Famous Celebrities from Houston

Famous Celebrities from Houston

Houston is definitely a place where talent lives. There are many famous actors, singers, athletes and scientists from your own hometown. Here is a list of some of the most famous people from the Houston area.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner got her fame from TV series such as “Spin City”, “Law and Order”, and “Felicity”. She then grew her career to include big movie titles such as “Catch Me if You Can”, “Daredevil” and “13 Going on 30”. She has been in many recent films as well. She was recently in “The Dallas Buyers Club” and “Draft Day”. Her relationship with Ben Affleck flourished when they worked on the movie “Daredevil” together. Jennifer Garner has had a very successful acting career. She was born in Houston Texas in 1972.

Robert Woodrow Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson is a famous astronomer and physicist. He won the Nobel Prize for his work in physics. His work with his research team led to the discovery of cosmic background radiation. This evidence helped support the Big Bang Theory. He was born in Houston Texas in 1936.

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze started his dance career at a young age, learning from his mother who owned a dance school in Houston. He was born in Houston in 1952 and attended Waltrip High School. He went on to dance in large Broadway productions such as “Grease” and “Disney on Parade”. He then broke into television beginning with the TV show “Mash”. He is well known for his work in the hit films “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost.”

Hillary Duff

Hillary Duff really hit the acting scene and became a star due to her role in the Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire.” The TV series was so successful that it prompted a movie titled “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” in 2003. She also starred in “A Cinderella Story,” “The Perfect Man,” “Raise Your Voice,” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Hillary Duff also has a very successful singing career. She had two top 40 singles titled “So Yesterday” and “Come Clean.” She was born in Houston in 1987.

Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan had a career as a professional football player for the New York Giants. In just his second year in the NFL, he was the full time starter for the Giants. His football career took off while he was in college, playing for Texas Southern University, where he had a scholarship. He attended Westbury High School and was born in Houston in 1971. He postponed retirement to celebrate in a Super Bowl victory with quarterback Eli Manning which began his retirement on a high note. Since his NFL retirement, he has been seen hosting “Good Morning America” and “Live with Kelly and Michael.”

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles has been an extremely successful singer and performer. She began her career with the group “Destiny’s Child.” She branched out from the group to go on to release “Dangerously in Love” on her own. She has won a Grammy and performed at the Superbowl twice. Beyonce was born in Houston Texas in 1981. She has also acted in an HBO series titled “Lemonade.” She is married to rapper Jay-Z and the couple has a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.