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List of famous people from Brisbane, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Brisbane, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Brisbane you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Brisbane, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list includes Marie-Louise Theile, David Wilson and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Brisbane?" or "Which celebrities were born in Brisbane?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Berrick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Berrick Barnes age 30 - Berrick Barnes is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League club Panasonic Wild Knights, ...more

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Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Ben Tapuai age 28 - Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.

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Claire Holt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Claire Holt age 28 - Claire Rhiannon Holt is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Emma Gilbert on the television show H2O: Just Add Water, Chastity Meyer on Mean Girls 2, and Rebekah Mikaelson on The ...more

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Hugh McMeniman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Hugh McMeniman age 33 - Hugh McMeniman is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for Western Force in Super Rugby and has played for Australia. His favoured position is blindside flanker but he can ...more

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James Horwill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
James Horwill age 31 - James Horwill is an Australian rugby union player, a national and provincial representative Lock forward. He captained the Queensland Reds to a season victory in the 2011 in the Super Rugby ...more

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Jacinda Barrett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Jacinda Barrett age 44 - Jacinda Barrett is an Australian American actress and former model. She first became known to audiences as a cast member on The Real World: London before appearing in films such as Ladder 49, ...more

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Sandra Sully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Sandra Sully age 50 - Sandra Sully is an Australian journalist and news presenter for Sydney's Ten Eyewitness News since 2011, previously being the presenter of the news bulletin on Network Ten's Ten Late News with ...more

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Morgan Featherstone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Morgan Featherstone age 21 - Morgan Featherstone is a former fashion model based in Melbourne.

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Bill Hayden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Bill Hayden age 82 - William George "Bill" Hayden AC is an Australian politician who was the 21st Governor-General of Australia from 1989 to 1996. He was previously the Leader of the Labor Party and Leader ...more

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Kirk Reynoldson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Kirk Reynoldson age 36 - Kirk Reynoldson is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights and the ...more

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Anthony Field is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Anthony Field age 53 - Anthony Donald Joseph Field, AM is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's group The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s pop band The Cockroaches. While still ...more

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Trevor Gillmeister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Trevor Gillmeister age 53 - Trevor Gillmeister is an Australian former rugby league player who is currently signed on as an assistant coach at the Gold Coast Titans. During his playing days Gillmeister played for the ...more

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John McCallum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
John McCallum Died at 92 (1918-2010) - John Neil McCallum, AO, CBE was an Australian theatre and film actor, highly successful in Britain. He was also a television producer.

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Liesl Tesch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Liesl Tesch age 46 - Liesl Tesch, AM is an Australian wheelchair basketball player and sailor. She became an incomplete paraplegic after a mountain bike accident at the age of 19. She competed in her national ...more

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Katie Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Katie Walker age 38 - Katie Walker is an Australian netball player. Walker played for the Queensland Firebirds in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy and in the ANZ Championship. However, she was controversially dropped ...more

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Alan Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Alan Gilbert Died at 66 (1944-2010) - Alan David Gilbert AO was a historian and academic administrator who was until June 2010 the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester. During his tenure as vice-chancellor ...more

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Bill O'Chee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Bill O'Chee age 51 - William George "Bill" O'Chee is an Australian politician. He was a National Party member of the Australian Senate from 1990 to 1999, representing the state of Queensland.

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Anthony Hayes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Anthony Hayes age 39 - Anthony "Tony" Hayes is a multi-award winning Australian actor, best known for his roles in The Slap, Look Both Ways, The Boys, Rabbit Proof Fence & Animal Kingdom and soap opera

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Reg Watson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Reg Watson age 91 - Reginald James "Reg" Watson AM is a retired Australian television producer, best known for creating soap operas like Prisoner and Neighbours.

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Tracey Moffatt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Tracey Moffatt age 55 - Tracey Moffatt is an Australian artist who primarily uses photography and video. Born in Brisbane in 1960, she holds a degree in visual communications from the Queensland College of Art, ...more

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David Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
David Parker age 68 - David Parker is an Australian cinematographer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. Films written by Parker include Malcolm, Rikky and Pete, The Big Steal, and Amy. He has directed two ...more

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William Webb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
William Webb Died at 85 (1887-1972) - Sir William Flood Webb KBE was a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. He was President of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East after the end ...more

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Ellen Fanning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Ellen Fanning Ellen Fanning is an Australian journalist and was the last host of the Nine Network's Sunday television program. She was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and attended All Hallows' School there. She ...more

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Sue Boyce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Sue Boyce age 64 - Suzanne Kay "Sue" Boyce, Australian politician, businesswoman and disability advocate, is a former member of the Australian Senate for Queensland. She was selected by the Liberal Party ...more

