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We are the City of Champions and now more people are going to understand why as this Tampa Native Inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame!

We are the city of champions so it about time the rest of the United States started respecting that title. Well, they are a little as a Tampa Native has been Inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 493 Home Runs with 13 seasons having over 27 or more baseball legend Fred McGriff will now be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Fred who is a Tampa Native finally obtained the votes required to be inducted. It wasn’t like he didn’t have the reputation to earn the title. He survived 19 seasons with six different teams, 2 of which include the Tampa Bay Rays, without any controversy. McGriff was the only new inductee this year. It takes a majority vote and McGriff got 12 of 16 votes required to be inducted. Don Mattingly got eight, Curt Schilling seven and Dale Murphy six and therefore were not able to make it this year.

Some other honorable mentions were Albert Belle, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro, who some are contributing rumors of performance-enhancing drugs to their success.

Fred McGriff was a ninth-round pick by the Yankees in 81, however he was traded to the minors but climbed back to the majors in 1986. By the next year, quickly working at being the game’s top hitting first basemen. He averaged 35 home-runs over a seven-year stretch. He became the first to hit 30 with five different teams. He was with the Braves when they went to the 95 World Series championship but was sold to the Devil Rays during their first official season. He was traded around from the Cubs to the Dodgers but would return the the Rays in 2004 for one last run. He tried to beat the 500 Home Run Plateau but was unable to do so before he retired. [Source Tampa Bay Times]

39 Famous Actresses from Florida

Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world’s biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there’s no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at exclusive clubs, at backstage parties, and at restaurants where regular people can’t get a reservation.

But the vast majority of these celebrities were born and raised outside of Hollywood, finding their way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from obscure beginnings in regular small towns and cities across the country.

Here is a list of actresses that were born in Florida from IMDb’s most popular list. Movie poster images are from OMDb. Keep reading to see which of your favorite actresses are from your home state.

  • Anya Taylor-Joy

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    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (4/16/1996)

    – Known for:
    — Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” (2020)
    — Thomasin in “The Witch” (2015)
    — Illyana Rasputin in “The New Mutants” (2020)

  • Kristin Minter

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (11/22/1965)

    – Known for:
    — Randi Fronczak in “ER” (1995-2003)
    — Heather in “Home Alone” (1990)
    — Liza Hendricks in “Ray Donovan” (2013)

  • Bella Thorne

    OMDb

    – Born: Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA (10/8/1997)

    – Known for:
    — Madison Morgan in “The DUFF” (2015)
    — Hilary in “Blended” (2014)
    — Katie Price in “Midnight Sun” (2018)

  • Carla Gugino

    OMDb

    – Born: Sarasota, Florida, USA (8/29/1971)

    – Known for:
    — Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre in “Watchmen” (2009)
    — Jessie in “Gerald’s Game” (2017)
    — Laurie Roberts in “American Gangster” (2007)

  • Bethany Joy Lenz

    OMDb

    – Born: Hollywood, Florida, USA (4/2/1981)

    – Known for:
    — Cassie Jollenston in “Dexter” (2013)
    — Keri Allen in “Pearson” (2019)
    — Jenny in “Grey’s Anatomy” (2018)

  • Darcy Donavan

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (11/20/1985)

    – Known for:
    — Rainer’s Date in “Modern Family” (2017)
    — Patty Donkonit in “Parks and Recreation” (2015)
    — Hot Blonde in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)

  • Arielle Kebbel

    OMDb

    – Born: Winter Park, Florida, USA (2/19/1985)

    – Known for:
    — Carrie in “John Tucker Must Die” (2006)
    — Alex in “The Uninvited” (2009)
    — Allison in “The Grudge 2” (2006)

  • Abigail Spencer

    OMDb

    – Born: Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA (8/4/1981)

    – Known for:
    — Suzanne Farrell in “Mad Men” (2009)
    — Amantha Holden in “Rectify” (2013-2016)
    — May in “Oz the Great and Powerful” (2013)

  • Sarah Paulson

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    – Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (12/17/1974)

