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

This list includes Marie-Louise Theile, David Wilson and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Brisbane?" or "Which celebrities were born in Brisbane?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Berrick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 32

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Berrick Stevens Barnes (born 28 May 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League ...more
Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 30

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.
Claire Holt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 30

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Claire Rhiannon Holt (born 11 June 1988) is an Australian actress, known for her roles as Rebekah Mikaelson in the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff series The Originals, ...more

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Hugh McMeniman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 35

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Hugh McMeniman (born 1 November 1983 in Brisbane) is an Australian rugby union footballer who currently plays for Honda Heat in Japan. He previously played for Queensland Reds and Western Force ...more
James Horwill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 33

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

James Horwill (born 29 May 1985) is an Australian rugby union player, who has played for the Australian national side, with 61 caps to his name. He captained the Wallabies a number of times, ...more
Jacinda Barrett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 46

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Giacinta Juanita Cordelia Arabella Luciana Rosalina Barrett (born August 2, 1972), known professionally as Jacinda Barrett, is an Australian–American actress and former model, first became known ...more

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Sandra Sully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 54

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Sandra Sully (born 18 February 1961) is an Australian news presenter and journalist and editor for Sydney's 10 News First since 2011, previously being the presenter of the news bulletin on ...more
Morgan Featherstone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Morgan Featherstone Age: 24

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Morgan Featherstone (born 20 October 1994) is a former fashion model based in Melbourne.
Bill Hayden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 86

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

William George Hayden (born 23 January 1933) is a former Australian politician who served as the 21st Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1989 to 1996. He had earlier been leader of ...more
Kirk Reynoldson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Kirk Reynoldson Age: 39

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Kirk Reynoldson (born 11 March 1979) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who last played for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League. He previously ...more
Trevor Gillmeister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Trevor Gillmeister Age: 54

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Trevor Gillmeister (born 13 March 1964) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who is employed as a Rugby League analyst at Channel 7 Brisbane. During his playing days ...more
John McCallum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010)

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

John Neil McCallum, (14 March 1918 – 3 February 2010) was an Australian theatre and film actor, highly successful in the United Kingdom. He was also a television producer.
Liesl Tesch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Liesl Tesch Age: 49

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Liesl Tesch, AM is an Australian wheelchair basketball player and sailor. She became an incomplete paraplegic after a mountain bike accident at the age of 19. She competed in her national ...more
Katie Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Katie Walker Age: 40

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Katie Walker (born 18 July 1978 in Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian netball player. Walker played for the Queensland Firebirds in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy and in the ANZ Championship. ...more
Alan Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Dec. at 66 (1944-2010)

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Alan Gilbert may refer to: Alan Gilbert (conductor) (born 1967), American conductor and violinist Alan Gilbert (Australian academic) (1944–2010), Australian historian and academic administrator ...more
Bill O'Chee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 53

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

William George O'Chee (born 19 June 1965) is an Australian politician. He was a National Party member of the Australian Senate from 1990 to 1999, representing the state of Queensland.
Anthony Hayes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 41

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Anthony "Tony" Hayes is a multi-award winning Australian actor, best known for his roles in The Slap, Look Both Ways, The Boys, Rabbit Proof Fence & Animal Kingdom and soap opera
Reg Watson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 93

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Reginald James Watson AM (born 1926) is an Australian retired television producer and screenwriter, best known for creating soap operas such as Prisoner and Neighbours.
Tracey Moffatt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 58

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Tracey Moffatt (born 12 November 1960) is an Australian artist who primarily uses photography and video.In 2017 she represented Australia at the 57th Venice Biennale with her solo exhibition, ...more
David Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 72

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

David Parker (born 1947 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian cinematographer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. Films written by Parker include Malcolm, Rikky and Pete, The Big ...more
William Webb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Dec. at 85 (1887-1972)

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Sir William Flood Webb KBE (21 January 1887 – 11 August 1972) was a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. He was President of the International Military ...more
Ellen Fanning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Brisbane

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Ellen Fanning is an Australian journalist. Fanning is currently host of The Drum on ABC TV. She has previously been host of the Nine Network's Sunday television program.
Sue Boyce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 67

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Suzanne Kay Boyce (born 15 March 1951, in Brisbane, Queensland), Australian politician, businesswoman and disability advocate, is a former member of the Australian Senate for Queensland. She was ...more
Jennifer Louise Macklin ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 65

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Jennifer Louise Macklin (born 29 December 1953) is an Australian former politician who was a member of the House of Representatives from 1996 until 2019, representing the Division of Jagajaga ...more
Tautau Moga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Brisbane
Age: 25

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Tautau Moga is an Australian professional rugby league player of Samoan descent who currently plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. Often compared to Sonny Bill ...more