Top 100 celebrities 2012

The following are the top 100 celebrities 2012 from well known artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Elton John as well as some of the world’s best athletes including Tiger Woods and LeBron James.  These are all personalities that had a huge impact on the film, TV, radio and music industries including big names such as Oprah Winfrey, Simon Cowell and Angelina Jolie.  The list is divided into various sections including the overall top 10 celebrities, followed by a combination of the most popular people in music, cinema, TV, radio and sports.  Each selected celebrity has a short description and an image.


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Top 10 celebrities

The following are the overall Top 10 celebrities including Lady Gaga at number one, followed by Oprah Winfrey and Canadian youngster Justin Bieber.  It also includes the well renowned pop bands U2 and Bon Jovi as well as popular sportsmen Tiger Woods in golf and LeBron James in basketball.

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. U2
  5. Elton John
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Taylor Swift
  8. Bon Jovi
  9. Simon Cowell
  10. LeBron James

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Lady Gaga is an American singer and songwriter, born and raised in New York City, which briefly attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She has so far sold an estimated 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards, and considered one of the Greatest Women in Music and one of the most influential people in the world.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history.  She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and was for a time the world’s only black billionaire, as well as being one of the most influential woman in the world.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian pop/R&B singer-songwriter, musician and actor.  He was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Bieber’s debut single, "One Time", was released in 2009 and peaked in the top twenty in Canada and charted in the top thirty in several international markets. His debut album, the seven-track EP My World, followed in November 2009, and was soon certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

U2

U2 - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, who formed in 1976 and consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion).  U2′s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge’s timbrally varied guitar sounds and Bono’s expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and socio-political concerns.

Elton John

Elton John - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Sir Elton John is a British rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time.  His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history.  He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. He is ranked him as one of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Formerly the World No. 1, he is the world’s highest-paid professional athlete, having earned an estimated US$90.5 million from winnings and endorsements in 2010.

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress, which released her self-titled debut album in 2006. The record spawned five singles: "Tim McGraw", "Picture to Burn", "Teardrops on My Guitar", "Our Song" and "Should’ve Said No”.  As part of the album’s promotion, Swift opened on tour for Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 50th Grammy Awards.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Bon Jovi is an American rock band from New Jersey formed in 1983 and consisting of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, as well as current bassist Hugh McDonald.  The band became known for writing several rock anthems and achieved widespread recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, released in 1986.  In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single "It’s My Life" successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi has been known to use different styles in their music.

Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell is a British television personality, television producer and entrepreneur. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.

LeBron James

LeBron James - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA.  He is nicknamed "King James", was a three-time "Mr. Basketball" of Ohio in high school, and was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School. He was selected with the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Listed as a small forward, James has set numerous youngest player records since joining the league. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003–04, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008–09 and 2009–10, and has been both an All-NBA selection and an All-Star every season since 2005.

Complete top 100 celebrities list

The following is the complete top 100 celebrities list

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TV, Radio, Books

Sport

Lady Gaga
Justin Bieber
U2
Elton John
Taylor Swift
Bon Jovi
Simon Cowell
Katy Perry
Black Eyed Peas
Paul McCartney
Steven Spielberg
Beyonce Knowles
Usher
Muse
Jay-Z
Brad Paisley
Jennifer Lopez
Toby Keith
Sean Diddy Combs
Tim McGraw
Eminem
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

Angelina Jolie
Johnny Depp
Leonardo Dicaprio
Tyler Perry
Jennifer Aniston
James Cameron
Charlie Sheen
Jerry Bruckheimer
Adam Sandler
Sandra Bullock
Brad Pitt
Christopher Nolan
Robert Pattinson
Tom Hanks
Kristen Stewart
Reese Witherspoon
Will Smith
Robert Downey Jr
Ben Stiller
Julia Roberts
Mark Wahlberg
Natalie Portman
Cameron Diaz
Steve Carell
Mark Harmon

