Michigan is not a place that many people associate with fame and stardom. However, they would be shocked to know that a ton of famous entertainers and athletes hail from Michigan. Many famous people were born in Michigan but most have moved away to fulfill their careers in the entertainment industry.
Keep in mind that Motown was a great scene for music performers. This musical sound and empire ended in 1972 and was over during the early 80’s. Many famous people emerged from Motown as well since it was based in Detroit. Here is a list of the top 10 famous people from Michigan. Keep in mind that all of these entertainers are not necessarily from Michigan but their success is strongly connected to this state.
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Here are some of the Top 10 Most Famous People From Michigan
10. Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is known for her role as Anna on Frozen. She was born in Huntington Woods. Bell is a huge star now and she is a big deal in her hometown. People love her so much. She is a great entertainer and a great performer who is fun to watch. She is also beautiful. Bell’s Anna character has skyrocketed her to fame and she is now one of the biggest stars in the country because of Frozen. Bell also starred in Zootopia, Bad Moms and Get Him to the Greek.
Taylor Lautner is best remembered for his role as Jacob on the Twilight film series. He also appeared in other films such as Abduction and Tracers as well. He is was born in Grand Rapids. He grew up a Wolverine country. Lautner no longer stays in Grand Rapids but he has not forgotten about his home and his people. Remember, he grew up in this place and he has good memories of his childhood. He truly likes his hometown and frequently travels back to visit.
8. J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons is an actor who hails from Grosse Pointe. He grew up in Michigan and later left his home to pursue his career. He played in films such as Spider Man, Kung Fu Panda 3 and the Legend of Korra. Simmons is a great performer who has won many awards. Simmons knows that Grosse Pointe is his hometown so he does what he can for them. He donates his time and resources to charitable causes. He gives back to his home town whenever he has the chance.
Bay City is home to Madonna. She no longer stays here but has fond memories of growing up in this area. While Bay City might not be her home any longer, Madonna still keeps in touch with her parents and old friends from this place. She is a super mega star that has moved on from her home town but she has not forgotten about them. Her parents are associated with this place and she visits them whenever she can. Madonna is best remembered for her great albums and other music.
6. Tom Sizemore
Detroit Michigan is home to Tom Sizemore who is a well-known actor. He has been in the business for many years and he visits Detroit every chance that he gets. Sizemore starred in films such as Passenger 57, Natural Born Killers, Heat and Pearl Harbor. Sizemore is known to play shady roles and criminal like figures. He is an antihero type of Hollywood personality. Tom Sizemore gives back to the people of Detroit.
5. Big Sean
Detroit is also home to rapper Big Sean. He released some big songs since 2011 that has helped him to skyrocket to fame. He is known for his raps such as “I Don’t F— with You” and Living Single. He is a big time artist within the Detroit area and people there really enjoy his music. Big Sean also likes the city and he tries to help the less fortunate. Big Sean travels back to Detroit every chance to get to make life there better for everyone.
4. Anita Baker
Technically, Anita Baker was born in Toledo, Ohio but was adopted by a family to live in Detroit all of her life. So, Anita Baker is a Michigan girl. That means she probably supports Michigan teams such as the Pistons, Tigers, Wolverines, Lions, Redwings and Spartans. Even if she is not a sports fans she enjoys visiting with her family every chance she gets. Baker is a great music artist that was really popular back in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
3. Kid Rock
Kid Rock is a famous rock star from Romeo, Michigan. While Kid Rock is not an actual rock star (he’s a rapper) he certainly parties like one. Kid Rock jams in Detroit and he loves his hometown. His music is well appreciated at home and abroad. He has sold over 23.5 million records worldwide. He is a great artist that helps the city of Detroit whenever he can.
Eminem is technically from Missouri but he had grown up in Detroit. He is considered one of the best rappers in the music game today. Detroit accepts him as his own. He does a lot to help the city and people in Detroit and he is a great influential person on modern music. Eminem is a great artist that is technically a living legend and he likes to stay grounded with the people of his hometown.
1. Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan. He is a true musical genius and living legend. Wonder had moved to Detroit shortly after he was born and grew up there. So, Detroit is a place that is dear to Wonder’s heart. While Wonder no longer lives in Detroit he has not forgotten his hometown. He is an influential artist that has played a major role with the development of Detroit’s musical legacy. Stevie Wonder gives back as often as he can his hometown.
All of these great entertainers and performers have helped to make Michigan a great place to live. They also paved the way for other artists. These are the most famous people that have emerged from this great state.