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Nicole Polizzi is a cast member on MTV's Jersey Shore.She fake-tans and acts like a bit of a skank. Then again that sums up the whole cast, so what are you really gonna do. That's just what she does.Nicole has made headlines already by being closed-fist cocked in the dome on an early-season episode of the series, which began in late 2009.That and for having brown skin. Like for real brown. Not tanned, like she's been rolling in the mud or something. Yech. Got skin cancer yet?

Why is She famous
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is a reality TV star on MTV's Jersey Shore who likes to live hard, play hard and party harder. A short, busty human firecracker who could simultaneously mud-wrestle Paris Hilton and Heidi Montag and emerge victorious, Nicole Polizzi has gained substantial fame in the MTV crowd and on the guido circuit for her television exploits -- her crowning moment: getting punched in the face. The aliens observing our daily activities might be perplexed about her fame, but it's curiosities like this that keep them (and reality TV devotees) coming back for more.

60 Sex Appeal
Say what you may about Nicole Polizzi's claim to fame (or right to it), but there are a lot of guys in New Jersey who would gladly accept an invite to one of Snooki's wild parties with the hope of landing a date in the future. Her Spanish heritage and Italian upbringing have given her the kind of curvy figure and fiery demeanor that could stop traffic and keep Tiger Woods away from the Masters. Snooki's ample assets aren't the result of silicone enhancements and her tan is mostly just her exotic genes at work. Nevertheless, "dressing down" isn't in her vocabulary, and she lives by looking good -- even at the gym where she wears cosmetics in the throes of exercise.
Despite briefly hooking up with Mike Sorrentino, aka The Situation on Jersey Shore, Nicole Polizzi remains single, something she despises. While she would like to resolve that situation by dating someone in a similar state of single depression, she has thus far concluded that Mr. Right isn't anywhere near New Jersey. If she had it her way, Snooki would end her singlehood through one of her dream projects -- a spin-off reality series called Snookin' For Love, complete with what she likes to call a myriad of "guidos and juice heads." That frantic dialing you heard was Dr. Phil calling the Bad Taste Police.  

Snooki Biography
Nicole Polizzi, or Snooki, may be Italian-bred, but she was not Italian-born. Born to Spanish parents, she was adopted by the Polizzi family in Poughkeepsie, New York and given a crash course in the joys of Italian food, fashions and family bonding during her childhood years. Even with some of the wild antics that later accompanied her party-happy lifestyle, Nicole Polizzi's relationship with her family remained close.
If Nicole Polizzi's early Italian years were somewhat ordinary, things changed quickly when she moved to New Jersey. Her music got louder, her hair got bigger and adopted a signature poof, her fashions got racier, and she went the cheerleader route to star on the dance squad at Marlboro High School. With her mini-makeover, Nicole Polizzi eagerly sought out attention wherever she could and usually found it. One such moment came in 2007, when she did continuous handsprings for a beach full of admirers in a candid video recorded during Spring Break.

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Name: Lindsay Lohan
Born: 2 July 1986 (Age: 24)
Where: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA
Height: 5' 5"
Awards: No major awards yet
Actress, singer. Born Lindsay Dee Lohan on July 2, 1986, in New York City. Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, ran his family's pasta business and worked as an investment banker. Her mother, Donata "Dina" Sullivan, was a Wall Street analyst. Lohan grew up in the wealthy Long Island suburbs of Cold Spring Harbor and Merrick.

Stints as a child model and commercial actress brought Lohan into the spotlight at the age of three. The star of more than 60 television spots and 100 print ads for clients like Toys 'R Us and Duncan Hines helped Lohan land the film role of twin sisters in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. In the film, the sisters—one raised in England and the other in the U.S.—try to reunite their long-divorced parents, played by Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson. The movie performed well at the box office, making more than $92 million globally.
Lohan's success resulted in more Disney film roles, including the remake Freaky Friday (2003) also starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Her next role with Disney, the pre-teen comedy, Confessions of Teenage Drama Queen (2004), brought mild success. But it was her starring role in Paramount's film Mean Girls, written by comedian Tina Fey, that turned Lohan into a bona fide star. The movie recieved both popular and critical success; it became the 24th highest grossing movie of 2004 and earned Lohan a Teen's Choice Award and an MTV movie award for her performance sex appeal video nude scene.

Lohan returned to Disney in 2005 to star in Herbie: Fully Loaded, the fifth film in the Herbie the racecar series. The film earned $144 million worldwide and marked the actress' transition into more grown-up roles. in the meantime, Lohan also launched a music career. Thanks to her growing fan base, her first album, Speak, debuted in 2004 and hit platinum status. Her next album, A Little More Personal, hit stores in 2005 but didn't fare as well. Neither did her next two films, Just My Luck and A Prairie Home Companion, which made it to the big screen in 2006 to mild box office sales.
As her celebrity status grew, so did Lohan's attendance at New York nightclubs. Her wild party lifestyle made Lohan instant tabloid fodder in recent years, from her father's prison scandals to rumors of her own struggles with bulimia. On May 26, 2007, Lohan was arrested after crashing her Mercedes-Benz crashed into a tree in Beverly Hills. She was arrested again July 24 in Santa Monica after she allegedly engaged in a car chase with the mother of her former personal assistant. In both cases, Lohan was found in possession of small amounts of cocaine, below the .05 grams required for the more serious felony charges of drug possession, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. After all her legal run-ins, Lohan was only charged with two counts each of driving under the influence, and a single count of reckless driving.

Tracie Rice, a woman who was a passenger in a car Lohan was accused of chasing on July 24, 2007, sued the star for assault and negligence. Lohan dodged felony charges when she reached a plea deal on misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges on August 23. She got the minimum: four days in jail and credit for 24 hours already served. The sentence was then knocked down to one day in jail for doing 10 days of community service at a mortuary and in a hospital emergency room. That one day became 84 minutes because of overcrowding at the jail. Lohan turned herself in to the Los Angeles County women's detention center in Lynwood. She was searched, fingerprinted and put in a holding cell in the inmate reception area. She got to stay in her street clothes. Officials denied she received special treatment.