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Jennifer Louise Macklin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Jennifer Louise Macklin age 62 - Jennifer Louise "Jenny" Macklin is an Australian politician. She was Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform in the Second ...more

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Tautau Moga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Tautau Moga age 23 - Tautau Moga is an Australian professional rugby league player of Samoan descent who currently plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. Often compared to Sonny Bill ...more

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Jason Gann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Jason Gann age 44 - Jason Gann is an Australian actor, writer, and executive producer. He is best known for his role as the title character in the Australian comedy series Wilfred, directed by Tony Rogers, and the ...more

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Matt Robson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Matt Robson age 65 - Matthew Peter Robson is a New Zealand politician. He is deputy leader of the Progressive Party, and served in the Parliament from 1996 to 2005, first as a member of the Alliance, then as a ...more

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Annastacia Palaszczuk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Annastacia Palaszczuk age 46 - Annastacia Palaszczuk is an Australian politician and current Premier of Queensland. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since September 2006, ...more

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Zora Cross is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Zora Cross Died at 74 (1890-1964) - Zora Bernice May Cross was an Australian poet, novelist and journalist. She was born in Brisbane, and was educated at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School and then Sydney Teachers' College. She taught ...more

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Michael Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Michael Nielsen age 43 - Michael Aaron Nielsen is a quantum physicist and science writer living outside Toronto, Canada. In 2004 he was characterized as Australia's "youngest academic" and secured a Federation ...more

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Kyle Sandilands is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Kyle Sandilands age 45 - Kyle Dalton Sandilands is an Australian radio and TV personality. He is currently the host with Jacqueline Henderson, better known as Jackie O, on the weekday morning radio program The Kyle and ...more

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Jessicah Schipper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Jessicah Schipper age 30 - Jessicah Lee Schipper, OAM is an Australian former competition swimmer. She trained at the Redcliffe Leagues Lawnton club in Brisbane, under veteran coach Ken Wood up until the conclusion of the ...more

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Gerard Beale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Gerard Beale age 26 - Gerard Beale is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the Telstra Premiership. Beale is a utility back; in that he can play at ...more

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Larissa Waters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Larissa Waters age 40 - Larissa Joy Waters is an Australian Greens Senator for Queensland. She is currently responsible for the federal party portfolios of environment and biodiversity; women; resources, mining and ...more

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Matty Newton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Matty Newton age 31 - Matthew "Matty" Newton is an Australian songwriter, bass player, guitarist, keyboardist and producer from Queensland, Australia.

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Andrew Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Andrew Stockdale age 39 - Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, he is the lead singer, lead guitarist and the only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside ...more

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Mark Little is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Mark Little age 57 - Mark Little is an actor.

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Martin Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Martin Green age 69 - Martin Andrew Green AM ForMemRS is an Australian professor at the University of New South Wales who works on solar energy. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Progress in

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Ben Hackworth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Ben Hackworth age 39 - Ben Hackworth is an Australian writer and film director. He is the son of retired Colonel David Hackworth.

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John Carroll is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
John Carroll Died at 80 (1891-1971) - John Carroll VC was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross.

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Brian Penton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Brian Penton Died at 47 (1904-1951) - Brian Con Penton was an Australian journalist and novelist. He was born at Ascot, a suburb of Brisbane, and educated at Brisbane Grammar School.

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Alice Tait is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Alice Tait age 30 - Alice Mary Tait, OAM, née Alice Mary Mills, is an Australian former sprint freestyle, butterfly and individual medley swimmer who represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics, ...more

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Jonathan Hyde is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Jonathan Hyde age 67 - Jonathan "Nash" Hyde is an Australian-born British actor, best known for his role as the loyal butler, Herbert Cadbury, in Richie Rich, J. Bruce Ismay in 1997 hit film Titanic, Warren ...more

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Kerry O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Brisbane

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Diana Doherty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Diana Doherty Diana Doherty is an Australian oboist, currently Principal Oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Quentin Bryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Quentin Bryce age 74 - Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce AD, CVO was the 25th Governor-General of Australia, holding office from September 2008 until March 2014. She was the first woman to hold the position, and was ...more

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Madonna Blyth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Madonna Blyth age 31 - Madonna Blyth is an Australian field hockey player who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Tristan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Tristan Thomas age 30 - Tristan Thomas is an Australian athlete specialising in the 400 metres hurdles. Currently coached by Craig Hilliard at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Thomas has set personal ...more

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Bede Durbidge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Bede Durbidge age 34 - Bede Durbidge is an Australian professional surfer competing on the World Surf League World Tour. Durbo, Bej and The White Fijian are his nicknames.