Ashton Kutcher
Actor and producer
Ashton Kutcher
Christopher Ashton Kutcher, known professionally as Ashton Kutcher, is an American actor, producer, former fashion model, and comedian, known for his portrayal of Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. He also created, produced and hosted Punk'd, and played lead roles in the Hollywood films Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian, and What Happens in Vegas.
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Ashton Kutcher gets serious with Senate testimony on modern slavery
Yahoo News - 7 days
Actor Ashton Kutcher testified emotionally before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday about the need to end modern slavery, a problem far greater in the United States and globally than many realize. The hearing, chaired by Sen. Bob Corker (R) of Tennessee, included a couple of moments of levity, which saw Mr. Kutcher blow Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona a kiss at one point after he told the actor he was better looking in his movies. At times fighting back tears, he shared the dark stories of children forced into sexual slavery which pushed him to co-found Thorn, an organization that uses technology to find and identify those trafficked into labor or sexual exploitation.
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Ashton Kutcher testifies on Capitol Hill on exploited children
Reuters.com - 8 days
Actor Ashton Kutcher gives emotional testimony at a U.S. Senate hearing on sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Snapchat haters and lovers: a history
Yahoo News - 20 days
Snap Inc. is the shiniest thing on Wall Street right now. But it wasn't always like that. As recently as a year ago, Snapchat was a roll-your-eyes startup. To the biggest names in tech, advertising, and media, Snapchat was "too confusing"—just a "sexting" app and simply "overhyped."  SEE ALSO: Our first look at Snapchat's biggest risks and most powerful enemies Chris Sacca, an early stage investor in Uber, Twitter, Instagram and Kickstarter, had been approached by the company in its younger days, but passed: “I was like, ‘The dick pics?’” he told CNNMoney last year. “That probably cost me like a billion dollars.”  Ashton Kutcher passed on investing—twice—citing the design: “I looked at Snapchat’s product and I hated the product,” Kutcher told Recode last year. “I just thought it was like, a little crickety and a little rickety. It just wasn’t beautiful or elegant." The dick pics haven't disappeared, but Snapchat, led by CEO and cofounder Evan Spiegel, has been able to change the tune o ...
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Hear 11 Celebrities Take A Stand On Politics At The SAG Awards
Huffington Post - 23 days
1. David Harbour (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, “Stranger Things”) 2. Mahershala Ali (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, “Moonlight”) 3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Veep”) 4. Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, “All The Way”) 5. Common and Sophia Bush (Presenters for Male Actor in a Drama Series) 6. Lily Tomlin (Lifetime Achievement Award) 7. William H. Macy (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, “Shameless”) 8. Taylor Schilling (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”) 9. Ashton Kutcher (Presenter for Female Actor in a Comedy Series) 10. Sarah Paulson (Outstanding Performance by a F ...
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Ashton Kutcher Opens SAG Awards By Calling Out Trump's Immigration Ban
Huffington Post - 25 days
Celebrities initially came out to the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards to celebrate the amazing performances television and film had to offer this year. But, thankfully, they ended up using the stage to spread a message of hope in a time of sorrow.  Actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast of “Orange Is the New Black,” took the time to call out President Donald Trump’s executive order, aiming to block the entry of Syrian refugees and impose a de facto ban on travelers coming from several Muslim-majority countries. The first to take on the issue was Ashton Kutcher, who opened the award show with a pro-immigration message that had the crowd roaring.  “Good evening, fellow SAG-AFTRA members, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America,” he said. “You are a part of the fabric of who we are. And we love you and we welcome you.” WATCH: Ashton Kutcher opens #SAGawards with pro-immigration statement pic.twitter.com/dxevjHyjaz — Hollywood ...
