Hollywood Actors & Actresses
Over the Edge..
Bruce Lee: The DragonIn 1959 a short, skinny, bespectacled 18-year-old kid from Hong Kong traveled to America and declared himself to be John Wayne, James Dean, Charles Atlas and the guy who kicked your butt in junior high.
In an America where the Chinese were still stereotyped as meek house servants and railroad workers, Bruce Lee was all steely sinew, threatening stare and cocky, pointed finger — a Clark Kent who didn't need to change outfits. He was the redeemer, not only for the Chinese but for all the geeks and dorks and pimpled teenage masses that washed up at the theaters to see his action movies. He was David, with spin-kicks and flying leaps more captivating than any slingshot.
Brad pitt : BiographyBrad Pitt was born in Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. His mother's name is Jane. His father, Bill, worked in management at a trucking firm in Springfield. At Kickapoo High School, Pitt was involved in sports, debating, student government and school musicals. Pitt attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. He occasionally acted in fraternity shows. He left college two credits short of graduating to move to California. Before he became successful at acting, Pitt supported himself by driving strippers in limos, moving refrigerators and dressing as a giant chicken while working for "el Pollo Loco."
Ashton Kutcher : BiographyChristopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978, and his fraternal twin (Yeah ladies, that would be fraternal) brother was born five minutes later. His twin brother's name is Michael; he also has a sister named Tausha. His parents are Larry Kutcher (his father) and Diane Portwood (his mother). He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and raised in Homestead, Iowa. When Ashton was 13, his parents got divorced & have since remarried giving him step-siblings. Also that year his brother had a heart transplant (due to cardiomyopathy). When he was 15 his mom (& stepdad Mark) moved all 3 kids to Homestead, Iowa. That move changed his high school from Cedar Rapids Washington to Clear Creek Amana. In High School Ashton excelled in sports including football & wrestling. But being athletic paid it's toll both socially (he was teased for also being in drama) & physically (he had many injuries). Although appearing in plays & musicals since his debut as a theif in The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose in 7th grade, it wasn't until senior year that he got his biggest role to date; Daddy Warbucks in Annie.
Eric Bana: BiographyEric Banadinovich was introduced into the world on August 9, 1968 in Melbourne (say Mel-ben), Australia. Eric's brother, Anthony, is three years older. Anthony was was an 'A' student, and an athlete who went to the United States to play basketball. Eric, on the other hand, was the popular class clown and won school talent contests. His German mother (Eleanor) was a hairdresser, and his Croation father (Ivan) was involved in logistics while working at Caterpillar, an American tractor company. As a child, Eric grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine: "I grew up in Tullamarine and was just an infatuated revhead, and so were all my friends, and that was my upbringing, just very suburban." After leaving school, Eric traveled and had odd jobs including working for a transport company down on the wharf in Melbourne. At this time in his early twenties, he was "really professionally at a loose end." He wanted to act, but he had no idea on how to pursue it. "I had absolutely no idea how to go about it and I was so bloody arrogant that I had no interest in going to drama school." Other jobs jobs included washing cars at a service station, pushing trolleys at Coles New World, and picking up glasses at a Melbourne pub.
Christina Aguilera : BiographyBorn Christina Maria Aguilera on December 18, 1980, on Staten Island, her parents were of Irish and Ecuadorian stock and her father's military career meant the family moved quite a bit during her childhood. They eventually settled in Philadelphia. By the time she was five, Christina knew all the songs from The Sound of Music and performed them at neighborhood block parties. It wasn't long before Christina Aguilera was performing the National Anthem at professional sporting events in the area.
When Christina Aguilera was 10, she went to an open audition for The Mickey Mouse Club. She didn't make the cut, but two years later Disney invited her back. She got a part and became a Mouseketeer working with now-famous co-stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez (of *NSYNC ) and Keri Russell from Felicity. Christina Aguilera sang, danced and performed her heart out during her two years on the show.
Britney Spears : BiographyBritney born December 2, 1981, in Kentwood, Louisiana. The daughter of Lynne, an elementary school teacher, and Jamie, a construction contractor, Spears auditioned for the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 8. Producers for the show decided she was too young, but one was impressed enough to help her find an agent in New York. Accompanied by her mother and younger sister, Spears lived in Manhattan for the next several summers, studying at the Professional Performing Arts School. Spears was only 17 when she reached #1 on the U.S. pop music charts with her 1999 debut album ...Baby One More Time. Spears married Kevin Federline, a professional dancer, in 2004. The ceremony was held on 18 September, but papers formalizing the wedding weren't filed until October 7th. It was the first marriage for Federline, who previously fathered two children with Moesha star Shar Jackson... Spears and Federline had their first child, a son named Sean Preston Federline, on 14 September 2005... Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in an impromptu ceremony in the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip in the early morning of 3 January 2004.
Shania Twain : BiographyEilleen Regina Edwards was born on August 28, 1965 in Windsor, Ontario to Clarence and Sharon Edwards. Although her heritage is Irish and French-Canadian, she was raised in the Ojibway Indian culture because when she was six years old, her mother remarried full-blooded Ojibway native, Jerry Twain. Jerry Twain adopted Eilleen, making her legally 50% native. She has two sisters, Jill who is two years older, and Carrie-Ann, who is three years younger. She also has two younger half-brothers. Shania Twain married producer, Robert John Lange (Mutt), on December 28, 1993. Their son, Eja, was born on August 12, 2001. Shania and Mutt now live in Switzerland, where Shania is learning to speak French. Shania also owns a cottage near the town of Huntsville in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. Notice that Shania uses her legal, married name, Eilleen Lang, in the credits for Up!, instead of Shania Twain.