Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, businessman, model and songwriter. He is known by his former stage name Marky Mark, from his early career as frontman for the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with whom he released the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. From his early music career Wahlberg transitioned to acting, with his screen debut in Renaissance Man and his first starring role in Fear, he received critical praise for his performance as porn actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights. In the early 2000s, he ventured into big budget action oriented movies, such as Planet of the Apes and The Italian Job. In 2006 he appeared in the neo-crime drama The Departed, for which he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. For the biographical sports drama The Fighter Wahlberg achieved an Academy Award nomination as Producer for Best Picture, a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama. In the 2010s, he landed successful comedy roles with The Other Guys, Daddy's Home and its sequel, became the protagonist in the Transformers franchise.
Wahlberg served as executive producer of four HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage, the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire, the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America and Ballers. He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-stars in the reality TV series about it. Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 29, 2010, he portrays police officers, military personnel, or criminals in his films. He is known for his collaborations with directors David O. Russell, Michael Bay, Peter Berg and Sean Anders. Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, the youngest of nine children, including actor Robert and actor-singer Donnie, his mother, Alma Elaine, was a bank clerk and a nurse's aide, his father, Donald Edmond Wahlberg, was a delivery driver. His parents divorced in 1982, afterward, he divided his time between them, his father was of Swedish and Irish descent, his mother is of Irish and French-Canadian ancestry. Maternally, Wahlberg is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Wahlberg had a Roman Catholic upbringing and attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston. By age 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances, he did not receive his high school diploma until June 2013. In June 1986, when Wahlberg was about 15 years old, he and three friends chased after three black children while yelling "Kill the nigger, kill the nigger" and throwing rocks at them; the next day and others followed a group of schoolchildren taking a field trip on a beach, yelled racial epithets at them, threw rocks at them and "summoned other white males who joined" in the harassment. In August 1986, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for violating the civil rights of his victims, the case was settled the next month. In April 1988, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man named Thanh Lam on the street and, using a large wooden stick, struck him in the head until he was knocked unconscious while calling him a "Vietnam fucking shit"; that same day, Wahlberg attacked a second Vietnamese man named Hoa "Johnny" Trinh, punching him in the eye without provocation.
According to court documents regarding these crimes, when Wahlberg was arrested that night and returned to the scene of the first assault, he stated to police officers: "You don't have to let him identify me, I'll tell you now that's the mother-fucker whose head I split open." Investigators noted that Wahlberg "made numerous unsolicited racial statements about'gooks' and'slant-eyed gooks'". For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, was sentenced to two years in Suffolk County Deer Island House of Correction, he served 45 days of his sentence, but carries a permanent felony record. Wahlberg believed. In August 1992, a 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Court documents state that in 1992, Wahlberg "without provocation or cause and kicked" a man named Robert D. Crehan in the face and jaw while another man named Derek McCall held Crehan down on the ground. Commenting in 2006 on his past crimes, Wahlberg said the right thing to do would be to meet with Trinh and make amends, admitted he had not done so.
In 2016, while in the process of requesting a pardon for his conviction of assault on Trinh, Wahlberg said he had met with Trinh and apologized "for those horrific acts."Wahlberg said that he first relied on the guidance of his parish priest to turn his back on crime. He said that he told his street gang that he was leaving them and had "some serious fights" with them over it. On November 26, 2014, Wahlberg filed an application in Massachusetts requesting a full and unconditional pardon of his prior convictions, his pardon application engendered controversy. According to the BBC, the debate about his suitability for a pardon raised "difficult issues, with the arguments on both sides being far-reaching and complex". Kristyn Atwood, one of the black children attacked by Wahlberg, spoke out against the pardon in 2015, saying: "a racist will always be a racist." Judith Beals, the former Massachusetts assistant attorney general who had pursued a civil rights injunction against Wahlberg, published an editorial in opposition to the pardon, arguing that "Wahlberg has never acknowledged the racial nature of his crimes."