    – Known for:
    — Mistress Epps in “12 Years a Slave” (2013)
    — Mother / Diane in “Run” (2020)
    — Dr. Ellie Staple in “Glass” (2019)

  • Haley Bennett

    OMDb

    – Born: Fort Myers, Florida, USA (1/7/1988)

    – Known for:
    — Emma Cullen in “The Magnificent Seven” (2016)
    — Megan in “The Girl on the Train” (2016)
    — Cora Corman in “Music and Lyrics” (2007)

  • Ashley Greene

    OMDb

    – Born: Jacksonville, Florida, USA (2/21/1987)

    – Known for:
    — Alice Cullen in “Twilight” (2008)
    — Alice Cullen in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (2009)
    — Alice Cullen in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010)

  • Bailee Madison

    OMDb

    – Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (10/15/1999)

    – Known for:
    — Isabelle Cahill in “Brothers” (2009)
    — May Belle Aarons in “Bridge to Terabithia” (2007)
    — Maggie in “Just Go with It” (2011)

  • Jessica Darrow

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (1/7/1995)

    – Known for:
    — Luisa in “Encanto” (2021)
    — Sarah in “Feast of the Seven Fishes” (2019)
    — Taylor Reese in “Following Hannah Stone” (2021)

  • Catherine Keener

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (3/23/1959)

    – Known for:
    — Maxine Lund in “Being John Malkovich” (1999)
    — Nelle Harper Lee in “Capote” (2005)
    — Trish in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005)

  • Amy Seimetz

    OMDb

    – Born: Florida, USA (11/25/1981)

    – Known for:
    — Kris in “Upstream Color” (2013)
    — Writer in “Sun Don’t Shine” (2012)
    — Rachel in “Pet Sematary” (2019)

  • Cheryl Hines

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami Beach, Florida, USA (9/21/1965)

    – Known for:
    — Cheryl David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000-2021)
    — Becky in “Waitress” (2007)
    — Jamie Munro in “RV” (2006)

  • Natalie Martinez

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (7/12/1984)

    – Known for:
    — Case in “Death Race” (2008)
    — Gabby in “End of Watch” (2012)
    — Madeline in “Self/less” (2015)

  • Brittany Daniel

    OMDb

    – Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (3/17/1976)

    – Known for:
    — Candice in “Skyline” (2010)
    — Jenny in “Club Dread” (2004)
    — Megan Vandergeld in “White Chicks” (2004)

  • Kathryn Newton

    OMDb

    – Born: Orlando, Florida, USA (2/8/1997)

    – Known for:
    — Abigail Carlson in “Big Little Lies” (2017-2019)
    — Lucy Stevens in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)
    — Julie in “Blockers” (2018)

  • Alexa PenaVega

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (8/27/1988)

    – Known for:
    — Carmen Cortez in “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams” (2002)
    — Carmen Cortez in “Spy Kids” (2001)
    — Carmen Cortez in “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” (2003)

  • Katy Mixon

    OMDb

    – Born: Pensacola, Florida, USA (3/30/1981)

    – Known for:
    — Jenny Ann in “Hell or High Water” 2016
    — Susan in “Four Christmases” 2008

  • Peyton List

    OMDb

    – Born: Florida, USA (4/6/1998)

    – Known for:
    — Holly Hills in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (2012)
    — Emma Ross in “Bunk’d” (2015-2021)
    — Young Jane in “27 Dresses” (2008)

  • Natalie Morales

    OMDb

    – Born: Kendall, Florida, USA (2/15/1985)

    – Known for:
    — Lucy Santo Domingo in “Parks and Recreation” (2010-2015)
    — Rosie Casals in “Battle of the Sexes” (2017)
    — Abby in “Abby’s” (2019)

  • Eva Mendes

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    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (3/5/1974)

    – Known for:
    — Sara in “Hitch” (2005)
    — Dr. Sheila Gamble in “The Other Guys” (2010)
    — Romina in “The Place Beyond the Pines” (2012)

  • Jackie Sandler

    OMDb

    – Born: Coral Springs, Florida, USA (9/24/1974)

