Famous Birthdays On 16 December

Theo James (1984-)

Theo James is an English actor, musician, and model known for his role as Jed Harper in the famous TV series ‘Bedlam’ and also for his portrayal of detective Walker Clark in the CBC crime drama series ‘Golden Boy’. The actor received widespread fame and success when he ventured into films and particularly when he was signed on to play a pivotal character in the ‘Divergent’ film series. Theo James received several awards for that role and became a hot entity in Hollywood. His facial features resembling actor James Franco helped him bag some early roles in his career, which he has confessed himself, but his work has been appreciated and he was successful in making an impact. Also a singer, Theo is a part of a British music band, Shere Khan. The band performed in many concerts and became a fan favourite, but it eventually got disbanded sometime around late 2012, as all the members were looking for musical endeavors independently. Lately, Theo has also become an integral part of the ‘Underworld’ film franchise and keeping himself busy in Hollywood.

Krysten Ritter (1981-)

Former supermodel, Krysten Alyce Ritter is an established American actress and musician. Popularly known as Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix and Jane Margolis in AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’, she has experienced the best of both worlds – television and Hollywood. From modelling consignments at the age of fifteen to an acclaimed television and film star, Krysten has come a long way in the two decades of her entertainment career. In her early years, she also starred in music videos such as ‘Waffle’ by ‘Sevendust’ and ‘Could I Have This Kiss Forever’ by Whitney Houston. With stellar performances in shows such as ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Gravity’, ‘Gossip Girl’ and many more, she quickly became an irrefutable choice for blockbuster movies. She turned a writer with a script about her experiences as a model and sold it as a TV pilot. She is also a proficient guitarist and singer, and plays regularly for a band named ‘Ex Vivian’. Krysten has been nominated for several awards and even bagged a trophy for ‘Best Actress’ in 2016. She will soon be seen on Netflix’s next superhero TV series ‘The Defenders’ that will be aired mid-2017, and in Brett Hayley’s film ‘The Hero’.

Jyoti Amge (1993-)

Jyoti Amge is an Indian woman who holds the record for being the smallest woman in the world, according to the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of Records. She is best known as an actress for appearing as Ma Petite in the fourth season of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ in 2014. She was previously featured in the Channel 4 documentary, ‘Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen’ in 2009. In 2011, after her 18th birthday, she was officially recognized as the world’s smallest woman by Guinness World Records with a recorded height of 62.8 centimeters (2 ft 0.6 in). While she beat the former record holder Bridgette Jordan by 6.2 cm, the record for the shortest woman in history is still held by Pauline Musters who was only 61 cm tall. In 2012, during a photo session for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records, she got to meet the world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal. That year, she appeared as a guest in the Indian reality television show ‘Bigg Boss 6’ and also co-hosted ‘Lo show dei record’, an Italian TV show, along with Teo Mammucari.

Zara Larsson (1997-)

Zara Maria Larsson is a popular Swedish electro-pop singer-songwriter and the winner of the Swedish reality show ‘Talang’. At the age of 10 in 2008, she became a participant in the Swedish version of the talent hunt show ‘Got Talent’. She performed as a music artist/ singer before the celebrity judges Bert Karlsson, Sofia Wistam, and Tobbe Blom, and won the second season of ‘Talang’ with tremendous public support. After gaining national recognition, she inked a recording deal with the label ‘TEN Music Group’ and in 2013 her first EP titled ‘Introducing’ was released. Since her entry into the music industry, the soulful singer has released two extended plays and two music albums that have garnered critical acclaim. Her singles ‘Uncover’ and ‘Lush Life’ have been certified “platinum” by ‘Universal Music Sweden’ with her second studio album ‘So Good’ seizing the seventh spot on the ‘UK Albums Chart’ since its release in March 2017. She is currently signed with the US record label ‘Epic Records’ and has plans of soon releasing her third studio album. Apart from her professional success, Zara is a social activist and feminist but has also been labeled as a sexist as she candidly voices her dislike for male chauvinism.

Park Seo-Joon (1988-)

Park Seo-Joon is a South Korean actor who is best known for appearing in the TV series ‘She Was Pretty’, ‘Pots of Gold’, ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’, ‘One Warm Word’, ‘Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth’ and Fight for My Way. He has also acted in films like ‘Perfect Game’, ‘The Chronicles of Evil’, ‘Midnight Runners’ and ‘The Beauty Inside’. Besides these, Park has hosted the music program ‘Music Bank’ as well as the SBS Drama Awards. He has even worked in music videos for popular artists such as The One, and Kim Ji Soo. The South Korean actor is also known for showering love on his fans. He held his first-ever fan meeting at Goyang Eoullimnuri Arts Center and greeted more than 2500 fans. Talking about Park’s awards and honours, he earned the ‘Best New Actor’ award at the 2nd APAN Star Awards function for his performance in ‘Pots of Gold.’ He also won the ‘Best Style of the Year’ award at the 7th Herald Donga Lifestyle Awards event. And there’s more to come! Park fetched the ‘New Star Award’ at the SBS Drama Awards function for his work in ‘One Warm Word.’ He has also received the MBC Drama Awards multiple times for his contribution to TV dramas ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ and ‘She Was Pretty.’

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