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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

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameBarack Obama

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  • Kelly Hu

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    GenderFemale

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    GenderFemale

    Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 - July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and former model. She appeared in more than sixty television and film...  more

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  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameShannyn Sossamon

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  • BirthplaceLihue, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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  • Bruno Mars

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    GenderMale

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  • Kiana Tom

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceMaui, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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  • Mike Starr

    Dec. at 45 (1966-2011)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

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  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    GenderMale

    Esera Tavai Tuaolo (born July 11, 1968), nicknamed "Mr. Aloha," is a former American professional football player. He was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for 10 years....  more
  • Brian Adams

    Dec. at 43 (1964-2007)

    BirthplaceKailua, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

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    GenderFemale

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  • Manti Te'o

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceLaie, Hawaii

    GenderMale

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  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    GenderFemale

    Katherine Megan McArthur (born August 30, 1971) is an American oceanographer and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut. She has served as a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM)...  more
  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Mark Alan Dacascos (born February 26, 1964) is an American actor and martial artist. He has won numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. He is best known for his roles...  more

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  • Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck

    Dec. at 37 (1914-1951)

    BirthplaceHawaii

    GenderMale

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  • Steve Case

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    GenderMale

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    GenderFemale

    Maile Flanagan (born May 19, 1965) is an American actress and voice actress, best known for her roles as Naruto Uzumaki in the English dub of Naruto and Terry Perry on Lab Rats. She has also had...  more
  • Misti Traya

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    GenderFemale

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  • James Mitose

    Dec. at 65 (1916-1981)

    BirthplaceKailua, Hawaii

    GenderMale

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    GenderFemale

    Helen Glover (born April 28, 1955, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American talk radio host and former cast member on the reality television series Survivor: Thailand where she finished in fourth place....  more
  • Professor Tanaka

    Dec. at 70 (1930-2000)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

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  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    GenderMale

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  • Cathy Song

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    GenderFemale

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