Let’s face it—Phoenix is a pretty awesome place to call home. There are endless shopping, dining, and entertainment options that make it one of the coolest places in the country, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are some famous faces that you might recognize—and they have connections to the Phoenix area!
Do you remember Malcolm in the Middle? What about Agent Cody Banks? Emmy-nominated actor Frankie Muniz is one of the best teen actors from the early 2000s. Now, he’s proud to call Scottsdale home. He’s even invested in the local economy by opening up a speciality food shop in Old Town Scottsdale.
Fleetwood Mac’s frontwoman is known for her unique voice and eclectic style, but she’s also a local legend! Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix in 1948 and has lived here all throughout her life. Her estate in Paradise Valley even sold for $3 million in 2007!
You might know her as Gwen Stacy, Mia Dolan, or Wichita, but Emma Stone is also a Phoenix native at heart! She was born in Scottsdale and found her voice at Phoenix’s Valley Youth Theater by participating in plays and sketch comedy routines. Now, she spends her time winning Academy Awards and acting in A-list films!
Dick Van Dyke
Did you know that one of the 20th century’s most iconic actors got his start in the Phoenix area? This Emmy-winner is famous for his performances in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but he also lived in Arizona with his family for many years and partially owned KXIV Radio.
You know him as one of your favorite late-night hosts, but we consider him to be a fellow Sun Devil! Jimmy Kimmel actually attended Arizona State University, which gives him a unique connection to the Phoenix area.
Did you know that a fellow Phoenician is behind iconic movies like Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, and E.T.? That’s right—Steven Spielberg lived in Phoenix as a child, and he even won his first film prize at a local festival.
Ready to Call the Phoenix Area Home?
Ready to rub shoulders with celebrities? Okay, maybe you won’t be running into these stars on a daily basis, but it’s pretty cool to share a connection with them. There are so many other perks to living in Phoenix, and now is the perfect time to make your move!
Have any questions? The S4 Group is here to be your all-in-one home-buying resource. Feel free to give us a call or check out our resources for buyers—we can’t wait to help you navigate the real estate process.