Famous People From Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA is home to dozens of people. Most of them call this city home, while some are visitors whose mission is to explore this destination or engage in different commercial dealings.

However, did you know that some of the most famous people were born in the city? Well, below is a list of some famous individuals from Oakland, CA.

  • Brandon Lee

He is the son of the movie legend Bruce Lee, who was a movie actor by profession. Though he died at the age of 28 in 1993, he lived a very eventful life, having starred in several successful movies.

Before fame, Brandon Lee trained at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. A movie dubbed, “Kung Fu: The Movie” played in 1986 is what made him the person we all know today. He died on set while shooting the movie “The Crow” in which Ernie Hudson starred.

  • Natalie Nunn

Yes, the reality show personality Natalie Nunn was born in Oakland, CA. she made an appearance in season one of Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club.” Due to her performance on this show, she made appearances in many more shows that followed.

  • Paul Piece

Paul Piece is undoubtedly one of the best basketball players of all time. In 2008, he led Boston Celtics to NBA finals. He also spent 10 seasons with this team. He led other teams to glory including Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, before he signed with Los Angeles Clippers in 2015.

Apart from his fame in the game, he will be remembered as a man who survived after being stabbed eleven times in a night club.

  • MC Hammer

If you are a fan of rap music, you certainly know MC Hammer. The 56-year old man is one of the people who took this genre of music to the next level. His hit singles, which are still loved to date include “2 legit 2 quit” and “U can’t touch this.”

His hammer pants and unmatched choreography style is something that cannot be forgotten. If you never knew, MC Hammer was born in Oakland, CA.

 

  • Weylie Hoang

She has a YouTube channel with over 1.6 million subscribers, and she is known as a makeup, beauty, and hair guru. She is a sensational YouTube star, who is looked upon by ladies across the world in their search for beauty. One of her favorite spots in the entire city is the Morcom Rose Garden.

She was born in Oakland, CA. during her childhood years, she was raised by her grandmother because her parents were too busy to give her the parental care she needed.