Tarik Black

Tarik Black

Name Tarik Black
Profession Basketball Player
Date of Birth 1991-11-22
Place of Birth Tennessee
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Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Tarik Black

Basketball player who made his NBA debut with the Houston Rockets in 2014. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2014 until 2017 before returning to the Rockets for a second stint. 

Early Life of Tarik Black

He won two District 15-AAA titles at Ridgeway High School. He attended the University of Kansas, where he was named Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year.

Trivia

He attended the University of Memphis from 2010 to 2013 and set a school single-season record for field goal percentage with 68.9 percent.

Family Life

He has brothers named Amal and Bilal. He married Kennedy Raye in April 2017. They welcomed a son that following October 2017.

Associated With

He was teammates at Kansas with Andrew Wiggins, who would become the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Holly Black | Children’s Author

Holly Black | Children’s Author

Name Holly Black
Profession Children’s Author
Date of Birth 1971-11-10
Place of Birth West Long Branch, NJ
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Birth Sign Scorpio

About Holly Black

American writer of children’s fantasy novels, she is best known for penning the popular Spiderwick Chronicles book series. She is also the author of Doll Bones, a 2013 novel that was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal.

Early Life of Holly Black

She earned a degree in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. Before publishing her debut book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, in 2002, she worked as an editor of medical journals.

Trivia

Her lesser-known published works include The Curse Workers series and The Good Neighbors graphic novel trilogy.

Family Life

She grew up in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She married her high school sweetheart, Theo Black, in 1999.

Associated With

Her popular work, The Spiderwick Chronicles, was adapted into a 2008 film starring Freddie Highmore .

Veronika Black

Veronika Black

Name Veronika Black
Profession Model
Date of Birth 1988-01-31
Place of Birth Vancouver,
Canada
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Birth Sign Aquarius

About Veronika Black

Curvaceous model, cosplayer, and Instagram celebrity who has earned more than 2.2 million followers on her missveronikablack Instagram account posting selfies and other photos of her daily adventures. 

Early Life of Veronika Black

She first began posting selfies and other photos to her Instagram in August of 2013. 

Trivia

She has a self-titled Etsy shop where she has sold photos of her cosplay of legendary video game character Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada.

Associated With

She is close friends with former soccer player and actor John Carew.

Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black

Name Dustin Lance Black
Profession Screenwriter
Date of Birth 1974-06-10
Place of Birth Sacramento, CA
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Birth Sign Gemini

About Dustin Lance Black

Screenwriter who won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 2008 film Milk starring Sean Penn. He also wrote the script for the 2011 film J. Edgar and the 2010 film Virginia, which he also directed.

Early Life of Dustin Lance Black

He grew up in a Mormon household and attended film school at UCLA.

Trivia

He wrote and co-produced five episodes of the HBO series Big Love.

Family Life

He started dating Olympic diver Tom Daley in 2013; they tied the knot in May of 2017. In March 2018, they revealed they were expecting a baby boy via surrogacy. They welcomed a son named Robert in June 2018.

Associated With

Director Gus Van Sant took on his screenplay for the 2008 film Milk.

Denise Black

Denise Black

Name Denise Black
Profession Soap Opera Actress
Date of Birth 1958-03-16
Place of Birth England
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Birth Sign Pisces

About Denise Black

Perhaps most well known for her role as Denise Osbourne on the British soap opera Coronation Street, Black is also notable for her portrayal of Hazel Tyler on both the drama series Queer as Folk and on creator Russell T. Davies’ later series Cucumber.

Early Life of Denise Black

After graduating from the University of London with a degree in psychology, she began acting in productions with theatrical troupes such as Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and the Actors’ Touring Company.

Trivia

Portraying Mother Superior, she co-starred with fellow soap opera actor Michael Starke (of Brookside fame) in the 2011 United Kingdom tour of Sister Act.

Family Life

She spent her youth in Hampshire, England. Her marriage to voice coach Paul Sand resulted in children named Sam and Dandy.

Associated With

She and comedienne Josie Lawrence performed together in several stage productions and television comedy programs and formed a jazz band (along with Kate McKenzie) called Denise Black & the Kray Sisters.