Famous People from Fort Worth, TX

From time immemorial, Fort Worth has been the home of the famous. There are many Fort Worth natives who have made names for themselves, and they are now known in America and beyond. A good number of them no longer reside in this amazing city, but they are sons and daughters that everyone in the city should be proud of considering that they were born and bred here. They also spend weekends on one of the many gorgeous places in the city like the Fort Worth Zoo.

Below are some of the celebrities who call Fort Worth home.

Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw is an American actress who has won a number of awards throughout her career. She is popularly known for her notable role in Temple of Doom, but what many people don’t know is that she was born in Fort Worth, TX.

When she was young, she had a dream of teaching disabled children and helping them achieve great heights in life. Her parents encouraged her to follow the dream, and she became a teacher until she went to New York to pursue a career in acting. 

As an actress, she landed major roles in several films, and later got married to movie superstar Steven Spielberg.

 

Kirk Franklin

Unbelievable, right?

Yes, Kirk Franklin the famous gospel singer, choir director, and producer was born in Fort Worth, TX.

Despite the fact that he was abandoned by his mother at a very young age, his childhood challenges did not deter him from becoming the international superstar he is today. He landed his first music contract at the age of 7.

Franklin later joined his church’s adult choir at the age of 12. His hard work, resilience, talent, and wonderful voice has made him a gospel icon whose records are listened to at every corner of the world. He has won tremendous awards throughout the years, and most importantly, he is accepted in his home city, with his music played in churches, major events, party buses, and even clubs in Fort Worth.

Kelly Clarkson

For a fact, this amazing singer needs no introduction. She is doubtlessly has one of the best voices in the music industry. She won the American Idol and pursued her dreams in music. She has released several hits that has given her worldwide fame, and she has a Grammy in her name, an award she celebrated in her home city – Fort Worth.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester is a poised and chic actress was born and bred in Fort Worth, TX. She has starred in several movies including Gossip Girl, Country Song, Roommate, and Monter Carlo.

She is one of the most notable faces in Hollywood and her career has not dwindled yet. Though she lives in New York, she is a fanatic of Fort Worth’s night life, and you will find her partying in downtown Fort Worth once in a while.

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