We celebrate renowned celebrities this day December 8
International superstar Trinidadian-born American rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj, was raised in South Jamaica, Queens, New York. Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–09. She signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
The Hip-hop artist’s 2010 debut album, Pink Friday, went 4x platinum and had seven singles reach the Billboard’s Hot 100 at the same time. Her follow up album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012.
Before fame, she worked as a waitress at Red Lobster after her acting career failed to take off. She was fired from Red Lobster for being rude to customers, and worked as an office manager on Wall Street.
She became a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and American Idol veteran Randy Jackson. In 2014, she played a supporting role in the romantic comedy The Other Woman.
She has three brothers named Micaiah, Brandon and Jelani, her mother has worked as a Gospel Singer, and her father has worked for American Express. Her longtime relationship with producer Safaree Samuels ended in 2014. She then began dating rapper Meek Mill.
She collaborated with Britney Spears on the song “Till The World Ends.”
The 32 years old was December 8, 1982.
Famous American actress, former NFL cheerleader , writer and presenter Teri Hatcher starred as Susan in the ABC series Desperate Housewives alongside Eva Longoria and played the role of Lois Lane in the series Lois and Clark from 1993 to 1997. She also provided the voice of Dottie in the 2013 film Planes.
She appeared in a season four episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and also had a prominent role in the 2001 film Spy Kids.
She married Jon Tenney in 1994, and the couple had a daughter named Emerson in 1997. They divorced in 2003.
The 50 years old was born December 8, 1964.
He became known to television drama audiences for playing the heartthrob Damon Salvatore in the The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in Lost.
He began a modeling career at age ten, spending most of his summers in New York.
He won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Lost, and launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation on his 32nd birthday.
He married actress Nikki Reed in April 2015. He previously dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev. His mother, Edna, worked as a massage therapist, and his father, Robert, worked as a building contractor.
He starred in the TV drama series Vampire Diaries with Nina Dobrev.
The 36 years old was born December 8, 1978.
He played the hobbit Merry in Lord of the Rings, and also starred as Charlie in Lost. His roles as Bolt in X-Men Orgins: Wolverine and Charlie Pace on Lost also contributed to his fame.
Though English was his first language, he learned German and trained his voice to perform impersonations.
His passion for nature and the outdoors, including kayaking and hiking, has been reflected in his acting roles.
He used to date Evangeline Lilly, a fellow Lost star.
He and Harold Perrineau’s characters were stranded on a beach during the television drama, Lost.
The 38 years old was born December 8, 1976.