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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 55
Elisabeth Judson Shue is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, ...more

Valerie Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 58
Valerie Anne Bertinelli is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time, Gloria on the drama series Touched by an Angel and Melanie ...more

Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 44
Matthew Ryan Phillippe, better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor and director. After appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s starring in a ...more

Doug Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 58
Doug Anthony Hutchison is an American actor, known for playing disturbing and antagonistic characters. Such characters include Obie Jameson in the 1988 film The Chocolate War, Sproles in the ...more

Ellen J. Kullman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 63
Ellen J. Kullman is an United States business executive. She is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington and a former director of General Motors. ...more

John M. Clayton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 60 (1796-1856)
John Middleton Clayton was an American lawyer and politician from Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party who served in the Delaware General Assembly, and as U.S. Senator from Delaware and ...more

Andrew Shue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 52
Andrew Eppley Shue is an American actor, known for his role as Billy Campbell on the television series Melrose Place. He is on the Board of Directors for Do Something and is the co-founder of ...more

Roy Del Ruth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 68 (1893-1961)
Roy Del Ruth was an American film director.

Judge Reinhold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 61
Edward Ernest "Judge" Reinhold, Jr. is an American actor, known for co-starring in movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Ruthless People, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Santa Clause

Harry Coover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)
Harry Wesley Coover, Jr. was the inventor of Eastman 910, commonly known as Super Glue.

Beau Biden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 50
Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III is an American attorney, Army JAG officer, and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. He served as the Attorney General of Delaware and a major in the ...more

Billy Bailey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)
Billy Bailey was a convicted murderer hanged in Delaware in 1996. He became only the third person to be hanged in the United States since 1965 and the first hanged in Delaware in 50 years. He is ...more

Stevie Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 36
Stephen Graham is an American professional basketball player. Graham's twin brother, Joey, was his college teammate and has also played in the NBA.

Pierre S. du Pont is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Pierre S. du Pont Dec. at 84 (1870-1954)
Pierre Samuel du Pont was an American entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and member of the prominent du Pont family. He was president of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1915 ...more

Kevin Ruf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 57
Kevin Ruf is an American actor and comedian. He recently starred in the Comedy Central show Halfway Home as Kenny Carlyle, the house supervisor of a halfway house. He was the newsman in That Was ...more

John C. Carney, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 62
John Charles Carney, Jr. is an American politician who has served as the U.S. Representative for Delaware's at-large congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He ...more

Bill McGowan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 58 (1896-1954)
William Aloysius McGowan was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1925 to 1954. McGowan founded the second umpire school in the United States. He ...more

Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)
Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Delaware in the 1920s.

Tory Dent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 47 (1958-2005)
Tory Dent was an eminent American poet, art critic, and commentator on the AIDS crisis.

Simon Diamond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 50
Patrick "Pat" Kenney is an American retired professional wrestler and baseball player, better known by his ring name, Simon Diamond. He is currently working for the professional ...more

Richard McMullen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 76 (1868-1944)
Richard Cann McMullen was an American manufacturer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as Governor of Delaware.

George Welch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Delaware
Dec. at 36 (1918-1954)
George Welch was a World War II flying ace, a Medal of Honor nominee, and an experimental aircraft pilot after the war. Welch is best known for being one of the few United States Army Air Corps ...more

Jennifer Leigh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 35
Jennifer Leigh is an American professional poker player. Leigh was introduced to poker by Robert Boyd years after they met each other on Internet Relay Chat. Leigh built up from playing $5 SNG ...more

James H. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Delaware
James H. Hughes Dec. at 86 (1867-1953)
James Hurd Hughes was an American lawyer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware.

Nancy J. Currie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Delaware
age 60
Nancy Jane Sherlock Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut.