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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 (; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 65
Terry Gene Bollea (, born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an American retired pro wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician. According ...more

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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 acting at age six, with early roles in the supernatural horror film The Amityville Horror (2005), ...more

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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 33
Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (; born December 10, 1985), also known as Raven, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She began her career as a child actress, appearing as ...more

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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 60
Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, ...more

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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 38
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known professionally as T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper and actor. Harris signed his first major-label ...more

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 40
Kenan Thompson ( born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. Thompson began his acting career in the early 1990s, and garnered fame as an original cast member of Nickelodeon's sketch ...more

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Melissa Ordway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Melissa Ordway
age 35
Melissa Pam Ordway Gaston (born March 31, 1983) 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 ...more
Bessie Coleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Bessie Coleman
Dec. at 34 (1892-1926)
Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an early American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a ...more

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Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 60
Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American murderer serving life imprisonment for the 1981 killing of two adult men in Atlanta, Georgia, and believed by police to be responsible ...more
Alan Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 61
Alan Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957) is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theater. He wrote the screenplay for American Beauty, for which he earned an Academy ...more
Stephen Dorff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 45
Stephen Hartley Dorff Jr. (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying Roland West in the third season of HBO's crime drama anthology series True Detective, PK in The Power of ...more

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Ben Lyon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Dec. at 78 (1901-1979)
Ben Lyon (February 6, 1901 – March 22, 1979) was an American film actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox, who later acted in British radio, films and TV.
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 singer, songwriter, writer, model and film director from Atlanta, Georgia. Modeling since the age of ...more
Jane Withers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 92
Jane Withers (born April 12, 1926) is an American actress, model, and singer. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress at the age of 3, Withers is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star ...more
Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 48
Donnell M. Rawlings (born October 23, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, and radio host. He is best known as a cast member on the Comedy Central sketch comedy TV series Chappelle's Show and ...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
Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy (October 26, 1945 – March 4, 2016) was an American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs; his books The Water is Wide, The Lords of ...more

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Mark Ewert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 47
Marcus Ewert, previously known as Mark Ewert, is an American writer, actor and director, living in San Francisco. Ewert began making and appearing in films in the 1990s. He has appeared in the ...more
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 (born May 4, 1968, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professionally trained pastry chef. She resides in Welland in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. She was previously the host of Food ...more
Mary Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)
Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded ...more

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Larry McDonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Dec. at 48 (1935-1983)
Lawrence Patton McDonald (April 1, 1935 – September 1, 1983) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Georgia's 7th congressional ...more
Bill Terry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
Dec. at 91 (1898-1989)
William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 – January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. He stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). Terry was ...more

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Louis Wade Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Atlanta
age 85
Louis Wade Sullivan (born November 3, 1933) is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of ...more