She stated that a pardon would undermine Walhberg's charity work, saying: "a formal public pardon wo
Zachary David Alexander Efron is an American actor. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical franchise. During this time, he starred in the musical film Hairspray and the comedy film 17 Again, he has since appeared in the films New Year's Eve, The Lucky One, The Paperboy, Dirty Grandpa, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Greatest Showman and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, Vile. Efron was born in San Luis Obispo and moved to Arroyo Grande, California, his father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station, his mother, Starla Baskett, is a secretary who worked at the same power plant. Efron has a brother and had, as he has described, a "normal childhood" in a middle-class family, his surname, "Efron", is an Ashkenazi Jewish surname, taken from a Biblical place name. He did not practice religion as a child. Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, as well as that he was a class clown.
His father encouraged him to begin acting. Efron subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school, worked in the theater The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, began taking singing lessons, he performed in shows such as Gypsy. He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by Robyn Metchik. Efron was signed to the Creative Artists Agency. Efron graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006 and was accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll, he attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, where he performed during the years of 2000 and 2001. Efron began acting in the early 2000s with guest roles on several television series including Firefly, ER, The Guardian. In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland. For the show's second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast, he appeared in some films, including the Lifetime television film Miracle Run, for which he earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance as one of two autistic twins.
Efron's career reached a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical, which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006. The film, described as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, saw Efron playing the male lead Troy Bolton, a high school basketball player who feels conflicted when he finds himself interested in participating in the school musical with Gabriella Montez, a girl from the scholastic decathlon team; the film, which starred Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a major success and helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences. The film's soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States. Efron's singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that his voice had been blended with Drew Seeley's on the soundtrack, but Efron clarified that the songs were written before he was cast and therefore did not suit his more baritone vocal range.
In his subsequent musical films, Efron did his own singing. Efron was next seen playing the role of Link Larkin in the musical comedy film Hairspray, based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name; the film became a major commercial and critical success upon its release in July 2007. That year, he was seen reprising his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2, which aired on the Disney Channel in August 2007. Efron reprised his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the first film in the High School Musical franchise to receive a theatrical release; the film became a major blockbuster at the box office, received mixed to positive reviews from critics. He followed this with the commercially successful comedy 17 Again about a 37-year-old man, transformed into his 17-year-old self after a chance accident. Efron's next release was Richard Linklater's period drama Me and Orson Welles, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and received a wide release in late 2009.
The film earned positive reviews from critics. He next played the title role in the supernatural romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud, which became a moderate success at the box office despite receiving negative reviews from critics. Efron next appeared as a part of the large ensemble cast in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve, which depicted a series of holiday vignettes of different groups of characters; the film received unanimously negative reviews from critics, but became a major success at the box office. He played a supporting role in the critically successful Liberal Arts, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 and received a limited release that year, he starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo, John Cusack in The Paperboy, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and received a wider release that year. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. After lending his voice to the commercially successful c
Charlotte Emma Aitchison, known professionally as Charli XCX, is an English singer, music video director, record executive. Born in Cambridge and raised in Start Hill, she began posting songs on MySpace in 2008, which led to her discovery by a promoter who invited her to perform at warehouse raves and parties. In 2010 she signed a recording contract with Asylum Records, releasing a series of singles and mixtapes throughout 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Charli XCX rose to fame with the Icona Pop collaboration "I Love It", which became an international hit, her debut studio album, True Romance, was released that year to critical acclaim, but failed to meet commercial expectations. In 2014, she contributed the hook to "Fancy" by rapper Iggy Azalea, which finished the year as one of the best-selling singles worldwide, received her first solo hit with "Boom Clap" that year, her second studio album, the punk-influenced Sucker was released at the end of the year, produced the successful singles "Break the Rules" and "Doing It".
