Columbus, OH, is home to many celebrities and other notable people. From television hosts to award-winning actors, inventors to authors, the talent hailing from Columbus is simply mind blowing! Listed below are some of Columbus’ most famous individuals.
- Andrea Bowen
Andrea is a Columbus born American singer and actress, who started her career when she made an appearance on Broadway Musicals, The Sound of Music and Les Miserables. In 2004, she started out in big screen acting, playing the role of Julie Mayer In ‘Desperate Housewives’, and ABC comedy and drama series. She played this role consistently for the various seasons of the show up until 2008. Later on, she made appearances on a recurring basis until 2012, which is when the show came to an end. After this, Andrea went to star in a couple of lifetime TV films.
- Alana de la Garza
Alana was born in Columbus, OH in June 1976. This renowned American actress is most famous for her outstanding role as Connie Rubirosa in NBC’s ‘Law & Order’, ‘Law & Order: LA’, and ‘Law & Order; Special Victims Unit’. Another role she played quite well was as Marisol DelKo Caine in ‘CSI: Miami’. Between 2014 and 2015, she played the role as Detective Jo Martinez (she starred here) in ABC’s ‘Forever’. Between 2016 and 2017, she starred as Special Agent Clara Serge in the famous ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’. From 2019, she has been playing the role SAC Isobel Castille on ‘FBI’, a role she continues to star in in the spin-off ‘FBI: Most Wanted’.
- Robert Lawrence Stine
Also known as Eric Affabee and Jovial Bob Stine, Robert is a Columbus-born American short story writer, screenwriter, television producer, executive editor, and most notably, an incredible novelist. Stine has often been referred to or addressed as the ‘Stephen King of Children’s Literature’. He is the author of numerous horror-fiction novels, such as ‘Goosebumps’, ‘Fear Street’, ‘Mostly Ghostly’, ‘Rotten School’, as well as ‘The Nightmare Room’ series. In addition to his collection, Robert has also written a Space Cadets trilogy, a couple of joke books, and 2 Hark game-books. His books have sold out more than 400 copies.
- Granville Tailer Woods
Tailer is a renowned inventor who held over 60 US patents. He is most famous for being the first Black electrical and mechanical engineer after the Civil War. Granville was self-taught and most of his work had a special inclination to streetcars and trains.