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Aaron Levie

Aaron Winsor Levie (pronounced ) is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the enterprise cloud company Box.

Type: entrepreneurNationality: United States of America

Aaron McGruder

Aaron McGruder is an American cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip about two young African American brothers from inner-city Chicago now living with their grandfather in a sedate suburb, as well as being the creator and executive producer of The Boondocks television series based on his strip.

Type: Artist, writer, cartoonistNationality: American

Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville is an American soul and R&B singer and musician. He has had four top-20 hits in the United States along with four platinum-certified albums. He has also recorded with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers and is the father of singer/bassist Ivan Neville. Of mixed African American and Native American heritage, his music also features Cajun and Creole influences.

Type: Musician, singerNationality: American

Aaron Patzer

Aaron Patzer is an internet entrepreneur and the founder of Mint.com, the financial management tool which was acquired by Intuit and has over 10 million users.

Type: businesspersonNationality: United States of America

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul Sturtevant (born August 27, 1979) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad, for which he won several awards, including the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2014), the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2013), and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. This made him one of only two actors to win the latter category three times (2010, 2012, 2014), since its separation into drama and comedy. He has also won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television three times (2009, 2011, 2013), more than any other actor in that category.Paul began his career with roles in several music videos and guest roles in television, before taking minor roles in films such as Mission: Impossible III (2006) and The Last House on the Left (2009). In 2007, he had a recurring role as Scott Quittman on the HBO series Big Love. Following his breakthrough, he began starring in films such as Need for Speed (2014), A Long Way Down (2014), and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). Since 2014, he has been the voice of Todd Chavez on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman, on which he is also an executive producer, and he portrayed Eddie Lane in the Hulu drama series The Path from 2016 to 2018.

Type: actor,voice actor,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America

Aaron Peirsol

Aaron Wells Peirsol is an American former swimmer who specialized in the backstroke. He is a three-time Olympian and seven-time Olympic medalist. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers played college football for the California Golden Bears, where he set several career passing records, including lowest single-season and career interception rates. He was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers.After backing up Brett Favre for the first three years of his NFL career, Rodgers became the Packers' starting quarterback in 2008. In 2010 he led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning the Super Bowl MVP. He was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011, and was voted league MVP by the Associated Press for the 2011 and 2014 NFL seasons.

Type: American football playerNationality: United States of America

Aaron Ruell

Derek Aaron Ruell (born June 23, 1976 in Fresno, California), is an American director and photographer. He is most recognized for his performance as Kip Dynamite in the indie movie Napoleon Dynamite.

Type: photographer,actorNationality: United States of America

Aaron Sanchez

Aarón Sanchez is an American chef, the executive chef and part-owner of the restaurant Centrico. He has appeared on Iron Chef America, and is one of the few chefs whose battles have ended in a draw, tying with Masaharu Morimoto in Battle Black Bass in Season 2. He was a contestant on The Next Iron Chef, eliminated in the sixth test, Creativity Under Pressure.

Type: ChefNationality: American

Aaron Schock

Aaron Jon Schock (born May 28, 1981) is an American former politician who was Republican United States Representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015. The district is based in Peoria and includes part of Springfield. He was the first member of the U.S. Congress born in the 1980s; when he took his seat in 2009 he was the youngest member of Congress. Previously, Schock had served two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives, also as its youngest member.

Type: politician,entrepreneur,business executiveNationality: United States of America

Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind was an American abstract expressionist photographer. In his biography he wrote that he began his foray into photography when he received a camera for a wedding gift and began taking pictures on his honeymoon. He quickly realized the artistic potential this offered. He worked in both New York City and Chicago.

Type: PhotographerNationality: American

Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin is an Academy and Emmy award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball and The Newsroom.

Type: Producer, screenwriter, playwrightNationality: American

Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. As of 2009, Spelling's eponymous production company Spelling Television holds the record as the most prolific television writer, with 218 producer and executive producer credits. Forbes ranked him the 11th top-earning dead celebrity in 2009.

Type: Producer, actor, singer, dancerNationality: American

Aaron Stanford

Aaron Stanford is an American actor, best known for his role as Pyro in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand films, and Doug Bukowski in the 2006 The Hills Have Eyes remake. As of 2010 he stars as Birkhoff on Nikita.

Type: ActorNationality: American

Aaron Staton

Aaron Staton (born August 10, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove on the AMC drama series Mad Men (2007–2015) and for portraying Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire (2011), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Video Game Performance.

Type: stage actor,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist. He was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS and the Markdown publishing format, the organization Creative Commons, and the website framework web.py, and was a co-founder of the social news site Reddit. He was given the title of co-founder by Y Combinator owner Paul Graham after the formation of Not a Bug, Inc. (a merger of Swartz's project Infogami and a company run by Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman).

Type: writer,computer scientist,author,programmer,Internet activist,WikimedianNationality: United States of America

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson; 13 June 1990) is an English actor and screenwriter, best known as the titular character in the Kick-Ass films, as well as Robbie from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008). He has also played Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Type: film actor,actorNationality: United Kingdom

Aaron Tveit

Aaron Kyle Tveit (; born October 21, 1983) is an American actor and singer. He is known for originating the roles of Gabe in Next to Normal and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. He is also known for his recurring role as Tripp van der Bilt on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl, his portrayal of Enjolras in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables, as Mike Warren on the USA Network series Graceland, and as Danny Zuko in Grease Live. Tveit also starred in the CBS series BrainDead as Gareth Ritter.

Type: stage actor,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America