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Famous People From Norfolk

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

List features people like Bernard Meadows, Shane Herbert.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Norfolk?" or "Which celebrities were born in Norfolk?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 59

Birthplace: Burnham Deepdale

Rupert James Hector Everett (; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor, writer and singer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film ...more

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Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 65

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Edward Andrew Schultz (January 27, 1954 – July 5, 2018) was an American television and radio host, a political commentator, news anchor, and a sports broadcaster.He was the host of The Ed Show, ...more

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Caroline Cossey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 64

Birthplace: Brooke, United Kingdom

Caroline Cossey (born 31 August 1954) is a transgender British model. She has appeared in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, and in 1991 was the first trans woman to pose for Playboy. ...more

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Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 41

Birthplace: Virginia

Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State, ...more

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Lea Masters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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George VI is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
George VI Dec. at 57 (1895-1952)

Birthplace: Sandringham House, United Kingdom

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death ...more

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Ella Baker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)

Birthplace: Virginia

Ella Josephine Baker (December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986) was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist in the United States. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer ...more
Liam Kyle Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 45

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Liam Kyle Sullivan (born July 17, 1973) is an American comedian, actor, and director. Sullivan has made several guest appearances on television programs—including Gilmore Girls, 8 Simple Rules, ...more
Grant Gustin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 29

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Fred Ottman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 62

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Samuel Mason is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 64 (1739-1803)

Birthplace: Virginia

Samuel Ross Mason also, spelled Meason (November 8, 1739 – 1803) was a Virginia militia captain, on the American western frontier, during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, he became ...more
General Norman Johnson ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)

Birthplace: Virginia

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Ed Balls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 52

Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom

Edward Michael Balls (born 25 February 1967) is a retired British Labour and Co-operative politician who was the member of parliament (MP) for Normanton from 2005 to 2010, and for Morley and ...more
Prince George, Duke of K... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 40 (1902-1942)

Birthplace: Sandringham, England

Prince George, Duke of Kent, (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British royal family, the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was ...more

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Robert Walpole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 69 (1676-1745)

Birthplace: Norfolk, United Kingdom

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745), known between 1725 and 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British politician who is generally regarded as the de facto first ...more
Scott Travis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 57

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Joe Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 42 (1922-1964)

Birthplace: Virginia

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Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 55

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Bruce Bernard Smith (born June 18, 1963) is a former American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was a member of the ...more

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Harriet Martineau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 74 (1802-1876)

Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom

Harriet Martineau (; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays ...more
Peter Child is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 65

Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Peter Burlingham Child (born 6 May 1953) is an American composer, teacher, and musical analyst. He is Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was a composer in ...more
Peter Wisoff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 60

Birthplace: Virginia

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Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 64

Birthplace: Virginia

Curtis Northrup Strange (born January 30, 1955) is an American professional golfer and TV color commentator. He is the winner of consecutive U.S. Open titles and a member of the World Golf Hall ...more
Matthew Vassar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Matthew Vassar Dec. at 76 (1792-1868)

Birthplace: Norfolk, United Kingdom

Matthew Vassar (April 29, 1792 – June 23, 1868) was an English-born American brewer, merchant and philanthropist. He founded Vassar College in 1861. He was a cousin of John Ellison Vassar. The ...more
John Haines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 87 (1924-2011)

Birthplace: Virginia

John Meade Haines (June 29, 1924 – March 2, 2011) was an American poet and educator who had served as the poet laureate of Alaska.
Kam Chancellor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Age: 30

Birthplace: Virginia

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