell Gregorio, 1995 (divorced, 1996); children: Lolita (with Hurd), Piper (with Gregorio). Education: Graduated from Columbia University, 1962; enrolled in the master of fine arts program at Sarah Lawrence, 1962–64.

Desmond Dekker Biography

Born Desmond Adolphus Dacres, July 16, c. 1941, in Kingston, Jamaica; died of a heart attack, May 25, 2006, in London, England.

E. L. Doctorow Biography

Born Edgar Lawrence Doctorow, January 6, 1931, in New York, NY; married Helen Setzer, 1954; children: three. Education: Kenyon College, B.A., 1952; graduate work at Columbia University.

Alice Domar Biography

Born May 1, 1958, in Baltimore, MD; daughter of Evsey (an economist and professor) and Carole (a social worker; maiden name, Rosenthal) Domar; married David Ostrow (a field editor), August 26, 1990; children: Sarah, Katherine. Education: Colby College, B.A.; Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Ferkauf School of Professional Psychology, Yeshiva University, M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1986.

Mike Douglas Biography

Born Michael Delany Dowd, Jr., August 11, 1925, in Chicago, IL; died August 11, 2006, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Talk show host and singer.

Robert Downey Jr. Biography

Born Robert John Downey Jr., April 4, 1965, in New York, NY; son of Robert John (a filmmaker) and Elsie (an actress) Downey; married Deborah Falconer (a singer; divorced); married Susan Levin (a producer), August 27, 2005; children: Indio (son; from first marriage).

Katherine Dunham Biography

Born Katherine Mary Dunham, June 22, 1909, in Chicago, IL; died May 21, 2006, in New York, NY. Dancer, choreographer, and educator.

Christine Ebersole Biography

Born February 21, 1953, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Robert (an engineer) and Marian (a psychiatric social worker) Ebersole; married Peter Bergman (an actor), 1976 (divorced, 1981); married Bill Moloney (a real estate agent), 1988; children: Elijah, Mae-Mae, Aron. Education: Graduated from MacMurray College, 1975; attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Gregg L. Engles Biography

Born August 16, 1957, in Durant, OK; married Cindy (divorced); married Molly; children: one daughter (with second wife). Education: Dartmouth College, A.B., 1979; Yale University, J.D., 1982.

Nambaryn Enkhbayar Biography

Born June 1, 1958, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; married; children: four. Education: Earned B.S.

Rascal Flatts Biography

Group formed c. 1999 in Nashville, TN; members include Jay DeMarcus (born April 26, 1971, in Columbus, OH; married, 2004), vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, mandolin; Gary LeVox (born July 10, 1970, in Columbus, OH; married; children: Brittany, Brooklyn), lead vocals; Joe Don Rooney (born Sept.

Flavor Flav Biography

Born William Johnathon Drayton, Jr., March 16, 1959, in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York; son of William Sr. and Anna Drayton; children: three (with Karen Ross), three (with Angie Parker), one (with a former girlfriend).

Glenn Ford Biography

Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford, May 1, 1916, in Ste.-Christine, Canada; died August 30, 2006, in Beverly Hills, CA. Actor.

Steve Fossett Biography

Born April 22, 1944, in Jackson, TN; son of a factory manager; married Peggy Viehland, c. 1968.

Philip L. Francis Biography

Born in 1946, in Illinois; son of a farmer and a librarian; married Juanita Francis, c. 1971; children: four.

Nelly Furtado Biography

Born December 2, 1978, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; daughter of Antonio Jose (a stonemason and landscaper) and Maria Manuela (a hotel maid) Furtado; children: Nevis (daughter; from her relationship with Jasper "Lil' Jaz" Gahunia).

Alan Garcia Biography

Born Alan Gabriel Ludwig Garcia Perez, May 23, 1949, in Lima, Peru; married; children: five. Education: Studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru; National University of San Marcos, law degree, 1971; Complutense University of Madrid, doctorate in political science, 1973; Sorbonne University, sociology degree, Paris, France.

Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg Biography

Born Lev Oleg Glazman, March 8, 1961, in Leningrad, Russia; son of Lydia Glazman; married Alina Roytberg, 1990; children: Thais, Dalia. Born Alina Roytberg, September 29, 1961, in the Ukraine; married Lev Glazman, 1990; children: Thais, Dalia.

Andy Goldsworthy Biography

Born July 25, 1956, in Cheshire, England; son of Fredrick Alan (a professor) and Muriel (Stanger) Goldsworthy; married Judith Elizabeth Gregson; children: James, Holly, Anna, Thomas. Education: Attended Bradford College of Art, 1974–75, and Preston Polytechnic, 1975–78.

Drew Goodman and Myra Goodman Biography

Born Drew Goodman, c. 1961; son of James Goodman (an art dealer); married Myra, 1986; children: Marea, Jeffrey.

William Gottlieb Biography

Born William Paul Gottlieb, January 28, 1917, in New York, NY; died of complications from a stroke, April 23, 2006, in Great Neck, NY. Photographer, jazz writer, and children's book author.

Elizabeth Hand Biography

Born March 29, 1957, in San Diego, CA; daughter of Edward (an attorney) and Alice Ann (a social worker; maiden name, Silverthorn) Hand; partner of John Clute (a critic); children: two with Richard Grant (a novelist). Education: Catholic University of America, B.A., 1984.

