Birthday Shout! Mo’Nique, Jermaine Jackson, John Kerry…

Birthday Shout! Mo’Nique, Jermaine Jackson, John Kerry…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day December 11


American comedian and actress Monique gained fame through her role as Nikki Parker in the UPN series The Parkers while making a name as a Standup comedian.

She hosted The Mo’Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET; it was cancelled in 2011.

The actress won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious in 2009. She also appeared in UPN’s The Parkers and Welcome Home.

She worked as a phone operator before finding success in entertainment.

She starred in the 2006 comedy Phat Girlz and the 2008 comedy Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.

She had a son named Shalon with her ex-husband Mark Jackson, who she was married to from 1997 to 2001. She then had twin boys named Jonathan and David with Sidney Hicks, who she married in 2006.

She starred in Precious alongside Mariah Carey.

The 47 years old was born December 11, 1967.

Jermaine Jackson

American singer, bass guitarist, composer, and occasional film director Jermaine Jackson is best known as a member of The Jackson 5. He is the older brother of Michael Jackson.

He was Former member of The Jackson 5 alongside Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Jackie Jackson. He is also known for producing music by Switch and for recording duets with Whitney Houston.

He was the lead singer of the family band, the Jackson Brothers, the early incarnation of The Jackson 5.

He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness but converted to Islam in 1989.

He married Hazel Gordy in 1973, Alejandra Genevieve Oiaza in 1995, and Halima Rashid in 2004. He has a total of nine children, seven sons named Jermajesty, Jeremy, Donte, Jaafar, Jermaine Jr., Jourdynn and Jaimy and two daughters named Autumn and Dawn.

The 60 years old was born December 11, 1954.

John Kerry

American politician John Kerry is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State.
The Vietnam War veteran became the 68th US Secretary of State in 2013.

He briefly dated First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s half sister, Janet Jennings Auchincloss.

His brother Cameron Kerry became the general counsel of the Commerce Department. He has two daughters named Alexandra and Vanessa. He was married to Julia Thorne from 1970 to 1988 and in 1995, he married Teresa Heinz.

He lost his presidential campaign to George W. Bush, thus allowing Bush to serve his second term.

The 71 years old was born  December 11, 1943.

Hailee Steinfeld

She became an Oscar Award nominee at age fourteen for her role in the 2010 film True Grit. In 2013, she starred as Juliet Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and played Petra in Ender’s Game, then in 2015, she appeared in Pitch Perfect 2 and landed a record deal with Republic Records.

She began acting in short films at the age of eight.

She appeared in Taylor Swift’s music video for “Bad Blood” in 2015.

Her parents are Cheri and Peter Steinfeld and she has an older brother named Griffin.

She starred alongside Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges in True Grit.

The 18 years old was born December 11, 1996.


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