Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City on November 22, 1984. Johansson played the super agent Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Mickey Rourke. In March 2018, it was announced that Johannson was attached to director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, as the mother of a 10-year-old boy in Nazi Germany. Scarlett Johansson Biography and Profile.
Missy Elliott was born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2001, Elliott produced a thumping, cowbell-accented rework of Labelle’s 1974 hit, “Lady Marmalade”. In May 2019, Elliott received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. She was then admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. Melissa Arnette Elliott Biography and Profile.
Alice Munro was born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada on July 10, 1931. Alice Munro has also written television scripts. In October 2013, just after Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature was announced, the New Yorker republished her “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” (1999–2000) as a tribute to one of its own. Alice Laidlaw Munro Biography and Profile.
Nicole Galloway, an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, was born June 13, 1982. Nicole received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri and degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Sworn in as auditor in April 2015, Nicole’s audits have already shown results for Missouri taxpayers. Nicole Galloway Biography and Profile.
Emma Goldman, Anarchist and activist, was born June 27, 1869, Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania). She immigrated to the U.S. in 1885, where she worked in clothing factories. Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the burgeoning anarchist movement. Emma Goldman criticism of mandatory conscription of young men into the military during World War I led to a two-year imprisonment, followed by her deportation in 1919. Emma Goldman Biography and Profile.
Gloria Vanderbilt was born into wealth on February 20, 1924, in New York City. Her father, Reginald Vanderbilt, was the great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Her mother, Gloria Morgan, was a young woman who loved parties more than parenthood. Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was only 10 when she became an unwilling tabloid sensation. Gloria Laura Vanderbilt Biography and Profile.
Temple Grandin, American Biologist and Scientist was born to parents Richard Grandin and Eustacia Cutler in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1947. At the age of 2, Grandin was diagnosed with autism. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. Temple Grandin Biography and Profile.
Sarah Palin was born February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Palin is the author of The New York Times best-selling books Going Rogue: An American Life (November 2009), America by Heart (November 2010), and Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas (November 2013). Sarah Palin first made history on December 4, 2006, when she was sworn in as the first female and youngest governor of Alaska. Sarah Louise Heath was tapped as Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate. She is married to Todd Palin. Sarah Palin biography and profile.
Leymah Roberta Gbowee born in central Liberia February 1, 1972, is best known for leading a nonviolent movement that brought together Christian and Muslim women to play a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s devastating, fourteen-year civil war in 2003. Leymah Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Leymah Roberta Gbowee Biography and Profile.
Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978 to Egyptian mother and Palestinian father. She’s an ward-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator of several Arabic short stories and a novel. Her book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, won an American Book Award, a PEN Oakland Award, and a Story Prize Spotlight Award. Jarrar has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, Hedgebrook, and others. Randa Jarrar Biography and Profile.