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

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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 Atlanta
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

Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

T.I. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Melissa Ordway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Bessie Coleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Bessie Coleman Died at 34 (1892-1926) - Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an ...more

Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Alan Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Stephen Dorff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Ben Lyon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Ben Lyon Died at 78 (1901-1979) - Ben Lyon was an American actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox.

Kemp Muhl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
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

Jane Withers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Jane Withers age 91 - Jane Withers is an American actress. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress at the age of three, Withers is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award ...more

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Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Donnell Rawlings age 45 - Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success, a decade in the making. You've seen him on Chappelle's Show as Ashy Larry, the 1970's Jheri curled Beautiful, and numerous other characters he's played. ...more

Christina Lindley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Christina Lindley age 33 - Christina Lindley appeared in the 2006 film The Marine.

Pat Conroy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Pat Conroy age 71 - Pat Conroy is a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into ...more

Mark Ewert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Mark Ewert age 43 - Marcus Ewert appeared in William S. Burroughs: A Man Within documentary film.

Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Adam Jones age 34

Anna Olson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Anna Olson age 47 - Anna Olson is a professionally trained pastry chef. She resides in Welland in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. She is the host of Bake with Anna Olson on Food Network Canada. She was ...more

Mary Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Mary Lou Williams Died at 71 (1910-1981) - Mary Lou Williams was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records. Williams wrote and ...more

Larry McDonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Larry McDonald Died at 48 (1935-1983) - Lawrence Patton McDonald, M.D. was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Georgia's 7th congressional district as a Democrat. He was a ...more

Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Bill Terry Died at 91 (1898-1989) - William Harold Terry was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Terry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. In ...more

Louis Wade Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Louis Wade Sullivan age 82 - Louis Wade Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...more

Clare Kramer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Clare Kramer age 42 - Clare Elizabeth Kramer is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Glory, the Big Bad of season 5 of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Jimmy Rave is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Jimmy Rave age 34 - James Guffey is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Jimmy Rave. He is best known for working for Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Jo Ann Pflug is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Jo Ann Pflug age 75 - Jo Ann Pflug is a former American motion picture and television actress who retired in 1997. Pflug's first major role was as U.S. Army nurse Lt. Maria "Dish" Schneider in 1970's MASH, ...more

Lee Atwater is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Lee Atwater Died at 40 (1951-1991) - Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater was an American political consultant and strategist to the Republican Party. He was an advisor to U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and ...more

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Ralph Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Ralph Metcalfe Died at 68 (1910-1978) - Ralph Harold Metcalfe, Sr. was an American track and field sprinter and politician. He jointly held the world record in the 100-meter dash and placed second in that event in two Olympics, the ...more

Barbara Cook is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Barbara Cook age 89 - Barbara Cook is an American singer and actress who first came to prominence in the 1950s after starring in the original Broadway musicals Plain and Fancy, Candide and The Music Man among others, ...more

Sandra Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Sandra Dorsey age 77 - Sandra Dorsey is an American film and television actress, she is also a theatre actress, director, writer and choreographer. She is best known for her role in the 1989 horror sequel Sleepaway ...more

Jennifer Cole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Jennifer Cole age 43 - Jennifer Victoria Cole is an American model, actress and game show/talk show host originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to being a former Hawaiian Tropic model and winner of that ...more

Lester Maddox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Lester Maddox Died at 88 (1915-2003) - Lester Garfield Maddox, Sr., was an American politician who was the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. A populist Democrat, Maddox came to prominence as a staunch ...more

Chase Tatum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Chase Tatum Died at 35 (1973-2008) - William Chase Tatum was a wrestler for World Championship Wrestling.

Ellia English is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Ellia English age 55 - Ellia English is an American singer, dancer, stage and film actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Helen "Aunt Helen" King on the comedy sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show which ...more

Caroline Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Caroline Sunshine age 21 - Caroline Sunshine is a film actress.

Edward L. Montoro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Edward L. Montoro age 89 - Edward L. Montoro was an American film producer and distributor known for releasing exploitation films and B-movies during the 1970s and 1980s through his company Film Ventures International. ...more

Ernest Grant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Ernest Grant age 39 - Ernest Jouoa Grant is a former American football defensive tackle of the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2000 ...more

Ken Timbs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Ken Timbs Died at 53 (1951-2004) - Ken Timbs was an American professional wrestler who, with tag team partner Eric Embry, competed as one half of the Fabulous Blondes in several regional territories including Southwest ...more

Algebra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Algebra age 39 - Algebra is an American contemporary R&B singer.

Roy D. Bridges, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Roy D. Bridges, Jr. age 72 - Roy Dubard Bridges, Jr. is an American aviator, retired United States Air Force officer, former NASA astronaut and the former director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and Langley Research ...more

Richard Smallwood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Richard Smallwood age 67 - Richard Smallwood is an American Gospel music artist who formed The Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977 in Washington, DC.

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Hamilton E. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Hamilton E. Holmes Died at 54 (1941-1995) - Hamilton E. Holmes was an American orthopedic physician. He and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were the first two African-American students admitted to the University of Georgia. Additionally, Holmes ...more

C. Martin Croker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
C. Martin Croker age 55 - Clay Martin Croker, generally billed as C. Martin Croker, is an animator and voice actor on various Adult Swim animated programs. He is best known for voicing Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost ...more

William Luther Pierce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
William Luther Pierce Died at 69 (1933-2002) - William Luther Pierce III was a prominent American white nationalist and political activist. He was one of the most influential ideologues of the white nationalist movement for some 30 years ...more

Duke Pearson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Duke Pearson Died at 48 (1932-1980) - Columbus Calvin "Duke" Pearson, Jr was an American jazz pianist and composer. Allmusic notes him as being a "big part in shaping the Blue Note label's hard bop direction in the

Jim Martin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Jim Martin age 71 - James Francis "Jim" Martin is an American politician and former Democratic Party member of the Georgia General Assembly. Martin opposed incumbent U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss in the ...more

Bob Clayton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Bob Clayton Died at 57 (1922-1979) - Bob Clayton was an American television game show announcer and host of several shows. He spent his early television career hosting shows in Miami, Florida before moving to New York in the

Roger L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Roger L. Jackson age 60 - Roger L. Jackson is an actor.