Matt Green is an international best-selling author who writes about celebrity figures and their real stories. Matt's goal is to make celebrity biographies more accessible and enjoyable by the readers. His books are easy-to-read, short to the point and with very interesting facts about how normal people rose to stardom. He lives with his wife Kate in Surbiton, London, United Kingdom.
Ever wondered how Bill Gates rose to stardom?
Bill is a figure of paramount importance in the development of the software industry and really in the development of the internet. William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955. Known commonly as Bill Gates - the joint founder of the gigantic Microsoft Corporation
Ever wondered how Christian Bale rose to stardom?
Born in Wales on January 30, 1974 to a commercial pilot father, David Charles Howard Bale and a mother, Jennifer “Jenny” James, who worked as circus clown and dancer, Christian had a bohemian introduction to the performance world. Throughout Bale’s childhood, the family traveled extensively to places like England, Portugal and the United States.
Mao Zedong was one of the greatest leaders of China's history.
By the time he died in 1976, he had profoundly changed the course of history.
In this eBook you will learn more interesting facts about the revolution in China.
Many people says that he was responsible for the deaths of perhaps 60 million people.
Who will be the next Superpower? Is this China?
This eBook on How Good Manners, Migration,Technology and Concentration Affects Our Lives, written by the author is certainly worth reading.
How Good Manners Affects Our Lives?
Manners determine a relationship and that relationship is either affectionate or unfriendly depending on how the manner is presented.
Ever wondered how Johnny Depp rose to stardom?
After dreaming of becoming a rock star, Johnny Depp instead is now one of Hollywood’s best actors.
He became a house hold name after he played Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.
With leading man roles in movies and his bad boy image in Hollywood, Johnny has been named by People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive twice.
Ever wondered how Brad Pitt rose to stardom?
Brad Pitt is more than just a pretty face, though. In addition to his good looks and acting talent, the Shawnee, Oklahoma native is also an admirable human being, having struggled to attain his success, and a person who gives back to society and is concerned with social issues.
Ever wondered how Angelina Jolie rose to stardom?
Often described for her blue eyes, sexy look and big plump lips, Angelina Jolie became famous after her role as the video game character Lara Croft, in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001.
In 2005 she became even more famous when she and the famous actor Brad Pitt announced their relationship.
Ever wondered how George Michael rose to stardom?
George Michael is an icon of popular music in the modern world since he first appeared on MTV in torn jeans and a leather jacket.
He is considered a singer, songwriter and producer of the highest caliber.
He is best known for his work in the 1980’s and 90’s which started with the pop duo Wham! and eventually moved towards superstardom.
Ever wondered how Gerard Butler rose to stardom?
Gerard James Butler was born November 13, 1969 in Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Margaret and Edward Butler, an Irish bookmaker. The youngest of three children, Butler was mostly raised in his hometown of Paisley, with a short stay in Montreal, Québec, Canada between the ages of six months and eighteen months.
Ever wondered how Matthew McConaughey rose to stardom?
Matthew David McConaughey was born November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas to Mary Kathleen (nee McCabe) and James Donald McConaughey.
He was the last of three sons for the couple, joining brothers Michael, known as Rooster, and Pat.
Mary Kathleen is an actress, appearing in 2011’s Bernie, and a former substitute kindergarten teacher.
Ever wondered how Liam Hemsworth rose to stardom?
In Hollywood, the name Hemsworth has a ring of royalty to it.
Over the past five years or so, most Americans have familiarized themselves with the three handsome Hemsworth brothers. Middle child Chris is well known for his portrayal of the superhero Thor in a multitude of Marvel mega-films and was crowned GQ’s Man of the Year in 2016.
Ever wondered how Blake Lively rose to stardom?
Since beginning her career at the age of ten, Blake Lively has risen to be one of the most popular and talented actresses in Hollywood today.
She honed her craft as a child with her family, who all have careers in the entertainment industry.
While growing up, she attended her parents acting classes and workshops and learned the art of acting.
Ever wondered how Jessica Alba rose to stardom?
Jessica Alba is considered one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, and her massive appeal to film goers has cemented her as a modern day icon both in film and television.
She has also been vocal about her support of the feminist movement and works stridently to better the world for children through her charitable work.
Ever wondered how Kevin Hart rose to stardom?
Kevin Darnell Hart was born into a rough North Philadelphia neighborhood during the summer of 1979.
The second son of Nancy Hart and Henry Witherspoon, the family had fallen victim to hardships long before Kevin came into the picture.
For years, Hart’s father struggled with a severe drug addiction.
Ever wondered how Leonardo DiCaprio rose to stardom?
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11 1974 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
When Leonardo was just 1 year old, his parents divorced and he lived with his mother in different parts of the L.A neighborhood while his mom was working hard to support him.
Ever wondered how Will Smith rose to stardom?
Will Smith was born to entertain.
The young man with the flashy smile and charming personality rode his magnetic image to become one of the most successful actors of all time.
With diverse talents in music, acting, and producing, Will Smith conquered every area of entertainment he attempted.
