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||Australia||Tarik||Ejjamai||DJ Izm||Male||Oceania||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (hip hop)||WWW||Member of Bliss n Eso, a Multi Platinum ARIA Award-winning Australian hip hop band based in Sydney.Further members are Waldorf alumni Jonathan Notley and Max MacKinnon.||Australia||Jessica||Hart||Female||Oceania||Arts (performing - acting)||Model||WWW||Appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her Advertisements include H&M, Seafolly, Victoria's Secret, Gap etc. ||Australia||Max||McKinnon||MC Eso||Male||Oceania||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (hip hop)||WWW||Member of Bliss n Eso, a Multi Platinum ARIA Award-winning Australian hip hop band based in Sydney. Further members are Waldorf alumni Jonathan Notley and Tarik Ejjama.||Australia||Aaron||McMillan||Male||Oceania||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (classical pianist)||WWW||At age 16 he was the youngest Australian pianist to gain a Licentiate Diploma of Music with distinction. He took part in the 1996 Sydney International Piano Competition. He died on 14 May 2007.||Australia||Danie||Mellor||Male||Oceania||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.)||Artist||WWW||He works in different media including printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Considered a key figure in contemporary Indigenous Australian art, the dominant theme in his art is the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian cultures. He was the winner of the 2009 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.||Australia||Kathleen||O'Kelly-Kennedy||Female||Oceania||Sports||Wheelchair basketball player||WWW||She was part of the bronze medal-winning Australia womens national wheelchair basketball team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.||Australia||Bonnie||Piesse||Female||Oceania||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, singer-songwriter||WWW||She got her break playing a trapeze artist in the Australian children's television series High Flyers at the age of 15. Later she played the role of Beru Lars in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. She also had recurring roles on Blue Heelers, Horace and Tina, Stingers and Last Man Standing.||Australia||John||Polson||Male||Oceania||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director (film), actor||WWW||In 2005 he directed the film Hide and Seek, starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning, which achieved number one box-office status in America. He also directed the feature film Tenderness starring Russell Crowe and Laura Dern, which was released in 2009.||Australia||Toby||Thatcher||Male||Oceania||Arts (performing - music)||Conductor||WWW||Toby C Thatcher (born 28 January 1989) is an Australian-British conductor, oboist and cor anglais player. As from April 2015 he is Assistant Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Winner of several prizes.||Austria||Robi||Faustmann||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician||WWW||Popular musician in Austria and beyond. He represents one half of the singer-songwriter duo "Keiner mag Faustmann" which was nominated for best song at the "Amadeus-Awards" 2013.||Austria||Till||Fellner||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (pianist)||WWW||He won first prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey in 1993. He was awarded the Mozartinterpretationspreis of the Mozartgemeinde Wien in 1998.||Austria||Andreas||Guenther||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen)||WWW||He has acted in numerous television films and movies, e.g. Gott ist tot (2003) opposite Götz George and the international co-production Baltic Storm (2003) directed by Reuben Leder, starring Greta Scacchi, Jürgen Prochnow and Donald Sutherland.||Austria||Anja||Stadlober||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||She is the sister of Robert Stadlober, actor||Austria||Robert||Stadlober||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||His largest success is playing the main role as Benjamin Lebert, a partially disabled teenager at a boarding school, in the film Crazy (2000). Later, he starred in Summer Storm (2004), a gay coming-of-age story set at a rowing summer-camp. He was awarded the "best young actor" award at the Montreal International Film Festival in 2004 for his portrayal in Summer Storm. He is the brother of Anja Stadlober, actress.||Austria||Gregor||Stein||Male||Europe||Sports||Icehockey player||WWW||Played for the following clubs: Wiener EV, EHC Freiburg, Eisbären Juniors Berlin, Blue Lions Leipzig, Saale Bulls Halle, Atse Graz, Dresdner Eislöwen, Kassel Huskies||Austria||Maria||Stern||Maria Krisan||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter, political activist, eurythmy teacher||WWW||In Austria Maria Stern is known as a political singer-songwriter and activist who fights against the poverty of children from single parents and for women right in Austria.||Austria||Knud||Tiroch||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Airbrush artist||WWW||Belongs to Europe's finest Airbrush artists. He designed for David Coulthard, ZZ Top, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others.||Austria||Katja||Weitzenböck||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Austria||Kathi||Wenusch||Female||Europe||Media||Radio entertainer||WWW||Austria / Germany||Andreas||Kaufmann||Male||Europe||Management||Speaker of the Supervisory Board||WWW||Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, who is both Waldorf alumnus and a former Waldorf teacher, invested in Leica Camera AG eight years ago. As Chairman of its supervisory board, he has helped to cement the company’s reputation as one of the most exclusive camera brands in the world.||Belgium||Tine||Embrechts||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Tine Embrechts is an actress, known for Tegen de sterren op (2010), Anneliezen (2010) and Labyrinthus (2014).||Belgium||Niek||Meul||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (bass player)||WWW||Bass player of band "Das Pop". In 1998, they won influential HUMOs Rock Rally contest (Belgium).||Belgium||Gust||Van Den Berghe||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Film director||WWW||He made a trilogy of films that were internationally rewarded with prices (Lucifer , Blue Bird  and En waar de sterre bleef stille staan )||Belgium||Bent||Van Looy||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (vocalist)||WWW||Lead singer of band "Das Pop". In 1998, they won influential HUMOs Rock Rally contest (Belgium).||Belgium||Reinhard||Vanbergen||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (guitarist)||WWW||Guitarist of band "Das Pop". In 1998, they won influential HUMOs Rock Rally contest (Belgium).||Belgium / Switzerland||Chiara||Skerath||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Opera singer ||WWW||Swiss belgian international Opera singer. Sings at Paris Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bern Opera, Frankfurt Opera. She has been awarded numerous prizes including the Audience Prize and 6th Prize at the 2014 Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Grand Prix de Duo Chant-Piano at the 2013 International Nadia Lili Boulanger Competition, and more.||Brazil||Sergio||Arno||Male||Americas||Food preparation and serving related||Chef||WWW||Renowned chef de cuisine in São Paulo. Published various recipe books and owns some famous restaurants.||Brazil||Mariana||Aydar||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Singer of MPB (Brazilian popular music). She was born in São Paulo in 1980.||Brazil||Gastão Fráguas||Filho||Male||Americas||Sports||Racing driver (cart racing)||WWW||1995 worldchampion in cart-racing, 1998 go for Formula Renault||Brazil||Matheus||Nachtergaele||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor, director||WWW||He has starred in numerous Brazilian films, being well known for his appearance in 1997 film Four Days in September and the 2002 film City of God. He has twice won the Best Actor award in the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro, for his roles in Midnight (1998) in 2000 and O Auto da Compadecida (2000) in 2001.||Brazil / Germany||Bê||Ignacio||Female||Americas / Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer||WWW||Her style relates to pop, world music, bossa nova, lounge and jazz. ||Brazil / USA||Anselmo||Ramos||Male||Americas||Management||Executive Creative Director||WWW||Executive Creative Director with Ogilvy & Mather Brazil. Anselmo is a member of the O&M Worldwide Creative Council, and one of the founders of DAVID, a new kind of global agency with a Latin heart, with offices in Buenos Aires and São Paulo.||Canada||Nathaniel ||Anderson-Frank||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Violinist||WWW||In February 2011 Nathaniel was appointed to the No. 4 chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra first violin section. He has lead the Orchestra on occasion, and is a regular leader of the Orion Symphony and Paradisal Players. He had a full scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he obtained his Master of Music degree. He was a winner of the Concerto Prize at RAM.||Canada||Jesse||Cook||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (guitarist), composer, producer||WWW||Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nouveau flamenco" (new flamenco) music. Winner of Juno Award 2001 in the Best Instrumental Album category for "Free Fall." Received two Juno nominations in 2008.||Canada||Roger||Goldammer||Male||Americas||Arts (visual - design related)||Motorcycle craftsman and parts engineer||WWW||Custom-designs and builds Harley Davidson motorcycles, winner of the first annual "Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building" (California, USA) in October 2004, 1st place winner at 2004 AMD pro-show and at 2004 Las Vegas bike fest "Artistry in Iron" master builders bike show, 2003 VQ award for most innovative bike builder (by Easyriders and V-Twin magazines)||Canada||Nancy||Huston||Female||Americas||Arts (literary)||Novelist, essayist||WWW||Novel: "Instruments des ténèbres", shortlisted for the Prix Fémina, and the Governor General's Award, awarded the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.||Canada||Layah Jane||Singer-Wilson||Layah Jane||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter (soul-folk)||WWW||Jane has appeared at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Ottawa Folk Festival, Toronto Winterfolk Festival, Toronto City Roots Festival, North by Northeast Music Festival, Blue Skies Music Fest. She was nominated for the 2008 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Artist.||Canada||Martina||Sorbara||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Martina is a singer-songwriter and the lead singer of the electro-pop band Dragonette. The band won the Canadian Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year in 2012 and was nominated for a Juno Award for the Best New Group in 2008.||Canada||Charlie||Storwick||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter and actress||WWW||She is most notable for being the winner of The Next Star season 4. Storwick is also the first ever contestant on The Next Star to get one million views on YouTube.||Canada||Aspen||Switzer||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Aspen’s second CD, “humble but bearing no apology” (released Nov. 2008) was chosen as a finalist for 3 awards at the 2009 British Columbia Interior Music Awards and she won for best Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year and best Roots/World Recording of the Year.
||Canada / Afghanistan||Ariel||Nasr||Male||Americas / Asia||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Film director, producer||WWW||His film, The Boxing Girls of Kabul, won the Canadian Screen Award in March 2013 in the Best Short Documentary category. Ariel wrote and directed the film. Ariel was nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category for Buzkashi Boy. He was the producer of this film.||Denmark||Esben Holmboe||Bang||Male||Europe||Food preparation and serving related||Chef||WWW||Head chef of Oslo based Restaurant "Maaemo", one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.||Denmark||Anine||Bing||Female||Europe||Design||Fashion Designer, blogger||WWW||Anine Bing has been in the fashion industry since the age of 15. Besides music and modeling, Bing has done several design collaborations with different brands. Eventually Anine began dreaming about making her own clothing line, a dream which finally became true. In the summer of 2012 her self-titled clothing line was launched and it became an instant success.||Denmark||Jascha||Richter||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Singer, songwriter and keyboarder of Danish soft rock band "Michael Learns to Rock" (formed in 1988, more than 9 million albums sold)||Denmark||Morten||Schmidt||Male||Europe||Architecture and engineering||Architect||WWW||ARoS - the artmuseum in Aarhus, The Black Diamond - The Royal Danish Library.||Denmark||Cecilie||Thomsen||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, model||WWW||She is internationally best known for playing professor Inga Bergstrom opposite Pierce Brosnan in the 1997 James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies.||Estonia||Michael||Pärt||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Music producer||WWW||He is an award-nominated music producer and music editor, who has gained renown in the music and film communities by working closely with Oscar- and Grammy-winning artists, and with Icelandic megastar Björk, film director Francis Ford Coppola, composer Howard Shore, and film director and Prince of Thailand Chatrichalerm Yukol among others. He has contributed to award-winning projects such as the BAFTA-winning LazyTown and the Grammy-nominated albums Volta by Björk and Neon Bible by Arcade Fire. He is the son of classical composer Arvo Pärt.||Finland||Pekka||Haavisto||Male||Europe||Politics||Minister||WWW||Politician (Green League), Member of Finish Parliament, Member of Helsinki City Council, Minister of Environment (1995-1999, first European cabinet minister representing a Green party), has worked in various tasks in the United Nations||Finland||Heidi||Herala||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Starred in "The Swan and the Wanderer"||Finland||Mika||Pohjola||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (jazz piano), composer||WWW||He is one of the most prolific Scandinavian jazz musicians in his generation.||Finland||Kaija||Saariaho||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Composer||WWW||She was awarded the title Musician of the Year 2008 (announced by Musical America, the US publishing company for performing arts), for being "among the few contemporary composers to achieve public acclaim as well as universal critical respect".||Finland||Oras||Tynkkynen||Male||Europe||Politics||Member of Parliament||WWW||Member of the Parliament of Finland, representing the Green League, formerly Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen's Advisor on Climate Policy, Member of the City Council of Tampere and environmental activist.||France||Alexia||Barlier||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen, TV)||WWW||On film, Alexia has teamed up with actors such as Daniel Auteuil (Conversations with my Gardner), Michel Serrault (24H in a Woman”s Life), Jacques Villeret (Viper in the Fist) and Pierre Arditi (on stage in The Albatros” Dance). She also played the female lead opposite famous French actor Philip Torreton in Tempêtes (Storm), a film where she plays a lifeguard, a strong character.||France||Bastien||Bouillon||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||He got noticed thanks to his roles in the movies "The War is declared" and "Hand in hand".He made his first screen acting steps in the movie "The Guards of the order". In 2011 he became famous through interpreting a mental defective in fictions "Simple". ||France||Gaël||Colin||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor, director||WWW||Gaël Colin received actors training and specialized in musical in London. He directed a French version of Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens, at the Theater of Ranelagh in March 2012.||France||Pascal||Lamorisse||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||As a child, he starred in "The Red Balloon" ("Le ballon rouge"), the Oscar-winning short-film directed by his father, Albert Lamorisse, in 1956. ||France||Karen||Leibovici||Female||Europe||Sports||Sailor||WWW||2005: 4th woman to buckle le Vendée Globe.
