Our town is known for its beaches, restaurants, amazing community, and so much more. Well, it can also add a few famous folks to the list! Read on to learn more about famous celebrities from Biloxi and beyond.
You may know her from movies like “Fantastic Four” (2005) or “Valentine’s Day.” You may also know her from around town. She called Biloxi “home” for three years as a kid and is now a Hollywood mainstay.
George E. Ohr
One of the oldest celebrities from Biloxi and beyond is none other than “The Mad Potter of Biloxi,” George E. Ohr himself. His ceramics pieces were widely unknown in his time, but have since earned international notice and acclaim. Sadly, he passed away in 1918, before he could see his works reach an appreciative audience.
This Biloxi native is related to Julia Roberts! He’s her brother, but he also has a few great roles to his name. IMDB lists 571 of them! You might have seen him in “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Head Full of Honey.”
Fred Haise isn’t just a superstar—he’s also seen the stars! This astronaut is Biloxi born and raised, but he sure went far. In fact, he was even on the Apollo 13 mission in 1970.
Readers, we can’t forget you! Did you know two-time poet laureate Natasha Tretheway was born just 20 minutes away from Biloxi? She’s from Gulfport—and by the way, she also won a Pulitzer Prize!
Even if you haven’t seen her face, you’ve probably heard her voice! This famous actress has voiced a wide array of animated characters in television series like “Dragon Ball Z” and “Avengers: Assemble” and video games like “The Last of Us” and “Uncharted: The Last Legacy.”
If you’ve spent time at the shore, you’ve absolutely heard the iconic beachside tunes of Jimmy Buffett. “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and “Son of a Son of a Sailor.” He was born just a half an hour away from Biloxi in the town of Pascagoula.
According to this list of celebrities from Biloxi and beyond, our town has been the home to many superstars. Our favorite superstars, though, are our residents! We hope to welcome you to our wonderful community! See our features, floorplans, and application info on our website. Plus, for more fascinating local facts, check out our blog.