Ever wondered how Whitney Houston rose to stardom?
One of the most successful and lauded female vocalists of all time honed her powerful and soulful voice in the company of a powerful family of Motown and Gospel music royalty.
Born to sing, Whitney Houston received mentorship in the shadows of her talented relatives before exploding onto the music scene to become a music legend in her own right.
Ever wondered how Vin Diesel rose to stardom?
Born in New York City on 18th August 1967, Diesel succeeded to negotiate numerous self-produced, low-budget movies into big-budget prominent man rank.
Growing up in New York City, Vin Diesel was always a bit of a trouble maker.
After functioning as a security guard at some Manhattan nightspots, he deliberated English at New York's Hunter College.
Ever wondered how Jason Statham rose to stardom?
Jason Statham was born on July 26, 1967 in Sherbrook, Derbyshire, England. While other biographers speculate that Jason was actually born on the same month and day but in 1972, Jason himself has proven that he was indeed born in 1967.
The late sixties and early seventies were a time of social and cultural changes.
Ever wondered how Snoop Dogg rose to stardom?
With one of the most distinct voices in rap music, the man known as Snoop Dogg has become recognized as one of the living legends of the genre.
Boasting a sly sense of humor and a laid-back and accessible personality, Snoop Dogg first rose to fame as one of the young talents in West Coast rap.
Ever wondered how Shirley Temple rose to stardom?
Although she would forever be remember for her heartwarming musical performances as a child star, Shirley Temple would later become a respected politician, diplomat, and social activist.
While her charming presence as one of film’s first true young talents is often what is associated with her name...
Sam Worthington is undoubtedly well-known as one of his age group’s most creative and blunt gifted artists.
This biography in the form of e-book, about the English-born Aussie actor encompasses the story of his struggle and sheer hard work.
A wonderful aspect of his individuality was his decision to see every day at work as an opportunity to learn. In keeping with Samuel even if someone’s day..
Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913. After her Parent’s divorce her mother moved Rosa and her Siblings to Pine Level, Alabama, where Rosa’s maternal grandparents resided.
As a child, Rosa was exposed to the realities of segregation. She walked to school daily because the elementary bus system prohibited black students from riding.
Ever wondered how Philip Seymour Hoffman rose to stardom?
The man who became known for his chameleon-like disappearance into a host of nuanced and creative characters was actually an extremely genial, kind, and gentle man in reality.
Though his life was cut tragically short, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left his indelible mark on the celluloid of film history forever.
Ever wondered how Paul Walker rose to stardom?
Born on September 12, 1973 in Glendale, California, as Paul William Walker IV, he grew up in San Fernando Valley area of LA County.
Paul’s handsome looks and body were of Irish, English and German descent.
Paul starred in many more commercial and when he was 12, he debuted his real acting career in a TV show called, Highway to Heaven back in 1985.
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small South African village.
His father, a tribal chief, gave his son the name Rolihlahla.
At the age of 7, he began his British education, and his teacher gave him the name Nelson.
When his father died, Nelson was sent to live with the leader of the Thembu people.
For more interesting facts you must read his biography.
Ever wondered how Morgan Freeman rose to stardom?
Morgan Freeman, like many early African American actors, was born into a time of racial segregation and prejudice.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1, 1937, Freeman experienced a rather turbulent childhood.
His parents moved to Chicago when Freeman was still a child, hoping to find better work.
Ever wondered how Miley Cyrus rose to stardom?
Though she has barely reached adulthood, Miley Cyrus has grown up in the media spotlight.
The child star of a country music legend has been performing for her entire life, but her recent career transformation is what makes the young artist so fascinating.
Ever wondered how Michael Keaton rose to stardom?
Keaton, whose real name is Michael John Douglas was born on September 5 1951 in Forest Grove, Pennsylvania. His mother, Leona Elizabeth (Loftus), was a homemaker. His dad, George A. Douglas, was a civil engineer. In the small Pennsylvanian town, Keaton grew up as the youngest of his six siblings.
With a simple name change, it seemed that Martin Luther King Jr.’s fate was sealed.
Taking the name of a man who led one of the greatest social revolutions of the 16th century, young Martin would later lead an important revolution of his own.
He was first born Michael King in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929.
Ever wondered how Lady Gaga rose to stardom?
The woman dubbed the New Queen of Pop burst onto the music scene in 2008, breaking sales records and taking the music world by storm.
Lady Gaga’s music, steeped in artistic weirdness and big budget stage production, has proven to be both polarizing and enticing.
Ever wondered how Kevin Spacey rose to stardom?
As glorifying and splendid Kevin Spacey life time achievement looks like, he has gone through the test of fire in the course of attaining the limelight.
The ladder to stardom is far, weak and unstable but it requires boldness, strength and determination to overcome every obstacle that lies between a man and the achievement of his dreams.
Ever wondered how Katy Perry rose to stardom?
Before she became the new queen of female-empowering pop anthems, Katy Perry began her career as a struggling singer-songwriter in the competitive world of the Hollywood music industry.
