Famous Birthdays On 29 October

Winona Ryder (1971-)

Winona Ryder is a versatile actress who had won several awards and accolades for portraying a variety of roles over a wide genre of films that include comedy, horror, drama, and science fiction. She entered Hollywood as a teenager and made her debut in the film ‘Lucas’. As a young woman, she gained the reputation for taking on quirky roles in films like ‘Heathers’ which dealt with teenage suicide and the horror film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’. As she matured she expanded her horizon and began accepting different and challenging roles. She is one of the few actresses who successfully made the transition from being a teenage wonder into a mature character actor.


Bob Ross (1942-1995)

Bob Ross was a celebrated, creative American painter and an art instructor. He developed an interest, and a taste for art during his early military career when he attended an art class at the Anchorage USO Club, which led him to find his real calling in life. From being a break-time painter during military service to a full-time art instructor on television, Ross’s interest and dedication brought him fame and glory. The magnum opus of his career came with his flagship television program ‘The Joy of Painting’ that aired for more than a decade from 1983 to 1994 in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. What gave his show an edge over others was that it was interactive, interesting, creative and entertaining!

Tracee Ellis Ross (1972-)

Tracee Ellis Ross is an award-winning American actress, producer, host, and former model. The daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross, Ellis Ross has carved out a niche in the glittery world of showbiz. In a career spanning over 20 years, she has made a mark by playing a variety of roles and winning many accolades and awards. Apart from appearing in films, TV shows, and music videos, she has also established herself in the fashion industry. She is also a Good Samaritan, doing regular social work. While her work is widespread across the world, she has never chased fame. However, fame comes knocking at her door, thanks to her multiple skills and determination.


Gabrielle Union (1972-)

Gabrielle Union is a popular American actress, activist and author who is noted for her roles in various films and television series. She began her career as a model and went on to obtain minor acting roles in some of the most popular sitcoms and teen-comedies of the 1990s. She made her breakthrough through her roles in the acclaimed medical drama series ‘City of Angels’ as well as the 2002 film ‘Bring It On’. Union received wide critical acclaim for her role in the film ‘Neo Ned’. She is also an author and entrepreneur, having her own clothing line as well as a range of cosmetics and watches. Her book ‘We’re Going To Need More Wine’ was judged the ‘Best Book by a Black Author’ for that year.


Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945)

Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician. He served as the minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda during Hitler’s rule over Germany. He played a crucial role in promoting Nazi Party’s philosophy and ideology of Hitler. Raised in a family with strict Catholic background, he could not serve in the military during the ‘World War I’ on account of his physical deformity. As the district leader of the ‘Nazi Party,’ he founded a weekly newspaper titled ‘The Attack.’ As the maker of the Fuhrer myth, he employed this paper to convey Nazi Party’s message to the German people. As part of his extensive media campaign for ‘World War II,’ he utilized radio, films, parades, and processions to propagate his message about ‘Nazi Party.’

Michael Schur (1975-)

Michael Schur is an American television producer, actor, and writer. He is best recognized for his work in the series ‘The Office’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’. He is also known for creating NBC’s comedy series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as well as ‘The Good Place’. He writes for firejoemorgan.com, a sports journalism criticism blog, under the pen name Ken Tremendous. As an actor, Schur has appeared in ‘The Office’ and in the television movie ‘Totally Awesome’. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. He was educated at William H. Hall High School and also has a degree from the Harvard University. On the personal front, he is married to screenwriter and producer Jennifer Philbin. Schur has two kids as well.

Ben Foster (1980-)

Ben Foster is an American actor primarily known for his portrayals of dark and complex characters. He has appeared in films, such as ‘The Punisher’, ‘The Mechanic’ and ‘Lone Survivor’. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in the US, he began acting when he was sixteen years of age, appearing in the TV series ‘Flash Forward’. He made his film debut with a minor role in the crime thriller film ‘Kounterfeit’. He played his first main role in the teen comedy film ‘Get Over it’ which is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’. He earned a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for his performance. Over the ensuing years, he gained popularity for playing complicated and dark characters.

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