Many celebs hail from Houston, Texas. From award-winning actors and producers, to professional athletes and singers, the amount of talent that comes from Houston is incredible! Listed below are 10 of the most famous people from Houston.
1. Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner, a film and television actress, was born in Houston, Texas and is best known for playing the role of CIA officer Sydney Bristow in ABC's "Alias." A few of Garner's best known films include "Pearl Harbor," "13 Going on 30" and "Dallas Buyer's Club."
2. Matt Stone
Matt Stone, born in Houston, Texas, is an actor, animator, screenwriter, television director and producer. He's best known for his role in co-creating South Park.
3. Barbara Mandrell
Houston-born Barbara Mandrell is an award-winning country music singer. Before Taylor Swift entered the country music scene, Mandrell was the only performer to have ever won the Country Music Association's "Entertainer of the Year" award twice.
4. Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze was born in Houston, Texas and was an actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. His most popular films include "Road House," "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost."
5. Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith, born in Houston, Texas, is an actress and entrepreneur. Smith is best known for her role as Kelly Garrett in the hit television series "Charlie's Angels."
6. Kenny Rogers
Houston-born Kenny Rogers is a singer, songwriter and record producer. Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists ever.
7. Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel, an actress and model, is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore in the hit television series "Gilmore Girls."
8. Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons was born in Houston, Texas and is best known for playing the role of Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory." Parsons has won a total of four Primetime Emmy Awards for this role.
9. Beyonce Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles, born in Houston, Texas, is an award-winning singer, songwriter and actress. She's best known as the lead singer of the former R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Knowles won five Grammy Awards for "Dangerously in Love," her debut album as a solo artist.
10. Howard Hughes
Houston-born Howard Hughes, Jr. was a business tycoon, entrepreneur, aviator, inventor and philanthropist. During his lifetime, Hughes was one of the richest people in the world.