Birthday Shout! Lauryn Hill, Octavia Spencer

Birthday Shout! Lauryn Hill, Octavia Spencer

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate with these top icon’s today May 25

Lauryn Hill

Iconic African American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress Lauryn Hill came to the limelight at an early age.  The star appeared in popular film Sister Act 2.

In high school she joined forces with Wyclef Jean and the group Fugees was born.

Her album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, which featured “Doo Wop (That Thing) received international success and soon Lauryn Hill became a star in her own right.

Her relationship with fellow Fugee Wyclef Jean further endeared her to the spotlight as it sparked major controversy leading to the group’s split.

The Fugees released two studio albums, Blunted on Reality (1994) and the Grammy Award-winning ‘The Score’ (1996), which sold six million copies in the United States.

She’s known for her hit “Killing Me Softly”.

Lauryn Hill has won numerous many awards.

She had five children born from her relationship with Rohan Marley.

Lauryn Hill was born May 25, 1975 in New Jersey, United States.

Birthday Shout! Lauryn Hill, Octavia Spencer
Singer Lauryn Hill performs at Amnesty International’s “Bringing Human Rights Home” Concert at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, which landed her an Academy Award.

At nineteen, Octavia worked as an intern on the set of Whoopi Goldberg’s film ‘The Long Walk Home.’

Spencer made her film debut as a nurse in Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill.

Octavia Spencer has won BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She was born May 25, 1970 in Alabama, U.S.

Birthday Shout! Lauryn Hill, Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
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