Top Celebrity Poker Players
There is very little room for debate on the #1 celebrity poker player since Affleck took the top prize in the California State Poker Championship at Commerce Casino in June, 2004. This is the most notable foray of a celebrity into the realm of professional poker. I suppose those lessons from Annie Duke have paid off!
Maguire from the spider man films won his first tournament on October of 2004 when he took top spot at the inaugural Phil Hellmuth Invitational Poker Tournament.
Most people in the UK have never heard of French singer and film star Patrick Bruel. But he happens to be one of the most accomplished celebrity poker players in the world. He has a WSOP bracelet for the '98 $5000 Limit Hold'em event and has placed in the money numerous other times in several WSOP events and other tournaments.
James Woods is not only a skilled poker player with many live appearances under his belt, he's also the face behind HollywoodPoker.com that has a celebrity poker edge. HollywoodPoker.com, one of the newer online poker rooms. Their big hook is the opportunity to meet up against celebrities, such as Woods Vince Van Patten and play against them at online Poker.
Quite possibly one of the hottest poker players to date, That 70's Show's Prepon pops up in tournaments, is well known for her all night home games and has created and produced a poker show for E! network. Cardplayer's cover article provides the details.
Even though we haven't seen him a lot lately, this star of the film Stand by Me and TV series, Star Trek:The Next Generation deserves a spot on this list nonetheless. He plays in local games in Los Angeles, online quite frequently and most recently in the World Poker Tour Championship. (Admittedly, he was invited to play, but obviously his talent was recognized). Wheaton also posts one of the more entertaining blogson the internet, which includes a lot of poker material.
This star of one of the most popular poker movies, Rounders, is also a regular entrant in the World Series of Poker. We expect to see some impressive showings from Damon in the future.
This actress (Austen Powers, Lost in Space) and former wife of Tom Cruise is also a keen poker player. She has won on an episode of Hollywood Home Game, and more significantly, finished in the money in 2004's WPT Shooting Star Championship. (2007) Mimi was recently in London (2007) for Poker In The Park Leicester Sq to promote the WPT online.
Another actor from That 70's Show has made himself known in the poker community. Athough he has yet to cash in on a big payday, the number of times he's been seen in action warrants a spot on our list.
Although not a celebrity of film or music, Buss is well known in the sports world as the (some would say "once") successful owner of the LA Lakers basketball team. And he plays a LOT of poker. A notable showing was his second place in 2003's WPT Invitational at Commerce Casino, beating the likes of Men Nguyen and Tony Ma.
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Traditionally known as a Professional Snooker player, Jimmy nicknamed the Whirlwind and/or peoples champion due to his aggressive play, natural flair and the ability to pull something out of nothing which won him many admirers over the years.
Winning many titles including the Pool Mosconi Cup.
Jimmy White shocked the Poker world in 2003 when as a ranked outsider (100-1) at the start of tournament and 8-1 at the final table he beat all comers including his nemesis the nugget Steve Davis to win the $150'000 dollar Jackpot at the Poker Million.
GirlFriend Of Pro Poker Player Named Phil Laak Aka The Unabomber, Jennifer's Poker Name is the UnaBombshell hardly surprising as she is rather fit. There is a debate going on whether Jennifer can be classified as a poker amateur as she has 2 Poker titles under her belt. All said and done Jennifer is a talented acteress and fine poker player.
Jennifer Tilly Poker Clip