Daniel Jason Sudeikis is an American comedian, actor and producer. In the 1990s, he began his career in improv comedy, he has performed with ComedySportz and The Second City. In 2003, Sudeikis was hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live and was a cast member from 2005 to 2013, he is known for his roles in the films Horrible Bosses, Hall Pass, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses 2, Mother's Day and The Angry Birds Movie. Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia to Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, Vice President of business development, Kathryn, a travel agent at Brennco and President of the American Society of Travel Agents, his father is of Lithuanian ancestry, while his mother has German and Irish descent. His maternal uncle is actor George Wendt, known for his role as Norm Peterson on Cheers, his maternal great-grandfather was photographer Tom Howard. Sudeikis was born with anosmia, leaving him with no sense of taste or smell, he has two sisters and Kristen. As a child, Sudeikis moved with his family to Overland Park, which he has described as his hometown.
He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. He left before finishing. In the 1990s, Sudeikis began his career in improv comedy, he began performing at ComedySportz in Missouri. He moved to Chicago, where he studied at the Annoyance Theatre and IO Theater and was one of the founding members of the longform team, J. T. S. Brown, he performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Sudeikis was cast in The Second City Touring Company and performed greatest hit shows while on the road. In the early 2000s, he became a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas, where he performed at the Flamingo. In 2003, while a regular performer at The Second City Las Vegas, Sudeikis was hired as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live or SNL, would make bit appearances as audience members or extras. In May 2005, he became a featured player on the show, was upgraded to repertory status at the beginning of the show's 32nd season on September 30, 2006. In July 2013, Sudeikis announced. In 2015, 2016, 2019, he made occasional appearances on the show.
Recurring characters George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States. Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States. Mitt Romney, 70th Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican Party nominee for President of the United States. Male A-hole of the Two A-Holes with actress Kristen Wiig. Ocean Billy, a parody of the 1980s singer Billy Ocean and his hit "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car". Gil, a news anchor who treats his field correspondent Michelle Dison's misfortunes as amusement. One of the guys from the "Song Memories" sketches, the first to tell strange stories about where he was when he first heard a song. Ed Mahoney, a brash man who makes a fool of himself in public. Officer Sikorsky, a police officer who brings in convict Lorenzo McIntosh in an attempt to "scare straight" the three delinquent teens that he arrests. In the earlier sketches, Officer Sikorsky's last name was Matthews. Dancer on What Up with That, an overzealous background dancer dressed in a red and white Adidas tracksuit with a 1980s man perm.
The Ed Helms/Paul Simon episode reveals. One half of Bon Jovi opposite band "Jon Bovi" appearing on Weekend Update with actor Will Forte. DJ Supersoak. Spoof on DJ Clay. Emcee for Kickspit Underground Music with Lil' Blaster and MC George Castanza, he has appeared in the "Underground Rock Minute", the "Crunkmas Karnival", the "Kickspit Underground Easter Festival", the "Columbus Day Assblast" and the "Donkey Punch the Ballot" sketches. Pete Twinkle, ESPN Classic host of obscure women's sports with dim-witted Greg Stink as his co-host Jeff, a disgruntled film and theatre technician who starts unprovoked arguments with the star of the piece; the Devil, who comes on Weekend Update to point out religious and moral hypocrisy on Earth. On the Emma Stone/Coldplay episode, the Devil gets so upset over the Penn State University sex scandal that he quits his job as The Prince of Darkness and returns to his old job as a customer service representative for Time Warner Cable. Jack Rizzoli, an anchor at WXPD News who always tells veteran reporter Herb Welch to do his job.
Tommy, a strip club M. C. for Bongo's Clown Room. Sensei Mark Hoffman, the faculty adviser and Japanese Studies teacher to Jonathan Cavanaugh-san and Rebecca Stern-Markowitz-san, hosts of "J-Pop America Fun Time Now". Considers Jonathan and Rebecca to be the worst students in his Japanese studies class due to their stereotypical perceptions of Japanese culture and is only on the show because university policy states that one of the teachers have to be present if students are using the campus studio. Marshall T. Boudreaux: The host of the courtroom reality show, Maine Justice; the character was an archetypical Southern gentleman known as Mr. Aymong who appeared on a one-shot sketch on the season 35 episode hosted by Blake Lively in which a Southern man ruins his chances of being hired to NASA by eating his interviewer's potato chip. Sudeikis had a recurring role on 30 Rock, appearing in a total of twelve episodes, he played Floyd DeBarber, a love interest of Tina Fey's chara
Botswana the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since it has maintained a tradition of stable representative republic, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the best perceived corruption ranking in Africa since at least 1998, it is Africa's oldest continuous democracy. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert, it is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but is, at most, a few hundred metres long. A mid-sized country of just over 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone.
