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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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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 37
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more

Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 31
Hilary Erhard Duff is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring ...more

Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 46
Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on TV's

Anna Nicole Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Houston
Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)
Anna Nicole Smith was an American model, actress, and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy, winning the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for fashion companies ...more

Jaclyn Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 73
Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female ...more

Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 64
Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, ...more

Julie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 32
Julie Patrice Henderson is an American model known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also done advertisements for such notable clients as Benetton and Gant.

Solange Knowles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 32
Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Knowles was born in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles, both of whom left their careers to support her older ...more

Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 80
Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he ...more

Randy Quaid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 68
Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid is an American actor nominated for a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail. Quaid also won a Golden Globe ...more

Melora Hardin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 51
Melora Diane Hardin 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 in recurring role on ...more

Meggan Mallone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 32
Meggan Mallone is an American pornographic actress.

Phylicia Rashād is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 70
Phylicia Rashād is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. She was nominated ...more

Burton Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 46
Burton Roberts is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Pearl Islands.

Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 69
Debbie Allen is an author.

Wes Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 49
Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson is an American film director and screenwriter. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative style. He was nominated for the Academy Award ...more

Marian Stafford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Houston
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)
Marian Stafford was an American actress and model born in Houston, Texas. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the March 1956 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ruth ...more

Annette O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 66
Annette O'Toole is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She is most recently known for portraying Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent on the television series Smallville.

Lois Chiles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 71
Lois Cleveland Chiles 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 driver in 1987's ...more

Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 45
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant ...more

Isaiah Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 55
Isaiah Washington IV is an American-Sierra Leonean actor. A veteran of several Spike Lee films, Washington is best known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy ...more

Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 69
William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, producer and actor, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving ...more

Ryan O'Meara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 35
Ryan O'Meara is an American ice dancer. With partner Jamie Silverstein, he is a 2006 Olympian. Following his retirement from competitive skating, he began working full-time as a coach and an ...more

Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 35
Vincent Paul Young, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for six seasons. Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the third overall ...more

Shannon Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Houston
age 53
Shannon Walker is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut, whose first space mission was Expedition 24 on the International Space Station with take-off on 15 June 2010. She is married to a ...more