2004: 9th of the English Transatlantic race.
2002 - Record of the Crossing of Channel, aboard Adrien with Jean-Luc Van den Heede.
2001 - Deckchair (Transatlantic race) 6.50 (La Rochelle-Salvador of Bahia): 9th; Mini Fastnet:
2000 - Mini Barcelona: 1st; Triangle of the Sun: 2nd; Cross-Channel
1998 - Summer Mini: 1st||France||Jean-Philippe||Marazzani||Male||Europe||Management||Managing Director||WWW||He is marketing and digital Director General of electrical retailer "Darty" (darty.com). Awarded a diploma by the IEP (INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL STUDIES) of Paris, he began his career in 1991 at L'Oréal, being responsible for management control. He integrated the group Kesa Electricals in 2001 and became a sales manager of Dacem, later manager of secondary purchases and portable technology. In 2008 he was named managing director of Darty.com, in 2013 he was appointed as managing director of Darty in charge of marketing, communication and digital.||France||Claire||Oppert||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (Cellist)||WWW|| Claire Oppert studied to the Academy Tchaikovsk of Moscow, where she obtained her diploma in 1993. She is a prize-winner of several international competitions. She has been playing as soloist with numerous orchestras, to include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993.||France||Rosalie & Rachel||Pignot||Les Frangines||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actresses and singers||WWW||Rosalie Symon and Rachel Pignot form the duo "Les Frangines" ("The Sisters"), regularly performing in the theater "l'Essaïon" (Paris).||France||Prunella||Rivière||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Comedien, singer||WWW||Member of "Sea Girls", a group of four actresses / singers accompanied with a double bassist-singer-composer and with a guitarist. They interpret new songs of Jean-Max Rivière, Jean-Louis Guitard, Stéphanie Tesson etc.||France||Georges||Salmon||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Starred in "La Délation Sous L'Occupation" by André Halimi and "L'Eleve" by "Olivier Schatzky", as well as in multiple theater plays.||France||Marc||Thiercelin||Captain Marck||Male||Europe||Sports||Sailor and professional skipper||WWW||1994: 1st French championship with a crew in Figaro
1996-1997: 2nd of Vendée Globe
1997: 2nd of the Transatlantic race Jacques-Vabre
1997: 2nd of the World Classification of the skipper FICO
1998-1999: 2nd of the World tour Around Alone
1999: 5th of the Transatlantic race Jacques-Vabre
2009: record of Transméditerranéenne, solo between Marseille and Carthage (Tunisia) in 1 day, 9hours ||France||Christian||Volckman||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.)||Painter, graphic designer, photographer, author and director||WWW||He is mostly known for his motion capture animation effort Renaissance, for which he was granted the Award for Best Feature Film at the 5th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials. The film was internationally released in 2006 and received mixed reviews from movie critics. It was awarded the Feature Film Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.||Germany||Wolfram||Achtnich||Male||Europe||Life, physical, and social science||Plant cultivation scientist||WWW||Co-initiator and former managing director of "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bewässerungswirtschaft", also worked as advisor and evaluator for FAO and other international organizations||Germany||Adriana||Altaras||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, theater director and writer||WWW||She worked as a theater director at the Berliner Ensemble and Neuköllner Oper in Berlin. In 1998 she received the Deutscher Filmpreis Award. In addition to the theater and film work, she worked with Steven Spielbergs Shoah Foundation as an interviewer and lecturer. ||Germany||Michael||Andritzky||Male||Europe||Management||Managing Director||WWW||Managing Director (Hauptgeschäftsführer) of Arbeitgebervereinigung Nahrung und Genuß e.V., socio-political employers federation of German food industry||Germany||Marcus-Milan||Arandelovic||Male||Europe||Management||General Manager||WWW||Hilton Worldwide, Area General Manager Benelux||Germany||Caspar||Arnhold||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director, actor (tv), photographer||WWW||Winner of German Short Film Award in Gold for Short Film "Full Stop" in 2004.||Germany||Jens||Atzorn||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Parts played include "Männlich, ledig, jung sucht..." Awarded with the Lore-Bronner-Price in 2001. Son of Robert Atzorn, actor.||Germany||Amadeus||August||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV)||WWW||He became famous throughout Europe as protagonist of the successful European TV series Quentin Durward which was broadcast for the first time in 1971 and had later on some re-runs. Died in 1992.||Germany||Jens Georg||Bachmann||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Conductor||WWW||Conducted internationally at Deutsche Staatsoper and Komische Oper (both Berlin), The Metropolitan Opera (NY), Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm), and others.||Germany||Christoph||Bantzer||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV)||WWW||Germany||Claus||Bantzer||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Composer, musician (church), director||WWW||As a composer of music for more than 20 films, he has worked closely the film directors Peter Lilienthal, Doris Dörrie, Jan Schütte and Tevfik Ba?er.||Germany||Jan||Baruschke||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Violinist (classical and popular music)||WWW||He gave concerts in Spain and Germany quite early and participated as a soloist on tours of the "Chamber Orchestra Orpheus" (Bulgaria) and the "New Chamber Orchestra Luebeck" throughout the United States, France, and the Czech Republic. First violinis of the Johann-Strauss-Ensemble founded by him and pianist Prof. Barthel.||Germany||Henning||Baum||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV)||WWW||Germany||Thommie||Bayer||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Novelist, singer-songwriter, painter||WWW||Studied painting at Kunstakademie Stuttgart - toured and recorded as singer-songwriter, has been writing novels, stories, screenplays, teleplays etc. since 1984||Germany||Barbara||Becker||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (TV), designer, model||WWW||Actress, ex-wife of German tennis player Boris Becker (married 1993 - 2001)||Germany||Lina||Beckmann||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (stage, screen, tv)||WWW||Stage, screen and tv actress, cast member of Cologne Theater. "Actress of the year" 2011 (by German professional journal on theater "Theater heute"). Lina Beckmann is the sister of Maja Beckmann.||Germany||Maja||Beckmann||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (stage, screen, tv)||WWW||Stage and film actor. Known for her part as "Sabine Buhrer" in renowned German sitcom "Stromberg". Maja Beckmann is sister of Lina Beckmann.||Germany||Stefan||Behnisch||Male||Europe||Architecture and engineering||Architect||WWW||Winner of the "Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2007". Described as the "the most promising European architect currently introducing state of the art techniques of sustainable architecture to the USA, that have already being realized in Europe."||Germany||Leonie||Benesch||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen, TV)||WWW||Played a leading part in the movie "The White Ribbon" ("Das weiße Band"), which was nominated for 2 Oscars in 2010 and awarded, amongst others, with the Golden Globe 2010 for Best Foreign Language Film and the European Film Award 2009.||Germany||Annika||Blendl||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, director||WWW||She is an actress and director, known for Zweiohrküken (2009), Transit - Am Ende der Straße (2010) and Maria am Wasser (2006). Thomas Wendrich chose her to play Alena (Maria am Wasser (2006) out of nearly 400 hopefulls.||Germany||Bernhard Albrecht Matthias Lasse||Blümel||Ben||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (pop), TV host||WWW||His greatest success was 2002 with the hit single "Engel", a collaboration with singer Gim. He was also successful as TV presenter of the music show The Dome (RTL II), Toggo Music (Super RTL) and Bravo TV (Pro 7)||Germany||Thilo||Bode||Male||Europe||Management||Managing Director||WWW||Founder and Managing Director of consumer rights organisation Foodwatch e.V.,
former executive director of Greenpeace Germany and International. ||Germany||Hanna||Bohnekamp||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Model||WWW||Ranked second in 5th season of German TV casting series "Germany's Next Topmodel"||Germany||Ise||Bosch||Female||Europe||Community and social services||Philantropist, musician (jazz), author||WWW||Widely-known philanthropic figure in Germany, co-founder of Pecunia e.V., the German network of women with inherited wealth and filia.die Frauenstiftung (German Women's Fund). She is also a jazz musician and author. Ise Bosch is granddaughter of Robert Bosch, German industrialist, engineer and inventor engineering, founder of Robert Bosch GmbH.||Germany||Oliver||Boysen||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV, stage)||WWW||Germany||Volker||Brandt||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV)||WWW||Ensemble member at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg under Gustaf Gründgens for six years. German dubbing voice of Michael Douglas.||Germany||Marie||Bäumer||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen, TV)||WWW||Screen actress ("Der Schuh des Manitu", "Männerpension")||Germany||Lisei||Caspers||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Documentarian||WWW||Winner of "Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis 2007" (German Young Talents Movie Award) for "Grenzgebiet - Spiritual Healing"||Germany||Floriane||Daniel||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (TV, screen)||WWW||Played leading part in "Winterschläfer" ("Winter Sleepers"), directed by Tom Tykwer in 1996||Germany||August||Diehl||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen)||WWW||Primarily known to international audiences for playing SS-Sturmbannführer Dieter Hellstrom in Inglourious Basterds and Michael "Mike" Krause, husband of Evelyn Salt, in the movie Salt, as well as for his leading role in the Academy Award-winning Austrian film The Counterfeiters (2007).||Germany||Siegfried||Dietrich||Male||Europe||Sports||Manager||WWW||Manager and investor of German football club and seven-time German national champion 1. FFC Frankfurt. He is considered as visionary and "Spiritus Rector" of German and European women's football.||Germany||Herbert||Dreiseitl||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.)||Sculptor, artist, landscape architect and interdisciplinary urban planner||WWW||His particular expertise is in combining artistic aspects with environmental planning and implementation with regard to water in an urban setting. His work is considered to be at the leading edge in urban hydrology and the treatment of waste and stormwater, realizing sustainable infrastructure which combines city resource needs with space for nature and people.||Germany||Wolf-Christian||Dullo||Male||Europe||Life, physical, and social science||Oceanographer||WWW||Holder of Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Prize 2002||Germany||Freimut ||Duve||Male||Europe||Politics||Member of Parliament||WWW||Former member of German Federal Parliament and a deputy for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)(1980 - 1998), former Representative on Freedom of the Media for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (1998 - 2004)||Germany||Karoline||Eichhorn||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (TV, screen)||WWW||Born 9 November 1965 in Stuttgart, Germany, she attended well-renowned Folkwang theater school in Essen from 1986 to 1989. She made her début at famous Schaubühne theater, Berlin in 1989, then moved to Schauspielhaus Bochum until 1992, then came back to the Schaubühne until 1995. Since then, she acted in a significant number of German TV productions and had remarkable (and award-winning) appearances in cinema films.