Jack Black whose full name is Thomas Jacob Black was born on the 28th August in the year 1969 in Santa Monica, California. Jack is the son of Thomas William Black and Judith Love. Both his parents were satellite engineers. Jack’s parents got divorced when he was ten years old. Jack did his high school at a private secondary school called the Poseidon School after which he also attended the Crossroads School where he showed an interest towards Drama and further went on to pursuing a successful career in entertainment.

Jack at the age of 13 first went on to act in a television commercial for a video game called Pitfall and went into acting on shows where he played significant roles in shows such as Picket Fences, The X-Files, Northern Exposure, Golden Palace, Mr. Show and Life Goes On. After which Jack went on to playing small roles in films like Enemy of the State, True Romance, Deadman Walking, Mars Attack, The Cable Guy, Demolition Man, Water world and Airborne. Jack is an Actor, Comedian and a musician who has made an appearance in a Leading role in the films High Fidelity in the year 2000 and also starred alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal in the year 2001.

Jack scored big with box office animated project Kung Fu Panda in the year 2008 and Kung Fu Panda 2 alongside Dustin Hoffman, who is a 2 time Academy Award winner. Jack was amazing at comedy and so was it seen in his next film opposite to Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and JoBeth Williams in the comedy film The Big Year which was released in the year 2011. Jack was also nominated for the Golden Globe as the Best Actor in Comedy for his role in the comedy film Bernie released in the year 2011. Jack also has voice acted in films like The Simpsons, Kung Fu Panda and went on to giving voice to the main character roadie Eddie Riggs for an action themed video game called the Brutal Legend. Jack also won the Best Voice award in 2009 at the Spike video game awards. Jack also being a musician was the lead singer for a comedy rock band called the Tenacious D where he was also addressed as JB. He also released three albums one of which was a self -titled debut and the other two which followed wereRize of the Fenix and The Pick of Destiny. His music was also used in the videogames Brutal Legend and Guitar Hero 3.

Jack Black got engaged to Tanya Haden the year 2006 who is one of the triplet daughters of Charlie Haden. Jack and Tanya were from the same school and met again after almost 15 years since they graduated after which they got married on the 14 th of March 2006. Jack and Tanya had a beautiful marriage and had their first son who was born on the 10th of June 2006, who was named Samuel Jason. In the year 2008, Jack and his wife had a second child Thomas David Black, who was born on 23rd May 2008. Jack Black currently has 116 credits to his name.

Isaach De Bankole English Actor

Isaach De Bankole

The famous Issach De Bankole, who is known for playing various roles in famous movies like Casino Royale, Night on Earth, Battle in Seattle, The Skeleton Key, The Limits of Control and many other, was born on 12 August 1957 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Issach’s parents are from Benin while his grandparents are from Nigeria. Issach earned his MA degree in Mathematics in the year 1978 from Paris. Isaach was discovered in the street of Paris by a Director, who was working on new version of Robinson Crusoe movie. During that time, Issach was studying to be an airline pilot. He undertook his acting at Cours Simon. He started his acting career in 1984. In 1986, he began playing in cinemas. He won the Caesar Award for Most Promising Newcomer for a role in a movie Black Mic Mac in 1987.He is well-versed in several languages such as German, Yoruba, Bambara, French, English and Italian too. Isaach got married to an American musician names Cassandra Wilson. Also, he was on the list of highest paid actors in People magazine making 75 million dollars from November 2014 to November 2015. He has worked worldwide with some directors of all nationalities. In New York Vision Fest held in the year 2003, Issach De Bankole won the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in Killing the Zone. Issach has portrayed some characters from being a terrorist in the movie Casino Royal to being a journalist in movie Machetero and also played a role of President in the 7th season of 24: Redemption. Besides fifty movies he has also appeared in television series The Unit in 2006 and The Sopranos in 2001. In Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George he starred as Ayodele Balogun, the movie was featured in 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The movie was also selected for Maryland Film Festival 2013 for closing night.


Jackie Earle Haley

Jackie Earle Haley is a prominent American actor, who was born in Northridge, which is in California, in USA. He was born on the 14th in the month of July, 1961, to Haven Earle ‘Bud’ Haley, an actor, radio DJ and host. Jackie has done a number of films including the post-apocalyptic film, Damnation Alley, in 1977, John Schlesinger’s The Day of the Locust, in 1975, and the comedy film, Losin’ It, in 1983. He also donned several television guest appearances. Jackie started his career as a child actor and was starred as Kelly Leak, a troublemaker, who rides in his Harley Davidson motorcycle, in the 1976 comedy film, The Bad News Bears. He was also starred in the film’s sequel entitled The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, in 1977, and the final series of it, entitled The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, in 1978. In the following year, he played the role of Moocher in the coming-of-age comedy drama film, Breaking Away, along with Dennis Christopher, Daniel Stern and Dennis Quaid. Subsequently, he did the same role in the short-lived television series of the same name. All through the year 1970, Jackie usually played the roles of an angry, tough and pimply guy, aside from his debut film, The Outside Man, in 1972, where he played a boy, who is desperately sad. He also shot the pilot episode of the ‘Oh No! Not THEM!’, which was adapted from the British comedy sitcom, The Young Ones. Jackie appeared in the 12th episode of the television children’s show, ‘Shazam!’ in 1974. There are rumors that Jackie auditioned for Wes Craven’s supernatural slasher horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, in 1984, along with his friend and co-actor, Johnny Depp. But it was Depp, who was chosen to do a role in the film. His acting career went inactive in the 90’s until the early 2000’s as he shifted to San Antonio, Texas, and became a director. He became successful as a producer and director of TV commercials, and in 2006, he returned to acting through Sean Penn’s recommendation and played the role of Sugar Boy, Penn’s bodyguard, in All the King’s Men. After this, he made an award-winning performance as Ronnie, a paroled sex offender, in the drama film, Little Children, helmed by Todd Field. Jackie earned several accolades and a number of critics awards in this film. He revealed that his inspiration was the rapport he shared with his mother and his brother, who died due to an overdose of heroin. He also earned a nomination at the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was invited to participate at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2007. In 2008, he made an appearance in the American sports comedy film, Semi-Pro, and later, he starred in the crime film, Winged Creatures, along with Dakota Fanning. He was starred as Walter Kovacs/ Rorschach in the neo-noir superhero film, ‘Watchmen’, in 2009, where he earned appreciation and praises from the viewers for his performance in this movie. He appeared as George Noyce, an insane patient, in the neo-noir psychological thriller film, Shutter Island, in 2010. He earned more popularity after bagging the role of the famous Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and has signed for the film’s three installments. He is a regular in the action drama TV series, Human Target, on Fox, and played as Willie Loomis in Tim Burton’s horror comedy film, Dark Shadows, in 2012. Jackie is also part of Steven Spielberg’s epic historical drama film, ‘Lincoln’. Jackie is the owner of JEH Productions in Texas. He was first married to Sherry Vaughan, and later got married to Jennifer Hargrave, with whom he had two children, namely Christopher and Olivia. In 2004, he got married to Amelia Cruz.

Jackie Earle Haley English Actor