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Famous People From Delaware

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

List includes Jesse Ehrenfeld, Charles M. Oberly, III and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Delaware?" or "Which celebrities were born in Delaware?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Elisabeth Shue

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her...  more

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  • Valerie Bertinelli

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

    Valerie Anne Bertinelli (born April 23, 1960) is an American actress and television...  more

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  • Ryan Phillippe

    BirthplaceUSA, Delaware, New Castle

    Matthew Ryan Phillippe (; born September 10, 1974) is an American actor. After appearing as...  more

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  • Doug Hutchison

    Doug Hutchison

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceDover, Delaware, USA

    Doug Anthony Hutchison (born May 26, 1960) is an American character actor, known for playing...  more
  • Ellen J. Kullman

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Ellen J. Kullman (born January 22, 1956) is a United States business executive. She was...  more
  • John M. Clayton

    John M. Clayton

    Dec. at 60 (1796-1856)

    BirthplaceDagsboro, Delaware, USA

    John Middleton Clayton (July 24, 1796 – November 9, 1856) was an American lawyer and...  more
  • Andrew Shue

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Andrew Eppley Shue (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, known for his role as Billy...  more

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  • Roy Del Ruth

    Dec. at 68 (1893-1961)


    Roy Del Ruth (October 18, 1895, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 27, 1961) was an American...  more
  • Judge Reinhold

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Edward Ernest "Judge" Reinhold, Jr. (born May 21, 1957) is an American actor who has starred...  more

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  • Harry Coover

    Harry Coover

    Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)

    BirthplaceNewark, Delaware

    Harry Wesley Coover Jr. (March 6, 1917 – March 26, 2011) was the inventor of Eastman 910,...  more
  • Beau Biden

    Beau Biden

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III (February 3, 1969 – May 30, 2015) was an American attorney,...  more
  • Billy Bailey

    Billy Bailey

    Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)

    BirthplaceSmyrna, Delaware

    Billy Bailey (January 1947 – January 25, 1996) was a convicted murderer who was hanged in...  more
  • Stevie Graham

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Stephen Graham (born June 11, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player ...  more
  • Pierre S. du Pont

    Dec. at 84 (1870-1954)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Pierre Samuel du Pont (; January 15, 1870 – April 4, 1954) was an American entrepreneur,...  more
  • Kevin Ruf

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceWilmington, USA, Delaware

    Kevin Ruf (born December 7, 1961) is an American actor and comedian. He recently starred in...  more
  • John C. Carney, Jr.

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    John Charles Carney Jr. (born May 20, 1956) is an American politician who is the 74th Governor...  more
  • Bill McGowan

    Bill McGowan

    Dec. at 58 (1896-1954)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    William Aloysius McGowan (January 18, 1896 – December 9, 1954) was an American umpire in Major...  more
  • Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.

    Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.

    Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Thomas Francis Bayard Jr. (June 4, 1868 – July 12, 1942) was an American lawyer and politician...  more
  • Tory Dent

    Tory Dent

    Dec. at 47 (1958-2005)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Victorine "Tory" Dent (January 1, 1958 – December 30, 2005) was an American poet, art critic,...  more
  • Simon Diamond

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Patrick Kenney (born May 26, 1968) is an American retired professional wrestler and baseball...  more
  • Richard McMullen

    Richard McMullen

    Dec. at 76 (1868-1944)

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Delaware, United States of America

    Richard Cann McMullen (January 2, 1868 – February 18, 1944) was an American manufacturer and...  more
  • George Welch

    Dec. at 36 (1918-1954)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    George Welch (May 10, 1918 – October 12, 1954) was a World War II flying ace, a Medal of Honor...  more
  • Jennifer Leigh

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Jennifer Leigh (born August 10, 1983 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American professional...  more
  • James H. Hughes

    James H. Hughes

    Dec. at 86 (1867-1953)

    BirthplaceFelton, Delaware, United States of America

    James Hurd Hughes (January 14, 1867 – August 29, 1953) was an American lawyer and politician...  more
  • Nancy J. Currie

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Nancy Jane Currie-Gregg (former married name Sherlock, born December 29, 1958) is an engineer,...  more