One of television's most respected journalists, Al Michaels has covered more major sports events since he joined ABC Sports in 1976 than any sportscaster. He has been widely acclaimed for his knowledgeable and insightful reporting in his primary assignment for ABC Sports since 1986 ," play-by-play announcer for ABC's NFL "Monday Night Football," the most successful sports series in television history.
Academy Award winner Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Barry Levinson has crafted an enviable reputation in the film industry as a director who blends literate and intelligent visions into films.
Chris Kattan was born October 19, 1970 in Southern California. He joined "Saturday Night Live" on March 16, 1996 as a featured player. On September 28, 1996, he was promoted to cast member status.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and two-time Oscar nominee, director, essayist, novelist and poet DAVID MAMET (writer/director) has been a force in American theater since 1976, when his first staged plays immediately won Obie and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.
Debra Messing (born on August 15, 1968), is an American actress. She is married to screenwriter Daniel Zelman, and on April 7, 2004, gave birth to their son, Roman Walker Zelman. She became widely known as interior designer Grace Adler in the sitcom Will & Grace. In 2003 she won an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.
With an illustrious career of achievement in theatre, films and television that has earned her distinctive stature throughout the entire entertainment profession, Doris Roberts ended the Millenium with a new high.
Elie Wiesel's statement: "...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..." stands as a succinct summary of his views on life and serves as the driving force of his work.
To the public at large, Jerry Stiller is best known as the husband and comedy partner of actress/director Anne Meara, and as the father of comedian Ben Stiller.
Jerry Zucker (born March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American movie director. He co-directed the movies Airplane! in 1980, Top Secret! in 1984, Ruthless People in 1986. He also directed Ghost in 1990 and Rat Race in 2001. He is the brother of David Zucker.
Kerri Strug (born November 19, 1977) is an American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. Strug was trained by the legendary coach Bela Karolyi, and joined the United States national team in 1991.
ometimes outrageous, but always outrageously funny, Kinky Friedman is a humorist and satirical songwriter with a raucous appeal that stretches from the big sky of Texas to the elite corridors of New England to the wild outback of Australia.
A popular Today Show regular, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Len Berman is known to millions of viewers for his "Spanning the World" round-ups of the astonishing and the hysterical from the world of sports. To sports fans, he is also known as creator and host of the Sports Fantasy program for NBC's SportsWorld.
American swimmer Mark Spitz achieved an Olympic record in 1972 that may never be equalled: seven gold medals. Perhaps no one athlete put more pressure on himself than American swimmer Mark Spitz. The athlete's bold predictions and cocky disposition made it almost impossible for him to live up to the standards he was setting for himself.
Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. At the age of three she moved to Washington, but soon relocated to Syosset, New York where she spent the rest of her childhood.
Stone has become one of the best known filmmakers working in Hollywood, making his name and fortune from political subjects like the Vietnam War, the Kennedy assassination, and the US involvement in El Salvador.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark Heights, New Jersey) is a renowned Jewish American songwriter, receiving Kennedy Center Honors in 2002.
Peter Yarrow is a Jewish-American singer best known as Peter from Peter, Paul and Mary. It was Yarrow who wrote that group's most famous song, "Puff the Magic Dragon".
COMEDIAN, ACTOR & AUTHOR The brilliant, famously neurotic comedian Richard Lewis is known to millions from his thousands of TV and radio appearances, HBO comedy specials and his sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Often referred to as a comic's comic, he was named on G.Q.'s list of the Most Influential Humorists of the 20th century.
Multi-talented Rob Reiner has had one of Hollywood's more remarkable careers, having gone from celebrity's son to comedy writer to TV actor to one of film's most successful producers and directors.
For 25 years, Sandra Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her knife-edged humor, satire and emotive performances on film, television and stage.
Commentator on ESPN's Monday Night Football, Co-host on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, Host of the "Tony Kornheiser Show", Former Washington Post columnist
Billy Crystal has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry, finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer.
Since his appointment to the post of Israel's Ambassador to the United States in July 2002, Daniel Ayalon has been at the forefront of developing the strong relationship between the United States and Israel.
If one were to base one's judgment of David Schwimmer's talent on his low-key performance as the anxious, awkward but lovable paleontologist Ross on NBC's smash hit comedy Friends, one might never suspect that beneath the affable exterior lies a versatile, multi-talented actor and filmmaker.
Holocaust Survivor; Author of six books including "I am a Star - Child of the Holocaust" and "Finding Dr. Schatz - The Discovery of Streptomycin and A Life It Saved"
Dr. Ruth Westheimer (also known as Dr. Ruth) was born Karola Ruth Siegel on June 4, 1928, in Frankfurt, Germany. She is a popular American sex therapist and author.
At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian."
Henry A. Waxman represents California's 30th Congressional District, which includes the complete cities of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Westlake Village and West Hollywood, as well as such areas of Los Angeles as Beverly-Fairfax, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverlywood, Topanga, Agoura, Chatsworth and Westwood
Jeffrey Goldberg's Prisoners has been hailed as one of the year's best books by the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate Magazine, the Progressive, Washingtonian Magazine, and Playboy.
Sitting at their kitchen table on a recent summer afternoon, Ruth and Judea Pearl think back to another day four and a half years ago when an FBI agent sat across from them with tears in her eyes.
Lenny Krayzelburg, three time Olympic gold medal winner for backstroke, has a self-effacing charm and strikingly good looks that have transformed him into a media darling. People Magazine has recognized him as one of the Fifty Most Beautiful People of 2000.
"In the darkest days of World War II," he begins in his best lecture-hall baritone, "Winston Churchill inspired the English people with words like, 'Let us brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for one thousand years, men will still say: This was their finest hour.' "
Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is a Jewish-American actor, writer director, and theatrical producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and parodies.
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