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Ashton Kutcher Is Trending On Twitter Because Everyone Thinks They're Being Punk'd
Huffington Post - about 1 month
MTV’s version of “Punk’d” went off the air in 2012, but some think Donald Trump’s inauguration might just be part of one big revival episode.  Ashton Kutcher started trending on Twitter Friday as Trump prepared to be sworn in as POTUS,  because some people thought there was still some chance Kutcher was just playing a joke on us all. I hope we're all on an episode of Punk'd and Ashton Kutcher is going to come out during trumps inauguration #InaugurationDay — Cody Pitman (@codypitman_) January 20, 2017 What if at the inauguration Ashton Kutcher just walks out on stage and yells "AMERICA, YOU JUST GOT PUNK'D" — TJ Faeth (@Have_Faeth) January 19, 2017 Maybe tomorrow we find out that all of this just was one really long episode of Punk'd. I'm ready for the end now @aplusk — Rowaida Abdelaziz (@Rowaida_Abdel) January 20, 2017 When you keep looking until the bitter end for Ashton Kutcher to come running out. pic.twitter.co ...
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The Wild And Sometimes Frightening World Of ‘Punk’d’
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Serena Williams almost started to cry as she drove the Ford SUV through traffic at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. Her voice shook as she spoke. It was easy to understand why. In front of Williams, an Escalade with two abducted children inside of it ― one of them a baby ― was racing along palm tree-lined Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles at dangerous speeds. Next to Williams was the baby’s mother, who was also the other child’s aunt. “I’m almost crying for your baby,” Williams said to the woman. Overwhelmed by the weight of the situation, the tennis star took one hand off the wheel and held it over her heart. Just minutes before, Williams had been waiting in the Ford SUV for her friend to use the bathroom. She was parked in a strip mall lot, where she had met the woman now seated next to her during the chase. As Serena witnessed in the parking lot, the woman’s teenage nephew had locked himself and her baby in a neighboring Escalade because the supposed aunt wouldn’t bu ...
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If An Opera About Steve Jobs Is Something That Interests You, It Is Also Something That Exists
Huffington Post - 3 months
For years, people thought it couldn’t be done. Previous generations would scoff at its very possibility. Virtually weightless, visually compelling and utterly cool, the latest release from Apple visionary Steve Jobs is ... an opera. OK, Jobs didn’t write it. But we wouldn’t be in this predicament without him. Truly, but strangely, a piece titled “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” is headed to the Santa Fe Opera in July, The Wall Street Journal reports. Songs that most certainly will not, but should, be featured include “Get Your Head Out Of The Cloud, Baby Steve,”  “iAm Steve, Steve iAm,” and “LBT: Little Black Turtleneck.” If you, like us, are wondering what in the world a Steve Jobs opera would look like and why anyone would possibly make it, the minds behind the show are coming together to discuss the work’s progress and process at The Guggenheim in New York City in April. Composer Mason Bates, librettist Mark Campbell and director Kevin Newbur ...
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Name Their Son Dimitri Portwood
ABC News - 3 months
Dimitri Portwood Kutcher is the couple's second child.
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Reveal Baby No. 2's Name: Meet Dimitri Portwood Kutcher! - E! Online
Google News - 3 months
ABC News Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Reveal Baby No. 2's Name: Meet Dimitri Portwood Kutcher! E! Online Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher announced the name of their second child, a baby boy, who arrived earlier this week. E! News exclusively broke the news that the Bad Moms star gave birth to her second bundle of joy in Los Angeles on Nov. 30 and that both ... Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Name Son Dimitri PortwoodPEOPLE.com Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Reveal The Name Of Their Baby Boy -- Find Out The Moniker HERE!PerezHilton.com Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Quietly Welcome Baby Number TwoVanity Fair USA TODAY -Hollywood Life -International Business Times -Bustle all 223 news articles »
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Airbnb's CMO Wants to Redefine Experiential Marketing With the Company's New Offering - Adweek
Google News - 3 months
Adweek Airbnb's CMO Wants to Redefine Experiential Marketing With the Company's New Offering Adweek Thursday, at its Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky revealed that the company is fundamentally changing. In adding experiences and much more to the platform, it will also have to revamp how it functions as a marketer. Adweek sat ... Protester Storms Ashton Kutcher's Panel to Protest Airbnb in PalestinePEOPLE.com Why Airbnb hosts are thrilled about giving toursUSA TODAY Ashton Kutcher stormed by protester during Airbnb talkPage Six VentureBeat -Daily Caller -Hospitality Net -KOMO News all 73 news articles »
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Ashton Kutcher Gets Real About The Struggle Of Choosing A Baby Name
Huffington Post - 3 months
Ashton Kutcher is no stranger to the baby name game. Though he and his wife, Mila Kunis, named their daughter Wyatt Isabelle, they’re keeping silent about the name they’ve chosen for baby number two ― a boy, who is reportedly due in mere weeks.  Appearing on “Conan” Wednesday, Kutcher talked about the process of choosing a baby name and why it can be so hard for parents.  “We have a name dialed in that we’ve had for awhile,” the actor said when Conan O’Brien asked if he’d chosen a name for his son. “But the problem is if you get the name too soon, suddenly there’s slight trepidation around the name.” Another baby naming challenge is finding a name that doesn’t remind you of someone you dislike, O’Brien said. “I had a really good name,” the talk show host said. “I like the name Miles and my wife was like ‘I knew a Miles, he was an asshole.’” “That is a real thing!” Kutcher said. “You don’t want names of people that remind you of people who used to beat you u ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ashton Kutcher
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    Kutcher appeared as a guest Shark during the seventh season of reality TV show Shark Tank, which premiered on September 25, 2015.