Oprah Winfrey
Donald Trump
Dr. Phil McGraw
Ellen DeGeneres
Jerry Seinfeld
Bethenny Frankel
David Letterman
Dick Wolf
Jay Leno
Sarah Jessica Parker
Rush Limbaugh
Ryan Seacrest
Howard Stern
Glenn Beck
James Patterson
Danielle Steel
Stephen King
Stephenie Meyer
Larry The Cable Guy
Kate Moss
Danica Patrick
Gisele Bundchen
Mark Burnett
Chuck Lorre
Eva Longoria
Heidi Klum
Jeff Dunham
Katherine Heigl
Courteney Cox
Ray Romano
Tina Fey
Hugh Laurie
Teri Hatcher
Mariska Hargitay

Tiger Woods
LeBron James
Kobe Bryant
Roger Federer
David Beckham
Phil Mickelson
Cristiano Ronaldo
Rafael Nadal
Alex Rodriguez
Tom Brady
Dwyane Wade
Dwight Howard
Lionel Messi
Derek Jeter
Peyton Manning
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Angelina Jolie is an American actress and director, who have received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.  She was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress in 2009 and 2011, and is famous for promoting humanitarian causes.  She has been cited as the world’s most beautiful woman, a title for which she has received substantial media attention.

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter and actress, who grew up with gospel music, and released her first studio album called Katy Hudson while in high school which failed to chart. She recorded a solo album later, which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry.

Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer and musician, who won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series, 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Dissatisfied with that status, Depp turned to film for more challenging roles, where he played the title character of Edward Scissorhands (1990) and later found box office success in films such as Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011) and the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–present). He has collaborated with director and friend Tim Burton in seven films, most recently with Dark Shadows (2012).

Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of NBA. Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He decided to declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favourite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest.

Leonardo Dicaprio

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Leonardo Dicaprio is an American actor and film producer, who has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award eight times and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004). He has also been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Backl Eyed Peas

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The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group, who formed in Los Angeles in 1995 and consists of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Since the release of their third album Elephunk in 2003, the group has sold an estimated 56 million records worldwide.  Their first worldwide song was "Where Is the Love?" in 2003, which topped 13 charts worldwide. Another single was the European hit "Shut Up". Their next album Monkey Business was a worldwide success, certified 4× Platinum in the U.S. and spawning two singles, "My Humps" and "Don’t Phunk with My Heart".

Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is an American real-estate mogul, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, who amassed vast hotel, casino and other real-estate properties, in the New York City area and around the world. He is known for his extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice, which have made him a well-known celebrity He is well-known as a real-estate developer

Dr. Phil McGraw

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Dr. Phil is an American television personality, author, former psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s.

Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, screen and playwright, producer, author and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and in 2011 named the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011.

Paul McCartney

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Sir Paul McCartney is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer, formerly part of the Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981).  He has been described by the Guinness World Records as the Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and with Lennon formed one of the most celebrated song writing partnerships of the 20th century.

Jenifner Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston is an American actress, film director, and producer who gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Steven Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur, as well as the co-founders of DreamWorks movie studio.  During his career spanning for more than four decades, Spielberg’s films have covered many themes and genres, from early science-fiction and adventure films to later more profound movies addressing such issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism.  He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Limbaugh III is an American radio talk show host, political commentator, an opinion leader of American conservatives particularly influential in matters affecting the Republican Party. Since he was 16 Limbaugh has worked a series of disc jockey jobs and his talk show began in 1984 at Sacramento radio station KFBK, featuring his ongoing format of political commentary and listener calls. He currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, from where he broadcasts The Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States.

Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan John Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host and network producer. He is the host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show that airs on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and throughout the United States and Canada on Premiere Radio Networks.

Roger Federer

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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP No. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks from 2 February 2004 to 18 August 2008.   He has won a men’s record 16 Grand Slam singles titles and is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass, and hard courts).  Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Howard Stern

Howard Stern - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Howard Allan Stern is an American radio personality, television host, author, actor, and photographer best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. He gained wide recognition in the 1990s where he was labelled a "shock jock" for his outspoken and sometimes controversial style.