One of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The economy is dominated by mining and tourism. Botswana boasts a GDP per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, one of the highest in Africa, its high gross national income gives the country a high standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa. Botswana is a member of the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations; the country has been among the hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite the success in programmes to make treatments available to those infected, to educate the populace in general about how to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, the number of people with AIDS rose from 290,000 in 2005 to 320,000 in 2013; as of 2014, Botswana has the third-highest prevalence rate for HIV/AIDS, with 20% of the population infected.
The country's name means "land of the tswana", referring to the dominant ethnic group in Botswana. The term Batswana was applied to the Tswana, still the case. However, it has come to be used as a demonym for all citizens of Botswana. Many English dictionaries recommend the term Botswanan to refer to people of Botswana. Archaeological digs have shown. Stone tools and fauna remains have shown that all areas of the country were inhabited at least 400,000 years ago. Evidence left by modern humans such as cave paintings are about 73,000 years old; the original inhabitants of southern Africa were the Khoi peoples. Both speak Khoisan languages and hunted and traded over long distances; when cattle were first introduced about 2000 years ago into southern Africa, pastoralism became a major feature of the economy, since the region had large grasslands free of tsetse fly. It is unclear when Bantu-speaking peoples first moved into the country from the north, although AD 600 seems to be a consensus estimate.
In that era, the ancestors of the modern-day Kalanga moved into what is now the north-eastern areas of the country. These proto-Kalanga were connected to states in Zimbabwe as well as to the Mapungubwe state; these states, located outside of current Botswana's borders, appear to have kept massive cattle herds in what is now the Central District—apparently at numbers approaching modern cattle density. This massive cattle-raising complex prospered until 1300 AD or so, seems to have regressed following the collapse of Mapungubwe. During this era, the first Tswana-speaking groups, the Bakgalagadi, moved into the southern areas of the Kalahari. All these various peoples were connected to trade routes that ran via the Limpopo River to the Indian Ocean, trade goods from Asia such as beads made their way to Botswana most in exchange for ivory and rhinoceros horn; the arrival of the ancestors of the Tswana-speakers who came to control the region has yet to be dated precisely. Members of the Bakwena, a chieftaincy under a legendary leader named Kgabo II, made their way into the southern Kalahari by AD 1500, at the latest, his people drove the Bakgalagadi inhabitants west into the desert.
Over the years, several offshoots of the Bakwena moved into adjoining territories. The Bangwaketse occupied areas to the west, while the Bangwato moved northeast into Kalanga areas. Not long afterwards, a Bangwato offshoot known as the Batawana migrated into the Okavango Delta in the 1790s; the first written records relating to modern-day Botswana appear in 1824. What these records show is that the Bangwaketse had become the predominant power in the region. Under the rule of Makaba II, the Bangwaketse kept vast herds of cattle in well-protected desert areas, used their military prowess to raid their neighbors. Other chiefdoms in the area, by this time, had capitals of 10,000 or so and were prosperous; this equilibrium came to end during the Mfecane period, 1823–1843, when a succession of invading peoples from South Africa entered the country. Although the Bangwaketse were able to defeat the invading Bakololo in 1826, over time all the major chiefdoms in Botswana were attacked and impoverished.
The Bakololo and Amandebele raided and took large numbers of cattle and children from the Batswana—most of whom were driven into the desert or sanctuary areas such as hilltops and caves. Only after 1843, when the Amandebele moved into western Zimbabwe, did this threat subside. During th
South by Southwest
South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, United States. It began in 1987, has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2017, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW interactive lasting for five days, music for seven days and film running concurrently for nine days. SXSW is run by the company SXSW, LLC which organizes conferences, trade shows and other events. In addition to the three main South by Southwest festivals, the company runs other conferences: SXSW EDU, a conference on educational innovation, held in Austin, the me Convention, held in Frankfurt, Germany, in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. Former conferences run by the SXSW organization were SXSW Eco, an environmental conference held in Austin from 2011 to 2016. SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,000 acts as of 2014. SXSW Music offers artist-provided music and video samples of featured artists at each festival via their official YouTube channel.
