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Famous People From Georgia

Updated August 17, 2018 71.1k views989 items

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

List contains people like Molefi Kete Asante and Willie Harris.

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

    Kanye West

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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    Hulk Hogan

    Hulk Hogan

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Terry Gene Bollea (, born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Chloë Grace Moretz

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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    Raven-Symoné

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA

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    Jeff Foxworthy

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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    Bill Hicks

    Bill Hicks

    Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)

    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia, United States of America

    William Melvin Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up... more on Wikipedia

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    Danielle Panabaker

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September 19, 1987) is an American actress. She began acting... more on Wikipedia

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    Keri Hilson

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

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    Arn Anderson

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia, United States of America

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    Holly Hunter

    BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, United States of America

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    Ray Charles

    Ray Charles

    Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Albany

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    T.I.

    T.I.

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known professionally as T.I. and Tip... more on Wikipedia

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    Alice Walker

    BirthplaceEatonton, Putnam County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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    Oliver Hardy

    Oliver Hardy

    Dec. at 65 (1892-1957)

    BirthplaceHarlem, Georgia, United States of America

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    Michael Stipe

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

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    Kenan Thompson

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA

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    Melissa Ordway

    Melissa Ordway

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Melissa Pam Ordway Gaston (born March 31, 1983) is an American actress and model. She has... more on Wikipedia
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    Rosalynn Carter

    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

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    Ken Shamrock

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia, United States of America

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    Marcus Foster

    Marcus Foster

    Dec. at 50 (1923-1973)

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

    Marcus Albert Foster (March 31, 1923 – November 6, 1973) was an American educator who gained a... more on Wikipedia
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    China Anne McClain

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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    Andrea Brooke Ownbey

    BirthplaceDalton, Georgia, United States of America

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    Jeff Daniels

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

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    Buff Bagwell

    Buff Bagwell

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia, United States of America

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    Wayne Brady

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, USA

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