5 Celebrities born in the state of Oklahoma



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Oklahoma City, officially the City of Oklahoma City, and often shortened to OKC, is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. 

The county seat of Oklahoma County ranks 25th among United States cities in population and is the 11th largest city in the South. The population grew following the 2010 census and is estimated to have reached 655,057 as of July 2019.

Oklahoma City has one of the world's largest livestock markets.

1. Brad Pitt

William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S. He is an American actor and film producer. 

Brad Pitt received multiple awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for his acting, in addition to another Academy Award, another Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award as producer under his production company, Plan B Entertainment.

Brad Pitt gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road film Thelma & Louise (1991). 

Brad Pitt first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the drama films A River Runs Through It (1992), Legends of the Fall (1994), and the film Interview with the Vampire (1994). 

As a public figure, Brad Pitt has been named as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. For many years, Brad Pitt was named as the world's most attractive man by various media outlets, and his personal life is the subject of wide publicity. 

Brad Pitt is divorced from actress Jennifer Aniston and legally separated from actress Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally.


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2. Dr. Phil

Phillip Calvin McGraw was born on September 1, 1950, in Vinita, Oklahoma, U.S. He is also known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil. 

Dr. Phil has a doctorate in clinical psychology, though he ceased renewing his license to practice psychology in 2006.

McGraw became known after appearing in The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. Oprah Winfrey then helped McGraw launch his program, Dr. Phil, in September 2002. The show is formatted as an advice show.


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3. Bill Goldberg

William Scott Goldberg was born on December 27, 1966, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. He is an American professional wrestler, actor, and former football player. 

Bill Goldberg is currently signed to WWE on a part-time deal. He is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Bill Goldberg has acted in various films and television shows, including Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Bill Goldberg wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) between 2002 and 2003, and WWE between 2003 and 2004, becoming a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in the latter. 

Bill Goldberg returned to WWE in 2016 and won the WWE Universal Championship for the first time in February 2017 and won it a second time in February 2020.

Bill Goldberg was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018 on the weekend of WrestleMania 34. Goldberg is a 4-time world champion in his professional wrestling career between WWE & WCW. Bill Goldberg is the only man in history to have been WCW World Heavyweight, (WWE) World Heavyweight, and WWE Universal Champion.


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4. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, entrepreneur, and record producer. 

She became known after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Carrie Underwood's debut single, "Inside Your Heaven," made her the only country artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a number-one song on the Hot 100. 

Her debut album, Some Hearts (2005) was the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history, and the best-selling country album of the last 17 years. She won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist.


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5. Chuck Norris

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris was born March 10, 1940. He was born in Ryan, Oklahoma, U.S. He is an American martial artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. 

After serving in the United States Air Force, Chuck Norris won many martial arts championships and later founded his discipline Chun Kuk Do. 

Chuck Norris has a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo. 

Chuck Norris trained celebrities in martial arts. 

In 1977, Chuck Norris took the starring role in the action film Breaker! Breaker! (1977), which turned a profit. His second lead Good Guys Wear Black (1978) became a hit, and Norris became a popular action film star.

Throughout his film and TV career, Chuck Norris diversified from his regular endeavors. Chuck Norris is a noted writer, having penned books on martial arts, exercise, philosophy, politics, Christianity, western novels, and biography. Chuck Norris was twice a New York Times bestselling author, for the books The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story (1988) and Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America (2008).


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