5 Celebrity Entertainers from the Tri-State!
Have you ever just sat and thought, "Why aren't there any famous people from the tri-state area?" Well, the answer is, there are! You just didn't know it! Here are 5 celebrities in the entertainment business that are from the Tri-State:
1) Johnny Depp – Owensboro, Kentucky
Johnny Depp, best known for, oh, I don't know, being one of the most famous and highest paid actors of the past two decades was actually born right here in the tri-state in Owensboro, Kentucky! Depp was born in Owensboro, but his family eventually settled in Florida. As a teen, he headed to Hollywood, and the rest, as they say, is history!
2) Florence Henderson – Dale, Indiana
Known best as the upbeat, perfect mom from The Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson was actually born in Dale, Indiana! Henderson actually graduated from a school in Owensboro, Kentucky and then moved to California to start an entertainment career. Sadly, Henderson passed away in 2016.
3) Kevin Olusola – Owensboro, Kentucky
The talented beatboxing vocalist member of the smash sensation Pentatonix, Kevin Olusola was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. Kevin attended boarding school and even graduated from Yale University in 2011! Check out his mad beatboxing skills below:
4) Michael Rosenbaum – Newburgh, Indiana
While Michael Rosenbaum was actually born in New York, his family moved to Newburgh, Indiana when he was a child. Graduating from Castle High School and later attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he quickly left for New York to seek out acting work. He's best known for his role as Lex Luthor in the long-running television series Smallville.
5) Avery Brooks – Evansville, Indiana
Avery Brooks, prolific actor who's credits include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and American History X, was born in Evansville, Indiana. He's best known for his leading role as the Commander and then Captain on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.