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Common

Grammy Award-Winning Hip Hop Artist, Actor & Author

In 2006, the Grammy Award-winning artist Common made his big screen debut as a musical performer in Dave Chappelle's Block Party. In January 2007, he made his acting debut co-starring…

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Moby

Musician, DJ and Photographer

Moby is a musician and DJ, known for his electronic music and work with charities, including the Humane Society and MoveOn.org. He released his first single, “Go,” in 1991 and…

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Questlove

Drummer for The Roots, In-House Band Jimmy Fallon Band & Author

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, drummer, author, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, the…

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Frank W. Abagnale

Acclaimed Subject of the Book, Movie, and Broadway Play "Catch Me If You Can"; Security Consultant and former Trickster

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over thirty years he has lectured to and consulted…

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Hawa Abdi

Human Rights Activist and Physician Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

Hawa Abdi is a Somali human rights activist and physician, and Somalia’s first female gynecologist. She is the founder and chairperson of the non-profit Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, which Dr.…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Cancer Survivor & Highest-Scoring NBA Player in History

When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards, played in more…

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Patch Adams

Physician, Founder and Director of Gesundheit Institute; Inspiration for Patch Adams

Patch Adams, M.D, is a physician who is the founder and director of Gesundheit Institute, a free health facility in operation for the past 22 years. It is the only…

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Andre Agassi

Tennis Legend & Philanthropist

After turning pro at the age of 16, tennis prodigy Andre Agassi rose to international fame, earning 60 men’s singles titles, including eight Grand Slam singles championships, over a 20-year…

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Buzz Aldrin

A Living Hero, An American Patriot and a Space Pioneer

Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. His mother, Marion Moon, was the daughter of an Army Chaplain and his father Edwin Eugene Aldrin was an aviation pioneer. Buzz…

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Jason Alexander

Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian and Director. Also best known for his prominent role as George Costanza in the hit television series Seinfeld

The persona of George Costanza, created by versatile actor/writer/director Jason Alexander, has been dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “Best Television Sidekicks of All Time” (#3 actually, behind…

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Renowned Political Leader; Human Rights Activist; Best-selling Author

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. The daughter of a political opponent of the Somali dictatorship, Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in exile, moving from Saudi…

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Laila Ali

Daughter of the late Muhammad Ali,Television Host, Fitness & Wellness Expert & Author

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and nutrition expert, TV host, author, cooking enthusiast, founder and CEO of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, advocate for women and children, wife,…

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Aziz Ansari

Actor, Stand-up Comedian, and Star of "Master of None"

Comedian and Actor Aziz Ansari performs a stand-up comedy. He completed his third major tour of new material, Buried Alive, in the summer of 2013. His fourth major comedy special,…

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Alan Arkin

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Musician, and Singer. With a film career spanning more than 55 years, Known for "Argo" and "Little Miss Sunshine"

Alan Arkin performed with folk music groups from the late 1950s to the late '60s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his screen acting debut,…

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Jim Avila

Senior National Correspondent, ABC News & White House Correspondent, Fusion

Award-winning journalist Jim Avila is the Senior National Correspondent and 20/20 Correspondent based in Los Angeles. In this role, he specializes in law and justice and consumer investigations. A versatile…

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