Famous People From Irving Texas

Irving, Texas, was incorporated in 1914 and is home to over 250,000 people. Known as a significant business hub, Irving hosts the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies and is adjacent to DFW International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. The city features the Toyota Music Factory, a vibrant entertainment complex with live music, dining, and a movie theater. The area also hosts various sports events and is close to AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.

Here is a list of some notable Irvingites:

Famous people from Irving Texas

David Garza

By Rush Varela

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter David Garza was born on February 4, 1971, in Irving, Texas. At the age of 18, Garza won a classical guitar scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin.

Brian Bosworth

Brian Bosworth
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Brian Bosworth is an actor and former professional football player. He moved to Irving, Texas, at a very young age and graduated from MacArthur High School. Bosworth played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. He also had a role in the movie The Longest Yard.

Jeremy Wariner

By André Zehetbauer

Jeremy Wariner is a track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals (three gold, one silver) and six World Championships medals. Jeremy was born in Irving Texas January 31, 1984.

Trevor Story

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Trevor Story is a professional baseball shortstop for Major League Baseball (MLB). Story was born in Irving, Texas, on November 15, 1992. He attended Irving High School.

Erin Wasson

By Eduardo Sciammarella

Erin Wasson is a fashion model, actress, and designer. She was born on January 20, 1982, in Irving, Texas. Erin appeared in the movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Kerry Wood

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Kerry Wood is a former baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball. Wood was born on June 16, 1977, in Irving, Texas.

Odyssey Sims

Odyssey Sims
By Susan Lesch

American professional basketball player Odyssey Sims was born in Irving, Texas, in 1992. Sims is a graduate of MacArthur High School.

Taylor Mays

By Jeffrey Beall

Taylor Mays is a former American football safety. Mays played for Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. He was born in Irving in 1988.

Jim Beaver

By Gage Skidmore

Jim Beaver is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian. He lived in Irving and attended Irving High School.

Akin Ayodele

By Chris J. Nelson

Akin Ayodele is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys. He attended MacArthur High School.

David Lowery

By Georges Biard

David Lowery, an alumnus of Irving High School, directed The Old Man & the Gun, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

Liz Rose


Liz Rose is a country music songwriter. She was born in Dallas but grew up in Irving, Texas. Liz wrote songs for Taylor Swift’s debut album and has also worked with Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, and Jill Johnson.

Last Updated on June 27, 2024 by F. E. Mufute

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