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Adam Braun

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Adam Braun is the Founder and Executive Director of Pencils of Promise, the nonprofit organization that has opened more than 50 schools around the world and delivered over 1.5 million educational hours in just a few years. PoP was founded in October 2008 using what Braun describes as a For-Purpose" approach to blending nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles. Braun... read full bio

Adora Svitak

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A voracious reader from age three, Adora Svitak's first serious foray into writing -- at age five -- was limited only by her handwriting and spelling. (Her astonishing verbal abilities already matched that of young adults over twice her age.) As her official bio says, her breakthrough would soon come in the form of a used Dell laptop her mother... read full bio

Alan Alda

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Alan Cumming

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Alan Cumming received traditional theater training but has moved effortlessly in his career from Shakespeare to Cabaret to X-Men, to the television series The Good Wife. His versatility as a performer, his sense of humor, his offbeat choice of roles, have brought him a loyal and varied audience. At the age of 20, he entered the Royal Scottish Academy of... read full bio

Alexa Chung

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Alexa's show, It's On with Alexa Chung, premiered on MTV on June 15, 2009. The live, daily show - billed as TRL's replacement - features celebrity talk, live music and online interaction with viewers. Alexa debuted on the Fashion TV reality series Shoot Me!. Since then, she has made a name for herself as a likeable host on programs such... 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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Amanda de Cadenet is a television personality and renowned photographer. Amanda started her career at a young age. She is best known for the 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;... read full bio

Amb. Carol Moseley-Braun

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Carol is a politician from Illinois. She was the first american-american senator for the democrats, first female african american senator and the first female senator in Illinois. She intended to run for the 2004 presidential election, but dropped out just before the Iowa caucuses. ... 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

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

Angie Dickinson

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Angie was the first women to star in her own dramatic television series. She is known to millions for her portrayal of Pepper Anderson in the television drama Police Woman. There role paved the way for other female leads and served as inspiration for woman all over the country to join the police force or simply go after their dreams.... read full bio

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. Her book Cuba Confidential was a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in... read full bio

Ann M. Martin

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Ann M. Martin is the author of the popular teen series of books, Baby Sitter's Club. The wildly popular book series has sold over 125 million copies in print. The successful writer gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood memories and feelings. All of the... read full bio

Anna Quindlen

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Annabelle Gurwitch

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Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch, is best known to television audiences for her many years as the co-host of the cult favorite Dinner and a Movie on TBS. She is currently a contributing writer and commentator on "Day to Day" on NPR and a columnist for She has also written for Los Angeles Times Magazine, Glamour, and blogs... 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

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