As with all long-running businesses, the selling of films has become ever-more sophisticated over the years. Audiences are now broken down into clear demographics and movies are conceived and pruned to target them. Perhaps the biggest market to have been recognised and tapped by major studios in recent times is the tweenie girl market, females who are still children but moving quickly towards maturity. Naturally, new stars were required to front the films and, predictably, there were many, many applicants. Many applicants but only two clear winners - Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff. Both would score smash hits onscreen, and both would engage in parallel careers in music. But it was Lohan, perhaps because of an already impressively lengthy CV, who'd come out on top. In 2004, Rob Friedman, Vice President of Paramount would say of her "Right now she's the reigning teen queen. Lindsay is identifiable. She's not an unreal personality. Audiences can relate to her". And how. Freaky Friday was a massive hit, she then headlined another in Mean Girls, then shared top billing with the world's most famous VW Beetle in Herbie: Fully Loaded. And she was smart about it, too. Though her stock had risen to the point where she was paid $7.5 million for playing the lead in the light comedy Just My Luck, she also cleverly sought out adult movie-making experience by taking a bit-part as Meryl Streep's daughter in Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion. The reigning teen queen was clearly preparing herself for the long haul.
She was born Lindsay Dee Lohan on the 2nd of July, 1986, spending her early years in Laurel Hollow, a tiny residential village on the western shore of Cold Spring Harbour, Long Island, New York. This place was a fair reflection of her Irish-Italian Catholic family's fortunes at this point. A former whaling village, it had been popularised in the early 1900s by well-to-do New Yorkers like Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the founder of Tiffany's, who founded estates there. As time passed the area became famed for its bird sanctuary, the Muttontown Preserve woodlands and then a genetic and cancer research centre that spawned three Nobel Prize winners. Though just a few miles outside the New York conurbation, it was leafy, sparsely populated and rich. Come the year 2000 its population was still 91.3% white with a median income of over $200,000. It was Gatsby country.

So, the Lohans were doing well. Lindsay's father Michael was a Wall Street trader who'd apparently helped build up his family's pasta business. Unfortunately, his business dealings would be far from transparent, leading to much trouble both for himself and his family.

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Socialite, actress. Nicole Camille Escovedo was born in Berkeley, California, on September 21st, 1981. Her biological mother was a backstage assistant for singer and musician Lionel Richie. Her biological father is often cited as Peter Michael Escovedo, a member of Lionel Richie's band and brother to pop percussionist Sheila E., but this has not been confirmed.At age three, for financial reasons, Nicole moved in with her father's bandmate Lionel, and Lionel's wife Brenda Harvey-Richie. Six years later, the Richies officially adopted Nicole.

Shortly after the adoption, Lionel's affair with another woman became fodder for the tabloids. Apparently feeling guilty about their highly-publicized divorce, the Richies indulged Nicole's every whim.

As a child, Richie pursued her passion for figure skating and also studied the guitar, cello, violin and piano.Nicole's formative years were spent at the prestigious Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, where she met Paris Hilton, the heir to the Hilton empire.

As a teenager, Richie began partying hard and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Following her graduation from Montclair Preparatory School in 2000, she decided to go to college. She attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, and studied arts and media. Nicole dropped out after two years and returned to Los Angeles.
Continuing the pattern of her teenager years, Richie was busted in February 2003 when police found heroin in her Mercedes-Benz. She plead guilty to all charges and was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend the Sierra Tucson drug rehab center in Arizona.

Ten days after leaving rehab, Nicole was reunited with childhood friend Paris Hilton to star in The Simple Life, after Paris' sister, Nicky, bowed out. Richie continued working with Hilton through their very public falling out, but reconciled in 2006 before starring in their show's fifth season.

Nicole also pursued a musical career, joining the rock band Darling in 2004, featuring model Josie Maran and socialite sisters Soleil and Sofia Alberti. Richie then made her acting debut as a cheerleader in the movie Kids in America in 2005. Richie went on to write a semi-autobiographical novel, The Truth About Diamonds in 2005.

Often accused of being too thin, Richie became a style icon, with endless coverage of her shrinking frame and on-and-off relationships. In February of 2005, Richie and boyfriend Adam Goldstein, better known as club disc-jockey DJ AM, became engaged. They split ten months later.

Richie was arrested on December 11th, 2006, after she drove her black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank, California. She reportedly told authorities she had smoked marijuana and taken the prescription painkiller Vicodin. Richie pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor charge, avoiding a potential year in jail because it was only a second DUI conviction.
Richie began dating guitarist Joel Madden of the band Good Charlotte in 2006. On July 31, 2007, Richie announced that she and Madden would be having their first child together. She gave birth to daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden on Jan. 11, 2008, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Nicole Camille Escovedo was born in Berkeley, California, on September 21, 1981. Her biological parents were Peter Michael Escovedo, a member of Lionel Richie's band and brother to '80s pop percussionist Sheila E., and an anonymous backstage assistant.

At the age of 3, for financial reasons, Nicole moved in with her father's bandmate Lionel and his then-wife Brenda Harvey-Richie. Six years later, Richie officially adopted Nicole.

There are plenty of privileges to being raised in affluent circles. Nicole's formative years were spent at Los Angeles' prestigious Buckley School, where she met and befriended Paris Hilton the heir to the Hilton empire.

But money is also often synonymous with the fast lane, and as a teenager Nicole began partying hard and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Following her high school graduation in 2000, she decided to go to college.

She enrolled in the University of Arizona, the same school as pro basketball player Luke Walton and actress Heather Blair. Nicole dropped out after two years.

At this point, with the influences of her youth still fresh in her mind, Nicole decided to become a musician. She founded the rock band Darling with model Josie Maran and socialite sisters Soleil and Sofia Alberti.

On her own and on the loose, Nicole never broke out of the pattern of her teenage years. In February of 2003, the police pulled her over in Malibu. She was questioned and it was soon discovered she was driving with a suspended license. Upon searching her Mercedes-Benz, police found heroin in the car and Nicole was immediately arrested. She later plead guilty to all charges. Nicole was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend a drug rehabilitation program.
Nicole was first signed on to The Simple Life as a replacement for Paris' sister Nicky, who was approached by FOX executives, but wasn't interested in participating. The show aired in December of 2003 and was successful enough to justify a sequel series, which aired the following summer.

