Who are the Hometown Movie Heroes from LA?
There is no shortage of actors living in and around Los Angeles. For many residents, it’s like a rite of passage to become a top actor. However, what is different are the number of actors and actresses actually from the greater Los Angeles area. There’s quite a few, but not anywhere near the number that lives in the city right now. Let’s take a look at some of these hometown favorites and how they became famous in popular culture.
Celebs From the City of Angels?
There are some major actors, actresses, and singers from the greater LA area. These include several A-list actors and household names. Sometimes it seems like it might be easier to get famous near home than to come to the city from a podunk town in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps the list of famous people on the list seems to prove that. Certainly a major list of talent.
These include Maroon 5’s frontman, Adam Lavine. Famous actress Zooey Deschanel is also from the City of Angeles. Katherine McPhee is also from Los Angeles, as is Miranda Cosgrove. Recent Suicide Squad star Jared Leto (starring as the Joker) is also from the city. Singers Miley Cyrus and Skrillex are from Southern California.
Of course, this is just a current list. The list also includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Desi Arnaz, Harrison Ford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Judy Garland, Andrew Garfield, and even more. Other more recent stars on the border, like the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Anna Kendrick and more were from the greater LA area. Famous people in the past include Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Monroe.
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