||Germany||Michael||Ende||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||He is best known for his epic fantasy work The Neverending Story, other famous works include Momo and Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 20 million copies, and have been adapted into motion pictures, stage plays, operas and audio books.||Germany||Henrik||Enderlein||Male||Europe||Education||Professor of Political Economy||WWW||Henrik Enderlein is Professor of Political Economy at the Hertie School of Governance. He holds degrees from Sciences Po, Paris, and Columbia University, New York. Henrik Enderlein's awards includes the Max Planck Society's Otto-Hahn Medal for outstanding achievements by young scientists. He has published widely in both Economics and Political Science. In 2011-2012 he was an expert member of the German parliamentary study commission on “Growth, Wealth, and the Quality of Life”.||Germany||Bernwart||Engelen||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Author of "Höhenflug ins Nichts"||Germany||Jürgen||Erdmenger||Male||Europe||Politics||Diplomat||WWW||Former Director General of General Directorate Transport at the European Commission||Germany||Rainer Werner||Fassbinder||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director (film, stage), screenwriter, actor||WWW||He is one of the most important figures in the New German Cinema.||Germany||Burkhard||Feige||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director, Scriptwriter||WWW||He received several awards, to include the Grimme-Prize for "Schnitzeljagd im Heiligen Land" (2011)||Germany||Olaf||Feldmann||Male||Europe||Politics||Member of Parliament||WWW||Former member of German Federal Parliament (1981 - 1998)||Germany||Raphael||Fellmer||Male||Europe||Other||Activist||WWW||He lived from 2010 until 2015 in a money strike, which started with a moneyless journey from The Netherlands to Mexico. He is an activist, who lived without money to raise awareness  and makes use of surplus of the consumer society. To fight food waste, he created a foodsaving movement, a network which collected and shared more than 3 million kilogram of food. He is co-founder of foodsharing.de, where people can share their leftover food instead of throwing them away. In 2015 together with friends he founded yunity, a multi-sharing and saving platform.||Germany||Tim||Fischer||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Chansonier||WWW||Germany||Julia||Franck||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Wrote "Der neue Koch", "Bauchlandung", "Lagerfeuer", considered one of the most talented young authors in Germany. Winner of the German Book Prize 2007 (best German language novel) for her novel "Die Mittagsfrau" (Lady Midday).||Germany||Peter||Fricke||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV)||WWW||Germany||Jerome||Froese||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician||WWW||Officially joined his father, Edgar Froese in the band Tangerine Dream. He remained a member until 2006, currently he is working on several other projects. Prior to his direct involvement, Froese often appeared on the covers of the band's albums as a child, beginning with the 1973 release of Atem, when he was two years four months old at the time the album was released.||Germany||Christoph Maria||Fröhder||Male||Europe||Media||Journalist, foreign correspondent, crisis reporter (TV)||WWW||Only western TV journalist remaining in Cambodia following the invasion of the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Provided TV reports from Baghdad in the Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003.||Germany||Ken||Führer||Male||Europe||Sports||Surfer||WWW||German national youth champion freestyle surfing 2002||Germany||Felix J.||Gauder||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Producer||WWW||Produced acts include "Das Modul", "The Free", "e-rotic"||Germany||René||Giessen||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (harmonica player), composer and conductor||WWW||One of the world's most famous harmonica players, widely known for playing the harmonica on the title melody of famous German "Winnetou" movies. Famous as well for playing harp in Enio Morricone's "Once upon a time in the west".||Germany||Eva||Gronbach||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Fashion designer||WWW||Winner of "T-Com inspire!award" 2004, according to German magazine "NEON" she is "amongst the 100 most influential young Germans"||Germany||Sebastian ||Gronbach||Male||Europe||Healthcare||Spriritual and meditation teacher, author and tutor||WWW||Known as the modernist of Anthroposophy in Germany||Germany||Thomas||Gruber||Male||Europe||Media||Director General||WWW||Former director general of Bavarian Broadcasting (Bayerischer Rundfunk) (2002 - 2011), former director general of the Consortium of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany (ARD) (2005 - 2006)||Germany||Rolf||Gutbrod||Male||Europe||Architecture and engineering||Architect||WWW||Architect of e.g. "Liederhalle" in Stuttgart||Germany||Normen||Günzlein||Male||Europe||Sports||Surfer||WWW||2005 German Champion - Freestyle/Wave, 2005 Productionboard World Champion||Germany||Cosma Shiva||Hagen||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (TV, screen)||WWW||Her acting roles have been largely confined to German language films and television productions. She also starred in an Irish film called Short Order (2005) that was written and directed by Anthony Byrne.She is the daughter of Nina Hagen, singer||Germany||Cornelia||Hanisch||Female||Europe||Sports||Fencer||WWW||She won a gold medal in the women's team foil and a silver in the individual foil at the 1984 Summer Olympics.||Germany||Sebastian||Happ||Male||Europe||Sports||Fencer||WWW||Winner of silver medal in épée fencing, youth world championship 2002||Germany||Florian||Harms||Male||Europe||Media||Chief editor||WWW||Former chief editor (2015-2016) and deputy chief editor (2011-2015) of German online news magazine "SPIEGEL online"||Germany||Raimund||Harmstorf||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||He became famous as the protagonist of a German TV mini series after Jack London's the Sea-Wolf (which was sold into many countries) and starred later on successfully in another German TV series after Jules Verne's Michael Strogoff.||Germany||Boris||Hars-Tschachotin ||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director, script writer||WWW||"Sergej in der Urne" / "Sergej in the Urn", winner of multiple awards||Germany||Matthias||Hartmann||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Stage director, artistic director||WWW||Director of Vienna's Burgtheater since 2009||Germany||Max||Hattler||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Video artist and experimental film maker||WWW||Best known for his kaleidoscopic political short films “Collision” (2005) and "Spin" (2010), abstract stop motion works "Shift" (2012) and "AANAATT" (2008), and psychedelic animation loops "Sync", "1923 aka Heaven" and "1925 aka Hell" (2010).||Germany||Hellmut||Hattler||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (bass player), composer, producer||WWW||His projects included "Kraan", "Tab Two" and "Hattler". Hattler has toured and recorded with many international musicians of the genre including Michael Brecker, Kai Eckhardt, Billy Cobham, Joachim Kühn, Ernie Watts, Alphonse Mouzon, and Nippy Noya.||Germany||Ruth||Hausmeister||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Her film credits included The Longest Day and Die Brücke. Her television credits included Der Kommissar and Stahlnetz, a detective series. Her last television role was in the 1990s ZDF television series, Zwei Brüder, in which she played the mother of actors Fritz Wepper and Elmar Wepper.||Germany||Judith||Hellebronth||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (TV)||WWW||Starred in TV-series "Fabrixx"||Germany||Karoline||Herfurth||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||For her part as Lilli Richter in Caroline Links film Im Winter ein Jahr, she received the Bavarian Film Award for best young actress in 2009. Herfurth gave her international debut in 2006 in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. In this adaptation of Patrick Suskind's best-selling novel Das Parfum, directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Dustin Hoffman, Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Jessica Schwarz, she played the "Plum Girl", the first victim of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. In 2008, she co-starred with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in the Academy Award Best Picture-nominee The Reader.||Germany||Oliver||Hirschbiegel||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Film director||WWW||Directed "Der Untergang" ("Downfall", Academy Award nominee for best foreign film in 2005), "Das Experiment"||Germany||Ralf||Hütter||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (singer, kearbordist)||WWW||Lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of the electronic-music band Kraftwerk. Since the departure of Florian Schneider in 2008, he is the group's sole remaining founding member.||Germany||Tobias||Jaecker||Male||Europe||Media||Journalist, author, radio editor||WWW||Journalist, author, editor of radio programmes "Der Schöne Morgen" and "Der Tag" of "Radio EINS" (Radio Berlin-Brandenburg, RBB)||Germany||Ken||Jebsen||Male||Europe||Media||TV and radio presenter||WWW||Germany||Thomas||Jorberg||Male||Europe||Management||CEO||WWW||Speaker of the board of Germany's first ethical and ecological bank, GLS Bank, which is a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values||Germany||Joerg||Jungermann||Male||Europe||Management||CEO||WWW||CEO, over 20 years of leading the first anthroposophical hospital in Germany, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke (GKH) into healthcare landscape of Germany. University Witten/Herdecke was founded by the GKH main founding players. Born 1936, Waldorf graduate of several German schools (incl. Stuttgart, Nurnberg, Berlin), studied medicine in Berlin, lived with Quaker family in Pennsylvania, USA, on post-war Fulbright Scholarship.||Germany||Thomas||Kagermann||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)|| Musician (violinist, newage-jazz)||WWW||Germany||Paula||Kalenberg||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||She is probably the best known to international audiences for her roles in films Krabat, Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen and Jew Suss: Rise and Fall.||Germany||John||Kay||Joachim Krauledat||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (rock), songwriter, and guitarist||WWW||Known as the frontman of Steppenwolf.||Germany||Philippe||Kayser||Don Philippe||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (drums, guitar, piano), composer, producer||WWW||Founding member of former hip hop band "Freundeskreis" (two golden records: LP "Esperanto" and hit single "Anna")||Germany||Alexander S.||Kekulé||Male||Europe||Healthcare||Doctor, biochemist, author||WWW||Head of the Chair for Medical Microbiology and Virology of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology of the University Hospital Halle (Saale), Germany. Recipient of several awards, such as the Hans Popper Award for Basic Research der International Association for the Study of the Liver (1992)||Germany||Torsten||Kerl||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Opera Singer (Tenor) ||WWW||Famous Wagner singer (Tannhäuser 2013 at Bayreuther Restspiele), MET Opera NYC, Milan Scala, Salzburger Festspiele, Semper Opera Dresden and many more. Winner of the Grammy Award 2000 and of numerous competitions.
