Beyoncé was born in 1981 in Houston Texas, to parents of African-American and Creole descent, Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles, respectively.
Beyoncé’s solo career began in 2002 upon co-starring in the movie Austin Powers in Goldmember. For the film’s soundtrack, she recorded and released her first solo single, Work It Out. In 2003, she also co-starred along with actor Cuba Gooding Jr. in The Fighting Temptations, a dramatic comedy.
On June 22, 2003, Beyoncé’s released her first solo studio album titled Dangerously In Love . The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales exceeding 300,000 copies.
While her record label did not predict any potential hits from the project, they were proved wrong by the critical and commerical success of Crazy In Love, Baby Boy, Me, Myself and I, and Naughty Girl. “Crazy In Love” and “Baby Boy” reached the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 while “Me, Myself and I” and “Naughty Girl” peaked at numbers four and three, respectively.
Subsequently, Beyoncé won several awards at the 46th Grammy Awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Dangerously in Love 2”, Best R&B Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Teri Hatcher is an American actress, writer, presenter and singer. She is best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane on the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, as Paris Carver in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, and as Susan Mayer on the television series Desperate Housewives amongst numerous other television and film roles. For her portrayal of Susan Mayer, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Following Thorne-Smith’s departure from Melrose Place, she went on to have a recurring role on FOX legal dramedy Ally McBeal and later a starring role for nine seasons as Cheryl on ABC sitcom According to Jim.
On Two and a Half Men, Smith played Lyndsey McElroy in Seasons Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve.
Thorne-Smith was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Menlo Park, a suburb south of San Francisco. Her father, Walter Smith, was a computer market researcher, and her mother, Lora Thorne, was a therapist. They divorced when Courtney was seven years old and she lived with both parents at different stages. She has an older sister, Jennifer, who is an advertising executive. She attended Menlo-Atherton High School, in Atherton, California, and graduated from Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley, California, in 1985. She also performed with the Ensemble Theater Company in Mill Valley while attending high school.
In 2016, she temporarily joined the cast of the Fox sitcom New Girl, filling in for star Zooey Deschanel, who was out on maternity life. She breathed new life into the aging sitcom as Reagan, an aloof, glamorous drug company rep who falls into a relationship with slacker Nick (Jake Johnson). Meanwhile, her roles in the upcoming James Franco period comedy Zeroville and the dark ensemble comedy Big Gold Brick prove that there’s life after giant transforming robots and pizza-loving sewer ninjas for Megan Fox.