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

People on this list include Reginald C. Lindsay and Shane Battier.

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

Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 53 Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror series Scream, and as ...more

Cat Deeley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 41 Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley is an English television presenter, actress, singer and model. Since 2006, Deeley has been the host of So You Think You Can Dance in the United States, ...more

Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 71 Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and as of 2015 she has won 13 Grammys as well as numerous ...more

Kate Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 69 Kate Jackson is an American actress, director, and producer, best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the popular 1970s television series Charlie's Angels. She is a three-time Emmy Award ...more

Lionel Hampton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 94 (1908-2002) Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to ...more

Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 56 Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. ...more

Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 74 Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, ...more

Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 66 Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer-songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. He is considered ...more

Tara O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 44

Paschal English is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Birmingham

Mel Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 83 (1913-1996) Mel Allen was an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees. During the peak of his career in the 1940s, 1950s and ...more

Nick Mason is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 74 Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of Pink Floyd. He is the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. ...more

David Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 54 David Lee Smith is an actor.

Christine Lahti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 68 Christine Ann Lahti is an American actress and film director. She has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. Lahti's first Academy Award nomination was for Best ...more

Wayne Rogers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 85 William Wayne McMillan Rogers III is an American film and television actor, best known for playing the role of "Trapper John" McIntyre in the CBS television series, M*A*S*H. He is a ...more

Sun Ra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 79 (1914-1993) Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," prolific musical output, and performances. He ...more

Ibrehem Rahman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 41 Ibrehem Rahman is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Palau.

Kenneth Tynan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 53 (1927-1980) Kenneth Peacock Tynan was an English theatre critic and writer. Making his initial impact as a critic at The Observer, he praised Osborne's Look Back in Anger, and encouraged the emerging wave ...more

Bobby Bowden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 88 Robert Cleckler "Bobby" Bowden is a retired American football coach. He coached the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. During his time at Florida ...more

Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 38 Radric Delantic Davis, better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House, followed by Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon, and Back to the Trap ...more

Louise Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 83 Estelle Louise Fletcher is an American film and television actress. She initially debuted in television series such as Maverick in 1959 before being cast in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us. The ...more

Walton Goggins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 46 Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his roles as Shane Vendrell on The Shield and Boyd Crowder on Justified. He has appeared in films such as ...more

Simon Fowler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 52 Simon Geoffrey Fowler is an English singer and acoustic guitarist, best known as the frontman of Ocean Colour Scene.

Rickey Smiley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Rickey Smiley is an American standup comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality best known for his prank phone calls. The calls feature Smiley disguising his voice and carrying on a ...more

Geezer Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 68 Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He has also ...more

Amber Benson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 41 Amber Nicole Benson is an American writer, director, producer, and actress. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also directed, ...more

Alan Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 61 Alan C. Hunter was one of the original five video jockeys on MTV from 1981 to 1987. He is a host on SiriusXM Radio’s The 80s on 8 channel and co-owns the production company Hunter Films with his ...more

Nicole Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Birmingham

Rebekah Teasdale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 38 Rebekah Teasdale(born 17 April 1979 in Birmingham) is a British DJ andadult model who appeared as a Page 3 girl between 2000 and 2003. She has worked as a journalist with the British men's ...more

Barriemore Barlow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 68 Barrie "Barriemore" Barlow is an English musician, best known as the drummer and percussionist for the rock band Jethro Tull, from May 1971 to June 1980. Christened Barrie, the ...more

Dorothy Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 54 (1903-1957) Dorothy Sebastian was an American film and stage actress.

Arthur Darvill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 35 Thomas Arthur Darvill, known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician. He is perhaps most recognised as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the ...more

Oscar Harrison is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 52 Oscar Lloyd Harrison is an English musician who currently plays drums with Birmingham-based band Ocean Colour Scene, where he gained prominence. He also plays piano and bass guitar, and ...more

Austen Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 74 (1863-1937) Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain KG was a British statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and half-brother of Neville Chamberlain.

Robert Lee Minor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 74 Robert Lee Minor or Bob Lee Minor is an African-American stunt performer, television and film actor, best known for doubling many celebrities such as: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Bernie Mac, ...more

George Schlatter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 85 George Schlatter is an American television producer and director, best known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and founder of the American Comedy Awards. For his work on television, Schlatter ...more

Sax Rohmer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Sax Rohmer Dec. at 76 (1883-1959) Arthur Henry Ward, better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.

Edgar Guest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 78 (1881-1959) Edgar Albert Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.

Victor Saville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 84 (1895-1979) Victor Saville was an English film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed 39 films between 1927 and 1954. He also produced 36 films between 1923 and 1962.

Alfred Radcliffe-Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 74 (1881-1955) Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown was an English social anthropologist who developed the theory of Structural functionalism.

Mike Skinner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 39 Michael Geoffrey "Mike" Skinner is an English rapper, musician, record producer, and actor, best known for the music project The Streets.

Lili Gentle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 78 Lili Gentle is a former American film and television actress.

Mary Anderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 96 (1918-2014) Mary Anderson was an American actress, who appeared in 31 films and 22 television productions between 1939 and 1965. She was best known for her small supporting role in the iconic film Gone With ...more

Melvin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Dec. at 53 (1942-1995) David Melvin English better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known for his role as a member of Motown singing group The Temptations from ...more

Daniel Wallace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 59 Daniel Wallace is an American author, best known for his 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, the basis for the Tim Burton film Big Fish and the Broadway musical of the same name. ...more

Lauren Rose Crace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 31 Lauren Rose Crace is an English actress known for playing Danielle Jones in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders.

Tony Martin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 60 Anthony Philip Harford, better known by his stage name Tony Martin, is a heavy metal vocalist best known for his work with Black Sabbath from 1987 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1997. Martin was ...more

Andy Harris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 47 Andrew "Andy" Harris is an English former professional footballer who made 40 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Oxford United and Exeter City. He played ...more

Irv Eatman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 54 Irvin Humphrey "Irv" Eatman is a former American football offensive tackle, who played professionally for 3 seasons in the United States Football League and 11 seasons with the ...more

Michael Balcon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
Michael Balcon Dec. at 81 (1896-1977) Sir Michael Elias Balcon was an English film producer, known for his work with Ealing Studios. Balcon had earlier worked for Gainsborough Pictures, Gaumont British and MGM-British.