Birthday: 19-08-1982
Age: 36
Star sign: Virgo

With her cute looks, she reached out to the people with her commercials in her childhood. Later, with her acting skills, she mesmerized the audience with roles from different genres. All in all, she had a fan following from a very tender age. She is Erika Christensen. Erika Jane Christensen, famously known to the film industry as Erika Christensen, was born on August 19, 1982, in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is the daughter of construction manager, Kathy and insurance worker, Steven Christensen. She has two younger brothers among whom Dan is an actor, and the other is Brando, along with one half older brother, Nick. She was always home schooled. From her childhood itself, she went for acting classes, and her interest in singing and dancing added as plus points to come when facing the camera.

Erika Christensen first appeared on screen with a McDonald's commercial, at the age of twelve. In 1997, she did two roles. Karen directed, Leave It To Beaver, had her role as Andy Cadiff. But it got poor reviews from the critics. In a guest role, Erika Christensen appeared in the TV series called Nothing Sacred, which was directed by Bill Cain and David Manson. Nothing Sacred also received the Peabody Award. Soon after this TV series, Erika Christensen played the role of Katelyn in Can Of The Worms, which released in 1999. She played with one of the best actors and actresses then, like Michael Shulman. This movie is the novel adaptation of Can Of Worms, written by Kathy Mackel, and directed by Paul Schneider. But it got mixed reviews. Later, she again portrayed in the role of Abigail Winthrop in the TV series, ‘Thanks’. Phoef Sutton and Mark Legan are the ones who created it. Erika Christensen played alongside Tim Dutton and Kirsten Nelson, who were famous in the industry by then. Later, she played for Michael Jackson's Childhood.

In Erika Christensen's film career, the role of Caroline Wakefield, in the 2000 crime drama, ‘ Traffic’, is one of her best roles. Steven Soderbergh directed this series and did a grand job attracting the attention of the audience. For her role, she got many awards, including the prestigious MTV Movie Award in Breakthrough Female Performance, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. From then, she appeared in many works, both in the television and film industry. But one can't forget her role as Julia Braverman-Graham in the TV series, ‘Parenthood’. Ron Howard created the family drama, Parenthood, and Erika Christensen acted alongside Peter Krause, Graham, etc. For her supporting role in a drama series, she won the Gracie Award in 2014. She married a cyclist, Cole Manen, in 2014.

