Famous People Born in 1980
Songwriter, Singer, Television Personality / 1980 -
American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera is best known for the single "Genie In A Bottle" and the controversial, sexually charged album Stripped.
Football Player / 1980 -
Star Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's promising career was been tainted by illegal activities including involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring.
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profile name: Kim Kardashian profile occupation: Reality Television Star
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profile name: Christina Aguilera profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Television Personality
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profile name: Macaulay Culkin profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Matthew Gray Gubler profile occupation: Television Actor, Model
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profile name: Michael Vick profile occupation: Football Player
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profile name: Venus Williams profile occupation: Tennis Player
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