February 28, 2014

39 celebs who have called Orlando home

Orlando has been home to a host of celebrities, from Oscar-nominated actors to reality television stars, from sports icons both scandalous and loveable. Here's a gallery of 39 of these celebrities who have called Orlando home over the years. Hint: there's even a porn star!

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A Bishop Moore High School attendee, Mandy Moore started her career as a singer, with her top 40 hit "Candy." She then went on to star in numerous films, including Saved!, The Princess Diaries and Tangled.via
A Bishop Moore High School attendee, Mandy Moore started her career as a singer, with her top 40 hit "Candy." She then went on to star in numerous films, including Saved!, The Princess Diaries and Tangled.
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Kerri Strug attended Lake Highland Preparatory School while living in Orlando. During the 1996 Olympics, she was one of the Magnificent Seven, the first U.S. women's gymnastics team to win a Gold medal. Strug executed the vault (on an injured ankle) that would cinch the gold for the United States in the team gymnastic competition.
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Kerri Strug attended Lake Highland Preparatory School while living in Orlando. During the 1996 Olympics, she was one of the Magnificent Seven, the first U.S. women's gymnastics team to win a Gold medal. Strug executed the vault (on an injured ankle) that would cinch the gold for the United States in the team gymnastic competition.
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Anthony Perkins is best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. He worked on his acting chops here in Orlando, performing in stage productions while he attended Rollins College in Winter Park. via
Anthony Perkins is best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. He worked on his acting chops here in Orlando, performing in stage productions while he attended Rollins College in Winter Park.
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Best known for her role on Curb Your Enthusiam Cheryl Hines is a central Florida native through and through, growing up in Melbourne and eventually graduating from UCF. Just this year, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.via
Best known for her role on Curb Your Enthusiam Cheryl Hines is a central Florida native through and through, growing up in Melbourne and eventually graduating from UCF. Just this year, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Fred Rogers graduated from Rollins College, where they still honor him with annual sweater drives and other events. He is, of course, best known as the well-loved Mr. Rogers. via
Fred Rogers graduated from Rollins College, where they still honor him with annual sweater drives and other events. He is, of course, best known as the well-loved Mr. Rogers.
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Jack Kerouac, beat generation author of On the Road, lived in Orlando with his mother while he was awaiting release of the book. While living here, he wrote The Dharma Burns, about his experiences with Buddhism. Kerouac's old house is now owned by The Kerouac Project, a nonprofit organization that runs a residency program that allows writers to live in the house for three months, in exchange for readings of their works. via
Jack Kerouac, beat generation author of On the Road, lived in Orlando with his mother while he was awaiting release of the book. While living here, he wrote The Dharma Burns, about his experiences with Buddhism. Kerouac's old house is now owned by The Kerouac Project, a nonprofit organization that runs a residency program that allows writers to live in the house for three months, in exchange for readings of their works.
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Even though he was born in Germany, Daniel Tosh grew up on the Space Coast and graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Central Florida in 1996. One of his first jobs was as a telemarketer for Central Florida Research Park. His current jobs are much sweeter – he stars in Tosh.0 andBrickleberry.via
Even though he was born in Germany, Daniel Tosh grew up on the Space Coast and graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Central Florida in 1996. One of his first jobs was as a telemarketer for Central Florida Research Park. His current jobs are much sweeter – he stars in Tosh.0 andBrickleberry.
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DJ Khaled graduated from Dr. Phillips High School, which is well known for its performing-arts programs. He now has an extremely successful rap career where he is known for collaborating with many other performers.via
DJ Khaled graduated from Dr. Phillips High School, which is well known for its performing-arts programs. He now has an extremely successful rap career where he is known for collaborating with many other performers.
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Delta Burke, a true Orlando native, graduated from Colonial High School where she was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her fellow classmates. She was the youngest Miss Florida title-holder in the history of the pageant, but you probably know her best from her portrayal of Suzanne Sugarbaker in Designing Women.via
Delta Burke, a true Orlando native, graduated from Colonial High School where she was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her fellow classmates. She was the youngest Miss Florida title-holder in the history of the pageant, but you probably know her best from her portrayal of Suzanne Sugarbaker in Designing Women.
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Wayne Brady is a SAK Comedy Lab alumnus who was raised by his grandmother in Orlando. He is widely known for his improvisational comedy and can currently be seen on How I Met Your Mother.via
Wayne Brady is a SAK Comedy Lab alumnus who was raised by his grandmother in Orlando. He is widely known for his improvisational comedy and can currently be seen on How I Met Your Mother.
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