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Famous People From Hawaii

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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.
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    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • Kelly Hu

    Kelly Hu

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • Kelly Preston

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Lauren Graham

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Shannyn Sossamon

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Jarah Mariano

    BirthplaceLihue, Hawaii, USA

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  • Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Jason Momoa

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • Kiana Tom

    Kiana Tom

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceMaui, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Mike Starr

    Mike Starr

    Dec. at 45 (1966-2011)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • Esera Tuaolo

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

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  • Brian Adams

    Brian Adams

    Dec. at 43 (1964-2007)

    BirthplaceKailua, Hawaii, USA

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  • Leilani Bishop

    BirthplaceHawaii, United States of America

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  • Manti Te'o

    Manti Te'o

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceLaie, Hawaii

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  • K. Megan McArthur

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

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  • Mark Dacascos

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck

    Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck

    Dec. at 37 (1914-1951)


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  • Steve Case

    Steve Case

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

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  • Maile Flanagan

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • Misti Traya

    Misti Traya

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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  • James Mitose

    James Mitose

    Dec. at 65 (1916-1981)

    BirthplaceKailua, Hawaii

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  • Helen Glover

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Professor Tanaka

    Professor Tanaka

    Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

    BirthplaceUSA, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • Jared Murillo

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Cathy Song

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

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