||Germany||Celia||Kim||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||TV series "Marienhof"||Germany||Werner||Kirschner||Male||Europe||Politics||Politician||WWW||Member of the Parliament of the German State of Lower Saxony between 1972 and 1994, representing the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Deputy Head of the SPD State Parliament Fraction between 1978 and 1983.||Germany||Imogen||Kogge||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Known for her part as "Hauptkommissarin Johanna Herz" in German tv series "Polizeiruf 110"||Germany||Ekkehard||Kohlhaas||Male||Europe||Legal||Federal Public Prosecutor General ||WWW||Former Federal Public Prosecutor General at the German Federal Surpreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) (retired)||Germany||Thomas||Koschwitz||Male||Europe||Media||Radio and TV entertainer||WWW||Germany||Lenard Fritz||Krawinkel||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Film director||WWW||Directed and produced first German animated movie "Back to Gaya"||Germany||Stefan||Krohmer||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Film director||WWW||Awards include Adolf Grimme Award in Gold 2002 and 2004.||Germany||Carl Georg||Kuechler||Male||Europe||Sports||Ice hockey player||WWW||German national ice hockey team player 1988, 1989 (for 2 world championships), Australian inline hockey national team coach 1997 & 1998 (for 1 world championship), Singapore inline hockey national team coach men & women 2002, 2003, 2004 (for 2 world championships)||Germany||Peter||Kulitz||Male||Europe||Management||President||WWW||President of the Chamber of Commerce Ulm, president of the Association of Chamber of Commerce of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. ||Germany||Juliane||Köhler||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (Theatre, TV, screen)||WWW||She has starred in the 1999 film Aimée & Jaguar (as Lilly Wust, or Aimée), the 2001 film Nowhere in Africa (as Jettel Redlich), the 2004 film Downfall (as Eva Braun) and played the role of Christina in Eden Is West (2009).||Germany||Elmar||Lampson||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Composer||WWW||He wrote two symphonies, solo- and chamber music, music for choir and an opera. His music is published by Peermusic Hamburg, New York and is available on various CDs, published by col legno, Vienna. President of the University of Music and Drama Hamburg. Head of the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken-Chair for Phenomenology of Music at the University Witten/Herdecke. Worked as Dean of the Faculty of General Studies of the Witten/Herdecke University.||Germany||Heiner||Lauterbach||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen, TV)||WWW||Starred in "Das Experiment" ("The Experiment") and "Männer". Heiner Lauterbach is the dubbed German voice for several American actors. Among others he has dubbed Richard Gere, Jack Nicholson and Christopher Reeve.||Germany||Hans-Peter||Lehmann||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director (theater)||WWW||Former director of State Opera at Hannover (Staatsoper Hannover, 1981 - 2001), also stageing at the Operas of Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Basel, Brussels, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Chicago, Venice and Zurich. Son of Kurt Lehmann, sculptor.||Germany||Johanna||Liebeneiner||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (stage, TV)||WWW||She is daughter of director Wolfgang Liebeneiner and actress Hilde Krahl ||Germany||Knut||Loewe||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Production designer||WWW||Production designer for "The Wave" / "Die Welle", "Cold is the Evening Breeze" / "Kalt ist der Abendhauch"||Germany||Stephan||Luca||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen, TV)||WWW||Germany||Vinzenz||Lüps||Male||Europe||Sports||Snowboarder||WWW||Ranked 2nd at Nippon Open 2004, Winner European Open HP 2003, Winner Kaunertaler Opening Slopestyle 2002, Winner FIS Weltcup Stoneham/Canada HP 2002.||Germany||Martin||Lüttge||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor, director||WWW||First husband of Gila von Weitershausen.||Germany||Tomas||Maier||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Fashion designer||WWW||Creative Director at the Italian luxury lifestyle brand Bottega Veneta, which is part of the Luxury Division of PPR. Tomas Maier joined Bottega Veneta as Creative Director in June 2001. In the years since, he has established Bottega Veneta as one of the world’s top luxury goods houses.||Germany||Rebecca||Martin||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Novels: "Frühling und so", "Und alle so yeah!"||Germany||Thomas||Mauch||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Cinematographer, screenplay writer, film director and producer||WWW||Has had numerous collaborations with director Werner Herzog. His career spans fifty years working in both film and TV, predominantly in Germany. Awarded with the German Film Award in 1973, 1979 and 1989.||Germany||Annette||Mayer||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, singer||WWW||Germany||Marian||Meder||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV, film, stage)||WWW||Studied at Freiburger Schauspielschule im E-Werk, 2005/2006 Theater 58 in Zurich, many main and supporting roles in TV films (Der Bibelcode, die Päpstin, Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück, Tatort) and TV series (Auf Herz und Nieren).||Germany||Gabriel||Merz||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Starred in "SOKO Leipzig".||Germany||Janosch||Moldau||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (electronic pop)||WWW||Germany||Antoine||Monot, Jr.||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor, producer||WWW||In addition to his activities as an actor in German films (Jazz (1994), Gigantics (1999), Lammbock (2001), The Experiment (2001), The Family Jewels (2003), Monot, Jr founded, together with Karl Spoerri in 1999, the Creative Arts Management Talent Agency based in Zurich, later in Munich and then Cologne.||Germany||Ricarda||Multerer||Female||Europe||Sports||Epee fencer||WWW||Four time German champion in epee fencing. Winner of silver medal at the 2010 world championships in Paris as a member of the German equipe.||Germany||Wotan Wilke||Möhring||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen, TV)||WWW||Starred in "Das Experiment" ("The Experiment"), and "Lammbock". Winner of several awards, such as Grimme Award in 2013.||Germany||Nils||Mönkemeyer||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (violist)||WWW||Widely-known violist. Winner of several awards. Appointed Professor for viola at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden in 2009.||Germany||Julia||Nachtmann||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Julia Nachtmann was born in 1981 in Filderstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is an actress, known for Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf (2012), Täterätää - Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf 2 (2015) and Remarque - Sein Weg zum Ruhm (2008).||Germany||Frieder||Nögge||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Clown, humorist||WWW||Germany||Jimi Blue||Ochsenknecht||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen), singer||WWW||Screen actor ("Die Wilden Kerle" 1-4), winner of "Undine Award" (2004) for "best film debutant" (together with his brother), son of Uwe Ochsenknecht, screen actor and singer.||Germany||Wilson Gonzalez||Ochsenknecht||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen), singer||WWW||Screen actor ("Die Wilden Kerle" 1-4), winner of "Undine Award" (2004) for "best film debutant" (together with his brother), son of Uwe Ochsenknecht, screen actor and singer.||Germany||Nikolaus||Okonkwo||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Appearances on German TV productions, such as "Großstadtrevier", SOKO Rhein-Main. After finishing school he first studied Waldorf education and eurythmy.||Germany||Boris||Palmer||Male||Europe||Politics||Mayor||WWW||Member of the Green Party. He has been mayor of Tübingen since January 2007. From March 2001 to May 2007 he was a member of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag, the State parliament in Stuttgart.||Germany||Svenja||Parotat||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Model||WWW||Photo spreads in us edition of "Cosmopolitan" magazine and German edition of "GQ" magazine.||Germany||Hannes||Peckolt||Male||Europe||Sports||Sailor||WWW||He won a bronze medal in 49er class at the 2008 Summer Olympics.||Germany||Ferdinand Alexander||Porsche||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Designer||WWW||Designer of Porsche 911 and Porsche 904||Germany||Wolfgang||Porsche||Male||Europe||Management||Speaker of Supervisory Board||WWW||Speaker of the Supervisory Board of German sports vehicles manufacturer Porsche AG and of Porsche Automobil Holding SE.||Germany||Tim||Pritlove||Male||Europe||Media||Event manager, media artist and podcaster||WWW||At the beginning of the 1990s Pritlove belonged to the developers of the first interactive, telephone based communication platform Die Villa. He is coordinator and co-developer of the Project Blinkenlights. In the last years he was a scientific assistant in the Institut für zeitbasierte Medien at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 1996 he founded the first T-shirt label of the hacker culture named interhemd modebewusstseinserweiterung.||Germany||Peter Lutz||Prokosch||Male||Europe||Life, physical, and social sciences||Marine Biologist||WWW||Marine Biologist, former Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Germany (2002 - 2006); Managing Director of GRID-Arendal, a centre collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ||Germany||Stephan||Puchner||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author, script-writer, film director||WWW||Germany||Ole||Puppe||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Germany||Karl Otto||Pöhl||Male||Europe||Management||President||WWW||Former President of German Federal Bank (1980 to 1991).||Germany||Christian||Quadflieg||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV), director||WWW||He had roles in a great number of TV series and movies, among them e.g. in Der Alte, Derrick, Das Traumschiff, Siska and Tatort. In the 40 episodes of Der Landarzt, he portrayed the title role of Dr. Karsten Matthiesen and in 16 of these episodes he also worked as director. His father was the German actor Will Quadflieg.||Germany||Sigurd Manfred||Raschèr||Pioneer of the classical saxophone||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Saxophonist (classical)||WWW||Worldwide concertizing classical saxophonist - wrote the most famous method book "Top Tones" and many others - Prof. of saxophone: Copenhagen, Malmö, Julliard, Manhatten and Eastman School of Music. Played with most of the major orchestras of Europe, USA, Australia etc.as soloist with famous conductors: Boston Philharmonic - with Serge Koueivitzki;
New York Philharmonic with John Barbirolli, Leonard Bernstein;
Berlin Philharmonic with Hermann Scherchen, Furthwängler etc.
Over 200 works were written for him, for example by Glazounov, Ibert, Hindemith, Martin, Haba, Larsson etc.