The fame that The Simple Life earned her allowed Nicole to branch out. She made appearances on such shows as Eve (starring rapper Eve), Punk'd, Rock Me Baby, and MADtv. She was cast alongside Julie Bowen in Kids In America, and is still working on breaking into the music industry.

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Real Name: Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers
Birthday: 10/01/1989
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA, USA
Occupation: Actor/Singer
Sign: Libra

Big was born on October 1st, 1989 in Sacramento, CA. Brie decided she wanted to be an actress when she was six years old. She found an agent in San Francisco, who told her, not much later, that she needed to be in Hollywood. So that's where Brie went. She met lots of agents and decided to go with Cindy Osbrink, who she has been with for six years. Brie's first job was doing sketches on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". She worked on the show for over a year and had done numerous other guest-starring roles when she landed a television pilot for FOX called "Schimmel". The star of the show was Robert Schimmel. The show never aired though, because right before filming, Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with cancer. But that didn't stop Brie, a few weeks later she auditioned for a new show on the WB, which at the time was called "In Your Dreams", Brie got the part of Emily and the show was re-named "Raising Dad". Raising Dad, sadly, was cancelled late in the season. Right after wrapping up filming, Brie was cast in "Right on Track", a Disney Channel original movie. Brie played Courtney Enders, the younger sister of Erica Ender(played by Beverley Mitchell). Brie is recording her first CD now. You can hear some of her music on her Official Site. Brie was also cast in the pilot for the Abcsitcom, Hope and Faith, but she and some of the other cast were dropped. She will soon be seen on the big screen in the feature film "Sleepover". She will play the vicious popular girl Liz.

Biography and Career :
When she was seven years old she saw "The Sound of Music" performed at the acclaimed Music Circus and started loving the acting world. She attended the American Conservatory Theater and was one of the youngest students. In 1998 she moved to Los Angeles and Cindy Osbrink became her agent after she saw many but decided to work with him.
She appeared at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and later at a television show called "In Your Dreams". In 2004 she acted in "Sleepover" and then in "13 Going on 30", "Hoot", "Farce of the Penguins" and "The Beautiful Ordinary". She is a beautiful and talented girl and she
has a long career ahead. In 2003 she recorded the tracks "Not A Freak" and "Go, Goodbye". After one year she released the debut single called "She Said" and in 2005 came the debut album "Finally Out Of P.E". In July 2005 another single was released: "Life After You". If she continues this way she can be one of the greatest stars in America and not only. She has many fans and they can't wait to see her new album and movies.

Brie Larson mini-bio: Larson was born in Sacramento, California, and decided to be an actress when she was six years old and was one of the youngest students of the American Conservatory Theater. She moved to Los Angeles in 1998, right before her 9th birthday and met lots of agents, but decided to go with Cindy Osbrink, who she has been with for six years. Larson's first job was doing sketches on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and soon after, was cast in two back-to-back television series, Schimmel which was announced but never aired, because right before filming, Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with cancer. After being "on hold" for ten months, Fox cancelled the show. Three weeks later she auditioned for a new show on The WB, which at the time was called "In Your Dreams", Larson got the part of Emily (the youngest daughter to Bob Saget's character) and the show was picked up for the 2001-2002 fall season and was renamed Raising Dad. The show, however, was cancelled late into the season, so she was not able to audition for a new series until next pilot season. Larson was also cast in the pilot for the ABC sitcom, Hope and Faith, but she and some of the other cast were dropped.
In July 2004, she co-starred with a large cast of teen actors in the film Sleepover, playing the vicious popular girl Liz. Larson's latest role is in the film Hoot, opposite Logan Lerman and Cody Linley. The film opened on May 5, 2006. Brie's voice is also featured in the movie Farce of the Penguins, as the teenage penguin and she'll play Angie in the comedy/drama The Beautiful Ordinary. brie larson united brie larson album brie larson 2011 brie larson 2009 brie larson bra brie larson sex appeal.

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Candace Helaine Cameron (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress sex appeal best known for playing Donna Jo (D.J.) Tanner on the television show Full House. She is the sister of actor and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron, and is married to ice hockey player Valeri Bure.Besides acting in Full House, Cameron has also appeared in a variety of TV movies, including Monster Mash and Big Foot.

Known to many as big sister DJ on the sitcom Full House, actress Candace Cameron followed in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk_Cameron, who was an actor on the series Growing_Pains. Starting with guest appearances on shows like Alice and St._Elsewhere, Cameron eventually won the role of DJ in 1987, when she was 11 years old. Following the cancellation of Full House in 1995,
she continued to act in a wide variety of projects, many under her married name, Candace_Cameron_Bure, including 1997's Night_Scream, 2007's The_Wager with Randy_Travis, and 2008's Moonlight and Mistletoe bra size.
Actress. Born on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, California. Cameron is the daughter of Barbara, a talent manager, and Robert, a gym teacher. She is also the younger sister of Kirk Cameron, an actor best known for his role on the 80s sitcom Growing Pains.

At age five, Cameron launched her acting career with several national commercial spots. After earning guest roles on the series Alice, St. Elsewhere, and Who's the Boss?-and playing opposite Eric Stoltz in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)—11-year-old Cameron was cast in Full House as D.J.
Tanner, the eldest of three sisters. The part, which showcased her wry wit and charm, fully launched her career. In her down time she worked on films such as Punchline (1988) and sitcoms including Growing Pains.
During her Full House years, Cameron attended a charity hockey game in which co-star Dave Coulier was playing. Coulier introduced her to Russian-born Valeri Cameron, a professional NHL player. The two began dating, and were married in 1996. After their wedding,
Valeri sent Coulier a hockey stick inscribed with the following: "Dear Dave, thank you for Candace.' Around this time, Cameron appeared in several made-for-television movies: No One Would Tell (1996), She Cried No (1996), and NightScream (1997).

