Top 10 Celebrity Poker Players
1. Gabe Kaplan
Comedian, actor, TV-host and professional poker player. Started playing poker professionally in the late Seventies and have over $1.3 in tournament earnings. He is also the host of the popular TV-show “High-stakes poker”.
2. Tobey Maguire
Famous actor best known for his roll as Spider-man. Tobey Maguire has placed in the money in several poker tournaments and according to poker pro Phil Hellmuth he has won over $10 million in Hollywood homegames.
3. Jenifer Tilly
Oscar nominated actress and girlfriend of poker pro Phil Laak. Have a WSOP bracelet from the Woman’s $1,000 no-limit holdem poker event 2005 and a victory in WPT Ladies Night III.
4. Ben Affleck
The famous actor was the first celebrity to win a major open poker tournament when he won the California State Poker Championship Sunday, picking up $356,400. Has been engaging poker pro Annie Duke as a teacher.
5. Shannon Elizabeth
Actress turned poker pro. Most known for her roll in American Pie. In 2007 she came fourth in the NBC National Heads up Championship beating some of the best players in the world.
6. Michael Greco
British actor best known for his roll in the long running soap series East Enders. Was mentored by “Mad” Marty Wilson and has made over $430,000 playing poker tournaments.
7. Laura Prepon
Former star of the sitcom “That 70’s show” and totally obsessed with poker. Prepon is the host of “Hollywood Hold’em” on the E! Network. She is also a frequent player at big Hollywood home games and the Bicycle casino in LA.
8. Michel Phelps
Swimmer Michel Phelps is the most successful Olympic competitor in the world with his 14 gold medals. He is also a dedicated poker player and plays a lot online. His dream is to compete in the World Series of Poker.
9. James Woods
Actor that has starred in over 70 motion pictures. He has been playing a lot of poker in the last years with mixed success. Has a contract with online poker room Hollywood Poker.
10. Jason Alexander
Jason “George Costanza” Alexander is a dedicated poker player. He participated in WSOP main event 2007 but was eliminated during the second day.
Written by Claire Young