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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.
  • Eva Mendes1

    Eva Mendes

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Miami

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

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  • Victoria Justice2

    BirthplaceHollywood, Florida, United States of America

    Victoria Dawn Justice (born February 19, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She rose to...  more

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  • Ariana Grande3

    BirthplaceBoca Raton, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Diora Baird4

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA

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

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  • Perez Hilton5

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Faye Dunaway6

    BirthplaceBascom, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Kelly Kelly7

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, USA

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  • Alexa Vega8

    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

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  • Fred Durst9

    Fred Durst

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceJacksonville, USA, Florida

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

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  • Carrot Top10

    Carrot Top

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceRockledge, Florida, United States of America

    Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965), known professionally as Carrot Top, is an American...  more

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  • Bella Thorne11

    BirthplacePembroke Pines, Florida, United States of America

    Annabella Avery Thorne (born October 8, 1997), known as Bella Thorne, is an American actress...  more

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  • Jenn Brown12

    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
  • Amy Dumas13

    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

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  • Sable14


    Age: 53

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Sidney Poitier15

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Sir Sidney Poitier, (; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film...  more

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  • Isabel Lucas16

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model. From 2003–06 she...  more
  • Wesley Snipes17

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

    Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, director, film producer,...  more

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  • Sarah Paulson18

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Marco Rubio19

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA

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  • Mindy McCready20

    Mindy McCready

    Dec. at 38 (1975-2013)

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, United States of America

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  • Yoanna House21

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Yoanna House (born April 9, 1980) is an American fashion model and television host, best known...  more

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  • Amanda Moore22

    Amanda Moore

    Age: 41


    Amanda Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She...  more
  • Joe Buck23

    Joe Buck

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, USA, Florida

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  • Deion Sanders24

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Rhea Durham25

    BirthplaceLakeland, Florida, United States of America

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