In 1998, Cameron gave birth to daughter Natasha. Son Lev followed in 2000. That same year, at the age of 24, she committed herself fully to the Christian ministry, and when son Maksim was born in 2002, Cameron took a hiatus from her acting career to enjoy life as a wife, Christian and mother.
Five years later, Cameron returned to the small screen with a cameo on Disney's That's So Raven. She followed the appearance with two film roles: The Wager (2007), and the Christmas-themed Moonlight and Mistletoe (2008).
With her re-entry into the acting world underway, Cameron landed a principal role on ABC Family's Make It or Break It, a dramatic series about aspiring Olympic gymnasts.
She continues to lecture and work with philanthropic Christian organizations, and is a columnist for Christian Women Online Magazine.
Nightscream - 1997 (TV Movie)
No One Would Tell - 1996 (TV Movie)
Freshman Fall/She Cried No - 1996 (TV Movie)
Visitor's of the Night - 1995 (Movie)
Sharon's Secret - 1995 (TV Movie)
Monster Mash - 1995 (TV Movie)
Kidz in the Wood/Mr Foster's Field Trip - 1994 (TV Movie)

RECALL : Chrysler and Ford Recall Almost 160,000 Vehicles for Safety Defects S

Chrysler recalled 144,000 vehicles Thursday while Ford Motor said it plans to recall nearly 15,000 2011 models vehicles, the Detroit News reported.

Chrysler is reportedly recalling over 65,000 2009 Dodge Journey vehicles for problems with wires within the front door harness and airbag deployment, according to the company.

The automaker is also recalling over 56,000 Ram 1500 trucks and over 22,000 2008 2011 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks. These recalls were triggered by grinding sounds from the rear axle bearing and a loss of steering.

Meanwhile, two unattended 2011 Ford F-150 vehicles caught fire recently at the company's Dearborn, Mich., assembly plant, sparking the Ford recall.

The company recalled 14,737 of its Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles to inspect the Body Control Module after the reported fires.

In 2010 automakers recalled more than 19 million vehicles, with Chrysler recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles.

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Mercedes SLS AMG to win with Gran Turismo 5

This is a new nature to perhaps move even more sleepless nights before the latest installment of Gran Turismo.

Sony launches in fact a contest whose prize is simply a Mercedes SLS AMG ! For the record, this racing car worth approximately 180 000 EUR has a 6.2 liter V8 to 571 horsepower. Moreover, it is very difficult to resist its charm and its gullwing doors.

The contest, launched Monday, December 27, is reserved for owners of the Signature Edition of the game, it will proceed in two steps. The first is to make the best performance in the B-Spec mode. The 15 regional winners, in 22 countries, will in a second time the opportunity to participate in the contest organized by the Steering Mercedes-Benz.

Special Motorcycle style Porsche by Custom Wolf

German tuning company Custom Wolf presented its original creation - a low, dark and menacing. As they say in the style of cars Porsche. True, not all the machines Porsche arise such associations.
Custom bike is a really very brutal, very low and very dark. Box - the original from the Harley-Davidson. Engine - S & S. Exhaust system - slightly modified LA Chopper. 18-inch wheels with black and gold screws.

Brake calipers - from the Kawasaki ZX-10R. The fuel tank is made by special order specifically for this machine.

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BORN: March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England

In terms of sales and lasting popularity, Elton John was the biggest pop superstar of the early '70s. Initially marketed as a singer/songwriter, John soon revealed he could craft Beatlesque pop and pound out rockers with equal aplomb. He could dip into soul, disco and country, as well as classic pop balladry and even progressive rock. His versatility, combined with his effortless melodic skills, dynamic charisma and flamboyant stage shows made him the most popular recording artist of the '70s. Unlike many pop stars, John was able to sustain his popularity, charting a Top 40 single every single year from 1970 to 1996.During that time, he had temporary slumps in creativity and sales, as he fell out of favor with critics, had fights with his lyricist Bernie Taupin, and battled various addictions and public scandals. But through it all, John remained a remarkably popular artist and many of his songs -- including "Your Song," "Rocket Man," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" -- became contemporary pop standards.

The son of a former Royal Air Force trumpeter, Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947. Dwight began playing piano at the age of four, and when he was 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. After studying for six years, he left school with the intention of breaking into the music business. In 1961, he joined his first band, Bluesology, and divided his time between playing with the group, giving solo concerts at a local hotel, and running errands for a London publishing house. By 1965, Bluesology were backing touring American soul and R&B musicians like Major Lance, Doris Troy and the Bluebells.

In 1966, Bluesology became Long John Baldry's supporting band, and began touring cabarets throughout England. Dwight became frustrated with Baldry's control of the band and began searching for other groups to join. He failed his lead vocalist auditions both King Crimson and Gentle Giant before responding to an advertisement by Liberty Records. Though he failed his Liberty audition, he was given a stack of lyrics Bernie Taupin, who had also replied to the ad, had left with the label. Dwight wrote music for Taupin's lyrics and began corresponding with him through mail. By the time the two met six months later, Dwight had changed his name to Elton John, taking his first name from Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and his last from John Baldry.
John and Taupin were hired by Dick James to become staff songwriters at his fledgling DJM in 1968. The pair collaborated at a rapid rate, with Taupin submitting batches of lyrics -- he often wrote a song an hour -- every few weeks. John would then write music without changing the words, sometimes completing the songs in under a half hour. Over the next two years, the duo wrote songs for pop singers like Roger Cook and Lulu. In the meantime, John recorded cover versions of current hits for budget labels to be sold in supermarkets.

By the summer of 1968, he had begun recording singles for release under his own name. Usually, these songs were more rock and radio-oriented than the tunes he and Taupin were giving to other vocalists, yet neither of his early singles for Phillips, "I've Been Loving You Too Long" and "Lady Samantha," sold well. In June of 1969, he released his debut album for DJM, Empty Sky, which received fair reviews, but no sales.

For his second album, John and Taupin hired producer Gus Dudgeon and arranger Paul Buckmaster, who contributed grandiose string charts to Elton John. Released in the summer of 1970, Elton John began to make inroads in America, where it was appeared on MCA's Uni subsidiary. In August, he gave his first American concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, which received enthusiastic reviews, as well as praise from Quincy Jones and Leon Russell. Throughout the fall, Elton John continued to climb the charts on the strength of the Top 10 single, "Your Song."

John followed it quickly in February 1971 with the concept album Tumbleweed Connection, which received heavy airplay on album-oriented radio in the US, helping it climb into the Top 10. The rapid release of Tumbleweed Connection established a pattern of frequent releases that John maintained throughout his career. In 1971, he released the live 11-17-70 and the Friends soundtrack, before releasing Madman Across the Water late in the year. Madman Across the Water was successful, but John achieved stardom with the followup, 1972's Honky Chateau. Recorded with his touring band -- bassist Dee Murray, drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone -- and featuring the hit singles "Rocket Man" and "Honky Cat," Honky Chateau became his first American number one album, spending five weeks at the top of the charts.