    – Known for:
    — President’s Assistant Jennifer in “Pixels” (2015)
    — Martha in “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
    — Jess in “The Wrong Missy” (2020)

  • Ariana Grande

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    – Born: Boca Raton, Florida, USA (6/26/1993)

    – Known for:
    — Cat Valentine / Self in “Sam & Cat” (2013-2014)
    — Ariana Grande in “Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea: Problem” (2014)
    — Music Department in “Charlie’s Angels” (2019)

  • Brittany Snow

    OMDb

    – Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (3/9/1986)

    – Known for:
    — Chloe in “Pitch Perfect” (2012)
    — Amber Von Tussle in “Hairspray” (2007)
    — Chloe in “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015)

  • Victoria Justice

    OMDb

    – Born: Hollywood, Florida, USA (2/19/1993)

    – Known for:
    — Tori Vega / Self in “Victorious” (2010-2013)
    — Jane Harmon in “The First Time” (2012)
    — Wren in “Fun Size” (2012)

  • Faye Dunaway

    MGM

    – Born: Bascom, Florida, USA (1/14/1941)

    – Known for:
    — Diana Christensen in “Network” (1976)
    — Bonnie Parker in “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967)
    — Evelyn Mulwray in “Chinatown” (1974)

  • Maya Rudolph

    OMDb

    – Born: Gainesville, Florida, USA (7/27/1972)

    – Known for:
    — Lillian in “Bridesmaids” (2011)
    — Verona in “Away We Go” (2009)
    — Caitlin in “The Way Way Back” (2013)

  • Carmela Zumbado

    OMDb

    – Born: Miami, Florida, USA (2/27/1991)

    – Known for:
    — Delilah Alves in “You” (2019)
    — Ximena Arista in “The Wall of Mexico” (2019)
    — Denise Martinez in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2016-2019)

  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher

    OMDb

    – Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (8/10/1979)

    – Known for:
    — Sandy Sue in “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001)
    — Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery in “Reba” (2001-2007)
    — Megan in “The Internship” (2013)
    — Megan in “Sweet Magnolias” (2020-)

  • Monica Raymund

    OMDb

    – Born: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (7/26/1986)

    – Known for:
    — Gabriela Dawson in “Chicago Fire” (2012-2019)
    — Reina – Jimmy’s Girlfriend in “Arbitrage” (2012)
    — Jackie Quiñones in “Hightown” (2020-2021)

  • Milly Shapiro

    OMDb

    – Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (7/16/2002)

    – Known for:
    — Charlie in “Hereditary” (2018)
    — Actress in “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice” (2016)
    — Self – Performer & Special Tony Award Recipient in “The 67th Annual Tony Awards” (2013)

  • Dawn Olivieri

    OMDb

    – Born: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (2/8/1981)

    – Known for:
    — Sherri Ward in “Bright” (2017)
    — Debbie O’Brien in “Den of Thieves” (2018)
    — Cosmo Girl in “American Hustle” (2013)

  • Mimi Rogers

    OMDb

    – Born: Coral Gables, Florida, USA (1/27/1955)

    – Known for:
    — Pamela in “Ginger Snaps” (2000)
    — Maureen Robinson in “Lost in Space” (1998)
    — Mrs. Smalls in “Big Nothing” (2006)

  • Abi Monterey

    OMDb

    – Born: Tampa, Florida, USA (6/20/2000)

    – Known for:
    — Dorothy Spinner / Young Niles Caulder in “Doom Patrol” (2020-2021)
    — Actress in “Broadway Kids Against Bullying: I Have a Voice” (2016)
    — Self in “Broadway Supports Lihsa” (2016)

  • Sofia Carson

    OMDb

    – Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA (4/10/1993)

    – Known for:
    — Evie in “Descendants 2” (2017)
    — Evie in “Descendants: Wicked World” (2015-2017)
    — Evie in “Descendants” (2015)

  • Chrissy Metz

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    – Born: Florida, USA (9/29/1980)

    – Known for:
    — Kate Pearson in “This Is Us” (2016-2022)
    — Joyce Smith in “Breakthrough” (2019)
    — Trish in “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” (2018)