Note: A version of this story was first published in 2019 by the late Omar Sanchez.
The home of Hollywood has a team back in the Super Bowl, and this time it’s on home ground. On Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium for the Big Game: Super Bowl LVI. Stars from film, TV and music will be cheering on the Rams as an LA team returns to the Super Bowl for the first time since they lost to the New England Patriots in 2019. Some of them have long cheered for the Rams before the team left for St. Louis in 1994, while there are also some that have become passionate fans since the team’s return in 2016.
If you’re backing the Rams, or cheering against the Bengals, here is a look at some of the Hollywood stars who will be cheering right along with you. No VIP pass required.
The NBA superstar showed some love for his fellow L.A. sports team with a celebratory tweet reading “Congrats home team @RamsNFL !!!!! #SBLVI YESSIR!!!!”
The former One Direction and “Slow Hands” singer was thrilled to see his city nab the win: Congrats @RamsNFL!! A home super bowl in LA. Beautiful,” he wrote on Twitter.
The actress-activist commemorted the Rams’ defeat with a photo of herself wearing a Rams tee, paired with the hashtags “#RAMS #SuperBowl #NFL”.
Despite being born and raised in Oregon, the “Modern Family” star has long cheered for the Rams franchise. Burrell famously attended the Rams first game once the team returned to L.A. in 2016, just to leave at half time to rush to the Emmys.
Cedric The Entertainer
Comedian Cedric The Entertainer showed up for the Rams in a major way, posting a video of himself high-fiving Rams fans while driving a golf cart through a tunnel in SoFi Stadium. “#Superbowl bound !! Lets Go!! @obj lets Go!!!” he captioned a series of photos he snapped after the game.
The comedian-writer-producer showed off his Rams allegiance – and his box seats – with videos capturing the aftermath of his team’s victory. He also shared a photo of him and his sister in front of SoFi Stadium, getting ready to represent “#RamsHouse”.
The Lakers legend is a fan of all things Los Angeles, and that includes the Rams. When the Rams came over from St. Louis in 2016, Johnson became the first person to put his deposit down for season tickets, a fact the Rams confirmed on Twitter. Six years later, his love for the Rams hasn’t waned: “The @RamsNFL are going to the Super Bowl!!! I already got the suite and can’t wait to cheer the Rams on to victory! Congratulations to Rams owner Stan Kroenke, the incredible coaches and players, and the entire Rams organization!” he tweeted.
Before making his way to Hollywood, the “Brooklyn 9-9” star began his career as a pro football player with the Rams back in 1991. Since he moved to acting, Crews has been seen cheering for the Rams from the stands.
The “Breaking Bad” actor once loved watching the Rams growing up, but as he told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” show in January 2018, he lost hope when the team moved to St. Louis. “It’s like being dumped for another city!” Cranston said.
But Cranston is back on the bandwagon. “I was a little stand off-ish at first, but they won me back,” he added.
The Pulitzer-winning rapper not only performed at the Rams’ home opener in 2018, but he was also seen running routes on the Rams practice field in 2016.
The “Machete” and “Spy Kids” star is such a big Rams fan, his Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts in Hollywood has started to sell L.A.-Rams themed donuts. But the fandom doesn’t stop there. He recently posted a video rallying Los Angeles to “get behind our team, the Rams. We will sock everybody!” – while donning Rams merch (including a pair of Rams socks, of course.) Trejo also went on the Rich Eisen Show in late 2018, recounting his childhood sneaking into the Coliseum to watch the Rams in the ’50s.
Holly Robinson Peete
Hallmark’s “Meet the Peetes” actress showed her Rams fandom when she tweeted along with the game and tweeted her congratulations to Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Oh, did we mention her brother-in-law is Rams running back coach Skip Peete?
Rapper YG was seen watching the Rams game against the Cowboys Jan. 12 alongside Cowboys fan Post Malone. “WHO’S HOUSE? RAMS HOUSE!!!!” the Compton native tweeted January 2019.
The comedian and early podcast adopter is a Los Angeles native and an outspoken supporter of the team.”THE RAMS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!” Carolla wrote in an Instagram caption January 2019.
The Former “SNL” cast member has been following the Rams’ path to the Super Bowl closely on social media. He posted a flurry of tweets on the day of the playoffs, including a photo with the team’s official mascot, Rampage. At the game, he also made an appearance on the jumbotron at SoFi Stadium. He’s no Johnny-come lately either: In December 2016, Killam even appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” wearing a light-up Rams sweater.
The Motley Crue bassist can often be found wearing a Rams hat on his social media channels, but he’s also an avid watcher of the team as well. “Go @RamsNFL,” he tweeted next to a football emoji during last Sunday’s playoff game. When the Rams faced off against the Patriots in 2019, he showed his team spirit with an Instagram caption reading, “I got my practice amp fired up, a metronome and the TV on. #losangeles @rams #GoRams. #BassPlayer”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the Rams halftime show during the first game of the Rams’ 2016 season. If you have any doubts Flea just played for the money, he tweeted in September 2018, “I am a los Angeles rams man through and through…” Heading into this year’s playoff game against the 49ers, he posted a snap of himself in a Rams jersey, grinning ear to ear after this year’s playoffs. Case closed.
The Compton native worked with Nike in 2017 on the #WhoYouWith campaign. “I’m with the Los Angeles Rams. #WhoYouwith Nike Football #teamnike” the rapper’s official Facebook page posted in September 2017.
You may have seen him try and defeat the Terminator as the shape-shifting T-1000, but the long-time actor has left that life behind to focus on bigger things: the Rams defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl. “Super Bowl Baby @Bengals welcome to our house! @RamsNFL !!!” tweeted the “Peacemaker” actor.
The former Rage Against the Machine guitarist is now performing for the Atlas Underground, but one thing hasn’t changed: He’s a die-hard Rams fan. In January 2016, Morello posted a picture of himself on Instagram when he was only kid holding a Rams helmet. “Been a Rams fan my whole life,” he wrote in the caption. Morello reaffirmed his status as a lifelong fan in a tweet celebrating the Rams’ victory in this year’s playoffs.