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

List contains people like Brooke Alexander, Steven J. Berger.

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

Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Barack Obama age 56 - Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Kelly Hu age 50 - Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist and former fashion model. She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera ...more

Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Kelly Preston age 55 - Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. She is married ...more

Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Lauren Graham age 51 - Lauren Helen Graham is an American actress, producer and novelist. She is best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on the WB Network dramedy series Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on

Shannyn Sossamon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Shannyn Sossamon age 39 - Shannon Sossamon, popularly known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress and musician. She has starred in the films A Knight's Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The ...more

Jarah Mariano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Jarah Mariano age 33 - Jarah-Evelyn Makalapua Mariano is an American fashion model best known for her appearances in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions, as well as Victoria's Secret.

Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Bruno Mars age 32 - Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii ...more

Jason Momoa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Jason Momoa age 38 - Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is an American actor, model, director, writer, and producer. He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex on the military science fiction television series ...more

Mika Tan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Mika Tan age 40 - Mika Tan is the stage name of an American fetish model, and pornographic actress.

Kiana Tom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Kiana Tom age 53 - Kiana Tom is a television host, fitness expert, author, actress, and businesswoman. She is best known as the hostess and creator of Kiana's Flex Appeal on ESPN.

Nautica Thorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Nautica Thorn age 33 - Nautica Thorn is an American pornographic actress.

Lily Thai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Lily Thai age 36

Mike Starr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Mike Starr Died at 45 (1966-2011) - Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr was an American musician, best known as the original bassist in Alice in Chains, which he played with from the band's formation in 1987 until 1993.

Esera Tuaolo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Esera Tuaolo age 49 - Esera Tavai Tuaolo is a former American professional football player. He was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for nine years.

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Brian Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Brian Adams Died at 43 (1964-2007) - Brian Keith Adams was an American professional wrestler. Adams is well known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation, under the name Crush, and for World Championship Wrestling under ...more

Kona Carmack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Kona Carmack age 41

Leilani Bishop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Leilani Bishop age 41 - Leilani Bishop is an American fashion model. At 15, she was discovered on Kauai by a model agent Cindy Kauanui of Jet Set Models and subsequently appeared on the covers of Flare and Allure ...more

Layla Roberts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Layla Roberts age 43

Dragon Lily is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Dragon Lily age 38 - Dragon Lily is a pornographic actress.

Manti Te'o is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Manti Te'o age 24 - Manti Malietau Louis Teʻo is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football at Notre Dame, where he was recognized as a ...more

K. Megan McArthur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
K. Megan McArthur age 46 - Katherine Megan McArthur is an American oceanographer and a NASA astronaut. She has served as a CAPCOM for both the space shuttle and space station. Megan McArthur has flown one space shuttle ...more

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Mark Dacascos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Mark Dacascos age 54 - Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor and martial artist. He won numerous karate and various styles of kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. Beginning in January 2005, Dacascos ...more

Raymond Fernandez and Martha B... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck Died at 37 (1914-1951) - Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Jule Beck were an American serial killer couple. They are believed to have killed as many as 20 women during their murderous spree between 1947 and 1949. ...more

Steve Case is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Steve Case age 59 - Stephen McConnell "Steve" Case is an American entrepreneur, investor, and businessman best known as the co-founder and former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online. ...more

Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Maile Flanagan age 52 - Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki in Naruto, as Principal Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man.

Misti Traya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Misti Traya age 36 - Misti Traya is an American actress. She landed her first prime time television series regular role playing 15-year-old Allison Reeves in The WB's comedy Living with Fran. She is the daughter of ...more

James Mitose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
James Mitose Died at 65 (1916-1981) - James Masayoshi Mitose was a Japanese American martial artist who brought the art of Kenpo to the United States starting in the early 1940s. Many Kenpo teachers trace their lineage to him. ...more

Helen Glover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Helen Glover age 62 - Helen Glover is an American talk radio host and former cast member on the reality television series Survivor: Thailand where she finished in fourth place.

