Celebrities You Didn’t Know Call Austin Home

Austin has been one of Texas’ best-kept secrets for quite a while. With the growing popularity of world-recognized events like SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, it’s easy to understand why people are flocking to this tucked away town, and with celebrities, it’s no different. Some of the most famous include legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, and Janis Joplin, all of who’s music careers blossomed there. In fact, Willie Nelson’s ponytails are on the official Austin t-shirt, which can be purchased at the Austin Visitor’s Center. That’s just a small taste of what it takes to Keep Austin Weird.

Here are a few notable names who call Austin home:

Lance Armstrong  — cyclist

Stone Cold Steve Austin — professional wrestler

Drew Brees — NFL Quaterback

Daniel Johnston — singer-songwriter, musician and artist

Mark Calaway — professional wrestler (The Undertaker)

Kyle Chandler — actor

Ciara — singer

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Ciara Image by CelebMafia

Dabney Coleman— actor

Ben Crenshaw — golfer

Ty Detmer — former NFL football, Heisman Winner

Ethan Hawke — actor

Eric Johnson — guitarist

Mike Judge — cartoonist, filmmaker, actor and musician

Jeff Kent — former baseball player

Connie Britton — actress, singer and producer

Robert Rodriguez — filmmaker, screenwriter and musician

Tom Kite — golfer

Matthew McConaughey — actor

Kevin Millar — former baseball player

Nelly — rap artist

Richard Linklater — filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor

Willie Nelson — musician

Jesse Plemons — actor

Dan Rather — journalist, TV anchor

Andy Roddick — tennis player

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Andy Roddrick Image By ViewTennis.com

Brooklyn Decker — model and actress

Otis Thorpe — former NBA player

Jimmie Vaughan — musician

Owen Wilson — actor

Elijah Wood — actor

Renée Zellweger — actress

Austin Celebrities
Renee Zellweger Image By Zimbio.com

Terrence Malick — film director, screenwriter, producer

Trey Hardee  — American track and field Olympian

Paul Qui  — chef, reality TV star

Amber Heard  — actress

David Draiman — lead vocals for metal band, Disturbed  John Moyer — bass guitarist for metal band, Disturbed

Mike Wengren — drummer for metal band, Disturbed

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