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Adrien Brody

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Adrien Brody's Best Actor Oscar win in 2002 for his performance in Roman Polanski's The Pianist made him the youngest Best Actor recipient in history. His portrayal of Wladyslaw Szpilman also earned him Best Actor nominations from the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA. After The Pianist Brody appeared in four very different movies. In Dummy he portrayed... read full bio

Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin is an out-spoken supporter of various causes related to public policy, including environmentalism, the government's support of the arts, campaign finance reform, animal rights and gun control. He serves on the board of directors of the East Hampton Daycare Center, People For American Way and NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dean's Council. He is on the advisory... read full bio

Alice Walker

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Alice Walker won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was brought to the attention of mainstream America through the film adaptation by Steven Spielberg. In 1983, The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Alice Walker the first black woman to win. Alice Walker was also the first... read full bio

Alicia Silverstone

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Alicia Silverstone is best known for her roles in Hollywood films such as Clueless and her portrayal of Batgirl in Batman & Robin. Alicia Silverstone has won several awards for her film performances including MTV Movie Awards, National Board of Review, and Young Artist Awards. Alicia has been nominated for an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award. Alicia... read full bio

Amanda De Cadenet

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Renowned photographer and television personality Amanda de Cadenet is host of the new television series The Conversation, airing on Lifetime. The Conversation features interviews with internationally famous women, as well as lesser-known figures, and includes topics universal to women. The show covers a wide variety of topics including: sexuality; body image; career and finances; politics; relationships and human rights. After... read full bio

Amiri Baraka

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Amiri Baraka is an award winning author and poet and is an activist for the Civil Rights Movement. Baraka has been a professor of Africana Studies at the State University of New York in Stony Brook since 1985. Amiri Baraka has won much acclaim and numerous literary awards throughout his career, including a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, a fellowship from the... read full bio

Amy Sky

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Singer / Songwriter Amy Sky burst into the national limelight with her debut recording Cool Rain. This and her subsequent four CDs, including Life Lessons - The Best of Amy Sky, launched a string of radio hits that make Amy one of the most familiar voices on radio today. Amy Sky writes for herself and for dozens of other international... read full bio

Ananda Lewis

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Ananda Lewis has always loved the stage, but her passion for social justice is stronger. As a teenager Ananda Lewis volunteered at the Head Start agency, helping kids from poor families. After a traumatizing episode with a boyfriend, Ananda Lewis focused her energies on teaching young girls about date rape and abstinence. While attending college Ananda Lewis's spare time was... read full bio

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen is Bravo's Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development, responsible for overseeing the network's current development and production slate of over two dozen shows, including hits that include the Emmy and James Beard award-winning "Top Chef," "Top Chef Masters," "The Real Housewives of Orange County, New York City, Atlanta and New Jersey," "Kathy Griffin My Life On... read full bio

Angela Davis

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Through her activism and her scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Her work as an educator - both at the university level and in the larger public sphere - has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality. Professor Davis' teaching... read full bio

Angelina Jolie

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Anita Hill

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Anita Hill, a Yale Law School graduate, is perhaps best known for her testimony at the Clarence Thomas Senate confirmation hearings in 1991 that thrust her into the national spotlight. Hill is now a professor at prestigious Brandeis University. Anita Hill is far more than the public figure created by the media fervor that surrounded Clarence Thomas's Supreme Court nomination.... read full bio

Ann Brashares

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After college she worked in editorial jobs until she began her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Over the next five years she wrote three sequels-The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, and Forever in Blue, finally releasing her fifth novel, The Last Summer (of You and Me). The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was made... read full bio

Ann Louise Bardach

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Ann Louise Bardach is the author of Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana and the forthcoming Without Fidel. She is also the editor of The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro as well as Cuba: A Travelers Literary Companion. Ann Louise Bardach serves on The Brookings Institution's Task Force on Cuba and is CBS News' special correspondent... read full bio

Ann M. Martin

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Ann M. Martin gives baby-sitting . . . and books . . . a good name. Author of the wildly popular Baby -sitter's Club series of books, no one could have predicted that one day Martin would be celebrating because her prized book series had nearly 125 million copies in print! After more than ten years of writing, Martin... read full bio

Anthony Clark

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Anthony Clark is a small-town Southern boy who went to college in Boston, Massachusetts, and tinged his down-home humor with an urban edge to become a successful stand-up comedian. After appearing in New York at such famed spots as Catch a Rising Star, The Improv and Caroline's, he was slotted by MTV into a 5 Funny Guys" special in... read full bio

Antoine Fuqua

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Antoine Fuqua has established himself as one of the foremost industry talents of his generation. Through his diverse body of work, he has achieved his goal of making highly stylized films that resonate thematically and personally with audiences around the world. Fuqua confirmed his place as a young director of unique vision and craft with the extremely successful release of... read full bio

Antwone Fisher

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Antwone Fisher was born in prison to a teenaged mother. He became a ward of the state, and was placed in foster care immediately. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but when the foster mother had become too attached to Antwone, he was placed in a foster home where he would suffer twelve years of abuse. He... read full bio

Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd is well known for dexterously starring in both box office hits and for turning in unforgettable performances in fine independent films. From her debut in Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize winner Ruby In Paradise to Where the Heart Is, Simon Burch, Helen, De-Lovely and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, her films tell very personal stories-- which... read full bio

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAID, At the tender age of 22, Ashley Rhodes-Courter is living a pretty fantastic life. She's attractive, well-spoken and college-educated, with doting parents and a newly published memoir that's generating national buzz. But how she got there is the real story, vividly chronicled in a book that recounts her journey from neglected, abused orphan stuck in... read full bio

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