||Germany||Christian||Redl||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor and musician||WWW||As an actor, Christian Redl has been seen in movies such as "Schattenboxer", released in 1992 as Rasselin, "Gangster"(2002) playing Duvall, "Bunte Hunde"(1995), "Sierra Leone"(1987), "Krabat"(2008), and "Irrlichter"(1998).||Germany||Götz E.||Rehn||Male||Europe||Management||Managing Director||WWW||Founder and managing director of "Alnatura Gmbh": organic food supermarket chain (77 branches), organic food items distributed under the "Alnatura" brand, natural textiles distributed under the "Cotton People Organic" brand. Götz E. Rehn is holder of the German "Entrepreneur of the Year 2005"-Award, category "Trade", awarded by "Ernst & Young" and "Manager Magazin".||Germany||Jan-Michael||Richter||Jamiri||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Comic painter||WWW||He is one of the most recognized comics artists in Germany. Jamiri has published nine comic collections since 1990. He has published one- and two-page comics in German magazines since 1992. Today, he has more than one million readers monthly.||Germany||Moritz||Rinke||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Germany||Michael||Rogowski||Male||Europe||Management||President||WWW||Former President of the Federal Association of the German Industry "BDI" (2001 - 2004)||Germany||Ulrich||Rotermund||Male||Europe||Management||Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board||WWW||Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Beate Uhse AG, Europe's largest company group specialized in erotic business, son of Beate Uhse, founder||Germany||David||Rott||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Winner of Max-Ophüls-Award 2003 as "Best Young Actor" for his part in "Ganz und gar"||Germany||Esther||Saoub||Female||Europe||Media||Journalist||WWW||Esther has extensive working experience gathered as a journalist in several countries of the Middle East, including Syria, Egypt, Libya, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen and Sudan. In particular, she has covered the "Arab Spring" and the ousting of Mubarak in Cairo for the German SWR tv station (member of the ARD consortium of public broadcasters in Germany) and also reported from other places in the Middle East, including Gaza.In 2012, she was nominated for the Reemtsma Liberty Award.||Germany||Konrad||Schily||Male||Europe||Politics||Member of Parliament||WWW||Member of German Federal Parliament, founder and former President of University Witten-Herdecke (brother of former German Minister of the Interior [1998 - 2005] and President by Seniority of German Federal Parliament, Otto Schily). He is a neurologist and co-founder of the Witten/Herdecke University, Germany's first private university that opened in 1982. He was the university's president from 1982 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2004.||Germany||Andreas||Schleicher||Male||Europe||Education||Statistician, Researcher||WWW||Statistician and researcher in the field of education. He is the Division Head and coordinator of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the OECD Indicators of Education Systems programme (INES).||Germany||Karl Matthäus||Schmidt||Male||Europe||Management||CEO||WWW||CEO of Quirin Bank since 2006. Founder of CONSORS discount brokerage bank. Was awarded the "National Leadership Award" by Economic Forum Deutschland in 2006||Germany||Jörg||Schmidt-Reitwein||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Cinematographer, screenplay writer, film director and producer||WWW||He has collaborated with director Werner Herzog on a number of projects. Among his many collaborations with other directors, Schmidt-Reitwein is notable for his cinematographic achievement in shooting Alan Greenberg's acclaimed 1982 documentary about Jamaica and death of Bob Marley, Land of Look Behind.||Germany||Katharina Marie||Schubert||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Stage and screen actress, director. ||WWW||She is considered as one of the most asked for German theater actresses.||Germany||Jochen||Schweizer||Male||Europe||Sports||Stuntman, entrepreneur||WWW||He has set world records for bungee jumping and falling stunts. On September 19, 1997 Schweizer set a new world record for the longest bungee jump by jumping from 2500m with a 285m long rope. He founded a company selling adventure events, such as parachuting, bungee jumping.||Germany||Helmut||Sembdner||Male||Europe||Life, physical, and social science||Editor, literary scholar, teacher||WWW||He is considered as an important researcher of the life and work of the German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer Heinrich von Kleist||Germany||Martin||Semmelrogge||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Best known for his role as the comical 2WO (1st Lieutenant/Second Watch Officer) in the film Das Boot. Like many of his Das Boot co-stars, Semmelrogge went on to have a successful career in the German cinema.||Germany||Pablo||Sprungala||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||TV series "SOKO Leipzig"||Germany||Lilith||Stangenberg||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||While she did not enjoy a professional actor's training, she was chosen as "Young Actress of the Year 2010" by "Theater Heute", biggest and most influential German-language theatre magazine.||Germany||Katharina||Staudacher||Female||Europe||Management||Entrepreneur and Managing Director||WWW||Founder and managing director of foodloose GmbH & Co. KG, German manucfacturer of organic cereal bars. Founded in 2010, the start-up company was approaching revenues of € 1 mn end of 2014. Produced cereal bars are vegan and free of aditives, lactose and gluten.||Germany||Dietz-Werner||Steck||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||"Tatort", part of Komissar Bienzle.||Germany||Jette||Steckel||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director (stage)||WWW||Winner of several awards, such as "talented young director of the year"2007 awarded by the leading german theater magazine "Theater heute" and Rolf-Mares-Prize 2011 for staging "Don Carlos" at Thalia Theater Hamburg.||Germany||Joern G.||Stegen||Male||Europe||Politics||Diplomat||WWW||Diplomat (retired), working with the Council of Europe for 38 years, covering various functions, including Director of the Private Office of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, and Head of the Table Office and of the Interparliamentary Relations Directorate of the Parliamentary Assembly with emphasis in the democratisation process of Central and Eastern European parliaments.||Germany||Erasmus||Stein||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Magician, comedian||WWW||Member and multiple prize winner of the "Magical Circle of Germany". Appears in TV shows, such as the "Comedy-Lab" produced for ZDFneo TV station. He is chief editor of the magazine "Magie" ("Magic").||Germany||Peter||Striebeck||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Germany||Tankred||Stöbe||Male||Europe||Management||President of the Board of Directors of German branch of "Médecins Sans Frontières" ("Doctors without borders")||WWW||Dr Tankred Stöbe is a specialist in internal medicine and currently works in an intensive care unit and in emergency medicine in a Berlin hospital. His first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières took him to Thailand/Myanmar in 2002, followed by missions to Liberia, Indonesia, Palestine, South Sudan and Somalia, amongst others. In 2004, he joined the Médecins Sans Frontières Germany Board of Directors and was elected president in 2007.||Germany||Sonja||Sutter||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (film)||WWW||She was one of the few actors that was allowed to appear in productions in both East and West Germany. She is remembered for her role as Fraulein Rottenmeier in the German TV series Heidi from 1978. This series aired in many countries in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s, and was dubbed into several languages. She is also remembered for having several roles in the TV series Derrick from 1983 to 1998.||Germany||Nina||Tenge||Nina MC||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Rap artist, actress||WWW||Mostly known for her participation in the "Deichkind" hit single "Bon Voyage" in 2000||Germany||Gotthardin||Thylmann||Goan Thylmann||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Designer||WWW||Chief Designer BOGNER Sport||Germany||Axel||Toby||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Magician, comedian||WWW||2005 German National Champion in the "General Magic" category, 2004 South German Champion in Magic.||Germany||Meriem Sahra||Userli||Meryem Sarah Uzerli||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Her best known part is as Hürrem Sultan in the historical Television drama series Muhte?em Yüzy?l. She won the "Best Actress" Golden Butterfly award for this part in 2012.||Germany||Barbara||Valentin||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||She worked in film, often with Rainer Werner Fassbinder.||Germany||Tita||von Hardenberg||Female||Europe||Media||TV presenter||WWW||ARD TV station: "Polylux", "Das Letzte im Ersten"||Germany||Veruschka||von Lehndorff||Veruschka||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, artist, model||WWW||She was popular during the 1960s. Known professionally as Veruschka, she is a daughter of Heinrich Graf von Lehndorff-Steinort, a member of the German resistance. For some time she was with the Stewart Modeling Agency at 405 Park Avenue in New York City where she reigned as the girl with the most covers on the wall when you walked in. She had also garnered attention when she made a brief five minute appearance in the 1966 cult film Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni.||Germany||Wolfgang Reichsgraf Alexander Berghe||von Trips||Taffy||Male||Europe||Sports||Racing driver||WWW||Germany's first Grand Prix winner (1961) since Hermann Lang.||Germany||Gila||von Weitershausen||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Gila von Weitershausen became popular in the late 1960s when she appeared in German comedy films, for example alongside Uschi Glas. By common consent one of her best performances so far has been in Die Fälschung (Circle of Deceit) (1981), a film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, where she played opposite Hanna Schygulla and Bruno Ganz.||Germany||Hans-Jochen||Wagner||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV, stage)||WWW||Ensemble member at the famous Vienna Burgtheater from 1997-1999.||Germany||Theresia||Walser||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author, actress||WWW||Daughter of Martin Walser ("Runaway Horse"), writer.||Germany||Elmar||Weingarten ||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Sociologist, music manager||WWW||Artistic Director of the RSO Berlin, Berlin philharmonics, Ensemble Modern and Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, now artistic Director of the Festspiele Zürich.||Germany||Samuel||Weiss||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (stage)||WWW||Germany||Ina||Weisse||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, film director||WWW||Directed "Der Architekt"||Germany||Donata||Wenders||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Photographer||WWW||Germany||Inigo||Westmeier||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Cinematographer||WWW||Specialized on documentaries (e.g. "Alone in four walls", winner of Max Ophüls Prize 2008 as "Best Documentary").||Germany||Sarah||Wiener||Female||Europe||Food preparation and serving related||TV chef, author||WWW||Germany||Kai||Wiesinger||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||He received a Bavarian Film Award for his role in Sönke Wortmann's Kleine Haie in 1992.||Germany||Wolfgang||Windgassen||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (Wagner tenor)||WWW||Windgassen sang at all the important opera houses all over the world. He was invited to perform at the reopening of the Bayreuth Festival in 1951 and continued to appear there till 1970, singing all the great Wagner tenor roles.||Germany||Jutta||Winkelmann||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director, author||WWW||Germany||Klaus||Wunder||Male||Europe||Sports||Footballer||WWW||He played for FC Bayern Munich and was part of their European Cup victory in 1975. He earned one cap for the Germany national football team and also represented West Germany at the 1972 Summer Olympics.||Germany||Peter||Würtenberger||Male||Europe||Management||CEO||WWW||Former CEO of Yahoo! Germany and Bild / T-Online AG||Germany||Katrin||Zagrosek||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musicologist, cultural scientist, dramatic advisor||WWW||She has been appointed the artistic director of the "Niedersächsische Musiktage" as of 2012. Since 2008, she has been working as executive producer of "Wien Modern", Austria's biggest festival for contemporary music. Daughter of Lothar Zagrosek, conductor.||Germany||Florian||Zech||Male||Europe||Sports||Managing Director, Entrepreneur||WWW||Joint-Managing Director of AMANDLA EduFootball. Florian Zech co-founded AMANDLA when he was 20 years old. Since then he is the driving force behind the development and implementation of the organisation and programmes. The aim of all of AMANDLA's activities is to tackle social inequality through the innovative fusion of education and football. Using the power of football AMANDLA creates safe-hubs of development and learning for disadvantaged young people in South Africa. The organisation’s holistic football-based programme model stimulates and encourages young people to strive for a better future. The strong moral concept underpinning all AMANDLA programmes reinforces universal values and norms, often lacking in destabilised and non-existent family structures. In 2012, AMANDLA EduFootball was awarded the "Beyond Sport Award" for the best project worldwide in the category "Sport for Conflict Resolution".||Germany||Nadja||Zwanziger||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (tv)||WWW||She has been having appearances on German TV. For example in "Tatort".||Germany / USA||Thomas C.||Südhof||Male||Europe||Healthcare||Biochemist||WWW||Thomas C.Südhof is the co-awardee of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with James Rothman and Randy Schekman) for work on vesicle trafficking. He is well known for his study of synaptic transmission. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Medicine and of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.||Iran||Bahman||Nirumand||Male||Asia||Media||Journalist, author||WWW||His book Persien, Modell eines Entwicklungslandes oder Die Diktatur der Freien Welt ("Persia, a model of a developing nation or the dictatorship of the Free World") was published in January 1967 (translated as Iran, The New Imperialism in Action) had a large influence upon the internationalism of the May 1986 student uprising.||Italy||Olaf Roberto||Bossi||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer, songwriter, stand-up-comedian, producer||WWW||Founded his first band in Waldorf school. Stage and tv appearances as singer-songwriter/comedian. Winner of several awards, incl. 2 golden records as producer, nominated for an Echo award.||Italy / Germany||Lorenzo||Patanè||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV)||WWW||"Robert Saalfeld" in TV series "Sturm der Liebe"||Japan||Fumi||Koyasu||Foomy||Female||Asia||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (bass player), writer||WWW||Japan||Takumi||Saitoh||Male||Asia||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||In 2016 he has appeared in several movies, including the box-office hit “Shin Godzilla,” which is set for an overseas release on Oct. 11. He also plays older brother to two members of Exile in that group’s acting vehicle “High & Low: The Red Rain,” which will allow him to make use of that smoldering gaze he has perfected over the years.||Laos / USA||Bryan||Thao Worra||Male||Asia||Arts (literary)||Poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist.||WWW||Bryan Thao Worra holds over 20 awards for his writing and community service. The author of 6 books, he is a professional member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He holds a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. He represented Laos as a Cultural Olympian during the London Summer Games. His work appears in over 100 international publications around the world including Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Singapore, China, Korea, Chile, Pakistan, as well as across the United States.||Netherlands||Jerome||Bech||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Painter, object artist||WWW||Known for colourful paintings and objects, sometimes signed with humorous textual remarks. ||Netherlands||Tijl||Beckand||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - other)||Comedian||WWW||Well known Dutch comedian from the television programme the Lama's, a group of 4 improvising comedians.||Netherlands||Annelotte||de Graaf||Amber Arcades||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Her output attracted the attention of Heavenly Recordings, which released her debut full-length album, Fading Lines, in June 2016.||Netherlands||Karel||de Rooy||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Kabaret artist||WWW||"Mini" of the Dutch music-comedy-duo "Mini & Maxi"||Netherlands||Theodora||Geraets||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (violinist), professor||WWW||Violinist and Professor at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. First Price Winner De Nederlandse Muziekprijs voor viool (1989)||Netherlands||Rutger||Hauer||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen)||WWW||Performed in "Batman Begins", "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"||Netherlands||Nadja||Hüpscher||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||1999: Gouden Kalf award for best Actress||Netherlands||Jesse||Klaver||Male||Europe||Politics||Politician||WWW||GreenLeft politician. Since 2010 he is a member of the House of Representatives. Before that he was chair of the youth union of the Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond. Klaver got international attention for opposing tax evasion.||Netherlands||Rein||Putkamer||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - other)||Ballet dancer at the Scapino Ballet Company, Rotterdam
||WWW||Ballet dancer at the Scapino Ballet Company, Rotterdam. Professional Training: HAVO voor Muziek and Dans, Rotterdamse Dansacademie.
