Martin Brest

Martin Brest
After enjoying one of the more impressive career ascensions of the 1980s and 1990s, writer-producer-director Martin Brest crashed in spectacular fashion with a film almost universally derided as the worst of the year, if not the decade. Having established his pedigree with film projects at New York University's School of the Arts and Los Angeles' American Film Institute Conservatory, Brest earned...

Meagan Good

Meagan Good
A gorgeous, gifted performer, Meagan Good was able to gracefully make the difficult transition from child and teen star to adult working actress. Born Aug. 8, 1981 in Panorama City, CA, Meagan Monique Good made her film debut in "Friday" (1995), but achieved her Image Award-nominated breakthrough in the spellbinding "Eve's Bayou" (1997) as a sexually charged teenager who may or may not have been...

Mel Tillis

Though his off-stage persona hinged on a broadly comic presence that often poked good-natured fun at his trademark vocal stutter, Mel Tillis possessed serious talents as both a singer and songwriter in the country vein, racking up six No. 1 singles and a slew of Top 10 hits over the course of a five-decade career. He found initial success in the late 1950s, penning songs for country stars like...

Michael Urie

Michael Urie
As the flashy Marc St. James, one of the most beloved characters on the hit series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), theater-trained actor Michael Urie became a breakout star, thanks to equal parts fierceness, tenacity and campy humor. Prior to his breakthrough on that series, Urie earned his stripes on the stage before transitioning to the screen on the provocative cable series, "Undressed" (MTV...
Credits: WTC View, Partners, Petunia, The Decoy Bride, Ugly Betty BIRTHDATE| 08/08/1980