5 Celebrities born in Austin, Texas

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Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas, as well as the seat and largest city of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. Austin is the fourth-most-populous city in Texas and the second-most-populous state capital city.

1. Dakota Johnson

Dakota Mayi Johnson was born October 4, 1989. She is an American actress and model. Dakota Johnson is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. 

She was 10 years old when appeared in a movie for the first time. It was a minor appearance in Crazy in Alabama, a dark comedy film starring her mother. 

After she graduated from high school, she started auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.

She had minor roles in The Social Network (2010) and The Five-Year Engagement (2012). 

In 2015, Dakota Johnson had her first starring role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series (2015–2018). Dakota received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination in 2016 for her performance in the series.

She also played in Black Mass (2015), A Bigger Splash (2015), How to Be Single (2016), Suspiria (2018), Bad Times at the El Royale, and The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019).

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2. Amber Heard

Amber Laura Heard was born on April 22, 1986. She is an American actress. 

She played in Never Back Down (2008), Pineapple Express (2008), The Joneses (2009), The Rum Diary (2011), The Danish Girl (2015), and One More Time (2015). 

Amber Heard is known for her roles in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), John Carpenter's The Ward (2010), Drive Angry (2011), and Machete Kills (2013).

Amber Heard also played in Aquaman (2018). 

Amber Heard was named a global spokesperson for the cosmetics brand L'Oréal Paris.

Amber Heard was married to actor Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2017. 

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3. Timothy Kopra

Timothy Lennart "Tim" Kopra was born on April 9, 1963. He is an engineer, a Colonel in the United States Army, and a retired NASA astronaut. 

He started working at NASA in 1998. Timothy Kopra was assigned to NASA at the Johnson Space Center in September 1998 as a vehicle integration test engineer. 

Timothy Kopra served aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 20, returning to Earth aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 mission on September 11, 2009. 

Timothy Kopra returned to the ISS for the second time in December 2015, as part of Expedition 46 and as the Commander of 47.

Timothy Kopra was announced as the vice president of robotics and space operations at MDA Corporation, in 2020.

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4. Jay O. Sanders

Jay Olcutt Sanders was born on April 16, 1953. He is an American actor who has worked in theatre, film, and TV, known for JFK (1991). 

Jay O. Sanders played in: The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Green Lantern (2011), Glory (1989), JFK (1991), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Half Nelson (2006), and Revolutionary Road (2008).[6]

He played in the NBC detective series Crime Story. 

Jay O. Sanders appeared on Broadway in Loose Ends (1979), The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1983), Saint Joan (1993), Pygmalion (2007).

In 2018, Jay O. Sanders received the Joe A. Callaway Award, presented by the Actors’ Equity Foundation for "best performance in a professional production of a classic play", for his performance in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Jay O. Sanders received the Drama Desk Award for 2019 for Actor in a Play for Uncle Vanya.

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5. Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Ricardo Antonio Chavira was born September 1, 1971. He is an American actor. Ricardo Antonio Chavira is best known for his role as Carlos Solis in Desperate Housewives (2004–2012). Ricardo Antonio Chavira plays Abraham Quintanilla in the Netflix original series Selena: The Series (2020).

In 2004, Ricardo Antonio Chavira made his big debut starring in the western film The Alamo.

In 2004, he was cast as Carlos Solis, the husband of Eva Longoria’s character, Gabrielle Solis, in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives.

Chavira was listed on the "50 Most Beautiful" list in People en Español, in 2005. In 2006, he was named one of "TV's Sexiest Men" by TV Guide.

Ricardo Antonio Chavira received two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2005 and 2006, and 3 ALMA Awards nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

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