A quick career reinvention transformed Katy Hudson into Katy Perry and launched a methodical and thorough domination of the music charts.
Ever wondered how Kanye West rose to stardom?
By far, one of the most polarizing figures in rap music over the last decade has been Kanye West.
Originally exploding onto the music scene as a hotheaded young rapper with fiery passion and incredibly insightful lyrics, West quickly became one of the biggest figures in the genre.
Ever wondered how Justin Timberlake rose to stardom?
Justin Timberlake has always seemed comfortable entertaining.
From an early career as part of Disney television’s Mickey Mouse Club to a role in one of the most successful boy band groups of all-time, Timberlake’s winning smile and magnetic personality has charmed audiences across the world.
Ever wondered how Justin Bieber rose to stardom?
By recording and uploading videos of himself to popular social media site YouTube, a perfectly-coiffed preteen from Ontario, Canada stumbled into the biggest musical opportunity of his lifetime.
Plucked from the pages of the internet, Justin Bieber became an overnight success when he was developed from an awkward.
Ever wondered how Michael Jordan rose to stardom?
At a young age, the man whose name would become synonymous with basketball learned to hold his head high and overcome adversity.
When his wiry 5’ 11” frame was deemed too short for his high school basketball team, Michael Jordan had the choice of whether to give up completely his dream of professional basketball or to fight on.
Ever wondered how Joel Kinnaman rose to stardom?
His birth name is Charles Joel Nordström, but in the world of acting, he is famous as Joel Kinnaman.
Guy, derivation from Scandinavian countries, double nationality, won the heart of Hollywood Joel Kinnaman is the ideal man for every woman.
High, well built, with green eyes, is certainly something that what Hollywood needs to have.
Ever wondered how Jay Z rose to stardom?
When he was young, Shawn Carter used to sneak away from the putrid halls of his ratty Brooklyn apartment to walk the busy streets of a city alive with success.
The young boy who grew up in the shadow of the towering skyscrapers of New York City ascended to the pinnacle of music recognition through hard work and determination.
Ever wondered how Jamie Oliver rose to stardom?
He grew up in Essex where his father, Trevor and mother, Sally were the owners of a highly respected pub and restaurant called ‘The Cricketers’.
Jamie was lucky that his parents ran that Inn where he took an early interest in food and at the age of 8, he influenced his career direction working in his parent’s restaurant.
Ever wondered how Jamie Foxx rose to stardom?
Jamie Foxx is a widely acclaimed actor, singer, comedian, producer, and writer.
He started his career in 1989 at an open mic night, and through persistence and talent has since gone on and won many prominent awards for his work.
Jamie Foxx challenges many deeply set beliefs in the industry and has been able to overcome any obstacles.
Ever wondered how Hugh Jackman rose to stardom?
Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12th 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia .
Similar to most children in Wahroonga, Hugh was privileged enough to go to private school.
After his education in school he decided to attend the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.
Ever wondered how Eminem rose to stardom?
No one expected a skinny and poor young boy from the projects of Detroit to one day become one of the highest-selling rap artists of all time, but Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, never lost sight of his dream.
Despite an unbelievable amount of odds stacked against him, the aspiring rap artist used his pain and turmoil to pour anger, hurt, and frustration.
Ever wondered how Elvis Presley rose to stardom?
What made Elvis unique right from the start was, the way he progressed, and few performers have had a more histrionic impact on the lives of people than Elvis Presley.
His dramatic upsurge to global fame launched and accomplished by the gaudy Colonel Tom Parker.
Ever wondered how Edward Norton rose to stardom?
As vibrant as Edward Harrison Norton youthful look could be in the world of entertainment, an idealistic individual would have thought that he was from a generation of actors.
The disciplinary skills that he acquired from his military father and his mother, an outstanding tutor gave him an edge in his approach to life activities.
Ever wondered how Denzel Washington rose to stardom?
Born into humble beginnings, Denzel Washington would become synonymous with powerful acting and creative expression throughout his career.
From his early beginnings on the stage and in television, Washington would rise to be one of the most decorated actors of his era, earning numerous Oscar nominations and accolades.
Ever wondered how Bob Hoskins rose to stardom?
Although most movie fans remember the surly and pudgy actor Bob Hoskins as the hardboiled detective in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the British actor was actually responsible for bringing a new level of class and artistic commitment to British filmmaking in the 80’s and 90’s.
Ever wondered how Tom Hanks rose to stardom?
Tom Hanks is one of the most likeable icon of his generation and the achiever of two Oscars, three Emmys and four Golden Globes.
In a line of business, straddling over 25 years, Tom Hanks has paved his place as one of the supreme actors. With a collection of dramatic occurrences in miscellaneous movies such as Big, the Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump.
Ever wondered how Samuel Jackson rose to stardom?
Born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948, Samuel L. Jackson overcame racial segregation, an absent father, and a speech impediment to become one of Hollywood's top-grossing actors.
In fact, his speech impediment led to his discovering his acting ability.
He was active in the civil rights movement, and he retains that sensibility.