In 2015, she began working with artists in the British collective PC Music, as well as producer Sophie, developing a more experimental sound and image. While working on her third album, she released the Vroom Vroom EP in 2016 and the mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2 in 2017, as well as a series of singles including the BPI-certified "After the Afterparty", “Boys", “1999”. In addition to her solo work, Charli XCX has co-written songs for other artists, including: Iggy Azalea’s “Beg for It”, Selena Gomez‘s “Same Old Love” and Blondie’s “Tonight”. Charlotte Emma Aitchison was born on 2 August 1992, in England, her father, Jon Aitchison, is a Scottish entrepreneur and former show-booker, her mother, Shameera, is a Gujarati Indian former nurse and flight attendant born and raised in Uganda. Charli was raised in Start Hill and attended Bishop's Stortford College in nearby Bishop's Stortford. While her parents weren't musical, she demonstrated an affinity for music from an early age, being interested in pop stars such as Spice Girls and Britney Spears.
She began writing songs when she was fourteen years old, writing a song called "Fish and Chips Shop". At fourteen, she convinced her parents to grant her a loan to record her first album, 14, in early 2008, began posting songs from the album, as well as numerous other demos, on her official MySpace page; this caught the attention of a promoter running numerous illegal warehouse raves and parties in east London, who invited her to perform. She was billed on flyers under the stage name Charli XCX, her MSN Messenger display name when she was younger. Despite the illicit nature of the gigs, her parents were supportive of her career and attended several raves with her. In late 2008, while 14 was never commercially released, she released the two singles "! Franchesckaar!" and double A-side "Emelline"/"Art Bitch", under Orgy Music. She has since expressed her distaste for her music of the time, going as far to call it "gimmicky dance tracks" and "fucking terrible MySpace music". At age eighteen, Charli moved to London to study for a fine art degree at UCL's Slade School of Fine Art but dropped out in her second year.
In 2010, Charli XCX was signed to Asylum Records, however she describes herself afterwards as being "lost". In an interview with The Guardian, Charli XCX said "I was still in school, I'd just come out of this weird rave scene, I wasn't sure what to make of that, and when I got signed I hated pop music. I didn't know. I didn't know. Though I was signed, I was still figuring it out." She flew out to Los Angeles to meet with producers, found it "wasn't working out for me" until she met with American producer Ariel Rechtshaid. They had a two hour session and in that time wrote the song "Stay Away", she stated that that's "when things started to come together". Early in 2011, she was featured on the Alex Metric single "End of the World", she left during the second year of her degree course at the Slade School of Fine Art to focus on her music career, in May and November 2011, she released the singles "Stay Away" and "Nuclear Seasons" and gained attention from music website Pitchfork Media, where she earned "Best New Track" accolades for both.
In addition to Rechtshaid, she began working with Swedish producer Patrik Berger. He sent her two beats, she wrote songs for each of them, one of which became "I Love It" and the other of which became "You're the One", she stated that she didn't end up releasing "I Love It" herself because she could not reconcile it with her sound, but in 2012, Swedish duo Icona Pop re-recorded the song and released it as a single featuring her vocals. The song became an international hit, hitting number 1 in Charli's home country and climbing to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013. In June, she released "You're The One" as a single from her EP of the same name, followed by her debut mixtape Heartbreaks and Earthquakes, a one-track file consisting of eight songs including a cover of the Blood Orange song "Champagne Coast" and Odd Future's remix of "You're the One". In September, she released a video for "So Far Away", on Halloween, she released a new song called "Cloud Aura" featuring Brooke Candy, followed by her second mixtape Super Ultra, released through her website in November.