Danced with: Galili Dance. Now with the famous Scapino Ballet.||Netherlands||Nicolien||Sauerbreij||Female||Europe||Sports||Snowboarder||WWW||She won seven World Cup races and ranked first in the parallel giant slalom standings of the 2007–2008 and the 2009–2010 World Cup. She competed in the Winter Olympic Games of 2002, 2006 and won the gold medal in the women's parallel giant slalom in the 2010 Winter Olympics.||Netherlands||Carry||Tefsen||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Netherlands||Thomas||van Linge||Male||Europe||Politics||Cartographer||WWW||One of the foremost cartographers of the Islamic State conflict||Netherlands||Robin||van Persie||Male||Europe||Sports||Footballer||WWW||Plays as a striker for Manchester United and the Dutch national team. ||Netherlands||Filemon||Wesselink||Male||Europe||Media||TV presenter||WWW||Known for his open-minded handling of controverse topics, such as drugs and sex. Deemed to be one of the most popular and credible presenters of the Netherlands.||Netherlands / Germany||Sven||Ratzke||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Entertainer and chansonier||WWW||Sven Ratzke mixes Berlin cabaret of the 20s with bizarre improvisation talent and pop style.||New Zealand||Georgina||Earl||formerly Georgina Evers-Swindell||Female||Oceania||Sports||Rower||WWW||In 2001 she won silver at the World Championships in both the double and quadruple sculls. Together with her identical twin sister, Caroline Evers-Swindell, she won gold at both the 2002 and 2003 Rowing World Championships in the double sculls. She also won, again with her sister, the 2004 Olympic gold medal. In 2002, she broke the indoor 2000 m rowing world record, recording a time of 6m 28.5s beating the previous record by 2.1s. In November 2005 she and her sister were named Rowing Female Crew of the Year by the International Rowing Federation (FISA).||New Zealand||Caroline||Meyer||formerly Caroline Evers-Swindell||Female||Oceania||Sports||Rower||WWW||In 2001 she won silver at the World Championships in both the double and quadruple sculls. Together with her identical twin sister, Georgina Evers-Swindell, she won gold at both the 2002 and 2003 Rowing World Championships in the double sculls. She also won, again with her sister, the 2004 Olympic gold medal. In November 2005 she and her sister were named Rowing Female Crew of the Year by the International Rowing Federation (FISA).||New Zealand||Anna||Paquin||Female||Oceania||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen, TV)||WWW||Academy Award for Best Supporting actress in "The Piano" (1994). She later appeared in a number of successful films, including Fly Away Home, She's All That, Almost Famous and the X-Men franchise. Paquin is well known for her role as Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 2008.||Norway||Jon||Almaas||Male||Europe||Media||TV host, author||WWW||Best known from the weekly humour program Nytt på nytt, where he has been since the start in 1999||Norway||Peder||Anker||Male||Europe||Life, physical, and social science||Historian of environmental sciences||WWW||He is specializing in the history of ecology and ecological architecture and design. Anker has received research fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Dibner Institute and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and been a visiting scholar at both Columbia University and University of Oslo. ||Norway||Ari||Behn||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||He has written three novels, two collections of short stories and a book about his wedding. Husband of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.||Norway||Julian||Berntzen||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Won the Norwegian music award "Spellemannprisen" in 2003 as the best new artist/upcoming artist that year.||Norway||Ketil||Bjørnstad||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (pianist), composer, author||WWW||Initially trained as a classical pianist, he discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of "European jazz". He is an artist on the ECM record label, but has also published some 20 books (predominantly novels) and a number of poetry and essay collections.||Norway||Nicolai Cleve||Broch||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (TV, stage)||WWW||As the lead in the TV series Lekestue shown on NRK2, Nicolai was nominated for the Best Male Actor award. He was also named This Year's Theatre Talent in 2001 by the national Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. ||Norway||Eindride||Eidsvold||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (TV, screen)||WWW||Norway||Gard B.||Eidsvold||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Eindride Eidsvold's films include Vegas, Sophie's World, Hamsun, and Twice Upon a Time.||Norway||Erik||Fosnes Hansen||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||International best sellers: "Psalm at Journey's End", "Tales of Protection". Fosnes Hansen was awarded the Riksmål Society Literature Prize in 1990||Norway||Morten Hagland||Hansen||Male||Europe||Management||Vice President||WWW||Vice President responsible for Business Services at RigNet, provider of managed communications and other network-based services for the upstream oil and gas industry. Mr. Hansen is responsible for the sales, engineering, operations, products/solutions and marketing functions. He is seen as a leader within the remote communications industry for the energy sector.||Norway||Kjersti||Holmen||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||Won Norwegian Amanda - the main Norwegian film award - for Best Actress in "S.O.S." in 2000||Norway||Kristoffer||Joner||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen)||WWW||Won Norwegian Amanda - the main Norwegian film award - for Best Actor in 2005, and Golden Swan at Copenhagen International Film Festival for Best Actor in 2002||Norway||Henning||Kraggerud||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (violinist)||WWW||He has established himself as one of Scandinavia's most outstanding international soloists. A recipient of Norway's prestigious Grieg Prize, Bergen International Festival has appointed him its Artist-Residence 2004.||Norway||Lars||Lillo-Stenberg||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (rock)||WWW||He is the man behind the Norwegian band deLillos, but he also played in The Last James and still plays in the band Young Neils.||Norway||Odd||Nerdrum||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Painter||WWW||Internationally acclaimed painter and anti-modernist cult figure||Norway||Kaja||Norum||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.)||Painter (figurativist), model||WWW||A former student and protégé of painter Odd Nerdrum, Norum is devoted to Nerdrums philosophy of Kitsch painting, and is a part of The Kitsch Movement spawned by Nerdrum. After the latter relocated to France in 2011, Norum is the primary caretaker of his gallery and his estate.||Norway||Kristen||Nygaard||Male||Europe||Computer and mathematics||Computer scientist, programming language pioneer, politician||WWW||Internationally he is acknowledged as the co-inventor of object-oriented programming and the programming language Simula with Ole-Johan Dahl in the 1960s.||Norway||Janove||Ottesen||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (guitarist, barrels player), singer||WWW||He specializes in vocals, guitar and barrels, and is a leading member of the Norwegian band Kaizers Orchestra.||Norway||Marcus||Paus||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Composer||WWW||One of the most performed Norwegian composers of his generation. He is noted as a representative of a reorientation toward tradition, tonality and melody, and his works have been lauded by critics in Norway and abroad. Son of Ole Paus, Norwegian singer, author and poet.||Norway||Vebjørn||Sand||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Painter, artist||WWW||He is known for his paintings as well as his public arts projects, such as the Da Vinci Project, and the Kepler star monument (Norwegian Peace Star) at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.||Norway||Jørgen||Sandvik||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (guitarist, sitar player, banjo player)||WWW||Member of Norwegian pop/rock band "Real Ones". Their band received the 2008 Spellemannprisen for Best Pop Album for "All for the Neighbourhood".||Norway||Njål||Sparbo||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (bass-baritone)||WWW||One of Norway's most active and versatile classical singers. In 2009, Sparbo received the Grieg Award, which is awarded annually by the Edvard Grieg museum Troldhaugen.||Norway||Jens||Stoltenberg||Male||Europe||Politics||Secretary General of NATO||WWW||13th Secretary General of NATO (since 2014). Former Prime Minister of Norway (2000 - 2001, and 2005-2013), leader of the Norwegian Labour Party since 2002||Norway||Pia||Tjelta||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||In February 2007 she received much media coverage for her lead role in the Norwegian romantic comedy Mars og Venus. The film was described as the year's big feelgood film.||Norway||Linn||Ullmann||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author, journalist||WWW|| A prominent literary critic, she also writes a column for Norway's leading morning newspaper and has published four novels. Daughter of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman.||Norway||David||Vogt||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (violinist, keyboarder), singer (pop/rock)||WWW||Singer of Norwegian pop/rock band "Real Ones". Their band received the 2008 Spellemannprisen for Best Pop Album for "All for the Neighbourhood".||Norway||Ivar||Vogt||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (guitarist, keyboarder)||WWW||Member of Norwegian pop/rock band "Real Ones". Their band received the 2008 Spellemannprisen for Best Pop Album for "All for the Neighbourhood".||Norway||Anneke||von der Lippe||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||She has won the Amanda – the main Norwegian film award – for best actress twice: for Krigerens hjerte in 1992, and for Over stork og stein and Pan in 1995. She was named one of European films "Shooting Stars" by European Film Promotion in 1998. In 2005, she was, as the first Norwegian actor ever, nominated for an International Emmy Award for her role in the TV-drama Ved kongens bord.||Norway||Nicolaus||Widerberg||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Sculptor and painter||WWW||Norway / Finland||Akseli||Kokkonen||Male||Europe||Sports||Ski-jumper||WWW||Member of Norwegian national team.||Poland||Marek||Janowski||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Conductor||WWW||Chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR).||Romania||Ioana||Ciolacu||Female||Europe||Design||Fashion designer||WWW||She is known for receiving the Designer for Tomorrow Awards from Stella McCartney and for founding her own Ioana Ciolacu label.||South Africa||Shelley||Davidow||Female||Africa||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Author of numerous books for children and young adults. Her young adult book "In the Shadow of Inyangani" was nominated for the first African Writer's Prize by Macmillan/Picador and BBC World.She now lives in Florida, USA.||South Africa||Josie||Field||Female||Africa||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Young upcoming singer songwriter, released her first CD "Mercury" in 2007 which brought her two no.1 radio hitsingles in South Africa.||South Africa||Greg||Hamerton||Male||Africa||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Fantasy novelist and extreme sports writer||South Africa||Nik||Rabinowitz||Male||Africa||Arts (performing - acting)||Comedian, actor, author||WWW||Over the past ten years Nik has established himself as one of the premier comics of South Africa, well known for his multilingual satire and passion for goats. He has produced and performed seven one man shows, presents "The Week that Wasnt" on Talk Radio 702 / Cape Talk, and plays a legion of characters for ZA News. ||South Africa / Australia||Mark||Vos||pokerbok||Male||Africa||Sports||Poker player||WWW||Claimed to be one of the world's top online poker players. As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,200,000. His 9 cashes at the WSOP account for $977,728 of those winnings.||Sweden||Andreas||Carlgren||Male||Europe||Politics||Minister||WWW||Swedish Centre Party politician, former Minister for the Environment, Ministry of the Environment||Sweden||Mika||Eichenholz||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Music director||WWW||Sweden||Emma||Härdelin||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (violinist), singer||WWW||Violinist and lead singer in folk-rock band Garmarna and also lead singer for the folk band Triakel||Sweden||Anna-Karin||Palm||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Sweden||Noomi||Rapace||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||She is best known for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. won Best Actress awards for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the "Millennium Trilogy" of films, and was nominated in the same category at the European Film Awards.||Sweden||Johan||Schildt||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor, TV entertainer||WWW||Sweden||Sebastian||Schildt||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Designer, silver smith||WWW||Sweden||Pontus||Winnberg||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Producer and songwriter||WWW||Member of music production and songwriting team Bloodshy & Avant, (co-)writer and (co-)producer of songs by Britney Spears, Madonna and others. Pontus Winnberg is also a member of Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow. ||Sweden / Norway||Vendela||Kirsebom||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Model, actress||WWW||She has appeared on the magazine covers of Bride's (US), Flare (Canada), Shape (US), FHM (UK), and Zest (US) and has been featured multiple times in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared in Batman and Robin in 1997 as Nora Fries and The Parent Trap, alongside Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Quaid, in 1998. ||Switzerland||Johannes||Anders||Male||Europe||Media||Journalist (music)||WWW||Music journalist (modern jazz, contemporary music, classical music), also known in the Swiss movie scene as former film technician and designer of colored light (color grading).||Switzerland||Marcel||Fischer||Male||Europe||Sports||Fencer||WWW||Fencer, competed in the Men's Épée Individual at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. Finished 4th at the 2000 Olympics.