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Famous People From Georgia

Updated August 17, 2018 72.4k 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 West1

    Kanye West

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record...  more
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  • Hulk Hogan2

    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

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  • Chloë Grace Moretz3

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Raven-Symoné4

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jeff Foxworthy5

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Bill Hicks6

    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

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  • Danielle Panabaker7

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • Keri Hilson8

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

    Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and...  more

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  • Arn Anderson9

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia, United States of America

    Martin Anthony Lunde (born September 20, 1958), better known by his ring name Arn Anderson, is...  more

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  • Holly Hunter10

    BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, United States of America

    Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress and producer. For her performance as...  more

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  • Ray Charles11

    Ray Charles

    Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Albany

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    T.I.

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

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

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  • Alice Walker13

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

    Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and...  more

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  • Oliver Hardy14

    Oliver Hardy

    Dec. at 65 (1892-1957)

    BirthplaceHarlem, Georgia, United States of America

    Oliver Norvell Hardy (born Norvell Hardy, January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American...  more

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  • Michael Stipe15

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kenan Thompson16

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Kenan Thompson ( born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. Thompson began his...  more

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    Melissa Ordway

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Melissa Pam Ordway Gaston (born March 31, 1983) is an American actress and model. She has...  more
  • Rosalynn Carter18

    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ken Shamrock19

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia, United States of America

    Kenneth Wayne Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick; February 11, 1964) is an American...  more

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  • Marcus Foster20

    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
  • China Anne McClain21

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998) is an American actress and singer. She is a member...  more

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  • Andrea Brooke Ownbey22

    BirthplaceDalton, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jeff Daniels23

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Buff Bagwell24

    Buff Bagwell

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Wayne Brady25

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, USA

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