Houston is one of the largest cities not only in Texas but also in America. Houston is also home of several celebrities over the years and some of them are still reside in the city. Here is a list of nine most famous people from Houston, Tx.
Famous People from Houston, Tx:
1. Beyonce Knowles
One of the most well-known female singers in the world was hailed from Houston. She was born and raised in the city. In her early days, she took part in several singing and dancing competitions and was shot to fame as the lead singer of the girl band Destiny’s Child in the late 90s.
2. Mark Calaway (The Undertaker)
You may not have heard the name Mark Calaway but you definitely heard the name The Undertaker, the famous wrestler from WWE. Undertaker’s real name is Mark Calaway and he too born in Houston. He completed his schooling there and went on to become one of the best in-ring performers in WWE history.
3. Jennifer Garner
Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner who won several accolades for acting skills was also a resident of Houston. She was in Houston until the age of three before moving to West Virginia. She has given several Hollywood blockbusters including Elektra, Juno as well as TV shows like Alias.
4. Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons, famous for role in The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper is also from Houston. He has often been cited as one of the prime reasons of the show’s success. Parsons has won several accolades for his reprisal of Sheldon Cooper including four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. The actor graduated from high school and then went on to attend University of Houston.
Award winning country music singer Barbara Mandrell is born in Houston. In fact, Mandrell was the only country music singer who have bagged the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” award twice from Country Music Association before Taylor Swift made her entry in country music.
6. Patrick Swayze
Actor, singer-songwriter and dancer Patrick Swayze was from Houston. He was famous for performances in movies like Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Road House.
7. Kenny Rogers
Singer, record producer and songwriter Kenny Rogers is from Houston. During his illustrious career, he sold over 120 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
8. Jaclyn Smith
Actress turned entrepreneur Jaclyn Smith is born in Houston. Jaclyn is best known for her reprisal of Kelly Garrett in the hit TV show “Charlie’s Angels”.
9. Alexis Bledel
Model turned actress Alexis Bledel is born in Houston. She is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore in the famous TV series “Gilmore Girls”.