The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 28,000 registrants. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events have grown every year,bringing over 32,000 registrants to Austin in March 2013. Bands must cover their own expenses for lodging at the event. All performers are offered a cash payment or a wristband package that allows access to all music events. SXSW Film Conference spans five days of conference panels and sessions, welcomes filmmakers of all levels. Programming consists of keynote speakers, workshops, mentor sessions and more, with expert filmmakers and industry leaders. In 2015, the SXSW Film Conference programmed over 250 sessions with 735 speakers. Past speakers include Jon Favreau, Mark Duplass, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Cage, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Tilda Swinton, Amy Schumer, Sally Field, Joss Whedon, Christine Vachon, RZA, Matthew McConaughey, Danny Boyle, Seth MacFarlane, Catherine Hardwicke, Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Harmony Korine, Henry Rollins, Sarah Green and Robert Rodriguez.
Although the film festival highlights independently produced films and emerging directing talent with unique visions, the festival has long served studios as a starting point for their comedies, using enthusiastic fans as a barometer of how they might play in wide release. The SXSW Film Festival runs nine days with the SXSW Film Conference, celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Festival programming categories include: Special Events, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Narrative Competition, Documentary Competition, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Short Film Programs; the SXSW Film Awards, which occur on the last day of the Film Conference, honor films selected by the Feature and Short Film Juries. In 2015, the SXSW Film Festival programmed 150 feature films and 106 short films, selected from 7,361 submissions. Past notable world premieres include Furious 7, Chef, 21 Jump Street, The Cabin in the Woods and Insidious, the TV series Girls, Silicon Valley and Penny Dreadful.
SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology. The festival includes a trade show, parties, a startup accelerator. In July 1986, the organizers of the New York City music festival New Music Seminar contacted Roland Swenson, a staffer at the alternative weekly The Austin Chronicle, about organizing an extension of that festival into Austin after having announced that they were going to hold a "New Music Seminar Southwest"; the plans did not materialize, so Swenson decided to instead co-organize a local music festival, with the help of two other people at the Chronicle: editor and co-founder Louis Black, publisher Nick Barbaro. Louis Meyers, a booking agent and musician, was brought on board. Black came up with the name. While Southwest by South is an actual point on a compass, South by Southwest is not; the event was first held in March 1987. The organizers considered it a regional event and expected around 150 attendees to show up, but over 700 came, according to Black "it was national immediately."
Meyers left Austin and the festival in the early 1990s, but Black and Swenson remained the festival's key organizers as of 2010. Singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked was the keynote speaker at the 1992 South by Southwest, she caused controversy by delivering a speech, written by her then-husband Bart Bull, criticizing white musicians for stealing music from African American artists. In 1993, SXSW moved into the Austin Convention Center. In 1994, SXSW added a component for film and other media, named the "SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference". Johnny Cash was the keynote speaker; that year, the three brothers of the band Hanson were brought to SXSW by their father in order to perform impromptu auditions for music executives, in the hopes of getting industry attention. Among the people who heard them was A&R executive Christopher Sabec, who became their manager, would soon afterward get them signed to Mercury Records. In 1995, the SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference was split into two separate events, "SXSW Film" and "SXSW Multimedia".
In 1999, SXSW Multimed
Kaitlyn Dever is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Gwen Thompson in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, Loretta McCready in Justified, Eve Baxter in Last Man Standing on ABC and FOX, Jayden Cole in Short Term 12. Dever was born in Arizona, to Kathy and Tim Dever. At the age of five, she began her interest in the performing arts with her parents sending her to an acting school, she participated in gymnastics and skating, until she focused on acting. Her family moved to Dallas, where she enrolled at the Dallas Young Actors Studio in a month-long acting program. Honing her acting skills at the studio, she booked a number of commercials, before moving to Los Angeles. Dever's first notable acting role was as Gwen Thompson in the American Girl film An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. In 2011, she was cast in a recurring role as Loretta McCready in the FX series Justified, during the show's second season; that same year, she was cast as a series regular in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, starring with Tim Allen.