Louis Tomlinson English Actor

Louis Tomlinson

Louis William Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. His birth name is Louis Troy Austin. He belongs to the famous musical band 'One Direction', where he performs like a pop singer. He also presented himself as a songwriter and an actor. Tomlinson’s parents Johannah Poulston and Troy Austin, suffered a divorce, when Louis was at a very young age. After the divorce, Johannah got married to Mark Tomlinson. As a result, Louis, who was staying with his mother adopted his stepfather’s name and called himself, Louis Tomlinson. After getting schooled at The Hayfield School, Tomlinson got admitted at Hall Cross School, for his final two years of secondary education. Tomlinson had some hospitality jobs queued for him, which includes, the one at Vue Cinema and also at a football stadium, Doncaster Rovers. As a part of the Hall Cross School, Tomlinson along with his friends represented his school in quite a number of musical productions. He did not pay much attention to his academics and concentrated more on such musical productions. One such musical production named Grease also persuaded him to take the auditions for 'The X-factor', which brought out the origin of the boy band, One Direction. Along with his siblings, Tomlinson participated in Fat Friends playing the extra roles, which somehow motivated him to take up acting classes and so he got enrolled at a drama school in Barnsley. In 2009, inspired by the sessions spent on Hall Cross’ musical productions, Tomlinson landed on the audition platform of the X-Factor. In spite of receiving a rejection at his first auditions, Tomlinson did not leave hope and return for the X-Factor’s audition, in 2010. Again he did not clear the judges’ round, but a guest judge, Nicole Scherzinger teamed him up with Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles. Eventually, this band of boys rose up and was known all over as One Direction. After meeting the boys, Tomlinson became eligible to take up the auditions as a group. For the judges’ round, the team came up with the phonic form of “Torn”. The crowd, as well as the judges, were mesmerised with the band’s first performance and soon it gained popularity all across the UK. Unfortunately, the band couldn’t achieve the first position, but they stood third and their song “Forever Young” got leaked which was supposed to get released after their final victory. Besides occupying the third position, they also got signed to Cowell’s record contract, Syco Records. In 2011, One Direction released a couple of albums, “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home”, which was a debut album for the team outside the competition. The two albums gained a lot of popularity and positive reviews, it set new records and topped the market list along with that of the audience. According to the management team of the band, it has been reported that they have succeeded in selling over 35 million records, across the world. Also, at a very primary stage, they received two Britt Awards, a couple of American Music Awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards. Billboard listed the One Direction Band as the “Top New Artist”, in the year 2012. The One Direction crew made a guest appearance in an iCarly’s episode, in 2012. In a very short span of time, they gained recognition and fame and occupied spaces in the hearts of millions of fans. Tomlinson worships Robbie Williams as his idol and is also a great admirer of the British recording artist Ed Sheeran. In 2016, the team decided a leave for all the members so that every member can pursue their individual projects, during this Tomlinson, who appeared as a celebrity judge on the X-Factor of 2015, along with Cowell, offered himself for being a constant judge of the show. He also has intentions to pursue with his writing of songs, in the company of his bandmate Liam. Being a football fan, Tomlinson agreed to the offer laid for him to become a development player and participate in the reserve games of the football club Doncaster Rovers. On September 3, 2013, he made his debut playing in the favour of the Doncaster’s reserve team in the Central League. Tomlinson intends to donate the collected money to the charity. Tomlinson had a four-year long relationship with a student named Eleanor Calder, but the relationship suffered a break up in March 2015. Tomlinson fathered a son along with an American stylist, Briana Jungwirth. His son named Freddie Reign was born on January 21, 2016.

