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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Houston?" or "Which celebrities were born in Houston?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 37

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and ...more

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Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 31

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and author. Duff began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the ...more

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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 46

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress. Following a supporting role in Pearl Harbor (2001), Garner gained recognition for her performance as CIA officer Sydney Bristow ...more

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Anna Nicole Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Houston
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)

Birthplace: Texas, United States of America

Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan; November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007) was an American model, actress and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy magazine when ...more

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Jaclyn Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 73

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith (born October 26, 1945) is an American actress and businesswoman. She is known for her role as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels ...more

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Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 64

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable ...more

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Julie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 32

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Julie Patrice Henderson (born March 5, 1986) is an American model known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also done advertisements for such notable clients as ...more
Solange Knowles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 32

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Solange Piaget Knowles (; born June 24, 1986), also known mononymously as Solange, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Expressing an interest in music from an early ...more

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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 80

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is a retired American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Though he has been ...more

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Randy Quaid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 68

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Randy Randall Rudy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American film and television actor and Oscar nominee known for his roles in both serious drama and light comedy. He was nominated for a ...more

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Melora Hardin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 51

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Melora Diane Hardin (born June 29, 1967) is an American actress and singer, known for her roles as Jan Levinson on NBC's The Office and Trudy Monk on USA's Monk. More recently, Hardin appeared ...more
Meggan Mallone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Houston
Meggan Mallone Age: 32

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Phylicia Rashād is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 70

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Phylicia Rashād ( fih-LI-shə rə-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom ...more

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Burton Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 46

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 69

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts ...more
Wes Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 49

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Wesley Wales Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American filmmaker. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative styles. Anderson is regarded by some critics as a modern-day ...more

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Annette O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 66

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Annette O'Toole (born April 1, 1952) is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She is probably best known for portraying Lisa Bridges in the TV series Nash Bridges, Beverly Marsh in ...more

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Lois Chiles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 71

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Lois Cleveland Chiles (born April 15, 1947) is an American actress and former fashion model known for her roles as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, and as a hit and run ...more
Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 45

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Isaiah Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 55

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

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Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 69

Birthplace: Texas, Contiguous United States, Area code 713, Area codes 281, 346, + more

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Ryan O'Meara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 35

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 32

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Shannon Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Houston
Age: 53

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

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David Koresh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Houston
Dec. at 34 (1959-1993)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

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