Celebrities never ceases to amaze us with how multi-talented they are. From acting, to singing and even being great athletes and sport people, these actors have become an inspiration to all.
With news doing the rounds of AFL Player, Rory Sloane becoming a father to the newborn ‘Sonny Leo Sloane’ on 6th September 2019, let's acknowledge all the celebrities who were once sports stars.
Here is a list of celebrities who rocked both – the screen and the field.
1. Hugh Jackman
An Australian actor, who rose to fame with X-men’s Wolverine, Jackman started his career by taking up a drama course in his final year of university. He performed as a lead in Václav Havel's The Memorandum. Later he did his first drama show with ABC’s Correlli.
In 2018, Jackman posted a throwback picture of himself in a soccer team. Being athletic since childhood, he’s been a part of both soccer and rugby teams.
2. Channing Tatum
The American actor, singer and producer started his career with a drama film named “Coach Carter” in 2005. Interestingly, the actor was discovered working as a stripper in a night club.
The secret behind his chiseled body is being a great sports player – football, martial arts and baseball. Tatum played football for his school team and later was offered a football scholarship.
3. Tina Fey
The comedian, who is best known for her appearances on American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live had been involved in various extra-curricular activities during school times. Tina Fey, played Varsity tennis in high school and also joined the choir and the drama club. She’s a successful writer, producer, playwright and an actress.
4. Terry Crew
Always putting a smile on our faces, is none other than the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ actor, Terry Crew. Formerly known as the NFL player, the celebrity started his acting career by co-writing and co-producing ‘Young Boys Incorporated’
5. George Clooney
The poised, pepper-haired George Clooney, comes in a package. He’s an American actor, producer, director and a filmmaker, who always wanted to make it big in Hollywood. He rose to fame with a medical drama, ER in 1994.
Before entering the film industry, Clooney tried his hand at professional baseball. Apart from baseball, the actor has also played basketball.
These blog posts are written by Perform Australia staff.