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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Lebanon?" or "Which celebrities were born in Lebanon?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Phil Simms age 61 - Phillip Martin "Phil" Simms is a retired American football quarterback who spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is currently a television ...more

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Joe Hachem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Joe Hachem age 49 - Joseph Hachem is a Lebanese Australian professional poker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker. He was the first Australian to win the main event, which ...more

Samir Kassir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Samir Kassir Died at 45 (1960-2005) - Samir Kassir was a French-Lebanese professor of history at Saint-Joseph University and journalist.

Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Steve Kerr age 50 - Stephen Douglas "Steve" Kerr is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, winning three ...more

Kerry Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Kerry Collins age 43 - Kerry Michael Collins is a former American football quarterback who played sixteen seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Penn State University and earned ...more

Ray R. Irani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Ray R. Irani age 82 - Ray R. Irani is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Occidental Petroleum. He has worked at Occidental Petroleum for over 20 years, serving as a director since 1984, chief ...more

Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Howard Hesseman age 77 - Howard Hesseman is an American actor best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.

Rashid Karami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Rashid Karami Died at 66 (1921-1987) - Rashid Abdul Hamid Karami was a Lebanese statesman. He was one of the most important political figures in Lebanon for more than 30 years, including during much of Lebanese Civil War, and he ...more

Elissa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Elissa age 43 - Elissar Zakaria Khoury, commonly known as Elissa, is a Lebanese best-selling recording artist and one of the most prominent Arab women. Elissa is known for her distinct style of music which ...more

Dom Joly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dom Joly age 48 - Dominic John Joly, known as Dom Joly is an English television comedian and journalist, best known as the star of Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show that was sold to over seventy countries ...more

Elie Saab is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Elie Saab age 51 - Elie Saab, sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop is in Lebanon, with additional workshops in Milan and Paris.

Fadl Shaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Fadl Shaker age 46 - Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar better known as Fadl Shaker is a prominent Lebanese singer of Lebanese and Palestinian origin. He was signed to Al Khouyoul Records and from 2003 onwards with Rotana ...more

Octavia Nasr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Octavia Nasr age 49 - Octavia Nasr is a Lebanese journalist who covers Middle East affairs. She served as CNN’s Senior Editor of Mideast affairs until her dismissal in July 2010 over her public statement of respect ...more

Ghida Fakhry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Ghida Fakhry age 45 - Ghida Fakhry, also known as Ghida Fakhry Khane, is a Lebanese broadcast journalist who has been one of the primary broadcasters for the news channel Al Jazeera English since its launch. She has ...more

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. Died at 69 (1740-1809) - Jonathan Trumbull Jr. was an American politician who served as the second Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

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Najwa Karam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Najwa Karam age 51 - Najwa Karam is a Lebanese multi-Platinum, best-selling recording artist in the Middle East, who has sold over 60 million records worldwide. Najwa, widely known for her vocal powerhouse, has ...more

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Nassim Nicholas Taleb age 57 - Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The ...more

Hassan Nasrallah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Hassan Nasrallah age 56 - Hassan Nasrallah has been the third Secretary General of the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah since his predecessor, Abbas al-Musawi, was assassinated by the Israel ...more

John Wheelock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
John Wheelock Died at 63 (1754-1817) - John Wheelock was the eldest son of Eleazar Wheelock who was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College; John Wheelock succeeded his father as the College’s second president.

Gad Saad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Gad Saad age 52 - Gad Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist at the John Molson School of Business who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour. He holds the ...more

Malcolm Kerr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Malcolm Kerr Died at 53 (1931-1984) - Malcolm H. Kerr was a university professor, whose speciality was the Middle East and the Arab world. Although a citizen of the United States of America, he was born and raised, and died, in ...more

Siska is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Siska age 33 - Siska is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

Amin al-Rihani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Amin al-Rihani Died at 64 (1876-1940) - Ameen Rihani, was a Lebanese Arab-American writer, intellectual and political activist. He was also a major figure in the mahjar literary movement developed by Arab emigrants in North America, ...more

Gebran Tueni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Gebran Tueni Died at 48 (1957-2005) - Gebran Ghassan Tueni was a Lebanese politician and the former editor and publisher of daily paper An Nahar, established by his grandfather, also named Gebran Tueni, in 1933.