Dever's other television credits include Make It or Break It, Modern Family, Private Practice, Party Down, The Mentalist, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her 2011 film credits include Cinema Verite, Bad Teacher, the Clint Eastwood–directed film J. Edgar. In 2012, Dever was nominated three times at the 33rd Young Artist Awards: for her supporting roles in Bad Teacher and Last Man Standing, for her recurring role in Justified. In 2013, Dever appeared in supporting roles in the critically acclaimed films The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12, her role in the latter garnered widespread acclaim from critics. Dever appeared alongside Chloë Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley; the same year, she co-starred in the film Women & Children, directed by Jason Reitman. Dever will star as Dilly Picket in the upcoming drama-thriller film Them That Follow. Kaitlyn Dever on IMDb Kaitlyn Dever on Twitter
Coming out of the closet shortened to coming out, is a metaphor for LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity. The term coming out can be used in various non-LGBT applications. Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is described and experienced variously as a psychological process or journey. Author Steven Seidman writes that "it is the power of the closet to shape the core of an individual's life that has made homosexuality into a significant personal and political drama in twentieth-century America". American gender theorist Judith Butler argues that the process of "coming out" does not free gay people from oppression. Although they may feel free to act as themselves, the opacity involved in entering a non-heterosexual territory insinuates judgment upon their identity, she argues in Imitation and Gender Insubordination. Coming out of the closet is the source of other gay slang expressions related to voluntary disclosure or lack thereof.
LGBT people who have revealed or no longer conceal their sexual orientation or gender identity are out, i.e. LGBT. Oppositely, LGBT people who have yet to come out or have opted not to do so are labelled as closeted or being in the closet. Outing is the deliberate or accidental disclosure of an LGBT person's sexual orientation or gender identity, without their consent. By extension, outing oneself is self-disclosure. Glass closet means the open secret of when public figures' being LGBT is considered a accepted fact though they have not come out. In 1869, one hundred years before the Stonewall riots, the German homosexual rights advocate Karl Heinrich Ulrichs introduced the idea of self-disclosure as a means of emancipation. Claiming that invisibility was a major obstacle toward changing public opinion, he urged homosexual people to reveal their same-sex attractions. In his 1906 work, Das Sexualleben unserer Zeit in seinen Beziehungen zur modernen Kultur, Iwan Bloch, a German-Jewish physician, entreated elderly homosexuals to self-disclose to their family members and acquaintances.
In 1914, Magnus Hirschfeld revisited the topic in his major work The Homosexuality of Men and Women, discussing the social and legal potentials of several thousand homosexual men and women of rank revealing their sexual orientation to the police in order to influence legislators and public opinion. The first prominent American to reveal his homosexuality was the poet Robert Duncan. In 1944, using his own name in the anarchist magazine Politics, he wrote that homosexuals were an oppressed minority; the decidedly clandestine Mattachine Society, founded by Harry Hay and other veterans of the Wallace for President campaign in Los Angeles in 1950, moved into the public eye after Hal Call took over the group in San Francisco in 1953, with many gays emerging from the closet. In 1951, Donald Webster Cory published his landmark The Homosexual in America, exclaiming, "Society has handed me a mask to wear... Everywhere I go, at all times and before all sections of society, I pretend." Cory was a pseudonym, but his frank and subjective descriptions served as a stimulus to the emerging homosexual self-awareness and the nascent homophile movement.
In the 1960s, Frank Kameny came to the forefront of the struggle. Having been fired from his job as an astronomer for the Army Map service in 1957 for homosexual behavior, Kameny refused to go quietly, he fought his dismissal appealing it all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court; as a vocal leader of the growing movement, Kameny argued for unapologetic public actions. The cornerstone of his conviction was that, "we must instill in the homosexual community a sense of worth to the individual homosexual", which could only be achieved through campaigns led by homosexuals themselves. With the spread of consciousness raising in the late 1960s, coming out became a key strategy of the gay liberation movement to raise political consciousness to counter heterosexism and homophobia. At the same time and continuing into the 1980s, gay and lesbian social support discussion groups, some of which were called "coming-out groups", focused on sharing coming-out "stories" with the goal of reducing isolation and increasing LGBT visibility and pride.