James Cameron

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James Cameron is a Canadian film director, film producer, deep-sea explorer, screenwriter, visual artist and editor.  His writing and directing work includes Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), Dark Angel (2000–02), and Avatar (2009). In the time between making Titanic and Avatar, Cameron spent several years creating many documentary films (specifically underwater documentaries) and co-developed the digital 3D Fusion Camera System. Described by a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist, Cameron has also contributed to underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Charlie Sheen is an American film and television actor, the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.  He is best known for his role as Charlie in the hit television series Two and a Half Men.

Beyonce Knowles

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Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, who was born and raised in Houston, Texas and enrolled in various performing arts schools since she was as child.  Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

Glenn Beck

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Glenn Beck is an American conservative radio host, vlogger, author, entrepreneur, political commentator and former television host. He hosts the Glenn Beck Program, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks.  Beck is the founder and CEO of Mercury Radio Arts, a multimedia production company through which he produces content for radio, television, publishing, the stage, and the Internet.

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Usher

Usher - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, who rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum and his follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", which has been certified 4-times platinum.

David Letterman

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David is an American television host and comedian, best known as the host of the late night television talk show known as Late Show with David Letterman. He has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. Letterman recently surpassed friend and mentor Johnny Carson for having the longest late-night hosting career in the United States.

Muse

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Muse are an English rock band from Devon, who formed in 1994 and consisting of school friends Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesisers, sampling, harmtar). After the release of their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations, keyboardist and percussionist Morgan Nicholls has performed live with the band. Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances and their fusion of many music genres, including space rock, progressive rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, classical music and electronic.

David Beckham

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David Beckham is an English association footballer who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player.

Phil Mickelson

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Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer who won four major championships and a total of 40 events on the PGA Tour. He has reached a career high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years. He is nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed. Mickelson was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

James Patterson

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James Patterson is an American author of thriller novels, largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch & Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, nonfiction and romance novels.

Jay-Z

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Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor, as well as considered one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2011.   He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations.  He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time.

Jerry Bruckheimer

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Jerry Bruckheimer is an American film and television producer, who achieved great success in the genres of action, drama and science fiction. His best known television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and The Amazing Race. Some of his best known films include Beverly Hills Cop, Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, Bad Boys, Enemy of the State, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the National Treasure franchise.

Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David.

Adam Sandler

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Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over $100 million at the box office.  He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), though he has ventured into more dramatic territory. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison, a film and television production company that has produced numerous films and developed the 2007 television series Rules of Engagement.

Bethenny Frankel

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Bethenny Frankel is an American reality show personality, author, entrepreneur and natural foods chef. She was a contestant in the 2005 series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and one of the original five "housewives" featured on the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of New York City. She was the subject of the shows; Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After and founded the company Skinnygirl Cocktails.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger or striker for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth £80 million (€93.9 million/$131.6 million). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is paid €12 million per year, makes him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world.

Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock is an American actress and producer who rose to fame in the 1990s after roles in successful films such as Demolition Man, Speed, The Net, A Time to Kill and While You Were Sleeping.  In 2009, Bullock starred in two of the more financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side.  She was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. She is listed in the 2012 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records as the highest-paid actress, with $56 million.

Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt is an American actor and film producer who has received four Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one Golden Globe. He has been described as one of the world’s most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media attention.

Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and his success on clay has earned him the nickname "The King of Clay", and has prompted many experts to regard him as the greatest clay court player of all time.

Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, screenwriter and producer.  He received serious notice after his second feature Memento (2000), which he wrote and directed based on a story idea by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Jonathan went to co-write later scripts with him, including the Batman series and The Prestige. After directing Insomnia (2002), Nolan pitched an idea for a reboot of the Batman film franchise to Warner Bros., eventually making a successful trilogy consisting of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Brad Paisley

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Brad Paisley is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and his songs are frequently laced with humour and pop culture references.

Alex Rodriguez

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Alexander Rodriguez is an American professional baseball third baseman with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Known popularly by his nickname A-Rod, he previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is an American actress, businesswoman, dancer and recording artist. She is recognized as the most successful entertainer of Latin descent, she was born and raised in The Bronx, where she enrolled in singing and dancing classes as a child before starting her career as a fly girl on the television comedy program In Living Color.

