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

This list below has a variety of people, like Charlie Keller and Jarrett Jack, in it.

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

Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Stacy Keibler age 37 - Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler is an American actress, model, former professional wrestler and valet who is best known for her work with World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment ...more

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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Anna Faris age 40 - Anna Kay Faris is an American actress and singer. She is known for her comedic roles as Cindy Campbell in the Wayans brothers' Scary Movie film series, Kelly in Lost in Translation, Shelley in ...more

Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Jada Pinkett Smith age 45 - Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She ...more

Julie Bowen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Julie Bowen age 47 - Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, better known as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed, Denise Bauer on Boston Legal, Sarah Shephard on Lost and Claire ...more

Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Michael Phelps age 31 - Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, ...more

Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Lewis Black age 68 - Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more

Thurgood Marshall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Thurgood Marshall Died at 85 (1908-1993) - Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American ...more

Peyton List is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Peyton List age 30 - Peyton List is an American actress and model, best known for her roles as Lucy Montgomery on CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns, as Jane Sterling on the AMC drama series Mad Men, as ...more

Parker Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Parker Posey age 48 - Parker Christian Posey is an American actress and musician. She became known during the 1990s after a series of roles in independent films that gained her the nickname "Queen of the ...more

Robin Quivers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Robin Quivers age 63 - Robin Ophelia Quivers is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.

Linda Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Linda Hamilton age 60 - Linda Carroll Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the 1987–1990 television series Beauty and the ...more

Joel Madden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Joel Madden age 38 - Joel Rueben Madden is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He is married to television ...more

Barry Levinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Barry Levinson age 73 - Barry Levinson is an American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable works include acclaimed films such as the ...more

Linda Harrison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Linda Harrison age 71 - Linda Harrison is an American actress, producer, and director, internationally renowned for her role as Nova, Charlton Heston's mute mate in the classic 1968 science fiction film Planet of the ...more

Thomas Jane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Thomas Jane age 48 - Thomas Jane is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and comic book writer. He has appeared in films such as Padamati Sandhya Ragam, At Ground Zero, The Crow: City of Angels, ...more

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John Astin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Maryland
John Astin age 87 - John Allen Astin is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and is best known for the roles of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family, Evil Roy Slade, and other ...more

Laura Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Laura Wright age 46 - Laura Wright is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Cassie Layne Winslow on Guiding Light, and since 2005, her portrayal of Carly Corinthos on General Hospital; the ...more

Shane McMahon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Shane McMahon age 47 - Shane Brandon McMahon, an American businessman, serves as the chairman and Principal Executive Officer of YOU On Demand. He is a member of the McMahon family. The former Executive Vice President ...more

Leslie Glass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Leslie Glass Died at 37 (1963-2000) - Leslie Glass, was a model, erotic actress and animal rights and rescue activist. According to an obituary, she was "...best known as a Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-Up and Penthouse ...more

Frank O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Frank O'Hara Died at 40 (1926-1966) - Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York ...more

Erin Burnett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Erin Burnett age 40 - Erin Isabelle Burnett is an American news anchor, currently the anchor of her own news show on CNN, Erin Burnett OutFront. She was previously the co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk on the Street program ...more

Ambre Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Ambre Anderson age 38 - Ambre Michele Anderson is an American model and actress. Anderson has appeared in national and international television commercials, print ads for national magazine publications and national ...more

Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Pete Sampras age 46 - Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 14-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player to break Roy Emerson's ...more

Rachel Nichols is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Rachel Nichols age 43 - Rachel Michele Nichols is an American sports journalist who is currently CNN's sports correspondent. She also reports for CNN International and a reporter for Turner Sports. Her work with Turner ...more

Darren Star is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Darren Star age 55 - Darren Bennett Star is an American producer, director and writer for film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the

Christi Shake is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Christi Shake age 36

Sargent Shriver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Sargent Shriver Died at 96 (1915-2011) - Robert Sargent "Sarge" Shriver, Jr. was an American statesman and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family, serving in the Kennedy and ...more

Eric Wareheim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Eric Wareheim age 39 - Eric Alexander Wareheim is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and musician. He is one half of the comedy troupe Tim & Eric. Wareheim, along with Tim Heidecker, created the ...more

Cass Elliot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Cass Elliot Died at 33 (1941-1974) - Cass Elliot, also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and member of The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998, Elliot, John Phillips, ...more

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Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Scott Van Pelt age 46 - Scott Van Pelt is an American sportscaster and sports talk show host. He currently co-anchors the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, serves as the co-host of SVP & Russillo on ESPN ...more

David Rubenstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Maryland
David Rubenstein David Mark Rubenstein is an American financier and philanthropist best known as co-founder and co-chief executive officer of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment firm based in ...more

Robert Curbeam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Robert Curbeam age 53 - Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy. Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He earned a bachelor of ...more

Edward Witten is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Edward Witten age 65 - Edward Witten is an American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Witten is a researcher in string theory, ...more

Thomas David Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Thomas David Jones age 62 - Thomas David Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four space shuttle flights before retiring in 2001. He flew on STS-59 and ...more

Bowie Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Bowie Kuhn Died at 81 (1926-2007) - Bowie Kent Kuhn was an American lawyer and sports administrator who served as the fifth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969, to September 30, 1984. He served as legal ...more

Gayle King is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Gayle King age 61 - Gayle King is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the best friend and business associate of Oprah Winfrey.

Crystal Chappell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Crystal Chappell age 51 - Crystal Chappell is an American actress. She played Carly Manning on Days of Our Lives from 1990 to 1993, Maggie Carpenter on One Life to Live from 1995 to 1997 and Olivia Spencer on Guiding ...more

Garry Moore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Garry Moore Died at 78 (1915-1993) - Garry Moore was an American entertainer, game show host and comedian best known for his work in television. Moore entered show business as a radio personality in the 1940s and was a television ...more

Colleen Haskell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Colleen Haskell age 40 - Colleen Marie Haskell is a former American reality show contestant, television producer, and actress. She was a contestant on the first season of the American reality show Survivor in 2000.

Valentina Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Maryland

Benjamin Banneker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Benjamin Banneker Died at 75 (1731-1806) - Benjamin Banneker was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave, Banneker ...more

Andy San Dimas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Andy San Dimas age 29 - Andy San Dimas is an American pornographic actress.

John Waters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Maryland
John Waters age 70 - John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his ...more

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Upton Sinclair, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Upton Sinclair, Jr. Died at 90 (1878-1968) - Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr., was an American author who wrote nearly 100 books across a number of genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular ...more

Jessica Lee Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Jessica Lee Rose age 28 - Jessica Lee Rose is an American-New Zealand actress who first gained popularity after playing the role of lonelygirl15. In June 2006, Rose debuted as lonelygirl15, a fictional teenage ...more

David Herold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Maryland
David Herold Died at 23 (1842-1865) - David Edgar Herold was an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After the shooting, Herold accompanied Booth to the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, ...more

Mike Rowe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Mike Rowe age 55 - Michael Gregory Rowe is an American television host and narrator, actor and former opera singer best known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs. He can also be heard as ...more

Paula Marshall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Paula Marshall age 52 - Paula Marshall is an American actress.

Barbara Kingsolver is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Maryland
Barbara Kingsolver age 60 - Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at ...more

George Poe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Maryland
George Poe Died at 68 (1846-1914) - George Poe, Jr. was a pioneer of mechanical ventilation of asphyxiation victims. He was the first person to manufacture nitrous oxide for commercial use in his Trenton, New Jersey company.