Famous People From orlando Florida
Orlando, Florida is a beautiful city with no shortage of activities to do. It features a lovely Park Lake, amazing shopping, and plenty of great dining and culture. Orlando, Florida is also home to some popular celebrities.
Top 5 celebrities Who Call Orlando Florida Their Home
Wesley Snipes is an actor, film producer, & martial artist.
Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando in 1962. He grew up in the suburb of Pittsburgh. The son of a aircraft engineer and teacher's assistant, Wesley' parents divorced when he was just 2 years old and he moved with his mother to the South Bronx. Snipe's attended the High School for the Performing Arts in New York City but had to withdraw to follow his mother and moved back to Orlando. He proceeded to graduate from Jones High School in Orlando and began performing in dinner theater productions and some regional plays before an agent discovered him! Wesley Snipes was finally cast in a Goldie Hawn movie, Wildcats, in 1986.
In 1989 Wesley's career sky rocketed when he played a ballplayer "Willie Mays Hays" in Major League, proceeded by huge roles in New Jack City and Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues and Jungle Fever.
Jonathan Jackson- American actor, author, and musician
Jonathan Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida. He was the son of a businesswoman and an amateur ventriloquist, and a family physician, Dr. Rick "Ricky Lee" Jackson.
Jonathan Jackson's first big role was Lucky Spencer on General Hospital from 1993 to 1999. He was awarded several awards for his work as Lucky. In addition, He won Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1995, 1998, and 1999, being nominated a total of 6 times. Also Winning Emmy Award For Younger Actor category. He also won Soap Opera Digest Awards in 1995 and 1999. He was nominated for Young Artist Awards in 1996, 1997 and 1999. He won The Hollywood Reporter's YoungStar Award in 1995,1997,1998 & 1999. Also, named People magazine's 50 most beautiful people in 1999.
Warren Sapp- Former National Football League (NFL) defensive tackle/lineman
Warren Sapp was born in Orlando, FL and raised in Plymouth, Florida near Apopka Florida. Raised by a single mother. Warren Sapp grew up in the Orlando suburb of Apopka. During the late 1980s, he was honored for outstanding football play at Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida at linebacker, tight end, place-kicker and punter.
Warren Sapp decided to play for the University of Miami where he was a defensive standout. In 1994, he won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Lombardi Award and the Bill Willis Award. During his NFL career he played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Oakland Raiders.
Mandy Moore- American actress, singer, and songwriter
Mandy Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on April 10, 1984. At 2 Months old Mandy's family relocated to Orlando suburb of Longwood. Her father was a pilot for American Airlines and her mother worker for the Orlando Sentinel. From 1998 to 1999, she went to the Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando.
She struck fame with her first single, "Candy", which made it to position 41 out of 100 on the Billboard Hot 100. Proceeded by her 1999 platinum certified album So Real. Mandy's 2000 I Wanna Be With You became her first top 30 song in the United States.
Daniel Tosh- American comedian, television host, voice actor, writer, and executive producer.
Born in west Germany to American parents, Daniel Tosh grew up in the Orlando suburb of Titusville, Florida. as the son of a Presbyterian minister. In 1993 Daniel Tosh graduated from Astronaut High School and attended the University of Central Florida and graduated in 1996.
Tosh rise to fame occured in 2001 after a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. He would end up having his own 30-minute special on Comedy Central Tosh.0.