Avril Lavigne

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Date of Birth:27 September 1984
Birthplace:Napanee, Ontario
First Name:Avril
Last Name:Lavigne
Height:5' 1" (155 cm)
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Blonde
Star Sign:Libra
Claim to Fame:princess of mall punk
Occupation:Musician (composer, drummer), singer, model, actress, designer
Occupation Category:Singer
Music Genre:Pop, Pop/Rock
Music Tags:Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock
Music Style:Alternative/ Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Teen Pop
Music Mood:Ambitious, Angst-Ridden, Brash, Energetic, Exuberant, Fun, Playful, Rambunctious, Refined/Mannered, Reflective, Rousing, Somber, Stylish
Musical Instrument:Vocals
Alternative Names:Avie, Abbie (given by her dad)

Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley (born sep. 27, 1984 (27 years ago)), better known by her birth name Avril Lavigne, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. Lavigne has sold more than 30 million copies of her albums worldwide. She is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the United States, with over 10.25 million copies certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. She has been dubbed as the 'pop-punk princess' by various sources. 

Lavigne broke into the recording industry with her debut album, Let Go, released in 2002 (9 years ago). As of 2009 (2 years ago), over 16 million copies were sold worldwide, more than 6 million of which were sold in the United States. Her second and third album, Under My Skin and The Best Damn Thing, reached number one on the Global charts. Lavigne has scored five number-one singles worldwide, including "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm With You", "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend". 

Avril Ramona Lavigne was born to a French-born father, John, and a Franco-Ontarian mother, Judy, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on sep. 27, 1984 (27 years ago). Her father named her Avril after the month "April" in French. She has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Michelle. Lavigne's mother was the first to spot young Lavigne's talent. At the age of two, Lavigne began singing church songs along with her mother. The family moved to Napanee, Ontario, when Lavigne was five years old. 

In 1998 (13 years ago), Lavigne won a competition to sing with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain (4 walls) on her first major concert tour. She appeared alongside Twain at her concert in Ottawa, appearing on stage to sing "What Made You Say That". She was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario. During a performance with the Lennox Community Theatre, Lavigne was spotted by local folk singer Steve Medd, who invited her to contribute vocals on his song, "Touch the Sky", for his 1999 (12 years ago) album, Quinte Spirit. She also sang on "Temple of Life" and "Two Rivers" for his follow up 2000 (11 years ago) album, My Window to You. 

Lavigne made a cameo in the movie Going the Distance and also appeared in an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, performing "Sk8er Boi" with her band. Lavigne made her movie debut in the 2006 (5 years ago) animated movie Over the Hedge, which is based on the comic strip of same name. She voices the character Heather, a Virginia Opossum. In Aug. 2006 (5 years ago), Canadian Business magazine ranked her the seventh top Canadian actor dominating in Hollywood in their second-annual ranking Celebrity Power List. She is ranked second with the most web hits, and sixth in TV mentions. 

Lavigne acted in the Richard Gere movie The Flock, as the girlfriend of a crime suspect. Lavigne appears in the movie Fast Food Nation, which is based on her favorite book, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. 

The British publication The London Paper reported that she recently landed a lead role in an upcoming film. Lavigne revealed, "I've got a movie role coming up — something you wouldn't expect from me, something deep and dark." 

In the Jan. 2003 (8 years ago) issue of Seventeen magazine, she admitted to "snagging a bite of Matt's cheeseburgers every now and again." She said also she prefers not to eat meat, but will not say she's a vegetarian "in case anyone caught her eating meat". 

Lavigne has a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist that matches the style of the one used for her first album artwork. It was created at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody's identical tattoo. In late 2004 (7 years ago), she had a small pink heart-shaped tattoo featuring the letter 'D' applied to her right wrist, which represents her now husband Deryck Whibley, a fellow Canadian singer who is the lead singer/guitarist of punk band Sum 41. They began dating in Feb. 2004 (7 years ago) and on Jun. 27, 2005 (6 years ago), Lavigne and Whibley became engaged. Whibley proposed to Lavigne by surprising her with a trip to Venice, a gondola ride, and then a romantic picnic. 

The couple married in a Catholic ceremony attended by about 110 guests on Jul. 15, 2006 (5 years ago) at a private estate in Montecito, California. When asked if they were ready for kids the couple said "not right now but somewhere down the road." 

Lavigne said in a 2004 (7 years ago) interview that her favorite party song was Hey Ya, by Outkast. She likes listening to Third Eye Blind, Oasis, Marilyn Manson, System Of A Down (3 walls) and Blink-182, and loves especially the track I Miss You. Asked what she would put on a mix tape to a boy she liked, she answered: "Iris, by Goo Goo Dolls. I'd put a few Coldplay and Oasis songs. Radiohead - The Bends is one of my favorite albums". 

