These Katy natives have made a name for themselves on the silver screen, music scene, and everything in between.
KATY MAGAZINE | August 2018
Renee Zellweger |Actress
Renee Zellweger was born in Katy and is a 1987 graduate of Katy High School, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. She's best known for her roles in Jerry Maguire, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Chicago.
- Academy Award: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Cold Mountain (2004)
- Golden Globe Award:
Best Actress , Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Chicago (2003) & Nurse Betty (2001)
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture - Cold Mountain (2004) & Chicago (2002)
- Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Chicago (2003)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Chicago (2003)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Cold Mountain (2003)
- Critics' Choice Award:
Breakthrough Artist, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Best Acting Ensemble, Chicago (2002)
Best Supporting Actress, Cold Mountain (2003)
Renee Zellweger recites at Katy Junior High cheer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Clint Black | Country Music Artist
Clint Black's family moved from Houston into Katy's Westlake subdivision when he was still in school. Since his first hit song, "A Better Man", Black has recorded more than 13 country music albums, two of which went Triple Platinum on Billboard, with 11 No. 1 hits.
Andy Dalton | Professional Football Player, QB for Cincinnati Bengals
A former Katy High School football player, Andy Dalton has been the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2011. Before going pro, he was the four-year starting quarterback at Texas Christian University, where he lead the Horned Frogs to a Rose Bowl championship. He and his wife, Jordan, created the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation that helps provide financial aid to families of children with life-threatening illnesses. In 2015 he donated televisions, game consoles, and games to the cancer center at Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus in Katy.