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Famous People From Lebanon

Updated September 15, 2017 8.3k views855 items

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.

List people include Bobby Gerhart, Jeremy Long and more.

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.
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  • Phil Simms

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Joe Hachem

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceLebanon

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  • Samir Kassir

    Dec. at 45 (1960-2005)

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Samir Kassir (Arabic: سمير قصير‎, 5 May 1960 – 2 June 2005) was a Lebanese-French professor of history at Saint-Joseph University and journalist....  more
  • Steve Kerr

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • BirthplaceLebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • BirthplaceLebanon, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Rashid Karami

    Dec. at 65 (1921-1987)

    BirthplaceTripoli, Lebanon

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  • Elissa

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceDeir el Ahmar, Lebanon

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  • Dom Joly

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • Elie Saab

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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    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
  • BirthplaceBaabda, Lebanon

    Octavia Nasr (Arabic: اوكتافيا نصر‎) (born 13 March 1966) is a Lebanese-American journalist who covers Middle Eastern affairs. She served as CNN’s Senior Editor of Mideast affairs for over 20 years....  more
  • BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

    Dec. at 69 (1740-1809)

    BirthplaceLebanon, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • BirthplaceZahlé, Zahlé District, Lebanon

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  • BirthplaceAmioun, Lebanon

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb (; Arabic: نسيم نقولا طالب‎, alternatively Nessim or Nissim; born 1960) is a Lebanese-American (of Antiochian Greek descent) essayist, scholar, statistician, and former trader...  more
  • BirthplaceBourj Hammoud, Lebanon

    Hassan Nasrallah (Arabic: حسن نصرالله‎ [ħasan nasˤrɑɫɫɑh]; born 31 August 1960) is the third and current Secretary General of the Lebanese political and paramilitary party Hezbollah since his...  more
  • John Wheelock

    Dec. at 63 (1754-1817)

    BirthplaceLebanon, Connecticut

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  • Gad Saad

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceLebanon

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  • Malcolm Kerr

    Dec. at 52 (1931-1984)

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • Siska

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • Amin al-Rihani

    Dec. at 63 (1876-1940)

    BirthplaceMount Lebanon, Lebanon

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  • Gebran Tueni

    Dec. at 48 (1957-2005)

    BirthplaceAchrafieh, Lebanon

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  • Porphyry

    Age: 1787

    BirthplaceTyre, Tyre District, Lebanon

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