Studio albums: 
2002: Let Go 
2004: Under My Skin 
2007: The Best Damn Thing 
2009: Fourth studio album 

2003: My World 
2005: Live at Budokan 
2008: Live in Toronto 

2003: Try To Shut Me Up Tour 
2004/2005: Bonez Tour/ Mall Tour 
2007: Promotional Tour 
2008 The Best Damn Tour 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 
Going the Distance 
Saturday Live 
Fast Food Nation 
Over the Hedge 
The Flock

Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Liv Tyler

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Date of Birth:01 July 1977
Birthplace:New York City, New York
First Name:Liv
Last Name:Tyler
Height:5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Brown - Dark
Star Sign:Cancer
Claim to Fame:Daughter of Aerosmith frontman
Occupation Category:Actress
Alternative Names:Liv Rundgren, Livy

Liv Rundgren Tyler (born Jul. 1, 1977 (34 years ago)) is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell, model and singer. Tyler began a career in modeling at the age of 14, but after less than a year she decided to focus on acting. She made her movie debut in the 1994 (17 years ago) movie Silent Fall. She then appeared in supporting roles in Empire Records (1995, 16 years ago), Heavy (1996, 15 years ago), and That Thing You Do! (1996, 15 years ago). Tyler later achieved critical recognition in the leading role Stealing Beauty (1996, 15 years ago). She followed this by starring in supporting roles including Inventing the Abbotts (1997, 14 years ago) and Cookie's Fortune (1999, 12 years ago). 

Tyler achieved international recognition as a result of her portrayal of elf princess Arwen Undómiel in the The Lord of the Rings films. She has appeared in an eclectic range of films, including the 2004 (7 years ago) comedy Jersey Girl, the indie movie Lonesome Jim (2005, 6 years ago), the drama Reign Over Me (2007, 4 years ago) and big-budget studio movies such as Armageddon (1998, 13 years ago), The Strangers (2008, 3 years ago) and The Incredible Hulk (2008, 3 years ago). 

Since 2003 (8 years ago), Tyler has served as a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for the United States, and as a spokesperson for Givenchy's line of perfume and cosmetics. Tyler married musician Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog in 2003; they have one son, Milo, born dec. 14, 2004 (7 years ago). The couple announced their separation in May 2008 (3 years ago). 

Tyler was born Liv Rundgren at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York. She is the first-born daughter of Bebe Buell, a model, singer, and former Playboy Playmate (Miss Nov. 1974 (37 years ago)), and Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith. Her mother named her after Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann after seeing Ullmann on the cover of the Mar. 5, 1977 (34 years ago), issue of TV Guide. She has three half-siblings: Mia Tyler (born 1978 (33 years ago)), Chelsea Anna Tallarico (born 1989 (22 years ago)), and Taj Monroe Tallarico (born 1992 (19 years ago)). Her maternal grandmother, Dorothea Johnson, founded the Protocol School of Washington. 

At birth, Buell claimed that rock star Todd Rundgren was Tyler's biological father. Tyler discovered her true parentage at age nine. She discovered that she was Steven Tyler's daughter after meeting him and noticing a resemblance she shared with his other daughter, Mia. When she asked her mother about the similarity, the secret was revealed. The truth about Tyler's paternity did not become public until five years later, in 1991 (20 years ago), when she changed her name from Rundgren to Tyler, but kept the former as a middle name. Buell's alleged reason for the initial decision was that Steven was too heavily addicted to drugs at the time of her birth. Since learning the truth about her paternity, Tyler and Steven have developed a close relationship. They have also worked together professionally, once when she appeared in Aerosmith's music video for "Crazy" in 1993 (18 years ago) and again when Aerosmith wrote and performed many of the songs in the movie Armageddon (1998, 13 years ago), in which Tyler starred. 

Tyler attended the Congressional School of Virginia, Breakwater School and Waynflete School in Portland, Maine, before returning to New York City with her mother at the age of 12. She went to York Preparatory in New York City for junior high and high school, after her mother researched the school to accommodate Tyler's attention-deficit disorder. She graduated in 1995 (16 years ago) and left to continue her acting career. When asked about the way she spent her early life, Tyler said: "For me, I didn’t get much of a childhood in my teen years because I’ve been working since I was 14. But that also kept me out of trouble. When everybody was doing acid and partying like crazy, I was at work on a movie in Tuscany ... having my own fun, of course, but it was a different kind of thing. I have no regrets. I love the way my life has gone." 

Tyler dated actor Joaquin Phoenix from 1995 (16 years ago) to Nov. 1998; the couple met on the set of Inventing the Abbotts. In 1998 (13 years ago), she began dating British musician Royston Langdon of the band Spacehog. Tyler and Langdon became engaged in Feb. 2001 (10 years ago), and got married in Barbados on Mar. 25, 2003 (8 years ago). On dec. 14, 2004 (7 years ago), she gave birth to a son, Milo William Langdon. On May 8, 2008 (3 years ago), the couple confirmed through representatives that they would be separating but remain friends. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Tyler revealed that her separation from Langdon led her to move to Los Angeles, explaining that it was hard to be in the New York home they shared. 

Tyler is an active supporter of the charitable United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). She was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United States in 2003 (8 years ago). In Nov. 2004 (7 years ago), she hosted the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake in New York City. Tyler also served as spokesperson for the 2004 (7 years ago) Givenchy Mother's Day promotion, in support of UNICEF's Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) campaign. 

Since 2004 (7 years ago), she has donated to the Women's Cancer Research Fund to support innovative research, education, and outreach directed at the development of more effective approaches to the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all women's cancers. In Oct. 2007 (4 years ago), Tyler, along with her mother, Bebe Buell and her grandmother, Dorothea Johnson, helped launch the Emergen-C Pink energy drink, in which the event was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

She is good friends with designer Stella McCartney, model Helena Christensen and actresses Kate Hudson (12 walls) and Gwyneth Paltrow. Tyler has also stated that she is a vegan. In 2003 (8 years ago), she became the spokesperson for Givenchy perfume and cosmetics; in 2005 (6 years ago) the brand named a rose after her, which was used in one of its fragrances. In 2009 (2 years ago), Tyler signed on for two more years as Givenchy spokesperson.

Source: en.wikipedia.org
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