Authors

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Damian Woetzel

Damian Woetzel (born May 17, 1967) is a retired principal dancer, formerly with the New York City Ballet where he performed from 1985 until 2008. He also frequently performed internationally as a guest star and visiting artist with numerous internationally recognized companies including the Kirov Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, until his retirement from the stage in 2008.Woetzel currently serves as director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, and was a Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet from 1989 until his retirement from the stage in 2008. At NYCB, he danced virtually the entire leading male dancer repertory, and had works created for him by Jerome Robbins, Eliot Feld, Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, and Christopher Wheeldon among others. Woetzel also frequently performed as a guest star with companies including the Kirov Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and starred in numerous television broadcasts and as the Cavalier in the Time Warner movie version of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Woetzel has also choreographed a number of ballets for NYCB and other companies.

Type: ballet dancerNationality: United States of America

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle (born January 19, 1985) is a French-American director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for his films Whiplash (2014), La La Land (2016), and First Man (2018). For La La Land he received several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Director, the youngest person to win both awards.

Type: screenwriter,cinematographer,film director,film producerNationality: United States of America,France

Damien Echols

The West Memphis Three are three men who were tried and convicted as teenagers in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Damien Fahey

Damien Richard Fahey (; born June 1, 1980) is a writer for Family Guy, radio DJ, television host, former MTV VJ, comedian, and drummer. In 2002, he replaced Carson Daly as the host of MTV's Total Request Live after Daly left the network to host his own late-night show on NBC. Fahey was a guest host for CBS's The Late, Late Show in 2004 when Craig Kilborn abruptly exited and was believed to be one of the 4 finalists for the permanent role.

Type: comedian,drummer,television presenter,radio DJNationality: United States of America

Damien Hirst

Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists, who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly Britain's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List.

Type: ArtistNationality: British

Damien Rice

Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997. The band enjoyed moderate success with a couple of single releases, but a projected album floundered because of record company politics. After leaving the band he worked as a farmer in Tuscany and busked throughout Europe before returning to Ireland in 2001 and beginning a solo musical career, and the rest of the band went on to become Bell X1. In 2002 his debut album O reached No. 8 on the UK albums chart, won the Shortlist Music Prize and generated three top-30 singles in the UK. Rice released his second album 9 in 2006 and his songs have appeared in numerous films and television episodes. After eight years of various collaborations, Rice released his third studio album My Favourite Faded Fantasy on 31 October 2014. Rice's personal activities include musical contributions to charitable projects such as the Songs for Tibet, Freedom Campaign and the Enough Project.

Type: singer,record producer,pianist,singer-songwriter,street artistNationality: Ireland

Damien Richardson

Damien John Richardson is an Irish football manager and former player. He currently has no club attachments, having left Cork City at the end of the 2007 season. Richardson formerly managed Gillingham in England and Cobh Ramblers, Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers in Ireland.

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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who has been involved in many high profile projects, coming to prominence as the frontman and primary songwriter of the Britpop band Blur. He is also the primary creative force behind Gorillaz.

Type: Musician, composerNationality: English

Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut (born 12 November 1963) is an award-winning South African playwright and novelist.

Type: writer,novelistNationality: South Africa

Damon Hill

Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE is a retired British racing driver from England. He is the son of the late Graham Hill, and is the only son of a world champion to win the title. His father died in an aeroplane crash when Hill was 15.

Type: AthleteNationality: British

Damon Knight

Damon Francis Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan. His forte was short stories and he is widely acknowledged as having been a master of the genre.

Type: Author, editor, criticNationality:

Damon Lindelof

Damon Laurence Lindelof (born April 24, 1973) is an American screenwriter, comic book writer, and producer. He was the co-creator and showrunner of the television series Lost (2004–10). He has written for and produced Crossing Jordan (2001–04) and wrote for Nash Bridges (2000–01). Lindelof also co-wrote the science fiction films Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Prometheus (2012), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Tomorrowland (2015). He co-created the TV series The Leftovers for HBO, adapted from the novel by Tom Perrotta.

Type: screenwriter,executive producer,film producerNationality: United States of America

Damon Runyon

Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and author.

Type: Journalist, writerNationality: American

Damon Wayans

Damon Kyle Wayans is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, one of the Wayans family.

Type: ComedianNationality: American

Damon Wayans, Jr.

Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. (born November 18, 1982) is an American actor, comedian and writer most widely known for starring as Brad Williams in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2012 and as Coach in the Fox sitcom New Girl. In 2014, he starred in the comedy film Let's Be Cops, and provided the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6.

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

Dan Abnett

Dan Abnett is a British comic book writer and novelist. He is a frequent collaborator with fellow writer Andy Lanning, and is known for his work on books for both Marvel Comics, and their UK imprint, Marvel UK, since the 1990s, including 2000 AD.

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Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams is an American television host, legal commentator, web entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is currently a legal analyst at ABC News Good Morning America and a substitute anchor for the network. He formerly served as chief legal analyst for NBC News, as General Manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network.

Type: JournalistNationality: American

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely (Hebrew: דן אריאלי‎; born April 29, 1967) is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and co-founder of Kayma BEworks, Timeful, Genie and Shapa. Ariely is also associated with Qapital and Lemonade in the capacity of Chief Behavioral Economist and Chief Behavioral Officer, respectively. Ariely's TED talks have been viewed over 10 million times. He is the author of Dollars and Sense, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty. All three books became New York Times best sellers. He also wrote two semi-books: Irrationally Yours – an illustrated collection of his immensely popular The Wall Street Journal advice column, “Ask Ariely” – and Payoff, a short TED book.

Type: economist,psychologist,pedagogue,university teacherNationality: United States of America

Dan Auerbach

Daniel Quine Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of the band, Auerbach has recorded and co-produced eight studio albums with his bandmate Patrick Carney. In 2009, Auerbach released a solo album entitled Keep It Hid. He released another solo album in 2017, entitled Waiting on a Song. In addition to winning several Grammy Awards as a member of the Black Keys, Auerbach received the 2013 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for co-producing his band's 2011 album, El Camino, and for producing records by Dr. John (Locked Down) and Hacienda.

Type: singer,musician,guitaristNationality: United States of America

Dan Aykroyd

Daniel Edward Dan Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian comedian, singer, actor and screenwriter. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.

Type: Comedian, actor, screenwriterNationality: Canadian