Porphyry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Porphyry Died at 71 (234-305) - Porphyry of Tyre was a Neoplatonic philosopher who was born in Tyre. He edited and published the Enneads, the only collection of the work of his teacher Plotinus. He also wrote many works ...more

Antoine Ghanem is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Antoine Ghanem Died at 64 (1943-2007) - Antoine Ghanem was a Lebanese politician and an MP in the Lebanese Parliament. He was also a member of the Kataeb party and the March 14 Coalition. He was killed on 19 September 2007 in a car ...more

Robert A. Bryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Robert A. Bryan age 89 - Robert Armistead Bryan is an American former university professor, administrator and university president. Bryan is a native of Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate ...more

Pierre Amine Gemayel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Pierre Amine Gemayel Died at 34 (1972-2006) - Pierre Amine Gemayel was a Lebanese politician in the Kataeb Party, also known as the Phalange Party in English.

Tariq Saleh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Tariq Saleh age 42 - Tariq Saleh is a Brazilian journalist and a BBC World Service correspondent in Beirut, covering the Middle East and Africa. He is best known for his coverage on international news, current ...more

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Zaven Kouyoumdjian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Zaven Kouyoumdjian age 45 - Zaven Kouyoumdjian is a well-known Lebanese talk show host, producer and television personality of both Armenian and Lebanese descent. He is also a media consultant and author of a best selling ...more

Wajdi Mouawad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Wajdi Mouawad age 49 - Wajdi Mouawad, OC, is a Lebanese-Canadian writer, actor and director. Born in Lebanon, he moved to Quebec in 1983 after living in France for a short time.

Mansour Rahbani is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Mansour Rahbani Died at 84 (1925-2009) - Mansour Rahbani, was a Lebanese composer, musician, poet and producer, known as one of the Rahbani brothers.

Susan Hufford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Susan Hufford Died at 68 (1938-2006) - Susan Hufford, widow of internationally known television and film star Michael Zaslow, whom she met when they both were in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in the early 1970s. The ...more

Delphine Seyrig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Delphine Seyrig Died at 58 (1932-1990) - Delphine Claire Beltiane Seyrig was a stage and film actress and a film director.

Frank Lackteen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Frank Lackteen Died at 71 (1897-1968) - Frank Lackteen was a Lebanese-born American film actor best known for his antagonistic roles. He appeared in nearly 200 films between 1916 and 1965, including several Three Stooges shorts. He ...more

Akram Zataari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Akram Zataari age 49 - Akram Zataari is a film director and film producer.

Mona Hatoum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Mona Hatoum age 63 - Mona Hatoum is a Lebanese-born Palestinian video artist and installation artist who lives in London, United Kingdom.

John Selden Roane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
John Selden Roane Died at 50 (1817-1867) - John Selden Roane was a Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. He also served as the fourth Governor of the State of Arkansas.

Betty Berberian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Betty Berberian age 60 - Betty Berberian is a set decorator.

Alvah A. Clark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Alvah A. Clark Died at 72 (1840-1912) - Alvah Augustus Clark was an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1877 to ...more

Jimmy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Jimmy Duncan age 68 - John James "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1988. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district is based

Mario Kassar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Mario Kassar age 64 - Mario F. Kassar is a Lebanese film producer and industry executive whose projects are frequently in association with Andrew G. Vajna. He founded Carolco Pictures, which produced many blockbuster ...more

Tom Abraham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Tom Abraham Died at 97 (1910-2007) - Tom Abraham was a Lebanese-born American businessman and civic leader in Canadian, the county seat and the only community in Hemphill County, located in the northeastern Texas Panhandle adjacent ...more

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Harry Cody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Harry Cody Died at 60 (1896-1956) - Harry Cody is an actor.

Tigran Mansurian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Tigran Mansurian age 76 - Tigran Yeghiayi Mansurian is a leading Armenian composer of classical music and film scores.

Raymond Khoury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Raymond Khoury age 57 - Raymond Khoury is a screenwriter and novelist, best known as the author of the 2006 New York Times Bestseller The Last Templar.

Robert True Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Robert True Donnelly age 92 - Robert T. Donnelly was a judge on the Missouri Supreme Court from 1965 until 1988, and the Chief Justice of that same court twice, from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1981 to 1983. He was educated ...more

Thomas Kilby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Thomas Kilby Died at 78 (1865-1943) - Thomas Erby Kilby, Sr. was an American politician. He was the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Alabama and the 36th Governor of Alabama.

Dominique Hourani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Dominique Hourani age 31 - Dominique Hourani is a Lebanese recording artist, actress, beauty queen, and former top model, and considered one of the sexiest beauty and elegance idols in the Arab world. Hourani is the ...more

Samir Geagea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Lebanon
Samir Geagea age 63 - Samir Farid Geagea is a Lebanese politician and commander. He is also the Executive-body Chairman Of the Lebanese Forces. He took leadership of the Lebanese Forces in 1986. After the civil war, ...more