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

List people range from David H. Hickey to Joy Garrett.

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

Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 32
Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress and singer. Meester starred as Blair Waldorf on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film ...more

Larry Hagman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)
Larry Martin Hagman was an American film and television actor best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s prime time television soap opera Dallas, and befuddled astronaut ...more

Hunter Tylo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 56
Hunter Tylo is an American actress, author and former model. She is best known for her role as Dr. Taylor Hayes on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 63
William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, ...more

Mark David Chapman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 63
Mark David Chapman is an American prison inmate who pleaded guilty to murdering John Lennon on December 8, 1980. Chapman shot Lennon outside The Dakota apartment building in New York City. ...more

Patricia Highsmith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 74 (1921-1995)
Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short story writer, most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, ...more

Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 45 (1964-2009)
Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma, he was elected to the ...more

George Eads is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 51
George Coleman Eads III, is an American actor, best known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On November 25, 2014, it was announced that Eads ...more

Don Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 57
Don "D.C." Curry is an African-American actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for starring as Craig's sex-crazed Uncle Elroy Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next and for ...more

Carlson Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 28
Carlson Elizabeth Young (born October 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her roles on Disney Channel's As the Bell Rings, the film Premature, Comedy Central's Key & Peele, ...more

Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 67
P Joe Barnes was an all-star quarterback in the Canadian Football League.

Jon-Marc McDonald is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 42
Jon-Marc McDonald is an American-born blogger, publicist, political activist, and baker. McDonald gained national attention when, at the age of 21, he simultaneously came out of the closet as a ...more

Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Ray Brown age 70
Raymond Madison Brown is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

Robert Swenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Died at 40 (1957-1997)
Robert Alexander "Jeep" Swenson, Jr. was an American professional wrestler, stuntman, and actor.

Adrienne Ames is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 40 (1907-1947)
Adrienne Ames was an American film actress.

Keith Alcorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 62
Keith Alcorn is a film and television director, film television producer, screenwriter, film score composer and voice actor.

Townes Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 53 (1944-1997)
John Townes Van Zandt I, best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter. Many of his songs, including "If I Needed You" and "To Live Is to Fly", are ...more

Judy Graubart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 75
Esther Judith "Judy" Graubart is an American actress and comedian. She is best remembered for being a regular cast member of The Electric Company, the revolutionary children's show ...more

Joe Don Looney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 46 (1942-1988)
Joe Don Looney was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints. He ...more

Carol Berg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 71
Carol Berg is the author of several fantasy novels, including the books from the Rai-Kirah series, Song of the Beast, the books from The Bridge of D'Arnath series, and the Lighthouse novels. In ...more

Martha Wells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 54
Martha Wells is an American speculative fiction writer.

M. E. Bradford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 59 (1934-1993)
Melvin E. "Mel" Bradford was a conservative political commentator and professor of literature at the University of Dallas. Bradford is seen as a leading figure of the paleoconservative ...more

Giles McCrary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)
Giles Connell McCrary, Sr., was a self-employed oil operator, investor, art collector, rancher, and the owner of the OS Museum in Post, the seat of Garza County, southeast of Lubbock on the ...more

John Thomas Lenox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
John Thomas Lenox Dec. at 50 (1946-1996)
John Thomas Lenox was a film director and a film producer.

Jeana Yeager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
age 66
Jeana Yeager is an American aviator. She co-piloted, along with Dick Rutan, the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft from December 14 to 23, 1986. ...more