The who’s who list from Port St. Lucie is impressive, to say the least. From movie stars to sports legends, you will find some great names in almost every area.
Entertainers Who Have Called Port St. Lucie Home
- Megan Fox
Megan Fox is an American actress and model. Though she was born in Memphis, Tennessee, she moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida as a young child. She is most famous for her role in the mega hit movie, Transformers. Other famous movies include Jennifer’s Body, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In all, she has played many film and television roles. Megan Fox is 31 years old, married to former 90210 star Brian Austin Green, and is the mother of their three children.
- Vanilla Ice
Born Robert Matthew Van Winkle, Vanilla Ice is an American rapper and actor born in Texas and raised in South Florida. He is the recorder of seven albums and several singles. He is well known for his talent in both venues and one of the most recognizable stars in America.
- Ace Hood
Ace Hood is an American rapper who was born in Port St. Lucie and raised in Florida. You may know Mr. Hood from his four recorded albums. His most successful albums are Blood, Sweat & Tears and Trials & Tribulations. His hit singles include songs, Hustle Hard and Bugatti.
Sports Players From Port St. Lucie
- Larry Sanders
Professional NBA basketball player, Larry Sanders currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. By the ninth grade, Mr. Sanders was 6’1” tall, and he began his basketball career playing ball at the Port St. Lucie High School. Larry Sanders was still growing physically and with his talents. By the 10th grade, he stood 6’4.” By his senior year of high school, he stood an impressive 6’9” tall. This combined with his hard work and natural abilities led him to the world of professional sports.
- Rick Ankiel
Former major league baseball player Rick Ankiel is another record winning sports legend that came from Port St. Lucie. He played baseball for Port St. Lucie High School and went on to play for six highly acclaimed major league baseball teams in his career. He played center field and pitcher and was the first player since Babe Ruth to pitch ten winning games. Ankiel also hit at least 50 home runs.
Other sports stars from the area include:
Michael Brantley – Cleveland Indians, professional baseball player
Fabrizio Scaccia – (Free agent) professional football player
Din Thomas – UFC fighter, and retired mixed martial artist
Mickey Wright – Hall of Fame member, Ladies Professional Golf Association
Other Fun Facts About Port St. Lucie Residents
Port St. Lucie is also the home of Salvadoran artist and writer, Mario Bencastro. Mario Bencastro is famous for his short stories and plays, and he writes in both Spanish and English. Most of his work is themed around the Salvadoran Civil War and the effects of the war on the people who lived through the horrors.