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Inspiring Celebrities from Philadelphia
Frequently, there is at least one person that you admire that is deemed as being a “celebrity.” As you begin to work your way through your own addiction treatment program, you may look to the life of this person for some inspiration as you make your way through an alcohol rehab or a drug rehab program.
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Here are some celebrities from Philadelphia who can help motivate you during addiction treatment:
Although Kobe Bryant will always be known for his basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers, he was originally born in Philadelphia. He first started playing basketball at the age of three in the city. He focused on fine-tuning his skills throughout his young life and played for Lower Merion High School, located in a suburb of Philadelphia. Bryant would go on to have an incredible career, winning countless awards before he decided to return in 2016. Sadly, he was killed in January 2020 as the result of a helicopter crash. His life and talent are certainly something that any person could aspire to follow.
Countless people all over the world know the name, Will Smith. Many Americans associated the development of Will Smith’s career with the show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Smith’s character modeled his own life in the sense that both his character and Smith himself were born and raised in Philadelphia. Smith has gone on to have a career as a rapper, actor, and film producer. He has won illustrious awards for his work and is a well-respected name in the industry.
Without question, Kevin Hart is a comedian that will always keep you laughing. Although Hart is only 5’4”, he made up for his lack of height with his enormous comedy skills. He started his career participating in different comedy club events. He would go on to star in a variety of popular movies, including “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Ride Along,” and “Jumanji: The Next Level.” Although Kevin Hart no longer calls Philadelphia home, he can undoubtedly credit the city for giving him his start as an incredible comedian.
Richard Gere is synonymous with a fantastic mix of memorable Hollywood movies. He first began his career as an actor in the 1970s, and he quickly grew to be established in the industry as a talented actor and a sex symbol. He is well-known for his starring role in films such as “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” and “First Knight.” While Gere has taken more time off to be with his family in recent years, he is still recognized around the world as a highly-skilled actor.
For many people that watch NBC News daily, Kristen Welker is a household name. Although she is currently based in Washington, D.C., covering the continuous tensions in the political world, she started as a Philadelphia resident. After graduating from Germantown Friends School, she would go on to graduate from Harvard College with honors. Recently, she was given the honor of moderating the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in October 2020.
If you have ever seen the show “Two and a Half Men” or “The Practice,” you are familiar with the actress Holland Taylor. Taylor has added her acting skills to several popular television shows and movies. Not only did she play Evelyn Harper in the wildly popular television show “Two and a Half Men,” but she also had a prominent role in movies such as “Keeping the Faith,” “Legally Blonde,” and “The Truman Show.” In later life, she would come out as gay, which gained her even more respect from the industry as a whole.
Any person who listened to R&B in the 1990s can tell you that the girl group TLC was one of the most popular groups of the time. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was the beautiful yet faster-talking rapper of the group. She also provided the backup vocals of the group, which would go on to win four Grammy Awards. Although there was a fall out with the group, her bandmates and the world at large would be devastated to learn that she ultimately passed away as a result of a car crash in 2002 while in Honduras.
Are you ready to commit yourself to an alcohol rehab or a drug rehab program? The Legacy Healing Center team can help you. We pride ourselves on working with each of our patients personally to help them develop an addiction treatment program that works for them. During the course of your addiction treatment, you will work personally with our team so we can identify the root cause of your addiction so you can start working through those emotions during alcohol rehab or drug rehab. For more information or to begin developing your addiction treatment plan, please give us a call today at 888.534.2295 to begin the enrollment process.