Toby Keith

Toby Keith - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Toby Keith is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He released his first four studio albums including 1993′s Toby Keith, 1994′s Boomtown, 1996′s Blue Moon and 1997′s Dream Walkin’, for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury in 1998. These albums all earned gold or higher certification, and produced several chart singles, including his debut "Should’ve been a Cowboy", which topped the country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s.

Sean Diddy Combs

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Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names Diddy and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Robert Pattinson is an English actor, model, musician and producer, who was born and raised in London.  He started out his career by playing the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and later landed the leading role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer, where came to worldwide fame.  He is now considered among the highest paid and most bankable actors in Hollywood and is one of the world’s most influential people.

Dick Wolf

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Dick Wolf is an American producer, specializing in crime dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. Throughout his career he has won several awards including an Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tom Brady

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Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football at Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Jay Leno

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Jay Leno is an American stand-up comedian and television host, who is best known for hosting the Tonight Show.

Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Wade nicknamed flash or D-Wade, is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. Awarded 2006 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Wade has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league, who had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years,

Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks is an American actor, producer, writer and director, best known for his roles in Philadelphia and as the title character in Forrest Gump, roles which won him two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor. Hanks is also known for his Oscar nominated roles in Big, Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away.

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Dwight Howard is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA team selection, four-time All-Defensive member and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.  Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts, and has set numerous franchise and league records. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA, which went on to win the gold medal.

Gisele Bundchen

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Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model, occasional film actress and goodwill ambassador for the UN Environment Programme.  In the late 1990s, Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to find international success.  In 1999, Vogue magazine dubbed her "The Return of the Sexy Model" and she was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modelling.  

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Tim McGraw is an American country singer and actor, with many of his albums and singles have topped the country music charts with total album sales in excess of 40 million units in the US, making him the eighth best-selling artist, and the third best-selling country singer.  He is married to country singer Faith Hill and is the son of former baseball player Tug McGraw.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays in La Liga for FC Barcelona and is the captain of the Argentina national team, mainly as a forward.  By the age of 21, Messi received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.  His playing style and small stature have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi as his successor.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Kristen Stewart is an American actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She has also starred in films including Panic Room (2002), Zathura (2005), In the Land of Women (2007), The Messengers (2007), Adventureland (2009) and The Runaways (2010). She will star in three upcoming films in 2012: Snow White & the Huntsman, On the Road and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and film producer, who landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991.  She later made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 films: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

Will Smith

Will Smith - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Will Smith also known by his stage name The Fresh Prince, is an American actor, producer and rapper. He has enjoyed success in television, film and music and is considered one of the most powerful actor in Hollywood, especially since been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards and has won multiple Grammy Awards.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor who made his screen debut in 1970 at the age of five and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s, he had roles in series such as coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. His role in Less Than Zero (1987) was the first time Downey’s acting would be commended by critics. After Zero, Downey was cast in starring roles in bigger films, such as Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991), and Natural Born Killers (1994). He played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Mark Burnett is a British television producer, based in Los Angeles and best known as the producer of Survivor and the creator of the Apprentice. Burnett is currently working on the Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, The Voice, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Shark Tank, and The People’s Choice Awards. His work has gained him multiple awards and recognition.

 

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Ben Stiller is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Julia Roberts is an American actress who became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Golden Globe Awards and Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).   She is also known for her appearance in a variety of box office hits including My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Mystic Pizza (1988), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Valentine’s Day (2010), The Pelican Brief (1993), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), and Ocean’s Twelve (2004),  making her one of the most successful actresses in terms of box office receipts.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Derek Jeter is an American baseball shortstop who has played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter has been a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the 1990s and 2000s due to his clubhouse presence, on-field leadership, hitting ability, and baserunning.  He is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits (3,110), games played (2,426), stolen bases (329), and at bats (9,868).

Eminem

Eminem - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Eminem also known by his alter ego Slim Shady is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem’s popularity brought his group, D12, to mainstream recognition.  Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s.  He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by selling more than 42 million tracks and 41 million albums in the United States and nearly 90 million albums worldwide.

