Birthday Shout! Alicia Keys, Jenifer Lewis, Xavi…

Birthday Shout! Alicia Keys, Jenifer Lewis, Xavi…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top personalities this day January 25

Alicia Keys

International Pop singer who was the first artist to receive five Grammy Awards at once after releasing her debut album, Songs in A Minor, which included “Fallin,” in 2001. Her hit album Girl on Fire earned her a 15th career Grammy Award in 2014 when it was named Best R&B Album.

She appeared on an episode of The Cosby Show, studied Mozart and Chopin, and graduated from Professional Performing Arts School as valedictorian.

Her album, Songs in A Minor, sold over twelve million copies.

She married rapper Swizz Beatz on July 31, 2010. They had a son named Egypt in October 2010 and a second son named Genesis in December 2014.

Singer Gabi Wilson was compared to her at the age of twelve.

The 35 year old was born January 25, 1981.

Jenifer Lewis

Back-up singer who became a voice and screen actress, providing her voice for the Disney animated films Cars and The Princess and the Frog. Her roles in Dreamgirls and Beaches brought her additional fame.

She made her acting debut in the Broadway musical, Eubie, in 1979.

She provided the voice for Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog.

She married Arnold Byrd in 2012 and she has a daughter named Charmaine.

In 2006, she starred opposite Meryl Streep in a performance of Shakespeare in the Park.

The 59 year old was born January 25, 1957.


Midfielder who was born Xavier Hernandez i Creus, he became one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history and was named World Soccer Player of the Year in 2010; began his long career with FC Barcelona in 1998 and made his first of over 100 appearances for the Spanish national team in 2000.

He began playing for Barcelona’s youth team at the age of 11, and played against RCD Mallorca in August, 1998.

He won the IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker Award every year from 2008 until 2011.

He was raised with a sister as well as two brothers, and married Nuria Cunillera on July 13 2013.

He became teammates with Lionel Messi on Barcelona in 2004.

The 36 year old was born January 25, 1980.

Ana Ortiz

Popular television actress who Played Hilda Suarez on the comedy series Ugly Betty. She began playing Marisol in Devious Maids in 2013.

She performed in the Broadway musical Hair as Chrissy.

She appeared in the 2010 music video “Cuando me enamoro” by Enrique Iglesias.

She married Noah Lebenzon in 2007, and the couple had a daughter in 2009.

She appeared throughout season 3 of the series Hung, starring Anne Heche.

The 45 year old was born January 25, 1971.

Natalie Hall

This television actress portrayed Colby Chandler on All My Children and began appearing in Pretty Little Liars as Kate Randall in 2011.

She appeared in a national touring production of A Chorus Line.

She played Maura in a 2009 episode of The Good Wife titled “Stripped.”

She was engaged to Brandon Barash.

She can be seen on Pretty Little Liars just like Ashley Benson.

The 27 year old was born January 25, 1988.


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