Between 1972 and 1976, Elton John and Bernie Taupin's hit-making machine was virtually unstoppable. "Rocket Man" began a four-year streak of 16 Top 20 hits in a row; out of those 16 -- including "Crocodile Rock," "Daniel," "Bennie and the Jets," "The Bitch Is Back" and "Philadelphia Freedom" -- only one, the FM hit "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," failed to reach the Top Ten. Honky Chateau began a streak of seven consecutive number one albums -- Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973), Caribou (1974), Greatest Hits (1974), Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975), Rock of the Westies (1975) -- that all went platinum. John founded Rocket, a record label distributed by MCA, in 1973 in order to sign and produce acts like Neil Sedaka and Kiki Dee.

John didn't become a Rocket recording artist himself, choosing to stay with MCA for a record-breaking eight million dollar contract in 1974. Later in 1974, he co-wrote John Lennon's number one comeback single, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night," and he persuaded Lennon to join him onstage at Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving Day 1974; it would prove to be Lennon's last live performance. The following year, Captain Fantastic became the first album to enter the American charts at number one. After its release, he revamped his band, which now featured Johnstone, Quaye, Roger Pope, Ray Cooper and bassist Kenny Passarelli; Rock of the Westies was the first album to feature this lineup.

Throughout the mid-'70s, John's concerts were enormously popular, as were his singles and albums, and he continued to record and perform at a rapid pace until 1976. That year, he revealed in an interview in Rolling Stone that he was bisexual; he would later admit that the confession was a compromise, since he was afraid to reveal that he was homosexual. Many fans reacted negatively to John's bisexuality, and his audience began to shrink somewhat in the late '70s. The decline in his record sales was also due to his exhaustion. After 1976, John cut his performance schedule drastically, announcing that he was retiring from live performances in 1977 and started recording only one album a year.

His relationship with Taupin became strained following the release of 1976's double-album Blue Moves, and the lyricist began working with other musicians. John returned in 1978 with A Single Man, which was written with Gary Osborne; the record produced no Top 20 singles. That year, he returned to live performances, first by jamming at the Live Stiffs package tour, then by launching a comeback tour in 1979 accompanied only by percussionist Ray Cooper. "Mama Can't Buy You Love," a song he recorded with Phillie soul producer Thom Bell in 1977, returned him to the Top Ten in 1979, but that year's Victim of Love was a commercial disappointment.

John reunited with Taupin for 1980's 21 at 33, which featured the Top 10 single "Little Jeannie." Over the next three years, John remained a popular concert artist, but his singles failed to break the Top 10, even if they reached the Top 40. In 1981, he signed with Geffen Records and his second album, Jump Up! became a gold album on the strength of "Blue Eyes" and "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)," his tribute to John Lennon. But it was 1983's Too Low for Zero that began his last great streak of hit singles, with the MTV hit "I'm Still Standing" and the Top Ten single "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues."

Throughout the rest of the '80s, John's albums would consistently go gold, and they always generated at least one Top 40 single; frequently, they featured Top 10 singles like "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" (1984), "Nikita" (1986), "Candle in the Wind" (1987), and " I Don't Want To Go On With You Like That" (1988). While his career continued to be successful, his personal life was in turmoil. Since the mid-'70s, he had been addicted to cocaine and alcohol, and the situation only worsened during the '80s. In a surprise move, he married engineer Renate Blauel in 1984; the couple stayed married for four years, although John later admitted he realized he was homosexual before his marriage. In 1986, he underwent throat surgery while on tour in 1986, but even after he successfully recovered, he continued to abuse cocaine and alocohol.

Following a record-breaking five-date stint at Madison Square Garden in 1988, John auctioned off all of his theatrical costumes, thousands of pieces of memorabilia and his extensive record collection through Sotheby's. The audction was a symbolic turning point. Over the next two years, John battled both his drug addiction and bullimia, undergoing hair replacement surgery at the same time. By 1991, he was sober and the following year, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation; he also announced that he would donate all royalties from his single sales to AIDS research.
In 1992, John returned to active recording with The One. Peaking at number eight on the US charts and going double platinum, the album became his most successful record since Blue Moves, and sparked a career renaissance for John. He and Taupin signed a record-breaking publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music in 1992 for an estimated $39 million. In 1994, John collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on songs for Disney's animated feature The Lion King. One of their collaborations, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. John's 1995 album Made In England continued his comeback, peaking at number 3 on the UK charts and number 13 in the US; in America, the album went platinum.

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Elton John was the single most successful pop artist of the '70s, and he continued to score hits for decades after his initial reign of popularity. Born Reginald Dwight in Pinner, England, he showed an early aptitude for the piano and received classical training, winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 11. But after six years he turned to pop music, and struggled as a songwriter, sideman, and member of unsuccessful groups for the rest of the '60s. During this period, he hooked up with lyricist Bernie Taupin through a newspaper advertisement, and the two were signed as songwriters to publisher Dick James, who was to have a tremendous impact on John's early career. A debut album sponsored by James, Empty Sky, flopped in 1969, but in 1970, with the album Elton John and the single "Your Song," Elton John took off, scoring especially well in America. For the next five years, his output -- and the sales that material racked up -- was enormous. John always had an ability to hit with ballads like the wistful "Daniel," then turn around and rock as hard as The Rolling Stones on a song like "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting." There hardly seemed a day from 1972, when "Rocket Man" began a streak of 16 straight Top 20 hits (15 of which went Top Ten), to 1976, when John took a breather, that his songs were not dominating the airwaves and the record charts. The late '70s seem to have been a period of recovery and indecision for the singer, but by 1980 he had settled into making one well-crafted album a year, and many of them tossed off hits, if not with such consistency as before. "Little Jeannie" (1980), "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" and "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" (both 1984), and "Nikita" (1986) all showed John could still hit the upper reaches of the charts, especially with his trademark ballads. The late '80s again saw a slowing in John's record success, but by the start of the '90s he had gone public about drug and alcohol problems he said were behind him, and he looked poised for a new start. After several more years of adult contemporary hits in the early '90s, John moved into film, writing the music for Walt Disney's 1994 film The Lion King. The soundtrack was an enormous success and John's version of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was his biggest hit in years.