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    Kunis married Kutcher in July 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2016, their representative confirmed they are expecting their second child. Kutcher describes himself as a fiscal conservative and social liberal. He trains in the martial art Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is currently a black belt under Ricardo De La Riva.
    On March 8, 2015, Kutcher sparked a national debate regarding the lack of equal access to diaper changing facilities in men's restrooms with this Facebook post: "There are NEVER diaper changing stations in mens sic public restrooms.
    More Details Hide Details The first public men's room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page!" Kutcher has leveraged his social media presence, particularly on Facebook, to post and promote content published by A Plus, a social media-driven content platform and associated company of which he is the chairman.
    At SXSW on March 14, 2015, Kutcher announced Sound Ventures, the successor to A-Grade Investments managing a fund backed by institutional funding.
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  • 2013
    Age 35
    In 2013, Kutcher remarked, "Israel is near and dear to my heart... coming to Israel is sort of coming back to the source of creation – trying to get closer to that.
    More Details Hide Details And as a creative person, going to the source of creation is really inspiring. And this place has been really inspiring for me – not only on a spiritual level, but also on an artistic and creative level."
    In 2013, Kutcher teamed up with Evan Beard and Kendall Dabaghi to launch A Plus (URL aplus.com), where Kutcher is currently Chairman of the Board.
    More Details Hide Details Initially a product discovery service, it morphed in April 2014 to a social media-driven content platform focused on upbeat stories. It was officially launched in that incarnation in January 2015. It has reported 27.5 million monthly uniques in the United States, has an Alexa rank of about 3000 (1400 in the US), and is ranked by Quantcast as a top 50 site in the US in terms of unique visitors.
    On October 29, 2013, Lenovo announced that it has hired Kutcher as product engineer.
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    In 2013, Kutcher portrayed Steve Jobs in the biographical film Jobs.
    More Details Hide Details Kutcher was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (née Finnegan), a Procter & Gamble employee, and Larry M. Kutcher, a factory worker. His father is of Czech descent, while his mother is of Czech, German, and Irish ancestry. Kutcher was raised in a "relatively conservative" Catholic family. He has an older sister named Tausha and a fraternal twin brother named Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young children. Michael also has cerebral palsy and is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars. Michael's cardiomyopathy caused Kutcher's home life to become increasingly stressful. He has said that he "didn't want to come home and find more bad news" about his brother, stating, "I kept myself so busy that I didn't allow myself to feel." Kutcher stated that, when he was 13, he contemplated committing suicide to save his brother's life with a heart transplant; when he told his father he was considering jumping from a Cedar Rapids hospital balcony, his father dissuaded him from doing so shortly before doctors announced that a transplant had become available from an accident victim in another state.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    After over a year of separation, Kutcher filed for divorce from Moore on December 21, 2012, in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on November 27, 2013.
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    In April 2012, Kutcher became the 500th paying customer to sign up to ride Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.
