Ten Celebrities Who Surprisingly Are Miami Natives
Some Miami-born celebrities never let anyone forget where they're from. Take Pitbull, for example, who just shouts out "305" at least once every 15 seconds.
Other celebs born under the sign of the 305 aren't as conspicuous. For many, that's because they were born here but moved as young kids, and for others, it's because they never looked back once they hit the big time. Yet there are several secret Miamians in the entertainment industry, including multiple Oscar nominees and two veritable punk rock legends.
Some people are bound to know a few of the entrants on the list are originally from here, but you'd have to have an encyclopedic knowledge of Miami natives to know all of them. (In which case, well, good for you! Go check out our list of famous University of Miami dropouts then.)
William H. Macy, actor
Macy has described himself as a "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy ... (an) everyman," and yet, at heart, he's a Miami native. He was born here in 1950, though he was raised in Georgia and Maryland. He's probably best known for his Academy Award nominated role in Fargo, Macy has also won two Emmys and three SAG awards.
Thurston Moore, founder of Sonic Youth
Perhaps if Moore would have stayed in Miami instead of becoming an alt-rock god he would have become a freestyle legend. (And let's be honest, Sonic Youth is still a pretty appropriate name for a freestyle group.) Yes, Moore was actually born in Coral Gables, Florida, but was raised for the majority of his childhood in Bethel, Connecticut. He moved to New York and after spending time in the post-punk/no-wave scene he went on to form one of indie rock geeks' favorite bands.
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