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

List people range from John Churchill to Matt MacDonald.

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

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Lynda Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Lynda Carter age 65 - Lynda Carter is an American actress, songwriter, and gay rights activist known for being Miss World USA in 1972 and as the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.

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Michelle Branch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Michelle Branch age 33 - Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She won a Grammy ...more

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Meghan McCain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Meghan McCain age 32 - Meghan Marguerite McCain is an American columnist, author and blogger. She is a daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain. McCain first received media attention in 2007 for ...more

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Chelsea Kane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Chelsea Kane age 28 - Chelsea Kane Staub is an American actress and singer professionally known as Chelsea Kane since December 2010. She is known for her role as Stella Malone in the Disney Channel sitcom television ...more

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Matt Dallas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Matt Dallas age 34 - Matthew Joseph "Matt" Dallas is an American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series Kyle XY.

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April O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
April O'Neil age 29 - April O'Neil is an actor.

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Smokie Flame is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Smokie Flame age 32

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Steven Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Steven Smith age 58 - Steven Lee Smith, is an American technology executive and NASA astronaut.

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Jonathan Rauch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Jonathan Rauch age 55 - Jonathan Charles Rauch is an American author, journalist and activist. After graduating from Yale University, Rauch worked at the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina, for the National ...more

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Samuel Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Samuel Bernstein age 47 - Samuel Bernstein is an award winning screenwriter, director and author who grew up all over the world, living in Cairo, Honolulu, Austin, Phoenix, Albuquerque, New York City, Los Angeles, and ...more

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Ted Sarandos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Ted Sarandos age 52 - Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment, Ted is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition ...more

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Lizz Tayler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Lizz Tayler age 26 - Lizz Tayler is a pornographic actress.

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Gabrielle Carteris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Gabrielle Carteris age 56 - Gabrielle Carteris is an actor.

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Elena Reid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Elena Reid age 34 - Elena A. Reid is an American boxer and mixed martial artist. She is a former WIBA and IFBA Flyweight Champion and fights under the nickname Baby Doll.

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Rileah Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Rileah Vanderbilt age 36 - Rileah Elizabeth Vanderbilt is an American actress and producer.

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Chalmers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Chalmers Johnson Died at 79 (1931-2010) - Chalmers Ashby Johnson was an American author and professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He served in the Korean War, was a consultant for the CIA from 1967 to 1973, and ...more

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Shawn Osborne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Shawn Osborne Died at 35 (1976-2011) - Shawn McGrath was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Osborne. He is best known for his stint with World Wrestling Entertainment as a developmental talent, ...more

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Tony Richards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Tony Richards Tony Richards, is an American musician and drummer. He was the original drummer of shock metal band W.A.S.P. from 1982 till 1984. Richards played for various bands in his early career before ...more

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Disco Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Disco Machine age 47 - Michael Mondragon is an American former professional wrestler better known under the ring name Disco Machine . He was one of the six founders of the Southern Californian independent promotion, ...more

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Judy Kaye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Judy Kaye age 68 - Judy Kaye is a Tony Award–winning American singer and actress. She has appeared in stage musicals, plays, and operas. Kaye has been in long runs on Broadway in the musicals The Phantom of the ...more

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The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
The Boogeyman age 52 - Martin "Marty" Wright is an American professional wrestler who wrestles under the ring name The Boogeyman.

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Kirby Dick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Kirby Dick age 63 - Kirby Dick is a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Susan Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Susan Johnson age 46 - Susan Johnson is a film producer.

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Robert Simonds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Robert Simonds age 51 - Robert Bruce Simonds, Jr. is an American film producer and the Chairman and CEO of movie studio STX Entertainment. His over thirty Hollywood studio movies have generated well in excess of $6 ...more

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Bob Stump is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Bob Stump Died at 76 (1927-2003) - Robert Lee "Bob" Stump was a U.S. Congressman from Arizona. He served as a member from the Democratic Party from 1977 to 1983 and then later a member of the Republican Party until the ...more

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Z-Trip is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Z-Trip age 44 - Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is an American DJ and producer. He is best known as a pioneer of the mashup movement and an award-winning global DJ. His skill as a world-class DJ has also ...more

