Famous People From Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a state rich in culture and diversity. Having derived its name from the Choctaw word which literally translates to ‘red people’, Oklahoma is often referred to as ‘The Land of the Red’ and ‘Native America’. Oklahoma is home to various European languages and over 23 Native American languages and is also commonly known as ‘The Sooner State’. The geographical terrain of the lands in Oklahoma comprises of The Great Plains, Cross Timbers and Interior Highlands which often result in extreme weather conditions. Many globally famous people are born in Oklahoma and proudly call it their home. Great musicians such as Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gareth Brooks and Toby Keith, were all born in the state of Oklahoma. The state has also produced some mind-blowing actors such as the Academy Award winning actor Brad Pitt, the popular and versatile Chuck Norris, and award winning director Ron Howard. Oklahoma has also been responsible for creating some talented athletes and sportsmen such as baseball player Matt Kemp, basketball star Blake Griffin and professional wrestler Bill Goldberg. You will be quite surprised by the complete list of celebrities who are from Oklahoma.