CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: DECEMBER 8 – 14

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That’s Atlanta wishes the following celebrities “Happy Birthday”
   

DECEMBER 8
   

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DWIGHT HOWARD
NBA Player

Did You Know? Dwight was the first rookie out of high school to accomplish the feat of starting all 82 games during the 2004-2005 NBA season.

   
Dwight Howard was born in Atlanta, pilule Georgia, to Dwight, Sr. and Sheryl Howard. His mother had several miscarriages before he was born.
   

He attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy High School, where he played mostly as a power forward. During his senior year, Dwight led his team to the 2004 state title.
   

After graduating from high school, Dwight chose to forego college to enter into the 2004 NBA Draft, where the Orlando Magic selected him first overall. He would go on to become the first player in NBA history directly out of high school to start all 82 games during his rookie season.
   
He is a seven-time All-Star and seven-time All-NBA team selection. The 6 feet 11 inches power forward is also a five-time All-Defensive member and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. He has been ranked as one of the best players in the league when it comes to rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw attempts. In 2008, he played center for Team USA, which took home the gold. The now Houston Rocket player won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest back in 2008.
   

On August 10, 2012, Dwight was traded from Orlando to the Los Angeles Lakers. Almost a year later on July 13, he signed with the Houston Rockets.
   

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DECEMBER 10
   

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Raven-Symoné
Actress, Singer
   
Did You Know? Raven-Symoné is a huge fan of cooking and has appeared on the Food Network multiple times.
   

Raven-Symoné was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As an infant, she worked for Atlanta’s Young Faces Inc. Modeling Agency. At age two, she worked with Ford Models in New York City and appeared in ads for Ritz crackers, Jell-O, Fisher-Price, and Cool Whip. Her family moved to New York, when she was three years old.
   
In 1989 until 1992, she co-starred on The Cosby Show as Olivia. A few years later after her debut on The Cosby Show, she began her singing career at age 7, when she signed with MCA Records. She released her debut album “Here’s to New Dreams” in 1993. That same year she had a recurring role on the TV series Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
   
In 1994, Raven made her film debut when she was cast as Stymie’s girlfriend in The Little Rascals. Fast-forward to 1999, she received her first major film role in Eddie Murphy’s Dr. Dolittle.
   
Raven is credited with several other TV and film roles including Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven and The Cheetah Girls as well as ABC Family’s The State of Georgia. She also starred in the movie College Road Trip as Martin Lawrence’s daughter.
   
She made her Broadway debut on January 31, 2012 in the musical Sister Act as Deloris van Cartier.

   

   

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DECEMBER 11
   

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Mo’Nique
Comedienne, Actress, TV Host, Author
   
Did You Know? Before her stand-up career, Mo’Nique worked as an operator for an adult phone line.
   
Mo’Nique was born in Baltimore, Maryland and is a graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.
   
She got her start in comedy at the Baltimore Comedy Factory Outlet performing during an open mic night.
She was featured on a number of leading stand-up venues, including appearances on Showtime at the Apollo and Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.
   
From 1999 to 2004, Mo’Nique played the role of Nicole “Nikki” Parker on the UPN television series The Parkers. She was also the host for the Oxygen Network’s Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, a beauty pageant for plus-sized women. The reality series, which premiered in 2005 ran for three seasons. In 2007, she had a guest-starring role on the hit television series Ugly Betty.
   
She hosted the 2003, 2004 and 2007 BET Awards. In October of 2009, Mo’Nique’s late-night talk show called The Mo’Nique Show debut on BET. The show was taped in Atlanta, Georgia.
   
In 2003, she penned the best-selling book “Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World.” She also published a cookbook called “Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted” in 2006.

   
Mo’Nique starred in many films including Welcome Home Rosco Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Two Can Play That Game, Half Past Dead, Domino and Phat Girlz. However, it was her role in Lee Daniels’ Precious (2009) that garnered many accolades including winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress beating Penelope Cruz, Vera Farmiga, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick. She also won a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Independent Spirit Award, BAFTA award for the same role.
   

   

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DECEMBER 13
   

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NeNe Leakes
Reality TV Star, Actress, Author
   
Did You Know? NeNe is planning to launch a clothing line for curvy women.
   
In 2008, NeNe Leakes is best known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which debut in 2008. After the first season of the reality show, she co-wrote with Denene Milner the book “Never Make The Same Mistake Twice.”
   
In 2011, Leakes was a contestant on Donald Trump’s NBC series Celebrity Apprentice. She walked off the show after an argument with Star Jones failing to win any money for her charity during the 10 episodes she appeared.
   
Television producer Ryan Murphy is a big fan of the over-the-top, loud talking reality star. He cast her in FOX’s Glee with a recurring role in season three as an Olympic winning swim coach named Roz. Ryan also hired her to play Rocky, a sassy TV assistant-turned-producer in the NBC series The New Normal. The show was canceled after one season.
   
NeNe keeps busy. She has guest-hosted Anderson Live, The Talk, and appeared in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers and The Price Is Right.
   
Besides her work in television, she is an advocate against domestic abuse and has written a memoir describing her own experiences with abuse.
   
Nene Leakes lives in a suburb of Atlanta. She also rents a home in Los Angeles. She is married to real estate investor Gregg Leakes after divorcing him in 2010 and then remarrying him in 2013. She has a son named Bryson “Brice” Rashard Bryant from a previous relationship and a granddaughter, Bri’Asia Bryant. Gregg has older children with his exes.
   

   

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