By Ashleigh/Jun 2, 2022
Celebrities’ Sports Prowess
Celebrities are always celebrities for a reason. Whether they’re amazing actors, talented singers, or even both, that’s how they were picked up and became celebs. But what if we told you some celebrities aren’t just talented in their field of specialty?
Well, some celebrities either have been amazing athletes way before they got into showbiz, or they’ve picked up a thing or two while being famous. Here are some celebs who have hidden talent when it comes to sports.
Dwayne Johnson has become one of the most liked men in Hollywood after he’s shown his charming demeanor. The talented celebrity is most known for his career in Hollywood, but before he was an actor, he was something else entirely.
Before Dwayne Johnson became an actor, he was a professional wrestler. Some people may know this about him. It’s where he got the nickname “The Rock.”
Adam Sandler is well recognized by fans all over the world. Even if he’s not always recognized for being in the best movies, he’s at least consistently finding work. But did you know the comedy actor has other hidden talents?
Sandler not only knows how to hit comedy out of the park and play serious roles when he needs to, but he’s also a pro at basketball! We’re not sure where the actor learned to be so good with a basketball, but he really has some impressive skills.
Tom Cruise is a household name. With over 30 years of acting behind him, we’re pretty sure he knows what he’s doing. But the action star loves more than just playing the part of the hero. His hobbies even include dangerous stunts!
In his free time, Cruise likes to drive and drive fast. He even got to drive a Formula One car around a circuit. We don’t have to tell you how hard those top-performance things are to control.
Stephen Curry is a pro basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. He’s proven himself to be a competent and important member of the team. But the already athletic celebrity has other hobbies that keep him in peak shape.
The celebrity prefers the peace and quiet of the game of golf in his free time. And he’s actually quite good at it. He can be seen in full gold attire, enjoying himself on the green.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has done many things in his nearly 50-year career. The celebrity has been at the forefront of Hollywood action heroes since the 80s. He’s not only been a successful actor but was even the governor of California for a number of years.
But before he started his long career in acting, he was actually a bodybuilder. He didn’t only work out as a hobby, but he was quite famous for it. Just look up “Arnold Schwarzenegger bodybuilder,” and you’ll see what we mean.
John Cena is now seen as more of an actor than anything else. Over the last few years, he’s been starring in more big-budget films. Soon, the younger generation will forget what he was most known for originally.
Before trying his hand at acting, a lot of people will know that John Cena was a professional WWE wrestler. He has had a long and successful career but seems to prefer acting these days.
Justin Timberlake first became famous for being one of the lead vocalists of the boy band NSYNC. His relationship with Britney Spears also gained him a lot of attention. But for the last two decades, he’s made a name for himself in the world of acting.
But this multi-talented celeb has more tricks up his sleeve when it comes to the world of sports. It seems the actor can also throw his hat in the ring when it comes to basketball, as he’s shown on the court.
Ed O’Neil has proved himself a lovable character on sitcoms like “Married With Children…” and “Modern Family.” He’s had a long career in acting, but before his acting career, he was all set up for stardom in a different field.
In 1969, Ed had played football and even managed to get onto the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, he was kicked from the training camp. But we’re sure he would have found another contract if he hadn’t found it.
Jason Segal is an enormous actor (in both height and in success). The actor stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and has co-starred with Hollywood heavyweights like Cameron Diaz. But given his size, he takes advantage of it with his hobby.
Before he became an actor, he played basketball. In high school and even had two of his teammates go into the NBA. He probably could have, too, if he didn’t go on to star in How I Met Your Mother.
Justin Bieber is known for many things, including his successful film career, but most notably, his career as a musician. In the mid-2000s, he was the idea of every teenage girl’s dream. But did you know he dabbles in sports too?
The pretty boy doesn’t just know how to sing with an angelic voice and act. He can also play hockey pretty competently.
The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers gained fame in the late 2000s after they played in Camp Rock. They went on to be one of the most well-liked young modern rock groups. But did you know that they love to play golf?
Kevin Jonas, in particular, loves to go out on the green. With two daughters and a loving wife, he likes the peace and quiet the sport affords him.
Harry Styles is a singer-songwriter from England. His career took off in the 2010s as he became popular for his music. But the British-born David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac-inspired artist has more up his sleeve.
When he isn’t singing his heart out on stage in front of tens of thousands of fans, Harry Styles loves to play football. And why wouldn’t he? As an Englishman, he’s naturally a football fanatic.
Louis Tomlinson was the oldest member of One Direction. At the height of their career, people would come from every corner of the world to see their shows. It wasn’t uncommon for them to sell out arenas.
After the band went their separate ways, Tomlinson decided to go solo. As another British man on this list, it comes as no surprise that he is also a fan of football. He plays the sport regularly.
Keanu Reeves has been in Hollywood a lot longer than most people know. He gained a lot of acclaim for the movie Speed in the mid-nineties, as well as The Matrix franchise and, more recently, John Wick.
But the well-liked Canadian actor has a lot more going on than meets the eye. Other than just seeing him being extremely nice, we’ve also seen him play hockey, and we think he’s rather good at it.