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Famous People From Lebanon

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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.

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.
  • Phil Simms

    Phil Simms

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Kentucky, United States of America

    Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Joe Hachem

    Joe Hachem

    Age: 54


    Joseph Hachem (Arabic: جوزف هاشم‎; ; born 11 March 1966) is a Lebanese Australian professional...  more
  • Samir Kassir

    Samir Kassir

    Dec. at 45 (1960-2005)

    BirthplaceLebanon, Beirut, Arab world

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

    Steve Kerr

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Stephen Douglas Kerr (born September 27, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach...  more

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  • Kerry Collins

    BirthplaceLebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Kerry Michael Collins (born December 30, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Ray R. Irani (born January 13, 1935) is the former chairman and chief executive officer of...  more
  • Howard Hesseman

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Lebanon

    Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr....  more

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  • Rashid Karami

    Rashid Karami

    Dec. at 66 (1921-1987)

    BirthplaceTripoli, Lebanon

    Rashid Abdul Hamid Karami (30 December 1921 – 1 June 1987) (Arabic: رشيد كرامي‎) was a...  more
  • Elissa


    Age: 47

    BirthplaceDeir el Ahmar, Lebanon

    Elissa may refer to: Elissa (name), a feminine given name (including people by that name)...  more
  • Dom Joly

    Dom Joly

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Dominic "Dom" John Romulus Joly (; born 15 November 1967) is an English television comedian...  more
  • Elie Saab

    Elie Saab

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Elie Saab, sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop...  more

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  • Fadl Shaker

    BirthplaceSidon, Sidon District, Lebanon

    Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar better known as Fadl Shaker is a prominent Lebanese singer of...  more
  • Octavia Nasr

    BirthplaceBaabda, Lebanon

    Octavia Nasr (Arabic: اوكتافيا نصر‎) (born 13 March 1966) is a Lebanese-American journalist...  more
  • BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Ghida Fakhry(Arabic: غیدا فخري‎) is a broadcast journalist, and current affairs program...  more
  • Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

    Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

    Dec. at 69 (1740-1809)

    BirthplaceLebanon, Connecticut, United States of America

    Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (March 26, 1740 – August 7, 1809) was an American politician who served...  more
  • Najwa Karam

    BirthplaceZahlé, Zahlé District, Lebanon

    Najwa Karam (Arabic: نجوى كرم‎ Lebanese pronunciation: [ˈnaʒwa ˈkaɾam]) is a Lebanese...  more
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    BirthplaceLebanon, Amioun, Arab world

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb (; Arabic: نسيم نقولا طالب‎, alternatively Nessim or Nissim; born 1960)...  more
  • Hassan Nasrallah

    BirthplaceBourj Hammoud, Lebanon

    Hassan Nasrallah (Arabic: حسن نصرالله‎ [ħasan nasˤrɑɫɫɑh]; born 31 August 1960) is the third...  more
  • John Wheelock

    John Wheelock

    Dec. at 63 (1754-1817)

    BirthplaceLebanon, Connecticut

    John Wheelock (January 28, 1754 – April 4, 1817) was the eldest son of Eleazar Wheelock who...  more
  • Gad Saad

    Gad Saad

    Age: 55


    Gad Saad (; Arabic: جاد سعد‎, Hebrew: גד סעד‎, born October 13, 1964) is a Lebanese-Canadian...  more
  • Malcolm Kerr

    Dec. at 53 (1931-1984)

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Malcolm Hooper Kerr (October 8, 1931 – January 18, 1984) was a university professor...  more
  • Siska

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Siska is a film director, screenwriter and film editor....  more
  • Amin al-Rihani

    Amin al-Rihani

    Dec. at 64 (1876-1940)

    BirthplaceMount Lebanon, Lebanon

    Ameen Rihani (Amīn Fāris Anṭūn ar-Rīḥānī) (Arabic: أمين الريحاني‎ / ALA-LC: Amīn ar-Rīḥānī;...  more
  • Gebran Tueni

    Gebran Tueni

    Dec. at 48 (1957-2005)

    BirthplaceAchrafieh, Lebanon

    Gebran Ghassan Tueni (Arabic: جبران تويني‎‎; 15 September 1957 – 12 December 2005) was a...  more
  • Porphyry


    Dec. at 71 (234-305)

    BirthplaceTyre, Tyre District, Lebanon

    Porphyry of Tyre (; Greek: Πορφύριος, Porphýrios; Arabic: فرفوريوس‎, Furfūriyūs; c. 234 – c....  more