FL Posted in Florida April 30, 2015 by Victoria W 13 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were From Florida From punk rock to PBS stars, this diverse group has one thing in common, they all come from the Sunshine State. 1. Ariana Grande en.wikipedia.org This 21-year-old from Boca Raton has recently skyrocketed to the top. We're proud to have this actress and pop starlet hail from our state. 2. Jason Derulo en.wikipedia.org This Miami-born music artist is famous for platinum hits such as "Talk Dirty" and "Wiggle." 3. Sidney Poitier hu.wikipedia.org The first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, Poitier was born in Miami. He is also a notable director, author and diplomat. 4. Debbie Harry en.wikipedia.org This singer and actress is most famous for her role as the lead singer of the early new wave and punk band Blondie. She was born in Miami, FL. 5. Tom Petty commons.wikimedia.org This Gainesville native singer, songwriter and producer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. 6. Rick Ross en.wikipedia.org This rapper from Carol City, FL, has been nominated for four Grammies. 7. Faye Dunaway commons.wikimedia.org This Academy Award-winning actress who started in Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown and Network, was born in Bascom, FL. 8. Wilmer Valderrama en.wikipedia.org Although this actor, singer, dancer and producer is best known for playing the "foreign kid" on That 70's Show, he was actually born in Miami, FL. 9. Bob Ross Flickr/justgrimes This television art instructor famous for painting "happy little trees" for more than a decade on public television was born in Daytona Beach and raised in Orlando. 10. Wesley Snipes commons.wikimedia.org This actor most famous for his role in the Blade trilogy was born in Orlando, FL. 11. Pitbull commons.wikimedia.org This rapper and record producer is proud of his Miami roots. 12. Carl Hiaasen en.wikipedia.org This often satirical novelist, columnist and journalist was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. 13. Flo Rida commons.wikimedia.org Okay, so maybe this one was obvious, but this list wouldn't be complete without another rapper from Carol City, FL, Flo Rida. These are just a few of the many famous people from Florida. Who are some of your favorites?