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

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Renée Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Indiana
age 60
Renée Fleming is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. ...more
Tawni O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Tawni O'Dell age 55
Tawni O'Dell is an American novelist. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She lived for many years in ...more
Rob Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Rob Drake age 49
Robert Paul Drake is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wears number 30. He was named to the Major League staff in 2010.
Kevin Casselman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Kevin Casselman Dec. at 68 (1925-1993)
Kevin Casselman is a film producer.
Nathan Udall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Nathan Udall age 36
Nathan Udall is an actor.
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more
Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 62 (1927-1989)
Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works ...more
Patricia Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 38 (1963-2001)
Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson was an American physician and a NASA astronaut.
Paul Bollen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)
Paul Bollen was an actor.
V.L. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Indiana
V.L. Barnes Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)
V.L. Barnes is an actor.
Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. Dec. at 77 (1924-2001)
Patrick J. Stapleton is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate.
Jack Sonni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Jack Sonni age 64
Jack Sonni is a writer, musician and former marketing executive best known as "the other guitarist" in Dire Straits during the band's Brothers in Arms era.
Alexander Wilson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Alexander Wilson Taylor Dec. at 78 (1815-1893)
Alexander Wilson Taylor was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Alexander W. Taylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He pursued classical studies, ...more
Harry White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Harry White Dec. at 86 (1834-1920)
Harry White was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Died at 50 (1942-1992)
James Solomon "Big Jim" Nance was an American collegiate and Professional Football fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League. He was inducted ...more
Samuel Steel Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Samuel Steel Blair Dec. at 69 (1821-1890)
Samuel Steel Blair was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, he attended the public schools and graduated from Jefferson College, ...more
Patricia Henley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patricia Henley age 72
Patricia Henley is a writer and novelist.
Lawson Fiscus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Lawson Fiscus Dec. at 83 (1866-1949)
Ira Lawson Fiscus was one of the first professional football players. He attended Princeton University, where his outstanding play at offensive guard earned him the title Samson of Princeton, ...more
Steve Wheatcroft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Steve Wheatcroft age 41
Steve Wheatcroft is an American professional golfer. Wheatcroft was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, and attended Indiana University earning a degree in Sports ...more
Robert Dick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Robert Dick Wilson Dec. at 74 (1856-1930)
Robert Dick Wilson was an American linguist and Presbyterian scholar who devoted his life to prove the reliability of the Hebrew Bible. In his quest to determine the accuracy of the original ...more
Chris Kuzneski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Chris Kuzneski age 49
Chris Kuzneski is a New York Times bestselling American author. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have been published in more than 40 countries. His works have also ...more
Terry Buterbaugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Terry Buterbaugh age 38
Terry Buterbaugh is an American boxer in the Light Welterweight division.
Andy Voils is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Andy Voils age 39
Andy Voils is an actor.
Dennis Douds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dennis Douds age 78
Dennis "Denny" Douds is an American football coach and former player. He has been a football coach at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania since 1966 and the head football coach ...more
Michael Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Michael Ryan age 41
Michael Sean Ryan is a former American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins organization in 5th round of the 1996 Major League ...more