Kansas City Natives
Okay, so Eric Stonestreet isn't technically from the right Kansas City, however it would be disgraceful to not include him in this list.
Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family (2009-2020) is one of the most proud Kansas City natives. Stonestreet was born in Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University before moving to Los Angeles to begin his acting career.
Paul Rudd grew up in Kansas City, Missouri as his mother was a sales manager at KCMO-TV. His family went on to move to the state of Kansas where Rudd not only graduated from high school, but also college where he received an acting degree from the University of Kansas.
The Emmy nominee was born in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to St. Louis and eventually attending Princeton University for a Bachelor's in English.
The SNL (1975-) star was born in Virginia, moved to Kansas, and began performing at Comedy City in Kansas City, Missouri during his youth.
Heidi Gardner is a current cast member of Saturday Night Live. Gardner was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Los Angeles to pursue haircutting and acting.
Tampa Bay Babies
Actor Channing Tatum was born in Alabama, moved to Mississippi, and landed in Tampa during his teen years. Tatum graduated from Tampa Catholic High School before attending Glenville State College.
Dreama Walker was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Plant High School. Walker recently played Connie Stevens in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and starred in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012-2013).
The Wrestle God Hulk Hogan was born in Georgia, but grew up in Port Tampa. Hogan has gone on to become one of the most well-known WrestleMania stars and is still a big supporter of his Tampa Bay roots.
Golden Globe winning actress Angela Bassett was born in New York City and moved to the Tampa Bay area in her teens, specifically St. Pete. Bassett then attended Yale University for a Bachelor's in African-American studies and a Master's in Drama.
Regardless of who comes out of Sunday victorious, we still have a lot to be thankful for from these towns.
The Kansas City Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday at the Super Bowl LV.
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