Birthday Shout! Sugar Ray Leonard, Karrueche Tran, Tony Parker, Nikki Reed…

Birthday Shout! Sugar Ray Leonard, Karrueche Tran, Tony Parker, Nikki Reed…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day May 17

Sugar Ray Leonard

Olympic champion boxer and dominant prizefighter of the 1980s. He won 173 of his 200 professional fights and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

He almost drowned in the creek by his house when he was a child.

At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, he won Gold as a Light Welterweight.

He married Bernadette Robi in August 1993 after previously being married to Juanita Wilkinson from 1980 to 1990. He has four children named Jarrel, Camille, Daniel and Ray Jr.

He was named after Ray Charles, the pioneer of soul music.

The 60 year old was born May 17, 1956.

Karrueche Tran

Vietnamese and African-American model known for being the ex-girlfriend of singer Chris Brown. In 2015, she was cast as Vivian Johnson in the TV series Vanity.

She began posing for photos as a teen.

She is known for her unique looks and short stature.

Her father is African American and her mother is Vietnamese. She began dating Chris Brown in 2010, and in 2015, she ended the relationship after it was revealed that Chris Brown had a baby with another woman.

Chris Brown became available after a domestic dispute with Rihanna in 2009.

The 28 year old was born May 17, 1988.

Tony Parker

All-Star point guard who was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007 after leading the San Antonio Spurs to victory over the Detroit Pistons. He won his fourth NBA Championship with the Spurs in 2014.

He committed to basketball over soccer after seeing the ascent of Michael Jordan.

He released his first music album, titled TP, in 2007.

He married Eva Longoria in July of 2007, but they divorced in January of 2011. He then married Axelle Francine in 2014. That same year, he and Axelle welcomed their first child, a son named Josh.

He and Tim Duncan joined to form a dominant duo on the San Antonio Spurs.

The 34 year old was born May 17, 1982.

Nikki Reed

She gained recognition as Rosalie Hale in the Twilight saga after appearing in Lords of Dogtown and Mini’s First Time. She received widespread attention for her role in the creation of Thirteen.

She worked with her mother’s friend on the script for Thirteen, which they finished in six days, and appeared on The O.C.

Her semi-autobiographical film, Thirteen, created controversy because of its portrayal of sexual promiscuity and drug abuse with underage kids.

She married season ten American Idol contestant Paul McDonald in October 2011, but filed for divorce in May 2014. She then married Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder in April 2015.

She has starred alongside Kristen Stewart, who played the leading female role in Twilight.

The 28 year old was born May 17, 1988.

Hill Harper

Rose to stardom playing Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the television series CSI: NY. In 2015, he began playing FBI agent Spelman Boyle on the series Limitless.

He graduated from Harvard Law School.

He appeared on several episodes of the television series, Married…With Children beginning in 1993; the show would go on to be one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

He dated Taraji P. Henson,who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

He became friends with Barack Obama and they attended Harvard Law School at the same time.

The 50 year old was born May 17, 1966.

Bob Saget

Best known early in his career for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House, he is also known as the original host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. In 2016, he reprised his role as Danny Tanner in the Netflix follow-up series to Full House, Fuller House.

While studying film at Temple University, he created a black and white film entitled Through Adam’s Eyes, which received an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards.

He played Matt Steward in 17 episodes of Raising Dad from 2001 until 2002.

He married Sherri Kramer in 1982. He and Sherri had three children together before divorcing in 1997.

He co-starred with John Stamos on ABC’s Full House from 1987 to 1995.

The 60 year old was born May 17, 1956.


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