The present-day expression "coming out" is understood to have originated in the early 20th century from an analogy that likens homosexuals' introduction into gay subculture to a débutante's coming-out party. This is a celebration for a young upper-class woman, making her début – her formal presentation to society – because she has reached adult age or has become eligible for marriage; as historian George Chauncey points out: Gay people in the pre-war years... did not speak of coming out of what we call the gay closet but rather of coming out into what they called homosexual society or the gay world, a world neither so small, nor so isolated, nor... so hidden as closet implies In fact, as Elizabeth Kennedy observes, "using the term'closet' to refer to" previous times such as "the 1920s and 1930s might be anachronistic". An article on coming out in the online encyclopedia glbtq.com states that sexologist Evelyn Hooker's observations introduced the use of "coming out" to the academic community in the 1950s.
The article continues by echoing Chauncey's observation that a subsequent shift in connotation occurred on. The pre-1950s focus was on entrance into "a
Orville Willis Forte IV is an American actor, comedian and producer. His work includes being a cast member on Saturday Night Live, the creator and star of the sitcom The Last Man on Earth. After obtaining a history degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, becoming a financial broker like his father, Forte changed his career path to comedy and took classes with the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings, he soon found he favored writing best, he worked as a writer on That'70s Show, before he auditioned for Saturday Night Live. He joined SNL in 2002, spending eight years as a cast member on the show, where he performed offbeat sketches, his most famous role on the show led to a feature film adaptation, MacGruber, that preceded his departure from the program. Forte took various roles before starring in the drama film Nebraska. Forte created and starred in his own television sitcom, The Last Man on Earth, which aired on Fox from 2015 to 2018, he was nominated for acting and writing for the series.
Orville Willis Forte IV was born in California. His father, Orville Willis Forte III, is a financial broker, his mother, Patricia C. is an artist and former schoolteacher. He was raised before moving to Lafayette, he went by Billy in his early years until he was teased at school for it being a girl's name, at which point he decided he would from on be known as Will. Forte describes himself as a "really happy kid", whose parents were "wonderful" and created a "very loving environment", he was interested in comedy from a young age, growing up idolizing comedians, Peter Sellers, David Letterman, Steve Martin and the sketch-comedy television series Saturday Night Live. He pranked his parents, would record himself performing imaginary radio shows, he did not aim to be a comedian, he wanted to become a football player. Forte was "a laid-back teen with a lot of friends" and a member of the varsity football and swim teams at Acalanes High School, from which he graduated in 1988, he was served as class president.
He had no ambitions for a television or film career, though his mother noticed a "creative streak" in him. Following high school, he attended the University of Los Angeles, he completed a degree in history. Planning to follow his father, he became a financial broker at Smith Barney Shearson in Beverly Hills, but felt "miserable" during his time there, he started writing while he was at Shearson, he co-wrote a feature-length script. On the subject of writing, Forte remarked, "I discovered that I loved it more than anything I had done in my life." He had been encouraged to attempt comedy during his years at university, he decided to change his career to become a writer-performer. He began taking classes at the Groundlings in Los Angeles, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school, while tutoring children to make ends meet. Forte's first successful foray into comedy was 101 Things to Definitely Not Do If You Want to Get a Chick, a comic book he produced that details incompetent men; the comics landed him his first professional job writing for The Jenny McCarthy Show, a short-lived variety show starring Jenny McCarthy.
Shortly thereafter, he was asked to submit a packet to the Late Show with David Letterman and was told Letterman responded favorably to animation. After only nine months at Letterman, he was "let go" from the job, he recalled his stint on the program as unpleasant, noting that he did not have enough experience in writing. "What an honor to work at that show but I don't think I was mentally prepared. I always wonder what it would be like if I’d had a couple more years of experience before going there."Forte returned to Los Angeles and began performing with the Groundlings' Main Company, with Cheryl Hines, Jim Rash and Maya Rudolph. He tried stand-up comedy three times at open mic nights, but quit after being voted into the Main Company, he joined the writing teams of two failed sitcoms, including Action. Forte got jobs writing for That'70s Show, two successful programs, he loved writing but had given up on acting, aside from acting with the Groundlings. While performing with the troupe in 2001, he was spotted by Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday Night Live.
