Things I Hate About You (At the Gym) Cast: Bianca Del Rio, Michael Jordan, Mr. T, and Ms. Smith
Bianca Del Rio is one of those stars that has been around forever and she still manages to stay relevant in today’s world. She was born in 1947 and started her acting career at age 12 when she appeared in a movie called “The Big Show”. Her first major role came with a guest appearance on “I Love Lucy” in 1972.
Since then she has starred in many television shows such as “One Day at a Time”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, and “Lipstick Jungle.” She has also had recurring roles on various movies including “Million Dollar Baby,” “Pulp Fiction,” and most recently, the hit TV show, “Glee.
Michael Jordan is probably the greatest basketball player ever. He played college ball at North Carolina State University from 1984 through 1988. During this time he won three NCAA championships and led his team to two more national titles before retiring after winning another title with the Chicago Bulls in 2003.
His playing career spanned almost four decades and included five NBA Championships, six All Star appearances, seven scoring titles, eight MVP awards, nine regular season MVP awards, and ten total points scored records. He continues to be a dominant force in the NBA as the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Mr. T is an actor most remembered for his role in “The A-team.” He was born in 1952 and grew up in Chicago.
He dropped out of school at age sixteen to join the army, serving in the 20th special Forces Group. After returning from Vietnam, he traveled to Los Angeles trying to become an actor. He landed his first role in the movie “Car Wash” in 1977, but it wasn’t until 1982 that he launched his career with a starring role in “The A-Team.” The show was a hit and propelled him into super stardom. During this time he also released a gold album, and starred in three “A-team” movies. After the show was cancelled in 1987, Mr. T continued to act, but not quite as successfully. Most people still recognize him for his role on “The A-Team” and the catch phrase, “I Pity the Fool.”
Mollie Smith is an actress who was born in England and grew up in Australia. She tried her hand at music for a while, releasing a country album in the late seventies, but it wasn’t until she got into acting that she made a career for herself. Her first major role was in the movie “Mad Max” in 1979.
Since then she has had roles in movies such as “”, “Young Einstein,” and “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” In the late eighties she landed her most iconic role as the lead character in “Home and Away.” The show was a hit throughout Australia and she remained in the role until 1998. She has since continued to act, starring in several more TV shows and movies.
These four stars were all destined for greatness and managed to achieve tremendous success in their respective fields. Only time will tell if your kid lives up to the legacies that these stars have built for themselves.
“Oh, great. Now we’ve got Rihanna on the radio,” you say.
“… find out what the hell is going on.”
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