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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.

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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
Rupert James Hector Everett is an English actor and writer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country as an openly ...more

Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 65
Ed Shultz is an actor.

Caroline Cossey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 64
Caroline "Tula" Cossey is an English model. She is one of the world's most well known trans women, having appeared in a James Bond film and been the first to pose for Playboy. Since ...more

Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 38
Plaxico Antonio Burress, is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and later played for the New York Giants and the New ...more

Cathy St. George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 64
Cathy St. George is an actress.

Lea Masters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 54
Lea Masters is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.

George VI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 57 (1895-1952)
George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. As the ...more

Ella Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)
Ella Josephine Baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned over five decades. She worked alongside ...more

Liam Kyle Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 45
Liam Kyle Sullivan is an American comedian, actor, and director. Sullivan has made several guest appearances on television programs—including Gilmore Girls, 8 Simple Rules, and Alias—but is best ...more

Grant Gustin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 29
Thomas Grant Gustin, better known as Grant Gustin, is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles as Sebastian Smythe on the Fox series Glee and as Barry Allen / Flash on the CW ...more

Fred Ottman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 62
Fred Ottman is a retired American professional wrestler best known as Tugboat or Typhoon, and for teaming with John "Earthquake" Tenta as The Natural Disasters in the World Wrestling ...more

Samuel Mason is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 64 (1739-1803)
Samuel Mason or Meason was a Revolutionary War, Virginia militia captain on the American western frontier, who following the war, became the leader of a gang of river pirates and highwaymen on ...more

General Norman Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)
General Norman Johnson was the frontman of Chairmen of the Board and an American rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer.

Ed Balls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 52
Edward Michael Balls is a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since 2010, and is the current Shadow Chancellor of ...more

Prince George, Duke of Kent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 40 (1902-1942)
Prince George, Duke of Kent KG KT GCMG GCVO was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Queen Mary, and younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and ...more

Robert Walpole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 69 (1676-1745)
Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC, known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Although ...more

Scott Travis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 57
Scott Travis is a Grammy Award winning American rock musician, best known as the drummer for the English heavy metal band Judas Priest and the American heavy metal band Racer X.

Joe Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 42 (1922-1964)
Joseph Herbert "Joe" Weatherly was a two-time NASCAR championship driver. Weatherly was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009 after winning NASCAR's Grand ...more

Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 55
Bruce Bernard Smith 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 Buffalo Bills teams that ...more

Harriet Martineau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 74 (1802-1876)
Harriet Martineau was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, ...more

Peter Child is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 65
Peter Burlingham Child is an American composer, teacher, and musical analyst. He is Professor of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a composer in residence with the New ...more

Peter Wisoff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 60
Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Wisoff is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut. Wisoff qualified as mission specialist and flew in four manned Space Shuttle missions, with his first launch in ...more

Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
age 64
Curtis Northrup Strange is an American professional golfer. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He spent over 200 weeks in the top-10 of the Official ...more

Matthew Vassar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Matthew Vassar Dec. at 76 (1792-1868)
Matthew Vassar was an English-born American brewer and merchant. He founded the eponymous Vassar College in 1861. He was a cousin of John Ellison Vassar.

John Haines is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Norfolk
Dec. at 87 (1924-2011)
John Haines was an American poet and educator who had served as the poet laureate of Alaska. John Meade Haines, who was born in Juneau, Alaska, published nine collections of poetry. He was ...more