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

List is made up of many different people, including Jimmy Webb and St. Vincent.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Oklahoma?" or "Which celebrities were born in Oklahoma?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 55

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 64

Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 68

Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Jeanne Tripplehorn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

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Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 50

Birthplace: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States of America

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James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 45

Birthplace: Stillwater, USA, Oklahoma

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 69

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 61

Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States of America

Julius Caesar Watts Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician, clergyman, and athlete. Watts was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played ...more

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Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 65

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Taylor Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 47

Birthplace: Independence, Kansas, United States of America

Taylor Armstrong was born in Oklahoma and married husband Russel in 2005. The couple have a daughter, Kennedy, together. Armstrong was the victim of domestic violence when she was a child. ...more

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Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 54

Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

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Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

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S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 74

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 34

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: Died at 64 (1938-2002)

Birthplace: Bernice, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Anita Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 78

Birthplace: Barnsdall, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Mae Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
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Thomas P. Stafford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 88

Birthplace: Weatherford, Oklahoma

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William R. Pogue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma

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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: Died at 65 (1888-1953)

Birthplace: Oklahoma, United States of America

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Vera Miles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 88

Birthplace: Boise City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Rochelle Hudson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Dec. at 56 (1916-1972)

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Alfre Woodard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 66

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Age: 42

Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States of America

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