Being one of the largest cities in the country, millions of people call San Antonio “home”. Out of those millions, there’s bound to be a few famous people that planted roots in this “small-town” city. In fact, there are more than a few! San Antonio lays claim to many actors, musicians, artists, and athletes.
Tommy Lee Jones (Actor)- Lives in Terrell Hills
This Academy Award-winning is best known for his performances in movies like The Fugitive and Men in Black. Originally born in San Saba, TX, Mr. Jones spent time in other Texas towns like Midland and Dallas before calling San Antonio his personal residence later on in his life. Jones was married to Kimberlea Cloughley, the daughter of former SA mayor Phil Hardberger. He is also an avid Spurs fan and can often be spotted courtside at many of the games. He currently resides in Terrell Hills, one of the tri-city suburbs.
George Strait (Singer/ Songwriter) – Lives in The Dominion.
It’s hard not to know who this man is. He is, after all, known as “The King of Country” music. Born in Poteet, TX, George Strait hit the country music seen in 1981 with his song “Unwound” and quickly became one of the most influential musicians of all time. Him and his wife live in The Dominion, but split their time between that home and their ranch near Cotulla, TX. He is active in local charities dedicated to the children in our community, and is also a passionate Spurs fan.
Tim Duncan (Athlete) – Lives in Leon Springs area
Tim Duncan has been a San Antonio staple since he first joined the San Antonio Spurs team in 1997. Ever since, he’s been a symbol of our great city, on and off the court. He’s believed to be the greatest basketball forward of all time, and we’re glad to have had him as a San Antonio Spur for his entire professional career. Off the court, Duncan keeps a low profile and is known to be a big video gamer. You’re likely to spot him driving down Boerne Stage Road or grabbing gas at the H-E-B gas station near his home in Leon Springs.
Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers (Actors)
Although a Californian native, Armie Hammer frequents San Antonio often because San Antonio is his wife’s, actress Elizabeth Chambers, hometown, and because they both own the uber-popular Bird Bakery in Alamo Heights. Armie has had roles both on television and the silver screen staring in shows like Veronica Mars, Desperate Housewives, and in movies like Lone Ranger, opposite Johnny Depp. Elizabeth is best known for her role in Criminal Minds.
Emily Robison (Singer/Musician- The Dixie Chicks)
Texas’ wide-open spaces led this country singer to Texas! Although born in Massachusetts, Emily grew up in Addison, TX where she learned to play violin, along with a variety of other instruments. Her special talent led her to a long career as one of the members of country trio, Dixie Chicks. Emily lives in San Antonio with her husband and children.