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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
Brad Pitt age 53 - William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting ...more

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Ron Howard Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. He came to prominence playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later ...more

Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Phil McGraw age 66 - Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. ...more

Ashlynn Brooke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Ashlynn Brooke age 31 - Ashlynn Brooke is an American former pornographic actress, feature dancer, and model.

Jeanne Tripplehorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Jeanne Tripplehorn age 53 - Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn is an American film and television actress. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct, The Firm, and Waterworld. ...more

Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Kristin Chenoweth age 48 - Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good ...more

James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
James Marsden age 43 - James Paul Marsden is an American actor, singer and former Versace model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in multiple television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, ...more

Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Elizabeth Warren age 67 - Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more

J.C. Watts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
J.C. Watts age 58 - Julius Caesar "J. C." Watts, Jr. is an American politician from Oklahoma who was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played professionally in the Canadian ...more

Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Cornel West age 63 - Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West ...more

Taylor Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Taylor Armstrong age 45 - 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

Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Hoda Kotb age 51 - Hoda Kotb is an Egyptian-American television news anchor and TV host known as the co-host of the Today Show's fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2010 as part of ...more

Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Jennifer Jones Died at 90 (1919-2009) - Jennifer Jones, also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance ...more

Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Mickey Mantle Died at 64 (1931-1995) - Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed "The Commerce Comet" or "The Mick", was an American Major League Baseball centerfielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees for 18 ...more

S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
S. Robson Walton age 71 - Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the ...more

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Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Wes Welker age 34 - Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Texas Tech University and was ...more

Wahoo McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Wahoo McDaniel Died at 64 (1938-2002) - Edward "Wahoo" McDaniel was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American who achieved fame as a professional American football player and later as a professional wrestler. He is notable for ...more

Anita Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Anita Bryant age 77 - Anita Jane Bryant is an American singer, former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, former spokeswoman for the Florida Citrus Commission, and outspoken opponent of homosexuality. She scored ...more

Mae Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Mae Young Died at 91 (1923-2014) - Johnnie Mae Young was an American professional wrestler and an influential pioneer in women's wrestling, helping to increase its popularity during World War II and training many generations of ...more

Thomas P. Stafford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Thomas P. Stafford age 86 - Thomas Patten "Tom" Stafford, is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He flew aboard two Gemini space flights; and in 1969 was the Commander of Apollo ...more

William R. Pogue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
William R. Pogue Died at 84 (1930-2014) - William Reid "Bill" Pogue, was an American astronaut and test pilot who was also an accomplished teacher, public speaker and author.

Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Jim Thorpe Died at 65 (1888-1953) - James Francis "Jim" Thorpe was a Sac and Fox athlete of Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold ...more

Jennifer Miriam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma

Vera Miles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Vera Miles age 86 - Vera Miles is an American actress who worked closely with Alfred Hitchcock, most notably as Lila Crane in the classic masterpiece Psycho, reprising the role in the 1983 sequel, Psycho II. Her ...more

Rochelle Hudson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Rochelle Hudson Died at 56 (1916-1972) - Rochelle Hudson was an American film actress from the 1930s through the 1960s. Hudson was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931.

Alfre Woodard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Alfre Woodard age 64 - Alfre Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. ...more

Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Blake Shelton age 40 - Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled ...more

Oral Roberts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Oral Roberts Died at 91 (1918-2009) - Granville Oral Roberts was an American Methodist-Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University. As one ...more

St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
St. Vincent age 34 - Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of ...more

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Ralph Ellison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Ralph Ellison Died at 81 (1913-1994) - Ralph Waldo Ellison was an American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ellison is best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the ...more

Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Blake Griffin age 28 - Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

Dan Rowan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Dan Rowan Died at 65 (1922-1987) - Daniel Hale "Dan" Rowan was an American comedian. He was featured in the television show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, where he played straight man to Dick Martin.

Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Wayman Tisdale Died at 45 (1964-2009) - Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma, he was elected to the ...more

Chet Baker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Chet Baker Died at 59 (1929-1988) - Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums ...more

Bud Adams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Bud Adams Died at 90 (1923-2013) - Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the former ...more

Doug Furnas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Doug Furnas Died at 53 (1959-2012) - Doug Furnas was a professional wrestler and powerlifter from the United States. He was an APF National and World Powerlifting Champion, who set multiple world records in the 275 pound weight ...more

John Hinckley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
John Hinckley, Jr. age 61 - John Warnock Hinckley, Jr., attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981, as the culmination of an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster. ...more

Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Bobby Cox age 75 - Robert Joseph "Bobby" Cox is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and manager. He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from ...more

Matt Kemp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Matt Kemp age 32 - Matthew Ryan "Matt" Kemp is an American professional baseball outfielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He has been named to two All-Star teams and has won two Gold ...more

Ryan Merriman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Ryan Merriman age 32 - Ryan Earl Merriman is an American actor. He began his career at the age of ten, and has appeared in several feature films and television shows. He is best known for portraying Jake in The Ring ...more

Darla Hood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Darla Hood Died at 48 (1931-1979) - Darla Jean Hood was an American child actress, best known as the leading lady in the Our Gang series from 1935 to 1941. She was born in Leedey, Oklahoma, the only child of James Claude Hood and ...more

Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Charlie Wilson age 64 - Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has ...more

Roy Milton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Roy Milton Died at 76 (1907-1983) - Roy Milton was an American R&B and jump blues singer, drummer and bandleader.

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Wilma Mankiller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Wilma Mankiller Died at 65 (1945-2010) - Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. She is the author of a national-bestselling autobiography, ...more

Cal Worthington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Cal Worthington Died at 93 (1920-2013) - Calvin Coolidge "Cal" Worthington was an American car dealer, best known on the West Coast of the United States, and to a more limited extent elsewhere, from minor appearances and ...more

Sarah Vowell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Sarah Vowell age 46 - Sarah Jane Vowell is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has written six nonfiction books on American ...more

Glenda Farrell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Glenda Farrell Died at 67 (1904-1971) - Glenda Farrell was an American film actress, best known for her role as Torchy Blane in the 1930s film series.

Tisha Campbell-Martin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Tisha Campbell-Martin age 47 - Tisha Michelle Campbell-Martin is an American actress and singer. She is known for her starring roles in the FOX television series Martin as Gina Waters-Payne from 1992 to 1997; and as Janet ...more

Van Heflin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Van Heflin Died at 61 (1910-1971) - Van Heflin was an American theater, radio, and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He ...more

Chester Gould is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Oklahoma
Chester Gould Died at 85 (1900-1985) - Chester Gould was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977, incorporating numerous colorful and monstrous