Forte felt his confidence was higher than usual, as That'70s Show had been picked up for two more years. He was invited to audition for SNL. At his audition for SNL, he performed multiple original characters, including Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard, in addition to impressions of singer Michael McDonald and actor Martin Sheen, his final character was an older piece from his days with the Groundlings, in which he portrays a gold-painted street performer who performs fellatio to pay for his face paint, which devolves into a song needlessly uttering the words "cock" and "face paint" dozens of times. He felt his time to shine as a performer was over, as he was in his thirties when he auditioned. To his surprise, he was offered a chance to be on the show, but declined, opting instead for the financial stability of his work at That'70s Show, he felt working for SNL could not live up to the idealized version he had dreamed of, but he realized he would be making a mistake. After Will Ferrell left Saturday Night Live the following spring, Forte joined the cast, premiering at the beginning of the show's twenty-eighth season in the fall.
He was promoted to repertory player after his first year. His early years on the program were characterized
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school, her advocacy has grown into an international movement, according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become "the most prominent citizen" of the country. Yousafzai was born to a Pashtun family in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, her family came to run a chain of schools in the region. Considering Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Benazir Bhutto as her role models, she was inspired by her father's thoughts and humanitarian work. In early 2009, when she was 11–12, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu detailing her life during the Taliban occupation of Swat; the following summer, journalist Adam B. Ellick made a New York Times documentary about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region.
She rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu. On 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District, after taking an exam and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism. Yousafzai was hit in the head with a bullet and remained unconscious and in critical condition at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, but her condition improved enough for her to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK; the attempt on her life sparked an international outpouring of support for Yousafzai. Deutsche Welle reported in January 2013 that Yousafzai may have become "the most famous teenager in the world". Weeks after the attempted murder, a group of fifty leading Muslim clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her; the Taliban was internationally denounced by governments, human rights organizations and feminist groups.
Taliban officials responded to condemnation by further denouncing Yousafzai, indicating plans for a possible second assassination attempt, justified as a religious obligation. Their statements resulted in further international condemnation. Following her recovery, Yousafzai became a prominent activist for the right to education. Based in Birmingham, she founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation, in 2013 co-authored I Am Malala, an international best seller. In 2012, she was the recipient of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize. In 2014, she was the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi of India. Aged 17 at the time, this made her the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. In 2015, Yousafzai was a subject of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary; the 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time magazine featured her as one of the most influential people globally. In 2017, she was awarded honorary Canadian citizenship and became the youngest person to address the House of Commons of Canada.
Yousafzai attended Edgbaston High School from 2013 to 2017, is studying for a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Yousafzai was born on 12 July 1997 in the Swat District of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, into a lower-middle-class family, she is the daughter of Tor Pekai Yousafzai. Her family is Sunni Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity; the family did not have enough money for a hospital birth and as a result, Yousafzai was born at home with the help of neighbours. She was given her first name Malala after Malalai of Maiwand, a famous Pashtun poet and warrior woman from southern Afghanistan, her last name, Yousafzai, is that of a large Pashtun tribal confederation, predominant in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where she grew up. At her house in Mingora, she lived with her two younger brothers and Atal, her parents and Toor Pekai, two pet chickens. Fluent in Pashto and English, Yousafzai was educated by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, a poet, school owner, an educational activist himself, running a chain of private schools known as the Khushal Public School.
In an interview, Yousafzai once stated that she aspired to become a doctor, though her father encouraged her to become a politician instead. Ziauddin referred to his daughter as something special, allowing her to stay up at night and talk about politics after her two brothers had been sent to bed. Inspired by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Yousafzai started speaking about education rights as early as September 2008, when her father took her to Peshawar to speak at the local press club. "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?", Yousafzai asked her audience in a speech covered by newspapers and television channels throughout the region. In 2009, Yousafzai began as a trainee and a peer educator in the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's Open Minds Pakistan youth programme, which worked in schools in the region to help young people engage in constructive discussion on social issues through the tools of journalism, public debate and dialogue. In late 2008, Aamer Ahmed Khan of the BBC Urdu website and his colleagues came up with a novel way of covering the Taliban's growing influence in Swat.
They decided to ask a schoolgirl to blog anonymously about her life there. Their correspondent in Peshawar, Abdul Hai Kakar, had been in touch with a local school teacher, Ziauddin Yousafzai, b