Famous People from Miami, FL

Miami, FL is renowned all over the world because of its amazing people, beautiful beaches, and friendly weather. However, this city has more than meets the eye. Many call it home, and among them are celebrities who have left a mark in various industries. Unknown to many, below are some famous people who were born and raised in this amazing city.

Dwane Johnson

Popularly known as “The Rock,” Dwane Johnson is one of the best actors of all times. He has played a key role in various films, not forgetting that he was a star in the popular WWE wrestling that was, and is still loved by many. Before joining the film industry, Dwane played football for the Miami Hurricanes. Today, he is one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. He is known to be a family man and a down-to-earth celebrity who is emulated by many. He was born and raised in Miami, FL.

Catherine Keener

Keener is a popular actress who has starred in various films including Into the Wild, The 40-year-Old Virgin, and Being John Malkovich. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida in the 1950s.

Wilmer Valderama

Wilmer is a host, actor, and comedian who is loved by many across the globe. Before he moved to Hollywood, this star lived in Miami where he was born. He is popular for his role in That 70’s Show. One of his favorite places to go sightseeing is the Everglades National Park.

Enrique Iglesias

Though he was not born in Miami, Enrique Iglesias who topped billboard charts multiple times in his career spent most of his life in Miami.  He was born in Spain, but he is one man that Miami can take pride in as one of their famous sons.

Alex Rodriguez

You cannot mention baseball without the name Alex Rodriguez coming into your mind. This popular baseball slugger who has won tens of prestigious titles through the years calls Miami his second home, and he even has a house in the Coral Cables area.


Jason Derulo

The Hip-hop star Jason Derulo was born in Miramar, FL, which is located north of Miami. Although we cannot call him a Miami native, this is a one of the stars who is welcomed in his home city by thousands of fans whenever he sets foot.

Sidney Poitier

This is a man who needs no introduction. He is an actor who was the first black actor and Bahamian to win an academy award. He is also an author, film director, and diplomat, and what most people fail to believe is the fact that he was born in Miami, FL.

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