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Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. born as Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is a well- known American singer and musician. Having sold over 28 million albums worldwide, and reaching 16 million in certified sales, Recording Industry Association of America ranked him among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the history of the United States, in line with great artists like Elvis Presley, The Eagles, Billy Joel and Michael Jackson. He has won three Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, has released ten chart-topping US jazz albums, seven top-20 US albums, and has earned more number-one albums compared to any other artist in his genre, all in a career spanning 39 years and counting. Connick was born in the city of New Orleans, situated in the State of Louisiana, to Anita Frances and Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Sr. Both his parents were high profile lawyers; his mother being a Supreme Court Justice of the State of Louisiana, and his father being the District Attorney. Connick, with his parents and his little sister Suzanna, lived in Lakeview, a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. His family also ran a record store in the neighborhood. Connick lost his mother to Ovarian cancer at a very young age, leaving his family, and especially him, very devastated, as he was very close to his mother. Connick is of English, German, and Irish ancestry, on his father's side. His father is a practicing Catholic, but his late mother was Jewish. Connick's stepping stone into music was the keyboard, which he took up at the tender age of three, playing for the first time in public when he turned five. By the time Connick was ten, he started recording jazz with a local band. Connick joined the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and had the honor of honing his skills under the local legends - James Booker and Ellis Marsalis, Jr. James Booker was a family friend, who used to stop by the Connick house, now and then, but Ellis Marsalis, Jr. was very tough on little Connick, going to the extent of asking him to leave music. Connick thanked Ellis for what he did when he grew up. Connick did most of his schooling in the city of New Orleans. He got enrolled in jazz and classical music courses at New Orleans’ Loyola University, but later dropped out and joined the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College, when he moved to New York. While in NYC, Connick met Dr. George Butler, the then Sr. Vice President of Columbia Records, and on his persuasion, he signed up with the label. His first album with Columbia Records was Harry Connick Junior, which he dedicated to his late mother, with a song devoted to his mentor, James Booker. To build his reputation, he started playing at prominent New York Avenues and his second album, 20, featuring his vocals, added to his growing reputation. In 1989, he was approached by Rob Reiner, who wanted him to contribute to the soundtrack of his upcoming romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally. The film went on to become a massive hit, earning Connick his first ever Grammy Award, with the soundtrack gaining double-platinum status. Connick also tried his hand at acting, in the 1990 film, Memphis Belle. After finishing the movie, Connick went on a world tour lasting two years. Later that year, he simultaneously released two new albums with Columbia Records: a trio instrumental Lofty's Roach Soufflé, and orchestral We Are in Love. He handled the vocals and played the piano in Lofty’s Roach Soufflé, with Shannon Powell on drums and Benjamin Jonah Wolfe playing the bass. We Are in Love topped the jazz charts, went on to gain double platinum status, and brought Connick his second Grammy Award. The year 1991 saw Connick getting nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar, for his contributions to the soundtrack of the 1990 blockbuster, Godfather III. Later that year, he also got an Emmy Award nomination, for his live performance in “Swinging' Out Live”, filmed in Dallas, at the Majestic Theatre. His next album, Blue Light, Red Light, released in 1991, went on to become his third multi-platinum hit; it included his 14-piece big band, with him on the vocals and playing the piano. The same month, he played a supporting role in Jodie Foster's directorial debut, Little Man Tate. The film received positive reviews from critics. Connick's solo piano collection with some pop standards, 25, gained platinum status after being released in 1992. Connick, Jr. remained away from controversies throughout his career, but in December 1992, he was arrested by the Port Authority Police, for bringing a gun to a security checkpoint, at the JFK International Airport. He also contributed to the soundtrack of the 1993 film, Sleepless in Seattle. His album Eleven, initially released as Pure Dixieland in 1979, was re-released in 1993. His first Christmas album, When My Heart Finds Christmas, got Triple Platinum certified, sold over 750,000 copies, and became the best-selling Christmas album that year. Connick came up with a funk album, She, in 1994, which also became a platinum hit. In addition to it, he also contributed to the soundtrack of the Jim Carrey starring comedy, The Mask, which became a commercial success."Whisper Your Name", a song from the movie's soundtrack, became Connick's most successful single to date. Connick married Jill Goodacre, a former model, on April 16, 1994. He also wrote a song about her called - "Jill,” for his album, Blue Light, Red Light. The couple currently reside in Louisiana, with their three little daughters: Georgia, Sarah, and Charlotte. Connick took a tour of the United Kingdom and China in 1994 and 1995, respectively. He played the antagonist in the 1995 release, ‘Copycat’. Star Turtle, his next funk album, which had many more genres apart from funk, was a huge disappointment, compared to his previous releases. In 1996, he played a supporting role in the biggest commercial success of the year, Independence Day, along with Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith. A flight