Alyson Hannigan Biography

Born Alyson Lee Hannigan, March 24, 1974, in Washington, DC; daughter of Albert Hannigan (a truck driver) and Emily Posner (a real estate agent); married Alexis Denisof (an actor), October 11, 2003. Education: Attended California State University—Northridge.

Ted Harbert Biography

Born Edward W. Harbert III in 1955 in New York; son of Ted Jr.

Stephen J. Harper Biography

Born Stephen Joseph Harper, April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Joseph and Margaret (Johnston) Harper; married Laureen Teskey, December 11, 1993; children: Ben, Rachel. Education: Attended University of Toronto; University of Calgary, B.A., 1985, M.A., 1991.

Anne Hathaway Biography

Born November 12, 1982, in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Gerald Hathaway (an attorney) and Kate McCauley (a stage actress). Education: Attended Vassar College and New York University.

Dennis Haysbert Biography

Born Dennis Dexter Haysbert, June 2, 1954, in San Mateo, CA; son of Charles (a security guard and sheriff's deputy) and Gladys (a homemaker and housecleaner) Haysbert; married an office manager (divorced, 1984); married Lynn Griffith (an actress and caterer; divorced, 2001); children: Charles, Katherine. Education: Graduated from American College of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena, CA, c.

Steven J. Heyer Biography

Born Steven Jay Heyer, June 13, 1952, in New York, NY; son of Harold (an attorney) and Ethel Heyer; married Margaret Tobin, February 13, 1989; children: Kate, David. Education: Cornell University, B.S., 1974; New York University Stern School of Business, M.B.A., 1976.

Carl Hiaasen Biography

Born Carl Andrew Hiaasen, March 12, 1953, in Plantation, FL; son of Odel (an attorney) and Patricia (a teacher) Hiaasen; married Connie Lyford, 1970 (divorced, 1996); married Fenia Clizer, 1999; children: Scott (from first marriage), Quinn (son), Ryan (stepson). Education: Attended Emory University, 1970–72; graduated from the University of Florida (journalism), 1974.

Gary Hirshberg Biography

Born c. 1954 in New Hampshire; married Meg; children: three.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves Biography

Born December 26, 1953, in Stockholm, Sweden; married Merry Bullock (a psychologist; divorced); married Evelin Int-Lambot, 2004; children: Luukas, Juulia (from first marriage), Kadri Keiu (from second marriage).Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1976; University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1978.

LeBron James Biography

Born December 30, 1984, in Akron, OH; son of Gloria James.

Jimmie Johnson Biography

Born September 17, 1975, in El Cajon, California; son of Gary (a heavy-machine operator) and Cathy (a school bus driver) Johnson; married Chandra Lynn Janway (a model), December 11, 2004.

Heidi Julavits Biography

Born in 1968, in Portland, ME; daughter of an attorney and a teacher; married Manny Howard (a food writer), 1997 (divorced, 1999); married Ben Marcus (a writer and editor), 2002. Education: Earned degree from Dartmouth College, 1990; Columbia University, M.F.A., 1996.

Lech Kaczynski Biography

Born June 19, 1949, in Warsaw, Poland; son of Rajmund (an engineer) and Jadwiga (a professor of literature) Kaczynski; married Maria Mackiewicz (an economic researcher), 1978; children: Marta. Education: Earned degree in law and administration from Warsaw University; Gdansk University, Ph.D., 1976.

Melina Kanakaredes Biography

Born April 23, 1967, in Akron, OH; daughter of Harry (a candy factory owner and insurance agent) and Connie (a homemaker) Kanakaredes; married Peter Constantinides (a chef and restaurateur), September 6, 1992; children: Zoe, Karina Eleni. Education: Attended Ohio State University, c.

Maureen Kelly Biography

Born c. 1972; daughter of a judge and a board of elections commissioner; married Mark Ludvigsen (a bond salesman; died, 2001); remarried, c.

Paula A. Kerger Biography

Born December 20, 1957, in Woodstock, MD; married Joe. Education: University of Maryland, B.S., 1979.

Don Knotts Biography

Born Jesse Donald Knotts, July 21, 1924, in Morgan-town, WV; died of lung cancer, February 24, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor.

Laila Lalami Biography

Born in Rabat, Morocco; children: one daughter. Education: Université Mohammed V, B.A.; University College, London, England, M.A.; University of Southern California, Ph.D.

John Lasseter Biography

Born January 12, 1957, in Hollywood, CA; son of Paul Lasseter (a parts manager at a car dealership); married Nancy; children: Joey, Bennett, P. J., Sam, another son.

Hugh Laurie Biography

Born James Hugh Calum Laurie, June 11, 1959, in Oxford, England; son of William (a physician); married Jo Green, June 16, 1989; children: Charlie, Bill, Rebecca. Education: Earned degree from Cambridge University, 1981.

John Legend Biography

Born John Stephens, December 28, 1978, in Springfield, OH. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1999.

Luna Leopold Biography

Born Luna Bergere Leopold, October 8, 1915, in Albuquerque, NM; died of emphysema and congestive heart disease, February 23, 2006, in Berkeley, California. Scientist.

Monique Lhuillier Biography

Born Diane Monique Lhuillier, c. 1971, in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines; daughter of Michel (a jeweler and real estate investor) and Amparito (a real estate investor) Lhuillier; married Tom Bugbee (a retail executive), 1996; children: Jack Nicholas.