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

Examples include Herb Vigran and Ted Turner.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cincinnati?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cincinnati?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 84

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader. In mid-1967, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a ...more

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 77

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Peter Edward Rose (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and manager. Rose played in Major League ...more

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Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 45

Birthplace: USA, Cincinnati, Ohio

Micah Sierra "Katt" Williams (born September 2, 1971) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer, and voice actor. He had a role as Money Mike in Friday After Next, had a ...more

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Amy Yasbeck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 56

Birthplace: Blue Ash, Ohio, United States of America

Amy Marie Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Casey Chappel Davenport on the sitcom Wings from 1994 to 1997, and also having played the ...more

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Tyrone Power is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 44 (1914-1958)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles ...more

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Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)

Birthplace: USA, Cincinnati, Ohio

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American singer and actor. He was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the "King of the ...more

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Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 35 (1962-1997)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and professional football player best known for his appearances in Stampede Wrestling in the 1980s ...more

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Hudson Leick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 49

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Heidi Hudson Leick (born May 9, 1969) is an American actress, known for her role as villainess Callisto in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is a certified Yoga instructor and ...more
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Tiffany Hines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 35

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Tiffany Hines (born September 2, 1984) is an American actress, known for her roles as Birdie Scott in Beyond the Break, Michelle Welton in Bones, Jaden in Nikita, Didi Miller in Devious Maids, ...more
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Hal Sparks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 49

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Hal Harry Magee Sparks III (born September 25, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, political commentator, television and radio host, and television personality. He is known for his ...more

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Charles Gordone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 70 (1925-1995)

Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio

Charles Gordone (October 12, 1925 – November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and ...more
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Jeffrey R. Immelt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 63

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Jeffrey Robert Immelt (born February 19, 1956) is an American business executive currently working as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates. He retired as chairman of the board of the ...more
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Rob Portman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 63

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Robert Jones Portman (born December 19, 1955) is an American Republican politician, serving as the junior United States Senator from Ohio. Portman previously served as a U.S. Representative, the ...more
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Rebecca Budig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 45

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Rebecca Jo Budig (; born June 26, 1973) is an American actress and television presenter. Her career began in 1993, and in 1995, she was cast in the role of Michelle Bauer on the CBS soap opera ...more
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Kathryn Morris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 50

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Kathryn Susan Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, best known for her lead role as Detective Lilly Rush in the CBS series Cold Case.

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Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 54

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin ...more
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Patricia Wettig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, Cincinnati, Ohio

Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for her role as Nancy Weston in the television series Thirtysomething (1987–1991), for which she ...more
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Michael Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 66

Birthplace: Ohio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Michael Cunningham (born November 6, 1952) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner ...more

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Theda Bara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 70 (1885-1955)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Theda Bara ( THEE-də BARR-ə; born Theodosia Burr Goodman; July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent ...more

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Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Barry Chapman Bishop (January 13, 1932 – September 24, 1994) was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom ...more
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Shawn Pettus-Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 42

Birthplace: USA, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Frederick McKinley Jones... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. at 68 (1893-1961)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 – February 21, 1961) was an African-American inventor, entrepreneur, winner of the National Medal of Technology, and an inductee of the National Inventors ...more
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Gail Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 73

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times. Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the ...more
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J. Madison Wright Morris... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
J. Madison Wright Morris Dec. at 22 (1984-2006)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Jessica Madison Wright Morris (July 29, 1984 – July 21, 2006), known professionally as J. Madison Wright, was an American actress. Born in Cincinnati, she spent her early years being raised in ...more
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Bridget Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Age: 26

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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