10 Famous People Who Come From Orlando, Florida

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Orlando is a beautiful city. It is one of the most visited US cities with over 75 million visitors per year. Though being famous mainly because of the Walt Disney World resort, Orlando has so much to offer in terms of talent.

Some of the most talented people in the world call this city home and below are the 10 most famous ones.

Wesley Snipes


Wesley Snipes needs no introduction. He is a world-famous Hollywood actor whose movies have done over …at the box office. His most notable movies include ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ and the Blade trilogy.

Warren Sapp


Warren is a former NFL defensive linebacker. He was born in Orlando even though he grew up in Plymouth, Florida. Warren Sapp has had a successful NFL career, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders from 1995 to 2007. Today he is a Hall of Famer.

Billy Gunn


Monty Sopp better known by his ring name Billy Gunn is a professional wrestler also born in Orlando, Florida. He had a successful decade-long career for World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment from 1993 to 2004.

At the peak of his career, he won the Intercontinental Championship once, Hardcore Championship twice, and also the King of the Ring in 1999.

Waye Brady


Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia but grew up in Orlando, Florida. Brady is a five-time Emmy Award winner. Some of his notable works include the comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the TV series How I Met Your Mother, and his own daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show.

Kirsten Storms


Kirsten is a famous actress and voice actress born and bred in Orlando. She is widely known for her roles as Zenon Kar in the Zenon trilogy and Maxie Jones in the soap opera General Hospital.

Jonathan Jackson


Jonathan is a talented actor, author, and musician from Orlando. He gained popularity for his role of Lucky on the soap opera “General Hospital,” which earned him five Emmy awards.

Dallas Friday


Dallas Friday is an Orlando-born award-winning professional Wakeboarder. She started wakeboarding at the age of 13 and has gone on to win numerous World Titles. Some of her accolades include; four X Games gold medals and several World Wakeboarding Titles.

Ericka Dunlap


Ericka Dunlap is a beauty queen who was born and raised in Orlando. She went from winning Miss Florida 2003 pageant to being crowned Miss America in 2004. Ericka ran for the Orlando City Commission, District 5 in 2017 but lost the election. To date, she is the only African American woman to have been crowned Miss Florida

John David Anderson


John David Anderson is a famous country musician who was born in Apopka near Orlando. He has had a successful career lasting over 40 years with over 40 singles on the Billboard country music charts and 22 studio albums.

Traylor Howard


Traylor is an actress that hails from Orlando, Florida. She is famous for her roles in television series such as Two Guys and a Girl and Monk.





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