Birthday Shout! Gigi Hadid, John Cena, Taio Cruz, William Shakespeare …

Birthday Shout! Gigi Hadid, John Cena, Taio Cruz, William Shakespeare …

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day April 23

Gigi Hadid

Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition model, fashion model, and television personality who had graced the pages of magazines such as Elle and Vogue and the covers of Galore and Schon! She appeared on the series Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

She started modeling when she was only 2 years old with Baby Guess but eventually discontinued her modeling career to focus on school.

She was the face of the upscale clothing line brand Guess in 2012.

She has younger siblings named Bella and Anwar. She dated Joe Jonas for five months in 2015, then began dating former One Direction star Zayn Malik.

She was in a relationship with singer Cody Simpson.

The 21 year old was born April 23, 1995.

 John Cena

Famous wrestler nicknamed “Doctor of Thuganomics,” he has won 23 professional championships, including 12 WWE World Heavyweight titles. Also an actor, he has played leading roles in the films The Marine, Legendary, Fred: The Movie and 12 Rounds. He also starred in Trainwreck.

While pursuing a career in bodybuilding, he worked as a chauffeur at a limousine company.

He performed the WWE theme song “Basic Thugonomics,” which was featured on WWE Originals, the WWE soundtrack album.

He was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from July, 2009 to July, 2012, then began a relationship with fellow wrestler Nikki Bella.

He and Hulk Hogan are two of the most accomplished wrestlers in WWE history. Hogan tallied six WWE and WWF World Heavyweight championships and another six WCW World Heavyweight titles.

The 39 year old was born April 23, 1977.

Taio Cruz

English pop singer and entrepreneur who released the Gold-selling album Rokstarr in 2009. He has been the recipient of awards like Song of the Year from the ASCAP Awards.

He started writing music when he was twelve, beginning to find professional work as a songwriter at age nineteen.

His singles “Break Your Heart” and “Dynamite” have both been #1 hits.

He has an older brother named Nathan Cruz.

He co-wrote David Guetta’s #1 single “Without You.”

The 31 year old was born April 23, 1985.

William Shakespeare

Elizabethan era playwright and poet who is regarded as the most influential writer in English literature. The author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, he is particularly famous for Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello (tragedies) and for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew (comedies).

During his youth, he likely attended the King’s New School in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. His London theatrical career began around the year 1592.

His influence on the English language far exceeds that of any other literary figure. Some of his original phrases include “dead as a doornail,” “a sorry sight,” “foul play,” “hot-blooded,” and “in a pickle.”
He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He married Anne Hathaway when he was eighteen and she was twenty-six. His eldest daughter, Susanna, was born in 1583, and his twins, Judith and Hamnet, were born two years later.

Shakespeare’s work profoundly influenced the literary development of numerous other authors, including James Joyce (an early twentieth-century Irish author known for a brilliantly complex novel entitled Ulysses).

He was born April 23, 1564, he died Apr 23, 1616 (age 52).

David Tutera

Celebrity wedding planner and fashion designer who hosted My Fair Wedding with David Tutera on WE TV.

He created an event planning business at age nineteen after receiving encouragement from his grandfather, who was a florist.

He has written over six books, one of which is titled The Party Planner.

He married Ryan Jurica in 2003 but they separated in 2013. He and Ryan had twins via surrogate in June 2013.

He designed the wedding of Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko.

The 50 year old was born April 23, 1966

Kal Penn

Actor who starred as Kumar Patel in Harold & Kumar go to White Castle as well as the film’s 2008 and 2011 sequels. He also portrayed Dr. Lawrence Kutner on House.

He attended and graduated from UCLA with degrees in film and sociology.

He worked as the Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House during Barack Obama’s presidency.

His parents are fragrance evaluator Asmita and engineer Sureshi Modi.

He co-starred with John Cho in the Harold and Kumar films.

The 39 year old was born April 23, 1977.


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