||Switzerland||Simon||Gaudenz||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Conductor||WWW||He has been Music Director and Chief Conductor at the Collegium Musicum in Basel since 2004, before which he spent four years as Music Director at Basel's Camerata Variabile. He has also been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Odense Symphony Orchestra for a three-year tenure starting as of the 2010/2011 season. In February 2009, Simon Gaudenz won the "Deutscher Dirigentenpreis", which carries in it the highest award of any conductor competition in Europe.||Switzerland||Heidi||Lüdi||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Production designer||WWW||Worked with Wim Wenders, has been responsible for selecting style and visual design for movies such as "Der Zauberberg" (1982), for which she, together with her husband, received the German Film Award in Gold for "Outstanding Individual Achievement: Production Design".||Switzerland||Nicolas||Michel||K||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||His albums include "Arbre rouge", "Amour dans la rue" etc.||Switzerland||Dimitri Jakob||Müller||Dimitri||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Clown||WWW||In 1973, he was awarded the Grock prize, and appeared with Big Apple Circus (New York). He has also performed in many other countries across the globe. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1995.||Switzerland||Germinal||Roaux||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||movie director, photographer||WWW||For his film "Left Foot Right Foot" (2013) he received the "Bayard d'Or pour la Meilleure Première Oeuvre au FIFF de Namur 2013". The film was also within the official selection for "Special Screening" at theFestival du Film de Zurich 2013.||Switzerland||Martin||Schenkel||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (rock), actor||WWW||Starred in sitcom "Fascht e Familie"||Switzerland||Oliver||Tobias||Oliver Tobias Freitag||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Peter Weir then directed him in the TV series Luke's Kingdom. Tobias also starred in Smuggler (1981) a children's drama series, set in Cornwall in 1801. Many other successful films followed including The Stud in 1978 in which he co-starred with Joan Collins, helping her to restart her career. Oliver also appeared in the pop promo video for pop group Ultravox's 1982 hit "Hymn".||Switzerland||Valentin||Villard||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Composer, organist, tenor||WWW||He has composed the "Messe à six voix op. 44" and many other works||Switzerland||Roeland||Wiesnekker||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Winner of Swiss Film Prize 2005 (best male leading actor).||Switzerland||Luke J.||Wilkins||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Starred in "Stromberg" and "Verbotene Liebe"||Switzerland / Germany||Meret||Oppenheim||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Surrealist artist, photographer||WWW||Oppenheim was a member of the Surrealist movement of the 1920s along with André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and other writers and visual artists. Besides creating art objects, Oppenheim also famously appeared as a model for photographs by Man Ray, most notably a series of nude shots of her interacting with a printing press.||Switzerland / Germany||Stanislas||Wawrinka||Male||Europe||Sports||Tennis player||WWW||Winner of gold medal in men's doubles at the 2008 Summer Olympics.||Switzerland / UK||Susannah||Haberfeld||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (opera / mezzo soprano), director||WWW||UK||Tim||Arnold||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter, composer, producer, musician||WWW||Currently a solo artist performing under the name "The Soho Hobo", but first achieved success as the singer and songwriter of Britpop band Jocasta in the mid-1990s||UK||Caroline||Bird||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Poet, playwright and author||WWW||She studied English Literature at Oxford University and was president of the Oxford Poetry Society. She was a winner of the Poetry London Competition in 2007, the Peterloo Poetry Competition for three years running (2004, 2003 and 2002), a major Eric Gregory Award in 2002 and the Foyles Young Poet of the Year Award in 1999 and 2000. Caroline is one of the 5 official poets for the London Olympics 2012.||UK||James||Cameron-Wilson||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Film critic, author||WWW||Film critic and author of several books||UK||Oliver||Chris||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||He has appeared in several comedy series, including The Office, Green Wing, According to Bex, Nathan Barley, The IT Crowd and Rescue Me. He appeared as the character Boyce in both the first and second series of Green Wing.||UK||Frank||Dillane||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||Played young Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), graduating in 2013.||UK||Luke||Donald||Male||Europe||Sports||Golfer||WWW||In May 2011, Donald became the number one golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club.||UK||Bella||Freud||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Fashion designer||WWW||She worked for Vievienne Westwood before starting her own design company. Daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great granddaughter of the inventor of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud. ||UK||Esther||Freud||Female||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||She was named as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists' (Granta magazine, 1993). Her works include novel "Hideous Kinky". She is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great granddaughter of the inventor of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud.||UK||Kirsty||Hawkshaw||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (dance/electronica/house/trance), songwriter||WWW||She is known for her participation as lead vocalist for the group Opus III, and her collaborative work with other musicians and producers.||UK||Thomas||Heatherwick||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - design related)||Designer, architect||WWW||Founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio. Since the late 1990s Heatherwick has emerged as one of Britainâ€™s most gifted and imaginative designers. His innovative approach to design has earned him a reputation as an "ideas engine"||UK||George||Hume||Male||Europe||Media||Journalist, newspaper columnist||WWW||BBC journalist and newspaper columnist for Herald Tribune and other British papers||UK||Sadie ||Jemmett||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||In 2012 Sadie was featured on the compilation album Music is Love - A Singer-Songwriters Tribute to the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Her cover of Teach Your Children has gained excellent reviews and radio play in Europe and the United States.||UK||Hamish||Jenkinson||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Film, theatre and arts director / producer, charity fundraiser and campaigner||WWW||Directed the short film "The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa", starring Kevin Spacey. Director of the ceremony for UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, 2011.||UK||David||Johnson||Male||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Composer||WWW||David Charles Johnson was a Scottish composer and a scholar of 18th century Scottish music. Dr David Johnson was ‘an internationally recognised scholar’. whose work did much to rediscover and reinvent 18th century Scottish music, and set it in its historical context.||UK||Daniel T. ||Jones||Male||Europe||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Co-author of the bestselling management books "The machine that changed the world" and "Lean thinking"||UK||Kwam||Korsa-Acquah||Dum-Doodles||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.)||Cartoonist||WWW||Renowned celebrity Urban cartoonist working with Warner Bros. Records. He draws urban cartoons and has been commissioned by Bashy and Chris Brown.||UK||Colin||McPherson||Male||Europe||Media||Photojournalist, freelance photographer||WWW||He is the brother of Katrina McPherson, director and dance-film maker||UK||Katrina||McPherson||Female||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director and dance-film-maker||WWW||She is one of the first generation of truly hybrid video-dance artists. She is the sister of Colin McPherson, photojournalist and freelance photographer||UK||Carey||Mulligan||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for her performance as Jenny in An Education, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, and for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.||UK||Albert||Watson||Male||Europe||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Photographer||WWW||He has shot over 200 covers of Vogue around the world and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time.||UK||Sean||Yates||Male||Europe||Sports||Cyclist||WWW||Former professional cyclist and a sporting director of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. Prior to his professional career, Yates competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics, finishing 6th in the 4,000m individual pursuit (he also later competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics), in 1980 he also won the British 25-mile individual time trial championship.||UK / Germany||Rachel||Podger||Female||Europe||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (violinist)||WWW||Specialising in the performance of baroque music. She is a professor of baroque violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.||USA||Benjamin||Agosto||Male||Americas||Sports||Ice dancer||WWW||With partner Tanith Belbin, Agosto is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, 2004-2006 Four Continents Champion, and 2004-2007 US National Champion||USA||William||Alexander||Male||Americas||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Winner of the National Book Award 2012 ||USA||Sean Michael Leonard||Anderson||Big Sean||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Hip hop artist||WWW||Sean signed with GOOD Music (Kanye West) in 2007, and then in 2008 signed with Island Def Jam. After releasing a number of mixtapes Sean released his debut album Finally Famous in 2011.||USA||Jennifer||Aniston||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||Screen actress ("Friends", "Along came Polly")||USA||Hailey ||Baldwin||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Model ||WWW||Model. She is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and niece of actor Alec Baldwin. Sister of Alaia Baldwin, who works as a model as well.||USA||Alaia||Baldwin||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Model||WWW||Model. She is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and niece of actor Alec Baldwin. Sister of Hailey Baldwin, who works as a model as well.||USA||David E.||Blackmer||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Audio electronics engineer||WWW||Most famous as the inventor of the DBX noise reduction system and founder of dbx, Inc. (died on 21 March 2002) ||USA||Scott||Boman||Male||Americas||Politics||Politician||WWW||Libertarian politician from Michigan. In the 2012 election cycle he received interviews and mention by regional, national and international media in the course of running for United States Senate.||USA||Stephanie Ann||Boyd||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Composer||WWW||An advocate of the innate creativity in young people, she has brought composition programs to music festivals in three countries. She frequently collaborates with Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall and has commissions this season from The Meadowlark Trio, Violin Monster, the Jennifer Fischer trio, Collage New Music, and others. Her string orchestra works are published by TRN Music.||USA||Sandra||Bullock||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||Winner of an Academy Award 2010 (best performance by an actress in a leading role) for her part as "Leigh Anne Tuohy" in "The Blind Side". She is listed in the 2012 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records as the highest-paid actress, with $56 million.||USA||Ever Dawn||Carradine||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||Best known for her roles as Tiffany Porter on Once and Again and as Kelly Ludlow on Commander in Chief. She is the daughter of Robert Carradine. ||USA||Kenneth||Chenault||Male||Americas||Management||CEO||WWW||Former President (1997 - 2001) and Chief Executive Officer of American Express. He is the third African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company.||USA||Austin||Chick||Male||Americas||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Director, screenwriter, producer||WWW||Made the films XX/XY, released in 2002, and August, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.||USA||Kate||Christensen||Female||Americas||Arts (literary)||Novelist||WWW||She won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for her fourth novel, The Great Man, about a painter and the three women in his life. Her previous novels are In the Drink (1999), Jeremy Thrane (2001), and The Epicures Lament (2004). Her essays, articles, reviews, and stories have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, most recently The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Elle, The Wall Street Journa||USA||Chris||Codish||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Composer, musician||WWW||Keyboarder and vocalist of the band "The Brothers Groove". Won several awards, such as 1997 Detroit Music Award for "Blues Performer or Group Deserving Wider Recognition"||USA||Cybelle||Codish||Female||Americas||Media||Photojournalist||WWW||She has her photo essays highlighted in national publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin and NME. Has shot hundreds of nationally and internationally known artists like Ricki Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Kanye West and Nickleback.||USA||Lisa||Coleman||Lisa||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician, composer||WWW||Coleman plays piano and keyboards. She was a member of Princes backing band The Revolution from 1980 to 1986. She is currently one half of the musical duo Wendy & Lisa, formed with Wendy Melvoin in 1986.