attendant asked Connick if he had any romantic records, and as a response, Connick released an album, To See You, in 1997, for which he recorded love songs. "Come By Me”, a single from the album, reached 53 on Billboard 200, and topped the jazz charts that year. He took a full symphony orchestra to back him up on his tour to the United States and Europe. Keeping his film career alive, he starred opposite to Alicia Silverstone, in the 1997 release, Excess Baggage. He played his first lead role opposite to Sandra Bullock, in Forest Whitaker's romantic drama, Hope Floats, which came out in 1998. The movie was a mild success. He visited Japan, Europe, Australia, and the United States as a part of his world tour. Connick got nominated for a Tony Award, for working on the score of Thou Shalt Not, a Broadway musical directed by Susan Stroman; the musical was based on Émile Zola's novel, Thérèse Raquin, and opened at Plymouth Theatre. In 2001, he worked as a narrator for the family drama film, My Dog Skip, directed by Jay Russell; based on the autobiography of the same name by Willie Morris. The film became a major box office success, earning $35 Million on a $7 Million budget, and also won a Critic’s Choice Award. Connick also worked on a TV production with Glenn Close, in March 2001, and also completed working on the Hugh Wilson’s, ‘Mickey’, a baseball drama which came out that same year. In October that year, he released two albums, simultaneously: 30 and Songs I Heard. Songs I Heard, was Connick’s take on movies he remembered watching as a kid. He won his third Grammy Award for the album, Songs I Heard. In 2002, Connick played the role of Leo Markus, the boyfriend of the lead character, Grace Adler, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace; the show got positive reviews from critics, and has been called the most successful TV series dealing with homosexuality. In July 2003, after thirteen years of gap, his first instrumental album and also his first quartet, Other Hours Connick on Piano Volume 1, was released by Branford Marsalis’ Marsalis Music, and became his career’s first album not released by Columbia. He also appeared on the mystery-thriller, ‘Basic’, playing the character of a doctor. In October, Harry for Holidays, his second Christmas album, which featured a full string section and Connick’s 16 Pieces Big Band, reached No. 12 on Billboard 200, and went gold. In February 2004, he finished working on, Only You, his seventeenth album with Columbia Records, which charted top ten in both the US and the UK, and got both gold and platinum certified, in the United States. He visited Australia, Asia, and America, as part of his - The Only You tour. He won an Emmy Award, for his Great Special Performance of "Only You", in the category of Outstanding Music Direction. Connick, Jr. was involved in many humanitarian efforts; In 2005, to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, he helped organize, and also appeared in a live telethon concert, A Concert for Hurricane Relief. He was also involved in a long-term house rebuilding plan for the victimized families. For his actions, he was presented with a Jefferson Award for Public Service. Connick rolled up his sleeves, and worked as the narrator, the composer and also as one of the executive producers, for the 3D-animated film, The Happy Elf; based on one of his song of the same name. In 2005, He recorded, Occasion: Connick on Piano, Volume 2, a duo album with Branford Marsalis on saxophone. They both played their jazz compositions, and the album was recorded by Marsalis Music. Connick worked with the director, William Friedkin, on his psychological thriller, ‘Bug’, alongside Michael Shannon and Ashley Judd. The film got released in 2007; it was not a major box office success, but garnered rave reviews from critics. He hosted a miniseries, 100 Biggest Weather Moments in 2007, which aired on The Weather Channel. It was the channel’s greatest documentary effort. The same year, he contributed to one of Bob French's album, by sitting in on the piano. Later that year, he worked alongside Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank on Richard LaGravenese’ super hit drama, P.S. I Love You. Chanson du Vieux Carré, released in 2007, was Connick’s third album with Marsalis Music and the third album of the Connick on Piano series. It received two nominations at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Connick and singer Kelli O'Hara sang a duet for one of her album released in 2008. Later that year, he appeared as Dr. Dennis Slamon, for the film, Living Proof, a biopic directed by Dan Ireland. That same year, Connick also released What a Night!, his third Christmas album. In January 2008, Connick began filming Jonas Elmer’s romantic comedy, New in Town, along with Renée Zellweger, appearing as the character Ted Mitchell. Connick's studio album, Your Songs, came out in stores in September 2009. In contrast to Connick's previous works, this album was a collaboration with the record producer, Clive Davis. Connick was part of American Idol for an episode of the 9th season, as a mentor for the season's top finalists. Connick joined the cast of the crime, legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for four episodes, as David Haden, an Executive ADA. Connick again became a mentor to American Idol's finalists for the 12th season. In 2013, he became part of American Idol’s judging panel, alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez. Connick collaborated with outlaw country legend, Willie Nelson, for Angels Sing, a family Christmas movie, produced by Lionsgate and an adaptation of the novel, When Angels Sing by Turk Pipkin. To restore the musical heritage of New Orleans; Connick, Jr. partnered with Branford Marsalis, founder of Marsalis Music, to help build a Musicians' Village in the city, which would provide music artists, the opportunity to buy decent, affordable housing. In 2012, for their noble efforts, Connick and Marsalis were presented with S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, by Jefferson Awards. Connick announced another US Summer Tour in mid-2015.

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