    More Details Hide Details On April 16, 2009, Kutcher became the first Twitter user to reach more than 1 million followers, beating CNN in the site's "Million followers contest". However, there have been several reports that Twitter manipulated the contest's results by preventing users from "unfollowing" Kutcher or CNN.
    Kutcher began dating his former That '70s Show co-star Mila Kunis during the first half of 2012. After they became engaged in February 2014, she gave birth to their daughter Wyatt Isabelle in 2014.
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    In November 2011, Kutcher received much criticism for his tweet in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, calling the firing of Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno in "poor taste".
    More Details Hide Details Kutcher subsequently turned over management of his Twitter account to his team at the Katalyst Media company.
    Kutcher has been a student of Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism, for several years. His No Strings Attached co-star, Natalie Portman, stated in 2011 that Kutcher "has taught me more about Judaism than I think I have ever learned from anyone else".
    More Details Hide Details On trips to Israel, Kutcher visited Kabbalah centers in Tel Aviv and in Tsfat.
    His debut as the character Walden Schmidt, entitled "Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt", was seen by 28.7 million people on September 19, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The Nielsen ratings company reported that figure was more than any episode in the show's first eight seasons, when Sheen starred in it. Kutcher earned $750,000 an episode on the show. The show ended with a forty-minute series finale "Of Course He's Dead" on February 19, 2015. Beyond the entertainment world, Kutcher is also a venture capitalist. Kutcher has also successfully invested in several high technology startups. Some of his investments include Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb, Path and Fab.com. He is a co-founder of the venture capital firm A-Grade Investments with Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle and fund manager Chris Hollod.
    In May 2011, Kutcher was announced as Charlie Sheen's replacement on the series Two and a Half Men.
    More Details Hide Details Kutcher's contract was for one year and was believed to be worth nearly $20 million.
    In April 2011, Kutcher and then-wife Demi Moore began a public service announcement campaign to end child sex trafficking.
    More Details Hide Details Kutcher said that 100,000 to 300,000 American children were sold into sexual slavery. The number was criticized by newspaper The Village Voice. Kutcher and others including the New York Times, CSPAN and CNN used a peer-reviewed study referring to minors at risk for sexual exploitation. The Village Voice did their own unreviewed research and said it was only hundreds of children. Kutcher said the criticism by the Village Voice promoted child prostitution and used Twitter to request that Village Voice advertisers (including American Airlines, Disney, the City of Seattle, and Domino's Pizza) withdraw their advertising from publications owned by its parent company. Since he started acting, Kutcher has been nominated by the Teen Choice Awards the most, he has won awards for his romantic comedies A lot like love, What Happens in Vegas and No Strings Attached. In 1999, he was nominated by the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Supporting Young Actor as Michael Kelso in That '70s Show. He has also been nominated by the Kid's Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, People's Choice Awards and the Golden Raspberry Awards.
    On March 23, 2011, Kutcher launched his own Twitter client with UberMedia called A.plus.
    More Details Hide Details While the app was initially available exclusively for desktop computers with Adobe Air installed, it eventually became available on mobile platforms, for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. In order to download on one of the 3 mobile platforms, users must first have the UberSocial client installed on their device and then proceed to the device's browser to download A.plus.
    In February 2011, Kutcher sold his Hollywood Hills home, which he originally bought in 2004.
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    From 2011 to 2015, he starred as Walden Schmidt on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
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  • 2010
    Age 32
    Kutcher produced and starred in the 2010 action comedy, Killers, in which he played a hitman.
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  • 2009
    Age 31
    However, he was unable to return in 2009 because he was filming Spread.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 30
    On September 17, 2008, Kutcher was named the assistant coach for the freshman football team at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.
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    Ooma revamped its sales and marketing strategy with a new management team in the summer of 2008, replacing Kutcher as their creative director.
    More Details Hide Details Rich Buchanan, from Sling Media, became Ooma's Chief Marketing Officer. Kutcher has invested in an Italian restaurant, Dolce (other owners include Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama) and a Japanese-themed restaurant named Geisha House with locations in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York City. Geisha House went out of business on June 1, 2013.
