5 People You Didn’t Know Are From Kalamazoo
We all know Tim Allen attended Western Michigan University. Here's a list of five other famous people you might not know have ties to the great city of Kalamazoo.
McG is best known for directing Charlie's Angels (2000) and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). He also directed We Are Marshall (2006) and Terminator Salvation (2009), and served as executive producer for the TV shows The O.C., Chuck, Supernatural, and Nikita.
McG was born in Kalamazoo, but grew up in Newport Beach, California.
Huma Abedin is an aide for Hillary Clinton, and is currently serving as traveling chief of staff for Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. She's also married to former Congressman Anthony Weiner, and made headlines for publicly discussing his sexting scandal back in 2013.
Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, but grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Jordan Klepper had is big break in 2014 when he became a regular correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has also produced, written, and acted in various comedy shorts, including Tmi (2011) and Bone Dry (2011).
Klepper was born and raised in Kalamazoo. He attended Kalamazoo Central and Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC), and graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2001.
Cheryl Blaylock is a puppeteer known for her work on 1990s children's show Eureeka's Castle. She also performed and voiced characters on Sesame Street, The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth, and The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Blaylock was born in Kalamazoo.
Terry Rossio is an Oscar nominated screenwriter known for writing for movies such as Disney's Aladdin (1992), The Mask of Zorro (1998),The Road to El Dorado (2000), Shrek (2001), and all four Pirates of the Caribbean movies. According to Box Office Mojo, he is the second highest grossing screenwriter of all time after George Lucas.
Rossio was born in Kalamazoo but attended high school in Santa Ana, California.