Famous Celebrities From San Antonio
It’s pretty exciting to think that you or someone you know could have ran into some of these famous celebrities right here in San Antonio. There are quite a few actors, athletes, inventors, and even a famous wrestler from the San Antonio area. Here is a list of some of the most famous celebrities from San Antonio and where you may know them from.
Michelle Rodriguez tends to play the role of tomboy/tough girl in many different movies. She is well known for her part in Fast and Furious and Resident Evil but also starred in Summer of Sam, Cradle Will Rock, and Girlfight. Michelle was born in Bexar County Texas in 1978 and lived there until she was 8 years old.
Jared Padalecki is famous for his work in television shows. He was in Gilmore Girls and Supernatural. He was born in San Antonio Texas in 1982 and went to James Madison High School. Jared began to get recognized when he won a contest and was able to help present the Teen Choice Awards in 1999. He moved to LA after high school and pursued his dream of becoming an actor.
Shawn Michaels was a professional wrestler. He has been a wrestling performer since 2010. He closed for WrestleMania five times. He was known in professional wrestling as The Heartbreak Kid. He has had the World Heavyweight Belt and five WWE Tag Team Belts. He has also held three Intercontinental titles for the WWE. Shawn Michaels was raised in San Antonio where he was captain of the football team at Randolph High School.
Joan Crawford was famous in the 1930’s. She won an Oscar for her role in Mildred Pierce. She also starred in classics such as Mommie Dearest and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Joan Crawford was born between 1905 and 1908 in San Antonio Texas. Her stepfather owned a theatre company which is how she was introduced to the arts. Joan Crawford went on to marry the chairman for Pepsi – Cola. After his death, she became the first woman to join the board of directors.
Shaquille O’ Neal
Basketball superstar Shaquille O’ Neal is originally from New Jersey, but he attended high school in San Antonio at Robert G. Cole High School. He led the high school to a 68- 1 record and helped them win the state championship in his senior year of high school. Shaquille O’ Neal has played for 6 NBA teams and has won the MVP award, Rookie of the Year, as well as Finals MVPs, All-Star MVP and NBA MVP awards. Shaquille O’ Neal is known for his slam dunks but also has been seen in reality TV shows and has released hip hop albums.
Robert Cade may not be famous for his athletic abilities or acting talents, but he is famous for one very important contribution. He led the research team that invented Gatorade. Robert Cade was born in San Antonio Texas in 1927. He was on the track and field team at Brackenridge High School. He went on to study at the University of Florida and created the drink with his team to keep the football team hydrated.