Famous People From Chattanooga

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

List people include Caleb Rowe, Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Chattanooga?" or "Which celebrities were born in Chattanooga?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Reggie White
    Dec. at 43 (1961-2004)
    • Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America
    Reginald Howard White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was an American professional football player who played defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons during the ...more
  • Lady Bunny
    Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
    Lady Bunny, originally known as "Bunny Hickory Dickory Dock," (born Jon Ingle, August 13, 1962) is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event. She has ...more
  • Leslie Jordan

    Leslie Jordan

    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Leslie Allen Jordan (April 29, 1955 – October 24, 2022) was an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer.[2] His television roles included Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire (1993–1995), Beverley Leslie ...more
  • Bessie Smith
    Dec. at 43 (1894-1937)
    • Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America
    Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often ...more
    • Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America
    Wayne White is an American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.
    • Birthplace: Signal Mountain, Tennessee, United States of America
    Rachel Elizabeth Boston (born May 9, 1982) is an American actress and producer. Boston has had leading roles in a number of independent films, and was a regular cast member in several television ...more