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Famous People From Canberra

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

List people include Jorge Taufua, Tim Burns and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Canberra?" or "Which celebrities were born in Canberra?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Alex O'Loughlin (born 24 August 1976) is an Australian actor, writer and director, who plays Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett on CBS' remake of the TV series Hawaii Five-0. He had starring roles...  more

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  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Mia Wasikowska ( VUSH-i-KOF-skə; born 25 October 1989) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut on the Australian television drama All Saints in 2004, followed by her feature film debut in...  more

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  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Anna Flanagan is an Australian field hockey player....  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Imogen Bailey (born 7 July 1977, Canberra) is an Australian model, actress and singer. As a model she has been featured on the cover of men's magazines, including Ralph, FHM Australia, Black+White....  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Peter Kimlin is an Australian rugby union football player who plays for Grenoble in the French Top 14. He played for the ACT Brumbies in the Super Rugby competition from 2007 through to 2013. That...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Sarah Ioannides (born 1972, in Canberra) is a Greek Cypriot-Scottish-Australian conductor. Her father, Ayis Ioannides, is a conductor and composer of Greek Cypriot ancestry. Her mother is of...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Australia

    Patricia Hope Hewitt (born 2 December 1948) is an Australian-born British Labour politician, who served in the Cabinet until 2007, most recently as Secretary of State for Health. Hewitt's political...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Michael Molloy (born 11 July 1966) is an Australian comedian, writer, producer, actor, television and radio presenter who has been active in radio, television, stand-up and film. He currently hosts a...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Brett John Mason (born 5 March 1962) is a former Australian politician and a Liberal/Liberal National of Queensland member of the Australian Senate from 1 July 1999 to 15 April 2015, representing the...  more
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    BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    James Albert Hird (born 4 February 1973) is a former professional Australian rules football player and the former senior coach of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman (born 12 August 1963) is a former Australian politician who served as the 38th Premier of Queensland from 26 March 2012 to 14 February 2015. Newman served as the Member...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Patrick Sammy Mills (born 11 August 1988) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Mills was selected by the Portland Trail...  more

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  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    Michael Brand (born 9 January 1958) is an art scholar from Australia. Throughout his career, Brand has specialised in the art of Asia, in particular Indian art....  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Warren Edward Snowdon (born 20 March 1950) is an Australian politician. He is a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives. He represented the Division of Northern Territory from July...  more
  • Big Dave is an Australian rapper, record producer, radio host and Community Advocate. He is also the founder and owner of KP Records.Since his release from Long Bay Jail in 2005, Big Dave has gone on...  more
  • BirthplaceNew South Wales, Australasia, Australia, Canberra

    NationalityAustralia

    David Gordon Brooks is an Australian poet, novelist and essayist. He graduated from the Australian National University in 1974. In 1975 he left Australia for postgraduate study in Canada. He...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Sigrid Madeline Thornton (born 12 February 1959) is an Australian film and television actress. Her television work includes Prisoner (1979–80), All the Rivers Run (1983), SeaChange (1998–2000) and...  more
  • Dec. at 56 (1955-2012)

    BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Lincoln Ross Hall OAM (19 December 1955 – 20 March 2012) was a veteran Australian mountain climber, adventurer, author and philanthropist. Hall was part of the first Australian expedition to climb...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Roger Le Mesurier is a film producer and a television producer....
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Jorge Taufua is a Tongan Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League. A Tonga national representative three-quarter back, he has...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Scott Talbot-Cameron (born 13 July 1981) is an Australian-born two-time Olympic and national record holding backstroke swimmer for New Zealand. He swam for New Zealand at the 2000 and 2004...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Isaac Ntiamoah is an Australian track and field sprinter. He was a member of the Australian 4 x 100m relay team that equalled the Australian record when they qualified for the finals at the 2012...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Carl Valeri (born 14 August 1984) is an Australian footballer who currently plays for National Premier Leagues Victoria team Dandenong City SC as a defensive midfielder. He previously served as...  more
  • BirthplaceCanberra, Australia

    NationalityAustralia