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Yael Grobglas

Yael Grobglas (Hebrew: יעל גרובגלס‎; born 31 May 1984) is an Israeli actress, best known for her roles as Petra Solano and her twin sister Anežka on the CW television series Jane the Virgin.

Type: actor,stage actor,model,film actorNationality: Israel

Yael Naim

Yael Naïm (Hebrew: יעל נעים‎, born 6 February 1978 in Paris, France), is an Israeli-French singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2008 in the US after her hit single "New Soul" was used by Apple in an advertising campaign for its MacBook Air. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Type: singer-songwriterNationality: France,Israel

Yael Stone

Yael Stone (born 6 March 1985) is an Australian actress. She has worked extensively in Australian theatre and has won two Sydney Theatre Awards. Outside of Australian theatre, she is best known for her portrayal of Lorna Morello in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Stone is also known for her support of abortion rights and has vocally advocated for women's issues.

Type: actor,stage actorNationality: Australia

Yagyū Munenori

Yagyū Munenori was a Japanese swordsman, founder of the Edo branch of Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, which he learned from his father Yagyū Sekishusai Muneyoshi. This was one of two official sword styles patronized by the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi is an aphorist and Pushcart-nominated poet with work appearing in such publications as World Literature Today, Cimarron Review, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Rain Taxi and Philosophy Now. His first book, Signposts to Elsewhere was selected as a Book of the Year, 2008, by The Independent. Meantime, his latest works are, Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing a collection of literary and cultural essays, as well as Fever Dreams a poetry collection from Crisis Chronicles Press. To date, Lababidi's writing has been translated into Arabic, Slovak, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Turkish.

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Yahoo Serious

Yahoo Serious, born Greg Pead, is an Australian film actor, director and score composer. He is best known for his 1988 comedy Young Einstein. He also created Reckless Kelly in 1993 and Mr. Accident in 2000. Serious writes, directs, produces, stars in, and has composed the scores for his movies.

Type: Director, actor, composerNationality: Australian

Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh is the president of Gambia. As a young army officer, he took power in a July 1994 military coup and was elected as President in 1996; he was re-elected in 2001, 2006, and 2011.

Type: PoliticianNationality: American

Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid (Hebrew: יאיר לפיד‎; born 5 November 1963) is an Israeli politician and former journalist serving as Chairman of the Yesh Atid party. He served as Minister of Finance between 2013 and 2014. Prior to his entry into politics in 2012, he was an author, TV presenter and news anchor. The centrist Yesh Atid party, which he founded, became the second largest party in the Knesset by winning 19 seats in its first legislative election in 2013. The greater than anticipated results contributed to Lapid's reputation as a leading centrist.

Type: actor,writer,politician,television presenter,journalist,film actor,newspaper editorNationality: Israel

Yakoub Islam

Yunus Yakoub Islam is a UK-based Muslim, blogger, poet, and cyber-activist. Born Julian Hoare, he changed his surname to Anderson in 1982, prior to marrying his then girlfriend, Julie Harte.

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Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov Smirnoff is a comedian who emigrated to America from the USSR. He was popular in the 1980s for comedy performances in which he used irony and word play to contrast life under the Communist regime in his native Soviet Union with life in the United States, delivered in heavily accented English. He owns a theatre in Branson, Missouri, where he performs year-round.

Type: ComedianNationality: Russian

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Yamamoto Tsunetomo, also read Yamamoto Jōchō was a samurai of the Saga Domain in Hizen Province under his lord Nabeshima Mitsushige. For thirty years Yamamoto devoted his life to the service of his lord and clan. When Nabeshima died in 1700, Yamamoto did not choose to follow his master in death in junshi because the master had expressed a dislike of the practice in his life.

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Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam (born 28 November 1988) is an Indian film actress and model who predominantly appears in Hindi films. She has also appeared in a few Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam and Tamil films. In addition to acting, she is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.

Type: actorNationality: India

Yamila Diaz

Yamila Díaz-Rahi is an Argentine model.

Type: ModelNationality: American

Yana Kudryavtseva

Yana Alexeyevna Kudryavtseva Kugrysheva (Russian: Я́на Алексе́евна Кудря́вцева; born 30 September 1997) is a retired Russian individual rhythmic gymnast.She is the 2016 Olympic All-around silver medalist, three-time World Champion in the All-around (2013–2015), the 2015 European Games All-around champion, two-time (2014, 2016) European Championships All-around champion, the 2012 European Junior ball champion. In national level, she is a two-time (2015, 2014) Russian National All-around champion and three time Russian Junior National all-around champion.

Type: rhythmic gymnastNationality: Russia

Yancy Butler

Yancy Victoria Butler is an American television and movie actress known for her roles as Natasha Binder in the 1993 John Woo film Hard Target and as Detective Sara Pezzini on the TNT supernatural drama Witchblade.

Type: ActressNationality: American

Yandel

Llandel Veguilla Malavé (born January 14, 1977), better known by his stage name Yandel, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1995. He is best known as a member of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album Quien Contra Mí in September 2003, and his second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda was released in November 2013, which was certified Gold (Latin) by the RIAA in 2014.

Type: singerNationality: Puerto Rico

Yang Lan

Yang Lan (Chinese: 杨澜; pinyin: Yáng Lán; born March 31, 1968) is a Chinese media proprietor, journalist, and talk show hostess. She is the co-founder and chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. In 2013, she was ranked number 100 in Forbes magazine's 100 World’s Most Powerful Women.

Type: businessperson,entrepreneur,media proprietor,journalist,presenterNationality: People's Republic of China

Yani Tseng

Yani Tseng (Chinese: 曾雅妮 Zēng Yǎní; born 23 January 1989) is a Taiwanese professional golfer playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She is the youngest player ever, male or female, to win five major championships and was ranked number 1 in the Women's World Golf Rankings for 109 consecutive weeks from 2011 to 2013.

Type: golferNationality: Taiwan

Yanis Varoufakis

Ioannis Georgiou "Yanis" Varoufakis (Greek: Ιωάννης Γεωργίου "Γιάνης" Βαρουφάκης, translit. Ioánnis Georgíou "Giánis" Varoufákis, pronounced [ˈʝanis varuˈfacis]; born 24 March 1961) is a Greek economist, academic and politician, who served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015, when he resigned. Varoufakis was a Syriza member of the Hellenic Parliament (MP) for Athens B from January to September 2015.

Type: politician,professor,economist,university teacher,non-fiction writerNationality: Greece,Australia

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist.

Type: PhotographerNationality: French