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

Examples include Scott Brayton and Eric McKitrick.

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

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Christie Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Christie Brinkley age 63 - Christie Brinkley is an American model and actress. Brinkley gained worldwide fame beginning in the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers through 1981. She ...more

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Taylor Lautner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Taylor Lautner age 25 - Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor, model and martial artist. Lautner is best known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by ...more

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Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Steven Seagal age 65 - Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal ...more

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Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Elizabeth Berkley age 44 - Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is an American television, film and theatre actress. Berkley's most notable roles were in the television series Saved by the Bell, as the brainy Jessie Spano, and the ...more

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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Michael Moore age 62 - Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, a ...more

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Dita Von Teese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Dita Von Teese age 44 - Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She is thought by some to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance and was ...more

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Tom Selleck age 72 - Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, ...more

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Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Jana Kramer age 33 - Jana Rae Kramer is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 ...more

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Diana Ross Died at 90 (1910-2000) - Diana Patience Beverly Ross, relative of Robert Ross, was an English children's author and occasional and longtime resident of Shaw, near Melksham, in Wiltshire. A graduate of the Central School ...more

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Sandra Bernhard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Sandra Bernhard age 61 - Sandra Bernhard is an American comedian, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture ...more

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Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Larry Page age 44 - Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share ...more

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Sherilyn Fenn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Sherilyn Fenn age 52 - Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress. She came to international attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks for which she was nominated for both a Golden ...more

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Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Anthony Kiedis age 54 - Anthony Joseph Kiedis is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he has fronted since their inception in 1983. Kiedis is a ...more

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Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Jerry Bruckheimer age 73 - Jerry Bruckheimer is a film and television producer.

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Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Selma Blair age 44 - Selma Blair is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial ...more

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Dean Cain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Dean Cain age 50 - Dean George Cain is an American actor. He is most widely known for his role as Superman in the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

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Rob Van Dam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Rob Van Dam age 45 - Robert "Rob" Alex Szatkowski, better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is an American professional wrestler and occasional actor. Van Dam is best known for his appearances with ...more

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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Gilda Radner Died at 43 (1946-1989) - Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award ...more

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Marlo Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Marlo Thomas age 79 - Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas is an American actress, producer, and social activist known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her award-winning feminist children's franchise, Free ...more

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Donyale Luna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Donyale Luna Died at 34 (1945-1979) - Donyale Luna was an American model and actress. In 1966, Luna became the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue. She also appeared in several underground films by Andy Warhol, and had ...more

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Naima Mora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Naima Mora age 33 - Naima Mora is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 4 of America's Next Top Model.

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Sharon Case is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Sharon Case age 46 - Sharon Case is an American actress and former model. At the age of 17, Case began working as a model, relocating briefly to Japan, before pursuing an acting career. She is best known for her ...more

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Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Dick Enberg age 82 - Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg is an American sportscaster. Since 2009 he has provided play-by-play for telecasts of San Diego Padres baseball on Fox Sports San Diego, following a long ...more

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Aileen Wuornos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Aileen Wuornos Died at 46 (1956-2002) - Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was ...more

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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Charles Lindbergh Died at 72 (1902-1974) - Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air ...more

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Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Sinbad age 60 - David Adkins —known by his stage name Sinbad—is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several ...more

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Pam Dawber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Pam Dawber age 65 - Pamela Gene "Pam" Dawber is an American actress best known for her lead television sitcom roles as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy and Samantha Russell in My Sister Sam.

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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Ken Jeong age 47 - Kendrick Kang-Joh "Ken" Jeong, M.D. is an American actor, comedian and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series Community ...more

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Berry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Berry Gordy age 87 - Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.

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Veronica Webb is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Veronica Webb age 52 - Veronica Webb is an American model, actress, writer, and television personality. The first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract, Webb has appeared on covers of Vogue, Essence and ...more

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James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Michigan
James Lipton age 90 - James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the ...more

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Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Lee Majors age 77 - Lee Majors is an American television, film and voice actor, best known for his roles as Heath Barkley in the TV series The Big Valley, as Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man and ...more

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Jaime Ray Newman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Jaime Ray Newman age 37 - Jaime Ray Newman is an American actress and singer. Newman is best known for starring as Kristina Cassadine on the soap opera General Hospital, as Kat Gardener in ABC's Eastwick, and as Dr. Tess ...more

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Scott Steiner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Scott Steiner age 54 - Scott Carl Rechsteiner is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Scott Steiner. Steiner wrestled in World Championship Wrestling alongside his older brother Rick as ...more

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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Ed McMahon Died at 86 (1923-2009) - Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and ...more

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Ralph Bunche is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Ralph Bunche Died at 68 (1903-1971) - Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. He was the first African American ...more

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Peter McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Peter McWilliams Died at 51 (1949-2000) - Peter Alexander McWilliams was an American self-help author who advocated for the legalization of marijuana.

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Dani Woodward is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Dani Woodward age 33 - Dani Woodward is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress.

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John Hughes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Michigan
John Hughes Died at 59 (1950-2009) - John Wilden Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the ...more

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Erik Reichenbach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Erik Reichenbach age 31 - Erik Reichenbachis a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Micronesia.

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Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Sgt. Slaughter age 68 - Robert Remus, better known by his ring name Sgt. Slaughter, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed with the WWE in the ambassador program. From the late 1970s to the ...more

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Danny Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Danny Thomas Died at 79 (1912-1991) - Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor and producer, whose career spanned five decades. Thomas was best known for starring in the television sitcom Make ...more

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Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Lou Thesz Died at 86 (1916-2002) - Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times. Combined, he ...more

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Crystal Reed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Crystal Reed age 32 - Crystal Reed is a film actress.

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Michelle Ray Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Michelle Ray Smith age 42 - Michelle Ray Smith is an American soap opera actress and underwear model.

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Gary Hogeboom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Gary Hogeboom age 57 - Gary Keith Hogeboom is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and a contestant on the CBS reality TV show Survivor: Guatemala.

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Roger Corman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Michigan
Roger Corman age 91 - Roger William Corman is an American independent film producer, director and actor. He has mostly worked on low-budget B movies. Much of Corman's work has an established critical reputation, such ...more

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Clarence Black is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Michigan

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David Alan Coulier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Michigan
David Alan Coulier age 57 - David Alan "Dave" Coulier is an American comedian, actor, impressionist, voice actor, and television host. He became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey ...more

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George Steele is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Michigan
George Steele age 80 - William James Myers, better known by his ring name George "The Animal" Steele, is a former American professional wrestler, author and actor. Steele's career lasted from 1967 until ...more