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Celebrities turned politicians
Celebrities who have entered the world of politics.
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June 12, 2017
Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, who starred as Miranda in the "Sex and the City" television...
New York, UNITED STATES
71st Tony Awards – Arrivals – New York City
Actress and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon, who starred as Miranda in the "Sex and the City" television series and movies, announced she would run for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination.

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February 23, 2017
Real estate mogul and TV personality turned U.S. President Donald Trump launched his 2016 presidential...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington
Real estate mogul and TV personality turned U.S. President Donald Trump launched his 2016 presidential campaign after publicly considering it in years past.

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June 24, 2013
Bodybuilder and action movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger served as governor of California from 2003...
Brussels, Belgium
Former U.S. governor of California Schwarzenegger looks on during a news conference at the EU Commission...
Bodybuilder and action movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

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August 05, 2010
Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered to run in the 2010 presidential elections in Haiti...
Port Au Prince, Haiti
Wyclef Jean greets the crowd before officially registering as a presidential candidate in Port-au-Prince...
Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered to run in the 2010 presidential elections in Haiti before being disqualified for not meeting residency requirements.

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December 16, 2014
Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role in the movie "Clueless", went on to become a Fox commentator...
New York, UNITED STATES
Actress Stacey Dash arrives for the premiere of the film "American Sniper" in New York
Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role in the movie "Clueless", went on to become a Fox commentator and is now running for Congress in California's 44th district in the upcoming November 2018 election.

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November 29, 2017
First a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live and then a political talk show host, Al Franken went...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) questions Alex Azar
First a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live and then a political talk show host, Al Franken went on to become a Democratic senator for Minnesota in 2009 before resigning in 2018 over allegations of sexual harassment.

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February 15, 1982
Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan went on to serve first as California governor and then as U.S. president...
Washington, USA
FILE PHOTO OF FORMER U.S PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN WITH WIFE NANCY.
Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan went on to serve first as California governor and then as U.S. president from 1981 to 1989.

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November 04, 2002
Jesse Ventura was a member of the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team, a professional wrestler and an...
St Paul, UNITED STATES
VENTURA SPEAKS AFTER BARKLEY REPLACEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Jesse Ventura was a member of the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team, a professional wrestler and an actor who starred in action movies alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, before serving as governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.

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September 05, 2012
Actor Kal Penn served off and on in the Obama administration as an associate director in the White House...
Charlotte, UNITED STATES
Actor Kal Penn addresses delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte...
Actor Kal Penn served off and on in the Obama administration as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement from 2009 until 2011.

REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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January 30, 2006
Child actress Shirley Temple Black ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1967, and was appointed U.S. ambassador...
Los Angeles, USA
Shirley Temple Black celebrates backstage the honor of receiving the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achi.....
Child actress Shirley Temple Black ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1967, and was appointed U.S. ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and to Czechoslovakia in 1989.

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June 09, 2013
Actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California, in 1986, before being appointed to the...
Culver City, UNITED STATES
Eastwood speaks at Spike TV's "Guys Choice" awards in Culver City
Actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California, in 1986, before being appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission in 2001 under Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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February 23, 2018
Linda McMahon, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO, ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon speaks at the Conservative Political...
Linda McMahon, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO, ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate in 2010 and 2012 U.S. Senate races. She was appointed administrator of the Small Business Administration under President Donald Trump.

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May 20, 2003
Former American Idol singer Clay Aiken ran for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North...
Los Angeles, USA
FINALIST CLAY AIKEN PERFORMS DURING AMERICAN IDOL SEMIFINAL.
Former American Idol singer Clay Aiken ran for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North Carolina in 2014, but lost to the Republican incumbent.

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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January 06, 1998
One half of singing team Sonny and Cher, Sonny Bono was mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992. He was...
UNITED STATES
FILE PHOTO OF REP. SONNY BONO WHO WAS KILLED IN SKIING ACCIDENT IN NEVADA
One half of singing team Sonny and Cher, Sonny Bono was mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992. He was elected to the House of U.S. Representatives in 1994 and served until his death in 1998.

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June 15, 2007
Before he became a television personality, Jerry Springer was first elected to Cincinnati City Council...
Hollywood, UNITED STATES
Television personality Jerry Springer arrives at the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood
Before he became a television personality, Jerry Springer was first elected to Cincinnati City Council in 1971 and resigned in 1974 after admitting to hiring a sex worker. He won back his seat in 1975, and served one year as mayor in 1977.

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July 26, 2010
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010,...
Manila, Philippines
Newly elected Philippine congressman and world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao gives a peace sign after...
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was elected to the Philippines House of Representatives in 2010, and in 2016 was elected as a senator.

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September 03, 2008
Best known for his role on Law & Order, Fred Thompson was a U.S. senator for Tennessee from 1994 to 2003,...
St. Paul, UNITED STATES
Former US Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee speaks at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul...
Best known for his role on Law & Order, Fred Thompson was a U.S. senator for Tennessee from 1994 to 2003, and also ran in the Republican presidential primaries in 2008, ultimately losing to John McCain.

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