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Name: Natalie Jackson Mendoza
Date of Birth: August 12, 1978
Place of Birth: Hong Kong
Natalie Mendoza is an accomplished singer, dancer and actor. Her career began as one half of the pop duo Jackson Mendoza whose album of the same name was released by Virgin/EMI in 1999. She is an experienced and versatile musical theatre performer earning acclaim for her role as Eponine in Les Miserables, as Frugue Girl in Sweet Charity, as Mimi in Miss Saigon, as the swing in the tenth anniversary Australasian tour of Cats and, most recently, as Cat in the hit 70s revival show Oh What A Night. Her previous feature film roles have been in Baz Lurhmann's Moulin Rouge (2001) as China Doll and as Tran in Muggers (2001). For television Natalie appeared in the 2001 remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific opposite Harry Connick Jnr and Glenn Close, with other guest roles in Beastmaster, Wildside and Dancin' Daze amongst others.

Mini-bio: Natalie Jackson Mendoza moved with her family to Sydney at a young age, which is where she got her start in acting. She has had much success on the stage- specifically in such well known musicals as "... read moreLes Miserables" and "Miss Saigon". She was recently in the critically acclaimed horror film "The Descent".
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Natalie Jackson Mendoza is a Hong Kong-born Australian actress and musician. She is best known for her role as one of the main characters, Jackie Clunes in the British TV comedy Hotel Babylon.

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Name: Jennifer Aniston
Born: 11 February 1969 (Age: 41)
Where: Sherman Oaks, California USA
Height: 5' 5"
Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe, 1 Emmy

When Forbes released their Global Celebrity 100 list for 2003, there were relatively few surprises in the Top 10. There were the usual suspects - Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods - with a bunch of big names currently in motion. The Rolling Stones were out on another mega-tour, Tom Hanks' production company had just enjoyed a huge hit with My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Paul McCartney was enjoying a comeback, Eminem had never gone away, and the world was wondering exactly when Jennifer Lopez was going to get Ben Affleck up the aisle. So much for the runners-up. For the one shock came in the Number One position. She didn't make as much money as the others.
She wasn't anything like as big a movie star as she'd have liked to be. But, due to her massive TV audience, the number of magazine covers she'd graced and constant tabloid interest in her private life, the winner was . . . Jennifer Aniston.

Now earning $1 million per episode of uber-hit Friends, Aniston had proved herself to be far more weighty than her sketchy character Rachel Green. Though she'd initially broken through by launching "the Rachel", a haircut purloined by millions of women the world over, she'd won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her brilliant comic performances in the show.
She'd married Brad Pitt, arguably cinema's most eligible bachelor. And she'd been nominated for an Independent Spirit award for her part in underground hit The Good Girl - a success that would lead to the $200 million smash Bruce Almighty. Her Friends co-star Courteney Cox might have struck cinema gold first (with Ace Ventura and the Scream series), but it looked like Aniston was the one in for the long haul.
She was born the 11th of February, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles. Her Crete-born father, John (real name Anastassakis) had been brought to the US at age 10 when his parents opened a diner in Eddytown, Pennsylvania.
He'd become an actor seeking work in LA (fellow Greek actor Telly Savalas would be Jennifer's godfather) and win bit parts in the likes of 87th Precinct, Combat! and I Spy. Her mother was born in upstate New York, moving with her family to California where she'd work at Universal Studios, at one point signing autographs for Rock Hudson.
Extremely good-looking, she eventually won parts in such fare as The Red Skelton Show and The Beverly Hillbillies, but lack of confidence in her ability caused her to give up acting.Things were looking good for the Aniston family (Jennifer also had an older half-brother, John, 9 years her senior).
Thanks to a rare combination of winsome girl-next-door charm and vulnerability, as well as wholesome sex appeal and whip-smart comic timing, actress Jennifer Aniston found television stardom playing Rachel Green, the spoiled rich girl making her way in life as a waitress and fashion buyer on the hit sitcom, "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004).
Perhaps one of the most popular television actresses of her era, Aniston emerged from relative obscurity after toiling in the backwater of television on several comedy series that failed to survive long enough to make an impression. But with "Friends," Aniston suddenly found herself at the top of the celebrity heap while dominating much of the publicity of an ensemble cast that boasted the likes of Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry.
Meanwhile, she began a strong second career in features that allowed her to display a wider array of talent. Aniston essayed both dramatic and comedic roles in films like "The Object of My Affection" (1998), "Office Space" (1999) and "The Good Girl" (2002), which confirmed that she was not to be confined by mere sitcoms. But aside from her career, she was the subject of sometimes unfortunate tabloid coverage - mainly over her very public divorce from husband Brad Pitt, as well as her shorter relationships with Vince Vaughn and John Mayer - confirming that Aniston was in a celebrity class all her own.
Born on Feb. 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, CA, Aniston was raised in New York City by her father, longtime daytime soap actor John Aniston, and her mother, Nancy, a former model-actress turned photographer. Despite her father's television career, Aniston was actively steered away from watching TV, though she found ways around the prohibition.
When she was six, Aniston began attending the Rudolf Steiner School, a Waldorf educational school that applied the Rudolf Steiner philosophy of integrating artistic and analytic learning to fulfill a child's unique and untapped destiny. In perhaps a sign of thing to come, Aniston's father left her mother for another woman when she was nine. Meanwhile, after discovering acting at 11 while attending Rudolf Steiner, Aniston enrolled at the Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, where she joined the school's drama society. After graduating, she began performing in several off-Broadway productions, including "For Dear Life" at the Public Theater, while working as a bicycle messenger - among other odd jobs - to pay the rent.
Following a stint as a regular on Howard Stern's terrestrial radio show, Aniston moved to Los Angeles and immediately began landing supporting roles on several short-lived sitcoms, mainly playing the spoiled or bratty sibling on the likes of "Molloy" (Fox, 1989) and "Ferris Bueller" (NBC, 1990-91). After making her television movie debut in "Camp Cucamonga" (NBC, 1990), Aniston had a short stint on the Fox variety sketch series "The Edge" (1992-93), which helped to further hone her comedic chops, especially in a memorable skit as a member of the paranoid, weapons-toting "Armed Family." Though she was landing enough roles to qualify as a working actress - including episodes of "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1988-1993), "Herman's Head" (Fox, 1991-94) and "Burke's Law" (CBS, 1993-95) - by the time she appeared in the widely-rejected film "Leprechaun" (1993), Aniston was prepared to call it quits. But when an agent suggested she drop 30 pounds - which apparently was preventing her from landing better roles - Aniston decided to continue making the push. Her persistence paid off when in 1994 she landed the role of Rachel Green on a new sitcom called "Friends."
No one who was a part of the "Friends" phenomenon could have ever predicted beforehand the show's unbridled success and substantial influence on the cultural zeitgeist. From the first season until its last a decade later, "Friends" was one of the most watched and discussed sitcoms on television. The show focused on six close-knit Gen-X friends struggling to make good in Manhattan: Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), a would-be chef with an obsession for neatness and order; Rachel Green (Aniston), Monica's pampered best friend from high school who walks out on her groom; Ross (David Schwimmer), Monica's older brother and a paleontologist with an age-old crush on Rachel; Chandler (Matthew Perry), a lovable wiseguy who works as a corporate numbers cruncher; Joey (Matt LeBlanc), a struggling actor and resident airhead; and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), an offbeat folk singer and massage therapist.
Throughout the course of the show's 10 seasons, Aniston's Rachel - one of the standout characters - went from being a pampered daddy's girl to an assured, self-reliant woman whose on-again, off-again romance with Ross was the hot topic around office water coolers. But perhaps the character's greatest influence in the first few seasons was her shag hairdo - known simply as The Rachel" - that was widely copied by young women in the mid-1990s.
In 1995, her mother went on national television and divulged personal childhood information that infuriated Aniston to the point of cutting off communication. Four years later, her mother exacerbated the estrangement by publishing a book, From Mother and Daughter to Friends (1999), which documented their strained relationships while detailing her own life's ups and downs. Meanwhile, Aniston reveled in the success of "Friends," which helped launch a second career in mainly independent feature films. She landed a supporting turn as the unhappily married wife of a womanizing stockbroker in Edward Burns' "She's the One" (1996), then had an acerbic cameo as an overwhelmed young woman juggling career and motherhood in the otherwise forgettable "'Til There Was You" (1997). Her first lead, playing an ambitious advertising executive who creates a fake boyfriend to insure her climb up the corporate ladder, in "Picture Perfect" (1997) proved both a critical and box-office disappointment. But Aniston bounced back in the more dramatic role of a pregnant woman who forms a bond with her gay roommate (Paul Rudd) in the modest hit, "The Object of My Affection" (1998).
To the delight of film geeks everywhere, Aniston had a memorable supporting role in "Office Space" (1999), Mike Judge's hilarious satire on the drudgery and absurdity of corporate life. Aniston played Joanna, a dissatisfied waitress who meets a bored office drone (Ron Livingston) acting out his inner slacker fantasies after a mishap with a hypnotist. Meanwhile, in 1998, Aniston became romantically linked to Hollywood's resident golden boy, Brad Pitt, which immediately became the obsession du jour of tabloids around the world. In fact, the two were Hollywood's reigning "It" couple for the next several years, especially after they were married in fairy tale-like fashion in July 2000. For a spell, they were considered a Hollywood oddity - a down-to-earth married couple who seemed destined to remain together for the rest of their lives. Despite their constant appearances together in the public eye, the couple worked together professionally only once when Pitt appeared on a 2001 episode of "Friends" as a formerly fat high school classmate with a long-simmering resentment of Rachel. Meanwhile, Aniston's film career continued unabated, as she appeared as the love interest of a salesman (Mark Wahlberg) who joins a heavy metal band in "Rock Star" (2001), anchoring the lightweight, high-concept film as its most convincing and emotional presence.