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Sidney Preston Osborn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Sidney Preston Osborn Died at 64 (1884-1948) - Sidney Preston Osborn was the 1st Secretary of State of Arizona, and later the seventh Governor of Arizona and is, as of 2015, the only governor of Arizona to be elected to four consecutive ...more

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Heather Farr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Heather Farr Died at 28 (1965-1993) - Heather Farr was an American professional golfer. Farr won three state championships at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of the National High School Sports Hall of ...more

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Charles Carreon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Charles Carreon age 59 - Charles Hernan Carreon is an American trial attorney best known for his involvement in a legal dispute between The Oatmeal webcomic and content aggregator FunnyJunk. He currently represents ...more

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Ashley Ellyllon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Ashley Ellyllon age 32 - Ashley "Ellyllon" Jurgemeyer is an American pianist, keyboardist and songwriter for the band Orbs and was the former pianist of the symphonic black metal band Abigail Williams and of

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Hank Leiber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Hank Leiber Died at 82 (1911-1993) - Henry Edward Leiber was an American professional baseball player. He played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1933 to 1942 with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs.

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Samantha Ponder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Samantha Ponder age 31 - Samantha Sainte-Claire Ponder is an American sportscaster from Phoenix, Arizona who is currently a reporter/host for ESPN college football and basketball sideline reporter. Ponder is best known ...more

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Mario Martinez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Mario Martinez age 62 - Mario Martinez is a contemporary abstract painter. He is a Native American artist who is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe from New Penjamo, the smallest of six Yaqui settlements, in Arizona. ...more

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Zola Jesus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Zola Jesus age 27 - Zola Jesus is the stage name of Nika Roza Danilova, an American singer-songwriter. She has released three EPs and five full-length albums that combine electronic, industrial, classical, goth, ...more

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Karl T. Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Karl T. Hirsch age 45 - Karl T. Hirsch is a film director, editor and producer, a screenwriter and an actor.

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Josh Hansen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Josh Hansen age 33 - Joshua Randolph Hansen is an American-born Puerto Rican international football player who currently plays for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the North American Soccer League.

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Brad Evans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Brad Evans age 31 - Bradley Ray "Brad" Evans is an American soccer player who currently plays as a defender for Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer and the United States men's national team. Born ...more

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Jeannette Walls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Jeannette Walls age 55 - Jeannette Walls is an American writer and journalist widely known as former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com — and author of The Glass Castle, a memoir of the nomadic family life of her childhood, ...more

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Michael Gavin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Michael Gavin age 31 - Michael Gavin is an American soccer player, currently without a team.

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Mandy Bruno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Mandy Bruno age 35 - Mandy Bruno is an American Emmy-nominated actress.

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Carlton Mellick III is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Carlton Mellick III age 39 - Carlton Mellick III is an actor.

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Heather Chase is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Heather Chase age 42 - Author of Beauty Without the Beasts

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Joan Ganz Cooney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Joan Ganz Cooney age 86 - Joan Ganz Cooney is an American television producer. She is one of the founders of the Children's Television Network, the organization famous for the creation of the children's television show ...more

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Carolyn Morris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Carolyn Morris Died at 71 (1925-1996) - Carolyn E. Morris was a female pitcher who played from 1944 through 1946 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 7 in, 157 lb., Morris batted and threw ...more

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Kevin Long is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Kevin Long age 49 - Kevin Richard Long is a former minor league baseball player and the current hitting coach for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He formerly held the same post with the New York Yankees ...more

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Kevin Thomas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Kevin Thomas age 37 - Marvin Kevin Thomas is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was a standout high school football player at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, California and a ...more

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Michael Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Michael Carbajal age 49 - Michael Carbajal is an American five-time world boxing champion of Mexican descent. His nickname was "Little Hands Of Stone," after his favorite boxer,"Hands Of Stone"

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Rachele Brooke Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Rachele Brooke Smith age 29 - Rachele Brooke Smith is an American actress and dancer. Her dance talent has been featured in films such as Center Stage: Turn It Up, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, and Burlesque.

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Byron Evans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Byron Evans age 53 - Byron Nelson Evans is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles defense of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He played college football at ...more

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Darryl Morrison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Phoenix
Darryl Morrison age 44 - Darryl Lamon Morrison is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted in ...more