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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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