In 2002, Aniston had an impressive turn on the indie-film scene in "The Good Girl," playing a bored and forlorn Midwestern housewife dissatisfied with her life and pot-smoking husband (John C. Reilly), who discovers that bucking her staid life is harder than she imagined. For her subtly measured performance, Aniston rightly earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. The following year, Aniston paired with Jim Carrey for the hit comedy feature "Bruce Almighty" (2003) as the girlfriend of a man gifted with God's powers. She fared even better in her follow-up, "Along Came Polly" (2004), playing against type as a free spirit who teaches her risk-fearing new beau (Ben Stiller) how to take chances. That year, Aniston and company made their final bows on "Friends." A hit during its first few seasons, "Friends" lagged a bit in the middle, only to make a dominant resurgence in the latter seasons, exiting the airwaves at the top of its ratings and comedic game. Meanwhile, the role made Aniston a superstar, earning her four consecutive Emmy nominations (2000-03) - twice as Best Supporting Actress and twice as Best Lead Actress - which led to a win in the Lead Actress category in 2002, as well as a Golden Globe the following year.

As she moved on to her next projects, Aniston found herself in the center of a media tempest when she announced her separation from husband Brad Pitt, who allegedly began a romance with actress Angelina Jolie on the set of their film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (2005) - a rumor that later proved to be true. The drama played out in the entertainment media for several months, with Aniston finally giving a teary-eyed interview to Vanity Fair that - while taking some pains to play fair and amicable - decidedly cast her as the unsuspecting victim, Pitt as the cad and Jolie as the home wrecker. As the media story took shape, Aniston soon became ridiculed by some who saw her as desperately holding on to Pitt's flame, while her ex - they finalized their divorce in October 2005 - traipsed around the world with Jolie, donating to world relief efforts and adopting children from impoverished countries. Some of her friends like Cox and singer Sheryl Crow rose to her defense, claiming the media portrayal was unfair - and in some cases misogynist - but by then, the damage was done to Aniston's reputation.

