San Diego, CA is the second largest city of California, United States. Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, it lies near the border with Mexico. The city is known for its favorable climate, long beaches, and natural harbors. Owing to these factors, tourism has developed as a major industry. The city serves as the Western United States Navy base and has recently established an essential healthcare and biotechnology development center.
The people of San Diego are also actively involved in various kinds of sports like football, baseball, basketball, etc.The list of famous people from San Diego, CA runs long enough. Right from actors, TV anchors, and journalists to prominent sports individuals and business people.
To begin with, Cameron Diaz is a world-renowned actress and producer. She gained stardom through her roles in movies like The Mask, There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and many more.
Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has won hearts with her role of Amy Farah Fowler in the television series, The Big Bang Theory. She portrays the role of a neuroscientist in it.
Adam Lambert rose to fame after finishing as runner-up in the singing competition, American Idol. At the age of 35 itself, he has already sold millions of songs and albums.
We have all seen Nick Cannon as the host of Wild N Out and America’s Got Talent. However, apart from being an anchor, he’s a known rapper, comedian, and actor(“Goal II: Living The Dream”).
Blake Sennett is a leading musician who leads the band Night Terrors of 1927. He also made various appearances as a child actor in television series Salute Your Shorts and Boy Meets World.
Kimberly Hunt, a known television news anchor from KGTV, is an Emmy Award winner.
Other notable actors include Dennis Hopper, Mario Lopez, Ross Martin, Kris Jenner and the list goes on.
With sports people, Tony Hawk, the owner of the skateboard company, Birdhouse is considered as one of the most influential skateboarders of all times. Besides being a professional skateboarder, he has made various appearances in films, media and in his own devised set of video games.
Billy Casper was a notable professional golfer from the 1950s to 1970s. He represented the United States and won major tournaments like the U.S. Open, Masters Tournament, and the Open Championship. He won the most number of championships on the PGA Tours.
Phil Mickelson is yet another professional golfer from the city. He is one of the 16 golfers in the history of golf to have won three of the four majors of golf. He has only missed out on the U.S. Open.
Reggie Bush is a known American Football running back, who’s now playing for the Buffalo Bulls. Aaron Rodgers, another American Football player, plays for the Green Bay Packers.
Mitt Romney, a known face from San Diego is an American businessman and politician. He was the Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. He was also the nominee of the Republican Party in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.
Tom Waits, Shaun White, Victor Buono are other names worth mentioning. All in all the roll of famous names from San Diego goes on and on.