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Brooklyn-born Tracy Morgan started out in showbiz in his teens, doing standup until he was invited to join Saturday Night Live's ensemble cast in 1996. During his seven seasons on SNL, the colorful comedian played such memorable characters as Brian Fellows, Astronaut Jones and Woodrow while also doing impersonations of everyone from Al Sharpton to Star Jones to Aretha. Currently, Tracy is co-starring opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin on the Emmy-winning NBC series "30 Rock."


Zane (not her real name) is the best-selling author of a plethora of African-American-oriented erotica, including "Dear G Spot," "Afterburn," "Gettin' Buck Wild," "The Heat Seekers," "Addicted" and "The Sex Chronicles," to name a few. This iconoclastic phenom has also edited and/or contributed to such other titles as "Love is Never Painless," "Caramel Flava," "Chocolate Flava," "Best Black Women's Erotica," "Brown Sugar 2," "Twilight Moods," "Dark Dreams," and "Becoming Myself." Besides writing, Zane is the publisher of Strebor Books International for which she is responsible for acquiring dozens of titles per year and currently has nearly 50 authors signed to her imprint.


Chiwetel Ejiofor was born in London on July 10, 1977 to Nigerian immigrants, Arinze, a doctor, and Obiajulu Ejiofor, a pharmacist. By the age of 13, he was already appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions, and he subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, as well as Dulwich College.


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