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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Patricia Robertson and James Stewart.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Indiana?" or "Which celebrities were born in Indiana?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Renée Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Renée Fleming Age: 60

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Renée Lynn Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American soprano, known for performances in opera, concerts, recordings, theater, film, and at major public occasions. Fleming has a full ...more

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Tawni O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Tawni O'Dell Age: 55

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Tawni O'Dell (born 1964) is an American novelist. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. O'Dell was born in the same town as movie actor Jimmy Stewart. The first in her family ...more
Rob Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Rob Drake Age: 49

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

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)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Kevin Casselman is a film producer.
Nathan Udall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Nathan Udall Age: 36

Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Nathan Udall is an actor.
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, ...more

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Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 62 (1927-1989)

Birthplace: Home, Pennsylvania

Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist ...more
Patricia Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dec. at 38 (1963-2001)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson (March 12, 1963 – May 24, 2001) 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)

Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania

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)

Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania

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)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Patrick J. Stapleton (January 7, 1924 – March 13, 2001) was a 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

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Jack Sonni (born December 9, 1954 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States) is a writer, musician and former marketing executive best known as "the other guitarist" in Dire Straits ...more
Alexander Wilson Taylor ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Alexander Wilson Taylor Dec. at 78 (1815-1893)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Alexander Wilson Taylor (March 22, 1815 – May 7, 1893) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Alexander W. Taylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He ...more
Harry White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Harry White Dec. at 86 (1834-1920)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Harry White (January 12, 1834 – June 23, 1920) 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
Age: Died at 50 (1942-1992)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

James Solomon "Big Jim" Nance (December 30, 1942 – June 17, 1992) was an American professional football player who was a fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the ...more

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Samuel Steel Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Samuel Steel Blair Dec. at 69 (1821-1890)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Samuel Steel Blair (December 5, 1821 – December 8, 1890) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania.During the American Civil War, he called for increasingly harsh treatment ...more
Patricia Henley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patricia Henley Age: 72

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

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)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Ira Lawson Fiscus (1866-1949) 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 ...more
Steve Wheatcroft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Steve Wheatcroft Age: 41

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Steve Wheatcroft (born February 21, 1978) is an American professional golfer. Wheatcroft was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, and attended Indiana University ...more
Robert Dick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Robert Dick Wilson Dec. at 74 (1856-1930)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Robert Dick Wilson (February 4, 1856 – October 11, 1930) was an American linguist and Presbyterian scholar who devoted his life to prove the reliability of the Hebrew Bible. In his quest to ...more
Chris Kuzneski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Chris Kuzneski Age: 49

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Chris Kuzneski (born 1969) is an American novelist. His eleventh novel, The Prisoner's Gold, won the Thriller Award for the 2016 Book of the Year at a gala hosted by the International Thriller ...more
Terry Buterbaugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Terry Buterbaugh Age: 38

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

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

Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Andy Voils is an actor.
Dennis Douds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dennis Douds Age: 78

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Dennis Douds (born February 16, 1941) is a former American football coach and former player. Until his retirement on Oct. 27, 2018, he had been a football coach at East Stroudsburg University of ...more
Michael Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Michael Ryan Age: 41

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Michael Sean Ryan (born July 6, 1977 in Indiana, Pennsylvania) is a former American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins organization ...more