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Famous People From Birmingham

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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 54
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 42
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 70
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 57
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 75
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 67
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 45
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 75
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 55
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 86
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 39
Radric Delantic Davis, better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House, Trap-A-Thon, and Back to the Trap House in 2007. In 2009, his second ...more
Louise Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Birmingham
age 84
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 44
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 53
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 69
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