  • 2007
    Age 29
    Kutcher was part of the management team for Ooma, a tech start-up launched in September 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Ooma is in the Voice over Internet Protocol business and Kutcher's role was as Creative Director. He spearheaded a marketing campaign and produced viral videos to promote this service. Kutcher also created an interactive arm of Katalyst called Katalyst Media, with his partner from Katalyst Films, Jason Goldberg. Their first site was the animated cartoon Blah Girls.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    Kutcher and actress Demi Moore married on September 24, 2005. On November 17, 2011, Moore announced her intention to end the marriage.
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  • 2004
    Age 26
    A 2004 interviewer described Kutcher as a "hunky young actor who is heading in all different directions at once", including "the hot L.A. restaurant Dolce":
    More Details Hide Details "If anything, I'm a trier," says Kutcher between puffs of filtered Lucky Strikes. "I think, more than anything, it comes from the fact that my father always had several irons in the fire. Also, I don't want to fail. If something doesn't work out—if That '70s Show got canceled or if I wasn't going to have a film career—I always wanted to have backup contingency plans. So I just started doing other things; and on a half-hour sitcom, you're really only working for 30 hours a week. It allows a lot of time for sitting around, which I always kind of filled with work." Because of scheduling conflicts with the filming of The Guardian, Kutcher was forced not to renew his contract for the eighth and final season of That '70s Show, although he appeared in its first four episodes (credited as a special guest star) and returned for the series finale.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    In 2003, Kutcher produced and starred as the host in his own series, MTV's Punk'd that involved hidden camera tricks performed on celebrities.
    More Details Hide Details He is also an executive producer of the reality television shows Beauty and the Geek, Adventures in Hollyhood (based around the rap group Three 6 Mafia), The Real Wedding Crashers, and the game show Opportunity Knocks. Many of his production credits, including Punk'd, come through Katalyst Films, a production company he runs with partner Jason Goldberg.
    He appeared in the 2003 family film, Cheaper By The Dozen, as a self-obsessed actor.
    More Details Hide Details In the 2004 drama film The Butterfly Effect Kutcher, played a conflicted young man who time travels. The film received mixed to negative reviews, but was a box office success.
    In 2003, Kutcher appeared in romantic comedies Just Married and My Boss's Daughter and, the same year, he created, produced, and hosted Punk'd which aired on MTV for five seasons until its revival in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, Kutcher starred in the lead role of the psychological film The Butterfly Effect and gained public recognition. Kutcher subsequently appeared in more romantic comedies, including Guess Who (2005), A Lot Like Love (2005), What Happens in Vegas (2008), and No Strings Attached (2011).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 20
    After his success in modeling, Kutcher moved to Los Angeles after his first audition, was cast as Michael Kelso in the television series That '70s Show, from 1998 to 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Kutcher was cast in a series of film roles; although he auditioned but was not cast for the role of Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor (2001) (replaced by Josh Hartnett), he starred in several comedy films, including Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Just Married (2003), and Guess Who (2005).
    After participating in an IMTA competition (losing to Josh Duhamel) in 1998, Kutcher signed with Next modeling agency in New York, appeared in commercials for Calvin Klein, and modelled in Paris and Milan.
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  • 1996
    Age 18
    Kutcher enrolled at the University of Iowa in August 1996, where his planned major was biochemical engineering, motivated by the desire to find a cure for his brother's heart ailment.
    More Details Hide Details At college, Kutcher was kicked out of his apartment for being too "noisy" and "wild". Kutcher stated, "I thought I knew everything but I didn't have a clue. I was partying, and I woke up many mornings not knowing what I had done the night before. I played way too hard. I am amazed I am not dead." To earn money for his tuition, Kutcher worked as a college summer hire in the cereal department for the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, and sometimes sold his blood. While at the University of Iowa, he was approached by a model scout at a bar called The Airliner in Iowa City, Iowa, and was recruited to enter the "Fresh Faces of Iowa" modeling competition. After placing first, he dropped out of college and won a trip to New York City to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention. After his stay in New York City, Kutcher returned to Cedar Rapids, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 0
    Born on February 7, 1978.
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