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Famous People From Atlanta

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

    Kanye West

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record...  more
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  • Hulk Hogan

    Hulk Hogan

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Terry Gene Bollea (, born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an...  more

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  • Chloë Grace Moretz

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Chloë Grace Moretz (; born February 10, 1997) is an American actress and model. She began...  more

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  • Raven-Symoné

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (; born December 10, 1985), also known as Raven, is an American...  more

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  • Jeff Foxworthy

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • T.I.


    Age: 40

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known professionally as T.I. and Tip...  more

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  • Kenan Thompson

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Kenan Thompson ( born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. Thompson began his...  more

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  • Melissa Ordway

    Melissa Ordway

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Melissa Pam Ordway Gaston (born March 31, 1983) is an American actress and model. She has...  more
  • Bessie Coleman

    Bessie Coleman

    Dec. at 34 (1892-1926)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Texas

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  • Wayne Williams

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American murderer serving life imprisonment...  more

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  • Alan Ball

    Alan Ball

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceArea code 678, Area code 404, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Alan Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957) is an American writer, director, and producer for...  more
  • Stephen Dorff

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Stephen Hartley Dorff Jr. (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying...  more

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  • Ben Lyon

    Ben Lyon

    Dec. at 78 (1901-1979)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ben Lyon (February 6, 1901 – March 22, 1979) was an American film actor and a studio executive...  more
  • Charlotte Kemp Muhl

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Charlotte Kemp Muhl (born August 17, 1987), also known simply as Kemp Muhl, is an American...  more
  • Jane Withers

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Jane Withers (born April 12, 1926) is an American actress, model, and singer. Beginning a...  more
  • Donnell Rawlings

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Donnell M. Rawlings (born October 23, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, and radio host. He...  more

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  • Christina Lindley

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

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  • Pat Conroy

    Pat Conroy

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy (October 26, 1945 – March 4, 2016) was an American author who...  more

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  • Mark Ewert

    Mark Ewert

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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  • Adam Jones

    Adam Jones

    Age: 38
  • Anna Olson

    Anna Olson

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA

    Anna Olson (born May 4, 1968, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professionally trained pastry chef....  more
  • Mary Lou Williams

    Mary Lou Williams

    Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American...  more

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  • Larry McDonald

    Larry McDonald

    Dec. at 48 (1935-1983)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Lawrence Patton McDonald (April 1, 1935 – September 1, 1983) was an American politician and a...  more
  • Bill Terry

    Bill Terry

    Dec. at 91 (1898-1989)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 – January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first...  more

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  • Louis Wade Sullivan

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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