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List of famous people from Georgia, 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 Georgia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Georgia 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 Georgia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Molefi Kete Asante and Willie Harris.

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

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Kanye West age 39 - Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella ...more

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Hulk Hogan age 63 - Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician currently signed with WWE. Hogan ...more

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Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Chloë Grace Moretz age 20 - Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville ...more

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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Raven-Symoné age 31 - Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter, dancer, and television producer. She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as ...more

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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Jeff Foxworthy age 58 - Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe ...more

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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Bill Hicks Died at 33 (1961-1994) - William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and ...more

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Danielle Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Danielle Panabaker age 29 - Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and first came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs, Sky High and Read It and ...more

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Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Keri Hilson age 34 - Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent, as a ...more

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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Arn Anderson age 58 - Arn Anderson is a wrestler, television producer and actor.

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Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Holly Hunter age 59 - Holly Hunter is an American actress. For her performance as Ada McGrath in The Piano, Hunter received the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden ...more

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Ray Charles Died at 74 (1930-2004) - Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He pioneered the ...more

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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Georgia
T.I. age 36 - Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage name T.I., is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He signed his first major label record deal in 1999, with Arista Records ...more

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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Alice Walker age 71 - Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ...more

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Oliver Hardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Oliver Hardy Died at 65 (1892-1957) - Oliver "Ollie" Hardy was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to ...more

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Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Michael Stipe age 57 - John Michael Stipe is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their ...more

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Kenan Thompson age 37 - Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live. In his teenage years, he was an original cast member of Nickelodeon's ...more

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Melissa Ordway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Melissa Ordway age 34 - Melissa Pam Ordway is an American actress and model. She has modeled in many campaigns and acted in such films as 17 Again and on television in Privileged. She currently portrays the character ...more

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Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Rosalynn Carter age 89 - Eleanor Rosalynn Carter is the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She has for ...more

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Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Ken Shamrock age 53 - Kenneth Wayne Shamrock is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, and professional wrestler. Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history ...more

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Eve Meyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Eve Meyer Died at 49 (1928-1977) - Eve Meyer was an American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and film producer. Much of her work was done in conjunction with sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer to whom she was married from ...more

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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Marcus Foster Died at 50 (1923-1973) - Marcus Aurelius Foster was an African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, ...more

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China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Georgia
China Anne McClain age 18 - China Anne McClain is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and member of the girl group McClain. China's career began in 2005 when she was seven years old acting in the movie The ...more

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Andrea Brooke Ownbey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Andrea Brooke Ownbey age 34 - Andrea Ownbey is an actor.

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Jeff Daniels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Jeff Daniels age 62 - Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He founded a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He ...more

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Buff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Buff Bagwell age 47 - Marcus Alexander Bagwell is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling from ...more

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Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Wayne Brady age 44 - Wayne Alphonso Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series ...more

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Shay Laren is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Shay Laren age 31

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KaDee Strickland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Georgia
KaDee Strickland age 41 - Katherine Dee "KaDee" Strickland is an American actress known for her role as Charlotte King on the ABC drama Private Practice. Well known in her hometown of Patterson, Georgia, when ...more

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Jennifer Nettles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Jennifer Nettles age 42 - Jennifer Odessa Nettles is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. She is known primarily for her role as lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush. Before ...more

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Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Wayne Williams age 57 - Wayne Bertram Williams is a convicted murderer who has been blamed for committing most of the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979 through 1981. In 1982 he was tried and convicted of killing two adult ...more

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Alan Ball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Alan Ball age 59 - Alan E. Ball is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. He is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and True Blood and for creating Six Feet ...more

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Gillian Bonner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Georgia

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Stephen Dorff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Stephen Dorff age 43 - Stephen Dorff is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade, Cecil B. DeMented, The Motel Life, ...more

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Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Herschel Walker age 55 - Herschel Junior Walker is a former college and professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist. He played college football for the University of Georgia, earned ...more

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Charles Coburn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Charles Coburn Died at 84 (1877-1961) - Charles Douville Coburn was an American film and theater actor. Best known for his work in comedies, Coburn received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1943's The More the Merrier.

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Flannery O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Flannery O'Connor Died at 39 (1925-1964) - Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, she wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. ...more

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Melinda Mays is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Melinda Mays age 53

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Roy Simmons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Roy Simmons Died at 58 (1956-2014) - Roy Franklin Simmons was an American football player who played as guard National Football League with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. With the Redskins he played in Super Bowl ...more

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Ben Lyon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Ben Lyon Died at 78 (1901-1979) - Ben Lyon was an American actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox.

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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Jasper Johns age 85 - Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker.

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Fyodor Yurchikhin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Fyodor Yurchikhin age 58 - Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, is a Russian cosmonaut of Greek descent and RSC Energia test-pilot who has flown on three spaceflights. His first spaceflight was a 10-day Space Shuttle mission ...more

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Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Aram Khachaturian Died at 75 (1903-1978) - Emin Khachaturian is a film score composer.

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Katelyn Tarver is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Katelyn Tarver age 26 - Katelyn Marie Tarver is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is also known for her recurring roles as Jo Taylor on Big Time Rush, Natalie on No Ordinary Family, and Mercedes on The ...more

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Big Boss Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Big Boss Man Died at 41 (1963-2004) - Raymond "Ray" W. Traylor, Jr. was an American professional wrestler. Traylor was best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Big Boss Man, as ...more

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Tim Wilson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Tim Wilson Died at 53 (1961-2014) - Timothy Collins "Tim" Wilson was an American stand-up comedian and country music artist, whose act combined stand-up comedy and original songs. He released more than a dozen comedy ...more

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Sonny Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Sonny Carter Died at 44 (1947-1991) - Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter, Jr. was an American physician, professional soccer player, United States Navy officer, and NASA astronaut who flew on STS-33.

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David M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Georgia
David M. Walker Died at 57 (1944-2001) - David Mathieson Walker was an American naval officer, test pilot and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Demaryius Thomas age 28 - Demaryius Antwon Thomas is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Kemp Muhl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Kemp Muhl age 29 - Charlotte Kemp Muhl is an American model, singer, and musician from Atlanta, Georgia. Modeling since the age of 13, Muhl, at 16 years old, became the youngest model to appear on the cover of ...more

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John Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Georgia
John Pemberton Died at 57 (1831-1888) - John Stith Pemberton was an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.