In early 2013, she announced her debut album, followed by "What I Like" in March. True Romance was released in April 2013, it peaked at number 85 on the UK Albums Chart, at number five on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers, at number 11 on t
Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She ventured into comedy in the early 2000s before appearing as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality competition series Last Comic Standing in 2007. Since 2013, she has been the creator, co-producer, co-writer, star of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, for which she received a Peabody Award and for which Schumer has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015. Schumer wrote and made her film debut in a starring role in Trainwreck, for which she received nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, she published a memoir in 2016, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, which held the top position on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list for two weeks. The same year, she garnered two Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo and Best Spoken Word Album for The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.
In 2018, she starred in the comedy film I Feel Pretty and garnered a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination for her Broadway debut in Meteor Shower. Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, to Sandra Jane and Gordon David Schumer, who owned a baby-furniture company, she moved with her mother to Long Island, where she attended South Side High School. She has a younger sister, Kim Caramele, a comedy writer and a producer, a half-brother, Jason Stein, a musician in Chicago, Illinois. Schumer's father was born to a Jewish family from Ukraine, he is a second cousin of U. S. Senator Chuck Schumer, her mother, from a Protestant background and deep New England roots, converted to Judaism before her marriage. Schumer says she had to deal with antisemitism as a child, her mother's ancestry included Puritans in the 17th-century English colony of Massachusetts. As a guest on Finding Your Roots in 2017, Schumer learned that in 1704, three children from her ancestor Thomas Tarbell's family were captured at Groton, Massachusetts in a French-Abenaki raid and taken to Montreal.
The girl was ransomed by a French-Canadian family and joined a French Catholic convent. Through the success of her father's furniture company in Manhattan, Schumer's household was wealthy during her early years; when she was nine years old, her father's business failed and he went bankrupt, either or when she was 12, her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Some time afterward, her parents divorced. Moving to Long Island with her mother, Schumer lived in Rockville Centre, New York and attended South Side High School, she was voted both "Class Clown" and "Teacher's Worst Nightmare" upon graduation in 1999. She attended the Hebrew school of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County, a Reform synagogue in Rockville Centre, on whose board her mother served. Schumer moved near Baltimore, after high school when she attended Towson University, she returned to New York City after college, where she studied at the William Esper Studio for two years and worked as a bartender and a waitress. After graduating with a degree in theater from Towson University in 2003 and moving to New York City, Schumer portrayed a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the Off-Off-Broadway black comedy Keeping Abreast.
She started doing stand-up comedy on June 2004, when she first performed at Gotham Comedy Club. In 2007, she recorded a Live at Gotham episode for Comedy Central before appearing on Last Comic Standing. Rebounding from an unsuccessful audition for an earlier season, she advanced to the finals of the fifth season of the NBC reality television talent show Last Comic Standing and placed fourth. Schumer said in April 2011, "Last Comic was fun. I had a great time. I wasn't supposed to do well. So every time I advanced. I kept it honest on the show and it served me well."Schumer co-starred in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back in 2008. In 2009, she appeared in an advertising campaign for Butterfinger. Schumer was a recurring guest on Fox News late-night program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld between 2007 and 2012, her first Comedy Central Presents special aired on April 2, 2010. She served as a co-host of A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus in 2011 titled Hoppus on Music, she has written for Cosmopolitan.
Schumer did an episode of WTF with Marc Maron podcast on March 3, 2011, in which she discusses her early life in more detail. Schumer has appeared in roles on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, the Adult Swim mockumentary series Delocated, the two HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Girls, she acted in three films in 2012: the independent comedy Price Check, the comedy-drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the independent comedy Sleepwalk with Me. Schumer appeared on The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen in September 2011, The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr in August 2012. Schumer released a standup comedy album, Cutting, in 2011, her standup comedy special Mostly Sex Stuff premiered on Comedy Central on August 18, 2012, to positive reviews. Schumer said. I like tackling the stuff nobody else talks about, like the darkest, most serious thing about yourself. I talk about life and sex and personal stories and stuff ever
Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He is well known for his portrayals of Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series, Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick series, Xander Cage in the XXX series and Groot in Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is a producer on sequels in these franchises, with his company One Race Films. Diesel has starred in the comedy The Pacifier and the crime drama Find Me Guilty, his voice-acting work includes The Iron Giant and the video game spin-offs from the Chronicles of Riddick franchise, as well as Groot in the Marvel Studios films Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War. He wrote, directed and starred in a short film titled Multi-Facial and the feature-length drama film Strays, he is the founder of Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios. Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, with his twin brother, Paul, his mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent, is an astrologer.