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Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Professor Tanaka Died at 70 (1930-2000) - Charles "Charlie" J. Kalani Jr. was an American professional wrestler, professional boxer, college football player, soldier, actor, and Martial Artist who, in fighting rings, was also ...more

Jared Murillo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Jared Murillo age 29 - Jared Makaio Murillo is an American professional dancer known for his works as a dancer in the Disney Channel movies, High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and for having a special cameo ...more

Cathy Song is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Cathy Song age 62 - Cathy Song is an Asian-American poet. She is the 1982 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for her collection Picture Bride. Song now resides in Kahala, Hawaii.

Harold Sakata is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Harold Sakata Died at 62 (1920-1982) - Toshiyuki "Harold" Sakata, was an American Olympic weightlifter, professional wrestler, and film actor. He won a silver medal for the United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics in ...more

Danny Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Danny Barcelona Died at 78 (1929-2007) - Danny Barcelona was a jazz drummer best known for his years with Louis Armstrong's All-Stars. He was a Filipino-American born in Waipahu a community of sugar cane plantation families East of ...more

Mike Hayner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Mike Hayner age 53 - Michael Laauli "Mike" Hayner is an American professional wrestler best known as Prince Iaukea in World Championship Wrestling. He earned a black belt in Judo right after high school ...more

Keiko Agena is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Keiko Agena age 44 - Christine Keiko Agena is an American actress known professionally as Keiko Agena.

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Kyla Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Kyla Ross age 21 - Kyla Briana Ross is an American artistic gymnast who was a member of the Fierce Five - the gold medal-winning US women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Ross was also a member of ...more

Danny Yamashiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Danny Yamashiro age 50 - Danny Yamashiro survived a 400 foot fall from the famed ridge of the historic Nuuanu Pali in Honolulu, Hawaii at 18.

Jade Marcela is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Jade Marcela age 37

Konishiki Yasokichi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Konishiki Yasokichi age 54 - Konishiki is a retired sumo wrestler. After his sumo career, he went on as an actor and musician.

Jordan Norwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Jordan Norwood age 31 - Jordan Shea Rashad Norwood is a Filipino-American football player wide receiver who is currently a member of the Denver Broncos. He was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009. ...more

King Curtis Iaukea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea Died at 73 (1937-2010) - Curtis Piehau Iaukea, III was a professional wrestler better known as King Curtis Iaukea. Iaukea won championships in several of the major regional U.S. promotions, both as a single and in ...more

Pat Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Pat Tanaka age 56 - Patrick "Pat" Tanaka is an American professional wrestler best known for his work in the American Wrestling Association as one half of Badd Company and the World Wrestling Federation ...more

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Vic Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Vic Steamboat age 57 - Victor Hersey Blood is an American retired professional wrestler, known by his ring name, Vic Steamboat. He is the younger brother of Ricky Steamboat.

Francys Arsentiev is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Francys Arsentiev Died at 40 (1958-1998) - Francys Arsentiev became the first woman from the United States to reach the summit of Mount Everest without the aid of bottled oxygen, on May 22, 1998. She then died during the descent.

Henry Gabriel Ginaca is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Henry Gabriel Ginaca Died at 42 (1876-1918) - Henry Gabriel Ginaca was an American engineer who invented, at the direction of Hawaiian pineapple magnate James Dole in 1911, a machine that could peel and core pineapples in an automated ...more

Eric Shinseki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Eric Shinseki age 75 - Eric Ken Shinseki is a retired United States Army general who served as the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. His final U.S. Army post was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the ...more

Lawrence M. Judd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Lawrence M. Judd Died at 81 (1887-1968) - Lawrence McCully Judd was a politician of the Territory of Hawaii, serving as the seventh Territorial Governor. He was devoted to the Hansen's Disease-afflicted residents of Kalaupapa on the ...more

Guy Kawasaki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Guy Kawasaki age 63 - Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley marketing executive. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984. He popularized the term "evangelist" ...more

William Richards Castle, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
William Richards Castle, Jr. Died at 85 (1878-1963) - William Richards Castle, Jr. was an educator and diplomat. With great wealth from his family's Hawaiian holdings, he rose rapidly to the highest levels of the United States Department of State. ...more

Diane Mott Davidson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Hawaii
Diane Mott Davidson age 69 - Diane Mott Davidson is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. Several recipes are included in each book, and each novel title is ...more