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This list of famous people of Greek descent is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of Greek descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Greek. Celebrities of Greek descent have had successful careers in film, television, and sports. Several comedic actors and actresses are of Greek descent.

Who is the most famous person of Greek descent? Jennifer Aniston tops this list. The “Friends” actress is Greek on her paternal side.

Some hilarious actors are also Greek. Tina Fey's mother is Greek and comedian Zach Galifianakis is of Greek, English, Scottish, Welsh, French, and Irish descent. He has appeared in films like The Hangover and Due Date. Other funny celebrities who are of Greek ancestry include “The Golden Girls” actress Betty White, and comedian Demetri Martin.

How do you celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of your heritage? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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Jennifer Aniston is part Greek on her paternal side. She rose to fame thanks to her role as Rachel on the hit TV show "Friends."

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant, Office Space

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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Tina Fey's father is of half German and half Scottish descent. Her mother is Greek. Fey has starred in films such as Date Night and Baby Mama.

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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#45 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#23 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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John Stamos is of Greek, Irish, and English descent. He has appeared on TV shows such as "ER" and "Full House."

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: Grandfathered, ER, General Hospital, Full House

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Tiffani Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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Tiffani Thiessen is of German, Greek, Turkish, and Welsh descent. She has appeared on TV shows such as "Saved by the Bell" and "Beverly Hills, 90210."

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Entrepreneur, Actor

Credits: Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210, Pandemic White Collar

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#8 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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TV host Maria Menounos's parents are Greek immigrants.

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Journalist, Film Producer, Actor Presenter

Credits: E! News, Tropic Thunder, Extra, ET on MTV

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#33 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

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Bob Costas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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Sportscaster Bob Costas is of Irish and Greek descent.

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Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Announcer, Journalist Actor, + more

Credits: Cars, Moneyball, Coach Carter, BASEketball Pootie Tang, + more

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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Betty White is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. She has appeared on TV shows such as "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

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Age: 93

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Author, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game, Hot in Cleveland

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#64 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#6 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#30 on The Funniest People of All Time

#37 on The Best Living American Actresses

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Angie Harmon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50+ Famous People of Greek Descent
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Angie Harmon is of Greek, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Dutch descent. She is famous for her role on "Law and Order."

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Highland Park, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Rizzoli & Isles, Fun with Dick and Jane, Law & Order, Agent Cody Banks

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#93 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

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