Pop singer who gained recognition for winning the first American Idol competition in 2002. Her debut single “A Moment Like This” became the song of the year, as well.
She turned down two full-ride scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin and the Berklee College of Music, and later turned down two record deals before winning American Idol.
Cedric the Entertainer
Winner of the Independent Spirit Award for the film Antwone Fisher. He played Sean “Puffy” Combs in the 2009 film, Notorious.
He played the leading role in the movie Miracle at St. Anna, which was directed by Spike Lee.