Did You Know These 5 Celebrities Are From San Diego?

By Rebekah Gonzalez

September 9, 2021

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San Diego has an impressive range of notable celebrities.

From film and TV stars to legendary musicians and authors, to Olympians, here are 5 celebrities you may have not known were from San Diego.

Cameron Diaz

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This household name is known for her classic performances in The Mask, Charlie's Angels, My Best Friend's Wedding, Shrek, and more. But did you know she got her start right here in San Diego? However, she did attend high school in Long Beach.

Nick Cannon

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The actor was born in San Diego in 1980. Before he was on Nickelodeon's All That, MTV's Wild 'n Out, or NBC's America's Got Talent, Cannon started out doing stand-up comedy on his father's cable access show.

Eddie Vedder

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When you think of the frontman of 90s grunge band Pearl Jam, you probably think of Seattle. But Vedder moved to San Diego with his family as a child and called Encinitas home. The Southern California music scene eventually led him to Seattle's grunge scene.

Dr. Seuss

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Theodor Geisel, more commonly known by his pseudonym Dr. Seuss, moved to La Jolla after World War II and remained there until he passed away in 1991.

Shaun White

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Snowboarder Shaun White is synonymous with the Winter Olympics. The three-time gold medalist, also known as "The Flying Tomato," was born in San Diego and attended Carlsbad High School. At a young age, he became the mentee of another famous San Diego-born athlete, Tony Hawk.

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