10 Famous Seattlites
Seattle, located in the Pacific Northwest of America has produced some of the world's most famous and influential people. Let’s take a look at the 10 most people to herold from this famous, creative city.
Lead singer of one of the world’s most influential rock bands. Kurt and his band Nirvana changed the face of pop music forever. Their grunge punk sound started its very own subculture that’s still going strong today. He was the reluctant leader of generation X. His personal issues sadley led to his death in 1994.
Founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men on the planet. If Kurt Cobain started a subculture, then Bill Gates changed human culture forever. His software package ‘Windows’ brough PCs to the masses and led to a technological revolution. The multi billionaire wants to give away the majority of his money through worthy causes. He currently sits 3rd on the most generous philanthropists list.
The second influential rock star on our list. Chris Cornell’s band Soundgarden, along with Nirvana started the grunge rock revolution. His career took him in many different directions, including releasing a Bond theme song, before his untimely death in 2017.
Over the course of a long career, Judy Collins has become one of America’s most beloved singers. Her song ‘Both sides now’ won her a grammy in 1967. She has explored many styles but is best known for her folk songs.
Jeffery Dean Morgan
The ‘Walking Dead’ star shocked audiences with his evil portrayal of Negan. Bashing in the heads of the show’s most beloved characters with a baseball bat really propelled Morgan into superstardom. He has also starred in shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Supernatural.
Amamada Know spent nearly four years in proson after being found guilty of a grusome murder. After a desperate retrial she was finally found not guilty. There’s an awesome documentry about the murder available on Netflix if you want to find out more.
Ryan Stiles is perhaps best known for his comic performances on ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’. His ability to improvise on the spot made audiences warm to him. He’s an underrated actor who should have gone on to star in his own movies. Other roles for the funny man include parts in ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘The Drew Carey Show’.
Rainn Wilson has won many awards for his genius portrayal as Dwight in the smash hit The Office. He’s had other roles in films such as ‘The Rocker’ and ‘Super’.
Perhaps best known in the UK as he starts for Newcastle United in the world famous Premier league. His pace and skills on the ball have amazed english fans for years.
Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine
A former WWF intercontinental champion. Greg Valentine was best known for his no nonsense hard man style. He wrestled all the greats including Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.