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

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 74
Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, ...more
Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 35
Jana Rae Kramer is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 ...more
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Detroit
Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)
Diana Patience Beverly Ross, relative of Robert Ross, was an English children's author and occasional and longtime resident of Shaw, near Melksham, in Wiltshire. A graduate of the Central School ...more
Sherilyn Fenn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 54
Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress. She came to international attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks for which she was nominated for both a Golden ...more
Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 75
Jerry Bruckheimer is a film and television producer.
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Detroit
Died at 43 (1946-1989)
Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award ...more
Marlo Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 81
Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas is an American actress, producer, and social activist known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her award-winning feminist children's franchise, Free ...more
Donyale Luna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Detroit
Dec. at 34 (1945-1979)
Donyale Luna was an American model and actress. In 1966, Luna became the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue. She also appeared in several underground films by Andy Warhol, and had ...more
Naima Mora is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 34
Naima Mora is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 4 of America's Next Top Model.
Sharon Case is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 48
Sharon Case is an American actress and former model. At the age of 17, Case began working as a model, relocating briefly to Japan, before pursuing an acting career. She is best known for her ...more
Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Detroit
Dec. at 72 (1902-1974)
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air ...more
Pam Dawber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 67
Pamela Gene "Pam" Dawber is an American actress best known for her lead television sitcom roles as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy and Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam.
Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 46
Kendrick Kang-Joh "Ken" Jeong, M.D. is an American actor, comedian and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series Community ...more
Berry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 89
Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.
Veronica Webb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 54
Veronica Webb is an American model, actress, writer, and television personality. The first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract, Webb has appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence and ...more
James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 92
James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the ...more
Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Detroit
Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)
Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and ...more
Ralph Bunche is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Detroit
Dec. at 68 (1903-1971)
Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. He was the first African American ...more
Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 70
Robert Remus, better known by his ring name Sgt. Slaughter, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed with the WWE in the ambassador program. From the late 1970s to the ...more
Roger Corman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 92
Roger William Corman is an American independent film producer, director and actor. He has mostly worked on low-budget B movies. Much of Corman's work has an established critical reputation, such ...more
Clarence Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Detroit
George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 81
William James Myers, better known by his ring name George "The Animal" Steele, is a former American professional wrestler, author and actor. Steele's career lasted from 1967 until ...more
Katie Chonacas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 38
Katie Chonacas is an American actress. Chonacas was born in Detroit, Michigan. After moving to Los Angeles in 2002 she landed roles on television series including CSI: NY, It's Always Sunny In ...more
Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 47
Jerome Abram Bettis Sr., nicknamed "The Bus," is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football ...more
Eric Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Detroit
age 63
Eric Aaron Bischoff is an American entrepreneur, television producer, professional wrestling booker, on-screen personality and occasional wrestler. He is best known for serving as Executive ...more