The biggest celebrities don’t come from Hollywood – many are from right here in Nevada!
When I was a kid I thought if you were born in Los Angeles – Hollywood, to be exact – you were just born a celebrity. I thought all actors and actresses were, and had to be, from L.A. Growing up, and maturing (sort of) over time – and my Mom telling me otherwise – they are not.
Living in Nevada we’re all familiar with, and run into quite a few famous people, but you may not realize how many are actually from the Silver State. Many people from a variety of fields: Actors, athletes, musicians are from our own state.
We know the standard Las Vegas, and Nevada performers, who almost seem like they are from here – Wayne Newton, Sinatra, Liberace, etc. But there are a lot of celebrities that were born here in Nevada, or were here from childhood, and actually got their start here -at Las Vegas Academy, Bishop Gorman, or Reno High School!
Some you might know of course, but others may be a surprise. Or at least a “no way!” You watched them in your favorite shows, you watched them compete, you watched them try to help make the country a better place, and you went to their concerts.
Take a look at this list of celebs who got their start right in our backyard!