20 Actors, Artists And Athletes You Might Not Have Known Are From Atlanta

By Kelly Fisher

February 4, 2021

Atlanta is one of the largest cities in the U.S.

It’s constantly drawing tourists and new residents, brimming with tons of restaurants, amenities and unique things to do.

Fittingly, tons of talent stems from the “World City,” including actors, artists, athletes and even Civil Rights icons, to name a few.

In fact, one of the best things to see in Atlanta is the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Visitors can see King’s birth home and church while learning about his life.

Here are some of the biggest celebrities you might not have known are from Atlanta:

  • Kanye West, rapper and record producer
  • Dwight Howard, NBA champion
  • Chloe Grace Mortez, actress
  • Kenan Thompson, actor and comedian
  • Ed Helms, actor and comedian
  • Kelly Rowland, singer and songwriter
  • Spike Lee, director, producer, screenwriter and actor
  • CeeLo Green, singer-songwriter and rapper
  • Brian Baumgartner, actor
  • Lil Jon, rapper and songwriter
  • John Mayer, singer and songwriter
  • Kyle Massey, actor and rapper
  • Christopher Massey, actor, comedian and rapper
  • Caroline Boyer, wife of country artist Luke Bryan
  • Andre 3000, rapper and songwriter

Photos: Getty Images

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