Phoenix July 18, 2016
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 10 Famous People Are From Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona has produced many famous people. From award-winning actors to country music stars, and professional athletes to Grammy-winning rock legends, there are so many talented people that refer to Phoenix as their home. Listed below are 10 famous people from Phoenix, Arizona.
1. Kimiko Glenn
Kimiko Glenn, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, is an American actress and singer who's best known for her role of Brook Soso in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black." She also played the role of Dawn in the Broadway musical "Waitress."
2. Matt Dallas
Matt Dallas was born in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Arizona School for the Arts. He's an actor who's best known for playing the main character on the ABC Family series "Kyle XY."
3. Lynda Carter
Lynda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona and is best known as the star of the television series "Wonder Woman" (1975-1979). Lynda was also crowned Miss World America 1972.
4. Lorenzo James Henrie
Lorenzo James Henrie was born in Phoenix, Arizona and is best known for playing Christopher Manawa on the AMC series "Fear the Walking Dead." He also played a vulcan bully in the movie "Star Trek" (2009).
5. Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks, born in Phoenix, Arizona, is a singer and songwriter who's best known for being a member of the award-winning group Fleetwood Mac. She's also known for her solo career, which has lead her to great success. Rolling Stone has called Stevie "the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" and claims that she's one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time." In 1998, Stevie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of Fleetwood Mac.
6. Ty Murray
Phoenix-born Ty Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy, having won the World All-Around Rodeo Championship seven times (1989–1994, 1998). Ty is also the co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). You can't think of bull riding without Ty Murray coming to mind.
7. Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham, born in Phoenix, Arizona, is an eight-time Emmy Award nominee. In 1980, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for her role in "Amber Waves." She also won an Emmy for her role in "George Wallace" in 1998. Instead of acting, Mare began her career as a singer-songwriter. And in 1976 and 1977, she was discovered when she sang The Beatles' hit song "Here, There and Everywhere"
on "The Gong Show."
8. Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona and is a country music superstar. Ever since 2003, he's been signed to Capitol Records and continues to dominate the charts!
9. Chelsea Kane
Chelsea Kane was born in Phoenix, Arizona and is best known for her roles of Stella Malone in the Disney Channel series "Jonas," and Riley Perrin in the ABC Family series "Baby Daddy." Chelsea was also a contestant on the 12th season of "Dancing with the Stars," winning third place.
10. Josh McDermitt
Josh McDermitt, born in Phoenix, Arizona, is best known for playing the role of Eugene Porter on the AMC series "The Walking Dead." In addition to acting, Josh is also a member of the comedy group Robert Downey Jr Jr. An interesting fact about Josh is that he's a licensed hot air balloon pilot.
Can you think of any other famous people from Phoenix, Arizona?