(1969) Jennifer rose to fame portraying Rachel Green on the sitcom Friends (1994–2004), for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards, and became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She revealed her dyslexia diagnosis in 2015, saying, "I thought I wasn't smart. I just couldn't retain anything. Now I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, dramas were explained."
Aniston has advocated for and financially supported numerous charities, including St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, the EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund, Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, EB Medical Research Foundation, Project A.L.S., OmniPeace, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network., and Doctors Without Borders.
(1890) Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world’s longest-running play – The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English and a billion in translation. Agatha began writing detective stories during the first world war, partly to relieve the monotony of working in a hospital dispensary.
(1965) Jo wanted to be a writer from an early age. She wrote her first book at age six – a story called ‘Rabbit’. At eleven, she wrote her first novel. She conceived the idea of Harry Potter in 1990 while on a delayed train. It took five years to map out all seven books of the series. She wrote mostly in longhand and gradually built up a mass of notes, many of which were scribbled on odd scraps of paper.
The first Harry Potter book was published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in 1997. Six titles followed in the Harry Potter series, each achieving record-breaking success.
Rowling supports a number of causes, mainly through her charitable trust. She is also the founder and president of the international children's charity Lumos.