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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
age 41
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
Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 65
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.
Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 22
Chloë Grace Moretz (born February 10, 1997) 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 ...more
Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 33
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
age 60
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
age 38
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
age 40
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
age 35
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
Dec. 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
age 60
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
age 61
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
age 45
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
Dec. at 78 (1901-1979)
Ben Lyon was an American actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox.
Charlotte Kemp Muhl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 31
Charlotte Kemp Muhl (born August 17, 1987), also known simply as Kemp Muhl, is an American model, singer, and musician from Atlanta, Georgia. Modeling since the age of 13, Kemp Muhl at 16 years ...more
Jane Withers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 92
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
Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 48
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
age 35
Christina Lindley appeared in the 2006 film The Marine.
Pat Conroy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 73
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
age 47
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
age 36
Anna Olson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 51
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 85
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