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Famous People From Houston

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Chris Tremie and Vernon Dean.

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.
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  • Beyoncé Knowles

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

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  • Hilary Duff

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jennifer Garner

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress. Following a supporting role... more on Wikipedia

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  • Anna Nicole Smith

    Anna Nicole Smith

    Dec. at 40 (1967-2007)

    BirthplaceTexas, United States of America

    Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan; November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jaclyn Smith

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith (born October 26, 1945) is an American actress and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dennis Quaid

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Julie Henderson

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

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  • Solange Knowles

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Solange Piaget Knowles (; born June 24, 1986), also known mononymously as Solange, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kenny Rogers

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

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  • Randy Quaid

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

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    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

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    Meggan Mallone

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

  • Phylicia Rashād

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Phylicia Rashād ( fih-LI-shə rə-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; June 19, 1948) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Burton Roberts

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Debbie Allen

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Deborah Kaye Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Wes Anderson

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Annette O'Toole

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

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  • Lois Chiles

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Lois Cleveland Chiles (born April 15, 1947) is an American actress and former fashion model... more on Wikipedia
  • Jim Parsons

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    James Joseph Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American actor and producer. Parsons is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaiah Washington

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Ryan O'Meara

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Vince Young

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Shannon Walker

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

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  • David Koresh

    David Koresh

    Dec. at 34 (1959-1993)

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

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