Vanessa Hudgens (1988-)
Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actor and singer, best known for playing ‘Gabriella Montez’ in the popular ‘High School Musical’ trilogy. Most of her childhood was spent traveling, which made it difficult for her to receive standard education at school. Her grandparents were musicians and inspired her to sing and perform in musical theatres from a very young age. After a couple of years of experience, she began giving auditions for commercials and TV shows. Since she had prior experience of shooting for commercials and shows, it wasn’t very difficult for her to showcase her skills in films and albums. In her career so far, she has starred in many movies alongside some of the major stars of the industry. For a brief period, she took a break from professional singing to focus on her acting career. Later on, she announced that she would be recording new songs and albums. Vanessa actively participates in many charitable activities around the world. Like many other young and rich celebrities, she’s had her share of controversies.
Natascha McElhone (1969-)
Natasha Abigail Taylor (born 14 December 1969), known professionally as Natascha McElhone, is an English actress. She is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In film, she is best known for her roles in Ronin (1998), The Truman Show (1998) and Solaris. On television, she has portrayed Karen van der Beek, the long-time partner of Hank Moody, in the Showtime comedy-drama series Californication (2007–2014), First Lady Alex Kirkman in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor (2016–2017), and Laz Ingram in Beau Willimon’s Hulu science-fiction series The First (2018). In February 2016, she was cast alongside Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s political drama Designated Survivor, which premiered in September 2016. She left the show in Season 2 to take a role in the Hulu series The First.
Tori Kelly (1992-)
Tori Kelly is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to fame after her cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinkin Bout You’ went viral on YouTube. She is literally a self-made musician who created her first few songs at home, on her computer, and posted them online to reach an audience. After trying her luck at music reality shows like ‘American Idol’, she decided to work independently on her own music and released her first EP, ‘Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly’, all by herself. It was an instant hit and was the launch-pad for her musical career. She soon got Scooter Braun as her manager and signed with ‘Capitol Records’ to release her second EP ‘Foreword’. It was followed by her debut album, ‘Unbreakable Smile’. She co-wrote the lead single from the album, ‘Nobody Love’, with renowned song writer Max Martin, and it became her first song on US ‘Billboard’ Hot 100. Talking about the album, she said it blends her soulful urban music with a mainstream pop vibe. She has so far won a number of prestigious awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award. She has recently worked as a voice actor in the animated movie ‘Sing’.
Rana Daggubati (1984-)
Ramanaidu “Rana” Daggubati (born 14 December 1984) is an Indian film actor, producer, television personality, visual effects co-ordinator, and an entrepreneur known primarily for his work in Telugu language films, as well as for his work in Hindi and Tamil language films.His stint in the film industry began with him working as a visual effects coordinator in around 70 films. And before he turned actor, he started his own production company, Spirit Media. He produced a National Award-winning film and then forayed into acting in 2010. Rana has established himself as one of the leading actors in Telugu cinema, as well as being described as one of the few actors in India who were able to achieve pan-Indian appeal, having taken up a variety of roles, from leading roles to supporting characters, in different languages. Alongside building a career in cinema, Rana is invested in businesses ranging from a business accelerator programme for technology startups, to an entertainment agency and a comic book company.
Kyle Shanahan (1979-)
Kyle Shanahan is an American football coach who currently coaches the ‘National Football League’ (NFL) team ‘San Francisco 49ers.’ Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kyle spent his teenage years in California. Ever since he was a kid, he was an avid football player, mostly owing to his father being a football coach. Following his high-school graduation, Kyle was offered a scholarship at the ‘Duke University’ but he opted for the ‘University of Texas’ instead. Kyle played as a wide receiver on his college team. However, he did not opt for a career in playing and went straight for the job of a graduate assistant on the ‘University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) football team. He later worked as an assistant coach for the ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ and served as a wide receivers coach of the ‘Houston Texans.’ He then became part of coaching staff for teams such as the ‘Washington Redskins,’ the ‘Cleveland Browns,’ and the ‘Atlanta Falcons.’ He began his first tenure as a head coach with the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ in 2017. His team has performed well in all the seasons since Kyle joined the team.
Scott Hatteberg (1969-)
Scott Hatteberg is an American former professional baseball player who played as a first baseman and catcher. During his thirteen years long ‘MLB’ career, he played for the ‘Boston Red Sox’, ‘Oakland Athletics’, and ‘Cincinnati Reds’. Born in Salem, Oregon, he was interested in baseball from his childhood and played in the ‘Little League’ in his native city. After graduating from Eisenhower High School, Yakima, where he was also lettered in football, he attended Washington State University, where he played for the ‘Cougars.’ After playing in the ‘1990 Baseball World Cup’ for ‘Team USA’, he was selected by ‘Boston Red Sox’ in the 1991 June draft and made his MLB debut in 1995. After playing with them for seven seasons and setting up a world record, he dropped out due to his elbow injury which ended his career as a catcher. He was then signed by ‘Oakland Athletics’ as a first baseman and set an ‘American League’ record before moving to ‘Cincinnati Reds’ from where he was released in 2008. He is also a guitar player and a fly fisherman. He is married with three children.