Everybody loves celebrities, but not everybody can get a chance to meet them in person. Many celebrities live in St Louis, and this is something that you might not have known before.
We’ve put together a list of some celebrities that call St Louis home. I’m sure you’ll be surprised at the number of big names living here in the Lou!
Andy Cohen is a native of Clayton. He graduated from Clayton High School and Boston University. He worked his way up through the ranks of the television industry to become the executive producer of The Real Housewives series. This show hardly needs an introduction.
His memoir is “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture.”
Andy also hosts his talk show on Bravo, “Watch What Happens: Live with Andy Cohen,” and has a pop-culture channel, “RadioAndy,” on Sirius XM.
No one ever knew who would be the funniest character or what scenes would go viral on The Office — NBC-TV’s long-running sitcom. An entire cottage industry of memes and GIFs was generated from the show.
The cast was always is a veritable who’s who of rising comic talents. Still, three actors were able to bring a little slice of St. Louis with them to Hollywood. Jenna Fischer, Phyllis Smith, and Ellie Kemper all hail from St. Louis. The show’s set once featured a butter cake bake-off contest, as there were so many St. Louis alums!
Chuck Berry’s raucous, rhythm-driven electric guitar and his unmistakable voice were two of the most influential forces shaping American music and pop culture. From the moment that his first single, “Maybellene” (1955), broke out of St. Louis, Berry’s sound and style were among the most emulated by other musicians.
Born in 1926 to a middle-class African American family, Berry grew up in The Ville neighborhood. After high school, his talent blossomed at nightclubs around St. Louis. Berry had perfected his guitar-playing skills and given his music a distinctive flair by then.
Jon Hamm, a St. Louis native, has achieved fame and fortune as one of the most talented actors of his generation. Thanks to his brilliant portrayal of Don Draper in the Emmy Award-winning television series Mad Men.
Hamm was born in St. Louis on March 10, 1971. He lived in various parts of St. Louis County during his childhood before graduating from John Burroughs School in Ladue, MO.
The above are only a few celebrities who live in The Gateway City. Grammy Award-winning hip hop recording artist Nelly, two-time Tony awards recipient Norbert Leo, and the world’s greatest athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee reside in St. Louis.
Bonus: Tina Turner
Did you know that Tina Turner lived in St. Louis and started her music career in the city?
You may know her as the “Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll,” but Tina Turner is much more than that. Originally born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, she grew up in the neighborhood of St. Louis and graduated from Sumner High School in 1958.
It was during this period that she met Ike Turner. He would become her husband and musical partner for over a decade before their divorce. Together, they released hit songs like “Proud Mary.”
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of the well-known celebrities that have called St. Louis home at one time or another. I’ve always been very proud to call St. Louis my home. It’s also reassuring that so many celebrities share that same pride in calling the Lou their home.
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