||USA||Timothy||Daly||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen, stage)||WWW||Best known for his television role as Joe Hackett on the NBC sitcom Wings and for his voice role as Superman/Clark Kent in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as his recurring role of the drug-addicted screenwriter J.T. Dolan on The Sopranos for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.||USA||Josh||Dibb||Deakin||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician||WWW||One of the founding members of the experimental music group Animal Collective.||USA||Winslow||Eliot||Female||Americas||Arts (literary)||Author||WWW||Author of several novels (Heaven Falls, A Perfect Gem, Bright Face of Danger, others)||USA||Chris||Elliott||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen), comedian, writer||WWW||He is best known for his comedic sketches on Late Night with David Letterman, starring in the cult comedy series Get a Life and for his recurring role as Peter MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond. Since 2009, Elliott has had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother as Mickey Aldrin, father to main character Lily. He is also known for appearing in movies such as Cabin Boy, There's Something About Mary, Scary Movie 2 and Groundhog Day. Since 2011, Elliott has starred in the Adult Swim series Eagleheart.||USA||Stephanie||Farrow||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress||WWW||She is known for her work on The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Zelig (1983) and Gefährliches Dreieck (1983). Sister of Mia Farrow, actress.||USA||Miguel R.||Forbes||Male||Americas||Management||Publisher, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and senior executive||WWW||Senior executive at Forbes Media, LLC. He is the son of Robert Forbes and grandson of Malcolm Forbes.||USA||Taimane||Gardner||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (Ukulele)||WWW||Considered one of the best Ukulele players worldwide. Taimane has performed in Las Vegas, California, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Samoa. She has played privately for John Travolta, Steven Seagal, George Clooney, Toyota, Pepsi, IBM and at international film festivals, and she has opened for Chicago, Jimmy Buffett, Konishiki, Cecilio and Kapono, Na Leo and Chris Isaak.||USA||Adrian||Grenier||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen), musician, director||WWW||He is best known for his lead role on the HBO original series, Entourage, as Vincent Chase. In 2006, he won a role in The Devil Wears Prada, as Anne Hathaway's boyfriend, Nate. In 2007, People magazine ranked him #7 in its annual list of Sexiest Men Alive.||USA||Giuliano||Hazan||Male||Americas||Arts (literary)||Food preparation and serving related occupations||WWW||Specialized on Italian cuisine. Winner of several awards, such as the Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Cooking with Giuliano Hazan, has been profiled in many US publications.||USA||Dan||Hoyle||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (theater)||WWW||Well-respected live theater actor in both San Francisco and New York. Son of Geoff Hoyle, performer.||USA||Tamara||Jenkins||Female||Americas||Sports||Sprint canoer||WWW||Olympic Athlete in Sprint canoeing. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-2 500 m event.||USA||Peter Stephan||Jungk||Male||Americas||Arts (literary)||Author, script-writer, film director||WWW||US-american German-speaking author of novels, essays and screenplays, as well as film director. Holder of Stefan-Andres-Preis (literary award) 2001. Son of Robert Jungk, writer and journalist||USA||Snatam||Kaur||Snatam Kaur Khalsa||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter (sacred music)||WWW||Snatam is an internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter of Sikh devotional music, kirtan, and is one of the top-selling musicians in the New Age music genre. She has toured the world, promoting peace and bringing her music to the masses. She received numerous positive reviews of her concerts and albums, especially in alternative and yogic media. Her career received a boost when it became known that her music was a favorite of Oprah Winfrey, and she even played for Oprah at her private birthday party on Maui.||USA||Julian||Klincewicz||Male||Americas||Arts (visual - design related)||Artist / author / musician / skateboarder / celebrity photographer / filmmaker / fashion designer / model||WWW||He has shot video for Gosha Rubchinskiy, Eckhaus Latta, New York band Haerts, and he hosted his second exhibition in Tokyo. He was personally invited by Kanye West to film the YEEZY Season 3 presentation in Madison Square Gardens.||USA||Tony||Krantz||Male||Americas||Management||Television executive, producer, writer, and director||WWW||Krantz’s shows have won numerous Emmys and Golden Globes. In 2002, Krantz received the Producer’s Guild Award for best dramatic series for his work on 24 as its executive producer.||USA||Zoë Isabella||Kravitz||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, singer, model||WWW||She has appeared in the films No Reservations (2007), The Brave One (2007), and as Angel Salvadore in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011). Kravitz has modeled in fashion magazines such as French Jalouse, Venus Zine and Elle. She is the only child of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.||USA||Noah||Lennox||Panda Bear||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (experimental)||WWW||Founding member of the band Animal Collective||USA||Jennifer||Leonhardt||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||Her music blends many genres of American music, including folk, soul, gospel, country, rock, blues, and R&B, and is known for her harmonies and a wide vocal range, and an ability to improvise in live performance.||USA||Kristanna||Loken||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen)||WWW||She is best known for her roles in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, BloodRayne, and Painkiller Jane.||USA||Sanjaya||Malakar||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (pop)||WWW||Finalist on the sixth season of American Idol||USA||Jordan||Malloch||Male||Americas||Sports||Sprint canoer||WWW||Olympic Athlete in Canoeing, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.||USA||Julianna||Margulies||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, producer||WWW||Margulies achieved both critical and commercial success in her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award.||USA||John||McCrea||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer||WWW||Lead singer and founding member of alternative rock band Cake.||USA||Brendan||McDaniel||Candis Cayne||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress (screen, TV), performance artist||WWW||Known in the New York City nightclub scene since the 1990s. Cayne came to national attention in 2007 for portraying transgender mistress Carmelita on ABCs prime time drama Dirty Sexy Money.||USA||Wendy||Melvoin||Wendy||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Guitarist, song-writer||WWW||Best known for her work with Prince as part of his backing band The Revolution, and for her collaboration with Lisa Coleman as one half of the duo Wendy & Lisa||USA||Judson||Mills||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen)||WWW||He is known for his performances as Texas Ranger Francis Gage in the american action drama television series Walker, Texas Ranger (1999 - 2001).||USA||Ruby||Modine||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, musician||WWW||Interested in acting at a young age, Ruby Modine began taking drama and music classes before appearing as a child in the short film "Smoking," written by David Seders. She has also appeared in Rabbit Bandinis "A Visit from the Goonsquad," directed by Shandor Garison and produced by James Franco. She is the daughter of actor Matthew Modine.||USA||John Fitzallen||Moore||Male||Americas||Life, physical, and social science||Physicist||WWW||His work in military electronics, communications, and spectroscopy culminated in medical electronics and x-ray products with the founding of the company Bio-Imaging Research. Holder of several patents. He is the son of authors Virginia Moore and Louis Untermeyer.||USA||Victor Saul||Navasky||Male||Americas||Media||Journalist, editor, publisher, author and professor||WWW||Professor of journalism, director of the George Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism at Columbia University, former publisher and editorial director (1995 - 2005) as well as former editor (1978 - 1995) and now publisher emeritus of "The Nation"||USA||Joanna||Newsom||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Harpist, pianist, vocalist, and songwriter||WWW||The media have sometimes labeled her as one of the most prominent members of the modern psych folk movement.||USA||Jonathan||Notley||MC Bliss||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician (hip hop)||WWW||Member of Bliss n Eso, a Multi Platinum ARIA Award-winning Australian hip hop band based in Sydney. Further members are Waldorf alumni Max McKinnon and Tarik Ejjamai.||USA||Adriane||Ohanesian||Female||Americas||Media||Photographer||WWW||Adriane is an award-winning photographer based out of Nairobi, Kenya. She attended the Eddie Adams workshop in 2014, where she received an award from National Geographic. She has also been recognized as one of Magnum Photo’s top ‘30 under 30’ and received LensCulture’s Emerging Talent award her photographs of women soldiers in rebel-controlled Kachin, Myanmar.
||USA||Mackenzie||Phillips||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actress, singer||WWW||Best known for her roles in American Graffiti and as rebellious teenager Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time. She is more recently known for her role in the Disney Channel science fiction show So Weird.||USA||Elisa||Randazzo||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Musician, songwriter and fashion designer||WWW||Although her contributions as a songwriter, singer and violinist have spanned many musical projects, Bruises and Butterflies is her first solo release. Randazzo is known for layered harmonies and string arrangements.||USA||Hugo Jr.||Rodriguez||Male||Americas||Politics||Consul General||WWW||Before becoming the US Consul General of Mexico City, Hugo has worked extensively overseas with the US State Department in many different countries including Mexico, Peru, Italy, Iraq and India.||USA||Charles||Rose||Male||Americas||Architecture and engineering||Architect||WWW||His work is situated throughout the United States, in every condition from rugged coastal to dense urban. His work focuses on a sensitivity to landscape and site. As design principal of Boston-based Charles Rose Architects, Inc., Rose is the winner of awards from the American Institute of Architects and national competitions,||USA||Aram||Roston||Male||Americas||Media||TV and newspaper reporter||WWW||Investigative journalist, a correspondent at Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast, and author of The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi. In 2010, Roston was awarded the Daniel Pearl Award for a story called "How the US Funds the Taliban."||USA||Amanda||Sage||Female||Americas||Arts (visual - painting, drawing etc.) ||Painter||WWW||She trained and worked with the Fuchs dynasty of artists, being one of the more notable students.||USA||Stefan C.||Schaefer||Male||Americas||Arts (literary)||Writer, director and producer of independent films and television||WWW||"Confess", his debut feature film, premiered at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival, where he won the Best Screenwriter award. In 2007 he wrote, co-directed and produced "Arranged" which won top prizes at The Berkshire International Film Festival and The Brooklyn International Film Festival.||USA||William Lee||Scott||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor (screen)||WWW||He is best known for his portrayal of dim-witted high school student Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki on the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. Additionally, he appeared in the films Gone in 60 Seconds, Pearl Harbor, October Sky and The Butterfly Effect.||USA||Marzuki||Stevens||Male||Americas||Sports||Long distance and marathon runner||WWW||Brother of singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.||USA||Sufjan||Stevens||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer-songwriter||WWW||He is best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one in the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the song "Chicago". Brother of long distance and marathon runner Marzuki Stevens.||USA||Tom||Stone||Male||Americas||Arts (visual - film, photography etc.)||Photographer||WWW||Most widely known for his documentary photography of outsider, displaced and homeless populations in California.||USA||Justin||Theroux||Male||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Actor||WWW||He is best known for his work with film director David Lynch, appearing in two of his films, Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006). He is also known for his behind the scenes work as a screenwriter, penning such films as Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, and Rock of Ages. Theroux has been announced as the director of Zoolander 2.||USA||Angeli||Vanlaanen||Female||Americas||Sports||Freestyle skier||WWW||Competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.||USA||Veronica||Webb||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - acting)||Model, actress, writer, journalist and television personality||WWW||Webb was the first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract. Webb appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence and Elle magazines and on the runway for Victoria's Secret and Chanel.||USA / Finland||Sara||La Fountain||Female||Americas / Europe||Food preparation and serving related||Chef, cookbook author, designer, and television personality||WWW||She has starred in several Food related shows in Finland||USA / Japan||Ashima||Shiraishi||Female||Americas||Sports||Professional rock climber||WWW||Professional rock climber, youngest person and first female to climb the grade of 9a+, came first in her category for the youth world climbing competition||USA / Germany||Jennifer||Rush||Female||Americas||Arts (performing - music)||Singer (pop / rock)||WWW||Best known for the million-selling single "The Power of Love" of 1985 (listed in the Guinness Book Of Records as "the best selling single by a female solo artist in the history of the British music industry" until 1992)|