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Peyton Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons from 1998–2011. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Sarah Jessica Parker is an American film, television, and theatre actress and producer, best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards. She played the same role in the 2008 feature film based on the show, Sex and the City: The Movie, and in its sequel, Sex and the City 2.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, film and television producer and former musician. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, and became famous for his 1991 debut as a musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg is well known for his roles in films such as Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), and The Fighter (2010).

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Natalie Portman is an American and Israeli actress, best known for her first role as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.  In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress, and completed her bachelor’s degree in 2003.

Kanye West

Kanye West - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Kanye West is an American musician, film director and fashion designer, who first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing ’70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, and classical music.

Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Chuck Lorre is an American writer, director, producer and composer who has created many American of the greatest a sitcoms including Grace under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also served as an executive producer of the sitcom Roseanne, and currently serves as an executive producer for CBS’s Mike & Molly.

Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Danielle Steel is an American romantic novelist and author of mainstream dramas. Best known for drama and romance novels, Steel has sold more than 800 million copies of her books (as of 2005) worldwide and is the fourth best selling writer of all time, and is currently the bestselling author alive. Her novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks[1] and 22 have been adapted for television.

Stephen King

Stephen King - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, many of the stories are set in his home state of Maine.

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player and former world no. 1, who is a United States resident since 1994.  Sharapova has won 25 WTA singles titles, including three Grand Slam singles titles at the 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Cameron Diaz is an American actress and former model, who became famous during the 1990s with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include the two Charlie’s Angels films, voicing the character Princess Fiona in the Shrek series, and Bad Teacher.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Eva Longoria is an American actress, best known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Longoria received a nomination for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Desperate Housewives.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Heidi Klum is a German-American model, actress, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer and occasional singer. In 2008 she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship.  In January 2012, Klum separated from her husband, British musician Seal.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player and a former world no. 1. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her world no. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the world no. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009.  She is the only female player to have won over $35 million in prize money.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Lil Wayne is an American rapper, who at the age of nine joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group’s major selling album Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his Platinum debut album Tha Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the U.S.

Venus Williams

Venus Williams - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1.  She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black woman to achieve this feat during the open era.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Steve Carell is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, writer, and director. Although Carell is notable for his role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he found greater fame in the late 2000s for playing Michael Scott on The Office. He has also starred in lead roles in the films the 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart, Date Night, Dinner for Schmucks, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.  Carell was nominated as "America’s funniest man".

Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. He has four specials that run on Comedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, and Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Katherine Heigl is an American actress and producer, best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She has also starred in films such as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Knocked Up, Zyzzyx Road, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It, New Year’s Eve and One for the Money.

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Stephenie Meyer is an American children’s author and producer, best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which have gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies globally with translations into 37 different languages.  Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in America and Twilight was the best-selling book of the year.

Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Daniel Lawrence Whitney best known by his stage name and character Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, country music artist, voice artist, and former radio personality.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL), the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls (2004) and Baby Mama (2008).  Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City.

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Courteney Cox is an American actress, best known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror series Scream and as Jules Cobb in the ABC sitcom Cougar Town, for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination. Cox has also starred in Dirt produced by Coquette Productions, a production company created by herself and husband at the time David Arquette.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Kate Moss is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on eating disorders, and her role in size zero fashion.

Ray Romano

Ray Romano - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Raymond Romano is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian, best known for his roles on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and in the Ice Age film series. He recently starred in the TNT comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age.

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Danica Patrick is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, being the only woman to win in the IndyCar Series as well as holding the highest finish by a woman at the Indianapolis 500 of 3rd place.

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Hugh Laurie is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, musician, recording artist, and director. He first became well known in the media as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 until 1999. Since 2004, he has played Dr Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards and several Emmy nominations.

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Mark Harmon is an American actor, who has appeared in a variety of television, film and stage roles since the mid 1970s, following a brief career as a collegiate football player with the UCLA Bruins. Since 2003, Harmon has starred as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the hit CBS series NCIS.

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Teri Hatcher is an American actress, writer and presenter, best known for her television roles as Susan Mayer on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, as well as Lois Lane on the ABC comedy-drama series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay - Top 100 celebrities 2012

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Mariska Hargitay is an American actress best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

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