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Famous People From Florida

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

People on this list include Elizabeth Meriwether and Jim Stork.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Florida?" or "Which celebrities were born in Florida?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • 1
    Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Eva de la Caridad Méndez (born March 5, 1974), known professionally as Eva Mendes (), is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Victoria Justice

    BirthplaceHollywood, Florida, United States of America

    Victoria Dawn Justice (born February 19, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She rose to... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Ariana Grande

    BirthplaceBoca Raton, Florida, United States of America

    Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A... more on Wikipedia

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    Diora Baird

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

    Diora Lynn Baird (born April 6, 1983) is an American actress and former model for Guess? who... more on Wikipedia

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    #3 of 40 The Hottest Models From Florida#49 of 55 Famous Lesbian Actresses

  • 5
    Perez Hilton

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. (born March 23, 1978), known professionally as Perez Hilton is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Faye Dunaway

    BirthplaceBascom, Florida, United States of America

    Dorothy Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941) is an American actress. She has won an Academy... more on Wikipedia

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    Kelly Kelly

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, USA

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    Alexa Vega

    Alexa Vega

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Alexa PenaVega (née Vega; August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Fred Durst

    Fred Durst

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, USA

    William Frederick Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American vocalist, actor and film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Carrot Top

    Carrot Top

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceRockledge, Florida, United States of America

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  • 11
    Bella Thorne

    BirthplacePembroke Pines, Florida, United States of America

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    Jenn Brown

    Jenn Brown

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida, United States of America

    Jennifer Lynne Brown (born March 23, 1981) is an American sports broadcaster and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Amy Dumas

    Amy Dumas

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

    Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975), better known by her ring name Lita, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 14


    Age: 53

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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  • 15
    Sidney Poitier

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

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    Isabel Lucas

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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  • 17
    Wesley Snipes

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

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    Sarah Paulson

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress. She has received... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Marco Rubio

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

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  • 20
    Mindy McCready

    Mindy McCready

    Dec. at 38 (1975-2013)

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, United States of America

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  • 21
    Yoanna House

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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  • 22
    Amanda Moore

    Amanda Moore

    Age: 41


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  • 23
    Joe Buck

    Joe Buck

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

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  • 24
    Deion Sanders

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, USA

    Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Rhea Durham

    BirthplaceLakeland, Florida, United States of America

    Rhea Durham (born July 1, 1978) is an American model. She has appeared on the cover of several... more on Wikipedia