Diesel has stated that he is "of ambiguous ethnicity". His mother's background includes English and Scottish, he has never met his biological father, has stated that "all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures". Diesel has self-identified as "definitely a person of color", has stated that his parents' relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws, he was raised in New York City by his Caucasian mother and African-American stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager. Diesel made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children's play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson; the play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York's Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother and some friends had broken into the Theater for the New City space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it, they were confronted by the theater's artistic director, Crystal Field, who offered them roles in the upcoming show instead of calling the police.
Diesel remained involved with the theater throughout adolescence, going on to attend NYC's Hunter College, where studies in creative writing led him to begin screenwriting. He has identified himself as a "multi-faceted" actor as a result of early difficulties finding roles due to his mixed heritage. Diesel's first film role was a brief uncredited appearance in the drama film Awakenings, he wrote, directed and starred in the short drama film Multi-Facial, a semi-autobiographical film which follows a struggling multiracial actor stuck in the audition process. The film was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. Diesel made his first feature-length film, Strays, an urban drama in which he played a gang leader whose love for a woman inspires him to try to change his ways. Written and produced by Diesel, the film was selected for competition at the 1997 Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series, he was cast in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan on the poignancy of his performance in Multi-Facial.
In 1999, he provided the voice of the title character in the animated film The Iron Giant. Diesel had a major role in the drama thriller Boiler Room, he got his breakthrough leading role as the anti-hero Riddick in the science-fiction film Pitch Black that year. Diesel attained action hero stardom with two box office hits: the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, the action thriller XXX. In 2004, Diesel reprised his role as Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick, a box office failure considering the large budget, he voiced the character in two spin-off video games. In a change from his previous action hero roles, in 2005, he played a lighthearted role in the comedy film The Pacifier, which became a box office success. In 2006, he chose a dramatic role playing real-life mobster Jack DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty. Although he received critical acclaim for his performance, the film did poorly at the box office grossing only $2 million against a budget of $13 million; that year, Diesel made a cameo appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, reprising his role from The Fast and the Furious.
In 2007, Diesel was set to produce and star as Agent 47 in the film adaptation of the video game Hitman, but pulled back and served as executive producer on the film instead. In 2008, he starred in the science-fiction action thriller Babylon A. D. Diesel returned to The Fast and the Furious series, alongside all the actors from the original film, in Fast & Furious, released in April 2009. Diesel reprised his role as Dominic Toretto in installments five through eight of The Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, he reprised his role as Riddick in the third film of The Chronicles of Riddick series titled Riddick. In August 2013, Diesel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he voiced Groot in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy. He starred in the supernatural action film The Last Witch Hunter. In 2016, Diesel appeared as a supporting character in Ang Lee's war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. In 2017, Diesel reprised his roles as Xander Cage in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Over the course of several years, Diesel has discussed playing two separate roles within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In November 2016 director of Guardians of
Chris Evans (actor)
Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel. Evans began his career on the 2000 television series Opposite Sex, in addition to his work in superhero films, he has featured in such films as Not Another Teen Movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Gifted. In 2014, he made his directorial debut with the drama film Before We Go, in which he starred. Evans made his Broadway debut in a 2018 production of Lobby Hero. Evans was born in Boston and raised in the town of Sudbury, his mother, Lisa, is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, his father, G. Robert Evans III, is a dentist, he has two sisters and Shanna, a younger brother, Scott. Carly is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a high school drama and English teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, while Scott is an actor, featured on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.
Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represented the same Massachusetts Congressional district represented by Tip O'Neill. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent, while his father is of half British and half German descent, he and his siblings were raised Catholic. Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, he took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Evans's first credited appearance was in a short educational video titled Biodiversity: Wild About Life! in 1997. In 1999, Evans was the model for "Tyler" in Hasbro's board game Mystery Date; the special edition of the game included an electronic phone, which Evans is shown speaking into on the game box. After filming wrapped on Not Another Teen Movie, Evans landed lead roles in The Perfect Score and Cellular, starred in two independent films in Chicago: Dirk Wittenborn's Fierce People, playing the sinister Bryce, London, playing a drug user with relationship problems, he played the superhero the Human Torch in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four.
Evans reprised the role in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. That year, he starred as engineer-turned-astronaut Mace in Danny Boyle's science-fiction film Sunshine. In 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, co-starring Keanu Reeves, the Tennessee Williams screenplay adaptation The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn; the following year he appeared in the science-fiction thriller Push, with Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle. Evans performed his own fight scenes, which took weeks to film, was bruised during filming. In 2010, he completed filming on co-directors Mark Kassen and Adam Kassen's Puncture in Houston, Texas; the film was selected to debut at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival as one of the Spotlight projects for the 10th anniversary of the festival. That year, Evans appeared in Sylvain White's The Losers, an adaptation of the comic-book series from the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. Evans appeared in another comic-book adaptation, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where he portrayed Lucas Lee, one of Ramona Flowers' seven evil exes.
In 2011, Evans played the Marvel Comics character Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, starred in the film What's Your Number?, a romantic comedy co-starring Anna Faris. There were scheduling conflicts, as both films were set to film in mid-2010. Evans had signed on to appear in multiple films as Captain America, first reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers, he next starred opposite Michael Shannon in The Iceman. Evans grew out a beard for the role, he starred in South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's English-language film Snowpiercer. In 2014, Evans starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he starred opposite Michelle Monaghan in the romantic comedy Playing It Cool. His directorial debut, Before We Go, debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2015, he played Captain America again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, reprised the role in the 2016 sequel Captain America: Civil War, as well as in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, its upcoming 2019 sequel, Avengers: Endgame.
Evans said in March 2014 that once his contract with Marvel is up, he might consider doing less acting so he could work more on directing. In September 2015, he said that he would be willing to sign on for more films as Captain America after Infinity War if Marvel wanted to extend his contract. However, he has since stated. Evans starred in the family drama Gifted in 2017, he made his Broadway debut in Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman, which opened in March 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theatre as a part of Second Stage Theatre's first Broadway season. He has a number of upcoming projects, he will star as an Israeli Mossad agent in the thriller film The Red Sea Diving Resort and appear in murder mystery film Knives Out, scheduled for release in November 2019. In addition, he is attached to sci-fi film Infinite, will produce and star in the Defending Jacob series. Evans is a fan of the New England Patriots and narrated America's Game: The Story of the 2014 New England Patriots and America's Game: 2016 Patriots.
Although raised Catholic, he has expressed pantheistic views and a great interest in the philosophies of Buddhism. Evans is a supporter of gay marriage. In 2012, he said “Are you kidding me? It's insane that civil rights are being denied people in this age. It’s embarrassing, it’s heartbreaking, it goes without saying that I’m comp
Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, is an American singer, record producer and actress. Born in Lexington, Tinashe moved to Los Angeles as a child to pursue a career in entertainment, her notable roles included as a motion-capture model in the animated film The Polar Express and recurring roles in Out of Jimmy's Head and Two and a Half Men. Between 2007 and 2011, Tinashe was a member of the girl group the Stunners. Following their disbandment, she released the positively-reviewed self-recorded mixtapes In Case We Die and Reverie. Following their success, Tinashe signed with RCA Records and released her third mixtape, Black Water, her debut single, "2 On", reached number one on the Rhythmic airplay chart, peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut studio album, was noted by music critics as one of the most “solid” debuts by a new female artist in years; the album garnered her nominations for Soul BET Awards. Her collaboration with Snakehips and Chance the Rapper, "All My Friends", won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 2016.
Tinashe's second studio album Nightride reached number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the US. Joyride, her third studio album, peaked at number 58 on the Billboard 200 chart and reached number 6 on the UK R&B Albums chart. Tinashe describes her music as "rhythmic pop" that explores the genres of alternative R&B, hip hop. Tinashe Kachingwe was born on February 6, 1993, in Lexington, is the eldest child of college professors Michael and Aimie Kachingwe, her father is a professor who teaches acting at California State Polytechnic University and a first generation immigrant of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, while her mother, of Danish, Norwegian and English descent, teaches physical therapy at California State University, Northridge. Her parents met each other on a blind date during their time as undergrads at the University of Iowa. Tinashe's name means "We are with God" in the Shona language, she has two younger brothers and Kudzai. She and her family moved to California when she was eight years old.
She attended Crescenta Valley High School for a year before finishing early to pursue a career in music full-time. She began studying ballet and jazz dancing at the age of 4, continued to compete in various styles as a part of a dance company until she was 18. Tinashe scored roles in a number of TV shows and children's videos in the early 2000s, including the movies Cora Unashamed, Call Me Claus and Anonymous, two TV series: Rocket Power and Avatar: The Last Airbender; these led to a regular role in the TV series Out of Jimmy's Head in 2007–2008 and a recurring role on Two and a Half Men in 2008–2009. Although she was uncredited in the poorly received Masked and Anonymous, Roger Ebert observed at the film's 2003 Sundance Film Festival premiere "the one performer in the movie whose performance was applauded, he concluded his review of the movie: "If I had been asked to serve as consultant on this picture, my advice would have amounted to three words: more Tinashe Kachingwe." In 2007, Tinashe joined girl group the Stunners, founded by Vitamin C.
Her bandmates were friends Marisol Esparza, Allie Gonino, Hayley Kiyoko, Kelsey Sanders. Six months after their formation, the group signed with Columbia Records, signed a production deal with Lionsgate Entertainment for scripted television show for MTV. On March 18, 2009, they released a single and video, "Bubblegum." In October, the group released a five-song EP, influenced by artists such as Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna. The music video for their promo single, "We Got It", was released on February 22, 2010, they performed the song on The Today Show and The Wendy Williams Show. After signing with Universal Republic Records in 2010 they released a single, "Dancin' Around the Truth." The music video premiered on June 2, 2010, just before the group was announced as an opening act on Justin Bieber's My World Tour. After the Bieber tour the Stunners returned to the recording studio, but disbanded in 2011, Tinashe began pursuing a solo career. After the Stunners disbanded, Tinashe "bought a bunch of equipment, a camera, microphones", began to teach herself how to record and mix music.
She recorded songs in her room studio. She produced beats with Logic Pro, filmed and edited her own music videos with Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro. Tinashe cites YouTube as her "teacher". On May 3, 2011, Tinashe gave her first televised solo performance during a Dodgers—Cubs game, singing "God Bless America". On June 24, 2011, Tinashe released her first solo music video, a cover of Lil Wayne's single "How to Love"; the song was released as a free digital download via Tinashe's official website. Following the video's release, Tinashe confirmed she had been released from her recording contract with Universal Republic. Tinashe was featured on the dance single "Artificial People" by OFM, released on September 12, 2011. On November 25, 2011 Tinashe released the music video for "Can't Say No", her first original solo song; the track samples Britney Spears's song "Blur" from Circus. The song was released for download on November 28, 2011. in London In Case We Die, Tinashe's debut solo mixtape, was released in February 2012, recorded in her home studio.
The mixtape spawned four singles, the first being promotional song, "Chainless", released to iTunes on December 19