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The Biggest Triple Threats In Entertainment

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There are tons of famous actors, famous singers, and famous dancers in Hollywood today, but there are only a few celebrities who can do it all. Many of these triple threats, who can sing, dance, and act, got their start with Disney and others have won Academy Awards for showing off their exceptional and diverse talents. This list of famous triple threats in entertainment is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous triple threat in entertainment today? Jennifer Lopez is on our list. She started her career as a Fly Girl dancer on "In Living Color." Stars like Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Gosling, and Justin Timberlake all got their triple threat starts thanks to the Disney Channel.

Catherine Zeta-Jones proved that she could sing, dance and act when she appeared as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film Chicago. She won an Academy Award for her performance. Fellow Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis has also shown off his triple threat skills, appearing in the musical film Nine.

Are you impressed that these celebrities can sing, dance, AND act?

  • Hugh Jackman
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    Hugh Jackman has proved that he is a great actor in films like Prisoners, Les Miserables, and The Prestige. He has also shown the world his ability to sing and dance by appearing in several musicals and hosting both the Oscars and the Tony Awards.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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  • Jennifer Lopez started her career as a Fly Girl dancer on "In Living Color." Since then, she has proved her talents as a singer, actress, and dancer with numerous hits, successful tours, and several films.
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America
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  • Neil Patrick Harris
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    Neil Patrick Harris has shown his ability to sing and dance by appearing in several musicals and as the host of the Tony Awards. He is best known for his role as Barney on the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
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  • Lady Gaga
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    It's no secret Lady Gaga can belt great vocals, but she's also got the moves to go along with it—just check out her Super Bowl halftime performance from 2016. In addition to her well-proven skills behind the mic, she's also shown some serious acting chops. Not only has she let them show on American Horror Story, but her starring role in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born was nothing short of incredible. 

    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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