60+ Adopted Celebrities People

60+ Adopted Celebrities

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List Criteria: These famous people who were brought up by parents other than their own biological parents are listed in no particular order

List of adopted celebrities, famous adoption people, celebrity adoptions, celebrity adoptees, famous adoptees, and famous people who were adopted.


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  1. Given up and adopted at birth
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer
    • Children: Eve Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, Reed Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  2. Raised by his maternal aunt and uncle from age 5 after his father's military desertion
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    • Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Children: Sean Lennon, Julian Lennon
  3. Grew up with foster parents, family friends, and various aunt and uncles as a ward of the state
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    • Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
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    Jamie Foxx
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    Adopted at 7 months by his maternal grandmother after his young parents split up
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Terrell
    • Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Children: Corinne Bishop, Annalise Bishop
  5. Raised by family friend Lionel Richie from age 3; legally adopted at age 9
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Children: Sparrow Madden, Harlow Madden
  6. Given up and adopted at birth
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Ridgeland, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Artist
    • Children: Gracie Katherine McGraw, Audrey Caroline McGraw, Maggie Elizabeth McGraw
  7. Adopted at 6 months old
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, TV Personality
    • Children: Lorenzo Dominic Lavalle, Giovanna Marie LaValle
  8. Adopted at 6 months old
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: USA, Newark, New Jersey
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Children: Karsen Liotta
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    Babe Ruth
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Raised in an orphanage, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, from age 7

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1895-1948)
    • Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor
    • Children: Dorothy Ruth, Julia Ruth Stevens
  10. Raised by his grandparents after the death of his father; adopted the name of his stepfather at age 15
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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer, Teacher
    • Children: Chelsea Clinton
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    Keegan-Michael Key
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    Given up and adopted as a child
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
  12. Adopted by her stepfather when she was 3 years old
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Children: Gemma Rose Davis
  13. Grew up in an orphanage and foster care following his father's suspicious death and mother's mental breakdown
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    • Age: Died at 40 (1925-1965)
    • Birthplace: North Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer, Human rights activist
    • Children: Ilyasah Shabazz, Qubilah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz, + more
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    Lance Armstrong
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    Adopted by his stepfather at age 3
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Professional Road Racing Cyclist
    • Children: Max Armstrong, Luke Armstrong, Grace Armstrong, Olivia Marie Armstrong, Isabelle Armstrong
  15. Grew up believing his grandparents were his parents and that his mother - 16 at his birth - was his sister
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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: South East England, Surrey, Borough of Guildford, Eurasia, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Children: Conor Clapton, Julie Rose Clapton, Ella May Clapton, Ruth Clapton, Sophie Belle Clapton
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    Andy Dick
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    Adopted at birth
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Children: Lucas Dick, Meg Dick, Jacob Dick
  17. Raised by aunts following the death of his parents when he was 8 and 12 years old
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: USA, Newark, New Jersey
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
    • Children: Letesha Marrow, Tracy Marrow Jr
  18. Given up at 3 months and adopted shortly thereafter
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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
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    Sarah McLachlan
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Given up and adopted at a young age
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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
    • Profession: Painter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Author, + more
    • Children: Taja Summer Sood, India Ann Sushil Sood
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    Truman Capote
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Raised by relatives after the divorce of his young parents
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1924-1984)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Playwright
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