San Antonio July 19, 2016
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 10 Famous People Are From San Antonio
When it comes to talent, the state of Texas doesn’t disappoint. Breaking it down by city, San Antonio has produced many famous people. From award-winning actors and television hosts, to comedians and musicians, here are 10 of the most famous people from San Antonio:
1. Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki, born in San Antonio, Texas, is an actor who's best known for playing Sam Winchester on the hit television series "Supernatural."
2. Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas and is an actress, screenwriter and DJ. Her breakout role was in the independent film "Girlfight." Michelle is best known for her role as Letty Ortiz in the Fast & Furious films.
3. Henry Thomas
San Antonio-born Henry Thomas, Jr. is a talented actor and musician. He's appeared in more than 40 films, but he's best known for playing Elliott Taylor in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial."
4. Al Freeman, Jr.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Al Freeman, Jr. is best known for playing police captain Ed Hall on the soap opera "One Life to Live." For this role, Al won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. He was the first ever African American to win this award. He was also the first African American to direct a soap opera.
5. Dayna Devon
Dayna Devon, born in San Antonio, Texas, is an entertainment news journalist. She's best known for hosting the entertainment news show "Extra." In 2013, Dayna was cast on the TLC reality special "Plastic Wives."
6. Kevin Alejandro
Born in San Antonio, Kevin Alejandro is an actor who's best known for playing Nate Moretta in "Southland" and Jesus Velasquez in "True Blood."
7. Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas and is an actress, comedian, singer and writer. She's best known for her variety show, "The Carol Burnett Show." Over the years, Carol has also appeared in many films and on several talk shows.
8. James Roday
San Antonio-born James Roday is an actor, director and screenwriter. He's best known for playing the role of Shawn Spencer in the USA Network series "Psych."
9. Joan Crawford
Born in San Antonio, Joan Crawford was a film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage chorine. According to the American Film Institute, Joan is one of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
10. Steve Howey
Steve Howey, born in San Antonio, Texas, is a film and television actor whose best-known role is Van Montgomery in the television series "Reba." Steve is currently playing the role of Kevin in Showtime's hit series "Shameless."
There you have it. Talk show personalities, movie stars, award-winning soap opera icons and more hail from Texas. Can you think of any other famous people from San Antonio?