Ironically, during the media firestorm surrounding her painful public split from Pitt, Aniston was shooting "The Break-Up" (2006) in Chicago with actor Vince Vaughn, playing a couple struggling to continue to cohabitate in the condo both refuse to leave, despite having ended their relationship. Rumors swirled of a budding relationship between the two stars, and despite denials, they did appear to be a couple by fall of 2005 when Aniston had two films hitting theaters - "Derailed," which cast the actress and Clive Owen as two married business executives who are blackmailed by a violent criminal after they have had an affair; and Rob Reiner's "Rumor Has It," which starred Aniston as a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" (1967). Meanwhile, more rumors swirled that her and Vaughn were engaged, but by October 2006, it was clear the couple was no longer together. In April 2008, Aniston was then linked to songwriter and notorious playboy, John Mayer, who later hinted to reporters that the rumors were indeed true. Four months after Aniston and Mayer were no longer together, back-and-forth stories over who dumped who plagued the tabloids, as Aniston was again unfairly portrayed as the "desperate girl" who was unlucky in love.
Thankfully, Aniston had no shortage of projects lined up to take her mind off of personal tribulations. The often cruel blog press took gleeful delight in the title of her next project, "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009), based on the best-selling guidebook for women in bad relationships, written by former "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) scribe, Greg Behrendt. Beating the romantic comedy into the theaters was Aniston's turn in the tender love story of a man and his dog, again based on a bestseller, "Marley & Me" (2008), co-starring Owen Wilson. Back on the small screen, Aniston earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for an episode of "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ), in which she played the former roommate of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) who develops a stalker-like obsession with Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin).

Also Credited As:      Jennifer Joanne Aniston
    * Born:      Jennifer Joanne Aniston on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA
    * Job Titles:      Actress, Director, Producer, Bike messenger, Telemarketer, Waitress


    * Father: John Aniston. Born c. 1933; appeared in NBC daytime serial Days of Our Lives ; divorced Aniston s mother in 1980, leaving her for another woman; family name was originally Anastassakis
    * Godfather: Telly Savalas. Her father, John Aniston was good friends with the fellow Greek actor at the time of her birth; best known for his series Kojak (CBS, 1973-79); died in 1994
    * Half-Brother: John Melick. Born c. 1959; mother, Nancy Aniston
    * Mother: Nancy Aniston. Born c. 1936; previously married before her 1965 marriage to John Aniston; divorced from Aniston in 1980; because of comments made in a TV interview c. 1995, daughter has ceased contact; wrote book From Mother and Daughter to Friends (1999)
    * Parent: John Aniston.

Significant Others
    * Companion: Adam Duritz. With the band Counting Crows; briefly dated in 1995
    * Companion: Charlie Schlatter. Dated when they co-starred together on Ferris Bueller (NBC) in 1990
    * Companion: Daniel MacDonald. Dated in the early 1990s; split just before Aniston was cast in Friends (NBC)
    * Companion: John Mayer.
    * Companion: Paul Sculfor.
    * Companion: Tate Donovan. Together from 1995-1998
    * Companion: Vince Vaughn. Rumors of the pair dating began while filming The Break Up (2006); they were first spotted kissing at a wrap party in August 2005; relationship troubles reported in September 2006 with an official split by December 2006
    * Husband: Brad Pitt. Met in 1998; married July 29, 2000 in Malibu, CA; announced separation Jan. 6, 2005, after more than fours years of marriage; Aniston filed for divorce in March 2005; their divorce was finalized in October 2005

    * Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York , New York, 1987
    * Rudolph Steiner School, New York , New York

    * 1989 Moved to Los Angeles
    * 1990 Cast as Jeannie Bueller in Ferris Bueller (NBC) a TV adaptation of the 1986 hit movie
    * 1990 TV series debut, Molloy (FOX) playing the spoiled stepsister of the title character
    * 1990 TV-movie debut, Camp Cucamonga (NBC)
    * 1992 Cast as a regular in the FOX sketch variety series, The Edge
    * 1992 Appeared in two episodes of FOX sitcom Herman s Head
    * 1993 Feature acting debut, Leprechaun
    * 1994 Breakthrough role as Rachel Green in the NBC ensemble comedy, Friends ; earned Emmy (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004), Golden Globe (2002) and SAG (2002, 2003) nominations for Best Actress
    * 1996 Made guest appearance on the short-lived Fox series Partners ; featured her then boyfriend Tate Donovan
    * 1996 Returned to features in Edward Burns She s the One
    * 1997 First leading role in the romantic comedy Picture Perfect
    * 1998 Played a pregnant woman who falls in love with her gay roommate in The Object of My Affection
    * 1999 Cast in Mike Judge s first live-action feature Office Space
    * 2001 Co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in Rock Star
    * 2002 Earned critical acclaim playing an unglamorous cashier in a small town in the low-budget, The Good Girl ; directed by Miguel Arteta; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination
    * 2003 Played the girlfriend of title character (Jim Carrey) in Bruce Almighty ; her biggest box office success to date
    * 2004 Co-starred with Ben Stiller in the romantic comedy Along Came Polly
    * 2005 Co-starred with Clive Owen in the Hitchcockian thriller Derailed
    * 2005 Co-starred with Kevin Costner in the Rob Reiner directed Rumor Has It
    * 2006 Appeared in the low-budget drama, Friends with Money ; premiered at the Cannes Film Festival
    * 2006 Co-starred with Vince Vaughn (who also wrote and produced) in The Break Up
    * 2007 Appeared in the season finale of Courteney Cox s FX series Dirt as a rival magazine editor
    * 2007 Made co-directorial debut with the short, Room 10 ; part of the Glamour Reel Moments short film series; screened film at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
    * 2008 Co-starred with Owen Wilson in the feature adaptation of the bestselling book, Marley and Me
    * 2008 Formed the production company Echo Films with a first-look deal with Universal
    * 2009 Co-starred with Steve Zahn in the comedy, Management
    * 2009 Earned an Emmy nomination for guest starring on NBC s 30 Rock as Liz Lemon s old college roommate who stalks Jack Donaghy
    * 2009 Joined an ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the bestselling book, He s Just Not That Into You
    * 2010 Co-starred opposite Jason Bateman in the romantic comedy The Switch
    * 2010 Guest-starred as Jules (Cox) therapist on the second season premiere of Cougar Town, (ABC) with former Friends co-star Courteney Cox
    * 2010 Played a woman tracked down by her bounty hunter ex-husband (played by Gerard Butler) in the action comedy, The Bounty Hunter
    * Appeared Off-Broadway in For Dear Life at New York s Public Theater
    * Born in Sherman Oaks, CA
    * Lost 30 pounds after her agent suggested she wasn t being cast because of her weight
    * Raised in New York City after parents divorce