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Famous People From Maryland

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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

    BirthplaceRosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler (born October 14, 1979) is an American actress, dancer and model, as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Anna Faris

    Anna Faris

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Anna Kay Faris (; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress, voice artist, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jada Pinkett Smith

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Jada Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Julie Bowen

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Michael Phelps

    BirthplaceTowson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American retired competitive swimmer and the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lewis Black

    BirthplaceSilver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

    Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall

    Dec. at 85 (1908-1993)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer, serving as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Peyton List

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Peyton List (born August 8, 1986) is an American actress and professional model, known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Parker Posey

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Parker Christian Posey (born November 8, 1968) is an American actress and musician. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Robin Quivers

    BirthplacePikesville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Robin Ophelia Quivers (born August 8, 1952) is an American radio personality, author, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Linda Hamilton

    BirthplaceSalisbury, Maryland, United States of America

    Linda Carroll Hamilton (born September 26, 1956) is an American actress best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joel Madden

    BirthplaceWaldorf, Maryland, United States of America

    Joel Rueben Madden (né Combs; March 11, 1979) is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Levinson

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.... more on Wikipedia
  • Linda Harrison

    BirthplaceUSA, Berlin, Maryland

    Linda Melson Harrison (born July 26, 1945) is an American television and film actress, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Thomas Jane

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Thomas Jane (born Thomas Elliott III; February 22, 1969) is an American actor. He is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Astin

    John Astin

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films... more on Wikipedia
  • Laura Wright

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Laura Wright (née Sisk; September 11, 1970) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Shane McMahon
    Shane Brandon McMahon (born January 15, 1970) is an American businessman, professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Frank O'Hara

    Frank O'Hara

    Dec. at 40 (1926-1966)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966) was an American writer, poet,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Erin Burnett

    BirthplaceMardela Springs, Maryland, United States of America

    Erin Isabelle Burnett (born July 2, 1976) is an American news anchor, currently the anchor of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ambre Anderson

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Ambre Michele Anderson is an American model and actress. Anderson has appeared in national and... more on Wikipedia
  • Pete Sampras

    BirthplacePotomac, Maryland

    Pete Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is an American former professional tennis player. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rachel Nichols

    BirthplacePotomac, Maryland, United States of America

    Rachel Michele Nichols (née Alexander, born October 18, 1973) is a sports journalist who is... more on Wikipedia
  • Darren Star

    BirthplacePotomac, Maryland, United States of America

    Darren Star (born July 25, 1961) is an American producer, director, and writer of film and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sargent Shriver

    Sargent Shriver

    Dec. at 96 (1915-2011)

    BirthplaceWestminster, Maryland, United States of America

    Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. (; November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011) was an American diplomat,... more on Wikipedia