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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 41

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more

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Hulk Hogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 65

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Terry Gene Bollea (, born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an American retired pro wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician. According ...more

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Chloë Grace Moretz ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 22

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Raven-Symoné is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 33

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 60

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, ...more

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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

William Melvin Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material—encompassing a wide range of social issues ...more

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Danielle Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 31

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 36

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

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Arn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 60

Birthplace: Rome, Georgia, United States of America

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Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 60

Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States of America

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow ...more

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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 38

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 75

Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States of America

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Oliver Hardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 65 (1892-1957)

Birthplace: Harlem, Georgia, United States of America

Oliver Norvell Hardy (born Norvell Hardy, January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films ...more

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Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 59

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Melissa Ordway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Melissa Ordway Age: 35

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

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Rosalynn Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 91

Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States of America

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Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 55

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States of America

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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Dec. at 50 (1923-1973)

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 20

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Andrea Brooke Ownbey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 36

Birthplace: Dalton, Georgia, United States of America

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Jeff Daniels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 64

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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Buff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Buff Bagwell Age: 49

Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States of America

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Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Georgia
Age: 46

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, USA

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