Celebrities That Live in Houston Texas

Houston has a population of over 2 million and is an amazing place to live so there must be a few celebrities that live in Houston.

Houston is as famous on Earth as it’s famous on the moon. After all, it’s the birthplace of many celebrities as well as the living place of choice for many others.

Today, we’ll shed light on 10 celebrities that live in Houston. Spoiler: one of our picks is a former American President. Can you guess who he is?

Lee Majors At The Pressroom For The Tv Land Awards A Celebration Of Classic Tv Palladium Hollywood Ca
Lee Majors At The Press Room For The Tv Land Awards A Celebration Of Classic Tv Palladium Hollywood Ca

Who Are the Celebrities That Live in Houston?

Here are the 10 celebrities who live in Houston, Texas:

  • Lee Majors
  • Richard Linklater
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Joel Osteen
  • Michael Strahan
  • George W. Bush
  • Vince Young
  • Wes Anderson
  • Shelley Duvall
  • Slim Thug

1. Lee Majors

Lee Majors, famous for his role in movies like Scrooged, The Fall Guy, and Six Million Dollar Man, is currently living in Houston, Texas.

He decided to move with his wife, Faith Majors, to Houston after saying goodbye to Los Angeles.

Lee’s first connection with Texas was when he married his first wife, the late Farrah Fawcett, who was born and raised in Corpus Christie, Texas.

Did you know that the theme song for the movie “Fall Guy” was actually sung by Lee Majors himself? The song was released in 1982 as a purchasable single.

2. Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater, who starred in memorable movies like Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and the School of Rock, was born in Houston Texas on July 30, 1960.

Linklater is a self-taught film director who won tens of awards like the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle-Best Director, the 2015 Robert Awards-American Film of the Year, and the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards-Best Director.

Linklater may not be living in Houston at the moment, but he still hasn’t left Texas. His current home is in Austin.

Richard Linklater At The Boyhood Reception Chateau Marmont West Hollywood Ca 01 07 15
Richard Linklater At The Boyhood Reception Chateau Marmont West Hollywood Ca 01 07 15

3. Kenny Rogers

The late Kenny Rogers, one of the iconic country music singers, was born and raised in Houston, Texas before he started to pursue his dream of singing.

Rogers joined his first band in 1961 which went by the name “New Christy Minstrels.” A few years later, Rogers left the band along with a few other members to form their own band. They named it the First Edition.

Although Rogers spent most of his life traveling to perform, he never forgot his roots and often came back to visit Houston from time to time.

Kenny Rogers left us recently on March 20, 2020.

Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Performs State Theatre Sydney
Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Performs State Theatre Sydney

4. Joel Osteen

“You must make a decision that you’re going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life” — Joel Osteen

Joel Scott Osteen is a well-known American pastor and televangelist. Osteen isn’t just another preacher, he constantly sends out regular messages of “seizing future moments” and “dwelling in victory.”

The pastor of Lakewood Church has won the hearts of millions with his trademark smile, positive messages, and talent.

At the time of writing this article, Joel Osteen lives in Houston, Texas in a suburb named River Oaks.

Joel Osteen Preaching At Lakewood Church.
Joel Osteen Preaching At Lakewood Church.

5. Michael Strahan

Michael T. Strahan is one of the best defensive NFL players in the history of American Football. He was born in Houston, Texas on November 21, 1971.

Strahan spent his long-spanning 15-year career playing for the New York Giants. In his final season with the Giants in 2007, Strahan helped his team to win Super Bowl XLII scoring 17–14 against the New England Patriots.

After retirement, he became a football analyst and a regular contributor to the “Good Morning America” chat show.

In 2014, the Texan became a Pro Football Hall of Famer as an appreciation for his professional journey.

Michael Strahan At Vh1 Divas Salute The Troops Marine Corps Air Station Miramar San Diego Ca. 12 03 10
Michael Strahan At Vh1 Divas Salute The Troops Marine Corps Air Station Miramar San Diego Ca. 12 03 10

6. George W. Bush

The 43rd President of the United States returned to Housten after his presidency ended in 2009. The former president and his wife own various apartments in the city and they built their Houston home in 2001.

After George’s election, his Houston home acted as a Western White House during his presidency.

He and his wife are now splitting their time between Housten, Texas, Kennebunkport, Maine, and Dallas, Texas.

President George W. Bush Before The Crowd On The Mall Of The Johnson Space Center During The Memorial For The Columbia Astronauts Stated.
President George W. Bush Before The Crowd On The Mall Of The Johnson Space Center During The Memorial For The Columbia Astronauts Stated.

7. Vince Young

Another famous NFL figure who comes from Houston Texas is Vince Young. He was the captain of the Tennessee Titans for five consecutive years.

Unlike Strahan, however, Young didn’t play for the same team throughout his whole career. He later joined the Philadelphia Eagles for a season and then became a free agent afterward.

Vince Young In The Press Room At Espns 2006 Espy Awards. Kodak Theatre Hollywood Ca. 07 12 06
Vince Young In The Press Room At Espns 2006 Espy Awards. Kodak Theatre Hollywood Ca. 07 12 06

8.  Wes Anderson

If you’ve seen movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel or Fantastic Mr. Fox, then you’re no stranger to Wes Andreson’s work.

You might have noticed how the cinematography, plot, and characters are a little unique in his work. Sometimes his work is considered strange or somewhat “odd” in nature.

One thing is for sure, he did leave an impression on the indie filmmaking industry. He’s still producing movies to this day.

If you’re wondering where Houston comes into all of this, you’d be happy to know that Houston is the birthplace of Wes Anderson. Thank you, Houston!

Wes Anderson At The Los Angeles Screening Of Fantastic Mr. Fox For The Opening Night Of Afi Fest 2009. Graumans Chinese Theatre Hollywood Ca. 10 30 09
Wes Anderson At The Los Angeles Screening Of Fantastic Mr. Fox For The Opening Night Of Afi Fest 2009. Graumans Chinese Theatre Hollywood Ca. 10 30 09

9. Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall is famous for portraying Wendy Torrance in the famous horror movie, The Shining.

If you wondered why she seemed a little odd in the movie, you’re not alone. Duvall is famous for playing odd characters and strange roles.

Unlike others on our list, Shelly wasn’t born and raised in Houston but in Fort Worth. She later moved to Houston where she was accidentally discovered.

That’s right, the scouts were on set for the production of the 1970 movie, Brewster McCloud when they were fascinated by Shelley’s presence.

Houston was the city that put it all together since Brewster McCloud was being filmed there at the time.

Keith Carradine And Shelley Duvall In Promotional Still From Nashville 1975
Keith Carradine And Shelley Duvall In A Promotional Still From Nashville 1975

10. Slim Thug

Stayve Jerome Thomas, who goes by the stage name “Slim Thug,” is a famous rapper from Houston. Stayve came into the spotlight after contributing to the single “Still Tippin” with rapper Mike Jones.

Slim produced three Solo Albums from 2005 until the present day. The rapper was born and raised in Houston, Texas and until the writing of this article, he still lives there.

Slim Thug At The Kdht Studio
Slim Thug At The Kdht Studio

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